List of SANFL premiers

This page is a chronological listing of the premiership winners in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) – the premier Australian rules football competition in the state of South Australia.

Chronological listEdit

  Premiership decided by a Grand Final
  Premiership decided by a Grand Final Replay, after the scheduled Grand Final was drawn
  Premiership decided by a Challenge Final
  Premiership decided without any form of Grand Final
Year Premier Runner Up Score Crowd Ground Date Telecaster
South Australian Football Association
1877 South Adelaide (1)
Victorian (1)
Adelaide (1)
1878 Norwood (1) Port Adelaide (1)
1879 Norwood (2) Port Adelaide (2)
1880 Norwood (3) Victorian (1)
1881 Norwood (4) South Adelaide (2)
1882 Norwood (5) South Adelaide (3)
1883 Norwood (6) Port Adelaide (3)
1884 Port Adelaide (1) Norwood (1)
1885 South Adelaide (2) Norwood (2)
1886 Adelaide (1) South Adelaide (4)
1887 Norwood (7) Port Adelaide (4)
1888 Norwood (8) + COA (1) Port Adelaide (5)
1889 Norwood (9) Port Adelaide (6) 7.4 (7) d. 5.9 (5) 7,227 Adelaide Oval Saturday 5 October
1890 Port Adelaide (2) + COA (1) Norwood (3)
1891 Norwood (10) Port Adelaide (7)
1892 South Adelaide (3) Port Adelaide (8)
1893 South Adelaide (4) Norwood (4)
1894 Norwood (11) South Adelaide (5) 4.8 (32) drew 4.8 (32)
4.7 (31) d. 3.5 (23)

