Showdown (AFL)

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Showdown
Adelaide Crows logo.png2006 AFL Port Adelaide.png
First contested 20 April 1997
Number of meetings 37
Most recent meeting 29 June 2014
All-time series  (Australian Football League only) Port Adelaide 20 wins
Adelaide 17 wins
Largest victory Adelaide – 83 points (10 September 2005)
Port Adelaide – 65 points (15 April 2001)

The Showdown is a term used to refer to South Australian derby matches between the Adelaide Football Club and Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League premiership season.

Background[edit]

A historical precursor to the Showdown includes a one off match played on the 10th of October 1914 between the Port Adelaide Football Club and a composite side formed from the remaining six clubs of the South Australian Football Association. Port Adelaide won that game with the final scores 14.14 (98) to 5.10 (40).[1]

The Showdown and its intense rivalry can be traced back to 1982 when the SANFL approached the VFL in regards to entering a composite side in their league, an action also taken by clubs East Fremantle, East Perth and Norwood Football Club. These approaches were ignored by the VFL at the time.[2] The Port Adelaide Football Club's annual report from late 1982 showed that the failure of these attempts significantly impacted the clubs understanding of its future.[3] From this point Port Adelaide restructured the club in regards to economics, public relations and on-field performance for an attempt to enter the league in 1990. There was genuine feeling that failure to do this would result in the club ceasing to exist in the future.[2] The SANFL registered the name "Adelaide Football Club" in 1986 but ended up deciding against entering a team into the VFL.[4] By 1989 seven out of ten SANFL clubs were recording losses and the combined income of the SANFL and WAFL had dropped to 40% of that of the VFL.[5]

During early 1990 the SANFL had decided to wait three years before making any further decision. Frustrated with lack of progress, Port Adelaide were having secret negotiations in the town of Quorn for entry in 1991.[6] When the knowledge of Port Adelaide Football Club's negotiations to gain an AFL licence were made public, the rest of the SANFL and many other people across the state saw it as an act of treachery. SANFL clubs urged Justice Olssen to make an injunction against the bid, which he agreed to.[5] The SANFL out of legal necessity promptly created a composite team to beat Port Adelaide's bid. It was decided that the club would adopt the moniker of the "Crows" after the states inhabitants oft used nickname "Crow-eaters". The Adelaide Football Club gained what was very close to being Port Adelaide's licence to the AFL and began playing in 1991. The front runners for the coaching job at the new club were 1990 SANFL Grand Final coaches John Cahill (Port Adelaide) and Graham Cornes (Glenelg) with the latter selected. After dominating the SANFL for what was now a decade, Port Adelaide finally gained its AFL licence in 1996 beating a rival bid made by the Southport Sharks. The club started playing in the national competition the next year with John Cahill its inaugural national coach. During Port Adelaide's first year in the national competition it missed finals by percentage while the Adelaide Crows won the first of their consecutive premierships.

The South Australian Brewing Company, makers of West End beers, decided that the "Showdown" would be an appropriate name as a promotional opportunity for games between these two clubs, since it was the first time two South Australian teams had played against each other in the AFL. The player adjudged best on ground in each match is awarded the Showdown Medal. In 2005 Balfours became the new sponsor of the Showdown.

While the AFL draw is not a complete double round robin it is designed each year to include two Showdowns in recognition of its significance and gate drawing power.

The two clubs often meet in preseason fixtures, however these are not official showdowns and do not contribute to the official statistics of the fixture.

The rivalry extends into the administration of both clubs as they vie for sponsorship from what is the smallest state economy hosting AFL teams. It also extends into the recruiting of both clubs who often find themselves competing for the same players when they declare homesickness or a desire to play for a South Australian club.

The two clubs are also the only sides not to receive a wooden spoon in either the VFL or AFL competition.

