1990 AFL season

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1990 AFL premiership season
Teams14
Premiers Collingwood
(14th premiership)
Minor premiers Essendon
(13th minor premiership)
Pre-season cup Essendon
(1st pre-season cup win)
Matches played161
Attendance4,086,283 (25,381 per match)
Highest attendance98,944 (Grand final, Collingwood vs. Essendon)
Coleman Medallist John Longmire (North Melbourne)
Brownlow Medallist Tony Liberatore (Footscray)
  1989
1991  

The 1990 Australian Football League season was the 94th season of the elite Australian rules football competition, and the first under the name 'Australian Football League', having switched from 'Victorian Football League' after 1989.

Contents

Foster's Cup

Essendon defeated North Melbourne 17.10 (112) to 10.16 (76) in the final.

Premiership Season

Round 1

Home teamHome team scoreAway teamAway team scoreGroundCrowdDate
Carlton 14.15 (99) Sydney 15.14 (104) Princes Park 22,427Saturday 31, March
Essendon 20.21 (141) Fitzroy 8.12 (60) Windy Hill 18,960Saturday 31, March
Geelong 11.11 (77) Hawthorn 28.24 (192) Waverley Park 41,694Saturday, 31 March
North Melbourne 12.17 (89) Melbourne 22.10 (142) MCG 23,191Saturday, 31 March
Brisbane Bears 19.19 (133) Richmond 10.14 (74) Carrara Stadium 11,814Saturday, 31 March
West Coast 14.16 (100) Collingwood 8.6 (54) Subiaco Oval 25,342Sunday, 1 April
Footscray 11.15 (81) St Kilda 22.12 (144) Whitten Oval 28,553Sunday, 1 April

Round 2

Home teamHome team scoreAway teamAway team scoreGroundCrowdDate
Richmond 9.14 (68) North Melbourne 32.17 (209) MCG 18,105Friday, 6 April
Carlton 13.9 (87) Collingwood 19.8 (122) Waverley Park 44,906Saturday, 7 April
Fitzroy 13.20 (98) Brisbane Bears 8.11 (59) Princes Park 6,838Saturday, 7 April
Melbourne 18.20 (128) Geelong 13.13 (91) MCG 29,024Saturday, 7 April
St Kilda 18.19 (127) West Coast 10.9 (69) Moorabbin Oval 23,161Saturday, 7 April
Essendon 24.15 (159) Hawthorn 14.13 (97) MCG 55,311Sunday, 8 April
Sydney 10.18 (78) Footscray 20.20 (140) SCG 11,051Sunday, 8 April

Round 3

Home teamHome team scoreAway teamAway team scoreGroundCrowdDate
St Kilda 11.10 (76) Carlton 14.8 (92) Waverley Park 53,065Saturday 14, April
Footscray 7.17 (59) West Coast 18.14 (122) Whitten Oval 14,842Saturday 14, April
Hawthorn 15.21 (111) Richmond 10.21 (81) Princes Park 11,698Saturday 14, April
Brisbane Bears 14.11 (95) North Melbourne 17.11 (113) Carrara Stadium 8,683Sunday 15, April
Collingwood 20.8 (128) Sydney 12.21 (93) Victoria Park 27,839Monday 16, April
Melbourne 18.14 (122) Essendon 14.11 (95) MCG 59,894Monday 16, April
Geelong 22.18 (150) Fitzroy 11.11 (77) Kardinia Park 23,031Monday 16, April

Round 4

Home teamHome team scoreAway teamAway team scoreGroundCrowdDate
West Coast 17.18 (120) Carlton 10.10 (70) WACA Ground 28,568Friday 20, April
Collingwood 14.12 (96) Footscray 11.12 (78) Victoria Park 17,948Saturday 21, April
Richmond 6.13 (49) Essendon 18.19 (127) MCG 17,975Saturday 21, April
Fitzroy 9.10 (64) Melbourne 13.11 (89) Waverley Park 13,671Saturday 21, April
Hawthorn 18.12 (120) Brisbane Bears 5.8 (38) Princes Park 8,649Saturday 21, April
North Melbourne 15.22 (112) Geelong 20.23 (143) MCG 28,512Sunday 22, April
Sydney 13.19 (97) St Kilda 19.17 (131) SCG 11,472Sunday 22, April

