AFL Rd 12 - Fremantle v Carlton
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 15: Jack Newnes of the Blues celebrates kicking a goal after the siren to win the round 12 AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Carlton Blues at Optus Stadium on August 15, 2020 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

The 2020 season was curated by highs and lows, ebbs and flows and an astonishing amount of stats, figures and numbers that are sure to arouse the game’s die-hard footy fans.

Following the rollercoaster ride that was this season, we’ve collected 50 figures that best represent the astonishing year that was.

From 1-50, here are the stats and numbers that built the 2020 AFL season.

1 – Margin of Collingwood’s dramatic win over West Coast in the second elimination final

2 – Months and 20 days – the time between Rounds 1 & 2 

3 – Points Port Adelaide defeated Carlton by after Robbie Gray slotted home a match-winner after the siren in Round 7

 

4 – Amount of games Steele Sidebottom was suspended for following his COVID-19 breach

5 – Times Tom Lynch was sent to the MRO

6 – Behinds kicked by Lachie Neale in Round 4 against the Crows

7 – Goals kicked by Josh Kennedy against the Magpies in Round 8

8 – Million dollars raised in AFL’s Bushfire Relief All-Stars match

9 – Year finals drought ended when St Kilda defeated the Bulldogs in the first week of      finals 

 

10 – Three-vote games Lachie Neale polled to win the Brownlow Medal

11 – Amount of players delisted in Kangaroos’ shock list culling

12 – Players earn their first ever All-Australian selections 

13 – Clearances by Jack Steele against Adelaide in Round 7

14 – Games it took for the Crows to register their first win of the season

15 – Players won their first ever club best and fairest awards

16 – Essendon’s biggest winning margin of the season, coming against the Hawks in Round 14

AFL Rd 14 - Hawthorn v Essendon
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 27: Joe Daniher and Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti of the Bombers celebrate a goal during the 2020 AFL Round 14 match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Essendon Bombers at Adelaide Oval on August 27, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

17 – Behinds kicked by the Lions in their 41-point loss to Richmond in Round 10

18 – Rounds Port Adelaide spent on top of the ladder

19 – Goals kicked by the Kangaroos in Round 9 against the Crows

20 – Games played for Marlion Pickett to win his second AFL premiership medal

21 – Total points scored by Izak Rankine in his AFL debut (three goals, three behinds)

AFL Rd 6 - Melbourne v Gold Coast
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JULY 11: Izak Rankine of the Suns kicks celebrates after kicking his first AFL goal during the round 6 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Gold Coast Suns at GIANTS Stadium on July 11, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

22 – Number of years since last team captain was dropped, with Stephen Coniglio breaking the drought after not being named in GWS’s Round 17 side

23 – Games played in Victoria for the entire 2020 season

24 – The date of the 2020 Grand Final (October 24)

25 – Hours it took to complete the first round of the AFL Draft

26 – Disposals for Matt Rowell in Round 2 against the Eagles

27 – Thousand fans packed into Optus Stadium for West Coast vs GWS in Round 13, the highest Home and Away attendance of the year (27,339)

28 – Players to bring up either their 200, 250, 300 or 350 game milestones 

29 – Goals kicked by Dan Butler in his first season with the Saints

AFL Rd 4 - St Kilda v Richmond
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 27: Dan Butler of the Saints celebrates a goal during the 2020 AFL Round 04 match between the St Kilda Saints and the Richmond Tigers at Marvel Stadium on June 27, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

30 – Point comeback by Victoria to win the AFL Bushfire Relief Match

31 – Points the Tigers beat Geelong by in the 2020 AFL Grand Final

32 – Free kicks given away by the Blues in Round 8 against the Kangaroos

33 – Games played across 20 days in AFL’s ‘Footy Frenzy’

34 – First-round picks requested by Adrian Dodoro during the Trade Period

35 – Points scored by the Crows in their 75-point loss to Port Adelaide in the Showdown

36 – Points scored by both Richmond and Collingwood in the AFL’s return in Round 2

AFL Rd 2 - Collingwood v Richmond
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 11: Jack Riewoldt of the Tigers and Jeremy Howe of the Magpies react after the match ended in a draw during the round 2 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Richmond Tigers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 11, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

37 – Point comeback for the Dockers to defeat the Saints in Round 6

38 – Age of the league’s oldest player in Shaun Burgoyne

39 – Draft selections traded during the 2020 AFL Draft count

40 – Touches Jack Macrae had against the Lions in Round 11, the highest total for the season

41 – Margin for the Swans’ victory over the Giants in the Sydney Derby

42 – Goals Tom Hawkins booted in the Home and Away season to claim the Coleman Medal

43 – Gold Coast’s score in their Q-Clash loss to Brisbane 

44 –  Games played at Metricon Stadium this season

45 – Metres from goal for Jack Newnes to slot home a miraculous post-siren goal to give the Blues the win over Fremantle

 

46 – Combined goal assists for Geelong pair Patrick Dangerfield and Tom Hawkins, tying first in the league with 23 each

47 – Points scored by Geelong in their three point win over Melbourne in Round 4

48 – Votes polled by Caleb Serong to win the Rising Star Award

49 – Bulldogs’ winning score in their two-point thriller over the Eagles in Round 16

50 – Premiership points won by Richmond in their run to the 2020 flag

2020 AFL Grand Final - Richmond v Geelong
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 24: Dustin Martin of the Tigers slips past Patrick Dangerfield of the Cats during the 2020 AFL Grand Final match between the Richmond Tigers and the Geelong Cats at The Gabba on October 24, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Jono Searle/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)