1971 Brownlow Medal

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1971 Brownlow Medal
Winner Ian Stewart (Richmond)
21 votes
Television/radio coverage
Network Seven Network

The 1971 Brownlow Medal was the 44th year the award was presented to the player adjudged the fairest and best player during the Victorian Football League (VFL) home and away season.[1] Ian Stewart of the Richmond Football Club won the medal by polling twenty-one votes during the 1971 VFL season.[2]

Leading votegetters[edit]

Player Votes
1st Ian Stewart (Richmond) 21
=2nd Barry Davis (Essendon) 18
Peter Hudson (Hawthorn)
John McIntosh (St Kilda)
=5th Alex Ruscuklic (Fitzroy) 16
Gary Dempsey (Footscray)
Bill Ryan (Geelong)
Ross Smith (St Kilda)
9th Des Tuddenham (Collingwood) 15
10th John Murphy (Fitzroy) 14


  1. ^ Lovett, Michael (ed.). AFL Record Season Guide 2009. Docklands, Victoria: Slattery Media Group. p. 496. ISBN 978-0-9805162-6-5. 
  2. ^ "1971 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 7 November 2016.