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AFL - KEY FACTS

Official name
Australian Football League

Known as
AFL

Duration
1897–2022B

Headquarters
140 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands, VIC, 3008

Phone
1300 722 515

Website
afl.com.au

Affiliated competitions (Current)
Premiership Season 1897-2022; Women's Premiership Season 2017-2022B; Women's Under-18 Championships 2010-2022; Night/Pre-Season Competition 1956-2022; Under-19 Championships 1953-2022

Affiliated competitions (Historical)
AFLX 2018-2019; Women's Winter Series 2018-2019; Women's Exhibition Series 2013-2016; Reserves 1919-1999; Under 19s 1946-1991


Premiership Season

Official Name
V/AFL Premiership Season

Duration
1897–2022

Affiliated clubs (Current)
Carlton (VIC) 1897-2022; Collingwood (VIC) 1897-2022; Essendon (VIC) 1897-2022; Geelong (VIC) 1897-2022; Melbourne (VIC) 1897-2022; Sydney (VIC) 1897-2022; St. Kilda (VIC) 1897-2022; Richmond (VIC) 1908-2022; North Melbourne (VIC) 1925-2022; Western Bulldogs (VIC) 1925-2022; Hawthorn (VIC) 1925-2022; Brisbane (QLD) 1987-2022; West Coast (WA) 1987-2022; Adelaide (SA) 1991-2022; Fremantle (WA) 1995-2022; Port Adelaide (SA) 1997-2022; Gold Coast (QLD) 2011-2022; Greater Western Sydney (NSW) 2012-2022

Affiliated clubs (Historical)
Fitzroy (VIC) 1897-1996; University (VIC) 1908-1914

Affiliated grounds (Current)
Adelaide Oval; Bellerive Oval; Carrara Stadium; Cazaly's Stadium; Docklands; Eureka Stadium; Gabba; Kardinia Park; M.C.G.; Manuka Oval; Marrara Stadium; Perth Stadium; S.C.G.; Stadium Australia; Sydney Showground; Traeger Park; York Park

Affiliated grounds (Historical)
Albury Sports Ground; Arden Street; Blacktown; Brisbane Exhibition Ground; Brunswick Street; Canberra Stadium; Coburg City Oval; Corio Oval; East Melbourne; Euroa Memorial Oval; Football Park; Glenferrie Oval; Jiangwan Stadium; Junction Oval; Lake Oval; Moorabbin Oval; North Hobart Oval; Olympic Park; Princes Park; Punt Road; Riverway Stadium; Subiaco Oval; Toorak Park; Victoria Park; W.A.C.A.; Waverley Park; Wellington Stadium; Whitten Oval; Windy Hill; Yallourn Oval; Yarraville Oval

1953 V/AFL Premiership Season

 
 

1953 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Geelong 18 15 3 0 1546 1079 143.28 60
2 Collingwood 18 14 4 0 1518 1229 123.52 56
3 Footscray 18 13 5 0 1309 959 136.50 52
4 Essendon 18 13 5 0 1529 1177 129.91 52
5 Carlton 18 10 8 0 1409 1310 107.56 40
6 Fitzroy 18 10 8 0 1208 1421 85.01 40
7 North Melbourne 18 9 9 0 1388 1287 107.85 36
8 South Melbourne 18 9 9 0 1385 1323 104.69 36
9 St. Kilda 18 5 13 0 1065 1561 68.23 20
10 Richmond 18 3 14 1 1220 1501 81.28 14
11 Melbourne 18 3 14 1 1137 1420 80.07 14
12 Hawthorn 18 3 15 0 974 1421 68.54 12
  H&A 108 107 107 1 15688 15688 100.00 432
  Finals 4 4 4 0 482 482 100.00 16
  Total 112 111 111 1 16170 16170 100.00 448

1953 Round by Round

Round 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 1SF | 2SF | PF | GF

Round 1[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton1.53.116.167.18 60 Sat 18-Apr-1953 2:15 pm Princes Park27,198
Footscray2.53.68.69.11 65 Footscray won by 5 points[Stats]
Collingwood5.510.816.1417.16 118 Sat 18-Apr-1953 2:15 pm Victoria Park29,678
South Melbourne1.15.48.611.11 77 Collingwood won by 41 points[Stats]
Essendon4.09.213.317.9 111 Sat 18-Apr-1953 2:15 pm Windy Hill23,100
Fitzroy5.57.1010.1412.16 88 Essendon won by 23 points[Stats]
Geelong3.57.810.1212.15 87 Sat 18-Apr-1953 2:15 pm Kardinia Park19,877
Hawthorn2.04.24.55.8 38 Geelong won by 49 points[Stats]
Richmond3.24.49.611.7 73 Sat 18-Apr-1953 2:15 pm Punt Road18,000
Melbourne1.33.85.89.13 67 Richmond won by 6 points[Stats]
St. Kilda4.05.26.58.9 57 Sat 18-Apr-1953 2:15 pm Junction Oval14,000
North Melbourne4.55.1410.1914.21 105 North Melbourne won by 48 points[Stats]

