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1992 AFL season

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Brownlow Medallist  Scott Wynd (Footscray)
Teams  15
Matches played  172
Start date  1992
Attendance  4,814,265
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Premiers  West Coast (1st premiership)
Minor premiers  Geelong (11th minor premiership)
Pre-season cup  Hawthorn (2nd pre-season cup win)
Highest attendance  95,007 (Grand Final, West Coast v Geelong)
Leading goalkicker  Jason Dunstall (Hawthorn)
Similar  1993 AFL season, 1990 AFL season, 1995 AFL season, 1997 AFL season, 1998 AFL season

The 1992 Australian Football League season was the 96th season of the elite Australian rules football competition. The AFL Grand Final this year was won by the West Coast Eagles, who became the first non-Victorian club to win a Premiership.



All teams played 22 games during the home and away season, for a total of 165. An additional 7 games were played during the finals series.


  • The Brownlow Medal was awarded to Scott Wynd of Footscray.
  • The Leigh Matthews Trophy was awarded to Jason Dunstall of Hawthorn.
  • The Coleman Medal was awarded to Jason Dunstall of Hawthorn.
  • The Norm Smith Medal was awarded to Peter Matera of West Coast.
  • The Wooden Spoon was "awarded" to Sydney.
  • Notable events

  • The minor grades and recruitment processes for Victorian clubs in the AFL competition underwent significant changes for the 1992 season. Zone-based recruiting was abolished, firmly establishing the AFL Draft as the primary mechanism for player recruitment, and the AFL's reserves and under-19s competitions were abolished. The Victorian State Football League (VSFL) was established as a new administrative body to oversee football in Victoria, and it also operated the two leagues which replaced the minor grades: the AFL clubs' reserves teams played in the VSFL (which, from an onfield perspective, served as a continuation of the AFL reserves), but the AFL clubs' under-19s teams were abolished entirely, and replaced by a new VSFL Under-18s competition (later known as the TAC Cup) featuring zone-based clubs not affiliated with any AFL club.
  • Geelong also set records for most points scored in a home-and-away season (3,057) and in all games (3,558), which again have not been broken.
  • The Round 9 game between the Brisbane Bears and Footscray on a rainy Sunday at Carrara saw only 3,059 attend, which remains the lowest attendance at a VFL/AFL match since 1942.
  • In Round 23 following torrential rain at the Western Oval, West Coast kicked only 0.2 (2) to three-quarter time. This is the lowest three-quarter time score since 1953.
  • The First McIntyre "Final Six" system, which had operated in 1991, was replaced by the Second McIntyre "Final Six" system. The second McIntyre "Final Six" system lasted two seasons; it was replaced by the McIntyre "Final Eight" system in 1994.
  • References

    1992 AFL season Wikipedia