Zorko claims Lions’ AFL best and fairest

Zorko claims Lions’ AFL best and fairest

Midfielder Dayne Zorko has claimed successive Merrett-Murray medals after being named Brisbane’s best player for the 2016 AFL season.

Zorko won the club champion vote tally with 122 votes, 12 clear of second-placed Mitch Robinson (110).

It’s the second year running Zorko has topped the tally, although he shared the prize with Robinson, Stefan Martin and Dayne Beams in a four-way tie at last year’s awards night.

The 27-year-old joins Jason Akermanis, Joel Patfull and Lions captain Tom Rockliff as two-time winners of the annual club prize.

Ruckman Martin came third in the vote count with 106 votes.

Josh Schache was named the club’s rookie of the year while Rockliff, whose future at the club is reportedly in doubt, won the players’ player of the year award.

BRISBANE CLUB CHAMPION HONOUR ROLL:

* 1997 – Matthew Clarke

* 1998 – Chris Scott

* 1999 – Jason Akermanis and Justin Leppitsch

* 2000 – Michael Voss

* 2001 – Michael Voss and Simon Black

* 2002 – Simon Black

* 2003 – Michael Voss

* 2004 – Nigel Lappin

* 2005 – Jason Akermanis

* 2006 – Simon Black

* 2007-09 – Jonathan Brown

* 2010 – Michael Rischitelli

* 2011 – Tom Rockliff

* 2012-13 – Joel Patfull

* 2014 – Tom Rockliff

* 2015 – Dayne Beams, Stefan Martin, Mitch Robinson and Dayne Zorko

* 2016 – Dayne Zorko

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