Round 2[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Fitzroy6.28.411.612.9 81 Sat 2-May-1953 2:15 pm Brunswick Street21,000
Richmond3.26.89.1211.14 80 Fitzroy won by 1 point[Stats]
Hawthorn4.15.46.78.9 57 Sat 2-May-1953 2:15 pm Glenferrie Oval12,000
St. Kilda5.37.89.1113.14 92 St. Kilda won by 35 points[Stats]
Melbourne2.43.45.78.11 59 Sat 2-May-1953 2:15 pm M.C.G.30,325
Carlton2.28.411.913.12 90 Carlton won by 31 points[Stats]
North Melbourne6.210.414.718.10 118 Sat 2-May-1953 2:15 pm Arden Street21,377
Collingwood3.15.57.811.9 75 North Melbourne won by 43 points[Stats]
South Melbourne3.65.1110.1613.21 99 Sat 2-May-1953 2:15 pm Lake Oval29,231
Essendon1.09.210.813.11 89 South Melbourne won by 10 points[Stats]
Footscray1.33.95.108.13 61 Sat 2-May-1953 2:15 pm Western Oval28,500
Geelong5.19.514.815.12 102 Geelong won by 41 points[Stats]

Round 3[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood3.58.88.149.19 73 Sat 9-May-1953 2:15 pm Victoria Park33,000
Geelong2.14.49.914.14 98 Geelong won by 25 points[Stats]
Essendon3.86.1012.1417.20 122 Sat 9-May-1953 2:15 pm Windy Hill18,000
St. Kilda1.34.95.127.16 58 Essendon won by 64 points[Stats]
North Melbourne2.46.69.812.12 84 Sat 9-May-1953 2:15 pm Arden Street12,000
Melbourne2.37.69.1111.17 83 North Melbourne won by 1 point[Stats]
Richmond5.39.414.715.8 98 Sat 9-May-1953 2:15 pm Punt Road31,000
Carlton2.07.314.616.8 104 Carlton won by 6 points[Stats]
South Melbourne3.24.37.1310.15 75 Sat 9-May-1953 2:15 pm Lake Oval24,000
Fitzroy5.37.910.1112.14 86 Fitzroy won by 11 points[Stats]
Footscray1.36.611.916.15 111 Sat 9-May-1953 2:15 pm Western Oval15,000
Hawthorn4.25.46.56.6 42 Footscray won by 69 points[Stats]

Round 4[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton2.16.59.514.11 95 Sat 16-May-1953 2:15 pm Princes Park37,500
Collingwood5.57.1011.1714.19 103 Collingwood won by 8 points[Stats]
Fitzroy2.34.75.912.14 86 Sat 16-May-1953 2:15 pm Brunswick Street20,500
North Melbourne1.34.67.1310.15 75 Fitzroy won by 11 points[Stats]
Geelong4.18.29.412.7 79 Sat 16-May-1953 2:15 pm Kardinia Park35,000
Essendon3.15.68.99.11 65 Geelong won by 14 points[Stats]
Hawthorn1.32.56.77.11 53 Sat 16-May-1953 2:15 pm Glenferrie Oval12,000
South Melbourne3.27.48.69.9 63 South Melbourne won by 10 points[Stats]
Melbourne0.10.31.44.6 30 Sat 16-May-1953 2:15 pm M.C.G.23,829
Footscray2.56.158.179.21 75 Footscray won by 45 points[Stats]
St. Kilda5.117.119.1411.17 83 Sat 16-May-1953 2:15 pm Junction Oval16,500
Richmond0.36.97.158.17 65 St. Kilda won by 18 points[Stats]

