Showdown (AFL)

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Showdown
McLeodMarkcrop.jpg
In focus players Andrew McLeod (left) and Kane Cornes (right) about to engage in a marking contest.
First meeting 20 April 1997
Latest meeting 19 July 2015
Next meeting TBD
Statistics
Meetings total 39
All-time series (AFL only) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 21 wins
AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 18 wins

The Showdown is an Australian rules football local derby game played by the two Australian Football League teams from South Australia, the Adelaide and Port Adelaide football clubs.

Background[edit]

The modern "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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[1] The SANFL registered the name "Adelaide Football Club" in 1986 but ended up deciding against entering a team into the VFL.[3] 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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[3] 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.

A panoramic view of the Football Park during showdown XXIV in 2008.

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.[5] 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.[6] 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 (4:10 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:
3: Cornes, 2: Wingard. 1: Ebert
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


Showdown XXXIX[edit]

The Round 16, 2015 Showdown on July 19, 2015 had added significance due to the recent death of Crows senior coach Phil Walsh, who spent ten years as an assistant in two stints with Port Adelaide, including their 2004 premiership. The game lived up to expectation, with the Crows winning by three points; the closest margin in a Showdown in front of the biggest ever attendance, 54,468. Scott Thompson was awarded the Phillip Walsh Medal, presented by Walsh's daughter Quinn.


Showdown XXXIX
Sunday, 17 July (2:50 pm) Port Adelaide def. by Adelaide Adelaide Oval (Crowd: 54,468) [1]
3.4 (22)
8.4 (52)
13.6 (84)
17.11 (113)
Q1
Q2
Q3
Final
6.1 (37)
11.3 (69)
18.6 (114)
18.8 (116)
Umpires: Deboy, Schmitt, Ryan
Phil Walsh Medal: Scott Thompson
Television broadcast: Seven Network
Ryder, Wingard, Gray, Schulz 3
Lobbe, Boak 2
Monfries 1
Goals 3 Jenkins, Walker
2 Cameron, Lynch
1 Crouch, Laird, Henderson, Martin, Douglas, Knight, Betts, Wright, Thompson
Boak, Wingard, Ryder, Gray, Broadbent, Hartlett Best Jacobs, Thompson, Douglas, Walker, Dangerfield, Crouch, Laird, Henderson
None Injuries Talia (concussion)
None Reports None


Results[edit]