Historical showdowns[edit]

1997 Inaugural Showdown[edit]

Port beat the Crows in the inaugural Showdown in 1997. Having won their first match in the AFL against Geelong the week before, a pumped up Port jumped the Crows in the first half and managed to hold on in the final quarter as the Crows mounted a comeback. The game also featured a fight between Port's Scott Cummings and Adelaide's Rod Jameson.


Showdown I
Sunday, 20 April (3:10 pm) Adelaide def. by Port Adelaide Football Park (Crowd: 47,256)
1.1 (7)
3.4 (22)
5.5 (35)
11.6 (72)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
1.6 (12)
5.10 (40)
9.14 (68)
11.17 (83)
Showdown Medal: Not Awarded
Brownlow Votes:
3 Mead, 2 Breuer, 1 Lade
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Modra 7
Rintoul 2
Stanfield, Vardy 1
Goals 4 Cummings
2 Breuer, Downsborough
1 Burgoyne, Francou, Wilson
Modra, Ricciuto Best Mead, Breuer, Lade, Wilson
Jameson Reports Cummings


2004 Round 7[edit]

Showdown XV is memorable for the magnitude of the upset that the Adelaide Crows pulled off and the fact that it ended Port Adelaide's 7 game winning streak in Showdowns. At the start of the game Port Adelaide had won 5 of its first 6 games whilst Adelaide had only managed one. Port Adelaide entered the first break with a 6 point lead but the Adelaide Crows coach of the time Gary Ayers gave his side a spray and subsequently ran away with the game to cause arguably the biggest upset in Showdown history.


Showdown XV
Saturday, 8 May (7:10 pm) Port Adelaide def. by Adelaide Football Park (Crowd: 44,733)
5.2 (32)
7.3 (45)
9.7. (61)
13.9 (87)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
4.2 (26)
11.6 (72)
14.14 (98)
17.17 (119)
Showdown Medal: Mark Ricciuto
Brownlow Votes:
3 Stenglein, 2 Ricciuto, 1 Clarke
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Tredrea 7
Ebert 2
Burgoyne, Cassisi, Cornes, Brogan 1
Goals 4 Johncock
3 Carey, McGregor
2 Jericho
1 Edwards, Welsh, Bock, Massie, Stenglein


2005 First Semi Final[edit]

In the 2005 AFL Finals Series, Adelaide and Port Adelaide met in a semi-final, the first time, and thus far only time in their history they had played against each other in a finals game. The stakes of a showdown had never been higher and South Australia experienced an unprecedented high anticipation to the game in the week leading up to the match. The match was known in the buildup as "The Ultimate Showdown". The first half of the game was an intense, defensive contest with the Crows leading 4.7 (31) to 3.6 (24) at the main break. Tempers almost boiled over in the second quarter after Adelaide ruckman Rhett Biglands was stretchered from the ground after a Byron Pickett shirtfront. However Biglands would return in the second half. After half time, Adelaide thrashed Port Adelaide outscoring them by 72 points cruising home for an 83 point win as Port Adelaide's season was ended in a thrashing. This remains as the only final played between the two sides and the only final the two would ever play at Football Park. 2005 was also the only time one of the clubs had defeated the other side in 3 showdowns in the same AFL season.


Showdown XIX
Saturday, 10 September (7:00 pm) Adelaide def. Port Adelaide Football Park (Crowd: 50,521)
3.4 (22)
4.7 (31)
12.9 (81)
18.15 (123)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.1 (13)
3.6 (24)
4.6 (30)
5.10 (40)
Umpires: Michael Vozzo, Brett Allen, Scott McLaren
Showdown Medal: Not Awarded
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Welsh 4
Goodwin, Perrie 3
McGregor 2
Hentschel, Edwards, Mcleod, Ricciuto, Rutten, Shirley 1
Goals 1 Mahoney, S.Burgoyne, Pearce, Pettigrew, Wanganeen
Edwards, Goodwin, Ricciuto, Clarke, Rutten, Bassett, Burton, McLeod Best C.Cornes, K.Cornes, Montgomery, Wakelin
Johncock (calf), Biglands, Shirley (head knock) Injuries Wilson (hamstring)
None Reports None


