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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...."

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1933 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1933 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A South Melbourne 2.66.129.1411.17 83 LOST Carlton 4.17.59.1112.15 87 -4 PRI Apr 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H South Melbourne 2.46.1011.1218.17 125 WON Footscray 5.47.814.1314.15 99 26 LAK May 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A South Melbourne 2.04.28.29.3 57 LOST Collingwood 1.34.57.610.11 71 -14 VIC May 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H South Melbourne 2.38.89.1011.14 80 WON St. Kilda 3.84.137.1510.16 76 4 LAK May 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A South Melbourne 5.57.1011.1217.15 117 WON Essendon 4.25.49.612.11 83 34 WIN May 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H South Melbourne 2.34.67.1210.13 73 WON Hawthorn 1.25.37.49.6 60 13 LAK Jun 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 A South Melbourne 3.56.69.913.15 93 LOST Geelong 2.35.912.1217.14 116 -23 COR Jun 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 H South Melbourne 5.48.911.1215.13 103 LOST Richmond 1.46.89.1016.12 108 -5 LAK Jun 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 A South Melbourne 4.16.69.1011.12 78 LOST Fitzroy 3.17.413.515.7 97 -19 BWS Jun 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 H South Melbourne 4.28.712.913.10 88 WON Melbourne 4.27.411.612.9 81 7 LAK Jul 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 A South Melbourne 4.17.412.515.13 103 WON North Melbourne 5.36.710.1113.12 90 13 ARD Jul 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 H South Melbourne 5.39.1112.1215.13 103 WON Carlton 4.14.27.49.6 60 43 LAK Jul 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 A South Melbourne 6.410.917.1019.15 129 WON Footscray 2.32.45.78.11 59 70 WES Jul 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 H South Melbourne 1.24.67.713.11 89 WON Collingwood 6.38.411.712.11 83 6 LAK Jul 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A South Melbourne 7.79.912.1513.15 93 WON St. Kilda 1.13.86.108.19 67 26 JUN Aug 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H South Melbourne 3.36.79.911.16 82 WON Essendon 2.12.24.46.4 40 42 LAK Aug 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A South Melbourne 3.610.714.817.11 113 WON Hawthorn 2.34.77.128.12 60 53 GLE Aug 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H South Melbourne 5.210.614.1423.17 155 WON Geelong 2.22.53.76.10 46 109 LAK Sep 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2SF H South Melbourne 2.13.56.914.11 95 WON Richmond 3.49.610.1111.11 77 18 MCG Sep 16 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H South Melbourne 3.56.78.129.17 71 WON Richmond 0.22.33.34.5 29 42 MCG Sep 30 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1933 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
3 Austin, Jack 11 73 14.6         17 3.4         18 7 3 0.3 0 18
31 Backway, Fred 1                             0 0.0    
34 Beard, Bert 14 43 10.8         15 3.8         4 14 6 0.4 3 39
10 Bertram, Ossie 15 36 12.0         7 2.3         6 11 28 1.9 5 173
1 Bisset, Jack 19 107 17.8         32 5.3         18 17 2 0.1 2 14
18 Bowe, John 17 90 18.0         20 4.0         19 10 0 0.0 0 0
5 Brain, Terry 17 125 25.0         25 5.0         18 18 26 1.5 3 159
6 Clarke, Harry 19 95 15.8         17 2.8         23 14 2 0.1 0 12
19 Davies, Frank 7 24 24.0         4 4.0         4 3 3 0.4 0 18
17 Diggins, Brighton 13 85 21.3         35 8.8         8 22 7 0.5 6 48
24 Fahey, Jock 6 6 6.0         1 1.0         2 2 4 0.7 0 24
14 Faul, Bill 20 79 13.2         24 4.0         22 10 0 0.0 0 0
22 Gilmour, Alan 8 15 7.5         3 1.5         6 4 0 0.0 0 0
20 Harris, Wilbur 3 9 9.0         0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 1 1
33 Hearn, Maurie 3                             0 0.0    
4 Hillis, Ron 19 50 10.0         18 3.6         19 7 1 0.1 0 6
29 Kelleher, Dinny 7 23 11.5         4 2.0         4 9 0 0.0 0 0
2 Matthews Snr, Herbie 16 46 9.2         9 1.8         3 8 5 0.3 2 32
9 McKay, Hec 20 65 10.8         14 2.3         23 10 0 0.0 0 0
30 McKenzie, Jock 9 40 10.0         9 2.3         6 3 0 0.0 0 0
8 McLaughlin Snr, Hugh 16 75 15.0         22 4.4         12 9 0 0.0 0 0
7 Mietzcke, Art 5 25 12.5         2 1.0         1 10 2 0.4 1 13
25 Nash, Laurie 18 102 17.0         28 4.7         18 20 11 0.6 0 66
11 O'Meara, Joe 'Brum' 18 75 15.0         25 5.0         18 10 15 0.8 0 90
15 Pettiona, Cecil 7 56 18.7         14 4.7         6 10 3 0.4 5 23
23 Pratt, Bob 18 95 15.8         38 6.3         20 22 109 6.1 29 683
21 Reville, Peter 20 138 23.0         44 7.3         17 28 39 2.0 17 251
16 Robertson Snr, Austin 2 21 21.0         6 6.0         5 2 2 1.0 1 13
12 Thomas, Len 19 127 21.2         40 6.7         10 12 6 0.3 1 37
28 Wade, Jack 5 2 2.0         0 0.0         0 1 0 0.0 0 0
27 Welch, Alan 8 23 11.5         7 3.5         3 2 3 0.4 1 19
Totals 380                             277 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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