2002 AFL premiership season
Teams16
PremiersBrisbane Lions
2nd premiership
Minor premiersPort Adelaide
1st minor premiership
Pre-season cupPort Adelaide
2nd pre-season cup win
Brownlow MedallistSimon Black (Brisbane Lions)
Leading goalkickerDavid Neitz (Melbourne)
Attendance
Matches played185
Total attendance6,092,987 (32,935 per match)
Highest91,817 (Grand Final, Brisbane Lions vs. Collingwood)
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The 2002 AFL season was the 106th 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 28 March until 28 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 second time and second time consecutively, after it defeated Collingwood by nine points in the AFL Grand Final.

AFL Draft

See 2002 AFL Draft.

Wizard Home Loans Cup

Main article: 2002 Wizard Home Loans Cup

Port Adelaide defeated Richmond 10.11 (71) to 9.8 (62) in the final.

Premiership season

Round 1

Round 1 (Easter and Season Launch)
28 March (7:45 pm) Richmond 24.11 (155) def. Collingwood 18.10 (118) MCG (crowd: 65,316)
30 March (2:10 pm) St Kilda 14.5 (89) def. Carlton 10.5 (65) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 33,359)
30 March (7:10 pm) Geelong 11.10 (76) def. by Essendon 18.18 (126) MCG (crowd: 42,746)
30 March (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide 11.7 (73) def. by Kangaroos 12.11 (83) Football Park (crowd: 28,578)
31 March (1:10 pm) Sydney 12.15 (87) def. by Brisbane Lions 17.8 (110) SCG (crowd: 24,052)
31 March (2:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 12.21 (93) def. by Adelaide 16.16 (112) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 18,475)
31 March (1:40 pm) West Coast 21.11 (137) def. Fremantle 18.10 (118) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 39,467)
1 April (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 15.13 (103) def. by Melbourne 20.9 (129) MCG (crowd: 43,484)

Round 2

Round 2
5 April (7:45 pm) Essendon 16.16 (112) def. Richmond 8.12 (60) MCG (crowd: 67,453)
6 April (2:10 pm) Carlton 4.9 (33) def. by Sydney 17.9 (111) Optus Oval (crowd: 22,435)
6 April (2:10 pm) Collingwood 17.18 (120) def. West Coast 18.11 (119) MCG (crowd: 29,348)
6 April (7:10 pm) Kangaroos 16.14 (110) def. Western Bulldogs 14.13 (97) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 25,985)
6 April (7:10 pm) Adelaide 16.14 (110) def. Geelong 12.7 (79) Football Park (crowd: 44,386)
7 April (1:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 21.22 (148) def. Hawthorn 6.10 (46) The Gabba (crowd: 25,660)
7 April (2:10 pm) Melbourne 16.13 (109) def. Port Adelaide 11.16 (82) MCG (crowd: 19,611)
7 April (1:40 pm) Fremantle 10.16 (76) def. St Kilda 11.7 (73) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 21,138)

Round 3

Round 3
12 April (7:45 pm) Carlton 11.9 (75) def. Collingwood 7.13 (55) MCG (crowd: 63,864)
13 April (2:10 pm) Richmond 13.18 (96) def. Melbourne 11.10 (76) MCG (crowd: 37,154)
13 April (2:10 pm) Adelaide 17.12 (114) def. Sydney 13.6 (84) Football Park (crowd: 42,246)
13 April (7:10 pm) Brisbane Lions 17.15 (117) def. Essendon 9.13 (67) The Gabba (crowd: 35,898)
13 April (7:10 pm) Kangaroos 10.7 (67) def. by Geelong 11.9 (75) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 27,286)
14 April (1:10 pm) Hawthorn 13.11 (89) def. Fremantle 11.13 (79) York Park (crowd: 15,066)
14 April (2:10 pm) St Kilda 8.8 (56) def. by Port Adelaide 20.19 (139) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 17,641)
14 April (1:40 pm) West Coast 17.11 (113) def. Western Bulldogs 11.15 (81) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 31,854)

