1932 VFL Premiership season
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Richmond Football Club, premiers
Teams12
PremiersRichmond
(3rd premiership)
Minor premiersCarlton
(8th minor premiership)
Matches played112
Highest attendance69,724
Leading Goalkicker MedallistGeorge Moloney (Geelong)
Brownlow MedallistHaydn Bunton Sr. (Fitzroy)
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The 1932 VFL season was the 36th season of the Victorian Football League (VFL), the highest level senior Australian rules football competition in Victoria. The season featured twelve clubs, ran from 30 April until 1 October, and comprised an 18-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 third time, after it defeated Carlton by nine points in the 1932 VFL Grand Final.

Premiership season

In 1932, the VFL competition consisted of twelve teams of 18 on-the-field players each, plus one substitute player, known as the 19th man. A player could be substituted for any reason; however, once substituted, a player could not return to the field of play under any circumstances.

Teams played each other in a home-and-away season of 18 rounds; matches 12 to 18 were the "home-and-way reverse" of matches 1 to 7.

Once the 18 round home-and-away season had finished, the 1932 VFL Premiers were determined by the specific format and conventions of the Page–McIntyre system.

Round 1

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Richmond 16.20 (116) St Kilda 6.14 (50) Punt Road Oval 25,000 30 April 1932 Geelong 14.21 (105) North Melbourne 11.12 (78) Corio Oval 13,000 30 April 1932 Essendon 15.15 (105) Footscray 7.12 (54) Windy Hill 30,000 30 April 1932 South Melbourne 11.19 (85) Melbourne 9.11 (65) Lake Oval 17,500 30 April 1932 Hawthorn 7.9 (51) Collingwood 11.10 (76) Glenferrie Oval 14,500 30 April 1932 Fitzroy 12.19 (91) Carlton 10.15 (75) Brunswick Street Oval 25,000 30 April 1932

Round 2

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Collingwood 12.11 (83) Geelong 13.16 (94) Victoria Park 18,000 7 May 1932 Carlton 10.15 (75) South Melbourne 17.11 (113) Princes Park 28,000 7 May 1932 St Kilda 16.19 (115) Hawthorn 11.16 (82) Junction Oval 13,000 7 May 1932 Footscray 14.11 (95) Fitzroy 7.10 (52) Western Oval 21,500 7 May 1932 North Melbourne 14.12 (96) Essendon 16.17 (113) Arden Street Oval 15,000 7 May 1932 Melbourne 7.13 (55) Richmond 15.26 (116) Motordrome 13,000 7 May 1932

Round 3

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Hawthorn 8.11 (59) Melbourne 6.14 (50) Glenferrie Oval 8,000 14 May 1932 Geelong 25.10 (160) St Kilda 6.9 (45) Corio Oval 10,500 14 May 1932 Fitzroy 13.16 (94) North Melbourne 17.11 (113) Brunswick Street Oval 15,000 14 May 1932 South Melbourne 10.11 (71) Footscray 8.12 (60) Lake Oval 30,000 14 May 1932 Essendon 15.20 (110) Collingwood 18.11 (119) Windy Hill 18,000 14 May 1932 Richmond 10.23 (83) Carlton 12.12 (84) Punt Road Oval 24,500 14 May 1932

Round 4

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date North Melbourne 9.16 (70) South Melbourne 11.7 (73) Arden Street Oval 23,000 21 May 1932 Footscray 6.12 (48) Richmond 7.9 (51) Western Oval 19,000 21 May 1932 Collingwood 14.22 (106) Fitzroy 11.9 (75) Victoria Park 17,000 21 May 1932 Carlton 16.16 (112) Hawthorn 7.7 (49) Princes Park 16,000 21 May 1932 St Kilda 7.15 (57) Essendon 12.15 (87) Junction Oval 16,000 21 May 1932 Geelong 20.13 (133) Melbourne 14.11 (95) Motordrome 7,000 21 May 1932

Round 5

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Footscray 13.14 (92) St Kilda 8.10 (58) Western Oval 14,000 28 May 1932 Fitzroy 12.6 (78) Geelong 20.10 (130) Brunswick Street Oval 13,000 28 May 1932 Carlton 13.15 (93) Collingwood 11.7 (73) Princes Park 32,000 28 May 1932 North Melbourne 18.10 (118) Melbourne 12.16 (88) Arden Street Oval 12,000 28 May 1932 Richmond 13.18 (96) Hawthorn 6.9 (45) Punt Road Oval 10,000 28 May 1932 South Melbourne 14.15 (99) Essendon 9.11 (65) Lake Oval 28,000 28 May 1932

Round 6

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Hawthorn 11.14 (80) South Melbourne 16.13 (109) Glenferrie Oval 12,000 4 June 1932 Geelong 9.15 (69) Richmond 9.15 (69) Corio Oval 17,000 4 June 1932 Essendon 22.10 (142) Fitzroy 13.12 (90) Windy Hill 15,000 4 June 1932 Collingwood 12.19 (91) Footscray 9.21 (75) Victoria Park 25,000 4 June 1932 St Kilda 16.9 (105) North Melbourne 16.14 (110) Junction Oval 13,000 4 June 1932 Carlton 12.15 (87) Melbourne 9.9 (63) Motordrome 12,500 4 June 1932

