Charles Sutton Medal

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The Charles Sutton Medal is awarded to the player adjudged best and fairest for the Western Bulldogs. Scott West holds the record at the club, winning seven medals, followed by Gary Dempsey, with six. It is named after 1950 winner Charlie Sutton, who was the Bulldogs' 1954 premiership captain-coach.[1]

Recipients[edit]

^ Denotes current player
+ Player won Brownlow Medal in same season
Season Recipient(s) Ref.
1927 McAlpine, IvanIvan McAlpine
1928 Outen, AlbyAlby Outen
1929 Russ, BillBill Russ
1930 McAlpine, IvanIvan McAlpine (2)
1931 Hopkins, AllanAllan Hopkins
1932 McAlpine, IvanIvan McAlpine (3)
1933 Morrison, AlbyAlby Morrison
1934 Ware, NormNorm Ware
1935 Bennett, GeorgeGeorge Bennett
1936 Morrison, AlbyAlby Morrison (2)
1937 Ware, NormNorm Ware (2)
1938 Ware, NormNorm Ware (3)
1939 Hickey, HarryHarry Hickey
1940 Ware, NormNorm Ware (4)
1941 Olliver, ArthurArthur Olliver
Ware, NormNorm Ware+ (5)
1942 Ellis, TedTed Ellis
1943 Collins, AllanAllan Collins
1944 Olliver, ArthurArthur Olliver (2)
1945 Hickey, HarryHarry Hickey (2)
1946 Ryan, JoeJoe Ryan
1947 Ryan, JoeJoe Ryan (2)
1948 Hickey, HarryHarry Hickey (3)
1949 Donald, WallyWally Donald
1950 Sutton, CharlieCharlie Sutton
1951 Collins, JackJack Collins
1952 Collins, JackJack Collins (2)
1953 Stevens, HarveyHarvey Stevens
1954 Whitten, TedTed Whitten
1955 Box, PeterPeter Box
1956 Ross, DonDon Ross
1957 Whitten, TedTed Whitten (2)
1958 Whitten, TedTed Whitten (3)
1959 Whitten, TedTed Whitten (4)
1960 Schultz, JohnJohn Schultz+
1961 Whitten, TedTed Whitten (5)
1962 Schultz, JohnJohn Schultz (2)
1963 Walker, RayRay Walker
1964 Schultz, JohnJohn Schultz (3)
1965 Schultz, JohnJohn Schultz (4)
1966 Schultz, JohnJohn Schultz (5)
1967 Jillard, JohnJohn Jillard
1968 Thorpe, DavidDavid Thorpe
1969 Bisset, GeorgeGeorge Bisset
1970 Dempsey, GaryGary Dempsey
1971 Thorpe, DavidDavid Thorpe (2)
1972 Welsh, PeterPeter Welsh
1973 Dempsey, GaryGary Dempsey (2)
1974 Dempsey, GaryGary Dempsey (3)
1975 Dempsey, GaryGary Dempsey+ (4)
1976 Dempsey, GaryGary Dempsey (5)
1977 Dempsey, GaryGary Dempsey (6)
1978 Templeton, KelvinKelvin Templeton
1979 Dunstan, IanIan Dunstan
1980 Templeton, KelvinKelvin Templeton+ (2)
1981 Dunstan, IanIan Dunstan (2)
1982 Dunstan, IanIan Dunstan (3)
1983 Royal, BrianBrian Royal
1984 Purser, AndrewAndrew Purser
1985 Hawkins, DougDoug Hawkins
1986 Hardie, BradBrad Hardie
1987 McGuinness, TonyTony McGuinness
1988 Wallace, TerryTerry Wallace
1989 Wallace, TerryTerry Wallace (2)
1990 Foster, PeterPeter Foster
1991 Liberatore, TonyTony Liberatore
1992 Wynd, ScottScott Wynd+
1993 Cameron, LeonLeon Cameron
1994 Grant, ChrisChris Grant
1995 West, ScottScott West [2]
1996 Grant, ChrisChris Grant (2)
1997 West, ScottScott West (2) [2]
1998 West, ScottScott West (3) [2]
1999 Johnson, BradBrad Johnson [3]
2000 West, ScottScott West (4) [2]
2001 Darcy, LukeLuke Darcy [4]
2002 Johnson, BradBrad Johnson (2) [4]
2003 West, ScottScott West (5) [5]
2004 West, ScottScott West (6) [6]
2005 West, ScottScott West (7) [7]
2006 Johnson, BradBrad Johnson (3) [3]
2007 Lake, BrianBrian Lake [8]
2008 Cross, DanielDaniel Cross [9]
2009 Boyd, MatthewMatthew Boyd^ [10]
2010 Griffen, RyanRyan Griffen [11]
2011 Boyd, MatthewMatthew Boyd^ (2) [12]
2012 Boyd, MatthewMatthew Boyd^ (3) [13]
2013 Griffen, RyanRyan Griffen (2) [14]
2014 Liberatore, TomTom Liberatore^ [15]
2015 Wood, EastonEaston Wood^ [16]
2016 Bontempelli, MarcusMarcus Bontempelli^ [17]

