2000 AFL premiership season
Date8 March—2 September 2000
Teams16
PremiersEssendon
(16th premiership)
Runners-upMelbourne
Minor premiersEssendon
(16th minor premiership)
Pre-season cupEssendon
(4th pre-season cup win)
Matches played185
Attendance6,307,373 (34,094 per match)
Leading goalkickerMatthew Lloyd
(Essendon)
Brownlow MedallistShane Woewodin
(Melbourne)
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The 2000 AFL season was the 104th 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. It ran from 8 March until 2 September, scheduled as the earliest season in history to avoid a clash with the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. The season comprised a 22-game home-and-away season followed by a finals series featuring the top eight clubs.

The premiership was won by the Essendon Football Club for the 16th time, after it defeated Melbourne by 60 points in the AFL Grand Final. Essendon lost only one match for the season, its 24–1 season win-loss record standing as the best in the league's history.

Ansett Australia Cup

Main article: 2000 Ansett Australia Cup

The 2000 pre-season began with the 2000 Ansett Australia Cup. Unlike most pre-season competitions which start in February, the 2000 series started on 31 December 1999 with a one-off "Match of the Millennium" between Carlton and Collingwood, which was notable for Brendan Fevola kicking twelve goals, a pre-season record.[1][2] Essendon defeated the Kangaroos by 41 points in the grand final.[3]

2000 Ansett Australia Cup Grand Final
Saturday, 26 February (7:10 pm) Kangaroos 11.10 (76) def. by Essendon 16.21 (117) MCG (crowd: 56,720)

Premiership season

Round 1

Round 1
Wednesday, 8 March (7:40 pm) Richmond 14.10 (94) def. Melbourne 13.14 (92) MCG (crowd: 41,648) Statistics
Thursday, 9 March (8:15 pm) Essendon 24.12 (156) def. Port Adelaide 8.14 (62) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 43,012) Statistics
Friday, 10 March (7:40 pm) Kangaroos 16.15 (111) def. by West Coast 24.10 (154) MCG (crowd: 20,580) Statistics
Saturday, 11 March (2:50 pm) Adelaide 15.18 (108) def. by Western Bulldogs 19.17 (131) Football Park (crowd: 37,222) Statistics
Saturday, 11 March (5:40 pm) Fremantle 16.11 (107) def. by Geelong 19.15 (129) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 19,777) Statistics
Sunday, 12 March (7:40 pm) St Kilda 15.10 (100) def. by Sydney 21.8 (134) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 31,440) Statistics
Monday, 13 March (2:10 pm) Carlton 22.20 (152) def. Brisbane Lions 16.16 (112) Optus Oval (crowd: 22,374) Statistics
Monday, 13 March (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 13.8 (86) def. by Collingwood 20.20 (140) MCG (crowd: 53,776) Statistics

Round 2

Round 2
Thursday, 16 March (7:40 pm) Essendon 20.10 (130) def. Richmond 12.15 (87) MCG (crowd: 49,521) Statistics
Friday, 17 March (7:40 pm) Melbourne 23.7 (145) def. Kangaroos 17.18 (120) MCG (crowd: 23,348) Statistics
Saturday, 18 March (2:10 pm) Geelong 21.13 (139) def. St Kilda 15.9 (99) Shell Stadium (crowd: 20,476) Statistics
Saturday, 18 March (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide 12.15 (87) def. by Fremantle 19.11 (125) Football Park (crowd: 24,695) Statistics
Sunday, 19 March (2:10 pm) Collingwood 14.19 (103) def. Adelaide 13.14 (92) MCG (crowd: 33,076) Statistics
Sunday, 19 March (2:10 pm) Carlton 22.22 (154) def. Hawthorn 18.4 (112) Optus Oval (crowd: 21,161) Statistics
Sunday, 19 March (7:40 pm) Western Bulldogs 17.8 (110) def. by Brisbane Lions 21.13 (139) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 24,460) Statistics
Sunday, 19 March (5:40 pm) West Coast 10.10 (70) def. by Sydney 12.10 (82) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 38,127) Statistics

Round 3

Round 3
Friday, 24 March (7:40 pm) Richmond 20.14 (134) def. by Kangaroos 27.8 (170) MCG (crowd: 37,543) Statistics
Saturday, 25 March (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 16.14 (110) def. Brisbane Lions 15.13 (103) MCG (crowd: 20,374) Statistics
Saturday, 25 March (7:10 pm) Adelaide 14.16 (100) def. by Geelong 17.9 (111) Football Park (crowd: 39,179) Statistics
Saturday, 25 March (7:40 pm) St Kilda 18.8 (116) drew with West Coast 17.14 (116) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 21,215) Statistics
Sunday, 26 March (2:10 pm) Collingwood 24.16 (160) def. Carlton 11.21 (87) MCG (crowd: 82,669) Statistics
Sunday, 26 March (2:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 22.9 (141) def. Port Adelaide 14.10 (94) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 18,134) Statistics
Sunday, 26 March (2:10 pm) Sydney 19.12 (126) def. Melbourne 17.12 (114) SCG (crowd: 26,920) Statistics
Sunday, 26 March (6:40 pm) Fremantle 12.16 (88) def. by Essendon 19.10 (124) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 27,230) Statistics

