Victorian Football League

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La Lega di Football Australiano del Victoria, precedentemente conosciuta come Associazione di Football Australiano del Victoria (VFA), è la principale lega nello stato del Victoria (senza contare la lega nazionale Australian Football League (AFL), che si è evolta dalla lega del Victoria e conta 10 dei propri 18 club in Victoria).
Formata nel 1877, subito dopo la nascita di una lega simile in Australia Meridionale (South Australian Football League), è la seconda Lega di Football Australiano per anzianità. Oggi la VFL è una competizione regionale semi-professionistica che ha 14 squadre tutte dello stato del Victoria.
Essa non va confusa con la Lega nazionale (AFL) precedente accennata, che in passato era conosciuta come la Lega di Football Australiano del Victoria (VFL). La quale nacque da una scissione dalla VFA nel 1897 e si è evoluta nella AFL nell'inizio degli anni '90 con l'introduzione di franchigie di altri stati. Per questo motivo ad essa si fa talvolta riferimento come VFL/AFL. Dopo che la VFL/AFL è stata riconosciuta come il campionato nazionale australiano, la VFA ha adottato il nome di VFL dalla stagione 1996. Per tale motivo ad essa si fa riferimento come VFA/VFL.
Molti club della AFL basati a Melbourne sono affiliati con club della VFL e di conseguenza la lega serve parzialmente come campionato delle riserve per la AFL e come competizione per far crescere i giovani talenti. La AFL sostiene economicamente la VFL con circa 16 milioni di dollari australiani [1] all'anno ed ha ufficialmente imposto il proprio nome alla lega: AFL-Victoria. [2]

Squadre[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Squadre Attuali[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Club Città Campo di gioco Partner AFL
Bendigo Bombers Bendigo Queen Elizabeth Oval Essendon
Box Hill Hawks Box Hill Box Hill City Oval Hawthorn
Casey Scorpions City of Casey Casey Fields, Cranbourne East Melbourne
Coburg Tigers Coburg Coburg City Oval Richmond
Collingwood Magpies Collingwood, Victoria Visy Park - Jock McHale Stadium Collingwood
Frankston Dolphins Frankston Frankston City Oval nessuno
Geelong Cats Geelong Skilled Stadium Geelong
North Ballarat Roosters Ballarat AUSTAR Arena North Melbourne (in parte)
Northern Bullants Preston Preston City Oval (NAB Oval) Carlton
Port Melbourne Borough Port Melbourne TEAC Oval nessuno
Sandringham Zebras Sandringham Trevor Barker Beach Oval St Kilda
Werribee Tigers Werribee Bartercard Oval North Melbourne (in parte)
Williamstown Seagulls Williamstown Burbank Oval Western Bulldogs

Squadre del passato[modifica | modifica sorgente]

La VFL ha subito numerosi cambiamenti nel proprio formato fin dalla propria nascita, ciò ha provocato un andirivieni di squadre che hanno lasciato la lega per numerosi fattori nel corso degli anni.

