List of VFL/AFL premiers

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This page is a complete chronological listing of VFL/AFL premiers. The Australian Football League (AFL), known as the Victorian Football League (VFL) until 1990, is the elite national competition in men's Australian rules football. Each year, the premiership is awarded to the club that wins the AFL Grand Final. The grand final has been played in all VFL/AFL seasons except for 1897 and 1924 (where the premiership was awarded without a Grand final being played), and has been an annual tradition in its current format since 1931.

Since the introduction by the League of equalisation policies of a salary cap and draft in 1987,[1] every team currently competing in the Australian Football League (except for Gold Coast, which has not yet qualified for a finals series) has made a preliminary final. This has had a significant impact on the spread of premierships: since 1990, thirteen clubs have won a premiership, compared with only five clubs between 1967 and 1989.[2] Essendon and Carlton have won the most VFL/AFL premierships with 16 each. Of the teams currently competing in the Australian Football League, only Fremantle, Gold Coast and Greater Western Sydney – three of the competition's four newest teams – are yet to win a premiership.

List of premiers[edit]

The following is a list of the premiers, and the grand final results and circumstances. Most conventional grand finals are a single match at the end of a finals series where the winner of the match wins the premiership.

Under the early VFL finals systems in 1898-1923 and 1925-1930, the circumstances of the grand final were often different: in twenty-nine of these thirty-two years, the minor premiers had the right to challenge the winner of the finals series for the premiership, meaning the grand finals of this era were a mixture of challenge matches, non-challenge matches (which would have been followed by challenge matches had the minor premier been defeated), while in 1901, 1903 and 1906 there was no right of challenge. Regardless of the circumstances at that time, all of these games are now recognised as grand finals.

  Premiership decided by a conventional grand final, in which neither team had any right to challenge
  Premiership decided by a grand final replay, after the scheduled Grand Final was drawn
  Premiership decided by a challenge final under the Argus finals system or similar
  Premiership decided without a challenge final being required under the Argus finals system or similar; in these cases, had the other team won the match, a rematch would have been played the following weekend
  Premiership decided without a grand final being required

VFL/AFL premierships[edit]

