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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
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

1997 AFL Premiership Season

 
 

1997 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 St. Kilda 22 15 7 0 2294 1918 119.60 60
2 Geelong 22 15 7 0 2111 1791 117.87 60
3 Western Bulldogs 22 14 8 0 2100 2062 101.84 56
4 Adelaide 22 13 9 0 2151 1769 121.59 52
5 West Coast 22 13 9 0 1969 1770 111.24 52
6 Sydney 22 12 10 0 2093 1801 116.21 48
7 North Melbourne 22 12 10 0 2051 1835 111.77 48
8 Brisbane 22 10 11 1 2076 1973 105.22 42
9 Port Adelaide 22 10 11 1 1852 2017 91.82 42
10 Collingwood 22 10 12 0 2138 1919 111.41 40
11 Carlton 22 10 12 0 1978 2045 96.72 40
12 Fremantle 22 10 12 0 1748 1902 91.90 40
13 Richmond 22 10 12 0 1883 2253 83.58 40
14 Essendon 22 9 13 0 2004 2170 92.35 36
15 Hawthorn 22 8 14 0 1873 2144 87.36 32
16 Melbourne 22 4 18 0 1477 2429 60.81 16
  H&A 176 175 175 1 31798 31798 100.00 704
  Finals 9 9 9 0 1639 1639 100.00 36
  Total 185 184 184 1 33437 33437 100.00 740

1997 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 | 2QF | 1QF | 4QF | 3QF | 1SF | 2SF | 2PF | 1PF | GF

Round 1[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
North Melbourne2.13.44.77.13 55 Thu 27-Mar-1997 7:40 pm M.C.G.35,802
Melbourne2.24.58.910.10 70 Melbourne won by 15 points[Stats]
Collingwood7.012.121.326.10 166 Sat 29-Mar-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.51,883
Port Adelaide3.25.49.513.9 87 Collingwood won by 79 points[Stats]
Western Bulldogs0.15.610.611.10 76 Sat 29-Mar-1997 2:10 pm Princes Park8,664
Fremantle3.45.86.1310.20 80 Fremantle won by 4 points[Stats]
St. Kilda2.44.89.910.11 71 Sat 29-Mar-1997 7:40 pm Waverley Park35,732
Hawthorn5.38.510.811.11 77 Hawthorn won by 6 points[Stats]
West Coast2.15.29.512.6 78 Sat 29-Mar-1997 8:40 pm Subiaco Oval29,965
Sydney1.13.25.55.7 37 West Coast won by 41 points[Stats]
Adelaide6.112.317.620.12 132 Sun 30-Mar-1997 2:10 pm Football Park36,602
Brisbane5.27.710.914.12 96 Adelaide won by 36 points[Stats]
Richmond7.39.814.1115.14 104 Sun 30-Mar-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.48,358
Geelong4.37.511.913.17 95 Richmond won by 9 points[Stats]
Essendon5.27.613.816.10 106 Mon 31-Mar-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.82,363
Carlton2.27.610.815.9 99 Essendon won by 7 points[Stats]

Round 2[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Melbourne3.54.76.117.14 56 Fri 4-Apr-1997 7:40 pm M.C.G.61,138
Collingwood6.112.615.1224.19 163 Collingwood won by 107 points[Stats]
Geelong0.64.87.911.12 78 Sat 5-Apr-1997 2:10 pm Kardinia Park17,988
West Coast3.16.48.411.6 72 Geelong won by 6 points[Stats]
Richmond7.510.615.919.14 128 Sat 5-Apr-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.32,880
Adelaide3.08.312.615.10 100 Richmond won by 28 points[Stats]
Western Bulldogs1.39.512.913.12 90 Sat 5-Apr-1997 2:10 pm Princes Park12,604
Sydney4.48.512.712.11 83 Western Bulldogs won by 7 points[Stats]
Brisbane7.314.719.1023.16 154 Sun 6-Apr-1997 2:45 pm Gabba17,123
St. Kilda1.24.45.87.15 57 Brisbane won by 97 points[Stats]
Port Adelaide3.83.94.118.12 60 Sun 6-Apr-1997 3:10 pm Football Park32,747
Essendon1.45.610.714.9 93 Essendon won by 33 points[Stats]
Fremantle6.19.59.813.9 87 Sun 6-Apr-1997 4:10 pm Subiaco Oval19,057
Hawthorn3.15.69.1310.13 73 Fremantle won by 14 points[Stats]
North Melbourne2.27.811.1212.14 86 Mon 7-Apr-1997 7:40 pm M.C.G.38,170
Carlton1.62.94.118.12 60 North Melbourne won by 26 points[Stats]

