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how the premiership cup is won

Grand Final

Premiership decided by a conventional Grand Final, in which neither team had any right to challenge.
Has been played every year, except for 1897 and 1924.

Grand Final Replay

Premiership decided by a Grand Final Replay after the scheduled Grand Final was drawn.
Has been played in 1948 and 1977.

Challenge Final

Premiership decided by a Challenge Final under the Argus finals system.

No Challenge Final

Premiership decided without a Challenge Final being required under the Argus finals system.
Had the other team won the match a rematch would have been played the following weekend

grand finals 1898 to 2017 🏆

season venue premiers runners-up

1897

1

Premiership decided without a Grand Final being required

a

Essendon

N.A.

 

Geelong

N.A.

 

1898

24 September

016538

Junction Oval

Crowd: 16 538

h

Fitzroy

38

5.8
a

Essendon

23

3.5

1899

16 September

004823

Junction Oval

Crowd: 4 823

Fitzroy

27

3.9

South Melbourne

26

3.8

1900

22 September

020181

E.M.C.G.

Crowd: 20 181

Melbourne

34

4.10

Fitzroy

30

3.12

1901

7 September

030031

Lake Oval

Crowd: 30 031

Essendon

43

6.7

Collingwood

16

2.4

1902

20 September

035202

M.C.G.

Crowd: 35 202

Collingwood

60

9.6

Essendon

27

3.9

1903

12 September

032263

M.C.G.

Crowd: 32 263

Collingwood

31

4.7

Fitzroy

29

3.11

1904

17 September

032688

M.C.G.

Crowd: 32 688

Fitzroy

61

9.7

Collingwood

37

5.7

1905

30 September

030000

M.C.G.

Crowd: 30 000

Fitzroy

30

4.6

Collingwood

17

2.5

1906

22 September

044437

M.C.G.

Crowd: 44 437

Carlton

94

15.4

Fitzroy

45

6.9

1907

21 September

045477

M.C.G.

Crowd: 45 477

Carlton

50

6.14

South Melbourne

45

6.9

1908

26 September

050261

M.C.G.

Crowd: 50 261

Carlton

35

5.5

Essendon

26

3.8

1909

2 October

037759

M.C.G.

Crowd: 37 759

South Melbourne

38

4.14

Carlton

36

4.12

1910

1 October

042790

M.C.G.

Crowd: 42 790

Collingwood

61

9.7

Carlton

47

6.11

1911

23 September

043905

M.C.G.

Crowd: 43 905

Essendon

41

5.11

Collingwood

35

4.11

1912

28 September

054434

M.C.G.

Crowd: 54 434

Essendon

47

5.17

South Melbourne

33

4.9

1913

27 September

059556

M.C.G.

Crowd: 59 556

Fitzroy

56

7.14

St Kilda

43

5.13

1914

26 September

030495

M.C.G.

Crowd: 30 495

Carlton

45

6.9

South Melbourne

39

4.15

1915

18 September

039343

M.C.G.

Crowd: 39 343

Carlton

78

11.12

Collingwood

45

6.9

1916

2 September

021130

M.C.G.

Crowd: 21 130

Fitzroy

85

12.13

Carlton

56

8.8

1917

22 September

025512

M.C.G.

Crowd: 25 512

Collingwood

74

9.20

Fitzroy

39

5.9

1918

7 September

039262

M.C.G.

Crowd: 39 262

South Melbourne

62

9.8

Collingwood

57

7.15

1919

11 October

045413

M.C.G.

Crowd: 45 413

Collingwood

78

11.12

Richmond

53

7.11

1920

2 October

053908

M.C.G.

Crowd: 53 908

Richmond

52

7.10

Collingwood

35

5.5

1921

15 October

043122

M.C.G.

Crowd: 43 122

Richmond

36

5.6

Carlton

32

4.8

1922

14 October

050054

M.C.G.

Crowd: 50 054

Fitzroy

79

11.13

Collingwood

68

9.14

1923

20 October

046566

M.C.G.

Crowd: 46 566

Essendon

63

8.15

Fitzroy

46

6.10

1924

1

Premiership decided without a Grand Final being required

Essendon

N.A.

