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Fyfe would swap Brownlows for AFL flag

Nat Fyfe of the Dockers is interviewed by Hamish McLachlan after winning the Brownlow Medal. Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images

The next medal Nat Fyfe wants draped around his neck is for winning an AFL premiership.

Amid the elation of his second Brownlow on Monday night, Fyfe spoke of his impatience around achieving team success.

He has never captained Fremantle in a final and their only grand final was the 2013 loss to Hawthorn.

"I'd hate to be sitting at the end of my career with two or maybe three Brownlows and no premiership," Fyfe said.

"I'd trade these in, in a heartbeat, just for the opportunity to be able to play in another grand final.

"I'm so jealous of the teams that get to compete this weekend.

"Let's hope that the next medal around my neck is (for) a premiership."

He was in the rare position of winning the Brownlow without being able to thank his senior coach in person, after the Dockers sensationally sacked Ross Lyon last month.

Fyfe paid rich tribute to Lyon's influence on his career, saying a kick up the bum last December had helped propel him to another Brownlow.

"That was enough of a spark to really get going," Fyfe said.

"It's a hard call. It's a big call from the club to make this (sacking Lyon), particularly not knowing who the next appointment is going to be.

"You won't be able to replace a Ross Lyon - he will be back in footy circles ... I'm sure, because he's just so valuable to the game."

Fyfe added he has had some say in Fremantle's search for a new club.

"I can't wag the dog ... but it's important I get on board really quickly with whoever our senior coach becomes," he said.

"I have no intention of going backwards for a couple of years before we regather.

"Our best footy can beat anyone."

Fyfe pointed out Fremantle had beaten three of the four preliminary finalists.

He was a popular winner and was outstanding in his acceptance speech and media conference.

After needing a cane when he won the 2015 Brownlow because of a broken leg, he had undergone his fourth shoulder reconstruction before Monday's count.

He also expects the elbow injury that dogged him for much of this season will remain a factor for about six months.

But Fyfe said a Perth pilates instructor named Trudy had been crucial, helping him miss no games this season because of soft-tissue injuries.

Fyfe said they met in a cafe, soon after he hurt a hamstring last season.

"She came up to me, she's a bit of a spiritual person and she said 'I had this inkling you were going to hurt yourself last week' and I said 'where were you then?'," he said.

"I'm incredibly grateful for her.

"I still haven't paid her yet, I have to get around to that."

An immediate talking point for Fyfe will be what he wears on Tuesday.

He was famously photographed topless and wearing a beanie in his hotel room as Fyfe spoke on the phone the morning after the 2015 Brownlow win.