1985 Brownlow Medal

The 1985 Brownlow Medal was the 58th 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] Brad Hardie of the Footscray Football Club won the medal by polling twenty-two votes during the 1985 VFL season.[2]

1985 Brownlow Medal
WinnerBrad Hardie (Footscray)
22 votes
Television/radio coverage
NetworkSeven Network

Leading votegetters

1stBrad Hardie (Footscray)22
2ndJustin Madden (Carlton)21
3rdPaul Roos (Fitzroy)16
=4thBrian Royal (Footscray)15
Matthew Larkin (North Melbourne)
Stephen Wallis (Footscray)
Greg Williams (Geelong)
Tim Watson (Essendon)
Gary Ablett (Geelong)*15
=9thMaurice Rioli (Richmond)14
Tom Alvin (Carlton)
Jim Krakouer (North Melbourne)*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. "1985 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 21 August 2015.

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