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AFL - KEY FACTS

Official name
Australian Football League

Known as
AFL

Former name
Victorian Football League (V/AFL), 1897-1989

Duration
1897–2022

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 2017-2022; 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.