2012 Brownlow Medalist

The 2012 Brownlow Medal for the Fairest and Best in the AFL was won by Jobe Watson from the Essendon Football Club. It has been awarded since 1924.

Australia Post celebrated his win with the release of a souvenir stamp sheet.

Jobe Watson of the Essendon Football Club originally received the medal by polling thirty votes; however, Watson and thirty-three of his Essendon team-mates were later found guilty and suspended for using a banned substance during the 2012 season under the club’s sports science program, a scandal known as the Essendon supplements saga. On 15 November 2016, four years after initially receiving the medal, the AFL Commission ruled Watson retrospectively ineligible for the award due to the suspension he received, and awarded the medal to jointly to Trent Cotchin and Sam Mitchell, the players with the next most votes.