1978 Brownlow Medal

The 1978 Brownlow Medal was the 51st 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] Malcolm Blight of the North Melbourne Football Club won the medal by polling twenty-two votes during the 1978 VFL season.[2]

1978 Brownlow Medal
Date25 September
LocationSouthern Cross Ballroom
WinnerMalcolm Blight (North Melbourne)
22 votes
Television/radio coverage
NetworkSeven Network

Leading votegetters

1stMalcolm Blight (North Melbourne)22
2ndPeter Knights (Hawthorn)21
3rdGarry Wilson (Fitzroy)20
4thKevin Bartlett (Richmond)19
5thGary Dempsey (Western Bulldogs)16
6thGraham Teasdale (Sydney)15
=7thMichael Tuck (Hawthorn)14
Geoff Raines (Richmond)
Robert Flower (Melbourne)
Ray Shaw (Collingwood)*14

* The player was ineligible to win the medal due to suspension by the VFL Tribunal during the year.


  1. Lovett, Michael (ed.). AFL Record Season Guide 2009. Docklands, Victoria: Slattery Media Group. p. 496. ISBN 978-0-9805162-6-5.
  2. "1978 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

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