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The 1990 South Australian National Football League season was the 111th season of the top-level Australian rules football competition in South Australia. The season opened on Saturday 14 April with all of the opening round matches simultaneously, and concluded on Sunday 7 October with the Grand Final in which Port Adelaide (minor premiers) won its 30th premiership by defeating Glenelg (second at the end of the minor rounds).

1990 SANFL season
Teams10
PremiersPort Adelaide
(30th premiership)
Minor premiersPort Adelaide
(41st minor premiership)
Matches played106
Attendance807,182 (7,615 per match)
Highest attendance50,589 (Grand Final, Port Adelaide vs. Glenelg)
Ken Farmer MedallistScott Hodges
Port Adelaide (153 goals)
Magarey MedallistScott Hodges
Port Adelaide (16 votes)
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North Adelaide, Norwood and South Adelaide also made the top (final) five teams and participated in the finals matches. West Adelaide, Central District, Woodville, West Torrens and Sturt all missed the top five, with the latter finishing last to win its 12th wooden spoon.

This was the last SANFL season before the introduction of the Adelaide Crows into the Australian Football League. This effectively relegating the SANFL to second tier status in South Australia.

1990 Foundation CupEdit

Grand FinalEdit

Round 1


Saturday, 7 April (7:10 pm) Glenelg 17.14 (116) def. Woodville 11.3 (69) Football Park [Report]


  • This was the third time Woodville reached a Grand Final of any kind during its existence as a stand-alone club.

1990 SANFL minor roundsEdit

Round 1Edit

Round 1
Saturday, 14 April (2:10 pm) Glenelg 16.8 (104) def. West Torrens 9.10 (64) Football Park (crowd: 7,167) [Report]
Saturday, 14 April (2:10 pm) Sturt 16.12 (108) def. by West Adelaide 16.13 (109) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 5,912) [Report]
Saturday, 14 April (2:10 pm) Central District 11.10 (76) def. by Port Adelaide 26.12 (168) Elizabeth Oval (crowd: 10,229) [Report]
Saturday, 14 April (2:10 pm) Norwood 11.6 (72) def. by North Adelaide 16.8 (104) Norwood Oval (crowd: 12,871) [Report]
Saturday, 14 April (2:10 pm) Woodville 17.12 (114) def. South Adelaide 13.12 (90) Woodville Oval (crowd: 2,816) [Report]

Round 2Edit

Round 2
Saturday, 21 April (2:10 pm) South Adelaide 11.16 (82) def. by West Adelaide 14.14 (98) Football Park (crowd: 3,522) [Report]
Sunday, 22 April (2:10 pm) West Torrens 15.12 (102) def. Woodville 9.11 (65) Football Park (crowd: 5,176) [Report]
Monday, 23 April (2:10 pm) North Adelaide 15.13 (103) def. North Adelaide 10.8 (68) Football Park (crowd: 3,237) [Report]
Wednesday, 25 April (2:10 pm) Port Adelaide 18.19 (127) def. Norwood 12.9 (81) Football Park (crowd: 36,397) [Report]
Wednesday, 25 April (2:10 pm) Glenelg 21.10 (136) def. Sturt 10.11 (71) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 12,147) [Report]

Round 3Edit

Round 3
Saturday, 28 April (2:10 pm) Woodville 13.13 (91) def. Central District 13.9 (87) Football Park [Report]
Saturday, 28 April (2:10 pm) North Adelaide 12.9 (81) def. by West Torrens 13.15 (93) Prospect Oval [Report]
Sunday, 29 April (2:10 pm) South Adelaide 16.12 (108) def. Sturt 10.15 (75) Adelaide Oval [Report]
Sunday, 29 April (2:10 pm) West Adelaide 10.16 (76) def. by Norwood 23.18 (156) Richmond Oval [Report]
Monday, 30 April (2:10 pm) Glenelg 17.13 (115) def. Port Adelaide 13.11 (89) Football Park [Report]