Round 5

Home teamHome team scoreAway teamAway team scoreGroundCrowdDate
Carlton 10.16 (76) Footscray 15.13 (103) Princes Park 24,960Wednesday 25, April
Richmond 21.17 (143) Fitzroy 9.10 (64) MCG 23,078Wednesday 25, April
St Kilda 13.13 (91) Collingwood 12.20 (92) MCG 67,893Saturday 28, April
Essendon 11.15 (81) Geelong 12.17 (89) Waverley Park 42,097Saturday 28, April
Hawthorn 16.12 (108) North Melbourne 10.18 (78) Princes Park 13,144Saturday 28, April
Brisbane Bears 8.13 (61) Melbourne 19.11 (125) Carrara Stadium 9,381Saturday 28, April
West Coast 19.14 (128) Sydney 10.7 (67) Subiaco Oval 25,683Sunday 29, April

Round 6

Home teamHome team scoreAway teamAway team scoreGroundCrowdDate
Richmond 9.14 (68) West Coast 15.13 (103) MCG 17,229Friday 4, May
Carlton 20.13 (133) North Melbourne 14.19 (103) Princes Park 17,555Saturday 5, May
Collingwood 10.15 (75) Essendon 15.11 (101) MCG 63,218Saturday 5, May
Footscray 12.10 (82) Fitzroy 5.20 (50) Waverley Park 13,610Saturday 5, May
Geelong 23.13 (151) Brisbane Bears 12.8 (80) Kardinia Park 18,426Saturday 5, May
St Kilda 15.14 (104) Hawthorn 14.17 (101) Moorabbin Oval 30,895Saturday 5, May
Sydney 14.14 (98) Melbourne 12.21 (93) SCG 10,155Sunday 6, May

Round 7

Home teamHome team scoreAway teamAway team scoreGroundCrowdDate
Melbourne 18.8 (116) West Coast 9.7 (61) MCG 32,269Friday 11, May
Essendon 13.13 (91) Carlton 17.9 (111) Windy Hill 22,198Saturday 12, May
Collingwood 13.14 (92) Hawthorn 13.16 (94) Waverley Park 48,099Saturday 12, May
Fitzroy 18.13 (121) St Kilda 15.13 (103) Princes Park 14,524Saturday 12, May
North Melbourne 12.13 (85) Footscray 12.15 (87) MCG 16,155Saturday 12, May
Geelong 9.28 (82) Richmond 13.18 (96) Kardinia Park 21,181Sunday 13, May
Brisbane Bears 14.12 (96) Sydney 13.10 (88) Carrara Stadium 7,226Sunday 13, May

Round 8

Home teamHome team scoreAway teamAway team scoreGroundCrowdDate
Sydney 15.17 (107) Geelong 13.20 (98) SCG 8,960Friday 18, May
Carlton 18.18 (126) Hawthorn 9.5 (59) Waverley Park 36,370Saturday 19, May
Fitzroy 9.21 (75) Collingwood 17.18 (120) Princes Park 16,530Saturday 19, May
Melbourne 20.13 (133) Richmond 11.14 (80) MCG 26,376Saturday 19, May
St Kilda 12.22 (94) North Melbourne 11.12 (78) Moorabbin Oval 22,351Saturday 19, May
Footscray 11.12 (78) Essendon 14.13 (97) Whitten Oval 25,255Sunday 20, May
West Coast 16.26 (122) Brisbane Bears 9.9 (63) Subiaco Oval 20,457Sunday 20, May

Round 9

Home teamHome team scoreAway teamAway team scoreGroundCrowdDate
Carlton 18.15 (123) Fitzroy 11.16 (82) Princes Park 19,052Saturday 26, May
Collingwood 26.20 (176) North Melbourne 14.12 (96) Victoria Park 22,232Saturday 26, May
Essendon 18.16 (124) St Kilda 17.11 (113) Windy Hill 21,251Saturday 26, May
Hawthorn 14.8 (92) Melbourne 7.6 (48) Waverley Park 39,701Saturday 26, May
Brisbane Bears 8.8 (56) Footscray 19.11 (125) Carrara Stadium 6,628Saturday 26, May
West Coast 16.16 (112) Geelong 13.15 (93) Subiaco Oval 21,323Sunday 27, May
Richmond 20.19 (139) Sydney 9.6 (60) MCG 19,465Sunday 27, May

