Guthrie tops Cats Brownlow vote

Geelong Cats midfielder Cam Guthrie. (Supplied)

Cam Guthrie topped Geelong’s Brownlow count polling 18 votes on Sunday, the highest tally of his career, to finish 13th in the AFL.

The 2020 Carji Greeves medallist had another good season in 2021, playing 20 home-and-away games and averaging 29 disposals.

Captain Joel Selwood was the second-highest finishing Cat with nine votes and two three-point best-afield performances.

All-Australian defender Tom Stewart earned eight votes for the season, after missing the last two rounds due to a foot injury.

Patrick Dangerfield, who was ineligible for the award due to a round 1 suspension, gathered six votes to move to third on the all-time Brownlow votes list.

Dangerfield won the award in 2016 and has tallied 230 votes in his career so far, behind fellow Brownlow medallists Gary Ablett Jnr (262) and Gary Dempsey (246).

Jeremy Cameron, Tom Hawkins and Brandan Parfitt all joined Dangerfield on six votes.

The Cats and the GWS Giants were the only two clubs with seven players polling six votes or higher.

The Cats were the fifth-highest polling club with 82 total votes.