Round 3[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Sydney6.311.413.615.9 99 Fri 11-Apr-1997 7:40 pm S.C.G.23,598
Melbourne2.47.413.514.7 91 Sydney won by 8 points[Stats]
St. Kilda6.412.713.919.11 125 Sat 12-Apr-1997 2:10 pm Waverley Park54,699
Collingwood6.38.813.1217.16 118 St. Kilda won by 7 points[Stats]
Western Bulldogs4.06.39.816.9 105 Sat 12-Apr-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.35,438
Richmond5.37.610.1212.14 86 Western Bulldogs won by 19 points[Stats]
Port Adelaide3.58.1113.1718.21 129 Sat 12-Apr-1997 8:40 pm Football Park32,074
Geelong0.23.27.414.6 90 Port Adelaide won by 39 points[Stats]
Carlton3.26.511.815.18 108 Sun 13-Apr-1997 2:10 pm Princes Park25,966
Adelaide3.09.49.612.8 80 Carlton won by 28 points[Stats]
Essendon3.69.811.1318.14 122 Sun 13-Apr-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.57,978
North Melbourne2.35.56.812.8 80 Essendon won by 42 points[Stats]
Hawthorn2.18.711.1012.15 87 Sun 13-Apr-1997 2:10 pm Waverley Park27,947
Brisbane4.56.59.911.9 75 Hawthorn won by 12 points[Stats]
West Coast5.210.812.1016.15 111 Sun 13-Apr-1997 2:10 pm Subiaco Oval39,294
Fremantle2.24.76.129.17 71 West Coast won by 40 points[Stats]

Round 4[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Melbourne3.38.610.813.9 87 Fri 18-Apr-1997 7:40 pm M.C.G.28,043
Western Bulldogs2.25.69.813.11 89 Western Bulldogs won by 2 points[Stats]
Collingwood6.19.311.1012.12 84 Sat 19-Apr-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.78,704
Carlton4.36.812.915.11 101 Carlton won by 17 points[Stats]
Richmond2.46.66.810.12 72 Sat 19-Apr-1997 2:10 pm Princes Park15,461
Fremantle2.34.510.710.7 67 Richmond won by 5 points[Stats]
St. Kilda3.46.79.912.9 81 Sat 19-Apr-1997 7:40 pm Waverley Park35,061
Sydney4.410.816.1318.19 127 Sydney won by 46 points[Stats]
West Coast6.37.614.817.10 112 Sat 19-Apr-1997 8:40 pm Subiaco Oval38,222
Hawthorn3.16.77.913.10 88 West Coast won by 24 points[Stats]
Geelong2.42.118.1711.19 85 Sun 20-Apr-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.54,922
Essendon4.45.810.1011.12 78 Geelong won by 7 points[Stats]
Brisbane2.68.1110.1415.19 109 Sun 20-Apr-1997 2:45 pm Gabba18,575
North Melbourne1.33.510.712.11 83 Brisbane won by 26 points[Stats]
Adelaide1.13.45.511.6 72 Sun 20-Apr-1997 3:10 pm Football Park47,256
Port Adelaide1.65.109.1411.17 83 Port Adelaide won by 11 points[Stats]

Round 5[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Essendon1.22.56.710.10 70 Fri 25-Apr-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.83,271
Collingwood3.96.128.1414.15 99 Collingwood won by 29 points[Stats]
Fremantle2.410.513.1016.11 107 Fri 25-Apr-1997 8:45 pm Subiaco Oval23,504
St. Kilda2.58.712.915.11 101 Fremantle won by 6 points[Stats]
Melbourne5.16.27.412.6 78 Sat 26-Apr-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.19,655
West Coast4.110.418.719.12 126 West Coast won by 48 points[Stats]
Western Bulldogs2.33.114.139.17 71 Sat 26-Apr-1997 2:10 pm Princes Park12,694
Adelaide5.37.313.519.7 121 Adelaide won by 50 points[Stats]
Hawthorn2.06.510.615.9 99 Sat 26-Apr-1997 7:40 pm Waverley Park37,576
Sydney3.35.48.611.8 74 Hawthorn won by 25 points[Stats]
Carlton4.46.1010.1212.14 86 Sun 27-Apr-1997 2:10 pm Princes Park25,801
Geelong3.47.811.1213.16 94 Geelong won by 8 points[Stats]
North Melbourne5.611.817.1021.15 141 Sun 27-Apr-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.44,449
Richmond2.04.04.37.4 46 North Melbourne won by 95 points[Stats]
Port Adelaide4.56.88.1010.13 73 Sun 27-Apr-1997 2:10 pm Football Park31,757
Brisbane2.06.39.610.11 71 Port Adelaide won by 2 points[Stats]

