- 1987 VFL season
Infobox VFL Premiership Season
year = 1987
teams = 14
premiers = AFL Car
count = 15th
minor premiers = AFL Car
top goal scorer =
Tony Lockett(AFL StK)
brownlow medalist =
Tony Lockett(AFL StK) John Platten(AFL Haw)
Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1987.
AFL Mel defeated AFL Ess 8.10 (58) to 8.6 (54) in the Final at Waverley Park.
All teams played 22 games during the home and away season, for a total of 154. An additional 6 games were played during the finals series.
Brisbane and West Coast were added to the competition.
Brownlow Medalwas awarded to Tony Lockettof St Kilda and John Plattenof Hawthorn.
Leigh Matthews Trophywas awarded to Tony Lockettof St Kilda.
Coleman Medalwas awarded to Tony Lockettof St Kilda.
Norm Smith Medalwas awarded to David Rhys-Jonesof Carlton.
* The Wooden Spoon was "awarded" to Richmond.
In three home games from Round 16 to Round 18, the
Sydney Swansamassed the most prolific string of high scores in VFL history, scoring 97.53 (635). Their individual scores were: 30.21 (201) against West Coast, winning by 130 points; 36.20 (236) against Essendon, winning by 163 points; and 31.12 (198) against Richmond, winning by 91 points.
Early VFL Final systems
* Page-McIntyre "Final Four" system
* McIntyre "Final Five" 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/1987.html 1987 Season - AFL Tables]
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