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The Bombers made the top-five in 2019 (Getty images)

The team with the largest fan base isn't Collingwood...


The Pies like to think of themselves as the most recognisable team in Australia but 2019 membership numbers tell a much different tale.

Collingwood, while still boasting an impressive 85,226 members, only signed up enough members to sit in third place.

Richmond is in first position, with an enormous membership base of 103,358, just shading The West Coast Eagles (90,445).

The Bombers sit in fourth position with 84,237 while Hawthorn rounds out the top five with 81,211.

View the top-10 list of AFL supporter bases below:

1. Richmond (103,358)


Richmond Tigers
(Getty Images)

2018 tally: 100,726

2. West Coast Eagles (90,445)


West coast Eagles
(Getty Images)

2018 tally: 80,290

3. Collingwood (85,226)


Collingwood
(Getty Images)

2018 tally: 75,507

4. Essendon (84,237)


Essendon
(Getty Images)

2018 tally: 79,319

5. Hawthorn (81,211)


Hawthorn
(Getty Images)

2018 tally: 80,302

6. Geelong (65,603)


Geelong Cats
(Getty Images)

2018 tally: 63,818

7. Adelaide Crows (64,739)


Adelaide Crows
(Getty Images)

2018 tally: 64,739

8. Carlton (64,269)


Carlton Blues
(Getty Images)

2018 tally: 56,005

9. Sydney Swans (61,912)


Sydney Swans
(Getty Images)

2018 tally: 60,934

10. Melbourne (52,421)


Melbourne Demons
(Getty Images)

2018 tally: 44,275

Most AFL fans FAQ

Which AFL team in Victoria has the most fans?

The Richmond Tigers top this list with over 100,000 paid up members. Collingwood sits in second position while the Bombers round out the top-three.

Which AFL team in Western Australia has the most fans?

The West Coast Eagles sit comfortably above the Fremantle Dockers, boasting almost 40,000 more paid up members.

Which AFL team in South Australia has the most fans?

The Adelaide Crows sit above their cross-town rivals Port Adelaide but it's closer than you would think. The Power are behind the Crows by just over 12,000 members.

Which AFL team in NSW has the most fans?

The Sydney Swans have far more fans than the GWS Giants, as you could imagine given they only recently entered the competition. The Swans have 61,912 members compared to the Giants' 30,109.

Which AFL team in Queensland team has the most fans?

The Brisbane Lions have had far more success in the AFL than the Gold Coast but don't have that many more fans. The Lions have under 15,000 more memebers than the Suns.

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