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Beginnings: Adelaide Football Club, nicknamed The Crows, are an Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League, reigning from Adelaide, South Australia. EST 1990

  • * Highest score: 30.8 (188) against Essendon at AAMI Stadium on 2 June, 2006
  • * Longest winning streak: 10 games (Rounds 13–22, 2005)
  • * Longest losing streak: 10 games (Round 18 1999 to Round 5 2000)
  • * Largest home attendance: 51,140 against Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium on 26 April 2003
  • * Largest attendance: 99,645 against St. Kilda at the Melbourne Cricket Ground – 1997 Grand Final
  • * Most Goals in a Game: Tony Modra 13 goals vs Richmond (1993), Tony Modra 13 goals vs Carlton (1994)
  • * Largest Winning Margin: 139 points – Round 16, 1993 v Richmond at Football Park
  • * Largest Losing Margin: 141 points – Round 17, 2004 v Brisbane at Gabba
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
5 Adelaide 22 16 6 0 2483 1795 138.3 64

Crows support Sam's 'Road 2 Recovery'

AFL 2014 Rd 19 - Adelaide v West Coast

Crows Ambassadors Sam Willoughby and Patty Mills at one of the Club's home games at Adelaide Oval in 2014

Crows fans will have the opportunity to support Australian Olympic BMX rider Sam Willoughby at the Club’s only 2017 SANFL home game at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval next Saturday, April 29.

Late last year the Club decided to dedicate the Round Four match, which is the first SANFL Showdown of the season against Port Adelaide, to support the 25-year-old’s recovery from a serious spinal injury.

The South Australian, who is a passionate Crows Ambassador and a long-time friend of the Club, is currently undergoing rehabilitation after fracturing multiple vertebrae in a freak training accident in September 2016. 

Seven months after the accident Willoughby continues to make good progress with his rehabilitation and his family says he has been buoyed by the support he has received.


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SANFL Preview: Crows v Bulldogs

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Tom Doedee in action against Central District in the Club's first SANFL final last year

It’s been a contrasting start to the season for Adelaide and Central District. The SANFL Crows have emerged with two hard-fought victories over Sturt and South Adelaide to be one of three undefeated sides at the top of the SANFL ladder. Adelaide’s young SANFL squad has shown great maturity to win both games by a combined total of just eight points. The Bulldogs find themselves in unfamiliar territory at the bottom of the table without a win so far this season. But it’s a dangerous game to underestimate the Dogs, particularly at home. New recruits John Butcher and Jack Hannath have impressed while onballer Travis Schiller has continued where he left off from last year. It’s a long way back from 0-3, so expect a strong response from Roy Laird’s men this weekend.


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2017 Indigenous Guernsey revealed

2017 Indigenous Guernsey Adelaide will channel the Crow warrior spirit when it takes to the field in Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round in Round 10.

Adelaide have unveiled their 2017 Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round guernsey to be worn in Round 10 against Fremantle under lights at Adelaide Oval.

Designed by accomplished Indigenous South Australian artist Allan Sumner, a descendant of the Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna and Yankunytjatjara people, in collaboration with local Aboriginal business Ochre Dawn Creative Industries, the navy blue guernsey prominently displays the symbols of the warrior preparing for battle.

The title of the design is Kuwa Irrapina Tuwila nakurri-apinga, which means ‘Awaken the Crow Warrior Spirit’. The aim of the guernsey is to inspire Crows players and stimulate their warrior spirit when they take the field against the Dockers on Saturday May 27.

“We have the...

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Stats that Matter: Round Five

Last Time We Met: Gold Coast See all the action from the last time we met the Gold Coast Suns including an incredible attempted mark from Eddie Betts

Adelaide and Gold Coast have played nine times, with the Crows winning all nine meetings.

The Crows are one of three teams with perfect records against the Suns. The Sydney Swans and West Coast are the other sides yet to experience defeat at the hands of Gold Coast.

Adelaide won the most recent clash between the two teams in Round Nine last season by 75 points.

Of the Suns outfit that beat Carlton last week, only seven were in the severely injury-depleted side that lost to the Crows last year.

Crows midfielder Richard Douglas will play his 200th AFL game this weekend.

The Suns have won their last two games to sit ninth on the AFL ladder (2-0). The last time Gold Coast won three consecutive games was the first three rounds of...

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Crows trio in AFL Team of the Week

AFL 2017 Round 04 - Adelaide Crows v Essendon

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15: Taylor Walker and Eddie Betts of the Crows celebrate a goal during the round four AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Essendon Bombers at Adelaide Oval on April 15, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images/AFL Media)

Midfielder Rory Sloane has been named in his third consecutive AFL Media Team of the Week, continuing his outstanding start to the season in Adelaide’s 65-point win over Essendon.

