Name
AFL

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Established
1897 (122 years old)

First Recorded Event
2015-09-11

Sport
Australian football

Location
Australia

Gender
Male

Alternate Names
Australian rules football

Last Edit
smudgie: 02 Jul 2019
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23 Jun 19 Western Bulldogs  -  Collingwood Footb
22 Jun 19 St Kilda Football  -  Brisbane Lions
22 Jun 19 Melbourne Footbal  -  Fremantle Footbal
16 Jun 19 North Melbourne F 68 - 91  Greater Western S
14 Jun 19 Essendon Football  -  Hawthorn Football
17 May 19 West Coast Eagles  -  Melbourne Footbal
11 May 19 Port Adelaide Foo  -  Adelaide Football
11 May 19 Gold Coast Footba 60 - 61  Melbourne Footbal
11 May 19 Carlton Football  87 - 106  Collingwood Footb
10 May 19 Sydney Swans  -  Essendon Football

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The Australian Football League (AFL) is the pre-eminent professional competition in the sport of Australian rules football. Through the AFL Commission, the AFL also serves as the sport's governing body, and is responsible for controlling the laws of the game. The league was founded as the Victorian Football League (VFL) as a breakaway from the previous Victorian Football Association (VFA), with its inaugural season commencing in 1897. Originally comprising only teams based in the Australian state of Victoria, the competition's name was changed to the Australian Football League for the 1990 season, after expanding to other states throughout the 1980s.

The league currently consists of 18 teams spread over five of Australia's six states (Tasmania being the exception). Matches have been played in all mainland states and territories of Australia, as well as in New Zealand. The AFL season currently consists of a pre-season competition (currently branded as the "NAB Challenge"), followed by a 23-round regular (or "home-and-away") season, which runs during the Australian winter (March to September). The top eight teams then play off in a four-round finals series, culminating in the AFL Grand Final, which is held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground each year. The winning team in the Grand Final is termed the "premiers", and is awarded the premiership cup. The current premiers are the Western Bulldogs.

Seasons

1998 Season

2009 Season

2010 Season

2011 Season

2012 Season

2013 Season

2014 Season

2015 Season

2016 Season

2017 Season

2018 Season

2019 Season

Teams

Adelaide Football

Brisbane Lions

Carlton Football

Collingwood Footb

Essendon Football

Fremantle Footbal

Geelong Football

Gold Coast Footba

Greater Western
-11

Hawthorn Footba
-11

Melbourne Footb
-10

North Melbourne
-11

Port Adelaide F
-11

Richmond Footba
-11

St Kilda Footba
-11

Sydney Swans
-11

West Coast Eagles

Western Bulldog
-11

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