Hugh Greenwood had a profound impact in his first season with the Gold Coast SUNS.

The 28-year-old joined the club from Adelaide in the off-season and was injected straight into Gold Coast’s midfield, thriving in his first season as a full-time inside midfielder.

His bigger body gave the SUNS a different dynamic in the centre and his defensive mindset provided great balance for the group.

Greenwood was a tackling beast in 2020, piecing together a whopping five games with double-digit tackles on the stats sheet.

A fourth-placed finish in Gold Coast’s Club Champion was a worthy reward for Greenwood who finished the year ranked elite in 12 different statistical categories.

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2020 Season Review: Hugh Greenwood

See some of the best highlights from Hugh Greenwood's 2020 season.

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Stat that matters:
There’s plenty to choose from. Perhaps the most significant is how Greenwood led the AFL in tackles by a significant margin. Greenwood racked up 117 tackles for the season, 23 more than his next-best rival with 94. The 28-year-old also ranked second in the AFL in pressure acts, third in clearances and fourth in contested possessions.

Best performance:
Greenwood was voted by the coaches as best on ground in the Round 7 win over Sydney. He had 23 disposals, with 18 of those contested, nine clearances and 12 tackles to be an absolute standout on the day.

Moment of the season:
Playing his first game for the club in Round 1 would have been a highlight, but perhaps his favourite moment was sharing a Powerade shower with his teammates after the club’s first win in Round 2 after an extended layoff.

Year in a movie title:
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