List of Australian Football League premiers

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This page is a complete chronological listing of Australian Football League premiers. The Australian Football League (AFL), known as the Victorian Football League until 1990, is the elite national competition in Australian rules football.

Each year, the premiership is awarded to the club which wins the VFL/AFL Grand Final. The Grand Final has been an annual tradition in its current format since 1931, and some form of Grand Final has been played in each season except for 1897 and 1924.

Since the introduction by the League of equalisation policies of a salary cap and draft in the late 1980s,[1] every AFL club (except for the most recent expansion clubs, Gold Coast and Greater Western Sydney) has played in a preliminary final. This has had a significant impact on the spread of premierships, as eleven different clubs have won premierships in the 23 seasons since 1990, compared with only five different clubs winning the previous 23 premierships.[2]

List of premiers[edit]

The following is a list of the premiers, and the Grand Final results and circumstances. Most conventional Grand Finals are a single match at the end of a finals series, the winner of which wins the premiership. Under early VFL finals systems in place prior to 1930, the circumstances of the Grand Final were often different; in many of those years, the minor premiers had the right to challenge the winner of the finals series for the premiership, so the Grand Finals of this era are a mixture of challenge matches, non-challenge matches which would have been followed by challenge matches had the minor premier been defeated, and some seasons where there was no right to challenge. Regardless of the circumstances of the time, all of these games are now recognised as Grand Finals.

  Premiership decided by a conventional Grand Final, in which neither team had any right to challenge
  Premiership decided by a Grand Final Replay, after the scheduled Grand Final was drawn
  Premiership decided by a Challenge Final under the Argus system or similar
  Premiership decided without the need for a Challenge Final under the Argus system or similar; in these cases, had the other team won the match, a rematch would have been played the following weekend
  Premiership decided without any form of Grand Final

VFL/AFL Premiers[edit]

