2009 AFL premiership season
AFL Logo 2009 Premiership season.jpg
Teams16
PremiersGeelong
(8th premiership)
Minor premiersSt Kilda
(3rd minor premiership)
Pre-season cupGeelong
(2nd pre-season cup win)
Matches played185
Attendance6,988,638 (37,776 per match)
Highest attendance99,251 (Grand Final, St Kilda vs. Geelong)
Coleman MedallistBrendan Fevola
Carlton (86 goals)
Brownlow MedallistGary Ablett, Jr.
Geelong (30 votes)
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The 2009 AFL season was the 113th 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 26 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 Geelong Football Club for the eighth time, after it defeated St Kilda by twelve points in the 2009 AFL Grand Final.

Pre-season

AFL pre-season draft

Main article: 2008 AFL Draft § 2009 Pre-season Draft

The pre-season draft was held on 16 December 2008 (but is referred to as the 2009 Pre-season draft in continuation from the early years of the AFL draft when it was held in January or February) and most pre-draft interest was on whether or not former West Coast Eagles captain and Brownlow Medal winner Ben Cousins would be selected by the Richmond Football Club. Richmond, the only club to show interest in recruiting Cousins, had one selection in the pre-season draft (because it had only one space left on its senior list). In the week leading up to the pre-season draft, Richmond requested to have Graham Polak (who had been hit by a tram the previous season, with it not clear at this stage whether or not the resulting injuries would end his career) moved to the rookie list, to free up an additional list space and give them a second selection in the pre-season draft. The request was similar to one made by and granted to the Essendon Football Club a few years earlier with respect to Adam Ramanauskas, but there were key differences which led to Richmond's request being rejected by the AFL and a majority of rival clubs on 15 December.[1] Although Richmond had maintained throughout the previous week that it would draft Cousins only if its request to put Polak on the rookie list was granted, they selected Cousins anyway with their only selection in the pre-season draft. Josh Carr's return to Port Adelaide was another major player move.[2]

NAB Cup

Main article: 2009 NAB Cup

Round One Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Western Bulldogs 69
Essendon 70 Essendon 67
Brisbane Lions 65 Brisbane Lions 65
St Kilda 56 Essendon 73
West Coast 54 Collingwood 116
Collingwood 116 Collingwood 97
Fremantle 86 Richmond 51
Richmond 89 Collingwood 51
Geelong 119 Geelong 127
Adelaide 84 Geelong 72
Sydney 78 Port Adelaide 54
Port Adelaide 143 Geelong 84
Carlton 123 Carlton 67
North Melbourne 70 Carlton 112
Hawthorn 69 Hawthorn 88
Melbourne 66

Premiership season

Round 1

Round 1 (Season Launch)
Thursday, 26 March Richmond 9.13 (67) def. by Carlton 23.12 (150) MCG (crowd: 87,043) Report
Friday, 27 March Hawthorn 16.7 (103) def. by Geelong 15.21 (111) MCG (crowd: 69,593) Report
Saturday, 28 March Collingwood 13.8 (86) def. by Adelaide 13.12 (90) MCG (crowd: 41,591) Report
Saturday, 28 March Brisbane Lions 14.11 (95) def. West Coast 13.8 (86) The Gabba (crowd: 26,800) Report
Saturday, 28 March St Kilda 12.8 (80) def. Sydney 9.11 (65) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 32,442) Report
Sunday, 29 March Melbourne 10.7 (67) def. by North Melbourne 15.11 (101) MCG (crowd: 28,707) Report
Sunday, 29 March Port Adelaide 15.17 (107) def. Essendon 9.12 (66) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 28,315) Report
Sunday, 29 March Fremantle 13.16 (94) def. by Western Bulldogs 25.7 (157) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 34,634) Report

Round 2

Round 2
Friday, 3 April Adelaide 10.9 (69) def. by St Kilda 15.11 (101) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 41,189) Report
Saturday, 4 April Geelong 15.15 (105) def. Richmond 13.7 (85) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 22,288) Report
Saturday, 4 April Collingwood 17.15 (117) def. Melbourne 10.4 (64) MCG (crowd: 43,176) Report
Saturday, 4 April Carlton 18.11 (119) def. Brisbane Lions 15.10 (100) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 42,496) Report
Saturday, 4 April Sydney 22.11 (143) def. Hawthorn 15.15 (105) ANZ Stadium (crowd: 36,116) Report
Sunday, 5 April Essendon 16.13 (109) def. Fremantle 10.11 (71) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 27,461) Report
Sunday, 5 April Western Bulldogs 11.14 (80) def. North Melbourne 9.11 (65) MCG (crowd: 34,466) Report
Sunday, 5 April West Coast 19.11 (125) def. Port Adelaide 10.15 (75) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 37,826) Report

Round 3

Round 3 (Easter)
Thursday, 9 April Geelong 18.14 (122) def. Collingwood 13.17 (95) MCG (crowd: 58,527) Report
Saturday, 11 April St Kilda 25.11 (161) def. West Coast 9.10 (64) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 29,006) Report
Saturday, 11 April Brisbane Lions 15.10 (100) def. Sydney 9.13 (67) The Gabba (crowd: 24,984) Report
Saturday, 11 April Carlton 16.16 (112) def. by Essendon 17.14 (116) MCG (crowd: 70,411) Report
Sunday, 12 April Port Adelaide 22.15 (147) def. Melbourne 14.6 (90) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 21,030) Report
Sunday, 12 April North Melbourne 10.9 (69) def. by Hawthorn 19.9 (123) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 34,893) Report
Sunday, 12 April Fremantle 11.14 (80) def. by Adelaide 15.14 (104) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 30,035) Report
Monday, 13 April Western Bulldogs 16.14 (110) def. Richmond 8.15 (63) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 46,261) Report

