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Brownlow Medal

Brownlow Medal night is AFL's night of nights with the highlight the awarding of "Charlie", the Brownlow Medal, given to the best and fairest player in the league. Voted on by umpires, who award points on a 3-2-1 basis for each match, the Brownlow Medal is the highest individual honour in the AFL. Traditionally held on the Monday prior to the Grand Final, counting for the Brownlow Medal takes place publicly in what is now a nationally televised event. Brownlow votes are revealed round-by-round on a drama filled night as both players and fans look on to see who will be crowned the fairest and best player in the AFL. No awards ceremony has the drama or the excitement of Brownlow night.

Flemington Sportsbet: The One Stop Shop for Brownlow Betting

Flemington Sportsbet is the one place to head for the best Brownlow odds and all the Brownlow betting options needed. Flemington Sportsbet offers the most competitive Brownlow odds anywhere in Australia along with an extensive range of Brownlow betting options including:

  • Brownlow odds for the overall winner
  • Brownlow odds for the top vote getter from each club
  • Brownlow odds for a top three finish
  • Brownlow odds for a top ten finish
  • Brownlow odds for the top vote getter in individual groups
  • Brownlow odds for the total votes of the winner
  • Brownlow odds for the total votes received by individual clubs
  • Brownlow odds for the total votes received by selected players

Most Brownlow betting options will become available at Flemington Sportsbet at the conclusion of the season. Brownlow odds for the winner and a top three finish are available throughout the season.

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2010 Brownlow Medal

Carlton's Chris Judd was the runaway winner of the 2010 Brownlow Medal and his victory was somewhat of a shock with $26.0 being bet about Judd. Judd missed the first three weeks after carrying over a suspension from the 2009 season but came out with a bang and led polling at the half-way mark after a string of best-on-ground performances. Judd polled 30 votes to beat Gary Ablett on 26 votes with hot favourite Dane Swan on 24. Dane Swan was the shortest priced favourite in many years, going out odds-on after a stellar season but with teammate Scott Pendlebury also polling well Swan was never in contention.

2011 Brownlow Odds

Brownlow Medal betting for 2011 is a hotly contested affair with two-time winner Chris Judd, perennial under-performer (at least according to the umpires) Dane Swan and 2009 winner Gary Ablett at the top of betting. Gary Ablett is looking to become the second player in two years to win the Brownlow Medal at two different clubs. Ablett has moved to the new Gold Coast franchise and will be looking to turn in another stellar season and push the new team into the finals in their first year. Chris Judd will also be looking to become only the fifth player in AFL history to win three Brownlow Medals.

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Brownlow Medal History

Awarded since 1924, the Brownlow Medal has been one by some of the greatest Australian Rules football players to ever lace a boot. Named after legendary Geelong footballer and Administrator Charles Brownlow and first awarded in 1924, four very special players have won the Brownlow Medal three times: Haydn Bunton Snr of Fitzroy, Dick Reynolds of Essendon, Bob Skilton of South Melbourne and Ian Stewart of St. Kilda/Richmond.

Other greats to have won the Brownlow Medal include Robert Harvey, Keith Greig, Peter Moore, James Hird, Nathan Buckley, Michael Voss and Paul Kelly.

Winners of the Brownlow Medal this decade are:

Year Brownlow Medal Winner Club Votes
2010 Chris Judd Carlton 30
2009 Gary Ablett Geelong 30
2008 Adam Cooney Bulldogs 24
2007 Jimmy Bartel Geelong 29
2006 Adam Goodes Sydney 26
2005 Ben Cousins West Coast 20
2004 Chris Judd West Coast 30
2003 Mark Riccuito
Nathan Buckley
Adam Goodes
Adelaide
Collingwood
Sydney
22
2002 Simon Black Brisbane 25
2001 Jason Akermanis Brisbane 23
2000 Shane Woewodin Melbourne 24

With the mission of the Brownlow Medal to honour not only the best but the fairest, players who are suspended throughout the season are deemed ineligible for the Brownlow. Two players have topped the count and not won the Brownlow Medal due to an on-field indiscretion that saw them suspended: Corey McKernan of North Melbourne in 1996 and Chris Grant of Footscray in 1997.

