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The 1950 VFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Essendon Football Club and North Melbourne Football Club, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 23 September 1950. It was the 54th annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1950 VFL season. The match, attended by 85,869 spectators, was won by Essendon by 38 points, marking that club's eighth premiership victory.

1950 VFL Grand Final
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Essendon
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North Melbourne
13.14 (92) 7.12 (54)
1 2 3 4
ESS 7.3 (45) 7.6 (48) 10.11 (71) 13.14 (92)
NM 4.0 (24) 5.5 (35) 7.9 (51) 7.12 (54)
Date23 September 1950
StadiumMelbourne Cricket Ground
Attendance85,869
← 1949 VFL Grand Final 1951 →

This was North Melbourne's first ever VFL Grand Final while Essendon were competing in their fifth successive premiership decider. They were the reigning premiers, having defeated Carlton in the 1949 VFL Grand Final. Essendon's victory sent the retiring Dick Reynolds out in style, although he would come out of retirement for one final game in 1951.

TeamsEdit

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GoalkickersEdit

 
Essendon FC team, premiers

Essendon

  • Coleman 4
  • Reynolds 2
  • Syme 2
  • Dale 1
  • Harper 1
  • Hutchison 1
  • McEwin 1
  • Snell 1

North Melbourne

  • Spencer 3
  • Robb 2
  • Brooker 1
  • Dynon 1

ReferencesEdit

  • 1950 Grand Final stats page on AFL Tables
  • The Official statistical history of the AFL 2004
  • Ross, J. (ed), 100 Years of Australian Football 1897–1996: The Complete Story of the AFL, All the Big Stories, All the Great Pictures, All the Champions, Every AFL Season Reported, Viking, (Ringwood), 1996. ISBN 0-670-86814-0

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