Season Premiers Runners-up Score Venue Attendance Date Television broadcaster
1897 Essendon Geelong N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1898 Fitzroy Essendon 5.8 (38) d. 3.5 (23) Junction Oval 16,538 24 September 1898 N/A
1899 Fitzroy (2) South Melbourne 3.9 (27) d. 3.8 (26) Junction Oval 4,823 16 September 1899 N/A
1900 Melbourne Fitzroy 4.10 (34) d. 3.12 (30) East Melbourne Cricket Ground 20,181 22 September 1900 N/A
1901 Essendon (2) Collingwood 6.7 (43) d. 2.4 (16) Lake Oval 30,031 7 September 1901 N/A
1902 Collingwood Essendon (2) 9.6 (60) d. 3.9 (27) Melbourne Cricket Ground 35,202 20 September 1902 N/A
1903 Collingwood (2) Fitzroy (2) 4.7 (31) d. 3.11 (29) Melbourne Cricket Ground 32,263 12 September 1903 N/A
1904 Fitzroy (3) Carlton 9.7 (61) d. 5.7 (37) Melbourne Cricket Ground 32,688 17 September 1904 N/A
1905 Fitzroy (4) Collingwood (2) 4.6 (30) d. 2.5 (17) Melbourne Cricket Ground 30,000 30 September 1905 N/A
1906 Carlton Fitzroy (3) 15.4 (94) d. 6.9 (45) Melbourne Cricket Ground 44,437 22 September 1906 N/A
1907 Carlton (2) South Melbourne (2) 6.14 (50) d. 6.9 (45) Melbourne Cricket Ground 45,477 21 September 1907 N/A
1908 Carlton (3) Essendon (3) 5.5 (35) d. 3.8 (26) Melbourne Cricket Ground 50,261 26 September 1908 N/A
1909 South Melbourne Carlton (2) 4.14 (38) d. 4.12 (36) Melbourne Cricket Ground 37,759 2 October 1909 N/A
1910 Collingwood (3) Carlton (3) 9.7 (61) d. 6.11 (47) Melbourne Cricket Ground 42,790 1 October 1910 N/A
1911 Essendon (3) Collingwood (3) 5.11 (41) d. 4.11 (35) Melbourne Cricket Ground 43,905 23 September 1911 N/A
1912 Essendon (4) South Melbourne (3) 5.17 (47) d. 4.9 (33) Melbourne Cricket Ground 54,434 28 September 1912 N/A
1913 Fitzroy (5) St Kilda 7.14 (56) d. 5.13 (43) Melbourne Cricket Ground 59,556 27 September 1913 N/A
1914 Carlton (4) South Melbourne (4) 6.9 (45) d. 4.15 (39) Melbourne Cricket Ground 30,495 26 September 1914 N/A
1915 Carlton (5) Collingwood (4) 11.12 (78) d. 6.9 (45) Melbourne Cricket Ground 39,343 18 September 1915 N/A
1916 Fitzroy (6) Carlton (4) 12.13 (85) d. 8.8 (56) Melbourne Cricket Ground 21,130 2 September 1916 N/A
1917 Collingwood (4) Fitzroy (4) 9.20 (74) d. 5.9 (39) Melbourne Cricket Ground 25,512 22 September 1917 N/A
1918 South Melbourne (2) Collingwood (5) 9.8 (62) d. 7.15 (57) Melbourne Cricket Ground 39,262 7 September 1918 N/A
1919 Collingwood (5) Richmond 11.12 (78) d. 7.11 (53) Melbourne Cricket Ground 45,413 11 October 1919 N/A
1920 Richmond Collingwood (6) 7.10 (52) d. 5.5 (35) Melbourne Cricket Ground 53,908 2 October 1920 N/A
1921 Richmond (2) Carlton (5) 5.6 (36) d. 4.8 (32) Melbourne Cricket Ground 43,122 15 October 1921 N/A
1922 Fitzroy (7) Collingwood (7) 11.13 (79) d. 9.14 (68) Melbourne Cricket Ground 50,054 14 October 1922 N/A
1923 Essendon (5) Fitzroy (5) 8.15 (63) d. 6.10 (46) Melbourne Cricket Ground 46,566 20 October 1923 N/A
1924 Essendon (6) Richmond (2) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1925 Geelong Collingwood (8) 10.19 (79) d. 9.15 (69) Melbourne Cricket Ground 64,288 10 October 1925 N/A
1926 Melbourne (2) Collingwood (9) 17.17 (119) d. 9.8 (62) Melbourne Cricket Ground 59,632 9 October 1926 N/A
1927 Collingwood (6) Richmond (3) 2.13 (25) d. 1.7 (13) Melbourne Cricket Ground 34,551 1 October 1927 N/A
1928 Collingwood (7) Richmond (4) 13.18 (96) d. 9.9 (63) Melbourne Cricket Ground 50,026 29 September 1928 N/A