Round 10

Home teamHome team scoreAway teamAway team scoreGroundCrowdDate
North Melbourne 17.16 (118) West Coast 13.12 (90) MCG 9,377Friday 1, June
Richmond 15.18 (108) Carlton 13.7 (85) MCG 31,648Saturday 2, June
Collingwood 16.14 (110) Melbourne 9.4 (58) Waverley Park 49,655Saturday 2, June
Fitzroy 15.13 (103) Hawthorn 13.11 (89) Princes Park 11,329Saturday 2, June
St Kilda 21.22 (148) Brisbane Bears 10.11 (71) Moorabbin Oval 14,099Saturday 2, June
Sydney 11.8 (74) Essendon 25.14 (164) SCG 12,551Sunday 3, June
Geelong 14.12 (96) Footscray 13.16 (94) Kardinia Park 26,073Sunday 3, June

Round 11

Home teamHome team scoreAway teamAway team scoreGroundCrowdDate
Essendon 15.9 (99) West Coast 8.12 (60) Windy Hill 19,427Saturday 9, June
St Kilda 15.14 (104) Geelong 16.16 (112) Waverley Park 47,572Saturday 9, June
Hawthorn 19.18 (132) Sydney 11.17 (83) Princes Park 11,848Saturday 9, June
Brisbane Bears 10.13 (73) Collingwood 15.17 (107) Carrara Stadium 12,339Sunday 10, June
Melbourne 15.9 (99) Carlton 13.15 (93) MCG 59,782Monday 11, June
Fitzroy 11.12 (78) North Melbourne 15.10 (100) Princes Park 13,271Monday 11, June
Footscray 15.6 (96) Richmond 12.10 (82) Whitten Oval 29,698Monday 11, June

Round 12

Home teamHome team scoreAway teamAway team scoreGroundCrowdDate
West Coast 16.9 (105) Hawthorn 12.10 (82) WACA 28,094Friday 15, June
Carlton 24.14 (158) Brisbane Bears 11.23 (89) Princes Park 11,738Saturday 16, June
Geelong 12.16 (88) Collingwood 14.15 (99) Waverley Park 53,917Saturday 16, June
Essendon 18.16 (124) North Melbourne 13.16 (94) Windy Hill 16,311Saturday 16, June
Richmond 18.20 (128) St Kilda 16.12 (108) MCG 31,180Saturday 16, June
Sydney 10.11 (71) Fitzroy 17.14 (116) SCG 6,136Sunday 17, June
Footscray 10.8 (68) Melbourne 15.11 (101) Whitten Oval 17,828Sunday 17, June

Round 13

Home teamHome team scoreAway teamAway team scoreGroundCrowdDate
Carlton 18.15 (123) Geelong 13.26 (104) Princes Park 29,571Saturday 23, June
Melbourne 14.15 (99) St Kilda 20.12 (132) MCG 38,511Saturday 23, June
Brisbane Bears 7.13 (55) Essendon 15.19 (109) Carrara Stadium 10,105Saturday 23, June
Collingwood 14.17 (101) Richmond 5.12 (42) Victoria Park 31,447Saturday 30, June
Hawthorn 10.13 (73) Footscray 14.7 (91) Waverley Park 22,388Saturday 30, June
North Melbourne 18.23 (131) Sydney 5.11 (41) MCG 10,721Saturday 30, June
West Coast 20.8 (128) Fitzroy 13.13 (91) Subiaco Oval 20,133Sunday 1, July

Round 14

Home teamHome team scoreAway teamAway team scoreGroundCrowdDate
Richmond 22.21 (153) Brisbane Bears 10.11 (71) MCG 11,438Friday 6, July
Collingwood 15.12 (102) West Coast 11.10 (76) Victoria Park 23,596Saturday 7, July
Fitzroy 9.7 (61) Essendon 20.24 (144) Princes Park 13,339Saturday 7, July
St Kilda 11.12 (78) Footscray 12.13 (85) Moorabbin Oval 28,202Saturday 7, July
Hawthorn 18.10 (118) Geelong 7.8 (50) Waverley Park 30,211Saturday 7, July
Melbourne 10.13 (73) North Melbourne 31.14 (200) MCG 19,272Saturday 7, July
Sydney 13.12 (90) Carlton 25.12 (162) SCG 10,555Sunday 8, July

Round 15

Home teamHome team scoreAway teamAway team scoreGroundCrowdDate
West Coast 16.12 (108) St Kilda 14.6 (90) WACA 20,474Friday 13, July
Collingwood 17.11 (113) Carlton 8.11 (59) Waverley Park 76,390Saturday 14, July
Hawthorn 10.7 (67) Essendon 21.16 (142) Princes Park 25,159Saturday 14, July
Footscray 17.10 (112) Sydney 13.18 (96) Whitten Oval 13,184Saturday 14, July
Geelong 17.11 (113) Melbourne 15.13 (103) Kardinia Park 18,265Saturday 14, July
North Melbourne 22.12 (144) Richmond 15.10 (100) MCG 21,426Saturday 14, July
Brisbane Bears 17.9 (111) Fitzroy 9.8 (62) Carrara Stadium 7,347Sunday 15, July

