Brownlow Medal 2007

2007 Brownlow Medal - Winner Jimmy Bartel

Geelong's Jimmy Bartel has won the 2007 AFL Brownlow Medal, polling 29 votes despite missing the final two games of the 2007 season.

Bartel finished seven votes ahead of Brisbane Lions' Simon Black, West Coast's Daniel Kerr and the Kangaroos' Brent Harvey, who all finished on 22 votes.

Jimmy Bartel with his Brownlow

Gary Ablett Jnr, the favourite before the Brownlow count began, polled 20 votes. Bartel and Ablett sat beside each other during the count and the former expected the favourite to win.

"It's been interesting all night, we've been having a bit of a laugh," Bartel said. "He did very well, but I definitely saw him up here instead of myself."

Geelong coach Mark Thompson said Bartel had been an integral member of the side and deserved his victory.

Bartel is Geelong's fifth Brownlow winner and as one of Geelong's nine All-Australians this season he averaged 27 disposals a game in his 20 home and away matches.

Gary Ablett and Lauren Phillips
Judd and Twigley
Chantelle Delaney & Jess Sinclair
Gary Ablett Jnr & Lauren Phillips
Chris Judd & Rebecca Twigley

2007 Brownlow Votes Leaderboard

Congratulations to Geelong's Jimmy Bartel winner of the 2007 Brownlow Medal.

Top 10 Brownlow vote getters after
Round 22
Player Team Votes
Jimmy Bartel Geelong
Simon Black Brisbane
Brent Harvey Kangaroos
Daniel Kerr* West Coast Eagles
Sam Mitchell Hawthorn
Gary Ablett Jnr Geelong
Dane Swan Collingwood
Adam Goodes* Sydney
Scott Thomson Adelaide
Jonathan Brown Brisbane

* ineligible

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The Brownlow Medal is the official "best and fairest" award of the Australian Football League. Votes are awarded by the umpires at the end of each match of each round of the regular season. At the conclusion of the regular season votes are totaled and the best and fairest player is announced prior to the AFL grand final.

Brownlow Medal fashions

2007 Brownlow Fashions

A highlight each year are the fashions on display on the red carpet at the Brownlow Medal. Neighbours star Stephanie Mcintosh was one of the famous faces adding to the glamour at the 2006 Brownlow red carpet.

In 2004 it was Rebecca Twigley's dress that stole the show on Brownlow night. Who do you think it was in 2007?

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