Multiple winners[edit]

^ Denotes current player
Player Medals Seasons
West, ScottScott West 7 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005
Dempsey, GaryGary Dempsey 6 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977
Schultz, JohnJohn Schultz 5 1960, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966
Ware, NormNorm Ware 5 1934, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941
Whitten, TedTed Whitten 5 1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961
Boyd, MatthewMatthew Boyd^ 3 2009, 2011, 2012
Dunstan, IanIan Dunstan 3 1979, 1981, 1982
Hickey, HarryHarry Hickey 3 1939, 1945, 1948
Johnson, BradBrad Johnson 3 1999, 2002, 2006
McAlpine, IvanIvan McAlpine 3 1927, 1930, 1932
Collins, JackJack Collins 2 1951, 1952
Grant, ChrisChris Grant 2 1994, 1996
Griffen, RyanRyan Griffen 2 2010, 2013
Morrison, AlbyAlby Morrison 2 1933, 1936
Olliver, ArthurArthur Olliver 2 1941, 1944
Ryan, JoeJoe Ryan 2 1946, 1947
Templeton, KelvinKelvin Templeton 2 1978, 1980
Thorpe, DavidDavid Thorpe 2 1968, 1971
Wallace, TerryTerry Wallace 2 1988, 1989

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Sutton remembered fondly at service". 15 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Best in the west". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Dogs games record-holder Brad Johnson inducted in to AFL Hall of Fame". WesternBulldogs.com.au. Bigpond. 4 June 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "How the best was won". The Age. Fairfax Media. 7 October 2002. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "AFL club champions 2003". The Age. Fairfax Media. 5 October 2003. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Daniher extends stay with Demons". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 3 October 2004. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Cousins awarded Eagles' best and fairest". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 1 October 2005. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  8. ^ Duxson, Nick (5 October 2015). "Lake's legacy: is Brian the best bargain?". HawthornFC.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Cooney overlooked for Bulldogs' award". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 1 October 2008. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Western Bulldogs midfielder Matthew Boyd wins Charles Sutton Medal". Fox Sports (Australia). News Corp Australia. 3 October 2009. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  11. ^ Windley, Matt (2 October 2010). "Ryan Griffen wins Western Bulldogs best and fairest". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  12. ^ Phelan, Jennefer (7 October 2011). "Boyd claims Sutton Medal". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  13. ^ Landsberger, Sam (8 October 2012). "Western Bulldogs captain Matthew Boyd is the top Dog again after claiming a third Sutton Medal". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  14. ^ Windley, Matt (4 September 2013). "Western Bulldogs superstar Ryan Griffen wins his second Charles Sutton Medal". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  15. ^ Edwards, Nat (3 September 2014). "Young midfielder takes out Western Bulldogs' best and fairest award". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  16. ^ Nicholson, Larissa (7 October 2015). "Easton Wood wins Western Bulldogs best and fairest". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  17. ^ Davidson, Ryan (5 October 2016). "Bontempelli adds another medal to his cabinet with best and fairest award". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 5 October 2016.