1972 Brownlow Medal

The 1972 Brownlow Medal was the 45th 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] Len Thompson of the Collingwood Football Club won the medal by polling twenty-five votes during the 1972 VFL season.[2]

1972 Brownlow Medal
WinnerLen Thompson (Collingwood)
25 votes
Television/radio coverage
NetworkSeven Network

Leading votegetters

1stLen Thompson (Collingwood)25
2ndGreg Wells (Melbourne)22
=3rdJohn Williams (Essendon)18
Gary Hardeman (Melbourne)
5thLeigh Matthews (Hawthorn)16
6thJohn Murphy (Fitzroy)15
7thJohn Greening (Collingwood)14
=8thGary Dempsey (Footscray)12
David Clarke (Geelong)
Stan Alves (Melbourne)


  1. Lovett, Michael (ed.). AFL Record Season Guide 2009. Docklands, Victoria: Slattery Media Group. p. 496. ISBN 978-0-9805162-6-5.
  2. "1972 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

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