Season Premiers Runners-up Score Venue Attendance Date
Victorian Football League founded
1897 Essendon Geelong N/A N/A N/A N/A
1898 Fitzroy Essendon 5.8 (38) d. 3.5 (23) Junction Oval 16,538 24 September 1898
1899 Fitzroy (2) South Melbourne 3.9 (27) d. 3.8 (26) Junction Oval 4,823 16 September 1899
1900 Melbourne Fitzroy 4.10 (34) d. 3.12 (30) East Melbourne Cricket Ground 20,181 22 September 1900
1901 Essendon (2) Collingwood 6.7 (43) d. 2.4 (16) Lake Oval 30,031 7 September 1901
1902 Collingwood Essendon (2) 9.6 (60) d. 3.9 (27) Melbourne Cricket Ground 35,202 20 September 1902
1903 Collingwood (2) Fitzroy (2) 4.7 (31) d. 3.11 (29) Melbourne Cricket Ground 32,263 12 September 1903
1904 Fitzroy (3) Carlton 9.7 (61) d. 5.7 (37) Melbourne Cricket Ground 32,688 17 September 1904
1905 Fitzroy (4) Collingwood (2) 4.6 (30) d. 2.5 (17) Melbourne Cricket Ground 30,000 30 September 1905
1906 Carlton Fitzroy (3) 15.4 (94) d. 6.9 (45) Melbourne Cricket Ground 44,437 22 September 1906
1907 Carlton (2) South Melbourne (2) 6.14 (50) d. 6.9 (45) Melbourne Cricket Ground 45,477 21 September 1907
1908 Carlton (3) Essendon (3) 5.5 (35) d. 3.8 (26) Melbourne Cricket Ground 50,261 26 September 1908
1909 South Melbourne Carlton (2) 4.14 (38) d. 4.12 (36) Melbourne Cricket Ground 37,759 2 October 1909
1910 Collingwood (3) Carlton (3) 9.7 (61) d. 6.11 (47) Melbourne Cricket Ground 42,790 1 October 1910
1911 Essendon (3) Collingwood (3) 5.11 (41) d. 4.11 (35) Melbourne Cricket Ground 43,905 23 September 1911
1912 Essendon (4) South Melbourne (3) 5.17 (47) d. 4.9 (33) Melbourne Cricket Ground 54,434 28 September 1912
1913 Fitzroy (5) St Kilda 7.14 (56) d. 5.13 (43) Melbourne Cricket Ground 59,556 27 September 1913
1914 Carlton (4) South Melbourne (4) 6.9 (45) d. 4.15 (39) Melbourne Cricket Ground 30,495 26 September 1914
1915 Carlton (5) Collingwood (4) 11.12 (78) d. 6.9 (45) Melbourne Cricket Ground 39,343 18 September 1915
1916 Fitzroy (6) Carlton (4) 12.13 (85) d. 8.8 (56) Melbourne Cricket Ground 21,130 2 September 1916
1917 Collingwood (4) Fitzroy (4) 9.20 (74) d. 5.9 (39) Melbourne Cricket Ground 25,512 22 September 1917
1918 South Melbourne (2) Collingwood (5) 9.8 (62) d. 7.15 (57) Melbourne Cricket Ground 39,262 7 September 1918
1919 Collingwood (5) Richmond 11.12 (78) d. 7.11 (53) Melbourne Cricket Ground 45,413 11 October 1919
1920 Richmond Collingwood (6) 7.10 (52) d. 5.5 (35) Melbourne Cricket Ground 53,908 2 October 1920
1921 Richmond (2) Carlton (5) 5.6 (36) d. 4.8 (32) Melbourne Cricket Ground 43,122 15 October 1921
1922 Fitzroy (7) Collingwood (7) 11.13 (79) d. 9.14 (68) Melbourne Cricket Ground 50,054 14 October 1922
1923 Essendon (5) Fitzroy (5) 8.15 (63) d. 6.10 (46) Melbourne Cricket Ground 46,566 20 October 1923
1924 Essendon (6) Richmond (2) N/A N/A N/A N/A
1925 Geelong Collingwood (8) 10.19 (79) d. 9.15 (69) Melbourne Cricket Ground 64,288 10 October 1925
1926 Melbourne (2) Collingwood (9) 17.17 (119) d. 9.8 (62) Melbourne Cricket Ground 59,632 9 October 1926
1927 Collingwood (6) Richmond (3) 2.13 (25) d. 1.7 (13) Melbourne Cricket Ground 34,551 1 October 1927
1928 Collingwood (7) Richmond (4) 13.18 (96) d. 9.9 (63) Melbourne Cricket Ground 50,026 29 September 1928
1929 Collingwood (8) Richmond (5) 11.13 (79) d. 7.8 (50) Melbourne Cricket Ground 63,336 28 September 1929
