1998 AFL premiership season
Teams16
PremiersAdelaide
(2nd premiership)
Minor premiersNorth Melbourne
(4th minor premiership)
Pre-season cupNorth Melbourne
(2nd pre-season cup win)
Matches played185
Attendance6,691,897 (36,172 per match)
Highest attendance94,431 (Grand Final, Adelaide vs. North Melbourne)
Leading goalkickerTony Lockett (Sydney)
Brownlow MedallistRobert Harvey (St Kilda)
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The 1998 AFL season was the 102nd season of the Australian Football League (AFL), the highest level senior Australian rules football competition in Australia, which was known as the Victorian Football League until 1989. The season featured sixteen clubs, ran from 27 March until 26 September, and comprised a 22-game home-and-away season followed by a finals series featuring the top eight clubs.

The premiership was won by the Adelaide Football Club for the second time and second time consecutively, after it defeated North Melbourne by 35 points in the 1998 AFL Grand Final.

AFL draft

See 1998 AFL Draft.

Ansett Australia Cup

Main article: 1998 Ansett Australia Cup

North Melbourne defeated St Kilda 14.13 (97) to 12.11 (83) in the final.

Premiership season

Round 1

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date North Melbourne 15.13 (103) West Coast 15.11 (101) MCG 27,150 Friday, 27 March Carlton 10.13 (73) Adelaide 9.9 (63) Princes Park 20,957 Saturday, 28 March Collingwood 18.15 (123) Hawthorn 12.12 (84) MCG 47,628 Saturday, 28 March St Kilda 17.7 (109) Geelong 13.13 (91) Waverley Park 34,323 Saturday, 28 March Brisbane Lions 10.12 (72) Western Bulldogs 17.16 (118) Gabba 18,788 Saturday, 28 March Port Adelaide 17.15 (117) Sydney 20.4 (124) Football Park 31,230 Sunday, 29 March Richmond 14.19 (103) Essendon 13.11 (89) MCG 70,200 Sunday, 29 March Fremantle 13.6 (84) Melbourne 8.13 (61) Subiaco Oval 18,133 Sunday, 29 March

Round 2

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date West Coast 17.14 (116) Collingwood 8.8 (56) Subiaco Oval 35,909 Friday, 3 April Geelong 14.15 (99) Richmond 11.14 (80) Kardinia Park 26,669 Saturday, 4 April Hawthorn 10.7 (67) Port Adelaide 17.10 (112) Waverley Park 18,698 Saturday, 4 April Melbourne 19.11 (125) North Melbourne 15.10 (100) MCG 29,990 Saturday, 4 April Sydney 20.15 (135) Brisbane Lions 14.13 (97) SCG 32,111 Saturday, 4 April Adelaide 25.17 (167) Fremantle 11.8 (74) Football Park 40,602 Sunday, 5 April Essendon 28.14 (182) St Kilda 13.15 (93) MCG 53,905 Sunday, 5 April Western Bulldogs 22.8 (140) Carlton 13.6 (84) Princes Park 27,659 Sunday, 5 April

Round 3

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Richmond 15.13 (103) Hawthorn 15.7 (97) MCG 39,954 Saturday, 11 April Western Bulldogs 16.23 (119) Collingwood 13.7 (85) Princes Park 26,518 Saturday, 11 April Port Adelaide 10.9 (69) North Melbourne 15.8 (98) Football Park 28,167 Saturday, 11 April St Kilda 12.10 (82) Adelaide 8.12 (60) Waverley Park 20,532 Sunday, 12 April Sydney 24.16 (160) Geelong 7.15 (57) SCG 29,614 Sunday, 12 April Fremantle 10.7 (67) West Coast 14.10 (94) Subiaco Oval 34,710 Sunday, 12 April Brisbane Lions 12.15 (87) Melbourne 15.10 (100) Gabba 17,161 Monday, 13 April Carlton 14.14 (98) Essendon 14.15 (99) MCG 68,177 Monday, 13 April

