Luke Shuey wins Norm Smith Medal

West Coast midfielder Luke Shuey has been awarded the Norm Smith Medal after a starring role in Saturday's epic Grand Final win over Collingwood.

Shuey was judged best on ground having played a key role in the Eagles' five-point victory.

Shuey finished with a game-high 34 disposals and kicked a vital goal in the second quarter.

Legend Wayne Carey, Sydney coach John Longmire and journalist Bridget Lacy all gave Shuey a maximum three votes.

"To our fans who have come out today, you guys have travelled thousands and thousands of kilometres. We love you, this one is for you," Shuey said in his acceptance speech.

Shuey, among the 12 West Coast players to collect premiership medals on Saturday after losing the 2015 Grand Final, then paid tribute to his side's resilience.

"This group has a special bond," Shuey told the Seven Network.

"We thought it was only a matter of time before things worked out.

"We fell short in 2015 but we stuck at it."

Shuey collected 11 of a possible 12 votes, beating Collingwood's Taylor Adams (seven votes) plus teammates Dom Sheed (four votes), Jeremy McGovern (one vote) and Collingwood defender Tom Langdon.

Gavin Wanganeen, the 1993 Brownlow medallist who chaired the Norm Smith voting panel, rated Adams best on ground.


11 - Luke Shuey (3,3,3,2)
7 - Taylor Adams (3,2,2)
4 - Don Sheed (2,1,1)
1 - Tom Langdon (1)
1 - Jeremy McGovern (1).