1891 VFA season
|1891 premiership season|
The premiership was won by the Essendon Football Club. It was the first premiership in the club's history, and it was its first premiership out of a sequence of four consecutive premierships won from 1891 to 1894.
Teams did not play a uniform number of premiership matches during the season. As such, in the final standings, each team's premiership points were adjusted upwards proportionally to represent a 22-match season – e.g., Essendon played 20 matches, so its tally of premiership points was increased by a factor of 22/20. After this adjustment, there was no formal process for breaking a tie.
|Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, (P) = Premiers, PTS = Premiership points, Adj PTS = Premiership points adjusted for a 22-game season||Source|
- On 11 July, extremely wet conditions saw most grounds partially submersed in water and conditions almost unplayable. One match – that between North Melbourne and Williamstown – was drawn by mutual agreement without taking the field. In another, only twelve Footscray players took the field against St Kilda; the match was abandoned at or around half time, and St Kilda won by the progress score of 10.5 d. 0.0.
- Victorian Football Association/Victorian Football League History (1877-2008)
- List of VFA/VFL Premiers (1877-2007)
- History of Australian rules football in Victoria (1853-1900)
- "Close of the football season". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. 28 September 1891. p. 10.
- "Football". Bendigo Advertiser. Bendigo, VIC. 13 July 1891. p. 3.
- Follower (18 July 1891). "Football notes". Barrier Miner. Broken Hill, NSW. p. 4.