The AFL Brownlow Medal is awarded to the player deemed the “fairest and best” by a panel of experts across the annual AFL Premiership season.
Formerly known as the Charles Brownlow Trophy, the coveted Australian Football League award is unofficially called the “Charlie” and is determined by votes cast by official field umpires at the end of all games across the 23 week home-and-away season of AFL Fixtures.
Named in honour of former champion Geelong Football Club player, club secretary and Victorian Football League (VFL) president Charles Brownlow (1861 – 1924) the Brownlow Medallist is announced during an elaborate award ceremony in Melbourne five days out from the season’s AFL Grand Final.
2017 Brownlow Medal Betting
The Brownlow Medal 2017 will be awarded to the fairest and best player in the AFL this season and betting on who will take out the coveted prize is already open! Each year the Brownlow Medal is handed out at a prestigious AFL awards ceremony at the end of the season. Across the AFL home-and-away season votes come in by officiating field umpires at the end of each match and the individual player that collets the most votes becomes the year’s Brownlow Medallist.
Brownlow Medal betting markets on which individual player will take out ‘Charlie’ isn’t necessarily a player from a team highest up the AFL ladder in line to collect the trophy.
AFL Brownlow Medal Odds
Odds on the AFL season’s Brownlow Medal winner make up some of the most popular Australian Rules betting markets. Even before the current season kicks-off Brownlow Medal betting listing the price on all major players to win is open including the 2017 Brownlow Medal Winner.
As with our online Horse Racing Betting there is exclusive Ladbrokes Favourite v Field odds on the Brownlow with the season’s current shortest-priced player to win up against all other players listed in betting.
Another exotic Brownlow Medal market is the Nothing Sweeter Than A Repeater listing odds on either a New Brownlow Medalist or a Repeat Brownlow Medalist.
2017 Brownlow Medal Odds
- Patrick Dangerfield ($4.50)
- Dustin Martin ($5)
- Rory Sloane ($7)
- Joel Selwood ($17)
- Marcus Bontempelli ($17)
Top 5 Brownlow Medal betting subject to change
Before the 2017 AFL Season kicks off the Brownlow Medal odds are already open and Geelong No. 35 Patrick Dangerfield the reigning Brownlow Medallist is favourite to go back-to-back since St Kilda player Robert Harvey (1997-98).
Second favourite in 2017 Brownlow Medal betting is Marcus Bontempelli from the Western Bulldogs who received 20 votes in last year’s award, the highest of any of the Bulldogs players in 2016.
AFL Brownlow Medal Records
- Most Brownlow Medals: 3 – Haydn Bunton Sr. (Fitzroy), Dick Reynolds (Essendon), Bob Skilton (South Melbourne), Ian Stewart (St Kilda/Richmond)
- Most Brownlow Medal Career Votes: 246 – Gary Dempsey (Footscray / North Melbourne)
- Most Brownlow Medal Season Votes: 59 – Graham Teasdale (1977)
- Youngest Brownlow Medal Winner: 19 years – Dick Reynolds (Essendon)
- Oldest Brownlow Medal Winner: 31 years – Barry Round (South Melbourne)
- Most Brownlow Medals:, 14 – South Melbourne / Sydney (1940, 1949, 1955, 1959, 1963, 1968, 1970, 1977, 1981, 1986, 1988, 1995, 2003, 2006)
AFL Brownlow Medal Winners
|Year||Player||Club||No. of Votes|
|2001||Jason Akermanis||Brisbane Lions||23|
|2002||Simon Black||Brisbane Lions||25|
|2004||Chris Judd||West Coast||30|
|2005||Ben Cousins||West Coast||20|
|2008||Adam Cooney||Western Bulldogs||24|
|2009||Gary Ablett Jr||Geelong||30|
|2012||Trent Cotchin & Sam Mitchell||Richmond & Hawthorn||26|
|2013||Gary Ablett Jr||Gold Coast||28|
|2014||Matt Priddis||West Coast||26|