1998 AFL season

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1998 AFL Premiership season
Teams 16
Premiers Adelaide
(2nd premiership)
Minor premiers North Melbourne
(4th minor premiership)
Pre-season cup North Melbourne
(2nd pre-season cup win)
Matches played 185
Attendance 6,691,897 (36,172 per match)
Highest attendance 94,431 (Grand Final, Adelaide v North Melbourne)
Coleman Medallist Tony Lockett (Sydney)
Brownlow Medallist Robert Harvey (St Kilda)
1997
1999

Results and statistics for the Australian Football League season of 1998.

See List of Australian Football League premiers for a complete list.

AFL Draft[edit]

See 1998 AFL Draft for more information.

National Cup Final[edit]

North Melbourne defeated St Kilda 14.13 (97) to 12.11 (83).

Premiership Season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
North Melbourne 15.13.103 West Coast 15.11.101 MCG 27,150 Friday, 27 March
Carlton 10.13.73 Adelaide 9.9.63 Princes Park 20,957 Saturday, 28 March
Collingwood 18.15.123 Hawthorn 12.12.84 MCG 47,628 Saturday, 28 March
St Kilda 17.7.109 Geelong 13.13.91 Waverley Park 34,323 Saturday, 28 March
Brisbane Lions 10.12.72 Western Bulldogs 17.16.118 The Gabba 18,788 Saturday, 28 March
Port Adelaide 17.15.117 Sydney 20.4.124 Football Park 31,230 Sunday, 29 March
Richmond 14.19.103 Essendon 13.11.89 MCG 70,200 Sunday, 29 March
Fremantle 13.6.84 Melbourne 8.13.61 Subiaco Oval 18,133 Sunday, 29 March

Round 2[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
West Coast 17.14.116 Collingwood 8.8.56 Subiaco Oval 35,909 Friday, 3 April
Geelong 14.15.99 Richmond 11.14.80 Kardinia Park 26,669 Saturday, 4 April
Hawthorn 10.7.67 Port Adelaide 17.10.112 Waverley Park 18,698 Saturday, 4 April
Melbourne 19.11.125 North Melbourne 15.10.100 MCG 29,990 Saturday, 4 April
Sydney 20.15.135 Brisbane Lions 14.13.97 SCG 32,111 Saturday, 4 April
Adelaide 25.17.167 Fremantle 11.8.74 Football Park 40,602 Sunday, 5 April
Essendon 28.14.182 St Kilda 13.15.93 MCG 53,905 Sunday, 5 April
Western Bulldogs 22.8.140 Carlton 13.6.84 Princes Park 27,659 Sunday, 5 April

Round 3[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Richmond 15.13.103 Hawthorn 15.7.97 MCG 39,954 Saturday, 11 April
Western Bulldogs 16.23.119 Collingwood 13.7.85 Princes Park 26,518 Saturday, 11 April
Port Adelaide 10.9.69 North Melbourne 15.8.98 Football Park 28,167 Saturday, 11 April
St Kilda 12.10.82 Adelaide 8.12.60 Waverley Park 20,532 Sunday, 12 April
Sydney 24.16.160 Geelong 7.15.57 SCG 29,614 Sunday, 12 April
Fremantle 10.7.67 West Coast 14.10.94 Subiaco Oval 34,710 Sunday, 12 April
Brisbane Lions 12.15.87 Melbourne 15.10.100 The Gabba 17,161 Monday, 13 April
Carlton 14.14.98 Essendon 14.15.99 MCG 68,177 Monday, 13 April

Round 4[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Collingwood 20.13.133 Richmond 12.16.88 MCG 78,259 Friday, 17 April
Geelong 11.13.79 Western Bulldogs 14.10.94 Kardinia Park 26,301 Saturday, 18 April
Hawthorn 18.13.121 St Kilda 20.9.129 Waverley Park 36,117 Saturday, 18 April
West Coast 14.15.99 Sydney 18.10.118 WACA 27,059 Saturday, 18 April
Port Adelaide 11.7.73 Adelaide 8.16.64 Football Park 41,476 Sunday, 19 April
Carlton 10.10.70 Melbourne 10.12.72 Princes Park 27,508 Sunday, 19 April
Essendon 11.10.76 Fremantle 14.16.100 Waverley Park 26,241 Sunday, 19 April
North Melbourne 21.11.137 Brisbane Lions 17.18.120 MCG 22,688 Sunday, 19 April

