List of VFL/AFL premiers

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Essendon fc 1897.jpg
Essendon won the inaugural VFL premiership in 1897
1907 premiership medal N. C. Clark Vice capt mossgreen coll Capture.jpg
An example of a premiership medal, awarded to Norm Clark in 1907
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Geelong players doing a lap of honour with the premiership cup after their grand final win in 2009

This page is a complete chronological listing of VFL/AFL premiers. The Australian Football League (AFL), known as the Victorian Football League (VFL) until 1990, is the elite national competition in men's Australian rules football. [1]

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The inaugural premiership was awarded as a result of a round-robin finals system; [2] this format was replaced after the first season, and a grand final has been held every season since 1898 to determine the premiers, [3] with the exception of 1924 when a modified round-robin system was used. [4] [5] The formation of a national competition, beginning in 1987, [6] has resulted in the league attempting to develop "an even and stable competition" [7] through a range of equalisation policies, such as a salary cap and draft (introduced in 1985 and 1986 respectively). [7] [8] This has had a significant impact on the spread of premierships: since 1990, thirteen clubs have won a premiership, [9] compared with only five clubs between 1967 and 1989. [10]

Two clubs, Carlton and Essendon, have won the most VFL/AFL premierships with sixteen each. [11] Every team currently competing in the Australian Football League, with the exception of Gold Coast, has made a grand final; only Fremantle, Gold Coast and Greater Western Sydney – three of the competition's four newest teams – are yet to win a premiership. [12]