Round 4

Round 4
Friday, 17 April Brisbane Lions 10.13 (73) def. by Collingwood 13.12 (90) The Gabba (crowd: 34,912) Report
Saturday, 18 April Sydney 12.12 (84) def. Carlton 9.13 (67) SCG (crowd: 30,834) Report
Saturday, 18 April Hawthorn 12.13 (85) def. by Port Adelaide 17.13 (115) MCG (crowd: 33,274) Report
Saturday, 18 April St Kilda 17.9 (111) def. Fremantle 4.4 (28) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 26,326) Report
Saturday, 18 April Adelaide 13.8 (86) def. by Geelong 21.8 (134) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 40,418) Report
Sunday, 19 April North Melbourne 10.9 (69) def. Essendon 7.15 (57) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 33,842) Report
Sunday, 19 April Richmond 13.14 (92) def. by Melbourne 14.16 (100) MCG (crowd: 40,763) Report
Sunday, 19 April West Coast 17.14 (116) def. Western Bulldogs 12.11 (83) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 37,758) Report

Round 5

Round 5 (ANZAC Day)
Friday, 24 April Port Adelaide 5.6 (36) def. by St Kilda 15.12 (102) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 25,426) Report
Saturday, 25 April Essendon 13.15 (93) def. Collingwood 12.16 (88) MCG (crowd: 84,829) Report
Saturday, 25 April Hawthorn 11.8 (74) def. West Coast 7.14 (56) Aurora Stadium (crowd: 17,880) Report
Saturday, 25 April Fremantle 18.13 (121) def. Sydney 16.4 (100) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 32,884) Report
Saturday, 25 April North Melbourne 7.16 (58) def. by Richmond 13.16 (94) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 29,224) Report
Sunday, 26 April Geelong 18.18 (126) def. Brisbane Lions 5.3 (33) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 15,580) Report
Sunday, 26 April Western Bulldogs 13.12 (90) def. by Carlton 21.7 (133) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 44,268) Report
Sunday, 26 April Melbourne 4.10 (34) def. by Adelaide 7.9 (51) MCG (crowd: 14,129) Report
  • Geelong amassed a new record 490 disposals in its match against Brisbane, breaking the old record of 469 disposals (West Coast, 2007; and Geelong, 2008).[5]

Round 6

Round 6
Friday, 1 May North Melbourne 11.9 (75) def. by Collingwood 19.13 (127) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 40,087) Report
Saturday, 2 May Hawthorn 16.10 (106) def. Carlton 15.12 (102) MCG (crowd: 69,014) Report
Saturday, 2 May West Coast 9.20 (74) def. by Fremantle 13.9 (87) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 41,654) Report
Saturday, 2 May Brisbane Lions 17.9 (111) def. Essendon 9.14 (68) The Gabba (crowd: 29,252) Report
Saturday, 2 May Port Adelaide 15.15 (105) def. Adelaide 12.7 (79) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 41,558) Report
Sunday, 3 May Sydney 14.10 (94) def. Richmond 11.9 (75) SCG (crowd: 25,410) Report
Sunday, 3 May Melbourne 10.8 (68) def. by Geelong 15.21 (111) MCG (crowd: 36,932) Report
Sunday, 3 May Western Bulldogs 11.10 (76) def. by St Kilda 14.20 (104) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 36,302) Report
  • Geelong recorded 498 disposals, including 259 handpasses, in its match against Melbourne; these marks broke the records the club had set in Rounds 5 and 4 respectively.[5]

Round 7

Round 7
Friday, 8 May Essendon 17.14 (116) def. Hawthorn 10.12 (72) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 50,475)
Saturday, 9 May Geelong 17.14 (116) def. Sydney 10.5 (65) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 22,050)
Saturday, 9 May Richmond 10.11 (71) def. by Brisbane Lions 15.7 (97) MCG (crowd: 34,646)
Saturday, 9 May North Melbourne 20.5 (125) def. Port Adelaide 18.12 (120) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 14,342)
Saturday, 9 May Carlton 11.15 (81) def. by Fremantle 13.10 (88) Gold Coast Stadium (crowd: 10,294)
Sunday, 10 May Adelaide 12.14 (86) def. by Western Bulldogs 17.16 (118) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 31,742)
Sunday, 10 May West Coast 12.18 (90) def. Melbourne 13.4 (82) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 35,209)
Monday, 11 May Collingwood 5.10 (40) def. by St Kilda 20.8 (128) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 46,880) Report

Round 8

Round 8
Friday, 15 May Fremantle 9.11 (65) def. by Hawthorn 13.9 (87) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 39,135) Report
Saturday, 16 May Melbourne 15.7 (97) def. by Western Bulldogs 15.14 (104) MCG (crowd: 28,279)
Saturday, 16 May Geelong 18.11 (119) def. North Melbourne 7.7 (49) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 20,273)
Saturday, 16 May Brisbane Lions 18.11 (119) def. Adelaide 12.11 (83) The Gabba (crowd: 27,767)
Saturday, 16 May Sydney 16.10 (106) def. West Coast 15.11 (101) ANZ Stadium (crowd: 33,079)
Sunday, 17 May Port Adelaide 14.18 (102) def. Richmond 15.9 (99) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 22,034)
Sunday, 17 May Collingwood 7.11 (53) def. by Carlton 16.8 (104) MCG (crowd: 82,834)
Sunday, 17 May St Kilda 13.12 (90) def. Essendon 10.11 (71) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 45,594)

