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Gavin Brown Award: Scott Pendlebury

A sixth All Australian honour? At 28 years old, Scott Pendlebury remains one of the AFL best players. Watch the captain's highlights after he was named in a 40-man All Australian squad.
Scott Pendlebury was Collingwood's most valuable player in 2016, as voted by his Magpie teammates.

Few players in the game could claim to be more consistent than Scott Pendlebury.

In a challenging year for his team, the Collingwood captain stood tall all season long, combining early stints behind the ball with his usual brilliance in the centre square.

He maintained his consistency despite battling a foot injury in the final weeks and inspired his teammates with his professionalism on and off the field.

It’s why he was voted Collingwood players’ player of 2016 by his peers.

Pendlebury receives the Gavin Brown Award as the player who best demonstrated the team values throughout the season.

All players have the capacity to allocate votes on a 3-2-1 basis (as per the Brownlow Medal system) after each game based on this criteria. The player who polls the most votes is awarded the trophy named in Brown’s honour.