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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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1978 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1978 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A South Melbourne 2.56.98.1514.18 102 LOST Essendon 5.37.513.719.9 123 -21 WIN Apr 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H South Melbourne 3.08.112.516.8 104 LOST Hawthorn 4.109.1515.2018.24 132 -28 LAK Apr 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 7.49.714.918.11 119 WON Collingwood 4.58.1112.1314.18 102 17 LAK Apr 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 6.39.816.1218.16 124 LOST Fitzroy 2.56.911.1021.17 143 -19 JUN Apr 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H South Melbourne 6.310.514.518.9 117 WON Carlton 3.47.614.1117.14 116 1 LAK Apr 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A South Melbourne 2.34.610.1218.15 123 WON Footscray 4.37.311.616.9 105 18 VFL May 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A South Melbourne 6.213.416.819.11 125 WON Richmond 6.37.811.1114.14 98 27 MCG May 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H South Melbourne 3.08.912.1220.16 136 WON St. Kilda 2.62.74.114.13 37 99 LAK May 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A South Melbourne 3.26.39.614.11 95 LOST Geelong 4.47.812.1216.13 109 -14 KAR May 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H South Melbourne 5.510.813.1324.18 162 WON Melbourne 6.111.212.614.8 92 70 LAK Jun 5 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 4.19.111.415.7 97 LOST North Melbourne 4.46.89.1117.15 117 -20 VFL Jun 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H South Melbourne 1.72.910.1513.19 97 LOST Essendon 1.310.911.1217.18 120 -23 LAK Jun 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A South Melbourne 3.69.613.718.11 119 LOST Hawthorn 2.59.815.1021.14 140 -21 PRI Jul 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H South Melbourne 5.213.519.1022.11 143 WON Fitzroy 2.53.138.1413.15 93 50 LAK Jul 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A South Melbourne 0.63.129.1712.22 94 LOST Collingwood 2.37.814.917.12 114 -20 VIC Jul 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A South Melbourne 2.46.79.139.17 71 LOST Carlton 3.47.1311.1516.16 112 -41 PRI Jul 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H South Melbourne 7.29.910.1315.15 105 WON Footscray 2.16.49.813.13 91 14 LAK Jul 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H South Melbourne 4.19.310.714.9 93 WON Richmond 3.65.98.149.16 70 23 VFL Aug 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A South Melbourne 1.51.102.143.19 37 LOST St. Kilda 3.15.38.613.7 85 -48 MOO Aug 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H South Melbourne 8.214.319.624.11 155 LOST Geelong 9.318.321.726.11 167 -12 LAK Aug 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A South Melbourne 4.56.99.1411.19 85 LOST Melbourne 3.56.109.1315.16 106 -21 MCG Aug 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A South Melbourne 3.74.109.1212.15 87 LOST North Melbourne 2.77.1110.1216.15 111 -24 ARD Sep 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1978 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
