2000 AFL season

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2000 AFL Premiership season
Teams 16
Premiers Essendon
(16th premiership)
Minor premiers Essendon
(16th minor premiership)
Pre-season cup Essendon
(4th pre-season cup win)
Matches played 185
Attendance 6,307,373 (34,094 per match)
Highest attendance 96,249 (Grand Final, Essendon v Melbourne)
Coleman Medallist Matthew Lloyd (Essendon)
Brownlow Medallist Shane Woewodin (Melbourne)
1999
2001

Results and statistics for the Australian Football League season of 2000.

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

AFL Draft[edit]

See 2000 AFL Draft for more information.

National Cup[edit]

Essendon defeated Kangaroos 16.21 (117) to 11.10 (76) in the Final.

Premiership season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Richmond 14.10 (94) Melbourne 13.14 (92) MCG 41,648 Wednesday, 8 March
Essendon 24.12 (156) Port Adelaide 8.14 (62) Colonial Stadium 43,012 Thursday, 9 March
Kangaroos 16.15 (111) West Coast 24.10 (154) MCG 20,580 Friday, 10 March
Adelaide 15.18 (108) Western Bulldogs 19.17 (131) Football Park 37,222 Saturday, 11 March
Fremantle 16.11 (107) Geelong 19.15 (129) Subiaco Oval 19,777 Saturday, 11 March
St Kilda 15.10 (100) Sydney 21.8 (134) Colonial Stadium 31,440 Sunday, 12 March
Carlton 22.20 (152) Brisbane Lions 16.16 (112) Optus Oval 22,374 Monday, 13 March
Hawthorn 13.8 (86) Collingwood 20.20 (140) MCG 53,776 Monday, 13 March

Round 2[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Essendon 20.10 (130) Richmond 12.15 (87) MCG 49,521 Thursday, 16 March
Melbourne 23.7 (145) Kangaroos 17.18 (120) MCG 23,348 Friday, 17 March
Geelong 21.13 (139) St Kilda 15.9 (99) Shell Stadium 20,476 Saturday, 18 March
Port Adelaide 12.15 (87) Fremantle 19.11 (125) Football Park 24,695 Saturday, 18 March
Carlton 22.22 (154) Hawthorn 18.4 (112) Optus Oval 21,161 Sunday, 19 March
Collingwood 14.19 (103) Adelaide 13.14 (92) MCG 33,076 Sunday, 19 March
West Coast 10.10 (70) Sydney 12.10 (82) Subiaco Oval 38,127 Sunday, 19 March
Western Bulldogs 17.8 (110) Brisbane Lions 21.13 (139) Colonial Stadium 24,460 Sunday, 19 March

Round 3[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Richmond 20.14 (134) Kangaroos 27.8 (170) MCG 37,543 Friday, 24 March
Hawthorn 16.14 (110) Brisbane Lions 15.13 (103) MCG 20,374 Saturday, 25 March
Adelaide 14.16 (100) Geelong 17.9 (111) Football Park 39,179 Saturday, 25 March
St Kilda 18.8 (116) West Coast 17.14 (116) Colonial Stadium 21,215 Saturday, 25 March
Collingwood 24.16 (160) Carlton 11.21 (87) MCG 82,669 Sunday, 26 March
Sydney 19.12 (126) Melbourne 17.12 (114) SCG 26,920 Sunday, 26 March
Western Bulldogs 22.9 (141) Port Adelaide 14.10 (94) Colonial Stadium 18,134 Sunday, 26 March
Fremantle 12.16 (88) Essendon 19.10 (124) Subiaco Oval 27,230 Sunday, 26 March

