2005 AFL season

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2005 AFL Premiership season
Teams 16
Premiers Sydney Swans Squared.jpg Sydney
(4th premiership)
Minor premiers Adelaide
(1st minor premiership)
Pre-season cup CarltonDesign.png Carlton
(2nd pre-season cup win)
Matches played 185
Attendance 6,763,852 (36,561 per match)
Highest attendance 91,828 (Grand Final, Sydney vs. West Coast)
Coleman Medallist Fraser Gehrig (St Kilda)
Brownlow Medallist Ben Cousins (West Coast)
2004
2006

Results and statistics for the Australian Football League season of 2005.

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

AFL Draft[edit]

See 2005 AFL Draft for more information.

National Cup[edit]

Carlton defeated West Coast 1.14.18 (111) to 1.11.9 (84) (For an explanation of pre-season scoring see Pre-season rule changes)

Premiership Season[edit]

Round 1 (Easter and season launch)[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Brisbane Lions 18.8 (116) St Kilda 13.15 (93) The Gabba 33,369 Thursday, 24 March
Kangaroos 16.9 (105) Carlton 12.13 (85) Telstra Dome 40,345 Saturday, 26 March
Fremantle 13.10 (88) Port Adelaide 7.11 (53) Subiaco Oval 33,704 Saturday, 26 March
Melbourne 15.13 (103) Essendon 8.9 (57) MCG 47,849 Saturday, 26 March
Sydney 18.10 (118) Hawthorn 8.7 (55) SCG 27,274 Sunday, 27 March
Adelaide 7.11 (53) West Coast 9.10 (64) AAMI Stadium 39,055 Sunday, 27 March
Richmond 15.8 (98) Geelong 25.10 (160) MCG 48,251 Sunday, 27 March
Collingwood 11.14 (80) Western Bulldogs 16.16 (112) MCG 53,259 Monday, 28 March

Round 2[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Carlton 16.14 (110) Essendon 17.4 (106) MCG 56,446 Friday, 1 April
Kangaroos 12.10 (82) Sydney 7.17 (59) Manuka Oval 13,481 Saturday, 2 April
Western Bulldogs 15.21 (111) Melbourne 20.17 (137) Telstra Dome 26,307 Saturday, 2 April
West Coast 12.12 (84) Geelong 8.14 (62) Subiaco Oval 39,578 Saturday, 2 April
Port Adelaide 11.9 (75) Brisbane Lions 11.7 (73) AAMI Stadium 34,892 Saturday, 2 April
St Kilda 8.11 (59) Fremantle 8.10 (58) Aurora Stadium 12,465 Sunday, 3 April
Collingwood 10.15 (75) Adelaide 12.9 (81) Telstra Dome 31,464 Sunday, 3 April
Hawthorn 12.17 (89) Richmond 16.7 (103) MCG 33,409 Sunday, 3 April

Round 3 (Rivalry Round)[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Melbourne 18.6 (114) Geelong 8.18 (66) MCG 51,793 Friday, 8 April
Carlton 16.12 (108) Collingwood 20.8 (128) MCG 61,608 Saturday, 9 April
St Kilda 14.9 (93) Kangaroos 15.10 (100) Telstra Dome 36,140 Saturday, 9 April
Fremantle 12.8 (80) West Coast 12.16 (88) Subiaco Oval 42,027 Saturday, 9 April
Brisbane Lions 11.15 (81) Sydney 13.9 (87) The Gabba 33,960 Saturday, 9 April
Adelaide 18.16 (124) Port Adelaide 8.8 (56) AAMI Stadium 44,807 Sunday, 10 April
Essendon 10.17 (77) Hawthorn 11.9 (75) MCG 44,971 Sunday, 10 April
Western Bulldogs 11.18 (84) Richmond 12.16 (88) Telstra Dome 30,871 Sunday, 10 April

