1986 Brownlow Medal

The 1986 Brownlow Medal was the 59th 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] Robert DiPierdomenico of the Hawthorn Football Club and Greg Williams of the Sydney Swans both won the medal by polling seventeen votes during the 1986 VFL season.[2]

1986 Brownlow Medal
WinnersRobert DiPierdomenico (Hawthorn)
Greg Williams (Sydney)
17 votes
Television/radio coverage
NetworkSeven Network

Leading votegetters

=1stRobert DiPierdomenico (Hawthorn)17
Greg Williams (Sydney)
3rdPaul Roos (Fitzroy)16
4thGlenn Hawker (Essendon)15
5thJohn Platten (Hawthorn)14
6thBruce Abernethy (Collingwood)13
=7thShane Morwood (Collingwood)12
Wayne Harmes (Carlton)
Jon Dorotich (Carlton)*12
9thRichard Loveridge (Hawthorn)11
=10thPeter McConville (Carlton)10
Alan Ezard Essendon
Paul Meldrum Carlton
Peter Daicos Collingwood
Dennis Carroll Sydney
Mark Dwyer Fitzroy

* 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. "1986 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 20 August 2015.

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