AFLPA Best First-Year Player Winners

Year Player Height Weight Club Age Prior Games Season Games Season Goals Drafted From Clubs Career Games
2017 Andrew McGrath 178cm 78kg Essendon 18 21 1 #1 National 2016 Brighton Grammar/​East Brighton/​Sandringham U18 Essendon 21
2016 Callum Mills 186cm 80kg Sydney 18 22 1 #3 National 2015 Mosman/​North Shore (NSW)/​NSW-ACT U18 Sydney 46
2015 Isaac Heeney 184cm 80kg Sydney 18 14 16 #18 National 2014 Cardiff/​NSW-ACT U18 Sydney 58
2014 Marcus Bontempelli 194cm 84kg Western Bulldogs 18 16 15 #4 National 2013 Eltham/​Marcellin College/​Northern U18 Western Bulldogs 85
2013 Jaeger O'Meara 182cm 82kg Gold Coast 18 22 16 #1 Mini-Draft 2011 Dongara/​Perth Gold Coast, Hawthorn 50
2012 Jeremy Cameron 194cm 91kg GWS 18 16 29 GWS Underage 2010 Dartmoor/​North Ballarat U18 Greater Western Sydney 112
2011 Dyson Heppell 189cm 85kg Essendon 18 23 3 #8 National 2010 Leongatha/​Gippsland U18 Essendon 129
2010 Michael Barlow 189cm 91kg Fremantle 22 13 15 #8 Rookie 2009 Assumption College/​Shepparton United/​Werribee Fremantle, Gold Coast 138
2009 Daniel Rich 183cm 83kg Brisbane 18 24 14 #7 National 2008 Sorrento Duncraig/​Subiaco Brisbane 165
2008 Rhys Palmer 181cm 79kg Fremantle 18 20 10 #7 National 2007 Bullcreek Leeming/​East Fremantle Fremantle, Greater Western Sydney, Carlton 123
2007 Joel Selwood 182cm 87kg Geelong 18 21 7 #7 National 2006 Sandhurst/​Bendigo U18 Geelong 249
2006 Marc Murphy 180cm 82kg Carlton 18 13 8 #1 National 2005 Beverley Hills/​Doncaster/​Whitefriars College/​Oakleigh U18 Carlton 236
2005 Brett Deledio 188cm 88kg Richmond 17 22 14 #1 National 2004 Kyabram/​Murray U18 Richmond, Greater Western Sydney 250
2004 Aaron Davey 177cm 73kg Melbourne 20 19 28 #3 Rookie 2003 Port Melbourne Melbourne 178
2003 Daniel Wells 181cm 79kg North Melbourne 17 18 10 #2 National 2002 Kwinana/​Peel North Melbourne, Collingwood 253
2002 Chris Judd 189cm 88kg West Coast 18 22 21 #3 National 2001 East Sandringham/​Caulfield Grammar/​Sandringham U18 West Coast, Carlton 279
2001 Daniel Kerr 178cm 80kg West Coast 17 19 7 #18 National 2000 Aquinas College (WA) West Coast 220
2000 Paul Hasleby 182cm 87kg Fremantle 18 21 15 #2 National 1999 Northampton/​Mazenod College (WA)/​East Fremantle Fremantle 208
1999 Adam Goodes 191cm 100kg Sydney 18 20 19 #43 National 1997 Dimboola/​North Ballarat U18 Sydney 372
1998 Nick Stevens 182cm 85kg Port Adelaide 18 17 14 #25 National 1997 St Mary's (NFL)/​Northern U18 Port Adelaide, Carlton 231