SANFL Premiers 1877-2018

SANFL Premiers 1877-2018

North Adelaide Wins Its 14th Premiership And First In 27 Years

Victor P Taffa

North Adelaide has won its first Premiership in 27 years and defeated Norwood by a margin of 19 Points.

 

In front of 40,355 people at Adelaide Oval North Adelaide gave their long-suffering supporters something to celebrate. Every time that Norwood kicked a goal, North Adelaide replied to keep Norwood at bay.

North Adelaide led by 5 Points at Quarter Time, 5 Points at Half Time, 5 Points at Three Quarter Time before winning by 19 Points in the Final Term.

Two times Magarey Medallist Mitch Grigg booted 6 goals for Norwood and is the first player to win the Jack Oatey Medal for Best on Ground in a losing side.

North Adelaide were last placed in season 2017 and scrapped into the Top 5 to claim successive victories against South Adelaide, Sturt and Eagles before defeating Norwood in the Grand Final.

Coming from last to first, North Adelaide are the first team to do this since 1964.

 

SANFL History

Originally formed as the South Australian Football Association on 30 April 1877, the SANFL is the oldest surviving football league of any code in Australia and one of the oldest football competitions in the world.

  • South Australian National Football League 1927-
  • South Australian Football League 1906-1926
  • South Australian Football Association 1877-1905

Premiership decided by a Grand Final

Seasons 1889, 1898, 1901, 1902, 1905, 1913, 1914, 1920-

Premiership decided by a Grand Final Replay, after Grand Final was drawn

Seasons 1894, 1919,

Premiership decided by a Challenge Final

Seasons 1899, 1900, 1903, 1904, 1906-12, 1915,

Premiership decided without any form of Grand Final

Seasons 1877-88, 90-93, 95-97,

  • 1997 Port Adelaide Football Club enters the AFL
  • 1990 Adelaide Crows Football Club formed and enter the AFL
  • 1990 Woodville and West Torrens Merge and known as Eagles

 

SANFL Grand Finals 1877-2018

Season       Premier                     Runner Up                          Score

