Coleman Medal

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John Coleman, namesake of the medal

The Coleman Medal is awarded yearly to the Australian Football League player who kicks the most goals in home-and-away matches in that year. It is named after John Coleman, the former Essendon full forward whose career of 537 goals in 98 games was cut short by injury.

Coleman Medal winners[edit]

Although only instituted in 1981, retrospective Coleman Medals were presented in 2004, dating back to 1955 which was the first season after Coleman's retirement. Winners prior to that were retrospectively awarded Leading Goalkicker Medals.[1][2] The winners of the Coleman Medal are:

Year Winner Team Goals
(not incl. finals)
Total Goals
(incl. finals)
2016 Josh Kennedy (2) West Coast 80 82
2015 Josh Kennedy West Coast 75 80
2014 Lance Franklin (3) Sydney 67 79
2013 Jarryd Roughead Hawthorn 68 72
2012 Jack Riewoldt (2) Richmond 65
2011 Lance Franklin (2) Hawthorn 71 82
2010 Jack Riewoldt Richmond 78
2009 Brendan Fevola (2) Carlton 86 89
2008 Lance Franklin Hawthorn 102 113
2007 Jonathan Brown Brisbane Lions 77
2006 Brendan Fevola Carlton 84
2005 Fraser Gehrig (2) St Kilda 74 78
2004 Fraser Gehrig St Kilda 90 103
2003 Matthew Lloyd (3) Essendon 87 93
2002 David Neitz Melbourne 75 82
2001 Matthew Lloyd (2) Essendon 96 105
2000 Matthew Lloyd Essendon 94 109
1999 Scott Cummings West Coast 88 95
1998 Tony Lockett (4) Sydney 107 109
1997 Tony Modra Adelaide 81 84
1996 Tony Lockett (3) Sydney 114 121
1995 Gary Ablett, Sr. (3) Geelong 118 122
1994 Gary Ablett, Sr. (2) Geelong 113 129
1993 Gary Ablett, Sr. Geelong 124
1992 Jason Dunstall (3) Hawthorn 139 145
1991 Tony Lockett (2) St Kilda 118 127
1990 John Longmire North Melbourne 98
1989 Jason Dunstall (2) Hawthorn 128 138
1988 Jason Dunstall Hawthorn 124 132
1987 Tony Lockett St Kilda 117
1986 Brian Taylor Collingwood 100
1985 Simon Beasley Western Bulldogs 93 105
1984 Bernie Quinlan (2) Fitzroy 102 105
1983 Bernie Quinlan Fitzroy 106 116
1982 Malcolm Blight North Melbourne 94 103
1981 Michael Roach (2) Richmond 86
1980 Michael Roach Richmond 107 112
1979 Kelvin Templeton (2) Western Bulldogs 91
1978 Kelvin Templeton Western Bulldogs 118
1977 Peter Hudson (4) Hawthorn 105 110
1976 Larry Donohue Geelong 99 105
1975 Leigh Matthews Hawthorn 67 68
1974 Doug Wade (4) North Melbourne 91 103
1973 Peter McKenna (2) Collingwood 84 86
1972 Peter McKenna Collingwood 130
1971 Peter Hudson (3) Hawthorn 140 150
1970 Peter Hudson (2) Hawthorn 146
1969 Doug Wade (3) Geelong 122 127
1968 Peter Hudson Hawthorn 125
1967 Doug Wade (2) Geelong 79 96
1966 Ted Fordham Essendon 73 76
1965 John Peck (3) Hawthorn 56
1964 John Peck (2) Hawthorn 68
1963 John Peck Hawthorn 69 75
1962 Doug Wade Geelong 62 68
1961 Tom Carroll Carlton 54
1960 Ron Evans (2) Essendon 67
1959 Ron Evans Essendon 69 78
1958 Ian Brewer Collingwood 67 73
1957 Jack Collins Western Bulldogs 74
1956 Bill Young St Kilda 56
1955 Noel Rayson Geelong 77 80

Leading Goalkicker Medal[edit]

Awarded prior to 1955 to the scorer of most goals in the home and away season.

