2006 Brownlow Medal

The 2006 Brownlow Medal was the 79th 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] Adam Goodes of the Sydney Swans won the medal by polling twenty-six votes during the 2006 AFL season.[2] It was Goodes' second Brownlow Medal win, after his victory in 2003.[3]

2006 Brownlow Medal
Date25 September
LocationCrown Palladium
Hosted byStephen Quartermain
WinnerAdam Goodes (Sydney)
26 votes
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNetwork Ten

Leading votegetters

1stAdam Goodes (Sydney)26
2ndScott West (Western Bulldogs)23
Daniel Kerr (West Coast)*22
3rdChris Judd (West Coast)21
4thBrad Johnson (Western Bulldogs)19
=5thShaun Burgoyne (Port Adelaide)15
Brendon Lade (Port Adelaide)
Matthew Pavlich (Fremantle)
8thPaul Chapman (Geelong)14
=9thJonathan Brown (Brisbane)13
Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn)
Nathan Thompson (Kangaroos)
Danyle Pearce (Port Adelaide)
Ben Cousins (West Coast)

* The player was ineligible to win the medal due to suspension by the AFL Tribunal during the year.

Voting procedure

The three field umpires (those umpires who control the flow of the game, as opposed to goal or boundary umpires) confer after each match and award three votes, two votes and one vote to the players they regard as the best, second best and third best in the match, respectively. The votes are kept secret until the awards night, and are read and tallied on the evening.

As the medal is awarded to the fairest and best player in the league, those who have been suspended during the season by the AFL Tribunal (or, who avoided suspension only because of a discount for a good record or an early guilty plea) are ineligible to win the award; however, they may still continue to poll votes.


  1. Lovett, Michael (ed.). AFL Record Season Guide 2009. Docklands, Victoria: Slattery Media Group. p. 496. ISBN 978-0-9805162-6-5.
  2. "2006 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  3. Cowley, Michael (26 September 2006). "It's all Goodes: Swan takes the Brownlow". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 26 February 2011.

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