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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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"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...."

John Devaney retraces the history of South Melbourne's 'bloodstained angels' - and their modern incarnation into the Sydney Swans

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1961 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1961 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A South Melbourne 2.05.58.911.15 81 WON Hawthorn 3.63.86.137.14 56 25 GLE Apr 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 H South Melbourne 2.04.39.812.8 80 LOST Geelong 2.37.710.812.12 84 -4 LAK Apr 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 A South Melbourne 5.38.810.1412.17 89 WON Richmond 0.13.53.76.9 45 44 PUN Apr 25 (Tue, 2:20) Scores
4 H South Melbourne 2.63.115.137.14 56 LOST Carlton 5.36.311.411.6 72 -16 LAK May 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H South Melbourne 2.25.610.1112.12 84 WON Footscray 2.25.49.712.10 82 2 LAK May 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A South Melbourne 0.52.133.176.18 54 LOST Essendon 7.210.515.920.13 133 -79 WIN May 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H South Melbourne 3.24.56.77.8 50 LOST Fitzroy 3.69.913.1117.15 117 -67 LAK Jun 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A South Melbourne 0.30.62.85.16 46 LOST St. Kilda 6.412.615.1016.14 110 -64 JUN Jun 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H South Melbourne 1.25.96.98.14 62 LOST Melbourne 3.35.58.1314.14 98 -36 LAK Jun 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 2.23.44.56.8 44 LOST Collingwood 2.17.211.912.12 84 -40 VIC Jun 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 5.65.67.129.14 68 WON North Melbourne 1.13.63.67.8 50 18 LAK Jul 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H South Melbourne 0.33.45.47.7 49 LOST Hawthorn 3.25.47.99.11 65 -16 LAK Jul 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A South Melbourne 4.36.87.109.13 67 LOST Geelong 3.46.89.1211.16 82 -15 KAR Jul 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 H South Melbourne 6.18.212.516.9 105 WON Richmond 3.57.88.119.14 68 37 LAK Jul 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 A South Melbourne 3.24.64.77.10 52 LOST Carlton 3.39.615.617.9 111 -59 PRI Aug 5 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A South Melbourne 0.80.93.145.16 46 LOST Footscray 3.56.77.1214.17 101 -55 WES Aug 12 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H South Melbourne 4.27.510.911.12 78 LOST Essendon 2.24.59.716.11 107 -29 LAK Aug 19 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A South Melbourne 6.39.59.1011.10 76 LOST Fitzroy 4.211.915.1925.29 179 -103 BWS Aug 26 (Sat, 2:50) Scores
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1961 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
15 Bennett, Brian 11                             3 0.3    
32 Boyd, Ken 10                             10 1.0    
16 Brain, Peter 1                             0 0.0    
16 Brain, Terry 3                             3 1.0    
1 Briglia, Paul 7                             4 0.6    
34 Burke, Dick 11                             8 0.7    
41 Carlile, John 4                             0 0.0    
33 Chisholm, Bob 13                             15 1.2    
9 Crough, Gerald 14                             0 0.0    
35 Deacon, Cliff 14                             0 0.0    
38 Dunn, Albie 6                             2 0.3    
2 Elliott, Morrie 1                             0 0.0    
37 Goonan, Clem 3                             0 0.0    
5 Gunstone, Henry 2                             0 0.0    
18 Hannon, Barry 2                             0 0.0    
21 Heriot, John 16                             1 0.1    
48 Hopkins, Bill 3                             0 0.0    
49 Hotchkin, Allan 5                             0 0.0    
8 Johnson, Frank 16                             0 0.0    
46 Kingston, Bob 10                             4 0.4    
4 Kiteley, Jeff 11                             0 0.0    
7 Lewthwaite, Neil 9                             0 0.0    
36 McCormack, Ken 16                             3 0.2    
3 McGowan, Brian 18                             38 2.1    
43 McKenzie, Norm 8                             2 0.3    
25 McLaughlin Jnr, Hugh 12                             0 0.0    
44 Munn, Bob 10                             5 0.5    
19 Oaten, Max 14                             24 1.7    
40 Porta, Ron 5                             0 0.0    
39 Power, Bill 9                             3 0.3    
42 Rice, Peter 17                             1 0.1    
18 Rolfe, Ron 8                             4 0.5    
14 Skilton Jnr, Bob 17                             28 1.6    
30 Sonnleitner, Otto 3                             1 0.3    
27 Stockman, Ron 8                             0 0.0    
20 Taylor, Jim 11                             0 0.0    
28 Tomlinson, Brian 11                             0 0.0    
20 Trethowan, John 5                             2 0.4    
31 Woolley, John 15                             0 0.0    
12 Younger, Marshall 1                             0 0.0    
Totals 360                             161 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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