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Adelaide Football Club
Adelaide Crows logo 2010.svg
Full name Adelaide Football Club
Nickname(s) Crows
Motto "Natus Ad Magna Gerenda" ("Born to Great Things"), "We Fly As One"
2019 season
Home-and-away season 11th
Leading goalkicker Taylor Walker (43)
Malcolm Blight Medal Brad Crouch
Club details
Founded 12 September 1990
Colours      Navy Blue
Competition AFL: Senior men
AFLW: Senior women
SANFL: Reserves men
Chairman Rob Chapman
CEO Andrew Fagan
Coach AFL: Matthew Nicks
AFLW: Matthew Clarke
SANFL: Heath Younie
Captain(s) AFL: Rory Sloane
AFLW: Erin Phillips & Chelsea Randall
SANFL: Matthew Wright
Premierships AFL: 2 (1997, 1998)
AFLW: 2 (2017, 2019)
Ground(s) AFL: Adelaide Oval (53,587)
AFLW: Richmond Oval (16,500)
Former ground(s) Football Park (1991–2013)
Training ground(s) Football Park
Other information
Official website

The Adelaide Crows are a professional Australian rules football team based in Adelaide, South Australia that competes in the Australian Football League (AFL). The team has both a men's team, which played its first match in 1991, and a women's team, which began in 2017 in the inaugural season of the AFLW. The club is based in Adelaide, South Australia, playing its home matches at Adelaide Oval. The club has its training and administration base at Football Park in West Lakes, where it previously played home matches between 1991 and 2013. The club song is "The Pride of South Australia", to the tune of the US Marines' Hymn.

The Crows were formed in 1990 to be the 'state team' to represent the South Australia in the AFL. They were originally owned by the South Australian National Football League (SANFL), before gaining independence. They played their first season in 1991. The men's team won both the 1997 and 1998 Grand Finals, and have appeared in 15 finals series in their 28-year history. The club has had a reserves team compete in the South Australian National Football League since 2014 and has fielded a women's team in the AFL Women's competition since 2017.

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