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KEY FACTS

Official name
Sydney Swans Football Club

Known as
Sydney

Nickname
Swans

Former name
South Melbourne

Former name date
1982-01-01

Formed
1874 (as South Melbourne); 1982 (as Swans); 1983 (as Sydney Swans)

Colours
White and red

Associated clubs
Sydney Reserves; Albert Park (Original); Sydney Academy; Sydney Academy WFC

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1897–2022

Affiliation (Historical)
Victorian Football Association (VFA) 1879–1896

Home Ground
S.C.G.

AFL Premierships
2005, 2012 (2 total)

VFL Premierships
1909, 1918, 1933 (3 total)

VFA Premierships
1881, 1885, 1888-9-90 (5 total)

Senior Premierships
Championship of Australia - 1909; VFL Night Series - 1956-7, 1960, 1982 (4 total); McClelland Trophy - 1996, 2014, 2016 (3 total)

Most Games
372 - Adam Goodes (1999-2015)

Most Goals
681 - Bob Pratt (1930-39; 1946)

League Top Goalkickers
R.Pratt (109) 1933, (150) 1934 & (103) 1935; L.White (80) 1942; A.Lockett (121) 1996 & (109) 1998; B.Hall (80) 2005; L.Franklin (79) 2014 & (73) 2017 (5 winners/9 wins)

Brownlow Medalists
Herbie Matthews 1940; Ron Clegg 1949; Fred Goldsmith 1955; Bob Skilton 1959, 1963 & 1968; Peter Bedford 1970; Graham Teasdale 1977; Barry Round 1981; Greg Williams 1986; Gerard Healy 1988; Paul Kelly 1995; Adam Goodes 2003 & 2006 (11 medallists/14 medals)

Headquarters
Light Tower #4 Driver Ave, Moore Park, NSW 2021

Postal Address
PO Box 173 Paddington, NSW, 2021

Phone: 1300 663 819 

Website
sydneyswans.com.au

Sydney



"In retrospect, the 1986-7 period can be seen as something of a false dawn for the Sydney experiment, with the ensuing seven seasons proving as bleak as almost any in the club's long and often tortured past. The private ownership experiment was also a failure. In the end, the club owners overstretched themselves and the club ended up in a much worse position financially than it had been before the move to Sydney...."

John Devaney retraces the history of South Melbourne's 'bloodstained angels' - and their modern incarnation into the Sydney Swans

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1887 Season () Fixture

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South Melbourne's 1887 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 South Melbourne       Bye        
2 H South Melbourne 2.15.46.88.12 8 WON Ballarat 0.00.01.01.0 1 7 LAK May 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 1.32.53.75.14 5 WON South Williamstown 0.00.01.01.0 1 4 LAK May 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 1.02.13.64.9 4 WON Ballarat 1.12.22.43.4 3 1 BCO May 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 South Melbourne       Bye        
6 South Melbourne       Bye        
7 H South Melbourne 0.02.43.73.8 3 DRAW Fitzroy 1.02.13.23.3 3 0 LAK Jun 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A South Melbourne 1.13.24.35.3 5 WON Essendon 1.02.14.14.2 4 1 EME Jun 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A South Melbourne 3.03.63.75.9 5 LOST Geelong 1.24.58.68.7 8 -3 COR Jun 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 0.20.32.32.4 2 DRAW Carlton 2.22.42.42.4 2 0 MCG Jun 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 2.23.76.107.14 7 WON Prahan (Original) 0.01.21.21.2 1 6 LAK Jul 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 0.00.20.50.8 0 DRAW Melbourne 0.50.60.60.6 0 0 MCG Jul 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H South Melbourne 2.13.24.55.5 5 WON Port Melbourne 1.21.72.82.9 2 3 LAK Jul 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H South Melbourne 2.32.52.84.10 4 DRAW Hotham 1.13.13.24.3 4 0 LAK Jul 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 0.10.21.43.7 3 WON Williamstown 0.00.20.20.2 0 3 LAK Jul 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H South Melbourne 4.36.89.812.12 12 WON Melbourne 0.10.20.60.10 0 12 LAK Aug 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H South Melbourne 3.48.89.1216.18 16 WON University 0.01.22.42.4 2 14 LAK Aug 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A South Melbourne 1.42.64.86.13 6 WON Williamstown 0.31.61.72.9 2 4 GDS Aug 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H South Melbourne 0.30.61.101.12 1 LOST Carlton 0.42.52.53.6 3 -2 LAK Aug 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H South Melbourne 2.22.82.106.15 6 LOST Geelong 2.13.36.67.7 7 -1 LAK Sep 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H South Melbourne 1.52.73.125.17 5 WON Essendon 1.12.23.33.4 3 2 LAK Sep 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A South Melbourne 0.30.71.101.16 1 LOST Fitzroy 0.11.12.44.5 4 -3 BWS Sep 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
23 A South Melbourne 0.22.74.105.12 5 WON Hotham 1.111.122.153.15 3 2 HRR Sep 24 (Sat, 2:01) Scores
 

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.