2009 AFL season

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2009 AFL Premiership season
AFL Logo 2009 Premiership season.jpg
Official 2009 AFL logo
Teams 16
Premiers Geelong
(8th premiership)
Minor premiers St Kilda
(3rd minor premiership)
Pre-season cup Geelong
(2nd pre-season cup win)
Matches played 185
Attendance 6,988,638 (37,776 per match)
Highest attendance 99,251 (Grand Final, St Kilda vs. Geelong)
Coleman Medallist Brendan Fevola (Carlton)
Brownlow Medallist Gary Ablett, Jr. (Geelong)
2008
2010

The 2009 Australian Football League season commenced on 26 March and concluded on 26 September. It was the 113th season of the VFL/AFL competition. The season consisted of 22 home and away rounds and four rounds of finals, culminating in the 2009 AFL Grand Final which determined the 2009 AFL premiers. Geelong won the Grand Final against St Kilda.

Pre-season[edit]

AFL pre-season draft[edit]

The pre-season draft was held on 16 December 2008 (but is referred to as the 2009 Pre-season draft in continuation from the early years of the AFL draft when it was held in January or February) and most pre-draft interest was on whether or not former West Coast Eagles captain and Brownlow Medal winner Ben Cousins would be selected by the Richmond Football Club. Richmond, the only club to show interest in recruiting Cousins, had one selection in the pre-season draft (because it had only one space left on its senior list). In the week leading up to the pre-season draft, Richmond requested to have Graham Polak (who had been hit by a tram the previous season, with it not clear at this stage whether or not the resulting injuries would end his career) moved to the rookie list, to free up an additional list space and give them a second selection in the pre-season draft. The request was similar to one made by and granted to the Essendon Football Club a few years earlier with respect to Adam Ramanauskas, but there were key differences which led to Richmond's request being rejected by the AFL and a majority of rival clubs on 15 December.[1] Although Richmond had maintained throughout the previous week that it would draft Cousins only if its request to put Polak on the rookie list was granted, they selected Cousins anyway with their only selection in the pre-season draft. Josh Carr's return to Port Adelaide was the other major player move.[2]

NAB Cup[edit]

Main article: 2009 NAB Cup
Round One   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
 Western Bulldogs 69  
 Essendon 70      Essendon 67  
 Brisbane Lions 65    Brisbane Lions 65  
 St Kilda 56        Essendon 73  
 West Coast 54        Collingwood 116  
 Collingwood 116      Collingwood 97
 Fremantle 86    Richmond 51  
 Richmond 89        Collingwood 51
 Geelong 119        Geelong 127
 Adelaide 84      Geelong 72  
 Sydney 78    Port Adelaide 54  
 Port Adelaide 143        Geelong 84
 Carlton 123        Carlton 67  
 North Melbourne 70      Carlton 112
 Hawthorn 69    Hawthorn 88  
 Melbourne 66  

Premiership season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 1 (season launch)
Thursday, 26 March (7:40 pm) Richmond 9.13 (67) def. by Carlton 23.12 (150) MCG (crowd: 87,043) Report
Friday, 27 March (7:40 pm) Hawthorn 16.7 (103) def. by Geelong 15.21 (111) MCG (crowd: 69,593) Report
Saturday, 28 March (2:10 pm) Collingwood 13.8 (86) def. by Adelaide 13.12 (90) MCG (crowd: 41,591) Report
Saturday, 28 March (6:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 14.11 (95) def. West Coast 13.8 (86) The Gabba (crowd: 26,800) Report
Saturday, 28 March (7:10 pm) St Kilda 12.8 (80) def. Sydney 9.11 (65) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 32,442) Report
Sunday, 29 March (1:10 pm) Melbourne 10.7 (67) def. by North Melbourne 15.11 (101) MCG (crowd: 28,707) Report
Sunday, 29 March (2:40 pm) Port Adelaide 15.17 (107) def. Essendon 9.12 (66) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 28,315) Report
Sunday, 29 March (4:10 pm) Fremantle 13.16 (94) def. by Western Bulldogs 25.7 (157) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 34,634) Report
  • In the season-opener on Thursday night, Carlton easily defeated Richmond, and Richmond's high-profile recruit Ben Cousins injured his hamstring in the final quarter; he had suffered the same injury in his final match with West Coast in 2007.
  • The opening match between Richmond and Carlton was the highest attended home-and-away game of the season, with a crowd of 87,043 at the MCG, and had the third-highest attendance of all games including finals.
  • Michael Voss began his Brisbane Lions coaching career with a win; the Lions beat West Coast by 9 points at the Gabba, after trailing by 38 points during the second quarter.


Round 2[edit]

Round 2
Friday, 3 April Adelaide 10.9 (69) def. by St Kilda 15.11 (101) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 41,189) Report
Saturday, 4 April Geelong 15.15 (105) def. Richmond 13.7 (85) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 22,288) Report
Saturday, 4 April Collingwood 17.15 (117) def. Melbourne 10.4 (64) MCG (crowd: 43,176) Report
Saturday, 4 April Carlton 18.11 (119) def. Brisbane Lions 15.10 (100) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 42,496 ) Report
Saturday, 4 April Sydney 22.11 (143) def. Hawthorn 15.15 (105) ANZ Stadium (crowd: 36,116) Report
Sunday, 5 April Essendon 16.13 (109) def. Fremantle 10.11 (71) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 27,461) Report
Sunday, 5 April Western Bulldogs 11.14 (80) def. North Melbourne 9.11 (65) MCG (crowd: 34,466) Report
Sunday, 5 April West Coast 19.11 (125) def. Port Adelaide 10.15 (75) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 37,826) Report


Round 3[edit]

Round 3 (Easter)
Thursday, 9 April Geelong 18.14 (122) def. Collingwood 13.17 (95) MCG (crowd: 58,527) Report
Saturday, 11 April St Kilda 25.11 (161) def. West Coast 9.10 (64) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 29,006) Report
Saturday, 11 April Brisbane Lions 15.10 (100) def. Sydney 9.13 (67) The Gabba (crowd: 24,984) Report
Saturday, 11 April Carlton 16.16 (112) def. by Essendon 17.14 (116) MCG (crowd: 70,411) Report
Sunday, 12 April Port Adelaide 22.15 (147) def. Melbourne 14.6 (90) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 21,030) Report
Sunday, 12 April North Melbourne 10.9 (69) def. by Hawthorn 19.9 (123) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 34,893) Report
Sunday, 12 April Fremantle 11.14 (80) def. by Adelaide 15.14 (104) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 30,035) Report
Monday, 13 April Western Bulldogs 16.14 (110) def. Richmond 8.15 (63) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 46,261) Report


Round 4[edit]

Round 4
Friday, 17 April Brisbane Lions 10.13 (73) def. by Collingwood 13.12 (90) The Gabba (crowd: 34,912) Report
Saturday, 18 April Sydney 12.12 (84) def. Carlton 9.13 (67) SCG (crowd: 30,834) Report
Saturday, 18 April Hawthorn 12.13 (85) def. by Port Adelaide 17.13 (115) MCG (crowd: 33,274) Report
Saturday, 18 April St Kilda 17.9 (111) def. Fremantle 4.4 (28) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 26,326) Report
Saturday, 18 April Adelaide 13.8 (86) def. by Geelong 21.8 (134) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 40,418) Report
Sunday, 19 April North Melbourne 10.9 (69) def. Essendon 7.15 (57) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 33,842) Report
Sunday, 19 April Richmond 13.14 (92) def. by Melbourne 14.16 (100) MCG (crowd: 40,763) Report
Sunday, 19 April West Coast 17.14 (116) def. Western Bulldogs 12.11 (83) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 37,758) Report


