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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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1948 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1948 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H South Melbourne 5.29.612.1318.15 123 WON Richmond 3.110.411.517.6 108 15 LAK Apr 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
2 A South Melbourne 1.26.58.610.12 72 LOST Collingwood 5.49.717.1318.17 125 -53 VIC Apr 26 (Mon, 2:30) Scores
3 A South Melbourne 4.04.68.813.16 94 WON North Melbourne 4.46.59.910.11 71 23 ARD May 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
4 H South Melbourne 5.37.710.1011.12 78 LOST Essendon 2.58.1112.1220.20 140 -62 LAK May 8 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
5 A South Melbourne 2.15.98.1414.23 107 WON St. Kilda 5.47.69.1012.12 84 23 JUN May 15 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
6 H South Melbourne 4.27.57.59.5 59 LOST Melbourne 1.65.109.1515.15 105 -46 LAK May 22 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
7 A South Melbourne 2.22.53.83.10 28 LOST Footscray 2.14.66.78.12 60 -32 WES May 29 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
8 A South Melbourne 7.510.518.1019.12 126 WON Geelong 3.17.97.1115.16 106 20 KAR Jun 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
9 H South Melbourne 2.65.67.99.12 66 LOST Fitzroy 4.17.311.715.11 101 -35 LAK Jun 12 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
10 H South Melbourne 2.26.68.813.9 87 LOST Carlton 9.414.518.723.11 149 -62 LAK Jun 19 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
11 A South Melbourne 3.46.77.912.15 87 WON Hawthorn 4.46.69.79.7 61 26 GLE Jul 3 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 3.35.78.119.13 67 LOST Richmond 6.110.713.1021.18 144 -77 PUN Jul 10 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
13 H South Melbourne 2.26.69.610.12 72 LOST Collingwood 5.46.711.1213.16 94 -22 LAK Jul 17 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
14 H South Melbourne 2.38.714.1114.18 102 LOST North Melbourne 3.77.911.1215.14 104 -2 LAK Jul 24 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
15 A South Melbourne 1.25.45.58.11 59 LOST Essendon 4.56.88.1711.21 87 -28 WIN Aug 7 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
16 H South Melbourne 1.11.73.105.11 41 WON St. Kilda 0.51.53.55.9 39 2 LAK Aug 14 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
17 A South Melbourne 1.32.52.97.12 54 LOST Melbourne 3.47.610.1115.13 103 -49 MCG Aug 21 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
18 H South Melbourne 2.25.36.57.7 49 LOST Footscray 5.58.1010.1314.16 100 -51 LAK Aug 28 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
19 H South Melbourne 6.113.720.1021.15 141 WON Geelong 0.03.23.56.9 45 96 LAK Sep 4 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1948 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
7 Allen, George 3                             3 1.0    
35 Barry, Ron 9                             0 0.0    
34 Bourke, Pat 13                             0 0.0    
3 Brew, Frank 10                             3 0.3    
1 Bulpit, Stan 7                             5 0.7    
32 Bywater, Ron 4                             1 0.3    
36 Callick, Alf 13                             5 0.4    
18 Caris, George 15                             0 0.0    
33 Chambers, Wylie 12                             4 0.3    
20 Cleary, Jim 8                             0 0.0    
23 Clegg, Ron 18                             30 1.7    
30 Collins, Kevin 9                             11 1.2    
21 Crane, Len 16                             0 0.0    
17 Dornau, Erwin 17                             2 0.1    
2 Eichhorn, Jack 4                             1 0.3    
8 Fox Jnr, Arthur 7                             0 0.0    
29 Garrick, Jack 8                             5 0.6    
27 Graham, Jack 16                             33 2.1    
14 Harley, Reg 19                             11 0.6    
15 Hill, Vic 17                             6 0.4    
5 Holland, Len 11                             4 0.4    
28 Jarry, Les 4                             3 0.8    
31 Kennedy, George 5                             5 1.0    
12 King, Billy 17                             0 0.0    
37 Lucas, Bert 10                             4 0.4    
19 Mears, Harry 5                             2 0.4    
19 Miller, Allan 3                             8 2.7    
9 Mullane, Jack 3                             0 0.0    
11 Read, Chester 1                             0 0.0    
10 Ryan, Tom 5                             0 0.0    
22 Schaefer, Keith 12                             2 0.2    
16 Simpson, Harry 5                             2 0.4    
24 Spokes, Larry 16                             12 0.8    
20 Stephens, Frank 3                             3 1.0    
28 Strang, Allan 5                             2 0.4    
26 Taylor, Don 17                             19 1.1    
4 Williams, Billy 17                             26 1.5    
6 Williams, Les 16                             0 0.0    
Totals 380                             212 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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