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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) 1897–2023

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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1905 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1905 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A South Melbourne 1.41.65.108.14 62 WON Geelong 2.23.63.65.9 39 23 COR May 6 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 H South Melbourne 4.47.68.611.7 73 WON Melbourne 3.15.37.610.7 67 6 LAK May 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 1.43.93.125.15 45 LOST Carlton 1.33.87.127.13 55 -10 LAK May 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 0.43.44.65.9 39 LOST Essendon 4.08.313.514.11 95 -56 EME May 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 A South Melbourne 0.20.40.72.10 22 LOST Collingwood 0.34.69.612.9 81 -59 VIC Jun 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H South Melbourne 1.23.54.116.11 47 WON St. Kilda 1.11.41.53.6 24 23 LAK Jun 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 A South Melbourne 5.25.25.66.6 42 LOST Fitzroy 1.34.75.99.14 68 -26 BWS Jun 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 H South Melbourne 2.24.44.44.5 29 LOST Geelong 3.04.26.36.7 43 -14 LAK Jul 1 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 A South Melbourne 0.11.53.98.10 58 WON Melbourne 2.23.43.83.8 26 32 MCG Jul 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 2.28.48.88.13 61 WON Carlton 3.55.57.117.16 58 3 PRI Jul 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 2.06.16.27.8 50 WON Essendon 3.44.75.126.13 49 1 LAK Jul 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 H South Melbourne 2.22.23.33.3 21 LOST Collingwood 2.23.24.34.5 29 -8 LAK Jul 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 A South Melbourne 1.03.44.55.9 39 LOST St. Kilda 3.33.45.85.11 41 -2 JUN Aug 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 H South Melbourne 2.04.26.77.8 50 DRAW Fitzroy 2.23.44.67.8 50 0 LAK Aug 19 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
SR1 H South Melbourne 4.08.310.513.11 89 WON Melbourne 0.52.63.85.10 40 49 LAK Aug 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR2 A South Melbourne 3.23.24.67.7 49 LOST Carlton 2.25.138.1612.20 92 -43 PRI Sep 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
SR3 A South Melbourne 1.23.55.85.10 40 LOST Collingwood 4.96.109.1217.16 118 -78 VIC Sep 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1905 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Abercrombie, Percy 12                             0 0.0    
Blencowe, Percy 3                             0 0.0    
Bromley, Harry 1                             0 0.0    
Cameron, Charlie 1                             0 0.0    
Cameron, Jim 17                             4 0.2    
Casey, Dick 17                             1 0.1    
Catarinich, John 3                             0 0.0    
Clements, Charles 16                             31 1.9    
Coffey, Len 1                             0 0.0    
Dolphin, Bill 16                             0 0.0    
Fogarty Snr, Tom 16                             9 0.6    
Fogarty, Joe 9                             5 0.6    
Gibson, Harry 14                             3 0.2    
Griffin, Des 1                             0 0.0    
Griffiths, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
Hassett, Jack 7                             4 0.6    
Hickey, Bill 6                             0 0.0    
Howson, Bert 15                             0 0.0    
Incigneri, Len 1                             0 0.0    
Lampe, Harry 15                             0 0.0    
McCabe, Dick 15                             0 0.0    
McDonell, Andy 4                             0 0.0    
McGee, Billy 15                             5 0.3    
O'Brien, Fred 2                             1 0.5    
Pitman, Alf 7                             3 0.4    
Pitt, Fred 1                             0 0.0    
Pratt, Archie 7                             3 0.4    
Scott, Bill 17                             10 0.6    
Sharpe, Bert 10                             11 1.1    
Smallhorn, Wal 2                             0 0.0    
Strang, Bill 15                             12 0.8    
Sykes, Sydney 6                             4 0.7    
Thomas, Bill 'Sonna' 6                             0 0.0    
Weate, Les 1                             0 0.0    
Wenborn, Tom 14                             0 0.0    
Windley, Bill 12                             4 0.3    
Totals 306                             110 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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