Round 5[edit]

Round 5 (Anzac Day)
Friday, 24 April Port Adelaide 5.6 (36) def. by St Kilda 15.12 (102) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 25,426) Report
Saturday, 25 April Essendon 13.15 (93) def. Collingwood 12.16 (88) MCG (crowd: 84,829) Report
Saturday, 25 April Hawthorn 11.8 (74) def. West Coast 7.14 (56) Aurora Stadium (crowd: 17,880) Report
Saturday, 25 April Fremantle 18.13 (121) def. Sydney 16.4 (100) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 32,884) Report
Saturday, 25 April North Melbourne 7.16 (58) def. by Richmond 13.16 (94) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 29,224) Report
Sunday, 26 April Geelong 18.18 (126) def. Brisbane Lions 5.3 (33) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 15,580) Report
Sunday, 26 April Western Bulldogs 13.12 (90) def. by Carlton 21.7 (133) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 44,268) Report
Sunday, 26 April Melbourne 4.10 (34) def. by Adelaide 7.9 (51) MCG (crowd: 14,129) Report
  • Essendon's David Zaharakis kicked the winning goal in the final seconds, ensuring that Essendon beat Collingwood for the first time on Anzac Day since 2005.
  • Brisbane Lions was restricted to its the lowest score in club history, 5.3 (33); although both predecessors of the merged club, the Brisbane Bears and Fitzroy, had scored lower.
  • Geelong amassed 490 disposals against Brisbane, breaking the old record of 469 disposals set by West Coast in 2007 and matched by Geelong in 2008; their 254 handpasses was also a record. These two records would stand for seven days.
  • Cold and rainy conditions in Melbourne saw the MCG host its lowest crowd (14,129) since 2004, in the match between Melbourne and Adelaide.


Round 6[edit]

Round 6
Friday, 1 May North Melbourne 11.9 (75) def. by Collingwood 19.13 (127) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 40,087) Report
Saturday, 2 May Hawthorn 16.10 (106) def. Carlton 15.12 (102) MCG (crowd: 69,014) Report
Saturday, 2 May West Coast 9.20 (74) def. by Fremantle 13.9 (87) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 41,654) Report
Saturday, 2 May Brisbane Lions 17.9 (111) def. Essendon 9.14 (68) The Gabba (crowd: 29,252) Report
Saturday, 2 May Port Adelaide 15.15 (105) def. Adelaide 12.7 (79) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 41,558) Report
Sunday, 3 May Sydney 14.10 (94) def. Richmond 11.9 (75) SCG (crowd: 25,410) Report
Sunday, 3 May Melbourne 10.8 (68) def. by Geelong 15.21 (111) MCG (crowd: 36,932) Report[dead link]
Sunday, 3 May Western Bulldogs 11.10 (76) def. by St Kilda 14.20 (104) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 36,302) Report[dead link]
  • In the Hawthorn-Carlton game, Carlton's Brendan Fevola and Hawthorn's Jarryd Roughead both kicked 8 goals for the game. In the final minute of the game, Fevola had a chance to win the game by a point, but his shot hit the post and Hawthorn held on for a 4-point win.
  • Dustin Fletcher played his 300th match for Essendon. In the same game, Matthew Lloyd became the 8th player in the history of the VFL/AFL to kick 900 goals.
  • Geelong amassed 498 disposals, including 259 handpasses, against Melbourne at the MCG, breaking the two records which they had set the previous week.


Round 7[edit]

Round 7
Friday, 8 May Essendon 17.14 (116) def. Hawthorn 10.12 (72) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 50,475) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 9 May Geelong 17.14 (116) def. Sydney 10.5 (65) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 22,050) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 9 May Richmond 10.11 (71) def. by Brisbane Lions 15.7 (97) MCG (crowd: 34,646) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 9 May North Melbourne 20.5 (125) def. Port Adelaide 18.12 (120) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 14,342) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 9 May Carlton 11.15 (81) def. by Fremantle 13.10 (88) Gold Coast Stadium (crowd: 10,294) Report[dead link]
Sunday, 10 May Adelaide 12.14 (86) def. by Western Bulldogs 17.16 (118) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 31,742) Report[dead link]
Sunday, 10 May West Coast 12.18 (90) def. Melbourne 13.4 (82) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 35,209) Report[dead link]
Monday, 11 May Collingwood 5.10 (40) def. by St Kilda 20.8 (128) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 46,880) Report[dead link]


Round 8[edit]

Round 8
Friday, 15 May Fremantle 9.11 (65) def. by Hawthorn 13.9 (87) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 39,135) Report
Saturday, 16 May Melbourne 15.7 (97) def. by Western Bulldogs 15.14 (104) MCG (crowd: 28,279) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 16 May Geelong 18.11 (119) def. North Melbourne 7.7 (49) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 20,273) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 16 May Brisbane Lions 18.11 (119) def. Adelaide 12.11 (83) The Gabba (crowd: 27,767) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 16 May Sydney 16.10 (106) def. West Coast 15.11 (101) ANZ Stadium (crowd: 33,079) Report[dead link]
Sunday, 17 May Port Adelaide 14.18 (102) def. Richmond 15.9 (99) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 22,034) Report[dead link]
Sunday, 17 May Collingwood 7.11 (53) def. by Carlton 16.8 (104) MCG (crowd: 82,834) Report[dead link]
Sunday, 17 May St Kilda 13.12 (90) def. Essendon 10.11 (71) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 45,594) Report[dead link]


Round 9[edit]

Round 9 (Indigenous Round)
Friday, 22 May Geelong 17.14 (116) def. Western Bulldogs 17.12 (114) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 44,620) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 23 May North Melbourne 14.14 (98) def. Fremantle 12.13 (85) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 15,436) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 23 May Adelaide 15.14 (104) def. Carlton 8.12 (60) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 41,107) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 23 May West Coast 9.12 (66) def. by Collingwood 12.16 (88) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 36,658) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 23 May Richmond 12.13 (85) def. by Essendon 19.11 (125) MCG (crowd: 73,625) Report[dead link]
Sunday, 24 May Sydney 18.15 (123) def. Port Adelaide 10.8 (68) SCG (crowd: 23,229) Report[dead link]
Sunday, 24 May St Kilda 14.13 (97) def. Brisbane Lions 13.3 (81) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 30,673) Report[dead link]
Sunday, 24 May Hawthorn 17.12 (114) def. Melbourne 13.14 (92) MCG (crowd: 39,395) Report[dead link]
  • Western Bulldogs lost to Geelong by two points after Brad Johnson missed a shot for goal (from near the behind post) after the siren. It was the second time in twelve months, after round 9, 2008, that Johnson had missed a potentially game-winning shot after the siren.
  • Adelaide kept its opposition goalless to half time for the second time in the season (the first being in Round 5 against Melbourne, the second this round against Carlton).