1929 Collingwood (8) Richmond (5) 11.13 (79) d. 7.8 (50) Melbourne Cricket Ground 63,336 28 September 1929 N/A
1930 Collingwood (9) Geelong (2) 14.16 (100) d. 9.16 (70) Melbourne Cricket Ground 45,022 11 October 1930 N/A
1931 Geelong (2) Richmond (6) 9.14 (68) d. 7.6 (48) Melbourne Cricket Ground 60,712 10 October 1931 N/A
1932 Richmond (3) Carlton (6) 13.14 (92) d. 12.11 (83) Melbourne Cricket Ground 69,724 1 October 1932 N/A
1933 South Melbourne (3) Richmond (7) 9.17 (71) d. 4.5 (29) Melbourne Cricket Ground 75,754 30 September 1933 N/A
1934 Richmond (4) South Melbourne (5) 19.14 (128) d. 12.17 (89) Melbourne Cricket Ground 65,335 13 October 1934 N/A
1935 Collingwood (10) South Melbourne (6) 11.12 (78) d. 7.16 (58) Melbourne Cricket Ground 54,154 5 October 1935 N/A
1936 Collingwood (11) South Melbourne (7) 11.23 (89) d. 10.18 (78) Melbourne Cricket Ground 74,091 3 October 1936 N/A
1937 Geelong (3) Collingwood (10) 18.14 (122) d. 12.18 (90) Melbourne Cricket Ground 88,540 25 September 1937 N/A
1938 Carlton (6) Collingwood (11) 15.10 (100) d. 13.7 (85) Melbourne Cricket Ground 96,486 24 September 1938 N/A
1939 Melbourne (3) Collingwood (12) 21.22 (148) d. 14.11 (95) Melbourne Cricket Ground 78,110 30 September 1939 N/A
1940 Melbourne (4) Richmond (8) 15.17 (107) d. 10.8 (68) Melbourne Cricket Ground 70,330 28 September 1940 N/A
1941 Melbourne (5) Essendon (4) 19.13 (127) d. 13.20 (98) Melbourne Cricket Ground 79,687 27 September 1941 N/A
1942 Essendon (7) Richmond (9) 19.18 (132) d. 11.13 (79) Princes Park 49,000 19 September 1942 N/A
1943 Richmond (5) Essendon (5) 12.14 (86) d. 11.15 (81) Princes Park 42,100 25 September 1943 N/A
1944 Fitzroy (8) Richmond (10) 9.12 (66) d. 7.9 (51) Junction Oval 43,000 30 September 1944 N/A
1945 Carlton (7) South Melbourne (8) 15.13 (103) d. 10.15 (75) Princes Park 62,986 29 September 1945 N/A
1946 Essendon (8) Melbourne 22.18 (150) d. 13.9 (87) Melbourne Cricket Ground 73,743 5 October 1946 N/A
1947 Carlton (8) Essendon (6) 13.8 (86) d. 11.19 (85) Melbourne Cricket Ground 85,815 27 September 1947 N/A
1948 Melbourne Essendon 10.9 (69) drew 7.27 (69) Melbourne Cricket Ground 85,658 2 October 1948 N/A
Melbourne (6) Essendon (7) 13.11 (89) d. 7.8 (50) Melbourne Cricket Ground 52,226 9 October 1948 N/A
1949 Essendon (9) Carlton (7) 18.17 (125) d. 6.16 (52) Melbourne Cricket Ground 90,453 24 September 1949 N/A
1950 Essendon (10) North Melbourne 13.14 (92) d. 7.12 (54) Melbourne Cricket Ground 87,601 23 September 1950 N/A
1951 Geelong (4) Essendon (8) 11.15 (81) d. 10.10 (70) Melbourne Cricket Ground 84,109 29 September 1951 N/A
1952 Geelong (5) Collingwood (13) 13.8 (86) d. 5.10 (40) Melbourne Cricket Ground 81,304 27 September 1952 N/A
1953 Collingwood (12) Geelong (3) 11.11 (77) d. 8.17 (65) Melbourne Cricket Ground 89,060 26 September 1953 N/A
1954 Footscray Melbourne (2) 15.12 (102) d. 7.9 (51) Melbourne Cricket Ground 80,897 25 September 1954 N/A
1955 Melbourne (7) Collingwood (14) 8.16 (64) d. 5.6 (36) Melbourne Cricket Ground 88,053 17 September 1955 N/A
1956 Melbourne (8) Collingwood (15) 17.19 (121) d. 6.12 (48) Melbourne Cricket Ground 115,803 15 September 1956 N/A
1957 Melbourne (9) Essendon (9) 17.14 (116) d. 7.13 (55) Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,324 21 September 1957 N/A
1958 Collingwood (13) Melbourne (3) 12.10 (82) d. 9.10 (64) Melbourne Cricket Ground 97,956 20 September 1958 N/A
1959 Melbourne (10) Essendon (10) 17.13 (115) d. 11.12 (78) Melbourne Cricket Ground 103,506 26 September 1959 N/A
