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AFL - KEY FACTS

Official name
Australian Football League

Known as
AFL

Duration
1897–2023

Headquarters
140 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands, VIC, 3008

Phone
1300 722 515

Website
afl.com.au

Affiliated competitions (Current)
Premiership Season 1897-2023; Women's Under-18 Championships 2010-2023; Night/Pre-Season Competition 1956-2023; Under-18 Championships 1953-2023; Women's Premiership Season 2017-2022B

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; reserves; Reserves; VFL/AFL Reserves; VFL/AFL Reserves


Premiership Season

Official Name
V/AFL Premiership Season

Duration
1897–2023

Affiliated clubs (Current)
Carlton (VIC) 1897-2023; Collingwood (VIC) 1897-2023; Essendon (VIC) 1897-2023; Geelong (VIC) 1897-2023; Melbourne (VIC) 1897-2023; Sydney (VIC) 1897-2023; St. Kilda (VIC) 1897-2023; Richmond (VIC) 1908-2023; North Melbourne (VIC) 1925-2023; Western Bulldogs (VIC) 1925-2023; Hawthorn (VIC) 1925-2023; Brisbane (QLD) 1987-2023; West Coast (WA) 1987-2023; Adelaide (SA) 1991-2023; Fremantle (WA) 1995-2023; Port Adelaide (SA) 1997-2023; Gold Coast (QLD) 2011-2023; Greater Western Sydney (NSW) 2012-2023

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

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

Affiliated grounds (Historical)
Albury Sports Ground; Arden Street; Blacktown; Brisbane Exhibition Ground; Brunswick Street; Canberra Stadium; Cazaly's 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; Stadium Australia; Subiaco Oval; Toorak Park; Victoria Park; W.A.C.A.; Waverley Park; Wellington Stadium; Whitten Oval; Windy Hill; Yallourn Oval; Yarraville Oval

1971 V/AFL Premiership Season

 
 

1971 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Hawthorn 22 19 3 0 2460 1601 153.65 76
2 St. Kilda 22 16 6 0 2176 1554 140.03 64
3 Richmond 22 16 6 0 2318 1890 122.65 64
4 Collingwood 22 14 7 1 2331 1840 126.69 58
5 Carlton 22 14 8 0 2103 2014 104.42 56
6 Fitzroy 22 12 10 0 2047 1915 106.89 48
7 Melbourne 22 11 10 1 1962 1791 109.55 46
8 Footscray 22 11 11 0 1966 2217 88.68 44
9 North Melbourne 22 5 16 1 1705 2551 66.84 22
10 Geelong 22 5 17 0 2072 2523 82.12 20
11 Essendon 22 4 17 1 1705 2252 75.71 18
12 South Melbourne 22 3 19 0 1618 2315 69.89 12
  H&A 132 130 130 2 24463 24463 100.00 528
  Finals 4 4 4 0 719 719 100.00 16
  Total 136 134 134 2 25182 25182 100.00 544

1971 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 | 1SF | 2SF | PF | GF

Round 1[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood11.216.620.825.10 160 Sat 3-Apr-1971 2:10 pm Victoria Park27,829
Footscray4.15.37.911.11 77 Collingwood won by 83 points[Stats]
Essendon2.65.78.1010.12 72 Sat 3-Apr-1971 2:10 pm Windy Hill19,214
Hawthorn4.38.1111.1513.18 96 Hawthorn won by 24 points[Stats]
Fitzroy2.36.68.614.15 99 Sat 3-Apr-1971 2:10 pm Junction Oval18,386
Richmond6.311.620.1622.18 150 Richmond won by 51 points[Stats]
Geelong5.26.47.78.9 57 Sat 3-Apr-1971 2:10 pm Kardinia Park20,771
St. Kilda2.48.1513.1721.25 151 St. Kilda won by 94 points[Stats]
Melbourne5.510.815.1324.21 165 Sat 3-Apr-1971 2:10 pm M.C.G.28,727
South Melbourne1.34.116.147.18 60 Melbourne won by 105 points[Stats]
North Melbourne4.58.814.1218.16 124 Sat 3-Apr-1971 2:10 pm Arden Street20,399
Carlton3.37.810.1214.14 98 North Melbourne won by 26 points[Stats]

