Brownlow Medal 2017: The final standings

2017 Brownlow Medal winner Dustin Martin with MC Bruce McAvaney. Photo: Paul Jeffers
2017 Brownlow Medal winner Dustin Martin with MC Bruce McAvaney. Photo: Paul Jeffers

The footy gurus were pretty adamant it was Dustin Martin’s Brownlow Medal to lose.

And, they were right.

The Richmond star, drafted from  the Bendigo Pioneers with pick No.3 in 2009, was first and daylight second.

Technically it was Geelong’s Patrick Dangerfield, who polled 33 votes, second but he was ineligible.

As well as winning the Brownlow Medal, Martin also gets the chance to become a premiership player on Saturday when his Tigers take on Adelaide in the grand final at the MCG.

Final leaderboard

36 - Dustin Martin (Rich)

33 - Patrick Dangerfield * (Geel)

25 - Tom Mitchell (Haw)

23 - Josh Kennedy (Syd)

22 - Lance Franklin (Syd)

21 - Josh Kelly (GWS)

20 - Rory Sloane (Adel)

19 - Marcus Bontempelli (WB)

18 - Ollie Wines (Port)

17 - Dayne Beams (BL)

16 - Luke Parker (Syd)

15 - Zach Merrett (Ess) *

15 - Brad Ebert (Port)

15 - Nat Fyfe (Frem)

15 - Scott Pendlebury (Coll)

14 - Gary Ablett (GC)

14 - Taylor Adams (Coll)

14 - Ben Brown (NM)

14 - Dyson Heppell (Ess)

​14 - Lachie Neale (Frem)

14 - Seb Ross (StK)

14 - Steele Sidebottom (Coll)

* ineligible