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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

1979 V/AFL Premiership Season

 
 

1979 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Carlton 22 19 3 0 2772 1986 139.58 76
2 North Melbourne 22 17 5 0 2574 2083 123.57 68
3 Collingwood 22 15 7 0 2501 1974 126.70 60
4 Fitzroy 22 15 7 0 2699 2198 122.79 60
5 Essendon 22 12 9 1 2236 2127 105.12 50
6 Geelong 22 12 10 0 2149 2140 100.42 48
7 Hawthorn 22 10 12 0 2332 2336 99.83 40
8 Richmond 22 9 13 0 2451 2512 97.57 36
9 Footscray 22 7 14 1 2015 2463 81.81 30
10 South Melbourne 22 6 16 0 2424 2666 90.92 24
11 Melbourne 22 6 16 0 2093 2759 75.86 24
12 St. Kilda 22 3 19 0 1857 2859 64.95 12
  H&A 132 131 131 1 28103 28103 100.00 528
  Finals 6 6 6 0 1140 1140 100.00 24
  Total 138 137 137 1 29243 29243 100.00 552

1979 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 | PF | GF

Round 1[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton6.411.716.1223.13 151 Sat 7-Apr-1979 2:10 pm Princes Park24,990
Geelong2.16.412.615.11 101 Carlton won by 50 points[Stats]
Collingwood1.52.75.129.15 69 Sat 7-Apr-1979 2:10 pm Victoria Park29,596
Fitzroy2.49.813.1621.23 149 Fitzroy won by 80 points[Stats]
Melbourne7.312.713.1018.17 125 Sat 7-Apr-1979 2:10 pm M.C.G.24,133
Footscray4.57.1113.1316.17 113 Melbourne won by 12 points[Stats]
North Melbourne4.88.1414.2017.27 129 Sat 7-Apr-1979 2:10 pm Arden Street22,633
Essendon5.38.912.1016.13 109 North Melbourne won by 20 points[Stats]
St. Kilda4.49.713.1119.14 128 Sat 7-Apr-1979 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval22,060
Hawthorn3.48.911.1314.19 103 St. Kilda won by 25 points[Stats]
South Melbourne4.410.1212.1815.21 111 Sat 7-Apr-1979 2:10 pm Lake Oval19,766
Richmond8.19.213.719.11 125 Richmond won by 14 points[Stats]

Round 2[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Fitzroy4.59.711.1312.14 86 Sat 14-Apr-1979 2:10 pm Junction Oval19,436
South Melbourne5.29.715.921.13 139 South Melbourne won by 53 points[Stats]
Hawthorn2.84.1211.1913.24 102 Sat 14-Apr-1979 2:10 pm Princes Park29,391
Collingwood3.49.1015.1319.18 132 Collingwood won by 30 points[Stats]
Footscray5.48.512.1013.16 94 Sat 14-Apr-1979 2:10 pm Western Oval23,451
North Melbourne3.110.414.720.13 133 North Melbourne won by 39 points[Stats]
Essendon2.26.1010.1721.22 148 Mon 16-Apr-1979 2:10 pm Windy Hill26,377
St. Kilda1.57.67.99.10 64 Essendon won by 84 points[Stats]
Geelong2.57.79.1215.16 106 Mon 16-Apr-1979 2:10 pm Kardinia Park25,499
Melbourne4.65.77.119.13 67 Geelong won by 39 points[Stats]
Richmond5.78.118.1513.18 96 Mon 16-Apr-1979 2:10 pm M.C.G.59,942
Carlton3.07.315.723.9 147 Carlton won by 51 points[Stats]

Round 3[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Essendon3.25.58.1011.14 80 Sat 31-Mar-1979 2:10 pm VFL Park41,777
Carlton3.38.812.1014.17 101 Carlton won by 21 points[Stats]
Hawthorn4.612.614.1318.15 123 Sat 21-Apr-1979 2:10 pm Princes Park14,876
Geelong0.45.88.1411.17 83 Hawthorn won by 40 points[Stats]
North Melbourne0.34.139.1418.19 127 Sat 21-Apr-1979 2:10 pm Arden Street29,747
Collingwood5.57.711.1214.15 99 North Melbourne won by 28 points[Stats]
Richmond5.112.315.720.12 132 Sat 21-Apr-1979 2:10 pm M.C.G.24,636
Fitzroy2.24.79.1016.16 112 Richmond won by 20 points[Stats]
St. Kilda2.44.69.1015.14 104 Sat 21-Apr-1979 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval18,375
Footscray4.39.712.916.13 109 Footscray won by 5 points[Stats]
South Melbourne2.38.413.818.10 118 Sat 21-Apr-1979 2:10 pm Lake Oval14,429
Melbourne2.76.1110.1316.15 111 South Melbourne won by 7 points[Stats]

