1900 VFL Grand Final

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1900 VFL Grand Final
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4.10 (34) 3.12 (30)
1 2 3 4
MEL 2.3 (15) 2.5 (17) 4.8 (32) 4.10 (34)
FIT 1.4 (10) 2.7 (19) 2.7 (19) 3.12 (30)
Date22 September 1900
StadiumEast Melbourne Cricket Ground
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The 1900 VFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Melbourne Football Club and Fitzroy Football Club, held at the East Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on 22 September 1900. It was the 3rd annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1900 VFL season. The match, attended by 20,181 spectators, was won by Melbourne by a margin of 4 points.


Although Melbourne only won six of its fourteen home-and-away fixtures to finish sixth on the ladder, it won its sectional round-robin and defeated the other sectional winner, Essendon, in the semi-final for the right to face the minor premiers, Fitzroy, in the Grand Final; Fitzroy had won the previous two premierships and was aiming for a third premiership in a row.

The winner of this match would win the premiership.


Arthur Sowden, and Bill Bowe were unable to play for the Melbourne team, due to injury, and Eric Gardner was unavailable.[1][2]

B: Maurie Herring Eddie Sholl Les Rippon
HB: Harry Parkin Jack Purse Bill McClelland
C: Corrie Gardner Charlie Young Harold Hay
HF: Austin Lewis Jack Leith Frank Langley
F: Dick Wardill (c) Stewart Geddes Tommy Ryan
Foll: George Moodie Vic Cumberland Fred McGinis
B: Hugh McEwen Geoff Moriarty Ern Jenkins
HB: Bert Sharpe Alec Sloan (c) Pat Hickey
C: Eddie Drohan Harry Clarke Kelly Robinson
HF: Tammy Beauchamp Alf McDougall Lou Barker
F: Pat Descrimes Gerald Brosnan Chris Kiernan
Foll: Mick Grace Bill Potter Bill McSpeerin




  • Geddes 1
  • Leith 1
  • Ryan 1
  • Wardill 1


  • Grace 2
  • Barker 1


  • Crowd - 20,181

See also[edit]



  • 1900 VFL Grand Final statistics
  • The Official statistical history of the AFL 2004
  • Ross, J. (ed), 100 Years of Australian Football 1897-1996: The Complete Story of the AFL, All the Big Stories, All the Great Pictures, All the Champions, Every AFL Season Reported, Viking, (Ringwood), 1996. ISBN 0-670-86814-0