Round 2[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton5.39.411.520.9 129 Sat 10-Apr-1971 2:10 pm Princes Park31,275
Essendon1.23.57.129.15 69 Carlton won by 60 points[Stats]
Hawthorn3.39.613.814.13 97 Sat 10-Apr-1971 2:10 pm Glenferrie Oval15,310
Fitzroy3.35.56.107.11 53 Hawthorn won by 44 points[Stats]
South Melbourne1.55.129.1612.20 92 Sat 10-Apr-1971 2:10 pm Lake Oval17,159
Geelong4.29.414.816.14 110 Geelong won by 18 points[Stats]
Richmond4.16.39.410.9 69 Mon 12-Apr-1971 2:10 pm M.C.G.82,191
Collingwood5.18.613.816.10 106 Collingwood won by 37 points[Stats]
St. Kilda7.47.913.1116.12 108 Mon 12-Apr-1971 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval24,174
North Melbourne1.27.611.612.8 80 St. Kilda won by 28 points[Stats]
Footscray2.15.117.118.15 63 Mon 12-Apr-1971 2:10 pm Western Oval20,707
Melbourne4.35.410.816.11 107 Melbourne won by 44 points[Stats]

Round 3[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Essendon1.24.76.89.12 66 Sat 17-Apr-1971 2:10 pm Windy Hill22,421
Collingwood2.35.38.69.12 66 Essendon drew with Collingwood[Stats]
Fitzroy3.39.912.1817.26 128 Sat 17-Apr-1971 2:10 pm Junction Oval8,696
North Melbourne5.56.613.714.10 94 Fitzroy won by 34 points[Stats]
Hawthorn5.69.812.1416.19 115 Sat 17-Apr-1971 2:10 pm Glenferrie Oval14,094
Geelong5.210.413.716.11 107 Hawthorn won by 8 points[Stats]
Melbourne4.29.314.919.13 127 Sat 17-Apr-1971 2:10 pm M.C.G.43,785
Carlton3.36.810.915.10 100 Melbourne won by 27 points[Stats]
Richmond4.35.37.510.8 68 Sat 17-Apr-1971 2:10 pm VFL Park33,576
St. Kilda0.32.84.106.13 49 Richmond won by 19 points[Stats]
Footscray3.58.712.1014.15 99 Sat 17-Apr-1971 2:10 pm Western Oval15,003
South Melbourne1.05.410.814.9 93 Footscray won by 6 points[Stats]

Round 4[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood2.710.1615.2019.20 134 Sat 24-Apr-1971 2:10 pm Victoria Park25,759
Fitzroy2.36.48.512.9 81 Collingwood won by 53 points[Stats]
Geelong1.35.510.713.8 86 Sat 24-Apr-1971 2:10 pm Kardinia Park23,555
Carlton4.55.1010.1713.21 99 Carlton won by 13 points[Stats]
Melbourne1.63.86.1110.18 78 Sat 24-Apr-1971 2:10 pm VFL Park27,368
Essendon3.35.56.66.7 43 Melbourne won by 35 points[Stats]
North Melbourne3.18.98.1214.15 99 Sat 24-Apr-1971 2:10 pm Arden Street13,971
Footscray3.56.712.1113.14 92 North Melbourne won by 7 points[Stats]
St. Kilda2.37.39.510.9 69 Sat 24-Apr-1971 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval25,153
Hawthorn3.48.811.1618.19 127 Hawthorn won by 58 points[Stats]
South Melbourne2.23.23.95.9 39 Sat 24-Apr-1971 2:10 pm Lake Oval18,916
Richmond2.38.617.1020.13 133 Richmond won by 94 points[Stats]

