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Tony Lockett has kicked the most goals in AFL history (Getty Images)

Coleman Medal Records

The Coleman Medal is one of the most prestigious individual awards in VFL/AFL history. To win the award players need to kick the most goals across the entirety of the home and away season.

We've taken a look at the history of the award to deliver the most interesting Coleman Medal records, including the most goals kicked in a single season and which player has won the most medals.

Who is the Coleman Medal named after?

The Coleman Medal is named after Essendon champion John Coleman, who topped the goal kicking tally for the league on five separate occasions before his career was cut short by a knee injury.

Who has won the most Coleman Medals?

Collingwood full forward Dick Lee has won seven Coleman Medals, the most of any player in the game's history.
Fellow Magpie Gordon Coventry sits second on the list with six.

What club has won the most Coleman Medals?

Collingwood has recorded the most Coleman Medal wins with 23. Geelong is the next best 16, with Hawthorn (14) and Essendon (13) next in line.

What is the most amount of goals kicked an single season?

Hawthorn's Peter Hudson kicked 146 goals in 1970 to win the Coleman Medal, a record goal tally in a single season.

What is the least amount of goals kicked to win a Coleman Medal?

Eddy James and Jack Leith tied to win the goal kicking tally in 1897 with just 22 goals to their names.

Who has kicked the most goals in AFL history?

Tony Lockett has kicked the most goals in VFL/AFL history, kicking 1360 over the course of his career.

What is the most amount of goals kicks in a single game?

Fred Fanning (Melbourne) 18 goals against St Kilda Round 18 1947 at the Junction Oval. Fanning would go on to win the Coleman Medal in that year.


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