Round 4

Round 4
Friday, 31 March (7:40 pm) Kangaroos 15.14 (104) def. Geelong 15.9 (99) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 34,623) Statistics
Saturday, 1 April (2:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 14.14 (98) def. Carlton 8.11 (59) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 30,576) Statistics
Saturday, 1 April (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 14.6 (90) def. by Essendon 20.17 (137) MCG (crowd: 46,889) Statistics
Saturday, 1 April (7:40 pm) Sydney 15.11 (101) def. by Collingwood 15.16 (106) SCG (crowd: 34,687) Statistics
Saturday, 1 April (8:10 pm) West Coast 29.13 (187) def. Adelaide 10.13 (73) WACA (crowd: 26,008) Statistics
Sunday, 2 April (1:40 pm) Port Adelaide 23.11 (149) def. Brisbane Lions 15.16 (106) Football Park (crowd: 24,458) Statistics
Sunday, 2 April (2:10 pm) Richmond 13.9 (87) def. by Fremantle 12.16 (88) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 23,578) Statistics
Sunday, 2 April (2:10 pm) Melbourne 25.15 (165) def. St Kilda 11.9 (75) MCG (crowd: 31,642) Statistics

Round 5

Round 5
Friday, 7 April (7:40 pm) Western Bulldogs 16.14 (110) def. by Collingwood 17.16 (118) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 45,141) Statistics
Saturday, 8 April (2:10 pm) Essendon 18.15 (123) def. Carlton 15.9 (99) MCG (crowd: 64,658) Statistics
Saturday, 8 April (7:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 17.20 (122) def. Adelaide 13.14 (92) Gabba (crowd: 26,395) Statistics
Saturday, 8 April (8:10 pm) Fremantle 10.15 (75) def. by Melbourne 14.22 (106) WACA (crowd: 20,484) Statistics
Sunday, 9 April (2:10 pm) Geelong 24.18 (162) def. West Coast 11.15 (81) Shell Stadium (crowd: 22,623) Statistics
Sunday, 9 April (2:10 pm) Kangaroos 19.14 (128) def. Sydney 18.12 (120) SCG (crowd: 19,306) Statistics
Sunday, 9 April (2:10 pm) St Kilda 11.18 (84) def. by Richmond 17.8 (110) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 26,374) Statistics
Sunday, 9 April (8:10 pm) Port Adelaide 10.14 (74) def. by Hawthorn 16.17 (113) Football Park (crowd: 22,086) Statistics

Round 6

Round 6
Friday, 14 April (7:40 pm) Western Bulldogs 12.9 (81) def. by Essendon 22.12 (144) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 42,029) Statistics
Saturday, 15 April (2:10 pm) Carlton 26.13 (169) def. Port Adelaide 12.6 (78) Optus Oval (crowd: 16,415) Statistics
Saturday, 15 April (2:10 pm) Collingwood 11.16 (82) def. by Kangaroos 17.12 (114) MCG (crowd: 55,802) Statistics
Saturday, 15 April (7:40 pm) St Kilda 9.12 (66) def. by Brisbane Lions 15.15 (105) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 18,194) Statistics
Saturday, 15 April (6:40 pm) West Coast 28.10 (178) def. Fremantle 9.7 (61) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 40,519) Statistics
Sunday, 16 April (2:10 pm) Geelong 15.19 (109) def. Melbourne 12.12 (84) Shell Stadium (crowd: 26,761) Statistics
Sunday, 16 April (2:40 pm) Sydney 16.10 (106) def. by Richmond 17.10 (112) SCG (crowd: 25,049) Statistics
Sunday, 16 April (2:50 pm) Adelaide 22.11 (143) def. Hawthorn 8.9 (57) Football Park (crowd: 38,158) Statistics

Round 7

Round 7
Saturday, 22 April (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 19.9 (123) def. Western Bulldogs 14.8 (92) MCG (crowd: 29,405) Statistics
Saturday, 22 April (7:40 pm) Sydney 15.9 (99) def. by Geelong 17.6 (108) SCG (crowd: 27,040) Statistics
Saturday, 22 April (7:40 pm) St Kilda 18.9 (117) def. by Kangaroos 19.15 (129) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 25,977) Statistics
Sunday, 23 April (1:40 pm) Port Adelaide 13.13 (91) def. by Adelaide 14.14 (98) Football Park (crowd: 41,101) Statistics
Sunday, 23 April (2:10 pm) Melbourne 20.18 (138) def. West Coast 12.5 (77) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 20,774) Statistics
Monday, 24 April (2:10 pm) Richmond 10.9 (69) def. by Carlton 18.12 (120) MCG (crowd: 63,149) Statistics
Tuesday, 25 April (2:15 pm) Collingwood 15.10 (100) def. by Essendon 21.14 (140) MCG (crowd: 88,390) Statistics
Tuesday, 25 April (2:10 pm) Fremantle 17.9 (111) def. Brisbane Lions 15.10 (100) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 19,800) Statistics

Round 8

Round 8
Friday, 28 April (7:40 pm) Kangaroos 9.13 (67) def. by Hawthorn 18.20 (128) MCG (crowd: 36,514) Statistics
Saturday, 29 April (2:10 pm) St Kilda 10.8 (68) def. by Adelaide 14.24 (108) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 20,125) Statistics
Saturday, 29 April (6:40 pm) West Coast 15.18 (108) def. Western Bulldogs 15.12 (102) WACA (crowd: 26,554) Statistics
Sunday, 30 April (1:40 pm) Port Adelaide 10.10 (70) def. by Melbourne 20.10 (130) Football Park (crowd: 22,490) Statistics
Sunday, 30 April (2:10 pm) Carlton 16.13 (109) def. Sydney 9.10 (64) Optus Oval (crowd: 19,964) Statistics
Sunday, 30 April (2:10 pm) Geelong 11.11 (77) def. by Richmond 23.9 (147) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 35,171) Statistics
Monday, 1 May (7:00 pm) Collingwood 12.13 (85) def. by Fremantle 15.17 (107) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 33,947) Statistics
Monday, 1 May (7:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 9.9 (63) def. by Essendon 19.13 (127) Gabba (crowd: 31,887) Statistics