Round 4

Round 4
19 April (7:45 pm) Essendon 19.8 (122) def. Adelaide 11.15 (81) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 40,322)
20 April (2:10 pm) Collingwood 15.14 (104) def. Hawthorn 9.9 (63) MCG (crowd: 48,476)
20 April (2:10 pm) Melbourne 21.11 (137) def. West Coast 15.13 (103) Optus Oval (crowd: 9,421)
20 April (7:10 pm) Sydney 15.13 (103) def. Kangaroos 14.16 (100) SCG (crowd: 23,775)
20 April (7:10 pm) Western Bulldogs 12.6 (78) def. by Brisbane Lions 14.10 (94) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 23,928)
21 April (12:40 pm) Port Adelaide 23.10 (148) def. Carlton 14.11 (95) Football Park (crowd: 29,486)
21 April (2:10 pm) Geelong 26.10 (166) def. St Kilda 6.8 (44) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 23,563)
21 April (1:40 pm) Fremantle 21.12 (138) def. Richmond 11.6 (72) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 23,571)

Round 5

Round 5 (ANZAC Day)
25 April (2:15 pm) Collingwood 9.12 (66) def. Essendon 4.9 (33) MCG (crowd: 84,894)
26 April (7:45 pm) Western Bulldogs 10.21 (81) def. by Melbourne 15.14 (104) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 30,789)
27 April (2:10 pm) Hawthorn 19.11 (125) def. Richmond 12.11 (83) MCG (crowd: 39,694)
27 April (1:40 pm) West Coast 18.13 (121) def. Brisbane Lions 10.15 (75) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 33,313)
27 April (7:10 pm) St Kilda 8.8 (56) drew with Sydney 8.8 (56) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 21,007)
27 April (7:10 pm) Adelaide 12.10 (82) def. by Port Adelaide 14.6 (90) Football Park (crowd: 49,513)
28 April (1:10 pm) Geelong 17.9 (111) def. Fremantle 6.13 (49) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 20,075)
28 April (2:10 pm) Carlton 17.10 (112) def. by Kangaroos 19.17 (131) Colonial Stadium (crowd: 35,138)
  • Brisbane lost its first match since round 9, 2001, ending a 20-match winning streak. The streak equalled with Essendon's in 2000 and Collingwood's in 1928-29 as the second-longest winning streak in VFL/AFL history.

Round 6

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date St Kilda 3.10 (28) Collingwood 16.15 (111) Colonial Stadium 46,089 Friday, 3 May Fremantle 13.11 (89) Essendon 9.8 (62) Subiaco Oval 25,319 Saturday, 4 May Kangaroos 13.9 (87) Hawthorn 24.11 (155) MCG 33,345 Saturday, 4 May Carlton 9.14 (68) Western Bulldogs 14.12 (96) Colonial Stadium 29,783 Saturday, 4 May Brisbane Lions 21.20 (146) Geelong 13.11 (89) The Gabba 27,015 Saturday, 4 May Sydney 15.9 (99) Melbourne 10.11 (71) SCG 23,578 Sunday, 5 May Port Adelaide 20.13 (133) West Coast 11.13 (79) Football Park 27,056 Sunday, 5 May Richmond 11.7 (73) Adelaide 14.21 (105) Colonial Stadium 23,355 Sunday, 5 May

Round 7

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Essendon 12.15 (87) Carlton 9.8 (62) MCG 55,633 Friday, 10 May West Coast 21.13 (139) Kangaroos 13.12 (90) Subiaco Oval 32,815 Saturday, 11 May Hawthorn 20.10 (130) Geelong 11.12 (78) MCG 38,709 Saturday, 11 May Richmond 13.10 (88) Sydney 12.10 (82) Colonial Stadium 29,303 Saturday, 11 May Adelaide 18.10 (118) Fremantle 13.11 (89) Football Park 44,058 Saturday, 11 May Brisbane Lions 19.15 (129) Port Adelaide 11.6 (72) The Gabba 24,538 Sunday, 12 May Melbourne 15.15 (105) St Kilda 15.12 (102) MCG 20,892 Sunday, 12 May Western Bulldogs 8.15 (63) Collingwood 11.7 (73) Colonial Stadium 34,400 Sunday, 12 May