Round 16

Home teamHome team scoreAway teamAway team scoreGroundCrowdDate
West Coast 16.13 (109) Footscray 9.12 (66) WACA 20,296Friday 20, July
Carlton 19.9 (123) St Kilda 15.18 (108) Princes Park 25,235Saturday 21, July
Essendon 15.16 (106) Melbourne 17.12 (114) Windy Hill 19,945Saturday 21, July
Fitzroy 17.6 (108) Geelong 12.9 (81) Waverley Park 13,335Saturday 21, July
Richmond 10.8 (68) Hawthorn 25.9 (159) MCG 25,532Saturday 21, July
Sydney 19.9 (123) Collingwood 21.21 (147) SCG 11,722Sunday 22, July
North Melbourne 13.12 (90) Brisbane Bears 7.12 (54) MCG 8,310Sunday 22, July

Round 17

Home teamHome team scoreAway teamAway team scoreGroundCrowdDate
Carlton 15.11 (101) West Coast 20.12 (132) Princes Park 18,712Saturday 28, July
Essendon 18.17 (125) Richmond 6.10 (46) Waverley Park 24,436Saturday 28, July
Melbourne 15.19 (109) Fitzroy 12.18 (90) MCG 20,222Saturday 28, July
Geelong 17.8 (110) North Melbourne 20.11 (131) Kardinia Park 18,018Saturday 28, July
St Kilda 22.16 (148) Sydney 10.13 (73) Moorabbin Oval 19,108Saturday 28, July
Footscray 14.12 (96) Collingwood 12.21 (93) MCG 52,724Sunday 29, July
Brisbane Bears 14.11 (95) Hawthorn 16.14 (110) Carrara Stadium 8,768Sunday 29, July

Round 18

Home teamHome team scoreAway teamAway team scoreGroundCrowdDate
North Melbourne 14.14 (98) Hawthorn 15.18 (108) MCG 44,627Friday 3, August
Collingwood 16.21 (117) St Kilda 7.7 (49) Victoria Park 28,301Saturday 4, August
Geelong 14.8 (92) Essendon 13.16 (94) Kardinia Park 21,796Saturday 4, August
Fitzroy 16.17 (113) Richmond 10.15 (75) Princes Park 8,949Saturday 4, August
Melbourne 10.13 (73) Brisbane Bears 9.6 (60) Waverley Park 10,890Saturday 4, August
Footscray 9.13 (67) Carlton 15.6 (96) Whitten Oval 22,142Sunday 5, August
Sydney 10.8 (68) West Coast 12.11 (83) SCG 6,970Sunday 5, August

Round 19

Home teamHome team scoreAway teamAway team scoreGroundCrowdDate
Fitzroy 12.16 (88) Footscray 17.21 (123) Princes Park 10,482Saturday 11, August
Hawthorn 17.17 (119) St Kilda 13.5 (83) Waverley Park 27,612Saturday 11, August
Melbourne 27.11 (173) Sydney 15.16 (106) MCG 16,719Saturday 11, August
Brisbane Bears 25.13 (163) Geelong 14.13 (97) Carrara Stadium 8,180Saturday 11, August
North Melbourne 13.11 (89) Carlton 7.13 (55) MCG 21,094Sunday 12, August
Essendon 13.6 (84) Collingwood 11.12 (78) Waverley Park 65,293Sunday 12, August
West Coast 22.21 (153) Richmond 16.9 (105) Subiaco Oval 22,939Sunday 12, August

Round 20

Home teamHome team scoreAway teamAway team scoreGroundCrowdDate
Sydney 11.20 (86) Brisbane Bears 7.13 (55) SCG 5,272Friday 17, August
Carlton 16.11 (107) Essendon 12.15 (87) Princes Park 25,455Saturday 18, August
Hawthorn 26.7 (163) Collingwood 12.8 (80) Waverley Park 53,982Saturday 18, August
St Kilda 17.15 (117) Fitzroy 18.8 (116) Moorabbin Oval 13,712Saturday 18, August
Footscray 12.16 (88) North Melbourne 17.13 (115) Whitten Oval 16,087Saturday 18, August
Richmond 14.10 (94) Geelong 24.14 (158) MCG 16,984Saturday 18, August
West Coast 15.13 (103) Melbourne 21.13 (139) Subiaco Oval 35,623Sunday 19, August

