The club’s leading goalkicker for the sixth successive season, Riewoldt continued to mature into a fine leader in 2015.
Playing a tweaked role further up the ground, he took more marks (144), won more uncontested possessions (166) and had more inside 50s (75) than in any of his previous eight seasons.
His ability to play that role but still kick 54 goals saw him rewarded with his first All-Australian selection since 2010.
Underwent minor shoulder surgery in the off-season but was still expected to enjoy a full pre-season.
Player honours: best and fairest 2010; All-Australian 2010, 2015; All-Australian nominee 2012; International Rules series 2010; Coleman Medal 2010, 2012; leading goalkicker 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2008.
Brownlow Medal: 2015 votes 3; career votes 33.
Draft history: 2006 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Richmond) No. 13 overall.