2001 AFL premiership season
Teams16
PremiersBrisbane Lions
(1st premiership)
Minor premiersEssendon
(17th minor premiership)
Pre-season cupPort Adelaide
(1st pre-season cup win)
Matches played185
Attendance6,447,560 (34,852 per match)
Highest attendance91,482 (Grand Final, Brisbane Lions vs. Essendon)
Leading goalkickerMatthew Lloyd (Essendon)
Brownlow MedallistJason Akermanis (Brisbane Lions)
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The 2001 AFL season was the 105th 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 30 March until 29 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 Brisbane Lions for the first time, after it defeated Essendon by 26 points in the AFL Grand Final.

AFL Draft

See 2001 AFL Draft.

Ansett Australia Cup

Main article: 2001 Ansett Australia Cup

Port Adelaide defeated the Brisbane Lions 17.9 (111) to 3.8 (26) in the grand final.

Premiership season

Round 1

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Kangaroos 9.7 (61) Essendon 23.8 (146) MCG 56,028 Friday, 30 March Hawthorn 13.7 (85) Collingwood 11.15 (81) MCG 52,190 Saturday, 31 March Fremantle 18.10 (118) Carlton 18.11 (119) Subiaco Oval 23,716 Saturday, 31 March Western Bulldogs 16.11 (107) St Kilda 16.16 (112) Colonial Stadium 30,047 Saturday, 31 March Port Adelaide 14.15 (99) Brisbane Lions 14.9 (93) Football Park 25,948 Saturday, 31 March Geelong 17.13 (115) West Coast 7.7 (49) Shell Stadium 20,149 Sunday, 1 April Melbourne 15.13 (103) Richmond 20.14 (134) MCG 44,466 Sunday, 1 April Sydney 19.12 (126) Adelaide 10.14 (74) SCG 31,174 Sunday, 1 April

Round 2

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Essendon 23.7 (145) Port Adelaide 16.11 (107) Colonial Stadium 34,918 Friday, 6 April Carlton 11.15 (81) Hawthorn 16.11 (107) Optus Oval 27,597 Saturday, 7 April Richmond 9.15 (69) Western Bulldogs 17.9 (111) MCG 36,427 Saturday, 7 April Collingwood 15.15 (105) Fremantle 13.10 (88) Colonial Stadium 26,067 Saturday, 7 April Adelaide 11.14 (80) Melbourne 12.11 (83) Football Park 35,653 Saturday, 7 April Brisbane Lions 17.16 (118) Kangaroos 8.10 (58) Gabba 22,970 Sunday, 8 April St Kilda 13.8 (86) Geelong 17.13 (115) Colonial Stadium 33,867 Sunday, 8 April West Coast 13.11 (89) Sydney 15.14 (104) Subiaco Oval 32,673 Sunday, 8 April

Round 3

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Carlton 14.9 (93) Essendon 11.10 (76) MCG 63,088 Thursday, 12 April Richmond 17.14 (116) Brisbane Lions 14.10 (94) MCG 31,688 Saturday, 14 April Western Bulldogs 12.9 (81) Collingwood 23.15 (153) Colonial Stadium 37,598 Saturday, 14 April Kangaroos 11.5 (71) Sydney 23.13 (151) SCG 22,395 Saturday, 14 April Adelaide 13.10 (88) Port Adelaide 23.15 (153) Football Park 40,296 Sunday, 15 April St Kilda 16.11 (107) West Coast 19.11 (125) Colonial Stadium 19,496 Sunday, 15 April Fremantle 8.11 (59) Hawthorn 11.16 (82) Subiaco Oval 20,703 Sunday, 15 April Melbourne 18.16 (124) Geelong 15.14 (104) MCG 48,551 Monday, 16 April

