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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

1972 V/AFL Premiership Season

 
 

1972 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Carlton 22 18 3 1 2237 1666 134.27 74
2 Richmond 22 18 4 0 2469 2098 117.68 72
3 Collingwood 22 14 7 1 2338 1747 133.83 58
4 St. Kilda 22 14 8 0 1989 1721 115.57 56
5 Essendon 22 14 8 0 2317 2140 108.27 56
6 Hawthorn 22 13 9 0 2277 2050 111.07 52
7 Footscray 22 11 11 0 1930 2038 94.70 44
8 Melbourne 22 10 12 0 2043 1929 105.91 40
9 Fitzroy 22 9 13 0 1997 2062 96.85 36
10 Geelong 22 7 15 0 1994 2369 84.17 28
11 South Melbourne 22 2 20 0 1513 2323 65.13 8
12 North Melbourne 22 1 21 0 1628 2589 62.88 4
  H&A 132 131 131 1 24732 24732 100.00 528
  Finals 7 6 6 1 1457 1457 100.00 28
  Total 139 137 137 2 26189 26189 100.00 556

1972 Round by Round

Round 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | EF | QF | 1SF | 2SF | 2SFR | PF | GF

Round 1[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton2.45.97.1111.15 81 Sat 1-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Princes Park33,601
Fitzroy3.45.67.810.10 70 Carlton won by 11 points[Stats]
Hawthorn4.39.410.1015.14 104 Sat 1-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Glenferrie Oval21,513
Melbourne1.34.75.1110.15 75 Hawthorn won by 29 points[Stats]
St. Kilda2.111.613.1020.14 134 Sat 1-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval21,373
North Melbourne5.56.610.811.10 76 St. Kilda won by 58 points[Stats]
Richmond4.510.712.816.9 105 Mon 3-Apr-1972 2:10 pm M.C.G.72,659
Collingwood4.36.76.1614.17 101 Richmond won by 4 points[Stats]
South Melbourne3.56.810.910.13 73 Mon 3-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Lake Oval18,643
Geelong2.07.18.49.7 61 South Melbourne won by 12 points[Stats]
Footscray2.36.77.99.13 67 Mon 3-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Western Oval27,935
Essendon7.77.1214.1718.20 128 Essendon won by 61 points[Stats]

Round 2[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood3.55.77.1210.15 75 Sat 8-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Victoria Park37,070
Carlton3.39.410.511.9 75 Collingwood drew with Carlton[Stats]
Essendon4.09.212.416.11 107 Sat 8-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Windy Hill22,611
South Melbourne3.54.86.137.18 60 Essendon won by 47 points[Stats]
Fitzroy6.58.610.1112.16 88 Sat 8-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Junction Oval19,998
St. Kilda1.17.58.612.8 80 Fitzroy won by 8 points[Stats]
Geelong4.15.38.310.3 63 Sat 8-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Kardinia Park18,498
Richmond1.38.712.1022.17 149 Richmond won by 86 points[Stats]
Melbourne2.45.810.1511.18 84 Sat 8-Apr-1972 2:10 pm M.C.G.21,452
Footscray4.25.79.1115.15 105 Footscray won by 21 points[Stats]
North Melbourne6.47.411.711.10 76 Sat 8-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Arden Street10,200
Hawthorn4.313.1214.1519.24 138 Hawthorn won by 62 points[Stats]

Round 3[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood2.67.79.817.11 113 Sat 15-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Victoria Park25,172
Melbourne3.35.65.96.12 48 Collingwood won by 65 points[Stats]
Geelong1.04.75.89.11 65 Sat 15-Apr-1972 2:10 pm VFL Park16,431
Hawthorn7.59.711.1315.17 107 Hawthorn won by 42 points[Stats]
North Melbourne5.38.511.1012.14 86 Sat 15-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Arden Street10,383
Fitzroy4.58.1011.1216.13 109 Fitzroy won by 23 points[Stats]
Richmond4.36.78.1216.15 111 Sat 15-Apr-1972 2:10 pm M.C.G.55,825
Essendon6.410.916.1419.17 131 Essendon won by 20 points[Stats]
St. Kilda1.24.215.522.7 139 Sat 15-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval20,402
Footscray3.09.110.312.9 81 St. Kilda won by 58 points[Stats]
South Melbourne3.46.810.814.10 94 Sat 15-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Lake Oval20,491
Carlton5.29.615.1318.18 126 Carlton won by 32 points[Stats]

