- 1991 AFL season
Infobox AFL season
year = 1991
imagesize = 100px
caption = AFL logo 1990-1999
teams = 15
premiers = AFL Haw
count = 9th
minor premiers = AFL WCE
mpcount = 1st
national cup winners = AFL Haw
nccount = 1st
highest attendance =
top goal scorer =
Tony Lockett(AFL StK)
brownlow medallist =
Jim Stynes(AFL Mel)Results and statistics for the Australian Football Leagueseason of 1991.
List of Australian Football League premiersfor a complete list."
Hawthorn defeated North Melbourne 14.19 (103) to 7.12 (54). (For an explanation of scoring see
Australian rules football).
West Coast Eagles20.19 (139) to 13.8 (86). (For an explanation of scoring see Australian rules football).
The Grand Final was played at the
Waverley Parkbecause the Melbourne Cricket Groundwas at the time undergoing major renovations.
All teams played 22 games during the home and away season, for a total of 165. An additional 7 games were played during the finals series.
A team based in the state of South Australia, christened the "Adelaide Crows" after the
epithetbestowed upon those from South Australia by those living in other Australian states (viz., the "crow eaters" [http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/crow_eater] ) was admitted to the AFL competition in 1991.
Total match attendance for the home-and-away season was 3,810,868 people. Total attendance for the finals series was 381,707 people. Attendance at the Grand Final was 75,230 people. The largest non-finals attendance was 55,735 people for the Melbourne v Collingwood game of Round 6.
Brownlow Medalwas awarded to Jim Stynesof Melbourne.
Coleman Medalwas awarded to Tony Lockettof St Kilda.
Norm Smith Medalwas awarded to Paul Dearof Hawthorn
Leigh Matthews Trophywas awarded to Jim Stynesof Melbourne
*The Wooden Spoon was "awarded" to the
* The Adelaide Crows entered the AFL competition.
* The McIntyre "Final Five" system, which had operated from 1972 until 1991, was replaced by the First McIntyre "Final Six" system. The First McIntyre "Final Six" system only lasted a single season. It was replaced by the Second McIntyre "Final Six" system in 1992.
* First McIntyre "Final Six" system
* Stephen Rodgers: "Every Game Ever Played" VFL/AFL Results 1897-1991 3rd Edition 1992. Penguin Books Australia ISBN 0 670 90526 7.
* [http://stats.rleague.com/afl/seas/1991.html 1991 Season - AFL Tables]
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