Collingwood has played in 43 grand finals (including 2 draws). This is the VFL/AFL record.
Essendon has winning 130 grand finals
Most grand finals there has been turnouts of 100,000+ people at the MCG which is where the grand finals are always played.
Collingwood have lost more finals than any other afl team when they loose is referred to as the colliwobbles That's one way to look at it, the other way is that they are the only team good enough to play in so many finals, also please don't leave out they have won the most finals! But they have not won the most Grand finals; that honour belongs to both Carlton and Essendon.
Carlton has won 16 Grand Finals. Although Essendon has also won 16 premierships, it has won only 14 grand finals in this achievement. The premierships of 1897 and 1924 were decided by a round robin finals series and no grand final was played in those years.
Collingwood have lost the most. Around 25 losing Grand Finals.
Gordon Coventry (Collingwood) 35 goals.
Essendon, Carlton, Collingwood, Melbourne, ??
Carlton has won 16 Grand Finals, and therefore, 16 Premierships in AFL football.
Carlton have won 16 Grand Finals. Although Essendon have was 16 premierships, it has won only 14 grand finals. The premierships of 1897 and 1924 were decided by a round robin finals series and no grand final was played in those years.
The question is actually invalid, because both Essendon and Carlton have won the most at 16 premierships each. Therefore, the next team will have won the third most AFL Premierships; and that is Collingwood. The Collingwood Magpies have won 15, but they have lost many more grand finals than they have won!
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Collingwood has made the most Grand finals, but has lost more than its fair share. The others are: Carlton Essendon Hawthorn
As of the year 2010, Essendon and Carlton have each won 16 Premierships. Collingwood has won 15 grand finals, and Melbourne, I believe, might be 4th with 13 Grand Final victories.
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Carlton has won 16 Grand Finals. Although Essendon has 16 premierships, it has won only 14 grand finals in this acievement. The premierships of 1897 and 1924 were decided by a round robin finals series and no grand final was played in those years. Importantly, however, Carlton and Essendon.....16 Premierships each
The best AFL team would be either the team/s which has/have won the most premierships, or if one is meaning in current terms, then the best team is that which most recently won the premiership. Carlton and Essendon have won the most Premierships at 16 each, but Collingwood has played in the most grand finals - at 42 and lags just behind them at 15 premierships. Geelong, however, has won the most recent, 2011, premiership - and in fact, three of the last five premierships, and would have to qualify for current title as "the best team in the AFL".
Hawthorn have lost 5 VFL/AFL Grand Finals;1963,1975,1984,1985 and 1987 from 16 Grand Final Appearances.Their last Grand Final appearance was in 2008 when they beat the 2007 premiers, Geelong by 26 points (18.7.115 to 11.23.89) to win their 10th VFL/AFL Premiership.