W. S. Crichton Medal

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W.S. Crichton Medal
W.S. Crichton Medal.svg
Awarded for The Best and Fairest player of the Essendon Football Club
Location Crown Palladium Ballroom
Country Australia
Presented by Essendon Football Club
First awarded 1901
Last awarded Ongoing
Currently held by Dyson Heppell (Essendon Football Club)
Official website Essendon Football Club Honours

The W.S. Crichton Medal is the name given to Best and Fairest award for Australian rules football team the Essendon Football Club. The naming of the award is to honour Walter S. Crichton, a former administrator for Essendon (who was a committeeman from 1926-1931, vice-president from 1932-1940, and president from 1941-1959).

The Best and Fairest award has been awarded since 1897, although before 1921 records of winners are patchy; the award was suspended during World War I.

Recipients:

Year Winner
2014 Dyson Heppell
2013 Brendon Goddard
2012 Jobe Watson

(Brownlow Medal winner)

2011 David Zaharakis
2010 Jobe Watson
2009 Jobe Watson
2008 David Hille
2007 James Hird
2006 Scott Lucas
2005 Jason Johnson
2004 Adam McPhee
2003 James Hird, Scott Lucas (tied)
2002 Mark Johnson
2001 Jason Johnson
2000 Dustin Fletcher
1999 Mark Mercuri
1998 Damien Hardwick
1997 Sean Denham
1996 James Hird

(Brownlow Medal winner)

1995 James Hird
1994 James Hird
1993 Gary O'Donnell
1992 Mark Harvey
1991 Alan Ezard
1990 Mark Thompson
1989 Tim Watson
1988 Tim Watson
1987 Mark Thompson
1986 Glenn Hawker
1985 Tim Watson
1984 Simon Madden
1983 Simon Madden
1982 Terry Daniher
1981 Neale Daniher
1980 Tim Watson
1979 Simon Madden
1978 Ken Fletcher
1977 Simon Madden
1976 Graham Moss

(Brownlow Medal winner)

1975 Graham Moss
1974 Graham Moss
1973 Andrew Wilson
1972 Neville Fields
1971 Barry Davis
1970 Daryl Gerlach
1969 Barry Davis
1968 Barry Davis
1967 John Birt
1966 Don McKenzie
1965 John Birt
1964 Ken Fraser
1963 Ken Fraser
1962 Jack Clarke
1961 John Birt
1960 Reg Burgess
1959 Hugh Mitchell
1958 Jack Clarke
1957 Reg Burgess
1956 Bill Hutchison
1955 Bill Hutchison
1954 John Gill
1953 Bill Hutchison

(Brownlow Medal winner)

1952 Bill Hutchison

(Brownlow Medal winner)

1951 Norm McDonald
1950 Bill Hutchison
1949 John Coleman
1948 Bill Hutchison
1947 Bill Hutchison
1946 Wally Buttsworth
1945 Wally Buttsworth
1944 Perc Bushby
1943 Dick Reynolds
1942 Dick Reynolds
1941 Wally Buttsworth
1940 Hugh Torney
1939 Dick Reynolds
1938 Dick Reynolds

(Brownlow Medal winner)

1937 Dick Reynolds

(Brownlow Medal winner)

1936 Dick Reynolds
1935 Keith Forbes
1934 Dick Reynolds

(Brownlow Medal winner)

1933 Paddy Walsh
1932 Syd Carman
1931 Tom Clarke
1930 Keith Forbes
1929 Howard Okey
1928 Norm Beckton
1927 Frank Maher
1926 Joe Harrison
1925 Greg Stockdale
1924 Tom Fitzmaurice
1923 Tom Fitzmaurice
1922 Tom Fitzmaurice
1920 Jack Garden
1913 Fred Baring
1912 Ernie Cameron
1911 Ernie Cameron
1909 Bill Busbridge
1908 Bill Busbridge
1906 Jack McKenzie
1903
1901 Albert Thurgood

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