Round 10[edit]

Round 10
Friday, 29 May Carlton 16.15 (111) def. West Coast 10.10 (70) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 39,611) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 30 May Western Bulldogs 18.9 (117) def. Sydney 12.5 (77) Manuka Oval (crowd: 12,457) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 30 May North Melbourne 12.9 (81) def. by Brisbane Lions 15.9 (99) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 21,583) Report
Saturday, 30 May Fremantle 17.10 (112) def. by Richmond 17.13 (115) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 35,391) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 30 May St Kilda 11.17 (83) def. Melbourne 6.10 (46) Gold Coast Stadium (crowd: 9,112) Report[dead link]
Sunday, 31 May Adelaide 16.10 (106) def. Hawthorn 12.7 (79) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 40,035) Report[dead link]
Sunday, 31 May Essendon 11.4 (70) def. by Geelong 20.14 (134) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 48,852) Report[dead link]
Sunday, 31 May Collingwood 17.12 (114) def. Port Adelaide 11.10 (76) MCG (crowd: 34,793) Report[dead link]
  • Sydney's Barry Hall kicked his 600th career goal.
  • St Kilda held Melbourne goalless in the second half of its victory. This was Melbourne's second goalless half of the season (the other was the first half against Adelaide in Round 5), and the second time St Kilda had held its opponent goalless for two consecutive quarters this season (the other was the second and third quarters against Sydney in Round 1).
  • Collingwood's Dane Swan amassed 48 disposals in Sunday's game against Port Adelaide, breaking the previous record of 46 held by Nathan Buckley and Gary Ablett, Jr. for most disposals in a game since the quarters were shortened to 20 minutes in 1994.


Round 11[edit]

Round 11 (Women’s Round, Queen's Birthday Holiday Weekend)
Friday, 5 June Richmond 14.5 (89) def. by Western Bulldogs 24.13 (157) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 36,483) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 6 June North Melbourne 9.3 (57) def. by St Kilda 15.13 (103) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 30,962) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 6 June Brisbane Lions 16.10 (106) def. by Carlton 16.16 (112) The Gabba (crowd: 33,790) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 6 June Port Adelaide 14.10 (94) def. Fremantle 11.4 (70) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 18,418) Report[dead link]
Sunday, 7 June Essendon 18.6 (114) def. by Adelaide 21.4 (130) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 39,451) Report[dead link]
Sunday, 7 June Hawthorn 12.14 (86) def. Sydney 11.9 (75) MCG (crowd: 44,464) Report[dead link]
Sunday, 7 June West Coast 12.5 (77) def. by Geelong 15.9 (99) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 35,355) Report[dead link]
Monday, 8 June Melbourne 8.12 (60) def. by Collingwood 19.12 (126) MCG (crowd: 61,287) Report[dead link]
  • Terry Wallace coached his final match for Richmond, after announcing his retirement earlier in the week. Wallace was replaced by Jade Rawlings as caretaker.
  • St Kilda won its 11th consecutive game, breaking the previous club record of 10 set in 2004.
  • St Kilda and Geelong, both at 11–0, set the best start to a premiership season since Essendon in 2000.
  • Adelaide defeated Essendon by 16 points in a game notable for having the highest combined goal-kicking accuracy in VFL/AFL history. The combined score of 39.10 (244) had an overall goalkicking accuracy of 79.6%; the previous best was 76.1%, when Essendon and St Kilda combined for 35.11 (221) in Round 20, 1984. Goalkicking accuracy league-wide was 60.78% this round, also a record.


Round 12[edit]

Round 12 (Split round)
Friday, 12 June Carlton 14.11 (95) def. by St Kilda 16.8 (104) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 50,820) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 13 June Western Bulldogs 21.11 (137) def. Port Adelaide 7.2 (44) TIO Stadium (crowd: 11,306) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 13 June Richmond 13.14 (92) def. West Coast 11.11 (77) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 30,117) Report[dead link]
Sunday, 14 June Hawthorn 7.9 (51) def. by Brisbane Lions 13.15 (93) Aurora Stadium (crowd: 16,710) Report[dead link]
Sunday, 14 June Adelaide 9.14 (68) def. North Melbourne 3.6 (24) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 30,173) Report[dead link]
Friday, 19 June Essendon 19.17 (131) def. Melbourne 13.5 (83) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 45,740) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 20 June Sydney 9.12 (66) def. by Collingwood 13.11 (89) ANZ Stadium (crowd: 41,042) Report[dead link]
Sunday, 21 June Fremantle 11.9 (75) def. by Geelong 13.16 (94) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 33,213) Report[dead link]
  • Western Bulldogs set a new record for the highest number of interchanges made in their win against Port Adelaide,[citation needed] played in hot conditions in Darwin.
  • Brisbane Lions recorded its first ever win at Aurora Stadium, defeating Hawthorn by 42 points. The Lions outscored the Hawks 10.6 (66) to 1.4 (10) in the second half, and held Hawthorn goalless in the final quarter; it was Hawthorn's first goalless quarter since Round 14 2007.
  • In wet weather in Adelaide, North Melbourne was held to 3.6 (24), the club's lowest score since 1971, the lowest score by any team since Round 4 1999, the lowest score ever conceded by Adelaide, and the lowest score ever at AAMI Stadium (the latter two records would be broken only three weeks later).


Round 13[edit]

Round 13
Friday, 26 June Essendon 21.10 (136) def. Carlton 9.13 (67) MCG (crowd: 83,407) Report
Saturday, 27 June Collingwood 26.13 (169) def. Fremantle 13.7 (85) MCG (crowd: 44,114) Report
Saturday, 27 June Adelaide 12.13 (85) def. Sydney 10.9 (69) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 38,064) Report
Saturday, 27 June West Coast 16.11 (107) def. Hawthorn 13.9 (87) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 31,441) Report
Saturday, 27 June Brisbane Lions 16.15 (111) def. Melbourne 8.8 (56) The Gabba (crowd: 23,750) Report
Sunday, 28 June Geelong 18.14 (122) def. Port Adelaide 13.10 (88) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 21,142) Report
Sunday, 28 June North Melbourne 12.14 (86) def. by Western Bulldogs 17.6 (108) MCG (crowd: 31,470) Report
Sunday, 28 June St Kilda 13.14 (92) def. Richmond 5.6 (36) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 38,196) Report
  • St Kilda and Geelong became the sixth and seventh clubs to begin a season with thirteen consecutive wins, the feat having previously been achieved by Collingwood in 1929, Geelong in 1953, Melbourne in 1956, West Coast in 1991 and Essendon in 2000. All seven clubs reached the Grand Finals in their respective seasons.
  • Matthew Lloyd overtook Leigh Matthews with his 916th career goal to become the 7th highest goalkicker in AFL/VFL history.
  • Melbourne was held goalless in two consecutive quarters for the third time this season.
  • Richmond was held scoreless by St Kilda in both the second and third quarters of their game. For St Kilda, it was the third time they held their opponent goalless in two consecutive quarters this season. For Richmond, they became the first team to be held scoreless in two consecutive quarters in a game since Fitzroy in Round 1 1995 (Note: Fremantle was held scoreless in consecutive quarters across separate weeks, in Rounds 11 and 12 2004).


