Formed in 1892 in the then-working class Melbourne suburb of Collingwood, the club played in the VFA before joining seven other teams in 1896 to found the breakaway VFL.
12 Feb 1892
Collingwood is regarded as one of Australia's most popular sports clubs, attracting the highest attendance figures and television ratings of any professional team in the nation.
In 2013, it became the first AFL club to reach 80,000 members.
Good old Collingwood forever,
They know how to play the game.
Side by side they stick together,
To uphold the Magpies name.
See the barrackers a‑shouting,
As all barrackers should!
Oh, the premiership's a cakewalk
For the good old Collingwood.
The first team song (written in 1906) and the only song to reference the barracker, an aussie rules term for fan.
Collingwood has played in a record 44 Grand Finals (including rematches), winning 15, drawing two and losing 27 (also a record).
The Pies also won a record four premierships in a row between 1927 and 1930.