Which AFL Team Has The Longest Premiership Drought?
Which team has the longest AFL Premiership Drought?
Full List Of AFL Premiership Droughts
|Team||Last Premiership Win||AFL Premiership Drought|
|Melbourne Demons||1964||57 years|
|St Kilda Saints||1966||55 years|
|Fremantle Dockers||N/A||26 years|
|Carlton Blues||1995||26 years|
|Adelaide Crows||1998||23 years|
|North Melbourne Kangaroos||1999||22 years|
|Essendon Bombers||2000||21 years|
|Brisbane Lions||2003||18 years|
|Port Adelaide Power||2004||17 years|
|Collingwood Magpies||2010||11 years|
|Gold Coast Suns||N/A||11 years|
|GWS Giants||N/A||10 years|
|Geelong Cats||2011||10 years|
|Sydney Swans||2012||9 years|
|Hawthorn Hawks||2015||6 years|
|Western Bulldogs||2016||5 years|
|West Coast Eagles||2018||3 years|
|Richmond Tigers||2020||Current Premiers|
Table correct as of the conclusion of the 2019 AFL season
AFL Premiership Drought FAQ
What is the longest drought in AFL history?
The Sydney/South Melbourne Swans hold the unflattering record of the longest drought between premierships.
Before their 2005 breakthrough win, the Swans' last flag was in 1933.
Which team has current longest premiership drought?
The Melbourne Demons currently have the longest active AFL premiership drought. Since winning the 1964 flag, Melbourne has yet to win a premiership.
The Demons' wait between flags stands at 57 years.
Have any of the AFL expansion teams won a premiership?
Since the formation of the AFL back in 1990, only Port Adelaide in 2004 has won a premiership as an expansion side.
Both Fremantle and GWS have made AFL grand finals but failed to win.
Are there any teams in the AFL that haven't won a premiership?
There are currently three teams in the AFL that are yet to taste premiership success.
The Fremantle Dockers, the Gold Coast Suns and the GWS Giants have all failed to hoist the cup.
What team took the longest to win an AFL premiership?
St Kilda took the longest to win an AFL premiership, playing out 68 seasons before they finally hoisted their one and only flag.
North Melbourne waited the second longest with 51 while Hawthorn (37 years) rank in third.
Who won the most recent AFL premiership?
The Richmond Tigers won the most recent AFL premiership, defeating Geelong in the 2020 Grand Final.