2013 Football Park Farewell Showdown[edit]

In 2013 Port Adelaide Power beat the Adelaide Crows in the final Showdown to be played at Footy Park. The game was also memorable for Port Adelaide's late final quarter charge, coming back from 20 points in the last 6 minutes of the game. This included a goal by Angus Monfries from outside 50 that landed just in front of the Power's point line, bounced at right angles and went through for a goal. Chad Wingard kicked his fifth goal in the last 28 seconds to hand Port Adelaide the lead and win.[7] Port Adelaide winning this match meant the club had won the first, last and most Showdowns played at Football Park.


Showdown XXXV
Sunday, 20 April (3:10 pm) Adelaide def. by Port Adelaide Football Park (Crowd: 43,368) Report
3.2 (20)
5.6 (36)
12.10 (82)
15.13 (103)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
2.1 (13)
9.5 (57)
11.4 (70)
17.5 (107)
Umpires: Stewart, Ryan, Jeffery
Showdown Medal: Chad Wingard
Brownlow Votes:
3 Wingard, 2 Crouch, 1 Dangerfield
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Johnston, Dangerfield 4
Petrenko, Wright 2
Grigg, Henderson, Brown 1
Goals 5 Wingard
3 Gray, Hartlett
2 Schulz, Monfries
1 Butcher, Colquhoun
Crouch, Dangerfield, Johnston, Mackay, Grigg, Vince Best Wingard, Hartlett, Gray, Boak, Cornes, Schulz
None Injuries Stewart (broken wrist)
None Reports None


2014 Adelaide Oval Debut[edit]

The Round 2, 2014 showdown on Saturday, 29 March saw the first showdown played at Adelaide Oval. Port Adelaide led from the start but Adelaide mounted a comeback and claimed the lead briefly in the third. After the half way mark of the third quarter Port Adelaide ran away with the game winning by 55 points.


Showdown XXXVI
Saturday, 29 March (2:10 pm) Port Adelaide def. Adelaide Adelaide Oval (Crowd: 50,397) Report
5.4 (34)
7.8 (50)
12.11 (83)
19.14 (128)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
1.0 (6)
5.2 (32)
8.5 (53)
11.7 (73)
Umpires: Fleer, Schmitt, Pannell
Showdown Medal: Hamish Hartlett
Brownlow Votes:
TBA
Television broadcast: Seven Network
National Anthem: Hugh Sheridan
Wingard 4
Schulz 3
Gray , Wines , White 2
Ebert, Hartlett, Boak, Butcher, Lobbe, Westhoff 1
Goals 4 Betts
3 Grigg
1 Smith, Podsiadly, Douglas, Kerridge, Johnston
Hartlett, Ebert, Cornes, Wingard, Schulz, Polec Best Sloane, Douglas, Betts, Thompson, Smith, Grigg
Polec (cut head) Injuries Shaw (wrist), Crouch (lower leg)
None Reports None


Results[edit]

