Syd Barker Medal

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The Syd Barker Medal is awarded to the North Melbourne Football Club player who has been judged the best and fairest of the footy season. The award has been given out continuously since 1937. Before then it was known as the Syd Barker Memorial Trophy.

The award is named after Syd Barker who was a popular captain of the North Melbourne Football Club in 1915-1919, 1921 & 1927. He was a brilliant ruckmen of his time, starring in North Melbourne's 1910, 1914, 1915 and 1918 premiership sides, and captaining the famous "Invincibles" side that went undefeated in a record 58 games.

Recipients[edit]

^ Denotes current player
+ Player won Brownlow Medal in same season
Season Recipient(s) Ref.
1929 Cameron, CharlesCharles Cameron
1930 N/A
1931 N/A
1932 Patterson, JackJack Patterson
1933 N/A
1934 N/A
1935 Carter, WallyWally Carter
1936 Skinner, CharlieCharlie Skinner
1937 Carter, WallyWally Carter (2)
1938 Cordner, JockJock Cordner
1939 Dyer, SidSid Dyer
1940 Adamson, JimJim Adamson
1941 Findlay, BillBill Findlay
Kennedy, GeorgeGeorge Kennedy
1942 Allister, JackJack Allister
1943 Kemp, DonDon Kemp
1944 Crawford, AlanAlan Crawford
1945 Foote, LesLes Foote
1946 Condon, DonDon Condon
1947 McKenzie, KeithKeith McKenzie
1948 O'Brien, DallyDally O'Brien
1949 Foote, LesLes Foote (2)
1950 Foote, LesLes Foote (3)
1951 Spencer, JockJock Spencer
1952 McCorkell, JockJock McCorkell
1953 O'Halloran, JackJack O'Halloran
1954 Brady, JohnJohn Brady
1955 Brooker, BobBob Brooker
1956 Edwards, JackJack Edwards
1957 Martyn, BryanBryan Martyn
1958 Aylett, AllenAllen Aylett
1959 Aylett, AllenAllen Aylett (2)
1960 Aylett, AllenAllen Aylett (3)
1961 Dwyer, LaurieLaurie Dwyer
1962 Serong, BillBill Serong
1963 Teasdale, NoelNoel Teasdale
1964 Teasdale, NoelNoel Teasdale (2)
1965 Teasdale, NoelNoel Teasdale+ (3)
1966 Teasdale, NoelNoel Teasdale (4)
1967 Dwyer, LaurieLaurie Dwyer (2)
1968 Dugdale, JohnJohn Dugdale
1969 Kekovich, SamSam Kekovich
1970 Cable, BarryBarry Cable
1971 Dench, DavidDavid Dench
1972 Montgomery, KenKen Montgomery
1973 Davis, BarryBarry Davis
1974 Rantall, JohnJohn Rantall
1975 Davis, BarryBarry Davis (2)
1976 Dench, DavidDavid Dench (2)
1977 Dench, DavidDavid Dench (3)
1978 Blight, MalcolmMalcolm Blight+
1979 Dempsey, GaryGary Dempsey
1980 Greig, KeithKeith Greig
1981 Dench, DavidDavid Dench (4)
1982 Glendinning, RossRoss Glendinning
1983 Glendinning, RossRoss Glendinning+ (2)
1984 Hodgeman, KymKym Hodgeman
1985 Larkin, MatthewMatthew Larkin
1986 Krakouer, JimJim Krakouer
1987 Larkin, MatthewMatthew Larkin (2)
1988 Larkin, MatthewMatthew Larkin (3)
1989 Martyn, MickMick Martyn
1990 Longmire, JohnJohn Longmire
1991 Martyn, MickMick Martyn (2)
Sholl, CraigCraig Sholl
1992 Carey, WayneWayne Carey
1993 Carey, WayneWayne Carey (2)
1994 Schwass, WayneWayne Schwass
1995 Schwass, WayneWayne Schwass (2)
1996 Carey, WayneWayne Carey (3)
1997 Stevens, AnthonyAnthony Stevens
1998 Carey, WayneWayne Carey (4)
1999 Stevens, AnthonyAnthony Stevens (2)
2000 Bell, PeterPeter Bell
2001 Grant, ShannonShannon Grant
2002 Simpson, AdamAdam Simpson
2003 Harvey, BrentBrent Harvey [1]
2004 Rawlings, BradyBrady Rawlings [2]
2005 Harvey, BrentBrent Harvey (2) [1]
2006 Rawlings, BradyBrady Rawlings (2) [2]
2007 Harvey, BrentBrent Harvey (3) [1]
2008 Harvey, BrentBrent Harvey (4) [1]
2009 Swallow, AndrewAndrew Swallow^ [3]
2010 Harvey, BrentBrent Harvey (5) [4]
Rawlings, BradyBrady Rawlings (3)
2011 Swallow, AndrewAndrew Swallow^ (2) [5]
Wells, DanielDaniel Wells^
2012 Swallow, AndrewAndrew Swallow^ (3) [6]
2013 Thompson, ScottScott Thompson^ [7]
Wells, DanielDaniel Wells^ (2)
2014 Cunnington, BenBen Cunnington^ [8]
2015 Goldstein, ToddTodd Goldstein^ [9]
2016 Tarrant, RobbieRobbie Tarrant^ [10]

Multiple winners[edit]

^ Denotes current player
Player Medals Seasons
Harvey, BrentBrent Harvey 5 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010
Carey, WayneWayne Carey 4 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998
Dench, DavidDavid Dench 4 1971, 1976, 1977, 1981
Teasdale, NoelNoel Teasdale 4 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966
Aylett, AllenAllen Aylett 3 1958, 1959, 1960
Foote, LesLes Foote 3 1945, 1949, 1950
Rawlings, BradyBrady Rawlings 3 2004, 2006, 2010
Swallow, AndrewAndrew Swallow^ 3 2009, 2011, 2012
Carter, WallyWally Carter 2 1935, 1937
Davis, BarryBarry Davis 2 1973, 1979
Dwyer, LaurieLaurie Dwyer 2 1961, 1967
Glendinning, RossRoss Glendinning 2 1982, 1983
Larkin, MatthewMatthew Larkin 3 1985, 1987, 1988
Martyn, MickMick Martyn 2 1989, 1991
Schwass, WayneWayne Schwass 2 1994, 1995
Stevens, AnthonyAnthony Stevens 2 1997, 1999
Wells, DanielDaniel Wells^ 2 2011, 2013

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d "Brent Harvey has re-signed for 2015, making it his 20th AFL season". Triple M. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Brady Rawlings–Player Inductee". Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame. AFL Tasmania. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Rucci, Michelangelo (2 October 2009). "Vince joins Adelaide club greats". The Advertiser. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Harvey and Rawlings share North Melbourne medal". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. 30 September 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Murnane, Matt (6 October 2011). "Wells, Swallow share medal". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Kangaroos captain Andrew Swallow snares his third Syd Barker Medal ahead of Scott Thompson". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Bowen, Nick (7 October 2013). "Wells, Thompson share North's best and fairest". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  8. ^ Ward, Roy (4 October 2014). "Ben Cunnington narrowly wins the Syd Barker Medal". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  9. ^ Matthews, Bruce (9 October 2015). "Todd Goldstein wins North Melbourne's Syd Barker Medal, Brent Harvey finishes fourth". Herald Sun. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  10. ^ Bowen, Nick (7 October 2016). "North defender breaks through for maiden best and fairest". AFL.com.au. Bigpond. Retrieved 7 October 2016.