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2001 AFL Premiership Season
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Teams 16
Premiers Brisbane
(1st premiership)
Minor Premiers Essendon
(19th minor premiership)
AFL Cup Winner Port Adelaide
(1st pre-season cup win)
Coleman Medallist Matthew Lloyd (Essendon)
Brownlow Medallist Jason Akermanis (Brisbane Lions)

Results and statistics for the Australian Football League season of 2001.

See List of Australian Football League premiers for a complete list.

Contents

AFL Draft

See 2001 AFL Draft for more information.

National Cup

Port Adelaide defeated Brisbane Lions 17.9 (111) to 3.8 (26) in the Final.

Premiership Season

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Round 1 (Season Launch)

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Kangaroos 9.7 (61) Essendon 23.8 (146) MCG 56,028 Friday, 30 March
Hawthorn 13.7 (85) Collingwood 11.15 (81) MCG 52,190 Saturday, 31 March
Fremantle 18.10 (118) Carlton 18.11 (119) Subiaco Oval 23,716 Saturday, 31 March
Western Bulldogs 16.11 (107) St Kilda 16.16 (112) Colonial Stadium 30,047 Saturday, 31 March
Port Adelaide 14.15 (99) Brisbane Lions 14.9 (93) Football Park 25,948 Saturday, 31 March
Geelong 17.13 (115) West Coast 7.7 (49) Skilled Stadium 20,149 Sunday, 1 April
Melbourne 15.13 (103) Richmond 20.14 (134) MCG 44,466 Sunday, 1 April
Sydney 19.12 (126) Adelaide 10.14 (74) SCG 31,174 Sunday, 1 April

Round 2

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Essendon 23.7 (145) Port Adelaide 16.11 (107) Colonial Stadium 34,918 Friday, 6 April
Carlton 11.15 (81) Hawthorn 16.11 (107) Optus Oval 27,597 Saturday, 7 April
Richmond 9.15 (69) Western Bulldogs 17.9 (111) MCG 36,427 Saturday, 7 April
Collingwood 15.15 (105) Fremantle 13.10 (88) Colonial Stadium 26,067 Saturday, 7 April
Adelaide 11.14 (80) Melbourne 12.11 (83) Football Park 35,653 Saturday, 7 April
Brisbane Lions 17.16 (118) Kangaroos 8.10 (58) Gabba 22,970 Sunday, 8 April
St Kilda 13.8 (86) Geelong 17.13 (115) Colonial Stadium 33,867 Sunday, 8 April
West Coast 13.11 (89) Sydney 15.14 (104) Subiaco Oval 32,673 Sunday, 8 April

Round 3 (Easter)

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Carlton 14.9 (93) Essendon 11.10 (76) MCG 63,088 Thursday, 12 April
Richmond 17.14 (116) Brisbane Lions 14.10 (94) MCG 31,688 Saturday, 14 April
Western Bulldogs 12.9 (81) Collingwood 23.15 (153) Colonial Stadium 37,598 Saturday, 14 April
Kangaroos 11.5 (71) Sydney 23.13 (151) SCG 22,395 Saturday, 14 April
Adelaide 13.10 (88) Port Adelaide 23.15 (153) Football Park 40,296 Sunday, 15 April
St Kilda 16.11 (107) West Coast 19.11 (125) Colonial Stadium 19,496 Sunday, 15 April
Fremantle 8.11 (59) Hawthorn 11.16 (82) Subiaco Oval 20,703 Sunday, 15 April
Melbourne 18.16 (124) Geelong 15.14 (104) MCG 48,551 Monday, 16 April

Round 4

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Collingwood 10.11 (71) Richmond 13.8 (86) MCG 78,638 Friday, 20 April
Sydney 6.19 (55) Essendon 15.12 (102) SCG 40,131 Friday, 20 April
Carlton 8.5 (53) Adelaide 9.8 (62) Optus Oval 21,110 Saturday, 21 April
Western Bulldogs 21.14 (140) Brisbane Lions 12.15 (87) Colonial Stadium 20,322 Saturday, 21 April
Fremantle 13.10 (88) West Coast 16.16 (112) Subiaco Oval 38,804 Saturday, 21 April
Port Adelaide 17.12 (114) St Kilda 7.8 (50) Football Park 27,017 Saturday, 21 April
Geelong 4.9 (33) Kangaroos 7.11 (53) Shell Stadium 14,298 Sunday, 22 April
Hawthorn 11.17 (83) Melbourne 5.14 (44) MCG 30,113 Sunday, 22 April