Year Date Rd Home Team Score Away Team Score Ground Crowd Winner HRT H2H Link
1  1997  20 April 4 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 11.6 (72) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 11.17 (83) Football Park 47,256  Port Adelaide by 11  Lost  +1  [2]
2 10 August 19 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 9.4 (58) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 9.11 (65) Football Park 45,498  Adelaide by 7  Won [3]
3  1998  19 April 4 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 11.7 (73) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 8.16 (64) Football Park 41,476  Port Adelaide by 9  Lost  +1  [4]
4 9 August 19 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 22.12 (144) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 10.10 (70) Football Park 46,405  Adelaide by 74  Won [5]
5 1999 2 May 6 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 18.7 (115) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 12.15 (87) Football Park 45,585  Adelaide by 28  Won  +1  [6]
6 22 August 21 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 13.14 (92) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 9.14 (68) Football Park 42,669  Port Adelaide by 24  Won [7]
7 2000 23 April 7 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 13.13 (91) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 14.14 (98) Football Park 41,173  Adelaide by 7  Won  +1  [8]
8 6 August 22 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 14.8 (92) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 20.19 (139) Football Park 42,659  Port Adelaide by 47  Lost [9]
9 2001 15 April 3 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 13.10 (88) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 23.15 (153) Football Park 40,296  Port Adelaide by 65  Won  +1  [10]
10 5 August 18 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 16.11 (107) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 15.9 (99) Football Park 49,846  Port Adelaide by 8  Won  +2  [11]
11 2002 27 April 5 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 12.10 (82) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 14.6 (90) Football Park 49,513  Port Adelaide by 8  Lost  +3  [12]
12 18 August 20 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 12.12 (84) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 11.10 (76) Football Park 50,275  Port Adelaide by 8  Won  +4  [13]
13 2003 26 April 5 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 9.12 (66) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 12.6 (78) Football Park 51,140  Port Adelaide by 12  Lost  +5  [14]
14 31 August 22 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 14.10 (94) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 12.6 (78) Football Park 48,131  Port Adelaide by 16  Won  +6  [15]
15  2004  8 May 7 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 13.9 (87) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 17.17 (119) Football Park 44,733  Adelaide by 32  Lost  +5  [16]
16 29 August 22 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 9.6 (60) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 12.13 (85) Football Park 45,473  Port Adelaide by 25  Won  +6  [17]
17 2005 10 April 3 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 18.16 (124) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 8.8 (56) Football Park 44,807  Adelaide by 68  Won  +5  [18]
18 13 August 20 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 12.9 (81) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 13.10 (88) Football Park 45,199  Adelaide by 7  Won  +4  [19]
19 10 September SF AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 18.15 (123) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 5.10 (40) Football Park 50,521  Adelaide by 83  Won  +3  [20]
20 2006 6 May 6 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 15.13 (103) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 8.5 (53) Football Park 42,723  Adelaide by 50  Won  +2  [21]
21 27 August 21 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 14.11 (95) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 11.15 (81) Football Park 41,549  Port Adelaide by 14  Lost  +3  [22]
22 2007 14 April 3 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 8.15 (63) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 13.9 (87) Football Park 36,959  Adelaide by 24  Lost  +2  [23]
23 4 August 18 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 9.19 (73) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 10.5 (65) Football Park 42,335  Adelaide by 8  Lost  +1  [24]
24 2008 6 April 3 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 12.13 (85) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 11.13 (79) Football Park 45,524  Adelaide by 6  Won [25]
25 20 July 16 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 13.14 (92) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 11.14 (80) Football Park 31,662  Port Adelaide by 12  Lost  +1  [26]
26 2009 2 May 6 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 15.15 (105) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 12.7 (79) Football Park 41,558  Port Adelaide by 26  Won  +2  [27]
27 26 July 17 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 19.18 (132) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 9.8 (62) Football Park 46,859  Adelaide by 70  Won  +1  [28]
28 2010 1 May 6 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 10.14 (74) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 14.13 (97) Football Park 40,371  Port Adelaide by 23  Won  +2  [29]
29 25 July 17 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 13.10 (88) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 9.15 (69) Football Park 36,788  Port Adelaide by 19  Lost  +3  [30]
30 2011 16 April 4 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 14.14 (98) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 9.12 (66) Football Park 33,143  Port Adelaide by 32  Lost  +4  [31]
31 31 July 19 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 16.15 (111) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 11.13 (79) Football Park 40,586  Adelaide by 32  Won  +3  [32]
32 2012 29 April 5 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 16.14 (110) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 14.7 (91) Football Park 41,649  Adelaide by 19  Won  +2  [33]
33 7 July 15 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 8.10 (58) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 17.14 (116) Football Park 34,829  Adelaide by 58  Won  +1  [34]
34 2013 14 April 3 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 17.16 (118) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 16.13 (109) Football Park 40,707  Port Adelaide by 9  Won  +2  [35]
35 4 August 19 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 15.13 (103) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 17.5 (107) Football Park 43,368  Port Adelaide by 4  Won  +3  [36]
36 2014 29 March 2 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 19.14 (128) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 11.7 (73) Adelaide Oval 50,397  Port Adelaide by 55  Won  +4  [37]
37 29 June 15 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 14.15 (99) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 10.16 (76) Adelaide Oval 50,552  Adelaide by 23  Lost  +3  [38]
38 2015 3 May 5 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 13.13 (91) AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 18.7 (115) Adelaide Oval 49,735  Port Adelaide by 24  Lost  +4  [39]
39 19 July 16 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 17.11 (113) AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide 18.8 (116) Adelaide Oval 54,468  Adelaide by 3  Won  +3  [40]

Timeline of results[edit]

Football Park Timeline[edit]

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Adelaide Oval Timeline[edit]

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The Showdown Medal[edit]

The Showdown Medal is awarded to the player adjudged best on ground in the Showdown match.[7][a]

The Showdown Medal was first presented in Showdown VII, Round 7, 2000.[8]

For Showdown 39 only, The Phil Walsh Medal was presented in place of the Showdown Medal. Phil Walsh was a Port Adelaide assistant coach from 1999 to 2008 and 2014 and was Adelaide's head coach in 2015 before he died on 3 July the same year.[9]

Winners[edit]

Showdown medal[edit]

