1962 VFL Grand Final

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1962 VFL Grand Final
EssendonDesign.svg
Essendon
CarltonDesign.png
Carlton
13.12 (90) 8.10 (58)
Date 29 September 1962
Stadium Melbourne Cricket Ground
Attendance 98,385
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The 1962 VFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Essendon Football Club and Carlton Football Club, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on 29 September 1962. It was the 66th annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1962 VFL season. The match, attended by 98,385 spectators, was won by Essendon by a margin of 32 points, marking that club's 11th premiership victory.

It was Carlton's first appearance in a Grand Final since the 1949 VFL Grand Final. Essendon had been losing Grand Finalists on three occasions since their last flag in 1950 and this was their first premiership under coach John Coleman.

Teams[edit]

Essendon
B: 5 David Shaw 36 Paul Doran 24 Don McKenzie
HB: 28 Alec Epis 10 Ian Shelton 32 Barry Davis
C: 14 Russell Blew 18 Graeme Beissel 12 Barry Capuano
HF: 16 Graeme Johnston 23 Ken Fraser 19 John Somerville
F: 25 Ken Timms 7 Charlie Payne 11 John Birt
Foll: 30 Geoff Leek 31 Hugh Mitchell 1 Jack Clarke (c)
Reserve(s): 34 Brian Sampson 6 Geoff Gosper
Coach: John Coleman
Carlton
B: 8 John Benetti 18 Peter Barry 16 Maurie Sankey
HB: 26 Graeme Anderson 20 Wes Lofts 14 Bob Crowe
C: 19 Ian Collins 9 Berkley Cox 30 Murray Kick
HF: 13 Graham Donaldson (c) 10 John James 12 John Gill
F: 5 Ken Greenwood 22 Tom Carroll 36 Peter Falconer
Foll: 2 John Nicholls 1 Sergio Silvagni 31 Bruce Williams
Reserve(s): 32 Vasil Varlamos 23 Martin Cross
Coach: Ken Hands

Umpire - Jack Irving

Scoreboard[edit]

Team 1 2 3 Final
Essendon 6.5 7.7 10.10 13.12 (90)
Carlton 1.1 5.6 7.8 8.10 (58)

Statistics[edit]

Goalkickers[edit]

Essendon:

  • Birt 4
  • Clarke 2
  • Mitchell 2
  • Payne 2
  • Johnston 1
  • Leek 1
  • Timms 1

Carlton:

  • Williams 3
  • Nicholls 2
  • Cross 1
  • Donaldson 1
  • Greenwood 1

Attendance[edit]

  • MCG crowd - 98,385

References[edit]

  • AFL Tables: 1962 Grand Final
  • The Official statistical history of the AFL 2004
  • Ross, J. (ed), 100 Years of Australian Football 1897-1996: The Complete Story of the AFL, All the Big Stories, All the Great Pictures, All the Champions, Every AFL Season Reported, Viking, (Ringwood), 1996. ISBN 0-670-86814-0

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