1892 premiership season
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Essendon FC players
Teams13
PremiersEssendon
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The 1892 Victorian Football Association season was the 16th season of the Australian rules football competition.

The premiership was won by the Essendon Football Club, which finished with a record of 15 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses from 19 matches. It was Essendon's second consecutive premiership, out of a sequence of four consecutive premierships won from 1891 to 1894.

Association membership

The size of the Association premiership increased to thirteen senior clubs in 1892, with the newly established Collingwood Football Club competing for the first time. The club was formed from the Britannia Football Club, which had been a leading junior club in the Collingwood area since the establishment of the VFA in 1877,[1] and had applied to enter the VFA since 1889.[2]

Ladder

Teams did not play a uniform number of premiership matches during the season. As such, in the final standings, each team's premiership points were adjusted upwards proportionally to represent a 21-match season – e.g., Essendon played 19 matches, so its tally of premiership points was increased by a factor of 21/19. After this adjustment, there was no formal process for breaking a tie.

1892 VFA Ladder
Pos Team Pld W L D GF GA Pts Adj Pts
1 Essendon (P) 19 15 1 3 131 53 66 73.0
2 Fitzroy 21 15 4 2 141 63 64 64.0
3 Geelong 18 12 4 2 113 71 52 60.7
4 Melbourne 18 10 5 3 103 79 46 53.7
5 Carlton 20 12 7 1 83 71 50 52.5
6 South Melbourne 21 9 8 4 91 85 44 44.0
7 Port Melbourne 20 9 10 1 76 77 38 39.9
8 Richmond 19 8 10 1 87 104 34 37.6
9 St Kilda 18 9 7 2 89 84 40 37.3
10 Footscray 20 6 13 1 59 107 26 27.3
11 North Melbourne 20 4 14 2 55 114 20 21.0
12 Collingwood 18 3 14 1 48 105 14 16.3
12 Williamstown 18 3 14 1 50 113 14 16.3
Source: [3]
(P) Premiers

Notable events

See also

References

  1. ^ "Victorian Football Association". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. 26 September 1891. p. 6.
  2. ^ "The Victorian Football Association". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. 29 June 1889. p. 12.
  3. ^ a b "Close of the Football Season". The Argus. Melbourne, VIC. 26 September 1892. p. 6.