Round 4[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Kangaroos 14.9 (93) Collingwood 13.12 (90) MCG 51,565 Friday, 15 April
Hawthorn 18.7 (115) Brisbane Lions 10.9 (69) MCG 27,778 Saturday, 16 April
West Coast 21.17 (143) Western Bulldogs 17.5 (107) Subiaco Oval 39,124 Saturday, 16 April
Geelong 19.17 (131) Essendon 11.9 (75) Telstra Dome 48,653 Saturday, 16 April
Port Adelaide 15.19 (109) Carlton 16.13 (109) AAMI Stadium 33,519 Saturday, 16 April
Sydney 11.13 (79) Adelaide 18.12 (120) SCG 30,478 Sunday, 17 April
Richmond 14.16 (100) Fremantle 7.10 (52) MCG 24,242 Sunday, 17 April
St Kilda 23.13 (151) Melbourne 15.14 (104) Telstra Dome 40,004 Sunday, 17 April

Round 5 (ANZAC Day)[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Port Adelaide 15.5 (95) Geelong 15.9 (99) AAMI Stadium 33,405 Friday, 22 April
Fremantle 15.13 (103) Carlton 11.18 (84) Subiaco Oval 36,056 Saturday, 23 April
Kangaroos 16.12 (108) Hawthorn 13.11 (89) MCG 38,764 Saturday, 23 April
Sydney 7.18 (60) Melbourne 14.10 (94) SCG 29,099 Saturday, 23 April
Western Bulldogs 21.14 (140) Adelaide 16.13 (109) Telstra Dome 27,900 Saturday, 23 April
Brisbane Lions 12.12 (84) West Coast 23.19 (157) The Gabba 33,007 Sunday, 24 April
St Kilda 22.15 (147) Richmond 11.13 (79) Telstra Dome 49,580 Sunday, 24 April
Essendon 11.17 (83) Collingwood 10.9 (69) MCG 70,033 Monday, 25 April

Round 6[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Carlton 13.11 (89) Hawthorn 12.11 (83) Telstra Dome 49,018 Friday, 29 April
Adelaide 10.14 (74) Kangaroos 10.4 (64) AAMI Stadium 41,867 Saturday, 30 April
Melbourne 20.9 (129) Fremantle 22.11 (143) MCG 21,963 Saturday, 30 April
West Coast 15.14 (104) Sydney 8.11 (59) Subiaco Oval 39,687 Saturday, 30 April
Essendon 12.16 (88) Brisbane Lions 21.10 (136) Telstra Dome 44,055 Saturday, 30 April
Geelong 16.12 (108) Western Bulldogs 11.7 (73) Skilled Stadium 23,019 Sunday, 1 May
Collingwood 10.11 (71) St Kilda 16.13 (109) MCG 44,122 Sunday, 1 May
Richmond 19.9 (123) Port Adelaide 9.13 (67) Telstra Dome 21,301 Sunday, 1 May

Round 7 (Mother's Day)[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Melbourne 11.12 (78) Adelaide 7.12 (54) MCG 39,475 Friday, 6 May
Geelong 18.11 (119) St Kilda 15.11 (101) Telstra Dome 44,814 Saturday, 7 May
Richmond 23.13 (151) Carlton 10.6 (66) MCG 52,234 Saturday, 7 May
Brisbane Lions 12.15 (87) Western Bulldogs 15.20 (110) The Gabba 30,639 Saturday, 7 May
Sydney 13.16 (94) Essendon 14.4 (88) Telstra Stadium 31,668 Saturday, 7 May
Hawthorn 12.5 (77) West Coast 14.12 (96) Aurora Stadium 16,933 Sunday, 8 May
Port Adelaide 18.11 (119) Kangaroos 10.12 (72) AAMI Stadium 27,050 Sunday, 8 May
Fremantle 28.12 (180) Collingwood 10.8 (68) Subiaco Oval 36,491 Sunday, 8 May