Round 4[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Kangaroos 15.14 (104) Geelong 15.9 (99) Colonial Stadium 34,623 Friday, 31 March
Western Bulldogs 14.14 (98) Carlton 8.11 (59) Colonial Stadium 30,576 Saturday, 1 April
Hawthorn 14.6 (90) Essendon 20.17 (137) MCG 46,889 Saturday, 1 April
Sydney 15.11 (101) Collingwood 15.16 (106) SCG 34,687 Saturday, 1 April
West Coast 29.13 (187) Adelaide 10.13 (73) WACA 26,008 Saturday, 1 April
Port Adelaide 23.11 (149) Brisbane Lions 15.16 (106) Football Park 24,458 Sunday, 2 April
Melbourne 25.15 (165) St Kilda 11.9 (75) MCG 31,642 Sunday, 2 April
Richmond 13.9 (87) Fremantle 12.16 (88) Colonial Stadium 23,578 Sunday, 2 April

Round 5[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Western Bulldogs 16.14 (110) Collingwood 17.16 (118) Colonial Stadium 45,141 Friday, 7 April
Essendon 18.15 (123) Carlton 15.9 (99) MCG 64,658 Saturday, 8 April
Brisbane Lions 17.20 (122) Adelaide 13.14 (92) The Gabba 26,395 Saturday, 8 April
Fremantle 10.15 (75) Melbourne 14.22 (106) WACA 20,484 Saturday, 8 April
Kangaroos 19.14 (128) Sydney 18.12 (120) SCG 19,306 Sunday, 9 April
St Kilda 11.18 (84) Richmond 17.8 (110) Colonial Stadium 26,374 Sunday, 9 April
Geelong 24.18 (162) West Coast 11.15 (81) Shell Stadium 22,623 Sunday, 9 April
Port Adelaide 10.14 (74) Hawthorn 16.17 (113) Football Park 22,086 Sunday, 9 April

Round 6[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Western Bulldogs 12.9 (81) Essendon 22.12 (144) Colonial Stadium 42,029 Friday, 14 April
Carlton 26.13 (169) Port Adelaide 12.6 (78) Optus Oval 16,415 Saturday, 15 April
Collingwood 11.16 (82) Kangaroos 17.12 (114) MCG 55,802 Saturday, 15 April
West Coast 28.10 (178) Fremantle 9.7 (61) Subiaco Oval 40,519 Saturday, 15 April
St Kilda 9.12 (66) Brisbane Lions 15.15 (105) Colonial Stadium 18,194 Saturday, 15 April
Adelaide 22.11 (143) Hawthorn 8.9 (57) Football Park 38,158 Sunday, 16 April
Sydney 16.10 (106) Richmond 17.10 (112) SCG 25,049 Sunday, 16 April
Geelong 15.19 (109) Melbourne 12.12 (84) Shell Stadium 26,761 Sunday, 16 April

Round 7[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Hawthorn 19.9 (123) Western Bulldogs 14.8 (92) MCG 29,405 Saturday, 22 April
St Kilda 18.9 (117) Kangaroos 19.15 (129) Colonial Stadium 25,977 Saturday, 22 April
Sydney 15.9 (99) Geelong 17.6 (108) SCG 27,040 Saturday, 22 April
Port Adelaide 13.13 (91) Adelaide 14.14 (98) Football Park 41,101 Sunday, 23 April
Melbourne 20.18 (138) West Coast 12.5 (77) Colonial Stadium 20,774 Sunday, 23 April
Richmond 10.9 (69) Carlton 18.12 (120) MCG 63,149 Monday, 24 April
Collingwood 15.10 (100) Essendon 21.14 (140) MCG 88,390 Tuesday, 25 April
Fremantle 17.9 (111) Brisbane Lions 15.10 (100) Subiaco Oval 19,800 Tuesday, 25 April