Round 4[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton4.57.910.1015.14 104 Sat 22-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Princes Park28,377
Richmond3.76.1012.1815.19 109 Richmond won by 5 points[Stats]
Collingwood3.16.77.99.13 67 Sat 22-Apr-1972 2:10 pm VFL Park40,290
St. Kilda1.83.86.1312.15 87 St. Kilda won by 20 points[Stats]
Essendon4.58.1212.1517.27 129 Sat 22-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Windy Hill18,862
Geelong2.34.610.1012.14 86 Essendon won by 43 points[Stats]
Fitzroy2.53.108.1211.17 83 Sat 22-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Junction Oval16,937
Hawthorn3.43.56.69.10 64 Fitzroy won by 19 points[Stats]
Melbourne4.56.813.1218.19 127 Sat 22-Apr-1972 2:10 pm M.C.G.18,594
South Melbourne3.26.56.68.8 56 Melbourne won by 71 points[Stats]
Footscray5.38.412.915.10 100 Sat 22-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Western Oval12,827
North Melbourne2.27.510.812.14 86 Footscray won by 14 points[Stats]

Round 5[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Essendon0.46.77.710.13 73 Tue 25-Apr-1972 2:10 pm VFL Park50,367
Carlton2.33.47.913.10 88 Carlton won by 15 points[Stats]
Richmond2.25.37.713.11 89 Tue 25-Apr-1972 2:10 pm M.C.G.38,154
Melbourne4.69.811.1112.12 84 Richmond won by 5 points[Stats]
Geelong1.24.26.711.9 75 Sat 29-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Kardinia Park16,343
Fitzroy4.38.514.1119.13 127 Fitzroy won by 52 points[Stats]
Hawthorn3.49.1210.1814.20 104 Sat 29-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Glenferrie Oval15,440
Footscray1.43.66.811.10 76 Hawthorn won by 28 points[Stats]
North Melbourne1.15.75.108.14 62 Sat 29-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Arden Street17,414
Collingwood4.35.516.822.8 140 Collingwood won by 78 points[Stats]
South Melbourne1.53.75.155.17 47 Sat 29-Apr-1972 2:10 pm Lake Oval19,724
St. Kilda4.46.77.119.16 70 St. Kilda won by 23 points[Stats]

Round 6[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton7.412.718.1422.15 147 Sat 6-May-1972 2:10 pm Princes Park18,365
Geelong2.25.810.1214.14 98 Carlton won by 49 points[Stats]
Collingwood4.47.811.1014.12 96 Sat 6-May-1972 2:10 pm Victoria Park29,885
Hawthorn4.38.811.1015.11 101 Hawthorn won by 5 points[Stats]
Melbourne5.38.68.916.13 109 Sat 6-May-1972 2:10 pm M.C.G.41,357
Essendon5.27.59.1112.13 85 Melbourne won by 24 points[Stats]
St. Kilda6.912.1217.2024.21 165 Sat 6-May-1972 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval33,555
Richmond1.45.87.1110.16 76 St. Kilda won by 89 points[Stats]
South Melbourne3.47.1111.1414.22 106 Sat 6-May-1972 2:10 pm VFL Park9,111
North Melbourne6.36.411.713.13 91 South Melbourne won by 15 points[Stats]
Footscray3.27.412.1416.16 112 Sat 6-May-1972 2:10 pm Western Oval18,466
Fitzroy3.36.79.813.12 90 Footscray won by 22 points[Stats]

