2005 Brownlow Medal

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2005 Brownlow Medal
Date 19 September
Location Crown Palladium
Hosted by Eddie McGuire
Winner Ben Cousins (West Coast)
20[1] votes
Television/Radio coverage
Network Nine Network

The Brownlow Medal was awarded in 2005 to Ben Cousins from the West Coast Eagles for being the best and fairest player during the 2005 Australian Football League home and away season. It is the most prestigious individual award in Australian rules football and was held at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne, Victoria on 19 September 2005. It was Cousins first Brownlow Medal win, and the first 1–2 finish by a club in 86 years.[2]

Leading votegetters[edit]

Player Votes
1st Ben Cousins (West Coast) 20
2nd Daniel Kerr (West Coast) 19
3rd Nick Dal Santo (St Kilda) 18
4th Scott West (Western Bulldogs) 17
=5th Tyson Edwards (Adelaide)
Barry Hall (Sydney)
7th Luke Hodge (Hawthorn)
Chris Judd (West Coast)
=8th Mathew Pavlich (Fremantle)
Luke Power (Brisbane)
10th Jude Bolton (Sydney) 13

Voting Procedure[edit]

Under the current procedures, the three field umpires (those umpires who control the flow of the game, as opposed to goal or boundary umpires) confer after each match and award 3 votes, 2 votes and 1 vote to the players they regard as the best, second best and third best in the match respectively.


  1. ^ http://afltables.com/afl/brownlow/brownlow2005.html 2005
  2. ^ Australian Associated Press (20 September 2005). "West Coast skipper claims Brownlow Medal". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 

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