1930 Collingwood (9) Geelong (2) 14.16 (100) d. 9.16 (70) Melbourne Cricket Ground 45,022 11 October 1930
1931 Geelong (2) Richmond (6) 9.14 (68) d. 7.6 (48) Melbourne Cricket Ground 60,712 10 October 1931
1932 Richmond (3) Carlton (6) 13.14 (92) d. 12.11 (83) Melbourne Cricket Ground 69,724 1 October 1932
1933 South Melbourne (3) Richmond (7) 9.17 (71) d. 4.5 (29) Melbourne Cricket Ground 75,754 30 September 1933
1934 Richmond (4) South Melbourne (5) 19.14 (128) d. 12.17 (89) Melbourne Cricket Ground 65,335 13 October 1934
1935 Collingwood (10) South Melbourne (6) 11.12 (78) d. 7.16 (58) Melbourne Cricket Ground 54,154 5 October 1935
1936 Collingwood (11) South Melbourne (7) 11.23 (89) d. 10.18 (78) Melbourne Cricket Ground 74,091 3 October 1936
1937 Geelong (3) Collingwood (10) 18.14 (122) d. 12.18 (90) Melbourne Cricket Ground 88,540 25 September 1937
1938 Carlton (6) Collingwood (11) 15.10 (100) d. 13.7 (85) Melbourne Cricket Ground 96,486 24 September 1938
1939 Melbourne (3) Collingwood (12) 21.22 (148) d. 14.11 (95) Melbourne Cricket Ground 78,110 30 September 1939
1940 Melbourne (4) Richmond (8) 15.17 (107) d. 10.8 (68) Melbourne Cricket Ground 70,330 28 September 1940
1941 Melbourne (5) Essendon (4) 19.13 (127) d. 13.20 (98) Melbourne Cricket Ground 79,687 27 September 1941
1942 Essendon (7) Richmond (9) 19.18 (132) d. 11.13 (79) Princes Park 49,000 19 September 1942
1943 Richmond (5) Essendon (5) 12.14 (86) d. 11.15 (81) Princes Park 42,100 25 September 1943
1944 Fitzroy (8) Richmond (10) 9.12 (66) d. 7.9 (51) Junction Oval 43,000 30 September 1944
1945 Carlton (7) South Melbourne (8) 15.13 (103) d. 10.15 (75) Princes Park 62,986 29 September 1945
1946 Essendon (8) Melbourne 22.18 (150) d. 13.9 (87) Melbourne Cricket Ground 73,743 5 October 1946
1947 Carlton (8) Essendon (6) 13.8 (86) d. 11.19 (85) Melbourne Cricket Ground 85,815 27 September 1947
1948 Melbourne (6) Essendon (7) 10.9 (69) drew 7.27 (69) Melbourne Cricket Ground 85,658 2 October 1948
13.11 (89) d. 7.8 (50) Melbourne Cricket Ground 52,226 9 October 1948
1949 Essendon (9) Carlton (7) 18.17 (125) d. 6.16 (52) Melbourne Cricket Ground 90,453 24 September 1949
1950 Essendon (10) North Melbourne 13.14 (92) d. 7.12 (54) Melbourne Cricket Ground 87,601 23 September 1950
1951 Geelong (4) Essendon (8) 11.15 (81) d. 10.10 (70) Melbourne Cricket Ground 84,109 29 September 1951
1952 Geelong (5) Collingwood (13) 13.8 (86) d. 5.10 (40) Melbourne Cricket Ground 81,304 27 September 1952
1953 Collingwood (12) Geelong (3) 11.11 (77) d. 8.17 (65) Melbourne Cricket Ground 89,060 26 September 1953
1954 Footscray Melbourne (2) 15.12 (102) d. 7.9 (51) Melbourne Cricket Ground 80,897 25 September 1954
1955 Melbourne (7) Collingwood (14) 8.16 (64) d. 5.6 (36) Melbourne Cricket Ground 88,053 17 September 1955
1956 Melbourne (8) Collingwood (15) 17.19 (121) d. 6.12 (48) Melbourne Cricket Ground 115,803 15 September 1956
1957 Melbourne (9) Essendon (9) 17.14 (116) d. 7.13 (55) Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,324 21 September 1957
1958 Collingwood (13) Melbourne (3) 12.10 (82) d. 9.10 (64) Melbourne Cricket Ground 97,956 20 September 1958
1959 Melbourne (10) Essendon (10) 17.13 (115) d. 11.12 (78) Melbourne Cricket Ground 103,506 26 September 1959
