- 1979 VFL season
Infobox VFL Premiership Season
year = 1979
teams = 12
premiers = AFL Car
minor premiers = AFL Car
top goal scorer =
Kelvin Templeton(AFL Foo)
brownlow medalist =
Peter Moore(AFL Col)Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1979.
AFL Col defeated AFL Haw 12.8 (80) to 7.10 (52) in the Final.
* The leading goalkicker was
Kelvin Templetonof Footscray with 91 goals
Brownlow Medalwas won by Peter Moore
* The record for greatest winning margin was set twice during 1979.
**In Round 4, Collingwood defeated St Kilda by 178 points, breaking the record set sixty years earlier, in the
1919 VFL seasonby South Melbourne.
**Collingwood's new record was broken only three months later in Round 17, when Fitzroy defeated Melbourne by 190 points, a record which has yet to be broken at the end of 2007.
* Fitzroy's score of 36.22 (238) in the same game also set the record for highest score in a VFL/AFL game. This beat the record set by Footscray in the
1978 VFL seasonby twenty-five points, and remained the record for 13 years (i.e., until the 1992 AFL season).
Early VFL Final systems
* Page-McIntyre "Final Four" system
* McIntyre "Final Five" system
* Stephen Rogers and Ashley Brown (1998). "Every Game Ever Played". 6th ed. Victoria: Penguin Books.
* [http://stats.rleague.com/afl/seas/1979.html 1979 Season - AFL Tables]
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