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Port Adelaide has a rich history at the Adelaide Oval, having won 20 premierships at the ground, including its Australian record of six consecutive senior flags between 1954 and 1959. 

It is an Australian record that remains unbroken to this day. 

The club played in the first ever AFL game at the ground on 4 September 2011 and returned 'home' to the Adelaide Oval as its home ground in 2014.


Port Adelaide's first team to win a premiership at Adelaide Oval in the famous prison bar guernsey

1903 Premiership
Adelaide Oval, September 12th
Crowd 7,000

Port Adelaide 6.6 (42) def
South Adelaide 5.5 (35)


Best: J. Tompkins, J. Earle, M. Healey, J. Quinn
Goals: J. Tompkins 3, M. Healey, J. Quinn, J. Mathison

Captain in charge of training: A. Hosie

1906 Premiership
Adelaide Oval, September 15th
Crowd: 20,000

Port Adelaide 8.12 (60) def
North Adelaide 5.9 (39)


Best: J. Dickson, J. Cocks, M. Donaghey, R. Fraser, J. Fletcher, R. James
Goals: J. Davies, E. Strawns, J. Quinn, J. Mathison

Captain in charge of training: J. Fletcher


Players at half time of the 1910 premiership win at Adelaide Oval with the scoreboard and St Peter's Cathedral in the background

1910 Premiership
Adelaide Oval, October 8th
Crowd: 23,000

Port Adelaide 8.12 (60) def
Sturt 5.11 (41)


Best: F. Curnow, S. Hosking, W. Oliver, F. Magor, J. Dickson, A. Congear
Goals: F. Hansen, F. Curnow 2, J. Woolard, J. Dickson, W. Oliver, H. Dewar

Coach: A. Hosie
Captain: J. Woolard

1913 Premiership
Adelaide Oval, September 20th
Crowd: 22,000

Port Adelaide 7.12 (54) def
North Adelaide 5.10 (40)


Best: H. Eaton, J. Robertson, W. Boon, W. Ashby, J. Dickson, A. McFarlane
Goals: F. Hansen 3, W. Oliver 2, W. Ashby, A. Congear

Coach/Captain: J. Londrigan


One of the earliest photos of an Adelaide Oval grand final is here in 1914 when Port Adelaide defeated North Adelaide

1914 Premiership
Adelaide Oval, September 19th
Crowd: 11,000

Port Adelaide 13.15 (93) def
North Adelaide 1.8 (14)


Best: W. Drummond, H. Eaton, S. Hosking, J. Robertson, J. Londrigan, A. McFarlane
Goals: A. Congear 4, A. Chaplin 3, W. Drummond, C. Anderson 2, J. Dunn, A. McFarlane

Coach/Captain: J. Londrigan


The 1921 premiership-winning team with the flag at Adelaide Oval

1921 Premiership
Adelaide Oval, October 8th
Crowd: 34,800

Port Adelaide 4.8 (32) def
Norwood 3.6 (24)


Best: P. Bampton, W. Oliver, L. Beck, G. Beck, A. Congear, C. Dayman
Goals: C. Keal 2, E. Dewar, A. Congear

Coach: F. Hansen
Captain: W. Oliver

1928 Premiership
Adelaide Oval, October 6th
Crowd: 30,000

Port Adelaide 15.14 (104) def
Norwood 7.14 (56)


Best: L. Dayman, R. Conole, R. Johnson, T. Quinn, C. Maywald, E. Mucklow
Goals: H. Logan 4, T. Quinn 3, L. Dayman, S. Ween, J. Wade, A. Hender 2

Coach: S. Hosking
Captain: V. Johnson

1936 Premiership
Adelaide Oval, October 3rd
Crowd: 35,120

Port Adelaide 13.19 (97) def
Sturt 14.10 (94)

Best: R. Quinn, J. Dermody, C. Johnson, A. Hollingworth, R. Meers, K. West
Goals: J. Prideaux, A. Hollingworth 4, R. Quinn, E. Hender 2, L. Rudd

