Shuey’s superstardom reached new heights in 2018 thanks to his unforgettable Grand Final heroics, but the pressure entering a new year to back it up this season did not stop him from recording what was, arguably, his best season yet. By the numbers, he recorded career-bests for disposals, inside 50s, uncontested possessions and on percenters, but he reached a new level of consistency in 2019 that numbers won’t record. He finished the season with 15 Brownlow Medal votes and will be one of the top picks for the 2019 John Worsfold Medal.

Standout performance: Norm strikes again

Shuey returned to the scene of his greatest football achievement, the MCG, where he played one of the greatest grand finals in living memory to take out the Norm Smith Medal, and produced another game for the ages against Hawthorn in round 15. In wet conditions, Shuey was enormous against the Hawks, racking up 39 disposals (20 contested), 11 clearances, nine tackles and booted a crucial goal in the Eagles six point win.

2019 Season averages:

Disposals: 26.9
Tackles: 5.3
Clearances: 6.5
Inside 50s: 5.3
Contested possessions: 10.8

2019 AFL statistical rankings:

2nd: Total stoppage clearances
3rd: Total inside 50s
5th: Total clearances
6th: Total kicks
9th: Total tackles