2018    North Adelaide                       Norwood                                 19.10 (124) d. 15.15 (105)

2017    Sturt                                        Port Adelaide                          7.8. (50) d. 7.7. (49)

2016    Sturt                                        Woodville-West Torrens        12.4 (76) d. 7.7 (49)

2015    West Adelaide                        Woodville-West Torrens        11.12 (78) d. 7.6 (48)

2014    Norwood                                 Port Adelaide                         12.10 (82) d. 11.12 (78)

2013    Norwood                                 North Adelaide                       10.12 (72) d. 4.8 (32)

2012    Norwood                                 West Adelaide                        12.7 (79) d. 3.12 (30)

2011    Woodville-West Torrens        Central District                       12.9 (81) d. 11.12 (78)

2010    Central District                       Norwood                                 10.11 (71) d. 9.11 (65)

2009    Central District                       Sturt                                        13.14 (92) d. 7.12 (54)

2008    Central District                       Glenelg                                   17.11 (113) d. 10.11 (71)

2007    Central District                       North Adelaide                       16.11 (107) d. 5.12 (42)

2006    Woodville-West Torrens        Central District                       17.19 (121) d. 7.3 (45)

2005    Central District                       Woodville-West Torrens        15.14 (104) d. 11.10 (76)

2004    Central District                       Woodville-West Torrens        23.15 (153) d. 4.4 (28)

2003    Central District                       West Adelaide                         17.19 (111) d. 11.11 (77)

2002    Sturt                                        Central District                       13.14 (92) d. 6.9 (45)

2001    Central District                       Woodville-West Torrens        10.11 (71) d. 4.8 (32)

2000    Central District                       Woodville-West Torrens        8.13 (61) d. 5.9 (39)

1999    Port Adelaide                         Norwood                                 14.17 (101) d. 14.9 (93)

1998    Port Adelaide                         Sturt                                        11.9 (75) d. 9.12 (66)

1997    Norwood                                 Port Adelaide                         19.12 (126) d. 7.11 (53)

1996    Port Adelaide                         Central District                       11.14 (80) d. 6.8 (44)

1995    Port Adelaide                         Central District                       13.16 (94) d. 6.10 (46)

1994    Port Adelaide                         Woodville-West Torrens        15.16 (106) d. 10.9 (69)

1993    Woodville-West Torrens         Norwood                                 17.20 (122) d. 7.7 (49)

1992    Port Adelaide                         Glenelg                                   17.3 (105) d. 7.7 (49)

1991    North Adelaide                       West Adelaide                         21.22 (148) d. 11.7 (73)

1990    Port Adelaide                         Glenelg                                   16.12 (108) d. 13.15 (93)

1989    Port Adelaide                         North Adelaide                       15.18 (108) d. 1.8 (14)

1988    Port Adelaide                         Glenelg                                   12.12 (84) d. 8.7 (55)

1987    North Adelaide                       Glenelg                                    23.7 (145) d. 9.9 (63)

1986    Glenelg                                   North Adelaide                       21.9 (135) d. 12.15 (87)

1985    Glenelg                                   North Adelaide                       21.15 (141) d. 12.12 (84)

1984    Norwood                                 Port Adelaide                          15.10 (100) d. 13.13 (91)

1983    West Adelaide                        Sturt                                        21.16 (142) d 16.12 (108)

1982    Norwood                                 Glenelg                                    20.13 (133) d. 9.17 (71)

1981    Port Adelaide                         Glenelg                                    14.11 (95) d. 6.8 (44)

1980    Port Adelaide                         Norwood                                 11.15 (81) d. 9.9 (63)

1979    Port Adelaide                         South Adelaide                       9.9 (63) d. 3.14 (32)

1978    Norwood                                 Sturt                                        16.15 (111) d. 14.26 (110)

1977    Port Adelaide                         Glenelg                                    17.11 (113) d. 16.9 (105)

1976    Sturt                                        Port Adelaide                         17.14 (116) d. 10.15 (75)

1975    Norwood                                 Glenelg                                   9.10 (64) d. 7.10 (52)

1974    Sturt                                        Glenelg                                   9.16 (70) d. 8.7 (55)

1973    Glenelg                                    North Adelaide                       21.11 (137) d. 19.16 (130)

1972    North Adelaide                       Port Adelaide                         19.14 (128) d. 10.12 (72)

1971    North Adelaide                       Port Adelaide                         10.19 (79) d. 9.5 (59)

1970    Sturt                                        Glenelg                                   12.13 (85) d. 9.10 (64)

1969    Sturt                                        Glenelg                                   24.15 (159) d. 13.16 (94)

1968    Sturt                                        Port Adelaide                         12.18 (90) d. 9.9 (63)

1967    Sturt                                        Port Adelaide                         13.10 (88) d. 10.17 (77)

1966    Sturt                                        Port Adelaide                         16.16 (112) d. 8.8 (56)