Round 14[edit]

Round 14
Friday, 3 July Collingwood 15.12 (102) def. Essendon 9.13 (67) MCG (crowd: 77,699) Report
Saturday, 4 July Melbourne 17.10 (112) def. West Coast 13.14 (92) MCG (crowd: 23,149) Report
Saturday, 4 July Port Adelaide 19.14 (128) def. Brisbane Lions 11.14 (80) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 20,293) Report
Saturday, 4 July Richmond 13.7 (85) def. by Adelaide 15.12 (102) Gold Coast Stadium (crowd: 11,174) Report
Saturday, 4 July Western Bulldogs 19.19 (133) def. Hawthorn 6.9 (45) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 36,827) Report
Sunday, 5 July Sydney 15.10 (100) def. North Melbourne 13.7 (85) SCG (crowd: 21,929) Report
Sunday, 5 July St Kilda 14.7 (91) def. Geelong 13.7 (85) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 54,444) Report
Sunday, 5 July Fremantle 15.10 (100) def. by Carlton 16.19 (115) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 34,720) Report
  • The Round 14 match between St Kilda and Geelong, both of whom were unbeaten at this stage, had a change in timeslot, moving from 2:10 pm to 3:10 pm so that the Seven Network could broadcast the game live into Melbourne, and use it as a lead-in to its 6pm news broadcast; in 2012, this change in timeslot became permanent for all Sunday afternoon matches broadcast by Seven. All capital cities (except Sydney and Brisbane, which received a live telecast of the Sydney vs North Melbourne on the same day) received a live telecast of the match. The game broke the record set in Round 8, 1991 between West Coast and Essendon as being the latest into a season that two undefeated teams had played against each other. The attendance of 54,444 set a new record for the largest crowd at an AFL game held at Etihad Stadium. Geelong lost at the stadium since Round 1, 2007, ending a 13-match winning streak at the ground.
  • Western Bulldogs held Hawthorn goalless in the first half of their game, and reigning Coleman Medallist Lance Franklin was held goalless for the first time since 2006, breaking a streak of 71 consecutive games scoring at least one goal.
  • Melbourne won an emotional game, as club president, Jim Stynes, announced that he had cancer earlier that week.
  • The Richmond vs Adelaide game was the last event staged at the Gold Coast Stadium before renovation works began at the oval to suit the AFL's new team on the Gold Coast.


Round 15[edit]

Round 15
Friday, 10 July Western Bulldogs 16.14 (110) def. by Collingwood 17.9 (111) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 51,382) Report
Saturday, 11 July Sydney 10.12 (72) def. by Essendon 15.17 (107) SCG (crowd: 30,924) Report
Saturday, 11 July Carlton 16.13 (109) def. Richmond 12.17 (89) MCG (crowd: 50,784) Report
Saturday, 11 July Brisbane Lions 16.12 (108) def. Geelong 9.11 (65) The Gabba (crowd: 34,274) Report
Saturday, 11 July Adelaide 19.16 (130) def. Fremantle 1.7 (13) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 32,451) Report
Sunday, 12 July Hawthorn 10.13 (73) def. North Melbourne 9.10 (64) Aurora Stadium (crowd: 15,080) Report
Sunday, 12 July Melbourne 15.11 (101) def. Port Adelaide 13.12 (90) MCG (crowd: 15,888) Report
Sunday, 12 July West Coast 11.4 (70) def. by St Kilda 13.12 (90) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 36,259) Report
  • Carlton's Brendan Fevola kicked a career-best nine goals in his team's win against Richmond.
  • Adelaide's dominant victory against Fremantle saw the latter held to only 1.7 (13). This was the lowest score in Fremantle's history (its previous lowest was 3.7 (25) in 2004), the lowest score by a team at AAMI Stadium and the lowest score ever conceded by the Adelaide Crows (the previous record for each was set by North Melbourne three weeks earlier), and the lowest score by any team since 1961, when Richmond scored 0.8 (8). Fremantle was held to 0.1 (1) in the first half, the lowest half-time score since Fitzroy was scoreless in the first half in 1995, and the third time this season that Adelaide had held its opponent goalless to half time. Fremantle's 117-point loss was the equal worst in club history.


Round 16[edit]

Round 16
Friday, 17 July Essendon 11.4 (70) def. by Western Bulldogs 15.13 (103) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 47,120) Report
Saturday, 18 July Carlton 19.10 (124) def. Sydney 9.9 (63) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 42,018) Report
Saturday, 18 July Geelong 17.15 (117) def. Melbourne 11.5 (71) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 21,160) Report
Saturday, 18 July Fremantle 7.5 (47) def. by Brisbane Lions 9.8 (62) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 22,595) Report
Saturday, 18 July Collingwood 11.10 (76) def. by Hawthorn 18.13 (121) MCG (crowd: 66,149) Report
Sunday, 19 July Port Adelaide 17.10 (112) def. West Coast 11.10 (76) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 21,106) Report
Sunday, 19 July Richmond 12.13 (85) drew with North Melbourne 12.13 (85) MCG (crowd: 30,604) Report
Sunday, 19 July St Kilda 15.15 (105) def. Adelaide 7.6 (48) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 31,940) Report
  • Carlton broke a twelve-game losing streak against Sydney with its victory.
  • Sydney suffered its heaviest defeat since 2004 by going down to Carlton by 61 points.
  • North Melbourne overcame a 43-point deficit early in the third quarter to record the first draw of the season against Richmond.


Round 17[edit]

Round 17 (Rivalry Round)
Friday, 24 July Carlton 4.16 (40) def. by Collingwood 14.10 (94) MCG (crowd: 84,938) Report
Saturday, 25 July Geelong 15.9 (99) def. Hawthorn 14.14 (98) MCG (crowd: 64,803) Report
Saturday, 25 July Fremantle 10.11 (71) def. West Coast 8.18 (66) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 39,536) Report
Saturday, 25 July Brisbane Lions 17.14 (116) def. North Melbourne 11.9 (75) The Gabba (crowd: 25,509) Report
Saturday, 25 July St Kilda 16.10 (106) def. Western Bulldogs 9.7 (61) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 45,082) Report
Sunday, 26 July Melbourne 6.14 (50) def. by Sydney 10.8 (68) Manuka Oval (crowd: 7,311) Report
Sunday, 26 July Essendon 14.12 (96) def. by Richmond 15.11 (101) MCG (crowd: 47,412) Report
Sunday, 26 July Adelaide 19.18 (132) def. Port Adelaide 9.8 (62) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 46,859) Report
  • The Round 17 match between Collingwood and Carlton attracted a crowd of 84,938 at the MCG. It marked the fifth match in the 2009 home and away season attended by more than 80,000, the first time this has occurred in VFL/AFL history, and the first time that the same two teams attracted a crowd of 80,000 twice in the one season (the other match was in Round 8 when Collingwood and Carlton attracted a crowd of 82,834).
  • Geelong won a memorable Grand Final rematch against Hawthorn, winning by a point kicked after the siren by Jimmy Bartel after trailing by as much as 28 in the 4th quarter.
  • Jonathan Brown kicked his 400th career goal.
  • The Melbourne vs Sydney game, played in bad weather in Canberra, was the lowest-attended match of the season, with just 7,311 attending.
  • Despite modest crowds at Manuka Oval and the Gabba, Round 17, 2009 had the third largest attendance of any single round of the AFL with an attendance of 361,450. The first and second highest attended rounds were Round 22, 1998 and Round 1, 2007.