Round 5[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton1.44.56.67.10 52 Sat 23-May-1953 2:15 pm Princes Park9,150
St. Kilda3.24.26.76.7 43 Carlton won by 9 points[Stats]
Collingwood3.33.104.1313.18 96 Sat 23-May-1953 2:15 pm Victoria Park9,627
Hawthorn3.33.33.73.8 26 Collingwood won by 70 points[Stats]
Essendon2.34.55.76.10 46 Sat 23-May-1953 2:15 pm Windy Hill9,500
Melbourne2.25.26.39.3 57 Melbourne won by 11 points[Stats]
Richmond1.22.64.76.16 52 Sat 23-May-1953 2:15 pm Punt Road10,000
Geelong6.79.815.1515.16 106 Geelong won by 54 points[Stats]
South Melbourne0.13.64.88.10 58 Sat 23-May-1953 2:15 pm Lake Oval11,000
North Melbourne2.33.68.69.8 62 North Melbourne won by 4 points[Stats]
Footscray2.25.38.510.6 66 Sat 23-May-1953 2:15 pm Western Oval14,087
Fitzroy0.00.00.01.0 6 Footscray won by 60 points[Stats]

Round 6[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood2.15.17.79.8 62 Sat 30-May-1953 2:15 pm Victoria Park23,036
Richmond1.22.53.75.9 39 Collingwood won by 23 points[Stats]
Geelong1.55.109.1314.16 100 Sat 30-May-1953 2:15 pm Kardinia Park24,832
South Melbourne4.25.26.47.5 47 Geelong won by 53 points[Stats]
Hawthorn1.24.37.510.7 67 Sat 30-May-1953 2:15 pm Glenferrie Oval12,000
Carlton2.23.76.116.11 47 Hawthorn won by 20 points[Stats]
Melbourne2.53.66.1010.11 71 Sat 30-May-1953 2:15 pm M.C.G.21,202
Fitzroy3.17.410.612.9 81 Fitzroy won by 10 points[Stats]
North Melbourne0.34.86.87.9 51 Sat 30-May-1953 2:15 pm Arden Street25,000
Essendon2.43.46.119.14 68 Essendon won by 17 points[Stats]
St. Kilda2.34.49.710.9 69 Sat 30-May-1953 2:15 pm Junction Oval19,000
Footscray4.36.79.714.9 93 Footscray won by 24 points[Stats]

Round 7[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton0.46.89.1014.16 100 Sat 6-Jun-1953 2:15 pm Princes Park22,219
North Melbourne2.32.56.57.6 48 Carlton won by 52 points[Stats]
Essendon1.25.88.1611.18 84 Sat 6-Jun-1953 2:15 pm Windy Hill21,000
Richmond0.11.13.37.6 48 Essendon won by 36 points[Stats]
Fitzroy2.36.48.98.12 60 Sat 6-Jun-1953 2:15 pm Brunswick Street9,500
Hawthorn1.62.83.115.14 44 Fitzroy won by 16 points[Stats]
Melbourne3.26.47.68.10 58 Sat 6-Jun-1953 2:15 pm M.C.G.26,254
Geelong5.37.69.1211.16 82 Geelong won by 24 points[Stats]
St. Kilda1.14.26.97.11 53 Sat 6-Jun-1953 2:15 pm Junction Oval21,000
South Melbourne4.29.711.1018.16 124 South Melbourne won by 71 points[Stats]
Footscray0.14.14.37.9 51 Sat 6-Jun-1953 2:15 pm Western Oval32,114
Collingwood5.47.67.107.10 52 Collingwood won by 1 point[Stats]

Round 8[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood6.411.711.1219.17 131 Sat 13-Jun-1953 2:15 pm Victoria Park16,200
St. Kilda2.45.67.78.8 56 Collingwood won by 75 points[Stats]
Essendon0.17.28.714.14 98 Sat 13-Jun-1953 2:15 pm Windy Hill30,300
Carlton6.66.76.97.11 53 Essendon won by 45 points[Stats]
Geelong5.111.614.821.10 136 Sat 13-Jun-1953 2:15 pm Kardinia Park21,489
Fitzroy3.35.55.67.8 50 Geelong won by 86 points[Stats]
Hawthorn0.53.106.138.14 62 Sat 13-Jun-1953 2:15 pm Glenferrie Oval7,000
North Melbourne5.36.410.512.8 80 North Melbourne won by 18 points[Stats]
Richmond3.35.47.88.11 59 Sat 13-Jun-1953 2:15 pm Punt Road16,000
Footscray4.36.78.89.14 68 Footscray won by 9 points[Stats]
South Melbourne1.35.67.811.11 77 Sat 13-Jun-1953 2:15 pm Lake Oval22,565
Melbourne1.52.84.159.17 71 South Melbourne won by 6 points[Stats]

