Ollie Wines finished on 36 votes, equalling Richmond champion Dustin Martin’s record 2017 haul, as Western Bulldogs captain Marcus Bontempelli fell narrowly short, tallying 33 votes. Wines is the only Port Adelaide player to have won the Brownlow Medal. He sealed victory in the final round, receiving two votes for his sparkling performance against the Bulldogs as Bontempelli, who had a rare quiet game, failed to poll. Melbourne hardnut Clayton Oliver (31 votes), rising Carlton ace Sam Walsh (30), Essendon sensation Darcy Parish (26) and St Kilda gun Jack Steele (26) all remained with the leading pack deep into the count. Four players (Wines, Bontempelli, Oliver and Walsh) polled 30 votes or more for the first time in history.