Round 6[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Coast3.47.78.1114.15 99 Fri 2-May-1997 8:40 pm W.A.C.A.29,838
Western Bulldogs4.18.414.1117.11 113 Western Bulldogs won by 14 points[Stats]
Collingwood4.07.410.513.6 84 Sat 3-May-1997 2:10 pm Victoria Park24,663
Adelaide3.46.67.1111.17 83 Collingwood won by 1 point[Stats]
Essendon1.55.811.915.12 102 Sat 3-May-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.37,642
Brisbane2.54.116.149.17 71 Essendon won by 31 points[Stats]
Geelong5.67.612.1014.13 97 Sat 3-May-1997 2:10 pm Kardinia Park16,467
Fremantle2.15.36.66.7 43 Geelong won by 54 points[Stats]
Hawthorn2.46.512.814.9 93 Sat 3-May-1997 7:40 pm Waverley Park38,953
North Melbourne2.37.312.316.7 103 North Melbourne won by 10 points[Stats]
St. Kilda6.59.814.1217.19 121 Sun 4-May-1997 2:10 pm Waverley Park21,104
Melbourne0.32.74.94.11 35 St. Kilda won by 86 points[Stats]
Sydney6.812.1018.1421.16 142 Sun 4-May-1997 2:45 pm S.C.G.37,933
Carlton1.33.36.811.17 83 Sydney won by 59 points[Stats]
Port Adelaide4.09.416.619.8 122 Sun 4-May-1997 3:10 pm Football Park36,090
Richmond1.33.66.78.10 58 Port Adelaide won by 64 points[Stats]

Round 7[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
North Melbourne2.53.77.109.14 68 Fri 9-May-1997 7:40 pm M.C.G.54,901
Collingwood2.35.512.717.9 111 Collingwood won by 43 points[Stats]
Geelong4.25.59.711.10 76 Sat 10-May-1997 2:10 pm Kardinia Park22,151
Sydney0.22.63.76.8 44 Geelong won by 32 points[Stats]
Richmond4.25.66.1010.16 76 Sat 10-May-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.48,833
Carlton2.45.810.1214.14 98 Carlton won by 22 points[Stats]
Western Bulldogs2.38.1011.1319.19 133 Sat 10-May-1997 2:10 pm Princes Park18,860
Hawthorn6.48.412.713.10 88 Western Bulldogs won by 45 points[Stats]
St. Kilda4.29.313.420.6 126 Sat 10-May-1997 7:40 pm Waverley Park17,752
Port Adelaide2.24.47.128.13 61 St. Kilda won by 65 points[Stats]
Fremantle4.87.914.1617.22 124 Sat 10-May-1997 8:40 pm W.A.C.A.18,198
Melbourne1.45.67.810.9 69 Fremantle won by 55 points[Stats]
Brisbane2.54.87.128.12 60 Sun 11-May-1997 2:45 pm Gabba17,524
West Coast3.36.613.721.13 139 West Coast won by 79 points[Stats]
Adelaide4.88.129.1318.18 126 Sun 11-May-1997 3:10 pm Football Park39,275
Essendon3.26.410.611.7 73 Adelaide won by 53 points[Stats]

Round 8[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood4.410.613.1119.15 129 Fri 16-May-1997 7:40 pm M.C.G.61,014
Western Bulldogs4.36.117.1411.17 83 Collingwood won by 46 points[Stats]
Melbourne2.25.37.67.7 49 Sat 17-May-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.28,989
Geelong5.27.511.819.14 128 Geelong won by 79 points[Stats]
North Melbourne7.010.515.1119.14 128 Sat 17-May-1997 2:10 pm Princes Park13,056
Port Adelaide3.14.59.715.10 100 North Melbourne won by 28 points[Stats]
Adelaide8.312.817.1122.12 144 Sat 17-May-1997 8:40 pm Football Park40,147
Sydney2.05.26.48.7 55 Adelaide won by 89 points[Stats]
Carlton5.410.912.1515.16 106 Sun 18-May-1997 2:10 pm Princes Park29,783
Hawthorn0.34.46.712.9 81 Carlton won by 25 points[Stats]
Essendon2.49.1112.1414.16 100 Sun 18-May-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.51,928
St. Kilda6.87.911.1318.16 124 St. Kilda won by 24 points[Stats]
Fremantle5.48.712.1114.14 98 Sun 18-May-1997 2:10 pm Subiaco Oval14,721
Brisbane5.18.212.215.3 93 Fremantle won by 5 points[Stats]
Richmond4.212.415.1018.11 119 Mon 19-May-1997 7:40 pm M.C.G.26,721
West Coast1.41.85.119.13 67 Richmond won by 52 points[Stats]

Round 9[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Adelaide4.15.67.1310.18 78 Fri 23-May-1997 8:40 pm Football Park32,958
Melbourne0.40.61.83.9 27 Port Adelaide won by 51 points[Stats]
Carlton4.310.513.616.9 105 Sat 24-May-1997 2:10 pm Princes Park18,187
Fremantle4.26.310.414.4 88 Carlton won by 17 points[Stats]
Hawthorn2.23.68.713.10 88 Sat 24-May-1997 2:10 pm Waverley Park23,463
Adelaide6.37.911.1314.18 102 Adelaide won by 14 points[Stats]
Sydney1.15.812.916.15 111 Sat 24-May-1997 7:40 pm S.C.G.39,780
Collingwood5.35.59.611.8 74 Sydney won by 37 points[Stats]
St. Kilda5.37.613.722.9 141 Sun 25-May-1997 2:10 pm Waverley Park52,257
Richmond4.410.712.914.10 94 St. Kilda won by 47 points[Stats]
Western Bulldogs3.110.214.416.7 103 Sun 25-May-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.29,307
North Melbourne4.17.37.510.11 71 Western Bulldogs won by 32 points[Stats]
West Coast2.47.911.1216.14 110 Sun 25-May-1997 2:20 pm Subiaco Oval38,984
Essendon3.05.18.413.7 85 West Coast won by 25 points[Stats]
Brisbane4.412.915.919.12 126 Sun 25-May-1997 2:45 pm Gabba19,828
Geelong4.35.312.615.8 98 Brisbane won by 28 points[Stats]

