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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...."

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

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1972 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1972 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H South Melbourne 3.56.810.910.13 73 WON Geelong 2.07.18.49.7 61 12 LAK Apr 3 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
2 A South Melbourne 3.54.86.137.18 60 LOST Essendon 4.09.212.416.11 107 -47 WIN Apr 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 3.46.810.814.10 94 LOST Carlton 5.29.615.1318.18 126 -32 LAK Apr 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 3.26.56.68.8 56 LOST Melbourne 4.56.813.1218.19 127 -71 MCG Apr 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H South Melbourne 1.53.75.155.17 47 LOST St. Kilda 4.46.77.119.16 70 -23 LAK Apr 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H South Melbourne 3.47.1111.1414.22 106 WON North Melbourne 6.36.411.713.13 91 15 VFL May 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A South Melbourne 2.43.97.139.20 74 LOST Hawthorn 6.511.713.1113.14 92 -18 GLE May 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H South Melbourne 2.13.37.59.7 61 LOST Fitzroy 5.48.615.918.11 119 -58 LAK May 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A South Melbourne 1.22.54.79.10 64 LOST Footscray 3.25.49.812.9 81 -17 WES May 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H South Melbourne 0.21.34.68.11 59 LOST Collingwood 4.26.714.1119.14 128 -69 LAK Jun 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A South Melbourne 0.30.91.152.19 31 LOST Richmond 2.47.67.1014.11 95 -64 MCG Jun 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 3.63.85.1310.13 73 LOST Geelong 2.17.911.1015.14 104 -31 KAR Jun 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H South Melbourne 3.16.59.812.12 84 LOST Essendon 6.36.611.713.9 87 -3 LAK Jul 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H South Melbourne 1.13.26.510.9 69 LOST Melbourne 5.46.511.714.9 93 -24 LAK Jul 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A South Melbourne 3.47.68.108.15 63 LOST Carlton 7.110.217.420.8 128 -65 PRI Jul 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A South Melbourne 4.16.29.59.5 59 LOST St. Kilda 2.110.311.614.11 95 -36 VFL Jul 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A South Melbourne 3.37.910.1111.12 78 LOST North Melbourne 4.65.810.912.15 87 -9 ARD Jul 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H South Melbourne 4.36.512.813.11 89 LOST Hawthorn 5.39.513.823.10 148 -59 LAK Aug 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A South Melbourne 1.43.84.116.17 53 LOST Fitzroy 3.36.79.1214.14 98 -45 JUN Aug 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H South Melbourne 1.44.87.109.12 66 LOST Footscray 2.46.68.911.13 79 -13 LAK Aug 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A South Melbourne 4.06.29.411.6 72 LOST Collingwood 5.511.1016.1622.17 149 -77 VIC Aug 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H South Melbourne 4.37.69.912.10 82 LOST Richmond 5.614.1116.1523.20 158 -76 VFL Sep 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1972 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
31 Ball, Ray 16 153 9.6 6 0.4 159 9.9 39 2.4 3 0.2     38 24 0 0.0 0 0
4 Baskin, Keith 6 62 10.3 6 1.0 68 11.3 11 1.8 1 0.2     8 6 6 1.0 7 43
