Tough midfielder Steve Cliftom was named North Ballarat Roosters' best and fairest at Ballarat Lodge last night.
This is the second time Clifton has won the coveted Allen L Stott Memorial Medal.
In a near-mirrored season, Clifton last captured the medal in 2010 which, like this year, he tied for the JJ Liston Trophy as Victorian Football League best and fairest.
This year Clifton polled 193 votes in a close count ahead of North Melbourne-listed runner-up Liam Anthony and third-placed Myles Sewell.
He said the even spread of votes highlighted how well each player did his role for the team.
"This is an honour. Allen Stott is one of the great contributors of the North Ballarat Football Club," Clifton said.
"It's an honour to play with the calibre of boys that I played with each week."
It has been a big season for Clifton, who also represented the VFL in an interstate clash against West Australian Football League, in his homecoming season from a two-year stint with AFL franchise Greater Western Sydney.
Clifton was also awarded the Polkinghorne Award for most valuable player as voted by his teammates.