Red-hot midfielder Darcy Parish has collected another eight votes to move up to third in the AFL Coaches Association's AFL Champion Player Award.

Parish, who won the Yiooken Award as best afield in Saturday night's loss to Richmond at Optus Stadium, collected game-high numbers in possessions (44) and clearances (11).

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Rd 12 | Parish's record-breaking outing

Darcy Parish breaks Essendon's disposals record in a dominant display

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His 44 disposals also broke Essendon's all-time record in a game, surpassing Barry Davis' 43 against Footscray in 1969.

It's the fourth consecutive week Parish has topped the voting for the Bombers, with the 23-year-old collecting a whopping 48 votes from his past six games to move into third on 55 behind Marcus Bontempelli (60) and Clayton Oliver (68).

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Rd 12 | Parish post-game

We spoke to Yiooken Award winner Darcy Parish after his best-on-ground performance in our round 12 match against Richmond.

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Zach Merrett (32 disposals, seven tackles) was a force in midfield alongside Parish, earning three votes to sit in sixth position overall.

AFLCA VOTES: BOMBERS v TIGERS

9 - Dustin Martin (RICH)
8 - Darcy Parish (ESS)
7 - Shai Bolton (RICH)
3 - Zach Merrett (ESS)
2 - Cale Hooker (ESS)
2 - Jack Graham (RICH)
1 - Mabior Chol (RICH)

ESSENDON'S AFLCA VOTES THIS SEASON

55 - Darcy Parish
48 - Zach Merrett
15 - Andrew McGrath
11 - Jordan Ridley, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
8 - Cale Hooker
7 - Peter Wright
6 - Jayden Laverde
5 - Jake Stringer, Dyson Heppell
2 - Mason Redman, Will Snelling
1 - Archie Perkins

OVERALL LEADERBOARD

68 - Clayton Oliver (MELB)
60 - Marcus Bontempelli (WB)
55 - Darcy Parish (ESS)
50 - Hugh McCluggage (BL)
49 - Max Gawn (MELB)
48 - Zach Merrett (ESS)
48 - Sam Walsh (CARL)