1978 Brownlow Medal

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1978 Brownlow Medal
Date 25 September
Location Southern Cross Ballroom
Winner Malcolm Blight (North Melbourne)
22 votes
Television/Radio coverage
Network Seven Network

The 1978 Brownlow Medal was the 51st 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] Malcolm Blight of the North Melbourne Football Club won the medal by polling twenty-two votes during the 1978 VFL season.[2]

Leading votegetters[edit]

Player Votes
1st Malcolm Blight (North Melbourne) 22
2nd Peter Knights (Hawthorn) 21
3rd Garry Wilson (Fitzroy) 20
4th Kevin Bartlett (Richmond) 19
5th Gary Dempsey (Western Bulldogs) 16
6th Graham Teasdale (Sydney) 15
=7th Michael Tuck (Hawthorn) 14
Geoff Raines (Richmond)
Robert Flower (Melbourne)
Ray Shaw (Collingwood)* 14

* The player was ineligible to win the medal due to suspension by the VFL Tribunal during the year.


  1. ^ Lovett, Michael (ed.). AFL Record Season Guide 2009. Docklands, Victoria: Slattery Media Group. p. 496. ISBN 978-0-9805162-6-5. 
  2. ^ "1978 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 7 November 2016.