Round 10[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Port Adelaide3.18.310.714.9 93 Fri 30-May-1997 8:40 pm Football Park40,116
Carlton3.44.107.127.13 55 Port Adelaide won by 38 points[Stats]
Geelong3.56.712.916.11 107 Sat 31-May-1997 2:10 pm Kardinia Park22,731
St. Kilda3.16.49.911.13 79 Geelong won by 28 points[Stats]
Hawthorn7.610.614.1016.12 108 Sat 31-May-1997 2:10 pm Waverley Park51,494
Collingwood0.14.46.58.7 55 Hawthorn won by 53 points[Stats]
North Melbourne4.57.68.815.13 103 Sat 31-May-1997 2:10 pm Princes Park13,614
West Coast2.06.17.29.4 58 North Melbourne won by 45 points[Stats]
Richmond3.57.119.119.13 67 Sat 31-May-1997 7:40 pm M.C.G.28,879
Melbourne4.26.211.614.8 92 Melbourne won by 25 points[Stats]
Brisbane1.35.99.1113.14 92 Sun 1-Jun-1997 2:10 pm Gabba20,403
Sydney3.26.48.1013.11 89 Brisbane won by 3 points[Stats]
Essendon3.37.712.917.12 114 Sun 1-Jun-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.50,138
Western Bulldogs8.413.815.1120.16 136 Western Bulldogs won by 22 points[Stats]
Fremantle1.23.57.810.12 72 Mon 2-Jun-1997 8:40 pm Subiaco Oval22,464
Adelaide4.28.414.716.9 105 Adelaide won by 33 points[Stats]

Round 11[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood1.45.66.810.11 71 Fri 6-Jun-1997 7:40 pm M.C.G.70,350
Richmond3.76.88.1011.11 77 Richmond won by 6 points[Stats]
Essendon3.07.48.1013.13 91 Sat 7-Jun-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.60,594
Hawthorn3.75.1412.1617.22 124 Hawthorn won by 33 points[Stats]
Western Bulldogs2.57.78.1014.12 96 Sat 7-Jun-1997 2:10 pm Princes Park24,897
Geelong3.15.28.611.9 75 Western Bulldogs won by 21 points[Stats]
Port Adelaide1.33.43.114.17 41 Sat 7-Jun-1997 8:40 pm Football Park35,669
Sydney2.37.138.1310.16 76 Sydney won by 35 points[Stats]
Melbourne1.12.84.95.15 45 Sun 8-Jun-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.27,463
Adelaide6.48.611.1114.13 97 Adelaide won by 52 points[Stats]
West Coast3.03.59.611.7 73 Sun 8-Jun-1997 2:10 pm Subiaco Oval29,390
St. Kilda7.28.410.713.11 89 St. Kilda won by 16 points[Stats]
Carlton6.58.1011.1112.12 84 Mon 9-Jun-1997 2:10 pm Princes Park27,904
Brisbane2.35.67.99.9 63 Carlton won by 21 points[Stats]
North Melbourne2.56.710.1215.15 105 Mon 9-Jun-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.20,585
Fremantle3.36.510.512.7 79 North Melbourne won by 26 points[Stats]

Round 12[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Sydney7.015.320.326.8 164 Fri 13-Jun-1997 7:40 pm S.C.G.35,033
Richmond3.37.812.1116.14 110 Sydney won by 54 points[Stats]
Collingwood4.14.86.127.13 55 Sat 14-Jun-1997 2:10 pm Victoria Park25,323
West Coast2.17.18.311.5 71 West Coast won by 16 points[Stats]
Geelong3.17.311.512.10 82 Sat 14-Jun-1997 2:10 pm Kardinia Park22,871
Hawthorn4.48.811.913.10 88 Hawthorn won by 6 points[Stats]
Western Bulldogs8.28.510.1012.10 82 Sat 14-Jun-1997 2:10 pm Princes Park14,025
Port Adelaide1.45.78.1014.10 94 Port Adelaide won by 12 points[Stats]
Fremantle5.611.818.1024.13 157 Sun 15-Jun-1997 2:10 pm Subiaco Oval21,956
Essendon2.12.54.59.6 60 Fremantle won by 97 points[Stats]
Melbourne1.24.46.57.8 50 Sun 15-Jun-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.13,392
Brisbane5.110.417.821.9 135 Brisbane won by 85 points[Stats]
St. Kilda5.18.813.1516.20 116 Sun 15-Jun-1997 2:10 pm Waverley Park44,883
Carlton1.52.74.1212.13 85 St. Kilda won by 31 points[Stats]
Adelaide2.15.79.1012.11 83 Sun 15-Jun-1997 3:10 pm Football Park43,345
North Melbourne4.47.611.716.9 105 North Melbourne won by 22 points[Stats]