Year Round Winner Club
2000 Round 7 Mark Ricciuto  Adelaide 
Round 22 Nick Stevens  Port Adelaide 
2001 Round 3 Josh Francou  Port Adelaide 
Round 18 Josh Francou (2)  Port Adelaide 
2002 Round 5 Jarrad Schofield  Port Adelaide 
Round 20 Josh Francou (3)  Port Adelaide 
2003 Round 5 Graham Johncock  Adelaide 
Round 22 Peter Burgoyne  Port Adelaide 
2004 Round 7 Mark Ricciuto (2)  Adelaide 
Round 22 Warren Tredrea  Port Adelaide 
2005 Round 3 Mark Ricciuto (3)  Adelaide 
Round 20 Simon Goodwin  Adelaide 
Shaun Burgoyne  Port Adelaide 
2006 Round 6 Tyson Edwards  Adelaide 
Round 21 Chad Cornes  Port Adelaide 
2007 Round 3 Andrew McLeod  Adelaide 
Round 18 Simon Goodwin (2)  Adelaide 
2008 Round 3 Bernie Vince  Adelaide 
Round 16 Danyle Pearce  Port Adelaide 
2009 Round 6 Dean Brogan  Port Adelaide 
Round 17 Nathan Bock  Adelaide 
2010 Round 6 Robbie Gray  Port Adelaide 
Round 17 Domenic Cassisi  Port Adelaide 
2011 Round 4 Justin Westhoff  Port Adelaide 
Round 19 Nathan van Berlo  Adelaide 
2012 Round 5 Patrick Dangerfield  Adelaide 
Round 15 Sam Jacobs  Adelaide 
2013 Round 3 Travis Boak  Port Adelaide 
Round 19 Chad Wingard  Port Adelaide 
2014 Round 2 Hamish Hartlett  Port Adelaide 
Round 15 Sam Jacobs (2)  Adelaide 
2015 Round 5 Robbie Gray (2)  Port Adelaide 
Phil Walsh Medal
2015 Round 16 Scott Thompson  Adelaide 

Attendances[edit]

The Showdown has the highest average attendances of all intrastate derby matches.

In the 39 Showdowns to the end of 2015, a total of 1,718,417 people have attended the matches: an average attendance per match of 44,061.

The record attendance in a Showdown was 54,468 in Showdown XXXIX (Round 16, 2015, a Port Adelaide home match). The lowest attendance was 31,662 in Showdown XXV (Round 16, 2008, a Port Adelaide home match).

A total of 907,357 people have attended Adelaide's 20 home Showdowns (including the 2005 Semi Final), an average of 45,367. Their attendances have ranged from 40,296 (Showdown IX) to 51,140 (Showdown XIII).

A total of 811,060 people have attended Port Adelaide's 19 home Showdowns, an average of 42,687. Their attendances range from 31,662 (Showdown XXV) to 54,468 (Showdown XXXIX).

Top 10 Showdown Attendances[edit]

Showdown Crowd Year Date Rd Home Team Score Away Team Score Ground Winner Report
XXXIX 54,468 2015 19 July 16 Port Adelaide 17.11 (113) Adelaide 18.8 (116) Adelaide Oval  Adelaide by 3  Report
XIII 51,140 2003 26 April 5 Adelaide 9.12 (66) Port Adelaide 12.6 (78) Football Park  Port Adelaide by 12  Report
XXXVII 50,552 2014 29 June 15 Adelaide 14.15 (99) Port Adelaide 10.16 (76) Adelaide Oval  Adelaide by 23  Report
XIX 50,521 2005 10 September SF Adelaide 18.15 (123) Port Adelaide 5.10 (40) Football Park  Adelaide by 83  Report
XXXVI 50,397 2014 29 March 2 Port Adelaide 19.13 (127) Adelaide 11.7 (73) Adelaide Oval  Port Adelaide by 55  Report
XII 50,275 2002 18 August 20 Port Adelaide 12.12 (84) Adelaide 11.10 (76) Football Park  Port Adelaide by 8  Report
X 49,846 2001 5 August 18 Port Adelaide 16.11 (107) Adelaide 15.9 (99) Football Park  Port Adelaide by 8  Report
XXXVIII 49,735 2015 3 May 5 Adelaide 13.13 (91) Port Adelaide 18.7 (115) Adelaide Oval  Port Adelaide by 24  Report
XI 49,513 2002 27 April 5 Adelaide 12.10 (82) Port Adelaide 14.6 (90) Football Park  Port Adelaide by 8  Report
XIV 48,131 2003 31 August 22 Port Adelaide 14.10 (94) Adelaide 12.6 (78) Football Park  Port Adelaide by 16  Report

Statistics[edit]

Club Records[edit]

Highest Score

Highest score in a Showdown.

Club Year Round Goals Behinds Total
AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 2001 Round 3 23 15 153
AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 1998 Round 19 22 12 144

Lowest Score

Lowest score for each club in all Showdowns.