Round 4

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Collingwood 10.11 (71) Richmond 13.8 (86) MCG 78,638 Friday, 20 April Sydney 6.19 (55) Essendon 15.12 (102) SCG 40,131 Friday, 20 April Carlton 8.5 (53) Adelaide 9.8 (62) Optus Oval 21,110 Saturday, 21 April Western Bulldogs 21.14 (140) Brisbane Lions 12.15 (87) Colonial Stadium 20,322 Saturday, 21 April Fremantle 13.10 (88) West Coast 16.16 (112) Subiaco Oval 38,804 Saturday, 21 April Port Adelaide 17.12 (114) St Kilda 7.8 (50) Football Park 27,017 Saturday, 21 April Geelong 4.9 (33) Kangaroos 7.11 (53) Shell Stadium 14,298 Sunday, 22 April Hawthorn 11.17 (83) Melbourne 5.14 (44) MCG 30,113 Sunday, 22 April

Round 5

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Essendon 15.13 (103) Collingwood 14.11 (95) MCG 83,905 Wednesday, 25 April West Coast 11.4 (70) Richmond 17.7 (109) Subiaco Oval 38,424 Friday, 27 April Carlton 17.23 (125) St Kilda 14.8 (92) Optus Oval 24,385 Saturday, 28 April Western Bulldogs 19.12 (126) Hawthorn 24.11 (155) Colonial Stadium 34,400 Saturday, 28 April Adelaide 12.18 (90) Kangaroos 10.15 (75) Football Park 37,596 Saturday, 28 April Brisbane Lions 25.21 (171) Fremantle 19.8 (122) Gabba 20,059 Sunday, 29 April Geelong 15.12 (102) Port Adelaide 23.10 (148) Shell Stadium 18,736 Sunday, 29 April Melbourne 18.11 (119) Sydney 15.14 (104) MCG 31,168 Sunday, 29 April

Round 6

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Kangaroos 12.6 (78) Richmond 19.15 (129) Colonial Stadium 39,773 Friday, 4 May St Kilda 18.12 (120) Sydney 14.10 (94) Colonial Stadium 28,933 Saturday, 5 May Fremantle 9.20 (74) Melbourne 18.11 (119) Subiaco Oval 19,775 Saturday, 5 May Port Adelaide 20.9 (129) Western Bulldogs 13.8 (86) Football Park 30,197 Saturday, 5 May Brisbane Lions 17.14 (116) Geelong 8.13 (61) Gabba 25,881 Saturday, 5 May Collingwood 15.13 (103) Carlton 14.11 (95) MCG 73,572 Sunday, 6 May Essendon 24.14 (158) West Coast 10.10 (70) Colonial Stadium 33,829 Sunday, 6 May Hawthorn 16.8 (104) Adelaide 12.19 (91) York Park 17,460 Sunday, 6 May

Round 7

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Melbourne 12.5 (77) Western Bulldogs 15.17 (107) MCG 32,299 Friday, 11 May Richmond 10.14 (74) Essendon 16.24 (120) MCG 77,576 Saturday, 12 May St Kilda 15.9 (99) Hawthorn 16.14 (110) Colonial Stadium 37,940 Saturday, 12 May Adelaide 14.19 (103) Fremantle 12.11 (83) Football Park 38,292 Saturday, 12 May Collingwood 14.13 (97) Kangaroos 15.9 (99) Colonial Stadium 34,600 Sunday, 13 May Geelong 9.14 (68) Carlton 17.6 (108) MCG 29,150 Sunday, 13 May Sydney 12.8 (80) Brisbane Lions 15.22 (112) SCG 22,390 Sunday, 13 May West Coast 7.8 (50) Port Adelaide 17.19 (121) Subiaco Oval 28,026 Sunday, 13 May

Round 8

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Richmond 14.8 (92) Adelaide 17.18 (120) MCG 29,073 Friday, 18 May Carlton 21.16 (142) Brisbane Lions 9.14 (68) Optus Oval 21,997 Saturday, 19 May Hawthorn 21.12 (138) West Coast 8.10 (58) MCG 22,988 Saturday, 19 May Kangaroos 19.24 (138) St Kilda 13.11 (89) Manuka Oval 10,958 Saturday, 19 May Port Adelaide 16.14 (110) Collingwood 18.11 (119) Football Park 34,232 Saturday, 19 May Melbourne 11.13 (79) Essendon 12.13 (85) MCG 47,452 Sunday, 20 May Western Bulldogs 18.14 (122) Sydney 15.11 (101) SCG 22,874 Sunday, 20 May Fremantle 10.13 (73) Geelong 14.11 (95) Subiaco Oval 20,231 Sunday, 20 May