Round 9[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Fitzroy2.05.25.37.12 54 Sat 20-Jun-1953 2:15 pm Brunswick Street15,000
Carlton3.34.66.177.18 60 Carlton won by 6 points[Stats]
Hawthorn1.15.65.79.10 64 Sat 20-Jun-1953 2:15 pm Glenferrie Oval8,000
Essendon5.76.710.1312.15 87 Essendon won by 23 points[Stats]
Melbourne0.03.03.47.6 48 Sat 20-Jun-1953 2:15 pm M.C.G.27,175
Collingwood3.24.38.59.9 63 Collingwood won by 15 points[Stats]
North Melbourne0.13.54.56.9 45 Sat 20-Jun-1953 2:15 pm Arden Street9,000
Richmond3.43.75.95.12 42 North Melbourne won by 3 points[Stats]
St. Kilda1.24.34.56.8 44 Sat 20-Jun-1953 2:15 pm Junction Oval9,500
Geelong2.14.34.49.6 60 Geelong won by 16 points[Stats]
Footscray0.20.32.55.13 43 Sat 20-Jun-1953 2:15 pm Western Oval21,105
South Melbourne3.25.37.611.6 72 South Melbourne won by 29 points[Stats]

Round 10[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton1.31.35.78.15 63 Sat 27-Jun-1953 2:15 pm Princes Park32,526
Geelong3.45.1010.1110.14 74 Geelong won by 11 points[Stats]
Essendon2.26.710.911.14 80 Sat 27-Jun-1953 2:15 pm Windy Hill31,900
Collingwood1.61.83.136.16 52 Essendon won by 28 points[Stats]
Fitzroy1.33.36.711.9 75 Sat 27-Jun-1953 2:15 pm Brunswick Street9,500
St. Kilda0.13.15.67.10 52 Fitzroy won by 23 points[Stats]
Melbourne1.05.58.810.14 74 Sat 27-Jun-1953 2:15 pm M.C.G.11,993
Hawthorn8.210.312.616.6 102 Hawthorn won by 28 points[Stats]
North Melbourne0.00.51.53.7 25 Sat 27-Jun-1953 2:15 pm Arden Street15,000
Footscray2.12.44.75.12 42 Footscray won by 17 points[Stats]
South Melbourne4.14.37.612.7 79 Sat 27-Jun-1953 2:15 pm Lake Oval17,000
Richmond1.12.94.116.14 50 South Melbourne won by 29 points[Stats]

Round 11[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton3.26.88.914.13 97 Sat 4-Jul-1953 2:15 pm Princes Park29,688
South Melbourne2.34.66.1010.13 73 Carlton won by 24 points[Stats]
Collingwood2.44.96.147.19 61 Sat 4-Jul-1953 2:15 pm Victoria Park25,078
Fitzroy3.14.27.59.8 62 Fitzroy won by 1 point[Stats]
Geelong4.26.49.812.14 86 Sat 4-Jul-1953 2:15 pm Kardinia Park21,130
North Melbourne2.17.511.513.7 85 Geelong won by 1 point[Stats]
Richmond1.24.68.612.10 82 Sat 4-Jul-1953 2:15 pm Punt Road11,000
Hawthorn3.34.36.57.6 48 Richmond won by 34 points[Stats]
St. Kilda6.27.49.611.7 73 Sat 4-Jul-1953 2:15 pm Junction Oval12,000
Melbourne2.24.105.148.21 69 St. Kilda won by 4 points[Stats]
Footscray0.31.92.119.15 69 Sat 4-Jul-1953 2:15 pm Western Oval34,884
Essendon2.52.77.117.11 53 Footscray won by 16 points[Stats]

Round 12[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Hawthorn2.35.38.69.8 62 Sat 11-Jul-1953 2:15 pm Glenferrie Oval14,000
Geelong1.24.57.912.14 86 Geelong won by 24 points[Stats]
Melbourne6.37.68.811.9 75 Sat 11-Jul-1953 2:15 pm M.C.G.19,394
Richmond1.16.38.911.9 75 Melbourne drew with Richmond[Stats]
Footscray2.25.78.913.12 90 Sat 11-Jul-1953 2:15 pm Western Oval31,668
Carlton0.52.85.158.18 66 Footscray won by 24 points[Stats]
Fitzroy2.55.116.147.20 62 Sat 18-Jul-1953 2:15 pm Brunswick Street25,500
Essendon4.56.810.914.13 97 Essendon won by 35 points[Stats]
North Melbourne4.311.414.1020.11 131 Sat 18-Jul-1953 2:15 pm Arden Street10,500
St. Kilda2.24.75.95.16 46 North Melbourne won by 85 points[Stats]
South Melbourne5.38.612.812.9 81 Sat 18-Jul-1953 2:15 pm Lake Oval30,000
Collingwood2.77.1110.1517.17 119 Collingwood won by 38 points[Stats]

