In the lead-up to Richmond’s qualifying final against Brisbane at the Gabba on Friday night, Tony Greenberg provides a statistical snapshot of the Tigers’ AFL/VFL finals history.

Overall finals record

Played:  89

Won:  53

Lost:  35

Drawn:  1

Winning percentage:  59.5%

 

Most games in finals

27 – Kevin Bartlett

24 – Jack Titus

23 – Francis Bourke, Jack Dyer

20 – Dick Clay, Kevin Sheedy

19 – Percy Bentley, Royce Hart

17 – Allan Geddes

16 – Jack Baggott, Neil Balme, Bryan Wood

 

Most goals in finals

74 – Jack Titus

62 – Kevin Bartlett

47 – Dick Harris

38 – Royce Hart

30 – Neil Balme

29 – Barry Richardson

27 – Jack Dyer

26 – Jack Riewoldt

24 – Doug Strang

19 – David Cloke, Dustin Martin

18 – George Bayliss

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Finals Highs and Lows

Highest score: 25.17 (167) v Geelong 7.7 (49), 1969 first semi-final, MCG.

Lowest score: 1.7 (13) v Collingwood 2.13 (25), 1927 Grand Final, MCG.

Greatest winning margin: 118 points, 1969 first semi-final v Geelong, MCG.

Greatest losing margin: 89 points – 6.4 (40) v Geelong 20.9 (129), 1995 preliminary final, Waverley Park.

Most goals by a player in a final: Nine by Jack Dyer, 1944 preliminary final v Essendon, Junction Oval.

Biggest crowd: 119,165 – 1969 Grand Final v Carlton, MCG.

Biggest crowd apart from a Grand Final: 108,279 – 1969 preliminary final v Collingwood.

Most consecutive finals wins: Seven (1973-1975).

Most consecutive finals losses: Three (1935, 1937, 1939 and 2013-2015).

Most seasons without a finals appearance: 19 (1948-1966).

Most seasons without a Grand Final appearance: 34 (1983-2016).

Most seasons without a premiership: 36 (1981-2016).

 

Other finals facts

First finals win: 1919 semi-final v South Melbourne, MCG – 10.13 (73) to 9.5 (59).

Most recent finals win: 2019 Grand Final v Greater Western Sydney, MCG – 17.12 (114) to 3.7 (25).

Highest scoring finals quarter: 8.5 v Carlton, last quarter of second semi-final, 1932, MCG, and 8.5 v Geelong, last quarter of second semi-final, 1934, MCG.

Qualifying finals record: Played eight, won five – 1972 v Collingwood, MCG, 1980 v Carlton, Waverley Park, 2017 v Geelong, MCG, 2018 v Hawthorn, MCG, 2019 v Brisbane, Gabba, and lost three – 1973 v Carlton, MCG, 1995 v North Melbourne, MCG, and 2001 v Essendon, MCG.

Highest qualifying final score: 25.14 (164) v Collingwood, 1972, MCG.

Lowest qualifying final score: 5.13 (43) v Essendon, 2001, MCG.

Biggest qualifying final win: 51 points v Geelong, 2017, MCG.

Biggest qualifying final loss: 70 points v Essendon, 2001, MCG.

Most individual goals in a qualifying final: Six by Royce Hart v Collingwood, 1972, MCG, six by Kevin Bartlett v Carlton, 1980, Waverley Park and six by Dustin Martin v Brisbane, 2019, Gabba.