List of premiers

NFPremiership decided without a grand final being required
CFPremiership decided by a challenge final under the Argus finals system or similar
FPremiership decided without a challenge final being required under the Argus finals system or similar (in these cases, had the other team won the match, a rematch would have been played the following weekend)
GFPremiership decided by a conventional grand final, in which neither team had any right to challenge
GFPremiership decided by a grand final replay, after the scheduled grand final was drawn
GFR
SeasonPremiersRunners-upScoreTypeVenueAttendanceDate
1897 Essendon Geelong NF
1898 Fitzroy Essendon 5.8 (38) d. 3.5 (23)CF St Kilda Cricket Ground 16,53824 September 1898
1899 Fitzroy (2) South Melbourne 3.9 (27) d. 3.8 (26)F St Kilda Cricket Ground 4,82316 September 1899
1900 Melbourne Fitzroy 4.10 (34) d. 3.12 (30)CF East Melbourne Cricket Ground 20,18122 September 1900
1901 Essendon (2) Collingwood 6.7 (43) d. 2.4 (16)GF South Melbourne Cricket Ground 30,0317 September 1901
1902 Collingwood Essendon 9.6 (60) d. 3.9 (27)CF Melbourne Cricket Ground 35,20220 September 1902
1903 Collingwood (2) Fitzroy 4.7 (31) d. 3.11 (29)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 32,26312 September 1903
1904 Fitzroy (3) Carlton 9.7 (61) d. 5.7 (37)F Melbourne Cricket Ground 32,68817 September 1904
1905 Fitzroy (4) Collingwood 4.6 (30) d. 2.5 (17)CF Melbourne Cricket Ground 30,00030 September 1905
1906 Carlton Fitzroy 15.4 (94) d. 6.9 (45)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 44,43722 September 1906
1907 Carlton (2) South Melbourne 6.14 (50) d. 6.9 (45)F Melbourne Cricket Ground 45,47721 September 1907
1908 Carlton (3) Essendon 5.5 (35) d. 3.8 (26)F Melbourne Cricket Ground 50,26126 September 1908
1909 South Melbourne Carlton 4.14 (38) d. 4.12 (36)CF Melbourne Cricket Ground 37,7592 October 1909
1910 Collingwood (3) Carlton 9.7 (61) d. 6.11 (47)CF Melbourne Cricket Ground 42,7901 October 1910
1911 Essendon (3) Collingwood 5.11 (41) d. 4.11 (35)F Melbourne Cricket Ground 43,90523 September 1911
1912 Essendon (4) South Melbourne 5.17 (47) d. 4.9 (33)CF Melbourne Cricket Ground 54,43428 September 1912
1913 Fitzroy (5) St Kilda 7.14 (56) d. 5.13 (43)CF Melbourne Cricket Ground 59,55627 September 1913
1914 Carlton (4) South Melbourne 6.9 (45) d. 4.15 (39)CF Melbourne Cricket Ground 30,49526 September 1914
1915 Carlton (5) Collingwood 11.12 (78) d. 6.9 (45)CF Melbourne Cricket Ground 39,34318 September 1915
1916 Fitzroy (6) Carlton 12.13 (85) d. 8.8 (56)CF Melbourne Cricket Ground 21,1302 September 1916
1917 Collingwood (4) Fitzroy 9.20 (74) d. 5.9 (39)CF Melbourne Cricket Ground 25,51222 September 1917
1918 South Melbourne (2) Collingwood 9.8 (62) d. 7.15 (57)F Melbourne Cricket Ground 39,2627 September 1918
1919 Collingwood (5) Richmond 11.12 (78) d. 7.11 (53)CF Melbourne Cricket Ground 45,41311 October 1919
1920 Richmond Collingwood 7.10 (52) d. 5.5 (35)CF Melbourne Cricket Ground 53,9082 October 1920
1921 Richmond (2) Carlton 5.6 (36) d. 4.8 (32)CF Melbourne Cricket Ground 43,12215 October 1921
1922 Fitzroy (7) Collingwood 11.13 (79) d. 9.14 (68)CF Melbourne Cricket Ground 50,05414 October 1922
1923 Essendon (5) Fitzroy 8.15 (63) d. 6.10 (46)CF Melbourne Cricket Ground 46,56620 October 1923
1924 Essendon (6) Richmond NF
1925 Geelong Collingwood 10.19 (79) d. 9.15 (69)CF Melbourne Cricket Ground 64,28810 October 1925
1926 Melbourne (2) Collingwood 17.17 (119) d. 9.8 (62)CF Melbourne Cricket Ground 59,6329 October 1926
1927 Collingwood (6) Richmond 2.13 (25) d. 1.7 (13)F Melbourne Cricket Ground 34,5511 October 1927
1928 Collingwood (7) Richmond 13.18 (96) d. 9.9 (63)F Melbourne Cricket Ground 50,02629 September 1928
1929 Collingwood (8) Richmond 11.13 (79) d. 7.8 (50)CF Melbourne Cricket Ground 63,33628 September 1929
1930 Collingwood (9) Geelong 14.16 (100) d. 9.16 (70)CF Melbourne Cricket Ground 45,02211 October 1930
1931 Geelong (2) Richmond 9.14 (68) d. 7.6 (48)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 60,71210 October 1931
1932 Richmond (3) Carlton 13.14 (92) d. 12.11 (83)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 69,7241 October 1932
1933 South Melbourne (3) Richmond 9.17 (71) d. 4.5 (29)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 75,75430 September 1933
1934 Richmond (4) South Melbourne 19.14 (128) d. 12.17 (89)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 65,33513 October 1934
1935 Collingwood (10) South Melbourne 11.12 (78) d. 7.16 (58)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 54,1545 October 1935
1936 Collingwood (11) South Melbourne 11.23 (89) d. 10.18 (78)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 74,0913 October 1936
1937 Geelong (3) Collingwood 18.14 (122) d. 12.18 (90)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 88,54025 September 1937
1938 Carlton (6) Collingwood 15.10 (100) d. 13.7 (85)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 96,48624 September 1938
1939 Melbourne (3) Collingwood 21.22 (148) d. 14.11 (95)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 78,11030 September 1939
1940 Melbourne (4) Richmond 15.17 (107) d. 10.8 (68)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 70,33028 September 1940