Round 5[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton3.45.89.1613.18 96 Sat 1-May-1971 2:10 pm Princes Park25,237
St. Kilda2.24.96.1211.17 83 Carlton won by 13 points[Stats]
Collingwood6.310.712.1016.15 111 Sat 1-May-1971 2:10 pm Victoria Park22,546
North Melbourne2.46.68.710.11 71 Collingwood won by 40 points[Stats]
Essendon8.413.518.921.15 141 Sat 1-May-1971 2:10 pm Windy Hill16,429
Geelong2.010.214.716.12 108 Essendon won by 33 points[Stats]
Fitzroy2.43.610.814.8 92 Sat 1-May-1971 2:10 pm Junction Oval12,363
Melbourne5.512.1014.1217.18 120 Melbourne won by 28 points[Stats]
Hawthorn1.44.99.1612.21 93 Sat 1-May-1971 2:10 pm VFL Park16,205
South Melbourne2.22.42.56.9 45 Hawthorn won by 48 points[Stats]
Richmond3.17.410.1214.17 101 Sat 1-May-1971 2:10 pm M.C.G.23,758
Footscray8.612.1016.1417.19 121 Footscray won by 20 points[Stats]

Round 6[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Geelong3.54.612.1113.13 91 Sat 8-May-1971 2:10 pm VFL Park11,312
Fitzroy3.410.1013.1320.16 136 Fitzroy won by 45 points[Stats]
Melbourne4.35.37.610.12 72 Sat 8-May-1971 2:10 pm M.C.G.80,231
Collingwood6.412.815.1318.19 127 Collingwood won by 55 points[Stats]
North Melbourne4.16.611.812.12 84 Sat 8-May-1971 2:10 pm Arden Street13,047
Richmond4.39.616.1022.14 146 Richmond won by 62 points[Stats]
St. Kilda6.119.1212.2014.25 109 Sat 8-May-1971 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval21,604
Essendon2.06.67.79.11 65 St. Kilda won by 44 points[Stats]
South Melbourne5.210.612.913.14 92 Sat 8-May-1971 2:10 pm Lake Oval17,308
Carlton4.27.511.714.10 94 Carlton won by 2 points[Stats]
Footscray8.19.413.418.5 113 Sat 8-May-1971 2:10 pm Western Oval19,205
Hawthorn5.49.812.916.11 107 Footscray won by 6 points[Stats]

Round 7[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton1.47.109.1412.19 91 Sat 15-May-1971 2:10 pm VFL Park29,199
Footscray1.33.710.911.13 79 Carlton won by 12 points[Stats]
Collingwood5.27.810.1215.16 106 Sat 15-May-1971 2:10 pm Victoria Park25,525
Geelong2.26.511.614.8 92 Collingwood won by 14 points[Stats]
Essendon2.67.89.1212.17 89 Sat 15-May-1971 2:10 pm Windy Hill17,055
South Melbourne4.16.511.816.9 105 South Melbourne won by 16 points[Stats]
Fitzroy3.43.123.1511.16 82 Sat 15-May-1971 2:10 pm Junction Oval17,673
St. Kilda1.34.912.1213.14 92 St. Kilda won by 10 points[Stats]
Hawthorn6.515.717.1321.19 145 Sat 15-May-1971 2:10 pm Glenferrie Oval22,976
Richmond0.06.310.312.6 78 Hawthorn won by 67 points[Stats]
Melbourne5.210.514.1222.17 149 Sat 15-May-1971 2:10 pm M.C.G.21,069
North Melbourne5.410.1012.1215.14 104 Melbourne won by 45 points[Stats]