Round 18[edit]

Round 18
Friday, 31 July North Melbourne 11.18 (84) def. by Carlton 14.10 (94) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 38,554) Report
Saturday, 1 August Western Bulldogs 17.9 (111) def. Fremantle 11.14 (80) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 19,065) Report
Saturday, 1 August Geelong 14.9 (93) def. Adelaide 13.13 (91) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 21,686) Report
Saturday, 1 August Sydney 13.15 (93) def. by St Kilda 13.16 (94) SCG (crowd: 27,805) Report
Saturday, 1 August Collingwood 12.23 (95) def. Brisbane Lions 8.7 (55) MCG (crowd: 47,268) Report
Sunday, 2 August Melbourne 12.10 (82) def. by Richmond 12.14 (86) MCG (crowd: 37,438) Report[dead link]
Sunday, 2 August Port Adelaide 18.13 (121) def. Hawthorn 14.19 (103) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 25,154) Report
Sunday, 2 August West Coast 14.11 (95) def. Essendon 10.8 (68) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 35,765) Report


Round 19[edit]

Round 19
Friday, 7 August Carlton 14.13 (97) def. Geelong 8.14 (62) MCG (crowd: 55,057) Report[dead link]
Saturday, 8 August Western Bulldogs 13.19 (97) def. by West Coast 16.6 (102) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 22,417) Report
Saturday, 8 August Hawthorn 7.7 (49) def. by St Kilda 10.14 (74) Aurora Stadium (crowd: 20,011) Report
Saturday, 8 August Essendon 13.9 (87) drew with Brisbane Lions 12.15 (87) MCG (crowd: 41,636) Report
Saturday, 8 August Adelaide 9.14 (68) def. by Collingwood 13.11 (89) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 45,128) Report
Sunday, 9 August North Melbourne 19.9 (123) def. Melbourne 8.13.(61) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 16,594) Report
Sunday, 9 August Richmond 10.8.(68) def. by Sydney 18.15 (123) MCG (crowd: 32,216) Report
Sunday, 9 August Fremantle 17.14 (116) def. Port Adelaide 11.8 (74) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 30,029) Report


Round 20[edit]

Round 20 (Green Round )
Friday, 14 August Hawthorn 9.13 (67) def. by Adelaide 13.16 (94) MCG (crowd: 32,583) Report
Saturday, 15 August Richmond 8.11 (59) def. by Collingwood 22.20 (152) MCG (crowd: 63,366) Report
Saturday, 15 August West Coast 17.8 (110) def. North Melbourne 10.12 (72) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 32,472) Report
Saturday, 15 August Brisbane Lions 12.12 (84) def. by Western Bulldogs 15.12 (102) The Gabba (crowd: 33,421) Report
Saturday, 15 August Sydney 13.9 (87) def. by Geelong 13.14 (92) ANZ Stadium (crowd: 40,261) Report
Sunday, 16 August Melbourne 20.7 (127) def. Fremantle 9.10 (64) MCG (crowd: 13,004) Report
Sunday, 16 August Port Adelaide 9.13 (67) def. by Carlton 18.13 (121) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 27,221) Report
Sunday, 16 August Essendon 16.14 (110) def. St Kilda 16.12 (108) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 41,410) Report
  • Essendon defeated St Kilda by two points to inflict St Kilda's first loss of the season; St Kilda's captain Nick Riewoldt had the chance to win the game with a 45-metre set shot after the final siren, but he missed the goal. St Kilda's nineteen-game winning streak was the longest in club history, the second-longest by any club to start a season, and the fifth-longest of all-time.
  • Geelong defeated Sydney to secure a top 2 finish and the associated advantages for the third year in succession.
  • The game between Melbourne and Fremantle, played partially in heavy rain, was the lowest attended match at the MCG since 2004, with an attendance of 13,004.
  • Carlton clinched a position in the finals, ending the club's seven-year finals drought, the longest in club history.


Round 21[edit]

Round 21
Friday, 21 August Western Bulldogs 16.14 (110) def. Geelong 14.12 (96) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 46,818) Report
Saturday, 22 August Carlton 24.9 (153) def. Melbourne 15.6 (96) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 37,433) Report
Saturday, 22 August Adelaide 18.14 (122) def. West Coast 7.6 (48) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 39,640) Report
Saturday, 22 August Brisbane Lions 16.11 (107) def. Port Adelaide 14.8 (92) The Gabba (crowd: 26,437) Report
Saturday, 22 August Richmond 14.9 (93) def. by Hawthorn 20.15 (135) MCG (crowd: 34,779) Report
Sunday, 23 August St Kilda 8.11 (59) def. by North Melbourne 10.4 (64) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 30,522) Report
Sunday, 23 August Collingwood 13.19 (97) def. Sydney 8.8 (56) MCG (crowd: 54,400) Report
Sunday, 23 August Fremantle 21.15 (141) def. Essendon 13.9 (87) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 32,413) Report


Round 22[edit]

Round 22 (Final Round)
Friday, 28 August West Coast 17.23 (125) def. Richmond 6.9 (45) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 39,017) Report
Saturday, 29 August Geelong 14.10 (94) def. Fremantle 8.6 (54) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 18,196) Report
Saturday, 29 August Hawthorn 14.15 (99) def. by Essendon 16.20 (116) MCG (crowd: 77,278) Report
Saturday, 29 August Carlton 16.8 (104) def. by Adelaide 27.14 (176) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 42,356) Report
Saturday, 29 August Sydney 14.8 (92) def. by Brisbane Lions 15.10 (100) SCG (crowd: 27,933) Report
Saturday, 29 August Port Adelaide 9.13 (67) def. by North Melbourne 10.11 (71) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 17,284) Report
Sunday, 30 August Melbourne 10.7 (67) def. by St Kilda 17.12 (114) MCG (crowd: 36,748) Report
Sunday, 30 August Collingwood 10.16 (76) def. by Western Bulldogs 14.16 (100) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 48,888) Report
  • Essendon secured eighth spot and their first finals appearance since 2004 with a 17 point win over Hawthorn in a fiery encounter.
  • Hawthorn is the first team since Adelaide in 1999 to miss the finals after winning the flag the previous year.
  • Brisbane Lions secured a home final, by beating Sydney at the SCG.
  • Western Bulldogs defeated Collingwood by 24 points; the win gave the Bulldogs a 0.31%pt percentage advantage over Collingwood, placing the Bulldogs third and the Magpies fourth. Had Brad Johnson not scored a goal in the final minute, Collingwood would have finished third.


