2004 Brownlow Medal
The 2004 Brownlow Medal was the 77th year the award was presented to the player adjudged the fairest and best player during the Australian Football League (AFL) home and away season. Chris Judd of the West Coast Eagles won the medal by polling thirty votes during the 2004 AFL season.
|2004 Brownlow Medal|
|Hosted by||Stephen Quartermain|
|Winner||Chris Judd (West Coast)|
|1st||Chris Judd (West Coast)||30|
|2nd||Mark Ricciuto (Adelaide)||23|
|3rd||Chad Cornes (Port Adelaide)||22|
|=4th||Scott West (Western Bulldogs)||20|
|Brett Kirk (Sydney)|
|6th||Simon Black (Brisbane)||18|
|=7th||Luke Power (Brisbane)||17|
|Nick Riewoldt (St Kilda)|
|Nigel Lappin (Brisbane)|
|=10th||Jeff White (Melbourne)||15|
|Warren Tredrea (Port Adelaide)|
The three field umpires (those umpires who control the flow of the game, as opposed to goal or boundary umpires) confer after each match and award three votes, two votes and one vote to the players they regard as the best, second best and third best in the match, respectively. The votes are kept secret until the awards night, and are read and tallied on the evening.
As the medal is awarded to the fairest and best player in the league, those who have been suspended during the season by the AFL Tribunal (or, who avoided suspension only because of a discount for a good record or an early guilty plea) are ineligible to win the award; however, they may still continue to poll votes.