Round 21

Home teamHome team scoreAway teamAway team scoreGroundCrowdDate
North Melbourne 27.17 (179) St Kilda 12.15 (87) MCG 18,079Friday 24, August
Hawthorn 17.14 (116) Carlton 12.13 (85) Princes Park 23,200Saturday 25, August
Collingwood 17.16 (118) Fitzroy 4.8 (32) Victoria Park 21,008Saturday 25, August
Essendon 15.14 (104) Footscray 11.14 (80) Windy Hill 17,258Saturday 25, August
Geelong 12.18 (90) Sydney 14.8 (92) Kardinia Park 13,109Saturday 25, August
Richmond 7.8 (50) Melbourne 12.14 (86) Waverley Park 15,342Saturday 25, August
Brisbane Bears 8.11 (59) West Coast 14.16 (100) Carrara Stadium 7,286Sunday 26, August

Round 22

Home teamHome team scoreAway teamAway team scoreGroundCrowdDate
Fitzroy 18.17 (125) Carlton 16.17 (113) Princes Park 14,168Saturday 1, September
North Melbourne 8.19 (67) Collingwood 23.18 (156) Waverley Park 43,044Saturday 1, September
St Kilda 13.15 (93) Essendon 19.14 (128) Moorabbin Oval 26,661Saturday 1, September

This was the only game which all 4 Daniher brothers played in the same match.

Footscray 16.21 (117) Brisbane Bears 15.6 (96) Whitten Oval 11,371Saturday 1, September
Geelong 12.11 (83) West Coast 14.6 (90) Kardinia Park 16,312Saturday 1, September
Melbourne 17.14 (116) Hawthorn 15.14 (104) MCG 57,247Saturday 1, September
Sydney 15.19 (109) Richmond 20.19 (139) SCG 7,180Sunday 2, September


Ladder

All teams played 22 games during the home and away season, for a total of 154. An additional 7 games were played during the finals series.

1990 AFL ladder
PosTeamPldWLDPFPAPPPts
1 Essendon 22175025261815139.268 Finals Series
2 Collingwood (P)22166023761825130.264
3 West Coast 22166022741920118.464
4 Melbourne 22166023392066113.264
5 Hawthorn 22148024142002120.656
6 North Melbourne 221210025192210114.048
7 Footscray 22121002016203199.348
8 Carlton 221111022772187104.144
9 St Kilda 22913023282313100.636
10 Geelong 2281402248239893.732
11 Richmond 2271501988253078.628
12 Fitzroy 2271501874238978.428
13 Sydney 2251701904270470.420
14 Brisbane Bears 2241801733242671.416
Source: AFL ladder
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.
(P) Premiers.

Finals Series

Elimination Final

Elimination Final
Sunday, 9 September 2:30pm Melbourne def. Hawthorn MCG (crowd: 74,954)
1.2 (8)
3.6 (24)
9.10 (64)
 10.13 (73)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
2.6 (18)
4.7 (31)
5.10 (40)
 8.16 (64)
Umpires: Carey, Sawers
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Bennett 4
Stretch 2
Eishold, Healy, Jackson, Spalding 1
Goals2 Brereton, Dunstall, Hall
1 Platten, Pritchard
Eishold, Stynes, Campbell, Yeats, Rohde, Newport, HealyBestHall, Tuck, Mew, Pritchard

Qualifying Final

Qualifying Final
Saturday, 8 September 2:30pm Collingwood drew with West Coast Waverley Park (crowd: 57,546)
3.6 (24)
7.11 (53)
10.12 (72)
 13.12 (90)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
3.1 (19)
6.5 (41)
10.10 (70)
 13.12 (90)
Umpires: Ball, Rich
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Daicos 4
Barwick, Brown 3
Taylor 2
Manson 1
Goals4 Sumich
2 Lewis, Heady, Langdon
1 Kemp, Keene, Waterman
Brown, Wright, Francis, Millane, A. Richardson, Gayfer, DaicosBestLewis, Heady, Lamb, Mainwaring, Hart, Langdon, Watters
Qualifying Final Replay
Saturday, 15 September 2:30pm Collingwood def. West Coast Waverley Park (crowd: 53,520)
8.1 (49)
12.6 (78)
14.9 (93)
 19.12 (126)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
2.1 (13)
4.5 (29)
9.9 (63)
 9.13 (67)
Umpires: Mitchell, Sheehan
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Brown, Daicos 4
Manson , Crosisca, Francis 2
Kelly, Russell, McGuane, Christian, Millane 1
Goals4 Sumich
2 Keene
1 Langdon, Turley, Kemp
Christian, Francis, Wright, Morwood, Brown, Gayfer, McGuaneBestTurley, Sumich, Lamb, Keene, Worsfold, Lewis

