AFL Grand Final 2017

The AFL Grand Final is one of the largest and most important annual events on the Australian sporting landscape. The AFL Grand Final is hosted at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and is historically staged on the last Saturday in September.

At the 2017 AFL Grand Final, the Richmond Tigers won their first premiership since 1980 after a dominant performance against the Adelaide Crows saw them cruise home in the AFL grand final and claim a 108-60 victory.

All the wash-up from the 2017 AFL Grand Final
» Match Report: Tigers are premiers
» BUCKLAND: Richmond go from rabble to flag
» Six talking points from the match
» Richmond Tigers player ratings
» Adelaide Crows player ratings
» Watch video highlights from the match
» Re-live the match with our live blog

With the game in the balance at halftime, Richmond were a class above their opponents in the third quarter, piling on five goals to one to set up their premiership victory.

After Josh Jenkins was unable to convert a set-shot on the siren and the Tigers went into the final break 34 points up, the Crows had to be the first side to score to maintain any chance of claiming their first premiership since 1998.

But it was Richmond who hit the scoreboard first in the final term through Jack Riewoldt, and when Dion Prestia goalled three minutes later, it became clear – if it wasn’t already – that the Punt Road faithful would have a flag to celebrate at fulltime.

Dustin Martin Richmond Tigers AFL Grand Final 2017

(AAP Image/Julian Smith)

