1940 Brownlow Medal

The 1940 Brownlow Medal was the 17th 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] Des Fothergill of the Collingwood Football Club and Herbie Matthews of the South Melbourne Football Club both won the medal by polling thirty-two votes during the 1940 VFL season.[2]

1940 Brownlow Medal
WinnerDes Fothergill (Collingwood)
Herbie Matthews (South Melbourne)
32 votes

Leading votegetters

=1stDes Fothergill (Collingwood)32
Herbie Matthews (South Melbourne)
3rdHugh Torney (Essendon)24
4thNorman Ware (Footscray)20
5thHarry Hickey (Footscray)15
6thGeorge Smeaton (Richmond)14
=7thGeorge Dougherty (Geelong)12
Stan Spinks (Hawthorn)
Jack Dyer (Richmond)
=10thWally Buttsworth (Essendon)11
Ron Baggott (Melbourne)


  1. Lovett, Michael (ed.). AFL Record Season Guide 2009. Docklands, Victoria: Slattery Media Group. p. 496. ISBN 978-0-9805162-6-5.
  2. "1940 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 3 November 2016.

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