Australian Football

AustralianFootball.com Celebrating the history of the great Australian game

 

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

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

Read more


1913 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

Top

South Melbourne's 1913 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H South Melbourne 1.34.77.98.15 63 WON St. Kilda 4.34.36.58.6 54 9 LAK Apr 26 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 A South Melbourne 2.25.39.59.7 61 DRAW Carlton 1.34.57.98.13 61 0 PRI May 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 3.04.46.48.9 57 WON Richmond 3.16.18.29.2 56 1 LAK May 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 3.34.49.815.13 103 WON Essendon 4.55.96.127.14 56 47 EME May 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A South Melbourne 4.36.67.109.17 71 WON Geelong 2.33.94.147.15 57 14 COR May 24 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H South Melbourne 3.35.75.116.16 52 WON Melbourne 2.23.34.34.4 28 24 LAK May 31 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 H South Melbourne 1.35.46.57.8 50 LOST Fitzroy 1.42.77.1311.17 83 -33 LAK Jun 7 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 A South Melbourne 6.210.512.713.12 90 WON University 1.33.47.710.9 69 21 MCG Jun 9 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
9 H South Melbourne 2.15.55.1110.15 75 WON Collingwood 3.14.25.77.9 51 24 LAK Jun 14 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 2.37.412.1113.14 92 WON St. Kilda 3.54.76.99.11 65 27 JUN Jun 21 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 2.35.58.1112.16 88 WON Carlton 2.54.64.85.11 41 47 LAK Jun 28 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 3.44.75.108.11 59 WON Richmond 1.42.93.123.17 35 24 PUN Jul 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H South Melbourne 0.00.30.75.12 42 LOST Essendon 3.94.135.197.20 62 -20 LAK Jul 19 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H South Melbourne 3.36.48.712.10 82 WON Geelong 2.45.85.119.12 66 16 LAK Jul 26 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
15 A South Melbourne 1.92.124.155.18 48 WON Melbourne 0.01.62.72.7 19 29 MCG Aug 2 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
16 A South Melbourne 1.14.25.67.14 56 LOST Fitzroy 3.67.78.108.11 59 -3 BWS Aug 9 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
17 H South Melbourne 5.39.413.517.9 111 WON University 1.11.45.98.13 61 50 LAK Aug 23 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
18 A South Melbourne 1.15.47.68.8 56 WON Collingwood 2.43.74.107.12 54 2 VIC Aug 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
1SF A South Melbourne 0.62.93.136.15 51 LOST St. Kilda 3.45.58.912.12 84 -33 MCG Sep 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
Top

1913 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
1 Abbott, Paddy 4                             0 0.0    
2 Belcher, Vic 17                             8 0.5    
3 Bower, George 7                             0 0.0    
7 Caffyn, Marshall 1                             0 0.0    
2 Caldwell, Jim 16                             6 0.4    
6 Carpenter, Fred 2                             2 1.0    
5 Charge, Les 17                             10 0.6    
8 Deas, Bob 5                             1 0.2    
30 Eastick, Bill 13                             2 0.2    
13 Fincher, Charlie 9                             5 0.6    
10 Fitzgerald, Dick 2                             0 0.0    
11 Franks, Bert 11                             5 0.5    
9 Freeman, Jack 3                             3 1.0    
15 Hiskins, Stan 14                             19 1.4    
15 Hiskins, Arthur 17                             0 0.0    
14 Kelly, Harvey 19                             27 1.4    
16 Mortimer, Len 19                             23 1.2    
17 Mullaly, Dick 9                             3 0.3    
19 Prince, Joe 18                             2 0.1    
28 Rademacher, Arthur 19                             0 0.0    
18 Rusich, Les 11                             8 0.7    
15 Saltau, Harry 12                             0 0.0    
23 Scobie, Jack 7                             2 0.3    
21 Sloss, Bruce 17                             6 0.4    
24 Strang, Bill 15                             29 1.9    
27 Tandy, Mark 17                             2 0.1    
25 Thomas, Bill 'Sonna' 18                             0 0.0    
29 Webster, Horrie 17                             13 0.8    
20 Wolfe, Charlie 6                             2 0.3    
Totals 342                             178 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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