1941 Melbourne (5) Essendon 19.13 (127) d. 13.20 (98)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 79,68727 September 1941
1942 Essendon (7) Richmond 19.18 (132) d. 11.13 (79)GF Princes Park 49,00019 September 1942
1943 Richmond (5) Essendon 12.14 (86) d. 11.15 (81)GF Princes Park 42,10025 September 1943
1944 Fitzroy (8) Richmond 9.12 (66) d. 7.9 (51)GF St Kilda Cricket Ground 43,00030 September 1944
1945 Carlton (7) South Melbourne 15.13 (103) d. 10.15 (75)GF Princes Park 62,98629 September 1945
1946 Essendon (8) Melbourne 22.18 (150) d. 13.9 (87)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 73,7435 October 1946
1947 Carlton (8) Essendon 13.8 (86) d. 11.19 (85)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 85,81527 September 1947
1948 Melbourne (6) Essendon 10.9 (69) drew 7.27 (69)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 85,6582 October 1948
13.11 (89) d. 7.8 (50)GFR Melbourne Cricket Ground 52,2269 October 1948
1949 Essendon (9) Carlton 18.17 (125) d. 6.16 (52)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 90,45324 September 1949
1950 Essendon (10) North Melbourne 13.14 (92) d. 7.12 (54)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 87,60123 September 1950
1951 Geelong (4) Essendon 11.15 (81) d. 10.10 (70)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 84,10929 September 1951
1952 Geelong (5) Collingwood 13.8 (86) d. 5.10 (40)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 81,30427 September 1952
1953 Collingwood (12) Geelong 11.11 (77) d. 8.17 (65)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 89,06026 September 1953
1954 Footscray Melbourne 15.12 (102) d. 7.9 (51)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 80,89725 September 1954
1955 Melbourne (7) Collingwood 8.16 (64) d. 5.6 (36)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 88,05317 September 1955
1956 Melbourne (8) Collingwood 17.19 (121) d. 6.12 (48)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 115,80315 September 1956
1957 Melbourne (9) Essendon 17.14 (116) d. 7.13 (55)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,32421 September 1957
1958 Collingwood (13) Melbourne 12.10 (82) d. 9.10 (64)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 97,95620 September 1958
1959 Melbourne (10) Essendon 17.13 (115) d. 11.12 (78)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 103,50626 September 1959
1960 Melbourne (11) Collingwood 8.14 (62) d. 2.2 (14)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 97,45724 September 1960
1961 Hawthorn Footscray 13.16 (94) d. 7.9 (51)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 107,93523 September 1961
1962 Essendon (11) Carlton 13.12 (90) d. 8.10 (58)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 98,38529 September 1962
1963 Geelong (6) Hawthorn 15.19 (109) d. 8.12 (60)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 101,4525 October 1963
1964 Melbourne (12) Collingwood 8.16 (64) d. 8.12 (60)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 102,46919 September 1964
1965 Essendon (12) St Kilda 14.21 (105) d. 9.16 (70)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 104,84625 September 1965
1966 St Kilda Collingwood 10.14 (74) d. 10.13 (73)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 101,65524 September 1966
1967 Richmond (6) Geelong 16.18 (114) d. 15.15 (105)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 109,39623 September 1967
1968 Carlton (9) Essendon 7.14 (56) d. 8.5 (53)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 116,82828 September 1968
1969 Richmond (7) Carlton 12.13 (85) d. 8.12 (60)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 119,16527 September 1969
1970 Carlton (10) Collingwood 17.9 (111) d. 14.17 (101)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 121,69626 September 1970
1971 Hawthorn (2) St Kilda 12.10 (82) d. 11.9 (75)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 118,19225 September 1971
1972 Carlton (11) Richmond 28.9 (177) d. 22.18 (150)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 112,3937 October 1972
1973 Richmond (8) Carlton 16.20 (116) d. 12.14 (86)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 116,95629 September 1973
1974 Richmond (9) North Melbourne 18.20 (128) d. 13.9 (87)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 113,83928 September 1974
1975 North Melbourne Hawthorn 19.8 (122) d. 9.13 (67)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 110,55127 September 1975
1976 Hawthorn (3) North Melbourne 13.22 (100) d. 10.10 (70)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 110,14325 September 1976
1977 North Melbourne (2) Collingwood 9.22 (76) drew 10.16 (76)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 108,22424 September 1977
21.25 (151) d. 19.10 (124)GFR Melbourne Cricket Ground 98,3661 October 1977
1978 Hawthorn (4) North Melbourne 18.13 (121) d. 15.13 (103)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 101,70430 September 1978
1979 Carlton (12) Collingwood 11.16 (82) d. 11.11 (77)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 113,54529 September 1979
1980 Richmond (10) Collingwood 23.21 (159) d. 9.24 (78)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 113,46127 September 1980
