The Knuckey Cup
The Knuckey Cup is South Adelaide Football Club's highest individual honour awarded to the best and fairest league player at the end of each season.
The Cup takes it's name from Charles Kingscote Knuckey, a long-serving administrator at the club, who donated the inaugural cup to the Club in 1923. Thus beginning a tradition which has continued every year since (with the exception of 1941-44 when competitions were suspended due to WWII), making it the oldest award of its kind in the SANFL. Charles Knuckey also personally presented the Cup to the winner every year until his death in 1988, with only illness or absence preventing him from doing so.
The first Knuckey Cup was presented to Dan Moriarty, one of the greatest football players in the history of the game and still the only man to win three consecutive Magarey Medals.
In the 90 plus years the Knuckey Cup has been awarded many champions have had their names etched into the history books at South Adelaide. including the likes of Frank Tully, Jim Deane, Peter Darley, Mark Naley, David Kappler, Nick Liddle and Joel Cross.
Darley has won the Cup a record seven times, with Deane not far behind with six Cups of his own.
Check out the full list of Knuckey Cup winners below
|1923||D.Moriarty||1959||R. Jackson||1993||M. Dilion|
|1924||Al. Ryan||1960||D.J. Panizza||1994||C. Whittman|
|1925||W.G. Oliver||1961||D. Kantilla||1995||J. Polkinghorne|
|1926||W.G. Oliver||1962||D. Kantilla||1996||A. Osborn|
|1927||W.H. Jackson||1963||P.M. Darley||1997||J. Polkinghorne|
|1928||A.J. Ryan||1964||P.M. Darley||1998||D. Taibot|
|1929||F.J. Tully||1965||R.D. Schmidt||1999||K. Cobb|
|1930||F.J. Tully||1966||P.M. Darley||2000||D.M. Tailbot|
|1931||S.R. Jaffer||1967||P.M. Darley||2001||D.A. Morgan|
|1932||C.R. Rose||1968||P.M. Darley||2002||C.T. Sampson|
|1933||F.J. Tully||1969||M. Coombe||2003||C.P. Hall|
|1934||J. Cockburn||1970||L. Backman||2004||C. King|
|1935||F.J. Tully||1971||P. Hines||2005||M. Davis|
|1936||G.L, Mulcahy||1972||P.M. Darley||2006||R. Archard|
|J.P Daws||1973||P.M. Darley||2007||S. Mcglone|
|1937||J.P. Daws||1974||D.R. Young||2008||J. Boyd|
|1938||L.W. Cahill||1975||A.M. Keddie||2009||M. Sandery|
|1939||L.W. Cahill||1976||R.K. Hateley||2010||N. Liddle|
|1940||M.A. Murdy||1977||G.P. Baynes||2011||J. Cross|
|1941||J. Cockburn||1978||G.P. Baynes||2012||n. Liddle|
|1945||M.J. Doherty||1979||G.P. Baynes||2013||N. Liddle|
|1946||K. Brown||1980||S. Butler||2014||K. Brooksby|
|1947||AD. Hickenbolhem||1981||R. Hawkins||2015||J. Cross|
|1948||J.G. Deane||1982||R. White||2016||J. Cross|
|1949||J.G. Deane||1983||R. Hawkins||B. Seccull|
|1950||R.A. Linke||1984||M. Naley|
|1951||J.G Deane||1985||D. Kappler|
|1952||R.A. Linke||1986||D. Troy|
|1953||J.G. Deane||1987||D. Kappler|
|1954||R.A. Linke||1988||D. Kappler|
|1956||J.G. Deane||1990||D. Trevena|
|1957||J.G. Deane||1991||D. Kappler|
|1958||G. Christie||1992||m. Grummet|