1960 Melbourne (11) Collingwood (16) 8.14 (62) d. 2.2 (14) Melbourne Cricket Ground 97,457 24 September 1960
1961 Hawthorn Footscray 13.16 (94) d. 7.9 (51) Melbourne Cricket Ground 107,935 23 September 1961
1962 Essendon (11) Carlton (8) 13.12 (90) d. 8.10 (58) Melbourne Cricket Ground 98,385 29 September 1962
1963 Geelong (6) Hawthorn 15.19 (109) d. 8.12 (60) Melbourne Cricket Ground 101,452 5 October 1963
1964 Melbourne (12) Collingwood (17) 8.16 (64) d. 8.12 (60) Melbourne Cricket Ground 102,469 19 September 1964
1965 Essendon (12) St Kilda (2) 14.21 (105) d. 9.16 (70) Melbourne Cricket Ground 104,846 25 September 1965
1966 St Kilda Collingwood (18) 10.14 (74) d. 10.13 (73) Melbourne Cricket Ground 101,655 24 September 1966
1967 Richmond (6) Geelong (4) 16.18 (114) d. 15.15 (105) Melbourne Cricket Ground 109,396 23 September 1967
1968 Carlton (9) Essendon (11) 7.14 (56) d. 8.5 (53) Melbourne Cricket Ground 116,828 28 September 1968
1969 Richmond (7) Carlton (9) 12.13 (85) d. 8.12 (60) Melbourne Cricket Ground 119,165 27 September 1969
1970 Carlton (10) Collingwood (19) 17.9 (111) d. 14.17 (101) Melbourne Cricket Ground 121,696 26 September 1970
1971 Hawthorn (2) St Kilda (3) 12.10 (82) d. 11.9 (75) Melbourne Cricket Ground 118,192 25 September 1971
1972 Carlton (11) Richmond (11) 28.9 (177) d. 22.18 (150) Melbourne Cricket Ground 112,393 7 October 1972
1973 Richmond (8) Carlton (10) 16.20 (116) d. 12.14 (86) Melbourne Cricket Ground 116,956 29 September 1973
1974 Richmond (9) North Melbourne (2) 18.20 (128) d. 13.9 (87) Melbourne Cricket Ground 113,839 28 September 1974
1975 North Melbourne Hawthorn (2) 19.8 (122) d. 9.13 (67) Melbourne Cricket Ground 110,551 27 September 1975
1976 Hawthorn (3) North Melbourne (3) 13.22 (100) d. 10.10 (70) Melbourne Cricket Ground 110,143 25 September 1976
1977 North Melbourne (2) Collingwood (20) 9.22 (76) drew 10.16 (76) Melbourne Cricket Ground 108,224 24 September 1977
21.25 (151) d. 19.10 (124) Melbourne Cricket Ground 98,366 1 October 1977
1978 Hawthorn (4) North Melbourne (4) 18.13 (121) d. 15.13 (103) Melbourne Cricket Ground 101,704 30 September 1978
1979 Carlton (12) Collingwood (21) 11.16 (82) d. 11.11 (77) Melbourne Cricket Ground 113,545 29 September 1979
1980 Richmond (10) Collingwood (22) 23.21 (159) d. 9.24 (78) Melbourne Cricket Ground 113,461 27 September 1980
1981 Carlton (13) Collingwood (23) 12.20 (92) d. 10.12 (72) Melbourne Cricket Ground 112,964 26 September 1981
1982 Carlton (14) Richmond (12) 14.19 (103) d. 12.13 (85) Melbourne Cricket Ground 107,537 25 September 1982
1983 Hawthorn (5) Essendon (12) 20.20 (140) d. 8.9 (57) Melbourne Cricket Ground 110,332 24 September 1983
1984 Essendon (13) Hawthorn (3) 14.21 (105) d. 12.9 (81) Melbourne Cricket Ground 92,685 29 September 1984
1985 Essendon (14) Hawthorn (4) 26.14 (170) d. 14.8 (92) Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,042 28 September 1985
1986 Hawthorn (6) Carlton (11) 16.14 (110) d. 9.14 (68) Melbourne Cricket Ground 101,861 27 September 1986
1987 Carlton (15) Hawthorn (5) 15.14 (104) d. 9.17 (71) Melbourne Cricket Ground 92,754 26 September 1987
1988 Hawthorn (7) Melbourne (4) 22.20 (152) d. 6.20 (56) Melbourne Cricket Ground 93,754 24 September 1988