Round 8

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Hawthorn 12.17 (89) Carlton 12.8 (80) MCG 39,142 Friday, 17 May Richmond 13.16 (94) West Coast 10.13 (73) MCG 22,647 Saturday, 18 May Port Adelaide 20.9 (129) Geelong 7.12 (54) Football Park 18,193 Saturday, 18 May Fremantle 14.10 (94) Melbourne 13.11 (89) Subiaco Oval 25,027 Saturday, 18 May Collingwood 17.12 (114) Brisbane Lions 16.15 (111) Colonial Stadium 46,279 Saturday, 18 May Kangaroos 16.14 (110) Adelaide 14.9 (93) Manuka Oval 7,671 Sunday, 19 May Western Bulldogs 24.15 (159) Sydney 11.24 (90) SCG 20,934 Sunday, 19 May Essendon 26.15 (171) St Kilda 11.6 (72) Colonial Stadium 34,262 Sunday, 19 May

Round 9

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Port Adelaide 14.7 (91) Collingwood 12.14 (86) Football Park 35,834 Friday, 24 May Geelong 17.3 (105) Western Bulldogs 18.9 (117) Skilled Stadium 22,033 Saturday, 25 May Melbourne 17.9 (111) Kangaroos 15.17 (107) MCG 28,625 Saturday, 25 May St Kilda 10.12 (72) Richmond 9.9 (63) Colonial Stadium 30,336 Saturday, 25 May Sydney 11.17 (83) Essendon 12.13 (85) Stadium Australia 54,129 Saturday, 25 May Brisbane Lions 16.13 (109) Fremantle 11.13 (79) The Gabba 21,709 Sunday, 26 May West Coast 19.12 (126) Hawthorn 14.4 (88) Subiaco Oval 38,646 Sunday, 26 May Carlton 11.9 (75) Adelaide 20.11 (131) Optus Oval 19,305 Sunday, 26 May

Round 10

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Kangaroos 12.20 (92) Essendon 12.12 (84) MCG 34,352 Friday, 31 May Geelong 12.17 (89) Melbourne 9.9 (63) Skilled Stadium 20,031 Saturday, 1 June Richmond 14.14 (98) Western Bulldogs 17.15 (117) MCG 31,586 Saturday, 1 June Collingwood 14.11 (95) Sydney 12.12 (84) Colonial Stadium 45,269 Saturday, 1 June Adelaide 15.11 (101) Brisbane Lions 14.10 (94) Football Park 47,279 Saturday, 1 June Hawthorn 12.5 (77) Port Adelaide 17.15 (117) York Park 18,112 Sunday, 2 June Fremantle 14.12 (96) Carlton 10.8 (68) Subiaco Oval 27,277 Sunday, 2 June St Kilda 20.7 (127) West Coast 11.11 (77) Colonial Stadium 18,876 Sunday, 2 June

Round 11

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Kangaroos 14.11 (95) Richmond 11.18 (84) Colonial Stadium 30,889 Friday, 7 June Adelaide 14.18 (102) Hawthorn 8.10 (58) Football Park 42,162 Saturday, 8 June West Coast 15.12 (102) Sydney 13.11 (89) Subiaco Oval 35,014 Saturday, 8 June Essendon 7.7 (49) Port Adelaide 16.12 (108) Colonial Stadium 40,044 Saturday, 8 June Brisbane Lions 16.17 (113) St Kilda 7.10 (52) The Gabba 23,157 Sunday, 9 June Geelong 15.10 (100) Carlton 14.12 (96) Colonial Stadium 37,294 Sunday, 9 June Western Bulldogs 22.13 (145) Fremantle 12.8 (80) Optus Oval 11,539 Sunday, 9 June Melbourne 10.15 (75) Collingwood 19.12 (126) MCG 65,860 Monday, 10 June

