|1986 VFL premiership season|
5th minor premiership
3rd Night series win
|Brownlow Medallist||Greg Williams (Sydney)|
Robert DiPierdomenico (Hawthorn)
|Coleman Medallist||Brian Taylor (Collingwood)|
|Total attendance||3,395,611 (24,606 per match)|
The 1986 VFL season was the 90th season of the Victorian Football League (VFL), the highest level senior Australian rules football competition in Victoria. The season featured twelve clubs, ran from 29 March until 27 September, and comprised a 22-game home-and-away season followed by a finals series featuring the top five clubs.
The premiership was won by the Hawthorn Football Club for the sixth time, after it defeated Carlton by 42 points in the 1986 VFL Grand Final.
Hawthorn defeated Carlton 9.12 (66) to 5.6 (36) in the final.
|Qualified for finals|
Rules for classification: 1. premiership points; 2. percentage; 3. points for
Average score: 101.8
Source: AFL Tables
Main article: 1986 VFL Grand Final