Round 5[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Richmond 12.14.86 West Coast 10.11.71 MCG 34,837 Friday, 24 April
Collingwood 15.18.108 Essendon 12.16.88 MCG 81,542 Saturday, 25 April
Hawthorn 18.16.124 Brisbane Lions 12.11.83 Waverley Park 22,366 Saturday, 25 April
Fremantle 16.8.104 North Melbourne 12.15.87 WACA 26,335 Saturday, 25 April
Melbourne 14.18.102 Port Adelaide 6.17.53 MCG 21,726 Sunday, 26 April
St Kilda 13.10.88 Carlton 9.12.66 Waverley Park 31,955 Sunday, 26 April
Sydney 14.15.99 Western Bulldogs 12.11.83 SCG 36,505 Sunday, 26 April
Adelaide 12.15.87 Geelong 8.13.61 Football Park 39,974 Sunday, 26 April

Round 6[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Brisbane Lions 13.8.86 Richmond 7.9.51 The Gabba 19,219 Friday, 1 May
Carlton 9.13.67 Collingwood 14.12.96 Melbourne Cricket Ground 69,963 Saturday, 2 May
Geelong 13.12.90 Hawthorn 10.13.73 Kardinia Park 23,267 Saturday, 2 May
Western Bulldogs 13.19.97 Essendon 13.11.89 Princes Park 24,813 Saturday, 2 May
Port Adelaide 13.18.96 Fremantle 9.6.60 Football Park 30,519 Saturday, 2 May
North Melbourne 15.16.106 Adelaide 15.12.102 Melbourne Cricket Ground 23,041 Sunday, 3 May
Sydney 8.13.61 Melbourne 12.8.80 Sydney Cricket Ground 25,951 Sunday, 3 May
West Coast 18.11.119 St Kilda 18.13.121 Subiaco Oval 36,406 Sunday, 3 May

Round 7[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Collingwood 12.7.79 Sydney 18.7.115 Melbourne Cricket Ground 57,894 Friday, 8 May
Fremantle 8.9.57 Hawthorn 15.9.99 WACA 22,037 Friday, 8 May
Carlton 11.10.76 Port Adelaide 25.15.165 Princes Park 16,058 Saturday, 9 May
St Kilda 11.16.82 Brisbane Lions 15.9.99 Waverley Park 23,960 Saturday, 9 May
Essendon 11.4.70 Geelong 12.7.79 Melbourne Cricket Ground 56,093 Saturday, 9 May
Adelaide 11.13.79 West Coast 10.11.71 Football Park 39,057 Sunday, 10 May
Richmond 13.13.91 Melbourne 7.7.49 Melbourne Cricket Ground 46,217 Sunday, 10 May
Western Bulldogs 16.15.111 North Melbourne 12.11.83 Princes Park 22,058 Sunday, 10 May

Round 8[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Essendon 12.12.84 Brisbane Lions 8.22.70 Melbourne Cricket Ground 35,384 Friday, 15 May
Geelong 12.4.76 Fremantle 6.18.54 Kardinia Park 19,449 Saturday, 16 May
North Melbourne 15.15.105 Sydney 14.11.95 Melbourne Cricket Ground 43,400 Saturday, 16 May
St Kilda 10.12.72 Port Adelaide 5.15.45 Waverley Park 20,063 Saturday, 16 May
West Coast 12.20.92 Carlton 12.12.84 Subiaco Oval 37,361 Sunday, 17 May
Hawthorn 14.12.96 Western Bulldogs 21.10.136 Waverley Park 34,541 Sunday, 17 May
Melbourne 17.12.114 Collingwood 16.15.111 Melbourne Cricket Ground 57,425 Sunday, 17 May
Adelaide 11.13.79 Richmond 14.8.92 Football Park 40,559 Sunday, 17 May

