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2012 Jack Dyer Medal winner Trent Cotchin win the remainder of the top 5 pose for a photo celebrating their wins.
2012 Jack Dyer Medal winner Trent Cotchin win the remainder of the top 5 pose for a photo celebrating their wins.

On the eve of the 2013 Jack Dyer Medal, richmondfc.com.au takes a quick look at the history of the award.

Most RFC Best and Fairests

6 – Jack Dyer (1932, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1946)

5 – Kevin Bartlett (1967, 1968, 1973, 1974, 1977)

4 – Roy Wright (1951, 1952, 1954, 1957); Wayne Campbell (1995, 1997, 1999, 2002)

3 – Bill Morris (1945, 1948, 1950); Ron Branton (1960, 1961, 1962); Neville Crowe (1963, 1964, 1966); Geoff Raines (1978, 1980, 1981)

Jack Dyer Medal winners since 2000

2012:  Trent Cotchin

2011:  Trent Cotchin

2010:  Jack Riewoldt

2009:  Brett Deledio

2008:  Brett Deledio

2007:  Matthew Richardson

2006:  Kane Johnson

2005:  Joel Bowden

2004:  Joel Bowden

2003:  Mark Coughlan

2002:  Wayne Campbell

2001:  Darren Gaspar

2000:  Andrew Kellaway

RFC Best and Fairest winners in consecutive years

1918-19:  Barney Herbert

1927-28:  Basil McCormack

1934-35:  Ray Martin

1937-40:  Jack Dyer

1951-52:  Roy Wright

1958-59:  Dave Cuzens

1960-62:  Ron Branton

1963-64:  Neville Crowe

1967-68:  Kevin Bartlett

1973-74:  Kevin Bartlett

1980-81:  Geoff Raines

1982-83:  Maurice Rioli

1986-87:  Dale Weightman

2004-05:  Joel Bowden

2008-09:  Brett Deledio

2011-12:  Trent Cotchin

RFC Best and Fairest winners recruited from other league clubs

Bill Mahoney (1911, from St Kilda)

Charlie Ricketts (1913, from South Melbourne)

Dan Minogue (1920, from Collingwood)

Ian Stewart (1971, from St Kilda)

Barry Rowlings (1979, from Hawthorn)

Chris Bond (1994, from Carlton)

Paul Broderick (1996, from Fitzroy)

Darren Gaspar (2001, from Sydney)

Kane Johnson (2006, from Adelaide)

The 2012 Jack Dyer Medal top 20

1.       Trent Cotchin                        296 votes

2.       Brett Deledio                        263

3.       Ivan Maric                             248

4.       Shane Tuck                            207

5.       Shaun Grigg                           198

6.       Alex Rance                            192

7.       Steven Morris                       191

8.       Shane Edwards                     188

9.       Jack Riewoldt                        173

Eq. 10th Dustin Martin 170

Eq. 10th Bachar Houli   170

12th   Chris Newman                    163

13th Daniel Jackson                      154

14th Robin Nahas                          151

15th Reece Conca                         115

16th Brandon Ellis                         110

17th Dylan Grimes                        101

18th Nathan Foley                         96

19th Jake Batchelor                      89

20th Jake King                                83