Before 1935 a variety of awards were given out, but it was not until that year that an actual "Best and Fairest" club championship was established.
Best player awards before 1935 include;
Other top five trophies are named after:
The cup was later replaced with a medal and has been awarded under various voting systems since it's inception.
4 - Allan La Fontaine, Jim Stynes
3 - Laurie Fowler, Nathan Jones, Hassa Mann
2 - Stan Alves, Ron Barassi, Denis Cordner, Max Gawn, Alan Johnson, Garry Lyon, James McDonald, Laurie Mithen, Jack Mueller, Clayton Oliver, Norm Smith, Stuart Spencer, John Townsend, Todd Viney, Greg Wells