Carji Greeves Medal

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The Carji Greeves Medal is a name given in recent decades to an Australian rules football award given to the player(s) adjudged best and fairest for the Geelong Football Club for the season.

Edward 'Carji' Greeves was a champion Geelong footballer who won the inaugural Brownlow Medal in 1924, for the best and fairest player in the Victorian Football League.

Recipients[edit]

^ Denotes current player
+ Player won Brownlow Medal in same season
Season Recipient(s) Ref.
1897 McShane, JoeJoe McShane
1898 Not awarded
1899 Not awarded
1900 Not awarded
1901 Not awarded
1902 Not awarded
1903 Rankin, TeddyTeddy Rankin
1904 Not awarded
1905 Young, HenryHenry Young
1906 Young, HenryHenry Young (2)
1907 Not awarded
1908 Not awarded
1909 Not awarded
1910 Grigg, DickDick Grigg [1]
1911 Grigg, DickDick Grigg (2) [1]
1912 Grigg, DickDick Grigg (3) [1]
1913 Not awarded
1914 Grigg, DickDick Grigg (4) [1]
1915 Eason, AlecAlec Eason
1916 None[a]
1917 Rankin, BertBert Rankin
1918 Not awarded
1919 Not awarded
1920 Jones, JockieJockie Jones
1921 McCarter, BillyBilly McCarter
1922 Johns, KeithKeith Johns
1923 McCarter, BillyBilly McCarter (2)
1924 Not awarded
1925 Not awarded
1926 Not awarded
1927 Todd, GeorgeGeorge Todd
1928 Hickey, RegReg Hickey
1929 Not awarded
1930 Todd, GeorgeGeorge Todd (2)
1931 Todd, GeorgeGeorge Todd (3)
1932 Moloney, GeorgeGeorge Moloney
1933[b] Hardiman, LesLes Hardiman
1934 Hickey, RegReg Hickey (2)
1935 Hawking, FredFred Hawking
1936 Quinn, TomTom Quinn
1937 Quinn, TomTom Quinn (2)
1938 Arklay, TomTom Arklay
1939 Grant, JackJack Grant
Dean, LeoLeo Dean
1940 Arklay, TomTom Arklay (2)
1941 Knight, JimJim Knight
1942 None[c]
1943 None
1944 Munday, JimJim Munday
1945 Fitzgerald, JimJim Fitzgerald
1946 Mahon, GeoffGeoff Mahon
1947 White, LindsayLindsay White
1948 Morrison, BruceBruce Morrison
1949 Flanagan, FredFred Flanagan
1950 Hyde, JohnJohn Hyde
1951 Smith, BernieBernie Smith+
1952 Williams, GeoffGeoff Williams
1953 Pianto, PeterPeter Pianto
1954 Sharp, NormNorm Sharp
1955 Williams, GeoffGeoff Williams (2)
1956 Smith, BernieBernie Smith (2)
1957 Davis, BobBob Davis
1958 O'Neill, JohnJohn O'Neill
1959 Rice, ColinColin Rice
1960 Wooller, FredFred Wooller
1961 West, RoyRoy West
1962 Lord, AlistairAlistair Lord+
1963 Farmer, GrahamGraham Farmer
1964 Farmer, GrahamGraham Farmer (2)
1965 Marshall, DenisDenis Marshall
1966 Walker, PeterPeter Walker
1967 Goggin, BillBill Goggin
1968 Newman, JohnJohn Newman
1969 Wade, DougDoug Wade
1970 Goggin, BillBill Goggin (2)
1971 Clarke, DavidDavid Clarke
1972 Nankervis, IanIan Nankervis
1973 Nankervis, BruceBruce Nankervis
1974 Nankervis, BruceBruce Nankervis (2)
1975 Newman, JohnJohn Newman (2)
1976 Nankervis, IanIan Nankervis (2)
1977 Nankervis, IanIan Nankervis (3)
1978 Clarke, DavidDavid Clarke (2)
1979 Clarke, DavidDavid Clarke (3)
1980 Blake, RodRod Blake
1981 Featherby, PeterPeter Featherby
1982 Mossop, JohnJohn Mossop
1983 Card, RayRay Card
1984 Ablett, Sr., GaryGary Ablett, Sr.
1985 Williams, GregGreg Williams
1986 Couch, PaulPaul Couch
1987 Bos, MarkMark Bos
1988 Bos, MarkMark Bos (2)
1989 Couch, PaulPaul Couch+ (2)
1990 Stoneham, BarryBarry Stoneham
1991 Hocking, GarryGarry Hocking
1992 Hinkley, KenKen Hinkley
1993 Hocking, GarryGarry Hocking (2)
1994 Hocking, GarryGarry Hocking (3)
1995 Couch, PaulPaul Couch (3)
1996 Hocking, GarryGarry Hocking (4)
1997 Pickering, LiamLiam Pickering
1998 Riccardi, PeterPeter Riccardi
1999 Graham, BenBen Graham
2000 King, StevenSteven King
2001 Sanderson, BrentonBrenton Sanderson [2]
2002 King, StevenSteven King (2) [2]
2003 Scarlett, MatthewMatthew Scarlett [3]
2004 Ling, CameronCameron Ling [4]
2005 Corey, JoelJoel Corey^ [5]
2006 Chapman, PaulPaul Chapman^ [6]
2007 Ablett, Jr., GaryGary Ablett, Jr. [7]
2008 Corey, JoelJoel Corey^ (2) [5]
2009 Ablett, Jr., GaryGary Ablett, Jr.+ (2) [8]
Enright, CoreyCorey Enright
2010 Selwood, JoelJoel Selwood^ [9]
2011 Enright, CoreyCorey Enright (2) [10]
2012 Hawkins, TomTom Hawkins^ [11]
2013 Selwood, JoelJoel Selwood^ (2) [12]
2014 Selwood, JoelJoel Selwood^ (3) [13]
2015 Blicavs, MarkMark Blicavs^ [14]
2016 Dangerfield, PatrickPatrick Dangerfield+^ [15]