Round 8[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Kangaroos 9.13 (67) Hawthorn 18.20 (128) MCG 36,514 Friday, 28 April
St Kilda 10.8 (68) Adelaide 14.24 (108) Colonial Stadium 20,125 Saturday, 29 April
West Coast 15.18 (108) Western Bulldogs 15.12 (102) WACA 26,554 Saturday, 29 April
Port Adelaide 10.10 (70) Melbourne 20.10 (130) Football Park 22,490 Sunday, 30 April
Carlton 16.13 (109) Sydney 9.10 (64) Optus Oval 19,964 Sunday, 30 April
Geelong 11.11 (77) Richmond 23.9 (147) Colonial Stadium 35,171 Sunday, 30 April
Collingwood 12.13 (85) Fremantle 15.17 (107) Colonial Stadium 33,947 Monday, 1 May
Brisbane Lions 9.9 (63) Essendon 19.13 (127) The Gabba 31,887 Monday, 1 May

Round 9[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Western Bulldogs 16.9 (105) St Kilda 16.8 (104) Colonial Stadium 35,505 Friday, 5 May
Hawthorn 14.14 (98) Geelong 10.13 (73) MCG 39,116 Saturday, 6 May
Adelaide 19.11 (125) Kangaroos 19.14 (128) Football Park 40,402 Saturday, 6 May
Richmond 11.13 (79) West Coast 9.16 (70) Colonial Stadium 26,304 Saturday, 6 May
Brisbane Lions 22.14 (146) Collingwood 18.9 (117) The Gabba 29,046 Sunday, 7 May
Fremantle 13.4 (82) Carlton 21.21 (147) Subiaco Oval 28,421 Sunday, 7 May
Melbourne 13.15 (93) Essendon 15.16 (106) MCG 62,606 Sunday, 7 May
Sydney 16.15 (111) Port Adelaide 11.19 (85) SCG 22,446 Sunday, 7 May

Round 10[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
West Coast 17.16 (118) Hawthorn 13.10 (88) Subiaco Oval 37,549 Friday, 12 May
Richmond 15.12 (102) Collingwood 7.12 (54) MCG 64,769 Saturday, 13 May
Port Adelaide 10.18 (78) Geelong 12.6 (78) Football Park 19,511 Saturday, 13 May
St Kilda 11.16 (82) Carlton 15.19 (109) Colonial Stadium 38,151 Saturday, 13 May
Essendon 20.12 (132) Adelaide 12.12 (84) Colonial Stadium 34,626 Sunday, 14 May
Kangaroos 22.16 (148) Fremantle 8.12 (60) MCG 12,400 Sunday, 14 May
Western Bulldogs 21.11 (137) Sydney 12.7 (79) SCG 18,817 Sunday, 14 May
Melbourne 18.12 (120) Brisbane Lions 9.10 (64) Colonial Stadium 24,908 Monday, 15 May

Round 11[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
St Kilda 17.15 (117) Port Adelaide 8.7 (55) Colonial Stadium 17,509 Friday, 19 May
Carlton 20.9 (129) Kangaroos 15.9 (99) Optus Oval 28,944 Saturday, 20 May
Hawthorn 11.11 (77) Richmond 11.14 (80) MCG 41,057 Saturday, 20 May
Fremantle 12.9 (81) Western Bulldogs 27.12 (174) Subiaco Oval 20,821 Saturday, 20 May
Geelong 13.9 (87) Essendon 22.13 (145) Colonial Stadium 47,071 Saturday, 20 May
Adelaide 15.15 (105) Melbourne 8.22 (70) Football Park 37,871 Sunday, 21 May
Collingwood 13.14 (92) West Coast 18.20 (128) Colonial Stadium 29,072 Sunday, 21 May
Sydney 15.17 (107) Brisbane Lions 16.14 (110) SCG 19,789 Sunday, 21 May