Round 13[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton0.54.138.1712.24 96 Sat 25-Jul-1953 2:15 pm Princes Park16,367
Melbourne4.45.68.710.10 70 Carlton won by 26 points[Stats]
Collingwood1.45.79.1313.16 94 Sat 25-Jul-1953 2:15 pm Victoria Park23,868
North Melbourne2.55.96.128.17 65 Collingwood won by 29 points[Stats]
Essendon2.07.410.912.11 83 Sat 25-Jul-1953 2:15 pm Windy Hill23,000
South Melbourne3.64.96.118.14 62 Essendon won by 21 points[Stats]
Geelong3.35.66.1111.12 78 Sat 25-Jul-1953 2:15 pm Kardinia Park32,093
Footscray2.15.76.98.10 58 Geelong won by 20 points[Stats]
Richmond2.19.211.213.7 85 Sat 25-Jul-1953 2:15 pm Punt Road15,000
Fitzroy5.58.711.913.12 90 Fitzroy won by 5 points[Stats]
St. Kilda3.34.64.89.13 67 Sat 25-Jul-1953 2:15 pm Junction Oval7,500
Hawthorn3.23.73.114.14 38 St. Kilda won by 29 points[Stats]

Round 14[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton4.56.814.1215.16 106 Sat 1-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Princes Park21,508
Richmond2.37.127.1510.19 79 Carlton won by 27 points[Stats]
Fitzroy2.25.97.1012.18 90 Sat 1-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Brunswick Street16,000
South Melbourne3.73.95.157.19 61 Fitzroy won by 29 points[Stats]
Geelong2.75.116.137.13 55 Sat 1-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Kardinia Park31,635
Collingwood2.14.56.1110.15 75 Collingwood won by 20 points[Stats]
Hawthorn0.30.53.103.10 28 Sat 1-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Glenferrie Oval10,000
Footscray2.17.57.511.10 76 Footscray won by 48 points[Stats]
Melbourne2.46.66.79.13 67 Sat 1-Aug-1953 2:15 pm M.C.G.13,768
North Melbourne2.63.96.168.16 64 Melbourne won by 3 points[Stats]
St. Kilda1.55.78.89.10 64 Sat 1-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Junction Oval19,500
Essendon2.17.312.614.15 99 Essendon won by 35 points[Stats]

Round 15[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood2.56.89.1212.15 87 Sat 8-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Victoria Park31,277
Carlton2.44.77.149.16 70 Collingwood won by 17 points[Stats]
Essendon3.43.106.138.13 61 Sat 8-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Windy Hill41,000
Geelong3.26.46.57.8 50 Essendon won by 11 points[Stats]
North Melbourne4.48.910.1617.19 121 Sat 8-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Arden Street12,000
Fitzroy1.23.64.87.9 51 North Melbourne won by 70 points[Stats]
Richmond3.75.710.1213.16 94 Sat 8-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Punt Road9,500
St. Kilda2.27.118.1311.14 80 Richmond won by 14 points[Stats]
South Melbourne2.45.76.97.12 54 Sat 8-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Lake Oval8,500
Hawthorn0.45.76.89.8 62 Hawthorn won by 8 points[Stats]
Footscray3.27.312.614.14 98 Sat 8-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Western Oval18,075
Melbourne4.14.35.79.7 61 Footscray won by 37 points[Stats]

Round 16[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Fitzroy3.14.56.67.11 53 Sat 15-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Brunswick Street17,500
Footscray4.28.611.1014.14 98 Footscray won by 45 points[Stats]
Geelong3.65.1312.1414.18 102 Sat 15-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Kardinia Park10,000
Richmond2.04.14.74.9 33 Geelong won by 69 points[Stats]
Hawthorn0.36.47.511.6 72 Sat 15-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Glenferrie Oval7,000
Collingwood2.13.57.1212.16 88 Collingwood won by 16 points[Stats]
Melbourne0.43.67.88.9 57 Sat 15-Aug-1953 2:15 pm M.C.G.25,543
Essendon4.65.79.912.10 82 Essendon won by 25 points[Stats]
North Melbourne1.17.27.68.8 56 Sat 15-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Arden Street8,000
South Melbourne4.55.138.1411.21 87 South Melbourne won by 31 points[Stats]
St. Kilda5.65.87.128.15 63 Sat 15-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Junction Oval9,700
Carlton1.24.76.137.16 58 St. Kilda won by 5 points[Stats]