 

Richmond

N.A.

 

1925

10 October

064288

M.C.G.

Crowd: 64 288

Geelong

79

10.19

Collingwood

69

9.15

1926

9 October

059632

M.C.G.

Crowd: 59 632

Melbourne

119

17.17

Collingwood

62

9.8

1927

1 October

034551

M.C.G.

Crowd: 34 551

Collingwood

25

2.13

Richmond

13

1.7

1928

29 September

050026

M.C.G.

Crowd: 50 026

Collingwood

96

13.18

Richmond

63

9.9

1929

28 September

063336

M.C.G.

Crowd: 63 336

Collingwood

79

11.13

Richmond

50

7.8

1930

11 October

045022

M.C.G.

Crowd: 45 022

Collingwood

100

14.16

Geelong

70

9.16

1931

10 October

060712

M.C.G.

Crowd: 60 712

Geelong

68

9.14

Richmond

48

7.6

1932

1 October

069724

M.C.G.

Crowd: 69 724

Richmond

92

13.14

Carlton

83

12.11

1933

30 September

075754

M.C.G.

Crowd: 75 754

South Melbourne

71

9.17

Richmond

29

4.5

1934

13 October

065335

M.C.G.

Crowd: 65 335

Richmond

128

19.14

South Melbourne

89

12.17

1935

5 October

054194

M.C.G.

Crowd: 54 194

Collingwood

78

11.12

South Melbourne

58

7.16

1936

3 October

074091

M.C.G.

Crowd: 74 091

Collingwood

89

11․23

South Melbourne

78

10.18

1937

25 September

088540

M.C.G.

Crowd: 88 540

Geelong

122

18.14

Collingwood

90

12.18

1938

24 September

096486

M.C.G.

Crowd: 96 486

Carlton

100

15.10

Collingwood

85

13.7

1939

30 September

078110

M.C.G.

Crowd: 78 110

Melbourne

148

21.22

Collingwood

95

14.11

1940

30 September

070330

M.C.G.

Crowd: 70 330

Melbourne

107

15.17

Richmond

68

10.8

1941

30 September

079687

M.C.G.

Crowd: 79 687

Melbourne

127

19.13

Essendon

98

13.20

1942

19 September

049000

Princes Park

Crowd: 49 000

Essendon

131

19.18

Richmond

79

11.13

1943

25 September

042100

Princes Park

Crowd: 42 100

Richmond

86

12.14

Essendon

81

11.15

1944

30 September

043000

Junction Oval

Crowd: 43 000

Fitzroy

66

9.12

Richmond

51

7.9

1945

29 September

062986

Princes Park

Crowd: 62 986

Carlton

103

15.13

South Melbourne

75

10.15

1946

5 October

073743

M.C.G.

Crowd: 73 743

Essendon

150

22.18

Melbourne

87

13.9

1947

27 September

085815

M.C.G.

Crowd: 85 815

Carlton

86

13.8

Essendon

85

11.19

1948

2 October

086198

M.C.G.

Crowd: 86 198

Melbourne

69

Essendon

69

1948

Replay
9 October

052266

M.C.G.

Crowd: 52 266

Melbourne

89

Essendon

50

1949

24 September

090453

M.C.G.

Crowd: 90 453

Essendon

125

18.17

Carlton

52

6.16

1950

23 September

087601

M.C.G.

Crowd: 87 601

Essendon

92

13.14

North Melbourne

54

7.12

1951

29 September

084109

M.C.G.

Crowd: 84 109

Geelong

81

11.15

Essendon

70

10.10

1952

27 September

081304

M.C.G.

Crowd: 81 304

Geelong

86

13.8

Collingwood

40

5.10

1953

26 September

089060

M.C.G.

Crowd: 89 060

Collingwood

77

11.11

Geelong

65

8.17

1954

25 September

080897

M.C.G.

Crowd: 80 897

Footscray

102

15.12

Melbourne

51

7.9

1955

17 September

088053

M.C.G.