1960 Melbourne (11) Collingwood (16) 8.14 (62) d. 2.2 (14) Melbourne Cricket Ground 97,457 24 September 1960 N/A
1961 Hawthorn Footscray 13.16 (94) d. 7.9 (51) Melbourne Cricket Ground 107,935 23 September 1961 N/A
1962 Essendon (11) Carlton (8) 13.12 (90) d. 8.10 (58) Melbourne Cricket Ground 98,385 29 September 1962 N/A
1963 Geelong (6) Hawthorn 15.19 (109) d. 8.12 (60) Melbourne Cricket Ground 101,452 5 October 1963 N/A
1964 Melbourne (12) Collingwood (17) 8.16 (64) d. 8.12 (60) Melbourne Cricket Ground 102,469 19 September 1964 N/A
1965 Essendon (12) St Kilda (2) 14.21 (105) d. 9.16 (70) Melbourne Cricket Ground 104,846 25 September 1965 N/A
1966 St Kilda Collingwood (18) 10.14 (74) d. 10.13 (73) Melbourne Cricket Ground 101,655 24 September 1966 Seven Network
1967 Richmond (6) Geelong (4) 16.18 (114) d. 15.15 (105) Melbourne Cricket Ground 109,396 23 September 1967 N/A
1968 Carlton (9) Essendon (11) 7.14 (56) d. 8.5 (53) Melbourne Cricket Ground 116,828 28 September 1968 N/A
1969 Richmond (7) Carlton (9) 12.13 (85) d. 8.12 (60) Melbourne Cricket Ground 119,165 27 September 1969 N/A
1970 Carlton (10) Collingwood (19) 17.9 (111) d. 14.17 (101) Melbourne Cricket Ground 121,696 26 September 1970 N/A
1971 Hawthorn (2) St Kilda (3) 12.10 (82) d. 11.9 (75) Melbourne Cricket Ground 118,192 25 September 1971 N/A
1972 Carlton (11) Richmond (11) 28.9 (177) d. 22.18 (150) Melbourne Cricket Ground 112,393 7 October 1972 N/A
1973 Richmond (8) Carlton (10) 16.20 (116) d. 12.14 (86) Melbourne Cricket Ground 116,956 29 September 1973 N/A
1974 Richmond (9) North Melbourne (2) 18.20 (128) d. 13.9 (87) Melbourne Cricket Ground 113,839 28 September 1974 N/A
1975 North Melbourne Hawthorn (2) 19.8 (122) d. 9.13 (67) Melbourne Cricket Ground 110,551 27 September 1975 N/A
1976 Hawthorn (3) North Melbourne (3) 13.22 (100) d. 10.10 (70) Melbourne Cricket Ground 110,143 25 September 1976 N/A
1977 North Melbourne Collingwood 9.22 (76) drew 10.16 (76) Melbourne Cricket Ground 108,224 24 September 1977 Seven Network (2)
North Melbourne (2) Collingwood (20) 21.25 (151) d. 19.10 (124) Melbourne Cricket Ground 98,366 1 October 1977 Seven Network (3)
1978 Hawthorn (4) North Melbourne (4) 18.13 (121) d. 15.13 (103) Melbourne Cricket Ground 101,704 30 September 1978 Seven Network (4)
1979 Carlton (12) Collingwood (21) 11.16 (82) d. 11.11 (77) Melbourne Cricket Ground 113,545 29 September 1979 Seven Network (5)
1980 Richmond (10) Collingwood (22) 23.21 (159) d. 9.24 (78) Melbourne Cricket Ground 113,461 27 September 1980 Seven Network (6)
1981 Carlton (13) Collingwood (23) 12.20 (92) d. 10.12 (72) Melbourne Cricket Ground 112,964 26 September 1981 Seven Network (7)
1982 Carlton (14) Richmond (12) 14.19 (103) d. 12.13 (85) Melbourne Cricket Ground 107,537 26 September 1982 Seven Network (8)
1983 Hawthorn (5) Essendon (12) 20.20 (140) d. 8.9 (57) Melbourne Cricket Ground 110,332 25 September 1983 Seven Network (9)
1984 Essendon (13) Hawthorn (3) 14.21 (105) d. 12.9 (81) Melbourne Cricket Ground 92,685 29 September 1985 Seven Network (10)
1985 Essendon (14) Hawthorn (4) 26.14 (170) d. 14.8 (92) Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,042 28 September 1985 Seven Network (11)
1986 Hawthorn (6) Carlton (11) 16.14 (110) d. 9.14 (68) Melbourne Cricket Ground 101,861 27 September 1986 Seven Network (12)
1987 Carlton (15) Hawthorn (5) 15.14 (104) d. 9.17 (71) Melbourne Cricket Ground 92,754 26 September 1987 ABC