Round 9

Round 9
Friday, 5 May (7:40 pm) Western Bulldogs 16.9 (105) def. St Kilda 16.8 (104) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 35,505) Statistics
Saturday, 6 May (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 14.14 (98) def. Geelong 10.13 (73) MCG (crowd: 39,116) Statistics
Saturday, 6 May (7:10 pm) Adelaide 19.11 (125) def. by Kangaroos 19.14 (128) Football Park (crowd: 40,402) Statistics
Saturday, 6 May (7:40 pm) Richmond 11.13 (79) def. West Coast 9.16 (70) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 26,304) Statistics
Sunday, 7 May (2:10 pm) Melbourne 13.15 (93) def. by Essendon 15.16 (106) MCG (crowd: 62,606) Statistics
Sunday, 7 May (2:10 pm) Sydney 16.15 (111) def. Port Adelaide 11.19 (85) SCG (crowd: 22,446) Statistics
Sunday, 7 May (2:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 22.14 (146) def. Collingwood 18.9 (117) Gabba (crowd: 29,046) Statistics
Sunday, 7 May (1:20 pm) Fremantle 13.4 (82) def. by Carlton 21.21 (147) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 28,421) Statistics

Round 10

Round 10
Friday, 12 May (6:40 pm) West Coast 17.16 (118) def. Hawthorn 13.10 (88) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 37,549) Statistics
Saturday, 13 May (2:10 pm) Richmond 15.12 (102) def. Collingwood 7.12 (54) MCG (crowd: 64,769) Statistics
Saturday, 13 May (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide 10.18 (78) drew with Geelong 12.6 (78) Football Park (crowd: 19,511) Statistics
Saturday, 13 May (7:40 pm) St Kilda 11.16 (82) def. by Carlton 15.19 (109) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 38,151) Statistics
Sunday, 14 May (2:10 pm) Essendon 20.12 (132) def. Adelaide 12.12 (84) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 34,626) Statistics
Sunday, 14 May (2:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 21.11 (137) def. Sydney 12.7 (79) SCG (crowd: 18,817) Statistics
Sunday, 14 May (2:10 pm) Kangaroos 22.16 (148) def. Fremantle 8.12 (60) MCG (crowd: 12,400) Statistics
Monday, 15 May (7:00 pm) Melbourne 15.12 (102) def. Brisbane Lions 11.18 (84) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 24,908) Statistics

Round 11

Round 11
Friday, 19 May (7:40 pm) St Kilda 17.15 (117) def. Port Adelaide 8.7 (55) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 17,509) Statistics
Saturday, 20 May (2:10 pm) Carlton 20.9 (129) def. Kangaroos 15.9 (99) Optus Oval (crowd: 28,944) Statistics
Saturday, 20 May (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 11.11 (77) def. by Richmond 11.14 (80) MCG (crowd: 41,057) Statistics
Saturday, 20 May (7:40 pm) Geelong 13.9 (87) def. by Essendon 22.13 (145) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 47,071) Statistics
Saturday, 20 May (6:40 pm) Fremantle 12.9 (81) def. by Western Bulldogs 27.12 (174) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 20,821) Statistics
Sunday, 21 May (2:10 pm) Collingwood 13.14 (92) def. by West Coast 18.20 (128) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 29,072) Statistics
Sunday, 21 May (2:10 pm) Adelaide 15.15 (105) def. Melbourne 8.22 (70) Football Park (crowd: 37,871) Statistics
Sunday, 21 May (3:20 pm) Sydney 15.17 (107) def. by Brisbane Lions 16.14 (110) SCG (crowd: 19,789) Statistics

Round 12

Round 12
Friday, 26 May (7:40 pm) Essendon 25.19 (169) def. St Kilda 13.5 (83) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 39,836) Statistics
Saturday, 27 May (2:10 pm) Collingwood 9.13 (67) def. by Geelong 10.11 (71) MCG (crowd: 34,367) Statistics
Saturday, 27 May (7:10 pm) Adelaide 14.14 (98) def. Sydney 7.6 (48) Football Park (crowd: 30,350) Statistics
Saturday, 27 May (7:40 pm) Hawthorn 19.7 (121) def. Fremantle 8.14 (62) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 16,004) Statistics
Saturday, 27 May (7:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 14.15 (99) def. by Richmond 17.9 (111) Gabba (crowd: 29,967) Statistics
Sunday, 28 May (2:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 16.12 (108) def. Melbourne 13.5 (83) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 26,180) Statistics
Sunday, 28 May (2:40 pm) Kangaroos 10.16 (76) def. Port Adelaide 8.11 (59) SCG (crowd: 7,334) Statistics
Sunday, 28 May (1:20 pm) West Coast 11.12 (78) def. by Carlton 20.8 (128) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 39,968) Statistics