Round 4[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Hawthorn7.211.618.929.15 189 Wed 25-Apr-1979 2:10 pm VFL Park37,276
South Melbourne5.18.412.515.5 95 Hawthorn won by 94 points[Stats]
Melbourne4.89.1415.1916.23 119 Wed 25-Apr-1979 2:10 pm M.C.G.44,708
Richmond3.610.1211.1415.19 109 Melbourne won by 10 points[Stats]
Collingwood7.713.1121.1631.21 207 Sat 28-Apr-1979 2:10 pm Victoria Park29,380
St. Kilda1.12.53.83.11 29 Collingwood won by 178 points[Stats]
Fitzroy1.54.108.1111.16 82 Sat 28-Apr-1979 2:10 pm Junction Oval21,577
Carlton4.58.914.1820.19 139 Carlton won by 57 points[Stats]
Geelong2.46.67.910.13 73 Sat 28-Apr-1979 2:10 pm Kardinia Park21,353
North Melbourne6.110.217.419.9 123 North Melbourne won by 50 points[Stats]
Footscray7.39.615.620.8 128 Sat 28-Apr-1979 2:10 pm Western Oval26,981
Essendon4.611.817.1119.14 128 Footscray drew with Essendon[Stats]

Round 5[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton4.77.1010.1515.20 110 Sat 5-May-1979 2:10 pm Princes Park24,148
Melbourne2.38.712.1013.18 96 Carlton won by 14 points[Stats]
Essendon1.14.45.810.16 76 Sat 5-May-1979 2:10 pm Windy Hill19,686
Fitzroy7.911.1420.1725.22 172 Fitzroy won by 96 points[Stats]
North Melbourne4.128.1313.2019.24 138 Sat 5-May-1979 2:10 pm Arden Street16,015
South Melbourne2.19.99.1212.16 88 North Melbourne won by 50 points[Stats]
Richmond4.46.710.1211.16 82 Sat 5-May-1979 2:10 pm M.C.G.31,479
Hawthorn1.27.615.924.17 161 Hawthorn won by 79 points[Stats]
St. Kilda2.47.514.717.10 112 Sat 5-May-1979 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval15,481
Geelong4.78.813.822.10 142 Geelong won by 30 points[Stats]
Footscray2.66.97.1512.17 89 Sat 5-May-1979 2:10 pm VFL Park34,163
Collingwood2.27.614.1020.17 137 Collingwood won by 48 points[Stats]

Round 6[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood4.46.810.1414.15 99 Sat 12-May-1979 2:10 pm Victoria Park29,824
Essendon4.29.816.1119.19 133 Essendon won by 34 points[Stats]
Geelong1.63.88.149.18 72 Sat 12-May-1979 2:10 pm Kardinia Park16,009
Footscray0.24.26.47.5 47 Geelong won by 25 points[Stats]
Hawthorn5.88.913.1016.12 108 Sat 12-May-1979 2:10 pm Princes Park29,935
Carlton4.19.718.1025.18 168 Carlton won by 60 points[Stats]
Melbourne4.611.718.1021.14 140 Sat 12-May-1979 2:10 pm M.C.G.21,773
Fitzroy4.412.617.1324.19 163 Fitzroy won by 23 points[Stats]
North Melbourne6.38.612.814.15 99 Sat 12-May-1979 2:10 pm VFL Park22,626
Richmond2.49.1011.1313.16 94 North Melbourne won by 5 points[Stats]
South Melbourne4.811.1118.1626.19 175 Sat 12-May-1979 2:10 pm Lake Oval12,394
St. Kilda3.15.77.1111.20 86 South Melbourne won by 89 points[Stats]

