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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) 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...."

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1939 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1939 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A South Melbourne 4.35.68.813.10 88 LOST Carlton 4.66.1117.1520.22 142 -54 PRI Apr 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H South Melbourne 3.48.1110.1415.17 107 LOST Collingwood 8.1211.1317.1821.20 146 -39 LAK Apr 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 3.75.97.129.14 68 LOST Fitzroy 4.15.87.1110.17 77 -9 LAK May 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 3.08.211.313.7 85 LOST Richmond 4.104.1311.2214.24 108 -23 PUN May 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H South Melbourne 2.28.413.918.12 120 WON Footscray 6.211.313.416.6 102 18 LAK May 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A South Melbourne 0.20.42.53.12 30 LOST Melbourne 5.79.1416.1919.23 137 -107 MCG May 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H South Melbourne 2.44.68.108.14 62 LOST St. Kilda 4.38.711.1113.17 95 -33 LAK Jun 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A South Melbourne 5.16.510.1013.13 91 WON Essendon 2.34.95.149.16 70 21 WIN Jun 12 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
9 H South Melbourne 3.27.913.1515.18 108 WON Hawthorn 3.25.47.912.14 86 22 LAK Jun 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 2.43.76.97.14 56 LOST Geelong 7.211.413.1016.15 111 -55 COR Jun 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 0.12.24.47.6 48 LOST North Melbourne 8.49.611.914.12 96 -48 LAK Jul 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 H South Melbourne 2.44.710.1012.16 88 LOST Carlton 3.45.1014.1316.17 113 -25 LAK Jul 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 A South Melbourne 4.24.68.88.13 61 LOST Collingwood 6.211.414.619.11 125 -64 VIC Jul 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A South Melbourne 1.16.67.89.9 63 LOST Fitzroy 4.74.911.1615.19 109 -46 BWS Jul 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 3.06.310.512.6 78 LOST Richmond 4.56.710.1018.15 123 -45 LAK Aug 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A South Melbourne 4.16.49.512.10 82 LOST Footscray 4.56.814.1319.15 129 -47 WES Aug 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H South Melbourne 3.36.510.811.14 80 LOST Melbourne 2.36.59.912.12 84 -4 LAK Aug 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A South Melbourne 2.44.84.136.16 52 LOST St. Kilda 4.39.410.711.13 79 -27 JUN Sep 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1939 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
17 Benison, Alf 4                             1 0.3    
12 Bryce, George 1                             1 1.0    
20 Cleary, Jim 16                             0 0.0    
31 Collard, George 12                             9 0.8    
13 Couper, Norm 7                             3 0.4    
28 Coyle, Reg 14                             0 0.0    
16 Dineen, Ken 15                             10 0.7    
24 Evans, Owen 11                             12 1.1    
3 Gillett, Ray 3                             0 0.0    
22 Graham, Jack 16                             10 0.6    
29 Hacker, Jack 15                             0 0.0    
32 Hall, Grahame 9                             2 0.2    
33 Harris, Wilbur 14                             0 0.0    
26 Humphries, Reg 10                             0 0.0    
31 Kelly, Brian 5                             5 1.0    
6 Leonard, Mick 18                             7 0.4    
8 Matthews, Norm 9                             0 0.0    
1 Matthews Snr, Herbie 16                             0 0.0    
12 McNamara, Pat 10                             2 0.2    
12 McNamara, Lindsay 3                             1 0.3    
18 Mitchell, Alex 14                             4 0.3    
12 Moore, Roy 8                             2 0.3    
2 Mullenger, Bobby 3                             0 0.0    
21 Mullenger, Allan 13                             5 0.4    
3 Newell, Alby 2                             0 0.0    
17 O'Connor, Clarrie 5                             1 0.2    
35 Powell, Les 1                             0 0.0    
10 Pratt, Bob 16                             72 4.5    
2 Quinn, Jack 2                             1 0.5    
5 Reiffel, Lou 11                             18 1.6    
11 Richards, Reg 8                             0 0.0    
4 Ritchie, Rex 11                             0 0.0    
7 Sinclair, Frank 4                             2 0.5    
15 Smith, Keith 15                             16 1.1    
19 Tims, Syd 7                             5 0.7    
7 Traynor, Harold 6                             0 0.0    
30 Whitfield, Ted 6                             2 0.3    
27 Williams, Jack 2                             0 0.0    
Totals 342                             191 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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