Round 9[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Fremantle 14.21.105 St Kilda 13.12.90 WACA 22,803 Friday, 22 May
Carlton 10.14.74 North Melbourne 17.13.115 Princes Park 20,205 Saturday, 23 May
Geelong 5.14.44 West Coast 9.11.65 Kardinia Park 19,848 Saturday, 23 May
Melbourne 12.12.84 Essendon 18.14.122 Melbourne Cricket Ground 49,580 Saturday, 23 May
Western Bulldogs 13.10.88 Richmond 11.9.75 Waverley Park 36,428 Saturday, 23 May
Brisbane Lions 6.14.50 Adelaide 14.14.98 The Gabba 19,509 Saturday, 23 May
Sydney 17.15.117 Hawthorn 11.14.80 Sydney Cricket Ground 31,420 Sunday, 24 May
Port Adelaide 11.14.80 Collingwood 9.9.63 Football Park 35,659 Sunday, 24 May

Round 10[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
West Coast 16.17.113 Western Bulldogs 15.10.100 WACA 28,193 Friday, 29 May
Carlton 17.9.111 Brisbane Lions 12.15.87 Princes Park 18,317 Saturday, 30 May
Hawthorn 13.9.87 Essendon 13.15.93 Waverley Park 41,780 Saturday, 30 May
Richmond 13.19.97 Port Adelaide 9.13.67 Melbourne Cricket Ground 31,225 Saturday, 30 May
Sydney 8.5.53 St Kilda 24.10.154 Sydney Cricket Ground 36,180 Saturday, 30 May
Adelaide 17.9.111 Melbourne 8.10.58 Football Park 40,844 Sunday, 31 May
Collingwood 19.5.119 Fremantle 17.10.112 Victoria Park 23,188 Sunday, 31 May
North Melbourne 13.13.91 Geelong 17.12.114 Melbourne Cricket Ground 35,595 Sunday, 31 May

Round 11[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Essendon 24.16.160 Sydney 15.10.100 Melbourne Cricket Ground 62,866 Friday, 5 June
Geelong 12.8.80 Carlton 9.9.63 Melbourne Cricket Ground 41,222 Saturday, 6 June
Hawthorn 10.10.70 Melbourne 18.9.117 Waverley Park 31,365 Saturday, 6 June
Port Adelaide 7.13.55 West Coast 8.9.57 Football Park 28,284 Saturday, 6 June
Fremantle 17.19.121 Brisbane Lions 7.8.50 Subiaco Oval 17,452 Sunday, 7 June
Western Bulldogs 24.11.155 Adelaide 13.10.88 Princes Park 21,165 Sunday, 7 June
North Melbourne 19.12.126 Collingwood 13.19.97 Melbourne Cricket Ground 58,369 Monday, 8 June
St Kilda 21.11.137 Richmond 16.14.110 Waverley Park 71,488 Monday, 8 June

Round 12[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
West Coast 19.9.123 Hawthorn 17.6.108 WACA 27,112 Friday, 12 June
Carlton 14.16.100 Sydney 11.8.74 Princes Park 23,226 Saturday, 13 June
Melbourne 7.4.46 Geelong 22.9.141 Melbourne Cricket Ground 41,567 Saturday, 13 June
Adelaide 15.18.108 Essendon 15.16.106 Football Park 40,700 Saturday, 13 June
Brisbane Lions 18.15.123 Port Adelaide 18.15.123 The Gabba 15,924 Sunday, 14 June
Collingwood 11.16.82 St Kilda 17.15.117 Waverley Park 50,578 Sunday, 14 June
Richmond 19.13.127 North Melbourne 14.8.92 Melbourne Cricket Ground 43,497 Sunday, 14 June
Western Bulldogs 18.14.122 Fremantle 15.6.96 Princes Park 16,487 Sunday, 14 June

