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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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1949 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1949 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A South Melbourne 0.32.53.76.12 48 LOST Carlton 4.26.511.916.16 112 -64 PRI Apr 18 (Mon, 2:30) Scores
2 H South Melbourne 3.57.710.1012.13 85 WON St. Kilda 4.47.711.912.10 82 3 LAK Apr 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
3 A South Melbourne 1.14.97.1110.15 75 LOST Geelong 5.48.610.1214.14 98 -23 KAR Apr 30 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
4 H South Melbourne 1.46.97.98.11 59 WON Melbourne 1.02.25.67.9 51 8 LAK May 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
5 H South Melbourne 2.15.39.610.8 68 WON Footscray 1.23.64.126.14 50 18 LAK May 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
6 A South Melbourne 2.52.76.88.12 60 LOST Richmond 2.25.69.815.13 103 -43 PUN May 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 A South Melbourne 2.36.77.1212.15 87 WON Hawthorn 1.33.76.96.12 48 39 GLE May 28 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H South Melbourne 5.15.19.512.7 79 LOST Fitzroy 3.26.913.1114.14 98 -19 LAK Jun 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 H South Melbourne 1.43.119.1315.16 106 WON Essendon 4.18.311.512.9 81 25 LAK Jun 11 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 3.23.54.86.9 45 LOST North Melbourne 5.510.1214.1618.25 133 -88 ARD Jun 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 A South Melbourne 0.83.136.166.16 52 LOST Collingwood 3.16.89.1015.16 106 -54 VIC Jul 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 H South Melbourne 3.15.45.96.12 48 LOST Carlton 3.35.57.911.15 81 -33 LAK Jul 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 A South Melbourne 7.27.411.813.13 91 LOST St. Kilda 3.58.1012.1116.15 111 -20 JUN Jul 16 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 H South Melbourne 5.48.611.1211.15 81 LOST Geelong 3.26.69.614.13 97 -16 LAK Jul 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 A South Melbourne 1.34.59.89.11 65 LOST Melbourne 4.06.47.512.7 79 -14 MCG Jul 30 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
16 A South Melbourne 3.35.58.108.10 58 LOST Footscray 1.44.97.1110.14 74 -16 WES Aug 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
17 H South Melbourne 0.13.56.119.13 67 LOST Richmond 2.57.98.1110.17 77 -10 LAK Aug 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
18 H South Melbourne 6.08.313.614.8 92 WON Hawthorn 1.33.94.128.14 62 30 LAK Aug 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
19 A South Melbourne 2.53.117.1510.17 77 LOST Fitzroy 4.29.314.619.12 126 -49 BWS Aug 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1949 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
35 Barry, Ron 11                             0 0.0    
2 Bourke, Pat 12                             0 0.0    
3 Brew, Frank 14                             12 0.9    
16 Bruce, Jack 5                             2 0.4    
5 Bulpit, Stan 4                             3 0.8    
32 Bywater, Ron 16                             25 1.6    
36 Callick, Alf 13                             1 0.1    
18 Caris, George 3                             0 0.0    
33 Chambers, Wylie 13                             0 0.0    
23 Clegg, Ron 18                             16 0.9    
30 Collins, Kevin 3                             1 0.3    
21 Crane, Len 15                             1 0.1    
Davis, Syd 1                             0 0.0    
17 Dornau, Erwin 4                             0 0.0    
30 Eichhorn, Jack 10                             4 0.4    
8 Fox Jnr, Arthur 18                             4 0.2    
29 Garrick, Jack 15                             1 0.1    
27 Graham, Jack 4                             6 1.5    
26 Gull, Jim 11                             11 1.0    
14 Harley, Reg 17                             1 0.1    
15 Hill, Vic 3                             2 0.7    
28 Jarry, Les 17                             7 0.4    
7 Jones, Dick 17                             27 1.6    
1 Lucas, Bert 18                             5 0.3    
19 Miller, Allan 9                             10 1.1    
15 Paez, Ron 7                             0 0.0    
11 Read, Chester 11                             4 0.4    
12 Richardson, Arthur 5                             1 0.2    
10 Ryan, Tom 18                             1 0.1    
22 Schaefer, Keith 13                             5 0.4    
Simms, Fred 2                             0 0.0    
37 Simpson, Harry 4                             0 0.0    
24 Spokes, Larry 17                             25 1.5    
20 Taylor, Jim 7                             8 1.1    
6 Williams, Les 7                             0 0.0    
4 Williams, Billy 18                             2 0.1    
Totals 380                             185 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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