Round 4

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Collingwood 20.13 (133) Richmond 12.16 (88) MCG 78,259 Friday, 17 April Geelong 11.13 (79) Western Bulldogs 14.10 (94) Kardinia Park 26,301 Saturday, 18 April Hawthorn 18.13 (121) St Kilda 20.9 (129) Waverley Park 36,117 Saturday, 18 April West Coast 14.15 (99) Sydney 18.10 (118) WACA 27,059 Saturday, 18 April Port Adelaide 11.7 (73) Adelaide 8.16 (64) Football Park 41,476 Sunday, 19 April Carlton 10.10 (70) Melbourne 10.12 (72) Princes Park 27,508 Sunday, 19 April Essendon 11.10 (76) Fremantle 14.16 (100) Waverley Park 26,241 Sunday, 19 April North Melbourne 21.11 (137) Brisbane Lions 17.18 (120) MCG 22,688 Sunday, 19 April

Round 5

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Richmond 12.14 (86) West Coast 10.11 (71) MCG 34,837 Friday, 24 April Collingwood 15.18 (108) Essendon 12.16 (88) MCG 81,542 Saturday, 25 April Hawthorn 18.16 (124) Brisbane Lions 12.11 (83) Waverley Park 22,366 Saturday, 25 April Fremantle 16.8 (104) North Melbourne 12.15 (87) WACA 26,335 Saturday, 25 April Melbourne 14.18 (102) Port Adelaide 6.17 (53) MCG 21,726 Sunday, 26 April St Kilda 13.10 (88) Carlton 9.12 (66) Waverley Park 31,955 Sunday, 26 April Sydney 14.15 (99) Western Bulldogs 12.11 (83) SCG 36,505 Sunday, 26 April Adelaide 12.15 (87) Geelong 8.13 (61) Football Park 39,974 Sunday, 26 April

Round 6

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Brisbane Lions 13.8 (86) Richmond 7.9 (51) Gabba 19,219 Friday, 1 May Carlton 9.13 (67) Collingwood 14.12 (96) Melbourne Cricket Ground 69,963 Saturday, 2 May Geelong 13.12 (90) Hawthorn 10.13 (73) Kardinia Park 23,267 Saturday, 2 May Western Bulldogs 13.19 (97) Essendon 13.11 (89) Princes Park 24,813 Saturday, 2 May Port Adelaide 13.18 (96) Fremantle 9.6 (60) Football Park 30,519 Saturday, 2 May North Melbourne 15.16 (106) Adelaide 15.12 (102) Melbourne Cricket Ground 23,041 Sunday, 3 May Sydney 8.13 (61) Melbourne 12.8 (80) Sydney Cricket Ground 25,951 Sunday, 3 May West Coast 18.11 (119) St Kilda 18.13 (121) Subiaco Oval 36,406 Sunday, 3 May

Round 7

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Collingwood 12.7 (79) Sydney 18.7 (115) Melbourne Cricket Ground 57,894 Friday, 8 May Fremantle 8.9 (57) Hawthorn 15.9 (99) WACA 22,037 Friday, 8 May Carlton 11.10 (76) Port Adelaide 25.15 (165) Princes Park 16,058 Saturday, 9 May St Kilda 11.16 (82) Brisbane Lions 15.9 (99) Waverley Park 23,960 Saturday, 9 May Essendon 11.4 (70) Geelong 12.7 (79) Melbourne Cricket Ground 56,093 Saturday, 9 May Adelaide 11.13 (79) West Coast 10.11 (71) Football Park 39,057 Sunday, 10 May Richmond 13.13 (91) Melbourne 7.7 (49) Melbourne Cricket Ground 46,217 Sunday, 10 May Western Bulldogs 16.15 (111) North Melbourne 12.11 (83) Princes Park 22,058 Sunday, 10 May

