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 Collingwood

This is the ultimate bogan team, and one of the most hated team in the sport

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. - ParasN2000

How is West coast eagles number 1, you guys are cooked

Best team ever!

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2 West Coast Eagles 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 .

I'm a magpies fan but the eagles are definitely the most supported team overall

I have asked so many people what team they go for and 90% of them said Eagles.

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

West is the best

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3 Richmond Richmond

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 - AFL

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.

The Tigers roar is mighty, it has the best theme song and its home ground is right there at Punt Road. With this finals series it should move up this ladder quickly

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.

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4 Sydney Swans 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. - AFL

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

Perfect Footy team and it's little difficult to improve the perfection

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

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5 Hawthorn Hawthorn

They have won 3 grand finals in a row

Because hawthorn have a lot of skill and practice

They are the bandwagon team

They are the best

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6 Adelaide Crows Adelaide Crows

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. - AFL


This team sucks. overrated players, stealing players from over clubs, they have the worst fans ever and can't play football at all. even my old football club can play better than this crappy team - Th3Zm0nst3r

The Crows are not just a good side from a supporter perspective, but also from an Umpire perspective.
Go Crows!

7 Fremantle Fremantle

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. - AFL

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

The eagles suck


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8 Port Adelaide Port Adelaide

They are awesome and play well

Port adelaide most successful club sanfl and afl

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 - AFL

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"

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9 Essendon Essendon

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. - AFL

See the bombers fly up up to smash north Melbourne because they suck suck

See the bombers fly up

There aren't many Essendon fans I know

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10 Carlton Carlton

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. - AFL

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

We have the most wins, duh vote Carlton!

This teams good

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The Contenders

11 Geelong Cats 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. - AFL

Danger is here and only 3%

They should be top


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12 Western Bulldogs 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. - AFL

This team is one of the most hard working!

They are a really good team!


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13 North Melbourne North Melbourne

This team should be number one!

The guys on the team are sex as

North is better than all the afl teams


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14 Melbourne Melbourne

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. - AFL

The team that should be the most popular is THE DEES!

Hopefully 2017 will help them improve in the popularity ladder.

15 St. Kilda St. Kilda

Why are we so far down we should be higher than Fremantle who are a joke of a footy club

Saint Kilda could be a very formidable team in years to come

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. - AFL

Keep up the hard work bruhs

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16 Brisbane Lions 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. - AFL

They the best

Poor suckers - BraixenBreak

They are the BOMB MLG OP

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17 Greater Western Sydney Giants 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. - AFL

There the BEST! #neversurrender

18 Gold Coast Suns 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. - AFL

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