1981 VFL season


1981 VFL season

Infobox VFL Premiership Season
year = 1981


imagesize =
caption =
teams = 12
premiers = AFL Car
count =
minor premiers = AFL Car
mpcount =
matches =
top goal scorer = Michael Roach (AFL Ric)
brownlow medalist = Bernie Quinlan (AFL Fit)
Barry Round (South Melbourne)
Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1981.

Night Series

AFL Ess defeated AFL Car 9.11 (65) to 6.5 (41) 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

Grand Final

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

Carlton defeated Collingwood 12.20 (92) to 10.12 (72), in front of a crowd of 112964 people. (For an explanation of scoring see Australian rules football).

Ladder

Notes

* The leading goalkicker was Michael Roach of Richmond with 86 goals
* The Brownlow Medal was shared by Bernie Quinlan and Barry Round

Notable Events

* Carlton's Grand Final full-back, Scott Howell, was a member of the only three-generation set of AFL/VFL Grand Final players. His father Jack E. "Chooka" Howell had played for Carlton in the 1947 Grand Final against Essendon. His grandfather, 1918 VFL Champion of the Season, Jack P. "Chooka" Howell, had played in the 1918 Grand Final for South Melbourne against Collingwood.

ee also

* Early VFL Final systems
* Page-McIntyre "Final Four" system
* McIntyre "Final Five" system

References

* Stephen Rogers and Ashley Brown (1998). "Every Game Ever Played". 6th ed. Victoria: Penguin Books.


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