Win/Loss table[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 F1 F2 F3 GF Ladder
Adelaide Coll
4
StK
32
Freo
24
Geel
48
Melb
17
Port
26
WB
32
Bris
36
Carl
44
Haw
27
Ess
16
NM
44
Syd
16
Rich
17
Freo
117
StK
57
Port
70
Geel
2
Coll
21
Haw
27
WCE
74
Carl
72
Ess
96
Coll
5
X X 5
Brisbane Lions WCE
9
Carl
19
Syd
33
Coll
17
Geel
93
Ess
43
Rich
26
Adel
36
StK
16
NM
18
Carl
6
Haw
42
Melb
55
Port
48
Geel
43
Freo
15
NM
41
Coll
40
Ess
0
WB
18
Port
15
Syd
8
Carl
7
WB
51
X X 6
Carlton Rich
83
Bris
19
Ess
4
Syd
17
WB
43
Haw
4
Freo
7
Coll
51
Adel
44
WCE
41
Bris
6
StK
9
Ess
69
Freo
15
Rich
20
Syd
61
Coll
54
NM
10
Geel
35
Port
54
Melb
57
Adel
72
Bris
7
X X X 7
Collingwood Adel
4
Melb
53
Geel
27
Bris
17
Ess
5
NM
52
StK
88
Carl
51
WCE
22
Port
38
Melb
66
Syd
23
Freo
84
Ess
35
WB
1
Haw
45
Carl
54
Bris
40
Adel
21
Rich
93
Syd
41
WB
24
StK
28
Adel
5
Geel
73
X 4
Essendon Port
41
Freo
38
Carl
4
NM
12
Coll
5
Bris
43
Haw
44
StK
19
Rich
40
Geel
64
Adel
16
Melb
48
Carl
69
Coll
35
Syd
35
WB
33
Rich
5
WCE
27
Bris
0
StK
2
Freo
54
Haw
17
Adel
16
X X X 8
Fremantle WB
63
Ess
38
Adel
24
StK
83
Syd
21
WCE
13
Carl
7
Haw
22
NM
13
Rich
3
Port
24
Geel
19
Coll
84
Carl
15
Adel
117
Bris
15
WCE
5
WB
31
Port
42
Melb
63
Ess
54
Geel
40
X X X X 14
Geelong Haw
8
Rich
20
Coll
27
Adel
48
Bris
93
Melb
43
Syd
51
NM
70
WB
2
Ess
64
WCE
22
Freo
19
Port
34
StK
6
Bris
43
Melb
46
Haw
1
Adel
2
Carl
35
Syd
5
WB
14
Freo
40
WB
14
X Coll
73
StK
12
2
Hawthorn Geel
8
Syd
38
NM
54
Port
30
WCE
18
Carl
4
Ess
44
Freo
22
Melb
22
Adel
27
Syd
11
Bris
42
WCE
20
WB
88
NM
9
Coll
45
Geel
1
Port
18
StK
25
Adel
27
Rich
42
Ess
17
X X X X 9
Melbourne NM
34
Coll
53
Port
57
Rich
8
Adel
17
Geel
43
WCE
8
WB
7
Haw
22
StK
37
Coll
66
Ess
48
Bris
55
WCE
20
Port
11
Geel
46
Syd
18
Rich
4
NM
62
Freo
63
Carl
57
StK
47
X X X X 16
North Melbourne Melb
34
WB
15
Haw
54
Ess
12
Rich
36
Coll
52
Port
5
Geel
70
Freo
13
Bris
18
StK
46
Adel
44
WB
22
Syd
15
Haw
9
Rich
0
Bris
41
Carl
10
Melb
62
WCE
38
StK
5
Port
4
X X X X 13
Port Adelaide Ess
41
WCE
50
Melb
57
Haw
30
StK
66
Adel
26
NM
5
Rich
3
Syd
55
Coll
38
Freo
24
WB
93
Geel
34
Bris
48
Melb
11
WCE
36
Adel
70
Haw
18
Freo
42
Carl
54
Bris
15
NM
4
X X X X 10
Richmond Carl
83
Geel
20
WB
47
Melb
8
NM
36
Syd
19
Bris
26
Port
3
Ess
40
Freo
3
WB
68
WCE
15
StK
56
Adel
17
Carl
20
NM
0
Ess
5
Melb
4
Syd
55
Coll
93
Haw
42
WCE
80
X X X X 15
St Kilda Syd
15
Adel
32
WCE
97
Freo
83
Port
66
WB
28
Coll
88
Ess
19
Bris
16
Melb
37
NM
46
Carl
9
Rich
56
Geel
6
WCE
20
Adel
57
WB
45
Syd
1
Haw
25
Ess
2
NM
5
Melb
47
Coll
28
X WB
7
Geel
12
1
Sydney StK
15
Haw
38
Bris
33
Carl
17
Freo
21
Rich
19
Geel
51
WCE
5
Port
55
WB
40
Haw
11
Coll
23
Adel
16
NM
15
Ess
35
Carl
61
Melb
18
StK
1
Rich
55
Geel
5
Coll
41
Bris
8
X X X X 12
West Coast Bris
9
Port
50
StK
97
WB
33
Haw
18
Freo
13
Melb
8
Syd
5
Coll
22
Carl
41
Geel
22
Rich
15
Haw
20
Melb
20
StK
20
Port
36
Freo
5
Ess
27
WB
5
NM
38
Adel
74
Rich
80
X X X X 11
Western Bulldogs Freo
63
NM
15
Rich
47
WCE
33
Carl
43
StK
28
Adel
32
Melb
7
Geel
2
Syd
40
Rich
68
Port
93
NM
22
Haw
88
Coll
1
Ess
33
StK
45
Freo
31
WCE
5
Bris
18
Geel
14
Coll
24
Geel
14
Bris
51
StK
7
X 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 F1 F2 F3 GF Ladder
Colour Result
Green Win
Red Loss
Blue Draw

Bold – Home game

Ladder[edit]

2009 AFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA  % PTS
1 St Kilda 22 20 2 0 2197 1411 155.71 80
2 Geelong (P) 22 18 4 0 2312 1815 127.38 72
3 Western Bulldogs 22 15 7 0 2378 1940 122.58 60
4 Collingwood 22 15 7 0 2174 1778 122.27 60
5 Adelaide 22 14 8 0 2104 1789 117.61 56
6 Brisbane Lions 22 13 8 1 2017 1890 106.72 54
7 Carlton 22 13 9 0 2270 2055 110.46 52
8 Essendon 22 10 11 1 2080 2127 97.79 42
9 Hawthorn 22 9 13 0 1962 2120 92.55 36
10 Port Adelaide 22 9 13 0 1990 2244 88.68 36
11 West Coast 22 8 14 0 1893 2029 93.30 32
12 Sydney 22 8 14 0 1888 2027 93.14 32
13 North Melbourne 22 7 14 1 1680 2015 83.37 30
14 Fremantle 22 6 16 0 1747 2259 77.34 24
15 Richmond 22 5 16 1 1774 2388 74.29 22
16 Melbourne 22 4 18 0 1706 2285 74.66 16
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 St Kilda 4 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 76 76 80
2 Geelong 4 8 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 52 52 56 60 64 64 68 68 72
3 Western Bulldogs 4 8 12 12 12 12 16 20 20 24 28 32 36 40 40 44 44 48 48 52 56 60
4 Collingwood 0 4 4 8 8 12 12 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 40 44 48 52 56 60 60
5 Adelaide 4 4 8 8 12 12 12 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 40 44 44 44 48 52 56
6 Brisbane Lions 4 4 8 8 8 12 16 20 20 24 24 28 32 32 36 40 44 44 46 46 50 54
7 Carlton 4 8 8 8 12 12 12 16 16 20 24 24 24 28 32 36 36 40 44 48 52 52
8 Essendon 0 4 8 8 12 12 16 16 20 20 20 24 28 28 32 32 32 32 34 38 38 42
9 Hawthorn 0 0 4 4 8 12 12 16 20 20 24 24 24 24 28 32 32 32 32 32 36 36
10 Port Adelaide 4 4 8 12 12 16 16 20 20 20 24 24 24 28 28 32 32 36 36 36 36 36
11 West Coast 0 4 4 8 8 8 12 12 12 12 12 12 16 16 16 16 16 20 24 28 28 32
12 Sydney 0 4 4 8 8 12 12 16 20 20 20 20 20 24 24 24 28 28 32 32 32 32
13 North Melbourne 4 4 4 8 8 8 12 12 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 18 18 18 22 22 26 30
14 Fremantle 0 0 0 0 4 8 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 16 16 20 20 24 24
15 Richmond 0 0 0 0 4 4 4 4 4 8 8 12 12 12 12 14 18 22 22 22 22 22
16 Melbourne 0 0 0 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 8 12 12 12 12 12 16 16 16

Finals series[edit]

Summary of results[edit]

