Brownlow Medal 2022: Patrick Cripps wins first Brownlow after thrilling vote count


Patrick Cripps has won his maiden Brownlow Medal, capping off a superb 2022 campaign with the game’s highest individual honour.

The Carlton midfielder finished with 29 votes, one clear of 2020 winner and pre-count favourite Lachie Neale in second, with Gold Coast star Touk Miller one further back in third.

Cripps, 27, averaged 28 disposals and nearly eight clearances per game as the Blues missed the finals by the barest of margins.

The Western Australian picked up three votes in Carlton’s one-point round 23 loss to Collingwood, seeing him leapfrog Neale and Miller.

The trio, along with Fremantle’s Andrew Brayshaw, all held the lead at various stages late in the count but it was Cripps who was on top when it counted.

It could have been a very different story after Cripps was suspended for a hit on Callum Ah Chee in round 21, only to have it overturned after a marathon appeal hearing.

2022 Brownlow Medal club-by-club votes

Brownlow Medal 2022 final leaderboard

Player Votes
Patrick Cripps 29
Lachie Neale 28
Touk Miller 27
Andrew Brayshaw 25
Clayton Oliver 25
Christian Petracca 24
Callum Mills 21
Jeremy Cameron 19
Dion Prestia 19
Zach Merrett 17

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What time does the Brownlow Medal count start?

The 2022 Charles Brownlow Medal Count will be on Sunday, September 18 at 7:30pm (AEST).

Broadcasting will begin at 7:00pm (AEST), beginning with the Virgin Australia Runway.

The event was originally due to be held on Monday but was moved so as not to clash with the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

How to watch the 2022 Brownlow Medal?

The Seven network will broadcast the Brownlow Medal ceremony LIVE from 7:00pm (AEST).

Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth will be able to watch on 7, while it will be aired on 7mate in Sydney and Brisbane.

The coverage will be hosted by Hamish McLachlan and Rebecca Maddern.


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