Which club has the biggest supporter base? Collingwood, Richmond or West Coast?

Which club has the biggest supporter base?

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Club Legend
Apr 26, 2004
AFL Club
It’s actually hard to pin point when they actually were the biggest isn’t it?
Richmond obviously have always been huge as with Carlton & Essendon hence the big 4 theory.

To say who is the biggest out of that is impossible to say until all 4 are actively competing again.

The undeniable fact right now tho is West Coast have the most paid up members & with a waiting line as long as the Nullabor to join the club it shows the Eagles to be the biggest supporter base and most preferred club to be a part of in the comp.
This is possibly the most significant statement I’ve seen on this thread. It’s difficult to know as club strength performance on many of the noted performance indicators is highly influenced by on field results only.

Richmond have won 3 of the last 4 flags, of course they’d be leading on many performance metrics like membership, attendances and even operating revenue as a result. However until 2013 (when they started playing finals), they weren’t in the top 4 in many of these. They certainly were not top two on attendances for example, often trailing Essendon despite the latter playing out of a restricted capacity stadium..

It was only 2-3 years ago some were seriously making a case for Hawthorn being a bigger club than Richmond! That was quickly and rightly dispelled when form lines reversed.

Stadium capacities will always complicate the arguments further.

It’s not as clear cut as some would believe.

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Deadly Assassin

Aug 25, 2013
AFL Club
Haha funny, why would you assume I haven’t traveled?

So once again, how are you gonna “guarantee” it..?? 🤔
Out of the top 20 highest attended games in history, how many involve Collingwood, how many involve West Coast and how many involve Richmond?

Which club has consistently led the other two year in, year out in the Roy Morgan fan surveys, which surveys millions of Australians every year?


Club Legend
Apr 7, 2009
AFL Club
Jeez acting like such a sourpuss and just be happy with 2nd place. There’s no shame in being runners up to the mighty invaders from the west.
Your members were able to attend games and ours were not. If the circumstances were reversed your membership would have plummeted. We will see who gets the top gong next year big boy. We will romp it in. You are just a little offended that we are the best team of the last 5 years.

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Brownlow Medallist
Feb 11, 2011
AFL Club
Collingwood have a large following all over Australia. The largest following of any club NATIONALLY.

Richmond and West Coast are huge LOCALLY but neither club come close to Collingwood on a NATIONAL scale.
What bs.

Northern states most people don’t care about AFL and in WA most fans follow the eagles and in SA it’s Adelaide.

In WA, the fans of the non WA team fans are split.

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