Bob Skilton Medal

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The Bob Skilton Medal is an annual Australian rules football award presented to the player(s) adjudged the best and fairest at the Sydney Swans (formerly the South Melbourne Football Club) throughout the Victorian Football League/Australian Football League (VFL/AFL) season. It is named after Bob Skilton, who won the award a record nine times from 1958 to 1968.

Recipients[edit]

^ Denotes current player
+ Player won Brownlow Medal in same season
Season Recipient(s) Ref.
1927 McKay, HecHec McKay
1928 Stanbridge, CharlieCharlie Stanbridge
1929 Wheelahan, DannyDanny Wheelahan
1930 Hillis, RonRon Hillis
1931 Thomas, LenLen Thomas
1932 Faul, BillBill Faul
1933 Clarke, HarryHarry Clarke
1934 Brain, TerryTerry Brain
1935 Hillis, RonRon Hillis (2)
1936 Matthews, HerbieHerbie Matthews
1937 Matthews, HerbieHerbie Matthews (2)
1938 Thomas, LenLen Thomas (2)
1939 Matthews, HerbieHerbie Matthews (3)
1940 Matthews, HerbieHerbie Matthews+ (4)
1941 Ritchie, RexRex Ritchie
1942 Cleary, JimJim Cleary
1943 Matthews, HerbieHerbie Matthews (5)
1944 Cleary, JimJim Cleary (2)
1945 Graham, JackJack Graham
1946 Williams, BillBill Williams
1947 Williams, BillBill Williams (2)
1948 Clegg, RonRon Clegg
1949 Clegg, RonRon Clegg+ (2)
1950 Williams, BillBill Williams (3)
1951 Clegg, RonRon Clegg (3)
1952 Schaefer, KeithKeith Schaefer
1953 Taylor, JimJim Taylor
1954 Lane, EddieEddie Lane
1955 Gillett, IanIan Gillett
1956 Dorgan, JimJim Dorgan
1957 Taylor, JimJim Taylor (2)
1958 Skilton, BobBob Skilton
1959 Skilton, BobBob Skilton+ (2)
1960 Johnson, FrankFrank Johnson
1961 Skilton, BobBob Skilton (3)
1962 Skilton, BobBob Skilton (4)
1963 Skilton, BobBob Skilton+ (5)
1964 Skilton, BobBob Skilton (6)
1965 Skilton, BobBob Skilton (7)
1966 Papley, MaxMax Papley
1967 Skilton, BobBob Skilton (8)
1968 Skilton, BobBob Skilton+ (9)
1969 Bedford, PeterPeter Bedford
1970 Bedford, PeterPeter Bedford+ (2)
1971 Bedford, PeterPeter Bedford (3)
1972 Cook, RussellRussell Cook
1973 Bedford, PeterPeter Bedford (4)
1974 Goss, NormNorm Goss
1975 Bedford, PeterPeter Bedford (5)
1976 Quade, RickRick Quade
1977 Teasdale, GrahamGraham Teasdale+
1978 Murphy, JohnJohn Murphy
1979 Round, BarryBarry Round
1980 Ackerly, DavidDavid Ackerly
1981 Round, BarryBarry Round+ (2)
1982 Ackerly, DavidDavid Ackerly (2)
1983 Browning, MarkMark Browning
1984 Evans, BernieBernie Evans
1985 Wright, StephenStephen Wright
1986 Healy, GerardGerard Healy
1987 Healy, GerardGerard Healy (2)
1988 Healy, GerardGerard Healy+ (3)
1989 Bayes, MarkMark Bayes
1990 Wright, StephenStephen Wright (2)
1991 Mitchell, BarryBarry Mitchell
1992 Kelly, PaulPaul Kelly
1993 Kelly, PaulPaul Kelly (2)
1994 Creswell, DarynDaryn Creswell
1995 Lockett, TonyTony Lockett
1996 Kelly, PaulPaul Kelly (3)
1997 Kelly, PaulPaul Kelly (4)
1998 O'Loughlin, MichaelMichael O'Loughlin
1999 Schwass, WayneWayne Schwass
2000 Schauble, AndrewAndrew Schauble
2001 Williams, PaulPaul Williams
2002 Williams, PaulPaul Williams (2)
2003 Goodes, AdamAdam Goodes+ [1]
2004 Hall, BarryBarry Hall [2]
2005 Kirk, BrettBrett Kirk [3]
2006 Goodes, AdamAdam Goodes+ (2) [4]
2007 Kirk, BrettBrett Kirk (2) [5]
2008 McVeigh, JarradJarrad McVeigh^ [6]
2009 O'Keefe, RyanRyan O'Keefe [7]
2010 Jack, KierenKieren Jack^ [8]
2011 Goodes, AdamAdam Goodes (3) [9]
2012 Kennedy, JoshJosh Kennedy^ [10]
2013 McVeigh, JarradJarrad McVeigh^ (2) [11]
2014 Parker, LukeLuke Parker^ [12]
2015 Kennedy, JoshJosh Kennedy^ (2) [13]
2016 Kennedy, JoshJosh Kennedy^ (3) [14]