Multiple winners[edit]

^ Denotes current player
Player Medals Seasons
Grigg, DickDick Grigg 4 1910, 1911, 1912, 1914
Hocking, GarryGarry Hocking 4 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996
Clarke, DavidDavid Clarke 3 1971, 1978, 1979
Couch, PaulPaul Couch 3 1986, 1989, 1995
Nankervis, IanIan Nankervis 3 1972, 1976, 1977
Selwood, JoelJoel Selwood^ 3 2010, 2013, 2014
Todd, GeorgeGeorge Todd 3 1927, 1930, 1931
Ablett, Jr., GaryGary Ablett, Jr. 2 2007, 2009
Arklay, TomTom Arklay 2 1938, 1940
Bos, MarkMark Bos 2 1987, 1988
Corey, JoelJoel Corey 2 2005, 2008
Enright, CoreyCorey Enright 2 2009, 2011
Farmer, GrahamGraham Farmer 2 1963, 1964
Goggin, BillBill Goggin 2 1967, 1970
Hickey, RegReg Hickey 2 1928, 1934
King, StevenSteven King 2 2000, 2002
McCarter, BillyBilly McCarter 2 1921, 1923
Nankervis, BruceBruce Nankervis 2 1973, 1974
Newman, JohnJohn Newman 2 1968, 1975
Quinn, TomTom Quinn 2 1936, 1937
Smith, BernieBernie Smith 2 1951, 1956
Williams, GeoffGeoff Williams 2 1952, 1955
Young, HenryHenry Young 2 1905, 1906

Notes[edit]

  • a The Geelong Football Club did not participate in the 1916 VFL season because of World War I.
  • b The award was known at the time as the Theo Lewis Cup.[16]
  • c The Geelong Football Club did not participate in the 1942 and 1943 VFL seasons because of World War II.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d Lannen, Danny (25 January 2015). "Dick Grigg joins Garry Hocking in Geelong Cats' record book a century after his best and fairest win". Geelong Advertiser. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "How the best was won". The Age. Fairfax Media. 7 October 2002. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Ahmed, Nabila; Ryan, Melissa (4 October 2003). "Buckley is Magpies best, again". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Gollan, Scott (5 October 2011). "Geelong skipper Cameron Ling goes out on Grand Final high". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  5. ^ a b McNicol, Adam (9 October 2013). "Joel Corey retires after 276 game career". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  6. ^ Anderson, Jon (10 November 2014). "Paul Chapman's future at Essendon in doubt as contract talks break down". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Gullan, Scott (5 October 2007). "Ablett takes out Geelong B&F". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Blake, Martin (2 October 2009). "Enright shares award with Ablett". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  9. ^ Gullan, Scott (1 October 2010). "Joel Selwood pips Gary Ablett to win his first Carji Greeves Medal for Geelong's best-and-fairest player". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  10. ^ Vaughn, Roger (7 October 2011). "Corey Enright wins second Geelong best and fairest award as Chris Scott urges the premiers to refocus". Fox Sports (Australia). News Corp Australia. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  11. ^ Hayes, Mark (5 October 2012). "All Australian forward Tom Hawkins wins his first Carji Greeves Medal as Geelong's best-and-fairest". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  12. ^ Wade, Nick (4 October 2013). "Joel Selwood claims second Carji Greeves medal". Geelong Advertiser. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  13. ^ McNicol, Adam (2 October 2011). "Selwood named top Cat for third time in thrilling vote count". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  14. ^ Lerner, Ronny (8 October 2015). "Geelong Cats ruckman Mark Blicavs adds best-and-fairest win to amazing footy journey". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  15. ^ Guthrie, Ben (6 October 2016). "Another gong for Dangerfield with Carji Greeves Medal". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  16. ^ "GEELONG CLUB.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956). Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 17 January 1934. p. 11. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 

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