Round 13[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Coast1.56.710.811.13 79 Fri 27-Jun-1997 8:40 pm Subiaco Oval37,854
Carlton6.28.311.912.14 86 Carlton won by 7 points[Stats]
Geelong6.38.411.617.8 110 Sat 28-Jun-1997 2:10 pm Kardinia Park20,236
Adelaide0.33.66.97.12 54 Geelong won by 56 points[Stats]
Richmond0.01.12.54.10 34 Sat 28-Jun-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.58,812
Essendon3.57.814.1219.13 127 Essendon won by 93 points[Stats]
St. Kilda0.64.88.1211.18 84 Sat 28-Jun-1997 2:10 pm Waverley Park32,370
Western Bulldogs4.47.712.915.11 101 Western Bulldogs won by 17 points[Stats]
Brisbane5.86.109.1411.22 88 Sat 28-Jun-1997 7:40 pm Gabba19,560
Collingwood0.03.35.411.7 73 Brisbane won by 15 points[Stats]
Port Adelaide5.17.37.510.9 69 Sat 28-Jun-1997 8:40 pm Football Park30,827
Fremantle4.25.46.97.12 54 Port Adelaide won by 15 points[Stats]
Hawthorn3.17.612.1117.16 118 Sun 29-Jun-1997 2:10 pm Waverley Park31,517
Melbourne3.54.96.117.13 55 Hawthorn won by 63 points[Stats]
Sydney1.44.114.168.17 65 Sun 29-Jun-1997 2:10 pm S.C.G.30,160
North Melbourne2.72.86.97.13 55 Sydney won by 10 points[Stats]

Round 14[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Adelaide4.210.514.816.10 106 Fri 4-Jul-1997 8:40 pm Football Park39,221
West Coast0.11.33.74.7 31 Adelaide won by 75 points[Stats]
Carlton3.15.28.411.8 74 Sat 5-Jul-1997 2:10 pm Princes Park32,183
Western Bulldogs2.25.812.1116.14 110 Western Bulldogs won by 36 points[Stats]
Geelong3.64.96.189.26 80 Sat 5-Jul-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.65,228
Collingwood3.35.66.1110.12 72 Geelong won by 8 points[Stats]
St. Kilda5.310.714.1120.13 133 Sat 5-Jul-1997 2:10 pm Waverley Park32,635
North Melbourne0.23.28.711.13 79 St. Kilda won by 54 points[Stats]
Fremantle4.65.75.116.12 48 Sat 5-Jul-1997 8:40 pm W.A.C.A.19,290
Sydney0.30.82.113.15 33 Fremantle won by 15 points[Stats]
Brisbane1.62.124.217.26 68 Sun 6-Jul-1997 2:10 pm Gabba19,155
Richmond2.44.55.77.8 50 Brisbane won by 18 points[Stats]
Essendon4.58.713.1118.12 120 Sun 6-Jul-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.44,803
Melbourne2.35.57.58.9 57 Essendon won by 63 points[Stats]
Hawthorn5.312.815.1218.16 124 Sun 6-Jul-1997 2:10 pm Waverley Park29,886
Port Adelaide2.22.77.1013.14 92 Hawthorn won by 32 points[Stats]

Round 15[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
North Melbourne5.29.512.614.8 92 Fri 11-Jul-1997 7:40 pm M.C.G.45,120
Geelong2.36.512.815.12 102 Geelong won by 10 points[Stats]
Collingwood3.29.415.925.10 160 Sat 12-Jul-1997 2:10 pm Victoria Park23,433
Fremantle1.25.49.49.6 60 Collingwood won by 100 points[Stats]
Melbourne4.310.716.818.11 119 Sat 12-Jul-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.27,992
Carlton5.010.313.515.10 100 Melbourne won by 19 points[Stats]
Western Bulldogs4.15.48.711.7 73 Sat 12-Jul-1997 2:10 pm Princes Park16,430
Brisbane4.411.615.821.11 137 Brisbane won by 64 points[Stats]
Adelaide1.24.77.1510.16 76 Sat 12-Jul-1997 8:40 pm Football Park39,921
St. Kilda2.46.77.99.12 66 Adelaide won by 10 points[Stats]
Richmond6.49.712.822.13 145 Sun 13-Jul-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.49,217
Hawthorn4.37.59.710.9 69 Richmond won by 76 points[Stats]
West Coast5.35.79.1012.13 85 Sun 13-Jul-1997 2:20 pm Subiaco Oval29,723
Port Adelaide2.65.97.119.13 67 West Coast won by 18 points[Stats]
Sydney2.45.76.1211.13 79 Sun 13-Jul-1997 2:45 pm S.C.G.36,077
Essendon2.35.49.811.12 78 Sydney won by 1 point[Stats]

