Peter Crimmins Medal

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The Peter Crimmins Medal is an Australian rules football award given to the player(s) from the Hawthorn Football Club deemed best and fairest for the season. Peter Crimmins was a rover for Hawthorn, playing from 1966–1975. He died of cancer just days after the club's 1976 premiership win. The voting system as of the 2017 AFL season, consists of four coaches awarding votes after each match, players can receive a maximum of 16 votes for a game.[1]

Recipients[edit]

^ Denotes current player
+ Player won Brownlow Medal in same season
Season Recipient(s) Ref.
1925 Fred Finch
1926 N/A
1927 Ted Pool
1928 Miles Sellers
1929 Ern Utting (2)
1930 Jack Sharpley
1931 N/A
1932 Stan Spinks
1933 Bert Mills
1934 Ernie Loveless
1935 Bert Mills (2)
1936 Leo Murphy
1937 Leo Murphy (2)
1938 Stan Spinks (2)
1939 Bert Mills (3)
1940 Andy Angwin
1941 Alec Albiston
1942 Jack Barker
1943 Jim Bohan
1944 Jack Blackman
1945 Jim Bohan (2)
1946 Alec Albiston (2)
1947 Wally Culpitt
1948 Kevin Curran
1949 Col Austen+
1950 John Kennedy Sr.
1951 John Kennedy Sr. (2)
1952 John Kennedy Sr. (3)
1953 Ted Fletcher
1954 John Kennedy Sr. (4)
1955 Graham Arthur
1956 Roy Simmonds
1957 Alf Hughes
1958 Graham Arthur (2)
1959 Allan Woodley
1960 Brendan Edwards
1961 Ian Law
1962 Graham Arthur (3)
1963 Ian Law (2)
1964 Ian Law (3)
1965 David Parkin
1966 Ray Wilson
1967 Bob Keddie
1968 Peter Hudson
1969 Bob Keddie (2)
1970 Peter Hudson (2)
1971 Leigh Matthews
1972 Leigh Matthews (2)
1973 Don Scott
1974 Leigh Matthews (3)
1975 Peter Knights
1976 Leigh Matthews (4)
1977 Leigh Matthews (5)
1978 Peter Knights (2)
Leigh Matthews (6)
1979 Kelvin Moore
1980 Leigh Matthews (7)
1981 Terry Wallace
1982 Leigh Matthews (8)
1983 Terry Wallace (2)
1984 Russell Greene
1985 Dermott Brereton
1986 Gary Ayres
1987 John Platten+
1988 Jason Dunstall
1989 Jason Dunstall (2)
1990 Andrew Collins
1991 Ben Allan
1992 Jason Dunstall (3)
1993 Jason Dunstall (4)
1994 John Platten (2)
1995 Darren Jarman
1996 Paul Salmon
1997 Paul Salmon (2)
1998 Shane Crawford
1999 Shane Crawford+ (2)
2000 Daniel Chick
Nick Holland
2001 Joel Smith
2002 Shane Crawford (3)
2003 Shane Crawford (4) [2]
2004 Peter Everitt [3]
2005 Luke Hodge
2006 Sam Mitchell [4]
2007 Brad Sewell [5]
2008 Lance Franklin [6]
2009 Sam Mitchell (2) [7]
2010 Luke Hodge (2) [8]
2011 Sam Mitchell (3) [4]
2012 Sam Mitchell+ (4) [9]
2013 Josh Gibson [10]
2014 Jordan Lewis [11]
2015 Josh Gibson (2) [12]
2016 Sam Mitchell (5) [13]
2017 Tom Mitchell^ [14]
2018 Tom Mitchell+^ (2) [15]

Multiple winners[edit]

^ Denotes current player
Player Medals Seasons
Leigh Matthews 8 1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982
Sam Mitchell 5 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016
Shane Crawford 4 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003
Jason Dunstall 4 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993
John Kennedy Sr. 4 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954
Graham Arthur 3 1955, 1958, 1962
Ian Law 3 1961, 1963, 1964
Bert Mills 3 1933, 1935, 1939
Alec Albiston 2 1941, 1946
Jim Bohan 2 1943, 1945
Josh Gibson 2 2013, 2015
Luke Hodge 2 2005, 2010
Peter Hudson 2 1968, 1970
Bob Keddie 2 1967, 1969
Peter Knights 2 1975, 1978
Tom Mitchell^ 2 2017, 2018
Leo Murphy 2 1936, 1937
John Platten 2 1987, 1994
Paul Salmon 2 1996, 1997
Stan Spinks 2 1932, 1938
Ern Utting 2 1927, 1929
Terry Wallace 2 1981, 1983

References[edit]

General
  • "Peter Crimmins Medal". HawthornFC.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
Specific
  1. ^ "AFL Best and Fairest winners 2017: Who won your team's club champion award?". Fox Sports Australia. News Corp Australia. 3 September 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  2. ^ "AFL club champions 2003". The Age. Fairfax Media. 5 October 2003. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Daniher extends stay with Demons". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 3 October 2004. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  4. ^ a b Warner, Michael (9 October 2011). "Sam Mitchell wins Hawthorn's best and fairest". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  5. ^ McFarlane, Glenn (4 October 2007). "Brad Sewell retires from AFL after 200 games at the Hawthorn best and fairest night". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  6. ^ Australian Associated Press (5 October 2008). "Lance Franklin wins Hawthorn best and fairest award". News.com.au. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Hawthorn captain Sam Mitchell wins Peter Crimmins medal for second time". Fox Sports (Australia). News Corp Australia. 3 October 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  8. ^ Cullen, Mic (3 October 2010). "Hodge wins Hawks' B&F". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  9. ^ Hayes, Mark (9 October 2012). "Midfielder Sam Mitchell wins the Hawthorn best and fairest, his fourth Peter Crimmins Medal". Fox Sports (Australia). News Corp Australia. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  10. ^ McNicol, Adam (5 October 2013). "Flying high: Gibson named Hawks' best in premiership year". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  11. ^ Ward, Roy (4 October 2014). "Jordan Lewis wins his first Peter Crimmins Medal as premier Hawthorn's best and fairest". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  12. ^ Matthews, Josh (10 October 2015). "Josh Gibson wins second Hawthorn best-and-fairest". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  13. ^ Navaratnam, Dinny (8 October 2016). "Sam Mitchell second only to 'Lethal' after fifth Hawks B&F". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  14. ^ Cavanagh, Chris (7 October 2017). "Tom Mitchell claims Hawthorn's Peter Crimmins Medal in first season with Hawks". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  15. ^ McGowan, Mark (7 October 2018). "Star Hawk takes out second straight B&F". afl.com.au. Telstra. Retrieved 7 October 2018.