Year Winner Team Goals (not inc. finals) Total Goals (incl. finals)
1954 Jack Collins Footscray 73 84
1953 John Coleman Essendon 96 97
1952 John Coleman Essendon 103
1951 John Coleman Essendon 75
1950 John Coleman Essendon 112 120
1949 John Coleman Essendon 85 100
1948 Lindsay White Geelong 86
1947 Fred Fanning Melbourne 97
1946 Des Fothergill Collingwood 63
1945 Fred Fanning Melbourne 67
1944 Fred Fanning Melbourne 87
1943 Fred Fanning Melbourne 62
1942 Lindsay White South Melbourne 67 80
1941 Sel Murray North Melbourne 88
1940 Jack Titus Richmond 92 100
1939 Ron Todd Collingwood 98 121
1938 Ron Todd Collingwood 102 120
1937 Dick Harris Richmond 64 65
1936 Bill Mohr St Kilda 101
1935 Bob Pratt South Melbourne 97 103
1934 Bob Pratt South Melbourne 138 150
1933 Gordon Coventry Collingwood 108
1932 George Moloney Geelong 109
1931 Harry Vallence Carlton 72 86
1930 Gordon Coventry Collingwood 105 115
1929 Gordon Coventry Collingwood 118 124
1928 Gordon Coventry Collingwood 78 89
1927 Gordon Coventry Collingwood 88 97
1926 Gordon Coventry Collingwood 78 83
1925 Lloyd Hagger Geelong 70 78
1924 Jack Moriarty Fitzroy 75 82
1923 Greg Stockdale Essendon 64 68
1922 Horrie Clover Carlton 54 56
1921 Cliff Rankin Geelong 61 63
1920 George Bayliss Richmond 62 63
1919 Dick Lee Collingwood 47 56
1918 Ern Cowley Carlton 35
1917 Dick Lee Collingwood 50 54
1916 Dick Lee Collingwood 46 48
1915 Jimmy Freake Fitzroy 65 66
1914 Dick Lee Collingwood 57
1913 Roy Park University 53
1912 Harry Brereton Melbourne 56
1911 Harry Brereton Melbourne 46
1910 Dick Lee
Percy Martini
Collingwood
Geelong
51 64 (Lee) 51 (Martini)
1909 Dick Lee Collingwood 55 58
1908 Dick Lee Collingwood 50 54
1907 Dick Lee Collingwood 45 47
1906 Mick Grace Carlton 45 50
1905 Charlie Pannam Collingwood 38
1904 Vince Coutie Melbourne 39
1903 Teddy Lockwood Collingwood 33 35
1902 Charlie Baker St Kilda 30
1901 Fred Hiskins Essendon 34
1900 Albert Thurgood
Teddy Lockwood
Essendon
Geelong
24 25 (Thurgood) 24 (Lockwood)
1899 Eddy James Geelong 31
1898 Archie Smith Collingwood 31
1897 Eddy James
Jack Leith
Geelong
Melbourne
22 27

Multiple winners[edit]

Times Won Player Team/s Years
8 Dick Lee Collingwood 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1914, 1916, 1917, 1919
6 Gordon Coventry Collingwood 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1933
5 John Coleman Essendon 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953
4 Fred Fanning Melbourne 1943, 1944, 1945, 1947
Doug Wade Geelong / North Melbourne 1962, 1967, 1969, 1974
Peter Hudson Hawthorn 1968, 1970, 1971, 1977
Tony Lockett St Kilda / Sydney 1987, 1991, 1996, 1998
3 John Peck Hawthorn 1963, 1964, 1965
Jason Dunstall Hawthorn 1988, 1989, 1992
Gary Ablett Sr Geelong 1993, 1994, 1995
Matthew Lloyd Essendon 2000, 2001, 2003
Lance Franklin Hawthorn / Sydney 2008, 2011, 2014
2 Eddy James Geelong 1897, 1899
Teddy Lockwood Geelong / Collingwood 1900, 1903
Harry Brereton Melbourne 1911, 1912
Bob Pratt South Melbourne 1934, 1935
Ron Todd Collingwood 1938, 1939
Lindsay White South Melbourne / Geelong 1942, 1948
Jack Collins Footscray 1954, 1957
Ron Evans Essendon 1959, 1960
Peter McKenna Collingwood 1972, 1973
Kelvin Templeton Footscray 1978, 1979
Michael Roach Richmond 1980, 1981
Bernie Quinlan Fitzroy 1983, 1984
Fraser Gehrig St Kilda 2004, 2005
Brendan Fevola Carlton 2006, 2009
Jack Riewoldt Richmond 2010, 2012
Josh Kennedy West Coast 2015, 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ McClure, Geoff (12 August 2002), Sporting Life 
  2. ^ Hobbs, Greg (2004). "Jack of all trades". Football Record (Round 18): 70.