Player Honours: -
Brownlow Medal: 2016 votes 3; career votes 48
Previous AFL Club: Fremantle
Junior Club: Shepparton United (VIC)
Draft History: 2010 Rookie Draft selection (Fremantle) No. 8; 2010 NAB AFL Draft rookie elevation (Fremantle) selection No. 87; 2016 delisted free agent (Gold Coast).
After being delisted by Fremantle, Michael Barlow was given a lifeline by the SUNS, who recruited him as a free agent. Now 29, Barlow made his name as a prolific ball-winning inside midfielder in his earlier days, but once injuries and form slowed him down, reinvented himself as a run-with player in 2016.
He did excellent shutdown jobs on David Zaharakis, Daniel Rich and, most impressively, Robbie Gray last season. The ultimate professional, Barlow knows his limitations and will add valuable experience to the SUNS midfield.