Round 9

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Kangaroos 10.9 (69) Carlton 12.10 (82) MCG 43,624 Friday, 25 May Collingwood 14.14 (98) St Kilda 12.8 (80) MCG 49,937 Saturday, 26 May West Coast 11.11 (77) Western Bulldogs 18.17 (125) Subiaco Oval 30,063 Saturday, 26 May Brisbane Lions 18.14 (122) Adelaide 19.13 (127) Gabba 24,122 Saturday, 26 May Essendon 18.14 (122) Hawthorn 8.9 (57) Colonial Stadium 50,701 Saturday, 26 May Port Adelaide 13.10 (88) Melbourne 9.14 (68) Football Park 22,423 Sunday, 27 May Geelong 17.16 (118) Richmond 11.10 (76) Shell Stadium 27,421 Sunday, 27 May Sydney 12.12 (84) Fremantle 10.5 (65) SCG 20,611 Sunday, 27 May

Round 10

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Western Bulldogs 11.13 (79) Kangaroos 19.11 (125) Colonial Stadium 32,793 Friday, 1 June Carlton 21.23 (149) West Coast 3.12 (30) Optus Oval 19,757 Saturday, 2 June Hawthorn 10.13 (73) Port Adelaide 17.14 (116) MCG 28,228 Saturday, 2 June St Kilda 17.11 (113) Melbourne 22.12 (144) Colonial Stadium 30,497 Saturday, 2 June Brisbane Lions 15.12 (102) Essendon 10.14 (74) Gabba 36,149 Saturday, 2 June Adelaide 9.12 (66) Geelong 8.7 (55) Football Park 40,466 Sunday, 3 June Collingwood 7.13 (55) Sydney 11.7 (73) Colonial Stadium 42,640 Sunday, 3 June Fremantle 6.10 (46) Richmond 12.12 (84) Subiaco Oval 19,626 Sunday, 3 June

Round 11

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date St Kilda 13.8 (86) Essendon 19.14 (128) Colonial Stadium 40,075 Friday, 8 June Geelong 14.9 (93) Hawthorn 13.12 (90) Colonial Stadium 37,526 Saturday, 9 June West Coast 9.8 (62) Brisbane Lions 11.18 (84) Subiaco Oval 25,588 Saturday, 9 June Adelaide 14.13 (97) Western Bulldogs 19.13 (127) Football Park 38,829 Saturday, 9 June Kangaroos 23.16 (154) Fremantle 10.8 (68) Colonial Stadium 18,023 Sunday, 10 June Richmond 13.10 (88) Carlton 8.13 (61) MCG 71,767 Sunday, 10 June Sydney 18.17 (125) Port Adelaide 10.18 (78) SCG 28,187 Sunday, 10 June Melbourne 8.9 (57) Collingwood 19.20 (134) MCG 62,761 Monday, 11 June

Round 12

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Essendon 18.14 (122) Adelaide 11.7 (73) Colonial Stadium 38,816 Friday, 15 June Geelong 13.9 (87) Western Bulldogs 15.4 (94) Shell Stadium 22,771 Saturday, 16 June Fremantle 11.14 (80) St Kilda 12.18 (90) Subiaco Oval 19,857 Saturday, 16 June Melbourne 14.15 (99) Brisbane Lions 23.10 (148) Gabba 23,740 Sunday, 17 June Collingwood 26.17 (173) West Coast 14.8 (92) Colonial Stadium 36,589 Friday, 22 June Hawthorn 15.11 (101) Kangaroos 14.14 (98) MCG 41,295 Saturday, 23 June Richmond 12.14 (86) Sydney 8.12 (60) Colonial Stadium 37,196 Saturday, 23 June Port Adelaide 10.10 (70) Carlton 15.14 (104) Football Park 35,805 Sunday, 24 June

