1987 Brownlow Medal

The 1987 Brownlow Medal was the 60th 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] Tony Lockett of the St Kilda Football Club and John Platten of the Hawthorn Football Club both won the medal by polling twenty votes during the 1987 VFL season.[2]

1987 Brownlow Medal
WinnersTony Lockett (St Kilda)
John Platten (Hawthorn)
20 votes
Television/radio coverage
NetworkSeven Network

Leading votegetters

=1stTony Lockett (St Kilda)20
John Platten (Hawthorn)
=3rdPaul Meldrum (Carlton)15
Brian Royal (Footscray)
=5thCraig Bradley (Carlton)14
Michael Tuck (Hawthorn)
Stephen Kernahan (Carlton)
Greg Williams (Sydney)*13
=9thBrian Wilson (Melbourne)12
Mark Naley (Carlton)

* 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. "1987 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

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