1965    Port Adelaide                         Sturt                                        12.8 (80) d. 12.5 (77)

1964    South Adelaide                       Port Adelaide                         9.15 (69) d. 5.12 (42)

1963    Port Adelaide                         North Adelaide                       11.14 (80) d. 6.11 (47)

1962    Port Adelaide                         West Adelaide                        8.10 (58) d. 7.13 (55)

1961    West Adelaide                        Norwood                                 16.13 (109) d. 11.7 (73)

1960    North Adelaide                       Norwood                                 14.11 (95) d. 13.12 (90)

1959    Port Adelaide                         West Adelaide                        13.9 (87) d. 11.11 (77)

1958    Port Adelaide                         West Adelaide                        14.10 (94) d. 14.8 (92)

1957    Port Adelaide                         Norwood                                 15.15 (105) d. 13.6 (94)

1956    Port Adelaide                         West Adelaide                         12.9 (81) d. 9.11 (65)

1955    Port Adelaide                         Norwood                                 15.11 (101) d. 5.8 (38)

1954    Port Adelaide                         West Adelaide                         11.13 (79) d. 10.16 (76)

1953    West Torrens                         Port Adelaide                         9.13 (67) d. 8.12 (60)

1952    North Adelaide                       Norwood                                 23.15 (153) d. 6.9 (45)

1951    Port Adelaide                         North Adelaide                       10.12 (72) d. 8.13 (61)

1950    Norwood                                 Glenelg                                   15.16 (106) d. 8.11 (59)

1949    North Adelaide                       West Torrens                         13.17 (95) d. 9.18 (72)

1948    Norwood                                 West Torrens                         15.16 (106) d. 6.13 (49)

1947    West Adelaide                         Norwood                                 10.15 (75) d. 5.15 (45)

1946    Norwood                                 Port Adelaide                         13.14 (92) d. 9.10 (64)

1945    West Torrens                         Port Adelaide                         15.25 (115) d. 15.12 (102)

1944    Norwood-North                      Port-Torrens                            9.7 (61) d. 7.13 (55)

1943    Norwood-North                      Port-Torrens                            12.10 (82) d. 8.13 (61)

1942    Port-Torrens                            West-Glenelg                         18.2 (120) d. 16.13 (109)

1941    Norwood                                 Sturt                                        14.16 (100) d. 10.11 (71)

1940    Sturt                                        South Adelaide                       14.16 (100) d. 11.13 (79)

1939    Port Adelaide                         West Torrens                         16.28 (124) d. 11.11 (77)

1938    South Adelaide                       Port Adelaide                         23.14 (152) d. 15.16 (106)

1937    Port Adelaide                         South Adelaide                       13.16 (94) d. 9.16 (70)

1936    Port Adelaide                         Sturt                                        13.19 (97) d. 14.10 (94)

1935    South Adelaide                       Port Adelaide                         15.9 (99) d. 13.13 (91)

1934    Glenelg                                   Port Adelaide                         18.15 (123) d. 16.18 (114)

1933    West Torrens                         Norwood                                 13.10 (88) d. 9.11 (65)

1932    Sturt                                        North Adelaide                       16.14 (110) d. 10.9 (69)

1931    North Adelaide                       Sturt                                        17.13 (115) d. 11.11 (77)

1930    North Adelaide                       Port Adelaide                         9.13 (67) d. 9.9 (63)

1929    Norwood                                 Port Adelaide                         16.14 (110) d. 10.9 (69)

1928    Port Adelaide                         Norwood                                 15.14 (104) d. 7.14 (56)

1927    West Adelaide                        North Adelaide                       10.10 (70) d. 8.10 (58)

1926    Sturt                                        Port Adelaide                         9.10 (64) d. 7.9 (51)

1925    Norwood                                 West Torrens                         8.4 (52) d. 7.9 (51)

1924    West Torrens                         Sturt                                        9.12 (66) d. 8.10 (58)

1923    Norwood                                 Sturt                                        9.12 (66) d. 6.4 (40)

1922    Norwood                                 West Adelaide                        9.7. (61) d. 2.16. (28)

1921    Port Adelaide                         Norwood                                 4.8. (32) d. 3.6. (24)

1920    North Adelaide                       Norwood                                 9. 15. (69) d. 3.3. (21)

1919    Sturt                                        North Adelaide                       3.5. (23) d. 2.6. (18)

1919    Sturt                                        North Adelaide                       5.9. (39) Drew 5.9. (39)

1916-1918 Play Suspended Due To WWI

1915    Sturt                                        Port Adelaide                         6.10 (46) d. 4.10. (34)

1914    Port Adelaide                          North Adelaide                       13.15. (93) d. 1.8. (14)

1913    Port Adelaide                          North Adelaide                       7.12. (54) d. 5.10. (40)

1912    West Adelaide                         Port Adelaide                          6.10. (46) d. 5.2. (32)

