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1932 VFL season

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Highest attendance  69,724
Teams  12
Start date  1932
Matches played  112
1932 VFL season
Premiers  Richmond (3rd premiership)
Minor premiers  Carlton (8th minor premiership)
Leading Goalkicker Medallist  George Moloney (Geelong)
Brownlow Medallist  Haydn Bunton, Sr. (Fitzroy)
Similar  1943 VFL season, 1936 VFL season, 1934 VFL season, 1929 VFL season, 1931 VFL season

The 1932 Victorian Football League season was the 36th season of the elite Australian rules football competition.

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Premiership season

In 1932, the VFL competition consisted of twelve teams of 18 on-the-field players each, plus one substitute player, known as the 19th man. A player could be substituted for any reason; however, once substituted, a player could not return to the field of play under any circumstances.

Teams played each other in a home-and-away season of 18 rounds; matches 12 to 18 were the "home-and-way reverse" of matches 1 to 7.

Once the 18 round home-and-away season had finished, the 1932 VFL Premiers were determined by the specific format and conventions of the Page-McIntyre System.

Grand final

Richmond defeated Carlton 13.14 (92) to 12.11 (83), in front of a crowd of 69,724 people. (For an explanation of scoring see Australian rules football).

Awards

  • The 1932 VFL Premiership team was Richmond.
  • The VFL's leading goalkicker was George Moloney of Geelong with 109 goals (all scored during the home-and-away season).
  • The winner of the 1932 Brownlow Medal was Haydn Bunton, Sr of Fitzroy with 23 votes.
  • Hawthorn took the "wooden spoon" in 1932.
  • The seconds premiership was won by Melbourne. Melbourne 8.12 (60) defeated Essendon 4.10 (34) in the Grand Final, played as a curtain-raiser to the firsts Grand Final on 1 October at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  • Notable events

  • Rain had delayed the resurfacing of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, so Melbourne arranged to play its first three matches for the year at the Motordrome. These were the only three VFL matches ever staged at the venue.
  • In round 11, due to the effects of an extremely strong cross-wind that blew all day at the Lake Oval, the up-to-that-time-unbeaten South Melbourne lose to Collingwood, kicking 5.17 (47) to their opponent's more accurate 7.8 (50).
  • After the match was over, it was revealed that Richmond wingman Alan Geddes had played the entire second half of the Grand-Final with a broken jaw.
  • References

    1932 VFL season Wikipedia


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