MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 12: Max King of the Saints reacts after missing a goaduring the round 22 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Brisbane Lions at Marvel Stadium on August 12, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/AFL Photos/via Getty Images)

Another season is done and dusted and we see the tally for longest premiership droughts in the AFL shuffle, with Collingwood coming back to the front of the queue following their triumphant campaign.

The Demons' drought-breaking premiership win of 2021 took Melbourne fans from heartbreak to happiness, with their 57-year spell without a flag coming to an end.

Melbourne's win followed in the footsteps of the Bulldogs, Tigers, Swans and Cats to have ended lengthy premiership droughts this century, significantly moving the top of the order for one of the AFL's unwanted record lists.

The outcome of the 2021 Grand Final was not only harrowing for Bulldogs fans but for the St Kilda faithful too, who saw their club placed atop the mantle on the list of longest active premiership droughts.

For so long the Saints sat just behind the Demons in the queue, with their most recent premiership success coming two years after Melbourne's famous 1964 victory.

A number of narrow misses this century have seen the Saints hold onto their unwanted record, and - thanks to the Demons' 2021 glory - they sit on top.

Collingwood's thrilling four-point win over Brisbane sees the Magpies' 13-year dry spell come to an end, while the Lions are still chasing a premiership 20 years on from their stunning three-peat.

Years since last VFL/AFL premiership: 

St Kilda - 57
Fremantle -
29*
Carlton - 28
Adelaide - 25
North Melbourne - 24
Essendon - 23
Brisbane - 20
Port Adelaide - 19
Gold Coast - 13*
Collingwood - 0
GWS - 12*
Sydney - 11
Hawthorn - 8
Western Bulldogs - 7
West Coast - 5
Richmond - 3
Melbourne - 2
Geelong - 1

*Yet to win a premiership