This is a list of records from the Australian Football League (AFL) since its founding in 1897. From 1897 to 1989, it was known as the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Team records

Premierships

Titles Club Seasons
16
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Essendon
1897, 1901, 1911, 1912, 1923, 1924, 1942, 1946, 1949, 1950, 1962, 1965, 1984, 1985, 1993, 2000
16
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Carlton
1906, 1907, 1908, 1914, 1915, 1938, 1945, 1947, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1995
15
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Collingwood
1902, 1903, 1910, 1917, 1919, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1935, 1936, 1953, 1958, 1990, 2010
13
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Hawthorn
1961, 1971, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015
13
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Richmond
1920, 1921, 1932, 1934, 1943, 1967, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1980, 2017, 2019, 2020
13
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Melbourne
1900, 1926, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1948, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1964, 2021
9
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Geelong
1925, 1931, 1937, 1951, 1952, 1963, 2007, 2009, 2011
8
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Fitzroy
1898, 1899, 1904, 1905, 1913, 1916, 1922, 1944
5
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Sydney
1909, 1918, 1933, 2005, 2012
4
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West Coast
1992, 1994, 2006, 2018
4
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North Melbourne
1975, 1977, 1996, 1999
3
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Brisbane Lions
2001, 2002, 2003
2
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Western Bulldogs
1954, 2016
2
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Adelaide
1997, 1998
1
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Port Adelaide
2004
1
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St Kilda
1966

Runners Up

Titles Club Seasons
27
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Collingwood
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
14
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Essendon
1898, 1902, 1908, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1948, 1951, 1957, 1959, 1968, 1983, 1990, 2001
13
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Carlton
1904, 1909, 1910, 1916, 1921, 1932, 1949, 1962, 1969, 1973, 1986, 1993, 1999
12
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Sydney
1899, 1907, 1912, 1914, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1945, 1996, 2006, 2014, 2016
12
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Richmond
1919, 1924, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1933, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1972, 1982
10
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Geelong
1897, 1930, 1953, 1967, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2008, 2020
6
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Hawthorn
1963, 1975, 1984, 1985, 1987, 2012
6
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St Kilda
1913, 1965, 1971, 1997, 2009, 2010
5
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Melbourne
1946, 1954, 1958, 1988, 2000
5
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North Melbourne
1950, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1998
5
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Fitzroy
1900, 1903, 1906, 1917, 1923
3
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West Coast
1991, 2005, 2015
2
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Western Bulldogs
1961, 2021
1
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Greater Western Sydney
2019
1
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Adelaide
2017
1
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Fremantle
2013
1
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Port Adelaide
2007
1
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Brisbane Lions
2004

Minor Premierships

Titles Club Seasons
19
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Collingwood
1902, 1903, 1905, 1915, 1917, 1919, 1922, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1977, 2010, 2011
17
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Essendon
1898, 1911, 1923, 1924, 1942, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1962, 1968, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2001
17
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Carlton
1906, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1914, 1916, 1921, 1932, 1938, 1941, 1947, 1972, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1987, 1995
15
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Geelong
1897, 1901, 1925, 1931, 1937, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1980, 1992, 2007, 2008, 2019, 2022
10
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Melbourne
1939, 1940, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1964, 2021
9
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Richmond
1920, 1933, 1934, 1943, 1944, 1967, 1974, 1982, 2018
9
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Sydney
1909, 1912, 1918, 1935, 1936, 1945, 1996, 2014, 2016
9
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Hawthorn
1961, 1963, 1971, 1975, 1986, 1988, 1989, 2012, 2013
4
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Port Adelaide
2002, 2003, 2004, 2020
4
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North Melbourne
1949, 1978, 1983, 1998
4
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Fitzroy
1899, 1900, 1904, 1913
3
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St Kilda
1965, 1997, 2009
3
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West Coast
1991, 1994, 2006
2
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Adelaide
2005, 2017
1
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Fremantle
2015