1911    West Adelaide                         Port Adelaide                         7.9. (52) d. 6.10. (46)

1910    Port Adelaide                         Sturt                                        8. 12. (60) d. 5.11. (41)

1909    West Adelaide                         Port Adelaide                         7.17. (59) d. 6.5. (41)

1908    West Adelaide                        Norwood                                 7.10. (52) d. 6.13. (49)

1907    Norwood                                 Port Adelaide                          8.7. (55) d. 3.9. (27)

1906    Port Adelaide                         North Adelaide                       8.12. (60) d. 5.9. (39)

1905    North Adelaide                       Port Adelaide                         6.8. (44) d. 1.6. (12)

1904    Norwood                                 Port Adelaide                         6.8. (44) d. 1.6. (12)

1903    Port Adelaide                         South Adelaide                       6.6. (42) d. 5.5. (35)

1902    North Adelaide                       South Adelaide                       4.9. (33) d. 4.5. (29)

1901    Norwood                                 Port Adelaide                         4.3. (27) d. 1.8. (14)

1900    North Adelaide                       South Adelaide                       4.3. (27) d. 1.8. (14)

1899    South Adelaide                       Norwood                                 5.12. (42) d. 2.2 (14)

1898    South Adelaide                       Port Adelaide                         8.8. (56) d. 4.8. (32)

1897    Port Adelaide                          South Adelaide

1896    South Adelaide                       Norwood

1895    South Adelaide                       Norwood

1894    Norwood                                 South Adelaide                       4.7.31 d. 3.5. (23)

1894    Norwood                                 South Adelaide                       4.8. (32) Drew 4.8. (32)

1893    South Adelaide                       Norwood                                

1892    South Adelaide                       Port Adelaide                         

1891    Norwood                                 Port Adelaide                         

1890    Port Adelaide                          Norwood                                

1889    Norwood                                 Port Adelaide                          7.4 (46) d. 5.9 (39)

1888    Norwood                                 Port Adelaide                         

1887    Norwood                                 Port Adelaide                         

1886    Adelaide                                  South Adelaide                      

1885    South Adelaide                       Norwood                                

1884    Port Adelaide                         Norwood                                

1883    Norwood                                 Port Adelaide                         

1882    Norwood                                 South Adelaide                      

1881    Norwood                                 South Adelaide                      

1880    Norwood                                 Victorian                                

1879    Norwood                                 Port Adelaide                         

1878    Norwood                                 Port Adelaide                         

1877    South Adelaide                       Adelaide                                

            Victorian

 

Number Of SANFL Premierships By Club

Adelaide Football Club was an Australian rules football club, based in Adelaide, that played interclub football between 1870 to 1872 and 1875 to 1876, and then played in the South Australian Football Association (SAFA) from 1877–81 and 1885–93, winning the interclub premiership in 1870-1871 and the SAFA Premiership in 1886. The club bears no relation to the present Adelaide Football Club playing in the Australian Football League.

 

Current Clubs

Club Nicknames are in Brackets.

Adelaide (Crows)

Premierships: (0)

Runners-Up: (0)

Central District (Bulldogs)

Premierships: (9) 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,

Runners-Up: (5) 1995, 1996, 2002, 2006, 2011,

Glenelg (Tigers)

Premierships: (4) 1934, 1973, 1985, 1986,

Runners-Up: (13) 1950, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 2008,

North Adelaide (Roosters)

Premierships: (14) 1900, 1902, 1905, 1920, 1930, 1931, 1949, 1952, 1960, 1971, 1972, 1987, 1991, 2018,

Runners-Up: (14) 1906, 1913, 1914, 1919, 1927, 1932, 1951, 1963, 1973, 1985, 1986, 1989, 2007, 2013,

Norwood (Redlegs)

Premierships: (30) 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1891, 1894, 1901, 1904, 1907, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1929, 1941, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1984, 1997, 2012, 2013, 2014,

Runners-Up: (23) 1884, 1885, 1890, 1893, 1895, 1896, 1899, 1908, 1920, 1921, 1928, 1933, 1947, 1952, 1955, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1980, 1993, 1999, 2010, 2018,

Port Adelaide (Magpies)

Premierships: (36) 1884, 1890, 1897, 1903, 1906, 1910, 1913, 1914, 1921, 1928, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999,

Runners-Up: (37) 1878, 1879, 1883, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1891, 1892, 1898, 1901, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1915, 1926, 1929, 1930, 1934, 1935, 1938, 1945, 1946, 1953, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1984, 1997, 2014, 2017,

South Adelaide (Panthers)

Premierships: (11) 1877, 1885, 1892, 1893, 1895, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1935, 1938, 1964,

Runners-Up: (12) 1876, 1881, 1882, 1886, 1894, 1897, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1937, 1940, 1979,

Sturt (Double Blues)

Premierships: (15) 1915, 1919, 1926, 1932, 1940, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1976, 2002, 2016, 2017,

