Sam Walsh and Josh Daicos collect their awards. Picture: AFL Photos

COLLINGWOOD'S son of a gun, Josh Daicos, has taken out the 2020 Goal of the Year, while fellow young star Sam Walsh has been awarded the 2020 rebel Mark of the Year.

The Pie booted an exquisite sealer against Sydney back in round 10, in an effort commentator Anthony Hudson described as "Daicosian".

Daicos intercepted a stray kick-in after a behind, darted around Swan Robbie Fox and dribbled the ball in play on the edges of the boundary line, before calmly slotting a goal on the outside of his right boot.

While Daicos has made an independent name for himself this year as a winger, there were shades of his father and champion forward Peter in the winning goal.


Having had hip surgery on Saturday, Daicos accepted his award on crutches. 

"It was a must-win game for us, and that’s all I can remember, really. Not too much went through my mind other than just kicking a goal, and luckily it went through," Daicos said. 

"When I was younger, I was lucky enough to have Dad always in my corner, coming to the park with me. We definitely spent a lot of time having a few pot-shots on goal."

He saw off a pair of Blues to claim the award, with Jack Newnes' stunning, after-the-siren set shot to defeat Fremantle nominated alongside skipper Patrick Cripps' solo juggled-clearance-and-goal affair against Adelaide.

Carlton did grab a win earlier in the night with Walsh's rebel Mark of the Year award.

The Blue took a courageous defensive grab against Port Adelaide in round seven.

Walsh's attack on and commitment to the footy, running into an oncoming pack of four players – including the powerful Charlie Dixon and Liam Jones – was enough to get him the win.

With the ball having been kicked inside Port Adelaide's forward 50, the 20-year-old winger ran from the opposing flank, colliding with the pack of players and taking a tough contested chest mark.


With a smile, Walsh thanked teammate Jones for protecting him from the full brunt of Dixon. 

"That was probably my best. I’ve taken two or three good marks in junior footy, but nothing like that," Walsh said.

"I'd done a fair bit of work on my marking over the off-season with (assistant coach) Dale Amos and Kade Simpson, so to see that hard work come through in a game was pretty cool."

Brisbane's Charlie Cameron and GWS' Bobby Hill were the other finalists, having both taken clean, high-flying leaps over Adelaide ruck Reilly O'Brien.