Round 12

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Essendon 10.12 (72) Hawthorn 10.5 (65) MCG 40,470 Friday, 14 June Carlton 12.16 (88) West Coast 12.17 (89) Optus Oval 16,353 Saturday, 15 June Sydney 15.9 (99) Geelong 15.11 (101) SCG 21,767 Saturday, 15 June Fremantle 12.18 (90) Collingwood 12.7 (79) Subiaco Oval 33,088 Sunday, 16 June Western Bulldogs 19.19 (133) St Kilda 13.8 (86) Colonial Stadium 29,453 Friday, 21 June Melbourne 14.14 (98) Adelaide 10.13 (73) Optus Oval 12,210 Saturday, 22 June Brisbane Lions 20.18 (138) Kangaroos 19.9 (123) The Gabba 27,940 Saturday, 22 June Port Adelaide 23.16 (154) Richmond 10.10 (70) Football Park 25,770 Sunday, 23 June

Round 13

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Essendon 18.12 (120) Melbourne 16.12 (108) Colonial Stadium 41,817 Friday, 28 June Richmond 7.12 (54) Geelong 14.12 (96) MCG 30,197 Saturday, 29 June Port Adelaide 25.11 (161) Western Bulldogs 18.7 (115) Football Park 24,751 Saturday, 29 June Collingwood 13.15 (93) Kangaroos 8.12 (60) Colonial Stadium 48,288 Saturday, 29 June Brisbane Lions 19.10 (124) Carlton 16.13 (109) The Gabba 27,324 Saturday, 29 June Sydney 20.19 (139) Fremantle 9.8 (62) SCG 16,844 Sunday, 30 June West Coast 20.15 (135) Adelaide 18.9 (117) Subiaco Oval 34,937 Sunday, 30 June St Kilda 11.12 (78) Hawthorn 13.9 (87) Colonial Stadium 28,928 Sunday, 30 June

Round 14

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Carlton 13.8 (86) Richmond 12.13 (85) MCG 36,941 Friday, 5 July Geelong 8.17 (65) West Coast 4.9 (33) Skilled Stadium 18,608 Saturday, 6 July Hawthorn 11.8 (74) Sydney 9.10 (64) MCG 25,079 Saturday, 6 July Fremantle 9.9 (63) Port Adelaide 22.15 (147) Subiaco Oval 24,193 Saturday, 6 July Western Bulldogs 18.10 (118) Essendon 17.16 (118) Colonial Stadium 44,864 Saturday, 6 July Melbourne 20.11 (131) Brisbane Lions 16.14 (110) The Gabba 25,166 Sunday, 7 July Adelaide 17.14 (116) Collingwood 21.12 (138) Football Park 46,368 Sunday, 7 July St Kilda 13.6 (84) Kangaroos 20.8 (128) Colonial Stadium 23,864 Sunday, 7 July

Round 15

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Hawthorn 17.14 (116) Western Bulldogs 14.9 (93) Colonial Stadium 35,434 Friday, 12 July Kangaroos 12.11 (83) Fremantle 12.10 (82) Manuka Oval 9,242 Saturday, 13 July Collingwood 15.9 (99) Geelong 19.13 (127) MCG 65,331 Saturday, 13 July Richmond 7.13 (55) Brisbane Lions 18.10 (118) Colonial Stadium 22,642 Saturday, 13 July Adelaide 15.9 (99) St Kilda 12.9 (81) Football Park 29,895 Saturday, 13 July Sydney 13.14 (92) Port Adelaide 14.10 (94) SCG 18,974 Sunday, 14 July West Coast 13.12 (90) Essendon 8.15 (63) Subiaco Oval 37,600 Sunday, 14 July Carlton 14.11 (95) Melbourne 21.13 (139) Colonial Stadium 37,915 Sunday, 14 July