Round 8

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Essendon 12.12 (84) Brisbane Lions 8.22 (70) Melbourne Cricket Ground 35,384 Friday, 15 May Geelong 12.4 (76) Fremantle 6.18 (54) Kardinia Park 19,449 Saturday, 16 May North Melbourne 15.15 (105) Sydney 14.11 (95) Melbourne Cricket Ground 43,400 Saturday, 16 May St Kilda 10.12 (72) Port Adelaide 5.15 (45) Waverley Park 20,063 Saturday, 16 May West Coast 12.20 (92) Carlton 12.12 (84) Subiaco Oval 37,361 Sunday, 17 May Hawthorn 14.12 (96) Western Bulldogs 21.10 (136) Waverley Park 34,541 Sunday, 17 May Melbourne 17.12 (114) Collingwood 16.15 (111) Melbourne Cricket Ground 57,425 Sunday, 17 May Adelaide 11.13 (79) Richmond 14.8 (92) Football Park 40,559 Sunday, 17 May

Round 9

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Fremantle 14.21 (105) St Kilda 13.12 (90) WACA 22,803 Friday, 22 May Carlton 10.14 (74) North Melbourne 17.13 (115) Princes Park 20,205 Saturday, 23 May Geelong 5.14 (44) West Coast 9.11 (65) Kardinia Park 19,848 Saturday, 23 May Melbourne 12.12 (84) Essendon 18.14 (122) Melbourne Cricket Ground 49,580 Saturday, 23 May Western Bulldogs 13.10 (88) Richmond 11.9 (75) Waverley Park 36,428 Saturday, 23 May Brisbane Lions 6.14 (50) Adelaide 14.14 (98) Gabba 19,509 Saturday, 23 May Sydney 17.15 (117) Hawthorn 11.14 (80) Sydney Cricket Ground 31,420 Sunday, 24 May Port Adelaide 11.14 (80) Collingwood 9.9 (63) Football Park 35,659 Sunday, 24 May

Round 10

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date West Coast 16.17 (113) Western Bulldogs 15.10 (100) WACA 28,193 Friday, 29 May Carlton 17.9 (111) Brisbane Lions 12.15 (87) Princes Park 18,317 Saturday, 30 May Hawthorn 13.9 (87) Essendon 13.15 (93) Waverley Park 41,780 Saturday, 30 May Richmond 13.19 (97) Port Adelaide 9.13 (67) Melbourne Cricket Ground 31,225 Saturday, 30 May Sydney 8.5 (53) St Kilda 24.10 (154) Sydney Cricket Ground 36,180 Saturday, 30 May Adelaide 17.9 (111) Melbourne 8.10 (58) Football Park 40,844 Sunday, 31 May Collingwood 19.5 (119) Fremantle 17.10 (112) Victoria Park 23,188 Sunday, 31 May North Melbourne 13.13 (91) Geelong 17.12 (114) Melbourne Cricket Ground 35,595 Sunday, 31 May

Round 11

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Essendon 24.16 (160) Sydney 15.10 (100) Melbourne Cricket Ground 62,866 Friday, 5 June Geelong 12.8 (80) Carlton 9.9 (63) Melbourne Cricket Ground 41,222 Saturday, 6 June Hawthorn 10.10 (70) Melbourne 18.9 (117) Waverley Park 31,365 Saturday, 6 June Port Adelaide 7.13 (55) West Coast 8.9 (57) Football Park 28,284 Saturday, 6 June Fremantle 17.19 (121) Brisbane Lions 7.8 (50) Subiaco Oval 17,452 Sunday, 7 June Western Bulldogs 24.11 (155) Adelaide 13.10 (88) Princes Park 21,165 Sunday, 7 June North Melbourne 19.12 (126) Collingwood 13.19 (97) Melbourne Cricket Ground 58,369 Monday, 8 June St Kilda 21.11 (137) Richmond 16.14 (110) Waverley Park 71,488 Monday, 8 June

Round 12

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date West Coast 19.9 (123) Hawthorn 17.6 (108) WACA 27,112 Friday, 12 June Carlton 14.16 (100) Sydney 11.8 (74) Princes Park 23,226 Saturday, 13 June Melbourne 7.4 (46) Geelong 22.9 (141) Melbourne Cricket Ground 41,567 Saturday, 13 June Adelaide 15.18 (108) Essendon 15.16 (106) Football Park 40,700 Saturday, 13 June Brisbane Lions 18.15 (123) Port Adelaide 18.15 (123) Gabba 15,924 Sunday, 14 June Collingwood 11.16 (82) St Kilda 17.15 (117) Waverley Park 50,578 Sunday, 14 June Richmond 19.13 (127) North Melbourne 14.8 (92) Melbourne Cricket Ground 43,497 Sunday, 14 June Western Bulldogs 18.14 (122) Fremantle 15.6 (96) Princes Park 16,487 Sunday, 14 June

