Port Adelaide Football Club (SANFL)
The Port Adelaide Football Club, nicknamed The Magpies, is an Australian rules football club which competes in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). Originally established in 1870 for the local competition, the Port Adelaide Football club existed as two entities between 1997 and 2010: the Port Adelaide Magpies Football Club, which continued the club's presence in the SANFL; and the Port Adelaide Football Club, which competed in the Australian Football League (AFL). These two clubs shared the same history but existed as separate legal entities. In 2010 this changed when the two clubs merged to form the current Port Adelaide Football Club, fielding teams in both the SANFL and the AFL.
Since it was founded in 1870, the Port Adelaide Football Club, in its various forms, has won a record 36 SANFL premierships and finished as runner-up in the SANFL grand final 35 times, finishing runners-up in the AFL Grand Final and winning their first AFL Grand Final in 2004, making it the most successful football club in the AFL.
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