Round 16

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Collingwood 13.11 (89) Richmond 7.7 (49) MCG 48,620 Friday, 19 July Melbourne 9.13 (67) Hawthorn 14.9 (93) MCG 37,442 Saturday, 20 July Kangaroos 14.15 (99) Port Adelaide 10.10 (70) Optus Oval 9,398 Saturday, 20 July Fremantle 15.10 (100) West Coast 11.4 (70) Subiaco Oval 41,779 Saturday, 20 July Essendon 8.8 (56) Geelong 14.11 (95) Colonial Stadium 47,778 Saturday, 20 July Brisbane Lions 17.15 (117) Sydney 12.7 (79) The Gabba 25,720 Sunday, 21 July Adelaide 21.12 (138) Western Bulldogs 14.11 (95) AAMI Stadium 41,247 Sunday, 21 July Carlton 14.13 (97) St Kilda 22.8 (140) Colonial Stadium 33,813 Sunday, 21 July

Round 17

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Richmond 7.11 (53) Essendon 7.12 (54) MCG 39,650 Friday, 26 July Hawthorn 10.8 (68) Brisbane Lions 18.16 (124) MCG 35,202 Saturday, 27 July West Coast 17.12 (114) Collingwood 8.8 (56) Subiaco Oval 38,877 Saturday, 27 July Port Adelaide 17.14 (116) Melbourne 17.10 (112) AAMI Stadium 25,283 Saturday, 27 July Sydney 13.14 (92) Carlton 10.9 (69) Stadium Australia 34,404 Saturday, 27 July Geelong 12.18 (90) Adelaide 15.3 (93) Skilled Stadium 24,325 Sunday, 28 July St Kilda 18.10 (118) Fremantle 11.13 (79) Optus Oval 8,078 Sunday, 28 July Western Bulldogs 21.13 (139) Kangaroos 16.9 (105) Colonial Stadium 31,576 Sunday, 28 July

Round 18

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Collingwood 21.15 (141) Carlton 4.9 (33) MCG 54,233 Friday, 2 August Geelong 7.9 (51) Kangaroos 17.13 (115) Skilled Stadium 23,163 Saturday, 3 August Fremantle 14.12 (96) Hawthorn 4.11 (35) Subiaco Oval 24,332 Saturday, 3 August Essendon 11.5 (71) Brisbane Lions 16.12 (108) Colonial Stadium 43,036 Saturday, 3 August Port Adelaide 16.9 (105) St Kilda 9.9 (63) AAMI Stadium 22,885 Saturday, 3 August Sydney 15.8 (98) Adelaide 17.14 (116) SCG 18,766 Sunday, 4 August Melbourne 14.10 (94) Richmond 14.15 (99) MCG 28,815 Sunday, 4 August Western Bulldogs 22.10 (142) West Coast 14.7 (91) Optus Oval 11,809 Sunday, 4 August

Round 19

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Hawthorn 15.15 (105) Collingwood 14.13 (97) MCG 53,750 Friday, 9 August Carlton 5.15 (45) Port Adelaide 7.12 (54) Optus Oval 14,115 Saturday, 10 August Richmond 18.14 (122) Fremantle 10.12 (72) MCG 19,519 Saturday, 10 August Brisbane Lions 14.21 (105) Western Bulldogs 9.13 (67) The Gabba 27,443 Saturday, 10 August Kangaroos 15.7 (97) Sydney 22.12 (144) SCG 14,776 Saturday, 10 August Adelaide 18.16 (124) Essendon 11.10 (76) AAMI Stadium 43,720 Sunday, 11 August West Coast 15.10 (100) Melbourne 15.16 (106) Subiaco Oval 36,195 Sunday, 11 August St Kilda 15.11 (101) Geelong 16.6 (102) Colonial Stadium 25,552 Sunday, 11 August

