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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) 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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1932 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1932 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H South Melbourne 3.47.78.1111.19 85 WON Melbourne 1.15.78.99.11 65 20 LAK Apr 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A South Melbourne 7.311.516.917.11 113 WON Carlton 2.56.78.910.15 75 38 PRI May 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 4.47.58.810.11 71 WON Footscray 1.22.56.118.12 60 11 LAK May 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 2.05.38.511.7 73 WON North Melbourne 7.77.78.149.16 70 3 ARD May 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H South Melbourne 3.45.812.1214.15 99 WON Essendon 6.26.47.59.11 65 34 LAK May 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A South Melbourne 3.210.511.816.13 109 WON Hawthorn 4.25.37.1011.14 80 29 GLE Jun 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H South Melbourne 2.38.159.1814.21 105 WON Geelong 2.94.119.1214.12 96 9 LAK Jun 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 A South Melbourne 1.13.57.78.9 57 WON Richmond 5.45.57.78.7 55 2 PUN Jun 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 H South Melbourne 5.39.411.712.10 82 WON Fitzroy 1.55.118.1410.15 75 7 LAK Jul 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 4.55.88.149.16 70 WON St. Kilda 3.07.28.310.9 69 1 JUN Jul 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 2.54.95.145.17 47 LOST Collingwood 2.33.56.67.8 50 -3 LAK Jul 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 3.37.1010.1213.15 93 WON Melbourne 1.32.98.1112.12 84 9 MCG Jul 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 H South Melbourne 4.06.29.711.14 80 LOST Carlton 1.35.119.1312.17 89 -9 LAK Jul 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A South Melbourne 1.14.76.89.14 68 LOST Footscray 5.86.910.1311.14 80 -12 WES Aug 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 3.35.65.109.13 67 WON North Melbourne 0.21.62.84.11 35 32 LAK Aug 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A South Melbourne 2.25.710.1411.20 86 LOST Essendon 3.67.911.1013.12 90 -4 WIN Aug 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H South Melbourne 3.310.617.824.13 157 WON Hawthorn 2.82.83.104.10 34 123 LAK Aug 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A South Melbourne 2.16.76.89.15 69 LOST Geelong 5.67.913.1617.23 125 -56 COR Sep 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
1SF A South Melbourne 1.15.77.1312.16 88 LOST Collingwood 8.512.814.1117.12 114 -26 MCG Sep 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1932 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
3 Austin, Jack 16 66 13.2         11 2.2         27 9 0 0.0 0 0
18 Beard, Bert 14 32 6.4         13 2.6         3 7 12 0.9 2 74
20 Bennett, Reg 10 9 9.0         3 3.0         4 2 1 0.1 0 6
1 Bisset, Jack 18 112 16.0         28 4.0         21 30 5 0.3 3 33
30 Black, Alick 1 10 10.0         4 4.0         0 0 0 0.0 1 1
21 Boschen, Herb 4 16 16.0         5 5.0         3 1 0 0.0 0 0
5 Brain, Terry 18 134 22.3         21 3.5         33 25 27 1.5 6 168
6 Clarke, Harry 16 74 12.3         15 2.5         21 14 2 0.1 2 14
Cosgriff, Joe 1                             0 0.0    
17 Diggins, Brighton 10 52 17.3         19 6.3         7 12 2 0.2 2 14
25 Dowd, Dinny 2 11 11.0         5 5.0         2 5 0 0.0 0 0
27 Fahey, Jock 12 42 8.4         8 1.6         8 10 6 0.5 6 42
10 Faul, Bill 17 84 14.0         31 5.2         20 18 0 0.0 0 0
14 Fisher, Clem 4 31 15.5         12 6.0         4 2 3 0.8 5 23
31 Flynn, Bill 2 5 5.0         0 0.0         0 2 0 0.0 0 0
22 Gilmour, Alan 2                             0 0.0    
33 Hearn, Maurie 4 11 11.0         3 3.0         0 4 3 0.8 0 18
4 Hillis, Ron 18 110 15.7         24 3.4         44 11 0 0.0 0 0
25 Leffanue, Richard 7 44 14.7         5 1.7         14 8 9 1.3 4 58
1 Leonard, Johnny 12 99 19.8         15 3.0         12 7 17 1.4 1 103
2 Matthews Snr, Herbie 14 96 16.0         16 2.7         28 19 3 0.2 0 18
9 McKay, Hec 17 70 11.7         13 2.2         16 14 1 0.1 1 7
8 McLaughlin Snr, Hugh 18 86 12.3         15 2.1         23 21 0 0.0 0 0
19 McPherson, Norm 2 6 6.0         2 2.0         2 2 0 0.0 0 0
34 Mietzcke, Art 12 41 10.3         12 3.0         6 3 6 0.5 0 36
15 Pettiona, Cecil 16 93 15.5         23 3.8         13 21 3 0.2 3 21
11 Pratt, Bob 17 108 15.4         35 5.0         31 21 71 4.2 27 453
26 Reville, Peter 16 114 19.0         35 5.8         26 33 28 1.8 8 176
16 Robertson Snr, Austin 18 126 18.0         35 5.0         26 15 10 0.6 5 65
23 Selleck Snr, Roy 3 5 5.0         2 2.0         1 1 2 0.7 2 14
12 Thomas, Len 17 145 20.7         35 5.0         16 21 1 0.1 1 7
6 Thomas, Reg 18 66 9.4         18 2.6         13 12 13 0.7 13 91
28 Wade, Jack 5 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 361                             225 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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