9,000
Adelaide Oval Wednesday 6 August
Wednesday 13 August
1895 South Adelaide (5) Norwood (5)
1896 South Adelaide (6) Norwood (6)
1897 Port Adelaide (3) South Adelaide (6)
1898 South Adelaide (7) Port Adelaide (9) 8.8 (56) d. 4.8 (32) 6,500 Adelaide Oval Saturday 10 September
1899 South Adelaide (8) Norwood (7) 5.12 (42) d. 2.2 (14) Adelaide Oval Saturday 9 September
1900 North Adelaide (1) South Adelaide (7) 4.3 (27) d. 1.8 (14) 7,000 Adelaide Oval Saturday 8 September
1901 Norwood (12) Port Adelaide (10) 4.3 (27) d. 1.8 (14) 7,000 Adelaide Oval Saturday 5 October
1902 North Adelaide (2) South Adelaide (8) 4.9 (33) d. 4.5 (29) Adelaide Oval Saturday 6 September
1903 Port Adelaide (4) South Adelaide (9) 6.6 (42) d. 5.5 (35) 14,000 Adelaide Oval Saturday 12 September
1904 Norwood (13) Port Adelaide (11) 6.8 (44) d. 1.6 (12) 15,000 Jubilee Oval Saturday 17 September
1905 North Adelaide (3) Port Adelaide (12) 6.8 (44) d. 1.6 (12) 12,000 Adelaide Oval Saturday 9 September
South Australian Football League
1906 Port Adelaide (5) North Adelaide (1) 8.12 (60) d. 5.9 (39) 20,000 Adelaide Oval Saturday 15 September
1907 Norwood (14) + COA (2) Port Adelaide (13) 8.7 (55) d. 3.9 (27) 25,000 Adelaide Oval Saturday 21 September
1908 West Adelaide (1) + COA (1) Norwood (8) 7.10 (52) d. 6.13 (49) 22,000 Adelaide Oval Saturday 26 September
1909 West Adelaide (2) Port Adelaide (14) 7.17 (59) d. 6.5 (41) 25,000 Adelaide Oval Saturday 18 September
1910 Port Adelaide (6) + COA (2) Sturt (1) 8.12 (60) d. 5.11 (41) 20,000 Adelaide Oval Saturday 8 October
1911 West Adelaide (3) + COA (2) Port Adelaide (15) 7.9 (52) d. 6.10 (46) 19,000 Adelaide Oval Saturday 7 October
1912 West Adelaide (4) Port Adelaide (16) 6.10 (46) d. 5.2 (32) 28,500 Adelaide Oval Monday 28 October
1913 Port Adelaide (7) + COA (3) North Adelaide (2) 7.12 (54) d. 5.10 (40) 22,000 Adelaide Oval Saturday 20 September
1914 Port Adelaide (8) + COA (4) North Adelaide (3) 13.15 (93) d. 1.8 (14) 11,000 Adelaide Oval Saturday 19 September
1915 Sturt (1) Port Adelaide (17) 6.10 (46) d. 4.10 (34) 13,000 Adelaide Oval Saturday 25 September
1916–1918: Play suspended due to WWI
1919 Sturt (2) North Adelaide (4) 5.9 (39) drew 5.9 (39)
3.5 (23) d. 2.6 (18)
30,000 (1)
35,000 (2)
Adelaide Oval Saturday 27 September
Wednesday 8 October
1920 North Adelaide (4) Norwood (9) 9.15 (69) d. 3.3 (21) 31,000 Adelaide Oval Saturday 28 September
1921 Port Adelaide (9) Norwood (10) 4.8 (32) d. 3.6 (24) 34,000 Adelaide Oval Saturday 8 October
1922 Norwood (15) West Adelaide (1) 9.7 (61) d. 2.16 (28) 31,000 Adelaide Oval Saturday 30 September
1923 Norwood (16) Sturt (2) 9.12 (66) d. 6.4 (40) 37,000 Adelaide Oval Saturday 29 September
1924 West Torrens (1) Sturt (3) 9.12 (66) d. 8.10 (58) 44,345 Adelaide Oval Sunday 28 September
1925 Norwood (17) West Torrens (1) 8.4 (52) d. 7.9 (51) 37,750 Adelaide Oval Saturday 26 September
1926 Sturt (3) North Adelaide (5) 9.10 (64) d. 7.9 (51) 30,000 Adelaide Oval Saturday 2 October
South Australian National Football League
1927 West Adelaide (5) North Adelaide (5) 10.10 (70) d. 8.10 (58) 33,222 Adelaide Oval Saturday 1 October
1928 Port Adelaide (10) Norwood (11) 15.14 (104) d. 7.14 (56) 35,700 Adelaide Oval Saturday 6 October
1929 Norwood (18) Port Adelaide (19) 16.14 (110) d. 10.9 (69) 35,504 Adelaide Oval Saturday 5 October
