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1906 VFL season

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Highest attendance  44,437
Start date  1906
Matches played  71
Leading Goalkicker Medallist  Mick Grace (Carlton)
Teams  8
1906 VFL season
Premiers  Carlton (1st premiership)
Minor premiers  Carlton (1st minor premiership)
Similar  1904 VFL season, 1923 VFL season, 1912 VFL season, 1911 VFL season

The 1906 Victorian Football League season was the 10th season of the elite Australian rules football competition.


Premiership season

In 1906, the VFL competition consisted of eight teams of 18 on-the-field players each, with no "reserves", although any of the 18 players who had left the playing field for any reason could later resume their place on the field at any time during the match.

Each team played each other twice in a home-and-away season of 14 rounds.

Once the 14 round home-and-away season had finished, the 1906 VFL Premiers were determined by the specific format and conventions of the amended "Argus system".

Grand final

Carlton defeated Fitzroy 15.4 (94) to 6.9 (45). (For an explanation of scoring see Australian rules football).


  • The 1906 VFL Premiership team was Carlton.
  • The VFL's leading goalkicker was Mick Grace of Carlton with 50 goals.
  • Melbourne took the "wooden spoon" in 1906.
  • Notable events

  • In Round 4, St Kilda defeated Essendon for the first time in its history after 36 matches (four draws and 11 losses in the VFA and one draw and 20 losses in the VFL); Essendon were the last team that St Kilda had not yet beaten.
  • Mick Grace of Carlton was the first VFL player to score 50 goals in a season.
  • References

    1906 VFL season Wikipedia

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