1989 Hawthorn (8) Geelong (5) 21.18 (144) d. 21.12 (138) Melbourne Cricket Ground 94,796 30 September 1989
Australian Football League name adopted
1990 Collingwood (14) Essendon (13) 13.11 (89) d. 5.11 (41) Melbourne Cricket Ground 98,944 6 October 1990
1991 Hawthorn (9) West Coast 20.19 (139) d. 13.8 (86) VFL Park 75,230 28 September 1991
1992 West Coast Geelong (6) 16.17 (113) d. 12.13 (85) Melbourne Cricket Ground 95,007 26 September 1992
1993 Essendon (15) Carlton (12) 20.13 (133) d. 13.11 (89) Melbourne Cricket Ground 96,862 25 September 1993
1994 West Coast (2) Geelong (7) 20.23 (143) d. 8.15 (63) Melbourne Cricket Ground 93,860 1 October 1994
1995 Carlton (16) Geelong (8) 21.15 (141) d. 11.14 (80) Melbourne Cricket Ground 93,670 30 September 1995
1996 North Melbourne (3) Sydney (9) 19.17 (131) d. 13.10 (88) Melbourne Cricket Ground 93,102 28 September 1996
1997 Adelaide St Kilda (4) 19.11 (125) d. 13.16 (94) Melbourne Cricket Ground 99,645 27 September 1997
1998 Adelaide (2) North Melbourne (5) 15.15 (105) d. 8.22 (70) Melbourne Cricket Ground 94,431 26 September 1998
1999 North Melbourne (4) Carlton (13) 19.10 (124) d. 12.17 (89) Melbourne Cricket Ground 94,228 25 September 1999
2000 Essendon (16) Melbourne (5) 19.21 (135) d. 11.9 (75) Melbourne Cricket Ground 96,249 2 September 2000
2001 Brisbane Lions Essendon (14) 15.18 (108) d. 12.10 (82) Melbourne Cricket Ground 91,482 29 September 2001
2002 Brisbane Lions (2) Collingwood (24) 10.15 (75) d. 9.12 (66) Melbourne Cricket Ground 91,817 28 September 2002
2003 Brisbane Lions (3) Collingwood (25) 20.14 (134) d. 12.12 (84) Melbourne Cricket Ground 79,451 27 September 2003
2004 Port Adelaide Brisbane Lions 17.11 (113) d. 10.13 (73) Melbourne Cricket Ground 77,671 25 September 2004
2005 Sydney (4) West Coast (2) 8.10 (58) d. 7.12 (54) Melbourne Cricket Ground 91,828 24 September 2005
2006 West Coast (3) Sydney (10) 12.13 (85) d. 12.12 (84) Melbourne Cricket Ground 97,431 30 September 2006
2007 Geelong (7) Port Adelaide 24.19 (163) d. 6.8 (44) Melbourne Cricket Ground 97,302 29 September 2007
2008 Hawthorn (10) Geelong (9) 18.7 (115) d. 11.23 (89) Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,012 27 September 2008
2009 Geelong (8) St Kilda (5) 12.8 (80) d. 9.14 (68) Melbourne Cricket Ground 99,251 26 September 2009
2010 Collingwood (15) St Kilda (6) 9.14 (68) drew 10.8 (68) Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,016 25 September 2010
16.12 (108) d. 7.10 (52) Melbourne Cricket Ground 93,853 2 October 2010
2011 Geelong (9) Collingwood (26) 18.11 (119) d. 12.9 (81) Melbourne Cricket Ground 99,537 1 October 2011
2012 Sydney (5) Hawthorn (6) 14.7 (91) d. 11.15 (81) Melbourne Cricket Ground 99,683 29 September 2012
2013 Hawthorn (11) Fremantle 11.11 (77) d. 8.14 (62) Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,007 28 September 2013
2014 Hawthorn (12) Sydney (11) 21.11 (137) d. 11.8 (74) Melbourne Cricket Ground 99,454 27 September 2014
2015 Hawthorn (13) West Coast (3) 16.11 (107) d. 8.13 (61) Melbourne Cricket Ground 98,633 3 October 2015
2016 Western Bulldogs (2) Sydney (12) 13.11 (89) d. 10.7 (67) Melbourne Cricket Ground 99,981 1 October 2016
2017 Richmond (11) Adelaide 16.12 (108) d. 8.12 (60) Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,021 30 September 2017