Round 7[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton5.69.710.915.14 104 Sat 19-May-1979 2:10 pm Princes Park39,411
North Melbourne4.07.211.1016.12 108 North Melbourne won by 4 points[Stats]
Collingwood3.16.69.1113.14 92 Sat 19-May-1979 2:10 pm VFL Park37,260
Geelong2.43.95.126.15 51 Collingwood won by 41 points[Stats]
Essendon7.715.817.1223.18 156 Sat 19-May-1979 2:10 pm Windy Hill21,426
Melbourne2.54.96.149.20 74 Essendon won by 82 points[Stats]
Fitzroy2.68.1312.1414.18 102 Sat 19-May-1979 2:10 pm Junction Oval15,872
Hawthorn0.80.147.1711.24 90 Fitzroy won by 12 points[Stats]
St. Kilda4.77.1011.1416.15 111 Sat 19-May-1979 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval18,087
Richmond3.57.710.914.15 99 St. Kilda won by 12 points[Stats]
Footscray4.310.713.1022.17 149 Sat 19-May-1979 2:10 pm Western Oval15,045
South Melbourne4.49.610.1214.17 101 Footscray won by 48 points[Stats]

Round 8[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Geelong5.36.511.612.11 83 Sat 26-May-1979 2:10 pm Kardinia Park19,590
Essendon3.16.79.812.12 84 Essendon won by 1 point[Stats]
Hawthorn7.210.613.1417.18 120 Sat 26-May-1979 2:10 pm Princes Park10,977
Melbourne1.24.125.1410.17 77 Hawthorn won by 43 points[Stats]
North Melbourne2.49.710.913.16 94 Sat 26-May-1979 2:10 pm Arden Street17,649
Fitzroy4.75.1013.2021.22 148 Fitzroy won by 54 points[Stats]
Richmond6.810.1517.2322.26 158 Sat 26-May-1979 2:10 pm M.C.G.21,662
Footscray3.26.78.912.13 85 Richmond won by 73 points[Stats]
St. Kilda2.35.67.89.10 64 Sat 26-May-1979 2:10 pm VFL Park28,817
Carlton3.56.69.1115.13 103 Carlton won by 39 points[Stats]
South Melbourne3.04.25.76.8 44 Sat 26-May-1979 2:10 pm Lake Oval21,282
Collingwood5.310.414.820.11 131 Collingwood won by 87 points[Stats]

Round 9[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood5.49.1016.1419.18 132 Sat 2-Jun-1979 2:10 pm Victoria Park31,474
Richmond2.54.127.1310.20 80 Collingwood won by 52 points[Stats]
Fitzroy3.28.810.1118.15 123 Sat 2-Jun-1979 2:10 pm Junction Oval14,963
St. Kilda5.76.811.1011.12 78 Fitzroy won by 45 points[Stats]
Geelong6.38.716.1218.15 123 Sat 2-Jun-1979 2:10 pm VFL Park15,750
South Melbourne5.19.112.417.8 110 Geelong won by 13 points[Stats]
Hawthorn7.310.313.816.12 108 Sat 2-Jun-1979 2:10 pm Princes Park24,875
Essendon6.110.412.817.14 116 Essendon won by 8 points[Stats]
Melbourne2.26.213.517.9 111 Sat 2-Jun-1979 2:10 pm M.C.G.23,261
North Melbourne5.710.814.1323.18 156 North Melbourne won by 45 points[Stats]
Footscray5.19.69.911.12 78 Sat 2-Jun-1979 2:10 pm Western Oval21,362
Carlton5.59.713.1518.19 127 Carlton won by 49 points[Stats]

Round 10[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton5.38.411.1218.15 123 Sat 9-Jun-1979 2:10 pm Princes Park46,106
Collingwood6.113.314.716.11 107 Carlton won by 16 points[Stats]
Essendon4.77.1011.1516.19 115 Sat 9-Jun-1979 2:10 pm Windy Hill19,992
South Melbourne3.28.710.1014.15 99 Essendon won by 16 points[Stats]
Richmond3.64.99.1314.17 101 Sat 9-Jun-1979 2:10 pm M.C.G.24,826
Geelong4.49.1113.1118.19 127 Geelong won by 26 points[Stats]
St. Kilda3.43.65.89.11 65 Sat 9-Jun-1979 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval17,390
Melbourne4.47.411.912.13 85 Melbourne won by 20 points[Stats]
Footscray1.05.48.411.8 74 Sat 9-Jun-1979 2:10 pm VFL Park14,357
Fitzroy6.59.816.1417.17 119 Fitzroy won by 45 points[Stats]
North Melbourne5.210.512.716.9 105 Sun 10-Jun-1979 2:10 pm S.C.G.31,395
Hawthorn3.28.617.1023.18 156 Hawthorn won by 51 points[Stats]

