1939 Brownlow Medal

The 1939 Brownlow Medal was the 16th 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] Marcus Whelan of the Collingwood Football Club won the medal by polling twenty-three votes during the 1939 VFL season.[2]

1939 Brownlow Medal
WinnerMarcus Whelan (Collingwood)
23 votes

Leading votegetters

1stMarcus Whelan (Collingwood)23
2ndHarry Hickey (Footscray)20
3rdDick Reynolds (Essendon)19
4thJack Dyer (Richmond)17
5thWilfred Smallhorn (Fitzroy)16
=6thJock Cordner (North Melbourne)14
Syd Dyer (North Melbourne)
8thHerbie Matthews (South Melbourne)13
9thStan Spinks (Hawthorn)12
=10thAlby Pannam (Collingwood)11
Hugh Torney (Essendon)
Jim Cleary (South Melbourne)
Jack Mueller (Melbourne)*11

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


  1. Lovett, Michael (ed.). AFL Record Season Guide 2009. Docklands, Victoria: Slattery Media Group. p. 496. ISBN 978-0-9805162-6-5.
  2. "1939 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 3 November 2016.

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