Minor grade premierships[edit]

In addition to the seniors, VFL/AFL clubs have competed in premierships in three minor grades:

  • VFL/AFL Reserves premierships: 1919–1999
  • VFL/AFL Under-19s premierships: 1946–1991
  • VFL/AFL Night premierships: 1956–1971, 1977–2013

VFL/AFL Reserves premierships[edit]

The reserve grade premiership was held in various formats between 1919 and 1999. It was known as the Victorian Junior Football League from 1919 until 1923, the Seconds from 1924 until 1959, the VFL Reserves from 1960 until 1989, and as the AFL reserves from 1990 until 1999.[3] Until 1991, the competition was run by the VFL/AFL, and from 1992 until 1999 it was administered by the Victorian State Football League.

Season Premiers Runners-up Score [4] Venue Attendance Date
1919 Collingwood (1) University-A (1) 6.11 (47) d. 4.8 (32) Melbourne Cricket Ground 45,413 (C-R) 11 October 1919
1920 Collingwood (2) University (2) 7.14 (56) d. 7.2 (44) Melbourne Cricket Ground 58,255 (C-R) 25 September 1920
1921 Essendon (1) Collingwood (1) 10.9 (69) d. 8.13 (61) Melbourne Cricket Ground 43,122 (C-R) 15 October 1921
1922 Collingwood (3) Essendon (1) 8.10 (58) d. 1.9 (15) Melbourne Cricket Ground 50,054 (C-R) 14 October 1922
1923 Geelong (1) Richmond (1) 9.12 (66) d. 5.10 (40) Melbourne Cricket Ground 46,566 (C-R) 20 October 1923
1924 Geelong (2) Essendon (2) Geelong won on forfeit Kardinia Park N/A N/A
1925 Collingwood (4) Fitzroy (1) 13.16 (94) d. 11.4 (70) Melbourne Cricket Ground 64,288 (C-R) 10 October 1925
1926 Carlton (1) Geelong (1) 14.11 (95) d. 5.13 (43) Melbourne Cricket Ground 59,632 (C-R) 9 October 1926
1927 Carlton (2) South Melbourne (1) 12.22 (94) d. 11.9 (75) Melbourne Cricket Ground 4,210 8 October 1927
1928 Carlton (3) Geelong (2) 18.18 (126) d. 14.11 (95) Melbourne Cricket Ground 8,000 27 September 1928
1929 Richmond (1) Geelong (3) 12.8 (80) d. 7.15 (57) Melbourne Cricket Ground 6,544 26 September 1929
1930 Geelong (3) Richmond (2) 14.12 (96) d. 11. (74) Melbourne Cricket Ground 41,495 (C-R) 4 October 1930
1931 Melbourne (1) Geelong (4) 8.13 (61) d. 8.5 (53) Melbourne Cricket Ground 60,712 (C-R) 10 October 1931
1932 Melbourne (2) Essendon (3) 8.12 (60) d. 4.10 (34) Melbourne Cricket Ground 69,724 (C-R) 1 October 1932
1933 Melbourne (3) St Kilda (1) 10.15 (75) d. 10.14 (74) Melbourne Cricket Ground 9,500 28 September 1933
1934 Melbourne (4) Geelong (5) 15.18 (108) d. 12.4 (76) Melbourne Cricket Ground 65,335 (C-R) 13 October 1934
1935 Melbourne (5) Geelong (6) 12.11 (83) d. 9.6 (60) Melbourne Cricket Ground 54,154 (C-R) 5 October 1935
1936 Footscray (1) Melbourne (1) 15.11 (101) d. 6.14 (50) Melbourne Cricket Ground 74,091 (C-R) 3 October 1936
1937 Geelong (4) Collingwood (2) 12.12 (84) d. 9.11 (65) Melbourne Cricket Ground 30 September 1937
1938 Geelong (5) Footscray (1) 12.19 (91) d. 12.8 (80) Melbourne Cricket Ground 5,500 29 September 1938
1939 Melbourne (6) Richmond (2) 22.12 (144) d. 17.13 (115) Melbourne Cricket Ground 4,100 28 September 1939
1940 Collingwood (5) Carlton (1) 6.16 (52) d. 3.12 (30) Melbourne Cricket Ground 70,330 (C-R) 28 September 1940
1941 Essendon (2) Fitzroy (2) 12.16 (88) d.9.17 (71) Melbourne Cricket Ground 79,687 (C-R) 27 September 1941
1942 St Kilda (1) Fitzroy (3) 13.10 (88) d. 7.15 (57) Punt Road Oval 12 September 1942
1943 St Kilda (2) Fitzroy (4) 11.14 (80) d. 8.6 (54) Victoria Park 18 September 1943
1944 Fitzroy (1) Collingwood (3) 11.12 (78) d. 9.9 (63) Victoria Park 7,500 23 September 1944
1945 Footscray (2) Fitzroy (5) 9.16 (70) d. 9.3 (57) Victoria Park 6,500 22 September 1945
1946 Richmond (2) Fitzroy (6) 7.15 (57) d. 7.14 (56) Melbourne Cricket Ground 59,444 (C-R) 28 September 1946
1947 North Melbourne (1) Richmond (3) 16.13 (109) d. 14.10 (94) Melbourne Cricket Ground 85,815 (C-R) 27 September 1947
1948 Geelong (6) Richmond (4) 17.12 (114) d. 12.9 (81) Melbourne Cricket Ground 86,198 (C-R) 2 October 1948
1949 Melbourne (7) Essendon (4) 17.10 (112) d. 9.14 (68) Melbourne Cricket Ground 90,453 (C-R) 24 September 1949

