Magarey Medal

Information

 Introduction:

  • Awarded to the league’s fairest and most brilliant player during the SANFL home and away season
  • Named after the then chairman of the league, William Magarey
  • First awarded in 1898

 Exceptions:

  • Not awarded in 1900 and 1904
  • Not awarded in 1916, 1917 and 1918 due to the competition being suspended
  • Not awarded in 1942, 1943 and 1944 due to a restricted competition

 Voting:

  • After each game, the three field umpires award 3, 2 and 1 votes to the players they regard as the best, second best and third best
  • From 1913, umpires would award one vote after each match. The votes were placed in sealed envelopes and counted at season’s end.
  • Prior to the 1990s, a count back system was used in the case of a tie
  • Since the 1990s, players tied on the most votes have shared the medal

 Eligibility:

  • Players suspended for a reportable offence during the season are ineligible for the award
  • In 1912 votes were not awarded and while Harold Oliver was unanimously considered the competition’s best player, he was declared ineligible for the award due to a fight with an opponent during the year

 Multiple Winners:

Honour Roll - Award

Season: Winner:
1899 Stan Malin
1907 Jack Mack
1910 Sampson Hosking
1914 Jack Ashley
1915 Sampson Hosking*
1921 Charlie Adams*
1925 Peter Bampton*
1938 Bob Quinn
1945 Bob Quinn
1956 Davey Boyd
1964 Geof Motley
1967 Trevor Obst
1971 Russell Ebert
1974 Russell Ebert
1975 Peter Woite
1976 Russell Ebert
1980 Russell Ebert
1986 Greg Anderson
1990 Scott Hodges
1992 Nathan Buckley
2001 Tony Brown / Ryan O’Connor
2003 Brett Ebert
2005 Jeremy Clayton

* Awarded retrospectively

Honour Roll - Votes

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2021
Player: Votes:
Sam Mayes 10
Sam Hayes 7
Hamish Hartlett 5
Martin Frederick 4
Cam Sutcliffe 4
Xavier Duursma 3
Sam Powell-Pepper 3
Tom Rockliff 3
Boyd Woodcock 3
Peter Ladhams 2
Jarrod Lienert 2
Riley Bonner 1
Joel Garner 1
Luke Surman 1
Dylan Williams 1
Players: 15 Votes: 50
2022
Player: Votes:
Sam Mayes 8
Xavier Duursma 5
Trent Dumont 2
Jeremy Finlayson 2
Martin Frederick 2
Mitch Georgiades 2
Steven Motlop 2
Brynn Teakle 2
Jackson Mead 1
Players: 9 Votes: 26
2023
Player: Votes:
Jase Burgoyne 8
Trent Dumont 8
Jackson Mead 8
Riley Bonner 6
Hugh Jackson 5
Quinton Narkle 5
Cody Szust 3
Nick Moore 2
Josh Sinn 2
Players: 9 Votes: 46