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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

CEO
Ireland, Andrew

President
Pridham, Andrew

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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2015 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Sydney's 2015 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Sydney 0.11.73.810.12 72 WON Essendon 4.35.59.69.6 60 12 STA Apr 4 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
2 A Sydney 3.17.411.614.8 92 WON Port Adelaide 1.14.26.56.8 44 48 ADO Apr 11 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
3 H Sydney 4.310.614.1216.15 111 WON Greater Western Sydney 1.63.137.1512.18 90 21 SCG Apr 18 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
4 A Sydney 1.11.35.88.12 60 LOST Fremantle 4.29.39.411.8 74 -14 SUB Apr 25 (Sat, 6:40) Scores
5 H Sydney 2.54.98.1010.13 73 LOST Western Bulldogs 5.16.810.911.11 77 -4 SCG May 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A Sydney 4.37.711.912.16 88 WON Melbourne 1.11.34.57.8 50 38 MCG May 9 (Sat, 7:20) Scores
7 H Sydney 4.38.411.918.12 120 WON Geelong 4.49.710.1011.11 77 43 STA May 16 (Sat, 7:20) Scores
8 A Sydney 5.17.48.711.7 73 WON Hawthorn 0.44.98.119.15 69 4 MCG May 23 (Sat, 7:20) Scores
9 H Sydney 5.29.415.819.8 122 WON Carlton 1.42.45.59.8 62 60 SCG May 29 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
10 A Sydney 5.59.810.1113.15 93 WON Gold Coast 2.22.64.85.11 41 52 CRR Jun 6 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
11 A Sydney 4.39.512.714.7 91 WON North Melbourne 3.44.68.1110.15 75 16 DOC Jun 13 (Sat, 7:20) Scores
12 Sydney       Bye        
13 H Sydney 3.48.710.811.11 77 LOST Richmond 2.43.510.1014.11 95 -18 SCG Jun 26 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
14 H Sydney 4.18.512.714.10 94 WON Port Adelaide 4.16.68.712.12 84 10 SCG Jul 2 (Thu, 7:20) Scores
15 A Sydney 1.25.38.610.10 70 WON Brisbane 2.33.37.57.7 49 21 GAB Jul 12 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
16 H Sydney 0.24.56.127.15 57 LOST Hawthorn 6.19.516.723.8 146 -89 STA Jul 18 (Sat, 7:20) Scores
17 A Sydney 0.51.65.77.9 51 LOST West Coast 5.08.512.1015.13 103 -52 SUB Jul 26 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
18 H Sydney 6.211.513.917.15 117 WON Adelaide 2.24.47.89.11 65 52 SCG Aug 1 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
19 A Sydney 4.18.58.79.9 63 LOST Geelong 3.46.49.914.11 95 -32 KAR Aug 8 (Sat, 7:20) Scores
20 H Sydney 3.45.68.913.9 87 WON Collingwood 2.34.78.1410.16 76 11 SCG Aug 14 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
21 A Sydney 6.07.514.820.13 133 WON Greater Western Sydney 2.23.54.66.8 44 89 SSH Aug 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A Sydney 4.310.615.1020.15 135 WON St. Kilda 1.53.94.124.14 38 97 DOC Aug 30 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
23 H Sydney 6.39.711.1119.13 127 WON Gold Coast 0.26.37.79.10 64 63 SCG Sep 5 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