Round 13

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Essendon 11.6 (72) West Coast 11.17 (83) Melbourne Cricket Ground 45,277 Friday, 19 June Collingwood 10.10 (70) Adelaide 11.13 (79) Melbourne Cricket Ground 34,630 Saturday, 20 June Geelong 12.8 (80) Brisbane Lions 15.16 (106) Kardinia Park 21,833 Saturday, 20 June Hawthorn 17.12 (114) North Melbourne 17.10 (112) Waverley Park 23,845 Saturday, 20 June Port Adelaide 11.7 (73) Western Bulldogs 5.9 (39) Football Park 28,746 Saturday, 20 June Melbourne 5.12 (42) St Kilda 19.13 (127) Melbourne Cricket Ground 35,055 Sunday, 21 June Sydney 16.6 (102) Richmond 13.13 (91) Sydney Cricket Ground 28,445 Sunday, 21 June Fremantle 10.16 (76) Carlton 10.8 (68) Subiaco Oval 23,899 Sunday, 21 June

Round 14

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date North Melbourne 19.13 (127) Essendon 16.13 (109) Melbourne Cricket Ground 48,618 Friday, 26 June Carlton 13.14 (92) Hawthorn 11.10 (76) Princes Park 25,529 Saturday, 27 June Richmond 23.7 (145) Fremantle 8.7 (55) Melbourne Cricket Ground 25,723 Saturday, 27 June St Kilda 12.15 (87) Western Bulldogs 10.12 (72) Waverley Park 49,706 Saturday, 27 June Port Adelaide 13.13 (91) Geelong 10.13 (73) Football Park 32,431 Saturday, 27 June Brisbane Lions 19.21 (135) Collingwood 12.11 (83) Gabba 17,275 Sunday, 28 June Sydney 12.15 (87) Adelaide 18.16 (124) Sydney Cricket Ground 30,735 Sunday, 28 June West Coast 11.13 (79) Melbourne 14.12 (96) Subiaco Oval 35,238 Sunday, 28 June

Round 15

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Richmond 20.12 (132) Carlton 11.4 (70) Melbourne Cricket Ground 66,287 Friday, 3 July Essendon 16.12 (108) Port Adelaide 12.9 (81) Melbourne Cricket Ground 37,685 Saturday, 4 July St Kilda 12.7 (79) North Melbourne 22.13 (145) Waverley Park 36,557 Saturday, 4 July Western Bulldogs 12.11 (83) Melbourne 9.11 (65) Princes Park 20,782 Saturday, 4 July Brisbane Lions 6.13 (49) West Coast 11.10 (76) Gabba 15,369 Saturday, 4 July Adelaide 9.14 (68) Hawthorn 4.11 (35) Football Park 38,430 Sunday, 5 July Collingwood 10.11 (71) Geelong 9.7 (61) Melbourne Cricket Ground 44,806 Sunday, 5 July Fremantle 10.9 (69) Sydney 13.4 (82) Subiaco Oval 21,042 Sunday, 5 July

Round 16

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Adelaide 16.5 (101) Carlton 16.9 (105) Football Park 42,713 Friday, 17 July Geelong 10.16 (76) St Kilda 15.10 (100) Kardinia Park 26,879 Saturday, 18 July Melbourne 16.10 (106) Fremantle 13.5 (83) Melbourne Cricket Ground 20,365 Saturday, 18 July Western Bulldogs 27.15 (177) Brisbane Lions 13.8 (86) Princes Park 16,131 Saturday, 18 July Hawthorn 4.14 (38) Collingwood 19.10 (124) Waverley Park 39,325 Saturday, 18 July Essendon 14.10 (94) Richmond 10.15 (75) Melbourne Cricket Ground 83,773 Sunday, 19 July Sydney 18.10 (118) Port Adelaide 12.12 (84) Sydney Cricket Ground 29,325 Sunday, 19 July West Coast 11.14 (80) North Melbourne 13.16 (94) Subiaco Oval 36,463 Sunday, 19 July