Sloane is rated one of the early season Brownlow Medal favourites and will surely be in calculations for umpires votes for a performance that included 34 disposals (16 contested), eight clearances, nine tackles, eight inside 50s and a pair of goals.

Taylor Walker (five goals) and Coleman Medal leader Eddie Betts (six goals) were both named in the team’s forward line, marking the fourth week of the season the Crows have had...

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Crows prepare back-up plan

AFL 2017 Round 04 - Adelaide Crows v Essendon

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15: Richard Douglas of the Crows handpasses the ball during the 2017 AFL round 04 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Essendon Bombers at the Adelaide Oval on April 15, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by AFL Media)

Adelaide will need to be creative with its defensive options after Jake Kelly was ruled out of Saturday's clash with Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium.

Kelly, 22, was poked in the eye in the second quarter of the Crows' win against Essendon last weekend and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Versatile defender Kyle Cheney (hamstring) is still at least a couple of weeks away from returning, while second-year backman Tom Doedee only played his first game back from a knee injury in the SANFL on the weekend.

Untried onballer Harrison Wigg is in the mix to come into the side for his AFL debut, while wingman David Mackay could move to the...

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Sloane storms into second place

AFL 2017 Round 04 - Adelaide Crows v Essendon

Rory Sloane has moved into equal-second place overall in the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year award

Rory Sloane has moved into equal-second place overall in the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year award after four rounds of voting.

Sloane, 27, earned seven votes from coaches Don Pyke and John Worsfold following Adelaide’s 65-point victory over Essendon on Saturday night.

The courageous onballer collected a season-high 34 possessions, laid a match-high nine tackles and won an equal-game high eight clearances in another outstanding performance. Sloane also kicked two goals and had nine hard-ball gets.

He’s now polled in Adelaide’s last three games to draw equal with Richmond’s Dustin Martin on 23 votes overall, just one vote shy of leader Ollie Wines of Port Adelaide.

By the numbers: Round Four

Forwards Eddie Betts and Taylor Walker were the top vote-getters in Saturday night’s win...

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By the Numbers: Round Four

AFL 2017 Round 04 - Adelaide Crows v Essendon

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15: Rory Laird of the Crows celebrates a goal during the 2017 AFL round 04 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Essendon Bombers at the Adelaide Oval on April 15, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by James Elsby/AFL Media)

Rory Laird was the leading possession winner at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night with 36 at 80.6 per cent efficiency. He also generated five rebound 50ms and kicked a goal. Only Collingwood onballer Taylor Adams (39) had more touches than Laird in Round Four.

Laird accumulated 22 handball receives, one fewer than Geelong half-forward Steven Motlop.

Fellow defender Brodie Smith collected 33 disposals – one short of his career-high – and kicked a goal, while midfielder Matt Crouch continued to find plenty of the Sherrin (30 touches).

Smith gained 707 metres against Essendon – ranked third for the round.

Rory Sloane applied a...

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Fans vote Betts best

AFL 2017 Round 04 - Adelaide Crows v Essendon

Eddie Betts bagged six goals against the Bombers on Saturday night

Eddie Betts has edged out Rory Sloane as Crows Fans’ Most Valuable Player for Round Four.

But the result has seen reigning winner Sloane extend his advantage at the top of the MVP leaderboard.

Betts, 30, received 33 per cent of the vote following his masterclass against Essendon on Saturday night. The livewire forward had 22 possessions and kicked six goals to finish the round as joint-leader in the Coleman Medal race.

Betts moved into fourth place in the overall Crows Fans’ MVP standings with 43 votes.

Betts boots another Goal of the Year contender

Sloane has jumped clear as the outright MVP leader after attracting 28 per cent of the Round Four vote. The tough onballer amassed 34 possessions, kicked two goals and laid a game-high nine tackles in another gutsy midfield display.

Sloane has been among the top two MVP...

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Oppo: Suns key defensive duo to miss

AFL 2017 Round 04 - Carlton v Gold Coast

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15: Steven May of the Suns looks on during the 2017 AFL round 04 match between the Carlton Blues and the Gold Coast Suns at Etihad Stadium on April 15, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

The Gold Coast Suns will face a red-hot Adelaide outfit this Saturday at Metricon Stadium without the services of key defensive pillars Steven May and Rory Thompson.