Round 13

Round 13
Friday, 2 June (7:40 pm) Richmond 17.10 (112) def. by Adelaide 17.19 (121) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 32,959) Statistics
Saturday, 3 June (2:10 pm) Melbourne 9.7 (61) def. by Carlton 25.9 (159) MCG (crowd: 41,889) Statistics
Saturday, 3 June (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide 12.17 (89) def. Collingwood 11.9 (75) Football Park (crowd: 22,691) Statistics
Saturday, 3 June (7:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 27.11 (173) def. West Coast 13.11 (89) Gabba (crowd: 25,359) Statistics
Sunday, 4 June (2:10 pm) Essendon 17.17 (119) def. Kangaroos 11.4 (70) MCG (crowd: 67,172) Statistics
Sunday, 4 June (2:10 pm) Geelong 19.12 (126) def. Western Bulldogs 18.11 (119) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 30,573) Statistics
Sunday, 4 June (2:40 pm) Sydney 16.13 (109) def. Hawthorn 11.12 (78) SCG (crowd: 21,353) Statistics
Sunday, 4 June (1:20 pm) Fremantle 14.16 (100) def. St Kilda 8.8 (56) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 21,278) Statistics

Round 14

Round 14
Friday, 9 June (7:40 pm) Kangaroos 17.14 (116) def. Brisbane Lions 17.10 (112) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 26,326) Statistics
Saturday, 10 June (2:10 pm) Melbourne 22.11 (143) def. Collingwood 12.6 (78) MCG (crowd: 39,710) Statistics
Saturday, 10 June (6:40 pm) West Coast 10.11 (71) def. by Port Adelaide 16.11 (107) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 31,996) Statistics
Sunday, 11 June (2:10 pm) Carlton 15.17 (107) def. Geelong 15.7 (97) Optus Oval (crowd: 31,988) Statistics
Sunday, 11 June (2:10 pm) Sydney 11.10 (76) def. by Essendon 12.17 (89) SCG (crowd: 29,199) Statistics
Sunday, 11 June (2:10 pm) St Kilda 13.8 (86) def. by Hawthorn 27.9 (171) MCG (crowd: 21,744)
(Moved from Colonial Stadium[7])
Statistics
Sunday, 11 June (8:10 pm) Adelaide 22.13 (145) def. Fremantle 11.6 (72) Football Park (crowd: 40,917) Statistics
Monday, 12 June (2:10 pm) Richmond 12.15 (87) def. Western Bulldogs 7.10 (52) MCG (crowd: 49,557) Statistics

Round 15

Round 15
Friday, 16 June (7:40 pm) Collingwood 17.13 (115) def. St Kilda 13.4 (82) MCG (crowd: 35,542) Statistics
Saturday, 17 June (2:10 pm) Carlton 19.6 (120) def. Adelaide 14.12 (96) Optus Oval (crowd: 25,563) Statistics
Saturday, 17 June (2:10 pm) Geelong 7.17 (59) def. by Brisbane Lions 20.8 (128) Shell Stadium (crowd: 21,003) Statistics
Saturday, 17 June (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 10.12 (72) def. by Melbourne 22.9 (141) MCG (crowd: 39,215) Statistics
Saturday, 17 June (7:40 pm) Essendon 15.18 (108) def. West Coast 11.10 (76) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 39,694) Statistics
Sunday, 18 June (2:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 16.10 (106) def. Kangaroos 15.12 (102) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 27,695) Statistics
Sunday, 18 June (2:10 pm) Port Adelaide 15.13 (103) def. Richmond 11.9 (75) Football Park (crowd: 26,053) Statistics
Sunday, 18 June (1:20 pm) Fremantle 20.3 (123) def. Sydney 14.12 (96) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 20,465) Statistics

Round 16

Round 16
Friday, 23 June (7:40 pm) Collingwood 10.8 (68) def. by Hawthorn 19.11 (125) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 38,745) Statistics
Saturday, 24 June (2:10 pm) Geelong 12.18 (90) def. Fremantle 12.12 (84) Shell Stadium (crowd: 17,399) Statistics
Saturday, 24 June (2:10 pm) Melbourne 16.14 (110) def. Richmond 14.16 (100) MCG (crowd: 43,200) Statistics
Saturday, 24 June (7:40 pm) Sydney 14.9 (93) def. St Kilda 10.5 (65) SCG (crowd: 22,154) Statistics
Saturday, 24 June (8:10 pm) Port Adelaide 7.16 (58) def. by Essendon 12.17 (89) Football Park (crowd: 35,129) Statistics
Sunday, 25 June (2:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 21.9 (135) def. Adelaide 10.14 (74) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 22,229) Statistics
Sunday, 25 June (2:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 17.10 (112) def. by Carlton 23.18 (156) Gabba (crowd: 34,743) Statistics
Sunday, 25 June (1:20 pm) West Coast 7.10 (52) def. by Kangaroos 16.17 (113) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 36,461) Statistics

Round 17

Round 17
Friday, 30 June (7:40 pm) St Kilda 16.13 (109) def. Geelong 13.7 (85) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 23,870) Statistics
Saturday, 1 July (2:10 pm) Richmond 10.6 (66) def. by Essendon 24.23 (167) MCG (crowd: 73,465) Statistics
Saturday, 1 July (7:40 pm) Kangaroos 14.19 (103) def. Melbourne 14.18 (102) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 30,423) Statistics
Saturday, 1 July (6:40 pm) Fremantle 12.10 (82) def. Port Adelaide 8.16 (64) WACA (crowd: 10,826) Statistics
Sunday, 2 July (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 9.9 (63) def. by Carlton 18.12 (120) MCG (crowd: 48,268) Statistics
Sunday, 2 July (2:10 pm) Sydney 22.19 (151) def. West Coast 12.8 (80) SCG (crowd: 22,002) Statistics
Sunday, 2 July (2:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 20.18 (138) def. Western Bulldogs 11.15 (81) Gabba (crowd: 24,662) Statistics
Sunday, 2 July (2:50 pm) Adelaide 22.15 (147) def. Collingwood 16.13 (109) Football Park (crowd: 40,171) Statistics
  • Essendon broke the record for its longest winning streak by winning its first 17 matches of the season. Essendon would win a further three consecutive matches to set the record at 20.[9]
  • Essendon's 101-point win over Richmond was its biggest since 1960 and second-biggest of all time over Richmond.[10]

