The AFL Grand Final – Know These 7 Strange Facts?

Midway through the year, the AFL Grand Final is on the minds of many fans.

We have “Flagmantle” that is starting to become a trend on BigFooty and other social media.

Carlton is in danger of falling off the ladder after some hopes are raised for deep finals.

Meanwhile, Melbourne wants to go back to back even though they have lost their last two games.

Over the years, some interesting and crazy Grand Finals facts have emerged. Here are 7:

  1. Fitzroy won the 1916 Wooden Spoon…and the Premiership the same year. During the First World War with many players at war, only four clubs competed. Fitzroy finished fourth on the ladder, but went on to win the Premiership.
  2. Michael Tuck has more premierships to his name than more than half of the existing AFL clubs. At 7 Premierships, he is only beaten by Carlton and Essendon at 16, Collingwood at 15, Richmond, Hawthorn and Melbourne at 13 each, Geelong at 9. Essendon has only won 15 Grand Finals.
  3. In 2007, Joel Selwood was the only player in VFL/AFL history to win the AFL Rising Star Award and play in the AFL Premiership the same year.
  4. The highest losing score in a grand final is 150 points. Richmond lost the 1972 premiership to Carlton, who scored 172 in front of 112,393 spectators to win their 11th Grand Final.
  5. Non-Victorian teams have won the Grand Final 11 times. West Coast has won 3, Brisbane Lions 3, Adelaide 2, Sydney Swans 2 and Port Adelaide 1.
  6. North Melbourne and Carlton share the longest drought in the Grand Final at 23 years. Neither has made it to the granny since they faced each other in the 1999 grand final, with North Melbourne winning by 35 points.
  7. It’s 1966. The game twister had just been invented, Queen Elizabeth II had only been on the throne for 13 years, Baby Boomers were all under 25 and St Kilda won their first and only Grand Final. St Kilda has the longest Grand Final victory drought at 56 years. St Kilda won the most matches of any club between 2004 and 2012, but failed to win the flag in their two appearances during that period.

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