1924 Brownlow Medal
The 1924 Brownlow Medal was the inaugural year the award was presented to the player adjudged the fairest and best player during the Victorian Football League (VFL) home and away season. Edward 'Carji' Greeves of the Geelong Football Club won the medal by polling seven votes during the 1924 VFL season.
|1924 Brownlow Medal|
|Winner||Edward 'Carji' Greeves(Geelong)|
- The field umpire awarded one vote to who he adjudged was the best player on the field.
- The player that finished with the most votes would be awarded the 1924 Brownlow Medal.
- In the event of a tie, the players with the most votes would both receive a replica of the medal.
|1st||Edward Greeves, Jr. (Geelong)||7|
|=2nd||George Shorten (Essendon)||6|
|Bert Chadwick (Melbourne)|
|4th||Doug Hayes (Richmond)||4|
|=5th||Paddy O'Brien (Carlton)||3|
|Jack Moriarty (Fitzroy)|
|Arthur Pink (Geelong)|
|Mark Tandy (South Melbourne)|
|=9th||Maurie Beasy (Carlton)||2|
|Norm Beckton (Essendon)|
|Les Bryant (Fitzroy)|
|Jim Spain (Richmond)|
|Colin Watson (St Kilda)|
|Wels Eicke (St Kilda)|
|Jack O'Connell (South Melbourne)|
|Roy Cazaly (South Melbourne)|
Greeves' seven best on grounds in just fourteen games played is another amazing statistic. With vote inflation included (where 1 vote in 1924 equals 3 votes), Greeves is one of the most consistent vote-getters of all time with an average of 0.81 votes per game throughout his 10-season career.
The following list shows the teams whose players polled the most votes. Geelong topped the list with 11 votes, 7 of them made up by 'Carji' Greeves.
|= 7th||St Kilda|
Leading vote-getters by team
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- Lovett, p. 502
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- "1924 Season Scores – Ladder". AFL Tables. Archived from the original on 3 October 2009. Retrieved 20 September 2009.
- Lovett, p. 503