Longest VFL/AFL Premiership Droughts Since 1897

Longest VFL/AFL Premiership Droughts Since 1897

Longest Premiership Droughts & Overall Club Records

Victor P Taffa

The competition began in 1897 as the Victorian Football League (VFL). In 1990 the competition became the Australian Football League (AFL). Grand Finals were introduced in 1931.

These records do not reflect the Season 2016 Grand Final result which will be played on Saturday 1 October 2016 at the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground).

Club                                                  Longest Premiership Drought

Adelaide                                             1998-2016 (18 Years)

Brisbane                                              1987-2001 (14 Years)

Carlton                                                1915-1938 (23 Years)

Collingwood                                       1958-1990 (32 Years)

Essendon                                             1965-1984 (19 Years)

Fitzroy***                                           1944-1996 (52 Years)

Fremantle                                            1995-2016 (21 Years)

Geelong                                               1963-2007 (44 Years)

Hawthorn                                            1925-1961 (36 Years)

Melbourne                                           1964-2016 (52 Years)

North Melbourne                                1925-1975 (50 Years)

Port Adelaide                                      2004-2016 (12 Years)

Richmond                                           1980-2016 (36 Years)

St. Kilda                                              1897-1966 (69 Years)

Sydney*                                              1933-2005 (72 Years)

West Coast                                          2006-2016 (10 Years)

Western Bulldogs**                           1954-2016 (62 Years)

 

Overall Club Records

Club                Year Entered Competition               Premierships             Runners Up

Adelaide                                                          1991                2                                        0

Brisbane                                                         1987                3                                         1

Carlton                                                            1897                16                                     13

Collingwood                                                  1897                15                                     26

Essendon                                                       1897                16                                    14

Fitzroy***                                                      1897                8                                     5

Fremantle                                                     1995                0                                      1

Geelong                                                         1897                9                                      9

Hawthorn                                                     1925                13                                    6

Melbourne                                                   1897                12                                    5

North Melbourne                                       1925                4                                      5

Port Adelaide                                             1997                1                                        1

Richmond                                                  1908                10                                    12

St. Kilda                                                      1897                1                                       6

Sydney*                                                      1897                5                                      11

West Coast                                                1987                3                                       3

Western Bulldogs**                                 1925                1                                        1

 

Consecutive Grand Final/Premiership Wins

Club                          Consecutive Premierships

Adelaide                     1997, 1998

Brisbane                     2001, 2002, 2003

Carlton                       1906, 1907, 1908

Carlton                        1914, 1915

Carlton                        1981, 1982

Collingwood               1902, 1903

Collingwood               1927, 1928, 1929, 1930

Collingwood               1935, 1936

Essendon                     1911, 1912

Essendon                     1923, 1924

Essendon                     1949, 1950

Essendon                     1984, 1985

Fitzroy***                   1898, 1899

Fitzroy***                   1904, 1905

Fremantle                    0 Grand Final/Premiership Wins

Geelong                       1951, 1952

Hawthorn                    1988, 1989

Hawthorn                    2013, 2014, 2015

Melbourne                   1940, 1941

Melbourne                   1955, 1956, 1957

Melbourne                   1959, 1960

North Melbourne        0 Consecutive Grand Final/Premiership Wins

Port Adelaide              0 Consecutive Grand Final/Premiership Wins

Richmond                   1920, 1921

Richmond                   1973, 1974

St. Kilda                      0 Consecutive Grand Final/Premiership Wins

Sydney*                      0 Consecutive Grand Final/Premiership Wins

West Coast                  0 Consecutive Grand Final/Premiership Wins

Western Bulldogs**   0 Consecutive Grand Final/Premiership Wins

 

*South Melbourne relocated to Sydney in 1982

** Footscray renamed as Western Bulldogs

*** Fitzroy merged with Brisbane