Round 9

Round 9 (Indigenous Round)
Friday, 22 May Geelong 17.14 (116) def. Western Bulldogs 17.12 (114) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 44,620)
Saturday, 23 May North Melbourne 14.14 (98) def. Fremantle 12.13 (85) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 15,436)
Saturday, 23 May Adelaide 15.14 (104) def. Carlton 8.12 (60) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 41,107)
Saturday, 23 May West Coast 9.12 (66) def. by Collingwood 12.16 (88) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 36,658)
Saturday, 23 May Richmond 12.13 (85) def. by Essendon 19.11 (125) MCG (crowd: 73,625)
Sunday, 24 May Sydney 18.15 (123) def. Port Adelaide 10.8 (68) SCG (crowd: 23,229)
Sunday, 24 May St Kilda 14.13 (97) def. Brisbane Lions 13.3 (81) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 30,673)
Sunday, 24 May Hawthorn 17.12 (114) def. Melbourne 13.14 (92) MCG (crowd: 39,395)

Round 10

Round 10
Friday, 29 May Carlton 16.15 (111) def. West Coast 10.10 (70) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 39,611)
Saturday, 30 May Western Bulldogs 18.9 (117) def. Sydney 12.5 (77) Manuka Oval (crowd: 12,457)
Saturday, 30 May North Melbourne 12.9 (81) def. by Brisbane Lions 15.9 (99) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 21,583) Report
Saturday, 30 May Fremantle 17.10 (112) def. by Richmond 17.13 (115) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 35,391)
Saturday, 30 May St Kilda 11.17 (83) def. Melbourne 6.10 (46) Gold Coast Stadium (crowd: 9,112)
Sunday, 31 May Adelaide 16.10 (106) def. Hawthorn 12.7 (79) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 40,035)
Sunday, 31 May Essendon 11.4 (70) def. by Geelong 20.14 (134) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 48,852)
Sunday, 31 May Collingwood 17.12 (114) def. Port Adelaide 11.10 (76) MCG (crowd: 34,793)

Round 11

Round 11 (Women’s Round, Queen's Birthday Holiday Weekend)
Friday, 5 June Richmond 14.5 (89) def. by Western Bulldogs 24.13 (157) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 36,483)
Saturday, 6 June North Melbourne 9.3 (57) def. by St Kilda 15.13 (103) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 30,962)
Saturday, 6 June Brisbane Lions 16.10 (106) def. by Carlton 16.16 (112) The Gabba (crowd: 33,790)
Saturday, 6 June Port Adelaide 14.10 (94) def. Fremantle 11.4 (70) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 18,418)
Sunday, 7 June Essendon 18.6 (114) def. by Adelaide 21.4 (130) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 39,451)
Sunday, 7 June Hawthorn 12.14 (86) def. Sydney 11.9 (75) MCG (crowd: 44,464)
Sunday, 7 June West Coast 12.5 (77) def. by Geelong 15.9 (99) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 35,355)
Monday, 8 June Melbourne 8.12 (60) def. by Collingwood 19.12 (126) MCG (crowd: 61,287)
  • Terry Wallace coached his final match for Richmond, after announcing his retirement earlier in the week. Wallace was replaced by Jade Rawlings as caretaker.[8]
  • St Kilda won its 11th consecutive game, breaking the previous club record of 10 set in 2004.[9]

Round 12

Round 12 (Split round)
Friday, 12 June Carlton 14.11 (95) def. by St Kilda 16.8 (104) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 50,820)
Saturday, 13 June Western Bulldogs 21.11 (137) def. Port Adelaide 7.2 (44) TIO Stadium (crowd: 11,306)
Saturday, 13 June Richmond 13.14 (92) def. West Coast 11.11 (77) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 30,117)
Sunday, 14 June Hawthorn 7.9 (51) def. by Brisbane Lions 13.15 (93) Aurora Stadium (crowd: 16,710)
Sunday, 14 June Adelaide 9.14 (68) def. North Melbourne 3.6 (24) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 30,173)
Friday, 19 June Essendon 19.17 (131) def. Melbourne 13.5 (83) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 45,740)
Saturday, 20 June Sydney 9.12 (66) def. by Collingwood 13.11 (89) ANZ Stadium (crowd: 41,042)
Sunday, 21 June Fremantle 11.9 (75) def. by Geelong 13.16 (94) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 33,213)

Round 13

Round 13
Friday, 26 June Essendon 21.10 (136) def. Carlton 9.13 (67) MCG (crowd: 83,407) Report
Saturday, 27 June Collingwood 26.13 (169) def. Fremantle 13.7 (85) MCG (crowd: 44,114) Report
Saturday, 27 June Adelaide 12.13 (85) def. Sydney 10.9 (69) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 38,064) Report
Saturday, 27 June West Coast 16.11 (107) def. Hawthorn 13.9 (87) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 31,441) Report
Saturday, 27 June Brisbane Lions 16.15 (111) def. Melbourne 8.8 (56) The Gabba (crowd: 23,750) Report
Sunday, 28 June Geelong 18.14 (122) def. Port Adelaide 13.10 (88) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 21,142) Report
Sunday, 28 June North Melbourne 12.14 (86) def. by Western Bulldogs 17.6 (108) MCG (crowd: 31,470) Report
Sunday, 28 June St Kilda 13.14 (92) def. Richmond 5.6 (36) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 38,196) Report