Round 4Edit

Round 4
Saturday, 5 May (2:10 pm) Central District 24.18 (162) def. Norwood 10.12 (72) Football Park [Report]
Saturday, 5 May (2:10 pm) Glenelg 29.19 (193) def. South Adelaide 11.7 (73) Glenelg Oval [Report]
Saturday, 5 May (2:10 pm) Port Adelaide 19.7 (121) def. North Adelaide 12.11 (83) Alberton Oval [Report]
Sunday, 6 May (2:10 pm) West Torrens 15.19 (109) def. Sturt 11.13 (79) Football Park [Report]
Monday, 6 May (2:10 pm) Woodville 22.13 (145) def. West Adelaide 10.14 (74) Football Park [Report]

Round 5Edit

Round 5
Saturday, 12 May (2:10 pm) North Adelaide 18.22 (130) def. West Adelaide 10.11 (71) Football Park [Report]
Saturday, 12 May (2:10 pm) Woodville 19.12 (126) def. by Glenelg 19.13 (127) Woodville Oval [Report]
Saturday, 12 May (2:10 pm) South Adelaide 23.17 (155) def. Central District 8.13 (61) Adelaide Oval [Report]
Saturday, 12 May (2:10 pm) Port Adelaide 17.17 (119) def. West Torrens 14.12 (96) Alberton Oval [Report]
Monday, 14 May (2:10 pm) Norwood 19.17 (131) def. Sturt 13.10 (88) Football Park [Report]

Round 6Edit

Round 6
Saturday, 19 May (2:10 pm) Norwood 16.8 (104) def. Glenelg 13.7 (85) Football Park [Report]
Saturday, 26 May (2:10 pm) North Adelaide 19.12 (126) def. Woodville 10.6 (66) Woodville Oval [Report]
Saturday, 26 May (2:10 pm) West Adelaide 22.23 (155) def. Port Adelaide 10.13 (73) Richmond Oval [Report]
Saturday, 26 May (2:10 pm) Central District 20.13 (133) def. Sturt 16.8 (104) Elizabeth Oval [Report]
Monday, 28 May (2:10 pm) South Adelaide 16.12 (108) def. West Torrens 7.16 (58) Football Park [Report]

Round 7Edit

Round 7
Saturday, 2 June (2:10p.m.) Central District 8.7 (55) def. by West Torrens 18.15 (123) Football Park [Report]
Saturday, 2 June (2:10p.m.) Sturt 8.11 (59) def. by North Adelaide 14.18 (102) Adelaide Oval [Report]
Saturday, 2 June (2:10p.m.) Glenelg 16.22 (118) drew with West Adelaide 19.4 (118) Glenelg Oval [Report]
Saturday, 2 June (2:10p.m.) Norwood 26.10 (166) def. South Adelaide 11.13.79 Norwood Oval [Report]
Saturday, 2 June (2:10p.m.) Port Adelaide 19.13 (127) def. Woodville 14.12.96 Alberton Oval [Report]

Round 8Edit

Round 8
Saturday, 9 June (2:10p.m.) West Torrens 4.6 (30) def. by Norwood 23.14 (152) Football Park [Report]
Saturday, 9 June (2:10p.m.) Sturt 16.12 (108) def. Woodville 12.9 (81) Adelaide Oval [Report]
Saturday, 9 June (2:10p.m.) North Adelaide 17.8 (110) def. by Glenelg 26.14 (170 Prospect Oval [Report]
Saturday, 9 June (2:10p.m.) Central District 24.5 (149) def. West Adelaide 17.8 (110) Elizabeth Oval [Report]
Monday, 11 June (2:10p.m.) Port Adelaide 20.15 (135) def. South Adelaide 19.10 (124) Football Park [Report]

