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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...."

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1952 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1952 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H South Melbourne 2.75.109.1511.16 82 WON St. Kilda 3.14.96.138.26 74 8 LAK Apr 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A South Melbourne 2.39.611.813.11 89 WON Carlton 2.26.310.612.12 84 5 PRI Apr 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 5.510.1112.1314.17 101 WON Richmond 5.18.310.712.9 81 20 LAK May 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 2.26.77.88.12 60 LOST Hawthorn 2.35.39.311.3 69 -9 GLE May 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A South Melbourne 1.35.69.910.11 71 WON Melbourne 3.25.57.68.9 57 14 MCG May 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H South Melbourne 3.26.610.714.12 96 WON Fitzroy 2.24.46.99.11 65 31 LAK May 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H South Melbourne 3.510.1115.1216.14 110 WON Footscray 3.36.510.1211.13 79 31 LAK Jun 9 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
8 H South Melbourne 4.17.512.918.10 118 WON North Melbourne 4.37.712.914.12 96 22 ALB Jun 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A South Melbourne 2.23.74.104.11 35 LOST Geelong 1.52.74.97.13 55 -20 KAR Jun 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H South Melbourne 1.64.88.109.10 64 LOST Collingwood 0.32.86.1212.13 85 -21 LAK Jun 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A South Melbourne 2.25.78.1510.17 77 WON North Melbourne 3.25.45.47.4 46 31 ARD Jul 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H South Melbourne 1.57.97.108.12 60 LOST Essendon 4.25.68.149.15 69 -9 LAK Jul 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A South Melbourne 0.12.32.36.8 44 WON St. Kilda 2.53.54.75.8 38 6 JUN Jul 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H South Melbourne 3.74.810.1410.16 76 DRAW Carlton 1.25.97.910.16 76 0 LAK Jul 26 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A South Melbourne 2.47.910.1012.14 86 WON Richmond 2.65.89.1310.14 74 12 PUN Aug 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H South Melbourne 1.12.43.116.14 50 LOST Hawthorn 1.72.126.139.14 68 -18 LAK Aug 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H South Melbourne 4.46.810.1110.14 74 WON Melbourne 1.45.76.118.18 66 8 LAK Aug 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A South Melbourne 3.25.106.127.15 57 LOST Fitzroy 3.34.47.99.10 64 -7 BWS Aug 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
19 A South Melbourne 5.55.67.108.13 61 LOST Footscray 2.28.89.913.13 91 -30 WES Aug 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1952 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 18                             3 0.2    
26 Browning, Keith 19                             0 0.0    
23 Clegg, Ron 6                             0 0.0    
30 Deagan, Paddy 12                             9 0.8    
25 Digney, Ron 7                             1 0.1    
11 Dorgan, Jim 7                             0 0.0    
17 Dornau, Erwin 11                             0 0.0    
12 Earl, Don 4                             0 0.0    
31 Eichhorn, Jack 17                             17 1.0    
29 Garrick, Jack 18                             1 0.1    
9 Giles, Bob 7                             0 0.0    
28 Gillett, Ian 18                             14 0.8    
2 Goldsmith, Fred 8                             1 0.1    
Green, Lindsay 1                             0 0.0    
8 Gunn, Bill 17                             19 1.1    
14 Harley, Reg 4                             0 0.0    
16 Hilet, Kevin 17                             0 0.0    
1 Lane, Gordon 19                             33 1.7    
27 Lane, Eddie 19                             24 1.3    
4 Lynch, Marty 8                             11 1.4    
38 Murray, Bruce 18                             5 0.3    
39 Nolan, Bill 7                             3 0.4    
15 Paez, Ron 16                             23 1.4    
25 Patterson, Jeff 11                             1 0.1    
33 Rosewarne, Harold 4                             0 0.0    
10 Ryan, Tom 11                             0 0.0    
22 Schaefer, Keith 17                             4 0.2    
34 Scott, Don 19                             10 0.5    
7 Sibun, Mick 17                             13 0.8    
36 Smith, Stan 8                             0 0.0    
20 Taylor, Jim 15                             2 0.1    
Totals 380                             194 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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