Essendon and Carlton have won the most premierships with 16 premierships each.
Both Carlton Blues and Essendon Bombers have won 16 premierships in the AFL.
Which AFL team has won 10 premierships
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!
Jock McHale, Collingwood - 8 premierships.
Essendon has won 16 premierships. It shares the record for the most VFL/AFL premierships with Carlton, who has also won 16.
Essendon and Carlton have both won 16 premierships - the most premierships won by any team. Hmmmmmmmmmmm that`s interesting about that.
If you include the club's time in the old VFL competition when known as 'Footscray Football Club', then the club has won only the solitary premiership in 1954. Under the name of the Western Bulldogs and since being in the AFL, it has not won any further premierships.
As a player only, the record is held by Michael Tuck - 7 premierships.
Essendon and Carlton - 16 each.
Essendon has winning 130 grand finals
In its very limited time in the AFL [proper], only the Fremantle Dockers have failed to win a premiership. However, in the club's homegrown state competition - the Western Australian Football League, the original clubs of South Fremantle and East Fremantle have each won many premierships. Strictly, having long histories in the AFL-VFL, the least premierships have been won by both - the Bulldogs and St. Kilda, at only one each. On the other hand, Carlton and Essendon have won the most AFL Premierships - with 16 a-piece.
Sydney Swans has won one AFL Premiership - in 2005. However, the club is the direct result of the 1982 relocation of the South Melbourne (Swans) Football Club from the VFL competition - the forerunner competition of the AFL, Sydney becoming the club's new home. South Melbourne Swans had won 3 Premierships before this move - 1909, 1918 and 1933. So the Swans are officially attributed with having won 4 AFL Premierships.
Carlton and Essendon both have won 16 premierships, Collingwood just behind with 14.
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".
After some research, I believe the answer to be that there are 3 different people who answer to achieving the most premierships as VFL-AFL players and coaches: The first was Jock McHale, who won 2 premierships solely as a player for Collingwood - the first being in 1903 - his first year at the club. He then went on to coach Collingwood to a record 8 premierships = 10 total premierhips. The second was Norm Smith, who played for Melbourne Football Club from 1937. He played in 4 premierships for the club. Later he went on to coach 6 premierships over an 11 year period = 10 total premierhips. The third was Ron Barassi, who played for Melbourne, winning 6 Premierhips as a player only with that club. Following his time at Melbourne, he accepted a coaching opportunity with Carlton, which club won 2 premierships during his short stay with the club. He then went on to coach North Melbourne for a further 2 premierships = 10 total premierships! However, of those premierhips, some won by Ron Barassi and Jock McHale were achieved as playing coaches.
As of the end of 2009, it is Essendon and Carlton with 16 Premierships each.
10, last one in 1980
Collingwood won 4 in a row in the late 1920's.
Probably the two teams that have been in the VFL/AFL from the beginning in 1896 and have won the Most premierships as well: Essendon and Carlton - with 16 premierships a-piece. Although some try to claim it, you also probably couldn't give it to the Brisbane Lions club, either, since it was really an outgrowth of Brisbane Bears which commenced in 1987, and which, in turn, was really an outgrowth of the Fitzroy Lions.
Both Carlton and Essendon have won 16 premierships each, the most out of any team in AFL/VFL history.
As of May 2011, Essendon and Carlton share the honor of having won the most VFL/AFL Premierships with sixteen apiece.
Carlton and Essendon have 16 premiership's each. Collingwood has won 15.