Round 8[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Geelong4.25.77.910.12 72 Sat 22-May-1971 2:10 pm Kardinia Park20,247
Melbourne3.66.99.1614.22 106 Melbourne won by 34 points[Stats]
North Melbourne1.22.52.67.10 52 Sat 22-May-1971 2:10 pm VFL Park14,843
Hawthorn5.610.820.1222.15 147 Hawthorn won by 95 points[Stats]
Richmond3.46.108.1716.26 122 Sat 22-May-1971 2:10 pm M.C.G.52,783
Carlton3.46.119.159.16 70 Richmond won by 52 points[Stats]
St. Kilda6.313.816.1120.15 135 Sat 22-May-1971 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval38,127
Collingwood3.57.811.913.10 88 St. Kilda won by 47 points[Stats]
South Melbourne4.37.710.813.11 89 Sat 22-May-1971 2:10 pm Lake Oval15,182
Fitzroy2.310.715.1519.19 133 Fitzroy won by 44 points[Stats]
Footscray5.39.612.1317.17 119 Sat 22-May-1971 2:10 pm Western Oval21,295
Essendon2.16.39.612.7 79 Footscray won by 40 points[Stats]

Round 9[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton2.13.44.104.12 36 Sat 29-May-1971 2:10 pm Princes Park30,151
Hawthorn2.45.711.814.12 96 Hawthorn won by 60 points[Stats]
Collingwood2.17.410.715.10 100 Sat 29-May-1971 2:10 pm Victoria Park20,350
South Melbourne2.25.47.510.6 66 Collingwood won by 34 points[Stats]
Essendon1.24.67.913.11 89 Sat 29-May-1971 2:10 pm VFL Park16,345
Richmond8.29.313.617.11 113 Richmond won by 24 points[Stats]
Fitzroy2.310.1011.1117.17 119 Sat 29-May-1971 2:10 pm Junction Oval13,255
Footscray5.85.109.1710.18 78 Fitzroy won by 41 points[Stats]
Melbourne1.45.87.910.10 70 Sat 29-May-1971 2:10 pm M.C.G.39,830
St. Kilda2.24.39.410.7 67 Melbourne won by 3 points[Stats]
North Melbourne3.56.189.1916.28 124 Sat 29-May-1971 2:10 pm Arden Street7,365
Geelong7.77.711.1216.13 109 North Melbourne won by 15 points[Stats]

Round 10[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton5.49.611.1013.12 90 Sat 5-Jun-1971 2:10 pm Princes Park24,403
Fitzroy1.25.69.910.15 75 Carlton won by 15 points[Stats]
Essendon3.34.109.1313.18 96 Sat 5-Jun-1971 2:10 pm Windy Hill14,864
North Melbourne2.35.57.98.15 63 Essendon won by 33 points[Stats]
Hawthorn4.08.511.915.17 107 Sat 5-Jun-1971 2:10 pm Glenferrie Oval28,451
Collingwood4.64.86.127.13 55 Hawthorn won by 52 points[Stats]
Richmond3.48.613.915.16 106 Sat 5-Jun-1971 2:10 pm M.C.G.48,708
Melbourne6.17.49.611.9 75 Richmond won by 31 points[Stats]
South Melbourne2.05.35.49.6 60 Sat 5-Jun-1971 2:10 pm Lake Oval16,050
St. Kilda6.39.516.1418.23 131 St. Kilda won by 71 points[Stats]
Footscray2.35.712.919.10 124 Sat 5-Jun-1971 2:10 pm VFL Park11,672
Geelong5.57.812.1218.14 122 Footscray won by 2 points[Stats]

Round 11[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood6.314.619.924.14 158 Mon 14-Jun-1971 2:10 pm VFL Park50,281
Carlton0.23.34.511.7 73 Collingwood won by 85 points[Stats]
Fitzroy2.26.68.717.13 115 Mon 14-Jun-1971 2:10 pm Junction Oval14,212
Essendon3.24.37.78.9 57 Fitzroy won by 58 points[Stats]
Geelong4.67.710.1012.11 83 Mon 14-Jun-1971 2:10 pm Kardinia Park23,388
Richmond3.46.914.1020.13 133 Richmond won by 50 points[Stats]
Melbourne1.53.56.810.14 74 Mon 14-Jun-1971 2:10 pm M.C.G.52,256
Hawthorn7.18.411.814.10 94 Hawthorn won by 20 points[Stats]
North Melbourne3.37.79.1112.17 89 Mon 14-Jun-1971 2:10 pm Arden Street9,454
South Melbourne5.48.1012.1613.20 98 South Melbourne won by 9 points[Stats]
St. Kilda3.68.716.1117.16 118 Mon 14-Jun-1971 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval22,486
Footscray1.25.46.49.5 59 St. Kilda won by 59 points[Stats]

