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KEY FACTS

Official name
Sydney Swans Limited

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) 1897–2023

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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1946 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1946 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H South Melbourne 3.48.614.916.13 109 LOST Carlton 6.011.314.518.9 117 -8 JUN Apr 22 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
2 A South Melbourne 2.14.37.58.5 53 LOST Essendon 2.37.77.910.11 71 -18 WIN Apr 27 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 4.57.910.1012.14 86 LOST Footscray 3.65.1210.1514.18 102 -16 JUN May 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 1.54.68.811.8 74 LOST Melbourne 3.66.87.1112.15 87 -13 PUN May 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 H South Melbourne 1.15.96.1211.21 87 WON Hawthorn 3.53.56.136.17 53 34 JUN May 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 A South Melbourne 0.53.98.1010.12 72 WON Fitzroy 2.42.93.157.21 63 9 BWS May 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
7 H South Melbourne 3.46.109.1410.16 76 WON North Melbourne 4.35.57.610.10 70 6 JUN Jun 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A South Melbourne 5.39.1112.1515.22 112 WON St. Kilda 3.35.36.37.5 47 65 JUN Jun 10 (Mon, 2:30) Scores
9 H South Melbourne 7.512.1014.1418.16 124 WON Richmond 3.46.812.1515.20 110 14 JUN Jun 17 (Mon, 2:30) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 4.28.410.1012.12 84 LOST Collingwood 4.311.613.1118.17 125 -41 VIC Jun 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 1.36.108.1412.19 91 WON Geelong 3.34.55.87.12 54 37 JUN Jul 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 4.37.129.1311.18 84 LOST Carlton 4.37.512.1012.13 85 -1 PRI Jul 13 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H South Melbourne 4.25.57.99.13 67 LOST Essendon 3.25.66.710.8 68 -1 JUN Jul 20 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 A South Melbourne 2.22.24.54.7 31 LOST Footscray 3.27.49.812.12 84 -53 WES Jul 27 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 4.48.910.1215.16 106 WON Melbourne 5.37.511.1014.11 95 11 JUN Aug 3 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 A South Melbourne 4.46.810.1116.14 110 WON Hawthorn 3.27.68.912.15 87 23 GLE Aug 10 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 H South Melbourne 1.13.64.67.16 58 LOST Fitzroy 4.35.611.1512.15 87 -29 JUN Aug 17 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 A South Melbourne 1.1010.1113.1615.19 109 WON North Melbourne 2.03.24.511.8 74 35 ARD Aug 24 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
19 H South Melbourne 2.17.29.514.10 94 WON St. Kilda 3.34.75.126.13 49 45 JUN Aug 31 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1946 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
Allen, George 4                             6 1.5    
28 Barnes, Fred 3                             2 0.7    
35 Barry, Ron 7                             0 0.0    
15 Baxter, Archie 8                             7 0.9    
3 Blumfield, Max 3                             5 1.7    
Bourke, Pat 4                             0 0.0    
2 Bywater, Ron 8                             4 0.5    
36 Callick, Alf 16                             3 0.2    
8 Castles, Vic 17                             25 1.5    
33 Chambers, Wylie 11                             1 0.1    
20 Cleary, Jim 11                             0 0.0    
23 Clegg, Ron 19                             21 1.1    
3 Cotter, Jack 9                             0 0.0    
30 Dempsey, Jack 8                             2 0.3    
34 Dowling, Doug 4                             1 0.3    
26 Duncan, Norm 6                             5 0.8    
27 Graham, Jack 18                             22 1.2    
17 Grossman, Don 11                             15 1.4    
16 Hartridge, Ron 2                             1 0.5    
5 Holland, Len 15                             0 0.0    
25 Jasper, Howard 6                             0 0.0    
Jones, Ray 1                             0 0.0    
12 King, Billy 18                             1 0.1    
24 Leith, Merv 3                             0 0.0    
31 Linden, Alan 18                             17 0.9    
37 Lucas, Bert 11                             2 0.2    
9 Lugg, Jack 2                             0 0.0    
7 Matlock, Bob 2                             0 0.0    
24 McKnight, Jimmy 1                             0 0.0    
19 Mears, Harry 15                             32 2.1    
2 Mullenger, Bobby 2                             0 0.0    
22 Nankervis, Vic 4                             2 0.5    
6 Perrett, George 10                             1 0.1    
16 Piggott, Max 4                             10 2.5    
10 Pratt, Bob 1                             2 2.0    
14 Richards, Reg 15                             18 1.2    
11 Ritchie, Rex 12                             0 0.0    
29 Roulent, Tom 19                             9 0.5    
1 Spokes, Larry 4                             1 0.3    
18 Stibbard Snr, Neville 6                             2 0.3    
29 Thomas, Ray 1                             0 0.0    
21 Tippett, Peter 15                             2 0.1    
32 Williams, Jack 7                             3 0.4    
4 Williams, Billy 19                             4 0.2    
Totals 380                             226 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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