With six top five finishes in Essendon’s Best and Fairest, midfielder Brent Stanton is crucial to the Bombers side. A ball magnet, Stanton has topped 450-plus possessions in each of the past seven seasons, with a career high 572 in 2009. With superb endurance, Stanton has been ultra-consistent and also been able to hit the scoreboard regularly despite the presence of run-with players. Stanton polled a career high 14 votes in the 2012 Brownlow Medal and has been a key leader for the Bombers. Off-field Brent is an extremely keen golfer and plays off scratch.