Published on: Nov 16 2018 | Author: Zac Milbank |

SANFL congratulates Port Adelaide champion John Cahill on his induction into the South Australian Sport Hall of Fame.

Already a member of the Port Adelaide, SA Football and Australian Football Hall of Fame, Cahill received his latest lofty accolade at an Adelaide Oval ceremony on Friday night.

Instrumental in the Magpies winning 14 of their 36 SANFL premierships, Cahill was involved in four as a player and 10 as the club’s senior coach.

The man known as ”Gentleman Jack” was involved at Alberton for a staggering total of 707 games as a player or coach, including a five-year stint as captain between 1967 and 1973.

Named on the wing in Port Adelaide’s Greatest Ever Team, Cahill was also passionate about representing South Australia, something he managed as a player on 29 occasions while also captaining the Croweaters in 1969 and 1970.

The master mentor – who was also the Power’s inaugural coach in 1997 and 1998 – guided South Australia in 1989, 1991 and 1995.


John “Jack” Cahill
SANFL Games played: 264 (1958-1973)
SANFL Games coached: 443 (1974-1982, 1988-1996, 2005)
SANFL Goals: 286
Port Adelaide Captain: 1967-1973
Port Adelaide Vice-Captain: 1964-66

Port Adelaide SANFL Coach: 1974-1982,1988-1996,2005
Port Adelaide AFL Coach: 1997-1998 (44 games)

South Australian matches: 29
South Australia captain: 1969, 1970
South Australia coach: 1989
South Australia State of Origin coach: 1991, 1995

Player – 1959, 1962, 1963, 1965
Coach – 1977, 1979-1981, 1988-1990, 1992, 1994, 1995

Port Adelaide Best and Fairest: 1966, 1968, 1970, 1973
Port Adelaide Leading goal kicker: 1973 (59)
All-Australian: 1969
Member of Port Adelaide Football Club’s Greatest Ever Team (Wing)
Port Adelaide Life Member: 1967
SANFL Life Member: 1996
Port Adelaide Football Club Hall of Fame (1998)
South Australian Football Hall of Fame (2002)
Australian Football Hall of Fame (2002)


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