Most Popular AFL Teams

List of the most supported clubs in the AFL. Not by membership (Hawthorn lead), not by club revenue (West Coast lead), but by the number of supporters of each club.
The Top Ten
1 Collingwood Magpies

Hate the magpie army? Well come to one of our home games hear the ROAR of the fans in the 2018 preliminary final Richmond vs Collingwood when the Richmond cheer squad used the drums all you could hear was the Collingwood chant! Go pies

This isn't a subjective list because Collingwood IS the most supported and popular AFL club and has been for a long time. I do not support this club but there's no point denying fact.

The most popular, yes, but the best ACTUAL team? No. Supporters are loud, annoying and scream at the ref and bully anyone who goes for a different team.

Collingwood is the best, chuck out the rest! Normally I'm not picky about this stuff but Collingwood, in reality is the best AFL team of all time!

2 West Coast Eagles The West Coast Eagles are an Australian Rules Football team . The Eagles are based in Perth, Western Australia, dawning the colours of navy blue and gold .

Original interstate team. Experienced success and a huge amount of finals series. Unlike many other teams, the eagles have never really hit 'rock bottom'.
By far the most supported team and most profitable team for 10 years running.

How is collingwood 1st! Dad and one of my bros go for collingwood and mum, my other bro and I go for Eagles so majority rules. Let's beat that NASTY COLLINGWOOD

Not many clubs have 22,000 more members than seats at their stadium. The Eagles also dominate the WA sporting landscape and are arguably the most followed AFL club in the NT as well.

The Eagles are definitely second behind Richmond in members, but are easily the best team outside of Victoria.

3 Richmond Tigers

Unbelievably, Richmond is still one of the most popular teams in the league. The historical club from punt road has won 1 final in 20 years, and with a whole generation passing, they are still the 4th most popular club in the AFL

Greatest club in the comp,with there well established roots and a now such a well run professional club with the best people at the helm the sky is the limit. Go Peggy and Ben and the rest of the board down to the all the players. Eat em alive.

For 40 years have not been to a Richmond game and been outnumbered. No matter who we play or where we are on the ladder.
Simply the biggest and the reason we are so hated by filthy Collingwood.

First and only club to reach 100,000 members in a season, and we've done it twice in a row. No other club, and certainly not Collingwood, even comes close.
As of 2019
Richmond - 103,358 members
West Coast - 90,445 members
Collingwood - 85,226 members

4 Sydney Swans

Moved from South Melbourne, the Sydney Swans hail from the most populated city in Australia. This means they have a lot of followers. And although the swans don't have as 'die hard' fans as the eagles or magpies, they do have a lot of them.

Swans are the best and have been one of the most consistent teams in the 21st century. Also west coast sucks.

It's amazing how they have a large fanbase in state where Afl isn't the favoured sport.

I have moved from the Eagles to Sydney Swans because of how hard and fair they play.

5 Hawthorn Hawks

Most successful club in recent history, but hard to support a team with such ugly colours.
Hawthorn are the 6th most popular, but have also taken the mantle from collingwood as the most hated club in AFL history. The 2nd team of an AFL fan is who is versing hawthorn.

A really good club, amazing players, and win often, GO HAWKS!

Because their amazing and are an independent team.

The greatest of the modern era! You want to beat them..better bring some game!

6 Adelaide Crows

Love the Crows, if you do not agree, that is fine and in the more recent years such as 2019 and onwards they have not been a particularly strong club but I am loyal to tehm.

The pride of south Australia. The crows pull in the highest average home crowds to their games (2016), soon to be overtaken by west coast upon the arrival of Perth Stadium in 2018.

There the best team ever

Crows are the best team

7 Fremantle Dockers

West Coast's little brother. Fremantle due to its culture and colours is the most popular team amongst female AFL supporters. For the 4th youngest team in the league, the dockers do well with fans.

I like dockers more than eagles because eagles are the most arrogant team I have seen in 60 years MATE!

Me and My brother both LOVE the dockers My brother wants to play for them when he is older!

They have won the most flags in the history of afl and I liver them to bits because they love porn

8 Carlton Blues

Carlton are arguably THE historical heavyweights of the AFL. Their logo, jumper, club song and culture hasn't changed one bit in 100 years of history. They are, overall, the equal most successful club with 16 premierships but are currently one of the worst teams in the league.

Won the most amount of premierships and have significant rivals within the league.

