1995 Brownlow Medal

The 1995 Brownlow Medal was the 68th year the award was presented to the player adjudged the fairest and best player during the Australian Football League (AFL) home and away season.[1] Paul Kelly of the Sydney Swans won the medal by polling twenty-one votes during the 1995 AFL season.[2] For the first time, the State Government legalised betting on the Brownlow Medal, a move which concerned some due to the high potential for corruption. The pre-count favourites for the medal were Wayne Carey (3/1), Wayne Campbell (7/2), Peter Matera (10/1), James Hird and Craig Bradley (each 12/1).[3] Eventual winner Paul Kelly was considered a 25/1 outside chance.[4]

1995 Brownlow Medal
WinnerPaul Kelly (Sydney)
21 votes
Television/radio coverage
NetworkSeven Network

Leading votegetters

1stPaul Kelly (Sydney)21
Darren Jarman (Hawthorn)*18
Garry Hocking (Geelong)*17
=2ndMichael Long (Essendon)16
Matthew Knights (Richmond)
Robert Harvey (St Kilda)
Paul Couch (Geelong)
6thJim Stynes (Melbourne)15
=7thWayne Carey (North Melbourne)14
Tony Liberatore (Footscray)
=9thPeter Matera (West Coast)13
Scott Chisholm (Fremantle)
Michael Voss (Brisbane Bears)
Wayne Schwass (North Melbourne)
Andrew Jarman (Adelaide)*13
Stewart Loewe (St Kilda)*

* The player was ineligible to win the medal due to suspension by the AFL 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. "1995 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  3. Stephen Linnell (22 September 1995). "AFL fears corruption in Brownlow betting". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. p. 28.
  4. Stephen Linnell (26 September 1995). "Gritty Swan takes medal". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. p. 50.

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