2000 Brownlow Medal

The 2000 Brownlow Medal was the 73rd 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 Woewodin of the Melbourne Football Club won the medal by polling twenty-four votes during the 2000 AFL season.[2]

2000 Brownlow Medal
WinnerShane Woewodin (Melbourne)
24 votes
Television/radio coverage
NetworkSeven Network

The Essendon Football Club set a record for the highest number of votes collected as a team, with 116 out of a possible 132 votes. The club polled at least one vote in every game, including all six votes in 14 games.[3]

Leading votegettersEdit

Player Votes
1st Shane Woewodin (Melbourne) 24
2nd Scott West (Western Bulldogs) 22
3rd Andrew McLeod (Adelaide) 20
4th Anthony Koutoufides (Carlton) 19
=5th Nathan Buckley (Collingwood) 18
Brett Ratten (Carlton)
=7th Michael O'Loughlin (Sydney) 16
Michael Voss (Brisbane Lions)
James Hird (Essendon)
=10th Wayne Carey (Kangaroos) 14
Nick Holland (Hawthorn)
Adem Yze (Melbourne)
Brent Harvey (Kangaroos)
Tony Liberatore (Western Bulldogs)
Matthew Lloyd (Essendon)


  1. ^ Lovett, Michael (ed.). AFL Record Season Guide 2009. Docklands, Victoria: Slattery Media Group. p. 496. ISBN 978-0-9805162-6-5.
  2. ^ "2000 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  3. ^ @js_kay (28 August 2018). "OTD in 2000 @EssendonFC polled a VFL / AFL record 116 (of possible 132) #Brownlow votes. The club polled... - all 6 votes in 14 rounds - the 3 votes in 20 rounds - at least one vote in all rounds - 74 of 78 votes in first 13 rounds" (Tweet) – via Twitter.