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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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1934 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1934 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H South Melbourne 4.211.614.819.13 127 WON Collingwood 5.16.39.813.14 92 35 LAK May 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A South Melbourne 6.210.615.1217.17 119 LOST Carlton 4.613.917.1517.20 122 -3 PRI May 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 3.39.714.1023.10 148 WON Essendon 1.35.710.1115.16 106 42 LAK May 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 6.56.513.1117.18 120 WON Footscray 1.15.76.812.12 84 36 WES May 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A South Melbourne 7.112.415.922.12 144 WON Hawthorn 1.56.97.1313.14 92 52 GLE Jun 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H South Melbourne 2.25.85.99.10 64 LOST Richmond 4.28.515.916.12 108 -44 LAK Jun 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 A South Melbourne 3.84.99.1111.11 77 LOST Geelong 0.48.1010.1115.16 106 -29 COR Jun 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 H South Melbourne 2.54.119.1413.19 97 WON Fitzroy 1.44.58.913.10 88 9 LAK Jun 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 A South Melbourne 10.811.1314.1720.18 138 WON North Melbourne 0.03.14.27.4 46 92 ARD Jul 7 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 H South Melbourne 4.84.99.1215.20 110 WON St. Kilda 2.13.25.37.4 46 64 LAK Jul 14 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 A South Melbourne 6.412.1219.1822.23 155 WON Melbourne 4.29.511.1014.15 99 56 MCG Jul 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 5.59.917.1021.19 145 WON Collingwood 3.55.910.1613.19 97 48 VIC Jul 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 H South Melbourne 2.68.821.1023.13 151 WON Carlton 5.210.413.517.8 110 41 LAK Aug 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A South Melbourne 4.111.413.922.14 146 WON Essendon 2.62.89.149.17 71 75 WIN Aug 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 4.48.1011.1623.18 156 WON Footscray 3.55.98.139.16 70 86 LAK Aug 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H South Melbourne 3.38.49.815.11 101 WON Hawthorn 1.35.58.710.10 70 31 LAK Sep 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A South Melbourne 4.37.1010.1113.14 92 LOST Richmond 3.34.411.1014.14 98 -6 PUN Sep 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H South Melbourne 5.48.99.1713.19 97 WON Geelong 1.14.24.38.7 55 42 LAK Sep 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
1SF A South Melbourne 1.35.87.1011.12 78 WON Collingwood 5.36.66.169.21 75 3 MCG Sep 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF H South Melbourne 4.26.610.915.18 108 WON Geelong 2.24.45.57.6 48 60 MCG Oct 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF H South Melbourne 4.36.56.1112.17 89 LOST Richmond 4.410.816.1119.14 128 -39 MCG Oct 13 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1934 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 17 39 13.0         5 1.7         9 3 4 0.2 0 24
4 Backway, Fred 3                             2 0.7    
22 Beard, Bert 7                             1 0.1    
23 Bertram, Ossie 8 31 15.5         6 3.0         3 2 15 1.9 2 92
1 Bisset, Jack 19 42 14.0         14 4.7         8 10 1 0.1 0 6
5 Brain, Terry 18 56 28.0         18 9.0         6 4 33 1.8 4 202
6 Clarke, Harry 19 47 15.7         8 2.7         15 7 3 0.2 2 20
20 Cleary, Jim 6                             2 0.3    
19 Davies, Frank 3 18 9.0         4 2.0         1 2 1 0.3 0 6
17 Diggins, Brighton 5 33 16.5         13 6.5         7 4 2 0.4 0 12
24 Fahey, Jock 13                             1 0.1    
14 Faul, Bill 20 37 12.3         11 3.7         10 7 0 0.0 0 0
33 Harris, Wilbur 5 9 4.5         1 0.5         2 4 0 0.0 0 0
33 Hearn, Maurie 1                             1 1.0    
26 Hillis, Ron 12 18 18.0         7 7.0         9 1 0 0.0 0 0
18 Humphries, Reg 16                             4 0.3    
29 Kelleher, Dinny 17 34 11.3         11 3.7         9 13 7 0.4 0 42
32 Lee, Ian 2                             0 0.0    
2 Matthews Snr, Herbie 18 55 18.3         15 5.0         9 7 0 0.0 0 0
9 McKay, Hec 19 38 12.7         10 3.3         11 3 0 0.0 0 0
30 McKenzie, Jock 14 28 9.3         3 1.0         7 5 0 0.0 0 0
8 McLaughlin Snr, Hugh 11 41 13.7         8 2.7         5 3 0 0.0 0 0
25 Nash, Laurie 17 48 24.0         21 10.5         8 4 49 2.9 11 305
11 O'Meara, Joe 'Brum' 20 28 9.3         8 2.7         7 3 16 0.8 2 98
15 Pettiona, Cecil 1                             0 0.0    
10 Pratt, Bob 21 43 14.3         22 7.3         6 5 150 7.1 15 915
21 Reville, Peter 18 44 14.7         5 1.7         7 12 35 1.9 5 215
7 Richards, Lin 'Blue' 12 49 16.3         14 4.7         7 3 0 0.0 0 0
16 Robertson Snr, Austin 17                             21 1.2    
12 Thomas, Len 21 67 22.3         20 6.7         5 8 0 0.0 0 0
27 Welch, Alan 19 26 13.0         8 4.0         3 7 8 0.4 2 50
Totals 399                             356 0.9    
 

Footnotes

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