Round 9Edit

Round 9
Saturday, 16 June (2:10p.m.) Port Adelaide 21.23 (149) def. Sturt 9.10 (64) Football Park [Report]
Saturday, 16 June (2:10p.m.) North Adelaide 15.11 (101) def. South Adelaide 7.10 (52) Adelaide Oval [Report]
Saturday, 16 June (2:10p.m.) Glenelg 14.21 (105) def. Central District 10.6 (66) Glenelg Oval [Report]
Saturday, 16 June (2:10p.m.) Woodville 9.9 (63) def. by Norwood 11.16 (82) Woodville Oval [Report]
Sunday, 17 June (2:10p.m.) West Torrens 13.17 (95) def. West Adelaide 13.11 (89) Football Park [Report]

Round 10Edit

Round 10
Saturday, 23 June (2:10p.m.) South Adelaide 14.21 (105) def. Woodville 15.8 (98) Football Park [Report]
Saturday, 23 June (2:10p.m.) Central District 15.12 (102) def. by Port Adelaide 23.19 (157) Adelaide Oval [Report]
Saturday, 23 June (2:10p.m.) West Adelaide 21.18 (144) def. Sturt 14.7 (91) Richmond Oval [Report]
Saturday, 23 June(2:10p.m.) Glenelg 16.18 (144) def. West Torrens 14.7 (91) Glenelg Oval [Report]
Saturday, 23 June(2:10p.m.) North Adelaide 6.8 (44) def. by Norwood 10.14 (74) Prospect Oval [Report]

Round 11Edit

Round 11
Saturday, 30 June (2:10p.m.) Sturt 10.13 (73) def. by Glenelg 18.18 (126) Football Park [Report]
Saturday, 30 June (2:10p.m.) South Adelaide 13.15 (93) def. West Adelaide 5.15 (45) Adelaide Oval [Report]
Saturday, 30 June (2:10p.m.) Woodville 11.17 (83) def. West Torrens 10.8 (68) Woodville Oval [Report]
Saturday, 30 June (2:10p.m.) Central District 9.15 (69) def. by North Adelaide 14.14 (98) Elizabeth Oval [Report]
Sunday, 1 July (2:10p.m.) Norwood 18.11 (119) def. Port Adelaide 13.14 (92) Football Park [Report]

Round 12Edit

Round 12
Saturday, 14 July (2:10 p.m.) Central District 24.15 (158) def. Woodville 9.11 (65) Elizabeth Oval [Report]
Saturday, 14 July (2:10p.m.) West Torrens 16.8 (104) def. North Adelaide 12.6 (88) Football Park [Report]
Saturday, 14 July (2:10p.m.) South Adelaide 19.7 (121) def. Sturt 14.12 (96) Adelaide Oval [Report]
Saturday, 14 July (2:10p.m.) Norwood 14.18 (102) def. by West Adelaide 16.7 (103) Norwood Oval [Report]
Sunday, 15 July (2:10p.m.) Port Adelaide 21.15 (141) def. Glenelg 18.13 (121) Football Park [Report]

Round 13Edit

Round 13
Saturday, 21 July (2:10p.m.) Glenelg 21.19 (145) def. South Adelaide 9.15 (69) Football Park [Report]
Saturday, 21 July (2:10p.m.) Sturt 15.16 (106) def. West Torrens 9.12 (66) Football Park [Report]
Saturday, 21 July (2:10p.m.) West Adelaide 16.18 (114) def. by Woodville 19.8 (122) Richmond Oval [Report]
Saturday, 21 July (2:10p.m.) Central District 18.11 (119) def. Norwood 14.14 (98) Elizabeth Oval [Report]
Saturday, 21 July (2:10p.m.) North Adelaide 7.13 (55) def. by Port Adelaide 11.10 (76) Prospect Oval [Report]

Round 14Edit

Round 14
Saturday, 28 July (2:10p.m.) Central District 21.19 (145) def. South Adelaide 10.9 (69) Elizabeth Oval [Report]
Saturday, 28 July (2:10p.m.) West Torrens 11.7 (83) def. by Port Adelaide 23.7 (145) Football Park [Report]
Saturday, 28 July (2:10p.m.) Glenelg 22.22 (154) def. Woodville 11.17 (83) Glenelg Oval [Report]
Saturday, 28 July (2:10p.m.) North Adelaide 26.26 (182) def. West Adelaide 7.5 (47) Prospect Oval [Report]
Saturday, 28 July (2:10p.m.) Norwood 24.16 (160) def. Sturt 7.5 (47) Norwood Oval [Report]

