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Andrew Krakouer has completed one of the greatest comebacks in WA football history by winning the Sandover Medal tonight.

Krakouer, who completed a 16-month jail stint for assault late last year, polled 44 votes to win from Claremont's Luke Blackwell on 36 while West Perth's Jason Salecic was third on 32.

Have your say below on Krakouer's big win.

After going into the count as the pre-event favourite, Krakouer had a slow start with only seven votes from six rounds but started his medal-winning surge in the middle of the season.

The 27-year-old averaged almost 27 possessions a match this season in a performance that could earn him an AFL return.

Krakouer, the son of WA football great and North Melbourne favourite Jim Krakouer, was on Richmond's list until the end of 2007. He played with Swans in 2008 and missed all of 2009 due to his incarceration.

His outstanding form in 2010 has again attracted the AFL talent scouts with West Coast and Gold Coast interested in his talents.

The count wasn't decided until the last round when Krakouer polled best-on-ground votes against Peel after notching 51 possessions.

Blackwell led the early part of the count and had 15 votes after six rounds.

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