Name
Australian AFL

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Established
1897 (124 years old)

First Recorded Event
1995-09-30

Current Season
2021

Sport
Australian Football

Location
Australia

Gender
Male

Alternate Names
Australian rules football

TV Rights
US - Fox Sports [2021]

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Latest Results
25 Sep 21 Melbourne Footb  -  Western Bulldog
11 Sep 21 Port Adelaide F 45 - 116  Western Bulldog
10 Sep 21 Melbourne Footb 125 - 42  Geelong Footbal
04 Sep 21 Brisbane Lions 78 - 79  Western Bulldog
03 Sep 21 Geelong Footbal 103 - 68  Greater Western
29 Aug 21 Western Bulldog 85 - 36  Essendon Footba
28 Aug 21 Sydney Swans 73 - 74  Greater Western
28 Aug 21 Melbourne Footb 93 - 60  Brisbane Lions
27 Aug 21 Port Adelaide F 86 - 43  Geelong Footbal
21 Aug 21 Brisbane Lions 125 - 87  West Coast Eagl

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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

1995

1998

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Teams

Adelaide Football

Brisbane Lions

Carlton Football

Collingwood Footb

Essendon Football

Fremantle Footbal

Geelong Football

Gold Coast Footba

Greater Western S

Hawthorn Football

Melbourne Footbal

North Melbourne F

Port Adelaide Foo

Richmond Football

St Kilda Football

Sydney Swans

West Coast Eagles

Western Bulldogs

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