Co-captain May will miss the game after suffering a hamstring injury in the final quarter of Gold Coast’s round four win over Carlton, with his stint on the sidelines coming at an inopportune time with Thompson also in the grandstands with a quad injury and swingman Sam Day sidelined for the season.

“The one disappointing thing from the night was Steven’s hamstring which happened late in the game,” Suns head of football Marcus Ashcroft told goldcoastfc.com.au.


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Crows AFL Fantasy Update

Midfielder Rory Sloane has not only been a standout for the Adelaide Crows in 2017, but also for the six per cent of AFL Fantasy coaches that have the 27-year-old in their lineup.

Sloane is ranked behind only Carlton’s Marc Murphy and Brisbane’s Tom Rockliff when it comes to AFL Fantasy points this season, racking up huge totals of 152, 139 and 143 in his past three weeks and provides a ‘unique’ midfield option for those Fantasy coaches looking to bolster their midfield.

Captain Taylor Walker has also been impressive, averaging 107.7 Fantasy points per round to see him placed behind only Sun Brandon Matera and Saint Nick Riewoldt for forwards.

Meantime, defender Rory Laird is also averaging above the elusive ton, currently at 107 Fantasy points per round to see him ranked second for all defenders after four rounds with only Collingwood’s Taylor Adams ahead of him.

Sam Jacobs is...

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Betts boots another contender

Betts nominated for Goal of the Year Eddie Betts has been nominated for Goal of the Year... again!

Reigning Goal of the Year winner Eddie Betts has secured his first nomination for the 2017 title.

Betts, who has claimed the past two Goal of the Year awards, put forward his first entry of the year with another amazing snap from ‘his pocket’ at Adelaide Oval.

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The livewire goalkicker swopped on a loose ball at half-forward midway through the final term. Betts burst past two Bomber opponents as he collected the ball near the boundary in front of the venue’s old scoreboard.

He then curled the ball back beautifully on his right boot from a tight angle to slot his sixth goal of the match.

Relive Eddie’s goal in the video player above

Former Crow Jack Gunston and Richmond forward Jack Riewoldt are the other Goal of the Year nominees for Round Four.


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Crows team up with Grill’d Healthy Burgers

The Adelaide Football Club is proud to announce a new partnership with Grill’d Healthy Burgers.

As the ‘Official healthy burger of the Adelaide Crows’, Grill’d will provide a host of benefits to Crows fans, players and employees across the 2017 season.

Founded 13 years ago in Melbourne, Grill’d prides itself on making tasty and healthy burgers using high quality and fresh ingredients from local suppliers.

There are currently 125 Grill’d restaurants across Australia including three in Adelaide – located on Rundle Street, at Norwood and Marion.

As part of the new partnership, fans attending Crows home games in 2017 will have the opportunity to win money can’t buy prizes and Grill’d burgers via competitions.

The Australian healthy burger brand will also be prominent across the Club’s large and growing digital platform as well as on match day LEDs.

In addition, Crows players will enjoy...

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Injury Update: Round Five

Injury Update: April 18 Crows GM of High Performance Matt Hass gives an update on the health of the Crows list.

Defender Jake Kelly will see a specialist to determine his availability for Saturday’s clash with Gold Coast.

Kelly was accidentally poked in the eye in the second quarter of Adelaide’s win over Essendon.

The 22-year-old sat out the second half and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

General Manager of High Performance Matt Hass said the Crows would be guided by the specialist’s recommendation.

“Jake was sent to the hospital for assessment and will see a specialist again today (Tuesday) to assess his availability again for the weekend,” Hass said.

Wingman Charlie Cameron finished Saturday night’s game on the bench with his leg iced, but is set to take his place in the team to play the Suns at Metricon Stadium.

“Charlie Cameron left the ground and was experiencing some...

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AFL Preview: Crows v Suns

AFL 2016 Rd 09 - Gold Coast v Adelaide

Adelaide heads to Metricon Stadium to confront the Gold Coast Suns on Saturday afternoon

Adelaide is the form team of the competition and comes to Metricon Stadium to play a Gold Coast outfit missing co-captain Steven May through injury. The Crows have beaten Greater Western Sydney, Hawthorn, Port Adelaide and most recently Essendon in a scintillating first month, led by red-hot small forward Eddie Betts, skipper Taylor Walker and relentless midfielder Rory Sloane. The Suns have found form in the past fortnight with strong wins over the Hawks and Carlton, although the loss of May to a hamstring problem will upset their defensive balance. Tom Lynch kicked seven goals against the Blues and looms as a pivotal figure, along with former skipper Gary Ablett, who has strung together two superb weeks after early-season criticism. The Suns should mount a spirited defence on their...

