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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

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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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1938 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1938 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H South Melbourne 3.46.88.1114.13 97 WON Footscray 3.73.87.119.14 68 29 LAK Apr 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A South Melbourne 0.21.43.56.8 44 LOST North Melbourne 4.57.89.99.10 64 -20 ARD Apr 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 2.43.74.88.12 60 LOST St. Kilda 3.56.98.1711.17 83 -23 LAK May 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 3.28.414.915.11 101 LOST Melbourne 3.38.612.1023.15 153 -52 MCG May 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A South Melbourne 2.27.108.1611.19 85 LOST Essendon 5.38.511.1115.15 105 -20 WIN May 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H South Melbourne 2.35.811.1613.16 94 LOST Hawthorn 3.49.1014.1018.12 120 -26 LAK May 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 A South Melbourne 4.46.69.910.10 70 LOST Geelong 3.76.1411.2219.32 146 -76 COR Jun 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H South Melbourne 3.34.46.88.14 62 LOST Richmond 3.07.611.1120.15 135 -73 LAK Jun 13 (Mon, 2:30) Scores
9 A South Melbourne 1.16.36.38.8 56 LOST Fitzroy 6.26.214.916.12 108 -52 BWS Jun 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 H South Melbourne 3.14.36.711.7 73 LOST Carlton 2.46.78.1016.13 109 -36 LAK Jun 25 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 A South Melbourne 5.06.110.312.5 77 LOST Collingwood 5.46.119.1312.17 89 -12 VIC Jul 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 3.14.38.810.10 70 LOST Footscray 4.413.1017.1419.19 133 -63 WES Jul 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H South Melbourne 3.35.713.814.11 95 LOST North Melbourne 4.66.89.1213.18 96 -1 LAK Jul 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A South Melbourne 2.32.64.87.12 54 LOST St. Kilda 2.45.88.1010.12 72 -18 JUN Jul 30 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 3.35.105.129.16 70 LOST Melbourne 5.57.610.1114.15 99 -29 LAK Aug 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H South Melbourne 2.46.710.1113.13 91 WON Essendon 4.26.78.1112.14 86 5 LAK Aug 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A South Melbourne 2.14.126.139.20 74 LOST Hawthorn 6.58.914.1417.15 117 -43 GLE Aug 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H South Melbourne 0.14.68.612.8 80 LOST Geelong 3.46.714.915.12 102 -22 LAK Aug 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1938 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
28 Allen, Tommy 2                             0 0.0    
3 Austin, Jack 14 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
21 Bryce, George 13                             4 0.3    
20 Cleary, Jim 17 14 14.0         4 4.0         1 1 0 0.0 0 0
31 Collard, George 7 15 15.0         6 6.0         4 0 3 0.4 0 18
28 Cook, Frank 1                             1 1.0    
28 Coyle, Reg 6 28 28.0         5 5.0         8 2 0 0.0 0 0
7 Dunn, Les 1                             0 0.0    
24 Evans, Owen 13 18 18.0         10 10.0         5 3 22 1.7 4 136
30 Farrelly, Pat 6                             1 0.2    
14 Faul, Bill 18 16 16.0         6 6.0         4 1 1 0.1 0 6
17 Fletcher, Norm 8                             2 0.3    
22 Graham, Jack 16 17 17.0         10 10.0         2 3 10 0.6 1 61
29 Hacker, Jack 18 19 19.0         6 6.0         2 0 1 0.1 0 6
33 Harris, Wilbur 10 10 10.0         4 4.0         2 3 4 0.4 0 24
32 Hayes, Gerry 5                             0 0.0    
5 Hedge, Alf 11                             3 0.3    
Horner, Perc 1                             1 1.0    
16 Howard, Don 6                             1 0.2    
26 Humphries, Reg 18 10 10.0         0 0.0         5 2 0 0.0 0 0
6 Leonard, Mick 7                             1 0.1    
31 Mason, Norm 2                             0 0.0    
8 Matthews, Norm 6 14 14.0         2 2.0         4 3 1 0.2 1 7
1 Matthews Snr, Herbie 4                             0 0.0    
27 Meehan, Joe 2                             0 0.0    
18 Mitchell, Alex 8 10 10.0         3 3.0         2 5 6 0.8 1 37
12 Moore, Roy 17 21 21.0         14 14.0         3 2 34 2.0 4 208
9 Patterson, Sandy 13                             7 0.5    
10 Pratt, Bob 7                             32 4.6    
23 Purvis, Tom 3 11 11.0         1 1.0         1 1 0 0.0 0 0
2 Quinn, Jack 7 11 11.0         1 1.0         0 1 7 1.0 0 42
8 Redstone, Jim 4                             5 1.3    
11 Richards, Reg 8                             0 0.0    
23 Ritchie, Rex 6                             1 0.2    
7 Sinclair, Frank 9 25 25.0         2 2.0         5 4 6 0.7 2 38
15 Smith, Keith 14 12 12.0         6 6.0         3 0 0 0.0 0 0
16 Taylor, Laurie 3                             0 0.0    
9 Thomas, Len 18 12 12.0         2 2.0         2 3 22 1.2 1 133
Timms, Arthur 1                             1 1.0    
19 Tims, Syd 12 9 9.0         5 5.0         2 2 13 1.1 2 80
Totals 342                             190 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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