Round 18

Round 18
Friday, 7 July (7:40 pm) Essendon 24.15 (159) def. Fremantle 11.6 (72) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 34,567) Statistics
Saturday, 8 July (2:10 pm) Geelong 17.7 (109) def. Adelaide 14.18 (102) Shell Stadium (crowd: 20,480) Statistics
Saturday, 8 July (2:10 pm) Melbourne 19.11 (125) def. Sydney 15.9 (99) MCG (crowd: 33,923) Statistics
Saturday, 8 July (7:40 pm) Kangaroos 20.14 (134) def. Richmond 7.14 (56) SCG (crowd: 9,198) Statistics
Saturday, 8 July (7:10 pm) West Coast 17.13 (115) def. St Kilda 4.5 (29) WACA (crowd: 22,232) Statistics
Sunday, 9 July (2:10 pm) Carlton 28.12 (180) def. Collingwood 10.9 (69) Optus Oval (crowd: 30,096) Statistics
Sunday, 9 July (2:10 pm) Port Adelaide 23.11 (149) def. Western Bulldogs 16.10 (106) Football Park (crowd: 21,783) Statistics
Sunday, 9 July (3:20 pm) Brisbane Lions 16.10 (106) def. by Hawthorn 18.16 (124) Gabba (crowd: 26,782) Statistics
  • Carlton played against Collingwood at Optus Oval for the first time since 1982 (and the last time to date). Carlton recorded its highest score (180) and biggest win (111 points) against Collingwood.[11]

Round 19

Round 19
Friday, 14 July (7:40 pm) Geelong 13.7 (85) def. by Kangaroos 18.16 (124) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 37,446) Statistics
Friday, 14 July (8:10 pm) Adelaide 15.17 (107) def. West Coast 13.12 (90) Football Park (crowd: 35,425) Statistics
Saturday, 15 July (2:10 pm) Carlton 11.6 (72) def. by Western Bulldogs 11.9 (75) Optus Oval (crowd: 25,397) Statistics
Saturday, 15 July (7:40 pm) Essendon 25.15 (165) def. Hawthorn 13.4 (82) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 46,946) Statistics
Sunday, 16 July (12:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 18.12 (120) def. Port Adelaide 7.11 (53) Gabba (crowd: 21,956) Statistics
Sunday, 16 July (2:10 pm) Collingwood 12.12 (84) def. by Sydney 15.14 (104) MCG (crowd: 33,182) Statistics
Sunday, 16 July (2:10 pm) St Kilda 14.14 (98) def. by Melbourne 17.14 (116) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 24,039) Statistics
Sunday, 16 July (1:20 pm) Fremantle 12.7 (79) def. by Richmond 15.16 (106) WACA (crowd: 19,116) Statistics

Round 20

Round 20
Friday, 21 July (7:40 pm) Carlton 12.11 (83) def. by Essendon 16.13 (109) MCG (crowd: 91,571) Statistics
Saturday, 22 July (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 15.11 (101) def. Port Adelaide 12.8 (80) MCG (crowd: 18,976) Statistics
Saturday, 22 July (7:40 pm) Collingwood 13.13 (91) def. by Western Bulldogs 15.10 (100) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 30,342) Statistics
Saturday, 22 July (7:40 pm) Sydney 21.19 (145) def. Kangaroos 14.7 (91) SCG (crowd: 30,551) Statistics
Saturday, 22 July (6:40 pm) West Coast 12.6 (78) def. by Geelong 14.24 (108) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 30,615) Statistics
Sunday, 23 July (1:40 pm) Adelaide 11.12 (78) def. by Brisbane Lions 17.13 (115) Football Park (crowd: 40,817) Statistics
Sunday, 23 July (2:10 pm) Melbourne 25.10 (160) def. Fremantle 11.11 (77) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 16,120) Statistics
Sunday, 23 July (2:10 pm) Richmond 18.11 (119) def. St Kilda 12.7 (79) MCG (crowd: 35,463) Statistics

Round 21

Round 21
Friday, 28 July (7:40 pm) Essendon 12.9 (81) def. by Western Bulldogs 14.8 (92) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 45,725) Statistics
Saturday, 29 July (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 15.8 (98) def. Adelaide 9.13 (67) MCG (crowd: 25,512) Statistics
Saturday, 29 July (2:10 pm) Richmond 12.11 (83) def. by Sydney 12.12 (84) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 35,697) Statistics
Saturday, 29 July (7:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 23.15 (153) def. St Kilda 8.15 (63) Gabba (crowd: 25,603) Statistics
Sunday, 30 July (1:40 pm) Port Adelaide 12.16 (88) def. Carlton 12.11 (83) Football Park (crowd: 30,152) Statistics
Sunday, 30 July (2:10 pm) Kangaroos 11.14 (80) def. by Collingwood 14.14 (98) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 30,003) Statistics
Sunday, 30 July (2:10 pm) Melbourne 18.18 (126) def. Geelong 17.6 (108) MCG (crowd: 75,033) Statistics
Sunday, 30 July (1:20 pm) Fremantle 15.11 (101) def. West Coast 15.10 (100) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 37,710) Statistics
  • Essendon's loss to the Western Bulldogs was its first for the season, ending a club record 20-match winning streak. The match was later referred to as the Super-Flood, following the extreme flooding tactics implemented by the Bulldogs to win the game.[13]
  • Fremantle's win over West Coast, just its second in twelve Western Derbies,[14] was later referred to as the Demolition Derby after several fights erupted during the match. Four players were suspended for a total of 15 matches (Fremantle's Dale Kickett received the most weeks with nine) and eleven players were fined.[15]

