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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...."

John Devaney retraces the history of South Melbourne's 'bloodstained angels' - and their modern incarnation into the Sydney Swans

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1936 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1936 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H South Melbourne 3.57.129.1614.24 108 WON Melbourne 2.28.211.513.9 87 21 LAK May 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A South Melbourne 0.24.108.1212.17 89 WON St. Kilda 4.45.67.910.11 71 18 JUN May 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 4.78.89.1215.17 107 WON Footscray 1.33.68.129.13 67 40 LAK May 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 3.710.1312.1618.21 129 WON North Melbourne 2.34.65.157.18 60 69 ARD May 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H South Melbourne 2.67.1210.1915.21 111 WON Essendon 5.47.79.911.13 79 32 LAK May 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A South Melbourne 4.67.1013.1618.20 128 WON Hawthorn 1.34.37.49.11 65 63 GLE Jun 6 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H South Melbourne 4.58.810.1113.15 93 WON Fitzroy 2.23.56.87.11 53 40 LAK Jun 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H South Melbourne 4.411.1114.1416.21 117 WON Geelong 5.38.712.1115.14 104 13 LAK Jun 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A South Melbourne 3.45.77.811.11 77 LOST Richmond 2.47.912.914.14 98 -21 PUN Jun 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 6.77.811.1514.18 102 WON Collingwood 2.17.510.1012.19 91 11 VIC Jul 11 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 4.68.815.1016.11 107 WON Carlton 3.29.810.1114.16 100 7 LAK Jul 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 6.310.414.1114.12 96 LOST Melbourne 4.28.712.1122.16 148 -52 MCG Jul 25 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H South Melbourne 5.35.1212.1614.19 103 WON St. Kilda 6.310.512.713.11 89 14 LAK Aug 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A South Melbourne 5.78.711.1612.21 93 WON Footscray 3.26.109.1111.15 81 12 WES Aug 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 2.52.115.138.16 64 WON North Melbourne 3.17.28.69.9 63 1 LAK Aug 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A South Melbourne 2.123.148.2711.30 96 WON Essendon 0.03.65.612.16 88 8 WIN Aug 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H South Melbourne 3.18.510.616.10 106 WON Hawthorn 4.16.211.1115.11 101 5 LAK Aug 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A South Melbourne 1.25.48.711.14 80 WON Fitzroy 3.54.88.1211.13 79 1 BWS Sep 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2SF A South Melbourne 1.62.108.1310.17 77 LOST Collingwood 1.76.116.1212.18 90 -13 MCG Sep 19 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A South Melbourne 2.07.011.113.11 89 WON Melbourne 1.43.87.148.15 63 26 MCG Sep 26 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF A South Melbourne 3.45.78.1210.18 78 LOST Collingwood 3.67.168.1911.23 89 -11 MCG Oct 3 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1936 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
28 Allen, Tommy 7 39 19.5         8 4.0         6 5 2 0.3 2 14
3 Austin, Jack 16 101 16.8         19 3.2         22 12 3 0.2 0 18
1 Bisset, Jack 18 78 13.0         17 2.8         16 15 0 0.0 1 1
5 Brain, Terry 13 70 17.5         12 3.0         21 8 25 1.9 4 154
20 Cleary, Jim 18 99 14.1         26 3.7         12 16 0 0.0 0 0
19 Davies, Frank 13 41 10.3         9 2.3         3 9 3 0.2 5 23
17 Diggins, Brighton 17 36 12.0         13 4.3         4 9 6 0.4 0 36
4 Dineen, Syd 11 52 13.0         8 2.0         15 10 14 1.3 4 88
24 Evans, Owen 17 70 11.7         19 3.2         9 20 9 0.5 3 57
14 Faul, Bill 18 84 12.0         25 3.6         18 21 0 0.0 0 0
30 Fletcher, Norm 2 1 1.0         0 0.0         0 1 0 0.0 0 0
31 George, Jack 11 62 20.7         8 2.7         21 4 1 0.1 0 6
8 Goldsmith, Gordon 1                             0 0.0    
22 Graham, Jack 17 95 15.8         42 7.0         6 14 4 0.2 2 26
33 Harris, Wilbur 1                             0 0.0    
26 Hillis, Ron 11 35 8.8         14 3.5         9 7 0 0.0 0 0
18 Humphries, Reg 8 19 9.5         6 3.0         4 0 2 0.3 0 12
32 Johnson, Maurie 'Mocha' 8 68 13.6         15 3.0         12 13 14 1.8 4 88
29 Kelleher, Dinny 15 63 10.5         15 2.5         12 22 3 0.2 2 20
8 Leask, Laurie 6 5 5.0         0 0.0         2 2 7 1.2 0 42
2 Matthews Snr, Herbie 18 152 21.7         43 6.1         18 22 1 0.1 0 6
32 McEachen, Roy 3 10 10.0         1 1.0         1 5 0 0.0 0 0
30 McKenzie, Jock 3                             0 0.0    
18 Mitchell, Alex 5                             8 1.6    
12 Moore, Roy 12 62 12.4         27 5.4         17 5 21 1.8 7 133
11 Mullane, Stan 10 42 14.0         14 4.7         4 6 1 0.1 0 6
25 Nash, Laurie 16 161 23.0         62 8.9         32 19 42 2.6 15 267
11 O'Meara, Joe 'Brum' 1                             0 0.0    
30 Pettiona, Charlie 8 0 0.0         0 0.0         0 0 0 0.0 0 0
10 Pratt, Bob 21 61 8.7         31 4.4         12 20 64 3.0 18 402
21 Reid, Jim 17 94 15.7         25 4.2         19 13 3 0.2 2 20
23 Richards, Reg 3                             0 0.0    
7 Richards, Lin 'Blue' 9 52 13.0         19 4.8         11 6 0 0.0 0 0
7 Ritchie, Rex 3 17 17.0         1 1.0         7 2 0 0.0 0 0
16 Robertson Snr, Austin 20 105 15.0         28 4.0         25 32 39 2.0 7 241
15 Smith, Keith 1 2 2.0         0 0.0         2 0 0 0.0 0 0
6 Thomas, Reg 3                             3 1.0    
9 Thomas, Len 15 74 18.5         12 3.0         10 8 6 0.4 3 39
27 Welch, Alan 3 20 10.0         3 1.5         4 5 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 399                             281 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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