AFL Grand Final

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The AFL Grand Final is an annual Australian rules football match, traditionally held on the final Saturday in September or the first Saturday in October at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, to determine the Australian Football League (AFL) premiers for that year.wikipedia
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Fitzroy Football Club

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The first such final was contested in 1898 between the Essendon Football Club and Fitzroy Football Club at the St Kilda Cricket Ground, which Fitzroy won scoring 5.8 (38) to Essendon's 3.5 (23).
The club experienced some early success in the league and was the first club to win a VFL Grand Final.

Collingwood Football Club

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The VFL convinced the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) to rent the ground for the finals series and the first grand final at what is today considered the home of the game attracted more than 35,000 people to watch Collingwood down Essendon.
Collingwood has played in a record 44 VFL/AFL Grand Finals (including rematches), winning 15, drawing two and losing 27 (also a record).

1898 VFL Grand Final

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The first such final was contested in 1898 between the Essendon Football Club and Fitzroy Football Club at the St Kilda Cricket Ground, which Fitzroy won scoring 5.8 (38) to Essendon's 3.5 (23).
The match is recognised as the first VFL Grand Final, although the term "Grand Final" was not in wide use until 1931.

1948 VFL Grand Final

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Attendances were back to 1930s levels by 1947 and 85,815 turned up to see Carlton beat Essendon by a solitary point; a similar crowd a year later watched the Bombers and Demons play the first draw in grand final history.
It was the 52nd annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1948 VFL season.

Richmond Football Club

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New records were constantly set and when 75,754 attended the 1933 Grand Final between South Melbourne and Richmond, it started the MCC thinking of expansion again.
Finally, in 1919, Richmond made their first Grand Final appearance, losing to Collingwood.

1973 VFL Grand Final

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Most of the matches during this period had something to remember: Hawthorn's comeback to win in 1971, Carlton's record score in the highest scoring grand final ever played in 1972, Richmond's two wins over Carlton in 1969 and 1973 in very physical encounters, and North Melbourne's first grand final victory in 1975.
It was the 77th annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League (VFL), staged to determine the premiers for the 1973 VFL season.

Brisbane Lions

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Beginning in 2001, the Brisbane Lions won three consecutive grand finals, with its nine-point win against in 2002 the closest of the three matches.
The Lions are one of the most successful AFL clubs of the 21st century, having appeared in four consecutive AFL Grand Finals from 2001 to 2004 and winning three premierships (2001, 2002, 2003).

1958 VFL Grand Final

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The 1958 Grand Final, when Collingwood upset a Melbourne team attempting to equal the Magpies' proud record of four consecutive premierships, was arguably the greatest upset recorded in the biggest game of all.
It was the 62nd annual grand final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1958 VFL season.

1990 AFL Grand Final

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won the inaugural AFL Premiership in 1990.
It was the 94th annual Grand Final of the Australian Football League (formerly the Victorian Football League), staged to determine the premiers for the 1990 AFL season.

1970 VFL Grand Final

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In what is commonly referred to as the greatest of all-time, the 1970 grand final saw Carlton come back from a 44-point half time deficit to beat Collingwood; it was watched by an all-time record crowd of 121,696 people.
It was the 74th annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1970 VFL season.

2002 AFL Grand Final

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Beginning in 2001, the Brisbane Lions won three consecutive grand finals, with its nine-point win against in 2002 the closest of the three matches.
It was the 106th annual Grand Final of the Australian Football League (formerly the Victorian Football League), staged to determine the premiers for the 2002 AFL season.

1972 VFL Grand Final

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Most of the matches during this period had something to remember: Hawthorn's comeback to win in 1971, Carlton's record score in the highest scoring grand final ever played in 1972, Richmond's two wins over Carlton in 1969 and 1973 in very physical encounters, and North Melbourne's first grand final victory in 1975.
It was the 76th annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1972 VFL season.

1997 AFL Grand Final

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The first club to achieve the feat was in 1992 and 1994, and won back-to-back premierships in 1997 and 1998.
It was the 101st annual grand final of the Australian Football League (formerly the Victorian Football League), staged to determine the premiers for the 1997 AFL season.

1971 VFL Grand Final

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Most of the matches during this period had something to remember: Hawthorn's comeback to win in 1971, Carlton's record score in the highest scoring grand final ever played in 1972, Richmond's two wins over Carlton in 1969 and 1973 in very physical encounters, and North Melbourne's first grand final victory in 1975.
It was the 73rd annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1971 VFL season.

Sydney Swans

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This figure was beaten in the 1912 Grand Final when 54,463 saw Essendon defeat South Melbourne.
The Swans faced the Eagles in a rematch in the AFL Grand Final on 24 September 2005, and this time, they prevailed by four points, final score 8.10 (58) to West Coast's 7.12 (54).

Carlton–Collingwood AFL rivalry

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1910 – A massive brawl broke out between Collingwood and Carlton players during the last quarter. A number of players were felled and four players were reported (the first in grand Final history), yet the fight kept going. Umpire Jack Elder settled matters by blowing his whistle and bouncing the ball. Most of the combatants looked on, stunned, as the game recommenced without them, so they had no option but to forget about the fight. The match is generally considered to have initiated the long-standing rivalry between the two clubs.
They have met six times in Grand Finals, with Carlton successful in all bar one of them.

1999 AFL Grand Final

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was the only other club to win two grand finals in the 1990s, 1996 and 1999 respectively, as no team dominated the era.
It was the 103rd annual grand final of the Australian Football League (formerly the Victorian Football League), staged to determine the premiers for the 1999 AFL season.

1977 VFL Grand Final

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In the memorable 1977 grand final, North Melbourne came from 27 points down at three quarter time to play the second drawn grand final in history (the first since 1948).
It was the 81st annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, to determine the premiers for the 1977 VFL season.

1975 VFL Grand Final

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Most of the matches during this period had something to remember: Hawthorn's comeback to win in 1971, Carlton's record score in the highest scoring grand final ever played in 1972, Richmond's two wins over Carlton in 1969 and 1973 in very physical encounters, and North Melbourne's first grand final victory in 1975.
It was the 79th annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1975 VFL season.

1998 AFL Grand Final

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The first club to achieve the feat was in 1992 and 1994, and won back-to-back premierships in 1997 and 1998.
It was the 102nd annual Grand Final of the Australian Football League (formerly the Victorian Football League), staged to determine the premiers for the 1998 AFL season.

1989 VFL Grand Final

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The 1989 Grand Final, a high scoring and very physical encounter in which Hawthorn defeated Geelong by six points, is considered to be one of the greatest of all time.
It was the 93rd annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1989 VFL season.

1945 VFL Grand Final

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Therefore, the grand final was staged at Princes Park (Carlton) in 1942, 1943 and 1945, and at St Kilda's Junction Oval in 1944 when Fitzroy won its last premiership on the second hottest grand final day on record.
It was the 49th annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1945 VFL season.

1994 AFL Grand Final

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The first club to achieve the feat was in 1992 and 1994, and won back-to-back premierships in 1997 and 1998.
It was the 98th annual grand final of the Australian Football League (formerly the Victorian Football League), staged to determine the premiers for the 1994 AFL season.

1996 AFL Grand Final

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was the only other club to win two grand finals in the 1990s, 1996 and 1999 respectively, as no team dominated the era.
It was the 100th annual Grand Final of the Australian Football League (formerly the Victorian Football League), staged to determine the premiers for the 1996 AFL season.

1933 VFL Grand Final

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New records were constantly set and when 75,754 attended the 1933 Grand Final between South Melbourne and Richmond, it started the MCC thinking of expansion again.
It was the 37th annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1933 VFL season.