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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

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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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1919 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1919 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H South Melbourne 3.13.54.96.13 49 LOST Collingwood 3.14.57.69.8 62 -13 LAK May 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A South Melbourne 3.75.107.1310.19 79 WON Melbourne 0.22.53.73.10 28 51 MCG May 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A South Melbourne 2.14.57.89.13 67 WON St. Kilda 2.13.43.44.7 31 36 JUN May 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H South Melbourne 0.30.62.144.15 39 WON Fitzroy 1.62.92.104.12 36 3 LAK May 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A South Melbourne 1.82.96.159.16 70 WON Essendon 2.24.66.77.8 50 20 EME May 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A South Melbourne 0.47.99.1011.16 82 WON Richmond 1.92.105.147.20 62 20 PUN Jun 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 South Melbourne       Bye        
8 H South Melbourne 2.93.95.116.13 49 WON Carlton 0.02.36.46.8 44 5 LAK Jun 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H South Melbourne 1.61.145.205.22 52 WON Geelong 0.12.23.35.4 34 18 LAK Jun 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 2.62.102.133.18 36 LOST Collingwood 3.15.47.108.11 59 -23 VIC Jul 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 2.36.79.1013.16 94 WON Melbourne 0.11.71.92.15 27 67 LAK Jul 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H South Melbourne 2.56.712.1129.15 189 WON St. Kilda 0.02.22.62.6 18 171 LAK Jul 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A South Melbourne 2.55.79.914.10 94 WON Fitzroy 3.15.35.57.5 47 47 BWS Aug 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H South Melbourne 2.45.78.1412.15 87 WON Essendon 4.26.57.58.7 55 32 LAK Aug 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 3.25.35.66.7 43 WON Richmond 1.21.81.114.14 38 5 LAK Aug 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 South Melbourne       Bye        
17 A South Melbourne 3.35.58.78.7 55 LOST Carlton 1.43.86.108.11 59 -4 PRI Sep 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A South Melbourne 1.21.43.53.8 26 LOST Geelong 0.22.65.96.14 50 -24 COR Sep 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
1SF A South Melbourne 2.05.37.49.5 59 LOST Richmond 3.36.38.1110.13 73 -14 MCG Sep 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1919 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
3 Barber, Ernie 8                             8 1.0    
2 Belcher, Vic 12                             2 0.2    
7 Brereton, Harry 8                             27 3.4    
5 Bulpit, Harry 2                             0 0.0    
6 Caldwell, Jim 17                             4 0.2    
10 Carpenter, Fred 5                             9 1.8    
9 Daly, Bill 14                             0 0.0    
8 Doherty, Jock 16                             12 0.8    
14 Fleiter, Fred 3                             0 0.0    
13 Froud, Harry 10                             4 0.4    
15 Hiskins, Stan 16                             1 0.1    
24 Hiskins, Arthur 3                             0 0.0    
16 Hynes Snr, Tammy 16                             1 0.1    
2 Kenny Jnr, Bill 2                             0 0.0    
7 Laidlaw, Wally 1                             0 0.0    
17 Laird, Chris 17                             28 1.6    
18 Lugg, Norm 17                             4 0.2    
19 Makin, Jim 7                             0 0.0    
20 O'Halloran, Tom 16                             1 0.1    
25 Pearson, Bill 5                             6 1.2    
11 Power, Gladstone 7                             5 0.7    
21 Purdy Jnr, Harry 2                             1 0.5    
22 Rademacher, Arthur 12                             0 0.0    
23 Robertson, Harold 16                             38 2.4    
27 Sampson, Reg 15                             1 0.1    
26 Skehan, Phil 13                             2 0.2    
12 Stewart, Jim 3                             0 0.0    
27 Tandy, Mark 17                             3 0.2    
29 Turner, Chip 17                             0 0.0    
30 Wood, Artie 9                             0 0.0    
Totals 306                             157 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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