Round 7[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton3.24.67.1110.15 75 Sat 13-May-1972 2:10 pm VFL Park30,114
Melbourne2.22.83.85.8 38 Carlton won by 37 points[Stats]
Essendon5.310.1216.1318.15 123 Sat 13-May-1972 2:10 pm Windy Hill27,875
St. Kilda2.55.97.1410.22 82 Essendon won by 41 points[Stats]
Fitzroy2.35.88.1210.15 75 Sat 13-May-1972 2:10 pm Junction Oval26,776
Collingwood5.37.48.915.10 100 Collingwood won by 25 points[Stats]
Geelong4.88.811.1515.18 108 Sat 13-May-1972 2:10 pm Kardinia Park16,836
Footscray2.45.108.1216.15 111 Footscray won by 3 points[Stats]
Hawthorn6.511.713.1113.14 92 Sat 13-May-1972 2:10 pm Glenferrie Oval13,727
South Melbourne2.43.97.139.20 74 Hawthorn won by 18 points[Stats]
Richmond3.39.913.1017.19 121 Sat 13-May-1972 2:10 pm M.C.G.17,331
North Melbourne3.36.712.1013.16 94 Richmond won by 27 points[Stats]

Round 8[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood2.14.76.107.14 56 Sat 20-May-1972 2:10 pm Victoria Park25,986
Footscray4.57.69.1111.14 80 Footscray won by 24 points[Stats]
Melbourne7.311.914.1320.14 134 Sat 20-May-1972 2:10 pm M.C.G.19,023
Geelong2.35.910.1514.17 101 Melbourne won by 33 points[Stats]
North Melbourne2.43.66.128.13 61 Sat 20-May-1972 2:10 pm Arden Street14,091
Essendon1.310.714.814.12 96 Essendon won by 35 points[Stats]
Richmond3.74.1210.1811.25 91 Sat 20-May-1972 2:10 pm VFL Park25,661
Hawthorn5.09.29.313.6 84 Richmond won by 7 points[Stats]
St. Kilda2.53.57.910.12 72 Sat 20-May-1972 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval31,547
Carlton1.24.88.1114.15 99 Carlton won by 27 points[Stats]
South Melbourne2.13.37.59.7 61 Sat 20-May-1972 2:10 pm Lake Oval12,421
Fitzroy5.48.615.918.11 119 Fitzroy won by 58 points[Stats]

Round 9[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton4.510.1012.1016.13 109 Sat 27-May-1972 2:10 pm Princes Park15,626
North Melbourne2.45.95.116.11 47 Carlton won by 62 points[Stats]
Collingwood3.312.521.1128.16 184 Sat 27-May-1972 2:10 pm Victoria Park20,771
Geelong4.38.812.1116.13 109 Collingwood won by 75 points[Stats]
Essendon5.57.119.1415.17 107 Sat 27-May-1972 2:10 pm Windy Hill28,187
Hawthorn4.58.1411.1714.21 105 Essendon won by 2 points[Stats]
Fitzroy2.68.159.1812.25 97 Sat 27-May-1972 2:10 pm Junction Oval21,753
Richmond8.39.313.716.9 105 Richmond won by 8 points[Stats]
Melbourne1.11.11.55.6 36 Sat 27-May-1972 2:10 pm VFL Park23,516
St. Kilda2.64.98.149.19 73 St. Kilda won by 37 points[Stats]
Footscray3.25.49.812.9 81 Sat 27-May-1972 2:10 pm Western Oval15,891
South Melbourne1.22.54.79.10 64 Footscray won by 17 points[Stats]

Round 10[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Essendon4.36.812.1114.17 101 Sat 3-Jun-1972 2:10 pm VFL Park26,791
Fitzroy4.35.612.615.9 99 Essendon won by 2 points[Stats]
Geelong2.07.29.49.11 65 Sat 3-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Kardinia Park15,835
St. Kilda5.56.97.1211.15 81 St. Kilda won by 16 points[Stats]
Hawthorn3.47.1111.1511.22 88 Sat 3-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Glenferrie Oval26,585
Carlton4.06.29.613.7 85 Hawthorn won by 3 points[Stats]
North Melbourne0.24.45.86.11 47 Sat 3-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Arden Street8,063
Melbourne11.714.915.1423.17 155 Melbourne won by 108 points[Stats]
Richmond2.37.611.915.14 104 Sat 3-Jun-1972 2:10 pm M.C.G.36,986
Footscray3.45.109.1212.14 86 Richmond won by 18 points[Stats]
South Melbourne0.21.34.68.11 59 Sat 3-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Lake Oval18,085
Collingwood4.26.714.1119.14 128 Collingwood won by 69 points[Stats]

