List of Australian Football League premiers

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This page is a chronological listing of Australian Football League premiers. The Australian Football League (formerly Victorian Football League) is the elite competition in Australian rules football. Between 1897, when the VFL was formed, and the 1980s where the VFL expanded nationally and was eventually renamed, it was theoretically just one of the state-based competitions. However, Melbourne's superior financial resources and population saw the VFL competition the strongest league in the country for most of that period.

Note that the current nicknames for the teams were devised subsequent to the beginning of the competition, and many have changed - for instance, the Kangaroos were at one stage known as "The Shinboners".

Contents

Results

Year Premier Runner Up Score Details for this season
1897 Essendon Geelong No Grand Final Season 1897
1898 Fitzroy Essendon 5.8 (38) - 3.5 (23) Season 1898
1899 Fitzroy South Melbourne 3.9 (27) - 3.8 (26) Season 1899
1900 Melbourne Fitzroy 4.10 (34) - 3.12 (30) Season 1900
1901 Essendon Collingwood 6.7 (43) - 2.4 (16) Season 1901
1902 Collingwood Essendon 9.6 (60) - 3.9 (27) Season 1902
1903 Collingwood Fitzroy 4.7 (31) - 3.11 (29) Season 1903
1904 Fitzroy Carlton 9.7 (61) - 5.7 (37) Season 1904
1905 Fitzroy Collingwood 4.6 (30) - 2.5 (17) Season 1905
1906 Carlton Fitzroy 15.4 (94) - 6.9 (45) Season 1906
1907 Carlton South Melbourne 6.14 (50) - 6.9 (45) Season 1907
1908 Carlton Essendon 5.5 (35) - 3.8 (26) Season 1908
1909 South Melbourne Carlton 4.14 (38) - 4.12 (36) Season 1909
1910 Collingwood Carlton<TD>9.7 (61) - 6.11 (47) Season 1910
1911 Essendon Collingwood 5.11 (41) - 4.11 (35) Season 1911
1912 Essendon South Melbourne 5.17 (47) - 4.9 (33) Season 1912
1913 Fitzroy St Kilda 7.14 (56) - 5.13 (43) Season 1913
1914 Carlton South Melbourne 6.9 (45) - 4.15 (39) Season 1914
1915 Carlton Collingwood 11.12 (78) - 6.9 (45) Season 1915
1916 Fitzroy Carlton 12.13 (85) - 8.8 (56) Season 1916
1917 Collingwood Fitzroy 9.20 (74) - 5.9 (39) Season 1917
1918 South Melbourne Collingwood 9.8 (62) - 7.15 (57) Season 1918
1919 Collingwood Richmond 11.12 (78) - 7.1 (53) Season 1919
1920 Richmond Collingwood 7.10 (52) - 5.5 (35) Season 1920
1921 Richmond Carlton 5.6 (36) - 4.8 (32) Season 1921
1922 Fitzroy Collingwood 11.13 (79) - 9.14 (68) Season 1922
1923 Essendon Fitzroy 8.15 (63) - 6.10 (46) Season 1923
1924 Essendon Richmond No Grand Final * Season 1924
1925 Geelong Collingwood 10.19 (79) - 9.15 (69) Season 1925
1926 Melbourne Collingwood 17.17 (119) - 9.8 (62) Season 1926
1927 Collingwood Richmond 2.13 (25) - 1.7 (13) Season 1927
1928 Collingwood Richmond 13.18 (96) - 9.9 (63) Season 1928
1929 Collingwood Richmond 11.13 (79) - 7.8 (50) Season 1929
1930 Collingwood Geelong 14.16 (100) - 9.16 (70) Season 1930
1931 Geelong Richmond 9.14 (68) - 7.6 (48) Season 1931
1932 Richmond Carlton 13.14 (92) - 12.11 (83) Season 1932
1933 South Melbourne Richmond 9.17 (71) - 4.5 (29) Season 1933
1934 Richmond South Melbourne 19.14 (128) - 12.17 (89) Season 1934
1935 Collingwood South Melbourne 11.12 (78) - 7.16 (58) Season 1935
1936 Collingwood South Melbourne 11.23 (89) - 10.18 (78) Season 1936
1937 Geelong Collingwood 18.14 (122) - 12.18 (90) Season 1937
1938 Carlton Collingwood 15.10 (100) - 13.7 (85) Season 1938
1939 Melbourne Collingwood 21.22 (148) - 14.11 (95) Season 1939
1940 Melbourne Richmond 15.17 (107) - 10.8 (68) Season 1940
1941 Melbourne Essendon 19.13 (127) - 13.20 (98) Season 1941
1942 Essendon Richmond 19.18 (132) - 11.13 (79) Season 1942
1943 Richmond Essendon 12.14 (86) - 11.15 (81) Season 1943
1944 Fitzroy Richmond 9.12 (66) - 7.9 (51) Season 1944
1945 Carlton South Melbourne 15.13 (103) - 10.15 (76) Season 1945
1946 Essendon Carlton 13.8 (86) - 11.19(85) Season 1946
1947 Carlton Essendon 13.8 (86) - 11.17 (83) Season 1947
1948 Melbourne Essendon 13.11 (89) - 7.8 (50) ** Season 1948
1949 Essendon Carlton 18.17 (125) - 6.16 (52) Season 1949
