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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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1940 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1940 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H South Melbourne 2.66.96.1211.14 80 LOST Collingwood 5.46.613.813.14 92 -12 LAK Apr 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A South Melbourne 3.18.211.312.5 77 LOST Carlton 4.27.811.1015.19 109 -32 PRI May 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A South Melbourne 2.37.69.910.15 75 LOST Essendon 4.36.89.1012.14 86 -11 WIN May 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H South Melbourne 6.38.818.1022.13 145 WON Hawthorn 6.09.611.916.10 106 39 LAK May 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A South Melbourne 0.35.77.1010.12 72 LOST Geelong 3.74.88.1712.21 93 -21 COR May 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H South Melbourne 3.17.310.616.9 105 WON North Melbourne 6.211.215.816.8 104 1 LAK Jun 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 A South Melbourne 5.68.1110.1312.13 85 LOST Richmond 2.16.58.713.16 94 -9 PUN Jun 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H South Melbourne 3.15.47.712.9 81 WON St. Kilda 1.65.117.1210.16 76 5 LAK Jun 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A South Melbourne 4.54.98.1410.17 77 LOST Fitzroy 2.57.148.1910.30 90 -13 BWS Jun 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 2.32.54.76.10 46 LOST Footscray 2.88.1013.1215.15 105 -59 WES Jun 29 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 3.34.107.1510.18 78 LOST Melbourne 6.69.1112.1419.16 130 -52 LAK Jul 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 1.42.74.114.18 42 LOST Collingwood 3.18.712.1119.14 128 -86 VIC Jul 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H South Melbourne 4.69.914.1017.11 113 WON Carlton 5.310.613.914.14 98 15 LAK Jul 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 H South Melbourne 3.15.38.49.6 60 WON Essendon 5.25.56.137.16 58 2 LAK Jul 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 A South Melbourne 1.14.47.810.13 73 LOST Hawthorn 3.54.127.1610.19 79 -6 GLE Aug 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H South Melbourne 3.73.1110.1512.19 91 WON Geelong 4.18.410.613.9 87 4 LAK Aug 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A South Melbourne 6.1210.1415.2116.23 119 WON North Melbourne 0.05.35.48.5 53 66 ARD Aug 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H South Melbourne 1.43.77.98.13 61 LOST Richmond 2.25.611.716.12 108 -47 LAK Aug 31 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1940 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
10 Bates, George 3                             0 0.0    
10 Benison, Alf 1                             2 2.0    
6 Brown, Stan 3                             0 0.0    
23 Chinn, Ian 8                             11 1.4    
13 Chirgwin, Dick 1                             0 0.0    
20 Cleary, Jim 17                             0 0.0    
31 Collard, George 17                             16 0.9    
13 Couper, Norm 5                             1 0.2    
28 Coyle, Reg 17                             0 0.0    
16 Dineen, Ken 11                             16 1.5    
18 Dudley, Merv 3                             7 2.3    
24 Evans, Owen 12                             28 2.3    
8 Fergeus, Jack 2                             1 0.5    
22 Graham, Jack 17                             18 1.1    
27 Gray, Harry 9                             5 0.6    
17 Grossman, Don 9                             1 0.1    
29 Hacker, Jack 13                             0 0.0    
7 Hamilton, Gordon 2                             0 0.0    
33 Harris, Wilbur 10                             1 0.1    
19 Hill, Frank 3                             0 0.0    
9 Jasper, Howard 5                             0 0.0    
31 Kelly, Brian 9                             0 0.0    
12 King, Billy 2                             1 0.5    
6 Leonard, Mick 2                             1 0.5    
1 Matthews Snr, Herbie 18                             3 0.2    
2 Matthews, Norm 13                             5 0.4    
26 McKenzie, Jock 11                             25 2.3    
12 McNamara, Lindsay 1                             3 3.0    
12 McNamara, Pat 12                             1 0.1    
17 McNaughton, Keith 1                             0 0.0    
18 Mitchell, Alex 13                             9 0.7    
6 Mullenger, Bobby 1                             1 1.0    
21 Mullenger, Allan 7                             0 0.0    
17 O'Halloran, Kevin 2                             3 1.5    
9 Patterson, Sandy 2                             2 1.0    
2 Quinn, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
5 Reiffel, Lou 16                             33 2.1    
11 Richards, Reg 16                             6 0.4    
4 Ritchie, Rex 17                             0 0.0    
15 Smith, Keith 7                             0 0.0    
7 Traynor, Harold 2                             2 1.0    
15 Turner, Arthur 2                             0 0.0    
19 Virtue, Keith 2                             3 1.5    
30 Whitfield, Ted 16                             2 0.1    
27 Williams, Jack 1                             0 0.0    
Totals 342                             207 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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