Round 11[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Richmond2.47.67.1014.11 95 Sat 10-Jun-1972 2:10 pm M.C.G.18,692
South Melbourne0.30.91.152.19 31 Richmond won by 64 points[Stats]
St. Kilda4.29.414.817.8 110 Sat 10-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval27,313
Hawthorn1.53.93.117.14 56 St. Kilda won by 54 points[Stats]
Footscray2.24.54.87.9 51 Sat 10-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Western Oval23,948
Carlton4.34.56.127.15 57 Carlton won by 6 points[Stats]
Collingwood3.45.515.823.10 148 Mon 12-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Victoria Park44,861
Essendon2.27.98.1213.15 93 Collingwood won by 55 points[Stats]
Fitzroy4.38.810.1112.17 89 Mon 12-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Junction Oval23,103
Melbourne3.36.512.613.10 88 Fitzroy won by 1 point[Stats]
North Melbourne2.27.611.814.11 95 Mon 12-Jun-1972 2:10 pm VFL Park13,968
Geelong4.66.1011.1714.20 104 Geelong won by 9 points[Stats]

Round 12[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood3.66.1311.1911.24 90 Sat 17-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Victoria Park28,288
Richmond3.37.88.1212.13 85 Collingwood won by 5 points[Stats]
Melbourne2.44.88.1011.10 76 Sat 17-Jun-1972 2:10 pm M.C.G.31,314
Hawthorn7.08.011.411.9 75 Melbourne won by 1 point[Stats]
North Melbourne1.22.35.57.8 50 Sat 17-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Arden Street10,681
St. Kilda3.15.78.1012.19 91 St. Kilda won by 41 points[Stats]
Essendon3.18.811.914.15 99 Sat 24-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Windy Hill23,903
Footscray1.88.1112.1319.19 133 Footscray won by 34 points[Stats]
Fitzroy1.14.26.48.7 55 Sat 24-Jun-1972 2:10 pm VFL Park29,258
Carlton5.37.1012.1213.13 91 Carlton won by 36 points[Stats]
Geelong2.17.911.1015.14 104 Sat 24-Jun-1972 2:10 pm Kardinia Park14,426
South Melbourne3.63.85.1310.13 73 Geelong won by 31 points[Stats]

Round 13[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton1.12.57.810.10 70 Sat 1-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Princes Park35,106
Collingwood2.25.56.69.8 62 Carlton won by 8 points[Stats]
Hawthorn5.210.715.1121.14 140 Sat 1-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Glenferrie Oval8,206
North Melbourne1.44.58.1010.16 76 Hawthorn won by 64 points[Stats]
Richmond6.37.69.714.8 92 Sat 1-Jul-1972 2:10 pm M.C.G.22,595
Geelong2.68.1115.1725.18 168 Geelong won by 76 points[Stats]
St. Kilda4.16.210.413.10 88 Sat 1-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval18,355
Fitzroy4.35.65.126.17 53 St. Kilda won by 35 points[Stats]
South Melbourne3.16.59.812.12 84 Sat 1-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Lake Oval12,984
Essendon6.36.611.713.9 87 Essendon won by 3 points[Stats]
Footscray3.16.47.611.8 74 Sat 1-Jul-1972 2:10 pm VFL Park14,184
Melbourne6.38.514.816.15 111 Melbourne won by 37 points[Stats]