1988 Hawthorn (7) Melbourne (4) 22.20 (152) d. 6.20 (56) Melbourne Cricket Ground 93,754 24 September 1988 Seven Network (13)
1989 Hawthorn (8) Geelong (4) 21.18 (144) d. 21.12 (138) Melbourne Cricket Ground 94,796 30 September 1989 Seven Network (14)
1990 Collingwood (14) Essendon (13) 13.11 (89) d. 5.11 (41) Melbourne Cricket Ground 98,944 6 October 1990 Seven Network (15)
1991 Hawthorn (9) West Coast 20.19 (139) d. 13.8 (86) VFL Park 75,230 28 September 1991 Seven Network (16)
1992 West Coast Geelong (6) 16.17 (113) d. 12.13 (85) Melbourne Cricket Ground 95,007 26 September 1992 Seven Network (17)
1993 Essendon (15) Carlton (12) 20.13 (133) d. 13.11 (89) Melbourne Cricket Ground 96,862 25 September 1993 Seven Network (18)
1994 West Coast (2) Geelong (7) 20.23 (143) d. 8.15 (63) Melbourne Cricket Ground 93,860 1 October 1994 Seven Network (19)
1995 Carlton (16) Geelong (8) 21.15 (141) d. 11.14 (80) Melbourne Cricket Ground 93,670 30 September 1995 Seven Network (20)
1996 North Melbourne (3) Sydney (9) 19.17 (131) d. 13.10 (88) Melbourne Cricket Ground 93,102 28 September 1996 Seven Network (21)
1997 Adelaide St Kilda (4) 19.11 (125) d. 13.16 (94) Melbourne Cricket Ground 99,645 27 September 1997 Seven Network (22)
1998 Adelaide (2) North Melbourne (5) 15.15 (105) d. 8.22 (70) Melbourne Cricket Ground 94,431 26 September 1998 Seven Network (23)
1999 North Melbourne (4) Carlton (13) 19.10 (124) d. 12.17 (89) Melbourne Cricket Ground 94,228 25 September 1999 Seven Network (24)
2000 Essendon (16) Melbourne (5) 19.21 (135) d. 11.9 (75) Melbourne Cricket Ground 96,249 2 September 2000 Seven Network (25)
2001 Brisbane Lions Essendon (14) 15.18 (108) d. 12.10 (82) Melbourne Cricket Ground 91,482 28 September 2001 Seven Network (26)
2002 Brisbane Lions (2) Collingwood (24) 10.15 (75) d. 9.12 (66) Melbourne Cricket Ground 91,817 28 September 2002 Network Ten
2003 Brisbane Lions (3) Collingwood (25) 20.14 (134) d. 12.12 (84) Melbourne Cricket Ground 79,451* 27 September 2003 Network Ten (2)
2004 Port Adelaide Brisbane Lions 17.11 (113) d. 10.13 (73) Melbourne Cricket Ground 77,671* 25 September 2004 Network Ten (3)
2005 Sydney (4) West Coast (2) 8.10 (58) d. 7.12 (54) Melbourne Cricket Ground 91,828 24 September 2005 Network Ten (4)
2006 West Coast (3) Sydney (10) 12.13 (85) d. 12.12 (84) Melbourne Cricket Ground 97,431 30 September 2006 Network Ten (5)
2007 Geelong (7) Port Adelaide 24.19 (163) d. 6.8 (44) Melbourne Cricket Ground 97,302 29 September 2007 Network Ten (6)
2008 Hawthorn (10) Geelong (9) 18.7 (115) d. 11.23 (89) Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,012 27 September 2008 Seven Network (27)
2009 Geelong (8) St Kilda (5) 12.8 (80) d. 9.14 (68) Melbourne Cricket Ground 99,251 26 September 2009 Network Ten (7)
2010 Collingwood St Kilda 9.14 (68) drew 10.8 (68) Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,016 25 September 2010 Seven Network (28)
Collingwood (15) St Kilda (6) 16.12 (108) d. 7.10 (52) Melbourne Cricket Ground 93,853 2 October 2010 Seven Network (29)
2011 Geelong (9) Collingwood (26) 18.11 (119) d. 12.9 (81) Melbourne Cricket Ground 99,537 1 October 2011 Network Ten (8)
2012 Sydney (5) Hawthorn (6) 14.7 (91) d. 11.15 (81) Melbourne Cricket Ground 99,683 29 September 2012 Seven Network (30)
2013 Hawthorn (11) Fremantle 11.11 (77) d. 8.14 (62) Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,007 28 September 2013 Seven Network (31)


