Wanganeen played 173 of his 300 AFL games at the Power, including the 2004 premiership, after winning the 1993 Brownlow Medal in Essendon’s premiership season.
The 45-year-old has long been an avid supporter of Port’s Indigenous programs.
«Gavin was an outstanding footballer and more importantly is an outstanding person,» chairman David Koch said.
«He has an incredible record, from being the first Aboriginal winner of the Brownlow Medal and the first Indigenous player to play 300 AFL games, to being Port Adelaide’s inaugural captain in the AFL and a vital part of the 2004 premiership side.
«Gavin brings a strong understanding of the Port Adelaide Football Club given he first came through the doors at Alberton in the under-13s.