Round 14[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Geelong2.16.69.910.10 70 Sat 8-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Kardinia Park23,873
Essendon3.25.45.69.6 60 Geelong won by 10 points[Stats]
Hawthorn5.313.1014.1319.19 133 Sat 8-Jul-1972 2:10 pm VFL Park12,375
Fitzroy4.14.210.712.8 80 Hawthorn won by 53 points[Stats]
North Melbourne1.14.65.98.15 63 Sat 8-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Arden Street9,302
Footscray5.610.1112.1314.15 99 Footscray won by 36 points[Stats]
Richmond3.59.912.1317.17 119 Sat 8-Jul-1972 2:10 pm M.C.G.46,471
Carlton2.47.512.713.10 88 Richmond won by 31 points[Stats]
St. Kilda2.53.83.124.13 37 Sat 8-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval30,451
Collingwood2.53.84.119.13 67 Collingwood won by 30 points[Stats]
South Melbourne1.13.26.510.9 69 Sat 8-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Lake Oval10,405
Melbourne5.46.511.714.9 93 Melbourne won by 24 points[Stats]

Round 15[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton7.110.217.420.8 128 Sat 15-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Princes Park13,865
South Melbourne3.47.68.108.15 63 Carlton won by 65 points[Stats]
Essendon4.56.811.1013.12 90 Sat 15-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Windy Hill23,251
Richmond2.25.510.617.9 111 Richmond won by 21 points[Stats]
Fitzroy7.411.412.1016.14 110 Sat 15-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Junction Oval7,007
North Melbourne3.15.57.99.12 66 Fitzroy won by 44 points[Stats]
Hawthorn8.69.1113.1319.14 128 Sat 15-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Glenferrie Oval16,844
Geelong1.17.412.515.8 98 Hawthorn won by 30 points[Stats]
Melbourne2.14.26.68.10 58 Sat 15-Jul-1972 2:10 pm VFL Park30,887
Collingwood3.37.59.1010.13 73 Collingwood won by 15 points[Stats]
Footscray3.312.413.714.7 91 Sat 15-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Western Oval18,655
St. Kilda3.14.27.59.11 65 Footscray won by 26 points[Stats]

Round 16[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton4.416.417.720.13 133 Sat 22-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Princes Park27,720
Essendon5.47.911.1317.15 117 Carlton won by 16 points[Stats]
Collingwood2.47.415.517.6 108 Sat 22-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Victoria Park19,107
North Melbourne2.35.85.811.14 80 Collingwood won by 28 points[Stats]
Fitzroy1.25.26.810.9 69 Sat 22-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Junction Oval11,046
Geelong1.06.58.1112.13 85 Geelong won by 16 points[Stats]
Melbourne4.86.127.1511.18 84 Sat 22-Jul-1972 2:10 pm M.C.G.32,416
Richmond3.18.314.519.9 123 Richmond won by 39 points[Stats]
St. Kilda2.110.311.614.11 95 Sat 22-Jul-1972 2:10 pm VFL Park13,225
South Melbourne4.16.29.59.5 59 St. Kilda won by 36 points[Stats]
Footscray2.46.59.813.11 89 Sat 22-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Western Oval18,400
Hawthorn3.27.98.1419.16 130 Hawthorn won by 41 points[Stats]

Round 17[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Essendon3.313.616.1121.14 140 Sat 29-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Windy Hill16,318
Melbourne4.27.210.914.11 95 Essendon won by 45 points[Stats]
Fitzroy4.39.613.915.12 102 Sat 29-Jul-1972 2:10 pm VFL Park9,574
Footscray3.78.118.1211.15 81 Fitzroy won by 21 points[Stats]
Geelong1.25.77.99.13 67 Sat 29-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Kardinia Park24,797
Carlton3.47.813.1117.17 119 Carlton won by 52 points[Stats]
Hawthorn1.36.67.1211.16 82 Sat 29-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Glenferrie Oval24,132
Collingwood6.312.816.819.13 127 Collingwood won by 45 points[Stats]
North Melbourne4.65.810.912.15 87 Sat 29-Jul-1972 2:10 pm Arden Street7,191
South Melbourne3.37.910.1111.12 78 North Melbourne won by 9 points[Stats]
Richmond5.510.817.1223.15 153 Sat 29-Jul-1972 2:10 pm M.C.G.44,348
St. Kilda4.27.69.1111.15 81 Richmond won by 72 points[Stats]

