1961 Brownlow Medal

The 1961 Brownlow Medal was the 34th 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] John James of the Carlton Football Club won the medal by polling twenty-one votes during the 1961 VFL season.[2]

1961 Brownlow Medal
WinnerJohn James (Carlton)
21 votes
Television/radio coverage
NetworkSeven Network

Leading votegetters

1stJohn James (Carlton)21
2ndLaurie Dwyer (North Melbourne)19
3rdIan Law (Hawthorn)17
4thFrank Johnson (South Melbourne)13
=5thCharlie Evans (Footscray)12
Ted Whitten (Footscray)
Brendan Edwards (Hawthorn)
Jim Taylor (South Melbourne)
=9thKevin Murray (Fitzroy)11
Ron Branton (Richmond)


  1. Lovett, Michael (ed.). AFL Record Season Guide 2009. Docklands, Victoria: Slattery Media Group. p. 496. ISBN 978-0-9805162-6-5.
  2. "1961 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 6 November 2016.

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