Year Date Round Home Team Score G.B (T) Away Team Score G.B (T) Ground Crowd Winner Higher Ranked Team Report
Showdown I  1997  20 April Round 4 Adelaide 11.6 (72) Port Adelaide 11.17 (83) Football Park 47,256  Port Adelaide by 11  Lost AFL.com.au
Showdown II 10 August Round 19 Port Adelaide 9.4 (58) Adelaide 9.11 (65) Football Park 45,498  Adelaide by 7  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown III  1998  19 April Round 4 Port Adelaide 11.7 (73) Adelaide 8.16 (64) Football Park 41,476  Port Adelaide by 9  Lost AFL.com.au
Showdown IV 9 August Round 19 Adelaide 22.12 (144) Port Adelaide 10.10 (70) Football Park 46,405  Adelaide by 74  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown V 1999 2 May Round 6 Adelaide 18.7 (115) Port Adelaide 12.15 (87) Football Park 45,585  Adelaide by 28  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown VI 22 August Round 21 Port Adelaide 13.14 (92) Adelaide 9.14 (68) Football Park 42,669  Port Adelaide by 24  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown VII 2000 23 April Round 7 Port Adelaide 13.13 (91) Adelaide 14.14 (98) Football Park 41,173  Adelaide by 7  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown VIII 6 August Round 22 Adelaide 14.8 (92) Port Adelaide 20.19 (139) Football Park 42,659  Port Adelaide by 47  Lost AFL.com.au
Showdown IX 2001 15 April Round 3 Adelaide 13.10 (88) Port Adelaide 23.15 (153) Football Park 40,296  Port Adelaide by 65  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown X 5 August Round 18 Port Adelaide 16.11 (107) Adelaide 15.9 (99) Football Park 49,846  Port Adelaide by 8  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown XI 2002 27 April Round 5 Adelaide 12.10 (82) Port Adelaide 14.6 (90) Football Park 49,513  Port Adelaide by 8  Lost AFL.com.au
Showdown XII 18 August Round 20 Port Adelaide 12.12 (84) Adelaide 11.10 (76) Football Park 50,275  Port Adelaide by 8  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown XIII 2003 26 April Round 5 Adelaide 9.12 (66) Port Adelaide 12.6 (78) Football Park 51,140  Port Adelaide by 12  Lost AFL.com.au
Showdown XIV 31 August Round 22 Port Adelaide 14.10 (94) Adelaide 12.6 (78) Football Park 48,131  Port Adelaide by 16  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown XV  2004  8 May Round 7 Port Adelaide 13.9 (87) Adelaide 17.17 (119) Football Park 44,733  Adelaide by 32  Lost AFL.com.au
Showdown XVI 29 August Round 22 Adelaide 9.6 (60) Port Adelaide 12.13 (85) Football Park 45,473  Port Adelaide by 25  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown XVII 2005 10 April Round 3 Adelaide 18.16 (124) Port Adelaide 8.8 (56) Football Park 44,807  Adelaide by 68  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown XVIII 13 August Round 20 Port Adelaide 12.9 (81) Adelaide 13.10 (88) Football Park 45,199  Adelaide by 7  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown XIX 10 September Semi Final Adelaide 18.15 (123) Port Adelaide 5.10 (40) Football Park 50,521  Adelaide by 83  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown XX 2006 6 May Round 6 Adelaide 15.13 (103) Port Adelaide 8.5 (53) Football Park 42,723  Adelaide by 50  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown XXI 27 August Round 21 Port Adelaide 14.11 (95) Adelaide 11.15 (81) Football Park 41,549  Port Adelaide by 14  Lost AFL.com.au
Showdown XXII 2007 14 April Round 3 Port Adelaide 8.15 (63) Adelaide 13.9 (87) Football Park 36,959  Adelaide by 24  Lost AFL.com.au
Showdown XXIII 4 August Round 18 Adelaide 9.19 (73) Port Adelaide 10.5 (65) Football Park 42,335  Adelaide by 8  Lost AFL.com.au
Showdown XXIV 2008 6 April Round 3 Adelaide 12.13 (85) Port Adelaide 11.13 (79) Football Park 45,524  Adelaide by 6  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown XXV 20 July Round 16 Port Adelaide 13.14 (92) Adelaide 11.14 (80) Football Park 31,662  Port Adelaide by 12  Lost AFL.com.au
Showdown XXVI 2009 2 May Round 6 Port Adelaide 15.15 (105) Adelaide 12.7 (79) Football Park 41,558  Port Adelaide by 26  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown XXVII 26 July Round 17 Adelaide 19.18 (132) Port Adelaide 9.8 (62) Football Park 46,859  Adelaide by 70  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown XXVIII 2010 1 May Round 6 Adelaide 10.14 (74) Port Adelaide 14.13 (97) Football Park 40,371  Port Adelaide by 23  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown XXIX 25 July Round 17 Port Adelaide 13.10 (88) Adelaide 9.15 (69) Football Park 36,788  Port Adelaide by 19  Lost AFL.com.au
Showdown XXX 2011 16 April Round 4 Port Adelaide 14.14 (98) Adelaide 9.12 (66) Football Park 33,143  Port Adelaide by 32  Lost AFL.com.au
Showdown XXXI 31 July Round 19 Adelaide 16.15 (111) Port Adelaide 11.13 (79) Football Park 40,586  Adelaide by 32  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown XXXII 2012 29 April Round 5 Adelaide 16.14 (110) Port Adelaide 14.7 (91) Football Park 41,649  Adelaide by 19  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown XXXIII 7 July Round 15 Port Adelaide 8.10 (58) Adelaide 17.14 (116) Football Park 34,829  Adelaide by 58  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown XXXIV 2013 14 April Round 3 Port Adelaide 17.16 (118) Adelaide 16.13 (109) Football Park 40,707  Port Adelaide by 9  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown XXXV 4 August Round 19 Adelaide 15.13 (103) Port Adelaide 17.5 (107) Football Park 43,368  Port Adelaide by 4  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown XXXVI 2014 29 March Round 2 Port Adelaide 19.13 (127) Adelaide 11.7 (73) Adelaide Oval 50,397  Port Adelaide by 55  Won AFL.com.au
Showdown XXXVII 29 June Round 15 Adelaide 14.15 (99) Port Adelaide 10.16 (76) Adelaide Oval 50,552  Adelaide by 23  Lost AFL.com.au
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Showdown Medal[edit]

