Copeland Trophy

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The E.W. Copeland Trophy is an Australian rules football award given by the Collingwood Football Club to the player adjudged Best and Fairest for Collingwood during the year.

The Copeland Shield, as it was formerly known, was donated by Ern Copeland, a secretary who came to the club in 1895 and lead the club through the 1890s depression, saving it from financial ruin. He remained an employee of Collingwood for 19 years, finally retiring in 1924. The trophy was unveiled in 1932, with the best and fairest award winners from the previous five years engraved on the trophy.[1]

Along with the Copeland Trophy, the R.T. Rush Trophy is awarded to the second best and fairest player, the J.J. Joyce Trophy is awarded to the third placed player, the Jock McHale Trophy to the fourth placed player, and the Jack Regan Trophy to the fifth placed player.

Winners[edit]

The winners of the Copeland Trophy are as follows:[2]

Year Winner
2014 Scott Pendlebury[3]
2013 Scott Pendlebury[4]
2012 Dayne Beams
2011 Scott Pendlebury
2010 Dane Swan[5]
2009 Dane Swan[5]
2008 Dane Swan[5]
2007 Travis Cloke
2006 Alan Didak
2005 James Clement
2004 James Clement
2003 Nathan Buckley (Brownlow Medal winner)
2002 Paul Licuria
2001 Paul Licuria
2000 Nathan Buckley[5]
1999 Nathan Buckley[5]
1998 Nathan Buckley[5]
1997 Gavin Brown
1996 Nathan Buckley
1995 Saverio Rocca
1994 Nathan Buckley and Gavin Brown (tied)
1993 Mick McGuane
1992 Mick McGuane
1991 Tony Francis
1990 Tony Shaw
1989 Gavin Brown
1988 Peter Daicos
1987 Darren Millane
1986 Wes Fellowes
1985 Mark Williams
1984 Tony Shaw
1983 Billy Picken
1982 Peter Daicos
1981 Mark Williams
1980 Peter Moore
1979 Peter Moore

(Brownlow Medal winner)

1978 Ray Shaw and Billy Picken (tied)
1977 Len Thompson
1976 Robert Hyde
1975 Phil Carman
1974 Wayne Richardson
1973 Len Thompson
1972 Len Thompson

(Brownlow Medal winner)

1971 Wayne Richardson
1970 Peter McKenna
1969 Barry Price
1968 Len Thompson
1967 Len Thompson
1966 Terry Waters
1965 Trevor Steer
1964 Ian Graham
1963 Des Tuddenham
1962 Murray Weideman
1961 Murray Weideman
1960 Ray Gabelich
1959 Thorold Merrett
1958 Thorold Merrett
1957 Murray Weideman
1956 Bill Twomey, Jr.
1955 Des Healey
1954 Neil Mann
1953 Bob Rose[5]
1952 Bob Rose[5]
1951 Bob Rose[5]
1950 Charlie Utting
1949 Bob Rose
1948 Phonse Kyne[5]
1947 Phonse Kyne[5]
1946 Phonse Kyne[5]
1943–45 No award due to World War II
1942 Alby Pannam
1941 Jack Murphy
1940 Des Fothergill

(Brownlow Medal winner)

1939 Marcus Whelan

(Brownlow Medal winner)

1938 Des Fothergill
1937 Des Fothergill
1936 Jack Regan
1935 Albert Collier
1934 Albert Collier
1933 Gordon Coventry
1932 Syd Coventry
1931 Harold Rumney
1930 Harry Collier

(Brownlow Medal winner)

1929 Albert Collier

(Brownlow Medal winner)

1928 Harry Collier
1927 Syd Coventry

(Brownlow Medal winner)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Copeland Trophy Unveiled". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 8 August 1932. p. 11. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Collingwood Honour Roll". 
  3. ^ Chiarelli, Simon (3 October 2014). "Copeland: Pendlebury's triple treat". collingwoofc.com.au. BigPond. 
  4. ^ Chiarelli, Simon (4 October 2013). "Pendlebury claims second Copeland Trophy". collingwoofc.com.au. BigPond. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Edmund, Sam (9 December 2010). "Copeland Trophy win proves Dane Swan is one of the greats at Collingwood". Herald Sun. Retrieved 8 December 2010.