Round 22

Round 22
Friday, 4 August (7:40 pm) Western Bulldogs 9.12 (66) def. by Hawthorn 11.15 (81) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 45,527) Statistics
Saturday, 5 August (2:10 pm) Essendon 13.19 (97) def. Collingwood 11.12 (78) MCG (crowd: 66,122) Statistics
Saturday, 5 August (2:10 pm) Geelong 18.16 (124) def. Sydney 18.12 (120) Shell Stadium (crowd: 26,011) Statistics
Saturday, 5 August (7:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 23.18 (156) def. Fremantle 7.7 (49) Gabba (crowd: 25,070) Statistics
Saturday, 5 August (7:40 pm) Kangaroos 18.12 (120) def. St Kilda 10.17 (77) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 16,310) Statistics
Sunday, 6 August (2:10 pm) Carlton 19.11 (125) def. Richmond 7.10 (52) MCG (crowd: 65,078) Statistics
Sunday, 6 August (2:10 pm) Adelaide 14.8 (92) def. by Port Adelaide 20.19 (139) Football Park (crowd: 42,659) Statistics
Sunday, 6 August (1:10 pm) West Coast 15.10 (100) def. by Melbourne 26.14 (170) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 34,471) Statistics
  • With its win over Collingwood, Essendon became the first team in VFL/AFL history to win 21 matches in a home-and-away season.[16]
  • Melbourne recorded its highest score (170) and biggest win (70 points) against West Coast, the latter breaking the record equalled earlier in the season.[6]

