1987 VFL season

1987 VFL season

Infobox VFL Premiership Season
year = 1987

imagesize =
caption =
teams = 14
premiers = AFL Car
count = 15th
minor premiers = AFL Car
mpcount =
matches =
top goal scorer = Tony Lockett (AFL StK)
brownlow medalist = Tony Lockett (AFL StK)
John Platten (AFL Haw)

Results and statistics for the Victorian Football League season of 1987.

Night Series

AFL Mel defeated AFL Ess 8.10 (58) to 8.6 (54) in the Final at Waverley Park.

Premiership season

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7

Round 8

Round 9

Round 10

Round 11

Round 12

Round 13

Round 14

Round 15

Round 16

Round 17

Round 18

Round 19

Round 20

Round 21

Round 22


All teams played 22 games during the home and away season, for a total of 154. An additional 6 games were played during the finals series.

Brisbane and West Coast were added to the competition.


Elimination Finals

Qualifying Final

emi Finals

Preliminary Final

Grand Final


* The Brownlow Medal was awarded to Tony Lockett of St Kilda and John Platten of Hawthorn.
* The Leigh Matthews Trophy was awarded to Tony Lockett of St Kilda.
* The Coleman Medal was awarded to Tony Lockett of St Kilda.
* The Norm Smith Medal was awarded to David Rhys-Jones of Carlton.
* The Wooden Spoon was "awarded" to Richmond.

Notable Events

In three home games from Round 16 to Round 18, the Sydney Swans amassed the most prolific string of high scores in VFL history, scoring 97.53 (635). Their individual scores were: 30.21 (201) against West Coast, winning by 130 points; 36.20 (236) against Essendon, winning by 163 points; and 31.12 (198) against Richmond, winning by 91 points.

ee also

* Early VFL Final systems
* Page-McIntyre "Final Four" system
* McIntyre "Final Five" system


* Stephen Rodgers: "Every Game Ever Played" VFL/AFL Results 1897-1991 3rd Edition 1992. Penguin Books Australia ISBN 0 670 90526 7.
* [http://stats.rleague.com/afl/seas/1987.html 1987 Season - AFL Tables]

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