VFL & AFL NIGHT SERIES & PRE-SEASON GRAND FINALS

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Note: The 2003 season saw the introduction of the 'super goal' (SG), whereby goals kicked from a distance in excess of 50 metres were deemed to be worth 9 points.

Date No. of Teams Winner G B Pts Runner Up G B Pts Venue Crowd
Mon 17/9/56 8 South Melbourne 13 16 94 Carlton 13 10 88 Lake Oval 32,450
Mon 7/10/57 12 South Melbourne 15 13 103 Geelong 8 4 52 Lake Oval 25,000
Mon 22/9/58 8 St Kilda 16 13 109 Carlton 15 11 101 Lake Oval 26,400
Mon 28/9/59 8 Fitzroy 10 10 70 Hawthorn 4 16 40 Lake Oval 9,200
Tue 27/9/60 8 South Melbourne 10 12 72 Hawthorn 8 11 59 Lake Oval 20,000
Mon 25/9/61 8 Geelong 9 20 74 North Melbourne 9 8 62 Lake Oval 30,365
Wed 26/9/62 8 Richmond 8 16 64 Hawthorn 9 6 60 Lake Oval 24,550
Wed 2/10/63 8 Footscray 10 9 69 Richmond 9 9 63 Lake Oval 25,270
Mon 21/9/64 8 Footscray 11 12 78 St Kilda 11 7 73 Lake Oval 36,300
Mon 27/9/65 8 North Melbourne 14 13 97 Carlton 9 3 57 Lake Oval 37,750
Mon 26/9/66 8 North Melbourne 20 12 132 Hawthorn 12 7 79 Lake Oval 22,800
Mon 25/9/67 8 Footscray 15 11 101 South Melbourne 8 8 64 Lake Oval 26,731
Wed 2/10/68 8 Hawthorn 16 15 111 North Melbourne 6 14 50 Lake Oval 15,650
Mon 29/9/69 8 Hawthorn 10 17 77 Melbourne 9 18 72 Lake Oval 21,067
Mon 28/9/70 8 Footscray 13 17 95 Melbourne 13 15 93 Lake Oval 23,882
Mon 27/9/71 8 Melbourne 12 7 79 Fitzroy 9 9 63 Lake Oval 21,189
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Year No. of Teams Winner G B Pts Runner Up G B Pts Venue Crowd
Tue 2/8/77 12 Hawthorn 14 11 95 Carlton 11 5 71 Waverley 27,407
Tue 20/6/78 13 Fitzroy 13 18 96 North Melbourne 2 8 20 Waverley 26,420
Tue 3/7/79 23 Collingwood 12 8 80 Hawthorn 7 10 52 Waverley 37,753
Tue 15/7/80 34 North Melbourne 8 9 57 Collingwood 7 12 54 Waverley 50,478
Tue 14/7/81 34 Essendon 9 11 65 Carlton 6 5 41 Waverley 24,269
Tue 20/7/82 18 Swans 13 12 90 North Melbourne 8 10 58 Waverley 20,028
Tue 26/7/83 17 Carlton 14 16 100 Richmond 10 6 66 Waverley 32,927
Tue 24/7/84 17 Essendon 13 11 89 Sydney Swans 5 8 38 Waverley 30,824
Tue 23/7/85 17 Hawthorn 11 11 77 Essendon 10 8 68 Waverley 24,812
Tue 1/7/86 14 Hawthorn 9 12 68 Carlton 5 6 36 Waverley 19,627
Wed 29/4/87 14 Melbourne 8 10 58 Essendon 8 6 54 Waverley 26,860
Sat 26/3/88 14 Hawthorn 10 10 70 Geelong 9 13 67 Waverley 35,803
Sat 18/3/89 14 Melbourne 10 16 76 Geelong 9 13 67 Waverley 48,720
Sat 17/3/90 13 Essendon 17 10 112 North Melbourne 10 16 76 Waverley 48,559
Sat 16/3/91 15 Hawthorn 14 19 103 North Melbourne 7 12 54 Waverley 46,629
Sat 14/3/92 15 Hawthorn 19 14 128 Fitzroy 8 15 63 Waverley 49,453
Sat 20/3/93 15 Essendon 14 18 102 Richmond 11 13 79 Waverley 75,533
Sat 19/3/94 15 Essendon 15 12 102 Adelaide 9 14 68 Waverley 43,925
Sat 25/3/95 16 North Melbourne 14 9 93 Adelaide 8 15 63 Waverley 39,393
Sat 23/3/96 16 St Kilda 20 10 130 Carlton 10 12 72 Waverley 66,888
Fri 21/3/97 16 Carlton 14 13 97 Geelong 5 10 40 MCG 74,786
Sat 21/3/98 16 North Melbourne 14 13 97 St Kilda 12 11 83 MCG 63,898
Sat 13/3/99 16 Hawthorn 12 11 83 Port Adelaide 5 6 36 Waverley 49,874
Sat 26/2/00 16 Essendon 16 21 117 Kangaroos 11 10 76 MCG 56,720
Sat 17/3/01 16 Port Adelaide 17 9 111 Brisbane 3 8 26 Football Park

