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St Kilda royalty: Jack Steven and Nick Riewoldt have nine Trevor Barker Awards between them.

St Kilda superstars Nick Riewoldt and Jack Steven have both been included in the AFL players’ Top 50, after every player in the competition voted on who they rated most.

Reigning Trevor Barker Award winner Steven, who has won three of St Kilda’s last four best and fairest’s, is ranked No. 35 on the list, narrowly behind club captains Nathan Jones and Jarryd Roughed.

The 26-year-old ball magnet was included in last year’s All-Australian squad after averaging 28.0 possessions (11.3 contested), 5.6 tackles, 5.5 clearances and 5.3 inside 50s (No. 3 in the AFL) across all 22 games in 2016.

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After finishing third in the best and fairest – a prize he has won on six occasions – in his 16th season in the AFL, Riewoldt comes in at No. 25 on the list of the AFL’s best.

Despite turning 34 last year, the five-time All-Australian was a picture of consistency in 2016, where he thrived on a wing and inside 50 when he pushed forward.

Riewoldt played all but one game in 2016 where he averaged 20.8 possessions, 10.6 marks (No. 1 in the AFL), 3.7 inside 50s and kicked 41 goals (No. 2 at St Kilda) for the year.

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