Round 11[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Fitzroy4.57.711.1619.18 132 Sat 16-Jun-1979 2:10 pm Junction Oval17,520
Geelong0.33.84.99.11 65 Fitzroy won by 67 points[Stats]
Hawthorn1.24.512.615.10 100 Sat 16-Jun-1979 2:10 pm Princes Park12,516
Footscray3.36.78.915.11 101 Footscray won by 1 point[Stats]
Melbourne3.35.98.1411.16 82 Sat 16-Jun-1979 2:10 pm M.C.G.53,602
Collingwood4.65.119.1413.18 96 Collingwood won by 14 points[Stats]
Richmond2.26.69.1016.12 108 Mon 18-Jun-1979 2:10 pm VFL Park53,116
Essendon8.011.016.720.12 132 Essendon won by 24 points[Stats]
St. Kilda7.69.910.1515.17 107 Mon 18-Jun-1979 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval19,705
North Melbourne3.28.611.1016.14 110 North Melbourne won by 3 points[Stats]
South Melbourne4.49.812.1518.18 126 Mon 18-Jun-1979 2:10 pm Lake Oval25,972
Carlton6.29.314.820.12 132 Carlton won by 6 points[Stats]

Round 12[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Essendon3.510.813.915.11 101 Sat 23-Jun-1979 2:10 pm Windy Hill30,631
North Melbourne0.30.71.126.18 54 Essendon won by 47 points[Stats]
Fitzroy5.510.1112.1517.20 122 Sat 23-Jun-1979 2:10 pm VFL Park56,975
Collingwood3.35.89.1211.14 80 Fitzroy won by 42 points[Stats]
Geelong6.38.1013.1315.17 107 Sat 23-Jun-1979 2:10 pm Kardinia Park20,941
Carlton2.36.78.1314.17 101 Geelong won by 6 points[Stats]
Hawthorn2.46.813.1319.18 132 Sat 23-Jun-1979 2:10 pm Princes Park13,176
St. Kilda5.66.98.913.15 93 Hawthorn won by 39 points[Stats]
Richmond2.511.1016.1325.16 166 Sat 23-Jun-1979 2:10 pm M.C.G.21,216
South Melbourne4.36.612.1116.14 110 Richmond won by 56 points[Stats]
Footscray7.610.716.1018.12 120 Sat 23-Jun-1979 2:10 pm Western Oval14,308
Melbourne1.26.76.1211.15 81 Footscray won by 39 points[Stats]

Round 13[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton5.312.618.721.12 138 Sat 30-Jun-1979 2:10 pm Princes Park21,882
Richmond3.25.610.812.10 82 Carlton won by 56 points[Stats]
Collingwood6.015.617.1325.19 169 Sat 30-Jun-1979 2:10 pm Victoria Park22,903
Hawthorn1.12.34.138.16 64 Collingwood won by 105 points[Stats]
Melbourne1.04.06.09.3 57 Sat 30-Jun-1979 2:10 pm VFL Park13,272
Geelong3.36.511.916.12 108 Geelong won by 51 points[Stats]
North Melbourne2.73.86.188.21 69 Sat 30-Jun-1979 2:10 pm Arden Street13,925
Footscray4.07.27.212.9 81 Footscray won by 12 points[Stats]
St. Kilda5.47.59.99.12 66 Sat 30-Jun-1979 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval18,802
Essendon2.36.98.1215.15 105 Essendon won by 39 points[Stats]
South Melbourne4.88.1110.1415.20 110 Sat 30-Jun-1979 2:10 pm Lake Oval13,862
Fitzroy4.610.916.1220.16 136 Fitzroy won by 26 points[Stats]