Main article: Showdown Medal

The Showdown Medal is the medal awarded to the player adjudged best on ground in the Showdown AFL match between Adelaide and Port Adelaide.

The Showdown Medal was first presented in Showdown VII, Round 7, 2000.[8] It was formerly known as the "West End Medal", but is currently sponsored by Balfours.[9]

List of Showdown medallists[edit]

Year Round Winner Club
2000 Round 7 Mark Ricciuto[8]  Adelaide 
Round 22 Nick Stevens[10]  Port Adelaide 
2001 Round 3 Josh Francou[11]  Port Adelaide 
Round 18 Josh Francou[11]  Port Adelaide 
2002 Round 5 Jarrad Schofield[12]  Port Adelaide 
Round 20 Josh Francou[11]  Port Adelaide 
2003 Round 5 Graham Johncock[13]  Adelaide 
Round 22 Peter Burgoyne[10]  Port Adelaide 
2004 Round 7 Mark Ricciuto[14]  Adelaide 
Round 22 Warren Tredrea[10]  Port Adelaide 
2005 Round 3 Mark Ricciuto  Adelaide 
Round 20 Simon Goodwin  Adelaide 
Shaun Burgoyne  Port Adelaide 
2006 Round 6 Tyson Edwards[15]  Adelaide 
Round 21 Chad Cornes[16]  Port Adelaide 
2007 Round 3 Andrew McLeod[17]  Adelaide 
Round 18 Simon Goodwin[18]  Adelaide 
2008 Round 3 Bernie Vince[19]  Adelaide 
Round 16 Danyle Pearce[20]  Port Adelaide 
2009 Round 6 Dean Brogan[21]  Port Adelaide 
Round 17 Nathan Bock[22]  Adelaide 
2010 Round 6 Robbie Gray[23]  Port Adelaide 
Round 17 Domenic Cassisi[24]  Port Adelaide 
2011 Round 4 Justin Westhoff[25]  Port Adelaide 
Round 19 Nathan van Berlo[26]  Adelaide 
2012 Round 5 Patrick Dangerfield[27]  Adelaide 
Round 15 Sam Jacobs[28]  Adelaide 
2013 Round 3 Travis Boak[29]  Port Adelaide 
Round 19 Chad Wingard[30]  Port Adelaide 
2014 Round 2 Hamish Hartlett  Port Adelaide 
Round 15 Sam Jacobs  Adelaide 

Statistics[edit]

Player Records[edit]

Goals in One Game[edit]

By coincidence, as of 2014, Adelaide or Port Adelaide have won an AFL Premiership if and only if an individual player from the club has kicked 7 goals in a Showdown during the season.