List of VFL/AFL Grand Final Winners

Season Premier Runner Up Score
2017 Richmond Adelaide 16.12 (108) – 8.12 (60)
2016 Western Bulldogs Sydney 13.11 (89) – 10.7 (67)
2015 Hawthorn West Coast 16.11 (107) – 8.13 (61)
2014 Hawthorn Sydney 21.11 (137) – 11.8 (74)
2013 Hawthorn Fremantle 11.11 (77) – 8.14 (62)
2012 Sydney Swans Hawthorn 14.7 (91) – 11.15 (81)
2011 Geelong Collingwood 18.11 (119) – 12.9 (81)
2010 Collingwood St Kilda 1. 9.14 (68) – 10.8 (68)
2. 16.12 (108) – 7.10 (52)
2009 Geelong St Kilda 12.8 (80) – 9.14 (68)
2008 Hawthorn Geelong 18.7 (115) – 11.23 (89)
2007 Geelong Port Adelaide 24.19 (163) – 6.8 (44)
2006 West Coast Sydney 12.13 (85) – 12.12 (84)
2005 Sydney West Coast 8.10 (58) – 7.12 (54)
2004 Port Adelaide Brisbane 17.11 (113) – 10.13 (73)
2003 Brisbane Collingwood 20.14 (134) – 12.12 (84)
2002 Brisbane Collingwood 10.15 (75) – 9.12 (66)
2001 Brisbane Essendon 15.18 (108) – 12.10 (82)
2000 Essendon Melbourne 19.21 (135) – 11.9 (75)
1999 North Melbourne Carlton 19.10 (124) – 12.17 (89)
1998 Adelaide North Melbourne 15.15 (105) – 8.22 (70)
1997 Adelaide St Kilda 19.11 (125) – 13.16 (94)
1996 North Melbourne Sydney 19.17 (131) – 13.10 (88)
1995 Carlton Geelong 21.15 (141) – 11.14 (80)
1994 West Coast Geelong 20.23 (143) – 8.15 (63)
1993 Essendon Carlton 20.13 (133) – 13.11 (89)
1992 West Coast Geelong 16.17 (113) – 12.13 (85)
1991 Hawthorn West Coast 20.19 (139) – 13.8 (86)
1990 Collingwood Essendon 13.11 (89) – 5.11 (41)
1989 Hawthorn Geelong 21.18 (144) – 21.12 (138)
1988 Hawthorn Melbourne 22.20 (152) – 6.20 (56)
1987 Carlton Hawthorn 15.14 (104) – 9.17 (71)
1986 Hawthorn Carlton 16.14 (110) – 9.14 (68)
1985 Essendon Hawthorn 26.14 (170) – 14.8 (92)
1984 Essendon Hawthorn 14.21 (105) – 12.9 (81)
1983 Hawthorn Essendon 20.20 (140) – 8.9 (57)
1982 Carlton Richmond 14.19 (103) – 12.13 (85)
1981 Carlton Collingwood 12.20 (92) – 10.12 (72)
1980 Richmond Collingwood 23.21 (159) – 9.24 (78)
1979 Carlton Collingwood 11.16 (82) – 11.11 (77)
1978 Hawthorn North Melbourne 18.13 (121) – 15.13 (103)
1977 North Melbourne Collingwood 1. 9.22 (76) – 10.16 (76)
2. 21.25 (151) – 19.10 (124)
1976 Hawthorn North Melbourne 13.22 (100) – 10.10 (70)
1975 North Melbourne Hawthorn 19.8 (122) – 9.13 (67)
1974 Richmond North Melbourne 18.20 (128) – 13.9 (87)
1973 Richmond Carlton 16.20 (116) – 12.14 (86)
1972 Carlton Richmond 28.9 (177) – 22.18 (150)
1971 Hawthorn St Kilda 12.10 (82) – 11.9 (75)
1970 Carlton Collingwood 17.9 (111) – 14.17 (101)
1969 Richmond Carlton 12.13 (85) – 8.12 (60)
1968 Carlton Essendon 7.14 (56) – 8.5 (53)
1967 Richmond Geelong 16.18 (114) – 15.15 (105)
1966 St Kilda Collingwood 10.14 (74) – 10.13 (73)
1965 Essendon St Kilda 14.21 (105) – 9.16 (70)
1964 Melbourne Collingwood 8.16 (64) – 8.12 (60)
1963 Geelong Hawthorn 15.19 (109) – 8.12 (60)
1962 Essendon Carlton 13.12 (90) – 8.10 (58)
1961 Hawthorn Footscray 13.16 (94) – 7.9 (51)
1960 Melbourne Collingwood 8.14 (62) – 2.2 (14)
1959 Melbourne Essendon 17.13 (115) – 11.12 (78)
1958 Collingwood Melbourne 12.10 (82) – 9.10 (64)
1957 Melbourne Essendon 17.14 (116) – 7.13 (55)
1956 Melbourne Collingwood 17.19 (121) – 6.12 (48)
1955 Melbourne Collingwood 8.16 (64) – 5.6 (36)
1954 Footscray Melbourne 15.12 (102) – 7.9 (51)
1953 Collingwood Geelong 11.11 (77) – 8.17 (65)
1952 Geelong Collingwood 13.8 (86) – 5.10 (40)
1951 Geelong Essendon 11.15 (81) – 10.10 (70)
1950 Essendon North Melbourne 13.14 (92) – 7.12 (54)
1949 Essendon Carlton 18.17 (125) – 6.16 (52)
1948 Melbourne Essendon 1. 10.9 (69) – 7.27 (69)
2. 13.11 (89) – 7.8 (50)
