Australian Football

AustralianFootball.com Celebrating the history of the great Australian game

 

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

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


1947 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

Top

South Melbourne's 1947 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A South Melbourne 3.16.48.410.8 68 LOST Essendon 3.75.1010.1716.23 119 -51 WIN Apr 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H South Melbourne 3.48.610.812.12 84 WON Carlton 3.64.97.129.16 70 14 LAK Apr 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 3.54.85.1310.18 78 LOST North Melbourne 4.18.710.912.10 82 -4 LAK May 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 3.45.97.1212.14 86 LOST Collingwood 6.211.814.1919.24 138 -52 VIC May 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H South Melbourne 3.37.78.813.9 87 LOST Geelong 4.76.713.1315.16 106 -19 LAK May 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A South Melbourne 2.27.88.915.11 101 WON Fitzroy 5.66.98.138.15 63 38 BWS May 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H South Melbourne 4.29.912.1215.14 104 WON Hawthorn 4.87.1110.1712.20 92 12 LAK May 31 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 H South Melbourne 3.58.514.815.9 99 LOST Richmond 2.16.58.715.13 103 -4 LAK Jun 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A South Melbourne 1.010.612.818.13 121 WON St. Kilda 5.46.411.711.9 75 46 JUN Jun 16 (Mon, 2:30) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 1.44.96.139.15 69 WON Melbourne 4.35.46.88.11 59 10 MCG Jun 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 5.59.613.815.9 99 WON Footscray 5.15.58.612.10 82 17 LAK Jun 28 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 H South Melbourne 0.33.64.98.14 62 LOST Essendon 2.53.911.1511.17 83 -21 LAK Jul 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 A South Melbourne 1.43.85.149.16 70 LOST Carlton 2.16.69.1210.14 74 -4 PRI Jul 12 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A South Melbourne 3.55.86.108.18 66 WON North Melbourne 3.24.66.128.14 62 4 ARD Jul 19 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 2.55.117.129.15 69 DRAW Collingwood 2.44.67.129.15 69 0 LAK Jul 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
16 A South Melbourne 2.33.86.157.19 61 LOST Geelong 2.47.69.1313.19 97 -36 KAR Aug 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H South Melbourne 1.42.88.810.11 71 LOST Fitzroy 2.56.810.1012.10 82 -11 LAK Aug 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A South Melbourne 5.410.716.1319.14 128 WON Hawthorn 3.16.48.612.11 83 45 GLE Aug 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
19 A South Melbourne 4.27.59.1011.13 79 LOST Richmond 4.56.711.1416.17 113 -34 PUN Aug 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
Top

1947 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
7 Allen, George 9                             2 0.2    
10 Anderson, Claude 2                             0 0.0    
35 Barry, Ron 13                             5 0.4    
34 Bourke, Pat 4                             0 0.0    
3 Brew, Frank 10                             2 0.2    
32 Bywater, Ron 19                             0 0.0    
33 Callick, Alf 10                             0 0.0    
8 Castles, Vic 13                             15 1.2    
33 Chambers, Wylie 1                             1 1.0    
20 Cleary, Jim 15                             0 0.0    
23 Clegg, Ron 18                             19 1.1    
21 Crane, Len 6                             0 0.0    
1 Danckert, Jack 4                             0 0.0    
30 Dempsey, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
15 Driver, Geoff 2                             0 0.0    
27 Graham, Jack 18                             29 1.6    
17 Grossman, Don 18                             4 0.2    
5 Holland, Len 7                             1 0.1    
2 Jenkinson, Keith 8                             0 0.0    
25 Keighran, Lyal 2                             3 1.5    
12 King, Billy 18                             3 0.2    
36 Linden, Alan 3                             0 0.0    
18 Lucas, George 4                             1 0.3    
37 Lucas, Bert 15                             11 0.7    
15 McTaggart, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
19 Mears, Harry 15                             13 0.9    
9 Mullane, Jack 9                             0 0.0    
34 O'Keefe, Jack 3                             6 2.0    
41 Parker, Ernie 1                             0 0.0    
6 Perrett, George 3                             3 1.0    
16 Piggott, Max 4                             11 2.8    
31 Prowse, Frank 1                             0 0.0    
14 Richards, Reg 7                             3 0.4    
11 Ritchie, Rex 13                             0 0.0    
29 Roulent, Tom 10                             7 0.7    
22 Schaefer, Keith 17                             2 0.1    
24 Spokes, Larry 14                             11 0.8    
28 Strang, Allan 10                             15 1.5    
26 Taylor, Don 14                             19 1.4    
29 Thomas, Ray 1                             0 0.0    
21 Tippett, Peter 9                             0 0.0    
4 Williams, Billy 18                             38 2.1    
24 Williams, Les 10                             1 0.1    
Totals 380                             225 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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