The Port Adelaide Football Club is an Australian rules football club based in Alberton, South Australia, which plays in the Australian Football League (AFL) (in which they are known as the Power) and the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) (in which they are known as the Magpies). Port Adelaide is the older of the two clubs in South Australia playing in the AFL and the 18th Australian rules club formed in Australia. Since the club’s first game in 1870 it has won 36 SANFL premierships, including six in a row. The club also won the Champions of Australia competition on a record four occasions.
From its foundation in 1870 to 1996, the club representing Port Adelaide competed in the SANFL as the "Port Adelaide Football Club". The club has had various nicknames over the years, including: the Cockledivers, the Seaside Men, the Seasiders and the Magentas, before finally settling on the Magpies in 1902. In 1997, the club joined the Australian Football League. On entry, Port Adelaide adopted a new nickname, "The Power", and added two more colours (silver and teal). Since joining the AFL, Port Adelaide have added the 2004 AFL Grand Final to their premiership wins, thereby bringing the total premierships to 37 (one AFL and 36 SANFL), as well as the four Champion of Australia wins. The club's AFL licence is held by the SANFL.
... was a prominent public figure in Adelaide, known for his work in journalism, business and politics ... In 1901 he began a long association with the Adelaide City Council, serving as Mayor of Adelaide (1911–1913) and later as Lord Mayor of Adelaide (1927–1930) ...
... Adelaide's origins date back to 1835 when a British officer named Captain Alexander Boswell Armstrong (1787–1862) established a military encampment which he named Fort Adelaide after the wife of King William IV ...
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... Ayers House, Adelaide Old Adelaide Gaol, Adelaide Original Treasury Building, Victoria Square, Adelaide Government House, Adelaide Customs House, Glenelg Cummins House, 23 Sheoak Avenue, Novar Gardens ...
... He won Port Adelaide Power's first ever best and fairest ... He became the first Port Adelaide Power player to play 100 games in 2001 ... He was one of the leaders of the club throughout his AFL career, which lasted from 1997 through to 2002 ...
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—Anthony Trollope (18151882)
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