*Decreased capacity at the Melbourne Cricket Ground due to redevelopment of the northern stand.

Premierships by team[edit]

This table summarises all senior premierships won by each team. The "Grand Final Matches" column includes all Grand Finals and Grand Final Replays listed in the previous section, and because of this, the column will not necessarily equal the sum of the premierships and runners-up columns.

Club Premierships Runners-up Grand Final matches Premiership years Runner-up years Years since last Premiership
Essendon 16 14 29 1897, 1901, 1911, 1912, 1923, 1924, 1942, 1946, 1949, 1950, 1962, 1965, 1984, 1985, 1993, 2000 1898, 1902, 1908, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1948, 1951, 1957, 1959, 1968, 1983, 1990, 2001 13
Carlton 16 13 29 1906, 1907, 1908, 1914, 1915, 1938, 1945, 1947, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1995 1904, 1909, 1910, 1916, 1921, 1932, 1949, 1962, 1969, 1973, 1986, 1993, 1999 18
Collingwood 15 26 43 1902, 1903, 1910, 1917, 1919, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1935, 1936, 1953, 1958, 1990, 2010 1901, 1905, 1911, 1915, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1925, 1926, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1966, 1970, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 2002, 2003, 2011 3
Melbourne 12 5 18 1900, 1926, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1948, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1964 1946, 1954, 1958, 1988, 2000 49
Hawthorn 11 6 17 1961, 1971, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2008, 2013 1963, 1975, 1984, 1985, 1987, 2012 0
Richmond 10 12 21 1920, 1921, 1932, 1934, 1943, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1980 1919, 1924, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1933, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1972, 1982 33
Geelong 9 9 17 1925, 1931, 1937, 1951, 1952, 1963, 2007, 2009, 2011 1897, 1930, 1953, 1967, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2008 2
Fitzroy (1897–1996) 8 5 13 1898, 1899, 1904, 1905, 1913, 1916, 1922, 1944 1900, 1903, 1906, 1917, 1923 -
Sydney / South Melbourne (1897-1981) 5 10 15 1909, 1918, 1933, 2005, 2012 1899, 1907, 1912, 1914, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1945, 1996, 2006 1
North Melbourne / Kangaroos (1999–2006) 4 5 10 1975, 1977, 1996, 1999 1950, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1998 14
West Coast 3 2 5 1992, 1994, 2006 1991, 2005 7
Brisbane Lions 3 1 4 2001, 2002, 2003 2004 10
Adelaide 2 0 2 1997, 1998 15
St Kilda 1 6 8 1966 1913, 1965, 1971, 1997, 2009, 2010 47
Port Adelaide 1 1 2 2004 2007 9
Western Bulldogs / Footscray (1925-1996) 1 1 2 1954 1961 59
Fremantle 0 1 1 2013
University (1908–1914) 0 0 0
Brisbane Bears (1987–1996) 0 0 0
Gold Coast 0 0 0
Greater Western Sydney 0 0 0

Premierships at all levels[edit]

This table summarises the premierships won by teams in all grades of the VFL/AFL. This incorporates four competitions:

  • VFL/AFL Seniors (1897–present)
  • VFL/AFL Reserves (1919–1999) (VFL Seconds prior to 1959)
  • VFL/AFL Under-19s (1946–1991) (VFL Thirds prior to 1959)
  • Night Series / Pre-Season (1956–1971, 1977–present)
Club Seniors Reserves Under 19s Night Total
Essendon 16 8 5 6 35
Carlton 16 8 6 4 34
Melbourne 12 12 6 3 33
Richmond 10 9 11 1 31
Collingwood 15 7 4 2 28
Hawthorn 11 5 1 9 26
Geelong 9 13 1 2 25
North Melbourne / Kangaroos (1999–2006) 4 7 7 5 23
Fitzroy 8 3 2 2 15
Western Bulldogs / Footscray (1925-1996) 1 6 1 4 12
Sydney / South Melbourne (1897-1981) 5 0 1 4 10
St Kilda 1 3 1 4 9
Adelaide 2 2 4
Brisbane Lions 3 1 4
West Coast 3 0 3
Port Adelaide 1 2 3
Brisbane Bears 0 1 0 0 1
University 0 0
Fremantle 0 0 0
Gold Coast 0 0
Greater Western Sydney 0 0