Round 12[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton3.57.108.1216.18 114 Sat 19-Jun-1971 2:10 pm Princes Park14,011
North Melbourne2.12.13.43.5 23 Carlton won by 91 points[Stats]
Hawthorn3.68.911.1014.20 104 Sat 19-Jun-1971 2:10 pm Glenferrie Oval12,219
Essendon2.15.110.511.5 71 Hawthorn won by 33 points[Stats]
Richmond4.64.65.96.11 47 Sat 19-Jun-1971 2:10 pm M.C.G.24,831
Fitzroy3.44.106.128.17 65 Fitzroy won by 18 points[Stats]
St. Kilda5.27.912.1014.15 99 Sat 19-Jun-1971 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval14,181
Geelong1.02.13.23.3 21 St. Kilda won by 78 points[Stats]
South Melbourne2.02.32.52.6 18 Sat 19-Jun-1971 2:10 pm VFL Park12,492
Melbourne1.62.95.116.13 49 Melbourne won by 31 points[Stats]
Footscray1.14.66.88.15 63 Sat 19-Jun-1971 2:10 pm Western Oval21,188
Collingwood0.22.33.96.10 46 Footscray won by 17 points[Stats]

Round 13[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood3.510.1014.1218.16 124 Sat 26-Jun-1971 2:10 pm Victoria Park30,930
Richmond3.76.78.912.12 84 Collingwood won by 40 points[Stats]
Essendon2.14.47.513.6 84 Sat 26-Jun-1971 2:10 pm Windy Hill18,853
Carlton1.45.710.1214.14 98 Carlton won by 14 points[Stats]
Fitzroy3.04.35.77.16 58 Sat 26-Jun-1971 2:10 pm VFL Park18,378
Hawthorn4.310.512.914.9 93 Hawthorn won by 35 points[Stats]
Geelong3.37.59.613.9 87 Sat 26-Jun-1971 2:10 pm Kardinia Park11,222
South Melbourne1.13.55.119.12 66 Geelong won by 21 points[Stats]
Melbourne4.55.86.1211.13 79 Sat 26-Jun-1971 2:10 pm M.C.G.28,471
Footscray2.27.410.712.8 80 Footscray won by 1 point[Stats]
North Melbourne5.66.66.146.16 52 Sat 26-Jun-1971 2:10 pm Arden Street8,508
St. Kilda1.411.911.1016.15 111 St. Kilda won by 59 points[Stats]

Round 14[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton1.65.98.1512.16 88 Sat 3-Jul-1971 2:10 pm VFL Park27,506
Melbourne3.27.39.411.6 72 Carlton won by 16 points[Stats]
Collingwood5.513.1023.1530.20 200 Sat 3-Jul-1971 2:10 pm Victoria Park26,829
Essendon2.53.95.107.11 53 Collingwood won by 147 points[Stats]
Geelong1.03.210.513.6 84 Sat 3-Jul-1971 2:10 pm Kardinia Park14,733
Hawthorn6.69.912.1015.13 103 Hawthorn won by 19 points[Stats]
North Melbourne5.49.513.1013.11 89 Sat 3-Jul-1971 2:10 pm Arden Street8,777
Fitzroy4.16.78.1011.16 82 North Melbourne won by 7 points[Stats]
St. Kilda3.24.612.813.9 87 Sat 3-Jul-1971 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval28,825
Richmond1.55.67.813.12 90 Richmond won by 3 points[Stats]
South Melbourne6.310.613.1218.15 123 Sat 3-Jul-1971 2:10 pm Lake Oval13,325
Footscray5.28.317.819.11 125 Footscray won by 2 points[Stats]

