Cesar awards can only be won by a male.
They were established in 1891 to recognise exceptional achievement and merit in sporting and cultural activities.
These awards are voted on by a select group of the nation’s top professional footballers.
To win, a player must be a champion in their respective sport and demonstrate an outstanding leadership and leadership qualities.
For example, a champion might be a player who is a prolific goal scorer, a top scorer in their club, or a world class player in their country.
There is no requirement for the player to have won acesar in their own sport.
This year’s winners of the cesar awards were: Brett Pitman, Canberra Raiders.
He was named a cesar award winner in 2016 and in 2018.
Ben Barba, Western Bulldogs.
He won the award in 2018 and 2019.
Cameron Munster, Gold Coast Suns.
He received the award for his performance in the 2017 AFL Grand Final, which included an outstanding performance in his 50-metre dash.
Jason Johannisen, Melbourne Storm.
He made the finals last year after a superb season for the Tigers.
Luke Brooks, Golds and Caesars awards.
He represented the Queensland Countryside League (QCL) in 2017 and was a major part of the Storm’s Grand Final success.
Jordan McLean, St Kilda.
He became the first AFL player to win acesars in two consecutive years.
Nathan Freeman, West Coast Eagles.
He went on to play for St Kildare in the NSW Cup and was part of their Grand Final win in 2018 which was the best ever.
Brett Pitmarsh, Canberra Roar.
He played 18 games for the Roar in 2017, scoring 19 goals and helping the club to a premiership.
Josh Gibson, Sydney Swans.
He scored 25 goals in the Roan as he established himself as one of the best goal scorers in the competition.
Adam Treloar, Golders and Caesar awards.
Trelos scored 26 goals in 2016.
Jake Stringer, Sydney Knights.
He helped the Knights to a grand final win last year.
Michael Hurley, Geelong Cats.
He established himself in the AFL as a key player in the Cats’ grand final victory in 2018, which also featured a spectacular effort in his 40-metres dash.
Nick Malceski, Essendon Bombers.
He set the AFL record for most disposals in a game in 2016 with 53, which was later surpassed by Tom Hawkins (55).
Brad McKenzie, Richmond.
He also played 20 games for Richmond, with 12 of them in 2017.