1999 Brownlow Medal

The 1999 Brownlow Medal was the 72nd year the award was presented to the player adjudged the fairest and best player during the Australian Football League (AFL) home and away season.[1] Shane Crawford of the Hawthorn Football Club won the medal by polling twenty-eight votes during the 1999 AFL season.[2]

1999 Brownlow Medal
LocationSydney, Australia
WinnerShane Crawford (Hawthorn)
28 votes
Television/radio coverage
NetworkSeven Network

The count was notable in that it was the first (and, as of 2018, only) time since the award's inception in 1924 that it was held outside Melbourne.[3][4]

Leading votegettersEdit

Player Votes
1st Shane Crawford (Hawthorn) 28
2nd Mark Mercuri (Essendon) 22
=3rd Matthew Allan (Carlton) 20
Nathan Buckley (Collingwood)
5th Wayne Schwass (Sydney) 19
6th Craig Bradley (Carlton) 18
7th Matthew Richardson (Richmond) 16
=8th Adrian Fletcher (Fremantle) 15
Ben Cousins (West Coast)
10th Scott West (Western Bulldogs) 14


  1. ^ Lovett, Michael (ed.). AFL Record Season Guide 2009. Docklands, Victoria: Slattery Media Group. p. 496. ISBN 978-0-9805162-6-5.
  2. ^ "1999 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  3. ^ Browne, Ashley (16 November 2016). "Mitchell's triumph adds to Hawks' quirky Brownlow winners". AFL.com.au. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  4. ^ Crawford, Shane (22 September 2014). "Shane Crawford: Winning Brownlow changes your life, but it shouldn't change your approach to footy". Fox Sports Australia. Retrieved 16 November 2016.