AFL Salaries

AFL is elaborated to Australian Football League Salary Cap, is the highest level professional competition in the sport of Australian Football League. The Laws of the Game are controlled by the League and responsible to serve as the sports Governing body. Salary cap or Wage cap is an agreement of rule that is effective for players and teams to limit down expenditure on players salaries in a Team. The limit exists as per player or as per team roster or even both. The AFL has implemented its salary cap in the year 1987 to avoid the most dominant and rich clubs to take the upper hand in players auction. The changes that are being done during the resent with effect to change in rise AFL salary cap to 10 Million next year.


The league was established in the year 1897 and consists of 8 teams from Victoria The League was first known as Victorian Football League as a breakaway from the previous football association so called Victorian Football Association. The teams that were included in Victorian Football League are from Australia state of Victoria and was changed to Australian Football League for the 1990 season, after expanding the League throughout Australia which now consists of 18 teams spread over five states.

Salary Cap AU$ 10,070,000

Average Salary Anual Salary AU$ 270,000

Average Salary Per Game AU$ 12,800

Highest paid( Per year Approx) AU$ 1,300,000

Rich List

Salary Players in the list of salary
$900,000-$1m Jonathan Brown (Brisbane)
Chris Judd (Carlton)
Matthew Pavlich (Fremantle)
Nick Riewoldt (St Kilda)
$800,000-$900,000 Adam Goodes (Sydney)
Aaron Sandilands (Fremantle)
$700,000-$800,000 Gary Ablett (Geelong)
Luke Hodge (Hawthorn)
$600,000-$700,000 Simon Black (Brisbane)
Dean Cox (West Coast)
Lance Franklin (Hawthorn)
Brendon Goddard (St Kilda)
Brent Harvey (North Melbourne)
Daniel Kerr (West Coast)
Dane Swan (Collingwood)
Kurt Tippett (Adelaide)
$500,000-$600,000 Jimmy Bartel (Geelong)
Luke Ball (Collingwood)
Cameron Bruce (Melbourne)
Adam Cooney (Western Bulldogs)
Nick Dal Santo (St Kilda)
Brett Deledio (Richmond)
Darren Glass (West Coast)
Luke Power (Brisbane)
Matthew Scarlett (Geelong)