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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) –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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2008 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Sydney's 2008 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Sydney 1.14.64.106.13 49 LOST St. Kilda 4.34.66.106.15 51 -2 DOC Mar 22 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
2 H Sydney 6.210.517.1022.14 146 WON Port Adelaide 4.16.77.811.12 78 68 SCG Mar 30 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
3 A Sydney 3.37.410.613.10 88 WON Brisbane 1.25.47.710.11 71 17 GAB Apr 5 (Sat, 6:10) Scores
4 H Sydney 4.28.612.816.11 107 WON West Coast 1.22.34.55.15 45 62 STA Apr 12 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
5 A Sydney 1.26.77.910.12 72 LOST Geelong 6.27.88.1316.18 114 -42 KAR Apr 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Sydney 3.54.76.108.16 64 DRAW North Melbourne 1.23.77.99.10 64 0 DOC Apr 27 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
7 H Sydney 5.46.510.1014.10 94 LOST Western Bulldogs 3.110.214.218.4 112 -18 SCG May 4 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
8 H Sydney 4.56.1113.1521.17 143 WON Essendon 0.24.77.97.10 52 91 STA May 18 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
9 A Sydney 8.111.413.916.9 105 WON Port Adelaide 6.19.511.714.10 94 11 FBP May 24 (Sat, 2:40) Scores
10 H Sydney 6.413.716.1121.13 139 WON Richmond 0.21.64.78.9 57 82 SCG Jun 1 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
11 A Sydney 0.42.76.912.11 83 WON West Coast 6.18.78.1111.12 78 5 SUB Jun 7 (Sat, 5:40) Scores
12 H Sydney 3.57.912.1614.18 102 WON St. Kilda 2.23.78.99.13 67 35 SCG Jun 14 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
13 A Sydney 7.210.512.1017.12 114 WON Melbourne 2.25.310.511.8 74 40 MAN Jun 22 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
14 H Sydney 1.31.52.76.14 50 LOST Collingwood 1.55.78.1211.13 79 -29 STA Jul 5 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
15 A Sydney 2.44.68.910.15 75 LOST Hawthorn 3.49.910.1315.16 106 -31 MCG Jul 13 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
16 A Sydney 2.18.514.1018.13 121 WON Carlton 5.510.915.918.11 119 2 DOC Jul 20 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
17 H Sydney 2.34.84.126.17 53 LOST Adelaide 3.68.78.1011.11 77 -24 SCG Jul 26 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
18 A Sydney 5.36.69.1114.13 97 LOST Western Bulldogs 3.211.413.717.11 113 -16 MAN Aug 3 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
19 H Sydney 2.47.613.817.10 112 WON Fremantle 3.58.810.1315.18 108 4 SCG Aug 9 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
20 H Sydney 4.16.48.514.10 94 LOST Geelong 7.49.816.1020.13 133 -39 STA Aug 16 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
21 A Sydney 2.34.36.710.13 73 LOST Collingwood 8.311.615.818.10 118 -45 DOC Aug 23 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
22 H Sydney 3.37.812.917.12 114 WON Brisbane 1.63.95.136.17 53 61 SCG Aug 30 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
2EF H Sydney 1.54.612.717.8 110 WON North Melbourne 4.16.410.511.9 75 35 STA Sep 6 (Sat, 7:30) Scores
2SF A Sydney 2.45.75.139.15 69 LOST Western Bulldogs 2.36.511.916.10 106 -37 MCG Sep 12 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
