Adelaide midfielder Rory Laird has won the Players' Trademark Award for 2021.

The award, voted on by the playing group and coaches, is presented to the player who embodied the players’ trademark throughout the season.

Laird has become one of the Club’s most consistent performers since debuting in 2013.

The former backman moved permanently into the midfield this year and played every game in 2021, averaging 32 possessions, 5.9 tackles and 6.8 clearances, to be rated elite across the AFL.

Laird continued to work hard during a challenging season and his dedication to the Club shone through when he signed a five-year contract extension this year to remain with Adelaide until 2026.

The honour was previously known as the Chelsea Phillis Coaches Award and has been won four times by captain Rory Sloane.

Ben Keays took home the Players’ Trademark Award in 2020.

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Players' Trademark Award: Rory Laird

Rory Laird has been awarded the 2021 Players' Trademark Award.

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Players' Trademark Award winners:

1995 – Andrew Jarman
1996 – Mark Bickley
1997 – Mark Bickley
1998 – Simon Goodwin
1999 – Ben Hart
2000 – Mark Ricciuto
2001 – Mark Bickley
2002 – Tyson Stenglein
2003 – Robert Shirley
2004 – Mark Ricciuto
2005 – Robert Shirley
2006 – Matthew Bode
2007 – Robert Shirley
2008 – Richard Douglas
2009 – Jason Porplyzia
2010 – Richard Douglas
2011 – Scott Thompson
2012 – Rory Sloane
2013 – Andy Otten
2014 – Eddie Betts
2015 – Rory Sloane
2016 – Rory Sloane
2017 – Brad Crouch (Players’ Trademark)
2018 – Tom Doedee (Players’ Trademark)
2019 - Rory Sloane (Players’ Trademark)
2020 - Ben Keays (Players’ Trademark)
2021 - Rory Laird (Players’ Trademark)