Round 12[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Essendon 25.19 (169) St Kilda 13.5 (83) Colonial Stadium 39,836 Friday, 26 May
Collingwood 9.13 (67) Geelong 10.11 (71) MCG 34,367 Saturday, 27 May
Adelaide 14.14 (98) Sydney 7.6 (48) Football Park 30,350 Saturday, 27 May
Hawthorn 19.7 (121) Fremantle 8.14 (62) Colonial Stadium 16,004 Saturday, 27 May
Brisbane Lions 14.15 (99) Richmond 17.9 (111) The Gabba 29,967 Saturday, 27 May
Western Bulldogs 16.12 (108) Melbourne 13.5 (83) Colonial Stadium 26,180 Sunday, 28 May
Kangaroos 10.16 (76) Port Adelaide 8.11 (59) SCG 7,334 Sunday, 28 May
West Coast 11.12 (78) Carlton 20.8 (128) Subiaco Oval 39,968 Sunday, 28 May

Round 13[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Richmond 17.10 (112) Adelaide 17.19 (121) Colonial Stadium 32,959 Friday, 2 June
Melbourne 9.7 (61) Carlton 25.9 (159) MCG 41,889 Saturday, 3 June
Port Adelaide 12.17 (89) Collingwood 11.9 (75) Football Park 22,691 Saturday, 3 June
Brisbane Lions 27.11 (173) West Coast 13.11 (89) The Gabba 25,359 Saturday, 3 June
Essendon 17.17 (119) Kangaroos 11.4 (70) MCG 67,172 Sunday, 4 June
Fremantle 14.16 (100) St Kilda 8.8 (56) Subiaco Oval 21,278 Sunday, 4 June
Geelong 19.12 (126) Western Bulldogs 18.11 (119) Colonial Stadium 30,573 Sunday, 4 June
Sydney 16.13 (109) Hawthorn 11.12 (78) SCG 21,353 Sunday, 4 June

Round 14[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Kangaroos 17.14 (116) Brisbane Lions 17.10 (112) Colonial Stadium 26,326 Friday, 9 June
Melbourne 22.11 (143) Collingwood 12.6 (78) MCG 39,710 Saturday, 10 June
West Coast 10.11 (71) Port Adelaide 16.11 (107) Subiaco Oval 31,996 Saturday, 10 June
St Kilda 13.8 (86) Hawthorn 27.9 (171) MCG 21,744 Sunday, 11 June
Carlton 15.17 (107) Geelong 15.7 (97) Optus Oval 31,988 Sunday, 11 June
Sydney 11.10 (76) Essendon 12.17 (89) SCG 29,199 Sunday, 11 June
Adelaide 22.13 (145) Fremantle 11.6 (72) Football Park 40,917 Sunday, 11 June
Richmond 12.15 (87) Western Bulldogs 7.10 (52) MCG 49,557 Monday, 12 June

Round 15[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Collingwood 17.13 (115) St Kilda 13.4 (82) MCG 35,542 Friday, 16 June
Carlton 19.6 (120) Adelaide 14.12 (96) Optus Oval 25,563 Saturday, 17 June
Geelong 7.17 (59) Brisbane Lions 20.8 (128) Shell Stadium 21,003 Saturday, 17 June
Hawthorn 10.12 (72) Melbourne 22.9 (141) MCG 39,215 Saturday, 17 June
Essendon 15.18 (108) West Coast 11.10 (76) Colonial Stadium 39,694 Saturday, 17 June
Port Adelaide 15.13 (103) Richmond 11.9 (75) Football Park 26,053 Sunday, 18 June
Fremantle 20.3 (123) Sydney 14.12 (96) Subiaco Oval 20,465 Sunday, 18 June
Western Bulldogs 16.10 (106) Kangaroos 15.12 (102) Colonial Stadium 27,695 Sunday, 18 June

Round 16[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Collingwood 10.8 (68) Hawthorn 19.11 (125) Colonial Stadium 38,745 Friday, 23 June
Geelong 12.18 (90) Fremantle 12.12 (84) Shell Stadium 17,399 Saturday, 24 June
Melbourne 16.14 (110) Richmond 14.16 (100) MCG 43,200 Saturday, 24 June
Sydney 14.9 (93) St Kilda 10.5 (65) SCG 22,154 Saturday, 24 June
Port Adelaide 7.16 (58) Essendon 12.17 (89) Football Park 35,129 Saturday, 24 June
Brisbane Lions 17.10 (112) Carlton 23.18 (156) The Gabba 34,743 Sunday, 25 June
West Coast 7.10 (52) Kangaroos 16.17 (113) Subiaco Oval 36,461 Sunday, 25 June
Western Bulldogs 21.9 (135) Adelaide 10.14 (74) Colonial Stadium 22,229 Sunday, 25 June