  • Albert Park Football Club
  • Ballarat Football Club
  • Ballarat Imperial Football Club
  • Barwon Football Club
  • Beechworth Football Club
  • Bendigo Diggers (diventati poi Bendigo Bombers)
  • Berwick Football Club (Trojans 1983-85 e Gippslanders 1986-87)
  • Brighton Football Club (poi Brighton-Caulfield Football Club)
  • Brunswick Football Club (poi Brunswick-Broadmeadows Football Club) (Pottery Workers 1897–1908 e Magpies 1909-1990)
  • Camberwell Football Club (Tricolors 1926-78 e Cobras 1979-1991)
  • Carlton Football Club (passati alla VFL/AFL)
  • Castlemaine Football Club
  • Caulfield Football Club (Brighton-Caulfield Penguins 1962–1964, Caulfield Bears 1965-1988)
  • Collingwood Football Club (passati alla VFL/AFL, ma le cui riserve sono rientrate nella VFL nel 2008 come Collingwood Magpies)
  • Dandenong Football Club (Redlegs 1958-1993)
  • East Melbourne Football Club
  • Essendon Football Club (passati alla VFL/AFL)
  • Essendon Town Football Club (later Essendon Association Football Club) (the Dreadnaughts 1901–1922. Club then merged with Kangaroos Football Club|North Melbourne Football Club)
  • Fitzroy Football Club (passati alla VFL/AFL)
  • Footscray Football Club (passati alla VFL/AFL)
  • Geelong Football Club (passati alla VFL/AFL)
  • Geelong Association Football Club
  • Geelong West Football Club (Roosters 1963-1988)
  • Hawthorn Football Club (passati alla VFL/AFL)
  • Heidelberg Football Club (nel 1900–1902 nella seconda divisione della VFL)
  • Hotham Football Club (che ha cambiato il proprio nome in North Melbourne Football Club in concorrenza con il cambio di nome del sobborgo nel 1888)
  • Inglewood Football Club
  • Kilsyth Football Club (Cougars VFA 1982/83/84 ora nella Eastern Football League - EFL)
  • Melbourne Football Club (passati alla VFL/AFL)
  • Melbourne City Football Club
  • Moorabbin Football Club (Kangaroos 1951–1964, 1983-1988)
  • Mordialloc Football Club (Bloodhounds 1957-1988)
  • Murray Kangaroos
  • North Melbourne Football Club (passati alla VFL/AFL)
  • Northcote Football Club (Brickfielders e poi Dragons)
  • Oakleigh Football Club (Purple and Golds e poi Devils)
  • Prahran Football Club (Two Blues 1886–1888, 1899-1959, 1960-1995)
  • Richmond Football Club (passati alla VFL/AFL)
  • Rochester Football Club
  • St.Kilda Football Club (passati alla VFL/AFL)
  • South Ballarat Football Club
  • Standard Football Club
  • South Melbourne Football Club (passati alla VFL/AFL)
  • South Williamstown Football Club (costretti ad unirsi al Williamstown Football Club dalla VFA nel 1888)
  • Sunshine Football Club (Crows 1959-1989)
  • Tasmanian Devils Football Club
  • Traralgon Football Club (Maroons 1996-1997)
  • University Football Club
  • Victoria United Football Club
  • Victorian Railways Football Club
  • Waverley Football Club (Panthers 1961-1988)
  • West Melbourne Football Club
  • Yarraville Football Club (Villains 1927–1948, Eagles 1949-1984)

Albo d'oro[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Anno Vincitore Secondo Terzo Quarto
1877 Carlton Melbourne Hotham Albert Park
1878 Geelong Melbourne Carlton Hotham
1879 Geelong Carlton South Melbourne Melbourne
1880 Geelong South Melbourne Carlton Melbourne
1881 South Melbourne Geelong Carlton Melbourne
1882 Geelong Essendon South Melbourne Carlton
1883 Geelong South Melbourne Carlton Melbourne
1884 Geelong Essendon Hotham South Melbourne
1885 South Melbourne Essendon Geelong Carlton
1886 Geelong South Melbourne Carlton Port Melbourne
1887 Carlton Geelong South Melbourne Fitzroy
1888 South Melbourne Geelong Williamstown Carlton
1889 South Melbourne Carlton Port Melbourne Essendon
1890 South Melbourne Carlton Essendon Fitzroy
1891 Essendon Carlton Fitzroy South Melbourne
1892 Essendon Fitzroy Geelong Melbourne
1893 Essendon Melbourne Geelong South Melbourne
1894 Essendon Melbourne South Melbourne Fitzroy
1895 Fitzroy Geelong Melbourne Collingwood
1896 Collingwood South Melbourne Essendon Melbourne
1897 Port Melbourne North Melbourne Footscray Williamstown
1898 Footscray North Melbourne Port Melbourne Richmond
1899 Footscray North Melbourne Port Melbourne Williamstown
1900 Footscray Williamstown Richmond Prahran
1901 Port Melbourne Richmond North Melbourne Williamstown
1902 Richmond Port Melbourne North Melbourne Williamstown
1903 North Melbourne Richmond Footscray West Melbourne
1904 North Melbourne Richmond Footscray Port Melbourne
1905 Richmond North Melbourne Williamstown Port Melbourne
1906 West Melbourne Footscray Richmond North Melbourne
1907 Williamstown West Melbourne Richmond Footscray
1908 Footscray Brunswick Essendon Association Williamstown
1909 Brunswick Prahran Essendon Association Footscray
1910 North Melbourne Brunswick Essendon Association Prahran
1911 Essendon Association Brunswick North Melbourne Prahran
1912 Essendon Association Footscray North Melbourne Brunswick
1913 Footscray North Melbourne Essendon Association Brunswick
1914 North Melbourne Footscray Essendon Association Williamstown
1915 North Melbourne Brunswick Williamstown Port Melbourne