Coach: S. Hosking
Captain: J. Dermody

1937 Premiership
Adelaide Oval, October 2nd
Crowd: 35,895

Port Adelaide 13.16 (94) def
South Adelaide 9.16 (70)


Best: A. Hollingworth, W. Whicker, J. Dermody, K. West, C. Johnson
Goals: A. Hollingworth, J. Doyle 3, C. Wightman 2, E. Hender, W. Whicker, R. Quinn, C. Johnson, L. Roberts

Coach: S. Hosking
Captain: J. Dermody

Port Adelaide captain Bob Quinn chaired off after the 1939 Grand Final win

1939 Premiership
Adelaide Oval, September 30th
Crowd: 44,885

Port Adelaide 16.28 (124) def
West Torrens 11.11 (77)


Best: C. Johnson, M. Carmichael, R. Quinn, L. Roberts, R. Schumann, A. Hollingworth
Goals: A. Hollingworth, R. Dangerfield 3, T. Kellaway, G. Brock. I. Dangerfield, J. Skelly 2, A. Reval, R. Quinn

Coach/Captain: R. Quinn

1942 Premiership
Adelaide Oval, September 19th
Crowd: 34,000

Port Adelaide* 18.12 (120) def
West Adelaide-Glenelg 16.13 (109)


Best: L. Roberts, A. McLean, E. Nicholls*, C. Dayman, J. Skelly, G. Scott*
Goals: A. McLean 6, J. Skelly 4, T. Kellaway 3, M. Shaw* 2, I. Dangerfield, C. Dayman, G. Scott*

Coach: S. Hosking
Captain: L. Roberts

1951 Premiership
Adelaide Oval, September 29th
Crowd: 41,977

Port Adelaide 10.12 (72) def
North Adelaide 8.13 (61)


Best: A. Greer, A. Whelan, R. Whitaker, C. Parham, P. Marrett, D. Boyd
Goals: P. Marrett, D. Boyd 3, F. Williams, R. Whitaker, D. Trowse, K. Salvemini

Coach/Captain: F. Williams

1954 Premiership
Adelaide Oval, October 2nd
Crowd: 42,895

Port Adelaide 11.13 (79) def
West Adelaide 10.16 (76)


Best: L. Zucker, C. Parham, F. Williams, A. Whelan, G. Motley, D. Boyd
Goals: L. Zucker 4, G. Motley 3, B. Jaggard, B. Coldwell, J. Hall, N. Hayes

1955 Premiership Team
Adelaide Oval, October 1st
Crowd: 44,826

Port Adelaide 15.11 (101) def
Norwood 5.8 (38)


Best: F. Williams, D. Thompson, D. Boyd, L. Stevens, M. Kretschmer, J. Abley
Goals: B. Coldwell, R. Whitaker 3, T. Williams, L. Zucker 2, A. Marrett, L. Stevens, T. Garland, G. Motley, F. Williams

Coach/Captain: F. Williams

1956 Premiership
Adelaide Oval, September 29th
Crowd: 45,514

Port Adelaide 12.9 (81) def
West Adelaide 9.11 (65)


Best: A. Whelan, D. Thompson, R. Clift, G. Motley, T. Williams, F. Williams
Goals: R. Johns 4, G. Motley 3, J. Sawford, L. Zucker, D. Trowse, A. Blagrove, A. Whelan

Coach/Captain: F. Williams


(L-R) Neville Hayes, Peter Obst, Fos Williams, Bob Fabian and Geof Motley celebrate the 1957 premiership in the rooms at Adelaide Oval

1957 Premiership 
Adelaide Oval, September 28th
Crowd: 58,924

Port Adelaide 15.15 (105) def
West Adelaide 9.11 (65)


Best: A. Whelan, G. Motley, P. Obst, F. Williams, M. Kretschmer
Goals: G. Motley 7, R. Johns 3, L. Zucker, P. Obst, F. Williams, T. Williams

