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Port Adelaide Football Club
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    Nickname(s) Power
The Pear
History
    Joined AFL 1997
    Minor Premiers 2002, 2003, 2004
    Premierships 2004
    Runners-up 2007
    Wooden Spoons   —
Other Information
    Matches Adelaide Oval
    Training Alberton Oval


The Port Adelaide Football Club is a professional Australian rules football club based in Alberton, Port Adelaide, South Australia. The club's senior team plays in the Australian Football League (AFL) under the nickname Power, whilst its reserves and development teams compete in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) under the nickname Magpies.[3] Port Adelaide is the oldest professional football club in South Australia and the fifth-oldest club in the AFL.

Port Adelaide joined the AFL in 1997 and won the premiership in 2004. From 2014 season, Port Adelaide will play its home matches at the redeveloped Adelaide Oval. Port Adelaide previously played at Football Park in Adelaide's west suburbs. Since the club's first game on 24 May 1870, the club has won 36 South Australian league premierships, including six in a row. The club also won the Champions of Australia competition on a record four occasions.[4][5]In 1997, the club joined the Australian Football League as the only pre-existing non-Victorian club—and subsequently added the 2004 AFL premiership to its achievements.


Highlights Edit

  • Port Adelaide was founded on 12th May, 1870 and competed in the SANFL
  • Port Adelaide obtained a license in 1994, they began competing in the AFL in the 1997 season
  • They won the 2004 premiership, the clubs inaugural and only premiership to date.

Rivalries Edit

  • Adelaide Crows

Port Adelaide's main rivalry is with Adelaide, the annual match has been named "the showdown". The rivalry between the two South Australian clubs is often referred to as one of the intense and fierce in the AFL. The rivalry can be stemmed back to the "winner takes all" competition to obtain the two South Australian licenses to the AFL.

  • Brisbane Lions

The Brisbane-Port rivalry can be dated back to Port's inaugural season, when Brisbane had just merged with the Fitzroy Lions. The two clubs had many close encounters. During the early 2000's both clubs were involved at the top end of the table and shared many intense finals, including the 2004 grand final in which Port ended Brisbane's 3 year dominance. The rivalry was reignited in the 2019 season when Port tagged Lachie Neale.

External Links Edit

Club Website: https://www.portadelaidefc.com.au/
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