Round 14

Round 14
Friday, 3 July Collingwood 15.12 (102) def. Essendon 9.13 (67) MCG (crowd: 77,699) Report
Saturday, 4 July Melbourne 17.10 (112) def. West Coast 13.14 (92) MCG (crowd: 23,149) Report
Saturday, 4 July Port Adelaide 19.14 (128) def. Brisbane Lions 11.14 (80) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 20,293) Report
Saturday, 4 July Richmond 13.7 (85) def. by Adelaide 15.12 (102) Gold Coast Stadium (crowd: 11,174) Report
Saturday, 4 July Western Bulldogs 19.19 (133) def. Hawthorn 6.9 (45) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 36,827) Report
Sunday, 5 July Sydney 15.10 (100) def. North Melbourne 13.7 (85) SCG (crowd: 21,929) Report
Sunday, 5 July St Kilda 14.7 (91) def. Geelong 13.7 (85) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 54,444) Report
Sunday, 5 July Fremantle 15.10 (100) def. by Carlton 16.19 (115) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 34,720) Report
  • The match between St Kilda and Geelong saw both teams enter the game undefeated with 13–0 records; unbeaten teams had never faced each other so late in the season, the previous latest being Round 8, 1991 between West Coast and Essendon. The high demand for the match to be broadcast live resulted in a change in timeslot, moving from 2:10 pm to 3:10 pm so that the Seven Network could broadcast the game live into Melbourne, and use it as a lead-in to its 6pm news broadcast in accordance with its broadcast contract. As of 2021, the match's attendance of 54,444 stands as the largest crowd at an AFL game held at Etihad Stadium. Geelong's loss was its first at the stadium since Round 1, 2007, ending a 13-match winning streak at the ground.
  • Western Bulldogs held reigning Coleman Medallist Lance Franklin goalless for the first time since Round 11, 2006, breaking a streak of 71 consecutive games scoring at least one goal. As of 2022, the streak stands as the longest by a player in the 21st century.[11]

Round 15

Round 15
Friday, 10 July Western Bulldogs 16.14 (110) def. by Collingwood 17.9 (111) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 51,382) Report
Saturday, 11 July Sydney 10.12 (72) def. by Essendon 15.17 (107) SCG (crowd: 30,924) Report
Saturday, 11 July Carlton 16.13 (109) def. Richmond 12.17 (89) MCG (crowd: 50,784) Report
Saturday, 11 July Brisbane Lions 16.12 (108) def. Geelong 9.11 (65) The Gabba (crowd: 34,274) Report
Saturday, 11 July Adelaide 19.16 (130) def. Fremantle 1.7 (13) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 32,451) Report
Sunday, 12 July Hawthorn 10.13 (73) def. North Melbourne 9.10 (64) Aurora Stadium (crowd: 15,080) Report
Sunday, 12 July Melbourne 15.11 (101) def. Port Adelaide 13.12 (90) MCG (crowd: 15,888) Report
Sunday, 12 July West Coast 11.4 (70) def. by St Kilda 13.12 (90) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 36,259) Report
  • Adelaide's dominant victory against Fremantle saw the latter held to a score of only 1.7 (13). As of 2021, it stands as the lowest score in Fremantle's history;[12] and, it was the lowest score kicked by any team in a game since 1961.[13] Fremantle managed only one behind in the first half, also the lowest in club history and the lowest by any club since Fitzroy in Round 1, 1995.[14]

Round 16

Round 16
Friday, 17 July Essendon 11.4 (70) def. by Western Bulldogs 15.13 (103) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 47,120) Report
Saturday, 18 July Carlton 19.10 (124) def. Sydney 9.9 (63) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 42,018) Report
Saturday, 18 July Geelong 17.15 (117) def. Melbourne 11.5 (71) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 21,160) Report
Saturday, 18 July Fremantle 7.5 (47) def. by Brisbane Lions 9.8 (62) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 22,595) Report
Saturday, 18 July Collingwood 11.10 (76) def. by Hawthorn 18.13 (121) MCG (crowd: 66,149) Report
Sunday, 19 July Port Adelaide 17.10 (112) def. West Coast 11.10 (76) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 21,106) Report
Sunday, 19 July Richmond 12.13 (85) drew with North Melbourne 12.13 (85) MCG (crowd: 30,604) Report
Sunday, 19 July St Kilda 15.15 (105) def. Adelaide 7.6 (48) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 31,940) Report
  • Carlton defeated Sydney to end a twelve-game losing streak against the club, dating back to 2000.[15]

Round 17

Round 17 (Rivalry Round)
Friday, 24 July Carlton 4.16 (40) def. by Collingwood 14.10 (94) MCG (crowd: 84,938) Report
Saturday, 25 July Geelong 15.9 (99) def. Hawthorn 14.14 (98) MCG (crowd: 64,803) Report
Saturday, 25 July Fremantle 10.11 (71) def. West Coast 8.18 (66) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 39,536) Report
Saturday, 25 July Brisbane Lions 17.14 (116) def. North Melbourne 11.9 (75) The Gabba (crowd: 25,509) Report
Saturday, 25 July St Kilda 16.10 (106) def. Western Bulldogs 9.7 (61) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 45,082) Report
Sunday, 26 July Melbourne 6.14 (50) def. by Sydney 10.8 (68) Manuka Oval (crowd: 7,311) Report
Sunday, 26 July Essendon 14.12 (96) def. by Richmond 15.11 (101) MCG (crowd: 47,412) Report
Sunday, 26 July Adelaide 19.18 (132) def. Port Adelaide 9.8 (62) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 46,859) Report

Round 18

Round 18
Friday, 31 July North Melbourne 11.18 (84) def. by Carlton 14.10 (94) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 38,554) Report
Saturday, 1 August Western Bulldogs 17.9 (111) def. Fremantle 11.14 (80) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 19,065) Report
Saturday, 1 August Geelong 14.9 (93) def. Adelaide 13.13 (91) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 21,686) Report
Saturday, 1 August Sydney 13.15 (93) def. by St Kilda 13.16 (94) SCG (crowd: 27,805) Report
Saturday, 1 August Collingwood 12.23 (95) def. Brisbane Lions 8.7 (55) MCG (crowd: 47,268) Report
Sunday, 2 August Melbourne 12.10 (82) def. by Richmond 12.14 (86) MCG (crowd: 37,438)
Sunday, 2 August Port Adelaide 18.13 (121) def. Hawthorn 14.19 (103) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 25,154) Report
Sunday, 2 August West Coast 14.11 (95) def. Essendon 10.8 (68) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 35,765) Report