Round 8[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Carlton 10.13 (73) Geelong 22.11 (143) Telstra Dome 45,758 Friday, 13 May
Hawthorn 19.14 (128) Melbourne 13.11 (89) MCG 38,587 Saturday, 14 May
West Coast 13.10 (88) St Kilda 7.10 (52) Subiaco Oval 41,177 Saturday, 14 May
Adelaide 8.15 (63) Brisbane Lions 11.6 (72) AAMI Stadium 42,357 Saturday, 14 May
Kangaroos 13.14 (92) Western Bulldogs 18.10 (118) Telstra Dome 32,901 Saturday, 14 May
Sydney 9.15 (69) Port Adelaide 6.9 (45) SCG 24,226 Sunday, 15 May
Collingwood 8.10 (58) Richmond 13.15 (93) MCG 54,330 Sunday, 15 May
Essendon 17.15 (117) Fremantle 11.16 (82) Telstra Dome 30,383 Sunday, 15 May

Round 9 (Community Weekend)[edit]

  • Carlton played its last match at Princes Park (known at the time as Optus Oval), its home ground since 1897. The venue was the last suburban ground in use in Melbourne.
  • West Coast suffered its first loss for the season, against Collingwood (who was on the bottom of the ladder at the time).
  • At the end of this round, the AFL's three most successful clubs, Essendon, Carlton and Collingwood occupied the bottom three places on the AFL ladder.
Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
St Kilda 8.9 (57) Adelaide 15.13 (103) Telstra Dome 35,100 Friday, 20 May
Carlton 13.14 (92) Melbourne 15.20 (110) Optus Oval 30,052 Saturday, 21 May
Collingwood 18.10 (118) West Coast 15.5 (95) MCG 31,105 Saturday, 21 May
Brisbane Lions 12.11 (83) Richmond 12.15 (87) The Gabba 33,684 Saturday, 21 May
Port Adelaide 12.13 (85) Essendon 9.12 (66) AAMI Stadium 33,648 Saturday, 21 May
Western Bulldogs 10.16 (76) Sydney 13.11 (89) SCG 22,358 Sunday, 22 May
Geelong 22.14 (146) Kangaroos 8.13 (61) Skilled Stadium 24,102 Sunday, 22 May
Fremantle 10.10 (70) Hawthorn 18.16 (124) Subiaco Oval 35,393 Sunday, 22 May

Round 10[edit]

  • Fraser Gehrig of St Kilda played his 200th game.
  • AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou famously criticised eventual premiers Sydney Swans' style of play in its loss against St Kilda, stating it could not win a premiership playing in that way.
Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Melbourne 20.11 (131) Richmond 11.8 (74) Telstra Dome 44,263 Friday, 27 May
Geelong 11.16 (82) Fremantle 14.7 (91) Skilled Stadium 20,869 Saturday, 28 May
Hawthorn 12.8 (80) Collingwood 17.6 (108) MCG 49,927 Saturday, 28 May
Brisbane Lions 13.15 (93) Kangaroos 17.10 (112) The Gabba 29,500 Saturday, 28 May
St Kilda 15.11 (101) Sydney 8.10 (58) Telstra Dome 37,014 Saturday, 28 May
Adelaide 9.17 (71) Carlton 8.9 (57) AAMI Stadium 43,277 Sunday, 29 May
Essendon 21.11 (137) Western Bulldogs 17.8 (110) Telstra Dome 40,454 Sunday, 29 May
West Coast 27.17 (179) Port Adelaide 9.8 (62) Subiaco Oval 40,188 Sunday, 29 May

Round 11[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Collingwood 18.13 (121) Geelong 14.12 (96) Telstra Dome 48,261 Friday, 3 June
Carlton 14.7 (91) Sydney 18.8 (116) Telstra Dome 30,973 Saturday, 4 June
Richmond 15.13 (103) West Coast 15.15 (105) MCG 31,704 Saturday, 4 June
Fremantle 10.7 (67) Brisbane Lions 15.16 (106) Subiaco Oval 34,143 Saturday, 4 June
Adelaide 24.7 (151) Essendon 9.9 (63) AAMI Stadium 43,486 Saturday, 4 June
Kangaroos 11.14 (80) Melbourne 17.14 (116) Manuka Oval 12,626 Sunday, 5 June
St Kilda 11.15 (81) Port Adelaide 16.8 (104) Aurora Stadium 17,402 Sunday, 5 June
Western Bulldogs 17.9 (111) Hawthorn 13.11 (89) Telstra Dome 29,240 Sunday, 5 June

