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Although the league was still called the VFL until the start of the 1990 season, the 1992 season was the unofficial 6th AFL season as the league expanded from 12 clubs to 14 clubs in 1987.

The new clubs were West Coast Eagles and Brisbane Bears. Last season, Adelaide Crows joined the AFL to bring the number of clubs to 15. With the additional clubs, 6 clubs now participate in the finals series.

Club ChangesEdit

  • After leaving Hawthorn at the end of the 1990 season, Allan Jeans returned to coaching at Richmond, replacing Kevin Bartlett.
  • Gary Buckenara replaced Col Kinnear as coach at Sydney Swans.

Essendon started playing their home matches at MCG, leaving Windy Hill.

Footscray climbed 8 places which took them into the Preliminary Final. Melbourne fell 6 places to not qualify for the finals series for the 1st time during the AFL years.


After being runners-up in 1991, the West Coast Eagles went one step better and won their 1st AFL Premiership. Geelong were minor premiers. Whilst Sydney Swans won the wooden spoon.


The Coleman Medal for the leading goalscorer was awarded to Jason Dunstall of Hawthorn, the third time in 5 seasons. Scott Wynd of Footscray won the Brownlow Medal.


# 1991 Team Home Ground Coach Captain
1 ▲ 2   2010 Logo Geelong Geelong   Kardinia Park   Malcolm Blight   Mark Bairstow
2 ▲ 8   2010 Logo Western Bulldogs Footscray   Western Oval   Terry Wheeler   Doug Hawkins
3 ▲ 4   2010 Logo Collingwood Collingwood   Victoria Park   Leigh Matthews   Tony Shaw
4 ▼ 3   2010 Logo West Coast West Coast Eagles   WACA/Subiaco Oval   Mick Malthouse   John Worsfold
5 ▼ 3   2010 Logo Hawthorn Hawthorn   Princes Park   Alan Joyce   Gary Ayres
6 ▼ 2   2010 Logo St Kilda St Kilda   Moorabbin Oval   Ken Sheldon   Danny Frawley
7 ▲ 4   2010 Logo Carlton-Football Carlton   Princes Park   David Parkin   Stephen Kernahan
8 ▼ 2   2010 Logo Essendon Essendon   MCG   Kevin Sheedy   Mark Thompson
9   2010 Logo Adelaide Adelaide   Football Park   Graham Cornes   Chris McDermott
10 ▲ 4        Fitzroy   Princes Park   Robert Shaw   Paul Roos
11 ▼ 6   Melbourne logo 2014 Melbourne   MCG   John Northey   Garry Lyon
12 ▼ 4   2010 Logo North Melbourne North Melbourne   MCG   Wayne Schimmelbusch   Matthew Larkin
13   2010 Logo Richmond Richmond   MCG   Allan Jeans   Dale Weightman
14 ▲ 1        Brisbane Bears   Carrara Stadium   Robert Walls   Roger Merrett
15 ▼ 3   2010 Logo Sydney Sydney Swans   SCG   Gary Buckenara   Dennis Carroll

Finals SeriesEdit

  Elimination Final
5  Hawthorn
4  West Coast Eagles   Qualifying Semi Final
   West Coast Eagles Grand Final
Qualifying Final    Geelong Preliminary Final  West Coast Eagles
1  Geelong  Geelong  Geelong
2  Footscray Eliminating Semi Final  Footscray
Elimination Final  St Kilda
6  St Kilda
3  Collingwood
Key:       Losing team progressing       Winning team progressing

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