Round 19

Round 19
Friday, 7 August Carlton 14.13 (97) def. Geelong 8.14 (62) MCG (crowd: 55,057)
Saturday, 8 August Western Bulldogs 13.19 (97) def. by West Coast 16.6 (102) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 22,417) Report
Saturday, 8 August Hawthorn 7.7 (49) def. by St Kilda 10.14 (74) Aurora Stadium (crowd: 20,011) Report
Saturday, 8 August Essendon 13.9 (87) drew with Brisbane Lions 12.15 (87) MCG (crowd: 41,636) Report
Saturday, 8 August Adelaide 9.14 (68) def. by Collingwood 13.11 (89) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 45,128) Report
Sunday, 9 August North Melbourne 19.9 (123) def. Melbourne 8.13 (61) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 16,594) Report
Sunday, 9 August Richmond 10.8 (68) def. by Sydney 18.15 (123) MCG (crowd: 32,216) Report
Sunday, 9 August Fremantle 17.14 (116) def. Port Adelaide 11.8 (74) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 30,029) Report

Round 20

Round 20 (Green Round)
Friday, 14 August Hawthorn 9.13 (67) def. by Adelaide 13.16 (94) MCG (crowd: 32,583) Report
Saturday, 15 August Richmond 8.11 (59) def. by Collingwood 22.20 (152) MCG (crowd: 63,366) Report
Saturday, 15 August West Coast 17.8 (110) def. North Melbourne 10.12 (72) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 32,472) Report
Saturday, 15 August Brisbane Lions 12.12 (84) def. by Western Bulldogs 15.12 (102) The Gabba (crowd: 33,421) Report
Saturday, 15 August Sydney 13.9 (87) def. by Geelong 13.14 (92) ANZ Stadium (crowd: 40,261) Report
Sunday, 16 August Melbourne 20.7 (127) def. Fremantle 9.10 (64) MCG (crowd: 13,004) Report
Sunday, 16 August Port Adelaide 9.13 (67) def. by Carlton 18.13 (121) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 27,221) Report
Sunday, 16 August Essendon 16.14 (110) def. St Kilda 16.12 (108) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 41,410) Report
  • Essendon defeated St Kilda by two points to inflict St Kilda's first loss of the season; St Kilda's captain Nick Riewoldt had the chance to win the game with a 45-metre set shot after the final siren, but he missed the goal.[21] The losses ended St Kilda's 19-game winning streak, which as of 2022 stands as the longest in St Kilda's history and the equal fifth-longest by any club in VFL/AFL history.[22]

Round 21

Round 21
Friday, 21 August Western Bulldogs 16.14 (110) def. Geelong 14.12 (96) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 46,818) Report
Saturday, 22 August Carlton 24.9 (153) def. Melbourne 15.6 (96) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 37,433) Report
Saturday, 22 August Adelaide 18.14 (122) def. West Coast 7.6 (48) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 39,640) Report
Saturday, 22 August Brisbane Lions 16.11 (107) def. Port Adelaide 14.8 (92) The Gabba (crowd: 26,437) Report
Saturday, 22 August Richmond 14.9 (93) def. by Hawthorn 20.15 (135) MCG (crowd: 34,779) Report
Sunday, 23 August St Kilda 8.11 (59) def. by North Melbourne 10.4 (64) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 30,522) Report
Sunday, 23 August Collingwood 13.19 (97) def. Sydney 8.8 (56) MCG (crowd: 54,400) Report
Sunday, 23 August Fremantle 21.15 (141) def. Essendon 13.9 (87) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 32,413) Report

Round 22

Round 22
Friday, 28 August West Coast 17.23 (125) def. Richmond 6.9 (45) Subiaco Oval (crowd: 39,017) Report
Saturday, 29 August Geelong 14.10 (94) def. Fremantle 8.6 (54) Skilled Stadium (crowd: 18,196) Report
Saturday, 29 August Hawthorn 14.15 (99) def. by Essendon 16.20 (116) MCG (crowd: 77,278) Report
Saturday, 29 August Carlton 16.8 (104) def. by Adelaide 27.14 (176) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 42,356) Report
Saturday, 29 August Sydney 14.8 (92) def. by Brisbane Lions 15.10 (100) SCG (crowd: 27,933) Report
Saturday, 29 August Port Adelaide 9.13 (67) def. by North Melbourne 10.11 (71) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 17,284) Report
Sunday, 30 August Melbourne 10.7 (67) def. by St Kilda 17.12 (114) MCG (crowd: 36,748) Report
Sunday, 30 August Collingwood 10.16 (76) def. by Western Bulldogs 14.16 (100) Etihad Stadium (crowd: 48,888) Report