1916-17: Competizione sospesa per via del primo conflitto mondiale

Anno Vincitore Secondo Terzo Quarto
1918 North Melbourne Prahran Brunswick Port Melbourne
1919 Footscray North Melbourne Brunswick Northcote
1920 Footscray Brunswick North Melbourne Port Melbourne
1921 Williamstown Footscray Port Melbourne Brunswick
1922 Port Melbourne Footscray North Melbourne Williamstown
1923 Footscray Port Melbourne Williamstown Hawthorn
1924 Footscray Williamstown Northcote Brunswick
1925 Brunswick Port Melbourne Northcote Coburg
1926 Coburg Brighton Northcote Port Melbourne
1927 Coburg Brighton Port Melbourne Preston
1928 Coburg Port Melbourne Brighton Preston
1929 Northcote Port Melbourne Preston Brunswick
1930 Oakleigh Northcote Williamstown Yarraville
1931 Oakleigh Northcote Preston Port Melbourne
1932 Northcote Coburg Camberwell Preston
1933 Northcote Coburg Port Melbourne Yarraville
1934 Northcote Coburg Preston Prahran
1935 Yarraville Camberwell Northcote Coburg
1936 Northcote Prahran Brunswick Camberwell
1937 Prahran Brunswick Brighton Yarraville
1938 Brunswick Brighton Northcote Prahran
1939 Williamstown Brunswick Prahran Northcote
1940 Port Melbourne Prahran Williamstown Preston
1941 Port Melbourne Coburg Prahran Preston

1942-44: Competizione sospesa per via del secondo conflitto mondiale.

