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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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1963 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1963 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A South Melbourne 0.13.54.69.9 63 LOST Geelong 5.95.1411.2316.26 122 -59 KAR Apr 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 H South Melbourne 3.47.117.1312.14 86 LOST Richmond 4.46.513.717.7 109 -23 LAK Apr 25 (Thu, 2:15) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 4.37.68.1010.14 74 LOST Carlton 4.35.711.1116.15 111 -37 LAK May 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 1.25.45.1011.14 80 LOST Hawthorn 5.711.1216.1921.25 151 -71 GLE May 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H South Melbourne 1.39.712.817.11 113 WON North Melbourne 5.45.59.711.9 75 38 LAK May 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A South Melbourne 1.13.34.58.5 53 LOST St. Kilda 5.510.712.1413.16 94 -41 JUN May 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H South Melbourne 4.28.410.611.8 74 WON Melbourne 2.74.106.158.22 70 4 LAK Jun 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A South Melbourne 1.51.73.85.9 39 LOST Footscray 1.33.74.126.16 52 -13 WES Jun 10 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
9 H South Melbourne 3.35.66.108.10 58 WON Fitzroy 0.21.42.75.9 39 19 LAK Jun 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 3.36.67.711.8 74 LOST Collingwood 4.27.714.819.11 125 -51 VIC Jun 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 2.13.66.96.10 46 LOST Essendon 1.34.76.1312.20 92 -46 LAK Jul 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 H South Melbourne 0.22.64.98.12 60 LOST Geelong 5.16.49.914.11 95 -35 LAK Jul 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 A South Melbourne 2.27.511.720.10 130 WON Richmond 6.37.38.69.10 64 66 PUN Aug 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A South Melbourne 3.13.46.78.9 57 LOST Carlton 4.28.514.817.13 115 -58 PRI Aug 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 2.13.35.56.9 45 LOST Hawthorn 2.45.78.915.15 105 -60 LAK Aug 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A South Melbourne 1.52.53.95.9 39 LOST North Melbourne 2.13.57.712.12 84 -45 ARD Aug 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H South Melbourne 4.45.46.68.7 55 LOST St. Kilda 3.310.1013.1219.14 128 -73 LAK Aug 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A South Melbourne 4.04.25.58.8 56 LOST Melbourne 2.58.810.1212.19 91 -35 MCG Sep 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1963 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
36 Alexander, Harry 11                             0 0.0    
27 Batch, Kevin 4                             0 0.0    
15 Bethke, Des 6                             6 1.0    
34 Burke, Dick 4                             4 1.0    
2 Colvin, Ken 18                             2 0.1    
43 Cotton, Ron 4                             0 0.0    
35 Deacon, Cliff 2                             0 0.0    
39 Dolling, Peter 11                             8 0.7    
32 Fogarty, John 2                             0 0.0    
46 Fuller, Jim 1                             0 0.0    
37 Goonan, Clem 17                             0 0.0    
18 Harrison, Paul 18                             4 0.2    
21 Heriot, John 17                             14 0.8    
11 Heyme, Geoff 5                             0 0.0    
20 Hotchkin, Allan 1                             0 0.0    
12 Howland, Darryl 6                             0 0.0    
16 Hynes Jnr, Tom 5                             0 0.0    
8 Johnson, Frank 10                             13 1.3    
42 Johnston, Gary 14                             0 0.0    
23 Kingston, Bob 18                             18 1.0    
6 Magee, Stuart 8                             8 1.0    
49 McGee, Terry 11                             0 0.0    
3 McGowan, Brian 18                             19 1.1    
25 McLaughlin Jnr, Hugh 7                             1 0.1    
44 Munn, Bob 1                             0 0.0    
38 Phillips, Ken 14                             4 0.3    
17 Plumridge, John 4                             0 0.0    
22 Porter, Bob 15                             10 0.7    
5 Rantall, John 14                             2 0.1    
9 Rees, Fred 1                             0 0.0    
35 Reilly, Elkin 12                             0 0.0    
10 Ross, Bill 15                             4 0.3    
1 Self, Alan 9                             8 0.9    
14 Skilton Jnr, Bob 17                             36 2.1    
19 Somerville, Trevor 16                             4 0.3    
28 Strachan, Bob 3                             0 0.0    
26 Trethowan, Pat 9                             1 0.1    
50 White, Eric 12                             5 0.4    
Totals 360                             171 0.5    
 

Footnotes

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