Premiership Frequency in Aussie Rules Football

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Carlton and Essendon have won the most with 16 premierships each.

Essendon won in 1897 and 1924 without playing in a Grand Final.

This means that Carlton have won the most premierships of any club.

The league introduced equalisation policies of a salary cap and draft in the late 1980s

Since then every club has made a preliminary final except Gold Coast.
This has had a significant impact on the spread of premierships.

Eleven clubs won premierships in the eighteen seasons between 1990 and 2007, compared with only five clubs in the twenty-three seasons between 1967 and 1989.

frequency of premiership wins

club win years
16 aa 122
1897 – 2019
16 c 120
1897 – 1915 + 1918 – 2019
15 aa 122
1897 – 2019
13 s 94
1925 – 2019
12 d 119
1897 – 1915 + 1919 – 2019
12 e 111
1908 – 2019
9 d 119
1897 – 1915 + 1917 – 1941 + 1944 – 2019
8 f 100
1897 – 1996
3 b 85
1897 – 1982
4 s 94
1925 – 2019
2 b 37
1982 – 2019
3 w 22
1997 – 2019
4 t 32
1987 – 2019
2 u 28
1991 – 2019
1 s 29
1990 – 2019
1 w 22
1997 – 2019
1 g 65
1925 – 1990
1 c 120
1897 – 1915 + 1918 – 2019
0 v 24
1995 – 2019
0 z 7
2012 – 2019
0 y 8
2011 – 2019
0 x 10
1987 – 1996
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