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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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1955 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1955 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A South Melbourne 1.51.83.109.12 66 LOST Geelong 2.27.513.915.14 104 -38 KAR Apr 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 H South Melbourne 5.38.712.916.11 107 WON Fitzroy 4.25.66.109.15 69 38 LAK Apr 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 1.34.55.117.14 56 LOST Hawthorn 3.27.311.715.8 98 -42 LAK Apr 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 3.43.44.87.10 52 LOST Richmond 2.28.1113.1415.20 110 -58 PUN May 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H South Melbourne 6.314.818.1025.16 166 WON St. Kilda 1.32.64.84.8 32 134 LAK May 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A South Melbourne 2.37.89.1012.11 83 WON Carlton 3.34.57.811.9 75 8 PRI May 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H South Melbourne 2.34.88.910.11 71 LOST Melbourne 2.24.36.411.6 72 -1 LAK May 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A South Melbourne 2.13.67.87.12 54 LOST Essendon 4.310.711.1013.14 92 -38 WIN Jun 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H South Melbourne 3.76.97.148.15 63 LOST Collingwood 4.16.36.139.18 72 -9 LAK Jun 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 H South Melbourne 2.25.58.910.10 70 WON North Melbourne 3.23.57.78.10 58 12 LAK Jun 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 A South Melbourne 2.03.55.66.13 49 LOST Footscray 2.58.610.1411.16 82 -33 WES Jul 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H South Melbourne 3.47.59.1013.10 88 LOST Geelong 4.08.210.515.9 99 -11 LAK Jul 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A South Melbourne 2.65.65.66.10 46 LOST Fitzroy 2.26.710.1014.16 100 -54 BWS Jul 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A South Melbourne 1.53.95.126.15 51 LOST Hawthorn 3.54.96.910.11 71 -20 GLE Jul 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 3.27.510.714.9 93 LOST Richmond 4.36.48.713.16 94 -1 LAK Jul 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A South Melbourne 0.33.105.1111.16 82 WON St. Kilda 4.14.18.58.5 53 29 JUN Aug 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H South Melbourne 1.54.75.96.12 48 LOST Carlton 3.14.48.712.7 79 -31 LAK Aug 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A South Melbourne 0.32.42.74.7 31 LOST Melbourne 6.47.810.1412.22 94 -63 MCG Aug 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1955 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
4 Atkinson, Bob 7                             2 0.3    
16 Barry, Des 8                             0 0.0    
11 Dorgan, Jim 18                             0 0.0    
12 Earl, Don 2                             0 0.0    
34 Ferguson, John 14                             0 0.0    
29 Garrick, Jack 12                             2 0.2    
9 Giles, Bob 15                             0 0.0    
28 Gillett, Ian 18                             12 0.7    
2 Goldsmith, Fred 18                             0 0.0    
21 Grant, Trevor 3                             0 0.0    
8 Gunn, Bill 13                             16 1.2    
22 Hogan, Kevin 14                             15 1.1    
31 Hudson, Jack 4                             0 0.0    
1 Keyter, Don 18                             22 1.2    
27 Lane, Eddie 16                             36 2.3    
6 Lane, Clarrie 4                             2 0.5    
35 Ledwidge, John 13                             4 0.3    
15 Leslie, Lewis 14                             3 0.2    
38 Logan, Max 3                             3 1.0    
36 McCormack, Ken 14                             1 0.1    
18 McDonald, Gerry 15                             0 0.0    
3 McGowan, Brian 1                             1 1.0    
25 McLaughlin Jnr, Hugh 10                             0 0.0    
23 McNeill, Neil 7                             0 0.0    
5 Nelson, Daryl 4                             0 0.0    
6 Nolan, Bill 1                             0 0.0    
10 Pratt Jnr, Bob 15                             24 1.6    
33 Primmer, Frank 12                             5 0.4    
30 Reed, Ray 9                             1 0.1    
7 Sibun, Mick 18                             9 0.5    
17 Star, Don 8                             3 0.4    
32 Taylor, Ron 15                             10 0.7    
20 Trethowan, John 8                             1 0.1    
23 Tyrrell, Noel 1                             0 0.0    
26 Vance, Colin 3                             5 1.7    
38 Woolley, John 5                             0 0.0    
Totals 360                             177 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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