Wooden Spoon

Titles Club Seasons
27
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St Kilda
1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1904, 1909, 1910, 1920, 1924, 1943, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 2000, 2014
15
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North Melbourne
1926, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1940, 1956, 1961, 1968, 1970, 1972, 2021, 2022
12
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Melbourne
1905, 1906, 1919, 1923, 1951, 1969, 1974, 1978, 1981, 1997, 2008, 2009
11
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Sydney
1903, 1922, 1938, 1939, 1962, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1992, 1993, 1994
11
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Hawthorn
1925, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1941, 1942, 1946, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1965
8
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Fitzroy
1916, 1936, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1980, 1995, 1996
7
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Richmond
1916, 1917, 1960, 1987, 1989, 2004, 2007
5
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Carlton
2002, 2005, 2006, 2015, 2018
5
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Essendon
1907, 1918, 1921, 1933, 2016
5
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Geelong
1908, 1915, 1944, 1957, 1958
4
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Western Bulldogs
1959, 1967, 1982, 2003
4
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University
1911, 1912, 1913, 1914
2
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Gold Coast
2011, 2019
2
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Brisbane Lions
1998, 2017
2
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Greater Western Sydney
2012, 2013
2
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Collingwood
1976, 1999
2
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Brisbane Bears
1990, 1991
1
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Adelaide
2020
1
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West Coast
2010
1
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Fremantle
2001

Team wins, losses, win percentage and draws

All Time Ladder
Pos Team First game Pld W L D W%
1
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Collingwood
8 May 1897 2622 1579 1015 28 60.22%
2
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Carlton
8 May 1897 2574 1457 1083 34 56.60%
4
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Essendon
8 May 1897 2541 1410 1095 36 55.49%
3
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West Coast
29 March 1987 840 465 369 6 55.36%
5
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Geelong
8 May 1897 2523 1385 1115 23 54.89%
6
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Port Adelaide
29 March 1997 594 314 275 5 52.86%
7
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Adelaide
22 March 1991 732 378 352 2 51.64%
8
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Richmond
2 May 1908 2346 1201 1120 24 51.20%
9
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Hawthorn
2 May 1925 2059 1003 1043 13 48.71%
11
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Brisbane Lions
30 March 1997 596 289 301 6 48.49%
10
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Sydney
8 May 1897 2515 1205 1286 24 47.91%
13
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Melbourne
8 May 1897 2487 1135 1330 22 45.64%
12
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Western Bulldogs
2 May 1925 2028 922 1084 22 45.46%
14
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Fitzroy
8 May 1897 1928 869 1034 25 45.07%
16
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Fremantle
1 April 1995 628 282 344 2 44.90%
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North Melbourne
2 May 1925 2047 893 1136 18 43.62%
15
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Greater Western Sydney
24 March 2012 250 108 138 4 43.20%
18
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St Kilda
8 May 1897 2457 960 1470 27 39.07%
19
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Brisbane Bears
27 March 1987 222 72 148 2 32.43%
20
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Gold Coast
2 April 2011 259 69 188 2 26.64%
21
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University
2 May 1908 126 27 97 2 21.43%

Highest and lowest scores

Highest
Rank Score Club Opponent Year Round Venue
1 37.17.239 Geelong Brisbane Bears 1992 7 Carrara Stadium
2 36.22.238 Fitzroy Melbourne 1979 17 VFL Park
3 36.20.236 Sydney Essendon 1987 17 Sydney Cricket Ground
4 37.11.233 Geelong Melbourne 2011 19 Kardinia Park
5 36.15.231 Hawthorn Fitzroy 1991 6 North Hobart Oval
Source: [1]. Last updated: 20 August 2013.
Lowest
Rank Score Club Opponent Year Round Venue
1 0.1.1 St Kilda Geelong 1899 3 (FS) Corio Oval
2 0.2.2 St Kilda South Melbourne 1897 3 Lake Oval
0.2.2 St Kilda Geelong 1899 14 Corio Oval
0.2.2 Melbourne Fitzroy 1899 2 (FS) Brunswick Street Oval
5 0.3.3 St Kilda South Melbourne 1897 10 Junction Oval
0.3.3 St Kilda Essendon 1897 12 East Melbourne Cricket Ground
Source: [2]. Last updated: 20 August 2013.
(FS) = Sectional Round in Finals