Round 13

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Brisbane Lions 20.20 (140) Hawthorn 8.5 (53) Gabba 30,573 Friday, 29 June Carlton 23.15 (153) Western Bulldogs 13.14 (92) Optus Oval 30,067 Saturday, 30 June Essendon 18.10 (118) Fremantle 10.12 (72) Colonial Stadium 29,528 Saturday, 30 June Kangaroos 14.11 (95) Port Adelaide 10.13 (73) Manuka Oval 10,030 Saturday, 30 June Adelaide 14.13 (97) Collingwood 15.9 (99) Football Park 39,010 Saturday, 30 June St Kilda 13.9 (87) Richmond 19.12 (126) Colonial Stadium 40,783 Sunday, 1 July Sydney 9.11 (65) Geelong 12.12 (84) SCG 26,760 Sunday, 1 July West Coast 15.5 (95) Melbourne 13.10 (88) Subiaco Oval 29,783 Sunday, 1 July

Round 14

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Western Bulldogs 11.10 (76) Essendon 24.10 (154) Colonial Stadium 48,728 Friday, 6 July Richmond 10.11 (71) Hawthorn 20.9 (129) MCG 52,189 Saturday, 7 July Adelaide 8.16 (64) West Coast 7.9 (51) Football Park 31,534 Saturday, 7 July Brisbane Lions 17.17 (119) St Kilda 9.8 (62) Gabba 22,911 Saturday, 7 July Geelong 16.15 (111) Collingwood 14.9 (93) Colonial Stadium 50,160 Sunday, 8 July Melbourne 13.15 (93) Kangaroos 18.13 (121) MCG 27,464 Sunday, 8 July Sydney 12.19 (91) Carlton 12.9 (81) SCG 30,488 Sunday, 8 July Fremantle 11.5 (71) Port Adelaide 25.13 (163) Subiaco Oval 15,961 Sunday, 8 July

Round 15

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date St Kilda 9.5 (59) Adelaide 23.18 (156) Colonial Stadium 26,560 Friday, 13 July Carlton 16.15 (111) Melbourne 18.9 (117) Optus Oval 23,901 Saturday, 14 July Hawthorn 11.11 (77) Sydney 14.14 (98) MCG 34,394 Saturday, 14 July Western Bulldogs 16.23 (119) Fremantle 11.19 (85) Colonial Stadium 15,111 Saturday, 14 July Port Adelaide 14.12 (96) Richmond 7.10 (52) Football Park 26,773 Saturday, 14 July Collingwood 16.7 (103) Brisbane Lions 19.15 (129) MCG 45,016 Sunday, 15 July Essendon 19.13 (127) Geelong 17.10 (112) Colonial Stadium 48,152 Sunday, 15 July West Coast 17.8 (110) Kangaroos 24.10 (154) Subiaco Oval 34,259 Sunday, 15 July

Round 16

See also: Essendon vs Kangaroos match in the 2001 AFL season

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Richmond 19.13 (127) Melbourne 12.14 (86) MCG 37,938 Friday, 20 July Carlton 19.17 (131) Fremantle 8.8 (56) Optus Oval 15,622 Saturday, 21 July Collingwood 14.5 (89) Hawthorn 21.18 (144) MCG 52,381 Saturday, 21 July St Kilda 12.6 (78) Western Bulldogs 16.16 (112) Colonial Stadium 21,665 Saturday, 21 July Brisbane Lions 13.16 (94) Port Adelaide 8.12 (60) Gabba 29,547 Saturday, 21 July Adelaide 7.14 (56) Sydney 16.9 (105) Football Park 46,852 Sunday, 22 July Essendon 27.9 (171) Kangaroos 25.9 (159) MCG 51,878 Sunday, 22 July West Coast 12.8 (80) Geelong 22.18 (150) Subiaco Oval 31,456 Sunday, 22 July

Round 17

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Western Bulldogs 15.10 (100) Richmond 15.12 (102) Colonial Stadium 43,595 Friday, 27 July Geelong 12.6 (78) St Kilda 10.6 (66) Shell Stadium 22,414 Saturday, 28 July Melbourne 12.12 (84) Adelaide 15.10 (100) MCG 17,566 Saturday, 28 July Fremantle 13.12 (90) Collingwood 19.5 (119) Subiaco Oval 20,498 Saturday, 28 July Kangaroos 18.7 (115) Brisbane Lions 21.10 (136) Colonial Stadium 26,776 Saturday, 28 July Port Adelaide 15.14 (104) Essendon 14.13 (97) Football Park 37,930 Sunday, 29 July Hawthorn 15.6 (96) Carlton 13.15 (93) MCG 52,472 Sunday, 29 July Sydney 11.17 (83) West Coast 6.12 (48) SCG 20,669 Sunday, 29 July