Round 14[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton4.710.916.1317.14 116 Sat 7-Jul-1979 2:10 pm VFL Park58,736
Fitzroy1.04.24.59.11 65 Carlton won by 51 points[Stats]
Essendon0.25.57.710.11 71 Sat 7-Jul-1979 2:10 pm Windy Hill25,076
Footscray1.52.84.126.14 50 Essendon won by 21 points[Stats]
North Melbourne4.211.712.917.16 118 Sat 7-Jul-1979 2:10 pm Arden Street14,971
Geelong4.65.712.1414.16 100 North Melbourne won by 18 points[Stats]
Richmond3.26.514.817.18 120 Sat 7-Jul-1979 2:10 pm M.C.G.19,879
Melbourne1.73.87.1410.16 76 Richmond won by 44 points[Stats]
St. Kilda3.54.86.146.16 52 Sat 7-Jul-1979 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval21,588
Collingwood0.34.66.815.11 101 Collingwood won by 49 points[Stats]
South Melbourne4.46.510.913.11 89 Sat 7-Jul-1979 2:10 pm Lake Oval10,626
Hawthorn3.46.810.1010.14 74 South Melbourne won by 15 points[Stats]

Round 15[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton4.311.915.1318.18 126 Sat 14-Jul-1979 2:10 pm Princes Park44,548
Essendon4.26.79.912.11 83 Carlton won by 43 points[Stats]
Collingwood3.55.85.1310.16 76 Sat 14-Jul-1979 2:10 pm Victoria Park30,405
North Melbourne5.310.817.920.13 133 North Melbourne won by 57 points[Stats]
Geelong4.29.610.1111.12 78 Sat 14-Jul-1979 2:10 pm VFL Park20,777
Hawthorn3.44.59.1111.13 79 Hawthorn won by 1 point[Stats]
Melbourne5.39.1117.1724.23 167 Sat 14-Jul-1979 2:10 pm M.C.G.15,036
South Melbourne4.510.518.824.10 154 Melbourne won by 13 points[Stats]
Footscray3.010.616.1024.16 160 Sat 14-Jul-1979 2:10 pm Western Oval13,386
St. Kilda5.66.99.1411.15 81 Footscray won by 79 points[Stats]
Fitzroy5.411.615.1020.15 135 Sun 15-Jul-1979 2:10 pm S.C.G.17,140
Richmond6.710.1416.1622.20 152 Richmond won by 17 points[Stats]

Round 16[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood7.312.519.1223.17 155 Sat 21-Jul-1979 2:10 pm Victoria Park21,041
Footscray1.21.73.83.15 33 Collingwood won by 122 points[Stats]
Fitzroy4.69.1112.1416.16 112 Sat 21-Jul-1979 2:10 pm Junction Oval19,684
Essendon3.25.310.315.9 99 Fitzroy won by 13 points[Stats]
Geelong2.28.513.620.9 129 Sat 21-Jul-1979 2:10 pm Kardinia Park14,613
St. Kilda7.88.1111.1714.20 104 Geelong won by 25 points[Stats]
Hawthorn5.38.610.1314.20 104 Sat 21-Jul-1979 2:10 pm Princes Park13,557
Richmond5.18.715.1018.11 119 Richmond won by 15 points[Stats]
Melbourne0.46.47.69.7 61 Sat 21-Jul-1979 2:10 pm M.C.G.26,389
Carlton3.68.1013.1919.26 140 Carlton won by 79 points[Stats]
South Melbourne4.37.67.118.18 66 Sat 21-Jul-1979 2:10 pm VFL Park14,725
North Melbourne1.63.129.1512.16 88 North Melbourne won by 22 points[Stats]

Round 17[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton3.34.1211.1715.21 111 Sat 28-Jul-1979 2:10 pm Princes Park22,159
Hawthorn2.35.510.712.11 83 Carlton won by 28 points[Stats]
Essendon2.24.57.119.17 71 Sat 28-Jul-1979 2:10 pm Windy Hill31,583
Collingwood4.28.311.414.8 92 Collingwood won by 21 points[Stats]
Fitzroy7.714.1426.1736.22 238 Sat 28-Jul-1979 2:10 pm VFL Park12,149
Melbourne2.12.54.86.12 48 Fitzroy won by 190 points[Stats]
Richmond4.511.915.1016.15 111 Sat 28-Jul-1979 2:10 pm M.C.G.38,108
North Melbourne4.110.315.619.10 124 North Melbourne won by 13 points[Stats]
St. Kilda5.49.713.1119.14 128 Sat 28-Jul-1979 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval12,969
South Melbourne2.38.514.716.12 108 St. Kilda won by 20 points[Stats]
Footscray2.06.38.612.10 82 Sat 28-Jul-1979 2:10 pm Western Oval14,284
Geelong4.57.814.1318.14 122 Geelong won by 40 points[Stats]