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Fast start focus reaps record score

RAA Plays of the Week: R4 v Essendon See all the best plays from the Round Four win over Essendon

AFL 2017 Round 04 - Adelaide Crows v Essendon

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15: Jake Lever of the Crows breaks away from Jobe Watson of the Bombers during the 2017 AFL round 04 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Essendon Bombers at the Adelaide Oval on April 15, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by AFL Media)

Adelaide responded to slow starts in the opening three rounds with a record first-quarter score against Essendon.

The Crows conceded the opening three goals in their Showdown win a fortnight ago, and trailed at quarter time of the Club’s Round One and Two matches against Greater Western Sydney and Hawthorn.

On Saturday night, the home team rectified the issue in emphatic fashion, piling on 9.2 (56) to lead by 36 points at the first break.

It was Adelaide’s best-ever opening quarter against the Bombers, and equal-second...

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Crows see off South

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Crows SANFL co-captain Hugh Greenwood speaks to the team before the opening bounce

Adelaide has claimed another nail-biting SANFL victory by downing South Adelaide by six points on Easter Sunday at Encounter Bay Oval.

One week after defeating Sturt by two points, the Crows held off a fast-finishing Panthers outfit 13.12 (90) to 13.6 (84) to remain unbeaten after two rounds of SANFL action.

Adelaide pulled 26 points clear with the opening two goals of the final term before South stormed back, piling on four of the next five goals to almost snatch victory.

It followed a heated third quarter which featured four lead changes as the two teams traded goals in an entertaining duel.

A late mark and goal to Reilly O’Brien at the 17-minute mark of the final quarter was enough to keep the Panthers at bay and secure the Club’s second SANFL win of the season.

It capped off a stellar performance...

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Myles in the making

Crows draftee Myles Poholke is leaving no stone unturned as he continues to improve and adjust to the rigours of League football.

The tough midfielder was a standout with the Dandenong Stingrays in the TAC Cup and featured in all four games with Victoria Country at last year’s Under-18 National Championships.

Drafted to Adelaide with the Club’s second pick at the 2016 National Draft, Poholke has already shown plenty of promise in his first few games as a Crow in the SANFL system.

Poholke said he’s been leaning on several senior teammates to fast-track his own development.

“I’m trying to learn what I can from a variety of different people around the Club,” Poholke said.

“Scott Thompson has helped me with a lot of my body work and positioning on the inside. Rory Sloane has guided me with running patterns and how I can improve my work rate.

“ROK (Ryan O’Keefe), Nathan van Berlo and Paul...

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SANFL stats: Round Two

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Paul Hunter laid seven tackles against South Adelaide on Easter Sunday

All the stats from Adelaide’s thrilling six-point victory over the Panthers at Encounter Bay Oval.

Brad Crouch: 31 disposals, 11 clearances, six tackles, four marks, three inside 50ms, three rebound 50ms
Harrison Wigg: 30 disposals, seven marks, seven inside 50ms, four rebound 50ms, four clearances, two tackles
Hugh Greenwood: 25 disposals, eight tackles, five clearances, one mark, one inside 50m
Lachlan Murphy*: 20 disposals, three inside 50ms, three rebound 50ms, three marks, one clearance, one tackle
Matthew Signorello: 18 disposals, six marks, four inside 50ms, two clearances, two tackles
Damon Hill*: 18 disposals, six marks, five rebound 50ms, four tackles, one clearance
Dean Gore: 17 disposals, eight tackles, four clearances, two inside 50ms, one mark, one rebound 50m, one goal
Matthew Leigh*: 17 disposals, three...

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Crows not all about attack: Smith

AFL 2017 Round 04 - Adelaide Crows v Essendon

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15: Brodie Smith of the Crows during the 2017 AFL round 04 match between the Adelaide Crows and the Essendon Bombers at the Adelaide Oval on April 15, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by AFL Media)

Adelaide prides itself on defensive pressure, but the Crows are also more than willing to engage in all-out attack.

The top of the table Crows booted 24 goals in their 65-point thumping of Essendon at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night to remain unbeaten after four rounds.

"A shootout is not something you want to play every week," Crows defender Brodie Smith told AFL.com.au.

"We've got a strong focus on being a good defensive team, but it suits the way we play when we turn it over and go quick and we're able to slingshot it back the other way.

"We know when we get the ball to the outside, we've been really dangerous this year.

"It was a focus for us to get the...

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