From Leigh Matthews to Michael Tuck, some of the most famous AFL names have won Hawthorn's coveted best and fairest award.

Since 2004, the award has been named after legendary Hawk Peter Crimmins, who passed away just two days after the Hawthorn’s 1976 premiership triumph.

Crimmins was a premiership player with the Hawks in 1971, before captaining the club in the 1974 and 1975 seasons.

As we prepare for Hawthorn's 'night of nights' this Saturday, we've taken a look back at the winners of the award across the last decade. 


1st: James Sicily | 2nd: Jai Newcombe | 3rd: Dylan Moore

James Sicily received his maiden Peter Crimmins Medal last year after producing an impeccable season. In an incredible feat, Sicily polled in all but three of his 22 games for the season. It capped off an impressive turnaround for the captain who made his return from his ACL injury following more than 18 months on the sidelines.


1st: Tom Mitchell | 2nd: Blake Hardwick | 3rd: Jaeger O'Meara 

Former Hawk Tom Mitchell received his third medal in 2021, making him one of nine players in club history to do so. Featuring in all 22 matches of Hawthorn’s fixture, Mitchell produced an immaculate 2021 campaign that saw him accumulate the most disposals across the competition with an average of 34.3 touches per game.


1st: Jack Gunston | 2nd: Tom Mitchell | 3rd: Chad Wingard

The Hawks' 2020 best and fairest vote count saw a stunning finish, with Jack Gunston taking home his maiden best and fairest, six votes ahead of runner-up Mitchell. Gunston put together a season which saw him ranked among the best forwards in the competition, with his 31 goals taking out third place in the Coleman Medal race.


1st: James Worpel | 2nd: Ricky Henderson | 3rd: Jaeger O'Meara 

Following an incredible break-out season in the brown and gold, James Worpel was crowned the 2019 winner. In only his second year at the club, Worpel became one of just four players in club history to win the award at 20 years of age. Playing in all 22 games for the year, Worpel polled in all but one of his appearances.


1st: Tom Mitchell | 2nd: Blake Hardwick | 3rd: Isaac Smith 

Mitchell followed up on his 2017 success following another stunning season which included breaking the VFL/AFL record for most disposals in a game (54). His PCM win added to a long list of accolades for Mitchell in 2018, including All Australian honours, the AFL Players’ Association MVP Award and a Brownlow Medal.


1st: Tom Mitchell | 2nd: Ben McEvoy | 3rd: Luke Hodge

Mitchell received Hawthorn's ultimate accolade following his first season in the brown and gold. A picture of consistency all season, Mitchell was one of only six Hawks that played every game in 2017.


1st: Sam Mitchell | 2nd: Jordan Lewis | 3rd: Shaun Burgoyne

Sam Mitchell was crowned Hawthorn’s best in 2016. The now Hawthorn coach added a fifth medal to his tally, having previously won the award in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012. Mitchell surpassed Hawthorn greats Shane Crawford, Jason Dunstall and John Kennedy Sr who are all four-time winners. The only player to have won the medal more often is Leigh Matthews, who was awarded the club’s best and fairest player eight times from 1971 to 1982.


1st: Josh Gibson | 2nd: Cyril Rioli | 3rd: Sam Mitchell

Josh Gibson earned his second Peter Crimmins Medal in 2015 – marking the second time he has won the prestigious honour in a premiership year, after his previous award in 2013. Gibson played in 25 of the Hawks’ 26 matches this season, averaging just under 22 disposals per game. He polled in all but three of his 25 matches and was also recognised externally with All Australian selection for the first time.


1st: Jordan Lewis | 2nd: Grant Birchall | 3rd: Jarryd Roughhead 

Jordan Lewis deservedly took out the title in 2014, following an outstanding season where he was also named All Australian for the first time in his career. Playing 24 of 25 games, Lewis became Hawthorn’s number one midfielder by averaging more disposals (27.8), clearances (5.7) and centre clearances (2.4) for the year.


1st: Josh Gibson | 2nd: Jarryd Roughhead | 3rd: Sam Mitchell

Gibson was rewarded for his first season with the club after flourishing in his role as centre half back in 2013. The reliable and consistent defender played in 24 of 25 matches and averaged 18.2 disposals and was ranked number one at the club for one percenters and third for effective disposal efficiency.