Round 5 (ANZAC Day)

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Essendon 15.13 (103) Collingwood 14.11 (95) MCG 83,905 Wednesday, 25 April
West Coast 11.4 (70) Richmond 17.7 (109) Subiaco Oval 38,424 Friday, 27 April
Carlton 17.23 (125) St Kilda 14.8 (92) Optus Oval 24,385 Saturday, 28 April
Western Bulldogs 19.12 (126) Hawthorn 24.11 (155) Colonial Stadium 34,400 Saturday, 28 April
Adelaide 12.18 (90) Kangaroos 10.15 (75) Football Park 37,596 Saturday, 28 April
Brisbane Lions 25.21 (171) Fremantle 19.8 (122) Gabba 20,059 Sunday, 29 April
Geelong 15.12 (102) Port Adelaide 23.10 (148) Shell Stadium 18,736 Sunday, 29 April
Melbourne 18.11 (119) Sydney 15.14 (104) MCG 31,168 Sunday, 29 April

Round 6

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Kangaroos 12.6 (78) Richmond 19.15 (129) Colonial Stadium 39,773 Friday, 4 May
St Kilda 18.12 (120) Sydney 14.10 (94) Colonial Stadium 28,933 Saturday, 5 May
Fremantle 9.20 (74) Melbourne 18.11 (119) Subiaco Oval 19,775 Saturday, 5 May
Port Adelaide 20.9 (129) Western Bulldogs 13.8 (86) Football Park 30,197 Saturday, 5 May
Brisbane Lions 17.14 (116) Geelong 8.13 (61) Gabba 25,881 Saturday, 5 May
Collingwood 15.13 (103) Carlton 14.11 (95) MCG 73,572 Sunday, 6 May
Essendon 24.14 (158) West Coast 10.10 (70) Colonial Stadium 33,829 Sunday, 6 May
Hawthorn 16.8 (104) Adelaide 12.19 (91) York Park 17,460 Sunday, 6 May

Round 7 (Mother's Day)

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Melbourne 12.5 (77) Western Bulldogs 15.17 (107) MCG 32,299 Friday, 11 May
Richmond 10.14 (74) Essendon 16.24 (120) MCG 77,576 Saturday, 12 May
St Kilda 15.9 (99) Hawthorn 16.14 (110) Colonial Stadium 37,940 Saturday, 12 May
Adelaide 14.19 (103) Fremantle 12.11 (83) Football Park 38,292 Saturday, 12 May
Collingwood 14.13 (97) Kangaroos 15.9 (99) Colonial Stadium 34,600 Sunday, 13 May
Geelong 9.14 (68) Carlton 17.6 (108) MCG 29,150 Sunday, 13 May
Sydney 12.8 (80) Brisbane Lions 15.22 (112) SCG 22,390 Sunday, 13 May
West Coast 7.8 (50) Port Adelaide 17.19 (121) Subiaco Oval 28,026 Sunday, 13 May

Round 8

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Richmond 14.8 (92) Adelaide 17.18 (120) MCG 29,073 Friday, 18 May
Carlton 21.16 (142) Brisbane Lions 9.14 (68) Optus Oval 21,997 Saturday, 19 May
Hawthorn 21.12 (138) West Coast 8.10 (58) MCG 22,988 Saturday, 19 May
Kangaroos 19.24 (138) St Kilda 13.11 (89) Manuka Oval 10,958 Saturday, 19 May
Port Adelaide 16.14 (110) Collingwood 18.11 (119) Football Park 34,232 Saturday, 19 May
Melbourne 11.13 (79) Essendon 12.13 (85) MCG 47,452 Sunday, 20 May
Western Bulldogs 18.14 (122) Sydney 15.11 (101) SCG 22,874 Sunday, 20 May
Fremantle 10.13 (73) Geelong 14.11 (95) Subiaco Oval 20,231 Sunday, 20 May