Round 18

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Richmond 10.11 (71) Collingwood 6.15 (51) MCG 69,930 Friday, 3 August Geelong 15.10 (100) Melbourne 16.7 (103) MCG 31,074 Saturday, 4 August Hawthorn 13.12 (90) Fremantle 16.10 (106) Colonial Stadium 16,595 Saturday, 4 August Sydney 22.11 (143) Kangaroos 3.18 (36) SCG 32,689 Saturday, 4 August Port Adelaide 16.11 (107) Adelaide 15.9 (99) Football Park 49,846 Sunday, 5 August Brisbane Lions 19.22 (136) Western Bulldogs 15.13 (103) Gabba 26,872 Sunday, 5 August Essendon 14.11 (95) Carlton 16.6 (102) MCG 75,873 Sunday, 5 August West Coast 26.15 (171) St Kilda 12.7 (79) Subiaco Oval 31,358 Sunday, 5 August

Fremantle claimed their first win of the season in their match against Hawthorn.

Round 19

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Kangaroos 21.5 (131) Geelong 12.10 (82) Colonial Stadium 30,919 Friday, 10 August St Kilda 16.18 (114) Port Adelaide 19.11 (125) Colonial Stadium 14,018 Saturday, 11 August Melbourne 10.11 (71) Hawthorn 24.12 (156) MCG 26,632 Saturday, 11 August Adelaide 16.10 (106) Carlton 8.5 (53) Football Park 44,542 Saturday, 11 August Brisbane Lions 19.14 (128) Richmond 15.7 (97) Gabba 31,324 Sunday, 12 August Collingwood 17.17 (119) Western Bulldogs 11.11 (77) MCG 38,793 Sunday, 12 August Essendon 11.13 (79) Sydney 11.11 (77) Colonial Stadium 45,057 Sunday, 12 August West Coast 14.14 (98) Fremantle 9.10 (64) Subiaco Oval 41,285 Sunday, 12 August

Round 20

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Kangaroos 15.10 (100) Adelaide 25.12 (162) Colonial Stadium 25,340 Friday, 17 August Richmond 20.18 (138) West Coast 10.13 (73) Colonial Stadium 25,856 Saturday, 18 August Port Adelaide 14.15 (99) Geelong 10.9 (69) Football Park 25,536 Saturday, 18 August Collingwood 13.9 (87) Essendon 15.17 (107) MCG 71,518 Saturday, 18 August Hawthorn 12.7 (79) Western Bulldogs 17.23 (125) MCG 26,642 Sunday, 19 August St Kilda 16.8 (104) Carlton 22.16 (148) Colonial Stadium 34,521 Sunday, 19 August Sydney 14.14 (98) Melbourne 19.17 (131) SCG 28,367 Sunday, 19 August Fremantle 12.15 (87) Brisbane Lions 21.12 (138) Subiaco Oval 15,136 Sunday, 19 August

Round 21

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Richmond 13.14 (92) Kangaroos 13.10 (88) MCG 37,776 Friday, 24 August Carlton 20.10 (130) Collingwood 9.8 (62) MCG 70,051 Saturday, 25 August West Coast 6.11 (47) Essendon 21.10 (136) Subiaco Oval 36,445 Saturday, 25 August Western Bulldogs 10.13 (73) Port Adelaide 22.18 (150) Colonial Stadium 19,649 Saturday, 25 August Adelaide 13.13 (91) Hawthorn 8.5 (53) Football Park 42,827 Sunday, 26 August Geelong 9.13 (67) Brisbane Lions 16.14 (110) Shell Stadium 24,325 Sunday, 26 August Melbourne 16.18 (114) Fremantle 12.7 (79) Colonial Stadium 12,566 Sunday, 26 August Sydney 21.16 (142) St Kilda 8.7 (55) SCG 26,334 Sunday, 26 August