1QF A Sydney 1.62.115.137.18 60 LOST Fremantle 4.16.48.810.9 69 -9 SUB Sep 12 (Sat, 1:20) Scores
1SF H Sydney 2.13.35.77.9 51 LOST North Melbourne 2.35.67.811.11 77 -26 STA Sep 19 (Sat, 7:20) Scores
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2015 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
14 Bird, Craig 6 50 8.3 49 8.2 99 16.5 17 2.8 0 0.0 21 3.5 5 4 3 0.5 1 19
7 Cunningham, Harry 21 163 7.8 153 7.3 316 15.0 85 4.0 0 0.0 67 3.2 14 8 12 0.6 7 79
19 Derickx, Tom 1 7 7.0 1 1.0 8 8.0 3 3.0 7 7.0 2 2.0 2 4 1 1.0 0 6
23 Franklin, Lance 'Buddy' 17 192 11.3 58 3.4 250 14.7 83 4.9 0 0.0 49 2.9 27 29 47 2.8 29 311
37 Goodes, Adam 21 208 9.9 119 5.7 327 15.6 118 5.6 1 0.0 48 2.3 14 17 25 1.2 13 163
39 Grundy, Heath 23 228 9.9 196 8.5 424 18.4 135 5.9 0 0.0 31 1.3 12 20 0 0.0 0 0
4 Hannebery, Dan 24 312 13.0 408 17.0 720 30.0 99 4.1 1 0.0 123 5.1 25 19 15 0.6 7 97
5 Heeney, Isaac 14 120 8.6 57 4.1 177 12.6 67 4.8 0 0.0 44 3.1 8 3 16 1.1 10 106
15 Jack, Kieren 22 243 11.0 265 12.0 508 23.1 87 4.0 0 0.0 132 6.0 25 23 11 0.5 7 73
33 Jack, Brandon 10 66 6.6 60 6.0 126 12.6 26 2.6 0 0.0 31 3.1 4 9 6 0.6 5 41
32 Jetta, Lewis 24 300 12.5 138 5.8 438 18.3 92 3.8 0 0.0 75 3.1 8 9 14 0.6 12 96
10 Jones, Zak 11 69 6.3 49 4.5 118 10.7 20 1.8 0 0.0 27 2.5 4 4 0 0.0 0 0
12 Kennedy, Josh 24 308 12.8 423 17.6 731 30.5 74 3.1 5 0.2 149 6.2 26 32 15 0.6 23 113
11 Laidler, Jeremy 23 181 7.9 180 7.8 361 15.7 79 3.4 2 0.1 37 1.6 9 14 2 0.1 3 15
44 Lloyd, Jake 22 248 11.3 197 9.0 445 20.2 96 4.4 0 0.0 49 2.2 12 16 3 0.1 4 22
21 McGlynn, Ben 9 83 9.2 52 5.8 135 15.0 45 5.0 0 0.0 42 4.7 13 6 6 0.7 6 42
3 McVeigh, Jarrad 22 290 13.2 243 11.0 533 24.2 121 5.5 0 0.0 99 4.5 14 12 12 0.5 5 77
6 Mitchell, Tom 19 211 11.1 303 15.9 514 27.1 70 3.7 0 0.0 123 6.5 18 14 10 0.5 7 67
13 Nankervis, Toby 5 17 3.4 22 4.4 39 7.8 9 1.8 42 8.4 20 4.0 2 5 1 0.2 2 8
26 Parker, Luke 19 219 11.5 267 14.1 486 25.6 65 3.4 23 1.2 90 4.7 32 31 18 0.9 14 122
38 Pyke, Mike 20 60 3.0 104 5.2 164 8.2 39 2.0 519 26.0 49 2.5 13 37 4 0.2 4 28
24 Rampe, Dane 24 284 11.8 172 7.2 456 19.0 137 5.7 0 0.0 60 2.5 12 27 1 0.0 3 9
20 Reid, Sam 22 147 6.7 149 6.8 296 13.5 128 5.8 52 2.4 53 2.4 18 8 16 0.7 13 109
25 Richards, Ted 22 141 6.4 136 6.2 277 12.6 86 3.9 1 0.0 39 1.8 11 12 0 0.0 2 2
42 Richards, Xavier 1 6 6.0 4 4.0 10 10.0 4 4.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
27 Robinson, Dan 4 22 5.5 16 4.0 38 9.5 10 2.5 2 0.5 11 2.8 4 1 2 0.5 1 13
16 Rohan, Gary 18 125 6.9 75 4.2 200 11.1 77 4.3 0 0.0 38 2.1 8 14 13 0.7 10 88
1 Rose, James 2 12 6.0 3 1.5 15 7.5 9 4.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 1 2 3 1.5 1 19
2 Shaw, Rhyce 24 283 11.8 164 6.8 447 18.6 104 4.3 0 0.0 61 2.5 11 29 1 0.0 2 8
40 Smith, Nick 21 202 9.6 150 7.1 352 16.8 110 5.2 0 0.0 64 3.0 19 11 0 0.0 2 2
8 Tippett, Kurt 22 146 6.6 121 5.5 267 12.1 93 4.2 380 17.3 68 3.1 39 33 44 2.0 23 287
22 Towers, Dean 11 65 5.9 56 5.1 121 11.0 34 3.1 11 1.0 23 2.1 6 5 5 0.5 5 35
Totals 528 5008 9.5 4390 8.3 9398 17.8 2222 4.2 1046 2.0 1730 3.3 416 459 306 0.6 221 2057
 

Footnotes

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