Round 12 (Queen's Birthday)[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
West Coast 15.16 (106) Essendon 12.10 (82) Subiaco Oval 38,558 Friday, 10 June
Hawthorn 8.6 (54) St Kilda 15.10 (100) MCG 33,905 Saturday, 11 June
Carlton 12.10 (82) Brisbane Lions 21.14 (140) Telstra Dome 37,880 Saturday, 11 June
Port Adelaide 17.16 (118) Western Bulldogs 15.13 (103) AAMI Stadium 27,079 Saturday, 11 June
Sydney 16.13 (109) Fremantle 10.11 (71) SCG 24,933 Sunday, 12 June
Geelong 9.7 (61) Adelaide 8.9 (57) Skilled Stadium 23,506 Sunday, 12 June
Kangaroos 17.7 (109) Richmond 10.20 (80) Telstra Dome 40,444 Sunday, 12 June
Melbourne 17.15 (117) Collingwood 10.12 (72) MCG 65,347 Monday, 13 June

Round 13 (Split Round)[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Port Adelaide 29.14 (188) Hawthorn 10.11 (71) AAMI Stadium 30,212 Friday, 17 June
Melbourne 13.12 (90) West Coast 15.15 (105) MCG 35,653 Saturday, 18 June
Richmond 9.8 (62) Adelaide 20.12 (132) Telstra Dome 27,092 Saturday, 18 June
Western Bulldogs 17.14 (116) Carlton 10.10 (70) Marrara Oval 13,037 Saturday, 18 June
Brisbane Lions 17.14 (116) Geelong 6.11 (47) The Gabba 31,307 Sunday, 19 June
Fremantle 6.8 (44) Kangaroos 8.18 (66) Subiaco Oval 33,550 Sunday, 19 June
Essendon 19.5 (119) St Kilda 16.8 (104) Telstra Dome 48,342 Friday, 24 June
Sydney 11.11 (77) Collingwood 10.16 (76) Telstra Stadium 44,387 Saturday, 25 June

Round 14 (Family Round)[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Collingwood 14.18 (102) Port Adelaide 9.17 (71) Telstra Dome 35,844 Friday, 1 July
Richmond 12.13 (85) Sydney 12.12 (84) MCG 34,572 Saturday, 2 July
West Coast 21.13 (139) Carlton 9.8 (62) Subiaco Oval 39,928 Saturday, 2 July
Essendon 13.8 (86) Kangaroos 19.14 (128) Telstra Dome 48,696 Saturday, 2 July
Melbourne 13.14 (92) Brisbane Lions 25.16 (166) The Gabba 31,259 Saturday, 2 July
Adelaide 14.10 (94) Fremantle 14.4 (88) AAMI Stadium 41,794 Sunday, 3 July
Geelong 16.17 (113) Hawthorn 8.10 (58) Telstra Dome 36,667 Sunday, 3 July
Western Bulldogs 15.8 (98) St Kilda 17.14 (116) MCG 33,622 Sunday, 3 July

Round 15[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Kangaroos 14.13 (97) West Coast 15.11 (101) Telstra Dome 33,151 Friday, 8 July
Port Adelaide 20.17 (137) Melbourne 11.9 (75) AAMI Stadium 28,040 Saturday, 9 July
Richmond 14.8 (92) Essendon 9.12 (66) MCG 49,975 Saturday, 9 July
Brisbane Lions 19.19 (133) Collingwood 7.13 (55) The Gabba 37,224 Saturday, 9 July
Sydney 16.9 (105) Geelong 7.9 (51) SCG 28,185 Saturday, 9 July
Hawthorn 10.8 (68) Adelaide 12.6 (78) Aurora Stadium 16,287 Sunday, 10 July
St Kilda 23.15 (153) Carlton 11.7 (73) Telstra Dome 39,181 Sunday, 10 July
Fremantle 22.13 (145) Western Bulldogs 13.14 (92) Subiaco Oval 30,991 Sunday, 10 July

