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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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1959 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1959 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A South Melbourne 5.48.912.1114.17 101 WON Collingwood 1.43.86.137.18 60 41 VIC Apr 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 H South Melbourne 2.47.910.1313.21 99 WON Fitzroy 2.35.68.1012.11 83 16 LAK May 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 3.45.88.109.11 65 WON Essendon 2.14.36.77.10 52 13 LAK May 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 2.65.1010.1413.19 97 LOST Hawthorn 3.29.714.819.14 128 -31 GLE May 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 A South Melbourne 3.07.410.513.8 86 LOST Footscray 3.46.514.717.11 113 -27 WES May 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H South Melbourne 2.33.56.148.18 66 LOST North Melbourne 3.29.711.813.18 96 -30 LAK May 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A South Melbourne 3.14.57.88.8 56 LOST Melbourne 2.65.129.1414.17 101 -45 MCG Jun 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H South Melbourne 2.37.812.1116.13 109 WON St. Kilda 4.44.75.107.11 53 56 LAK Jun 15 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
9 A South Melbourne 4.57.611.1814.21 105 WON Carlton 3.27.810.814.11 95 10 PRI Jun 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 2.38.713.1015.16 106 WON Richmond 2.33.57.710.13 73 33 PUN Jul 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 2.55.912.1217.16 118 WON Geelong 3.27.67.912.12 84 34 LAK Jul 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H South Melbourne 3.24.45.46.9 45 LOST Collingwood 0.53.67.1112.13 85 -40 LAK Jul 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A South Melbourne 5.37.49.510.7 67 LOST Fitzroy 4.47.1111.1313.19 97 -30 BWS Jul 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A South Melbourne 3.25.67.98.14 62 LOST Essendon 3.55.88.1110.19 79 -17 WIN Aug 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 2.16.87.128.14 62 LOST Hawthorn 5.06.18.210.3 63 -1 LAK Aug 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 H South Melbourne 4.57.78.1011.10 76 LOST Footscray 1.26.77.912.13 85 -9 LAK Aug 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A South Melbourne 5.310.915.1519.20 134 WON North Melbourne 1.15.45.66.6 42 92 ARD Aug 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H South Melbourne 2.24.75.108.13 61 LOST Melbourne 1.63.115.1510.16 76 -15 LAK Aug 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1959 Player Stats

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