Round 15Edit

Round 15
Saturday, 4 August (2:10p.m.) Sturt 13.7 (85) def. by Central District 16.16 (112) Football Park [Report]
Saturday, 4 August (2:10p.m.) South Adelaide 19.16 (130) def. West Torrens 17. 13 (113) Adelaide Oval [Report]
Saturday, 4 August (2:10p.m.) Woodville 12.13 (85) def. by North Adelaide 14.13 (97) Woodville Oval [Report]
Saturday, 4 August (2:10p.m.) Port Adelaide 27.17 (178) def. West Adelaide 10.10 (70) Alberton Oval [Report]
Sunday, 5 August (2:10p.m.) Glenelg 11.14 (80) def. Norwood 11.3 (69) Football Park [Report]

Round 16Edit

Round 16
Saturday, 11 August(2:10pm) West Adelaide 14.10 (94) def. by Glenelg 16.14 (110) Football Park (crowd: 5,016)
Saturday, 11 August(2:10pm) South Adelaide 12.7 (79) def. by Norwood 15.14 (104) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 6,241)
Saturday, 11 August(2:10pm) Woodville 16.14 (110) def. by Port Adelaide 22.14 (146) Woodville Oval (crowd: 5,139)
Saturday, 11 August(2:10pm) North Adelaide 27.18 (180) def. Sturt 3.2 (20) Prospect Oval (crowd: 3,341)
Saturday, 11 August(2:10pm) Central District 16.17 (113) def. West Torrens 8.8 (56) Elizabeth Oval (crowd: 3,787)

Round 17Edit

Round 17
Saturday, 18 August(2:10pm) North Adelaide 16.15 (111) def. Glenelg 13.12 (90) Football Park (crowd: 10,229)
Saturday, 18 August(2:10pm) Port Adelaide 24.20 (164) def. South Adelaide 8.11 (59) Alberton Oval (crowd: 5,775)
Saturday, 18 August(2:10pm) West Adelaide 25.14 (164) def. Central District 12.10 (82) Richmond Oval (crowd: 2,877)
Saturday, 18 August(2:10pm) Woodville 22.11 (143) def. Sturt 11.7 (73) Woodville Oval (crowd: 2,008)
Sunday, 19 August(2:10pm) West Torrens 10.16 (76) def. by Norwood 17.8 (110) Football Park (crowd: 6,602)

Round 18Edit

Round 18
Saturday, 25 August(2:10pm) North Adelaide 19.19 (133) def. South Adelaide 14.12 (96) Football Park (crowd: 3,538)
Saturday, 25 August(2:10pm) Sturt 10.14 (74) def. by Port Adelaide 34.18 (222) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 6,334)
Saturday, 25 August(2:10pm) Central District 14.11 (95) def. by Glenelg 17.16 (118) Elizabeth Oval (crowd: 4,846)
Saturday, 25 August(2:10pm) West Adelaide 15.17 (107) def. West Torrens 9.14 (68) Richmond Oval (crowd: 2,702)
Saturday, 25 August(2:10pm) Norwood 25.19 (159) def. Woodville 9.12 (66) Norwood Oval (crowd: 6,585)

Round 19Edit

Round 19
Saturday, 1 September(1 pm) West Adelaide 19.16 (130) def. Sturt 10.19 (79) Football Park (crowd: 7,220)
Saturday, 1 September(4 pm) Glenelg 19.20 (134) def. West Torrens 8.11 (59) Football Park (crowd: 7,220)
Saturday, 1 September (2.10pm) South Adelaide 21.17 (137) def. Woodville 10.10 (70) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 2,429)
Saturday, 1 September (2.10pm) Port Adelaide 19.20 (134) def. Central District 7.13 (55) Alberton Oval (crowd: 7,012)
Saturday, 1 September (2.10pm) Norwood 10.10 (70) def. by North Adelaide 21.13 (139) Norwood Oval (crowd: 11,373)

