The Coleman Medal is awarded yearly to the Australian Football League player who kicks the most goals in home-and-away matches in that year. It is named after John Coleman, the former Essendon full forward debuting with 12 goals to his name, he then carried on to kick 537 goals in 98 games and unfortunately was cut short by injury.
Coleman Medal winners
Although only instituted in 1981, retrospective Coleman Medals were presented in 2004, dating back to 1955 which was the first season after Coleman's retirement. Winners prior to that were retrospectively awarded Leading Goalkicker Medals. The winners of the Coleman Medal are:
Leading Goalkicker Medal
Awarded prior to 1955 to the scorer of most goals in the home and away season.
- Leading goalkickers; accessed 17 March 2011