Round 17[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
St Kilda 16.13 (109) Geelong 13.7 (85) Colonial Stadium 23,870 Friday, 30 June
Richmond 10.6 (66) Essendon 24.23 (167) MCG 73,465 Saturday, 1 July
Fremantle 12.10 (82) Port Adelaide 8.16 (64) WACA 10,826 Saturday, 1 July
Kangaroos 14.19 (103) Melbourne 14.18 (102) Colonial Stadium 30,423 Saturday, 1 July
Brisbane Lions 20.18 (138) Western Bulldogs 11.15 (81) The Gabba 24,662 Sunday, 2 July
Hawthorn 9.9 (63) Carlton 18.12 (120) MCG 48,268 Sunday, 2 July
Sydney 22.19 (151) West Coast 12.8 (80) SCG 22,002 Sunday, 2 July
Adelaide 22.15 (147) Collingwood 16.13 (109) Football Park 40,171 Sunday, 2 July

Round 18[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Essendon 24.15 (159) Fremantle 11.6 (72) Colonial Stadium 34,567 Friday, 7 July
Geelong 17.7 (109) Adelaide 14.18 (102) Shell Stadium 20,480 Saturday, 8 July
Melbourne 19.11 (125) Sydney 15.9 (99) MCG 33,923 Saturday, 8 July
West Coast 17.13 (115) St Kilda 4.5 (29) WACA 22,232 Saturday, 8 July
Kangaroos 20.14 (134) Richmond 7.14 (56) SCG 9,198 Saturday, 8 July
Port Adelaide 23.11 (149) Western Bulldogs 16.10 (106) Football Park 21,783 Sunday, 9 July
Carlton 28.12 (180) Collingwood 10.9 (69) Optus Oval 30,096 Sunday, 9 July
Brisbane Lions 16.10 (106) Hawthorn 18.16 (124) The Gabba 26,782 Sunday, 9 July

Round 19[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Geelong 13.7 (85) Kangaroos 18.16 (124) Colonial Stadium 37,446 Friday, 14 July
Adelaide 15.17 (107) West Coast 13.12 (90) Football Park 35,425 Friday, 14 July
Carlton 11.6 (72) Western Bulldogs 11.9 (75) Optus Oval 25,397 Saturday, 15 July
Essendon 25.15 (165) Hawthorn 13.4 (82) Colonial Stadium 46,946 Saturday, 15 July
Brisbane Lions 18.12 (120) Port Adelaide 7.11 (53) The Gabba 21,956 Sunday, 16 July
Fremantle 12.7 (79) Richmond 15.16 (106) WACA 19,116 Sunday, 16 July
Collingwood 12.12 (84) Sydney 15.14 (104) MCG 33,182 Sunday, 16 July
St Kilda 14.14 (98) Melbourne 17.14 (116) Colonial Stadium 24,039 Sunday, 16 July

Round 20[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Carlton 12.11 (83) Essendon 16.13 (109) MCG 91,571 Friday, 21 July
Hawthorn 15.11 (101) Port Adelaide 12.8 (80) MCG 18,976 Saturday, 22 July
West Coast 12.6 (78) Geelong 14.24 (108) Subiaco Oval 30,615 Saturday, 22 July
Collingwood 13.13 (91) Western Bulldogs 15.10 (100) Colonial Stadium 30,342 Saturday, 22 July
Sydney 21.19 (145) Kangaroos 14.7 (91) SCG 30,551 Saturday, 22 July
Adelaide 11.12 (78) Brisbane Lions 17.13 (115) Football Park 40,817 Sunday, 23 July
Melbourne 25.10 (160) Fremantle 11.11 (77) Colonial Stadium 16,120 Sunday, 23 July
Richmond 18.11 (119) St Kilda 12.7 (79) MCG 35,463 Sunday, 23 July

