Port Adelaide Football Club

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Port Adelaide Football Club is a professional Australian rules football club based in Alberton, South Australia. The club's senior men's team plays in the Australian Football League (AFL), where they are nicknamed the Power, while its reserves men's team competes in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL), where they are nicknamed the Magpies. Since its founding, the club has won an unequalled 36 SANFL premierships and 4 Championship of Australia titles, in addition to an AFL Premiership in 2004. It has also fielded a women's team in the AFL Women's (AFLW) league since 2022.

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Port Adelaide Football Club
Full namePort Adelaide Football Club Limited[1]
Nickname(s)AFL/AFLW: Power
SANFL: Magpies
Indigenous rounds: Yartapuulti
Former nickname(s)Cockledivers, Seaside Men, Seasiders, Magentas, Portonians, Ports
MottoWe Exist To Win Premierships[2]
Club songAFL/AFLW: Power to Win
SANFL: Cheer, Cheer the Black and the White
2022 season
After finals11th
Home-and-away season11th
Leading goalkickerTodd Marshall (45 goals)
John Cahill MedalConnor Rozee
Club details
Founded12 May 1870; 152 years ago (1870-05-12)
ColoursAFL:   Black   White   Teal   Silver
SANFL:   Black   White
CompetitionAFL: Senior men
AFLW: Senior women
SANFL: Reserves men
ChairmanDavid Koch
CEOMatthew Richardson
CoachAFL: Ken Hinkley
AFLW: Lauren Arnell
SANFL: Tyson Goldsack
Captain(s)AFL: Tom Jonas
AFLW: Erin Phillips
SANFL: Cameron Sutcliffe
PremiershipsAFL (1)Championship of Australia (4)SANFL (36)SA Patriotic League (2)SANFL merger league (1)
Ground(s)AFL: Adelaide Oval (capacity: 53,583)
 AFLW: Alberton Oval (capacity: 17,000)
 SANFL: Alberton Oval (capacity: 17,000)
Former ground(s)Glanville Hall Estate (1870–1879)
 Football Park (1974–2013)
Training ground(s)All Teams: Alberton Oval
Traditional / SANFL
Other information
Official websiteportadelaidefc.com.au
AFL_current_event.svg Current season

Founded in 1870, Port Adelaide is the oldest professional football club in South Australia. Port Adelaide was a founding member of the South Australian Football Association (SAFA), later renamed as the SANFL. Port Adelaide has repeatedly asserted itself as a dominant force within South Australian football, going undefeated in all competitions in 1914, and enjoying sustained periods of success under coaches Fos Williams and John Cahill, sharing a combined 19 premierships between them. After entering the AFL in 1997, the club claimed three minor premierships and a premiership under coach Mark Williams between 2002 and 2004. Port Adelaide holds a unique status among AFL clubs, being the only pre-existing non-Victorian club to have entered the AFL from another league.[3]

Port Adelaide has a long-standing rivalry with fellow SANFL club Norwood, as well as an intense rivalry with the Adelaide Crows in the AFL; it is a fixture referred to as the 'Showdown'. The club has played at their SANFL home ground, Alberton Oval, since 1880 and has used their AFL home ground, Adelaide Oval, since 2014. Port Adelaide first adopted the colours black and white in 1902, with their 'Prison Bar' guernsey. Following its entry to the AFL, the club adopted the colours of teal and silver, in order to differentiate it from Collingwood.