He’s still got it. Evergreen Fremantle veteran David Mundy showed his younger teammates how it’s done on Brownlow Medal night.
The Dockers’ games-record holder polled a career-high 20 votes in 22 games to more than double young gun Andrew Brayshaw who finished with 10.
It bettered his previous best of 19 in 2015 and was the 12th season in a row he polled votes.
The 36-year-old earned a one-year contract extension to play the 18th season in 2022 and received maximum votes in round two against GWS, round six against North Melbourne, and round 17 against Hawthorn.
Mundy got one of the night’s biggest cheers when he polled two votes in the round 22 derby win, taking him to his final tally of 20.
He reaches triple-figure career votes early in the count, going from 96 to 116.
All up 10 Dockers polled for the season, with ruckmen Sean Darcy and Rory Lobb getting seven apiece, youngster Caleb Serong five, Luke Ryan, Nat Fyfe, and Adam Cerra three, Matt Taberner two, and Sam Switkowski one.
Serong’s late western derby winner from the boundary in round 22 earned him goal-of-the-year honors a year after he took out the AFL Rising Star award.
He also got maximum Brownlow votes for that match as Freo ended their longest derby drought.
Dual Brownlow medallist and captain Fyfe, who won in 2015 and 2019, presented this year’s winner, Port Adelaide’s Ollie Wines, with his medal.
West Coast’s 2018 grand final hero Dom Sheed polled the most votes for his club for the first time, finishing with 13.
It also beat his previous best of 12 sets in 2019.
Prized recruit Tim Kelly was next best with 10, with running machine Andrew Gaff (nine) not far behind.
Thirteen Eagles polled votes on the night, including Brendon Ah Chee (one), who was delisted earlier in the month.
Surprisingly ruckman Nic Naitanui, who claimed back-to-back John Worsfold Medals as the club’s best-and-fairest during the week, only polled five votes.
WA product and dual premiership Richmond forward Shai Bolton won mark of the year for his soaring effort against Geelong in round eight.