SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: Tigers players look dejected as they leave the field after the round 23 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Richmond Tigers at Sydney Cricket Ground on August 27, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Longest active Grand Final droughts

Following the Bulldogs’ progression to the Grand Final, the Tigers now have the longest active Grand Final drought.

Before winning their way through to the big dance on Saturday, the Bulldogs had not played in a Grand Final in 55 years (since 1961).

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They now pass the baton to Richmond, who have not played in a Grand Final in 34 years.

See which other clubs have not featured in a Grand Final for some time:

Years since last VFL/AFL Grand Final appearance

Richmond 34
Adelaide 18
North Melbourne, Carlton 17
Melbourne 16
Essendon 15
Brisbane Lions 12
Port Adelaide 9
St Kilda 6
Geelong, Collingwood 5
Fremantle 3
Hawthorn, West Coast 1
Greater Western Sydney, Gold Coast N/A
Sydney Swans, Western Bulldogs 0 (to meet in this week’s Grand Final)

Years since last VFL/AFL premiership

Western Bulldogs 62
Melbourne 52
St Kilda 50
Richmond 36
Fremantle 22
Carlton 21
Adelaide 18
North Melbourne 17
Essendon 16
Brisbane Lions 13
Port Adelaide 12
West Coast 10
Collingwood 6
Geelong 5
Sydney Swans 4
Hawthorn 1
Greater Western Sydney (five years in AFL), Gold Coast (six years in AFL) N/A

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  1. Ha Ha Ha!!!!! this is the best news of the entire year! pathetic richmond football club….ha ha…love this! woeful club and at least ten years away from a GF spot right now too wioth their list and coach! ha ha ….awesome

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