Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|How many Grand Finals did Carlton and Essendon win between them during the 20th century?||AFL Grand Finals
31. 16 each: Essendon won their Premierships in 1901, 1911, 1912, 1923, 1924, 1942, 1946, 1949, 1950, 1962, 1965, 1984, 1985, 1993, and 2000. Carlton won theirs in 1906, 1907, 1908, 1914, 1915, 1938, 1945, 1947, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1987, and in 1995.
0. Fremantle joined the AFL in 1995 and did not win a Grand Final in the century.
4. Melbourne won 4 Premierships during the 1950s. They were 1955, 1956, 1957, and 1959.
|When was Geelong's 6th premiership, their last in the 20th century?||AFL Grand Finals
1963. Geelong were clearly the better side on the day defeating Hawthorn 8.12.60 to Geelong 15.19.109. Their previous premerships were in 1925, 1931, 1937, back to back titles in 1951 and 1952.
St. Kilda. Barry Breen kicked the winning point in the dying seconds of the 1966 Grand Final. This was the first Grand Final win by the Saints.
|Which player wore number 26 for the Hawks in the 1971 Grand Final?||AFL Grand Finals
Peter Hudson. Peter Hudson wore number 26, Kelvin Moore wore number 15, Allan Martello wore number 14, and Peter Crimmins wore number 5.
|Who was the captain of Footscray's 1954 Grand Final winning side?||AFL Grand Finals
Charlie Sutton. Charlie Sutton became the first player to captain a Grand Final for the Doggies.
Melbourne. Melbourne won 8.16.64 to Collingwood 8.12.60. Neil Crompton snapped a ripper goal with a couple of seconds left.
false. The first drawn Grand Final was in 1948 between Melbourne and Essendon. Melbourne won the next week.
Hawthorn. Hawthorn won the 1989 Grand Final by 6 points. Hawthorn 21.18.144 defeated Geelong 21.12.138.
The omission of Derek Kickett. Despite playing every game of the 1993 season, Kickett was dropped for the big game. Kickett never forgave Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy, and as soon as the season was over, left the club. He later played for the Sydney Swans.
|Which North Melbourne player was forced to miss the 1999 Grand Final victory due to suspension?||AFL Grand Finals
Jason McCartney. McCartney was suspended for striking during their victory in the preliminary final. Longmire, McKernan, and Archer all played.
|What happened for the first time with the start of the 2004 Grand Final?||AFL Grand Finals
First Grand Final to involve two teams from outside of Victoria. Although West Coast became the first non-Victorian team to playoff in a Grand Final in 1991, never before had both teams come from outside Victoria.
|The 1953 Grand Final was played between Collingwood and Geelong. In this match, Collingwood had three sets of brothers playing, including Lou and Ron Richards, then Bob and Bill Rose. What was the surname of the last set of brothers?||AFL Grand Finals
Twomey. Bill, Mick, and Pat joined the Rose and Richards brothers to help celebrate the Magpies victory in what was a family affair.
|In 1988 and 1989, a club won back to back flags. The club had a different coach for the two years. Who were the coaches?||AFL Grand Finals
Hawthorn, Jeans & Joyce. The 1988 premiership side was coached by Alan Joyce, who took over when regular coach Allan Jeans was forced to step down following brain surgery. Jeans resumed coaching in 1989, but stepped down again in 1991 when Joyce again took over to lead the Hawks to another flag.
|Out of the teams who entered the competition in 1925, which was the first to win a Grand final?||AFL Grand Finals
Footscray. Footscray won their first in 1954. Hawthorn won their first in 1961,
and North Melbourne in 1975. St. Kilda joined the competition in 1897, but had to wait until 1966 to win their first flag.
Fitzroy won the flag and the wooden spoon. Due to the war, only four teams participated in the 1916 season. Fitzroy finished on the bottom of the ladder but were able to play in the finals due to the Final Four system. They then won three in a row to take out the Grand Final.