Round 7

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Collingwood 16.5 (101) Melbourne 11.17 (83) Victoria Park 7,000 18 June 1932 Carlton 17.16 (118) St Kilda 7.12 (54) Princes Park 15,000 18 June 1932 South Melbourne 14.21 (105) Geelong 14.12 (96) Lake Oval 38,000 18 June 1932 North Melbourne 9.8 (62) Footscray 13.13 (91) Arden Street Oval 18,000 18 June 1932 Richmond 14.16 (100) Fitzroy 8.13 (61) Punt Road Oval 13,000 18 June 1932 Hawthorn 7.9 (51) Essendon 8.17 (65) Glenferrie Oval 7,000 18 June 1932

Round 8

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Richmond 8.7 (55) South Melbourne 8.9 (57) Punt Road Oval 35,000 25 June 1932 Footscray 10.7 (67) Melbourne 3.9 (27) Western Oval 10,000 25 June 1932 Fitzroy 13.15 (93) Hawthorn 9.9 (63) Brunswick Street Oval 7,500 25 June 1932 Geelong 9.9 (63) Essendon 11.12 (78) Corio Oval 9,500 25 June 1932 St Kilda 12.16 (88) Collingwood 15.15 (105) Junction Oval 9,000 25 June 1932 North Melbourne 11.7 (73) Carlton 14.16 (100) Arden Street Oval 15,000 25 June 1932

Round 9

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Melbourne 12.13 (85) St Kilda 10.14 (74) MCG 9,747 2 July 1932 Essendon 4.18 (42) Richmond 11.14 (80) Windy Hill 20,000 2 July 1932 Collingwood 19.12 (126) North Melbourne 13.9 (87) Victoria Park 10,500 2 July 1932 Carlton 9.21 (75) Footscray 7.9 (51) Princes Park 23,000 2 July 1932 Hawthorn 7.12 (54) Geelong 14.11 (95) Glenferrie Oval 5,500 2 July 1932 South Melbourne 12.10 (82) Fitzroy 10.15 (75) Lake Oval 16,000 2 July 1932

Round 10

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date St Kilda 10.9 (69) South Melbourne 9.16 (70) Junction Oval 13,000 9 July 1932 Footscray 7.15 (57) Geelong 8.8 (56) Western Oval 9,500 9 July 1932 Collingwood 14.6 (90) Richmond 11.12 (78) Victoria Park 20,000 9 July 1932 Carlton 21.16 (142) Essendon 11.11 (77) Princes Park 15,000 9 July 1932 North Melbourne 14.22 (106) Hawthorn 8.11 (59) Arden Street Oval 6,000 9 July 1932 Melbourne 15.12 (102) Fitzroy 13.12 (90) MCG 9,807 9 July 1932

Round 11

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Fitzroy 11.6 (72) St Kilda 10.13 (73) Brunswick Street Oval 10,000 16 July 1932 Essendon 6.14 (50) Melbourne 7.11 (53) Windy Hill 10,000 16 July 1932 Richmond 8.10 (58) North Melbourne 6.7 (43) Punt Road Oval 11,500 16 July 1932 Hawthorn 9.9 (63) Footscray 6.6 (42) Glenferrie Oval 7,500 16 July 1932 South Melbourne 5.17 (47) Collingwood 7.8 (50) Lake Oval 38,000 16 July 1932 Geelong 8.20 (68) Carlton 10.23 (83) Corio Oval 14,000 16 July 1932

Round 12

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Melbourne 12.12 (84) South Melbourne 13.15 (93) MCG 20,283 23 July 1932 Collingwood 14.10 (94) Hawthorn 10.10 (70) Victoria Park 9,000 23 July 1932 Carlton 18.21 (129) Fitzroy 13.6 (84) Princes Park 20,000 23 July 1932 St Kilda 7.12 (54) Richmond 12.13 (85) Junction Oval 18,000 23 July 1932 North Melbourne 6.14 (50) Geelong 14.10 (94) Arden Street Oval 12,000 23 July 1932 Footscray 11.16 (82) Essendon 10.9 (69) Western Oval 14,000 23 July 1932

Round 13

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Hawthorn 8.13 (61) St Kilda 7.8 (50) Glenferrie Oval 6,000 30 July 1932 Fitzroy 6.13 (49) Footscray 10.14 (74) Brunswick Street Oval 10,000 30 July 1932 Essendon 14.14 (98) North Melbourne 15.2 (92) Windy Hill 9,000 30 July 1932 Richmond 12.18 (90) Melbourne 10.6 (66) Punt Road Oval 11,000 30 July 1932 Geelong 13.17 (95) Collingwood 10.10 (70) Corio Oval 11,000 30 July 1932 South Melbourne 11.14 (80) Carlton 12.17 (89) Lake Oval 41,000 30 July 1932