Round 15[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton8.413.816.1221.15 141 Sat 10-Jul-1971 2:10 pm Princes Park21,356
Geelong4.310.913.1215.14 104 Carlton won by 37 points[Stats]
Essendon3.14.57.1111.12 78 Sat 10-Jul-1971 2:10 pm Windy Hill14,093
Melbourne4.56.89.1312.17 89 Melbourne won by 11 points[Stats]
Fitzroy2.44.64.1311.18 84 Sat 10-Jul-1971 2:10 pm Junction Oval24,926
Collingwood6.411.513.516.6 102 Collingwood won by 18 points[Stats]
Hawthorn5.27.413.520.5 125 Sat 10-Jul-1971 2:10 pm Glenferrie Oval22,542
St. Kilda2.28.411.615.12 102 Hawthorn won by 23 points[Stats]
Richmond2.94.1310.1512.18 90 Sat 10-Jul-1971 2:10 pm M.C.G.22,870
South Melbourne1.47.68.811.13 79 Richmond won by 11 points[Stats]
Footscray6.611.1218.1822.31 163 Sat 10-Jul-1971 2:10 pm VFL Park10,073
North Melbourne2.13.37.311.5 71 Footscray won by 92 points[Stats]

Round 16[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Geelong4.110.210.613.7 85 Sat 17-Jul-1971 2:10 pm VFL Park9,012
Essendon8.58.813.1416.18 114 Essendon won by 29 points[Stats]
Melbourne1.21.72.84.10 34 Sat 17-Jul-1971 2:10 pm M.C.G.20,013
Fitzroy2.44.45.67.7 49 Fitzroy won by 15 points[Stats]
North Melbourne2.53.54.86.9 45 Sat 17-Jul-1971 2:10 pm Arden Street9,835
Collingwood1.23.88.108.12 60 Collingwood won by 15 points[Stats]
St. Kilda4.78.1211.1413.19 97 Sat 17-Jul-1971 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval25,515
Carlton1.26.28.58.6 54 St. Kilda won by 43 points[Stats]
South Melbourne0.31.92.123.15 33 Sat 17-Jul-1971 2:10 pm Lake Oval10,471
Hawthorn5.68.711.1211.16 82 Hawthorn won by 49 points[Stats]
Footscray3.210.311.413.8 86 Sat 17-Jul-1971 2:10 pm Western Oval17,926
Richmond2.74.96.136.15 51 Footscray won by 35 points[Stats]

Round 17[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton5.313.720.1224.16 160 Sat 24-Jul-1971 2:10 pm Princes Park17,338
South Melbourne1.13.39.311.7 73 Carlton won by 87 points[Stats]
Collingwood2.34.58.912.12 84 Sat 24-Jul-1971 2:10 pm Victoria Park27,243
Melbourne4.36.47.911.12 78 Collingwood won by 6 points[Stats]
Essendon0.33.65.87.8 50 Sat 24-Jul-1971 2:10 pm Windy Hill15,273
St. Kilda4.78.1110.1214.15 99 St. Kilda won by 49 points[Stats]
Fitzroy4.99.1013.1520.19 139 Sat 24-Jul-1971 2:10 pm Junction Oval8,899
Geelong4.16.37.711.10 76 Fitzroy won by 63 points[Stats]
Hawthorn3.48.1113.1423.16 154 Sat 24-Jul-1971 2:10 pm Glenferrie Oval21,979
Footscray1.31.53.144.15 39 Hawthorn won by 115 points[Stats]
Richmond3.311.718.1125.19 169 Sat 24-Jul-1971 2:10 pm VFL Park11,406
North Melbourne3.25.37.612.7 79 Richmond won by 90 points[Stats]