Round 9

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Kangaroos 10.9 (69) Carlton 12.10 (82) MCG 43,624 Friday, 25 May
Collingwood 14.14 (98) St Kilda 12.8 (80) MCG 49,937 Saturday, 26 May
West Coast 11.11 (77) Western Bulldogs 18.17 (125) Subiaco Oval 30,063 Saturday, 26 May
Brisbane Lions 18.14 (122) Adelaide 19.13 (127) Gabba 24,122 Saturday, 26 May
Essendon 18.14 (122) Hawthorn 8.9 (57) Colonial Stadium 50,701 Saturday, 26 May
Port Adelaide 13.10 (88) Melbourne 9.14 (68) Football Park 22,423 Sunday, 27 May
Geelong 17.16 (118) Richmond 11.10 (76) Shell Stadium 27,421 Sunday, 27 May
Sydney 12.12 (84) Fremantle 10.5 (65) SCG 20,611 Sunday, 27 May

Round 10

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Western Bulldogs 11.13 (79) Kangaroos 19.11 (125) Colonial Stadium 32,793 Friday, 1 June
Carlton 21.23 (149) West Coast 3.12 (30) Optus Oval 19,757 Saturday, 2 June
Hawthorn 10.13 (73) Port Adelaide 17.14 (116) MCG 28,228 Saturday, 2 June
St Kilda 17.11 (113) Melbourne 22.12 (144) Colonial Stadium 30,497 Saturday, 2 June
Brisbane Lions 15.12 (102) Essendon 10.14 (74) Gabba 36,149 Saturday, 2 June
Adelaide 9.12 (66) Geelong 8.7 (55) Football Park 40,466 Sunday, 3 June
Collingwood 7.13 (55) Sydney 11.7 (73) Colonial Stadium 42,640 Sunday, 3 June
Fremantle 6.10 (46) Richmond 12.12 (84) Subiaco Oval 19,626 Sunday, 3 June

Round 11 (Queen's Birthday)

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
St Kilda 13.8 (86) Essendon 19.14 (128) Colonial Stadium 40,075 Friday, 8 June
Geelong 14.9 (93) Hawthorn 13.12 (90) Colonial Stadium 37,526 Saturday, 9 June
West Coast 9.8 (62) Brisbane Lions 11.18 (84) Subiaco Oval 25,588 Saturday, 9 June
Adelaide 14.13 (97) Western Bulldogs 19.13 (127) Football Park 38,829 Saturday, 9 June
Kangaroos 23.16 (154) Fremantle 10.8 (68) Colonial Stadium 18,023 Sunday, 10 June
Richmond 13.10 (88) Carlton 8.13 (61) MCG 71,767 Sunday, 10 June
Sydney 18.17 (125) Port Adelaide 10.18 (78) SCG 28,187 Sunday, 10 June
Melbourne 8.9 (57) Collingwood 19.20 (134) MCG 62,761 Monday, 11 June

Round 12 (Split Round)

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Essendon 18.14 (122) Adelaide 11.7 (73) Colonial Stadium 38,816 Friday, 15 June
Geelong 13.9 (87) Western Bulldogs 15.4 (94) Shell Stadium 22,771 Saturday, 16 June
Fremantle 11.14 (80) St Kilda 12.18 (90) Subiaco Oval 19,857 Saturday, 16 June
Melbourne 14.15 (99) Brisbane Lions 23.10 (148) Gabba 23,740 Sunday, 17 June
Collingwood 26.17 (173) West Coast 14.8 (92) Colonial Stadium 36,589 Friday, 22 June
Hawthorn 15.11 (101) Kangaroos 14.14 (98) MCG 41,295 Saturday, 23 June
Richmond 12.14 (86) Sydney 8.12 (60) Colonial Stadium 37,196 Saturday, 23 June
Port Adelaide 10.10 (70) Carlton 15.14 (104) Football Park 35,805 Sunday, 24 June