Round 16[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Brisbane3.58.1112.1417.16 118 Fri 18-Jul-1997 7:40 pm Gabba21,348
Adelaide2.26.59.613.9 87 Brisbane won by 31 points[Stats]
Carlton7.311.917.1425.15 165 Sat 19-Jul-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.58,512
Essendon5.28.49.613.9 87 Carlton won by 78 points[Stats]
Geelong3.27.611.816.14 110 Sat 19-Jul-1997 2:10 pm Kardinia Park24,099
Richmond7.19.210.512.6 78 Geelong won by 32 points[Stats]
Hawthorn2.26.66.89.8 62 Sat 19-Jul-1997 2:10 pm Waverley Park43,181
St. Kilda5.59.1218.1520.21 141 St. Kilda won by 79 points[Stats]
Sydney3.75.1011.1815.22 112 Sat 19-Jul-1997 7:40 pm S.C.G.39,318
West Coast3.47.59.711.9 75 Sydney won by 37 points[Stats]
Port Adelaide6.010.312.717.9 111 Sat 19-Jul-1997 8:40 pm Football Park37,790
Collingwood3.34.55.98.10 58 Port Adelaide won by 53 points[Stats]
Fremantle5.29.412.715.7 97 Sun 20-Jul-1997 2:10 pm Subiaco Oval18,392
Western Bulldogs3.17.510.813.13 91 Fremantle won by 6 points[Stats]
Melbourne1.52.94.157.16 58 Sun 20-Jul-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.23,309
North Melbourne3.58.712.1017.12 114 North Melbourne won by 56 points[Stats]

Round 17[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Essendon2.44.76.1110.12 72 Fri 25-Jul-1997 7:40 pm M.C.G.33,076
Port Adelaide5.38.614.918.14 122 Port Adelaide won by 50 points[Stats]
Carlton2.44.87.127.16 58 Sat 26-Jul-1997 2:10 pm Princes Park27,689
North Melbourne1.24.48.814.12 96 North Melbourne won by 38 points[Stats]
Hawthorn6.39.49.79.8 62 Sat 26-Jul-1997 2:10 pm Waverley Park15,939
Fremantle2.24.56.910.11 71 Fremantle won by 9 points[Stats]
Sydney6.210.1016.1422.17 149 Sat 26-Jul-1997 4:40 pm S.C.G.32,534
Western Bulldogs1.22.46.67.10 52 Sydney won by 97 points[Stats]
Adelaide8.316.423.729.11 185 Sat 26-Jul-1997 8:40 pm Football Park36,297
Richmond0.22.45.67.6 48 Adelaide won by 137 points[Stats]
Collingwood3.34.613.1020.14 134 Sun 27-Jul-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.37,779
Melbourne5.39.610.812.10 82 Collingwood won by 52 points[Stats]
St. Kilda2.67.129.1612.20 92 Sun 27-Jul-1997 2:10 pm Waverley Park34,859
Brisbane1.33.65.125.14 44 St. Kilda won by 48 points[Stats]
West Coast2.47.715.720.9 129 Sun 27-Jul-1997 2:10 pm Subiaco Oval34,565
Geelong4.17.612.812.10 82 West Coast won by 47 points[Stats]

Round 18[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
North Melbourne5.78.1010.1211.17 83 Fri 1-Aug-1997 7:40 pm M.C.G.38,614
Essendon4.25.57.108.16 64 North Melbourne won by 19 points[Stats]
Geelong5.211.415.925.9 159 Sat 2-Aug-1997 2:10 pm Kardinia Park21,867
Port Adelaide2.14.47.511.8 74 Geelong won by 85 points[Stats]
Melbourne1.24.56.77.11 53 Sat 2-Aug-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.26,901
Sydney10.514.1121.1625.19 169 Sydney won by 116 points[Stats]
Richmond4.38.613.817.13 115 Sat 2-Aug-1997 2:10 pm Princes Park18,373
Western Bulldogs5.48.710.915.10 100 Richmond won by 15 points[Stats]
Brisbane5.29.1016.1221.15 141 Sat 2-Aug-1997 7:40 pm Gabba19,635
Hawthorn3.08.210.311.5 71 Brisbane won by 70 points[Stats]
Adelaide4.57.1212.1618.19 127 Sun 3-Aug-1997 2:10 pm Football Park42,548
Carlton4.35.510.513.8 86 Adelaide won by 41 points[Stats]
Collingwood4.26.510.1312.17 89 Sun 3-Aug-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.68,036
St. Kilda4.28.1110.1415.21 111 St. Kilda won by 22 points[Stats]
Fremantle2.15.26.57.7 49 Sun 3-Aug-1997 4:10 pm Subiaco Oval39,711
West Coast2.05.210.213.4 82 West Coast won by 33 points[Stats]