Anno Vincitore Secondo Terzo Quarto
1945 Williamstown Port Melbourne Coburg Camberwell
1946 Sandringham Camberwell Williamstown Port Melbourne
1947 Port Melbourne Sandringham Williamstown Prahran
1948 Brighton Williamstown Brunswick Northcote
1949 Williamstown Oakleigh Brighton Northcote
1950 Oakleigh Port Melbourne Brighton Williamstown
1951 Prahran Port Melbourne Oakleigh Sandringham
1952 Oakleigh Port Melbourne Coburg Yarraville
1953 Port Melbourne Yarraville Williamstown Prahran
1954 Williamstown Port Melbourne Northcote Moorabbin
1955 Williamstown Port Melbourne Preston Moorabbin
1956 Williamstown Port Melbourne Box Hill Brunswick
1957 Moorabbin Port Melbourne Williamstown Preston
1958 Williamstown Moorabbin Port Melbourne Box Hill
1959 Williamstown Coburg Sandringham Oakleigh
1960 Oakleigh Sandringham Williamstown Yarraville
Anno Divisione Vincitore Secondo Terzo Quarto
1961 I
II
YARRAVILLE
Northcote
WILLIAMSTOWN
Dandenong
MOORABBIN
Camberwell
SANDRINGHAM
Preston
1962 I
II
SANDRINGHAM
Dandenong
MOORABBIN
Prahran
COBURG
Preston
WILLIAMSTOWN
Box Hill
1963 I
II
MOORABBIN
Preston
SANDRINGHAM
Waverley
YARRAVILLE
Prahran
COBURG
Sunshine
1964 I
II
PORT MELBOURNE
Geelong West
WILLIAMSTOWN
Sunshine
COBURG
Mordialloc
SANDRINGHAM
Brighton-Caulfield
1965 I
II
WAVERLEY
Preston
PORT MELBOURNE
Mordialloc
DANDENONG
Northcote
SANDRINGHAM
Sunshine
1966 I
II
PORT MELBOURNE
Prahran
WAVERLEY
Geelong West
PRESTON
Northcote
YARRAVILLE
Sunshine
1967 I
II
DANDENONG
Oakleigh
PORT MELBOURNE
Geelong West
SANDRINGHAM
Frankston
PRESTON
Sunshine
1968 I
II
PRESTON
Geelong West
PRAHRAN
Williamstown
SANDRINGHAM
Sunshine
DANDENONG
Werribee
1969 I
II
PRESTON
Williamstown
DANDENONG
Sunshine
PORT MELBOURNE
Coburg
SANDRINGHAM
Box Hill
1970 I
II
PRAHRAN
Coburg
WILLIAMSTOWN
Box Hill
WAVERLEY
Sunshine
PORT MELBOURNE
Brunswick
1971 I
II
DANDENONG
Sunshine
PRESTON
Brunswick
SANDRINGHAM
Caulfield
OAKLEIGH
Yarraville
1972 I
II
OAKLEIGH
Geelong West
DANDENONG
Caulfield
WILLIAMSTOWN
Yarraville
PRESTON
Brunswick
1973 I
II
PRAHRAN
Caulfield
OAKLEIGH
Brunswick
DANDENONG
Waverley
PORT MELBOURNE
Camberwell
1974 I
II
PORT MELBOURNE
Coburg
OAKLEIGH
Brunswick
GEELONG WEST
Waverley
DANDENONG
Camberwell
1975 I
II
GEELONG WEST
Brunswick
DANDENONG
Camberwell
PORT MELBOURNE
Sunshine
COBURG
Frankston
1976 I
II
PORT MELBOURNE
Williamstown
DANDENONG
Mordialloc
PRESTON
Frankston
CAULFIELD
Northcote
1977 I
II
PORT MELBOURNE
Mordialloc
SANDRINGHAM
Yarraville
C0BURG
Camberwell
BRUNSWICK
Oakleigh
1978 I
II
PRAHRAN
Frankston
PRESTON
Camberwell
PORT MELBOURNE
Oakleigh
DANDENONG
Yarraville
1979 I
II
COBURG
Camberwell
GEELONG WEST
Oakleigh
PORT MELBOURNE
Mordialloc
PRAHRAN
Williamstown
1980 I
II
PORT MELBOURNE
Brunswick
COBURG
Yarraville
GEELONG WEST
Waverley
SANDRINGHAM
Williamstown
1981 I
II
PORT MELBOURNE
Camberwell
PRESTON
Waverley
SANDRINGHAM
Mordialloc
FRANKSTON
Werribee
1982 I
II
PORT MELBOURNE
Northcote
PRESTON
Caulfield
COBURG
Oakleigh
GEELONG WEST
Brunswick
1983 I
II
PRESTON
Springvale
GEELONG WEST
Brunswick
PORT MELBOURNE
Mordialloc
SANDRINGHAM
Oakleigh
1984 I
II
PRESTON
Box Hill
FRANKSTON
Oakleigh
GEELONG WEST
Brunswick
CAMBERWELL
Caulfield
1985 I
II
SANDRINGHAM
Brunswick
WILLIAMSTOWN
Oakleigh
COBURG
Sunshine
PRESTON
Caulfield
1986 I
II
WILLIAMSTOWN
Box Hill
COBURG
Sunshine
FRANKSTON
Prahran
PRESTON
Oakleigh
1987 I
II
SPRINGVALE
Prahran
PORT MELBOURNE
Waverley
WILLIAMSTOWN
Werribee
FRANKSTON
Sunshine
1988 I
II
COBURG
Oakleigh
WILLIAMSTOWN
Sunshine
PRESTON
Werribee
PORT MELBOURNE
Dandenong
Anno Vincitore Secondo Terzo Quarto Quinto
1989 Coburg Williamstown Box Hill Springvale Frankston
1990 Williamstown Springvale Preston Coburg Werribee
1991 Dandenong Werribee Box Hill Springvale Port Melbourne
1992 Sandringham Williamstown Prahran Box Hill Werribee Tigers
1993 Werribee Tigers Port Melbourne Springvale Prahran Frankston
1994 Sandringham Box Hill Springvale Dandenong Redlegs Frankston

La VFA cambia ufficialmente il proprio nome in VFL.

Anno Vincitore Secondo
1995 Springvale Sandringham
1996 Springvale Frankston
1997 Sandringham Frankston
1998 Springvale Werribee Tigers
1999 Springvale North Ballarat
2000 Sandringham North Ballarat
2001 Box Hill Hawks Werribee Tigers
2002 Geelong Port Melbourne
2003 Williamstown Box Hill Hawks
2004 Sandringham Port Melbourne
2005 Sandringham Werribee Tigers
2006 Sandringham Geelong
2007 Geelong Coburg Tigers
2008 North Ballarat Port Melbourne




Note[modifica | modifica sorgente]

  1. ^ Frankston may fold as AFL funds dry up - RFNews - theage.com.au
  2. ^ AFL takeover of VFL labelled 'a danger to footy culture' | thetelegraph.com.au