Round 13[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Essendon 11.6.72 West Coast 11.17.83 Melbourne Cricket Ground 45,277 Friday, 19 June
Collingwood 10.10.70 Adelaide 11.13.79 Melbourne Cricket Ground 34,630 Saturday, 20 June
Geelong 12.8.80 Brisbane Lions 15.16.106 Kardinia Park 21,833 Saturday, 20 June
Hawthorn 17.12.114 North Melbourne 17.10.112 Waverley Park 23,845 Saturday, 20 June
Port Adelaide 11.7.73 Western Bulldogs 5.9.39 Football Park 28,746 Saturday, 20 June
Melbourne 5.12.42 St Kilda 19.13.127 Melbourne Cricket Ground 35,055 Sunday, 21 June
Sydney 16.6.102 Richmond 13.13.91 Sydney Cricket Ground 28,445 Sunday, 21 June
Fremantle 10.16.76 Carlton 10.8.68 Subiaco Oval 23,899 Sunday, 21 June

Round 14[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
North Melbourne 19.13.127 Essendon 16.13.109 Melbourne Cricket Ground 48,618 Friday, 26 June
Carlton 13.14.92 Hawthorn 11.10.76 Princes Park 25,529 Saturday, 27 June
Richmond 23.7.145 Fremantle 8.7.55 Melbourne Cricket Ground 25,723 Saturday, 27 June
St Kilda 12.15.87 Western Bulldogs 10.12.72 Waverley Park 49,706 Saturday, 27 June
Port Adelaide 13.13.91 Geelong 10.13.73 Football Park 32,431 Saturday, 27 June
Brisbane Lions 19.21.135 Collingwood 12.11.83 The Gabba 17,275 Sunday, 28 June
Sydney 12.15.87 Adelaide 18.16.124 Sydney Cricket Ground 30,735 Sunday, 28 June
West Coast 11.13.79 Melbourne 14.12.96 Subiaco Oval 35,238 Sunday, 28 June

Round 15[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Richmond 20.12.132 Carlton 11.4.70 Melbourne Cricket Ground 66,287 Friday, 3 July
Essendon 16.12.108 Port Adelaide 12.9.81 Melbourne Cricket Ground 37,685 Saturday, 4 July
St Kilda 12.7.79 North Melbourne 22.13.145 Waverley Park 36,557 Saturday, 4 July
Western Bulldogs 12.11.83 Melbourne 9.11.65 Princes Park 20,782 Saturday, 4 July
Brisbane Lions 6.13.49 West Coast 11.10.76 The Gabba 15,369 Saturday, 4 July
Adelaide 9.14.68 Hawthorn 4.11.35 Football Park 38,430 Sunday, 5 July
Collingwood 10.11.71 Geelong 9.7.61 Melbourne Cricket Ground 44,806 Sunday, 5 July
Fremantle 10.9.69 Sydney 13.4.82 Subiaco Oval 21,042 Sunday, 5 July

Round 16[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Adelaide 16.5.101 Carlton 16.9.105 Football Park 42,713 Friday, 17 July
Geelong 10.16.76 St Kilda 15.10.100 Kardinia Park 26,879 Saturday, 18 July
Hawthorn 4.14.38 Collingwood 19.10.124 Waverley Park 39,325 Saturday, 18 July
Melbourne 16.10.106 Fremantle 13.5.83 Melbourne Cricket Ground 20,365 Saturday, 18 July
Western Bulldogs 27.15.177 Brisbane Lions 13.8.86 Princes Park 16,131 Saturday, 18 July
Essendon 14.10.94 Richmond 10.15.75 Melbourne Cricket Ground 83,773 Sunday, 19 July
Sydney 18.10.118 Port Adelaide 12.12.84 Sydney Cricket Ground 29,325 Sunday, 19 July
West Coast 11.14.80 North Melbourne 13.16.94 Subiaco Oval 36,463 Sunday, 19 July

Round 17[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Fremantle 14.14.98 Adelaide 15.7.97 Subiaco Oval 18,876 Friday, 24 July
Carlton 29.11.185 Western Bulldogs 15.15.105 Princes Park 26,911 Saturday, 25 July
Collingwood 9.11.65 West Coast 13.8.86 Victoria Park 23,293 Saturday, 25 July
North Melbourne 22.20.152 Melbourne 13.9.87 Melbourne Cricket Ground 36,042 Saturday, 25 July
Port Adelaide 18.11.119 Hawthorn 15.8.98 Football Park 30,104 Saturday, 25 July
Brisbane Lions 14.5.89 Sydney 22.17.149 The Gabba 15,475 Sunday, 26 July
Richmond 10.7.67 Geelong 8.10.58 Melbourne Cricket Ground 44,222 Sunday, 26 July
St Kilda 13.9.87 Essendon 14.6.90 Waverley Park 50,778 Sunday, 26 July

