1969 VFL Grand Final

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1969 VFL Grand Final
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Richmond
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Carlton
12.13 (85) 8.12 (60)
1 2 3 4
RIC 2.2 (14) 6.5 (41) 8.6 (54) 12.13 (85)
CAR 1.4 (10) 2.7 (19) 8.10 (58) 8.12 (60)
Date 27 September 1969
Stadium Melbourne Cricket Ground
Attendance 119,165
← 1968 VFL Grand Final 1970 →

The 1969 VFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Carlton Football Club and Richmond Football Club, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on 27 September 1969. It was the 73rd annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1969 VFL season. The match, attended by 119,165 spectators, was won by Richmond by a margin of 25 points, marking that club's seventh premiership victory.

Richmond had only qualified for the finals on percentage and were underdogs coming into the game, with Carlton being the reigning premiers.

The game's attendance of 119,165 represented the most spectators to have witnessed a premiership decider in VFL Grand Final history, breaking the record of 116,828 spectators who witnessed the 1968 VFL Grand Final. The record was subsequently broken again in the 1970 VFL Grand Final.

Teams[edit]

Richmond
B: 10 Kevin Sheedy 17 Barry Richardson 16 Colin Beard
HB: 28 Geoff Strang 27 Graham Burgin 53 Ian Owen
C: 8 Dick Clay 24 Bill Barrot 30 Francis Bourke
HF: 9 John Northey 4 Royce Hart 3 Roger Dean (c)
F: 2 John Ronaldson 7 Eric Moore 40 Bill Brown
Foll: 37 Michael Green 11 Michael Bowden 29 Kevin Bartlett
Reserve(s): 44 Rex Hunt 5 Graeme Bond
Coach: Tom Hafey
Carlton
B: 21 Barry Gill 20 Wes Lofts (vc) 30 Vin Waite
HB: 15 Phillip Pinnell 11 John Goold 3 Kevin Hall
C: 6 Garry Crane 34 Ian Robertson 32 Bryan Quirk
HF: 5 Syd Jackson 42 Robert Walls 17 Brent Crosswell
F: 28 Peter Jones 25 Alex Jesaulenko 23 Ian Nicoll
Foll: 2 John Nicholls (c) 1 Sergio Silvagni 10 Adrian Gallagher
Reserve(s): 19 Ian Collins 7 Ted Hopkins
Coach: Ron Barassi

Summary[edit]

1969 VFL Grand Final
Saturday 27 September 1969 2:50pm Richmond def. Carlton MCG (Crowd: 119,165) Report
2.2 (14)
6.5 (41)
8.6 (54)
12.13 (85)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
1.4 (10)
2.7 (19)
8.10 (58)
8.12 (60)
Umpires: Crouch
Television broadcast: ABC
Barrot 3
Moore, Northey 2
Bartlett, Bond, Dean, Hart, Ronaldson 1
Goals 2 Jackson, Nicholls
1 Crosswell, Jesaulenko, Gallagher, Walls
Green, Bartlett, Clay, Barrot, Northey, Dean Best Quirk, Crane, Silvagni, Lofts, Walls, Goold
  • Richmond won their second premiership in three years, defeating Carlton by 25 points. The Blues led by four points at three-quarter but were held to two points in the last quarter.


References[edit]

  • 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
  • Lovett, Michael: AFL Record: Guide to Season 2007, AFL Publishing, 2007. ISBN 978-0-9758362-7-9

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