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KEY FACTS

Official name
Sydney Swans Limited

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...."

John Devaney retraces the history of South Melbourne's 'bloodstained angels' - and their modern incarnation into the Sydney Swans

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1944 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1944 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H South Melbourne 5.28.611.913.10 88 WON Carlton 1.03.35.69.7 61 27 JUN May 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A South Melbourne 3.49.79.1111.18 84 WON Geelong 5.55.77.99.11 65 19 KAR May 13 (Sat, 3:15) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 2.34.65.109.10 64 WON St. Kilda 1.33.45.57.10 52 12 JUN May 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 2.57.87.1012.18 90 WON Collingwood 4.67.910.1611.18 84 6 VIC May 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H South Melbourne 2.74.710.1210.12 72 LOST North Melbourne 1.25.46.610.13 73 -1 JUN Jun 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
6 A South Melbourne 3.74.127.1610.17 77 LOST Fitzroy 3.19.410.514.7 91 -14 BWS Jun 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 A South Melbourne 2.12.23.98.10 58 LOST Footscray 2.56.87.119.13 67 -9 WES Jun 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H South Melbourne 3.46.610.911.11 77 LOST Richmond 4.17.212.417.10 112 -35 JUN Jun 24 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 H South Melbourne 5.59.815.1115.12 102 WON Hawthorn 2.25.47.511.11 77 25 JUN Jul 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 3.25.76.99.13 67 LOST Melbourne 3.36.59.810.10 70 -3 PUN Jul 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 1.33.74.117.15 57 LOST Essendon 2.46.118.1215.16 106 -49 JUN Jul 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 0.24.55.98.12 60 LOST Carlton 4.46.88.1010.14 74 -14 PRI Jul 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H South Melbourne 3.93.127.268.30 78 WON Geelong 1.36.87.88.8 56 22 JUN Jul 29 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A South Melbourne 0.76.89.1710.19 79 WON St. Kilda 2.05.25.77.12 54 25 JUN Aug 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 1.05.39.716.10 106 WON Collingwood 3.113.156.228.22 70 36 JUN Aug 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A South Melbourne 5.35.69.813.16 94 WON North Melbourne 2.54.85.116.12 48 46 ARD Aug 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H South Melbourne 2.53.77.108.13 61 LOST Fitzroy 4.38.1011.1017.14 116 -55 JUN Aug 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A South Melbourne 2.14.34.56.8 44 LOST Essendon 5.712.1015.1817.24 126 -82 WIN Sep 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1944 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
10 Baxter, Archie 4                             2 0.5    
28 Benison, Alf 1                             0 0.0    
3 Blumfield, Max 9                             3 0.3    
Bourke, Pat 3                             0 0.0    
23 Brown, Stan 6                             4 0.7    
21 Bywater, Ron 1                             0 0.0    
8 Castles, Vic 17                             22 1.3    
7 Churchett, Col 1                             0 0.0    
20 Cleary, Jim 14                             0 0.0    
26 Crane, Tom 4                             1 0.3    
19 Culph, Charlie 6                             17 2.8    
24 Danckert, Jack 4                             0 0.0    
15 De Medici, Joe 5                             3 0.6    
30 Dempsey, Jack 11                             4 0.4    
28 Dineen, Ken 4                             6 1.5    
25 Duncan, Norm 13                             10 0.8    
2 Engellenner, Dave 13                             1 0.1    
18 Frost, Lou 6                             0 0.0    
19 Grace, Pat 4                             0 0.0    
27 Graham, Jack 18                             16 0.9    
17 Grossman, Don 17                             7 0.4    
29 Hacker, Jack 11                             3 0.3    
16 Hartridge, Ron 17                             31 1.8    
31 Hayes, Gerry 1                             0 0.0    
15 Hazelwood, Les 3                             2 0.7    
26 Keighran, Lyal 8                             3 0.4    
5 Kelly, Brian 13                             1 0.1    
12 King, Billy 16                             2 0.1    
33 Linden, Alan 18                             14 0.8    
3 Mangan, Lou 8                             3 0.4    
7 Matlock, Bob 11                             0 0.0    
1 Matthews Snr, Herbie 1                             0 0.0    
19 McKnight, Jimmy 2                             0 0.0    
31 Moloney Jnr, George 8                             3 0.4    
21 Mullenger, Allan 1                             0 0.0    
33 O'Shea, Len 2                             1 0.5    
4 Oatey, Jack 5                             4 0.8    
14 Richards, Reg 13                             3 0.2    
10 Rippon, Max 4                             0 0.0    
6 Sheedy, Jack 6                             7 1.2    
9 Smith, Keith 7                             9 1.3    
22 Whitfield, Ted 11                             2 0.2    
32 Williams, Jack 15                             0 0.0    
Totals 342                             184 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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