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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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1966 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1966 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H South Melbourne 4.18.712.1216.19 115 WON Fitzroy 2.24.56.79.8 62 53 LAK Apr 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
2 A South Melbourne 4.45.510.611.8 74 LOST Geelong 2.06.1111.1213.16 94 -20 KAR Apr 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 2.65.129.1914.22 106 WON Hawthorn 2.35.66.107.15 57 49 LAK May 7 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 6.411.916.1317.17 119 WON Melbourne 2.58.98.1312.17 89 30 MCG May 14 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H South Melbourne 1.24.36.97.11 53 LOST St. Kilda 2.17.68.813.17 95 -42 LAK May 21 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 A South Melbourne 4.66.68.79.9 63 LOST Richmond 1.55.117.1512.16 88 -25 MCG May 28 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 H South Melbourne 4.510.715.1217.16 118 WON North Melbourne 2.54.87.1415.16 106 12 LAK Jun 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A South Melbourne 2.16.48.68.6 54 LOST Carlton 2.35.85.127.15 57 -3 PRI Jun 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H South Melbourne 1.15.38.411.7 73 LOST Collingwood 3.66.911.1413.20 98 -25 LAK Jun 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 0.16.46.78.7 55 LOST Footscray 3.63.87.178.19 67 -12 WES Jun 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 4.46.59.812.10 82 LOST Essendon 4.210.412.613.12 90 -8 LAK Jul 9 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 4.45.66.1310.15 75 WON Fitzroy 4.07.18.38.5 53 22 BWS Jul 16 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H South Melbourne 2.34.86.99.11 65 LOST Geelong 2.44.98.139.17 71 -6 LAK Jul 23 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A South Melbourne 1.03.98.1114.17 101 WON Hawthorn 6.86.118.1610.16 76 25 GLE Jul 30 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 5.38.1112.1518.17 125 WON Melbourne 5.17.711.1215.19 109 16 LAK Aug 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A South Melbourne 2.25.49.510.6 66 LOST St. Kilda 5.410.1014.1619.19 133 -67 MOO Aug 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 H South Melbourne 2.27.59.710.11 71 LOST Richmond 4.34.58.1010.12 72 -1 LAK Aug 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 A South Melbourne 3.05.48.511.5 71 LOST North Melbourne 5.37.68.1312.16 88 -17 ARD Aug 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1966 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
32 Barnes, Ken 3 12 4.0 2 0.7 14 4.7 2 0.7 3 1.5     4 4 0 0.0 0 0
27 Batch, Kevin 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
15 Bethke, Des 7 62 8.9 8 1.1 70 10.0 14 2.0 1 0.2     11 7 5 0.7 6 36
