1940 VFL Grand Final

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Team 1 2 3 Final
Melbourne 4.8 10.11 13.15 15.17 (107)
Richmond 3.0 4.2 5.4 10.8 (68)

The 1940 VFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Melbourne Football Club and Richmond Football Club, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on 28 September 1940. It was the 44th annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1940 VFL season. The match, attended by 70,330 spectators, was won by Melbourne by a margin of 39 points, marking that club's fourth premiership victory.

This was Melbourne's second successive premiership, having defeated Collingwood in the 1939 VFL Grand Final.

Teams[edit]

Melbourne
B: Richie Emselle Frank Roberts Harold Ball
HB: Col McLean Gordon Jones Dick Hingston
C: Ray Wartman Allan La Fontaine (c) Syd Anderson
HF: Maurie Gibb Ron Baggott Keith Truscott
F: Fred Fanning Norm Smith Alby Rodda
Foll: Jack Mueller Jack O'Keefe Percy Beames
Reserve(s): Ron Barassi
Coach: Checker Hughes
Richmond
B: Kevin O'Neill George Smeaton Jack Symons
HB: Raymond Steele Ian Hull Jack Cotter
C: Alan McDonald Bernie Waldron Bert Edwards
HF: Ray Martin Jack Crane Laird Smith
F: Bob Bawden Jack Titus Dick Harris
Foll: Percy Bentley (c) Jack Dyer Jack Quinn
Reserve(s): Leo Merrett
Coach: Percy Bentley
  • Umpire - Alan Coward

Statistics[edit]

Goalkickers[edit]

Melbourne:

  • N Smith 7
  • R Baggott 2
  • P Beames 2
  • J O'Keefe 2
  • F Fanning 1
  • K Truscott 1

Richmond:

  • D Harris 5
  • J Titus 3
  • R Bawden 1
  • J Crane 1

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