1995 AFL season

1995 AFL season

Infobox AFL season
year = 1995


imagesize = 100px
caption = AFL logo 1990-1999
teams = 16
premiers = AFL Car
count = 16th
minor premiers = AFL Car
mpcount =
national cup winners = AFL Nor
nccount = 1st
matches =
attendance =
highest attendance =
top goal scorer = Gary Ablett (AFL Gee)
brownlow medallist = Paul Kelly (AFL Syd)
Results and statistics for the Australian Football League season of 1995.

AFL Draft

National Cup

North Melbourne defeated Adelaide 14.9 (93) to 8.15 (63).

Premiership season

Round 1

Round 4

Round 7

Round 10

Round 13

Round 16

Round 19

Round 22

Preliminary Finals

Grand Final

Ladder

Awards

* The Brownlow Medal was awarded to Paul Kelly of the Sydney Swans.

* The Leigh Matthews Trophy was awarded to Wayne Carey of North Melbourne.

* The Coleman Medal was awarded to Gary Ablett of Geelong.

* The Norm Smith Medal was awarded to Greg Williams of Carlton.

* The AFL Rising Star award was awarded to Nick Holland of Hawthorn.

* The Wooden Spoon was "awarded" to Fitzroy.

Notable Events

* The Fremantle Dockers made their debut in the competition.
** They played their first game against Richmond at the MCG and won their first game against Fitzroy at Whitten Oval.
* Carlton won a record 16th premiership, winning twenty games for the home-and-away season, a new record beaten in 2000 AFL season. They won their 16th consecutive match in the grand final, comfortably beating Geelong 21.15 (141) to 11.14 (80). Amidst these records, they also suffered the rare ignominy of losing to the bottom team (St Kilda) while atop the ladder in their Round 9 game.
* Richmond reached the finals for the first time since 1982, finishing 4th and making the preliminary finals.
**They won their first 7 games , winning their first five games for the first time since the early 1980s.
**They were on top of the ladder for the first time since 1982 (from rounds 9 to 12).
* Brisbane made the finals for the first time (losing to Carlton by just 13 points).
* Tony Lockett transferred from St Kilda to the Sydney Swans.
* Footscray Football Club, VFL and State of Origin legend Ted Whitten died.
**He had been given a "lap of honour" during the 1995 State of Origin match between Victoria and South Australia.
* Hawthorn missed out on the finals for the first time since the early 1980s.
**The team finished second last, failing to register a win for its last seven matches.
* Fitzroy continued to decline.
**Fitzroy failed to register a win from round 9 and finished on the bottom of the ladder with just 2 wins.
*There were many significant changes to incumbent AFL team coaches:
* After round 19, the Fitzroy coach Bernie Quinlan was sacked and replaced by caretaker coach Alan McConnell for the remaining three games of their season (Michael Nunan later was signed as coach for 1996).
* Peter Knights was sacked as coach of Hawthorn.
* John Northey resigned from Richmond (he became coach of Brisbane in 1996).
* Robert Walls resigned as coach of Brisbane and joined Richmond as coach in 1996.
* Ron Barassi coached his last VFL/AFL match, resigning at from the Sydney Swans at the end of 1995.

References

* [http://stats.rleague.com/afl/seas/1995.html 1995 Season - AFL Tables]


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