Round 16[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Collingwood 15.15 (105) Essendon 21.5 (131) MCG 52,507 Friday, 15 July
Geelong 18.18 (126) Port Adelaide 7.5 (47) Skilled Stadium 19,362 Saturday, 16 July
Richmond 5.7 (37) St Kilda 16.10 (106) MCG 40,043 Saturday, 16 July
West Coast 17.9 (111) Brisbane Lions 13.10 (88) Subiaco Oval 41,524 Saturday, 16 July
Melbourne 11.12 (78) Sydney 16.8 (104) Telstra Dome 28,749 Saturday, 16 July
Adelaide 16.13 (109) Western Bulldogs 5.5 (35) AAMI Stadium 40,264 Sunday, 17 July
Carlton 17.15 (117) Fremantle 24.8 (152) MCG 16,076 Sunday, 17 July
Hawthorn 10.8 (68) Kangaroos 16.13 (109) Telstra Dome 23,722 Sunday, 17 July

Round 17[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
St Kilda 21.17 (143) Collingwood 10.10 (70) Telstra Dome 45,576 Friday, 22 July
Hawthorn 19.13 (127) Carlton 15.13 (103) MCG 31,459 Saturday, 23 July
Western Bulldogs 20.13 (133) Geelong 14.14 (98) Telstra Dome 29,351 Saturday, 23 July
Brisbane Lions 17.12 (114) Essendon 14.17 (101) The Gabba 36,077 Saturday, 23 July
Port Adelaide 14.12 (96) Richmond 12.11 (83) AAMI Stadium 27,455 Saturday, 23 July
Sydney 13.10 (88) West Coast 9.13 (67) SCG 37,071 Sunday, 24 July
Kangaroos 16.13 (109) Adelaide 19.8 (122) Telstra Dome 25,263 Sunday, 24 July
Fremantle 15.11 (101) Melbourne 11.10 (76) Subiaco Oval 31,028 Sunday, 24 July

Round 18[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Essendon 16.11 (107) Geelong 13.16 (94) Telstra Dome 47,122 Friday, 29 July
Melbourne 13.10 (88) St Kilda 27.14 (176) MCG 39,584 Saturday, 30 July
West Coast 12.25 (97) Hawthorn 7.7 (49) Subiaco Oval 39,412 Saturday, 30 July
Adelaide 8.6 (54) Sydney 6.11 (47) AAMI Stadium 45,629 Saturday, 30 July
Western Bulldogs 23.13 (151) Brisbane Lions 18.15 (123) Telstra Dome 29,200 Saturday, 30 July
Kangaroos 15.10 (100) Port Adelaide 14.12 (96) Manuka Oval 10,431 Sunday, 31 July
Carlton 22.9 (141) Richmond 16.10 (106) Telstra Dome 34,925 Sunday, 31 July
Collingwood 12.13 (85) Fremantle 15.8 (98) MCG 26,586 Sunday, 31 July

Round 19[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
St Kilda 13.18 (96) Geelong 8.7 (55) Telstra Dome 46,848 Friday, 5 August
Adelaide 13.22 (100) Melbourne 7.4 (46) AAMI Stadium 42,843 Saturday, 6 August
Western Bulldogs 21.14 (140) West Coast 14.13 (97) MCG 27,693 Saturday, 6 August
Fremantle 13.15 (93) Richmond 9.12 (66) Subiaco Oval 36,026 Saturday, 6 August
Essendon 15.8 (98) Sydney 18.10 (118) Telstra Dome 41,629 Saturday, 6 August
Brisbane Lions 18.13 (121) Hawthorn 11.14 (80) The Gabba 31,946 Sunday, 7 August
Carlton 16.13 (109) Port Adelaide 18.15 (123) MCG 16,371 Sunday, 7 August
Collingwood 14.14 (98) Kangaroos 15.14 (104) Telstra Dome 33,587 Sunday, 7 August

Round 20 (Heritage Round)[edit]