Round 17

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Fremantle 14.14 (98) Adelaide 15.7 (97) Subiaco Oval 18,876 Friday, 24 July Carlton 29.11 (185) Western Bulldogs 15.15 (105) Princes Park 26,911 Saturday, 25 July Collingwood 9.11 (65) West Coast 13.8 (86) Victoria Park 23,293 Saturday, 25 July North Melbourne 22.20 (152) Melbourne 13.9 (87) Melbourne Cricket Ground 36,042 Saturday, 25 July Port Adelaide 18.11 (119) Hawthorn 15.8 (98) Football Park 30,104 Saturday, 25 July Brisbane Lions 14.5 (89) Sydney 22.17 (149) Gabba 15,475 Sunday, 26 July Richmond 10.7 (67) Geelong 8.10 (58) Melbourne Cricket Ground 44,222 Sunday, 26 July St Kilda 13.9 (87) Essendon 14.6 (90) Waverley Park 50,778 Sunday, 26 July

Round 18

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Collingwood 10.7 (67) Western Bulldogs 16.14 (110) Melbourne Cricket Ground 40,832 Friday, 31 July Geelong 12.15 (87) Sydney 19.7 (121) Kardinia Park 23,137 Saturday, 1 August Melbourne 22.19 (151) Brisbane Lions 8.8 (56) Melbourne Cricket Ground 16,518 Saturday, 1 August North Melbourne 18.23 (131) Port Adelaide 10.16 (76) Manuka Oval 11,321 Saturday, 1 August Adelaide 19.23 (137) St Kilda 10.7 (67) Football Park 40,670 Saturday, 1 August Essendon 12.12 (84) Carlton 11.12 (78) Melbourne Cricket Ground 70,969 Sunday, 2 August Hawthorn 10.10 (70) Richmond 4.10 (34) Waverley Park 37,297 Sunday, 2 August West Coast 15.9 (99) Fremantle 8.12 (60) Subiaco Oval 37,145 Sunday, 2 August

Round 19

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Brisbane Lions 12.14 (86) North Melbourne 15.23 (113) Gabba 14,973 Friday, 7 August Melbourne 16.17 (113) Carlton 8.16 (64) Melbourne Cricket Ground 39,704 Saturday, 8 August St Kilda 10.9 (69) Hawthorn 19.14 (128) Waverley Park 32,286 Saturday, 8 August Western Bulldogs 13.18 (96) Geelong 14.13 (97) Princes Park 17,535 Saturday, 8 August Fremantle 12.14 (86) Essendon 18.11 (119) Subiaco Oval 28,444 Saturday, 8 August Richmond 12.14 (86) Collingwood 9.13 (67) Melbourne Cricket Ground 57,303 Sunday, 9 August Sydney 10.14 (74) West Coast 9.14 (68) Sydney Cricket Ground 30,934 Sunday, 9 August Adelaide 22.12 (144) Port Adelaide 10.10 (70) Football Park 46,850 Sunday, 9 August

Round 20

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date North Melbourne 22.19 (151) Fremantle 7.5 (47) Melbourne Cricket Ground 19,429 Friday, 14 August Essendon 16.13 (109) Collingwood 14.15 (99) Melbourne Cricket Ground 64,480 Saturday, 15 August Geelong 6.8 (44) Adelaide 18.10 (118) Kardinia Park 22,384 Saturday, 15 August Western Bulldogs 15.9 (99) Sydney 15.7 (97) Waverley Park 32,577 Saturday, 15 August Brisbane Lions 7.17 (59) Hawthorn 13.16 (94) Gabba 14,738 Saturday, 15 August Port Adelaide 10.11 (71) Melbourne 14.10 (94) Football Park 28,660 Sunday, 16 August Carlton 19.20 (134) St Kilda 15.14 (104) Melbourne Cricket Ground 42,120 Sunday, 16 August West Coast 16.16 (112) Richmond 11.7 (73) Subiaco Oval 37,920 Sunday, 16 August