Round 18[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Geelong4.210.615.821.11 137 Sat 31-Jul-1971 2:10 pm Kardinia Park17,843
Collingwood4.511.718.1019.14 128 Geelong won by 9 points[Stats]
North Melbourne2.73.87.138.14 62 Sat 31-Jul-1971 2:10 pm Arden Street6,522
Melbourne1.44.54.59.8 62 North Melbourne drew with Melbourne[Stats]
Richmond5.17.711.916.12 108 Sat 31-Jul-1971 2:10 pm M.C.G.47,931
Hawthorn4.36.410.611.10 76 Richmond won by 32 points[Stats]
St. Kilda5.16.111.513.5 83 Sat 31-Jul-1971 2:10 pm VFL Park14,521
Fitzroy1.24.95.99.10 64 St. Kilda won by 19 points[Stats]
South Melbourne4.46.49.513.8 86 Sat 31-Jul-1971 2:10 pm Lake Oval7,938
Essendon1.28.109.1213.18 96 Essendon won by 10 points[Stats]
Footscray2.35.69.811.10 76 Sat 31-Jul-1971 2:10 pm Western Oval21,670
Carlton2.56.79.1015.16 106 Carlton won by 30 points[Stats]

Round 19[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton3.27.58.68.10 58 Sat 7-Aug-1971 2:10 pm Princes Park36,267
Richmond2.44.99.1314.17 101 Richmond won by 43 points[Stats]
Collingwood2.17.57.68.10 58 Sat 7-Aug-1971 2:10 pm VFL Park46,285
St. Kilda3.25.211.512.7 79 St. Kilda won by 21 points[Stats]
Essendon1.44.67.177.23 65 Sat 7-Aug-1971 2:10 pm Windy Hill13,862
Footscray0.24.78.89.12 66 Footscray won by 1 point[Stats]
Fitzroy5.86.810.1411.17 83 Sat 7-Aug-1971 2:10 pm Junction Oval8,253
South Melbourne2.26.67.98.10 58 Fitzroy won by 25 points[Stats]
Hawthorn4.512.618.923.16 154 Sat 7-Aug-1971 2:10 pm Glenferrie Oval9,122
North Melbourne3.45.57.79.8 62 Hawthorn won by 92 points[Stats]
Melbourne4.56.710.1318.17 125 Sat 7-Aug-1971 2:10 pm M.C.G.23,017
Geelong2.24.38.69.8 62 Melbourne won by 63 points[Stats]

Round 20[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Geelong5.112.216.624.7 151 Sat 14-Aug-1971 2:10 pm Kardinia Park12,085
North Melbourne3.36.49.511.10 76 Geelong won by 75 points[Stats]
Hawthorn4.36.47.711.15 81 Sat 14-Aug-1971 2:10 pm Glenferrie Oval22,781
Carlton6.310.414.519.6 120 Carlton won by 39 points[Stats]
Richmond4.710.1113.1418.18 126 Sat 14-Aug-1971 2:10 pm M.C.G.28,388
Essendon2.23.48.610.12 72 Richmond won by 54 points[Stats]
St. Kilda1.08.89.914.11 95 Sat 14-Aug-1971 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval25,081
Melbourne4.75.77.99.10 64 St. Kilda won by 31 points[Stats]
South Melbourne5.27.38.89.8 62 Sat 14-Aug-1971 2:10 pm VFL Park19,567
Collingwood6.711.813.918.18 126 Collingwood won by 64 points[Stats]
Footscray5.47.69.811.9 75 Sat 14-Aug-1971 2:10 pm Western Oval15,096
Fitzroy2.47.118.1715.20 110 Fitzroy won by 35 points[Stats]