Player Club Date Round Goals Behinds Points
Peter Vardy 1998 Round 19 Adelaide Football Club 7 5 47
Tony Modra 1997 Round 4 Adelaide Football Club 7 2 44
Warren Tredrea 2004 Round 7 Port Adelaide Football Club 7 1 43

Accumulative Goal Total[edit]

Player Club Goals Behinds Accuracy Games Goals/Game
Warren Tredrea Port Adelaide Football Club 30 31 49.2% 23 1.30
Brett Ebert Port Adelaide Football Club 26 15 63.4% 16 1.63
Andrew Mcleod Adelaide Football Club 24 14 63.2% 27 0.89
Justin Westhoff Port Adelaide Football Club 23 10 69.7% 14 1.64
Scott Welsh Adelaide Football Club 22 10 68.8% 13 1.69
Peter Vardy Adelaide Football Club 21 11 65.6% 8 2.63

Brownlow Votes[edit]

Player Club Votes Games Votes/Game
Josh Francou Port Adelaide Football Club 14 15 0.93
Mark Ricciuto Adelaide Football Club 11 18 0.61
Gavin Wanganeen Port Adelaide Football Club 10 17 0.59
Andrew McLeod Adelaide Football Club 10 27 0.37
Chad Cornes Port Adelaide Football Club 9 24 0.38
David Rodan Port Adelaide Football Club 8 11 0.73
Justin Westhoff Port Adelaide Football Club 7 12 0.58

Disposals[edit]

Player Club Disposals Games Average
Andrew Mcleod Adelaide Football Club 539 27 19.96
Kane Cornes Port Adelaide Football Club 536 25 21.44
Simon Goodwin Adelaide Football Club 477 23 20.78
Tyson Edwards Adelaide Football Club 474 24 19.75
Scott Thompson Adelaide Football Club 466 20 23.3
Chad Cornes Port Adelaide Football Club 433 24 18.04

Games Played[edit]

Player Club Games
Andrew Mcleod Adelaide Football Club 27
Kane Cornes Port Adelaide Football Club 25
Chad Cornes Port Adelaide Football Club 24
Tyson Edwards Adelaide Football Club 24
Warren Tredrea Port Adelaide Football Club 23
Simon Goodwin Adelaide Football Club 23

Relevance of Form[edit]

The Showdowns have had a history of prior form playing little part in determining the result, with the underdog often creating an upset. In total, the team placed lower on the ladder entering a Showdown has won 13 out of 37 Showdowns (35%), while a further 8 matches won by the higher placed side have been decided by a margin of less than 10 points. Some notable Showdown upsets include:

  • Round 4, 1997: 14th-placed Port Adelaide defeated 10th-placed Adelaide, 11.17 (83) to 11.6 (72). Adelaide went on to claim the Premiership while Port Adelaide came 9th.
  • Round 4, 1998: 10th-placed Port Adelaide defeated 9th-placed Adelaide, 11.7 (73) to 8.16 (64). Adelaide won their second successive Premiership while Port Adelaide came 10th.
  • Round 7, 2004: 14th-placed Adelaide defeated 3rd-placed Port Adelaide, 17.17 (119) to 13.9 (87). Port Adelaide won their first Premiership while Adelaide came 12th.
  • Round 21, 2006: 11th-placed Port Adelaide defeated 2nd-placed Adelaide, 14.11 (95) to 11.15 (81). Adelaide would lose the Preliminary Final, thus finishing 3rd while Port Adelaide came 12th.
  • Round 18, 2007: 11th-placed Adelaide defeated 3rd-placed Port Adelaide, 9.19 (73) to 10.5 (65). Adelaide had also upset Port Adelaide in the previous Showdown during the season, in round 3. Port Adelaide would lose the Grand Final while Adelaide came 8th, losing the Elimination Final. This means that, in every season where an Adelaide-based club has made the Grand Final, they have lost at least one Showdown.
  • Round 16, 2008: 13th-placed Port Adelaide defeated 6th-placed Adelaide, 13.14 (92) to 11.14 (80). Adelaide would again lose the Elimination Final to come 7th, while Port Adelaide finished 13th.
  • Round 15, 2014: 11th-placed Adelaide defeated 1st-placed Port Adelaide, 14.15 (99) to 10.16 (76)