  • Melbourne defeated Geelong at Skilled Stadium for the first time since 1988.
Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
West Coast 19.14 (128) Fremantle 12.8 (80) Subiaco Oval 40,720 Friday, 12 August
Kangaroos 13.7 (85) St Kilda 16.12 (108) Telstra Dome 39,777 Saturday, 13 August
Geelong 15.9 (99) Melbourne 14.16 (100) Skilled Stadium 20,148 Saturday, 13 August
Port Adelaide 12.9 (81) Adelaide 13.10 (88) AAMI Stadium 45,199 Saturday, 13 August
Collingwood 14.10 (94) Carlton 19.15 (129) MCG 48,287 Saturday, 13 August
Sydney 19.10 (124) Brisbane Lions 6.4 (40) Telstra Stadium 43,512 Sunday, 14 August
Hawthorn 17.15 (117) Essendon 16.8 (104) MCG 32,053 Sunday, 14 August
Richmond 16.11 (107) Western Bulldogs 18.11 (119) Telstra Dome 33,482 Sunday, 14 August

Round 21[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Fremantle 12.8 (80) St Kilda 11.9 (75) Subiaco Oval 38,057 Friday, 19 August
Adelaide 22.19 (151) Collingwood 5.11 (41) AAMI Stadium 40,372 Saturday, 20 August
Geelong 16.13 (109) West Coast 5.3 (33) Skilled Stadium 20,372 Saturday, 20 August
Brisbane Lions 7.9 (51) Port Adelaide 11.15 (81) The Gabba 35,221 Saturday, 20 August
Melbourne 16.13 (109) Western Bulldogs 16.9 (105) MCG 32,621 Saturday, 20 August
Sydney 15.11 (101) Kangaroos 9.10 (64) SCG 34,975 Sunday, 21 August
Essendon 28.14 (182) Carlton 11.17 (83) MCG 37,481 Sunday, 21 August
Richmond 20.17 (137) Hawthorn 21.7 (133) Telstra Dome 30,906 Sunday, 21 August

Round 22[edit]

  • St Kilda's 139-point win against Brisbane Lions was the largest victory in St Kilda's history, and the heaviest defeat in the Brisbane Lions' history.
Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Western Bulldogs 21.15 (141) Collingwood 14.16 (100) Telstra Dome 41,947 Friday, 26 August
Hawthorn 11.9 (75) Sydney 20.9 (129) MCG 31,891 Saturday, 27 August
West Coast 10.14 (74) Adelaide 12.10 (82) Subiaco Oval 43,044 Saturday, 27 August
Port Adelaide 18.12 (120) Fremantle 11.9 (75) AAMI Stadium 41,518 Saturday, 27 August
St Kilda 28.18 (186) Brisbane Lions 7.5 (47) Telstra Dome 46,105 Saturday, 27 August
Geelong 10.9 (69) Richmond 10.8 (68) Skilled Stadium 24,096 Sunday, 28 August
Carlton 12.11 (83) Kangaroos 17.11 (113) Telstra Dome 27,625 Sunday, 28 August
Essendon 12.13 (85) Melbourne 13.17 (95) MCG 55,016 Sunday, 28 August

Ladder[edit]