Crowd: 88 053

Melbourne

64

8.16

Collingwood

36

5.6

1956

15 September

115803

M.C.G.

Crowd: 115 803

Melbourne

121

17.19

Collingwood

48

6.12

1957

21 September

100324

M.C.G.

Crowd: 100 324

Melbourne

116

17.14

Essendon

55

7.13

1958

20 September

097956

M.C.G.

Crowd: 97 956

Collingwood

82

12.10

Melbourne

64

9.10

1959

26 September

103506

M.C.G.

Crowd: 103 506

Melbourne

115

17.13

Essendon

78

11.12

1960

24 September

097457

M.C.G.

Crowd: 97 457

Melbourne

62

8.14

Collingwood

14

2.2

1961

23 September

107935

M.C.G.

Crowd: 107 935

Hawthorn

94

13.16

Footscray

51

7.9

1962

29 September

098385

M.C.G.

Crowd: 98 385

Essendon

90

13.12

Carlton

58

8.10

1963

5 October

101452

M.C.G.

Crowd: 101 452

Geelong

109

15.19

Hawthorn

60

8.12

1964

19 September

102469

M.C.G.

Crowd: 102 469

Melbourne

64

8.16

Collingwood

60

8.12

1965

25 September

104846

M.C.G.

Crowd: 104 846

Essendon

105

14.21

St Kilda

70

9.16

1966

24 September

101655

M.C.G.

Crowd: 101 655

St Kilda

74

10.14

Collingwood

73

10.13

1967

23 September

109396

M.C.G.

Crowd: 109 396

Richmond

114

16.18

Geelong

105

15.15

1968

28 September

116828

M.C.G.

Crowd: 116 828

Carlton

56

7.14

Essendon

53

8.5

1969

27 September

119165

M.C.G.

Crowd: 119 165

Richmond

85

12.13

Carlton

60

8.12

1970

26 September

121696

M.C.G.

Crowd: 121 696

Carlton

111

17.9

Collingwood

101

14.17

1971

25 September

118192

M.C.G.

Crowd: 118 192

Hawthorn

82

12.10

St Kilda

75

11.9

1972

7 October

112393

M.C.G.

Crowd: 112 393

Carlton

177

28.9

Richmond

150

22.18

1973

29 September

116956

M.C.G.

Crowd: 116 956

Richmond

116

16.20

Carlton

86

12.14

1974

28 September

113839

M.C.G.

Crowd: 113 839

Richmond

128

18.20

North Melbourne

87

13.9

1975

27 September

110551

M.C.G.

Crowd: 110 551

North Melbourne

122

19.8

Hawthorn

67

9.13

1976

25 September

110143

M.C.G.

Crowd: 110 143

Hawthorn

100

13.22

North Melbourne

70

10.10

1977

24 September

108224

M.C.G.

Crowd: 108 224

North Melbourne

76

9.22

Collingwood

76

10.16

1977

Replay
1 October

098366

M.C.G.

Crowd: 98 366

North Melbourne

151

21.25

Collingwood

124

19.10

1978

30 September

101704

M.C.G.

Crowd: 101 704

Hawthorn

121

18.13

North Melbourne

103

15.13

1979

29 September

M.C.G.

Crowd: 113 545

Carlton

82

11.16

Collingwood

77

11.11

1980

27 September

M.C.G.

Crowd: 113 461

Richmond

159

23.21

Collingwood

78

9.24

1981

26 September

M.C.G.

Crowd: 112 964

Carlton

92

12.20

Collingwood

72

10.12

1982

25 September

M.C.G.

Crowd: 107 537

Carlton

103

14.19

Richmond

85

12.13

1983

24 September

110332

M.C.G.

Crowd: 110 332

Hawthorn

140

20.20

Essendon

57

8.9

1984

29 September

092685

M.C.G.

Crowd: 92 685

Essendon

105

14.21

Hawthorn

81

12.9

1985

28 September

100042

M.C.G.

Crowd: 100 042

Essendon

170

26.14

Hawthorn

92

14.8

1986

27 September

101861

M.C.G.

Crowd: 101 861

Hawthorn

110

16.14

Carlton

68

9.14

1987

26 September

092754

M.C.G.