Round 13

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Brisbane Lions 20.20 (140) Hawthorn 8.5 (53) Gabba 30,573 Friday, 29 June
Carlton 23.15 (153) Western Bulldogs 13.14 (92) Optus Oval 30,067 Saturday, 30 June
Essendon 18.10 (118) Fremantle 10.12 (72) Colonial Stadium 29,528 Saturday, 30 June
Kangaroos 14.11 (95) Port Adelaide 10.13 (73) Manuka Oval 10,030 Saturday, 30 June
Adelaide 14.13 (97) Collingwood 15.9 (99) Football Park 39,010 Saturday, 30 June
St Kilda 13.9 (87) Richmond 19.12 (126) Colonial Stadium 40,783 Sunday, 1 July
Sydney 9.11 (65) Geelong 12.12 (84) SCG 26,760 Sunday, 1 July
West Coast 15.5 (95) Melbourne 13.10 (88) Subiaco Oval 29,783 Sunday, 1 July

Round 14

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Western Bulldogs 11.10 (76) Essendon 24.10 (154) Colonial Stadium 48,728 Friday, 6 July
Richmond 10.11 (71) Hawthorn 20.9 (129) MCG 52,189 Saturday, 7 July
Geelong 16.15 (111) Collingwood 14.9 (93) Colonial Stadium 50,160 Saturday, 7 July
Adelaide 8.16 (64) West Coast 7.9 (51) Football Park 31,534 Saturday, 7 July
Brisbane Lions 17.17 (119) St Kilda 9.8 (62) Gabba 22,911 Saturday, 7 July
Melbourne 13.15 (93) Kangaroos 18.13 (121) MCG 27,464 Sunday, 8 July
Sydney 12.19 (91) Carlton 12.9 (81) SCG 30,488 Sunday, 8 July
Fremantle 11.5 (71) Port Adelaide 25.13 (163) Subiaco Oval 15,961 Sunday, 8 July

Round 15

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
St Kilda 9.5 (59) Adelaide 23.18 (156) Colonial Stadium 26,560 Friday, 13 July
Carlton 16.15 (111) Melbourne 18.9 (117) Optus Oval 23,901 Saturday, 14 July
Hawthorn 11.11 (77) Sydney 14.14 (98) MCG 34,394 Saturday, 14 July
Western Bulldogs 16.23 (119) Fremantle 11.19 (85) Colonial Stadium 15,111 Saturday, 14 July
Port Adelaide 14.12 (96) Richmond 7.10 (52) Football Park 26,773 Saturday, 14 July
Collingwood 16.7 (103) Brisbane Lions 19.15 (129) MCG 45,016 Sunday, 15 July
Essendon 19.13 (127) Geelong 17.10 (112) Colonial Stadium 48,152 Sunday, 15 July
West Coast 17.8 (110) Kangaroos 24.10 (154) Subiaco Oval 34,259 Sunday, 15 July

Round 16

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Richmond 19.13 (127) Melbourne 12.14 (86) MCG 37,938 Friday, 20 July
Carlton 19.17 (131) Fremantle 8.8 (56) Optus Oval 15,622 Saturday, 21 July
Collingwood 14.5 (89) Hawthorn 21.18 (144) MCG 52,381 Saturday, 21 July
St Kilda 12.6 (78) Western Bulldogs 16.16 (112) Colonial Stadium 21,665 Saturday, 21 July
Brisbane Lions 13.16 (94) Port Adelaide 8.12 (60) Gabba 29,547 Saturday, 21 July
Adelaide 7.14 (56) Sydney 16.9 (105) Football Park 46,852 Sunday, 22 July
Essendon 27.9 (171) Kangaroos 25.9 (159) MCG 51,878 Sunday, 22 July
West Coast 12.8 (80) Geelong 22.18 (150) Subiaco Oval 31,456 Sunday, 22 July

Round 17

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Western Bulldogs 15.10 (100) Richmond 15.12 (102) Colonial Stadium 43,595 Friday, 27 July
Geelong 12.6 (78) St Kilda 10.6 (66) Shell Stadium 22,414 Saturday, 28 July
Melbourne 12.12 (84) Adelaide 15.10 (100) MCG 17,566 Saturday, 28 July
Fremantle 13.12 (90) Collingwood 19.5 (119) Subiaco Oval 20,498 Saturday, 28 July
Kangaroos 18.7 (115) Brisbane Lions 21.10 (136) Colonial Stadium 26,776 Saturday, 28 July
Port Adelaide 15.14 (104) Essendon 14.13 (97) Football Park 37,930 Sunday, 29 July
Hawthorn 15.6 (96) Carlton 13.15 (93) MCG 52,472 Sunday, 29 July
Sydney 11.17 (83) West Coast 6.12 (48) SCG 20,669 Sunday, 29 July