Round 21[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Essendon 12.9 (81) Western Bulldogs 14.8 (92) Colonial Stadium 45,725 Friday, 28 July
Hawthorn 15.8 (98) Adelaide 9.13 (67) MCG 25,512 Saturday, 29 July
Richmond 12.11 (83) Sydney 12.12 (84) Colonial Stadium 35,697 Saturday, 29 July
Brisbane Lions 23.15 (153) St Kilda 8.15 (63) The Gabba 25,603 Saturday, 29 July
Port Adelaide 12.16 (88) Carlton 12.11 (83) Football Park 30,152 Sunday, 30 July
Fremantle 15.11 (101) West Coast 15.10 (100) Subiaco Oval 37,710 Sunday, 30 July
Melbourne 18.18 (126) Geelong 17.6 (108) MCG 75,033 Sunday, 30 July
Kangaroos 11.14 (80) Collingwood 14.14 (98) Colonial Stadium 30,003 Sunday, 30 July

Round 22[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Western Bulldogs 9.12 (66) Hawthorn 11.15 (81) Colonial Stadium 45,527 Friday, 4 August
Essendon 13.19 (97) Collingwood 11.12 (78) MCG 66,122 Saturday, 5 August
Geelong 18.16 (124) Sydney 18.12 (120) Shell Stadium 26,011 Saturday, 5 August
Brisbane Lions 23.18 (156) Fremantle 7.7 (49) The Gabba 25,070 Saturday, 5 August
Kangaroos 18.12 (120) St Kilda 10.17 (77) Colonial Stadium 16,310 Saturday, 5 August
Adelaide 14.8 (92) Port Adelaide 20.19 (139) Football Park 42,659 Sunday, 6 August
West Coast 15.10 (100) Melbourne 26.14 (170) Subiaco Oval 34,471 Sunday, 6 August
Carlton 19.11 (125) Richmond 7.10 (52) MCG 65,078 Sunday, 6 August

Ladder[edit]

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

2000 AFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA  % PTS
1 Essendon (P) 22 21 1 0 2816 1770 159.10 84
2 Carlton 22 16 6 0 2667 1979 134.77 64
3 Melbourne 22 14 8 0 2557 2159 118.43 56
4 Kangaroos 22 14 8 0 2447 2304 106.21 56
5 Geelong 22 12 9 1 2234 2306 96.88 50
6 Brisbane Lions 22 12 10 0 2602 2222 117.10 48
7 Western Bulldogs 22 12 10 0 2321 2241 103.57 48
8 Hawthorn 22 12 10 0 2198 2251 97.65 48
9 Richmond 22 11 11 0 2068 2221 93.11 44
10 Sydney 22 10 12 0 2254 2219 101.58 40
11 Adelaide 22 9 13 0 2255 2347 96.08 36
12 Fremantle 22 8 14 0 1886 2618 72.04 32
13 West Coast 22 7 14 1 2216 2399 92.37 30
14 Port Adelaide 22 7 14 1 1928 2295 84.01 30
15 Collingwood 22 7 15 0 2089 2431 85.93 28
16 St Kilda 22 2 19 1 1855 2631 70.51 10
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 Essendon 4 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 80 84
2 Carlton 4 8 8 8 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 60 60 60 64
3 Melbourne 0 4 4 8 12 12 16 20 20 24 24 24 24 28 32 36 36 40 44 48 52 56
4 Kangaroos 0 0 4 8 12 16 20 20 24 28 28 32 32 36 36 40 44 48 52 52 52 56
5 Geelong 4 8 12 12 16 20 24 24 24 26 26 30 34 34 34 38 38 42 42 46 46 50
6 Brisbane Lions 0 4 4 4 8 12 12 12 16 16 20 20 24 24 28 28 32 32 36 40 44 48
7 Western Bulldogs 4 4 8 12 12 12 12 12 16 20 24 28 28 28 32 36 36 36 40 44 48 48
8 Hawthorn 0 0 4 4 8 8 12 16 20 20 20 24 24 28 28 32 32 36 36 40 44 48
9 Richmond 4 4 4 4 8 12 12 16 20 24 28 32 32 36 36 36 36 36 40 44 44 44
10 Sydney 4 8 12 12 12 12 12 12 16 16 16 16 20 20 20 24 28 28 32 36 40 40
11 Adelaide 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 12 12 12 16 20 24 28 28 28 32 32 36 36 36 36
12 Fremantle 0 4 4 8 8 8 12 16 16 16 16 16 20 20 24 24 28 28 28 28 32 32
13 West Coast 4 4 6 10 10 14 14 18 18 22 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 30 30 30 30 30
14 Port Adelaide 0 0 0 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 6 6 10 14 18 18 18 22 22 22 26 30
15 Collingwood 4 8 12 16 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 24 24 24 24 24 24 28 28
16 St Kilda 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 6 6 6 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10

