Premiership Frequency in Aussie Rules Football

winning the flag

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, which had a significant impact on the spread of premierships.

Since then every club has made a preliminary final except Gold Coast.

Eleven clubs won premierships in the eighteen seasons between 1990 and 2007.

Only five clubs won premierships in the twenty three seasons between 1967 and 1989.

frequency of premiership wins

club win years
16 1a 122
16 1b 120
15 1c 122
13 1d 94
12 1e 119
12 1f 111
9 1g 119
8 1h 100
3 1j 85
4 1i 94
2 1k 37
3 1k 22
4 1k 32
2 1l 28
1 1m 29
1 1n 22
1 1o 65
1 1p 120
0 1q 24
0 1r 7
0 1s 8
0 x 10
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