1958 VFL Grand Final

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Team 1 2 3 Final
Collingwood 2.2 7.6 12.9 12.10 (82)
Melbourne 5.1 7.4 7.6 9.10 (64)

The 1958 VFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Melbourne Football Club and Collingwood Football Club, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 20 September 1958. It was the 62nd annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1958 VFL season. The match, attended by 97,956 spectators, was won by Collingwood by 18 points, marking that club's 13th premiership victory.

This was Melbourne's fifth successive Grand Final appearance. The Demons had won the previous three premierships and were looking to equal Collingwood's 1927–1930 Premiership record. Collingwood's victory would deny the Demons that record and keep it in black-and-white hands, a record which still stands today.

Teams[edit]

Collingwood
B: Ron Reeves Harry Sullivan Ray Gabelich
HB: Kevin Rose Mike Delanty Peter Lucas
C: Brian Gray John Henderson Ken Turner
HF: Brian Beers Murray Weideman (c) Bill Serong
F: Mick Twomey Ian Brewer Ken Bennett
Foll: Graeme Fellowes Barry Harrison Thorold Merrett
Reserve(s): Ken Smale Robert Greve
Coach: Phonse Kyne
Melbourne
B: John Beckwith (c) Peter Marquis Colin Wilson
HB: Keith Carroll Don Williams Ian Thorogood
C: Ian McLean Laurie Mithen Brian Dixon
HF: Geoff Tunbridge Trevor Johnson Peter Brenchley
F: Bob Johnson Athol Webb Frank 'Bluey' Adams
Foll: Dick Fenton-Smith Ron Barassi Ian Ridley
Reserve(s): Terry Gleeson Neil Crompton
Coach: Norm Smith
  • Umpire: Allan Nash

Statistics[edit]

Goalkickers[edit]

Collingwood:

  • Beers 2
  • Bennett 2
  • Brewer 2
  • Merrett 2
  • Weideman 2
  • Fellowes 1
  • M.Twomey 1

Melbourne:

  • Adams 2
  • Barassi 2
  • Brenchley 1
  • Crompton 1
  • B.Johnson 1
  • McLean 1
  • Ridley 1

Attendance[edit]

  • MCG crowd – 97,956

References[edit]

  • 1958 VFL Grand Final statistics
  • The Official statistical history of the AFL 2004
  • Ross, J. (ed), 100 Years of Australian Football 1897–1996: The Complete Story of the AFL, All the Big Stories, All the Great Pictures, All the Champions, Every AFL Season Reported, Viking, (Ringwood), 1996. ISBN 0-670-86814-0

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