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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

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

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1985 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Sydney's 1985 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Sydney 3.110.919.1226.20 176 WON St. Kilda 2.83.115.168.18 66 110 MOO Mar 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A Sydney 2.39.79.913.14 92 WON Richmond 4.86.138.1412.16 88 4 MCG Apr 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Sydney 3.57.812.918.12 120 LOST Fitzroy 10.517.1022.1126.15 171 -51 SCG Apr 14 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
4 H Sydney 3.23.44.125.14 44 LOST Hawthorn 3.24.77.128.15 63 -19 SCG Apr 21 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
5 A Sydney 2.36.49.1013.12 90 LOST Collingwood 0.86.1011.1215.15 105 -15 VIC Apr 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Sydney 8.313.417.825.11 161 WON Footscray 1.16.67.1311.17 83 78 SCG May 5 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
7 H Sydney 4.47.1011.1311.17 83 LOST Carlton 3.19.311.812.16 88 -5 SCG May 12 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
8 A Sydney 0.31.63.76.10 46 LOST North Melbourne 4.36.69.611.8 74 -28 MCG May 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Sydney 3.27.311.713.11 89 LOST Geelong 3.78.1113.1816.21 117 -28 SCG May 26 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
10 A Sydney 7.09.512.514.8 92 LOST Melbourne 4.59.511.1115.19 109 -17 MCG Jun 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Sydney 1.24.29.311.5 71 LOST Essendon 6.410.812.917.11 113 -42 WIN Jun 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Sydney 5.69.817.1523.21 159 WON St. Kilda 5.37.69.1113.14 92 67 SCG Jun 16 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
13 H Sydney 5.67.913.1819.23 137 WON Richmond 3.54.105.128.12 60 77 SCG Jun 23 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
14 A Sydney 2.34.59.711.14 80 LOST Fitzroy 1.66.128.1513.17 95 -15 VIC Jun 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A Sydney 4.26.410.712.11 83 LOST Hawthorn 4.310.1013.1523.18 156 -73 PRI Jul 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Sydney 4.510.1211.1617.21 123 LOST Collingwood 6.311.720.1029.11 185 -62 SCG Jul 21 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
17 A Sydney 1.28.78.811.13 79 LOST Footscray 7.29.311.1215.15 105 -26 WES Jul 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A Sydney 5.18.211.514.9 93 LOST Carlton 2.411.916.1219.13 127 -34 PRI Aug 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Sydney 4.310.611.1412.22 94 LOST North Melbourne 2.26.79.1014.15 99 -5 SCG Aug 11 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
20 A Sydney 0.31.36.99.10 64 LOST Geelong 2.410.711.1013.13 91 -27 KAR Aug 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Sydney 8.1014.1520.1724.21 165 WON Melbourne 2.55.1010.1114.13 97 68 SCG Aug 25 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
22 H Sydney 2.43.78.911.12 78 LOST Essendon 8.315.820.1424.21 165 -87 SCG Sep 1 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
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1985 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