Win/loss table

Colour Symbol Result
Green + Win
Red - Loss
Blue N/A Draw
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Ladder F1 F2 F3 GF
Adelaide WB
-23
COL
-11
GEE
-11
WC
-114
BL
-30
HAW
+86
PA
+7
STK
+40
KAN
-3
ESS
-48
MEL
+35
SYD
+50
RIC
+9
FRE
+73
CAR
-24
WB
-61
COL
+38
GEE
-7
WC
+17
BL
-37
HAW
-31
PA
-47
11
(9–13–0)
X X X X
Brisbane Lions CAR
-40
WB
+29
HAW
-7
PA
-43
ADE
+30
STK
+39
FRE
-11
ESS
-64
COL
+29
MEL
-18
SYD
+3
RIC
-12
WC
+84
KAN
-4
GEE
+69
CAR
-44
WB
+57
HAW
-18
PA
+67
ADE
+37
STK
+90
FRE
+107
6
(12–10–0)
WB
+34
CAR
-82
X X
Carlton BL
+40
HAW
+42
COL
-73
WB
-39
ESS
-24
PA
+91
RIC
+51
SYD
+45
FRE
+65
STK
+25
KAN
+30
WC
+50
MEL
+98
GEE
+10
ADE
+24
BL
+44
HAW
+57
COL
+111
WB
-3
ESS
-26
PA
-5
RIC
+73
2
(16–6–0)
MEL
-9
BL
+82
ESS
-45
X
Collingwood HAW
+54
ADE
+11
CAR
+73
SYD
+5
WB
+8
KAN
-32
ESS
-40
FRE
-22
BL
-29
RIC
-48
WC
-36
GEE
-4
PA
-14
MEL
-65
STK
+33
HAW
-57
ADE
-38
CAR
-111
SYD
-20
WB
-9
KAN
+18
ESS
-19
15
(7–15–0)
X X X X
Essendon PA
+94
RIC
+43
FRE
+36
HAW
+47
CAR
+24
WB
+63
COL
+40
BL
+64
MEL
+13
ADE
+48
GEE
+58
STK
+86
KAN
+49
SYD
+13
WC
+32
PA
+31
RIC
+101
FRE
+87
HAW
+83
CAR
+26
WB
-11
COL
+19
1
(21–1–0)
KAN
+125
X CAR
+45
MEL
+60
Fremantle GEE
-22
PA
+38
ESS
-36
RIC
+1
MEL
-31
WC
-117
BL
+11
COL
+22
CAR
-65
KAN
-88
WB
-93
HAW
-59
STK
+44
ADE
-73
SYD
+27
GEE
-6
PA
+18
ESS
-87
RIC
-27
MEL
-83
WC
+1
BL
-107
12
(8–14–0)
X X X X
Geelong FRE
+22
STK
+40
ADE
+11
KAN
-5
WC
+81
MEL
+25
SYD
+9
RIC
-70
HAW
-25
PA
0
ESS
-58
COL
+4
WB
+7
CAR
-10
BL
-69
FRE
+6
STK
-24
ADE
+7
KAN
-39
WC
+30
MEL
-18
SYD
+4
5
(12–9–1)
HAW
-9
X X X
Hawthorn COL
-54
CAR
-42
BL
+7
ESS
-47
PA
+39
ADE
-86
WB
+31
KAN
+61
GEE
+25
WC
-30
RIC
-3
FRE
+59
SYD
-31
STK
+85
MEL
-69
COL
+57
CAR
-57
BL
+18
ESS
-83
PA
+21
ADE
+31
WB
+15
8
(12–10–0)
GEE
+9
KAN
-10
X X
Kangaroos WC
-43
MEL
-25
RIC
+36
GEE
+5
SYD
+8
COL
+32
STK
+12
HAW
-61
ADE
+3
FRE
+88
CAR
-30
PA
+17
ESS
-49
BL
+4
WB
-4
WC
+61
MEL
+1
RIC
+78
GEE
+39
SYD
-54
COL
-18
STK
+43
4
(14–8–0)
ESS
-125
HAW
+10
MEL
-50
X
Melbourne RIC
-2
KAN
+25
SYD
-12
STK
+90
FRE
+31
GEE
-25
WC
+61
PA
+60
ESS
-13
BL
+18
ADE
-35
WB
-25
CAR
-98
COL
+65
HAW
+69
RIC
+10
KAN
-1
SYD
+26
STK
+18
FRE
+83
GEE
+18
WC
+70
3
(14–8–0)
CAR
+9
X KAN
+50
ESS
-60
Port Adelaide ESS
-94
FRE
-38
WB
-47
BL
+43
HAW
-39
CAR
-91
ADE
-7
MEL
-40
SYD
-26
GEE
0
STK
-62
KAN
-17
COL
+14
WC
+36
RIC
+28
ESS
-31
FRE
-18
WB
+43
BL
-67
HAW
-21
CAR
+5
ADE
+47
14
(7–14–1)
X X X X
Richmond MEL
+2
ESS
-43
KAN
-36
FRE
-1
STK
+26
SYD
+6
CAR
-51
GEE
+70
WC
+9
COL
+48
HAW
+3
BL
+12
ADE
-9
WB
+35
PA
-28
MEL
-10
ESS
-101
KAN
-78
FRE
+27
STK
+40
SYD
-1
CAR
-73
9
(11–11–0)
X X X X
St Kilda SYD
-34
GEE
-40
WC
0
MEL
-90
RIC
-26
BL
-39
KAN
-12
ADE
-40
WB
-1
CAR
-27
PA
+62
ESS
-86
FRE
-44
HAW
-85
COL
-33
SYD
-28
GEE
+24
WC
-86
MEL
-18
RIC
-40
BL
-90
KAN
-43
16
(2–19–1)
X X X X
Sydney STK
+34
WC
+12
MEL
+12
COL
-5
KAN
-8
RIC
-6
GEE
-9
CAR
-45
PA
+26
WB
-58
BL
-3
ADE
-50
HAW
+31
ESS
-13
FRE
-27
STK
+28
WC
+71
MEL
-26
COL
+20
KAN
+54
RIC
+1
GEE
-4
10
(10–12–0)
X X X X
West Coast KAN
+43
SYD
-12
STK
0
ADE
+114
GEE
-81
FRE
+117
MEL
-61
WB
+6
RIC
-9
HAW
+30
COL
+36
CAR
-50
BL
-84
PA
-36
ESS
-32
KAN
-61
SYD
-71
STK
+86
ADE
-17
GEE
-30
FRE
-1
MEL
-70
13
(7–14–1)
X X X X
Western Bulldogs ADE
+23
BL
-29
PA
+47
CAR
+39
COL
-8
ESS
-63
HAW
-31
WC
-6
STK
+1
SYD
+58
FRE
+93
MEL
+25
GEE
-7
RIC
-35
KAN
+4
ADE
+61
BL
-57
PA
-43
CAR
+3
COL
+9
ESS
+11
HAW
-15
7
(12–10–0)
BL
-34
X X X

Bold – Home game/progressed to finals
X – Bye
Opponent for round listed above margin

Ladder

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

2000 AFL ladder
Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts
1 Essendon (P) 22 21 1 0 2816 1770 159.1 84 Finals series
2 Carlton 22 16 6 0 2667 1979 134.8 64
3 Melbourne 22 14 8 0 2557 2159 118.4 56
4 Kangaroos 22 14 8 0 2447 2304 106.2 56
5 Geelong 22 12 9 1 2234 2306 96.9 50
6 Brisbane Lions 22 12 10 0 2602 2222 117.1 48
7 Western Bulldogs 22 12 10 0 2321 2241 103.6 48
8 Hawthorn 22 12 10 0 2198 2251 97.6 48
9 Richmond 22 11 11 0 2068 2221 93.1 44
10 Sydney 22 10 12 0 2254 2219 101.6 40
11 Adelaide 22 9 13 0 2255 2347 96.1 36
12 Fremantle 22 8 14 0 1886 2618 72.0 32
13 West Coast 22 7 14 1 2216 2399 92.4 30
14 Port Adelaide 22 7 14 1 1928 2295 84.0 30
15 Collingwood 22 7 15 0 2089 2431 85.9 28
16 St Kilda 22 2 19 1 1855 2631 70.5 10
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
Essendon481216202428323640444852566064687276808084
Carlton488881216202428323640444852566060606064
Melbourne0448121216202024242424283236364044485256
Kangaroos0048121620202428283232363640444852525256
Geelong481212162024242426263034343438384242464650
Brisbane Lions044481212121616202024242828323236404448
Western Bulldogs44812121212121620242828283236363640444848
Hawthorn00448812162020202424282832323636404448
Richmond444481212162024283232363636363640444444
Sydney481212121212121616161620202024282832364040
Adelaide0000048121212162024282828323236363636
Fremantle04488812161616161620202424282828283232
West Coast44610101414181822262626262626263030303030
Port Adelaide00044444466610141818182222222630
Collingwood481216202020202020202020202424242424242828
St Kilda0022222222666666101010101010
Source: AFL Tables