Round 19[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
North Melbourne5.69.813.1117.14 116 Fri 8-Aug-1997 7:40 pm M.C.G.27,021
Brisbane2.15.36.49.5 59 North Melbourne won by 57 points[Stats]
Carlton3.56.912.1914.23 107 Sat 9-Aug-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.61,650
Collingwood3.27.610.913.13 91 Carlton won by 16 points[Stats]
Hawthorn2.44.47.510.6 66 Sat 9-Aug-1997 2:10 pm Waverley Park20,517
West Coast2.38.78.913.9 87 West Coast won by 21 points[Stats]
Western Bulldogs4.56.109.1514.18 102 Sat 9-Aug-1997 2:10 pm Princes Park13,058
Melbourne1.33.58.69.10 64 Western Bulldogs won by 38 points[Stats]
Fremantle4.36.98.912.13 85 Sat 9-Aug-1997 8:40 pm W.A.C.A.15,757
Richmond0.42.83.115.12 42 Fremantle won by 43 points[Stats]
Essendon0.15.29.411.7 73 Sun 10-Aug-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.53,901
Geelong3.44.97.129.14 68 Essendon won by 5 points[Stats]
Sydney7.212.516.1017.17 119 Sun 10-Aug-1997 2:45 pm S.C.G.39,287
St. Kilda4.69.813.1218.20 128 St. Kilda won by 9 points[Stats]
Port Adelaide5.17.19.49.4 58 Sun 10-Aug-1997 3:10 pm Football Park45,498
Adelaide0.14.35.59.11 65 Adelaide won by 7 points[Stats]

Round 20[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Coast6.19.312.415.7 97 Fri 15-Aug-1997 8:40 pm W.A.C.A.21,164
Melbourne0.31.83.147.17 59 West Coast won by 38 points[Stats]
Collingwood2.29.613.1013.13 91 Sat 16-Aug-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.50,944
Essendon1.44.47.612.9 81 Collingwood won by 10 points[Stats]
Geelong5.48.712.1513.17 95 Sat 16-Aug-1997 2:10 pm Kardinia Park23,007
Carlton1.23.86.109.13 67 Geelong won by 28 points[Stats]
St. Kilda2.16.37.312.5 77 Sat 16-Aug-1997 2:10 pm Waverley Park26,201
Fremantle3.24.35.89.10 64 St. Kilda won by 13 points[Stats]
Brisbane3.63.811.1113.15 93 Sat 16-Aug-1997 7:40 pm Gabba20,835
Port Adelaide4.18.711.1213.15 93 Brisbane drew with Port Adelaide[Stats]
Richmond4.28.512.914.13 97 Sun 17-Aug-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.29,620
North Melbourne4.57.611.914.12 96 Richmond won by 1 point[Stats]
Sydney2.37.612.1120.15 135 Sun 17-Aug-1997 2:45 pm S.C.G.34,111
Hawthorn5.77.910.1011.11 77 Sydney won by 58 points[Stats]
Adelaide1.42.94.127.18 60 Sun 17-Aug-1997 3:10 pm Football Park39,632
Western Bulldogs6.010.213.616.7 103 Western Bulldogs won by 43 points[Stats]

Round 21[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Melbourne1.23.56.88.14 62 Fri 22-Aug-1997 7:40 pm M.C.G.32,935
St. Kilda7.19.613.817.12 114 St. Kilda won by 52 points[Stats]
Carlton3.24.45.811.10 76 Sat 23-Aug-1997 2:10 pm Princes Park27,375
Sydney0.00.64.85.11 41 Carlton won by 35 points[Stats]
North Melbourne1.75.107.1710.21 81 Sat 23-Aug-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.26,393
Hawthorn2.24.45.66.7 43 North Melbourne won by 38 points[Stats]
Western Bulldogs4.36.88.1212.14 86 Sat 23-Aug-1997 2:10 pm Whitten Oval26,704
West Coast1.12.55.610.8 68 Western Bulldogs won by 18 points[Stats]
Brisbane2.48.711.1115.12 102 Sat 23-Aug-1997 7:40 pm Gabba21,065
Essendon2.37.58.616.10 106 Essendon won by 4 points[Stats]
Fremantle2.33.66.129.14 68 Sun 24-Aug-1997 2:10 pm Subiaco Oval28,751
Geelong3.47.711.914.16 100 Geelong won by 32 points[Stats]
Richmond5.310.619.1022.14 146 Sun 24-Aug-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.22,516
Port Adelaide3.75.97.118.13 61 Richmond won by 85 points[Stats]
Adelaide1.22.73.106.12 48 Mon 25-Aug-1997 8:40 pm Football Park37,661
Collingwood3.23.33.85.9 39 Adelaide won by 9 points[Stats]

