Next month, the Brownlow Medal will be handed out for the 18th time in its history. The annual award is given to players who have been best and fairest during the AFL season. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious awards in Australian sports.
What is the Brownlow Medal?
The Brownlow Medal is an annual award given to the best player in the AFL (Australian Football League). The award was first given in 1896 and is named after Sir Charles Brownlow, a Victorian businessman and politician.
The Brownlow Medal is the most prestigious award that a player can receive in Australian football. It is equivalent to the MVP Award in the NBA or the Cy Young Award in MLB. There are currently 33 players who have won the Brownlow Medal, making it one of the most coveted awards in all of sport.
To win the Brownlow Medal, a player must be ranked first on their team in total points and votes. Total points refer to how many goals and assists a player has contributed, while total votes refer to how many times they have been voted best on their team by their fellow players.
There are several ways to get your hands on a Brownlow Medal. The first way is to win it yourself. This is possible if you are the leading scorer or best player on your team at the end of the season. If you are not the leading scorer or best player on your team, you can still win the medal if you are voted number one by your teammates.
How To Get Your Hands On The Brownlow Medal?
The Brownlow Medal is one of the most prestigious awards in Australian sport. It is given to the player who has performed the best throughout the season. To get your hands on this award, you first have to be nominated by a fellow player or coach. Then, the selection committee decides which players are eligible for the award.
If you are nominated and chosen to receive the Brownlow Medal, it will be presented to you at a special ceremony. The ceremony is usually held at the end of the season, and it is always a very exciting event. Past recipients of the Brownlow Medal include Collingwood’s Nathan Buckley and Carlton’s Stephen Coniglio. You can learn more about how to get your hands on this trophy here.
Past Winners of the Brownlow Medal
The Brownlow Medal is considered the highest honor a player can receive in Australian rules football. It is awarded to the player who has played the best overall game of the season. The award is given by the AFL (Australian Football League) club that the player plays for.
The Brownlow Medal was first awarded in 1892 and has been awarded every year since then. There have been 107 winners of the Brownlow Medal, including current player Peter Bell (pictured above). It is usually awarded to the best player on the field at the end of each season.
To be eligible for the Brownlow Medal, a player must be playing in at least six regular season games. The award is not given to injured or suspended players during the season. Additionally, only players from Australian rules clubs are eligible for the award.
If you are a fan of Australian rules football and want to see your favorite player win the Brownlow Medal, there is still time to get involved. You can vote for your favorite player on AFL Vote, which help decides which players receive votes from fans online. You can also follow your favorite players on social media to get updates on their performances throughout the season.
The Brownlow Medal is one of the most coveted awards in Australian sport, and with good reason. The prestigious medal is given to the player who adjudicates the best and fairest over the season and has been awarded since 1879. To get your hands on this silver trophy, you’ll need to be a bit patient – it hasn’t always gone to the players who have had their names etched all over the headlines.
Here are four legends of Australian sport who shared the fate of never capturing Australia’s highest honor: Leigh Matthews, Tony Lockett, Gary Ablett Jr., and Nick Kyrgios. To learn more about how these athletes achieved success without winning a Brownlow Medal during their playing careers, check out our article dedicated entirely to this topic.