Adelaide Crows

Adelaide CrowsOne of two AFL teams based in South Australia, the Adelaide Crows entered the AFL in 1991. They then enjoyed terrific success in the late 90s, winning back-to-back AFL flags in 1997 and 1998. After playing at Football Park for most of their history, the Crows moved to the Adelaide Oval in 2014.

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Adelaide enjoyed a very successful season in 2017 – winning 16 games to finish atop the ladder. The Crows dispatched of Greater Western Sydney in their qualifying final and outclassed Geelong in the preliminary, but were no match for Richmond in the grand final – going down by 48 points to finish 2017 as runners-up.

Senior coach: Don Pyke
Captain: Taylor Walker
2017 finish: 1st (2nd after finals)
2017 best and fairest: Matt Crouch
2017 leading goalkicker: Eddie Betts (55)
Premierships: 1997, 1998

2017 Team List
Jonathon Beech, Brad Crouch, Riley Knight, Josh Jenkins, Scott Thompson, Jake Lever, Jordan Gallucci, Jake Kelly, Rory Sloane, Harrison Wigg, Paul Seedsman, Daniel Talia, Taylor Walker, David Mackay, Kyle Hartigan, Luke Brown, Curtly Hampton, Eddie Betts, Hugh Greenwood, Rory Atkins, Andy Otten, Charlie Cameron, Sam Jacobs, Kyle Cheney, Richard Douglas, Tom Lynch, Cam Ellis-Yolmen, Rory Laird, Wayne Milera, Myles Poholke, Troy Menzel, Brodie Smith, Elliott Himmelberg, Matthew Signorello, Dean Gore, Paul Hunter, Harry Dear, Tom Doedee, Ben Davis, Mitch McGovern, Alex Keath, Reilly O’Brien, Matt Crouch, Ben Jarman.

Taylor Walker Adelaide Crows AFL Finals 2017

(Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Last updated: 9 November, 2017

Adelaide Crows Articles

Why Adelaide and Geelong won’t win the flag in 2018

Why Adelaide and Geelong won’t win the flag in 2018

by , 14 Nov 2017 Popular article!

Following an impressive and dominant finals series from Richmond, their coach Damien Hardwick spoke of the Tigers’ focus on a high pressure rating and speed (especially up forward) being the cornerstone of their turnaround as a team.

Port Adelaide’s classy Motlop moves leave the Crows looking silly

Port Adelaide’s classy Motlop moves leave the Crows looking silly

by , 16 Oct 2017 Popular article!

From the outside looking in, the Adelaide Crows’ handling of this year’s trade period hasn’t been as classy as it could have.

Halt the hysteria, Tex Walker was just being honest

Halt the hysteria, Tex Walker was just being honest

by , 14 Oct 2017

If entertainment was the purpose of the AFL trade period, the line that it should be far, far shorter might hold. Because with the current, 11-day window, desperate journalists are forced to rehash the same tired stories over and over.

Crows hold firm on Cameron as Lions prowl

Crows hold firm on Cameron as Lions prowl

by , 13 Oct 2017

Adelaide are refusing to blink first in the staring contest with Brisbane over want-away Crows speedster Charlie Cameron.

Crows won’t use pick bounty on Gibbs: Reid

Crows won’t use pick bounty on Gibbs: Reid

by , 13 Oct 2017

The Jake Lever trade has given Adelaide the ammunition, but the Crows maintain they won’t attempt to pull the trigger on an AFL trade for Carlton star Bryce Gibbs.

Melbourne land Jake Lever, but they sold the farm to do it

Melbourne land Jake Lever, but they sold the farm to do it

by , 12 Oct 2017

The animus is over, for now. Melbourne have secured the services of Jake Lever, their young key position piece, giving up a bounty to add one of the final pieces of their aggressive rebuild.

A feel-good story about the Crows: Fall down get up again

A feel-good story about the Crows: Fall down get up again

by , 11 Oct 2017

‘Fall down seven times get up eight times’, a Japanese proverb, was the theme of Don Pyke’s measured, calm and quietly inspiring speech at the Crows’ best and fairest awards, Friday past.

Lever’s Adelaide exit about money: Walker

Lever’s Adelaide exit about money: Walker

by , 10 Oct 2017

Adelaide skipper Taylor Walker says Jake Lever chose money over AFL success when he asked for a trade to Melbourne.

Crows cool on trade for Blues’ Gibbs

Crows cool on trade for Blues’ Gibbs

by , 10 Oct 2017

Carlton star Bryce Gibbs will almost certainly never play for Adelaide in the AFL.

Crows cool on trade for Blues’ Gibbs

Crows cool on trade for Blues’ Gibbs

by , 9 Oct 2017

Adelaide have ruled out making a fresh bid to tempt Carlton to part with star midfielder Bryce Gibbs at this year’s AFL trade period.


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