Finals series

Main article: 2000 AFL finals series

  Qualifying / Elimination finals Semifinals Preliminary finals Grand final
                                   
  QF1: 12 Aug, MCG  
1  Essendon 31.12 (198)  
4  Kangaroos 11.7 (73)     SF1: 18 Aug, MCG  
     Kangaroos 16.14 (110)    
EF1: 11 Aug, Colonial Stadium      Hawthorn 15.10 (100)       PF1: 26 Aug, MCG
5  Geelong 12.11 (83)        Essendon 18.17 (125)  
8  Hawthorn 14.8 (92)          Carlton 12.8 (80)     GF: 2 Sep, MCG
         Essendon 19.21 (135)
  EF2: 12 Aug, Gabba       PF2: 25 Aug, MCG      Melbourne 11.9 (75)
6  Brisbane Lions 15.20 (110)          Melbourne 23.18 (156)  
7  Western Bulldogs 10.16 (76)     SF2: 19 Aug, MCG        Kangaroos 17.4 (106)  
     Carlton 23.13 (151)    
QF2: 13 Aug, MCG      Brisbane Lions 10.9 (69)    
2  Carlton 12.15 (87)  
3  Melbourne 15.6 (96)  


Week one

Qualifying finals
Saturday, 12 August (2:30 pm) Essendon 31.12 (198) def. Kangaroos 11.7 (73) MCG (crowd: 68,443) QF1: Statistics
Sunday, 13 August (2:30 pm) Carlton 12.15 (87) def. by Melbourne 15.6 (96) MCG (crowd: 75,570) QF2: Statistics
Elimination finals
Friday, 11 August (7:45 pm) Geelong 12.11 (83) def. by Hawthorn 14.8 (92) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 44,709) EF1: Statistics
Saturday, 12 August (7:45 pm) Brisbane Lions 15.20 (110) def. Western Bulldogs 10.16 (76) Gabba (crowd: 25,925) EF2: Statistics

Week two

Semi-finals
Friday, 18 August (7:45 pm) Kangaroos 16.14 (110) def. Hawthorn 15.10 (100) MCG (crowd: 50,027) SF1: Statistics
Saturday, 19 August (2:30 pm) Carlton 23.13 (151) def. Brisbane Lions 10.9 (69) MCG (crowd: 56,924) SF2: Statistics

Week three

Preliminary finals
Friday, 25 August (7:45 pm) Melbourne 23.18 (156) def. Kangaroos 17.4 (106) MCG (crowd: 63,937) PF2: Statistics
Saturday, 26 August (2:30 pm) Essendon 18.17 (125) def. Carlton 12.8 (80) MCG (crowd: 84,778) PF1: Statistics

Week four

Main article: 2000 AFL Grand Final

Grand final
Saturday, 2 September (2:45 pm) Essendon 19.21 (135) def. Melbourne 11.9 (75) MCG (crowd: 96,249) GF: Statistics
  • By winning the grand final, Essendon set a new record for the most wins in a season (24). It also set a new record for the highest average winning margin in a season (51 points).[19]

Match attendance

Team Hosted Average Highest Lowest Total Last Year Up/Down
Essendon 11 48,353 67,172 34,567 531,879 57,309 – 8956
Collingwood 11 45,012 88,390 29,072 495,134 39,126 + 5886
Richmond 11 44,012 73,465 23,578 484,132 40,533 + 3479
Adelaide 11 38,470 42,659 30,350 423,171 39,393 – 923
Melbourne 11 37,559 75,033 16,120 413,153 31,955 + 5604
Hawthorn 11 34,417 53,776 16,004 378,592 34,864 – 446
Carlton 11 34,414 91,571 16,415 378,551 35,037 – 623
West Coast Eagles 11 33,136 40,519 22,232 364,500 30,868 + 2268
Western Bulldogs 11 30,572 45,527 18,134 336,293 24,023 + 6549
Geelong 11 27,729 47,071 17,399 305,014 24,840 + 2889
Brisbane Lions 11 27,406 34,743 21,956 301,470 21,890 + 5516
Port Adelaide 11 26,377 41,101 19,511 290,149 31,269 – 4892
Sydney 11 25,563 34,687 19,789 281,190 30,539 – 4976
St Kilda 11 24,422 38,151 17,509 268,638 33,182 – 8760
Fremantle 11 22,357 37,710 10,826 245,928 23,972 – 1615
Kangaroos 11 22,092 36,514 7334 243,017 25,890 – 3798
Total 176 32,618 91,571 7334 5,740,811 32,793 – 175
Venue Hosted Average Highest Lowest Total Last Year Up/Down
MCG 42 46,141 91,571 12,400 1,937,921 42,370 + 3771
Football Park 22 32,424 42,659 19,511 713,320 35,331 – 2907
Colonial Stadium 48 30,524 47,071 16,004 1,465,172 N/A N/A
Subiaco Oval 16 30,326 40,519 19,777 485,208 28,506 + 1820
GABBA 11 27,406 34,743 21,956 301,470 21,890 + 5516
Optus Oval 9 24,656 31,988 16,415 221,902 21,586 + 3070
SCG 15 22,390 34,687 7334 335,845 26,767 – 4377
Shell Stadium 7 22,108 26,761 17,399 154,753 21,922 + 186
WACA 6 20,870 26,554 10,826 125,220 24,524 – 3654
Total 176 32,618 91,571 7334 5,740,811 32,793 – 175

Awards

See also

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