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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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1909 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1909 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A South Melbourne 1.15.27.28.5 53 WON Geelong 2.14.56.86.8 44 9 COR May 1 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 H South Melbourne 3.25.36.37.3 45 WON Carlton 2.12.23.34.4 28 17 LAK May 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 1.16.47.1212.16 88 WON Melbourne 1.11.23.53.6 24 64 LAK May 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 1.25.68.811.10 76 WON Fitzroy 0.21.21.45.7 37 39 BWS May 22 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
5 H South Melbourne 0.23.46.66.10 46 WON Collingwood 1.33.43.53.8 26 20 LAK May 29 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
6 A South Melbourne 0.22.56.98.10 58 LOST Richmond 4.46.58.610.11 71 -13 PUN Jun 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 A South Melbourne 4.16.47.59.9 63 WON Essendon 2.45.49.59.8 62 1 EME Jun 7 (Mon, 3:00) Scores
8 H South Melbourne 2.54.76.1511.15 81 WON University 0.31.32.52.6 18 63 LAK Jun 12 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H South Melbourne 3.45.97.1114.13 97 WON St. Kilda 0.42.52.72.8 20 77 LAK Jun 19 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 H South Melbourne 8.411.413.917.9 111 WON Geelong 1.12.43.74.7 31 80 LAK Jul 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 A South Melbourne 3.24.44.56.8 44 LOST Carlton 0.40.119.139.14 68 -24 PRI Jul 10 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 0.42.86.86.9 45 WON Melbourne 1.12.13.13.6 24 21 MCG Jul 17 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
13 H South Melbourne 1.23.44.54.6 30 LOST Fitzroy 2.52.84.115.14 44 -14 LAK Jul 24 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
14 A South Melbourne 1.33.54.76.7 43 LOST Collingwood 2.14.25.58.6 54 -11 VIC Jul 31 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 3.29.312.518.11 119 WON Richmond 0.41.42.83.8 26 93 LAK Aug 14 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
16 H South Melbourne 2.23.33.46.5 41 WON Essendon 2.14.45.65.7 37 4 LAK Aug 21 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
17 A South Melbourne 1.35.56.89.11 65 WON University 2.03.54.65.9 39 26 EME Aug 28 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
18 A South Melbourne 2.25.86.127.15 57 WON St. Kilda 1.24.45.45.5 35 22 JUN Sep 4 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2SF H South Melbourne 3.43.49.710.8 68 WON Collingwood 0.13.64.66.11 47 21 MCG Sep 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A South Melbourne 3.34.36.47.5 47 LOST Carlton 2.05.57.710.9 69 -22 MCG Sep 25 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF A South Melbourne 0.52.94.124.14 38 WON Carlton 0.52.93.114.12 36 2 MCG Oct 2 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1909 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Baird, Des 5                             0 0.0    
Barry, Dave 10                             1 0.1    
Belcher, Vic 21                             7 0.3    
Bower, George 19                             5 0.3    
Caldwell, Jim 19                             2 0.1    
Callan, Hughie 7                             0 0.0    
Cameron, Jim 15                             6 0.4    
Casey, Dick 20                             20 1.0    
Deas, Bob 20                             29 1.5    
Dolphin, Bill 14                             0 0.0    
Drane, Horrie 2                             0 0.0    
Franks, Bert 21                             13 0.6    
Gough, Alf 18                             19 1.1    
Grimshaw, Tom 21                             0 0.0    
Harrison, Ed 'Toiler' 1                             0 0.0    
Hiskins, Arthur 19                             7 0.4    
Jones, Jack 6                             5 0.8    
Kerr, Alex 21                             9 0.4    
Moore, Herbert 1                             0 0.0    
Mortimer, Len 21                             50 2.4    
Moxham, Billy 9                             0 0.0    
Pentland, Alan 14                             0 0.0    
Richardson, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
Ricketts, Charlie 20                             11 0.6    
Scobie, Jack 19                             0 0.0    
Streckfuss, Bert 2                             0 0.0    
Thomas, Bill 'Sonna' 21                             2 0.1    
Wade, Ted 11                             0 0.0    
Totals 378                             186 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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