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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) 1897–2022

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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1950 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1950 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H South Melbourne 5.37.59.814.12 96 WON Collingwood 0.24.59.811.10 76 20 LAK Apr 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A South Melbourne 3.56.108.1410.16 76 LOST Essendon 7.113.317.429.7 181 -105 WIN Apr 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 4.56.109.1311.15 81 LOST St. Kilda 6.08.49.515.13 103 -22 LAK May 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 3.15.37.78.9 57 LOST Fitzroy 3.77.1312.1716.27 123 -66 BWS May 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A South Melbourne 2.35.711.814.9 93 LOST North Melbourne 3.45.712.714.12 96 -3 ARD May 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H South Melbourne 4.76.915.1020.14 134 WON Hawthorn 1.12.76.810.14 74 60 LAK May 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H South Melbourne 1.24.75.119.14 68 LOST Carlton 0.33.38.611.8 74 -6 LAK Jun 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A South Melbourne 2.37.39.49.8 62 LOST Footscray 2.49.515.1019.11 125 -63 WES Jun 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H South Melbourne 0.32.94.118.12 60 LOST Melbourne 3.74.89.1213.16 94 -34 LAK Jun 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H South Melbourne 2.36.87.1314.17 101 WON Richmond 3.26.39.713.8 86 15 LAK Jun 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A South Melbourne 1.12.43.58.7 55 LOST Geelong 4.109.1017.1619.21 135 -80 KAR Jul 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 3.55.135.179.20 74 LOST Collingwood 4.57.711.1716.21 117 -43 VIC Jul 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H South Melbourne 4.55.75.98.9 57 LOST Essendon 6.410.817.1322.17 149 -92 LAK Jul 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A South Melbourne 1.15.39.613.10 88 WON St. Kilda 3.15.86.1410.18 78 10 JUN Jul 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 2.05.77.711.8 74 LOST Fitzroy 4.17.510.611.11 77 -3 LAK Aug 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H South Melbourne 2.13.28.713.11 89 LOST North Melbourne 7.314.820.1021.14 140 -51 LAK Aug 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A South Melbourne 4.27.313.416.7 103 WON Hawthorn 4.37.511.814.10 94 9 GLE Aug 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A South Melbourne 4.05.78.910.10 70 LOST Carlton 3.05.09.213.4 82 -12 PRI Aug 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1950 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
35 Barry, Ron 14                             1 0.1    
3 Brew, Frank 16                             5 0.3    
1 Bulpit, Stan 1                             0 0.0    
32 Bywater, Ron 9                             9 1.0    
36 Callick, Alf 4                             0 0.0    
18 Caris, George 1                             1 1.0    
33 Chambers, Wylie 11                             1 0.1    
23 Clegg, Ron 9                             3 0.3    
5 Collihole, Ernie 8                             0 0.0    
21 Crane, Len 6                             0 0.0    
37 Davis, Syd 3                             0 0.0    
17 Dornau, Erwin 6                             2 0.3    
2 Duniam, Urban 1                             0 0.0    
31 Eichhorn, Jack 2                             2 1.0    
8 Fox Jnr, Arthur 14                             10 0.7    
29 Garrick, Jack 18                             3 0.2    
9 Giles, Bob 18                             0 0.0    
11 Goodes, Reg 1                             0 0.0    
26 Gull, Jim 10                             9 0.9    
14 Harley, Reg 14                             0 0.0    
13 Hilet, Kevin 9                             0 0.0    
1 Lane, Gordon 16                             47 2.9    
25 Lucas, Bert 15                             9 0.6    
12 McDonald, Brian 6                             6 1.0    
19 Miller, Allan 14                             21 1.5    
15 Paez, Ron 14                             0 0.0    
Palmer, Frank 2                             1 0.5    
11 Read, Chester 4                             0 0.0    
Rohleder, Noel 1                             1 1.0    
10 Ryan, Tom 10                             2 0.2    
22 Schaefer, Keith 17                             2 0.1    
34 Scott, Don 14                             7 0.5    
7 Sibun, Mick 11                             12 1.1    
36 Simms, Fred 2                             0 0.0    
16 Simpson, Harry 7                             1 0.1    
24 Spokes, Larry 10                             2 0.2    
20 Taylor, Jim 13                             9 0.7    
Trainer, Bob 3                             3 1.0    
4 Williams, Billy 17                             36 2.1    
6 Williams, Les 9                             0 0.0    
Totals 360                             205 0.6    
 

Footnotes

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