Final Series[edit]

  Qualifying / Elimination finals Semi-finals Preliminary finals Grand final
                                   
  QF1:    
1  Essendon 31.12 (198)  
4  Kangaroos 11.7 (73)     SF1:    
     Kangaroos 16.14 (110)    
EF1:        Hawthorn 15.10 (100)       PF1:  
5  Geelong 12.11 (83)        Essendon 18.17 (125)  
8  Hawthorn 14.8 (92)          Carlton 12.8 (80)     GF:  
         Essendon 19.21 (135)
  EF2:         PF2:        Melbourne 11.9 (75)
6  Brisbane Lions 15.20 (110)          Melbourne 23.18 (156)  
7  Western Bulldogs 10.16 (76)     SF2:          Kangaroos 17.4 (106)  
     Carlton 23.13 (151)    
QF2:        Brisbane Lions 10.9 (69)    
2  Carlton 12.15 (87)  
3  Melbourne 15.6 (96)  


Qualifying and elimination finals[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Geelong 12.11 (83) Hawthorn 14.8 (92) Colonial Stadium 44,709 Friday, 11 August
Essendon 31.12 (198) Kangaroos 11.7 (73) MCG 68,443 Saturday, 12 August
Brisbane Lions 15.20 (110) Western Bulldogs 10.16 (76) The Gabba 25,925 Saturday, 12 August
Carlton 12.15 (87) Melbourne 15.6 (96) MCG 75,570 Sunday, 13 August

Semi finals[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Kangaroos 16.14 (110) Hawthorn 15.10 (100) MCG 50,027 Friday, 18 August
Carlton 23.13 (151) Brisbane Lions 10.9 (69) MCG 56,924 Saturday, 19 August

Preliminary finals[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Melbourne 23.18 (156) Kangaroos 17.4 (106) MCG 63,937 Friday, 25 August
Essendon 18.17 (125) Carlton 12.8 (80) MCG 84,778 Saturday, 26 August

Grand final[edit]

Main article: 2000 AFL Grand Final
Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Essendon 19.21 (135) Melbourne 11.9 (75) MCG 96,249 Saturday, 2 September

Match attendance[edit]

