Written by AFL Online on 24th Sep 2007
James Bartel has won the Brownlow Medal for season 2007. The Geelong midfielder has topped of his spectacular season by winning the Brownlow by an amazing 7 votes ahead of Brent Harvey, Simon Black and Daniel Kerr who finished equal second on 22 votes. Bartel was literally lost for words when the results were confirmed at the conclusion of round 20 when he polled 3 votes against the Kangaroos. Team mate Gary Ablett Jnr. who was favourite for the medal going into the night finished 4th on 20 votes.
Bartel, who missed the final two round after having his appendix taken out will line up for Geelong in this weeks Grand Final. Geelong will go into the Grand Final as favourites and if the can defeat Port Adelaide it will cap off what has been a remarkable season for the Cats.
29: Jimmy Bartel (Geelong)
22: Simon Black (Brisbane Lions)
22: Brent Harvey (Kangaroos)
22: Daniel Kerr (West Coast)
21: Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn)
20: Gary Ablett (Geelong)
20: Dane Swan (Collingwood)
20: Adam Goodes (Sydney Swans)
18: Scott Thompson (Adelaide)
17: Jonathan Brown (Brisbane Lions)