Round 22

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Essendon 12.11 (83) Richmond 17.5 (107) MCG 77,028 Friday, 31 August Carlton 13.19 (97) Geelong 3.9 (27) Optus Oval 26,314 Saturday, 1 September Fremantle 17.18 (120) Adelaide 11.17 (83) Subiaco Oval 19,535 Saturday, 1 September Hawthorn 13.9 (87) St Kilda 13.11 (89) MCG 24,113 Saturday, 1 September Brisbane Lions 13.15 (93) Sydney 9.8 (62) Gabba 33,606 Saturday, 1 September Port Adelaide 24.19 (163) West Coast 7.9 (51) Football Park 22,976 Sunday, 2 September Kangaroos 11.17 (83) Collingwood 19.12 (126) Manuka Oval 13,117 Sunday, 2 September Western Bulldogs 19.9 (123) Melbourne 21.7 (133) Colonial Stadium 21,146 Sunday, 2 September

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.

2001 AFL ladder
Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts
1 Essendon 22 17 5 0 2548 1895 134.5 68 Finals series
2 Brisbane Lions (P) 22 17 5 0 2538 1989 127.6 68
3 Port Adelaide 22 16 6 0 2473 1918 128.9 64
4 Richmond 22 15 7 0 2126 1973 107.8 60
5 Carlton 22 14 8 0 2311 1797 128.6 56
6 Hawthorn 22 13 9 0 2149 2041 105.3 52
7 Sydney 22 12 10 0 2121 1833 115.7 48
8 Adelaide 22 12 10 0 2085 2026 102.9 48
9 Collingwood 22 11 11 0 2232 2088 106.9 44
10 Western Bulldogs 22 10 12 0 2305 2458 93.8 40
11 Melbourne 22 10 12 0 2136 2364 90.4 40
12 Geelong 22 9 13 0 1926 2054 93.8 36
13 Kangaroos 22 9 13 0 2161 2371 91.1 36
14 West Coast 22 5 17 0 1708 2590 65.9 20
15 St Kilda 22 4 18 0 1917 2642 72.6 16
16 Fremantle 22 2 20 0 1794 2491 72.0 8
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
Essendon48812162024283232364044485256565660646868
Brisbane Lions044481216161620242832364044485256606468
Port Adelaide44812162024242832323232364040444852566064
Richmond44812162020202024283236363640444848525660
Carlton4488121216202428283236363640404444485256
Hawthorn481216202428323232323636404044484852525252
Sydney481212121212121620242424283236404444444848
Adelaide00048812162024242424283232363640444848
Collingwood048881212162020242832323232363640404044
Western Bulldogs04488812162020242828283236363636404040
Melbourne0488121616161620202020202424242828323640
Geelong4888888121616202024282832363636363636
Kangaroos0004448121216202024283232323236363636
West Coast00488888888812121212121620202020
St Kilda444448888881212121212121212121216
Fremantle0000000000000000044448
Source:[citation needed]

Finals series

Qualifying and elimination finalsSemi-finalsPreliminary finalsGrand final
7 Sep, MCG
1Essendon17.11 (113)
4Richmond5.13 (43)15 Sep, MCG
Richmond10.7 (67)
8 Sep, MCGCarlton7.14 (56)22 Sep, MCG
5Carlton17.16 (118)Essendon11.10 (76)
8Adelaide6.14 (50)Hawthorn9.13 (67)29 Sep, MCG
Essendon12.10 (82)
9 Sep, Colonial Stadium22 Sep, The GabbaBrisbane Lions15.18 (108)
6Hawthorn19.15 (125)Brisbane Lions20.16 (136)
7Sydney11.8 (74)15 Sep, Football ParkRichmond10.8 (68)
Port Adelaide10.9 (69)
8 Sep, The GabbaHawthorn10.12 (72)
2Brisbane Lions12.16 (88)
3Port Adelaide8.8 (56)

Week one

Qualifying Finals
Friday 7 September (7:45 pm) Essendon 17.11 (113) def. Richmond 5.13 (43) MCG (crowd: 78,253)
Saturday 8 September (7:40 pm) Brisbane Lions 12.16 (88) def. Port Adelaide 8.8 (56) The Gabba (crowd: 32,380)
Elimination Finals
Saturday 8 September (2:30 pm) Carlton 17.16 (118) def. Adelaide 6.14 (50) MCG (crowd: 53,982)
Sunday 9 September (2:30 pm) Hawthorn 19.15 (129) def. Sydney 11.8 (74) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 32,910)