  Qualifying / Elimination finals Semi-finals Preliminary finals Grand final
                                   
  QF1: 6 September, MCG  
1  St Kilda 12.8 (80)  
4  Collingwood 7.10 (52)     SF1: 12 September, MCG  
     Collingwood 12.11 (83)    
EF1: 4 September, AAMI Stadium      Adelaide 11.12 (78)       PF1: 18 September, MCG
5  Adelaide 26.10 (166)        St. Kilda 9.6 (60)  
8  Essendon 10.10 (70)          Western Bulldogs 7.11 (53)     GF: 26 September, MCG
         St. Kilda 9.14 (68)
  EF2: 5 September, The Gabba       PF2: 19 September, MCG      Geelong 12.8 (80)
6  Brisbane Lions 16.15 (111)          Geelong 17.18 (120)  
7  Carlton 15.14 (104)     SF2: 11 September, MCG        Collingwood 6.11 (47)  
     Western Bulldogs 16.11 (107)    
QF2: 5 September, MCG      Brisbane Lions 8.8 (56)    
2  Geelong 14.12 (96)  
3  Western Bulldogs 12.10 (82)  


Qualifying and Elimination Finals[edit]

Qualifying and Elimination Finals
4 September (8:15 pm) Adelaide 26.10 (166) def. Essendon 10.10 (70) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 50,393) Report
5 September (2:30 pm) Geelong 14.12 (96) def. Western Bulldogs 12.10 (82) MCG (crowd: 74,007) Report
5 September (7:30 pm) Brisbane Lions 16.15 (111) def. Carlton 15.14 (104) The Gabba (crowd: 32,702) Report
6 September (2:30 pm) St Kilda 12.8 (80) def. Collingwood 7.10 (52) MCG (crowd: 84,213) Report
  • Brisbane Lions came back from 30 points down early in the final quarter to defeat Carlton by 7 points.


Semi finals[edit]

Semi Finals
11 September (7:45 pm) Western Bulldogs 16.11 (107) def. Brisbane Lions 8.8 (56) MCG (crowd: 47,030) Report
12 September (7:30 pm) Collingwood 12.11 (83) def. Adelaide 11.12 (78) MCG (crowd: 62,184) Report


Preliminary Finals[edit]

Preliminary Finals
18 September (7:45 pm) St Kilda 9.6 (60) def. Western Bulldogs 7.11 (53) MCG (crowd: 78,245) Report
19 September (7:30 pm) Geelong 17.18 (120) def. Collingwood 6.11 (47) MCG (crowd: 87,258) Report


Grand final[edit]

Main article: 2009 AFL Grand Final


Grand Final
26 September (2:30 pm) St Kilda def. by Geelong MCG (Crowd: 99,251) Report
3.2 (20)
7.7 (49)
9.11 (65)
9.14 (68)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
3.0 (18)
7.1 (43)
9.4 (58)
12.8 (80)
Umpires: McBurney, Rosebury, Ryan
Norm Smith Medal: Paul Chapman (Geelong)
Schneider 2, Goddard, Hayes, Dempster, Jones, Koschitzke, Riewoldt, Montagna Goals Chapman 3, Mooney 2, Hawkins 2, Rooke 2, Selwood, Byrnes, Ablett
Gram, Hayes, Ball, Jones, Montagna, Baker, Goddard Best Chapman, Rooke, Milburn, Taylor, Selwood, Ablett, Corey, Bartel, Ling, Scarlett
Goddard (broken nose and collarbone), Riewoldt (Torn adductor muscle) Injuries Chapman (hamstring), Taylor (broken hand)
Nil Reports Nil
  • The Grand Final between St Kilda and Geelong was the first time these two teams had played each other in a Grand Final.
  • For the first time since the 1984 Grand Final, a team was behind at three-quarter time and went on to win the premiership.
  • For the first time since the 1989 Grand Final, a team had won three quarters and still lost the premiership.
  • In the whole finals series (until the Grand Final), all the home sides had won.


Awards[edit]

Club Best and Fairests[edit]

Club Award Name Winner
Adelaide Malcolm Blight Medal Bernie Vince[5]
Brisbane Lions Merrett-Murray Medal Jonathan Brown[6]
Carlton John Nicholls Medal Chris Judd[7]
Collingwood Copeland Trophy Dane Swan[8]
Essendon Crichton Medal Jobe Watson[9]
Fremantle Doig Medal Aaron Sandilands[10]
Geelong Carji Greeves Medal Gary Ablett & Corey Enright[11]
Hawthorn Peter Crimmins Medal Sam Mitchell[12]
Melbourne Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Medal Aaron Davey[13]
North Melbourne Syd Barker Medal Andrew Swallow[14]
Port Adelaide John Cahill Medal Warren Tredrea[15]
Richmond Jack Dyer Medal Brett Deledio[16]
St Kilda Trevor Barker Award Nick Riewoldt[17]
Sydney Bob Skilton Medal Ryan O'Keefe[18]
West Coast Club Champion Award Darren Glass[19]
Western Bulldogs Charles Sutton Medal Matthew Boyd[20]

AFL Rising Star[edit]

Main article: 2009 AFL Rising Star

The 2009 award was won by Daniel Rich from the Brisbane Football Club.[21]

Goal of the Year[edit]

The Australian Football League celebrates the best goal of the season through the annual Goal of the Year competition. From 2009 onwards, the commercial name for the award is the AFL Stores Goal of the Year.

Nominations[22]

Mark of the Year[edit]

Main article: Mark of the Year

The Australian Football League celebrates the best mark of the season through the annual Mark of the Year competition. From 2009 onwards, the commercial name for the award is the Hungry Jacks Mark of the Year.

Nominations[24]

AFL Army Award[edit]

Main article: AFL Army Award

The Australian Football League, with the support of the Australian Army, recognises players who produce an act or acts of bravery or selflessness to promote the cause of his team during a game. Each week three players and what they did are made available on the AFL Army Award website for supporters to vote on. The player with the highest percentage of the vote is the AFL Army Award nominee for that round.

Nominations

For the full list of round-by-round nominees, see 2009 AFL Army Award.

Club leadership[edit]

Club Coach Captain(s) Vice Captain(s)/Leadership Group
Adelaide Neil Craig Simon Goodwin Tyson Edwards, Brett Burton, Ben Rutten, Nathan van Berlo, Michael Doughty, Scott Stevens[25]
Brisbane Lions Michael Voss Jonathan Brown Simon Black, Luke Power, Jed Adcock, Daniel Merrett
Carlton Brett Ratten Chris Judd Heath Scotland, Nick Stevens
Collingwood Mick Malthouse Nick Maxwell Josh Fraser (vc), Scott Pendlebury (vc), Shane O’Bree, Dane Swan, Tarkyn Lockyer[26]
Essendon Matthew Knights Matthew Lloyd Scott Lucas (vc), Mark McVeigh, Adam McPhee, Andrew Welsh, David Hille, Jobe Watson
Fremantle Mark Harvey Mathew Pavlich Luke McPharlin, Aaron Sandilands, Antoni Grover, Des Headland
Geelong Mark Thompson Tom Harley Cameron Ling (vc), Joel Corey (dvc), Joel Selwood, Gary Ablett, Jimmy Bartel, Corey Enright
Hawthorn Alastair Clarkson Sam Mitchell Luke Hodge (vc)
Melbourne Dean Bailey James McDonald Cameron Bruce (vc), Brad Green, Brad Miller, Brent Moloney, Brock McLean
North Melbourne Dean Laidley Brent Harvey Drew Petrie (vc)
Port Adelaide Mark Williams Domenic Cassisi[27] Shaun Burgoyne (vc), Kane Cornes (vc)
Richmond Terry Wallace Chris Newman Nathan Foley, Kelvin Moore, Brett Deledio[28]
St Kilda Ross Lyon Nick Riewoldt Lenny Hayes
Sydney Paul Roos Brett Kirk[29] Craig Bolton, Adam Goodes
West Coast John Worsfold Darren Glass Dean Cox (vc), Tyson Stenglein, Matthew Priddis, Adam Selwood, Beau Waters
Western Bulldogs Rodney Eade Brad Johnson

Umpiring and rule changes[edit]

Two rule changes were introduced into the regular season[30]

  • If a player is not 'under pressure' and deliberately rushes a behind would be penalised by a free kick at the spot that the ball was rushed;
  • If a player tackles an opponent after he disposes of the ball, preventing him from taking further part in the play, then a free kick and 50m penalty is paid.