2009 Brownlow Medal

Geelong midfielder Gary Ablett won his long awaited Brownlow Medal in what was a crowning of a champion player. Ablett polled 30 votes, beating Carlton's Chris Judd on 22 votes and St Kilda's Lenny Hayes on 20 votes. Ablett had been favoured in 2007 and 2008 but narrowly missed out on both occasions. His year came in 2009, however, with Ablett recording eight best-on-ground performances. Ablett's 30 votes was a tie for the second most votes in a season in Brownlow Medal history. Ablett was a short price to win his first Brownlow for much of the year with Collingwood's Dane Swan the only one to challenge him in betting. Swan polled poorly, however, and failed to finish in the top ten.

2008 Brownlow Medal

Adam Cooney was the surprise winner of the 2008 Brownlow Medal, upsetting the more favoured Geelong duo of Gary Ablett and Jimmy Bartel and Kangaroos legend Brent Harvey. Ablett and Bartel sat atop Brownlow betting on the day of the 2008 Brownlow Medal count with all the late money being for Bartel, who shortened from decent odds into 3.75 second favourite. Bartel, however, failed to finish in the top ten while Harvey could only manage eighth. Ablett tied for third with crowd favourite Matthew Richardson, a 21.0 shot. Cooney, whose Brownlow odds were 13.0, stunned the crowd, however, claiming the 2008 Brownlow Medal by a single vote over perennial vote getter Simon Black.

2007 Brownlow Medal

Geelong superstar Gary Ablett went to the 2007 Brownlow Medal as the odds-on favourite to take home Charlie in Brownlow betting but teammate Jimmy Bartel spoiled the party in a runaway win. Bartel, at Brownlow odds of 18.0, won by seven votes over four other players: Simon Black (Brownlow odds of 16.0), Brent Harvey (Brownlow odds of 5.50) and Sam Mitchell (Brownlow odds of 12.0). Daniel Kerr also polled twenty-two votes to tie for second but was ineligible for the Brownlow Medal due to suspension.

Brownlow Betting Tip Sheet

Brownlow betting tends to skew towards certain players and certain types of players with umpires traditionally showing a like for ball winning midfielders over key position players. Great goal-scorers such as Wayne Carey, Gary Ablett, Jason Dunstall and Tony Lockett never won a Brownlow Medal while champion fullbacks like Steven Silvagni and Dustin Fletcher have never walked away with the Brownlow. As a result, those at the top of Brownlow betting tend to be the high profile midfielders who are renowned for getting plenty of the football.

Similarly, umpires have their favourite players while certain clubs seem to poll better than others. Adam Goodes and Simon Black are certainly two players who umpires enjoy. Goodes has won two Brownlow Medals and consistently polls high. In 2008, Goodes did not finish in the top ten in the Sydney Best and Fairest voting yet polled 21 votes in the Brownlow, only three shy of winner Adam Cooney. Simon Black won the Brownlow Medal in 2002, finished runner-up twice in 2007 and 2008 and is consistently at the top of voting.

Clubs that have polled well in recent years due to a period of dominance have been Geelong, Brisbane and West Coast while Sydney have won four Brownlow Medals since 1988.

Punters engaging in Brownlow betting can often find value by supporting those players who have traditionally polled well in the Brownlow. Often players such as Goodes and Black will be forgotten about in Brownlow betting if they have had only a fair year yet they nearly always seem to poll above expectation.

Brownlow Leaks

There is nothing like the prospect of secret information to fuel interest and every year, as regular as clockwork, there are plenty of Brownlow Medal leaks. Year after year in the lead-up to Brownlow night, there are supposed leaks from AFL headquarters declaring the winner. These leaks send punters into a frenzy, causing Brownlow odds to change quite significantly due to the weight of money these leaks usually result in. These leaks rarely provide the winner and are almost never genuine yet year after year Brownlow betting is turned on its head by the so-called inside information.