|1920 VFL Premiership season|
(1st minor premiership)
|Leading Goalkicker Medallist||George Bayliss (Richmond)|
The 1920 VFL season was the 24th season of the Victorian Football League (VFL), the highest level senior Australian rules football competition in Victoria. The season featured nine clubs, ran from 1 May until 2 October, and comprised a 16-game home-and-away season followed by a finals series featuring the top four clubs.
The premiership was won by the Richmond Football Club for the first time, after it defeated Collingwood by 17 points in the 1920 VFL Grand Final.
In 1920, the VFL competition consisted of nine teams of 18 on-the-field players each, with no "reserves", although any of the 18 players who had left the playing field for any reason could later resume their place on the field at any time during the match.
Each team played each other twice in a home-and-away season of 18 rounds (i.e., 16 matches and 2 byes).
Once the 18 round home-and-away season had finished, the 1920 VFL Premiers were determined by the specific format and conventions of the amended "Argus system".
All of the 1920 finals were played at the MCG so the home team in the Semi Finals and Preliminary Final is purely the higher ranked team from the ladder but in the Grand Final the home team was the team that won the Preliminary Final.
Main article: 1920 VFL Grand Final
Richmond defeated Collingwood 7.10 (52) to 5.5 (35), in front of a crowd of 53,908 people. (For an explanation of scoring see Australian rules football).