Round 18[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood4.28.413.1019.15 129 Sat 5-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Victoria Park25,007
Fitzroy3.26.69.912.13 85 Collingwood won by 44 points[Stats]
Melbourne2.32.63.108.18 66 Sat 5-Aug-1972 2:10 pm M.C.G.33,364
Carlton3.45.79.1111.11 77 Carlton won by 11 points[Stats]
North Melbourne3.23.45.96.14 50 Sat 5-Aug-1972 2:10 pm VFL Park11,425
Richmond4.27.1411.1513.20 98 Richmond won by 48 points[Stats]
St. Kilda4.28.89.812.9 81 Sat 5-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval29,062
Essendon3.25.59.1312.16 88 Essendon won by 7 points[Stats]
South Melbourne4.36.512.813.11 89 Sat 5-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Lake Oval9,207
Hawthorn5.39.513.823.10 148 Hawthorn won by 59 points[Stats]
Footscray3.06.106.129.19 73 Sat 5-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Western Oval14,699
Geelong5.26.29.810.9 69 Footscray won by 4 points[Stats]

Round 19[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton1.44.85.1113.16 94 Sat 12-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Princes Park22,109
St. Kilda2.64.710.810.11 71 Carlton won by 23 points[Stats]
Essendon3.616.1018.1221.14 140 Sat 12-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Windy Hill14,454
North Melbourne3.43.57.614.11 95 Essendon won by 45 points[Stats]
Fitzroy3.36.79.1214.14 98 Sat 12-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Junction Oval7,451
South Melbourne1.43.84.116.17 53 Fitzroy won by 45 points[Stats]
Geelong1.22.104.1211.19 85 Sat 12-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Kardinia Park12,716
Melbourne5.313.419.1021.16 142 Melbourne won by 57 points[Stats]
Hawthorn3.27.713.1115.12 102 Sat 12-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Glenferrie Oval18,834
Richmond4.67.614.817.11 113 Richmond won by 11 points[Stats]
Footscray2.64.67.137.13 55 Sat 12-Aug-1972 2:10 pm VFL Park21,528
Collingwood0.37.610.615.12 102 Collingwood won by 47 points[Stats]

Round 20[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Geelong2.25.210.617.10 112 Sat 19-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Kardinia Park23,106
Collingwood7.013.315.717.9 111 Geelong won by 1 point[Stats]
Hawthorn6.58.810.1015.16 106 Sat 19-Aug-1972 2:10 pm VFL Park36,861
Essendon0.56.99.1412.15 87 Hawthorn won by 19 points[Stats]
North Melbourne2.34.67.88.12 60 Sat 19-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Arden Street11,271
Carlton7.312.417.623.11 149 Carlton won by 89 points[Stats]
Richmond4.211.514.1120.17 137 Sat 19-Aug-1972 2:10 pm M.C.G.27,651
Fitzroy2.26.87.1613.22 100 Richmond won by 37 points[Stats]
St. Kilda3.56.612.1113.12 90 Sat 19-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval18,836
Melbourne3.36.48.913.11 89 St. Kilda won by 1 point[Stats]
South Melbourne1.44.87.109.12 66 Sat 19-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Lake Oval9,154
Footscray2.46.68.911.13 79 Footscray won by 13 points[Stats]

Round 21[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton6.213.519.924.12 156 Sat 26-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Princes Park32,048
Hawthorn6.48.911.1411.22 88 Carlton won by 68 points[Stats]
Collingwood5.511.1016.1622.17 149 Sat 26-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Victoria Park19,934
South Melbourne4.06.29.411.6 72 Collingwood won by 77 points[Stats]
Fitzroy4.610.1414.1714.20 104 Sat 26-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Junction Oval17,252
Essendon5.27.315.818.11 119 Essendon won by 15 points[Stats]
Melbourne3.58.89.1817.22 124 Sat 26-Aug-1972 2:10 pm M.C.G.11,241
North Melbourne5.48.511.614.7 91 Melbourne won by 33 points[Stats]
St. Kilda3.36.79.811.10 76 Sat 26-Aug-1972 2:10 pm VFL Park25,786
Geelong1.24.67.108.13 61 St. Kilda won by 15 points[Stats]
Footscray3.19.1013.1417.21 123 Sat 26-Aug-1972 2:10 pm Western Oval18,117
Richmond10.215.417.1218.17 125 Richmond won by 2 points[Stats]

