1989 Brownlow Medal

The 1989 Brownlow Medal was the 62nd 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] Paul Couch of the Geelong Football Club won the medal by polling twenty-two votes during the 1989 VFL season.[2]

1989 Brownlow Medal
WinnerPaul Couch (Geelong)
22 votes
Television/radio coverage
NetworkSeven Network

Leading votegetters

1stPaul Couch (Geelong)22
2ndJohn Platten (Hawthorn)20
=3rdJason Dunstall (Hawthorn)16
Tim Watson (Essendon)
Nicky Winmar (St Kilda)
Greg Williams (Sydney)*16
=6thPaul Hawke (Collingwood)14
Roger Merrett (Brisbane Bears)
8thGuy McKenna (West Coast)13
=9thGarry Hocking (Geelong)12
Peter Daicos (Collingwood)

* 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. "1989 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

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