Scoring[edit]

The following stats are truw as of Showdown XXXVII (Round 15, 2014).

  • Although Port Adelaide has won more Showdowns, Adelaide leads the overall scoring: 487.449 (3371) to 465.411 (3201). Port Adelaide has been more accurate in front of goal, however, with an accuracy of 53.08% compared to Adelaide's 52.03%.
  • The highest score in a Showdown is 23.15 (153) by Port Adelaide in Showdown IX (Round 3, 2001). Adelaide's highest score in a Showdown is 22.12 (144) in Showdown IV (Round 19, 1998).
  • The lowest score in a Showdown is 5.10 (40) by Port Adelaide in Showdown XIX (2005 First Semi Final). Adelaide's lowest is 9.6 (60) in Showdown XVI (Round 22, 2004).
  • The highest winning margin in a Showdown is Adelaide's 83-point victory in Showdown XIX (2005 First Semi Final), 18.15 (123) to 5.10 (40). Port Adelaide's highest winning margin is 65 points in Showdown IX (Round 3, 2001), 23.15 (153) to 13.10 (88).
  • The lowest winning margin in a Showdown is 4 points, by Port Adelaide in Showdown XXXV (Round 19, 2013), 17.5 (107) to 15.13 (103). The lowest winning margin for Adelaide is 6 points in Showdown XXIV (Round 3, 2008), 12.13 (85) to 11.13 (79).
  • The longest winning streak in Showdowns is Port Adelaide's 7 consecutive wins between Showdowns VIII and XIV. Adelaide's longest winning streak in Showdowns is 4 (Showdowns XVII - XX).
  • 14 of the 37 Showdowns (38%) have been decided by 2 goals or less, a further 14 by a margin of 13 to 32 points, and only 9 by more than 32 points. The most common margins are 7, 8 and 32: each has occurred 3 times in Showdowns.

Attendances[edit]

  • The Showdown has the highest average attendances of all intrastate derby matches.
  • In the 37 Showdowns to the end of 2014, 1,614,214 people have so far attended the matches: an average attendance per match of 43,627. The record attendance in a Showdown was 51,140 in Showdown XIII (Round 5, 2003, an Adelaide home match). The lowest attendance was 31,662 in Showdown XXV (Round 16, 2008, a Port Adelaide home match).
  • A total of 857,622 people have attended Adelaide's 19 home Showdowns (including the 2005 Semi Final), an average of 45,138. Their attendances have ranged from 40,296 (Showdown IX) to 51,140 (Showdown XIII).
  • 756,592 people have attended Port Adelaide's 18 home Showdowns, an average of 42,033. Their attendances range from 31,662 (Showdown XXV) to 50,397 (Showdown XXXVI).
A panoramic view of the Football Park during showdown XXIV in 2008.

SANFL Showdowns[edit]

Since the Adelaide Crows were accepted into the South Australian National Football League in 2014, Showdown fixtures between the Crows' SANFL team and the Port Adelaide Magpies have taken place twice each season.

Season Showdown
Round
Home team
Score
Away team
Full Score
Venue
Attendance
Report
2014 1 Round 5 Adelaide 87-132  Port Adelaide  20.12 (132) def.
13.9 (87)
Clare Oval 5,312 [31]
2 Round 14 Port Adelaide Adelaide Alberton Oval

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