1930 North Adelaide (5) Port Adelaide (20) 9.13 (67) d. 9.9 (63) 23,609 Adelaide Oval Saturday 4 October
1931 North Adelaide (6) Sturt (4) 17.13 (115) d. 11.11 (77) 34,202 Adelaide Oval Saturday 3 October
1932 Sturt (4) North Adelaide (6) 16.14 (110) d. 10.9 (69) 29,717 Adelaide Oval Saturday 1 October
1933 West Torrens (2) Norwood (12) 13.10 (88) d. 9.11 (65) 33,444 Adelaide Oval Saturday 14 October
1934 Glenelg (1) Port Adelaide (21) 18.15 (123) d. 16.18 (114) 30,045 Adelaide Oval Saturday 5 October
1935 South Adelaide (9) Port Adelaide (22) 15.9 (99) d. 13.13 (91) 26,496 Adelaide Oval Saturday 5 October
1936 Port Adelaide (11) Sturt (5) 13.19 (97) d. 14.10 (94) 35,120 Adelaide Oval Saturday 3 October
1937 Port Adelaide (12) South Adelaide (10) 13.16 (94) d. 9.16 (70) 35,895 Adelaide Oval Saturday 2 October
1938 South Adelaide (10) Port Adelaide (23) 23.14 (152) d. 15.16 (106) 33,364 Adelaide Oval Saturday 1 October
1939 Port Adelaide (13) West Torrens (2) 16.28 (124) d. 11.11 (77) 44,885 Adelaide Oval Saturday 30 September
1940 Sturt (5) South Adelaide (11) 14.16 (100) d. 11.13 (79) 28,500 Adelaide Oval Saturday 28 September
1941 Norwood (19) Sturt (6) 14.16 (100) d. 10.11 (71) 30,742 Adelaide Oval Saturday 4 October
1942 PortTorrens (1) WestGlenelg (1) 18.12 (120) d. 16.13 (109) 35,000 Adelaide Oval Saturday, 12 September
1943 NorwoodNorth (1) PortTorrens (2) 12.10 (82) d. 8.13 (61) 42,000 Adelaide Oval Saturday 30 September
1944 NorwoodNorth (2) PortTorrens (3) 9.7 (61) d. 7.13 (55) 30,000 Adelaide Oval Saturday 30 September
1945 West Torrens (3) Port Adelaide (24) 15.25 (115) d. 15.12 (102) 47,500 Adelaide Oval Saturday 29 September
1946 Norwood (20) Port Adelaide (25) 13.14 (92) d. 9.10 (64) 53,473 Adelaide Oval Saturday 5 October
1947 West Adelaide (6) Norwood (13) 10.15 (75) d. 5.15 (45) 32,631 Adelaide Oval Saturday 4 October
1948 Norwood (21) West Torrens (3) 15.16 (106) d. 6.13 (49) 48,755 Adelaide Oval Saturday 2 October
1949 North Adelaide (7) West Torrens (4) 13.17 (95) d. 9.18 (72) 42,490 Adelaide Oval Saturday 1 October
1950 Norwood (22) Glenelg (1) 15.16 (106) d. 8.11 (59) 50,389 Adelaide Oval Saturday 30 September
1951 Port Adelaide (14) North Adelaide (7) 10.12 (72) d. 8.13 (61) 41,997 Adelaide Oval Saturday 29 September
1952 North Adelaide (8) Norwood (14) 23.15 (153) d. 6.9 (45) 50,105 Adelaide Oval Saturday 4 October
1953 West Torrens (4) Port Adelaide (26) 9.13 (67) d. 8.12 (60) 42,949 Adelaide Oval Saturday 3 October
1954 Port Adelaide (15) West Adelaide (2) 11.13 (79) d. 10.16 (76) 42,895 Adelaide Oval Saturday 2 October
1955 Port Adelaide (16) Norwood (15) 15.11 (101) d. 5.8 (38) 44,826 Adelaide Oval Saturday 1 October
1956 Port Adelaide (17) West Adelaide (3) 12.9 (81) d. 9.11 (65) 45,514 Adelaide Oval Saturday 29 September
1957 Port Adelaide (18) Norwood (16) 15.15 (105) d. 13.6 (94) 58,924 Adelaide Oval Saturday 28 September
1958 Port Adelaide (19) West Adelaide (4) 14.10 (94) d. 14.8 (92) 54,282 Adelaide Oval Saturday 3 October
1959 Port Adelaide (20) West Adelaide (5) 13.9 (87) d. 11.11 (77) 48,884 Adelaide Oval Saturday 3 October
1960 North Adelaide (9) Norwood (17) 14.11 (95) d. 13.12 (90) 54,162 Adelaide Oval Saturday 1 October
1961 West Adelaide (7) Norwood (18) 16.13 (109) d. 11.7 (73) 40,409 Adelaide Oval Saturday 30 September