Round 20

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Richmond 16.11 (107) Hawthorn 13.15 (93) MCG 39,391 Friday, 16 August Fremantle 17.15 (117) Geelong 11.6 (72) Subiaco Oval 22,610 Saturday, 17 August Kangaroos 17.12 (114) Carlton 15.5 (95) Colonial Stadium 23,532 Saturday, 17 August Essendon 19.12 (126) Collingwood 10.11 (71) MCG 69,613 Saturday, 17 August Brisbane Lions 20.16 (136) West Coast 13.11 (89) The Gabba 29,436 Saturday, 17 August Port Adelaide 12.12 (84) Adelaide 11.10 (76) AAMI Stadium 50,275 Sunday, 18 August Sydney 12.15 (87) St Kilda 12.8 (80) SCG 16,079 Sunday, 18 August Melbourne 15.17 (107) Western Bulldogs 14.11 (95) MCG 29,225 Sunday, 18 August

Round 21

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Hawthorn 16.8 (104) Kangaroos 17.17 (119) MCG 32,393 Friday, 23 August Geelong 7.13 (55) Brisbane Lions 16.14 (110) Skilled Stadium 24,003 Saturday, 24 August Melbourne 11.11 (77) Sydney 23.7 (145) MCG 27,146 Saturday, 24 August West Coast 10.5 (65) Port Adelaide 14.19 (103) Subiaco Oval 36,502 Saturday, 24 August Western Bulldogs 14.13 (97) Carlton 15.9 (99) Colonial Stadium 22,938 Saturday, 24 August Adelaide 13.9 (87) Richmond 9.11 (65) AAMI Stadium 42,878 Sunday, 25 August Collingwood 11.11 (77) St Kilda 9.12 (66) MCG 42,056 Sunday, 25 August Essendon 13.15 (93) Fremantle 10.12 (72) Colonial Stadium 32,667 Sunday, 25 August

Round 22

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Geelong 8.9 (57) Hawthorn 11.9 (75) Colonial Stadium 41,600 Friday, 30 August Collingwood 10.13 (73) Western Bulldogs 17.12 (114) MCG 43,894 Saturday, 31 August Port Adelaide 13.12 (90) Brisbane Lions 13.6 (84) AAMI Stadium 46,439 Saturday, 31 August St Kilda 18.9 (117) Melbourne 20.15 (135) Colonial Stadium 34,185 Saturday, 31 August Sydney 17.14 (116) Richmond 11.10 (76) Telstra Stadium 40,386 Saturday, 31 August Kangaroos 18.18 (126) West Coast 22.11 (143) Manuka Oval 11,613 Sunday, 1 September Fremantle 12.8 (80) Adelaide 17.18 (120) Subiaco Oval 21,610 Sunday, 1 September Carlton 5.7 (37) Essendon 12.20 (92) MCG 46,649 Sunday, 1 September

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.

2002 AFL ladder
Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts
1 Port Adelaide 22 18 4 0 2360 1783 132.4 72 Finals series
2 Brisbane Lions (P) 22 17 5 0 2520 1843 136.7 68
3 Adelaide 22 15 7 0 2308 2007 115.0 60
4 Collingwood 22 13 9 0 2081 1897 109.7 52
5 Essendon 22 12 9 1 1939 1847 105.0 50
6 Melbourne 22 12 10 0 2243 2245 99.9 48
7 Kangaroos 22 12 10 0 2241 2269 98.8 48
8 West Coast 22 11 11 0 2208 2254 98.0 44
9 Geelong 22 11 11 0 1933 2029 95.3 44
10 Hawthorn 22 11 11 0 1938 2107 92.0 44
11 Sydney 22 9 12 1 2123 1976 107.4 38
12 Western Bulldogs 22 9 12 1 2335 2246 104.0 38
13 Fremantle 22 9 13 0 1900 2151 88.3 36
14 Richmond 22 7 15 0 1801 2172 82.9 28
15 St Kilda 22 5 16 1 1785 2271 78.6 22
16 Carlton 22 3 19 0 1682 2300 73.1 12
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
Port Adelaide0048121616202428323640444848525660646872
Brisbane Lions481216162024242828323640404448525660646868
Adelaide481212121620202428323232323640444852525660
Collingwood0448121620242428323236404044444848485252
Essendon48812121216202424242832343434383838424650
Melbourne48812161620202424242828323636363640444448
Kangaroos4888121212161620242424283236364040444848
West Coast4488121216162020242832323636404040404044
Geelong0048121212121216202428323640404044444444
Hawthorn004481216202020202024283236363640404044
Sydney0448101414141414141418181818222226303438
Western Bulldogs000004481216202424262626303434343438
Fremantle044881212161620202424242428283232363636
Richmond44888812161616161616161616162024282828
St Kilda444466661014141414141418222222222222
Carlton004444444444488888881212
Source: [citation needed]

