Australian Rules Football:Records

The first official Australian Rules football season was in 1897 with the first Grand Final taking place in 1898.

Grand Final Records

Individual Records

Most matches (player) 11: Michael Tuck (Hawthorn)

Most matches (captain) 9: Dick Reynolds (Essendon)

Most matches (coach) 17: Jock McHale (Collingwood)

Most matches (player/coach) 20: Jock McHale (Collingwood)

Most wins (player)

7: Michael Tuck (Hawthorn)
6: Albert Collier (Collingwood), Harry Collier (Collingwood), Frank ‘Bluey’ Adams (Melbourne), Ron Barassi (Melbourne)

Most wins (captain) 4: Dick Reynolds (Essendon), Syd Coventry (Collingwood), Michael Tuck (Hawthorn)

Most wins (coach) 8: Jock McHale (Collingwood)
Most Norm Smith Medals (Man of the Match)

2: Gary Ayres (Hawthorn), Andrew McLeod (Adelaide)
Most goals 35: Gordon Coventry (Collingwood)

Most goals in a match 9: Gordon Coventry (Collingwood) 1928, Gary Ablett, Sr. (Geelong) 1989

Most goals in a quarter 5: Darren Jarman (Adelaide) 1997-4Q
Most behinds in a match 10: Ron Todd (Collingwood) 1936

Game records
Highest score 28.9 (177) by Carlton vs Richmond 1972
Lowest score 1.7 (13) by Richmond vs Collingwood 1927
Highest aggregate 327 points Carlton vs Richmond 1972
Lowest aggregate 38 points Collingwood vs Richmond 1927
Highest winning margin 119 points by Geelong vs Port Adelaide 2007
Lowest winning margin 1 point by Fitzroy vs South Melbourne 1899, by Carlton vs Essendon 1947, by St Kilda vs Collingwood 1966, by West Coast vs Sydney 2006
Drawn games occurred in 1948, 1977 and 2010

Highest attendance 121696 Collingwood vs Carlton 1970
Lowest attendance 4823 Fitzroy vs South Melbourne 1899
Highest score – 1st Qtr 8.4 (52) by Hawthorn vs Geelong 1989, by Carlton vs Richmond 1972
Highest score – 2nd Qtr 10.2 (62) by Carlton vs Richmond 1972
Highest score – 3rd Qtr 11.8 (74) by Essendon vs Melbourne 1946
Highest score – 4th Qtr 11.3 (69) by Essendon vs Hawthorn 1985
Biggest comeback – Quarter time 29 by Carlton vs Collingwood 1970
Biggest comeback – 2nd Half 44 by Carlton vs Collingwood 1970
Biggest comeback – 4th Qtr 23 by Essendon vs Hawthorn 1984
Biggest comeback – Overall 44 by Carlton vs Collingwood 1970

 

Overall Records

Most premierships
Carlton – 16 (most recent 1995) and Essendon – 16 (most recent 2000) –  Collingwood 15 (most recent 2010)

Most consecutive premierships
Collingwood – 4
1927–1930

Highest score
Geelong 37.17 (239) defeated Brisbane Bears 11.9 (75)
Carrara Stadium 03 May 1992

Highest winning margin
190 points – Fitzroy 36.22 (238) defeated Melbourne 6.12 (48)
Waverley Park 28 July 1979

Highest aggregate score
52.33 (345) – Melbourne 21.15 (141) lost to St Kilda 31.18 (204)
MCG 06 May 1978

Highest score in one quarter
South Melbourne – 17.4 (106) vs. St Kilda 0.0 (0) in 4th quarter
Lake Oval 26 July 1919

Most games won in a season
Essendon – 2000
24 (incl. finals)

Undefeated in a home and away season
Collingwood
1929

Most grand final appearances
Collingwood – 43

Most consecutive grand final appearances
Melbourne – 7 (between 1954 and 1960) and Hawthorn – 7 (between 1983 and 1989)

Most finals series appearances
Collingwood – 78

Most consecutive finals series appearances
Hawthorn – 13 (between 1982 and 1994)

Most consecutive preliminary finals appearances
North Melbourne – 7 (between 1994 and 2000)

Most consecutive wins
Geelong – 23
1952–1953

Most consecutive games unbeaten
Geelong – 26
1952–1953

Most consecutive losses
University – 51 (1911–1914)

Most games played in a career
Michael Tuck (Hawthorn) – 426 games

Most finals played in a career
Michael Tuck (Hawthorn) – 39 games

Most grand finals played in a career
Michael Tuck (Hawthorn) – 11

Most games as club captain
Stephen Kernahan (Carlton) – 226 games

Most goals in a career
Tony Lockett (St Kilda/Sydney) – 1 360 goals

Most goals in finals
Gordon Coventry (Collingwood) – 112 goals

Most goals in a game
Fred Fanning (Melbourne) – 18 goals 30 August 1947

Most goals in a season (including finals)
Bob Pratt (South Melbourne 1934) and Peter Hudson (Hawthorn 1971) – 150 goals

Most consecutive matches
Jim Stynes (Melbourne) – 244

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