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Swan wins second straight Copeland

02/10/2009 10:03:11 PM Comments (0)

Dane Swan has capped an outstanding AFL season by winning his second straight Copeland Trophy as Collingwood's best and fairest player for 2009.

The 25-year-old midfielder joins an elite group of Collingwood players to win back-to-back awards, including club champions Bob Rose, Murray Weideman, Len Thompson and Nathan Buckley.

Swan, who earned his first All-Australian guernsey in 2009, played all 25 matches and polled votes from the match committee in 17 of them to finish ahead of fellow 2009 All-Australian and club captain Nick Maxwell.

Swan earned 57 votes, nine more than Maxwell, while Heath Shaw polled 43 votes to finish third.

In other awards, 19-year-old Dayne Beams was named the best first-year player, while John Anthony won the Gordon Coventry award for being the club's leading goal kicker with 50 goals.

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