Round 21[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood4.37.99.915.15 105 Sat 21-Aug-1971 2:10 pm Victoria Park41,312
Hawthorn4.38.514.1620.20 140 Hawthorn won by 35 points[Stats]
Fitzroy2.49.1011.1315.15 105 Sat 21-Aug-1971 2:10 pm Junction Oval22,413
Carlton3.75.910.1311.16 82 Fitzroy won by 23 points[Stats]
Geelong5.79.1113.1418.18 126 Sat 21-Aug-1971 2:10 pm Kardinia Park17,864
Footscray2.25.49.515.5 95 Geelong won by 31 points[Stats]
Melbourne7.412.813.915.12 102 Sat 21-Aug-1971 2:10 pm M.C.G.37,732
Richmond4.19.414.919.9 123 Richmond won by 21 points[Stats]
North Melbourne6.410.712.815.13 103 Sat 21-Aug-1971 2:10 pm Arden Street8,732
Essendon2.33.56.1110.12 72 North Melbourne won by 31 points[Stats]
St. Kilda3.27.411.918.14 122 Sat 21-Aug-1971 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval16,205
South Melbourne1.22.74.86.14 50 St. Kilda won by 72 points[Stats]

Round 22[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton2.03.58.616.10 106 Sat 28-Aug-1971 2:10 pm Princes Park32,312
Collingwood7.210.511.813.9 87 Carlton won by 19 points[Stats]
Essendon4.57.511.1012.12 84 Sat 28-Aug-1971 2:10 pm Windy Hill12,865
Fitzroy1.45.119.1513.17 95 Fitzroy won by 11 points[Stats]
Hawthorn2.49.1114.1218.16 124 Sat 28-Aug-1971 2:10 pm Glenferrie Oval14,876
Melbourne2.44.67.138.17 65 Hawthorn won by 59 points[Stats]
Richmond5.410.710.1316.14 110 Sat 28-Aug-1971 2:10 pm M.C.G.36,423
Geelong1.36.59.1314.18 102 Richmond won by 8 points[Stats]
South Melbourne5.75.817.1219.17 131 Sat 28-Aug-1971 2:10 pm Lake Oval9,255
North Melbourne1.12.32.58.11 59 South Melbourne won by 72 points[Stats]
Footscray2.33.86.910.14 74 Sat 28-Aug-1971 2:10 pm Western Oval16,711
St. Kilda2.94.1112.1812.18 90 St. Kilda won by 16 points[Stats]

1971 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Hawthorn 22 19 3 0 2460 1601 153.65 76
2 St. Kilda 22 16 6 0 2176 1554 140.03 64
3 Richmond 22 16 6 0 2318 1890 122.65 64
4 Collingwood 22 14 7 1 2331 1840 126.69 58
5 Carlton 22 14 8 0 2103 2014 104.42 56
6 Fitzroy 22 12 10 0 2047 1915 106.89 48
7 Melbourne 22 11 10 1 1962 1791 109.55 46
8 Footscray 22 11 11 0 1966 2217 88.68 44
9 North Melbourne 22 5 16 1 1705 2551 66.84 22
10 Geelong 22 5 17 0 2072 2523 82.12 20
11 Essendon 22 4 17 1 1705 2252 75.71 18
12 South Melbourne 22 3 19 0 1618 2315 69.89 12
  H&A 132 130 130 2 24463 24463 100.00 528
  Finals 4 4 4 0 719 719 100.00 16
  Total 136 134 134 2 25182 25182 100.00 544

First Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood4.15.511.811.11 77 Sat 4-Sep-1971 2:30 pm M.C.G.99,771
Richmond4.48.811.1018.13 121 Richmond won by 44 points[Stats]

Second Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Hawthorn2.78.1211.1612.18 90 Sat 11-Sep-1971 2:30 pm M.C.G.99,822
St. Kilda1.44.57.712.16 88 Hawthorn won by 2 points[Stats]

Preliminary Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
St. Kilda1.26.711.1016.12 108 Sat 18-Sep-1971 2:30 pm M.C.G.102,494
Richmond3.27.29.412.6 78 St. Kilda won by 30 points[Stats]

Grand Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Hawthorn2.24.45.712.10 82 Sat 25-Sep-1971 2:50 pm M.C.G.118,192
St. Kilda2.14.68.911.9 75 Hawthorn won by 7 points[Stats]

Footnotes

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