1976 Brownlow Medal

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1976 Brownlow Medal
WinnerGraham Moss (Essendon)
48 votes
Television/radio coverage
NetworkSeven Network

The 1976 Brownlow Medal was the 49th 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] Graham Moss of the Essendon Football Club won the medal by polling forty-eight votes during the 1976 VFL season.[2] The count was the first of two occasions in which the two field umpires independently voted for the best players on the ground under the 3-2-1 system. This meant that the winner of the Brownlow had a higher number of votes than usual. From 1978 onwards, the field umpires conferred after each game and awarded a single set of votes, rather than voting independently.

Leading votegetters[edit]

Player Votes
1st Graham Moss (Essendon) 48
2nd Peter Knights (Hawthorn) 45
3rd Francis Bourke (Richmond) 36
=4th Gary Dempsey (Footscray) 28
Greg Wells (Melbourne)
Barry Cable (North Melbourne)
=7th Ron Alexander (Fitzroy) 26
Bruce Nankervis (Geelong)
9th Garry Wilson (Fitzroy) 24
=10th Robert Neal (Geelong)
Leigh Matthews (Hawthorn)


  1. ^ Lovett, Michael (ed.). AFL Record Season Guide 2009. Docklands, Victoria: Slattery Media Group. p. 496. ISBN 978-0-9805162-6-5.
  2. ^ "1976 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 7 November 2016.