All these scores were from the first three years of the VFL competition, when scores, in general, were much lower. The following table shows the lowest scores since 1919 (the first year of complete competition following World War I):

Lowest since 1919
Rank Score Club Opponent Year Round Venue
1 1.0.6 Fitzroy Footscray 1953 5 Western Oval
2 0.8.8 Richmond St Kilda 1961 16 Junction Oval
3 1.5.11 St Kilda Melbourne 1957 16 Junction Oval
4 1.7.13 Hawthorn Melbourne 1926 9 Melbourne Cricket Ground
1.7.13 Richmond Collingwood 1927 GF Melbourne Cricket Ground
1.7.13 Fremantle Adelaide 2009 15 Football Park
Source: [3]. Last updated: 20 August 2013.

Highest losing scores and lowest winning scores

Highest losing scores
Rank Score Club Opponent Opponent’s score Year Round Venue
1 25.13.163 Geelong Hawthorn 26.15.171 1989 6 Princes Park
2 25.9.159 Kangaroos Essendon 27.9.171 2001 16 Melbourne Cricket Ground
3 23.19.157 Fitzroy Melbourne 24.23.167 1978 2 Melbourne Cricket Ground
4 24.11.155 South Melbourne Geelong 26.11.167 1978 19 Lake Oval
5 24.10.154 South Melbourne Melbourne 24.23.167 1979 6 Melbourne Cricket Ground
Source: [4]. Last updated: 20 August 2013.
Lowest winning scores
Rank Score Club Opponent Opponent’s score Year Round Venue
1 1.8.14 Essendon Melbourne 0.8.8 1897 3 (Finals) East Melbourne Cricket Ground
2 1.9.15 Geelong Melbourne 0.10.10 1897 9 Corio Oval
2.3.15 South Melbourne Melbourne 1.7.13 1898 6 Melbourne Cricket Ground
1.9.15 Essendon South Melbourne 0.9.9 1899 3 East Melbourne Cricket Ground
5 1.13.19 Essendon South Melbourne 2.3.15 1897 6 Lake Oval
Source: [5]. Last updated: 20 August 2013.

As with the lowest overall scores, all these were from the first three years of the VFL. The lowest winning scores in more recent times are:

Lowest winning scores since 1919
Rank Score Club Opponent Opponent’s score Year Round Venue
1 2.13.25 Collingwood Richmond 1.7.13 1927 GF Melbourne Cricket Ground
2 3.10.28 Essendon Footscray 3.5.23 1989 13 Windy Hill
3 4.6.30 Carlton Richmond 3.5.23 1927 17 Princes Park
4 3.13.31 Collingwood Essendon 4.6.30 1927 17 Victoria Park
4.7.31 Collingwood Geelong 3.11.29 1951 14 Kardinia Park
3.13.31 Carlton Geelong 2.12.24 1977 12 Princes Park
Source: [6]. Last updated: 20 August 2013.

Highest scores for each quarter

Quarter Score Club Opponent Year Round Venue
1st 15.4.94 Essendon Gold Coast 2011 6 Docklands Stadium
2nd 14.2.86 Adelaide Fitzroy 1996 17 Football Park
3rd 13.4.82 Essendon Footscray 1982 22 Western Oval
4th 17.4.106 South Melbourne St Kilda 1919 12 Lake Oval
Source: [7]. Last updated: 20 August 2013.

Greatest winning margins

Rank Margin Club Opponent Year Round Venue
1 190 Fitzroy Melbourne 1979 17 VFL Park
2 186 Geelong Melbourne 2011 19 Kardinia Park
3 178 Collingwood St Kilda 1979 4 Victoria Park
4 171 South Melbourne St Kilda 1919 12 Lake Oval
5 168 Richmond North Melbourne 1931 2 Punt Road Oval
Source: [8]. Last updated: 20 August 2013.

