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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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1920 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1920 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A South Melbourne 2.33.44.68.7 55 LOST Melbourne 1.35.77.109.13 67 -12 MCG May 1 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
2 H South Melbourne 0.33.96.106.13 49 LOST Fitzroy 3.36.48.712.7 79 -30 LAK May 8 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
3 A South Melbourne 1.16.47.49.9 63 WON Essendon 4.44.86.127.13 55 8 EME May 15 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
4 South Melbourne       Bye        
5 H South Melbourne 1.33.74.88.10 58 WON Carlton 2.22.73.134.15 39 19 LAK May 26 (Wed, 3:00) Scores
6 A South Melbourne 2.14.25.45.4 34 LOST Richmond 3.14.36.39.7 61 -27 PUN Jun 5 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
7 A South Melbourne 4.19.511.713.10 88 WON St. Kilda 1.22.64.87.11 53 35 JUN Jun 12 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
8 H South Melbourne 2.75.128.1616.23 119 WON Geelong 2.42.55.145.16 46 73 LAK Jun 19 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
9 H South Melbourne 2.22.74.89.9 63 LOST Collingwood 3.25.47.610.7 67 -4 LAK Jun 26 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
10 H South Melbourne 5.46.510.1012.13 85 WON Melbourne 0.23.54.75.11 41 44 LAK Jul 3 (Sat, 3:00) Scores
11 A South Melbourne 3.45.58.88.14 62 LOST Fitzroy 2.53.107.129.13 67 -5 BWS Jul 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 H South Melbourne 0.51.106.128.14 62 WON Essendon 2.03.35.47.7 49 13 LAK Jul 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 A South Melbourne 3.54.55.67.11 53 LOST Carlton 4.28.79.1011.14 80 -27 PRI Jul 31 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 South Melbourne       Bye        
15 H South Melbourne 2.15.35.49.7 61 LOST Richmond 7.28.410.614.8 92 -31 LAK Aug 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H South Melbourne 2.34.66.1011.17 83 WON St. Kilda 1.41.71.113.14 32 51 LAK Aug 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A South Melbourne 2.37.137.168.25 73 LOST Geelong 5.36.711.1011.10 76 -3 COR Aug 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A South Melbourne 2.55.99.1113.13 91 LOST Collingwood 3.36.412.816.12 108 -17 VIC Sep 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1920 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
4 Allison, Bobby 13                             22 1.7    
2 Belcher, Vic 14                             0 0.0    
2 Brereton, Harry 1                             0 0.0    
5 Carpenter, Fred 2                             3 1.5    
6 Doherty, Jock 13                             10 0.8    
7 Fleiter, Fred 16                             0 0.0    
8 Hiskins, Arthur 15                             0 0.0    
9 Hiskins, Stan 13                             2 0.2    
10 Hynes Snr, Tammy 8                             2 0.3    
11 Laird, Chris 5                             9 1.8    
31 Lakin, Harry 2                             0 0.0    
Lanigan, Vernon 1                             0 0.0    
14 Lugg, Norm 10                             6 0.6    
16 O'Halloran, Tom 16                             6 0.4    
30 Pearson, Bill 7                             3 0.4    
17 Power, Gladstone 14                             15 1.1    
18 Rademacher, Arthur 3                             0 0.0    
32 Reardon, Roy 10                             9 0.9    
19 Robertson, Harold 11                             12 1.1    
21 Sampson, Reg 5                             0 0.0    
23 Scanlan, Paddy 11                             6 0.5    
22 Seedsman, Reg 16                             0 0.0    
24 Smith, Vic 12                             2 0.2    
25 Stewart, Jim 7                             5 0.7    
26 Tandy, Mark 16                             2 0.1    
27 Turner, Chip 13                             0 0.0    
5 Willis, Carl 3                             4 1.3    
28 Wood, Artie 15                             4 0.3    
29 Wootton, Stan 16                             28 1.8    
Totals 288                             150 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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