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1897 - the VFL's very first season, did not include a Grand Final. Instead, a round robin series was played, with Essendon becoming the first VFL premiers and Geelong the runner-up.

The game did not become a 'national' competition until 1990. The Premiership in that first national season was won by the Collingwood Magpies.

It could be said, however, that technically, the winner of the 1st AFL premiership was the North Melbourne Under 19's side in 1990. The Under 19's Grand Final match was traditionally played as the first 'curtain raiser' to the seniors match on the same afternoon.

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