1979 Brownlow Medal

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1979 Brownlow Medal
Date 24 September
Location Southern Cross Ballroom
Winner Peter Moore (Collingwood)
22 votes
Television/Radio coverage
Network Seven Network

The 1979 Brownlow Medal was the 52nd 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] Peter Moore of the Collingwood Football Club won the medal by polling twenty-two votes during the 1979 VFL season.[2]

Leading votegetters[edit]

Player Votes
1st Peter Moore (Collingwood) 22
2nd Garry Wilson (Fitzroy) 21
3rd Robert Flower (Melbourne) 19
4th Barry Round (Sydney) 17
5th Gary Dempsey (North Melbourne) 16
6th Ross Glendinning (North Melbourne) 14
=7th Terry Daniher (Essendon) 13
Mark Maclure (Carlton)
Robbert Klomp (Carlton)
Jeff Dunne (St Kilda)
Rene Kink* (Collingwood) 13

* The player was ineligible to win the medal due to suspension by the AFL 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. ^ "1979 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 7 November 2016.