Round 21

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Essendon 13.12 (90) Western Bulldogs 14.17 (101) Melbourne Cricket Ground 67,157 Friday, 21 August Richmond 24.11 (155) Brisbane Lions 11.12 (78) Melbourne Cricket Ground 27,912 Saturday, 22 August St Kilda 9.9 (63) West Coast 7.13 (55) Waverley Park 26,895 Saturday, 22 August Adelaide 13.14 (92) North Melbourne 14.21 (105) Football Park 43,297 Saturday, 22 August Collingwood 8.15 (63) Carlton 17.16 (118) Melbourne Cricket Ground 60,741 Sunday, 23 August Hawthorn 11.18 (84) Geelong 8.15 (63) Waverley Park 28,833 Sunday, 23 August Fremantle 10.11 (71) Port Adelaide 19.10 (124) Subiaco Oval 20,412 Sunday, 23 August Melbourne 17.12 (114) Sydney 12.11 (83) Melbourne Cricket Ground 52,614 Monday, 24 August

Round 22

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date North Melbourne 17.11 (113) Western Bulldogs 16.12 (108) Melbourne Cricket Ground 68,050 Friday, 28 August Geelong 19.13 (127) Essendon 18.9 (117) Melbourne Cricket Ground 61,089 Saturday, 29 August Hawthorn 22.17 (149) Fremantle 9.6 (60) Waverley Park 39,735 Saturday, 29 August West Coast 12.9 (81) Adelaide 15.16 (106) Subiaco Oval 37,388 Saturday, 29 August Brisbane Lions 12.20 (92) St Kilda 13.13 (91) Gabba 14,993 Saturday, 29 August Melbourne 19.19 (133) Richmond 8.9 (57) Melbourne Cricket Ground 76,387 Sunday, 30 August Sydney 18.11 (119) Collingwood 16.11 (107) Sydney Cricket Ground 35,814 Sunday, 30 August Port Adelaide 12.12 (84) Carlton 21.12 (138) Football Park 34,518 Sunday, 30 August

Ladder

All teams played 22 games during the home and away season, for a total of 176. An additional 9 games were played during the finals series.

1998 AFL ladder
Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts
1 North Melbourne 22 16 6 0 2486 2117 117.4 64 Finals series
2 Western Bulldogs 22 15 7 0 2353 2019 116.5 60
3 Sydney 22 14 8 0 2283 2143 106.5 56
4 Melbourne 22 14 8 0 2009 1956 102.7 56
5 Adelaide (P) 22 13 9 0 2172 1763 123.2 52
6 St Kilda 22 13 9 0 2148 2104 102.1 52
7 West Coast 22 12 10 0 1940 1773 109.4 48
8 Essendon 22 12 10 0 2250 2071 108.6 48
9 Richmond 22 12 10 0 2018 1926 104.8 48
10 Port Adelaide 22 9 12 1 1928 2017 95.6 38
11 Carlton 22 9 13 0 2018 2109 95.7 36
12 Geelong 22 9 13 0 1777 1963 90.5 36
13 Hawthorn 22 8 14 0 1992 2083 95.6 32
14 Collingwood 22 7 15 0 1968 2167 90.8 28
15 Fremantle 22 7 15 0 1739 2277 76.4 28
16 Brisbane Lions 22 5 16 1 1860 2453 75.8 22
Source: AFL ladder
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) percentage; 3) number of points for.
(P) Premiers

Ladder progression

  Numbers highlighted in green indicate that the team finished the round inside the top 8.
  Numbers highlighted in blue indicates the team finished first on the ladder in that round.
  Numbers highlighted in red indicates the team finished in last place on the ladder in that round.
Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122
North Melbourne44812121616202424282828323640444852566064
Western Bulldogs481216162024283232364040404448485252566060
Sydney481216202024242828282832323640444852525256
Melbourne04812162020242424282828323236364044485256
Adelaide04448812121620202428323636364044484852
St Kilda44812162020242428323640444448484848485252
West Coast0488888121620242830323236364044484848
Essendon0488888121620242424242832364044484848
Richmond4488121216202024242828323636404044444848
Port Adelaide044881216162020202226303030343434343838
Carlton444444444881212161620242424283236
Geelong04444812162024242828282828282832323236
Hawthorn00004488888812121212121620242832
Collingwood4448121616161620202020202428282828282828
Fremantle4448121212121616202024242424282828282828
Brisbane Lions000004888881014181818181818181822
Source:[citation needed]

