What is the Brownlow Medal?
The Brownlow Medal is awarded annually at the end of each AFL season to the best and fairest player in the league. The medal is named after Geelong football legend Chas Brownlow, and has been awarded since 1924.
How are votes awarded?
At the end of each round of the regular season, the field umpires for each match award votes to the players they judge as being the best and fairest for the match. Votes are awarded in the order of three, two, one, for the best three players. The votes are kept confidential until the end of the season. If a player is suspended during the season by the AFL tribunal, they are ruled ineligible to win the award.