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Best and Fairest

Before 1935 a variety of awards were given out, but it was not until that year that an actual "Best and Fairest" club championship was established.

Best player awards before 1935 include;

Year
Winner
1885 W. Carroll
1934 Percy Beames

In 1943 the championship became known as the Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Cup in honor of the dual premiership player and fighter pilot who died during World War 2.

Other top five trophies are named after:

2nd - Sid Anderson
3rd - Ron Barassi Sr
4th - Ivor Warne-Smith
5th - Dick Taylor

The cup was later replaced with a medal and has been awarded under various voting systems since it's inception.

Year
Winner
Votes
Runner Up
1935 Allan La Fontaine
1936 Allan La Fontaine (2)
1937 Jack Mueller
1938 Norm Smith
1939 Jack Mueller (2)
1940 Ron Baggott
1941 Allan La Fontaine (3)
1942 Allan La Fontaine (4)
1943 Don Cordner
1944 Norm Smith (2) Don Cordner
1945 Fred Fanning
1946 Jack Mueller (2)
1947 Wally Lock
1948 Alby Rodda
1949 Len Dockett Denis Cordner
1950 Denis Cordner Lance Arnold
1951 Noel McMahen Lance Arnold
1952 Geoff McGivern
1953 Ken Melville
1954 Denis Cordner (2) Noel McMahen
1955 Stuart Spencer 69 Denis Cordner 68
1956 Stuart Spencer (2) 87.5 John Beckwith 87
1957 John Beckwith
1958 Laurie Mithen
1959 Laurie Mithen (2)
1960 Brian Dixon Ian Ridley
1961 Ron Barassi Frank Adams
1962 Hassa Mann Ron Barassi
1963 Hassa Mann (2) Ron Barassi
1964 Ron Barassi (2) Hassa Mann
1965 John Townsend Hassa Mann
1966 Terry Leahy Tassie Johnson
1967 Hassa Mann (3) Stan Alves
1968 Ray Groom Tassie Johnson
1969 John Townsend (2) Greg Parke
1970 Frank Davis Barry Bourke
1971 Greg Wells Paul Callery
1972 Stan Alves Greg Wells
1973 Carl Ditterich Greg Wells
1974 Stan Alves (2) Carl Ditterich
1975 Laurie Fowler Stan Alves
1976 Greg Wells (2) 132 Laurie Fowler 121
1977 Robert Flower 104 Shane Grambeau 92
1978 Garry Baker 126 Greg Wells 96
1979 Laurie Fowler (2) 118 Robert Flower 105
1980 Laurie Fowler (3) 43 Robert Flower 41
1981 Steven Smith 367 Brent Crosswell 250
1982 Stephen Icke 388 Robert Flower 324
1983 Alan Johnson 402 Robert Flower 361
1984 Gerard Healy 362 Peter Moore 306
1985 Danny Hughes 279 Gerard Healy 273
1986 Greg Healy 237 Garry Lyon 172
1987 Steven Stretch 342 Brian Wilson 320
1988 Steven O'Dwyer 487 Brett Lovett 427
1989 Alan Johnson (2) 278 Steven Stretch 207
1990 Garry Lyon 301 Brett Lovett 271
1991 Jim Stynes 650 Todd Viney 449
1992 Glenn Lovett 463 Andy Lovell 320
1993 Todd Viney 394 Glenn Lovett 279
1994 Garry Lyon (2) 355 Stephen Tingay 319
1995 Jim Stynes (2) 311 David Neitz 272
1996 Jim Stynes (3) 444 Alastair Clarkson 284
1997 Jim Stynes (4) 404 Todd Viney 355
1998 Todd Viney (2) 347 Adem Yze 323
1999 David Schwarz 271 Shane Woewodin 270
2000 Shane Woewodin 341.5 Jeff White 328
2001 Adem Yze 331 David Neitz 228
2002 David Neitz 336 Cameron Bruce 295
2003 Russell Robertson 267 James McDonald 240
2004 Jeff White 287 Nathan Brown 286
2005 Travis Johnstone 316 Russell Robertson 262
2006 James McDonald 464 Cameron Bruce 317
2007 James McDonald (2) 256 Nathan Jones 190
2008 Cameron Bruce 75 Brock McLean 60
2009 Aaron Davey 82 Brent Moloney 69
2010 Brad Green 295 James Frawley 277
2011 Brent Moloney 227 Jared Rivers 201
2012 Nathan Jones 368 Jack Grimes 348
2013 Nathan Jones (2) 365 Colin Garland 360
2014 Nathan Jones (3) 311 Dom Tyson 293
2015 Bernie Vince 328 Jack Viney 327
2016 Jack Viney 407 Nathan Jones 399


Multiple winners
4 - Allan La Fontaine, Jim Stynes
3 - Laurie Fowler, Nathan Jones, Hassa Mann
2 - Stan Alves, Ron Barassi, Denis Cordner, Alan Johnson,, Garry Lyon, James McDonald, Laurie Mithen, Jack Mueller, Norm Smith, Stuart Spencer, John Townsend, Todd Viney, Greg Wells

Media
The Argus - 07/04/1886
"Stuart Spencer Demons' best" - The Age 23/09/1955
"Vince wins first B&F for Melbourne" - melbournefc.com.au 11/09/2015

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