1916 VFL Grand Final

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Team 1 2 3 Final
Fitzroy 4.6 8.8 10.11 12.13 (85)
Carlton 2.0 4.2 6.8 8.8 (56)

The 1916 VFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Carlton Football Club and Fitzroy Football Club, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on 2 September 1916. It was the 20th annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1916 VFL season. The match, attended by 21,130 spectators, was won by Fitzroy by a margin of 29 points, marking that club's sixth premiership victory.


B: Bob King Bert Lenne Fred Bamford
HB: Ted McDonald Wally Johnson (c) Harold McLennan
C: Teddy Buist George Holden Roy Millen
HF: Bert O'Dee Thomas Heaney Percy Parratt
F: Tom Lowrie Horrie Jenkin Teddy Purcell
Foll: Charlie Norris Fred Moore George Shaw
Coach: George Holden
B: Andy McDonald Steve Leehane Harry Greaves
HB: Paddy O'Brien Billy Dick (c) Billy Robinson
C: Ted Brown Jimmy Morris Dan Keily
HF: Charlie Fisher Joe Shortill Percy Daykin
F: George Calwell Vin Gardiner Alex Lang
Foll: Harry Haughton Charlie Hammond Viv Valentine
Coach: Norm Clark
  • Umpire - Norden




  • T Heaney 3
  • P Parratt 3
  • B O'Dee 2
  • G Holden 1
  • H Jenkin 1
  • T Lowrie 1
  • F Moore 1


  • B Dick 3
  • C Fisher 2
  • V Gardiner 1
  • H Haughton 1
  • A Lang 1


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