Coach/Captain: F. Williams


(L-R) Neville Hayes, Dave Gill, Ken Tierney, captain/coach Fos Williams and Geof Motley do it again at Adelaide Oval in 1958

1958 Premiership
Adelaide Oval, September 27th
Crowd: 54,282

Port Adelaide 14.10 (94) def
West Adelaide 14.8 (92)

Best: N. Hayes, L. Zucker, M. Kretschmer, G. Motley, F. Williams
Goals: R. Johns, P. Obst 4, T. Williams, L. Zucker 2, I. Hannaford, D. Boyd

Coach/Captain: F. Williams

1959 Premiership
Adelaide Oval, October 3rd
Crowd: 49,884

Port Adelaide 13.9 (87) def
West Adelaide 11.11 (77)


Best: G. Motley, L. Zucker, T. Obst, N. Tull, D. Thompson, D. Gill
Goals: W. Dittmar 4, P. Obst 3, N. Tull 2, J. Potter, T. Williams. D. Boyd, J. Cahill

Coach/Captain: G. Motley

Australian Record - 6 consecutive Premierships, 1954-1959

1962 Premiership
Adelaide Oval, September 29th
Crowd: 43,567

Port Adelaide 8.10 (58) def
West Adelaide 7.13 (55)


Best: I. Hannaford, P. Obst, G. Motley, D. Gill, J. Potter, J. Cahill
Goals: J. Cahill, J. Potter, G. Virgo 2, N. Hayes, D. Gill

Coach: F. Williams
Captain: G. Motley

1963 Premiership
Adelaide Oval, October 5th
Crowd: 52,668

Port Adelaide 11.14 (80) def
North Adelaide 6.11 (47)


Best: T. Obst, R. Philp, R. Elleway, J. Cahill, R. Fabian, N. Hayes
Goals: R. Philp 3, S. Traynor 2, T. Obst, B. Luke, P. Obst, J. Potter, D. Gill, R. Bray

Coach: F. Williams
Captain: G. Motley


On a platter. Geof Motley receives the 1965 Thomas Seymour Hill trophy and celebrates with his premiership teammates

1965 Premiership
Adelaide Oval, October 2nd
Crowd: 62,543

Port Adelaide 12.8 (80) def
Sturt 12.5 (77)

Best: G. Motley, J. Cahill, J. Potter, R. Philp, R. Elix, K. Salmon
Goals: E. Freeman 3, J. Potter, P. Mead 2, J. Cahill, R. Philp, T. Obst, S. Traynor, R. Beaufoy

Coach: F. Williams
Captain: G. Motley


Supporters gather for the first ever AFL game at Adelaide Oval in September, 2011


Justin Westhoff (back) celebrates a goal against Melbourne with teammate Jay Schulz (face pictured)


Best on ground Brett Ebert kicks one of his three goals in the first AFL game at Adelaide Oval

First game at the Adelaide Oval

19 May 1877

Port Adelaide 2 goals
Adelaide (Original) 3 goals

First AFL game at the Adelaide Oval

Round 22, 4 September 2011

Port Adelaide 17.10 (112)
Melbourne 15.14 (104)
Best: Brett Ebert, D. Pearce, D. Rodan, J. Westhoff 
Goals: J. Westhoff 4, B. Ebert 3, D. Rodan, T. Boak 2, M. Banner, R. Gray, D. Motlop, J. Butcher, S. Salopek, J. Schulz

Coach: M. Primus
Captain: D. Cassisi

First AFL game at the redeveloped Adelaide Oval

Round 2, 29 March 2014

Port Adelaide 19.13 (127)
Adelaide Crows 11.7 (73)

Best: Brad Ebert, J. Hombsch, H. Hartlett, K. Cornes, J. Schulz, C. Wingard, J. Polec, M. Lobbe
Goals: C. Wingard 4, J. Schulz , R. Gray, O. Wines, M. White 2, M. Lobbe, Brad Ebert, J. Westhoff, T. Boak, J. Butcher, H. Hartlett

Coach: K. Hinkley
Captain: T. Boak