How to watch the Brownlow Medal live and preview
The 2019 AFL Brownlow Medal officially marks the start of the AFL's Grand Final week. Check out our preview and broadcast details.
AFL Grand Final week kicks off tonight with the 2019 Brownlow Medal awards ceremony. For further details about the Grand Final take a look at our AFL finals guide. The Brownlow Medal is awarded to the best and fairest player in the AFL during the season.
The full name of the award is the Charles Brownlow Trophy named after Charles "Chas" Brownlow, Chas is also engraved into the medal. This year's award ceremony is highly anticipated as there isn't a clear favourite for the first time in a while.
Finder has tabled the 10 best chances to win the Brownlow Medal below. You could also use Kayo Sports to fire up some Kayo Minis to decide for yourself who will win the Brownlow Medal. Kayo offers a 14-day free trial and has every single game of this season available on demand.
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Brownlow Medal contenders
|Patrick Dangerfield||Geelong Cats|
|Lachie Neale||Brisbane Lions|
|Marcus Bontempelli||Western Bulldogs|
|Nat Fyfe||Fremantle Dockers|
|Patrick Cripps||Carlton Blues|
|Brodie Grundy||Collingwood Magpies|
|Adam Treloar||Collingwood Magpies|
|Jack Macrae||Western Bulldogs|
|Tim Kelly||Geelong Cats|
|Elliot Yeo||West Coast Eagles|
How does voting work for the Brownlow Medal award?
The voting process for the Brownlow Medal award is determined by a 3-2-1 votes system. AFL umpires who umpired each individual game judge who votes are awarded to, awarding the best player three votes, two votes to the next best and one vote to the next choice. The player who polls the most votes over the entire season is determined the winner and awarded the Brownlow Medal.
Unfortunately for players who were suspended by the AFL Tribunal during the season, they're ineligible to win the award. This means Richmond Tigers superstar Dustin Martin, who is expected to poll well, is unable to win his second Brownlow Medal this year.
Are there any other awards presented?
Where is the Brownlow Medal ceremony held?
Crown Casino in Melbourne will host the 2019 Brownlow Medal awards ceremony. The awards ceremony has only been held outside of Victoria once since its inception in 1924.
How to watch the Brownlow Medal awards?
The Brownlow Medal awards ceremony is exclusive to the Seven Network, though which channel it will be broadcast on varies state by state, so be sure to check local guides. Coverage of the event starts at 7:30pm AEST with the AFL Brownlow Medal Red Carpet, which usually sees all eyes on players WAGS fashion choices. Then from 8:20pm AEST the official Brownlow Medal ceremony starts.
Previous 20 Brownlow Medal winners
|2018||Tom Mitchell||Hawthorn Hawks||28|
|2017||Dustin Martin||Richmond Tigers||36|
|2016||Patrick Dangerfield||Geelong Cats||35|
|2015||Nat Fyfe||Fremantle Dockers||31|
|2014||Matt Priddis||West Coast Eagles||26|
|2013||Gary Ablett Jr.||Geelong Cats||28|
|2012||Trent Cotchin||Richmond Tigers||26|
|2012||Sam Mitchell||Hawthorn Hawks||26|
|2011||Dane Swan||Collingwood Magpies||34|
|2010||Chris Judd||Carlton Blues||30|
|2009||Gary Ablett Jr.||Geelong Cats||30|
|2008||Adam Cooney||Western Bulldogs||24|
|2007||Jimmy Bartel||Geelong Cats||29|
|2006||Adam Goodes||Sydney Swans||26|
|2005||Ben Cousins||West Coast Eagles||20|
|2004||Chris Judd||West Coast Eagles||30|
|2003||Adam Goodes||Sydney Swans||22|
|2003||Nathan Buckley||Collingwood Magpies||22|
|2003||Mark Ricciuto||Adelaide Crows||22|
|2002||Simon Black||Brisbane Lions||25|
|2001||Jason Akermanis||Brisbane Lions||23|
|2000||Shane Woewodin||Melbourne Demons||24|