Round 18[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Collingwood 10.7.67 Western Bulldogs 16.14.110 Melbourne Cricket Ground 40,832 Friday, 31 July
Geelong 12.15.87 Sydney 19.7.121 Kardinia Park 23,137 Saturday, 1 August
Melbourne 22.19.151 Brisbane Lions 8.8.56 Melbourne Cricket Ground 16,518 Saturday, 1 August
North Melbourne 18.23.131 Port Adelaide 10.16.76 Manuka Oval 11,321 Saturday, 1 August
Adelaide 19.23.137 St Kilda 10.7.67 Football Park 40,670 Saturday, 1 August
Essendon 12.12.84 Carlton 11.12.78 Melbourne Cricket Ground 70,969 Sunday, 2 August
Hawthorn 10.10.70 Richmond 4.10.34 Waverley Park 37,297 Sunday, 2 August
West Coast 15.9.99 Fremantle 8.12.60 Subiaco Oval 37,145 Sunday, 2 August

Round 19[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Brisbane Lions 12.14.86 North Melbourne 15.23.113 The Gabba 14,973 Friday, 7 August
Melbourne 16.17.113 Carlton 8.16.64 Melbourne Cricket Ground 39,704 Saturday, 8 August
St Kilda 10.9.69 Hawthorn 19.14.128 Waverley Park 32,286 Saturday, 8 August
Western Bulldogs 13.18.96 Geelong 14.13.97 Princes Park 17,535 Saturday, 8 August
Fremantle 12.14.86 Essendon 18.11.119 Subiaco Oval 28,444 Saturday, 8 August
Richmond 12.14.86 Collingwood 9.13.67 Melbourne Cricket Ground 57,303 Sunday, 9 August
Sydney 10.14.74 West Coast 9.14.68 Sydney Cricket Ground 30,934 Sunday, 9 August
Adelaide 22.12.144 Port Adelaide 10.10.70 Football Park 46,850 Sunday, 9 August

Round 20[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
North Melbourne 22.19.151 Fremantle 7.5.47 Melbourne Cricket Ground 19,429 Friday, 14 August
Essendon 16.13.109 Collingwood 14.15.99 Melbourne Cricket Ground 64,480 Saturday, 15 August
Geelong 6.8.44 Adelaide 18.10.118 Kardinia Park 22,384 Saturday, 15 August
Western Bulldogs 15.9.99 Sydney 15.7.97 Waverley Park 32,577 Saturday, 15 August
Brisbane Lions 7.17.59 Hawthorn 13.16.94 The Gabba 14,738 Saturday, 15 August
Port Adelaide 10.11.71 Melbourne 14.10.94 Football Park 28,660 Sunday, 16 August
Carlton 19.20.134 St Kilda 15.14.104 Melbourne Cricket Ground 42,120 Sunday, 16 August
West Coast 16.16.112 Richmond 11.7.73 Subiaco Oval 37,920 Sunday, 16 August

Round 21[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Essendon 13.12.90 Western Bulldogs 14.17.101 Melbourne Cricket Ground 67,157 Friday, 21 August
Richmond 24.11.155 Brisbane Lions 11.12.78 Melbourne Cricket Ground 27,912 Saturday, 22 August
St Kilda 9.9.63 West Coast 7.13.55 Waverley Park 26,895 Saturday, 22 August
Adelaide 13.14.92 North Melbourne 14.21.105 Football Park 43,297 Saturday, 22 August
Collingwood 8.15.63 Carlton 17.16.118 Melbourne Cricket Ground 60,741 Sunday, 23 August
Hawthorn 11.18.84 Geelong 8.15.63 Waverley Park 28,833 Sunday, 23 August
Fremantle 10.11.71 Port Adelaide 19.10.124 Subiaco Oval 20,412 Sunday, 23 August
Melbourne 17.12.114 Sydney 12.11.83 Melbourne Cricket Ground 52,614 Monday, 24 August

