Was again the envy of all AFL captains in 2020 when he held aloft the premiership cup.
It was his third flag as skipper, placing him in revered company in equal-second position for the most premierships as a captain.
He sits alongside Michael Voss and Luke Hodge and behind only Michael Tuck, Dick Reynolds and Syd Coventry (all on four).
Throughout a difficult season, Cotchin’s elite leadership was again on show as he guided his side through the turbulence of the COVID crisis
He added 17 games to his career tally which reached 250 in the preliminary final.
Remains contracted until 2022.
Honours: Brownlow Medal 2012 (equal); best and fairest 2011, 2012, 2014; 3rd best and fairest 2016; All-Australian 2012; All-Australian nominee 2018; AFLCA Player of the Year 2012; NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2008; premiership sides 2017, 2019, 2020; captain since 2012
Brownlow Medal: 2020 votes 5; career votes 138
Draft history: 2007 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Richmond) No. 2