1950 Essendon North Melbourne 13.14 (92) - 7.12 (54) Season 1950
1951 Geelong Essendon 11.15 (81) - 10.10 (70) Season 1951
1952 Geelong Collingwood 13.8 (86) - 5.10 (40) Season 1952
1953 Collingwood Geelong 11.11 (77) - 8.17 (65) Season 1953
1954 Footscray Melbourne 15.12 (102) - 7.9 (51) Season 1954
1955 Melbourne Collingwood 8.16 (64) - 5.6 (36) Season 1955
1956 Melbourne Collingwood 17.19 (121) - 6.12 (48) Season 1956
1957 Melbourne Essendon 17.14 (116) - 7.13 (55) Season 1957
1958 Collingwood Melbourne 12.10 (82) - 9.10 (64) Season 1958
1959 Melbourne Essendon 17.13 (115) - 11.12 (78) Season 1959
1960 Melbourne Collingwood 8.14 (62) - 2.2 (14) Season 1960
1961 Hawthorn Footscray 13.16 (94) - 7.9 (51) Season 1961
1962 Essendon Carlton 13.12 (90) - 8.10 (58) Season 1962
1963 Geelong Hawthorn 15.19 (109) - 8.12 (60) Season 1963
1964 Melbourne Collingwood 8.16 (64) - 8.12 (60) Season 1964
1965 Essendon St Kilda 14.21 (105) - 9.16 (70) Season 1965
1966 St Kilda Collingwood 10.14 (74) - 10.13 (73) Season 1966
1967 Richmond Geelong 16.18 (114) - 15.15 (105) Season 1967
1968 Carlton Essendon 7.14 (56) - 8.5 (53) Season 1968
1969 Richmond Carlton 12.13 (85) - 8.12 (60) Season 1969
1970 Carlton Collingwood 17.9 (111) - 14.17 (101) Season 1970
1971 Hawthorn St Kilda 12.10 (82) - 11.9 (75) Season 1971
1972 Carlton Richmond 28.9 (177) - 22.18 (150) Season 1972
1973 Richmond Carlton 16.20 (116) - 12.14 (86) Season 1973
1974 Richmond North Melbourne 18.20 (128) - 13.9 (87) Season 1974
1975 North Melbourne Hawthorn 19.8 (122) - 9.13 (67) Season 1975
1976 Hawthorn North Melbourne 13.22 (100) - 10.10 (70) Season 1976
1977 North Melbourne Collingwood 21.25 (151) - 19.10 (124) *** Season 1977
1978 Hawthorn North Melbourne 18.13 (121) - 15.13 (103) Season 1978
1979 Carlton Collingwood 11.16 (82) - 11.11 (77) Season 1979
1980 Richmond Collingwood 23.21 (159) - 9.24 (78) Season 1980
1981 Carlton Collingwood 12.20 (92) - 10.12 (72) Season 1981
1982 Carlton Richmond 14.19 (103) - 12.13 (83) Season 1982
1983 Hawthorn Essendon 20.20 (140) - 8.9 (57) Season 1983
1984 Essendon Hawthorn 14.21 (105) - 12.9 (81) Season 1984
1985 Essendon Hawthorn 26.14 (170) - 14.8 (92) Season 1985
1986 Hawthorn Carlton 16.14 (110) - 9.14 (68) Season 1986
1987 Carlton Hawthorn 15.14 (104) - 9.17 (71) Season 1987
1988 Hawthorn Melbourne 22.20 (152) - 6.20 (56) Season 1988
1989 Hawthorn Geelong 21.18 (144) - 21.12 (138) Season 1989
1990 Collingwood Essendon 13.11 (89) - 5.11 (41) Season 1990
1991 Hawthorn West Coast Eagles 20.19 (139) - 13.8 (86) Season 1991
1992 West Coast Eagles Geelong 16.17 (113) - 12.13 (85) Season 1992
1993 Essendon Carlton 20.13 (133) - 13.11 (89) Season 1993
1994 West Coast Eagles Geelong 20.23 (143) - 8.15 (63) Season 1994
1995 Carlton Geelong 21.15 (141) - 11.14 (80) Season 1995
1996 North Melbourne Sydney Swans 19.17 (131) - 13.10 (88) Season 1996
1997 Adelaide Crows St Kilda 19.11 (125) - 13.16 (94) Season 1997
1998 Adelaide Crows North Melbourne 15.15 (105) - 8.22 (70) Season 1998
1999 Kangaroos Carlton 19.10 (124) - 12.17 (89) Season 1999
2000 Essendon Melbourne 19.21 (135) - 11.9 (75) Season 2000
2001 Brisbane Lions Essendon 15.18 (108) - 12.10 (82) Season 2001
2002 Brisbane Lions Collingwood 10.15 (75) - 9.12 (66) Season 2002
2003 Brisbane Lions Collingwood 20.14 (134) - 12.12 (84) Season 2003
2004 Port Adelaide Brisbane Lions 17.11 (113) - 10.13 (73) Season 2004

Notes

  • *: In 1924 there was no single "Grand Final", instead a 3 - week series of matches was played between the four teams that finished best after the home and away series. Essendon won the premiership on percentage despite losing to Richmond in their final match. The experiment was a flop with crowds and was never repeated.
  • **: The grand final was actually drawn Melbourne 10.9 (69) - Essendon 7.27 (69). The game was replayed the next week, with Melbourne winning the replay.
  • ***: The grand final was tied Collingwood 10.16 (76) - North 9.22 (76). The replay was won by the Kangaroos.

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