Round 18[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Geelong5.29.713.1318.16 124 Sat 4-Aug-1979 2:10 pm Kardinia Park30,496
Collingwood3.15.47.69.9 63 Geelong won by 61 points[Stats]
Hawthorn4.68.612.1015.14 104 Sat 4-Aug-1979 2:10 pm Princes Park15,104
Fitzroy1.34.137.1715.25 115 Fitzroy won by 11 points[Stats]
Melbourne1.58.614.721.8 134 Sat 4-Aug-1979 2:10 pm M.C.G.25,367
Essendon3.45.710.916.9 105 Melbourne won by 29 points[Stats]
North Melbourne6.18.615.818.11 119 Sat 4-Aug-1979 2:10 pm Arden Street28,902
Carlton6.313.814.1021.15 141 Carlton won by 22 points[Stats]
Richmond5.712.1420.1728.22 190 Sat 4-Aug-1979 2:10 pm VFL Park24,651
St. Kilda4.28.510.918.11 119 Richmond won by 71 points[Stats]
South Melbourne8.415.722.931.9 195 Sat 4-Aug-1979 2:10 pm Lake Oval9,815
Footscray6.48.912.1315.16 106 South Melbourne won by 89 points[Stats]

Round 19[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton2.58.1117.1522.17 149 Sat 11-Aug-1979 2:10 pm Princes Park17,087
St. Kilda0.10.50.76.9 45 Carlton won by 104 points[Stats]
Collingwood2.14.68.1014.11 95 Sat 11-Aug-1979 2:10 pm Victoria Park18,041
South Melbourne6.28.311.813.9 87 Collingwood won by 8 points[Stats]
Essendon3.67.712.1014.12 96 Sat 11-Aug-1979 2:10 pm Windy Hill23,004
Geelong2.26.36.58.8 56 Essendon won by 40 points[Stats]
Fitzroy1.23.65.107.12 54 Sat 11-Aug-1979 2:10 pm Junction Oval16,659
North Melbourne3.39.1014.1417.19 121 North Melbourne won by 67 points[Stats]
Melbourne6.57.107.188.25 73 Sat 11-Aug-1979 2:10 pm VFL Park12,827
Hawthorn1.26.610.1014.11 95 Hawthorn won by 22 points[Stats]
Footscray3.57.1310.1313.19 97 Sat 11-Aug-1979 2:10 pm Western Oval12,557
Richmond1.13.25.36.5 41 Footscray won by 56 points[Stats]

Round 20[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton4.46.1010.1512.18 90 Sat 18-Aug-1979 2:10 pm VFL Park25,075
Footscray3.04.16.38.6 54 Carlton won by 36 points[Stats]
Essendon4.55.127.169.16 70 Sat 18-Aug-1979 2:10 pm Windy Hill18,671
Hawthorn2.44.95.1210.14 74 Hawthorn won by 4 points[Stats]
North Melbourne2.64.158.2215.27 117 Sat 18-Aug-1979 2:10 pm Arden Street10,680
Melbourne2.25.35.66.9 45 North Melbourne won by 72 points[Stats]
Richmond2.75.118.1310.15 75 Sat 18-Aug-1979 2:10 pm M.C.G.61,424
Collingwood3.27.39.913.17 95 Collingwood won by 20 points[Stats]
St. Kilda3.23.47.69.6 60 Sat 18-Aug-1979 2:10 pm Moorabbin Oval12,330
Fitzroy2.27.98.1110.16 76 Fitzroy won by 16 points[Stats]
South Melbourne8.213.516.516.6 102 Sat 18-Aug-1979 2:10 pm Lake Oval11,298
Geelong3.25.68.810.12 72 South Melbourne won by 30 points[Stats]

Round 21[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood5.311.617.818.12 120 Sat 25-Aug-1979 2:10 pm Victoria Park36,509
Carlton6.610.711.914.17 101 Collingwood won by 19 points[Stats]
Fitzroy0.312.714.1122.19 151 Sat 25-Aug-1979 2:10 pm Junction Oval12,076
Footscray5.66.1012.1514.16 100 Fitzroy won by 51 points[Stats]
Geelong5.27.513.917.13 115 Sat 25-Aug-1979 2:10 pm Kardinia Park19,258
Richmond4.78.1312.1612.17 89 Geelong won by 26 points[Stats]
Hawthorn3.73.114.137.18 60 Sat 25-Aug-1979 2:10 pm Princes Park18,492
North Melbourne2.68.1315.1924.21 165 North Melbourne won by 105 points[Stats]
Melbourne3.28.617.1624.17 161 Sat 25-Aug-1979 2:10 pm M.C.G.18,436
St. Kilda1.97.167.2012.24 96 Melbourne won by 65 points[Stats]
South Melbourne3.16.29.710.16 76 Sat 25-Aug-1979 2:10 pm VFL Park32,127
Essendon4.98.1112.1513.17 95 Essendon won by 19 points[Stats]