We have the most wins, duh vote Carlton!

Third most popular club in the league, behind Collingwood then Richmond

9 Essendon Bombers

Carlton 2.0. Essendon are the other historical heavyweight based on culture and tradition. And the only other side with the most, 16 premierships. despite just ending the clubs darkest time in history in 2016, essendon have remained up the ranks as an established and supported AFL team.

The 2000 season was one of the best seasons of afl history! We know the bombers really medium in the 2019 season but 2018 was wired

Have won one or more premierships in every decade except in the 30s and 70s. Go dons.

Essendon should be way higher even N.1

10 Port Adelaide Power

Similarly to Fremantle, the power are the little brother of the Adelaide Crows. However unlike the dockers and eagles, the power has developed such a strong culture and rivalry that at times, it has been well and truly ahead of the crows as the most popular South Australian team.
The power do very well for a 18 year old footy club

Port is one of the oldest footy clubs playing in the AFL currently. If one counts SANFL premierhips, the Power is the most successful club in the competition. (VFL and SANFL premierships won prior to joining are acknowledged by the AFL)
They are definitely no "little brother"

Power is the best I have been going to every game since I was 1 and in 13

The Contenders
11 Geelong Cats

Based out of the small city of Geelong, the cats have been the best and most consistent AFL team of the last 10 years, winning 3 premierships and a 4th (2008) premiership stolen from them.

How are they so good out of a small town? Because they're the best!

Because they're awesome! Go cats! Go cats! Go cats!

They were almost unbeatable in 2019!

12 Western Bulldogs

Originally the Footscray Bulldogs, they have been a rather unsuccessful team in the past 60 years, with their last premiership, however this, and their supporter base can all change and grow depending on the 2016 AFL Grand Final, where they face the Sydney Swans to make a historic premiership from 7th position on the ladder.

This team is one of the most hard working!

The bulldogs should be 1st because they won the FINAL! and they are not mean at all

They are a really good team!

13 Melbourne Demons

A team that theoretically should be THE most popular team in the game, dawning the name and location of the home of football that is Melbourne. The demons are the original AFL team, alongside geelong, however ever since 2006, they have been helplessly bad, glimpses of hope in 2016, however, show a positive revival of the club for its future.

Hopefully 2017 will help them improve in the popularity ladder.

Who goes for Melbourne

There the first team ever you would think they would be higher then 16

14 St. Kilda Saints

Why the heck is Brisbane above St.Kilda? Brisbane won a couple of premeirships and have been just begging for that previous form ever since. St.Kilda was an absoulute BEAST in the mid and late 2000s.

Also, why are North Melbourne above ANY of these teams? North has probably the least good players out of any club and have nearly barely any top 8 results in the last few years.

Historically a very strong club, perhaps the only reason for a 'lacking' supporter base is the fact that the saints have only won 1 premiership, a long, long time ago. The hidden saints fans are waiting for success to resurface.

Life long. St Kilda. Fan. Will get there. One day. Hopefully I m still alive. Been waiting. 51 years.

We will get a final one day.
I can feel it.

15 North Melbourne Kangaroos

Sub 2 camozplayz please and NORTH RULE we one the year before 2000! I would love 2 have sex with 1 of dem

This team should be number one!

This should be higher
Best team ever even though we loss half of the time

16 Brisbane Lions

A once popular team, with the support of a largely rugby orientated state, the lions are experiencing one of the lowest points in any clubs history. Consistently getting belted week after week, year after year, for the last 8 years in a row.

Lions are really good now they were 2nd last year and are second right now at present. Go Lions!

Best team ever. 3 times in a row

They the best

17 Greater Western Sydney Giants

Started in 2012, the giants spent their first 4 years as a club getting bashed up by the big boys. However now, just post being knocked out of a preliminary final in 2016, are STRONG favourites for not just the 2017 flag, but to win multiple premierships in a row. Due to the AFL's drafting system handed to the Giants by fortune, the team of Western Sydney could build an unmatched and unrivalled dynasty of an AFL team.

We are the best Yeah

18 Gold Coast Suns

Similar to the Giants at first hand, starting 1 year prior in 2011. However, the suns have had all aspects of their football development fall face first, with the highest amount of injuries by any sports team ever over the last 3 seasons, and a team expected to have to undergo a 2nd rebuild in the last 5 years.

19 Brisbane Bears
20 Fitzroy Lions
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