1985 VFL season

1985 VFL season

Infobox VFL Premiership Season
year = 1985

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teams = 12
premiers = AFL Ess
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minor premiers = AFL Ess
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top goal scorer = Simon Beasley (AFL Foo)
brownlow medalist = Brad Hardie (AFL Foo)
Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1985.

Night Series

AFL Haw defeated AFL Ess 11.11 (77) to 10.8 (68) in the Final.

Premiership season

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7

Round 8

Round 9

Round 10

Round 11

Round 12

Round 13

Round 14

Round 15

Round 16

Round 17

Round 18

Round 19

Round 20

Round 21

Round 22


All teams played 22 games during the home and away season, for a total of 132 games. An additional 6 games were played during the finals series.


Elimination Finals

Qualifying Final

emi Finals

Preliminary Final

Grand Final


* The Brownlow Medal was awarded to Brad Hardie of Footscray
* The Leigh Matthews Trophy was awarded to Greg Williams of Geelong.
* The Coleman Medal was awarded to Simon Beasley of Footscray.
* The Norm Smith Medal was awarded to Simon Madden of Essendon.
* The Wooden Spoon was "awarded" to St Kilda.

ee also

* 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/1985.html 1985 Season - AFL Tables]

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