Australian football, also known as Aussie rules, Australian rules football or footy is the most popular sport in Australia. As a result, there are numerous Australian football clubs some of which are not even know. Here is an overview of the five best Australian football clubs based on their fan base as well as overall performance.
1. Collingwood Football Club
Nicknamed as Magpies or Pies, Collingwood Football Club is one of the top Australian football club that plays in the Australian Football League. It was formed in 1892 and named after Melbourne suburbs of Collingwood.
Collingwood Is the highest attended and most viewed Australian football club in the nation attracting crowds of over 80,000 members during home games which are held at the Melbourne Cricket ground. Its home guernsey consist of white and black stripes that match the colors of an Australian magpie.
Historically, Collingwoods is one of the most successful club in the AFL. It has won 15 VFL/AFL premiership. It has also played a record of 43 grand finals, winning 15 times, losing 26 and drawing two which is a record.
2. Carton Football club
Nicknamed as the Blues, Carlton football club is yet another top performing club that competes in the AFL. It was founded in 1864 in carlton but it is currently based Melbourne, Victoria. This club competes in the Australian Football league and it has won 16 senior VFL/AFL premiership and six senior premiership as well as two Victorian Football Association.
Its nickname, Blues, come from its navy blue playing uniform.
3. Hawthorn Football Club
Hawthorn Football club is a professional Australian Rules football club that competes in the AFl. It was founded in 1902 and has won 13 VFL/AFL premiership. It is famous for being the only club that has won the premiership in each decade of 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2010s.
The team is nicknamed Hawks and it plays in brown with gold stripes gurneys.
4. Richmond Football Club
The Richmond Football club competes in the Victorian Football League. Since joining the competitions in 1908, it has won 10 premiership and it is ranked number six for the premierships won.
Since its inception in 1885, its administration and training has always been based at Punt Road Oval until in 1965 when the club began playing its home games at the Melbourne cricket ground. It is nicknamed Tigers which is derived from their logo
5. Melbourne football club
Melbourne Football club is the oldest professional Australian Football club having been incepted in 1858. It is named after Melbourne, Victoria, the city where it plays its home games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Besides being the oldest club, it has remained relevant having won 12 premierships. It is nicknames demons.