Biggest comebacks

Deficit from end of 1/4 time:

See also: Essendon v Kangaroos (2001 AFL season)

Rank Deficit Club Final Score Opponent Final Score Year Round Venue
1 58 Essendon 27.9.171 Kangaroos 25.9.159 2001 16 Melbourne Cricket Ground
2 55 St Kilda 15.22.112 Hawthorn 14.15.99 1937 2 Glenferrie Oval
3 51 Hawthorn 17.7.109 St Kilda 14.12.96 1999 12 Waverley Park
4 48 Richmond 19.13.127 Sydney Swans 16.14.110 1982 21 Sydney Cricket Ground
48 West Coast Eagles 16.17.113 Western Bulldogs 15.10.100 1998 10 WACA Ground
Source: http://afl.allthestats.com/?itm=211134&fmqtr=0. Last updated: 14 January 2011.

Deficit from end of 1/2 time:

Rank Deficit Club Final Score Opponent Final Score Year Round Venue
1 52 Collingwood 14.23.107 St Kilda 15.10.100 1970 10 Victoria Park
2 50 Melbourne 17.17.119 Fremantle 15.23.113 2008 7 Melbourne Cricket Ground
3 49 Geelong 17.10.112 Collingwood 17.9.111 1972 20 Kardinia Park
49 Hawthorn 26.15.171 Geelong 25.13.163 1989 6 Princes Park
49 St Kilda 14.10.94 Western Bulldogs 13.9.87 2015 6 Docklands Stadium
Source: http://afl.allthestats.com/?itm=211134&fmqtr=1. Last updated: 14 January 2011.

Deficit from end of 3/4 time:

Rank Deficit Club Final Score Opponent Final Score Year Round Venue
1 45 Brisbane Bears 14.20.104 Hawthorn 14.13.97 1995 16 The Gabba
2 44 North Melbourne 15.12.102 Essendon 14.10.94 1947 6 Arden Street Oval
3 41 North Melbourne 12.19.91 Footscray 13.7.85 1936 7 Arden Street Oval
41 Essendon 18.16.124 Melbourne 19.9.123 1992 6 Melbourne Cricket Ground
5 40 Western Bulldogs 14.15.99 Adelaide 14.13.97 1999 16 Melbourne Cricket Ground
40 Kangaroos 17.16.118 Sydney Swans 18.4.112 2004 19 Sydney Cricket Ground

Largest comebacks (from any stage of the game):

Rank Deficit Club Final Score Opponent Final Score Year Round Venue
1 69pts Q2 10mins Essendon 27.9.171 Kangaroos 25.9.159 2001 16 MCG
2 63pts Q2 5mins Hawthorn 17.7.109 St Kilda 14.12.96 1999 12 Waverley Park
3 60pts Q2 27mins Collingwood 14.23.107 St Kilda 15.10.100 1970 10 Victoria Park
4 56pts Q2 28mins Hawthorn 26.15.171 Geelong 25.13.163 1989 6 Princes Park
5 55pts at Q1 time St Kilda 15.22.112 Hawthorn 14.15.99 1937 2 Glenferrie Oval
55pts Q2 10mins Collingwood 19.9.123 Richmond 16.13.109 1978 20 MCG
55pts Q3 3mins St Kilda 14.10.94 Western Bulldogs 13.9.87 2015 6 Docklands Stadium

Highest scores (both teams)

Rank Score Home Team Score Away Team Score Year Round Venue
1 52.33.345 Melbourne 21.15.141 St Kilda 31.18.204 1978 6 Melbourne Cricket Ground
=2 51.31.337 Geelong 35.18.228 St Kilda 16.13.109 1989 7 Kardinia Park
=2 50.37.337 Hawthorn 21.23.149 Richmond 29.14.188 1985 5 Princes Park
=4 51.28.334 North Melbourne 35.19.229 Sydney 16.9.105 1993 6 Princes Park
=4 51.28.334 Hawthorn 26.15.171 Geelong 25.13.163 1989 6 Princes Park
Source:[1]

