1956 Brownlow Medal

The 1956 Brownlow Medal was the 29th 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] Peter Box of the Footscray Football Club won the medal by polling twenty-two votes during the 1956 VFL season.[2]

1956 Brownlow Medal
WinnerPeter Box (Footscray)
22 votes

Leading votegetters

1stPeter Box (Footscray)22
2ndPeter Pianto (Geelong)16
3rdJim Dorgan (South Melbourne)15
=4thRoy Simmonds (Hawthorn)13
Ron Barassi (Melbourne)
John Beckwith (Melbourne)
7thNeil Roberts (St Kilda)12
=8thBill Stephen (Fitzroy)11
Bernie Smith (Geelong)
John O'Mahoney (Hawthorn)
Denis Cordner (Melbourne)
Des Rowe (Richmond)


  1. Lovett, Michael (ed.). AFL Record Season Guide 2009. Docklands, Victoria: Slattery Media Group. p. 496. ISBN 978-0-9805162-6-5.
  2. "1956 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 6 November 2016.

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