1991 AFL season


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
matches =
attendance =
highest attendance =
top goal scorer = Tony Lockett (AFL StK)
brownlow medallist = Jim Stynes (AFL Mel)
Results and statistics for the Australian Football League season of 1991.

"See List of Australian Football League premiers for a complete list."

National Cup

Hawthorn defeated North Melbourne 14.19 (103) to 7.12 (54). (For an explanation of scoring see Australian rules football).

Grand Final

Hawthorn defeated West Coast Eagles 20.19 (139) to 13.8 (86). (For an explanation of scoring see Australian rules football).

The Grand Final was played at the Waverley Park because the Melbourne Cricket Ground was at the time undergoing major renovations.

Ladder

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 epithet bestowed 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.

Match attendance

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.

Awards

*The Brownlow Medal was awarded to Jim Stynes of Melbourne.
*The Coleman Medal was awarded to Tony Lockett of St Kilda.
*The Norm Smith Medal was awarded to Paul Dear of Hawthorn
*The Leigh Matthews Trophy was awarded to Jim Stynes of Melbourne
*The Wooden Spoon was "awarded" to the Brisbane Bears

Notable Events

* 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.

ee also

* First McIntyre "Final Six" system

References

* 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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