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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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1945 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1945 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A South Melbourne 4.48.911.1417.16 118 WON St. Kilda 5.77.88.1110.17 77 41 JUN Apr 21 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H South Melbourne 4.37.710.1412.14 86 WON Collingwood 3.05.76.811.10 76 10 JUN Apr 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A South Melbourne 4.57.89.1315.19 109 WON Richmond 4.45.710.813.11 89 20 PUN May 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 3.56.87.1710.23 83 WON Geelong 3.65.98.119.13 67 16 KAR May 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H South Melbourne 3.08.212.615.9 99 WON Footscray 3.25.57.912.11 83 16 JUN May 19 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A South Melbourne 1.32.56.88.10 58 LOST North Melbourne 3.36.57.79.12 66 -8 ARD May 26 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 A South Melbourne 2.26.88.1110.15 75 WON Fitzroy 2.84.134.187.23 65 10 BWS Jun 2 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 H South Melbourne 4.55.89.1312.16 88 WON Melbourne 1.15.26.29.4 58 30 JUN Jun 9 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 A South Melbourne 2.48.812.920.10 130 WON Hawthorn 5.18.39.812.10 82 48 GLE Jun 16 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 H South Melbourne 3.25.78.1012.15 87 WON Essendon 2.13.54.95.11 41 46 JUN Jun 23 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 A South Melbourne 1.42.46.77.8 50 LOST Carlton 1.12.56.58.8 56 -6 PRI Jun 30 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 H South Melbourne 2.54.1010.1714.22 106 WON St. Kilda 1.43.74.116.14 50 56 JUN Jul 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 A South Melbourne 4.25.46.87.12 54 LOST Collingwood 2.510.611.811.14 80 -26 VIC Jul 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 H South Melbourne 5.47.612.1014.11 95 WON Richmond 2.35.97.1210.17 77 18 JUN Jul 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 5.1110.1515.2218.27 135 WON Geelong 1.17.58.510.7 67 68 JUN Jul 28 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
16 A South Melbourne 0.13.35.48.8 56 WON Footscray 1.53.87.127.13 55 1 WES Aug 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H South Melbourne 5.29.216.621.8 134 WON North Melbourne 0.55.117.1510.16 76 58 JUN Aug 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H South Melbourne 0.34.57.710.13 73 LOST Fitzroy 4.56.810.1311.16 82 -9 JUN Aug 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
19 A South Melbourne 2.105.139.1712.20 92 WON Melbourne 1.35.69.1110.13 73 19 PUN Aug 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
20 H South Melbourne 7.48.913.1316.16 112 WON Hawthorn 2.14.67.711.10 76 36 JUN Sep 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2SF A South Melbourne 2.13.511.813.10 88 WON Collingwood 1.24.79.1011.11 77 11 PRI Sep 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
GF A South Melbourne 0.56.98.1010.15 75 LOST Carlton 2.47.512.915.13 103 -28 PRI Sep 29 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1945 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
24 Blumfield, Max 1                             1 1.0    
15 Calder, Tom 5                             0 0.0    
8 Castles, Vic 21                             38 1.8    
20 Cleary, Jim 22                             0 0.0    
23 Clegg, Ron 15                             6 0.4    
6 Coyle, Reg 9                             2 0.2    
18 Crane, Tom 1                             0 0.0    
19 Danckert, Jack 5                             0 0.0    
30 Dempsey, Jack 21                             4 0.2    
26 Dineen, Ken 4                             3 0.8    
33 Dougherty, George 10                             26 2.6    
2 Engellenner, Dave 3                             1 0.3    
2 Glass, Max 3                             0 0.0    
27 Graham, Jack 21                             19 0.9    
17 Grossman, Don 22                             5 0.2    
3 Guyatt, Owen 4                             1 0.3    
16 Hartridge, Ron 22                             32 1.5    
18 Hill, Frank 2                             0 0.0    
5 Kelly, Brian 22                             0 0.0    
12 King, Billy 20                             3 0.2    
28 Leahy, Pat 1                             0 0.0    
31 Linden, Alan 20                             12 0.6    
7 Matlock, Bob 22                             0 0.0    
1 Matthews Snr, Herbie 19                             0 0.0    
10 McKnight, Jimmy 5                             0 0.0    
25 Nash, Laurie 17                             56 3.3    
26 Porter, Roy 4                             0 0.0    
14 Richards, Reg 20                             24 1.2    
9 Smith, Keith 13                             12 0.9    
21 Tippett, Peter 5                             0 0.0    
22 Whitfield, Ted 18                             3 0.2    
4 Williams, Billy 20                             33 1.7    
32 Williams, Jack 21                             0 0.0    
Totals 418                             281 0.7    
 

Footnotes

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