Well AFL or VFL before AFL there was VFL, it has been around for years in Australia.
The 'AFL' (Australian Football League) name has been around since 1990. The 'VFL' (Victorian Football League) change its name after expansion outside Victoria. The first season of the VFL was 1897 after team left the VFA to form a new league. Australian Rules Football (the SPORT played in the AFL) was first played in 1859.
The AFL and NFL merged before the start of the 1970 season.
1989 - 1990 was the transition from VFL to AFL. The Collingwood football club won the first AFL premiership in 1990.
Collingwood won the VFA premiership in 1896. It's first VFL/AFL premiership was in 1902.
The AFL merged with the CIO.
The Raiders were a charter member of the AFL, beginning play in 1960.
That was January 15, 1967 between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs with the Packers winning, 35-10. The game was known then as the AFL-NFL Championship Game and the name was changed to Super Bowl I after the AFl=NFL merger in 1970.
He played in the first game of AFL football and is still alive. he behaves like a 4 year old