9 Ackerly, David 22 273 12.4 80 3.6 353 16.0 64 2.9 0 0.0     35 29 4 0.2 0 24
30 Bayes, Mark 18 167 9.3 32 1.8 199 11.1 46 2.6 0 0.0     10 14 11 0.6 16 82
12 Braddy, Craig 5 24 4.8 17 3.4 41 8.2 9 1.8 1 0.2     7 4 1 0.2 1 7
11 Browning, Mark 21 315 15.0 88 4.2 403 19.2 61 2.9 1 0.0     55 29 7 0.3 17 59
39 Capper, Warwick 14 107 7.6 27 1.9 134 9.6 69 4.9 1 0.1     18 39 45 3.2 24 294
7 Carroll, Dennis 19 258 13.6 82 4.3 340 17.9 109 5.7 2 0.1     33 52 19 1.0 20 134
18 Carroll, Wayne 5 37 7.4 25 5.0 62 12.4 8 1.6 1 0.2     12 10 2 0.4 4 16
13 Carter, Rod 21 134 6.4 34 1.6 168 8.0 39 1.9 2 0.1     35 29 0 0.0 0 0
17 Chilcott, Arthur 2 4 2.0 1 0.5 5 2.5 1 0.5 0 0.0     1 1 0 0.0 1 1
19 Daniher, Anthony 22 268 12.2 100 4.5 368 16.7 129 5.9 18 0.8     32 42 19 0.9 17 131
20 Duursma, Jamie 18 177 9.8 77 4.3 254 14.1 64 3.6 2 0.1     33 29 3 0.2 2 20
15 Evans, Bernie 19 254 13.4 91 4.8 345 18.2 61 3.2 1 0.1     28 28 44 2.3 23 287
55 Favier, John 2 11 5.5 4 2.0 15 7.5 1 0.5 0 0.0     0 2 0 0.0 0 0
16 Frangalas, Gary 22 196 8.9 78 3.5 274 12.5 73 3.3 1 0.0     40 30 5 0.2 8 38
34 Hawke, Paul 14 171 12.2 151 10.8 322 23.0 32 2.3 0 0.0     39 24 14 1.0 7 91
22 Holden, Craig 17 250 14.7 104 6.1 354 20.8 79 4.6 4 0.2     21 24 12 0.7 4 76
23 Hounsell, Colin 8 50 6.3 13 1.6 63 7.9 7 0.9 0 0.0     10 11 1 0.1 5 11
40 Hughes, Tony 4 44 11.0 20 5.0 64 16.0 11 2.8 0 0.0     2 13 0 0.0 4 4
1 Ironmonger, John 15 81 5.4 100 6.7 181 12.1 66 4.4 215 14.3     25 36 1 0.1 5 11
37 Kotzur, Hilton 1 4 4.0 2 2.0 6 6.0 4 4.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
3 Kruse, Max 3 7 2.3 2 0.7 9 3.0 4 1.3 0 0.0     1 3 2 0.7 2 14
46 McAsey, Darren 11 81 7.4 26 2.4 107 9.7 35 3.2 1 0.1     15 15 0 0.0 0 0
10 Mitchell, Barry 18 204 11.3 110 6.1 314 17.4 54 3.0 0 0.0     38 26 25 1.4 13 163
21 Morwood, Tony 17 155 9.1 65 3.8 220 12.9 99 5.8 1 0.1     24 27 29 1.7 21 195
35 Murphy, David 17 206 12.1 74 4.4 280 16.5 63 3.7 0 0.0     35 23 12 0.7 7 79
14 Picken, Billy 13 162 12.5 65 5.0 227 17.5 72 5.5 1 0.1     43 10 0 0.0 0 0
41 Prosser, Robert 2 14 7.0 2 1.0 16 8.0 4 2.0 0 0.0     0 2 1 0.5 2 8
5 Roberts, Ian 15 138 9.2 41 2.7 179 11.9 44 2.9 1 0.1     19 17 2 0.1 1 13
51 Roberts, Mark 6 31 5.2 9 1.5 40 6.7 13 2.2 0 0.0     4 5 4 0.7 4 28
25 Round, Barry 12 80 6.7 69 5.8 149 12.4 50 4.2 68 5.7     25 27 13 1.1 11 89
38 Russell, Mark 14 78 5.6 50 3.6 128 9.1 51 3.6 36 2.6     12 17 13 0.9 10 88
45 Saggers, Robert 2 9 4.5 0 0.0 9 4.5 5 2.5 0 0.0     0 0 2 1.0 1 13
33 Scott, Malcolm 1 3 3.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 1 1.0 1 7
6 Scott, Brett 5 49 9.8 8 1.6 57 11.4 8 1.6 0 0.0     10 2 5 1.0 4 34
55 Sinclair, Anthony 2 5 2.5 3 1.5 8 4.0 3 1.5 0 0.0     0 1 1 0.5 0 6
8 Smith, Andrew 4 51 12.8 9 2.3 60 15.0 8 2.0 0 0.0     5 5 1 0.3 1 7
54 Sneddon, Lindsay 2 9 4.5 5 2.5 14 7.0 7 3.5 11 5.5     2 3 0 0.0 0 0
36 Whitzell, Mark 2 18 9.0 12 6.0 30 15.0 9 4.5 0 0.0     3 7 0 0.0 0 0
26 Wright, Stephen 22 276 12.5 137 6.2 413 18.8 44 2.0 0 0.0     75 40 16 0.7 17 113
32 Yonson, Rudy 3 24 8.0 5 1.7 29 9.7 5 1.7 0 0.0     3 0 3 1.0 1 19
Totals 440 4425 10.1 1818 4.1 6243 14.2 1511 3.4 368 0.8     750 676 318 0.7 254 2162
 

Footnotes

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