October 2, 1896, Victoria, Australia Australian Football League/Founded
At the other end of the spectrum are Adelaide and Gold Coast. Both teams average 23.7 years of age to be the joint youngest in the AFL, while the Suns (53 games) are the least experienced, just edging Adelaide (56.6), Essendon (57.5) and the rebuilt Greater Western Sydney (57.5). Brisbane is an interesting case.Mar 6, 2021
Melbourne The AFL Ladder
|Most Career Games||Brent Harvey: 432|
|Most Premierships||Carlton & Essendon: 16|
|Most Wooden Spoons (Bottom Finishes)||St Kilda: 27|
|Highest Crowd Attendence||121,696, Collingwood v Carlton at MCG: Grand Final 1970.|
On June 8, 1966, the rival National Football League (NFL) and American Football League (AFL) announce that they will merge. This prompted Lamar Hunt, the wealthy son of an oil tycoon, to recruit seven businessmen from cities hungry for pro football to form a rival league.
The NFL is known as the outdoor American football, whereas, the AFL stands for indoor American football. The NFL is a game dominated by strategy where defense wins the championship, whereas, in the AFL a faster pace and higher scores do the work. The field length is 160 yards in the NFL with a 6-foot pointer border.