1959 SANFL season

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1959 SANFL season
Teams 10
Premiers Port Adelaide
(20th premiership)
Minor premiers Port Adelaide
(28th minor premiership)
Matches played 76
Attendance 863,466 (11,361 per match)
Highest attendance 48,884 (Grand Final, Port Adelaide vs. West Adelaide)
Ken Farmer Medallist Wally Dittmar
Port Adelaide (74 goals)
Magarey Medallist Len Fitzgerald
Sturt
1958
1960

The 1959 South Australian National Football League season was the 80th season of the top-level Australian rules football competition in South Australia.

By winning the 1959 SANFL Grand Final, Port Adelaide set the Australian record of six consecutive Grand Final victories in a top level state competition when it defeated West Adelaide by 10 points.

Ladder[edit]

1959 SANFL Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA % PTS
1 Port Adelaide (P) 18 17 1 0 1935 1213 61.47 34
2 West Adelaide 18 12 6 0 1864 1335 58.27 24
3 Sturt 18 10 8 0 1798 1663 51.95 20
4 Glenelg 18 10 8 0 1709 1738 49.58 20
5 West Torrens 18 9 9 0 1528 1525 50.05 18
6 Norwood 18 7 11 0 1552 1717 47.48 14
7 North Adelaide 18 4 14 0 1340 1783 42.91 8
8 South Adelaide 18 3 15 0 1217 1969 38.20 6
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, (P) = Premiers [1]

Grand final[edit]

1959 SANFL Grand Final
Saturday, 3 October 1959 (2:10 pm) Port Adelaide def. West Adelaide Adelaide Oval (crowd: 48,884) [2]
5.1 (31)
9.5 (59)
11.8 (74)
 13.9 (87)
Q1
Q2
Q3
 Final
1.5 (11)
3.5 (23)
7.9 (51)
 11.11 (77)

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