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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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1942 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1942 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H South Melbourne 6.610.1215.2218.25 133 WON Collingwood 3.17.510.614.11 95 38 PRI May 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 A South Melbourne 1.75.188.1913.21 99 WON Carlton 1.33.56.98.11 59 40 PRI May 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 7.613.1419.1722.24 156 WON St. Kilda 4.26.811.1211.16 82 74 PRI May 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 2.53.96.148.17 65 LOST North Melbourne 5.28.68.612.8 80 -15 ARD May 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H South Melbourne 7.311.618.823.10 148 WON Melbourne 3.37.811.1616.19 115 33 PRI Jun 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
6 H South Melbourne 2.82.108.139.15 69 LOST Fitzroy 2.17.79.1211.17 83 -14 TOO Jun 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 A South Melbourne 6.49.1010.1411.20 86 WON Richmond 1.41.68.910.9 69 17 PUN Jun 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A South Melbourne 5.67.78.811.9 75 WON Footscray 1.05.27.27.3 45 30 YAR Jul 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 H South Melbourne 1.44.910.1512.19 91 WON Hawthorn 0.57.813.813.10 88 3 PUN Jul 11 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 A South Melbourne 2.33.55.58.7 55 LOST Essendon 2.55.87.1210.15 75 -20 WIN Jul 18 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 5.39.613.1315.21 111 WON Collingwood 2.75.118.159.15 69 42 VIC Jul 25 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H South Melbourne 4.46.88.1510.24 84 LOST Carlton 4.56.109.1412.17 89 -5 PRI Aug 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 A South Melbourne 3.19.410.913.11 89 WON St. Kilda 0.31.74.106.10 46 43 TOO Aug 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 8.511.719.1122.13 145 WON North Melbourne 4.08.411.612.15 87 58 PRI Aug 15 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A South Melbourne 2.93.1110.1814.23 107 WON Melbourne 4.15.28.514.7 91 16 PUN Aug 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
1SF A South Melbourne 1.43.59.913.13 91 WON Footscray 1.43.145.187.22 64 27 PRI Aug 29 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
PF A South Melbourne 4.49.510.1114.12 96 LOST Essendon 2.58.615.919.10 124 -28 PRI Sep 12 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1942 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
26 Benison, Alf 16                             15 0.9    
10 Butcher, Jack 17                             3 0.2    
14 Bywater, Ron 1                             0 0.0    
11 Cashion, Terry 5                             5 1.0    
24 Castles, Vic 17                             23 1.4    
6 Chinn, Ian 9                             17 1.9    
20 Cleary, Jim 16                             0 0.0    
31 Collard, George 7                             9 1.3    
22 Crane, Tom 2                             0 0.0    
30 Culph, Charlie 2                             3 1.5    
15 Delfs, Len 5                             5 1.0    
2 Engellenner, Dave 3                             0 0.0    
30 Golding, Bill 3                             3 1.0    
28 Goldsmith, Gordon 11                             5 0.5    
22 Graham, Jack 16                             15 0.9    
17 Grossman, Don 14                             0 0.0    
29 Hacker, Jack 17                             0 0.0    
19 Harwood, Bill 15                             5 0.3    
9 Huxtable, Eric 9                             0 0.0    
5 Kelly, Brian 10                             1 0.1    
12 King, Billy 16                             3 0.2    
16 Lahiff, Tommy 6                             10 1.7    
33 Linden, Alan 8                             7 0.9    
3 Mangan, Lou 6                             1 0.2    
8 Martin, Des 1                             0 0.0    
2 Matthews Snr, Herbie 14                             1 0.1    
21 Mullenger, Allan 16                             14 0.9    
22 Neenan, Bernie 3                             2 0.7    
30 Reynolds, Ron 2                             1 0.5    
4 Ritchie, Rex 3                             0 0.0    
2 Smith, Keith 11                             4 0.4    
18 Taylor, Don 5                             0 0.0    
16 Tetley, Laurie 1                             0 0.0    
32 Traynor, Harold 11                             4 0.4    
9 Turner, Arthur 1                             0 0.0    
7 White, Lindsay 16                             80 5.0    
25 Williams, Jack 8                             0 0.0    
Totals 323                             236 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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