1981 Carlton (13) Collingwood 12.20 (92) d. 10.12 (72)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 112,96426 September 1981
1982 Carlton (14) Richmond 14.19 (103) d. 12.13 (85)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 107,53725 September 1982
1983 Hawthorn (5) Essendon 20.20 (140) d. 8.9 (57)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 110,33224 September 1983
1984 Essendon (13) Hawthorn 14.21 (105) d. 12.9 (81)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 92,68529 September 1984
1985 Essendon (14) Hawthorn 26.14 (170) d. 14.8 (92)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,04228 September 1985
1986 Hawthorn (6) Carlton 16.14 (110) d. 9.14 (68)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 101,86127 September 1986
1987 Carlton (15) Hawthorn 15.14 (104) d. 9.17 (71)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 92,75426 September 1987
1988 Hawthorn (7) Melbourne 22.20 (152) d. 6.20 (56)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 93,75424 September 1988
1989 Hawthorn (8) Geelong 21.18 (144) d. 21.12 (138)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 94,79630 September 1989
Australian Football League name adopted
1990 Collingwood (14) Essendon 13.11 (89) d. 5.11 (41)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 98,9446 October 1990
1991 Hawthorn (9) West Coast 20.19 (139) d. 13.8 (86)GF VFL Park 75,23028 September 1991
1992 West Coast Geelong 16.17 (113) d. 12.13 (85)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 95,00726 September 1992
1993 Essendon (15) Carlton 20.13 (133) d. 13.11 (89)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 96,86225 September 1993
1994 West Coast (2) Geelong 20.23 (143) d. 8.15 (63)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 93,8601 October 1994
1995 Carlton (16) Geelong 21.15 (141) d. 11.14 (80)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 93,67030 September 1995
1996 North Melbourne (3) Sydney 19.17 (131) d. 13.10 (88)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 93,10228 September 1996
1997 Adelaide St Kilda 19.11 (125) d. 13.16 (94)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 99,64527 September 1997
1998 Adelaide (2) North Melbourne 15.15 (105) d. 8.22 (70)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 94,43126 September 1998
1999 North Melbourne (4) Carlton 19.10 (124) d. 12.17 (89)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 94,22825 September 1999
2000 Essendon (16) Melbourne 19.21 (135) d. 11.9 (75)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 96,2492 September 2000
2001 Brisbane Lions Essendon 15.18 (108) d. 12.10 (82)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 91,48229 September 2001
2002 Brisbane Lions (2) Collingwood 10.15 (75) d. 9.12 (66)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 91,81728 September 2002
2003 Brisbane Lions (3) Collingwood 20.14 (134) d. 12.12 (84)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 79,45127 September 2003
2004 Port Adelaide Brisbane Lions 17.11 (113) d. 10.13 (73)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 77,67125 September 2004
2005 Sydney (4) West Coast 8.10 (58) d. 7.12 (54)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 91,82824 September 2005
2006 West Coast (3) Sydney 12.13 (85) d. 12.12 (84)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 97,43130 September 2006
2007 Geelong (7) Port Adelaide 24.19 (163) d. 6.8 (44)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 97,30229 September 2007
2008 Hawthorn (10) Geelong 18.7 (115) d. 11.23 (89)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,01227 September 2008
2009 Geelong (8) St Kilda 12.8 (80) d. 9.14 (68)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 99,25126 September 2009
2010 Collingwood (15) St Kilda 9.14 (68) drew 10.8 (68)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,01625 September 2010
16.12 (108) d. 7.10 (52)GFR Melbourne Cricket Ground 93,8532 October 2010
2011 Geelong (9) Collingwood 18.11 (119) d. 12.9 (81)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 99,5371 October 2011
2012 Sydney (5) Hawthorn 14.7 (91) d. 11.15 (81)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 99,68329 September 2012
2013 Hawthorn (11) Fremantle 11.11 (77) d. 8.14 (62)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,00728 September 2013
2014 Hawthorn (12) Sydney 21.11 (137) d. 11.8 (74)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 99,45427 September 2014
2015 Hawthorn (13) West Coast 16.11 (107) d. 8.13 (61)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 98,6333 October 2015
2016 Western Bulldogs (2) Sydney 13.11 (89) d. 10.7 (67)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 99,9811 October 2016
2017 Richmond (11) Adelaide 16.12 (108) d. 8.12 (60)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,02130 September 2017
2018 West Coast (4) Collingwood 11.13 (79) d. 11.8 (74)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,02229 September 2018
2019 Richmond (12) Greater Western Sydney 17.12 (114) d. 3.7 (25)GF Melbourne Cricket Ground 100,01428 September 2019
2020 Richmond (13) Geelong 12.9 (81) d. 7.8 (50)GF The Gabba 29,70724 October 2020