35,304

Sat 16/3/02 16 Port Adelaide 10 11 71 Richmond 9 8 62 Telstra Dome

36,481

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Year No. of Teams Winner SG G B Pts Runner Up SG G B Pts Venue Crowd
Sat 15/3/03 16 Adelaide 2 13 8 104 Collingwood 1 9 10 73 Telstra Dome

43,571

Sat 13/3/04 16 St Kilda 1 14 5 98 Geelong 1 10 7 76 Telstra Dome

50,533

Sat 13/3/05 16 Carlton 1 14 18 111 West Coast 1 11 9 84 Telstra Dome

43,280

Sat 18/3/06 16 Geelong 3 10 5 92 Adelaide 1 10 15 84 AAMI Stadium

30,707

Sat 17/3/07 16 Carlton 2 12 7 97 Brisbane 0 10 12 72 Telstra Dome

46,094

Sat 8/3/08 16 St Kilda 2 7 9 69 Adelaide 0 9 10 64 AAMI Stadium

26,823

Fri 13/3/09 16 Geelong 0 18 19 127 Collingwood 1 6 6 51 Telstra Dome

37,277

Sat 13/3/10 16 Western Bulldogs 2 13 8 104 St Kilda 0 9 10 64 Telstra Dome

42,381

Fri 11/3/11 18 Collingwood 1 15 9 108 Essendon 0 13 8 86 Telstra Dome

45,304

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Explanation of Numbers of Teams Entering

1978    The 12 VFL clubs plus Tasmania.    Back

1979    All 12 VFL clubs and all 8 WAFL clubs plus the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Tasmania.    Back

1980 & 1981    12 VFL clubs, 10 SANFL clubs, 8 WAFL clubs plus the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania.    Back

1982    12 VFL clubs, top 3 SANFL clubs from 1981 and top 3 WAFL clubs from 1981.    Back

1983    12 VFL clubs, top 2 SANFL clubs from 1982, 2nd and 3rd placed WAFL clubs from 1982 (premier Swan Districts having been banned from the competition), plus Tasmania.    Back

1984    12 VFL clubs, top 2 SANFL clubs from 1983, 2nd and 3rd placed WAFL clubs from 1983 (Swan Districts still serving a ban), plus Queensland.    Back

1985     12 VFL clubs, top 2 SANFL clubs from 1984, top 2 WAFL clubs from 1984 , plus Queensland.    Back

1986    12 VFL clubs plus 2 SANFL clubs.    Back

1987 onwards    Entry restricted to VFL/AFL clubs only.  Brisbane and West Coast were admitted in 1987 bringing the total number of clubs in the League to 14.    Back

1990    Brisbane was disqualified.    Back

1991    Adelaide entered the League, which had changed its name the previous year to the Australian Football League (AFL).    Back

1995    Fremantle joined the AFL.    Back

1997    Brisbane Bears and Fitzroy merged, and Port Adelaide was admitted to the AFL.    Back

2011    Gold Coast and Greater Western Sydney entered competition.    Back

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On re-location to Sydney in 1982 South Melbourne Football Club altered its name to Swans.    Back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The word 'Sydney' was added to the Swans' name in 1983.    Back