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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 WFC; Sydney Academy; Sydney Academy WFC

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

Affiliation (Historical)
Victorian Football Association (VFA) –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

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"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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1912 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1912 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H South Melbourne 4.15.26.27.5 47 WON Fitzroy 1.43.74.84.10 34 13 LAK Apr 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A South Melbourne 1.62.132.172.23 35 LOST Richmond 1.02.23.55.8 38 -3 PUN May 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 2.63.113.156.18 54 WON Melbourne 1.11.21.33.4 22 32 LAK May 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 H South Melbourne 1.43.56.68.8 56 LOST Essendon 1.22.56.69.8 62 -6 LAK May 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A South Melbourne 0.11.23.47.8 50 WON St. Kilda 2.15.35.35.5 35 15 JUN May 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 A South Melbourne 4.34.95.129.16 70 WON University 1.14.55.75.8 38 32 MCG Jun 1 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H South Melbourne 1.63.109.1213.15 93 WON Geelong 1.52.63.128.13 61 32 LAK Jun 3 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
8 A South Melbourne 0.03.44.96.10 46 LOST Carlton 6.36.47.98.16 64 -18 PRI Jun 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H South Melbourne 0.61.62.134.16 40 WON Collingwood 0.42.72.74.8 32 8 LAK Jun 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 3.25.48.89.12 66 WON Fitzroy 2.13.83.83.10 28 38 BWS Jun 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 3.38.613.919.12 126 WON Richmond 2.13.45.55.7 37 89 LAK Jun 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 4.27.312.413.8 86 WON Melbourne 0.30.60.70.8 8 78 MCG Jul 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A South Melbourne 3.34.56.89.11 65 WON Essendon 5.25.47.97.10 52 13 EME Jul 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H South Melbourne 5.19.411.514.7 91 WON St. Kilda 2.43.107.167.18 60 31 LAK Jul 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 3.25.510.912.13 85 WON University 3.16.26.57.5 47 38 LAK Aug 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
16 A South Melbourne 2.43.94.116.15 51 WON Geelong 2.24.44.64.8 32 19 COR Aug 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
17 H South Melbourne 1.33.64.76.10 46 LOST Carlton 2.53.75.87.10 52 -6 LAK Aug 24 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
18 A South Melbourne 1.42.85.107.11 53 WON Collingwood 1.21.52.75.7 37 16 VIC Aug 31 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2SF A South Melbourne 1.13.16.26.6 42 LOST Essendon 2.34.57.77.12 54 -12 MCG Sep 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF A South Melbourne 1.32.42.64.9 33 LOST Essendon 1.43.94.145.17 47 -14 MCG Sep 28 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1912 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
26 Abbott, Les 3                             0 0.0    
1 Belcher, Vic 20                             3 0.2    
3 Bower, George 11                             1 0.1    
4 Caldwell, Jim 20                             1 0.1    
6 Carpenter, Fred 18                             24 1.3    
22 Casey, Dick 15                             20 1.3    
5 Charge, Les 18                             16 0.9    
27 Comer, Frank 2                             0 0.0    
7 Deas, Bob 9                             1 0.1    
8 Deas, George 3                             3 1.0    
9 Franks, Bert 18                             17 0.9    
10 Grimshaw, Tom 7                             0 0.0    
11 Hiskins, Arthur 18                             5 0.3    
13 Milne, Herbert ' Boxer' 20                             7 0.4    
15 Mortimer, Len 19                             40 2.1    
14 Mullaly, Dick 17                             1 0.1    
16 Pentland, Alan 5                             0 0.0    
17 Prince, Joe 14                             0 0.0    
1 Ricketts, Charlie 16                             9 0.6    
18 Rusich, Les 19                             9 0.5    
24 Saltau, Harry 16                             0 0.0    
19 Scobie, Jack 19                             0 0.0    
18 Sloss, Bruce 18                             10 0.6    
25 Tandy, Mark 9                             0 0.0    
20 Thomas, Bill 'Sonna' 20                             0 0.0    
21 Walsh, Jack 6                             0 0.0    
Totals 360                             167 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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