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1891 Premiership

October 18, 2017 10:07 AM

Essendon celebrated its first ever premiership in 1891.

Essendon celebrated its first ever premiership in 1891.

This year Essendon won its first premiership ever and the first of four consecutive premierships in the VFA.

Prior to the formation of the VFL (now AFL) premierships were won by the team that finished on top of the ladder at the end of the normal season, there were no finals.

Essendon lost only once in 20 games and had two draws.

The team was captained by Bill Fleming who stood down mid-season through ill health and was replaced by Alick Dick, who captained the club to the following three premierships as well.