Round 22[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
West Coast2.26.612.1018.12 120 Fri 29-Aug-1997 8:40 pm W.A.C.A.29,402
Brisbane2.66.117.1311.15 81 West Coast won by 39 points[Stats]
Carlton7.110.513.613.11 89 Sat 30-Aug-1997 2:10 pm Princes Park34,922
Richmond2.36.710.1013.13 91 Richmond won by 2 points[Stats]
Hawthorn4.26.58.713.9 87 Sat 30-Aug-1997 2:10 pm Waverley Park35,706
Western Bulldogs3.48.812.1215.15 105 Western Bulldogs won by 18 points[Stats]
Melbourne1.45.812.918.11 119 Sat 30-Aug-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.15,036
Fremantle3.44.56.911.13 79 Melbourne won by 40 points[Stats]
Sydney2.55.79.913.12 90 Sat 30-Aug-1997 7:40 pm S.C.G.46,168
Geelong4.36.510.815.10 100 Geelong won by 10 points[Stats]
Collingwood6.211.414.718.14 122 Sun 31-Aug-1997 2:10 pm M.C.G.43,660
North Melbourne6.29.813.1415.21 111 Collingwood won by 11 points[Stats]
Essendon4.04.211.416.6 102 Sun 31-Aug-1997 2:10 pm Princes Park25,636
Adelaide6.48.910.1114.14 98 Essendon won by 4 points[Stats]
Port Adelaide3.37.89.1112.12 84 Sun 31-Aug-1997 5:40 pm Football Park38,589
St. Kilda2.18.111.517.15 117 St. Kilda won by 33 points[Stats]

1997 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 St. Kilda 22 15 7 0 2294 1918 119.60 60
2 Geelong 22 15 7 0 2111 1791 117.87 60
3 Western Bulldogs 22 14 8 0 2100 2062 101.84 56
4 Adelaide 22 13 9 0 2151 1769 121.59 52
5 West Coast 22 13 9 0 1969 1770 111.24 52
6 Sydney 22 12 10 0 2093 1801 116.21 48
7 North Melbourne 22 12 10 0 2051 1835 111.77 48
8 Brisbane 22 10 11 1 2076 1973 105.22 42
9 Port Adelaide 22 10 11 1 1852 2017 91.82 42
10 Collingwood 22 10 12 0 2138 1919 111.41 40
11 Carlton 22 10 12 0 1978 2045 96.72 40
12 Fremantle 22 10 12 0 1748 1902 91.90 40
13 Richmond 22 10 12 0 1883 2253 83.58 40
14 Essendon 22 9 13 0 2004 2170 92.35 36
15 Hawthorn 22 8 14 0 1873 2144 87.36 32
16 Melbourne 22 4 18 0 1477 2429 60.81 16
  H&A 176 175 175 1 31798 31798 100.00 704
  Finals 9 9 9 0 1639 1639 100.00 36
  Total 185 184 184 1 33437 33437 100.00 740

Second Qualifying Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Western Bulldogs9.212.514.718.11 119 Sat 6-Sep-1997 2:30 pm M.C.G.62,432
Sydney0.54.76.1012.12 84 Western Bulldogs won by 35 points[Stats]

First Qualifying Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Adelaide4.46.1010.1014.15 99 Sun 7-Sep-1997 2:30 pm Football Park43,831
West Coast3.14.67.99.12 66 Adelaide won by 33 points[Stats]

Fourth Qualifying Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
St. Kilda4.55.1013.1220.15 135 Sun 7-Sep-1997 2:30 pm Waverley Park50,035
Brisbane3.16.99.913.11 89 St. Kilda won by 46 points[Stats]

Third Qualifying Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
North Melbourne3.46.98.1011.13 79 Sun 7-Sep-1997 7:00 pm M.C.G.55,561
Geelong2.45.66.79.7 61 North Melbourne won by 18 points[Stats]

First Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
North Melbourne2.25.410.615.8 98 Sat 13-Sep-1997 2:30 pm M.C.G.55,781
West Coast5.18.611.812.13 85 North Melbourne won by 13 points[Stats]

Second Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Adelaide1.27.67.811.10 76 Sat 13-Sep-1997 7:45 pm Football Park46,319
Geelong4.46.58.109.14 68 Adelaide won by 8 points[Stats]

Second Preliminary Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
St. Kilda6.39.613.1215.14 104 Fri 19-Sep-1997 7:45 pm M.C.G.77,531
North Melbourne4.08.28.411.7 73 St. Kilda won by 31 points[Stats]

First Preliminary Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Western Bulldogs2.210.613.713.13 91 Sat 20-Sep-1997 2:30 pm M.C.G.70,088
Adelaide0.74.118.1512.21 93 Adelaide won by 2 points[Report]  [Stats]

Grand Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
St. Kilda3.67.119.1313.16 94 Sat 27-Sep-1997 2:45 pm M.C.G.99,645
Adelaide3.85.1011.1119.11 125 Adelaide won by 31 points[Stats]

Footnotes

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