VFL/AFL Under-19s premierships[edit]

The VFL/AFL's Under-19s competition was held between 1946 and 1991. It was known as the VFL Thirds until 1959, and as the Under-19s thereafter.[3]

Season Premiers Runners-up Score [14] Venue Attendance Date
1946 North Melbourne (1) Carlton (1) 11.9 (75) d. 5.12 (42) 21 September 1946
1947 Melbourne (1) North Melbourne (1) 12.13 (85) d. 11.7 (73) 6 September 1947
1948 Carlton (1) Essendon (1) 6.10 (46) d. 5.6 (36)
1949 Carlton (2) Geelong (1) 9.8 (62) d. 7.9 (51)

VFL/AFL Night premierships[edit]

The pre-season and night premiership covers three competitions which are considered historically equivalent in status:

For a list of premiers in these competitions, see list of Australian Football League pre-season and night series premiers.

Premierships by team[edit]

Club Years in competition Premierships Runners-up Premiership years Runner-up years
Essendon 1897–present 16 14 1897, 1901, 1911, 1912, 1923, 1924, 1942, 1946, 1949, 1950, 1962, 1965, 1984, 1985, 1993, 2000 1898, 1902, 1908, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1948, 1951, 1957, 1959, 1968, 1983, 1990, 2001
Carlton 1897–present 16 13 1906, 1907, 1908, 1914, 1915, 1938, 1945, 1947, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1995 1904, 1909, 1910, 1916, 1921, 1932, 1949, 1962, 1969, 1973, 1986, 1993, 1999
Collingwood 1897–present 15 26 1902, 1903, 1910, 1917, 1919, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1935, 1936, 1953, 1958, 1990, 2010 1901, 1905, 1911, 1915, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1925, 1926, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1966, 1970, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 2002, 2003, 2011
Hawthorn 1925–present 13 6 1961, 1971, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015 1963, 1975, 1984, 1985, 1987, 2012
Melbourne 1897–present 12 5 1900, 1926, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1948, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1964 1946, 1954, 1958, 1988, 2000
Richmond 1908–present 11 12 1920, 1921, 1932, 1934, 1943, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1980, 2017 1919, 1924, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1933, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1972, 1982
Geelong 1897–present 9 9 1925, 1931, 1937, 1951, 1952, 1963, 2007, 2009, 2011 1897, 1930, 1953, 1967, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2008
Fitzroy 1897–1996 8 5 1898, 1899, 1904, 1905, 1913, 1916, 1922, 1944 1900, 1903, 1906, 1917, 1923
South Melbourne / Sydney 1897–present 5 12 1909, 1918, 1933, 2005, 2012 1899, 1907, 1912, 1914, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1945, 1996, 2006, 2014, 2016
North Melbourne 1925–present 4 5 1975, 1977, 1996, 1999 1950, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1998
West Coast 1987–present 3 3 1992, 1994, 2006 1991, 2005, 2015
Brisbane Lions 1997–present 3 1 2001, 2002, 2003 2004
Adelaide 1991–present 2 1 1997, 1998 2017
Footscray / Western Bulldogs 1925–present 2 1 1954, 2016 1961
St Kilda 1897–present 1 6 1966 1913, 1965, 1971, 1997, 2009, 2010
Port Adelaide 1997–present 1 1 2004 2007
Fremantle 1995–present 0 1 2013
University 1908–1914 0 0
Brisbane Bears 1987–1996 0 0
Gold Coast 2011–present 0 0
Greater Western Sydney 2012–present 0 0

See also[edit]

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