Round 22[Round Review]

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton8.013.816.1223.16 154 Sat 1-Sep-1979 2:10 pm Princes Park24,479
South Melbourne4.98.1313.1817.19 121 Carlton won by 33 points[Stats]
Collingwood3.211.716.1023.16 154 Sat 1-Sep-1979 2:10 pm Victoria Park27,206
Melbourne3.57.610.815.13 103 Collingwood won by 51 points[Stats]
Essendon2.64.77.138.15 63 Sat 1-Sep-1979 2:10 pm Windy Hill22,659
Richmond4.48.912.918.14 122 Richmond won by 59 points[Stats]
Geelong6.57.810.1416.16 112 Sat 1-Sep-1979 2:10 pm Kardinia Park21,801
Fitzroy4.39.712.1215.17 107 Geelong won by 5 points[Stats]
North Melbourne8.711.918.1121.18 144 Sat 1-Sep-1979 2:10 pm VFL Park20,571
St. Kilda1.33.66.79.11 65 North Melbourne won by 79 points[Stats]
Footscray3.26.37.99.11 65 Sat 1-Sep-1979 2:10 pm Western Oval12,839
Hawthorn5.65.119.1614.19 103 Hawthorn won by 38 points[Stats]

1979 Ladder

LP Club P W L D For Agn % Pts
1 Carlton 22 19 3 0 2772 1986 139.58 76
2 North Melbourne 22 17 5 0 2574 2083 123.57 68
3 Collingwood 22 15 7 0 2501 1974 126.70 60
4 Fitzroy 22 15 7 0 2699 2198 122.79 60
5 Essendon 22 12 9 1 2236 2127 105.12 50
6 Geelong 22 12 10 0 2149 2140 100.42 48
7 Hawthorn 22 10 12 0 2332 2336 99.83 40
8 Richmond 22 9 13 0 2451 2512 97.57 36
9 Footscray 22 7 14 1 2015 2463 81.81 30
10 South Melbourne 22 6 16 0 2424 2666 90.92 24
11 Melbourne 22 6 16 0 2093 2759 75.86 24
12 St. Kilda 22 3 19 0 1857 2859 64.95 12
  H&A 132 131 131 1 28103 28103 100.00 528
  Finals 6 6 6 0 1140 1140 100.00 24
  Total 138 137 137 1 29243 29243 100.00 552

Elimination Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Fitzroy9.411.914.1717.22 124 Sat 8-Sep-1979 2:30 pm VFL Park49,470
Essendon1.32.43.85.13 43 Fitzroy won by 81 points[Stats]

Qualifying Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood4.87.178.239.28 82 Sat 8-Sep-1979 2:30 pm M.C.G.84,660
North Melbourne3.26.516.718.13 121 North Melbourne won by 39 points[Stats]

First Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood3.55.712.1316.20 116 Sat 15-Sep-1979 2:30 pm M.C.G.87,139
Fitzroy3.45.136.1712.22 94 Collingwood won by 22 points[Stats]

Second Semi-final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton1.54.1111.1915.21 111 Sat 15-Sep-1979 2:30 pm VFL Park69,142
North Melbourne1.23.35.711.7 73 Carlton won by 38 points[Stats]

Preliminary Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Collingwood3.18.314.718.14 122 Sat 22-Sep-1979 2:30 pm VFL Park73,380
North Melbourne2.75.1011.1113.17 95 Collingwood won by 27 points[Stats]

Grand Final

 Q1Q2Q3Q4ScoreDate / ResultGroundCrowd
Carlton0.45.710.1211.16 82 Sat 29-Sep-1979 2:50 pm M.C.G.113,545
Collingwood2.25.67.911.11 77 Carlton won by 5 points[Report]  [Stats]

Footnotes

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