Round 22[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
North Melbourne 17.11.113 Western Bulldogs 16.12.108 Melbourne Cricket Ground 68,050 Friday, 28 August
Geelong 19.13.127 Essendon 18.9.117 Melbourne Cricket Ground 61,089 Saturday, 29 August
Hawthorn 22.17.149 Fremantle 9.6.60 Waverley Park 39,735 Saturday, 29 August
West Coast 12.9.81 Adelaide 15.16.106 Subiaco Oval 37,388 Saturday, 29 August
Brisbane Lions 12.20.92 St Kilda 13.13.91 The Gabba 14,993 Saturday, 29 August
Melbourne 19.19.133 Richmond 8.9.57 Melbourne Cricket Ground 76,387 Sunday, 30 August
Sydney 18.11.119 Collingwood 16.11.107 Sydney Cricket Ground 35,814 Sunday, 30 August
Port Adelaide 12.12.84 Carlton 21.12.138 Football Park 34,518 Sunday, 30 August

Ladder[edit]

All teams played 22 games during the home and away season, for a total of 176. An additional 9 games were played during the finals series.

1998 AFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA  % PTS
1 North Melbourne 22 16 6 0 2486 2117 117.43 64
2 Western Bulldogs 22 15 7 0 2353 2019 116.54 60
3 Sydney 22 14 8 0 2283 2143 106.53 56
4 Melbourne 22 14 8 0 2009 1956 102.71 56
5 Adelaide (P) 22 13 9 0 2172 1763 123.20 52
6 St Kilda 22 13 9 0 2148 2104 102.09 52
7 West Coast 22 12 10 0 1940 1773 109.42 48
8 Essendon 22 12 10 0 2250 2071 108.64 48
9 Richmond 22 12 10 0 2018 1926 104.78 48
10 Port Adelaide 22 9 12 1 1928 2017 95.59 38
11 Carlton 22 9 13 0 2018 2109 95.69 36
12 Geelong 22 9 13 0 1777 1963 90.52 36
13 Hawthorn 22 8 14 0 1992 2083 95.63 32
14 Collingwood 22 7 15 0 1968 2167 90.82 28
15 Fremantle 22 7 15 0 1739 2277 76.37 28
16 Brisbane Lions 22 5 16 1 1860 2453 75.83 22
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against

Ladder progression[edit]

  • Numbers highlighted in green indicate that the team finished the round inside the top 8.
  • Numbers highlighted in blue indicates the team finished first on the ladder in that round.
  • Numbers highlighted in red indicates the team finished in last place on the ladder in that round.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
1 North Melbourne 4 4 8 12 12 16 16 20 24 24 28 28 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64
2 Western Bulldogs 4 8 12 16 16 20 24 28 32 32 36 40 40 40 44 48 48 52 52 56 60 60
3 Sydney 4 8 12 16 20 20 24 24 28 28 28 28 32 32 36 40 44 48 52 52 52 56
4 Melbourne 0 4 8 12 16 20 20 24 24 24 28 28 28 32 32 36 36 40 44 48 52 56
5 Adelaide 0 4 4 4 8 8 12 12 16 20 20 24 28 32 36 36 36 40 44 48 48 52
6 St Kilda 4 4 8 12 16 20 20 24 24 28 32 36 40 44 44 48 48 48 48 48 52 52
7 West Coast 0 4 8 8 8 8 8 12 16 20 24 28 30 32 32 36 36 40 44 48 48 48
8 Essendon 0 4 8 8 8 8 8 12 16 20 24 24 24 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 48 48
9 Richmond 4 4 8 8 12 12 16 20 20 24 24 28 28 32 36 36 40 40 44 44 48 48
10 Port Adelaide 0 4 4 8 8 12 16 16 20 20 20 22 26 30 30 30 34 34 34 34 38 38
11 Carlton 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 8 8 12 12 16 16 20 24 24 24 28 32 36
12 Geelong 0 4 4 4 4 8 12 16 20 24 24 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 32 32 32 36
13 Hawthorn 0 0 0 0 4 4 8 8 8 8 8 8 12 12 12 12 12 16 20 24 28 32
14 Collingwood 4 4 4 8 12 16 16 16 16 20 20 20 20 20 24 28 28 28 28 28 28 28
15 Fremantle 4 4 4 8 12 12 12 12 16 16 20 20 24 24 24 24 28 28 28 28 28 28
16 Brisbane Lions 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 8 8 8 8 10 14 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 22