Premierships by club

Fitzroy won the inaugural grand final in 1898. Fitzroy 1898 premiers.jpg
Fitzroy won the inaugural grand final in 1898.
Carlton has won the equal-most premierships with sixteen, with their first coming in the 1906 season. Carlton fc 1906.jpg
Carlton has won the equal-most premierships with sixteen, with their first coming in the 1906 season.
Collingwood's premiership win in 1930 was the club's fourth successive premiership, a record for the league. Collingwood fc 1930.jpg
Collingwood's premiership win in 1930 was the club's fourth successive premiership, a record for the league.
Table of VFL/AFL premierships by club, with appearance details
ClubYearsPremiershipsRunners-up
TotalSeason(s)TotalSeason(s)
Essendon 1897–present16 1897, 1901, 1911, 1912,
1923, 1924, 1942, 1946,
1949, 1950, 1962, 1965,
1984, 1985, 1993, 2000
14 1898, 1902, 1908, 1941,
1943, 1947, 1948, 1951,
1957, 1959, 1968, 1983,
1990, 2001
Carlton 1897–present16 1906, 1907, 1908, 1914,
1915, 1938, 1945, 1947,
1968, 1970, 1972, 1979,
1981, 1982, 1987, 1995
13 1904, 1909, 1910, 1916,
1921, 1932, 1949, 1962,
1969, 1973, 1986, 1993,
1999
Collingwood 1897–present15 1902, 1903, 1910, 1917,
1919, 1927, 1928, 1929,
1930, 1935, 1936, 1953,
1958, 1990, 2010
27 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, 2018
Richmond 1908–present13 1920, 1921, 1932, 1934,
1943, 1967, 1969, 1973,
1974, 1980, 2017, 2019,
2020
12 1919, 1924, 1927, 1928,
1929, 1931, 1933, 1940,
1942, 1944, 1972, 1982
Hawthorn 1925–present13 1961, 1971, 1976, 1978,
1983, 1986, 1988, 1989,
1991, 2008, 2013, 2014,
2015
6 1963, 1975, 1984, 1985,
1987, 2012
Melbourne 1897–present12 1900, 1926, 1939, 1940,
1941, 1948, 1955, 1956,
1957, 1959, 1960, 1964
5 1946, 1954, 1958, 1988,
2000
Geelong 1897–present9 1925, 1931, 1937, 1951,
1952, 1963, 2007, 2009,
2011
10 1897, 1930, 1953, 1967,
1989, 1992, 1994, 1995,
2008, 2020
Fitzroy 1897–19968 1898, 1899, 1904, 1905,
1913, 1916, 1922, 1944
5 1900, 1903, 1906, 1917,
1923
South Melbourne/Sydney [c] 1897–present5 1909, 1918, 1933, 2005,
2012
12 1899, 1907, 1912, 1914,
1934, 1935, 1936, 1945,
1996, 2006, 2014, 2016
North Melbourne/Kangaroos [d] 1925–present4 1975, 1977, 1996, 1999 5 1950, 1974, 1976, 1978,
1998
West Coast 1987–present4 1992, 1994, 2006, 2018 3 1991, 2005, 2015
Brisbane Lions 1997–present3 2001, 2002, 2003 1 2004
Adelaide 1991–present2 1997, 1998 1 2017
Footscray/Western Bulldogs [e] 1925–present2 1954, 2016 1 1961
St Kilda 1897–present1 1966 6 1913, 1965, 1971, 1997,
2009, 2010
Port Adelaide 1997–present1 2004 1 2007
Fremantle 1995–present0N/A1 2013
Greater Western Sydney 2012–present0N/A1 2019
University 1908–19140N/A0N/A
Brisbane Bears 1987–19960N/A0N/A
Gold Coast 2011–present0N/A0N/A

Minor grade premierships

In addition to the seniors, VFL/AFL clubs have competed in premierships in three minor grades:

VFL/AFL Seconds/Reserves premierships

The reserve grade premiership was held in various formats between 1919 and 1999. It was known as the Victorian Junior Football League from 1919 until 1923, the Seconds from 1924 until 1959, the VFL Reserves from 1960 until 1989, and as the AFL reserves from 1990 until 1999. [13] Until 1991, the competition was run by the VFL/AFL, and from 1992 until 1999 it was administered by the Victorian State Football League.

VFL/AFL Thirds/Under-19s premierships

The VFL/AFL's Under-19s competition was held between 1946 and 1991. It was known as the VFL Thirds from 1946 until 1959, and as the Under-19s from 1960 until 1991. [13]

VFL/AFL Night premierships

The pre-season and night premiership covers three competitions which are considered historically equivalent in status:

For a list of premiers in these competitions, see list of VFL/AFL pre-season and night series premiers.

See also

Notes

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This page is a collection of VFL/AFL premiership and grand final statistics. The Australian Football League (AFL), known as the Victorian Football League (VFL) until 1990, is the elite national competition in men's Australian rules football. Each year, the premiership is awarded to the club that wins the AFL Grand Final. The grand final has been played in all VFL/AFL seasons except for 1897 and 1924, and has been an annual tradition in its current format since 1931.

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