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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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1951 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1951 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A South Melbourne 2.12.14.36.5 41 LOST Geelong 1.46.98.1313.17 95 -54 KAR Apr 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 H South Melbourne 1.23.33.75.7 37 LOST Richmond 3.44.79.914.13 97 -60 LAK Apr 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 2.75.117.1514.20 104 WON Essendon 6.18.311.614.7 91 13 LAK May 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 2.35.96.169.19 73 LOST North Melbourne 2.08.210.412.6 78 -5 ARD May 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H South Melbourne 3.27.311.315.6 96 WON Melbourne 2.45.98.1111.12 78 18 LAK May 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A South Melbourne 1.23.65.86.10 46 LOST Collingwood 5.38.58.1113.15 93 -47 VIC Jun 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H South Melbourne 3.210.816.1017.14 116 WON Footscray 3.56.66.139.15 69 47 LAK Jun 11 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
8 H South Melbourne 4.48.710.1012.14 86 WON Hawthorn 2.22.86.107.11 53 33 LAK Jun 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A South Melbourne 3.59.811.1012.13 85 DRAW Fitzroy 2.34.69.1012.13 85 0 BWS Jun 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 7.38.711.1313.15 93 WON St. Kilda 2.06.16.27.7 49 44 JUN Jun 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 0.12.47.67.9 51 LOST Carlton 1.102.115.137.14 56 -5 LAK Jul 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H South Melbourne 2.04.65.79.8 62 LOST Geelong 6.38.413.918.11 119 -57 LAK Jul 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A South Melbourne 5.36.99.1313.17 95 WON Richmond 0.30.42.68.8 56 39 PUN Jul 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A South Melbourne 2.33.63.88.12 60 LOST Essendon 8.29.613.916.10 106 -46 WIN Aug 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 5.210.711.1114.16 100 WON North Melbourne 6.18.312.815.9 99 1 LAK Aug 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A South Melbourne 5.29.1013.1418.17 125 WON Melbourne 4.48.711.1215.16 106 19 MCG Aug 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H South Melbourne 2.38.411.612.9 81 LOST Collingwood 3.27.37.412.10 82 -1 LAK Aug 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A South Melbourne 1.22.33.66.12 48 LOST Footscray 2.25.911.1113.15 93 -45 WES Sep 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1951 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
3 Brew, Frank 14                             3 0.2    
26 Browning, Keith 6                             4 0.7    
38 Clegg, Brian 2                             0 0.0    
23 Clegg, Ron 17                             0 0.0    
5 Collihole, Ernie 9                             0 0.0    
30 Deagan, Paddy 16                             16 1.0    
25 Digney, Ron 1                             0 0.0    
11 Dorgan, Jim 5                             0 0.0    
17 Dornau, Erwin 16                             4 0.3    
31 Eichhorn, Jack 2                             0 0.0    
29 Garrick, Jack 16                             4 0.3    
28 Gillett, Ian 18                             20 1.1    
2 Goldsmith, Fred 3                             3 1.0    
14 Harley, Reg 7                             0 0.0    
16 Hilet, Kevin 15                             0 0.0    
18 Jones, Dick 2                             1 0.5    
1 Lane, Gordon 12                             14 1.2    
27 Lane, Eddie 18                             17 0.9    
12 McDonald, Brian 5                             0 0.0    
21 McGuinness, Keith 2                             0 0.0    
19 Miller, Allan 10                             9 0.9    
32 Moore, Harry 13                             0 0.0    
38 Murray, Bruce 17                             1 0.1    
25 Owens, Llew 2                             1 0.5    
15 Paez, Ron 10                             26 2.6    
23 Patterson, Jeff 9                             1 0.1    
10 Ryan, Tom 17                             0 0.0    
22 Schaefer, Keith 17                             5 0.3    
34 Scott, Don 16                             10 0.6    
7 Sibun, Mick 17                             13 0.8    
36 Smith, Stan 6                             0 0.0    
20 Taylor, Jim 17                             3 0.2    
8 Walker, Ron 2                             0 0.0    
4 Williams, Billy 15                             41 2.7    
6 Williams, Les 6                             0 0.0    
Totals 360                             196 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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