What is an interesting fact about AFL?

What is an interesting fact about AFL?

1. Amazingly, 14 of Geelong’s 46 listed players have first names starting with the letter J. 2. When the game first started in 1858, no time limits existed for matches.

What is the oldest AFL club?

Melbourne and Geelong
Melbourne and Geelong were founding members of the Victorian Football League (VFL)(now AFL), making them the world’s oldest football clubs that are now professional.

Which AFL team has lost the most games?

Highest losing scores and lowest winning scores

Highest losing scores
Rank Score Club
1 25.13.163 Geelong
2 25.9.159 Kangaroos
3 23.19.157 Fitzroy

What is the oldest AFL team in Australia?

The Melbourne and Geelong football clubs were established in 1858 and 1859, respectively, and are two of the oldest football clubs in the world.

Who started AFL?

On May 17, 1859, Hammersley, Smith, Thompson and Wills, gathering at Bryant’s Hotel in East Melbourne, wrote the 10 rules that formed the basis of what has become today’s game.

Which AFL team is the youngest?

The Magpies’ flag 11 years ago remains the youngest of the modern-era, with Collingwood winning the 2010 grand final replay against St Kilda with a team boasting an average age of 24 years and 57 days.

Who is the fastest AFL player ever?

Essendon’s Nick Hind reached a top speed of 36.07km/h ranking him as the fastest in the AFL and the only player to reach 36km/h.

Who is the oldest player in the AFL?

Dustin Fletcher (born 7 May 1975) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played his entire 23 season career for the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL)….

Dustin Fletcher
Years Club Games (Goals)
1993–2015 Essendon 400 (71)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)

What is the most common injury in AFL?

The three most prevalent injuries in the AFL are hamstring strains, groin/hip/osteitis pubis injuries and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) knee injuries.

Which AFL players have made the biggest impact on the game?

Many of these players – including Andrew McLeod, Gavin Wanganeen, Graham Farmer, Michael Long and Nicky Winmar – have had a huge impact on the game and their communities, winning numerous medals, including Brownlow Medals, Norm Smith Medals and AFL Rising Star awards.

How many AFL facts do you know?

We came up with 31 absolute ripper AFL facts perfect for a pre-game quiz amongst all your fanatical footy mates. Why 31? Well, try this for starters.

What is the history of AFL in Victoria?

Facts about AFL – AFL Logo Facts about AFL 3: Victorian Football League The Victorian Football League was established in 1896 when six of the strongest clubs in Victoria – Collingwood, Essendon, Fitzroy, Geelong, Melbourne and South Melbourne – broke away from the established Victorian Football Association to establish the new league.

Does AFL have a trivial side?

We all know that AFL is anything but trivial. It’s a matter of life and death. We live and breathe it with a passion. But it does have a quirky, trivial side. And no doubt you’re surrounded by armchair experts.