Lowest scores (both teams)

Rank Score Home Team Score Away Team Score Year Round Venue
1 1.16.22 Essendon 1.8.14 Melbourne 0.8.8 1897 FR3 Lake Oval
2 1.18.24 Essendon 1.9.15 South Melbourne 0.9.9 1899 3 East Melbourne Cricket Ground
3 1.19.25 Geelong 1.9.15 Melbourne 0.10.10 1897 9 Corio Oval
4 3.10.28 Melbourne 1.7.13 South Melbourne 2.3.15 1898 6 MCG
5 3.11.29 Carlton 3.6.24 South Melbourne 0.5.5 1899 8 Princes Park
Source:[2]

Lowest scores (both teams) since 1919

As with the lowest scores and lowest winning scores, all the lowest aggregate scores above were from the first three years of VFL competition. The lowest match aggregate scores in more recent times are:

Rank Score Home Team Score Away Team Score Year Round Venue
1 3.20.38 Collingwood 2.13.25 Richmond 1.7.13 1927 GF MCG
2 6.15.51 Essendon 3.10.28 Footscray 3.5.23 1989 13 Windy Hill
3= 6.17.53 St Kilda 5.5.35 Essendon 1.12.18 1923 10 Junction Oval
3= 7.11.53 Carlton 4.6.30 Richmond 3.5.23 1927 6 Princes Park
5 5.25.55 Carlton 3.13.31 Geelong 2.12.24 1977 12 Princes Park
6 6.21.57 Footscray 1.8.14 Geelong 5.13.43 1965 12 Western Oval
7 7.16.58 Footscray 3.4.22 Brisbane Bears 4.12.36 1996 16 Western Oval
8 6.23.59 Footscray 4.12.36 Essendon 2.11.23 1955 4 Western Oval
9= 7.18.60 Richmond 4.10.34 Sydney 3.8.26 2020[a] 6 The Gabba
9= 7.18.60 St Kilda 1.5.11 Melbourne 6.13.49 1957 16 Junction Oval
9= 7.18.60 Geelong 3.11.29 Collingwood 4.7.31 1951 14 Kardinia Park
Source:[3]
  1. ^ The 2020 season was played with 17 home-and-away matches per team (down from 22) and 16-minute quarters with time on (down from 20-minute quarters with time on) due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most consecutive wins

Rank Concluded Games Team Commenced
1 Round 13, 1953 23 Geelong Round 12, 1952
2= Round 4, 2002 20 Brisbane Lions Round 10, 2001
2= Round 20, 2000 20 Essendon Round 1, 2000
2= Round 18, 1929 20 Collingwood Semifinal, 1928
5= Round 20, 2009 19 St Kilda Round 1, 2009
5= Round 13, 1956 19 Melbourne Round 15, 1955
[4]

Individual records

Disposals

Most Disposals (since 1965)

Rank Player Disposals[5] Year vs Team
1 Greg Williams 53 1989 vs St Kilda
Gary Ablett Jr. 2012 vs Collingwood
3 Barry Price 52 1971 vs Fitzroy
4 Scott Thompson 51 2011 vs Gold Coast
Lachie Neale 2019 vs Richmond
6 John Greening 50 1971 vs Geelong
Tom Mitchell 2017 vs Collingwood
Tom Mitchell 2018 vs Greater Western Sydney
Tony Shaw 1991 vs Brisbane Bears
Source: [9]. Last updated: 4 April 2022.

Note: Only includes performances of 50+ disposals.

Goalkicking

Most career goals

For a larger list, see List of VFL/AFL players to have scored 500 goals.

Rank Goals Games Player Club/Clubs Career
1 1360 281 Tony Lockett St Kilda, Sydney 1983–1999, 2002
2 1299 306 Gordon Coventry Collingwood 1920–1937
3 1254 269 Jason Dunstall Hawthorn 1985–1998
4 1057 267 Doug Wade Geelong, North Melbourne 1959–1975
5 1045 338 Lance Franklin Hawthorn, Sydney 2005-present
Source: [10]. Last updated: 30 August 2022.