Club Year Round Goals Behinds Total
AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 2004 Round 22. 9 6 60
AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 2005 Semi Final. 5 10 40

Greatest Winning Margins

Greatest winning margin for each club in the Showdown.

Club Year Round Winning Score Losing Score Margin
AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 2005 Semi Final 18.15 (123) 5.10 (40) 83
AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 2001 Round 3 23.15 (153) 13.10 (88) 65

Smallest Winning Margins

Greatest winning margin for each club in the Showdown.

Club Year Round Winning Score Losing Score Margin
AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 2015 Round 16 18.8 (116) 17.11 (113) 3
AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 2013 Round 19 17.5 (107) 15.13 (103) 4

Winning Streak[edit]

Club Winning Streak Showdowns
AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 7 VIII - XIV
AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 4 XVII - XX

Player Records[edit]

Goals in One Game[edit]

Player Date Round Club Goals Behinds Points
Peter Vardy 1998 Round 19 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 7 5 47
Tony Modra 1997 Round 4 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 7 2 44
Warren Tredrea 2004 Round 7 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 7 1 43
Gavin Wanganeen 2001 Round 3 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 6 2 38
Ricky Henderson 2012 Round 15 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 6 2 38
Taylor Walker 2012 Round 5 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 6 1 37
Robbie Gray 2010 Round 6 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 5 4 34
Eddie Betts 2015 Round 5 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 5 3 33
Jay Schulz 2015 Round 5 AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 5 1 31
Matthew Robran 1999 Round 6 AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 5 0 30

Career Goal Total[edit]

Player Club Goals Behinds Accuracy Games Goals/Game
Warren Tredrea AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 30 31 49.2% 23 1.30
Brett Ebert AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 26 15 63.4% 16 1.63
Taylor Walker AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 25 14 64.7% 9 2.78
Justin Westhoff AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 25 10 71.4% 16 1.56
Andrew Mcleod AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 24 14 63.2% 27 0.89
Robbie Gray AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 22 13 62.0% 11 2.00
Scott Welsh AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 22 10 68.8% 13 1.69
Jay Schulz AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 22 6 78.6% 10 2.20
Peter Vardy AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 21 11 65.6% 8 2.63
Chad Cornes AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 20 16 55.6% 24 0.83

Career Brownlow Votes[edit]

Player Club Votes Games Votes/Game
Josh Francou AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 14 15 0.93
Mark Ricciuto AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 11 18 0.61
Gavin Wanganeen AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 10 17 0.59
Andrew McLeod AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 10 27 0.37
Chad Cornes AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 9 24 0.38
David Rodan AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 8 11 0.73
Justin Westhoff AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 7 15 0.47
Patrick Dangerfield AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 7 12 0.58
Sam Jacobs AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 6 8 0.75
Danyle Pearce AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 6 14 0.43

Games Played[edit]

Player Club Showdowns
Kane Cornes AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 27
Andrew Mcleod AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 27
Chad Cornes AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 24
Tyson Edwards AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 24
Warren Tredrea AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 23
Simon Goodwin AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 23
Scott Thompson AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 23
Graham Johncock AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 22
Brendon Lade AFL Port Adelaide Icon.jpg Port Adelaide Football Club 22
Michael Doughty AFL Adelaide Icon.gif Adelaide Football Club 21

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.

Year Date Rd Home Team Score Away Team Score Ground Crowd Winner HRT H2H Report
1 2014 4 May Round 5 Adelaide Crows SANFL Icon.jpg Adelaide 13.9 (87) Port Adelaide SANFL Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 20.12 (132) Clare Oval 5,312  Port Adelaide by 45  Won  +1  [10]
2 26 July Round 14 Port Adelaide SANFL Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 15.16 (106) Adelaide Crows SANFL Icon.jpg Adelaide 7.12 (54) Alberton Oval 6,196  Port Adelaide by 52  Won  +2  [11]
3 2015 17 May Round 7 Adelaide Crows SANFL Icon.jpg Adelaide 15.9 (99) Port Adelaide SANFL Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 20.14 (134) Balaklava Oval 2,034  Port Adelaide by 35  Won  +3  [12]
4 28 June Round 11 Port Adelaide SANFL Icon.jpg Port Adelaide 10.9 (69) Adelaide Crows SANFL Icon.jpg Adelaide 13.11 (89) Alberton Oval 4,864  Adelaide by 20  Lost  +2  [13]

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  1. ^ For references for 2014 - present Showdown Medal winners click on those respective matches in the following list of winners tables

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