11 Bedford, Peter 21 293 14.0 111 5.3 404 19.2 84 4.0 3 0.2     59 39 28 1.3 48 216
24 Bell, Bob 9 78 8.7 8 0.9 86 9.6 13 1.4 26 2.9     29 15 0 0.0 2 2
7 Brice, Gary 7 72 10.3 14 2.0 86 12.3 23 3.3 0 0.0     16 12 5 0.7 8 38
32 Brown, Peter 14 139 9.9 23 1.6 162 11.6 50 3.6 55 4.2     35 34 1 0.1 1 7
38 Carrodus, Trevor 1 6 6.0 0 0.0 6 6.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     2 3 1 1.0 0 6
17 Cook, Russell 20 288 14.4 39 2.0 327 16.4 151 7.6 178 9.4     43 52 2 0.1 2 14
18 Davis, Bruce 11 116 10.5 7 0.6 123 11.2 24 2.2 0 0.0     15 14 9 0.8 8 62
45 Dempster, Graham 2 8 4.0 0 0.0 8 4.0 2 1.0 0 0.0     1 2 1 0.5 2 8
28 Doyle, Robert 10 42 4.2 13 1.3 55 5.5 18 1.8 54 6.0     14 29 2 0.2 0 12
43 Ewin, Wayne 7 104 14.9 5 0.7 109 15.6 22 3.1 0 0.0     16 12 1 0.1 1 7
27 Gleeson, Reg 21 210 10.0 21 1.0 231 11.0 45 2.1 0 0.0     48 36 0 0.0 0 0
12 Goss Jnr, Norm 17 266 15.6 39 2.3 305 17.9 44 2.6 0 0.0     61 54 16 0.9 26 122
30 Grima, Robert 2 6 3.0 3 1.5 9 4.5 3 1.5 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 1 1
34 Gull, Stewart 5 54 10.8 5 1.0 59 11.8 23 4.6 2 0.4     6 9 7 1.4 8 50
1 Haines, Jim 10 102 10.2 10 1.0 112 11.2 25 2.5 3 0.3     18 15 2 0.2 1 13
2 Hay, Robert 7 46 6.6 7 1.0 53 7.6 20 2.9 0 0.0     9 9 1 0.1 2 8
26 Hoffman, Steve 13 159 12.2 61 4.7 220 16.9 32 2.5 0 0.0     19 15 17 1.3 8 110
45 Kerr, Peter 1 2 2.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
9 Lakes, George 6 62 10.3 13 2.2 75 12.5 21 3.5 2 0.3     13 5 2 0.3 3 15
33 Lambert, Greg 4 27 6.8 0 0.0 27 6.8 5 1.3 0 0.0     6 4 0 0.0 0 0
25 McAuliffe, Haydn 1 13 13.0 1 1.0 14 14.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     4 2 0 0.0 0 0
22 McCracken, Peter 1 14 14.0 1 1.0 15 15.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     3 1 0 0.0 3 3
36 McHenry, Russell 8 72 9.0 8 1.0 80 10.0 10 1.3 0 0.0     17 9 7 0.9 5 47
35 McKew, Shane 13 197 15.2 28 2.2 225 17.3 34 2.6 2 0.2     48 32 3 0.2 3 21
29 McLeish, David 18 206 11.4 35 1.9 241 13.4 35 1.9 1 0.1     33 35 5 0.3 6 36
13 Miller, Neville 10 77 7.7 11 1.1 88 8.8 28 2.8 2 0.2     15 21 10 1.0 11 71
48 Miller, Greg 4 25 6.3 0 0.0 25 6.3 6 1.5 0 0.0     15 6 0 0.0 0 0
22 Moore, Eric 11 126 11.5 8 0.7 134 12.2 49 4.5 0 0.0     21 22 19 1.7 20 134
8 Morton, Lance 12 71 5.9 2 0.2 73 6.1 34 2.8 3 0.3     13 20 23 1.9 8 146
6 Murphy, John 11 83 7.5 12 1.1 95 8.6 19 1.7 3 0.3     19 16 2 0.2 7 19
39 Norris, Michael 3 13 4.3 5 1.7 18 6.0 2 0.7 0 0.0     5 4 2 0.7 0 12
3 Officer, Stephen 17 148 8.7 20 1.2 168 9.9 53 3.1 15 0.9     39 38 1 0.1 3 9
21 Pitura, John 19 352 18.5 31 1.6 383 20.2 102 5.4 4 0.2     34 57 6 0.3 8 44
49 Plant, Mick 4 53 13.3 3 0.8 56 14.0 11 2.8 0 0.0     5 8 1 0.3 3 9
19 Prentice, Jim 18 174 9.7 40 2.2 214 11.9 66 3.7 2 0.1     34 24 6 0.3 10 46
16 Quade, Ricky 21 339 16.1 43 2.0 382 18.2 77 3.7 3 0.2     36 48 15 0.7 16 106
5 Rantall, John 22 328 14.9 15 0.7 343 15.6 104 4.7 2 0.1     55 41 0 0.0 1 1
23 Robertson, Max 7 90 12.9 0 0.0 90 12.9 25 3.6 0 0.0     7 18 0 0.0 0 0
15 Robertson, Garry 5 53 10.6 7 1.4 60 12.0 12 2.4 0 0.0     6 8 0 0.0 1 1
42 Stibbard, Robert 2 13 6.5 5 2.5 18 9.0 3 1.5 0 0.0     5 3 0 0.0 0 0
10 Walsh, Wayne 8 154 19.3 22 2.8 176 22.0 27 3.4 1 0.1     31 27 1 0.1 3 9
9 Wilkinson, Jim 10 79 7.9 9 0.9 88 8.8 26 2.6 0 0.0     12 16 1 0.1 4 10
50 Woodman, Brian 5 65 13.0 12 2.4 77 15.4 14 2.8 0 0.0     13 12 3 0.6 0 18
Totals 440 5040 11.5 710 1.6 5750 13.1 1399 3.2 365 0.8     926 858 206 0.5 240 1476
 

Footnotes

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