Crowd: 92 754

Carlton

104

15.14

Hawthorn

71

9.17

1988

24 September

093754

M.C.G.

Crowd: 93 754

Hawthorn

152

22.20

Melbourne

56

6.20

1989

30 September

094796

M.C.G.

Crowd: 94 796

Hawthorn

144

21.18

Geelong

138

21.12

1990

6 October

098944

M.C.G.

Crowd: 98 944

Collingwood

89

13.11

Essendon

41

5.11

1991

28 September

075230

V.F.L. Park

Crowd:75 230

Hawthorn

139

20.19

West Coast

86

13.8

1992

26 September

095007

M.C.G.

Crowd: 95 007

West Coast

113

16.17

Geelong

85

12.13

1993

25 September

096862

M.C.G.

Crowd: 96 862

Essendon

133

20.13

Carlton

89

13.11

1994

1 October

093860

M.C.G.

Crowd: 93 860

West Coast

143

20.23

Geelong

63

8.15

1995

30 September

093670

M.C.G.

Crowd: 93 670

Carlton

141

21.15

Geelong

80

11.14

1996

28 September

093102

M.C.G.

Crowd: 93 102

North Melbourne

131

19.17

Sydney

88

13.10

1997

27 September

099645

M.C.G.

Crowd: 99 645

Adelaide

125

19.11

St Kilda

94

13.16

1998

26 September

094431

M.C.G.

Crowd: 94 431

Adelaide

105

15.15

North Melbourne

70

8.22

1999

25 September

094228

M.C.G.

Crowd: 94 228

North Melbourne

124

19.10

Carlton

89

12.17

2000

2 September

096249

M.C.G.

Crowd: 96 249

Essendon

135

19.21

Melbourne

75

11.9

2001

29 September

091482

M.C.G.

Crowd: 91 482

Brisbane

108

15.18

Essendon

82

12.10

2002

28 September

091817

M.C.G.

Crowd: 91 817

Brisbane

75

10.15

Collingwood

66

9.12

2003

27 September

079451

M.C.G.

Crowd: 79 451

Brisbane

134

20.14

Collingwood

84

12.12

2004

25 September

077671

M.C.G.

Crowd: 77 671

Port Adelaide

113

17.11

Brisbane

73

10.13

2005

24 September

091828

M.C.G.

Crowd: 91 828

Sydney

58

8.10

West Coast

54

7.12

2006

30 September

097431

M.C.G.

Crowd: 97 431

West Coast

85

12.13

Sydney

84

12.12

2007

29 September

097302

M.C.G.

Crowd: 97 312

Geelong

163

24.19

Port Adelaide

44

6.8

2008

27 September

100012

M.C.G.

Crowd: 100 012

Hawthorn

115

18.7

Geelong

89

11.23

2009

26 September

099251

M.C.G.

Crowd: 00 000

Geelong

80

12.8

St Kilda

68

9.14

2010

25 September

100016

M.C.G.

Crowd: 100 016

Collingwood

68

9.14

St Kilda

68

10.8

2010

2 October

093853

M.C.G.

Crowd: 93 853

Collingwood

108

16.12

St Kilda

52

7.10

2011

1 October

099537

M.C.G.

Crowd: 99 537

Geelong

119

18.11

Collingwood

81

12.9

2012

29 September

099683

M.C.G.

Crowd: 99 683

Sydney

91

14.7

Hawthorn

81

11.15

2013

28 September

100007

M.C.G.

Crowd: 100 007

Hawthorn

77

11.11

Fremantle

62

8.14

2014

27 September

099454

M.C.G.

Crowd: 99 454

Hawthorn

137

21.11

Sydney

74

11.8

2015

3 October

098633

M.C.G.

Crowd: 98 633

Hawthorn

107

16.11

West Coast

61

8.13

2016

1 October

099981

M.C.G.

Crowd: 99 981

Western Bulldogs

89

13.11

Sydney

67

10.7

2017

30 September

0

M.C.G.

Crowd: 100 021

Richmond

108

16.12

Adelaide

60

8.12
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