Team Hosted Average Highest Lowest Total Last Year Up/Down
Essendon 11 48,353 67,172 34,567 531,879 57,309 – 8956
Collingwood 11 45,012 88,390 29,072 495,134 39,126 + 5886
Richmond 11 44,012 73,465 23,578 484,132 40,533 + 3479
Adelaide 11 38,470 42,659 30,350 423,171 39,393 – 923
Melbourne 11 37,559 75,033 16,120 413,153 31,955 + 5604
Hawthorn 11 34,417 53,776 16,004 378,592 34,864 – 446
Carlton 11 34,414 91,571 16,415 378,551 35,037 – 623
West Coast Eagles 11 33,136 40,519 22,232 364,500 30,868 + 2268
Western Bulldogs 11 30,572 45,527 18,134 336,293 24,023 + 6549
Geelong 11 27,729 47,071 17,399 305,014 24,840 + 2889
Brisbane Lions 11 27,406 34,743 21,956 301,470 21,890 + 5516
Port Adelaide 11 26,377 41,101 19,511 290,149 31,269 – 4892
Sydney 11 25,563 34,687 19,789 281,190 30,539 – 4976
St Kilda 11 24,422 38,151 17,509 268,638 33,182 – 8760
Fremantle 11 22,357 37,710 10,826 245,928 23,972 – 1615
Kangaroos 11 22,092 36,514 7334 243,017 25,890 – 3798
Total 176 32,618 91,571 7334 5740,811 32,793 – 175
Venue Hosted Average Highest Lowest Total Last Year Up/Down
MCG 42 46,141 91,571 12,400 1937,921 42,370 + 3771
Football Park 22 32,424 42,659 19,511 713,320 35,331 – 2907
Colonial Stadium 48 30,524 47,071 16,004 1465,172 N/A N/A
Subiaco Oval 16 30,326 40,519 19,777 485,208 28,506 + 1820
GABBA 11 27,406 34,743 21,956 301,470 21,890 + 5516
Optus Oval 9 24,656 31,988 16,415 221,902 21,586 + 3070
SCG 15 22,390 34,687 7334 335,845 26,767 – 4377
Shell Stadium 7 22,108 26,761 17,399 154,753 21,922 + 186
WACA 6 20,870 26,554 10,826 125,220 24,524 – 3654
Total 176 32,618 91,571 7334 5740,811 32,793 – 175

Awards[edit]

Notable events[edit]

  • The AFL season started and ended three weeks early to avoid scheduling conflicts with the 2000 Summer Olympics which were held in Sydney that year.
  • Essendon won the most home-and-away games (21) and total games (24) in a single season in the history of the VFL/AFL, breaking the records set by Carlton in 1995 (20 and 23 respectively). It broke Collingwood’s 1929 record when it won its first twenty games, and if one includes its pre-season cup, it won 30 games. All records still stand. In 2008 Geelong won 21 of 22 in the home and away season to equal that record, but lost the Grand Final.
  • Essendon's Grand Final win was the last by a Victorian side until Geelong won in 2007.
  • The Brisbane Lions were the only non-Victorian side to make the finals.
  • The McIntyre "Final Eight" system, which had operated from 1994 and 1999, was replaced by the AFL's Amended "Final Eight" system. The AFL's Amended "Final Eight" system has operated continuously from 2000 until today.
  • Rounds 5 and 6 are recognised for the fact that every winner of both weeks had scored over 105 points in both weeks and 3 losing teams in those weeks still scored over 100 points (2 including Sydney, who lost both weeks).
  • In Round 18, Carlton played against Collingwood at Princes Park (Optus Oval) for the first time since Round 13, 1982. Carlton recorded its highest score and greatest winning margin against Collingwood (eclipsing those records previously set at Victoria Park in Round 12, 1943). The last time Collingwood defeated Carlton at Princes Park was in Round 17, 1977.
  • Essendon were the last team to win the pre-season cup and the Grand Final double until Geelong in 2009.
  • The WACA ground hosted its 72nd and last game of AFL football when Richmond defeated Fremantle in Round 19.
  • Essendon's qualifying final winning margin of 125 points and their score of 198 points was the greatest ever winning margin and highest ever score in a final in AFL/VFL history, it was also Essendon's highest ever score and biggest ever win over the Kangaroos.

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