Season notes

Win/loss table

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 F1 F2 F3 GF Ladder
Adelaide Coll
+4
StK
-32
Frem
+24
Geel
-48
Melb
+17
PA
-26
WB
-32
BL
-36
Carl
+44
Haw
+27
Ess
+16
NM
+44
Syd
+16
Rich
+17
Frem
+117
StK
-57
PA
+70
Geel
-2
Coll
-21
Haw
+27
WCE
+74
Carl
+72
Ess
+96
Coll
-5
X X 5 (5)
Brisbane Lions WCE
+9
Carl
-19
Syd
+33
Coll
-17
Geel
-93
Ess
+43
Rich
+26
Adel
+36
StK
-16
NM
+18
Carl
-6
Haw
+42
Melb
+55
PA
-48
Geel
+43
Frem
+15
NM
+41
Coll
-40
Ess
0
WB
-18
PA
+15
Syd
+8
Carl
+7
WB
-51
X X 6 (6)
Carlton Rich
+83
BL
+19
Ess
-4
Syd
-17
WB
+43
Haw
-4
Frem
-7
Coll
+51
Adel
-44
WCE
+41
BL
+6
StK
-9
Ess
-69
Frem
+15
Rich
+20
Syd
+61
Coll
-54
NM
+10
Geel
+35
PA
+54
Melb
+57
Adel
-72
BL
-7
X X X 7 (7)
Collingwood Adel
-4
Melb
+53
Geel
-27
BL
+17
Ess
-5
NM
+52
StK
-88
Carl
-51
WCE
+22
PA
+38
Melb
+66
Syd
+23
Frem
+84
Ess
+35
WB
+1
Haw
-45
Carl
+54
BL
+40
Adel
+21
Rich
+93
Syd
+41
WB
-24
StK
-28
Adel
+5
Geel
-73
X 4 (4)
Essendon PA
-41
Frem
+38
Carl
+4
NM
-12
Coll
+5
BL
-43
Haw
+44
StK
-19
Rich
+40
Geel
-64
Adel
-16
Melb
+48
Carl
+69
Coll
-35
Syd
+35
WB
-33
Rich
-5
WCE
-27
BL
0
StK
+2
Frem
-54
Haw
+17
Adel
-96
X X X 8 (8)
Fremantle WB
-63
Ess
-38
Adel
-24
StK
-83
Syd
+21
WCE
+13
Carl
+7
Haw
-22
NM
-13
Rich
-3
PA
-24
Geel
-19
Coll
-84
Carl
-15
Adel
-117
BL
-15
WCE
+5
WB
-31
PA
+42
Melb
-63
Ess
+54
Geel
-40
X X X X 14
Geelong Haw
+8
Rich
+20
Coll
+27
Adel
+48
BL
+93
Melb
+43
Syd
+51
NM
+70
WB
+2
Ess
+64
WCE
+22
Frem
+19
PA
+34
StK
-6
BL
-43
Melb
+46
Haw
+1
Adel
+2
Carl
-35
Syd
+5
WB
-14
Frem
+40
WB
+14
X Coll
+73
StK
+12
2 (1)
Hawthorn Geel
-8
Syd
-38
NM
+54
PA
-30
WCE
+18
Carl
+4
Ess
-44
Frem
+22
Melb
+22
Adel
-27
Syd
+11
BL
-42
WCE
-20
WB
-88
NM
+9
Coll
+45
Geel
-1
PA
-18
StK
-25
Adel
-27
Rich
+42
Ess
-17
X X X X 9
Melbourne NM
-34
Coll
-53
PA
-57
Rich
+8
Adel
-17
Geel
-43
WCE
-8
WB
-7
Haw
-22
StK
-37
Coll
-66
Ess
-48
BL
-55
WCE
+20
PA
+11
Geel
-46
Syd
-18
Rich
-4
NM
-62
Frem
+63
Carl
-57
StK
-47
X X X X 16
North Melbourne Melb
+34
WB
-15
Haw
-54
Ess
+12
Rich
-36
Coll
-52
PA
+5
Geel
-70
Frem
+13
BL
-18
StK
-46
Adel
-44
WB
-22
Syd
-15
Haw
-9
Rich
0
BL
-41
Carl
-10
Melb
+62
WCE
-38
StK
+5
PA
+4
X X X X 13
Port Adelaide Ess
+41
WCE
-50
Melb
+57
Haw
+30
StK
-66
Adel
+26
NM
-5
Rich
+3
Syd
-55
Coll
-38
Frem
+24
WB
-93
Geel
-34
BL
+48
Melb
-11
WCE
+36
Adel
-70
Haw
+18
Frem
-42
Carl
-54
BL
-15
NM
-4
X X X X 10
Richmond Carl
-83
Geel
-20
WB
-47
Melb
-8
NM
+36
Syd
-19
BL
-26
PA
-3
Ess
-40
Frem
+3
WB
-68
WCE
+15
StK
-56
Adel
-17
Carl
-20
NM
0
Ess
+5
Melb
+4
Syd
-55
Coll
-93
Haw
-42
WCE
-80
X X X X 15
St Kilda Syd
+15
Adel
+32
WCE
+97
Frem
+83
PA
+66
WB
+28
Coll
+88
Ess
+19
BL
+16
Melb
+37
NM
+46
Carl
+9
Rich
+56
Geel
+6
WCE
+20
Adel
+57
WB
+45
Syd
+1
Haw
+25
Ess
-2
NM
-5
Melb
+47
Coll
+28
X WB
+7
Geel
-12
1 (2)
Sydney StK
-15
Haw
+38
BL
-33
Carl
+17
Frem
-21
Rich
+19
Geel
-51
WCE
+5
PA
+55
WB
-40
Haw
-11
Coll
-23
Adel
-16
NM
+15
Ess
-35
Carl
-61
Melb
+18
StK
-1
Rich
+55
Geel
-5
Coll
-41
BL
-8
X X X X 12
West Coast BL
-9
PA
+50
StK
-97
WB
+33
Haw
-18
Frem
-13
Melb
+8
Syd
-5
Coll
-22
Carl
-41
Geel
-22
Rich
-15
Haw
+20
Melb
-20
StK
-20
PA
-36
Frem
-5
Ess
+27
WB
+5
NM
+38
Adel
-74
Rich
+80
X X X X 11
Western Bulldogs Frem
+63
NM
+15
Rich
+47
WCE
-33
Carl
-43
StK
-28
Adel
+32
Melb
+7
Geel
-2
Syd
+40
Rich
+68
PA
+93
NM
+22
Haw
+88
Coll
-1
Ess
+33
StK
-45
Frem
+31
WCE
-5
BL
+18
Geel
+14
Coll
+24
Geel
-14
BL
+51
StK
-7
X 3 (3)
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 F1 F2 F3 GF Ladder
Colour Symbol Result
Green + Win
Red - Loss
Blue N/A Draw