Finals series[edit]

Qualifying Finals[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
North Melbourne 11.16.82 Essendon 8.12.60 MCG 71,154 Friday, 4 September
Melbourne 17.13.115 Adelaide 9.13.67 MCG 60,817 Saturday, 5 September
Sydney 12.17.89 St Kilda 13.9.87 SCG 36,076 Saturday, 5 September
Western Bulldogs 18.13.121 West Coast 7.9.51 MCG 43,025 Sunday, 6 September

Semi Finals[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Melbourne 15.17.107 St Kilda 7.14.56 MCG 88,456 Saturday, 12 September
Sydney 10.7.67 Adelaide 14.10.94 SCG 37,498 Saturday, 12 September

Preliminary Finals[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
North Melbourne 17.12.114 Melbourne 12.12.84 MCG 73,719 Friday, 18 September
Western Bulldogs 13.15.93 Adelaide 24.17.161 MCG 67,557 Saturday, 19 September

Grand Final[edit]

Main article: 1998 AFL Grand Final
Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
North Melbourne 8.22.70 Adelaide 15.15.105 MCG 94,431 Saturday, 26 September

Attendance[edit]

Team Hosted Average Highest Lowest Total Last Season +/-
Essendon 11 54,894 83,773 26,241 603,830 52,848 + 2046
Collingwood 11 49,399 81,542 23,188 543,391 48,708 + 691
Richmond 11 44,307 70,200 25,723 487,377 34,515 + 9792
Adelaide 11 41,245 46,850 38,430 453,696 40,173 + 1072
Melbourne 11 40,085 76,387 16,518 440,931 27,714 + 12,371
St Kilda 11 36,231 71,488 20,063 398,543 35,232 + 999
North Melbourne 11 35,791 68,050 11,321 393,703 32,520 + 3271
West Coast Eagles 11 34,199 37,920 27,059 376,194 32,582 + 1617
Carlton 11 32,634 69,963 16,058 358,971 33,634 - 1000
Hawthorn 11 32,173 41,780 18,698 353,902 32,380 - 207
Port Adelaide 11 31,799 41,476 28,167 349,794 35,829 - 4030
Sydney 11 31,549 36,505 25,951 347,034 35,818 - 4269
Geelong 11 28,371 61,089 19,449 312,078 28,324 + 47
Western Bulldogs 11 23,832 36,428 16,131 262,153 19,335 + 4497
Fremantle 11 23,104 34,710 17,452 254,143 21,982 + 1122
Brisbane Lions 11 16,675 19,509 14,738 183,424 19,550 - 2875
Totals 176 34,768 83,773 11,321 6119,164 33,197 + 1571
Venue Hosted Average Highest Lowest Total Last Season +/-
MCG 55 47,585 83,773 16,518 2617,182 43,488 + 4097
Football Park 22 36,522 46,850 28,167 803,490 38,001 - 1479
Waverley Park 26 34,549 71,488 18,698 898,269 33,806 + 743
SCG 11 31,549 36,505 25,951 347,034 35,818 - 4269
Subiaco Oval 16 29,800 37,920 17,452 476,798 28,371 + 1429
WACA 6 25,590 28,193 22,037 153,539 23,578 + 2012
Kardinia Park 9 23,307 26,879 19,449 209,767 21,269 + 2038
Victoria Park 2 23,241 23,293 23,188 46,481 24,473 - 1233
Optus Oval 17 21,874 27,659 16,058 371,859 20,781 + 1093
Gabba 11 16,675 19,509 14,738 183,424 19,550 - 2875
Manuka Oval 1 11,321 11,321 11,321 11,321 N/A N/A
Totals 176 34,768 83,773 11,321 6119,164 33,197 - 1571

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Adelaide became the first, and to date only, club since the introduction of the final five to win the premiership from outside the top four. The club was fifth at the end of the home-and-away season.

References[edit]