Finals series

Qualifying and elimination finalsSemi-finalsPreliminary finalsGrand Final
6 Sep, AAMI Stadium
1Port Adelaide14.11 (95)
4Collingwood16.12 (108)13 Sep, AAMI Stadium
Port Adelaide11.17 (83)
7 Sep, Colonial StadiumEssendon8.11 (59)21 Sep, MCG
5Essendon17.9 (111)Collingwood13.13 (91)
8West Coast11.12 (78)Adelaide9.9 (63)28 Sep, MCG
Collingwood9.12 (66)
8 Sep, MCG21 Sep, The GabbaBrisbane Lions10.15 (75)
6Melbourne18.14 (122)Brisbane Lions21.12 (138)
7Kangaroos11.18 (84)14 Sep, MCGPort Adelaide12.10 (82)
Adelaide20.10 (130)
7 Sep, The GabbaMelbourne17.16 (118)
2Brisbane Lions17.13 (115)
3Adelaide5.14 (44)

Week one

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Port Adelaide 14.11 (95) Collingwood 16.12 (108) AAMI Stadium 33,131 Friday, 6 September Essendon 17.9 (111) West Coast 11.12 (78) Colonial Stadium 37,475 Saturday, 7 September Brisbane Lions 17.13 (115) Adelaide 5.14 (44) The Gabba 31,854 Saturday, 7 September Melbourne 18.14 (122) Kangaroos 11.18 (84) MCG 53,967 Sunday, 8 September

Week two

Home Team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Port Adelaide 11.17 (83) Essendon 8.11 (59) AAMI Stadium 27,661 Friday, 13 September Adelaide 20.10 (130) Melbourne 17.16 (118) MCG 51,533 Saturday, 14 September

Note: Adelaide played its "home" final at the MCG despite being ranked above Melbourne due to the agreement then in place with the Melbourne Cricket Club that at least one game each week of the finals be played at the MCG.

Week three

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Collingwood 13.13 (91) Adelaide 9.9 (63) MCG 88,960 Saturday, 21 September Brisbane Lions 21.12 (138) Port Adelaide 12.10 (82) The Gabba 33,047 Saturday, 21 September

Week four

Main article: 2002 AFL Grand Final

Home team Score Away team Score Venue Attendance Date Collingwood 9.12 (66) Brisbane Lions 10.15 (75) MCG 91,817 Saturday, 28 September

Match attendance

Total match attendance for all games was 5,643,908 people. Attendance at the Grand Final was 91,817 people. The largest non-finals attendance was 84,894 people for the Collingwood v Essendon game in round 5.

Awards

Notable events

References

  1. ^ Challengers cut down as Lions and Dons hone weapons, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 April 2002
  2. ^ Caroline Wilson (27 July 2002). "Saints angry at Optus sponsor ban". The Age. Melbourne, VIC. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  3. ^ Wallace off to Swans, say Dogs, The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 August 2002
  4. ^ Swans shock: Eade, Lockett depart, The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 June 2002
  5. ^ Swans jump to new coach Roos, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 June 2002