BRISBANE midfielder Lachie Neale has been recognised for his outstanding season by the game's 18 coaches, named the Shadforth Financial Group AFL Coaches' Association Player of the Year on Thursday night.

Neale enjoyed a terrific campaign, leading the League for disposals and finishing top-five in the competition for both clearances and contested possessions as the Lions soared to second-place on the AFL ladder.

>> Check out who polled in round 18 from your club below and the full leaderboard at the bottom

It culminated in Neale becoming the first Brisbane player to win the AFLCA Player of the Year since the award's inception in 2003, finishing narrowly ahead of Melbourne gun Christian Petracca and Port Adelaide veteran Travis Boak in the voting.

Petracca polled a perfect 10 against Essendon to pip Boak for second place.

North Melbourne v West Coast

9 Liam Ryan (WCE)
6 Jed Anderson (NMFC)
5 Andrew Gaff (WCE)
5 Jy Simpkin (NMFC)
3 Liam Duggan (WCE)
1 Shannon Hurn (WCE)
1 Oscar Allen (WCE)

St Kilda v GWS Giants

10 Jack Steele (STK)
8 Rowan Marshall (STK)
3 Hunter Clark (STK)
3 Lachie Whitfield (GWS)
2 Josh Battle (STK)
2 Ben Paton (STK)
1 Paddy Ryder (STK)
1 Stephen Coniglio (GWS)

Essendon v Melbourne

10 Christian Petracca (MELB)
8 Bayley Fritsch (MELB)
4 Zach Merrett (ESS)
3 Max Gawn (MELB)
2 Steven May (MELB)
2 Jayden Hunt (MELB)
1 Mitchell W Brown (MELB)

Adelaide v Richmond

9 Shane Edwards (RICH)
6 Jayden Short (RICH)
5 Dustin Martin (RICH)
4 Reilly O'Brien (ADEL)
3 Nick Vlastuin (RICH)
2 Kane Lambert (RICH)
1 Jack Graham (RICH)

Brisbane v Carlton

9 Daniel Rich (BL)
8 Lachie Neale (BL)
7 Callum Ah Chee (BL)
4 Samuel Walsh (CARL)
1 Brandon Starcevich (BL)
1 Harrison McKay (CARL)

Hawthorn v Gold Coast

10 Jack Gunston (HAW)
7 Liam Shiels (HAW)
5 Tom Mitchell (HAW)
3 David Swallow (GCFC)
2 Dylan Moore (HAW)
2 Damon Greaves (HAW)
1 Paul Puopolo (HAW)

Sydney v Geelong

5 Patrick Dangerfield (GEEL)
5 Sam Menegola (GEEL)
5 Tom Stewart (GEEL)
4 Jed Bews (GEEL)
4 Josh Kennedy (SYD)
3 Tom Papley (SYD)
3 Jordan Dawson (SYD)
1 Callum Mills (SYD)

Fremantle v Western Bulldogs

9 Lachie Hunter (WB)
9 Tom Liberatore (WB)
6 Nat Fyfe (FRE)
4 Marcus Bontempelli (WB)
1 Patrick Lipinski (WB)
1 Caleb Serong (FRE)

Collingwood v Port Adelaide

9 Dan Houston (PORT)
8 Tom Rockliff (PORT)
6 Robbie Gray (PORT)
3 Darcy Byrne-Jones (PORT)
2 Travis Boak (PORT)
2 Taylor Adams (COLL)


93 Lachie Neale BL
78 Christian Petracca MELB
77 Travis Boak PORT
72 Jack Steele STK
60 Taylor Adams COLL
59 Marcus Bontempelli WB
56 Nic Naitanui WCE
55 Zach Merrett ESS
48 Cameron Guthrie GEEL
46 Jack Macrae WB
44 Patrick Dangerfield GEEL
44 Luke Parker SYD
43 Scott Pendlebury COLL
43 Ollie Wines PORT
42 Dustin Martin RICH
41 Sam Menegola GEEL
41 Liam Ryan WCE
40 Lachie Whitfield GWS
39 Nat Fyfe FRE
39 Jarryd Lyons BL