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Australian rules football stars in the Menzies Era included:

VFL Competition Winners during the Menzies Era

(The Victorian Football League was the forerunner of the Australian Football League. The name was changed in 1991)

1949: Essendon (18:17) d Carlton (6:16)
1950: Essendon (13:14) d North Melbourne (7:12)
1951: Geelong (11:15) d Essendon (10:10)
1952: Geelong (13:8) d Collingwood (5:10)
1953: Collingwood (11:11) d Geelong (8:17)
1954: Footscray (15:12) d Melbourne (7:9)
1955: Melbourne (8:16) d Collingwood (5:6)
1956: Melbourne (17:19) d Collingwood (6:12)
1957: Melbourne (17:14) d Collingwood (6:12)
1958: Collingwood (12:10) d Melbourne (9:10)
1959: Melbourne (17:15) d Essendon (11:12)
1960: Melbourne (8:14) d Collingwood (2:2)
1961: Hawthorn (13:15) d Fotscray (7:9)
1962: Essendon (13:12) d Carlton (8:10)
1963: Geelong (15:19) d Hawthorn (8:12)
1964: Melbourne (8:16) d Collingwood (8:12)
1965: Essendon (14:21) d St Kilda (9:16)
1966: St. Kilda (10:14) d Collingwood (10:13)
1967: Richmond (16:18) d Geelon (15:15)
1968: Carlton (7:14) d Essendon (8:5)
1969: Richmond (12:13) d Carlton (8:12)
1970: Carlton (17:9) d Collingwood (14:17)
1971: Hawthorn (12:10) d St Kilda (11:9)
1972: Carlton (28:9) d Richmond (22:18)

Brownlow Medal Winners during the Menzies Era

(The Brownlow Medal is awarded to the best and fairest player in the AFL season excluding Finals matches.)

1949: Ron Clegg (South Melbourne) Col Austen* (Hawthorn)
1950: Alan Ruthven (Fitzroy)
1951: Bernie Smith (Geelong)
1952: Roy Wright (Richmond) Bill Hutchison* (Essendon)
1953: Bill Hutchison (Essendon)
1954: Roy Wright (Richmond)
1955: Fred Goldsmith (South Melbourne)
1956: Peter Box (Footscray)
1957: Brian Gleeson (St Kilda)
1958: Neil Roberts (St Kilda)
1959: Bob Skilton (South Melbourne) Verdun Howell* (St Kilda)
1960: John Schultz (Footscray)
1961: John James (Carlton)
1962: Alistair Lord (Geelong)
1963: Bob Skilton (South Melbourne)
1964: Gordon Collis (Carlton)
1965: Ian Stewart (St Kilda) Noel Teasdale* (South Melbourne)
1966: Ian Stewart (St Kilda)
1967: Ross Smith (St Kilda)
1968: Bob Skilton (South Melbourne)
1969: Kevin Murray (Fitzroy)
1970: Peter Bedford (South Melbourne)
1971: Ian Stewart (Richmond)
1972: Len Thompson (Collingwood)

* Retrospective Brownlow Medals presented in 1989 to players who tied or were beaten on countbacks but who now qualify because of a rule change.

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