1989 Brownlow Medal

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1989 Brownlow Medal
Winner Paul Couch (Geelong)
22 votes
Television/Radio coverage
Network Seven Network

The 1989 Brownlow Medal was the 62nd 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] Paul Couch of the Geelong Football Club won the medal by polling twenty-two votes during the 1989 VFL season.[2]

Leading votegetters[edit]

Player Votes
1st Paul Couch (Geelong) 22
2nd John Platten (Hawthorn) 20
=3rd Jason Dunstall (Hawthorn) 16
Tim Watson (Essendon)
Nicky Winmar (St Kilda)
Greg Williams (Sydney)* 16
=6th Paul Hawke (Collingwood) 14
Roger Merrett (Brisbane Bears)
8th Guy McKenna (West Coast) 13
=9th Garry Hocking (Geelong) 12
Peter Daicos (Collingwood)

* 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. ^ "1989 Brownlow Medal". AFL Tables. Retrieved 7 November 2016.