Umpires were also encouraged to recall a centre bounce if it is offline, throwing it up the second time.

Players contacting umpires continued to be an issue with several players fined for making contact with umpires as they retreated from ball-ups. In related offences, Collingwood's Heath Shaw was suspended for one week after touching an umpire's shoulder, and Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett was fined $5000 after criticising the umpires on radio.[31]

Player changes[edit]

Debuts[edit]

Following the debuts of the first two draft picks from the 2008 AFL Draft (Jack Watts in Round 11 and Nic Naitanui in Round 12) the first nine draft selections had all made their AFL debuts. Other significant debuts included Beau Muston, who had undergone three knee reconstructions since being drafted in 2005, Mike Pyke, who had previously played rugby union for Canada[32] and Irishman Michael Quinn who had only played Australian rules football for 5 months before making his debut in Round 2.[33]

Player retirements, sackings and delistings[edit]

Name Club Date Notes
Nic Fosdike Sydney 9 January 2009 Retirement, persistent knee injury.[34][35]
Tadhg Kennelly Sydney 29 January 2009 Returned temporarily to Ireland.[36][37]
Kane Johnson Richmond 9 June 2009 Retirement, brought forward from the end-of-season due to ongoing knee injury.[38][39]
Michael O'Loughlin Sydney 23 June 2009 Retirement at end of season.[40][41]
Barry Hall Sydney 7 July 2009 Quit the Swans, may play elsewhere in 2010.[42]
Adam Simpson North Melbourne 27 July 2009 Retirement, effective immediately.[43]
Stuart Dew Hawthorn 11 August 2009 Retirement, effective immediately.[44]
Joel Bowden Richmond 12 August 2009 Retirement, effective after Round 20 match against Collingwood.[45]
Paul Wheatley Melbourne 14 August 2009 Retirement, effective at the end of the season.[46]
Matthew Whelan Melbourne 14 August 2009 Retirement, effective at the end of the season.[46]
Scott Lucas Essendon 18 August 2009 Retirement, effective immediately[47]
Leo Barry Sydney 18 August 2009 Retirement, effective at the end of the season.[48]
Russell Robertson Melbourne 20 August 2009 Delisted, contract not renewed, wants to continue playing at another club.[49][50]
Shannon Watt North Melbourne 20 August 2009 Retirement, effective after Round 21 match against St Kilda.[51]
Jared Crouch Sydney 20 August 2009 Retirement[52]
Brendon Lade Port Adelaide 26 August 2009 Retirement, effective at the end of the 2009 season.[53]
Peter Burgoyne Port Adelaide 26 August 2009 Retirement, effective at the end of the 2009 season.[53]
Matthew Egan Geelong 26 August 2009 Delisted (voluntarily) following long-term injury.[54]
Jarryd Allen St Kilda 26 August 2009 Retirement, ongoing hip injury.[55]
Adam Hunter West Coast 28 August 2009 Retirement, effective immediately, shoulder injury.[56]
Nathan Brown Richmond 28 August 2009 Delisted[57]
Mark Coughlan Richmond 28 August 2009 Delisted[57]
Chad Fletcher West Coast 28 August 2009 Retirement[58]
David Wirrpanda West Coast 28 August 2009 Retirement[59]
Andrew Browne Fremantle 3 September 2009 Delisted[60]
Adam Campbell Fremantle 3 September 2009 Delisted[60]
Daniel Gilmore Fremantle 3 September 2009 Delisted[60]
Josh Head Fremantle 3 September 2009 Delisted[60]
Toby Thurstans Port Adelaide 3 September 2009 Retirement[61]
Tim Notting Brisbane Lions 7 September 2009 Retirement.[62]
Tyson Stenglein West Coast 11 September 2009 Retirement[63]
Anthony Rocca Collingwood 22 September 2009 Retirement[64]
Matthew Lloyd Essendon 23 September 2009 Retirement[65]
Scott Welsh Western Bulldogs 23 September 2009 Retirement[66]
Wayde Skipper Western Bulldogs 23 September 2009 Delisted[66]
Cameron Wight Western Bulldogs 23 September 2009 Delisted[66]
Paul O'Shea Western Bulldogs 23 September 2009 Delisted.[66]
Martin Clarke Collingwood 24 September 2009 Quit the AFL, returned to Ireland, Homesick[67]
Max Hudghton St Kilda 27 September 2009 Retirement[68]
Greg Gallman Adelaide 13 October 2009 Delisted.[69]
Nick Gill Adelaide 13 October 2009 Delisted.[69]
Aaron Kite Adelaide 13 October 2009 Delisted.[69]
Tom Lee Adelaide 13 October 2009 Delisted.[69]
James Moss (rookie) Adelaide 13 October 2009 Delisted.[69]
Robert Shirley Adelaide 13 October 2009 Delisted.[69]
Adam Donohue Geelong 13 October 2009 Delisted.[70]
Dan McKenna Geelong 13 October 2009 Delisted.[70]
Scott Simpson Geelong 13 October 2009 Delisted.[70]
Kane Tenace Geelong 13 October 2009 Delisted.[70]
Bryn Weadon (rookie) Geelong 13 October 2009 Delisted.[70]
Scott Clouston Brisbane Lions 15 October 2009 Delisted.[71]
Daniel Dzufer (rookie) Brisbane Lions 15 October 2009 Delisted.[71]
Pat Garner (rookie) Brisbane Lions 15 October 2009 Delisted.[71]
Scott Harding Brisbane Lions 15 October 2009 Delisted.[71]
Rhan Hooper Brisbane Lions 15 October 2009 Delisted.[71]
Kieran King Brisbane Lions 15 October 2009 Delisted.[71]
Joel Macdonald Brisbane Lions 15 October 2009 Delisted.[71]
Daniel Murray (rookie) Brisbane Lions 15 October 2009 Delisted.[71]
Jason Roe Brisbane Lions 15 October 2009 Delisted.[71]
Adam Spackman (rookie) Brisbane Lions 15 October 2009 Delisted.[71]
Joel Tippett (rookie) Brisbane Lions 15 October 2009 Delisted.[71]
Matthew Tyler Brisbane Lions 15 October 2009 Delisted.[71]
Tom Harley Geelong 22 October 2009 Retirement.[72]
David Johnson Geelong 29 October 2009 Retirement.[73]
Daniel Bradshaw Brisbane Lions 30 October 2009 Delisted.[74]
Shannon Cox Collingwood 12 November 2009 Retirement.[75]

Coaching changes[edit]

Coach Club Caretaker Coach (for 2009) Date New Coach (2010– )
Terry Wallace Richmond Jade Rawlings 1 June 2009 Damien Hardwick
Dean Laidley North Melbourne Darren Crocker 16 June 2009 Brad Scott


See also[edit]

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