Semi Finals

First Semi-Final
Saturday, 22 September 2:30pm West Coast def. Melbourne Waverley Park (crowd: 43,458)
4.2 (26)
10.5 (65)
16.10 (106)
 19.16 (130)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
2.1 (13)
2.8 (20)
8.9 (57)
 15.10 (100)
Umpires: Sawers, Rich
Television broadcast: Seven Network
6 Waterman
4 Sumich
3 Jackson
2 Mainwaring
1 Lewis, Keene, Langdon, Kemp
Goals Grinter 4
Bennett, Yeats, Jackson 2
Tingay, Campbell, Spalding, Healy, Eishold 1
Turley, Keene, Mainwaring, Waterman, McKenna, Jackson, LewisBest B. Lovett, Spalding, Campbell, Eishold, Stynes, Grinter
Second Semi-Final
Sunday, 23 September 2:30pm Collingwood def. Essendon MCG (crowd: 91,555)
4.5 (29)
7.7 (49)
12.8 (80)
 17.15 (117)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
2.3 (15)
5.7 (37)
7.10 (52)
 7.12 (54)
Umpires: Carey, Sheehan
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Brown 5
Daicos, Barwick 3
Starcevich, Russell 2
Francis, Crosisca 1
Goals3 Salmon
1 Harvey, Kickett, Vander Haar, Thompson
McGuane, Brown, Banks, Morwood, Russell, Francis, Christian BestSalmon, T. Daniher, Thompson, Bewick, Ezard

Preliminary Final

Preliminary Final
Saturday, 29 September 2:30pm Essendon def. West Coast Waverley Park (crowd: 55,813)
4.1 (25)
11.3 (69)
13.10 (88)
 18.13 (121)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
1.2 (8)
5.3 (33)
6.8 (44)
 8.10 (58)
Umpires: Carey, Sheehan
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Ezard, Harvey 3
Salmon, Madden, Vander Haar 2
Anderson, Bewick, Kickett, Long, Manning, Watson 1
Goals3 Jackson
2 Sumich
1 Heady, Langdon, Mainwaring
Madden, T. Daniher, Anderson, Grenvold, Ezard, Hamilton, BewickBestMainwaring, Lewis, Scott, Hart, Heady, Brennan, McKenna

Grand Final

1990 AFL Grand Final
Saturday, 6 October 2:30pm Collingwood def. Essendon MCG (crowd: 98,944)
2.5 (17)
8.9 (57)
11.10 (76)
 13.11 (89)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
2.2 (14)
3.5 (23)
5.6 (36)
 5.11 (41)
Umpires: Sawers, Rich
Norm Smith Medal: Tony Shaw
Television broadcast: Seven Network
National anthem: Normie Rowe
Brown 2, Barwick 2, Crosisca 2, Russell 2, Daicos 2, Monkhorst, Starcevich, McGuane Goals Salmon 2, Kickett, Somerville, Grenvold
Shaw, Russell, Monkhorst, Millane, Francis, Kerrison, Starcevich, Crosisca, McGuane Best Watson, Sporn, T. Daniher, Kickett, Ezard, O'Donnell
Brown (concussion), Starcevich (concussion)InjuriesNil
See Tribunal ReportsSee Tribunal
  • Match was also broadcast on 3AW and 3LO radio

Match attendance

Total match attendance for the home-and-away season was 3,587,595 people. Total attendance for the finals series was 475,790 people.

Awards

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The AFL Australian Football League is the top professional Australian rules football league in the world. The league consists of eighteen teams: nine based in the city of Melbourne, one from regional Victoria, and eight based in other Australian states. The reason for this unbalanced geographic distribution lies in the history of the league, which was based solely within Victoria from the time it was established in 1897, until the time the league expanded through the addition of clubs from interstate to the existing teams starting in the 1980s; until this expansion, the league was known as the VFL (Victorian Football League).

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  4. Bruce Matthews (11 September 1990). "Commission rules out grand final change". The Sun News-Pictorial. Melbourne, VIC. p. 66.