1962 Port Adelaide (21) West Adelaide (6) 8.10 (58) d. 7.13 (55) 43,597 Adelaide Oval Saturday 29 September
1963 Port Adelaide (22) North Adelaide (8) 11.14 (80) d. 6.11 (47) 52,688 Adelaide Oval Friday 5 October
1964 South Adelaide (11) Port Adelaide (27) 9.15 (69) d. 5.12 (42) 56,353 Adelaide Oval Friday 30 October
1965 Port Adelaide (23) Sturt (7) 12.8 (80) d. 12.5 (77) 62,543 Adelaide Oval Saturday 2 October
1966 Sturt (6) Port Adelaide (28) 16.16 (112) d. 8.8 (56) 59,417 Adelaide Oval Saturday 1 October
1967 Sturt (7) Port Adelaide (29) 13.10 (88) d. 10.17 (77) 58,849 Adelaide Oval Saturday 30 September
1968 Sturt (8) Port Adelaide (30) 12.18 (90) d. 9.9 (63) 57,811 Adelaide Oval Saturday 28 September
1969 Sturt (9) Glenelg (2) 24.15 (159) d. 13.16 (94) 55,600 Adelaide Oval Saturday 4 October
1970 Sturt (10) Glenelg (3) 12.13 (85) d. 9.10 (64) 48,757 Adelaide Oval Saturday 26 September
1971 North Adelaide (10) Port Adelaide (31) 10.19 (79) d. 9.5 (59) 52,228 Adelaide Oval Saturday 25 September
1972 North Adelaide (11) + COA (1) Port Adelaide (32) 19.14 (128) d. 10.12 (72) 55,709 Adelaide Oval Saturday 30 September
1973 Glenelg (2) North Adelaide (9) 21.11 (137) d. 19.16 (130) 56,525 Adelaide Oval Saturday 30 September
1974 Sturt (11) Glenelg (4) 9.16 (70) d. 8.7 (55) 58,113 Football Park Saturday 28 September
1975 Norwood (23) Glenelg (5) 9.10 (64) d. 7.10 (52) 53,283 Football Park Saturday 27 September
1976 Sturt (12) Port Adelaide (33) 17.14 (116) d. 10.15 (75) 66,897 Football Park Saturday 25 September Seven Network (1)
1977 Port Adelaide (24) Glenelg (6) 17.11 (113) d. 16.9 (105) 56,717 Football Park Saturday 24 September
1978 Norwood (24) Sturt (8) 16.15 (111) d. 14.26 (110) 50,867 Football Park Saturday 30 September Seven Network (2)
1979 Port Adelaide (25) South Adelaide (12) 9.9 (63) d. 3.14 (32) 50,428 Football Park Sunday 30 September Nine Network (1)
1980 Port Adelaide (26) Norwood (19) 11.15 (81) d. 9.9 (63) 54,536 Football Park Saturday 4 October Seven Network (3)
1981 Port Adelaide (27) Glenelg (7) 14.11 (95) d. 6.8 (44) 52,659 Football Park Saturday 3 October Seven Network (4)
1982 Norwood (25) Glenelg (8) 20.13 (133) d. 9.17 (71) 47,336 Football Park Saturday 2 October Seven Network (5)
1983 West Adelaide (8) Sturt (9) 21.16 (142) d 16.12 (108) 47,129 Football Park Saturday 1 October Seven Network (6)
1984 Norwood (26) Port Adelaide (34) 15.10 (100) d. 13.13 (91) 50,271 Football Park Sunday 30 September Seven Network (7)
1985 Glenelg (3) North Adelaide (10) 21.15 (141) d. 12.12 (84) 50,289 Football Park Saturday 5 October Seven Network (8)
1986 Glenelg (4) North Adelaide (11) 21.9 (135) d. 12.15 (87) 50,538 Football Park Saturday 4 October Seven Network (9)
1987 North Adelaide (12) Glenelg (9) 23.7 (145) d. 9.9 (63) 50,617 Football Park Saturday 3 October Seven Network (10)
1988 Port Adelaide (28) Glenelg (10) 12.12 (84) d. 8.7 (55) 50,313 Football Park Saturday 1 October Nine Network (1)
1989 Port Adelaide (29) North Adelaide (12) 15.18 (108) d. 1.8 (14) 50,487 Football Park Saturday 7 October Nine Network (2)
1990 Port Adelaide (30) Glenelg (11) 16.12 (108) d. 13.15 (93) 50,589 Football Park Sunday 7 October Nine Network (3)
Adelaide Crows formed and enter AFL
1991 North Adelaide (13) West Adelaide (7) 21.22 (148) d. 11.7 (73) 39,276 Football Park Saturday 5 October ABC (1)