Most goals in a game

Fred Fanning
Fred Fanning
Rank Score Player Club Opponent Year Round Venue
1 18.11 Fred Fanning Melbourne St Kilda 1947 19 Junction Oval
2 17.4 Gordon Coventry Collingwood Fitzroy 1930 12 Victoria Park
17.5 Jason Dunstall Hawthorn Richmond 1992 7 Waverley Park
4 16.5 Gordon Coventry Collingwood Hawthorn 1929 13 Victoria Park
16.1 Peter Hudson Hawthorn Melbourne 1969 5 Glenferrie Oval
16.4 Peter McKenna Collingwood South Melbourne 1969 19 Victoria Park
16.0 Tony Lockett Sydney Swans Fitzroy 1995 19 Whitten Oval
Source: [11]. Last updated: 14 January 2011.

Most goals in a season

Bob Pratt
Bob Pratt
Rank Goals Player Club Season
1 150 Bob Pratt South Melbourne 1934
150 Peter Hudson Hawthorn 1971
3 146 Peter Hudson Hawthorn 1970
4 145 Jason Dunstall Hawthorn 1992
5 143 Peter McKenna Collingwood 1970
Source: [12]. Last updated: 9 July 2007.

Most seasons as leading goalkicker

For season by season list, see Coleman Medal.

Dick Lee
Dick Lee
Rank Seasons Player Club/Clubs
1 7 Dick Lee Collingwood
2 6 Gordon Coventry Collingwood
3 5 John Coleman Essendon
4 4 Fred Fanning Melbourne
4 Doug Wade Geelong, North Melbourne
4 Peter Hudson Hawthorn
4 Tony Lockett St Kilda, Sydney
4 Lance Franklin Hawthorn, Sydney
Source: [13]. Last updated: 20 May 2009.
Note: This table does not take into account goals scored in finals.

Highest goals per game average

Rank Average Player Club/Clubs
1 5.64 Peter Hudson Hawthorn
2 5.48 John Coleman Essendon
3 4.84 Tony Lockett St Kilda, Sydney
4 4.66 Jason Dunstall Hawthorn
5 4.58 Peter McKenna Collingwood, Carlton
Source: [14]. Last updated: 9 July 2007.

Most goals on debut

Rank Goals Player Club Opponent Year Round Venue
1 12 John Coleman Essendon Hawthorn 1949 1 Windy Hill
2 9 Bill Wood Footscray Collingwood 1944 3 Whitten Oval
9 Warren Ralph Carlton North Melbourne 1984 1 Waverley Park
4 8 John Georgiades Footscray Carlton 1989 1 Princes Park
8 Scott Cummings Essendon Sydney Swans 1994 14 Melbourne Cricket Ground
Source: Official statistical history of the AFL (book). Last updated: 2007.

Most consecutive games with one or more goals

Rank Streak Player Club/s Start End
1 121 Peter McKenna Collingwood 1968 1974
2 114 Tony Lockett St Kilda, Sydney 1993 2002
3 98 Gordon Coventry Collingwood 1932 1937
4 97 Dick Lee Collingwood 1910 1918
5 90 Doug Wade Geelong, North Melbourne 1971 1975
Source: AFL Tables. Last updated: 13 July 2015.

Most career games for no goals

Rank Games Player Club/Clubs Start End
1 182 Ted Potter Collingwood 1963 1972
2 172 Gary Malarkey Geelong 1977 1986
3 166 Les Gardiner Essendon 1943 1953
4 162 Jamie Shanahan St Kilda, Melbourne 1992 1999
5 154 Ian Synman St Kilda 1958 1969
Source: AFL Tables. Last updated: 9 July 2007.

