1901 VFA season
|1901 premiership season|
The 1901 Victorian Football Association season was the 25th season of the Australian rules football competition. The premiership was won by the Port Melbourne Football Club; it was the second premiership in the club's history.
The premiership was decided on the basis of the best record across sixteen rostered matches, with each club playing the others twice; in the event of a tie for first place, a playoff match would have been held to determine the premiership.
Richmond led the ladder for most of the season, but a couple of losses in the latter part of the season meant that Richmond and Port Melbourne were level with records of 12–3 entering the final week of matches. On the final Saturday, Port Melbourne 7.12 (54) defeated Prahran 3.5 (23), and Richmond 2.2 (14) was defeated by North Melbourne 4.8 (32), resulting in Port Melbourne winning the premiership without the need for a playoff.
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|Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, (P) = Premiers, PTS = Premiership points||Source|
- Mr James Hall, president of the Williamstown Football Club, was elected president in April 1901; he served in the role until 1903. Hall replaced previous president Cr Theodore Fink, MLA.
- Victorian Football Association/Victorian Football League History (1877-2008)
- List of VFA/VFL Premiers (1877-2007)
- Old Boy (2 September 1901). "The Association Clubs - Port Melbourne Premiers". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. p. 7.
- "Short and sharp". Williamstown Chronicle. Williamstown, VIC. 20 April 1901. p. 2.
- "Victorian Football Association – Opinions on the Game". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. 18 April 1903. p. 15.