Round 20Edit

Round 20
Saturday, 8 September (2:10pm) Norwood 9.14 (68) def. by Port Adelaide 21.24 (150) Football Park (crowd: 22,217)
Saturday, 8 September (2:10pm) Woodville 24.10 (154) def. West Torrens 15.19 (109) Adelaide Oval (crowd: 7,770)
Saturday, 8 September (2:10pm) West Adelaide 11.17 (83) def. by South Adelaide 20.17 (137) Richmond Oval (crowd: 5,286)
Saturday, 8 September (2:10pm) North Adelaide 20.16 (136) def. Central District 12.19 (91) Prospect Oval (crowd: 4,922)
Saturday, 8 September (2:10pm) Glenelg 31.14 (200) def. Sturt 8.13 (61) Glenelg Oval (crowd: 4,776)

Woodville and West Torrens play their final senior match as independent clubs before merging to become Woodville-West Torrens from 1991 onwards. West Torrens player Ian Hanna, who career had ended due to a broken neck, was sent on the field in the dying minutes. With the game won, Woodville players "allowed" him to kick a goal.[1]

LadderEdit

1990 SANFL Ladder
Team P W L D PF PA % Pts
1 Port Adelaide (P) 20 17 3 0 2713 1806 60.04 34
2 Glenelg 20 16 3 1 2545 1767 59.02 33
3 North Adelaide 20 14 6 0 2203 1594 58.02 28
4 Norwood 20 12 8 0 2159 1809 54.41 24
5 South Adelaide 20 9 11 0 1972 2199 47.28 18
6 West Adelaide 20 8 11 1 2001 2316 46.35 17
7 Central District 20 8 12 0 1998 2211 47.47 16
8 Woodville 20 7 13 0 1926 2259 46.02 14
9 West Torrens 20 6 14 0 1665 2136 43.80 12
10 Sturt 20 2 18 0 1577 2662 37.20 4
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against

Finals SeriesEdit

Week 1Edit

Semi Finals
QF: Saturday, 15 Sep (2:10 pm) Glenelg 17.16 (118) def. North Adelaide 14.11 (95) Football Park (crowd: 32,304) Match report
EF1: Sunday, 16 Sep (2:10 pm) Norwood 13.12 (90) def. by South Adelaide 19.18 (132) Football Park (crowd: 31,492) Match report

Week 2Edit

Semi Finals
SF2: Saturday, 22 Sep (2:10 pm) Port Adelaide 15.9 (99) def. by Glenelg 16.14 (110) Football Park (crowd: 23,102) Match report
SF1: Sunday, 23 Sep (2:10 pm) North Adelaide 23.14 (152) def. South Adelaide 14.12 (96) Football Park (crowd: 19,492) Match report

Week 3Edit

Preliminary Finals
PF: Saturday, 29 Sep (2:10 pm) Port Adelaide 28.14 (182) def. North Adelaide 14.7 (91) Football Park (crowd: 34,102) Match report

Week 4Edit

Grand Final
Sunday, 7 October Glenelg def. by Port Adelaide Football Park (crowd: 50,589) Report
5.2 (32)
6.7 (43)
9.11 (65)
 13.15 (93)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
4.6 (30)
10.7 (67)
13.9 (87)
 16.12 (108)
Umpires: Rick Kinnear, Mark Mackie
Jack Oatey Medal: George Fiacchi
Television broadcast: Channel 9
National anthem: Kate Ceberano
Fidge 5
Murphy 3
Christie, Liptak, Jameson, Marshall, Salisbury 1
Goals 6 Hodges
3 Settre
2 Smith, Wanganeen
1 Mahney, S. Williams, M. Williams

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ross, John (1998). The Clubs: The Complete History of Every Club in the VFL/AFL. Ringwood, Victoria: Penguin Books. p. 15. ISBN 0670878588.