Multiple winners[edit]

^ Denotes current player
Player Medals Seasons
Skilton, BobBob Skilton 9 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968
Bedford, PeterPeter Bedford 5 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975
Matthews, HerbieHerbie Matthews 5 1936, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1943
Kelly, PaulPaul Kelly 4 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997
Clegg, RonRon Clegg 3 1948, 1949, 1951
Goodes, AdamAdam Goodes 3 2003, 2006, 2011
Healy, GerardGerard Healy 3 1986, 1987, 1988
Kennedy, JoshJosh Kennedy^ 3 2012, 2015, 2016
Williams, BillBill Williams 3 1946, 1947, 1950
Ackerly, DavidDavid Ackerly 2 1980, 1982
Cleary, JimJim Cleary 2 1942, 1944
Hillis, RonRon Hillis 2 1930, 1935
Kirk, BrettBrett Kirk 2 2005, 2007
McVeigh, JarradJarrad McVeigh^ 2 2008, 2013
Round, BarryBarry Round 2 1979, 1981
Taylor, JimJim Taylor 2 1953, 1957
Thomas, LenLen Thomas 2 1931, 1938
Williams, PaulPaul Williams 2 2001, 2002
Wright, StephenStephen Wright 2 1985, 1990

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Sydney Swans champion and Indigenous leader Adam Goodes named 2014 Australian of the Year". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Cordy, Neil (21 February 2014). "Former Sydney Swans Barry Hall and Craig Bolton inducted into hall of fame". The Daily Telegraph. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Cousins awarded Eagles' best and fairest". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 1 October 2005. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  4. ^ Cowley, Michael (7 October 2006). "Better than the Brownlow: Goodes takes out his 'proudest' award". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "McLeod collects Crows' top gong". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 6 October 2007. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  6. ^ Morrissey, Tim (1 October 2008). "Jarrad McVeigh takes best and fairest". The Daily Telegraph. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Ryan O'Keefe wins Sydney Swans 2009 best and fairest award". Fox Sports (Australia). News Corp Australia. 11 September 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  8. ^ Johnson, Paul (1 October 2010). "Jack caps breakout year with Skilton Medal". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  9. ^ Otto, Tyson (7 October 2011). "Adam Goodes wins third Bob Skilton Medal". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Sydney Swans midfielder Josh Kennedy emphatically claims first Bob Skilton medal after superb season". Fox Sports (Australia). News Corp Australia. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  11. ^ Cordy, Neil (5 October 2013). "Sydney co-captain Jarrad McVeigh wins second Swans best and fairest Bob Skilton Medal". The Daily Telegraph. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  12. ^ Stevenson, Amy (3 October 2014). "Adam Goodes ready for another year, Luke Parker wins 2014 Bob Skilton Medal". The Daily Telegraph. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  13. ^ Sygall, David (9 October 2015). "Sydney Swans star on-baller Josh Kennedy claims second Bob Skilton Medal". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  14. ^ Curley, Adam (6 October 2016). "Star Swan Kennedy pips Hannebery for third best and fairest". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 6 October 2016.