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Port Adelaide youngster Mitch Georgiades has won this year’s Mark of the Year award.

The 20-year-old got on the shoulder of Fremantle opponent Brennan Cox in round 16 and dropped the mark.

Remarkably, Georgiades’ capture wasn’t even the highlight of the week when he took the hanger.

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“He sat there for an eternity,” commentator Adam Papalia said at the time.

Docker Hayden Young won the Mark of the Round award in Round 16, but the AFL’s Game Analysis Committee was able to select up to five extra points from the season to be considered as finalists.

Georgiades’ grab was then added to the run.

Georgiades edged out fellow GWS finalists Toby Green and Melbourne’s Charlie Spargo.

The Porto forward made his way onto the Crown Melbourne stage to receive a medal from Carlton’s Sam Walsh.

The young man laughed, sorting through his thoughts as he picked up the hanger.

“I was pretty tired at that stage – I think it was the end of the quarter,” he said.

“I saw the ball go in and it just bounced – luckily it just stuck.

“Unfortunately missed the goal, but that’s it.”

Georgiades is a two-time runner-up in this year’s fan-voted Mark of the Year race.

He is the second Port Adelaide player to win the title after Chad Wingard who won in 2014.

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