SYDNEY, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Australian rules football player Gary Ablett has been voted as the Australian Football League's (AFL) most valuable player for a record fifth time, local media reported on Wednesday.
The current captain of the Gold Coast Football Club in AFL, won the Leigh Matthews Trophy, an annual award given by the AFL Players' Association to the most valuable player in the league, on Tuesday night for the second consecutive year.
He also won the award three times in his time with Geelong Football Club from 2007 to 2009.
Ablett, 29, won Tuesday night's award by the biggest winning margin recorded in the award's 32-year history.
He said the award was the greatest a player could receive.
"It's a massive honour to be recognized by your peers. I don't think there's a bigger honor," Ablett said.
His father Gary Ablett Senior is widely regarded as one of the game's greatest ever players but never won a premiership or a Brownlow Medal.
But Ablett still regards his father as the game's best player.
"I've said it so many times - in my opinion he's the greatest player to play the game," Ablett said.