Bob Skilton Medal

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The Bob Skilton Medal is an annual Australian rules football award presented to the player(s) adjudged the best and fairest at the Sydney Swans (formerly the South Melbourne Football Club) throughout the Victorian Football League/Australian Football League (VFL/AFL) season. It is named after Bob Skilton, who won the award a record nine times from 1958 to 1968. The voting system as of the 2017 AFL season, consists of five coaches giving an undetermined number of players up to ten votes each after every match. Players can receive a maximum of 50 votes for a game. [1]

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Recipients

^Denotes current player
+Player won Brownlow Medal in same season
SeasonRecipient(s)Ref.
1927 Hec McKay
1928 Charlie Stanbridge
1929 Danny Wheelahan
1930 Ron Hillis
1931 Len Thomas
1932 Bill Faul
1933 Harry Clarke
1934 Terry Brain
1935 Ron Hillis (2)
1936 Herbie Matthews
1937 Herbie Matthews (2)
1938 Len Thomas (2)
1939 Herbie Matthews (3)
1940 Herbie Matthews + (4)
1941 Rex Ritchie
1942 Jim Cleary
1943 Herbie Matthews (5)
1944 Jim Cleary (2)
1945 Jack Graham
1946 Bill Williams
1947 Bill Williams (2)
1948 Ron Clegg
1949 Ron Clegg + (2)
1950 Bill Williams (3)
1951 Ron Clegg (3)
1952 Keith Schaefer
1953 Jim Taylor
1954 Eddie Lane
1955 Ian Gillett
1956 Jim Dorgan
1957 Jim Taylor (2)
1958 Bob Skilton
1959 Bob Skilton + (2)
1960 Frank Johnson
1961 Bob Skilton (3)
1962 Bob Skilton (4)
1963 Bob Skilton + (5)
1964 Bob Skilton (6)
1965 Bob Skilton (7)
1966 Max Papley
1967 Bob Skilton (8)
1968 Bob Skilton + (9)
1969 Peter Bedford
1970 Peter Bedford + (2)
1971 Peter Bedford (3)
1972 Russell Cook
1973 Peter Bedford (4)
1974 Norm Goss
1975 Peter Bedford (5)
1976 Rick Quade
1977 Graham Teasdale +
1978 John Murphy
1979 Barry Round
1980 David Ackerly
1981 Barry Round + (2)
1982 David Ackerly (2)
1983 Mark Browning
1984 Bernie Evans
1985 Stephen Wright
1986 Gerard Healy
1987 Gerard Healy (2)
1988 Gerard Healy + (3)
1989 Mark Bayes
1990 Stephen Wright (2)
1991 Barry Mitchell
1992 Paul Kelly
1993 Paul Kelly (2)
1994 Daryn Cresswell
1995 Tony Lockett
1996 Paul Kelly (3)
1997 Paul Kelly (4)
1998 Michael O'Loughlin
1999 Wayne Schwass
2000 Andrew Schauble
2001 Paul Williams
2002 Paul Williams (2)
2003 Adam Goodes + [2]
2004 Barry Hall [3]
2005 Brett Kirk [4]
2006 Adam Goodes + (2) [5]
2007 Brett Kirk (2) [6]
2008 Jarrad McVeigh [7]
2009 Ryan O'Keefe [8]
2010 Kieren Jack [9]
2011 Adam Goodes (3) [10]
2012 Josh Kennedy ^ [11]
2013 Jarrad McVeigh (2) [12]
2014 Luke Parker ^ [13]
2015 Josh Kennedy ^ (2) [14]
2016 Josh Kennedy ^ (3) [15]
2017 Luke Parker ^ (2) [16]
2018 Jake Lloyd ^ [17]
2019 Dane Rampe ^ [18]
2020 Jake Lloyd ^ (2)

Multiple winners

^Denotes current player
PlayerMedalsSeasons
Bob Skilton 91958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968
Peter Bedford 51969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975
Herbie Matthews 51936, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1943
Paul Kelly 41992, 1993, 1996, 1997
Ron Clegg 31948, 1949, 1951
Adam Goodes 32003, 2006, 2011
Gerard Healy 31986, 1987, 1988
Josh Kennedy ^32012, 2015, 2016
Bill Williams 31946, 1947, 1950
David Ackerly 21980, 1982
Jim Cleary 21942, 1944
Ron Hillis 21930, 1935
Brett Kirk 22005, 2007
Jake Lloyd ^22018, 2020
Jarrad McVeigh 22008, 2013
Luke Parker ^22014, 2017
Barry Round 21979, 1981
Jim Taylor 21953, 1957
Len Thomas 21931, 1938
Paul Williams 22001, 2002
Stephen Wright 21985, 1990

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