The 1979 Brownlow Medal was the 52nd year the award was presented to the player adjudged the fairest and best player during the Victorian Football League (VFL) home and away season.[1] Peter Moore of the Collingwood Football Club won the medal by polling twenty-two votes during the 1979 VFL season.[2]

1979 Brownlow Medal
Date24 September
LocationSouthern Cross Ballroom
WinnerPeter Moore (Collingwood)
22 votes
Television/radio coverage
NetworkSeven Network
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Leading votegetters edit

Player Votes
1st Peter Moore (Collingwood) 22
2nd Garry Wilson (Fitzroy) 21
3rd Robert Flower (Melbourne) 19
4th Barry Round (Sydney) 17
5th Gary Dempsey (North Melbourne) 16
6th Ross Glendinning (North Melbourne) 14
=7th Terry Daniher (Essendon) 13
Mark Maclure (Carlton)
Robbert Klomp (Carlton)
Jeff Dunne (St Kilda)
Rene Kink* (Collingwood) 13

* The player was ineligible to win the medal due to suspension by the AFL Tribunal during the year.

References edit

  1. ^ Lovett, Michael, ed. (2009). AFL Record Season Guide 2009. Docklands, Victoria: Slattery Media Group. p. 496. ISBN 978-0-9805162-6-5.
  2. ^ "1979 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 7 November 2016.