Bold – Home game

Ladder

2009 AFL ladder
Pos Team Pld W L D PF PA PP Pts
1 St Kilda 22 20 2 0 2197 1411 155.7 80 Finals series
2 Geelong (P) 22 18 4 0 2312 1815 127.4 72
3 Western Bulldogs 22 15 7 0 2378 1940 122.6 60
4 Collingwood 22 15 7 0 2174 1778 122.3 60
5 Adelaide 22 14 8 0 2104 1789 117.6 56
6 Brisbane Lions 22 13 8 1 2017 1890 106.7 54
7 Carlton 22 13 9 0 2270 2055 110.5 52
8 Essendon 22 10 11 1 2080 2127 97.8 42
9 Hawthorn 22 9 13 0 1962 2120 92.5 36
10 Port Adelaide 22 9 13 0 1990 2244 88.7 36
11 West Coast 22 8 14 0 1893 2029 93.3 32
12 Sydney 22 8 14 0 1888 2027 93.1 32
13 North Melbourne 22 7 14 1 1680 2015 83.4 30
14 Fremantle 22 6 16 0 1747 2259 77.3 24
15 Richmond 22 5 16 1 1774 2388 74.3 22
16 Melbourne 22 4 18 0 1706 2285 74.7 16
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
St Kilda481216202428323640444852566064687276767680
Geelong481216202428323640444852525256606464686872
Western Bulldogs481212121216202024283236404044444848525660
Collingwood044881212121620242832364040444852566060
Adelaide4488121212121620242832364040444444485256
Brisbane Lions448881216202024242832323640444446465054
Carlton4888121212161620242424283236364044485252
Essendon0488121216162020202428283232323234383842
Hawthorn004481212162020242424242832323232323636
Port Adelaide44812121616202020242424282832323636363636
West Coast04488812121212121216161616162024282832
Sydney044881212162020202020242424282832323232
North Melbourne44488812121616161616161618181822222630
Fremantle00004812121212121212121212161620202424
Richmond000044444881212121214182222222222
Melbourne000444444444481212121212161616
Source:[citation needed]

Finals series

Main article: 2009 AFL finals series

  Qualifying and elimination finals Semi-finals Preliminary finals Grand final
                                   
  QF1: 6 September, MCG  
1  St Kilda 12.8 (80)  
4  Collingwood 7.10 (52)     SF1: 12 September, MCG  
     Collingwood 12.11 (83)    
EF1: 4 September, AAMI Stadium      Adelaide 11.12 (78)       PF1: 18 September, MCG
5  Adelaide 26.10 (166)        St Kilda 9.6 (60)  
8  Essendon 10.10 (70)          Western Bulldogs 7.11 (53)     GF: 26 September, MCG
         St Kilda 9.14 (68)
  EF2: 5 September, The Gabba       PF2: 19 September, MCG      Geelong 12.8 (80)
6  Brisbane Lions 16.15 (111)          Geelong 17.18 (120)  
7  Carlton 15.14 (104)     SF2: 11 September, MCG        Collingwood 6.11 (47)  
     Western Bulldogs 16.11 (107)    
QF2: 5 September, MCG      Brisbane Lions 8.8 (56)    
2  Geelong 14.12 (96)  
3  Western Bulldogs 12.10 (82)  

Week one

Qualifying and Elimination Finals
EF1: Friday, 4 September (8:15 pm) Adelaide 26.10 (166) def. Essendon 10.10 (70) AAMI Stadium (crowd: 50,393) Report
QF2: Saturday, 5 September (2:30 pm) Geelong 14.12 (96) def. Western Bulldogs 12.10 (82) MCG (crowd: 74,007) Report
EF2: Saturday, 5 September (7:30 pm) Brisbane Lions 16.15 (111) def. Carlton 15.14 (104) Gabba (crowd: 32,702) Report
QF1: Sunday, 6 September (2:30 pm) St Kilda 12.8 (80) def. Collingwood 7.10 (52) MCG (crowd: 84,213) Report
  • Adelaide‘s 96 point win over Essendon is the Crows biggest winning margin in a final and the Bombers biggest losing margin in a final.
  • Brisbane Lions came back from 30 points down early in the final quarter to defeat Carlton by 7 points.

Week two

Semi Finals
SF2: Friday 11 September (7:45 pm) Western Bulldogs 16.11 (107) def. Brisbane Lions 8.8 (56) MCG (crowd: 47,030) Report
SF1: Saturday 12 September (7:30 pm) Collingwood 12.11 (83) def. Adelaide 11.12 (78) MCG (crowd: 62,184) Report

Absolutely the Crows were robbed right in front of me right in front of me

Week three

Preliminary Finals
PF1: Friday 18 September (7:45 pm) St Kilda 9.6 (60) def. Western Bulldogs 7.11 (53) MCG (crowd: 78,245) Report
PF2: Saturday 19 September (7:30 pm) Geelong 17.18 (120) def. Collingwood 6.11 (47) MCG (crowd: 87,258) Report