1947 Carlton Essendon 13.8 (86) – 11.19 (85)
1946 Essendon Melbourne 22.18 (150) – 13.9(87)
1945 Carlton South Melbourne 15.13 (103) – 10.15 (75)
1944 Fitzroy Richmond 9.12 (66) – 7.9 (51)
1943 Richmond Essendon 12.14 (86) – 11.15 (81)
1942 Essendon Richmond 19.18 (132) – 11.13 (79)
1941 Melbourne Essendon 19.13 (127) – 13.20 (98)
1940 Melbourne Richmond 15.17 (107) – 10.8 (68)
1939 Melbourne Collingwood 21.22 (148) – 14.11 (95)
1938 Carlton Collingwood 15.10 (100) – 13.7 (85)
1937 Geelong Collingwood 18.14 (122) – 12.18 (90)
1936 Collingwood South Melbourne 11.23 (89) – 10.18 (78)
1935 Collingwood South Melbourne 11.12 (78) – 7.16 (58)
1934 Richmond South Melbourne 19.14 (128) – 12.17 (89)
1933 South Melbourne Richmond 9.17 (71) – 4.5 (29)
1932 Richmond Carlton 13.14 (92) – 12.11 (83)
1931 Geelong Richmond 9.14 (68) – 7.6 (48)
1930 Collingwood Geelong 14.16 (100) – 9.16 (70)
1929 Collingwood Richmond 11.13 (79) – 7.8 (50)
1928 Collingwood Richmond 13.18 (96) – 9.9 (63)
1927 Collingwood Richmond 2.13 (25) – 1.7 (13)
1926 Melbourne Collingwood 17.17 (119) – 9.8 (62)
1925 Geelong Collingwood 10.19 (79) – 9.15 (69)
1924 Essendon Richmond No Grand Final
1923 Essendon Fitzroy 8.15 (63) – 6.10 (46)
1922 Fitzroy Collingwood 11.13 (79) – 9.14 (68)
1921 Richmond Carlton 5.6 (36) – 4.8 (32)
1920 Richmond Collingwood 7.10 (52) – 5.5 (35)
1919 Collingwood Richmond 11.12 (78) – 7.11 (53)
1918 South Melbourne Collingwood 9.8 (62) – 7.15 (57)
1917 Collingwood Fitzroy 9.20 (74) – 5.9 (39)
1916 Fitzroy Carlton 12.13 (85) – 8.8 (56)
1915 Carlton Collingwood 11.12 (78) – 6.9 (45)
1914 Carlton South Melbourne 6.9 (45) – 4.15 (39)
1913 Fitzroy St Kilda 7.14 (56) – 5.13 (43)
1912 Essendon South Melbourne 5.17 (47) – 4.9 (33)
1911 Essendon Collingwood 5.11 (41) – 4.11 (35)
1910 Collingwood Carlton 9.7 (61) – 6.11 (47)
1909 South Melbourne Carlton 4.14 (38) – 4.12 (36)
1908 Carlton Essendon 5.5 (35) – 3.8 (26)
1907 Carlton South Melbourne 6.14 (50) – 6.9 (45)
1906 Carlton Fitzroy 15.4 (94) – 6.9 (45)
1905 Fitzroy Collingwood 4.6 (30) – 2.5 (17)
1904 Fitzroy Carlton 9.7 (61) – 5.7 (37)
1903 Collingwood Fitzroy 4.7 (31) – 3.11 (29)
1902 Collingwood Essendon 9.6 (60) – 3.9 (27)
1901 Essendon Collingwood 6.7 (43) – 2.4 (16)
1900 Melbourne Fitzroy 4.10 (34) – 3.12 (30)
1899 Fitzroy South Melbourne 3.9 (27) – 3.8 (26)
1898 Fitzroy Essendon 5.8 (38) – 3.5 (23)
1897 Essendon Geelong No Grand Final

Last updated: 30 September, 2017

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by , 1 Oct 2017

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by , 1 Oct 2017

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Strong and bold! Richmond’s rise from rabble to premiers

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by , 30 Sep 2017 Video

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by , 30 Sep 2017 Video

The Richmond Tigers have won their first premiership since 1980 after a dominant performance against the Adelaide Crows saw them cruise home in the AFL grand final and claim a 108-60 victory.

2017 AFL Grand Final player ratings: Adelaide Crows

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by , 30 Sep 2017

It wasn’t how it was meant to go for the Crows. Coming into the grand final as favourites, Adelaide were completely outplayed by the Tigers en route to a 108-60 loss in the final game of the season.

WATCH: Video highlights from the 2017 AFL Grand Final Adelaide Crows vs Richmond Tigers

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by , 30 Sep 2017 Video

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