John Worsfold Medal
The John Worsfold Medal is an Australian rules football award presented annually to the player(s) adjudged the best and fairest at the West Coast Eagles throughout the Victorian Football League/Australian Football League (VFL/AFL) season.
Sixteen individual players have won the West Coast best and fairest since the award was introduced for West Coast's inaugural 1987 season. The record of the most Club Champion Awards by an individual player is four which is held by Glen Jakovich and Ben Cousins. Both players also share the record for the most consecutive best and fairests, having both won three consecutive awards.
The Club Champion Award was renamed the John Worsfold Medal in 2013, after former player and coach John Worsfold.
Various procedures have been used by the match committee to determine the club champion:
- 1987: unknown
- 1988: unknown
- 1989–2001: The match committee collectively award three votes to the best player, two votes to the second-best player and one vote to the third-best player in each match.
- 2002–04: Each member of the match committee rates every player to a maximum of five votes for each match.
- 2005–13: Each member of the match committee rates every player on a 5–4–3–2–1 basis for each match.
- 2014–present: Each member of the match committee rates every player to a maximum of three votes for each match.
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|+||Player won Brownlow Medal in same season|
|Year||Winner(s)||Votes||Runner(s) up||Votes||Third place||Votes||Ref.|
|1987||Malaxos, SteveSteve Malaxos||229||Glendinning, RossRoss Glendinning||170||Mainwaring, ChrisChris Mainwaring||166|||
|1988||Worsfold, JohnJohn Worsfold||111||McKenna, GuyGuy McKenna||101||Mainwaring, ChrisChris Mainwaring||74|||
|1989||McKenna, GuyGuy McKenna||36||Mainwaring, ChrisChris Mainwaring||30||Lewis, ChrisChris Lewis||26|||
|1990||Lewis, ChrisChris Lewis||39||Brennan, MichaelMichael Brennan||36||N/A|||
|Lamb, DwayneDwayne Lamb|
|1991||Turley, CraigCraig Turley||43||McKenna, GuyGuy McKenna||42||Matera, PeterPeter Matera||41|||
|1992||Kemp, DeanDean Kemp||46||Mainwaring, ChrisChris Mainwaring||38||Jakovich, GlenGlen Jakovich||37|||
|1993||Jakovich, GlenGlen Jakovich||34||Matera, PeterPeter Matera||31||N/A|||
|Pyke, DonDon Pyke||Wilson, PeterPeter Wilson|
|1994||Jakovich, GlenGlen Jakovich (2)||45||Pyke, DonDon Pyke||39||McKenna, GuyGuy McKenna||38|||
|1995||Jakovich, GlenGlen Jakovich (3)||36||Kemp, DeanDean Kemp||33||N/A|||
|White, MitchellMitchell White|
|1996||Banfield, DrewDrew Banfield||36||Mainwaring, ChrisChris Mainwaring||35||McKenna, GuyGuy McKenna||34|||
|1997||Matera, PeterPeter Matera||37||Kemp, DeanDean Kemp||35||Morrison, ChadChad Morrison||33|||
|Symmons, PaulPaul Symmons|
|1998||McIntosh, AshleyAshley McIntosh||39||Cousins, BenBen Cousins||37||Gehrig, FraserFraser Gehrig||30|||
|Waterman, ChrisChris Waterman|
|1999||McKenna, GuyGuy McKenna (2)||36||Banfield, DrewDrew Banfield||35||N/A|||
|Braun, MichaelMichael Braun|
|Cousins, BenBen Cousins|
|2000||Jakovich, GlenGlen Jakovich (4)||27||Kemp, DeanDean Kemp||23||Morrison, ChadChad Morrison||21|||
|2001||Cousins, BenBen Cousins||30||Collica, MichaelMichael Collica||17||Fletcher, ChadChad Fletcher||16|||
|Jones, RowanRowan Jones|
|2002||Cousins, BenBen Cousins (2)||341||Kerr, DanielDaniel Kerr||295||Judd, ChrisChris Judd||242|||
|2003||Cousins, BenBen Cousins (3)||303||Judd, ChrisChris Judd||269||Fletcher, ChadChad Fletcher||257|||
|2004||Judd, ChrisChris Judd+||355||Fletcher, ChadChad Fletcher||319||Cox, DeanDean Cox||271|||
|2005||Cousins, BenBen Cousins+ (4)||477||Judd, ChrisChris Judd||416||Cox, DeanDean Cox||411|||
|2006||Judd, ChrisChris Judd (2)||452||Glass, DarrenDarren Glass||440||Cousins, BenBen Cousins||429|||
|2007||Glass, DarrenDarren Glass||405||Hunter, AdamAdam Hunter||369||Selwood, AdamAdam Selwood||367|||
|2008||Cox, DeanDean Cox||450||Lynch, QuintenQuinten Lynch||360||Selwood, AdamAdam Selwood||316|||
|2009||Glass, DarrenDarren Glass (2)||340||Hurn, ShannonShannon Hurn^||329||LeCras, MarkMark LeCras||328|||
|2010||LeCras, MarkMark LeCras^||294||Priddis, MattMatt Priddis^||286||Waters, BeauBeau Waters||281|||
|2011||Glass, DarrenDarren Glass (3)||398||Priddis, MattMatt Priddis^||398||Cox, DeanDean Cox||397|||
|2012||Selwood, ScottScott Selwood||403||Cox, DeanDean Cox||400||Hurn, ShannonShannon Hurn^||396|||
|2013||Priddis, MattMatt Priddis^||373||Mackenzie, EricEric Mackenzie^||363||Kennedy, JoshJosh Kennedy^||363|||
|2014||Mackenzie, EricEric Mackenzie^||201||Priddis, MattMatt Priddis+^||190||Shuey, LukeLuke Shuey^||148|||
|2015||Gaff, AndrewAndrew Gaff^||210||Priddis, MattMatt Priddis^||206||Kennedy, JoshJosh Kennedy^||183|||
|2016||Shuey, LukeLuke Shuey^||157||Kennedy, JoshJosh Kennedy^||146||Gaff, AndrewAndrew Gaff^||140|||
|Cousins, BenBen Cousins||4||2001, 2002, 2003, 2005|
|Jakovich, GlenGlen Jakovich||4||1993, 1994, 1995, 2000|
|Glass, DarrenDarren Glass||3||2007, 2009, 2011|
|Judd, ChrisChris Judd||2||2004, 2006|
|McKenna, GuyGuy McKenna||2||1989, 1999|
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