Awarded annually to the best goal kicked during the AFL/VFL season

2015 Eddie Betts
Round 9 goal against Fremantle at Adelaide Oval. Kicked a goal inside out with his left foot from the left hand pocket from 50m out.
2014 Matt White
Round 17 goal against Richmond at Etihad Stadium. White gathered the ball at half-back, ran full tilt up the wing with three bounces, burning off a chasing Steven Morris in the process, before unloading from 50m to goal.
2013 Lance Franklin  Hawthorn  Round 3 goal against Colingwood at the MCG. Received a handball from Ben Stratton in the center square, jumped over a tackled Stratton and went on to kick the goal from 75 meters out. 
2012 Chris Yarran  Carlton  Round 1 goal against Richmond at the MCG. Received a handball from Chris Judd between left wing and half-forward flank. Ran along the boundary past Dustin Martin, Ivan Maric and Steven Morris, breaking tackles from Maric and Morris before slotting the game-changing goal from 40 metres out. 
2011 Hayden Ballantyne  Fremantle  Round 2 goal against Geelong at Patersons Stadium. Ballantyne ran through the centre of the ground before kicking the ball inside 50. He received a follow-up handball from Matthew Pavlich and slotted the goal from 40 metres out in a team-lifting effort. 
2010 Lance Franklin  Hawthorn  Round 13 goal against Essendon at the MCG, where Franklin outsprinted Cale Hooker from the wing to boot truly from around 50m out from near the left boundary line (Franklin is left footed making angle more acute)
2009 Cyril Rioli  Hawthorn  In the round seven match against Essendon, Rioli managaed to evade numerous defenders to weave his way into a position to handball to teammate Chance Bateman, before receiving the ball back and kicking a goal from 40 metres out.
2008 Leon Davis  Collingwood  In final home-and-away match, Leon Davis tackled Fremantle's Des Headlend in Fremantle's defensive 50, knocked the ball out of the scruffle, as he picked the ball up he broke a tackle and ran 10 metres before kicking a drop punt from 50 m out on the boundary. Dennis Cometti added "of the season" after Bruce McAvaney said "goal". 
2007 Matthew Lloyd  Essendon  Matthew Lloyd back-heeled the goal through a pack of players from 5 metres out. 
2006 Eddie Betts  Carlton  Smothered Tarkyn Lockyer's handball, gathered the ball and, with two opposition players surrounding him, kicked a freakish banana from the boundary and kicked truly.
2005 Chris Judd  West Coast Eagles  Burst from a boundary throw in on the half forward flank, spun out of a tackle and kicked truly from about 40 metres out at Subiaco oval.
2004 Daniel Wells  Kangaroos  Described as "Jackie Chan in mid-air", Wells leapt into the air, grabbed the ball out of the ruck and scissor-kicked in one motion in the goalsquare at Subiaco giving North Melbourne a narrow victory over Fremantle.
2003 Daniel Kerr  West Coast Eagles  Received the football at half-back, before taking 5 bounces and finishing from 48m out, late in a famous Derby against Fremantle. 
2002 Jason Akermanis  Brisbane Lions  A snap shot from 45m out on his non-preferred left boot, along the boundary line while turning around to the left of the goals against Carlton at the Gabba in round 14. 
2001 Mark Merenda  West Coast Eagles  Paddled the ball from outside 50 along the boundary line towards goal and snapped it through from the pocket, against St. Kilda at the Telstra Dome. 
2000 Kingsley Hunter  Western Bulldogs  Running from the defensive 50 he kept going and laid a handball off to Scott Wynd, received it back at centre wing, lined up from forward 50 and slotted it home (Was awarded on Rex Hunt's Footy Show)
1999 Ben Cousins  West Coast Eagles  Peter Matera gathered ball in centre square, handballs to Cousins, handball back to Matera and again back to Cousins who kicks the goal from about 35m out. 
1998 Jeff Farmer  Melbourne  Ran the length of the ground, giving off 2 return handballs, to then receive the ball back, evade multiple opposition players and kick a goal from 45 metres out on the boundary line. 
1997 Austinn Jones  St Kilda  Ran hard from defensive 50 and took several bounces along the wing, handballed to Andrew Thompson at forward 50, received the ball back and snapped a spectacular goal in the 1997 AFL Grand Final 
1996 Winston Abraham  Fremantle  Ran onto a loose ball at forward 60, surged past two Swans defenders and took several bounces along the boundary line before slotting the goal from the goalsquare 
1995 Tony Modra  Adelaide  Kicked the ball off the ground 35m from goal and his scrubbed kick rolled to the forward pocket, finishing at the feet of Richmond full back Stuart Wigney. Modra followed up his kick, making up 30m to soccer the ball away from Wigney then gather the loose ball and snap a beautiful goal from 20m out hard on the boundary 
1994 Mick McGuane  Collingwood  In one of the most famous of all time, oft compared to Phil Manassa's famous Grand Final run, McGuane had a total of 7 bounces from the centre square, baulking two tackle attempts before kicking truly from 30m at the MCG against Carlton 
1993 Michael Long  Essendon  Ran and bounced several times for a controversial goal in the 1993 Grand Final. It was apparently touched on the line by Carlton full-back Stephen Silvagni, who to this day claims he touched it before sailing through for a goal. 
1992 Darryl White  Brisbane Bears  Followed up a short kick that didn't travel to the leading forward by kicking a ripper at Carrara from 30m 
1991 Peter Daicos  Collingwood  Baulk & snap from the pocket v Richmond at Victoria Park 
1990 Michael Mitchell  Richmond  Gathered the ball in his own defensive area and set off on a blistering 70-metre run through the centre of the Sydney Cricket Ground, escaping a number of would-be tacklers and taking seven bounces before kicking truly from 35 metres out. 
1989 Gary Ablett, Sr.  Geelong  Dropped a contested mark in the middle of the ground then ran onto the loose ball at full speed, bursting into the forward line and snapping truly from 50m vs Collingwood (MCG) 
1988 Matthew Larkin  North Melbourne  Spun around 3 West Coast players, snapping miraculously from the pocket 
1987 David Murphy  Sydney Swans  After the Swans scored a behind, Murphy took a spectacular mark over an opponents back from a long kick-in, then quickly played on and kicked truly from more than 50m away at an acute angle (from the left-side). 
1986 Phil Krakouer  North Melbourne  Grabbed ball on the boundary line and ran around Frank Dunell before kicking a sensational goal from the boundary with his left foot. 
1985 Andrew Bews  Geelong  A long run at Kardinia Park in which Bews baulked two tackles and bounced three times; 40m out from goal, Bews attempted to touch the ball on the ground, fumbled and overran the ball before changing direction, recovering the ball and eventually slotting the goal from 30m. 
1984 Geoff Raines  Richmond 
1983 Ken Hunter  Carlton 
1982 Mick Conlan  Fitzroy  Marked on the wing, ran about 50 metres, baulked 2 tackles before kicking a goal from 60 metres. 
1981 Peter Bosustow  Carlton  Smothered his Geelong opponent's attempted clearing kick 20m around in the right forward pocket at VFL Park, before standing, gathering and snapping a high goal over his right shoulder. 
1980 Michael Turner  Geelong  3 bounces, 1 baulk from the wing and a shot from 50 
1979 Leigh Matthews  Hawthorn  Took several detours to avoid North Melbourne opposition to score from the pocket in the first VFL game in Sydney since 1952 
1978 Phil Baker  North Melbourne 
1977 Phil Manassa  Collingwood  Manassa kicked a goal on the run from the half back flank in the 1977 Grand Final replay against North Melbourne 
1976 Keith Greig  North Melbourne