Round 22[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton5.17.310.313.8 86 Sat 2-Sep-1972 2:10 pm Princes Park24,619
Footscray2.57.119.1611.17 83 Carlton won by 3 points[Stats]
Essendon5.410.713.1117.15 117 Sat 2-Sep-1972 2:10 pm Windy Hill35,030
Collingwood5.38.415.717.10 112 Essendon won by 5 points[Stats]
Geelong4.48.913.1520.20 140 Sat 2-Sep-1972 2:10 pm Kardinia Park12,267
North Melbourne4.29.811.913.11 89 Geelong won by 51 points[Stats]
Hawthorn4.18.513.515.12 102 Sat 2-Sep-1972 2:10 pm Glenferrie Oval22,923
St. Kilda6.112.214.818.13 121 St. Kilda won by 19 points[Stats]
Melbourne3.711.915.1618.19 127 Sat 2-Sep-1972 2:10 pm M.C.G.21,653
Fitzroy3.29.511.714.11 95 Melbourne won by 32 points[Stats]
South Melbourne4.37.69.912.10 82 Sat 2-Sep-1972 2:10 pm VFL Park16,667
Richmond5.614.1116.1523.20 158 Richmond won by 76 points[Stats]

1972 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Carlton 22 18 3 1 2237 1666 134.27 74
2 Richmond 22 18 4 0 2469 2098 117.68 72
3 Collingwood 22 14 7 1 2338 1747 133.83 58
4 St. Kilda 22 14 8 0 1989 1721 115.57 56
5 Essendon 22 14 8 0 2317 2140 108.27 56
6 Hawthorn 22 13 9 0 2277 2050 111.07 52
7 Footscray 22 11 11 0 1930 2038 94.70 44
8 Melbourne 22 10 12 0 2043 1929 105.91 40
9 Fitzroy 22 9 13 0 1997 2062 96.85 36
10 Geelong 22 7 15 0 1994 2369 84.17 28
11 South Melbourne 22 2 20 0 1513 2323 65.13 8
12 North Melbourne 22 1 21 0 1628 2589 62.88 4
  H&A 132 131 131 1 24732 24732 100.00 528
  Finals 7 6 6 1 1457 1457 100.00 28
  Total 139 137 137 2 26189 26189 100.00 556

Elimination Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
St. Kilda5.511.815.1618.16 124 Sat 9-Sep-1972 2:30 pm VFL Park52,499
Essendon2.28.38.410.11 71 St. Kilda won by 53 points[Stats]

Qualifying Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood5.28.912.1018.12 120 Sat 9-Sep-1972 2:30 pm M.C.G.91,900
Richmond6.313.620.1125.14 164 Richmond won by 44 points[Stats]

First Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood2.73.106.168.17 65 Sat 16-Sep-1972 2:30 pm M.C.G.91,857
St. Kilda3.27.610.1311.17 83 St. Kilda won by 18 points[Stats]

Second Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton1.14.76.108.13 61 Sat 16-Sep-1972 2:30 pm VFL Park54,338
Richmond0.31.84.98.13 61 Carlton drew with Richmond[Stats]

Second Semi-final Replay

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton2.24.66.109.15 69 Sat 23-Sep-1972 2:30 pm M.C.G.92,670
Richmond2.57.810.1415.20 110 Richmond won by 41 points[Stats]

Preliminary Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton5.37.711.1116.13 109 Sat 30-Sep-1972 2:30 pm M.C.G.96,272
St. Kilda6.88.1210.1213.15 93 Carlton won by 16 points[Stats]

Grand Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton8.418.625.928.9 177 Sat 7-Oct-1972 2:50 pm M.C.G.112,393
Richmond5.410.915.1522.18 150 Carlton won by 27 points[Stats]

Footnotes

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