1997 Brownlow Medal

The 1997 Brownlow Medal was the 70th 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] Robert Harvey of the St Kilda Football Club won the medal by polling twenty-six votes during the 1997 AFL season.[2] Despite polling more votes than Harvey, Chris Grant of the Western Bulldogs was ineligible due to suspension.

1997 Brownlow Medal
WinnerRobert Harvey (St Kilda)
26 votes
Television/radio coverage
NetworkSeven Network

Leading votegetters

Chris Grant (Western Bulldogs)*27
1stRobert Harvey (St Kilda) 26
=2ndPeter Matera (West Coast)21
Paul Kelly (Sydney)
=4thNathan Burke (St Kilda)18
Mark Ricciuto (Adelaide)
6thBrad Sholl (Geelong)16
=7thAndrew Wills (Fremantle)15
Craig Bradley (Carlton)
=9thPaul Salmon (Hawthorn)13
Nathan Buckley (Collingwood)
Darren Jarman (Adelaide)*13
Dale Lewis (Sydney)*

* 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. "1997 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

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