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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...."

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

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1964 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1964 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H South Melbourne 2.43.86.1210.13 73 LOST Hawthorn 3.38.710.1014.13 97 -24 LAK Apr 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A South Melbourne 2.38.810.1018.10 118 WON Fitzroy 3.76.119.1713.17 95 23 BWS Apr 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 2.47.58.68.7 55 LOST Richmond 1.33.65.138.15 63 -8 LAK May 2 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 1.13.26.58.9 57 LOST Collingwood 1.65.1210.1312.13 85 -28 VIC May 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H South Melbourne 2.13.56.78.11 59 LOST Geelong 4.46.58.811.10 76 -17 LAK May 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A South Melbourne 3.35.48.410.9 69 LOST Footscray 3.45.127.1610.22 82 -13 WES May 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H South Melbourne 2.44.87.1311.18 84 LOST Essendon 3.39.512.914.12 96 -12 LAK May 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 H South Melbourne 2.13.56.98.13 61 LOST Carlton 1.36.610.1012.14 86 -25 LAK Jun 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 A South Melbourne 0.06.36.47.9 51 LOST North Melbourne 5.56.88.1310.15 75 -24 ARD Jun 15 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 2.06.46.610.8 68 LOST St. Kilda 8.59.716.1318.15 123 -55 JUN Jun 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 1.26.87.1012.11 83 LOST Melbourne 4.77.915.1418.21 129 -46 LAK Jul 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 1.62.95.126.15 51 LOST Hawthorn 2.18.312.815.13 103 -52 GLE Jul 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H South Melbourne 6.411.714.917.15 117 WON Fitzroy 0.51.85.145.14 44 73 LAK Jul 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A South Melbourne 0.13.34.45.4 34 LOST Richmond 3.54.128.1813.21 99 -65 PUN Jul 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 2.32.74.115.13 43 LOST Collingwood 3.25.88.1012.13 85 -42 LAK Aug 1 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A South Melbourne 0.20.70.71.9 15 LOST Geelong 2.44.48.78.9 57 -42 KAR Aug 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H South Melbourne 2.25.36.710.8 68 LOST Footscray 0.55.107.1210.15 75 -7 LAK Aug 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A South Melbourne 1.41.62.62.7 19 LOST Essendon 7.412.1021.1128.16 184 -165 WIN Aug 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1964 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 3                             1 0.3    
49 Barnes, Ken 4                             0 0.0    
45 Baskin, Keith 2                             0 0.0    
27 Batch, Kevin 1                             0 0.0    
15 Bethke, Des 18                             22 1.2    
29 Bowd, Pat 7                             0 0.0    
23 Bray, Jeff 3                             0 0.0    
13 Collings, Ted 1                             0 0.0    
2 Colvin, Ken 16                             0 0.0    
12 Dawson, Ray 4                             0 0.0    
34 Edwards, Reg 1                             1 1.0    
17 Evans, Charlie 8                             0 0.0    
37 Goonan, Clem 13                             0 0.0    
18 Harrison, Paul 17                             0 0.0    
21 Heriot, John 16                             6 0.4    
48 Heywood, Les 5                             0 0.0    
16 Hynes Jnr, Tom 4                             0 0.0    
7 John, Graeme 17                             16 0.9    
8 Johnson, Frank 12                             5 0.4    
4 Johnston, Gary 13                             1 0.1    
23 Kingston, Bob 16                             5 0.3    
6 Magee, Stuart 16                             22 1.4    
33 Matthews Jnr, Herbie 8                             5 0.6    
25 McLaughlin Jnr, Hugh 1                             0 0.0    
40 Melai, Eddy 7                             2 0.3    
39 Nilsson, Ray 8                             2 0.3    
11 Papley, Max 16                             25 1.6    
51 Parker, Kevin 5                             0 0.0    
41 Parker, Glen 9                             0 0.0    
38 Phillips, Ken 13                             6 0.5    
22 Porter, Bob 3                             2 0.7    
47 Randle, Ian 1                             1 1.0    
5 Rantall, John 18                             0 0.0    
35 Reilly, Elkin 8                             0 0.0    
10 Ross, Bill 5                             0 0.0    
1 Self, Alan 7                             1 0.1    
14 Skilton Jnr, Bob 10                             23 2.3    
19 Somerville, Trevor 9                             0 0.0    
36 Stanley, Don 4                             0 0.0    
28 Strachan, Bob 1                             0 0.0    
3 Tate, Terry 7                             7 1.0    
48 Trethowan, Pat 11                             0 0.0    
30 Way, Fred 6                             1 0.2    
20 Wharton, Ken 4                             2 0.5    
31 White, Eric 2                             0 0.0    
Totals 360                             156 0.4    
 

Footnotes

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