1992 Port Adelaide (31) Glenelg (12) 17.3 (105) d. 7.7 (49) 42,242 Football Park Saturday 3 October Nine Network (4)
1993 Woodville-West Torrens (1) Norwood (20) 17.20 (122) d. 7.7 (49) 42,719 Football Park Saturday 2 October ABC (2)
1994 Port Adelaide (32) Woodville-West Torrens (1) 15.16 (106) d. 10.9 (69) 40,598 Football Park Sunday 2 October ABC (3)
1995 Port Adelaide (33) Central District (1) 13.16 (94) d. 6.10 (46) 45,786 Football Park Sunday 1 October ABC (4)
1996 Port Adelaide (34) Central District (2) 11.14 (80) d. 6.8 (44) 46,120 Football Park Sunday 6 October ABC (5)
Port Adelaide Football Club enters the AFL
1997 Norwood (27) Port Adelaide (35) 19.12 (126) d. 7.11 (53) 44,161 Football Park Sunday 5 October ABC (6)
1998 Port Adelaide (35) Sturt (10) 11.9 (75) d. 9.12 (66) 44,838 Football Park Sunday 4 October ABC (7)
1999 Port Adelaide (36) Norwood (21) 14.17 (101) d. 14.9 (93) 39,135 Football Park Sunday 3 October ABC (8)
2000 Central District (1) Woodville-West Torrens (2) 8.13 (61) d. 5.9 (39) 34,819 Football Park Sunday 1 October ABC (9)
2001 Central District (2) Woodville-West Torrens (3) 10.11 (71) d. 4.8 (32) 26,378 Football Park Sunday 7 October ABC (10)
2002 Sturt (13) Central District (3) 13.14 (92) d. 6.9 (45) 35,187 Football Park Sunday 6 October ABC (11)
2003 Central District (3) West Adelaide (8) 17.9 (111) d. 11.11 (77) 28,199 Football Park Sunday 5 October ABC (12)
2004 Central District (4) Woodville-West Torrens (4) 23.15 (153) d. 4.4 (28) 24,207 Football Park Sunday 3 October ABC (13)
2005 Central District (5) Woodville-West Torrens (5) 15.14 (104) d. 11.10 (76) 28,637 Football Park Sunday 2 October ABC (14)
2006 Woodville-West Torrens (2) Central District (4) 17.19 (121) d. 7.3 (45) 25,130 Football Park Sunday 8 October ABC (15)
2007 Central District (6) North Adelaide (13) 16.11 (107) d. 5.12 (42) 30,478 Football Park Sunday 7 October ABC (16)
2008 Central District (7) Glenelg (13) 17.11 (113) d. 10.11 (71) 34,128 Football Park Sunday 5 October ABC (17)
2009 Central District (8) Sturt (11) 13.14 (92) d. 7.12 (54) 35,647 Football Park Sunday 4 October ABC (18)
2010 Central District (9) Norwood (22) 10.11 (71) d. 9.11 (65) 34,355 Football Park Sunday 3 October ABC (19)
2011 Woodville-West Torrens (3) Central District (5) 12.9 (81) d. 11.12 (78) 25,234 Football Park Sunday 9 October ABC (20)
2012 Norwood (28) West Adelaide (9) 12.7 (79) d. 3.12 (30) 29,661 Football Park Sunday 7 October ABC (21)
2013 Norwood (29) North Adelaide (14) 10.12 (72) d. 4.8 (32) 36,685 Football Park Sunday 6 October ABC (22)
2014 Norwood (30) Port Adelaide (36) 12.10 (82) d. 11.12 (78) 38,644 Adelaide Oval Sunday 21 September Seven Network (11)
2015 West Adelaide (9) Woodville-West Torrens (6) 11.12 (78) d. 7.6 (48) 25,625 Adelaide Oval Sunday 27 September Seven Network (12)
2016 Sturt (14) Woodville-West Torrens (7) 12.4 (76) d. 7.7 (49) 30,213 Adelaide Oval Sunday 25 September Seven Network (13)
2017 Sturt (15) Port Adelaide (37) 7.8 (50) d. 7.7 (49) 39,813 Adelaide Oval Sunday 24 September Seven Network (14)
2018 North Adelaide (14) Norwood (23) 19.10 (124) d 15.15 (105) 40,355 Adelaide Oval Sunday 23 September Seven Network (15)
2019 Glenelg (5) Port Adelaide (38) 11.7 (73) d 6.9 (45) 39,105 Adelaide Oval Sunday 22 September Seven Network (16)