Games

Most career games

Brent Harvey
Brent Harvey

Further information: List of VFL/AFL players to have played 300 games

Rank Games Player Club Career span
1 432 Brent Harvey North Melbourne 1996–2016
2 426 Michael Tuck Hawthorn 1972–1991
3 407 Shaun Burgoyne Port Adelaide, Hawthorn 2002–2021
4 403 Kevin Bartlett Richmond 1965–1983
5 400 Dustin Fletcher Essendon 1993–2015

Most consecutive games

Adam Goodes
Adam Goodes
Rank Games Player Club
1 244 Jim Stynes Melbourne
2 226 Adem Yze Melbourne
3 204 Adam Goodes Sydney
4 202 Jack Titus Richmond
5 200 Brett Kirk Sydney
Source: AFL Tables. Last updated: 27 April 2022

Most games for each club

Further information: Australian rules footballers with 200 games for one club

Brad Johnson
Brad Johnson
Club Games Player Career span
Adelaide 340 Andrew McLeod 1995–2010
Brisbane Bears 164 Roger Merrett 1988–1996
Brisbane Lions 322 Simon Black 1998–2013
Carlton 375 Craig Bradley 1986–2002
Collingwood 355 Scott Pendlebury 2006–Present
Essendon 400 Dustin Fletcher 1993–2015
Fitzroy 333 Kevin Murray 1955–1964, 1967–1974
Footscray/Western Bulldogs 364 Brad Johnson 1994–2010
Fremantle 374 David Mundy 2005–Present
Geelong 352 Joel Selwood 2007–Present
Gold Coast 192 Jarrod Harbrow 2011–2021
Greater Western Sydney 210 Callan Ward 2012–Present
Hawthorn 426 Michael Tuck 1972–1991
Melbourne 306 David Neitz 1993–2008
North Melbourne 432 Brent Harvey 1996–2016
Port Adelaide 327 Travis Boak 2007-present
Richmond 403 Kevin Bartlett 1965–1983
St Kilda 383 Robert Harvey 1988–2008
South Melbourne/Sydney 372 Adam Goodes 1999–2015
University 101 Bert Hurrey 1908–1913
West Coast 320 Shannon Hurn 2006–Present
Source: [15]. Last updated: 30 August 2022.

Age records

Youngest players

Age on their debut:

Wels Eicke
Wels Eicke
Rank Age Player Club Year
1 15 years, 209 days Claude Clough St Kilda 1900
2 15 years, 287 days Keith Bromage Collingwood 1953
3 15 years, 297 days Albert Collier Collingwood 1925
4 15 years, 305 days Tim Watson Essendon 1977
5 15 years, 315 days Wels Eicke St Kilda 1909
Sources: Official statistical history of the AFL (book),
Australian Football.com.
Last updated: 2013.

Oldest players

Age in their last game:

Jack Leith
Jack Leith
Rank Age Player Club Year
1 43 years, 50 days Vic Cumberland St Kilda 1920
2 40 years, 23 days Dustin Fletcher Essendon 2015
3 39 years, 296 days Jack Leith Melbourne 1912
4 39 years, 239 days Syd Barker, Sr. North Melbourne 1927
5 39 years, 181 days Jim Flynn Carlton 1910
Source: [16]. Last updated: 29 July 2020.

Finals

Most premierships

Harry Collier
Harry Collier
Rank Total Player Club
1 7 Michael Tuck Hawthorn
2 6 Frank Adams Melbourne
6 Ron Barassi Melbourne
6 Albert Collier Collingwood
6 Harry Collier Collingwood
Source: Official statistical history of the AFL (book). Last updated: 2007.

Most Grand Final appearances

Rank Games Player Club
1 11 Michael Tuck Hawthorn
2 10 Gordon Coventry Collingwood
10 Albert Collier Collingwood
10 Dick Reynolds Essendon
10 Bill Hutchison Essendon
Source: AFL Tables. Last updated: 5 July 2015.

Most finals games

Rank Games Player Club/Clubs
= 1 39 Michael Tuck Hawthorn
= 1 39 Joel Selwood Geelong
3 35 Shaun Burgoyne Port Adelaide (14)
Hawthorn (21)
4 31 Gordon Coventry Collingwood
31 Harry Taylor Geelong
Source: AFL Tables. Last updated: Round 22, August 2022.