Premiership frequency[edit]

Club Years in competition Seasons Premierships Runners-up Average years per premiership Average years per GF.
Brisbane Lions 1997–2013 17 3 1 5.67 4.25
Essendon 1897–1915, 1918–2013 115 16 14 7.19 3.83
Carlton 1897–2013 117 16 13 7.31 4.03
Collingwood 1897–2013 117 15 26 7.80 2.85
Hawthorn 1925–2013 89 11 6 8.01 5.24
West Coast 1987–2013 27 3 2 9.00 5.40
Melbourne 1897–1915, 1919–2013 114 12 5 9.50 6.71
Adelaide 1991–2013 23 2 0 11.50 11.50
Richmond 1908–2013 106 10 12 10.60 4.82
Geelong 1897–1915, 1917–1941, 1944–2013 114 9 9 12.67 6.33
Port Adelaide 1997–2013 17 1 1 17.00 8.50
North Melbourne 1925–2013 89 4 5 22.50 9.89
Sydney
South Melbourne (1897-1981) 
1897–1915, 1917–2013 116 5 10 23.20 7.73
Western Bulldogs
Footscray (1925-1996)
1925–2013 89 1 1 89.00 44.50
St Kilda 1897–1915, 1918–2013 115 1 6 115.00 16.43
Greater Western Sydney 2012-2013 2 0 0
Gold Coast 2011–2013 3 0 0
Fremantle 1995–2013 19 0 1 19.00
University 1908–1914 7 0 0
Fitzroy 1897–1996 100 8 5 12.50 7.69
Brisbane Bears 1987–1996 10 0 0

Longest premiership droughts[edit]

+ Drought began upon club's entry to league
Drought ended upon club's exit from league
— Current drought
Club Seasons* Start End Grand Final appearances during drought
Sydney / South Melbourne (1897-1981) 72 1933 2005 1934, 1935, 1936, 1945, 1996
St Kilda 68a 1897+ 1966 1913, 1965
Western Bulldogs / Footscray (1925-1996) 59 1954 1961
Fitzroy 52 1944 1996
North Melbourne 51 1925+ 1975 1950, 1974
Melbourne 49 1964 1988, 2000
St Kilda 47 1966 1971, 1997, 2009, 2010, 2010 replay
Geelong 44 1963 2007 1967, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995
Hawthorn 37 1925+ 1961
Richmond 33 1980 1982
Collingwood 32 1958 1990 1960, 1964, 1966, 1970, 1977, 1977 replay, 1979, 1980, 1981
  • *The duration of the drought is given as the number of full seasons contested between premierships; the season in which the drought is broken is considered to be part of the drought.
  • a St Kilda did not contest the 1916 or 1917 seasons; the duration of this drought was either 68 contested seasons, or 70 calendar years.

Consecutive premierships[edit]

The most VFL/AFL premierships won consecutively is four, achieved only once, by Collingwood (1927–1930). Teams have won three premierships in a row on a further three occasions, and back-to-back premierships have been won on a further sixteen occasions.

# Club Years
4 Collingwood 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
3 Carlton 1906, 1907, 1908
Melbourne 1939, 1940, 1941
Melbourne 1955, 1956, 1957
Brisbane Lions 2001, 2002, 2003
2 Fitzroy 1898, 1899
Collingwood 1902, 1903
Fitzroy 1904, 1905
Essendon 1911, 1912
Carlton 1914, 1915
Richmond 1920, 1921
Essendon 1923, 1924
Collingwood 1935, 1936
Essendon 1949, 1950
Geelong 1951, 1952
Melbourne 1959, 1960
Richmond 1973, 1974
Carlton 1981, 1982
Essendon 1984, 1985
Hawthorn 1988, 1989
Adelaide 1997, 1998

See also[edit]

References[edit]