Number of SANFL premierships by clubEdit

Club Premierships Runners Up Top Two Finish
Port Adelaide 36 38 74
Norwood 30 23 53
Sturt 15 11 26
North Adelaide 14 14 28
South Adelaide 11 12 23
West Adelaide 9 9 18
Central District 9 5 14
Glenelg 5 13 18
West Torrens * 4 5 9
Woodville-West Torrens 3 7 10
Adelaide (original) * 1 0 1
Victorian * 1 1 2
Woodville * 0 0 0
Adelaide (reserves) 0 0 0
  • Defunct
  • The original Adelaide Football Club is not related to the current Adelaide Football Club
  • West Torrens merged with Woodville to form Woodville-West Torrens

Most consecutive SANFL premiershipsEdit

Only Norwood, Port Adelaide, Sturt and Central District have recorded premiership streaks of three or more in the SANFL.

Club Premierships Sequence Consecutive Top Two Sequence
Norwood
Port Adelaide
6 1878-83
1954-59
8
7
1878-85
1909-1915, 1953–59, 1962–68
Sturt 5 1966–70 6 1965-70
Central District 4 2007–10 12 2000-2011

Champions of AustraliaEdit

The 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 three times in the 19th century and then from 1907 to 1914 with the exception of 1912 and every year from 1968 to 1975.

Club Premierships Runners-Up
Port Adelaide 4 0
Norwood 2 1
West Adelaide 2 1
North Adelaide 1 1
Sturt 0 4
South Adelaide 0 1

SANFL Grand Final RecordsEdit

Prior to 1974 all SANFL Grand Finals were held at the Adelaide Oval (bar the 1904 Grand Final at Jubilee Oval). From 1974 to 2013 they were held at Football Park. From 2014 onwards they are to return to Adelaide Oval.

  • Largest Attendance at Football Park: 66,897 - Sturt 17.14 (116) d Port Adelaide 10.15 (75), 1976
  • Smallest Attendance at Football Park: 22,207 - Central District 23.15 (153) d Woodville-West Torrens 4.4 (28), 2004
  • Largest Attendance at Adelaide Oval: 62,543 - Port Adelaide 12.8 (80) d Sturt 12.5 (77), 1965
  • Highest Score: 24.15 (159) Sturt d Glenelg 13.16 (94), 1969
  • Lowest Score: 1.6 (12) Port Adelaide lost to North Adelaide 6.8 (44), 1905
  • Largest Winning Margin: 125 points - Central District 23.15 (153) d Woodville-West Torrens 4.4 (28), 2004
  • Smallest Winning Margin: 1 point - Norwood 16.15 (111) d Sturt 14.26 (110), 1978 & Sturt 7.8 (50) d Port Adelaide 7.7 (49), 2017
  • Highest Losing Score: 19.16 (130) - North Adelaide lost to Glenelg 21.11 (137), 1973
  • Lowest Winning Score: 7.8 (50) - Sturt d Port Adelaide 7.7 (49), 2017
  • Highest Match Aggregate: 267 points - Glenelg 21.11 (137) d North Adelaide 19.16 (130), 1973
  • Lowest Match Aggregate: 95 points - Port Adelaide 9.9 (63) d South Adelaide 3.14 (32), 1979

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit