1939 VFL Grand Final


21.22 (148) 14.11 (95)
1 2 3 4
MEL 3.5 (23) 10.10 (70) 15.14 (104) 21.22 (148)
COLL 6.5 (41) 10.6 (66) 13.9 (87) 14.11 (95)
Date30 September 1939
StadiumMelbourne Cricket Ground
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The 1939 VFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Melbourne Football Club and Collingwood Football Club, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on 30 September 1939. It was the 41st annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1939 VFL season.

The match

The match, attended by 78,110 spectators, was won by Melbourne by a margin of 53 points, marking that club's third premiership victory and first since winning the 1926 VFL Grand Final.

The teams

B: Richie Emselle Jack Mueller Rowley Fischer
HB: Dick Hingston Gordon Jones Frank Roberts
C: Ray Wartman Allan La Fontaine (c) Syd Anderson
HF: Keith Truscott Ron Baggott Les Jones
F: Harold Ball Norm Smith Alby Rodda
Foll: Ron Kimberley Jack Furniss Percy Beames
Res: Jack O'Keefe
Coach: Checker Hughes
B: Gordon Hocking Jack Regan Jack Murphy
HB: Jack Ross Alan Williams Don Balfour
C: Pat Fricker Marcus Whelan Norm Campbell
HF: Cliff MacRae Phonse Kyne Vin Doherty
F: Jack Knight Ron Todd Des Fothergill
Foll: Albert Collier Bervyn Woods Harry Collier (c)
Res: Jack Green
Coach: Jock McHale



Melbourne FC, premier team


  • P Beames 4
  • A Rodda 4
  • L Jones 3
  • H Ball 2
  • J Mueller 2
  • K Truscott 2
  • R Baggott 1
  • A La Fontaine 1
  • N Smith 1
  • R Wartman 1


  • R Todd 6
  • D Fothergill 3
  • J Knight 2
  • D Balfour 1
  • V Doherty 1
  • C McCrae 1

See also


1939 Grand Final on YouTube