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KEY FACTS

Official name
Sydney Swans Football Club

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) –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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1923 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1923 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H South Melbourne 3.54.59.612.7 79 LOST Collingwood 6.09.212.316.5 101 -22 LAK May 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A South Melbourne 2.44.49.89.9 63 LOST Fitzroy 2.16.67.79.11 65 -2 BWS May 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 2.62.94.134.15 39 LOST Essendon 1.13.75.96.13 49 -10 LAK May 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 2.43.95.116.13 49 LOST Melbourne 2.44.86.1011.18 84 -35 MCG May 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H South Melbourne 4.17.79.713.11 89 WON Geelong 6.46.58.1410.15 75 14 LAK Jun 4 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
6 A South Melbourne 3.14.36.67.9 51 WON Carlton 2.54.84.175.19 49 2 PRI Jun 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 South Melbourne       Bye        
8 H South Melbourne 1.36.710.1012.13 85 WON Richmond 1.22.53.84.10 34 51 LAK Jun 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 A South Melbourne 3.05.55.66.9 45 LOST St. Kilda 5.85.107.147.14 56 -11 JUN Jul 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 2.17.29.211.11 77 WON Collingwood 3.35.58.78.8 56 21 VIC Jul 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 3.56.78.98.12 60 WON Fitzroy 1.14.56.68.8 56 4 LAK Jul 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 3.14.64.97.9 51 LOST Essendon 4.05.17.210.8 68 -17 WIN Jul 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 H South Melbourne 1.32.64.99.13 67 WON Melbourne 2.74.84.95.11 41 26 LAK Aug 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A South Melbourne 1.25.58.810.10 70 WON Geelong 5.35.57.88.15 63 7 COR Aug 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 2.13.47.610.8 68 LOST Carlton 0.63.85.1013.11 89 -21 LAK Aug 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 South Melbourne       Bye        
17 A South Melbourne 3.76.108.1514.16 100 WON Richmond 0.13.54.58.7 55 45 PUN Sep 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H South Melbourne 3.24.76.128.20 68 WON St. Kilda 2.14.26.57.6 48 20 LAK Sep 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2SF H South Melbourne 1.24.76.1010.14 74 WON Essendon 2.55.57.88.9 57 17 MCG Sep 29 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A South Melbourne 0.44.55.66.7 43 LOST Fitzroy 4.47.77.117.13 55 -12 MCG Oct 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1923 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
3 Alexander, Harold 17                             11 0.6    
4 Allison, Bobby 8                             9 1.1    
5 Beer, Leon 1                             1 1.0    
20 Billett, Billy 3                             4 1.3    
32 Brown, Martin 11                             6 0.5    
11 Cazaly, Roy 17                             16 0.9    
21 Condon, Bill 13                             11 0.8    
7 Fleiter, Fred 4                             0 0.0    
9 Hando, Arthur 17                             0 0.0    
8 Hiskins, Arthur 15                             0 0.0    
22 Hynes Snr, Tammy 12                             0 0.0    
14 James, Syd 8                             3 0.4    
23 Johnson, Ted 15                             44 2.9    
15 Joyce, Tom 4                             0 0.0    
12 Laird, Frank 15                             1 0.1    
16 Matthews, Wal 8                             6 0.8    
31 Matthews, Herb 16                             15 0.9    
32 McDonald, Bob 10                             1 0.1    
25 Nicholls, Charlie 2                             1 0.5    
26 O'Connell, Jack 15                             0 0.0    
27 Roberts, Bill 1                             1 1.0    
27 Robertson, Harold 4                             4 1.0    
6 Ross, Frank 16                             1 0.1    
28 Russell, Bert 3                             2 0.7    
1 Scanlan, Paddy 17                             7 0.4    
18 Scanlan, Joe 18                             0 0.0    
30 Sutton, Bert 10                             1 0.1    
2 Tandy, Mark 18                             3 0.2    
17 Wood, Artie 18                             3 0.2    
29 Woodfield, Les 8                             11 1.4    
Totals 324                             162 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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