Week four

Main article: 2009 AFL Grand Final


Grand Final
26 September (2:30 pm) St Kilda def. by Geelong MCG (crowd: 99,251) Report
3.2 (20)
7.7 (49)
9.11 (65)
 9.14 (68)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
3.0 (18)
7.1 (43)
9.4 (58)
 12.8 (80)
Umpires: McBurney, Rosebury, Ryan
Norm Smith Medal: Paul Chapman (Geelong)
Schneider 2
Goddard, Hayes, Dempster, Jones, Koschitzke, Riewoldt, Montagna 1
Goals 3 Chapman
2 Mooney, Hawkins, Rooke
1 Selwood, Byrnes, Ablett
Gram, Hayes, Ball, Jones, Montagna, Baker, Goddard Best Chapman, Rooke, Milburn, Taylor, Selwood, Ablett, Corey, Bartel, Ling, Scarlett
Goddard (broken nose and collarbone), Riewoldt (torn adductor muscle) Injuries Chapman (hamstring), Taylor (broken hand)
Nil Reports Nil

Awards

Best and fairest

Club Award name Winner Ref.
Adelaide Malcolm Blight Medal Bernie Vince [23]
Brisbane Lions Merrett-Murray Medal Jonathan Brown [24]
Carlton John Nicholls Medal Chris Judd [25]
Collingwood Copeland Trophy Dane Swan [26]
Essendon Crichton Medal Jobe Watson [27]
Fremantle Doig Medal Aaron Sandilands [28]
Geelong Carji Greeves Medal Gary Ablett / Corey Enright [29]
Hawthorn Peter Crimmins Medal Sam Mitchell [30]
Melbourne Keith 'Bluey' Truscott Medal Aaron Davey [31]
North Melbourne Syd Barker Medal Andrew Swallow [32]
Port Adelaide John Cahill Medal Warren Tredrea [33]
Richmond Jack Dyer Medal Brett Deledio [34]
St Kilda Trevor Barker Award Nick Riewoldt [35]
Sydney Bob Skilton Medal Ryan O'Keefe [36]
West Coast Club Champion Award Darren Glass [37]
Western Bulldogs Charles Sutton Medal Matthew Boyd [38]

AFL Rising Star

Main article: 2009 AFL Rising Star

The 2009 award was won by Daniel Rich from the Brisbane Lions.[39]

Goal of the Year

Main article: Goal of the Year (Australia)

The Australian Football League celebrates the best goal of the season through the annual Goal of the Year competition. From 2009 onwards, the commercial name for the award is the AFL Stores Goal of the Year.

Nominations[40]

Mark of the Year

Main article: Mark of the Year

The Australian Football League celebrates the best mark of the season through the annual Mark of the Year competition. From 2009 onwards, the commercial name for the award is the Hungry Jack's Mark of the Year.

Nominations[42]

AFL Army Award

Main article: AFL Army Award

The Australian Football League, with the support of the Australian Army, recognises players who produce an act or acts of bravery or selflessness to promote the cause of his team during a game. Each week three players and what they did are made available on the AFL Army Award website for supporters to vote on. The player with the highest percentage of the vote is the AFL Army Award nominee for that round.

Nominations

For the full list of round-by-round nominees, see 2009 AFL Army Award.

Club leadership

Club Coach Captain(s) Vice Captain(s)/Leadership Group
Adelaide Neil Craig Simon Goodwin Tyson Edwards, Brett Burton, Ben Rutten, Nathan van Berlo, Michael Doughty, Scott Stevens[43]
Brisbane Lions Michael Voss Jonathan Brown Simon Black, Luke Power, Jed Adcock, Daniel Merrett
Carlton Brett Ratten Chris Judd Heath Scotland, Nick Stevens
Collingwood Mick Malthouse Nick Maxwell Josh Fraser (vc), Scott Pendlebury (vc), Shane O'Bree, Dane Swan, Tarkyn Lockyer[44]
Essendon Matthew Knights Matthew Lloyd Scott Lucas (vc), Mark McVeigh, Adam McPhee, Andrew Welsh, David Hille, Jobe Watson
Fremantle Mark Harvey Matthew Pavlich Luke McPharlin, Aaron Sandilands, Antoni Grover, Des Headland
Geelong Mark Thompson Tom Harley Cameron Ling (vc), Joel Corey (dvc), Joel Selwood, Gary Ablett, Jimmy Bartel, Corey Enright
Hawthorn Alastair Clarkson Sam Mitchell Luke Hodge (vc)
Melbourne Dean Bailey James McDonald Cameron Bruce (vc), Brad Green, Brad Miller, Brent Moloney, Brock McLean
North Melbourne Dean Laidley Brent Harvey Drew Petrie (vc)
Port Adelaide Mark Williams Domenic Cassisi[45] Shaun Burgoyne (vc), Kane Cornes (vc)
Richmond Terry Wallace Chris Newman Nathan Foley, Kelvin Moore, Brett Deledio[46]
St Kilda Ross Lyon Nick Riewoldt Lenny Hayes
Sydney Paul Roos Brett Kirk[47] Craig Bolton, Adam Goodes
West Coast John Worsfold Darren Glass Dean Cox (vc), Tyson Stenglein, Matthew Priddis, Adam Selwood, Beau Waters
Western Bulldogs Rodney Eade Brad Johnson

Umpiring and rule changes

Two rule changes were introduced into the regular season[48]

Umpires were also encouraged to recall a centre bounce if it is offline, throwing it up the second time.

Players contacting umpires continued to be an issue with several players fined for making contact with umpires as they retreated from ball-ups. In related offences, Collingwood's Heath Shaw was suspended for one week after touching an umpire's shoulder, and Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett was fined $5000 after criticising the umpires on radio.[49]

Coach changes

Coach Club Caretaker Coach (for 2009) Date New Coach (2010– )
Terry Wallace Richmond Jade Rawlings 1 June 2009 Damien Hardwick
Dean Laidley North Melbourne Darren Crocker 16 June 2009 Brad Scott

See also

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