23 Bray, Jeff 18 175 9.7 31 1.7 206 11.4 65 3.6 5 0.3     26 27 1 0.1 1 7
17 Cook, Russell 4 25 6.3 4 1.0 29 7.3 7 1.8 15 3.8     3 5 0 0.0 3 3
22 Davey, Geoff 5 17 3.4 0 0.0 17 3.4 2 0.4 0 0.0     3 4 0 0.0 0 0
29 Davison, Ian 8 82 10.3 6 0.8 88 11.0 12 1.5 0 0.0     14 11 4 0.5 4 28
38 Dore, Kevin 5 44 8.8 6 1.2 50 10.0 9 1.8 0 0.0     7 7 0 0.0 0 0
10 Dunn, Albie 13 145 11.2 38 2.9 183 14.1 15 1.2 0 0.0     25 20 8 0.6 4 52
8 Haenen, Tony 1 15 15.0 0 0.0 15 15.0 3 3.0 7 7.0     4 2 0 0.0 0 0
18 Harrison, Paul 16 215 13.4 20 1.3 235 14.7 69 4.3 13 0.9     24 38 8 0.5 6 54
21 Heriot, John 12 134 11.2 9 0.8 143 11.9 56 4.7 4 0.3     13 17 1 0.1 1 7
7 John, Graeme 13 194 14.9 45 3.5 239 18.4 84 6.5 61 4.7     41 30 16 1.2 22 118
23 Kingston, Bob 10 103 10.3 29 2.9 132 13.2 35 3.5 52 5.8     25 23 9 0.9 14 68
33 Lambert, Greg 6 68 11.3 8 1.3 76 12.7 12 2.0 0 0.0     8 8 1 0.2 1 7
4 Long, John 2 17 8.5 6 3.0 23 11.5 7 3.5 0 0.0     1 1 2 1.0 1 13
8 Lucev, Ray 15 208 13.9 37 2.5 245 16.3 52 3.5 51 3.6     30 29 12 0.8 13 85
6 Magee, Stuart 14 254 18.1 31 2.2 285 20.4 40 2.9 0 0.0     35 26 10 0.7 15 75
2 Matthews Jnr, Herbie 17 235 13.8 16 0.9 251 14.8 56 3.3 0 0.0     24 18 3 0.2 2 20
25 McAuliffe, Haydn 7 69 9.9 10 1.4 79 11.3 7 1.0 0 0.0     11 8 8 1.1 4 52
26 Orange, Noel 8 45 5.6 0 0.0 45 5.6 6 0.8 0 0.0     5 12 0 0.0 0 0
11 Papley, Max 16 262 16.4 69 4.3 331 20.7 75 4.7 1 0.1     40 34 14 0.9 17 101
41 Parker, Glen 7 65 9.3 15 2.1 80 11.4 14 2.0 0 0.0     10 5 3 0.4 5 23
3 Parker, Kevin 7 54 7.7 8 1.1 62 8.9 11 1.6 0 0.0     6 7 0 0.0 0 0
36 Pasquill, Clive 6 82 13.7 13 2.2 95 15.8 10 1.7 0 0.0     16 9 0 0.0 0 0
47 Pedrotti, Kevin 11 121 11.0 34 3.1 155 14.1 18 1.6 0 0.0     21 21 0 0.0 1 1
42 Phillips, Ken 6 97 16.2 16 2.7 113 18.8 14 2.3 0 0.0     7 10 2 0.3 1 13
9 Priest, Doug 8 83 10.4 1 0.1 84 10.5 21 2.6 1 0.1     17 19 0 0.0 0 0
5 Rantall, John 14 187 13.4 10 0.7 197 14.1 40 2.9 0 0.0     22 22 0 0.0 1 1
35 Reilly, Elkin 6 47 7.8 7 1.2 54 9.0 19 3.2 83 13.8     11 16 0 0.0 0 0
16 Robertson Jnr, Austin 18 134 7.4 8 0.4 142 7.9 80 4.4 0 0.0     20 22 60 3.3 35 395
28 Sarich, Eric 17 196 11.5 54 3.2 250 14.7 70 4.1 2 0.1     33 17 17 1.0 10 112
1 Self, Alan 2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
14 Skilton Jnr, Bob 13 272 20.9 80 6.2 352 27.1 54 4.2 1 0.1     43 22 18 1.4 16 124
19 Somerville, Trevor 5 6 1.2 2 0.4 8 1.6 3 0.6 7 1.8     1 4 0 0.0 0 0
20 Sudholz, John 12 80 6.7 19 1.6 99 8.3 43 3.6 32 2.9     14 14 10 0.8 7 67
37 Tenabel, Ron 3 8 2.7 1 0.3 9 3.0 2 0.7 1 0.3     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
30 Way, Fred 18 157 8.7 40 2.2 197 10.9 52 2.9 343 20.2     27 30 0 0.0 3 3
34 Wilson, Eric 6 27 4.5 3 0.5 30 5.0 7 1.2 57 9.5     5 9 0 0.0 2 2
Totals 360 3997 11.1 686 1.9 4683 13.0 1086 3.0 740 2.1     608 558 212 0.6 195 1467
 

Footnotes

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