1949 Brownlow Medal

The 1949 Brownlow Medal was the 22nd 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] Colin Austen of the Hawthorn Football Club and Ron Clegg of the South Melbourne Football Club both won the medal by polling twenty-three votes during the 1949 VFL season.[2]

1949 Brownlow Medal
WinnerColin Austen (Hawthorn)
Ron Clegg (South Melbourne)
23 votes

Leading votegetters

=1stCol Austen (Hawthorn)23
Ron Clegg (South Melbourne)
3rdHarold Bray (St Kilda)20
4thJohn Coleman (Essendon)15
=5thFred Flanagan (Geelong)14
Jim Ross (St Kilda)
7thErn Henfry (Carlton)13
=8thBill Hutchison (Essendon)12
Don Cordner (Melbourne)
Bill Wilson (Richmond)


  1. Lovett, Michael (ed.). AFL Record Season Guide 2009. Docklands, Victoria: Slattery Media Group. p. 496. ISBN 978-0-9805162-6-5.
  2. "1949 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 5 November 2016.

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