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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...."

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1908 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1908 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A South Melbourne 1.14.55.67.11 53 WON Fitzroy 3.14.35.76.8 44 9 BWS May 2 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 H South Melbourne 4.14.27.67.9 51 WON Geelong 0.13.43.64.8 32 19 LAK May 9 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 1.02.13.24.2 26 LOST St. Kilda 4.55.75.107.13 55 -29 LAK May 16 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 3.25.57.810.13 73 LOST Melbourne 3.07.19.112.3 75 -2 MCG May 23 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 H South Melbourne 4.19.112.212.4 76 WON University 2.43.76.89.11 65 11 LAK May 30 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 H South Melbourne 1.14.36.57.9 51 LOST Carlton 5.25.46.58.5 53 -2 LAK Jun 6 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 A South Melbourne 3.44.59.1011.11 77 WON Richmond 1.15.86.89.9 63 14 PUN Jun 8 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
8 A South Melbourne 1.22.35.76.9 45 LOST Essendon 1.14.65.98.11 59 -14 EME Jun 13 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H South Melbourne 0.13.55.89.11 65 WON Collingwood 2.62.64.66.8 44 21 LAK Jun 20 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 H South Melbourne 0.41.122.152.19 31 WON Fitzroy 1.42.42.52.6 18 13 LAK Jun 27 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 A South Melbourne 2.25.87.129.12 66 WON Geelong 3.24.37.39.4 58 8 COR Jul 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 1.23.23.34.5 29 LOST St. Kilda 0.13.25.35.4 34 -5 JUN Jul 11 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H South Melbourne 2.33.55.95.10 40 LOST Melbourne 3.06.27.611.8 74 -34 LAK Jul 18 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A South Melbourne 2.33.64.910.11 71 LOST University 0.27.49.511.7 73 -2 EME Jul 25 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
15 A South Melbourne 1.02.05.26.5 41 LOST Carlton 2.35.107.148.19 67 -26 PRI Aug 1 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
16 H South Melbourne 3.58.811.1118.12 120 WON Richmond 1.21.23.44.4 28 92 LAK Aug 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
17 H South Melbourne 1.22.34.65.8 38 WON Essendon 0.51.92.113.14 32 6 LAK Aug 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
18 A South Melbourne 1.02.12.43.4 22 LOST Collingwood 3.37.710.1012.16 88 -66 VIC Sep 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
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1908 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Anderson, George 17                             0 0.0    
Atkins, Bert 15                             0 0.0    
Baird, Des 1                             0 0.0    
Belcher, Vic 18                             7 0.4    
Bowen, Dave 1                             0 0.0    
Callan, Hughie 14                             11 0.8    
Cameron, Jim 16                             5 0.3    
Casey, Dick 14                             10 0.7    
Clancy, Tom 1                             0 0.0    
Dolphin, Bill 12                             0 0.0    
Drane, Horrie 6                             1 0.2    
Franks, Bert 15                             6 0.4    
Gent, Billy 4                             1 0.3    
Goddard, Bill 14                             13 0.9    
Gough, Alf 1                             0 0.0    
Grimshaw, Tom 18                             0 0.0    
Harrison, Ed 'Toiler' 4                             0 0.0    
Hiskins, Arthur 16                             15 0.9    
Holland, Reuben 1                             1 1.0    
Hosking, Toner 7                             1 0.1    
Howson, Bert 1                             0 0.0    
Jones, Jack 8                             3 0.4    
Kerr, Alex 17                             14 0.8    
Larkin, Joe 2                             0 0.0    
Maine, Lindsay 3                             0 0.0    
Millsom, Charles 1                             0 0.0    
Mortimer, Len 17                             40 2.4    
Moxham, Billy 4                             0 0.0    
Paternoster, Henry 2                             0 0.0    
Ricketts, Charlie 12                             6 0.5    
Roberts, John 2                             0 0.0    
Thomas, Bill 'Sonna' 15                             0 0.0    
Turnbull, Jack 12                             0 0.0    
Wade, Ted 14                             1 0.1    
Wilson, Harry 2                             0 0.0    
Wood, Phonse 17                             0 0.0    
Totals 324                             135 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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