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The top five vote-getters in the 2014 Jack Dyer Medal, (from left) Brandon Ellis (2nd), Dustin Martin (3rd), Trent Cotchin (1st), Jack Riewoldt (5th) and Shane Edwards (4th).

In the lead-up to the 2015 Jack Dyer Medal, we list some key historical information about Richmond’s Best and Fairest award.

Richmond will stream the 2015 Jack Dyer Medal event from Crown Palladium, live on richmondfc.com.au, from 7.05pm on Tuesday, October 6.

Most RFC Best and Fairests

6 – Jack Dyer
5 – Kevin Bartlett
4 – Roy Wright, Wayne Campbell
3 – Bill Morris, Ron Branton, Neville Crowe, Geoff Raines, Trent Cotchin 

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 in Tiger premiership years

1920:  Dan Minogue
1921:  Hughie James
1932:  Jack Dyer
1934:  Ray Martin
1943:  Ron Durham
1967:  Kevin Bartlett
1969:  Royce Hart
1973:  Kevin Bartlett
1974:  Kevin Bartlett
1980:  Geoff Raines

Best and Fairest winners as captain

1920:  Dan Minogue
1946:  Jack Dyer
1950:  Bill Morris
1955:  Des Rowe
1960-62:  Ron Branton
1963-64:  Neville Crowe
1966:  Neville Crowe
1972:  Royce Hart
2002:  Wayne Campbell
2006:  Kane Johnson
2014:  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)

Jack Dyer Medal winners since 2000

2014:  Trent Cotchin
2013:  Daniel Jackson
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

The 2014 Jack Dyer Medal top 20

1. Trent Cotchin  292
2. Brandon Ellis  283
3. Dustin Martin  266
4. Shane Edwards  258
5. Jack Riewoldt  253
6. Troy Chaplin  238
Eq. 7. Brett Deledio  230
Eq. 7. Alex Rance  230
9.  Bachar Houli  228
10.  Steven Morris  197
11.  Dylan Grimes  184
12.  Anthony Miles  178
Eq. 13. Ivan Maric  174
Eq. 13. Chris Newman  174
15.  Nathan Foley  172
16.  Nick Vlastuin  160
17.  Ricky Petterd  151
18.  Reece Conca  143
19.  Shaun Grigg  139
20.  Ben Griffiths  137