Adelaide Crows

2015 Result Minor Premiers (1st H/A)
Founded 1990

Home and Away Ladder, AFL Finals System

Colours Navy Blue Blue Red Red, Yellow
Premierships 1 (1993)
Ground AAMI Stadium (Football Park)

Adelaide Football Club is an Australian rules football club competing in the Australian Football League and was founded in 1990 prior to the 1991 season. The club have one premiership dating to 1993.

The Beginning

When the city of Adelaide was granted expansion in the AFL, the SANFL's Port Adelaide Magpies were not allowed to enter the national competition. Thus any team would need to find an identity for an expansion club. The Crows name was born out of this controversy, and have been a league mainstay since their introduction. It wouldn't take long for the Crows to get settled in the competition, having won their only flag to date in the 1993 campaign.

Enter the Power and the Showdown

In 1995, the AFL was continuing their growth surge beyond the state of Victoria. At this point, South Australia was granted its second franchise. Port Adelaide were allowed for 1996, but not the same Magpies that were denied upon the Crows entry. This new rivalry became one of the most important of all for the AFL, becoming the largest non-Victorian derby and given that until 2013 they both shared the same home ground. This included the only meeting between the sides in a final to date, the last Showdown for Port at AAMI Park as well as the grand opening of the newly resurrected Adelaide Oval for which Port left to.