AFL Brownlow Medal | UBET

For all professional AFL players, receiving a Brownlow Medal award is the single greatest individual achievement you can obtain. It shows all the hard work put in in the pre-season and throughout the year has paid off. For over 20 years, it has been dubbed the night of nights, and for good reason. Every man and his dog tune into see who will don the famous medal.

Since its inception in 1924, the Brownlow Medal, also known as the Charles Brownlow Trophy, has taken centre stage the Monday before the AFL Grand Final. Named after former Geelong great, Charles Brownlow, the award has been hung around the neck of a player from almost every AFL club, bar the GWS Giants and the Port Adelaide Power. Four players hold the record for the most Brownlow Medal wins; Haydn Bunton Sr. (Fitzroy – 1931, 1932, 1935), Dick Reynolds (Essendon – 1934, 1937, 1938), Bob Skilton (South Melbourne – 1959, 1963, 1968) & Ian Stewart (St Kilda/Richmond – 1965, 1966, 1971). Of the current era, only one player has won the Brownlow on multiple occasions, with Gold Coasts Suns superstar Gary Ablett, Jr. winning it on two occasions.

The voting procedure for the Brownlow Medal is quite standard. The three field umpires of each game consult after each regular season match and award three, two and one votes to the players who they believe to be the best, second best and third best in the match respectively. On the night, all the votes are tallied and the player with the highest number of votes wins the medal.

If you barrack for the Sydney Swans (or the South Melbourne Football Club as it was formerly known), chances are you have witnessed one of your players win the award. Since 1924, a player from the club has won the award on 14 occasions, most recently through Adam Goodes in 2003 & 2006.

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PREVIOUS BROWNLOW MEDAL WINNERS


YEAR WINNER TEAM POSITION POINTS
2016 PATRICK DANGERFIELD GEELONG CATS MIDFIELDER 35
2015 NAT FYFE FREMANTLE DOCKERS MIDFIELDER 31
2014 MATT PRIDDIS WEST COAST EAGLES MIDFIELDER 26
2013 GARY ABLETT JR GOLD COAST SUNS MIDFIELDER/FORWARD 28
2012 TRENT COTCHIN & SAM MITCHELL RICHMOND & HAWTHORN MIDFIELDERS 26
2011 DANE SWAN COLLINGWOOD MAGPIES MIDFIELDER 34
2010 CHRIS JUDD CARLTON BLUES MIDFIELDER 30
2009 GARY ABLETT JR GEELONG CATS MIDFIELDER/FORWARD 30
2008 ADAM COONEY WESTERN BULLDOGS FORWARD/MIDFIELDER 24
2007 JIMMY BARTEL GEELONG CATS UTILITY 29
2006 ADAM GOODES SYDNEY SWANS UTILITY 26