1980 Brownlow Medal

The 1980 Brownlow Medal was the 53rd 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] Kelvin Templeton of the Footscray Football Club won the medal by polling twenty-two votes during the 1980 VFL season.[2]

1980 Brownlow Medal
WinnerKelvin Templeton (Footscray)
23 votes
Television/radio coverage
NetworkSeven Network

Leading votegetters

1stKelvin Templeton (Footscray)23
2ndMerv Neagle (Essendon)20
3rdRod Blake (Geelong)19
4thPeter Moore (Collingwood)18
5thTim Watson (Essendon)17
=6thChris Smith (Fitzroy)16
Leigh Matthews (Hawthorn)
Mark Lee (Richmond)
=9thKeith Greig (North Melbourne)15
Gary Dempsey (North Melbourne)


  1. Lovett, Michael (ed.). AFL Record Season Guide 2009. Docklands, Victoria: Slattery Media Group. p. 496. ISBN 978-0-9805162-6-5.
  2. "1980 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 11 February 2016.

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