24 Blair, John 3 21 7.0 5 1.7 26 8.7 6 2.0 0 0.0     9 7 5 1.7 2 32
7 Brice, Gary 22 256 11.6 66 3.0 322 14.6 59 2.7 0 0.0     39 32 7 0.3 2 44
43 Browning, Mark 20 277 13.9 102 5.1 379 19.0 52 2.6 0 0.0     43 33 20 1.0 13 133
23 Campbell, Russell 1 8 8.0 4 4.0 12 12.0 4 4.0 0 0.0     3 0 1 1.0 0 6
22 Carter, Peter 2 18 9.0 5 2.5 23 11.5 5 2.5 0 0.0     8 2 0 0.0 1 1
18 Dean, Robert 18 157 8.7 64 3.6 221 12.3 72 4.0 3 0.2     43 33 9 0.5 8 62
13 Dempster, Graham 1 8 8.0 2 2.0 10 10.0 5 5.0 0 0.0     1 0 3 3.0 1 19
15 Evans, Bernie 22 250 11.4 126 5.7 376 17.1 68 3.1 0 0.0     47 63 28 1.3 25 193
12 Fields, Neville 14 128 9.1 44 3.1 172 12.3 27 1.9 0 0.0     32 39 14 1.0 3 87
17 Fox, Graham 3 23 7.7 3 1.0 26 8.7 3 1.0 0 0.0     7 4 2 0.7 0 12
34 Gull, Stewart 10 58 5.8 8 0.8 66 6.6 33 3.3 2 0.2     15 34 26 2.6 17 173
37 Hall, Peter 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
26 Hoffman, Steve 16 144 9.0 86 5.4 230 14.4 35 2.2 0 0.0     20 21 18 1.1 14 122
6 Hounsell, Colin 16 161 10.1 70 4.4 231 14.4 26 1.6 0 0.0     37 46 22 1.4 16 148
31 Jackson, Francis 17 212 12.5 66 3.9 278 16.4 43 2.5 3 0.2     46 44 2 0.1 1 13
27 James, Max 18 173 9.6 47 2.6 220 12.2 69 3.8 8 0.4     24 25 17 0.9 16 118
4 Jamieson, Ray 1 4 4.0 2 2.0 6 6.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 2 0 0.0 0 0
33 Lambert, Greg 3 29 9.7 10 3.3 39 13.0 13 4.3 0 0.0     4 2 1 0.3 1 7
29 McLeish, David 22 252 11.5 90 4.1 342 15.5 53 2.4 0 0.0     33 38 3 0.1 2 20
35 Morrison, Peter 21 291 13.9 146 7.0 437 20.8 113 5.4 7 0.3     64 41 27 1.3 14 176
21 Morwood, Tony 15 127 8.5 40 2.7 167 11.1 49 3.3 0 0.0     23 18 17 1.1 22 124
32 Morwood, Paul 2 7 3.5 1 0.5 8 4.0 1 0.5 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 1 1
1 Murphy, John 16 332 20.8 84 5.3 416 26.0 57 3.6 0 0.0     67 28 31 1.9 20 206
19 O'Neill, Terry 22 176 8.0 83 3.8 259 11.8 74 3.4 2 0.1     31 42 7 0.3 4 46
41 Plumb, Phillip 1 6 6.0 2 2.0 8 8.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     3 2 0 0.0 1 1
16 Quade, Ricky 14 179 12.8 74 5.3 253 18.1 49 3.5 5 0.4     21 26 3 0.2 4 22
5 Rantall, John 21 202 9.6 73 3.5 275 13.1 69 3.3 0 0.0     25 32 0 0.0 0 0
25 Round, Barry 21 213 10.1 127 6.0 340 16.2 115 5.5 131 6.2     39 52 26 1.2 22 178
8 Scarlett, John 19 94 4.9 67 3.5 161 8.5 47 2.5 3 0.2     33 28 2 0.1 1 13
28 Smith, Michael 11 61 5.5 15 1.4 76 6.9 27 2.5 0 0.0     6 21 9 0.8 11 65
20 Teasdale, Graham 22 287 13.0 97 4.4 384 17.5 181 8.2 324 14.7     82 62 22 1.0 11 143
10 Woodman, Brian 1 3 3.0 5 5.0 8 8.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 2 0 0.0 0 0
40 Wright, Michael 12 86 7.2 25 2.1 111 9.3 21 1.8 0 0.0     14 10 3 0.3 6 24
14 Young, David 21 236 11.2 82 3.9 318 15.1 57 2.7 1 0.0     49 59 17 0.8 14 116
30 Zantuck, Shane 11 118 10.7 40 3.6 158 14.4 37 3.4 0 0.0     16 17 5 0.5 8 38
Totals 440 4598 10.5 1761 4.0 6359 14.5 1473 3.3 489 1.1     886 865 347 0.8 261 2343
 

Footnotes

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