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John Cahill

Australian Rules Football

Inducted in 2018

John Cahill is a former Australian Rules Football player and coach. During his illustrious career he played 266 games for Port Adelaide. He is a 4 x Best & Fairest winner for Port Adelaide and was the club’s Leading Goalkicker in 1973. He was also awarded the McCallum Medal in 1956.

John played 25 State Games and captained South Australia for 3 consecutive years. He was a member of 1963 SA State Team against Victoria at the MCG. He was also announced as part of the 1969 All Australian Team.

John coached for 25 years in over 695 games. He coached Port Adelaide to 10 premierships and 1 night premiership, including 3 premierships in a row, 3 times. He coached Collingwood VFL in 1983-84, taking them from 10th to 3rd. He also coached West Adelaide from 1985-87, winning 2 night premierships. John was the Port Adelaide Football Club’s Inaugural AFL Coach.

John is part of the Port Adelaide Football Club Hall Fame and Port Adelaide Football Club Greatest Team, along with being a member of the South Australian Football Hall Fame and Australian Football Hall of Fame.