Round 14

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Footscray 11.14 (80) South Melbourne 9.14 (68) Western Oval 18,000 6 August 1932 Collingwood 14.15 (99) Essendon 9.13 (67) Victoria Park 10,000 6 August 1932 Carlton 12.14 (86) Richmond 13.13 (91) Princes Park 31,000 6 August 1932 Melbourne 12.4 (76) Hawthorn 10.12 (72) MCG 6,486 6 August 1932 St Kilda 15.19 (109) Geelong 13.18 (96) Junction Oval 10,000 6 August 1932 North Melbourne 12.17 (89) Fitzroy 10.8 (68) Arden Street Oval 6,000 6 August 1932

Round 15

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Geelong 15.14 (104) Melbourne 5.13 (43) Corio Oval 6,000 13 August 1932 Essendon 14.13 (97) St Kilda 8.10 (58) Windy Hill 10,000 13 August 1932 South Melbourne 9.13 (67) North Melbourne 4.11 (35) Lake Oval 15,000 13 August 1932 Richmond 9.11 (65) Footscray 8.12 (60) Punt Road Oval 25,000 13 August 1932 Fitzroy 11.13 (79) Collingwood 12.26 (98) Brunswick Street Oval 12,500 13 August 1932 Hawthorn 8.14 (62) Carlton 12.12 (84) Glenferrie Oval 9,000 13 August 1932

Round 16

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Melbourne 14.9 (93) North Melbourne 16.22 (118) MCG 7,246 20 August 1932 Hawthorn 6.9 (45) Richmond 16.16 (112) Glenferrie Oval 10,000 20 August 1932 Essendon 13.12 (90) South Melbourne 11.20 (86) Windy Hill 15,000 20 August 1932 St Kilda 10.5 (65) Footscray 9.17 (71) Junction Oval 13,000 20 August 1932 Geelong 25.18 (168) Fitzroy 8.6 (54) Corio Oval 6,500 20 August 1932 Collingwood 11.13 (79) Carlton 17.23 (125) Victoria Park 33,000 20 August 1932

Round 17

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date North Melbourne 14.21 (105) St Kilda 13.7 (85) Arden Street Oval 7,000 27 August 1932 Carlton 15.15 (105) Melbourne 9.9 (63) Princes Park 12,000 27 August 1932 South Melbourne 24.13 (157) Hawthorn 4.10 (34) Lake Oval 10,000 27 August 1932 Richmond 13.8 (86) Geelong 9.20 (74) Punt Road Oval 26,000 27 August 1932 Fitzroy 12.17 (89) Essendon 7.10 (52) Brunswick Street Oval 10,000 27 August 1932 Footscray 9.12 (66) Collingwood 11.5 (71) Western Oval 15,000 27 August 1932

Round 18

Home team Home team score Away team Away team score Venue Crowd Date Geelong 17.23 (125) South Melbourne 9.15 (69) Corio Oval 9,500 3 September 1932 Footscray 9.10 (64) North Melbourne 12.18 (90) Western Oval 11,000 3 September 1932 Fitzroy 10.7 (67) Richmond 14.11 (95) Brunswick Street Oval 14,000 3 September 1932 Essendon 11.15 (81) Hawthorn 4.10 (34) Windy Hill 7,000 3 September 1932 Melbourne 13.12 (90) Collingwood 16.17 (113) MCG 10,698 3 September 1932 St Kilda 7.12 (54) Carlton 20.21 (141) Junction Oval 15,000 3 September 1932

Ladder

1932 VFL ladder
Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts
1 Carlton 18 15 3 0 1803 1308 137.8 60 Finals
2 Richmond (P) 18 14 3 1 1526 1096 139.2 58
3 Collingwood 18 14 4 0 1644 1473 111.6 56
4 South Melbourne 18 13 5 0 1531 1297 118.0 52
5 Geelong 18 11 6 1 1825 1306 139.7 46
6 Essendon 18 10 8 0 1488 1444 103.0 40
7 Footscray 18 9 9 0 1229 1188 103.5 36
8 North Melbourne 18 8 10 0 1535 1581 97.1 32
9 Melbourne 18 4 14 0 1281 1675 76.5 16
10 Fitzroy 18 3 15 0 1361 1786 76.2 12
11 St Kilda 18 3 15 0 1263 1753 72.0 12
12 Hawthorn 18 3 15 0 1034 1613 64.1 12
Source: VFL Ladder
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.
(P) Premiers

Finals

Semi finals

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Crowd Date Collingwood 17.12 (114) South Melbourne 12.16 (88) MCG 51,209 10 September Carlton 14.15 (99) Richmond 18.16 (124) MCG 63.326 17 September

Preliminary Final

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Crowd Date Carlton 23.19 (157) Collingwood 11.16 (82) MCG 46,447 24 September

Grand final

Main article: 1932 VFL Grand Final

Richmond defeated Carlton 13.14 (92) to 12.11 (83), in front of a crowd of 69,724 people. (For an explanation of scoring see Australian rules football).

Awards

Notable events

References

  1. ^ "League seconds". The Argus. Melbourne. 3 October 1932. p. 13.