Most finals goals

Jack Titus
Jack Titus
Rank Total Player Club/Clubs
1 112 Gordon Coventry Collingwood
2 78 Jason Dunstall Hawthorn
3 74 Jack Titus Richmond
4 72 Leigh Matthews Hawthorn
5 69 Lance Franklin Hawthorn (46) / Sydney (23)
Last updated: 9 September 2017.

Coaching

Most games coached

Rank Total Player Club/Clubs
1 718 Mick Malthouse Footscray, West Coast, Collingwood, Carlton
2 714 Jock McHale Collingwood
3 678 Kevin Sheedy Essendon, Greater Western Sydney
4 575 Allan Jeans St Kilda, Hawthorn, Richmond
5 522 Tom Hafey Richmond, Collingwood, Geelong, Sydney
Source: [17]. Last updated: 31 May 2015.

Most wins as coach

Rank Total Player Club/Clubs
1 467 Jock McHale Collingwood
2 406 Mick Malthouse Footscray, West Coast, Collingwood, Carlton
3 389 Kevin Sheedy Essendon, Greater Western Sydney
4 357 Allan Jeans St Kilda, Hawthorn, Richmond
5 336 Tom Hafey Richmond, Collingwood, Geelong, Sydney
Source: [18]. Last updated: 31 May 2015.

Most premierships as coach

Rank Total Coach Year
1 8 Jock McHale 1917, 1919, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1935, 1936
2 6 Norm Smith 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1964
3 5 Jack Worrall 1906, 1907, 1908, 1911, 1912
5 Frank 'Checker' Hughes 1932, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1948
4 4 Dick Reynolds 1942, 1946, 1949, 1950
4 Tom Hafey 1967, 1969, 1973, 1974
4 Ron Barassi 1968, 1970, 1975, 1977
4 Allan Jeans 1966, 1983, 1986, 1989
4 David Parkin 1978, 1981, 1982, 1995
4 Kevin Sheedy 1984, 1985, 1993, 2000
4 Leigh Matthews 1990, 2001, 2002, 2003
4 Alastair Clarkson 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015
Source: [19]. Last updated: 6 May 2019.

Player/Coach

Most games played and coached

Rank Total Coach/Player Teams Coached Games Coached Teams Played For Games Played
1 929 Kevin Sheedy Essendon, Greater Western Sydney 678 Richmond 251
2 892 Mick Malthouse Footscray, West Coast, Collingwood, Carlton 718 St Kilda, Richmond 174
3 878 Jock McHale Collingwood 714 Collingwood 261 (97 games as playing coach)
4 793 Leigh Matthews Collingwood, Brisbane 461 Hawthorn 332
5 729 David Parkin Hawthorn, Carlton, Fitzroy 518 Hawthorn 211
Source: AFL Tables – Coaches. Last updated: 31 May 2015.

Awards

Most Brownlow Medals

Further information: List of Brownlow Medal winners

Rank Awards Player Club/Clubs Years
1 3 Haydn Bunton, Sr. Fitzroy 1931, 1932, 1935
3 Dick Reynolds Essendon 1934, 1937, 1938
3 Bob Skilton South Melbourne 1959, 1963, 1968
3 Ian Stewart St Kilda, Richmond 1965, 1966, 1971

Most club best and fairests

Rank Awards Player Club/Clubs Years
1 9 Kevin Murray Fitzroy 1956, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1969
9 Bob Skilton South Melbourne 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968
3 8 Leigh Matthews Hawthorn 1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982
4 7 Dick Reynolds Essendon 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1942, 1943
7 Bill Hutchison Essendon 1947, 1948, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956
7 Gary Dempsey Footscray, North Melbourne 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979
7 Scott West Western Bulldogs 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005

See also

References

  1. ^ AFL Tables; Most Points in a Game
  2. ^ AFL Tables: Fewest Points in a Game
  3. ^ Australian Football; AFL – Lowest Match Aggregates Since 1919
  4. ^ "AFL Tables - Streaks". afltables.com. Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  5. ^ "AFL Tables - Player Season and Game Records (1965-2021)".

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