Round 18

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Richmond 10.11 (71) Collingwood 6.15 (51) MCG 69,930 Friday, 3 August
Geelong 15.10 (100) Melbourne 16.7 (103) MCG 31,074 Saturday, 4 August
Hawthorn 13.12 (90) Fremantle 16.10 (106) Colonial Stadium 16,595 Saturday, 4 August
Sydney 22.11 (143) Kangaroos 3.18 (36) SCG 32,689 Saturday, 4 August
Port Adelaide 16.11 (107) Adelaide 15.9 (99) Football Park 49,846 Sunday, 5 August
Brisbane Lions 19.22 (136) Western Bulldogs 15.13 (103) Gabba 26,872 Sunday, 5 August
Essendon 14.11 (95) Carlton 16.6 (102) MCG 75,873 Sunday, 5 August
West Coast 26.15 (171) St Kilda 12.7 (79) Subiaco Oval 31,358 Sunday, 5 August

Round 19

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Kangaroos 21.5 (131) Geelong 12.10 (82) Colonial Stadium 30,919 Friday, 10 August
St Kilda 16.18 (114) Port Adelaide 19.11 (125) Colonial Stadium 14,018 Saturday, 11 August
Melbourne 10.11 (71) Hawthorn 24.12 (156) MCG 26,632 Saturday, 11 August
Adelaide 16.10 (106) Carlton 8.5 (53) Football Park 44,542 Saturday, 11 August
Brisbane Lions 19.14 (128) Richmond 15.7 (97) Gabba 31,324 Sunday, 12 August
Collingwood 17.17 (119) Western Bulldogs 11.11 (77) MCG 38,793 Sunday, 12 August
Essendon 11.13 (79) Sydney 11.11 (77) Colonial Stadium 45,057 Sunday, 12 August
West Coast 14.14 (98) Fremantle 9.10 (64) Subiaco Oval 41,285 Sunday, 12 August

Round 20

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Kangaroos 15.10 (100) Adelaide 25.12 (162) Colonial Stadium 25,340 Friday, 17 August
Richmond 20.18 (138) West Coast 10.13 (73) Colonial Stadium 25,856 Saturday, 18 August
Port Adelaide 14.15 (99) Geelong 10.9 (69) Football Park 25,536 Saturday, 18 August
Collingwood 13.9 (87) Essendon 15.17 (107) MCG 71,518 Saturday, 18 August
Hawthorn 12.7 (79) Western Bulldogs 17.23 (125) MCG 26,642 Sunday, 19 August
St Kilda 16.8 (104) Carlton 22.16 (148) Colonial Stadium 34,521 Sunday, 19 August
Sydney 14.14 (98) Melbourne 19.17 (131) SCG 28,367 Sunday, 19 August
Fremantle 12.15 (87) Brisbane Lions 21.12 (138) Subiaco Oval 15,136 Sunday, 19 August

Round 21

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Richmond 13.14 (92) Kangaroos 13.10 (88) MCG 37,776 Friday, 24 August
Carlton 20.10 (130) Collingwood 9.8 (62) MCG 70,051 Saturday, 25 August
West Coast 6.11 (47) Essendon 21.10 (136) Subiaco Oval 36,445 Saturday, 25 August
Western Bulldogs 10.13 (73) Port Adelaide 22.18 (150) Colonial Stadium 19,649 Saturday, 25 August
Adelaide 13.13 (91) Hawthorn 8.5 (53) Football Park 42,827 Sunday, 26 August
Geelong 9.13 (67) Brisbane Lions 16.14 (110) Shell Stadium 24,325 Sunday, 26 August
Melbourne 16.18 (114) Fremantle 12.7 (79) Colonial Stadium 12,566 Sunday, 26 August
Sydney 21.16 (142) St Kilda 8.7 (55) SCG 26,334 Sunday, 26 August