2005 AFL Ladder
Team P W L D PF PA  % Pts
1 Adelaide 22 17 5 0 2070 1517 136.45 68
2 West Coast 22 17 5 0 2261 1824 123.96 68
3 Sydney (P) 22 15 7 0 1974 1696 116.39 60
4 St Kilda 22 14 8 0 2407 1806 133.28 56
5 Kangaroos 22 13 9 0 2053 2069 99.23 52
6 Geelong 22 12 10 0 2134 1906 111.96 48
7 Melbourne 22 12 10 0 2171 2266 95.81 48
8 Port Adelaide 22 11 10 1 2028 2066 98.16 46
9 Western Bulldogs 22 11 11 0 2385 2351 101.45 44
10 Fremantle 22 11 11 0 2041 2038 100.15 44
11 Brisbane Lions 22 10 12 0 2139 2164 98.84 40
12 Richmond 22 10 12 0 2022 2190 92.33 40
13 Essendon 22 8 14 0 2118 2302 92.01 32
14 Hawthorn 22 5 17 0 1904 2317 82.18 20
15 Collingwood 22 5 17 0 1884 2425 77.69 20
16 Carlton 22 4 17 1 2016 2670 75.51 18
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 Adelaide 0 4 8 12 12 16 16 16 20 24 28 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68
2 West Coast 4 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 60 64 64 68 68 68
3 Sydney 4 4 8 8 8 8 12 16 20 20 24 28 32 32 36 40 44 44 48 52 56 60
4 St Kilda 0 4 4 8 12 16 16 16 16 20 20 24 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 52 56
5 Kangaroos 4 8 12 16 20 20 20 20 20 24 24 28 32 36 36 40 40 44 48 48 48 52
6 Geelong 4 4 4 8 12 16 20 24 28 28 28 32 32 36 36 40 40 40 40 40 44 48
7 Melbourne 4 8 12 12 16 16 20 20 24 28 32 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 40 44 48
8 Port Adelaide 0 4 4 6 6 6 10 10 14 14 18 22 26 26 30 30 34 34 38 38 42 46
9 Western Bulldogs 4 4 4 4 8 8 12 16 16 16 20 20 24 24 24 24 28 32 36 40 40 44
10 Fremantle 4 4 4 4 8 12 16 16 16 20 20 20 20 20 24 28 32 36 40 40 44 44
11 Brisbane Lions 4 4 4 4 4 8 8 12 12 12 16 20 24 28 32 32 36 36 40 40 40 40
12 Richmond 0 4 8 12 12 16 20 24 28 28 28 28 28 32 36 36 36 36 36 36 40 40
13 Essendon 0 0 4 4 8 8 8 12 12 16 16 16 20 20 20 24 24 28 28 28 32 32
14 Hawthorn 0 0 0 4 4 4 4 8 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 16 16 16 20 20 20
15 Collingwood 0 0 4 4 4 4 4 4 8 12 16 16 16 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
16 Carlton 0 4 4 6 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 14 14 18 18 18

Finals Series[edit]

Qualifying and Elimination Finals (Father's Day)[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
West Coast 10.9 (69) Sydney 10.5 (65) Subiaco Oval 43,302 Friday, 2 September
Geelong 18.8 (116) Melbourne 9.7 (61) MCG 65,018 Saturday, 3 September
Adelaide 8.9 (57) St Kilda 10.5 (65) AAMI Stadium 48,768 Saturday, 3 September
Kangaroos 11.11 (77) Port Adelaide 26.8 (164) Telstra Dome 25,195 Sunday, 4 September

Semi Finals[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Sydney 7.14 (56) Geelong 7.11 (53) SCG 39,079 Friday, 9 September
Adelaide 18.15 (123) Port Adelaide 5.10 (40) AAMI Stadium 50,521 Saturday, 10 September

Preliminary Finals[edit]

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
St Kilda 9.11 (65) Sydney 15.6 (96) MCG 73,344 Friday, 16 September
West Coast 14.9 (93) Adelaide 11.11 (77) Subiaco Oval 43,009 Saturday, 17 September

Grand Final[edit]

Main article: 2005 AFL Grand Final
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Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date
Sydney 8.10 (58) West Coast 7.12 (54) MCG 91,828 Saturday, 24 September

Awards[edit]

Player moves[edit]

Post season matches[edit]

Notable events[edit]

Three players celebrated 200th game milestones against eventual premiers the Sydney Swans during the regular season:

Additionally, Michael Voss (Brisbane Lions) played his 250th AFL game and Mal Michael his 100th club game for the Lions, both also against the Swans, in Round 3.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2005 Trading Places
  2. ^ Gehrig runs riot in 200th match, ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 28 May 2005
  3. ^ Hall bags seven as Swans ride high, Sydney Morning Herald, 17 July 2005
  4. ^ No end in sight as Lucas aims up for game 200, ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 4 August 2005
  5. ^ Cousins named for Derby clash, ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 8 April 2005