Adelaide Football Club
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The Adelaide Football Club, nicknamed the Crows, are a professional Australian rules football club based in Adelaide, South Australia that was founded in 1990. The Crows have fielded a men's team in the Australian Football League (AFL) since 1991, and a women's team in the AFL Women's (AFLW) competition since 2017. The club's offices and training facilities are located in the western Adelaide suburb of West Lakes, at the site of the club's former home ground Football Park. Since 2014 Adelaide have played home matches at the Adelaide Oval, a 53,500-seat stadium located a few hundred metres north of the Adelaide CBD.
|Adelaide Football Club|
|Full name||Adelaide Football Club|
|Motto||We Fly As One|
|After finals||N/A (AFL)|
|Home-and-away season||14th (AFL) |
|Leading goalkicker||Taylor Walker (47) (AFL) |
Matthew Wright (33) (SANFL)
Ashleigh Woodland (21) (AFLW)
|Founded||12 September 1990|
|Colours||Navy blue, red, gold|
|Competition||AFL: Senior men|
AFLW: Senior women
SANFL: Reserves men
|Coach||AFL: Matthew Nicks|
AFLW: Matthew Clarke
SANFL: Michael Godden
|Captain(s)||AFL: Jordan Dawson|
AFLW: Chelsea Randall
SANFL: Matthew Wright
|Ground(s)||AFL: Adelaide Oval (53,587)|
AFLW: Norwood Oval (15,000)
|Former ground(s)||Football Park (1991–2013)|
|Training ground(s)||Football Park|
The Crows were formed in 1990 as the de facto state team representing South Australia in the AFL. They were originally owned by the South Australian National Football League (SANFL), though they gained administrative independence in 2014. They played their first season in 1991 and finished in 9th place, the highest ranking of any expansion club in the AFL in a debut year. The men's team won both the 1997 and 1998 Grand Finals, and have appeared in 15 finals series in their 29-year history. Adelaide is the most successful team in the AFL Women's competition, being the only club to have won multiple premierships; in 2017, 2019 and 2022. It also fields a reserves team in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL), along with the other South Australian football team in the Port Adelaide Football Club.
The men's team is currently coached by Matthew Nicks and captained by Jordan Dawson.