Round 22

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Essendon 12.11 (83) Richmond 17.5 (107) MCG 77,028 Friday, 31 August
Carlton 13.19 (97) Geelong 3.9 (27) Optus Oval 26,314 Saturday, 1 September
Fremantle 17.18 (120) Adelaide 11.17 (83) Subiaco Oval 19,535 Saturday, 1 September
Hawthorn 13.9 (87) St Kilda 13.11 (89) MCG 24,113 Saturday, 1 September
Brisbane Lions 13.15 (93) Sydney 9.8 (62) Gabba 33,606 Saturday, 1 September
Port Adelaide 24.19 (163) West Coast 7.9 (51) Football Park 22,976 Sunday, 2 September
Kangaroos 11.17 (83) Collingwood 19.12 (126) Manuka Oval 13,117 Sunday, 2 September
Western Bulldogs 19.9 (123) Melbourne 21.7 (133) Colonial Stadium 21,146 Sunday, 2 September

Final series

Qualifying and Elimination Finals (Father's Day)

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Essendon 17.11 (113) Richmond 5.13 (43) MCG 78,253 Friday, 7 September
Carlton 17.16 (118) Adelaide 6.14 (50) MCG 53,982 Saturday, 8 September
Brisbane Lions 12.16 (88) Port Adelaide 8.8 (56) Gabba 32,380 Saturday, 8 September
Hawthorn 19.15 (129) Sydney 11.8 (74) Colonial Stadium 32,910 Sunday, 9 September

Semi Finals

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Richmond 10.7 (67) Carlton 7.14 (56) MCG 83,323 Saturday, 15 September
Port Adelaide 10.9 (69) Hawthorn 10.12 (72) Football Park 30,613 Saturday, 15 September

Preliminary Finals

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Essendon 11.10 (76) Hawthorn 9.13 (67) MCG 86,468 Saturday, 22 September
Brisbane Lions 20.16 (136) Richmond 10.8 (68) Gabba 37,032 Saturday, 22 September

Grand Final

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Essendon 12.10 (82) Brisbane Lions 15.18 (108) MCG 91,482 Saturday, 29 September

Ladder

All teams played 22 games during the home and away season, for a total of 176. An additional 9 games were played during the finals series.

2001 AFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA % PTS
1 Essendon 22 17 5 0 2548 1895 134.46 68
2 Brisbane Lions (P) 22 17 5 0 2538 1989 127.60 68
3 Port Adelaide 22 16 6 0 2473 1918 128.94 64
4 Richmond 22 15 7 0 2126 1973 107.75 60
5 Carlton 22 14 8 0 2311 1797 128.60 56
6 Hawthorn 22 13 9 0 2149 2041 105.29 52
7 Sydney 22 12 10 0 2121 1833 115.71 48
8 Adelaide 22 12 10 0 2085 2026 102.91 48
9 Collingwood 22 11 11 0 2232 2088 106.90 44
10 Western Bulldogs 22 10 12 0 2305 2458 93.78 40
11 Melbourne 22 10 12 0 2136 2364 90.36 40
12 Geelong 22 9 13 0 1926 2054 93.91 36
13 North Melbourne 22 9 13 0 2161 2371 91.14 36
14 West Coast 22 5 17 0 1708 2590 65.95 20
15 St Kilda 22 4 18 0 1917 2642 72.56 16
16 Fremantle 22 2 20 0 1794 2491 72.02 8
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against   view  talk  edit 

Match attendance

Total match attendance for all games was 5,919,026 people. Attendance at the Grand Final was 91,482 people. The largest non-finals attendance was 83,905 people for the Collingwood v Essendon game of Round 5.

Awards

Notable events

  • In their round 16 game, Essendon trailed by 69 points 12 minutes into the second quarter against the Kangaroos, but recovered to record a high-scoring 12 point win. This presently stands as the largest ever comeback in a VFL/AFL game.
  • Melbourne and Collingwood began its annual tradition of playing each other at the M.C.G. in a Melbourne home game on Queen's Birthday Holiday, as the only AFL match of the day. The teams had met on the King's or Queen's Birthday Holiday sporadically in the past (1950, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1975, 1977, 1983, 1993, 1996 and 1999) as one of several games played on the day, with the 1958 game's attendance of 99,346 still enduring as the highest crowd for a non-final, but this was the first season that the fixture became annual, and the second time (after 1996) that the game was the only one played on the day.

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