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2008 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
20 Ablett, Luke 22 191 8.7 117 5.3 308 14.0 53 2.4 24 1.1 56 2.5 21 19 3 0.1 7 25
11 Barlow, Ed 7 54 7.7 29 4.1 83 11.9 19 2.7 1 0.1 6 0.9 2 3 6 0.9 2 38
21 Barry, Leo 20 149 7.5 154 7.7 303 15.2 124 6.2 0 0.0 35 1.8 15 37 2 0.1 0 12
42 Bevan, Paul 24 182 7.6 133 5.5 315 13.1 124 5.2 1 0.0 86 3.6 21 24 10 0.4 10 70
14 Bird, Craig 21 144 6.9 144 6.9 288 13.7 62 3.0 1 0.0 47 2.2 10 17 8 0.4 3 51
24 Bolton, Jude 24 243 10.1 231 9.6 474 19.8 84 3.5 5 0.2 142 5.9 37 33 11 0.5 5 71
6 Bolton, Craig 24 249 10.4 153 6.4 402 16.8 148 6.2 4 0.2 45 1.9 28 22 2 0.1 1 13
34 Brabazon, Ryan 1 7 7.0 7 7.0 14 14.0 7 7.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
7 Brennan, Luke 4 25 6.3 19 4.8 44 11.0 18 4.5 0 0.0 11 2.8 3 2 1 0.3 3 9
32 Buchanan, Amon 20 156 7.8 181 9.1 337 16.9 98 4.9 0 0.0 64 3.2 23 19 15 0.8 11 101
28 Crouch, Jared 7 65 9.3 36 5.1 101 14.4 13 1.9 0 0.0 19 2.7 4 4 1 0.1 1 7
2 Davis, Nick 3 21 7.0 12 4.0 33 11.0 15 5.0 0 0.0 4 1.3 1 4 3 1.0 4 22
10 Everitt, Peter 16 92 5.8 45 2.8 137 8.6 41 2.6 199 12.4 20 1.3 22 6 2 0.1 4 16
12 Fosdike, Nic 1 11 11.0 4 4.0 15 15.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 1 0 0 0.0 1 1
37 Goodes, Adam 21 229 10.9 130 6.2 359 17.1 95 4.5 22 1.0 63 3.0 25 20 29 1.4 14 188
39 Grundy, Heath 10 68 6.8 70 7.0 138 13.8 49 4.9 0 0.0 16 1.6 4 13 2 0.2 0 12
1 Hall, Barry 15 165 11.0 40 2.7 205 13.7 132 8.8 0 0.0 11 0.7 13 29 41 2.7 36 282
15 Jack, Kieren 23 171 7.4 113 4.9 284 12.3 69 3.0 1 0.0 91 4.0 15 34 11 0.5 9 75
16 Jolly, Darren 24 160 6.7 111 4.6 271 11.3 105 4.4 543 22.6 47 2.0 37 41 15 0.6 11 101
17 Kennelly, Tadhg 22 235 10.7 175 8.0 410 18.6 78 3.5 2 0.1 36 1.6 11 15 0 0.0 4 4
31 Kirk, Brett 24 257 10.7 282 11.8 539 22.5 71 3.0 3 0.1 151 6.3 38 30 9 0.4 12 66
9 Malceski, Nick 11 110 10.0 47 4.3 157 14.3 53 4.8 0 0.0 19 1.7 6 6 6 0.5 1 37
4 Mathews, Ben 2 12 6.0 11 5.5 23 11.5 9 4.5 0 0.0 4 2.0 0 2 1 0.5 1 7
29 Mattner, Martin 24 257 10.7 190 7.9 447 18.6 108 4.5 1 0.0 116 4.8 31 34 4 0.2 6 30
3 McVeigh, Jarrad 24 251 10.5 216 9.0 467 19.5 114 4.8 2 0.1 75 3.1 18 16 32 1.3 14 206
33 Moore, Jarrod 23 186 8.1 140 6.1 326 14.2 63 2.7 1 0.0 67 2.9 25 18 25 1.1 20 170
43 O'Dwyer, Matthew 2 13 6.5 5 2.5 18 9.0 6 3.0 0 0.0 3 1.5 0 4 1 0.5 0 6
5 O'Keefe, Ryan 23 303 13.2 150 6.5 453 19.7 112 4.9 0 0.0 68 3.0 25 23 23 1.0 26 164
19 O'Loughlin, Michael 16 126 7.9 66 4.1 192 12.0 90 5.6 0 0.0 19 1.2 11 14 36 2.3 21 237
26 Playfair, Henry 11 67 6.1 49 4.5 116 10.5 52 4.7 5 0.5 10 0.9 8 5 10 0.9 9 69
25 Richards, Ted 24 185 7.7 174 7.3 359 15.0 154 6.4 3 0.1 32 1.3 24 20 4 0.2 2 26
30 Roberts-Thomson, Lewis 24 152 6.3 134 5.6 286 11.9 108 4.5 32 1.3 48 2.0 21 27 4 0.2 1 25
36 Schmidt, Tim 1 4 4.0 7 7.0 11 11.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 2 0 1 1.0 0 6
40 Smith, Nick 2 11 5.5 7 3.5 18 9.0 4 2.0 0 0.0 4 2.0 1 2 1 0.5 0 6
13 Veszpremi, Patrick 6 44 7.3 22 3.7 66 11.0 17 2.8 0 0.0 10 1.7 7 4 9 1.5 11 65
18 White, Jesse 2 5 2.5 4 2.0 9 4.5 5 2.5 7 3.5 5 2.5 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 528 4600 8.7 3408 6.5 8008 15.2 2302 4.4 857 1.6 1437 2.7 510 548 328 0.6 250 2218
 

Footnotes

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