Finals series

Main article: 1998 AFL finals series

Qualifying finals

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date North Melbourne 11.16 (82) Essendon 8.12 (60) MCG 71,154 Friday, 4 September Melbourne 17.13 (115) Adelaide 9.13 (67) MCG 60,817 Saturday, 5 September Sydney 12.17 (89) St Kilda 13.9 (87) SCG 36,076 Saturday, 5 September Western Bulldogs 18.13 (121) West Coast 7.9 (51) MCG 43,025 Sunday, 6 September

Semi finals

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Melbourne 15.17 (107) St Kilda 7.14 (56) MCG 88,456 Saturday, 12 September Sydney 10.7 (67) Adelaide 14.10 (94) SCG 37,498 Saturday, 12 September

Preliminary finals

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date North Melbourne 17.12 (114) Melbourne 12.12 (84) MCG 73,719 Friday, 18 September Western Bulldogs 13.15 (93) Adelaide 24.17 (161) MCG 67,557 Saturday, 19 September

Grand final

Main article: 1998 AFL Grand Final

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Adelaide 15.15 (105) North Melbourne 8.22 (70) MCG 94,431 Saturday, 26 September

Attendance

Team Hosted Average Highest Lowest Total Last Season +/-
Essendon 11 54,894 83,773 26,241 603,830 52,848 + 2046
Collingwood 11 49,399 81,542 23,188 543,391 48,708 + 691
Richmond 11 44,307 70,200 25,723 487,377 34,515 + 9792
Adelaide 11 41,245 46,850 38,430 453,696 40,173 + 1072
Melbourne 11 40,085 76,387 16,518 440,931 27,714 + 12,371
St Kilda 11 36,231 71,488 20,063 398,543 35,232 + 999
North Melbourne 11 35,791 68,050 11,321 393,703 32,520 + 3271
West Coast Eagles 11 34,199 37,920 27,059 376,194 32,582 + 1617
Carlton 11 32,634 69,963 16,058 358,971 33,634 - 1000
Hawthorn 11 32,173 41,780 18,698 353,902 32,380 - 207
Port Adelaide 11 31,799 41,476 28,167 349,794 35,829 - 4030
Sydney 11 31,549 36,505 25,951 347,034 35,818 - 4269
Geelong 11 28,371 61,089 19,449 312,078 28,324 + 47
Western Bulldogs 11 23,832 36,428 16,131 262,153 19,335 + 4497
Fremantle 11 23,104 34,710 17,452 254,143 21,982 + 1122
Brisbane Lions 11 16,675 19,509 14,738 183,424 19,550 - 2875
Totals 176 34,768 83,773 11,321 6,119,164 33,197 + 1571
Venue Hosted Average Highest Lowest Total Last Season +/-
MCG 55 47,585 83,773 16,518 2617,182 43,488 + 4097
Football Park 22 36,522 46,850 28,167 803,490 38,001 - 1479
Waverley Park 26 34,549 71,488 18,698 898,269 33,806 + 743
SCG 11 31,549 36,505 25,951 347,034 35,818 - 4269
Subiaco Oval 16 29,800 37,920 17,452 476,798 28,371 + 1429
WACA 6 25,590 28,193 22,037 153,539 23,578 + 2012
Kardinia Park 9 23,307 26,879 19,449 209,767 21,269 + 2038
Victoria Park 2 23,241 23,293 23,188 46,481 24,473 - 1233
Optus Oval 17 21,874 27,659 16,058 371,859 20,781 + 1093
Gabba 11 16,675 19,509 14,738 183,424 19,550 - 2875
Manuka Oval 1 11,321 11,321 11,321 11,321 N/A N/A
Totals 176 34,768 83,773 11,321 6,119,164 33,197 - 1571

Awards

Notes

References

  1. ^ "AFL Tables – Sydney – Game Records". afltables.com.