Runners-Up: (11) 1910, 1923, 1924, 1931, 1936, 1941, 1965, 1978, 1983, 1998, 2009,

West Adelaide (The Bloods)

Premierships: (9) 1908, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1927, 1947, 1961, 1983, 2015,

Runners-Up: (9) 1922, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1991, 2003, 2012,

Woodville-West Torrens (Eagles)

Premierships: (3) 1993, 2006, 2011,

Runners-Up: (7) 1994, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2015, 2016,

 

1876 South Australian Football Season

1876 South Australian football season was the fourteenth season of interclub football, and the last year in the state without an organised league body with an official set of rules.

 

South Australia AFL Clubs

Adelaide Crows entered a team in the SANFL Competition when they joined the AFL Competition.

Port Adelaide Magpies long success and rich history led to Port Adelaide joining the AFL Competition. Due to objections from Collingwood Magpies the Port Adelaide AFL Team had to be known as Port Adelaide Power rather than Port Adelaide Magpies.

Adelaide Crows AFL

Premierships: (2) 1997, 1998,

Runners-Up: (0)

Port Adelaide Power AFL

Premierships: (1) 2004,

Runners-Up:

 

Defunct Clubs

Adelaide (Defunct)

Premierships: (1) 1886,

Runners-Up: (1) 1877,

Victorians (Defunct)

Premierships: (2) 1876, 1877,

Runners-Up: (1) 1880,

West Torrens (Defunct) Merged with Woodville in 1990

Premierships: (4) 1924, 1933, 1945, 1953,

Runners-Up: (4) 1925, 1939, 1948, 1949,

Woodville (Defunct) Merged with West Torrens in 1990

Premierships: (0)

Runners-Up: (0)

 

Joint Clubs During World War II

Port-Torrens

Premierships: (1) 1942,

Runners-Up: (2) 1943, 1944,

Norwood-North

Premierships: (2) 1943, 1944,

Runners-Up: (0)

West-Glenelg

Premierships: (0)

Runners-Up: (1) 1942,

 

Champions of Australia (COA)

Championship of Australia was the name given to an Australian Rules football tournament which was contested between football clubs from the Victorian, South Australian, West Australian and Tasmania football leagues. The Championship took place 3 times in the 19th century and then from 1907 to 1914 with the exception of 1912 and every year from 1968 to 1975.

 

Champions By Year (1888–1914, 1968–75)

Club

Carlton

Premierships: (2) 1968, 1970,

Runners-Up: (4) 1907, 1908, 1914, 1972,

Collingwood

Premierships: (1) 1896,

Runners-Up: (1) 1910,

Essendon

Premierships: (1) 1893,

Runners-Up: (1) 1911,

Fitzroy

Premierships: (0)

Runners-Up: (1) 1913,

Hawthorn

Premierships: (1) 1971,

Runners-Up: (0)

North Adelaide

Premierships: (1) 1972,

Runners-Up: (1) 1971,

North Melbourne

Premierships: (1) 1975,

Runners-Up: (0)

Norwood

Premierships: (2) 1888, 1907,

Runners-Up: (1) 1975,

Port Adelaide

Premierships: (4) 1890, 1910, 1913, 1914,

Runners-Up: (0)

Richmond

Premierships: (3) 1969, 1973, 1974,

Runners-Up: (0)

South Melbourne

Premierships: (1) 1909,

Runners-Up: (2) 1888, 1890,

Subiaco

Premierships: (0)

Runners-Up: (1) 1973,

Sturt

Premierships: (0)

Runners-Up: (4) 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974,

South Adelaide

Premierships: (0)

Runners-Up: (2) 1893, 1896,

West Adelaide

Premierships: (2) 1908, 1911,

Runners-Up: (1) 1909,

 

Abbreviations

AFL                Australian Football League

WAFL             Western Australian Football League

SANFL           South Australian National Football League

VFL                Victorian Football League (Preceded the AFL Competition)

 

Definitions

G         Goals kicked are worth 6 Points

B         Behinds kicked are worth 1 Point

 

Palindrome

A word, or phrase, or sequence that reads the same backwards as forwards

Glenelg is one such word that is a Palindrome.