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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
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.