Round 17[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton4.77.711.1212.15 87 Sat 22-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Princes Park8,500
Hawthorn0.01.63.76.9 45 Carlton won by 42 points[Stats]
Essendon4.05.19.312.6 78 Sat 22-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Windy Hill18,000
North Melbourne3.36.59.612.7 79 North Melbourne won by 1 point[Stats]
Fitzroy2.42.76.106.13 49 Sat 22-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Brunswick Street7,500
Melbourne3.35.86.89.10 64 Melbourne won by 15 points[Stats]
Richmond5.07.211.712.9 81 Sat 22-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Punt Road18,000
Collingwood2.66.139.1513.17 95 Collingwood won by 14 points[Stats]
South Melbourne3.34.77.1014.14 98 Sat 22-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Lake Oval21,000
Geelong3.44.67.78.7 55 South Melbourne won by 43 points[Stats]
Footscray1.13.76.1212.18 90 Sat 22-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Western Oval15,158
St. Kilda1.22.24.54.5 29 Footscray won by 61 points[Stats]

Round 18[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood4.45.98.1210.14 74 Sat 29-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Victoria Park33,867
Footscray0.02.12.48.7 55 Collingwood won by 19 points[Stats]
Geelong4.46.811.1116.14 110 Sat 29-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Kardinia Park18,124
Melbourne1.34.45.68.8 56 Geelong won by 54 points[Stats]
Hawthorn2.14.67.79.10 64 Sat 29-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Glenferrie Oval5,000
Fitzroy5.210.413.413.6 84 Fitzroy won by 20 points[Stats]
North Melbourne3.55.78.814.10 94 Sat 29-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Arden Street14,000
Carlton2.27.69.1115.15 105 Carlton won by 11 points[Stats]
Richmond5.36.410.513.7 85 Sat 29-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Punt Road19,000
Essendon6.214.515.719.12 126 Essendon won by 41 points[Stats]
South Melbourne4.35.410.1113.20 98 Sat 29-Aug-1953 2:15 pm Lake Oval13,000
St. Kilda1.22.63.74.12 36 South Melbourne won by 62 points[Stats]

1953 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Geelong 18 15 3 0 1546 1079 143.28 60
2 Collingwood 18 14 4 0 1518 1229 123.52 56
3 Footscray 18 13 5 0 1309 959 136.50 52
4 Essendon 18 13 5 0 1529 1177 129.91 52
5 Carlton 18 10 8 0 1409 1310 107.56 40
6 Fitzroy 18 10 8 0 1208 1421 85.01 40
7 North Melbourne 18 9 9 0 1388 1287 107.85 36
8 South Melbourne 18 9 9 0 1385 1323 104.69 36
9 St. Kilda 18 5 13 0 1065 1561 68.23 20
10 Richmond 18 3 14 1 1220 1501 81.28 14
11 Melbourne 18 3 14 1 1137 1420 80.07 14
12 Hawthorn 18 3 15 0 974 1421 68.54 12
  H&A 108 107 107 1 15688 15688 100.00 432
  Finals 4 4 4 0 482 482 100.00 16
  Total 112 111 111 1 16170 16170 100.00 448

First Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Essendon1.03.74.75.11 41 Sat 5-Sep-1953 2:30 pm M.C.G.69,467
Footscray3.73.84.116.13 49 Footscray won by 8 points[Stats]

Second Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Geelong3.16.47.128.12 60 Sat 12-Sep-1953 2:30 pm M.C.G.70,302
Collingwood2.35.77.813.12 90 Collingwood won by 30 points[Stats]

Preliminary Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Geelong0.62.76.108.15 63 Sat 19-Sep-1953 2:30 pm M.C.G.58,615
Footscray2.13.44.55.7 37 Geelong won by 26 points[Stats]

Grand Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Geelong2.23.95.118.17 65 Sat 26-Sep-1953 2:50 pm M.C.G.89,149
Collingwood2.45.610.1011.11 77 Collingwood won by 12 points[Stats]

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.