Week two

Semi Finals
Saturday 15 September (2:30 pm) Richmond 10.7 (67) def. Carlton 7.14 (56) MCG (crowd: 83,323)
Saturday 15 September (7:15 pm) Port Adelaide 10.9 (69) def. by Hawthorn 10.12 (72) Football Park (crowd: 30,613)

Week three

Preliminary Finals
Saturday 22 September (2:30 pm) Essendon 11.10 (76) def. Hawthorn 9.13 (67) MCG (crowd: 86,468)
Saturday 22 September (7:45 pm) Brisbane Lions 20.16 (136) def. Richmond 10.8 (68) The Gabba (crowd: 37,032)

Week four

Main article: 2001 AFL Grand Final


Grand Final
Saturday 29 September (2:30 pm) Essendon def. by Brisbane Lions MCG (crowd: 91,482)
3.2 (20)
8.6 (54)
9.8 (62)
 12.10 (82)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
3.7 (25)
5.10 (40)
11.12 (78)
 15.18 (108)
Umpires: McLaren , Ellis, James
Norm Smith Medal: Shaun Hart (Brisbane Lions)
Television broadcast: Seven Network
National anthem: Julie Anthony
Lloyd 5, Lucas 4, Caracella, Johnson, Moorcroft Goals Power 3, Akermanis 2, Brown 2, Lappin 2, Lynch 2, Ashcroft, Notting, Pike, Voss
Lloyd, Lucas, J. Johnson Best Hart, Johnson, Voss, Lappin, Power

Match attendance

Team Hosted Average Highest Lowest Total Last Year Up/Down
Essendon 11 51,790 83,905 29,528 569,685 48,353 + 3437
Collingwood 11 49,977 78,638 26,067 549,751 45,012 + 4965
Richmond 11 46,129 77,576 25,856 507,416 44,012 + 2117
Adelaide 11 39,627 46,852 31,534 435,897 38,470 + 1157
Melbourne 11 34,060 62,761 12,566 374,665 37,599 – 3499
West Coast Eagles 11 32,669 41,285 25,588 359,360 33,136 – 467
Hawthorn 11 31,449 52,472 16,595 346,490 34,417 – 2918
Carlton 11 31,263 70,051 15,622 343,889 34,414 – 3151
Port Adelaide 11 30,789 49,846 22,423 338,683 26,377 + 4412
St Kilda 11 29,850 40,783 14,018 328,355 24,422 + 5428
Western Bulldogs 11 29,660 48,728 15,111 326,263 30,572 – 912
Sydney 11 27,982 40,131 20,611 307,800 25,563 + 2419
Brisbane Lions 11 27,638 36,149 20,059 304,014 27,406 + 232
Geelong 11 27,093 50,160 14,298 298,024 27,729 – 636
Kangaroos 11 26,998 56,028 10,030 296,983 22,092 + 4906
Fremantle 11 21,258 38,804 15,136 233,842 22,357 – 1099
Totals 176 33,643 83,905 10,030 5921,117 32,618 + 1025
Venue Hosted Average Highest Lowest Total Last Year Up/Down
MCG 44 47,425 83,905 17,566 2086,712 46,141 + 1284
Football Park 22 35,208 49,846 22,423 774,580 32,424 + 2784
Colonial Stadium 43 31,939 50,701 12,566 1373,371 30,524 + 1415
Gabba 12 27,313 36,149 20,059 327,754 27,406 – 93
SCG 13 27,159 40,131 20,611 353,069 22,390 + 4769
Subiaco Oval 22 26,964 41,285 15,136 593,202 30,326 – 3362
Optus Oval 9 23,417 30,067 15,622 210,750 24,656 – 1239
Shell Stadium 7 21,445 27,421 14,298 150,114 22,108 – 663
York Park 1 17,460 17,460 17,460 17,460 N/A N/A
Manuka Oval 3 11,368 13,117 10,030 34,105 N/A N/A
Totals 176 33,643 83,905 10,030 5921,117 32,618 + 1025

Awards

Notable events

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