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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) –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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1968 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1968 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H South Melbourne 4.58.1112.1418.17 125 WON St. Kilda 3.66.1310.1713.22 100 25 LAK Apr 15 (Mon, 2:15) Scores
2 A South Melbourne 4.38.811.1019.12 126 DRAW Hawthorn 5.39.915.2017.24 126 0 GLE Apr 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 3.27.311.613.10 88 LOST Melbourne 6.29.813.1114.14 98 -10 LAK Apr 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 2.26.76.810.15 75 LOST Essendon 3.89.914.1716.19 115 -40 WIN May 4 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
5 H South Melbourne 2.27.57.88.10 58 LOST Richmond 2.16.711.1913.25 103 -45 LAK May 11 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
6 H South Melbourne 3.34.38.710.11 71 LOST Carlton 2.110.611.812.11 83 -12 LAK May 18 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
7 A South Melbourne 4.45.77.128.13 61 WON North Melbourne 0.33.114.137.15 57 4 ARD May 25 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
8 A South Melbourne 2.15.68.611.9 75 WON Footscray 2.63.67.89.8 62 13 WES Jun 8 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
9 H South Melbourne 1.37.513.819.10 124 WON Collingwood 7.28.414.815.9 99 25 LAK Jun 15 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 4.34.68.88.15 63 LOST Geelong 3.210.711.1013.15 93 -30 KAR Jun 22 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 6.19.512.617.15 117 WON Fitzroy 6.29.412.913.12 90 27 LAK Jun 29 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 2.33.55.96.9 45 LOST St. Kilda 4.38.1011.1415.19 109 -64 MOO Jul 6 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
13 H South Melbourne 4.35.99.1012.10 82 LOST Hawthorn 2.35.312.815.11 101 -19 LAK Jul 13 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
14 A South Melbourne 2.35.56.612.8 80 WON Melbourne 3.14.48.1010.10 70 10 MCG Jul 20 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 1.13.66.97.12 54 LOST Essendon 5.28.311.714.13 97 -43 LAK Jul 27 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
16 A South Melbourne 1.66.79.910.11 71 LOST Richmond 3.75.139.1615.21 111 -40 MCG Aug 3 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
17 A South Melbourne 5.28.68.711.14 80 LOST Carlton 6.29.414.1018.14 122 -42 PRI Aug 10 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
18 H South Melbourne 4.56.67.119.14 68 LOST North Melbourne 2.05.78.1111.13 79 -11 LAK Aug 17 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
19 H South Melbourne 3.25.58.1011.12 78 LOST Footscray 4.27.710.1211.16 82 -4 LAK Aug 24 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
20 A South Melbourne 2.45.913.1314.14 98 LOST Collingwood 3.78.1114.1523.19 157 -59 VIC Aug 31 (Sat, 2:15) Scores
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1968 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
35 Anderson, Ray 7 36 5.1 7 1.0 43 6.1 5 0.7 4 0.6     6 8 2 0.3 1 13
4 Baskin, Keith 19 267 14.1 48 2.5 315 16.6 38 2.0 0 0.0     17 30 17 0.9 16 118
11 Bedford, Peter 19 335 17.6 82 4.3 417 21.9 60 3.2 0 0.0     33 29 24 1.3 19 163
31 Bennett, Stuart 13 88 6.8 28 2.2 116 8.9 42 3.2 188 14.5     12 15 8 0.6 7 55
15 Bethke, Des 2 3 1.5 0 0.0 3 1.5 1 0.5 0 0.0     1 0 1 0.5 0 6
1 Brookes, Don 6 77 12.8 30 5.0 107 17.8 10 1.7 0 0.0     12 6 0 0.0 3 3
24 Busse, Neil 17 180 10.6 13 0.8 193 11.4 46 2.7 43 2.5     24 13 2 0.1 0 12
17 Cook, Russell 19 266 14.0 49 2.6 315 16.6 101 5.3 80 4.2     36 16 8 0.4 10 58
29 Davison, Ian 15 225 15.0 24 1.6 249 16.6 45 3.0 0 0.0     21 20 11 0.7 10 76
32 Elwin, Ross 8 98 12.3 11 1.4 109 13.6 34 4.3 17 2.1     9 7 5 0.6 4 34
39 Greenwood, John 4 24 6.0 1 0.3 25 6.3 6 1.5 0 0.0     2 1 0 0.0 0 0
8 Haenen, Tony 20 240 12.0 33 1.7 273 13.7 55 2.8 348 17.4     55 50 13 0.7 12 90
18 Harrison, Paul 16 161 10.1 21 1.3 182 11.4 35 2.2 11 0.7     15 30 9 0.6 9 63
21 Heriot, John 14 137 9.8 18 1.3 155 11.1 52 3.7 1 0.1     17 25 0 0.0 0 0
30 Jacobs, Graeme 20 227 11.4 38 1.9 265 13.3 65 3.3 124 6.2     29 27 11 0.6 16 82
7 John, Graeme 9 95 10.6 25 2.8 120 13.3 47 5.2 5 0.6     16 15 9 1.0 11 65
33 Lambert, Greg 13 195 15.0 24 1.8 219 16.8 45 3.5 0 0.0     17 22 1 0.1 7 13
19 Leahy, Terry 12 158 13.2 25 2.1 183 15.3 29 2.4 60 5.0     26 20 4 0.3 8 32
37 Luke, Richard 15 137 9.1 17 1.1 154 10.3 40 2.7 0 0.0     20 21 4 0.3 7 31
23 Luscombe, John 1 4 4.0 1 1.0 5 5.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 3 0 0.0 0 0
6 Magee, Stuart 4 54 13.5 3 0.8 57 14.3 7 1.8 0 0.0     7 2 2 0.5 2 14
40 Mallett, Bob 3 27 9.0 5 1.7 32 10.7 12 4.0 0 0.0     1 1 1 0.3 1 7
2 Matthews Jnr, Herbie 15 195 13.0 24 1.6 219 14.6 50 3.3 0 0.0     15 18 0 0.0 1 1
25 McAuliffe, Haydn 12 151 12.6 14 1.2 165 13.8 10 0.8 0 0.0     22 19 15 1.3 23 113
6 McCracken, Peter 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
26 McGee, Jeff 2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
39 Mohr, Rod 1 8 8.0 2 2.0 10 10.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     1 3 0 0.0 0 0
41 Mulligan, Mick 1 4 4.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     1 2 0 0.0 0 0
42 Pedrotti, Kevin 2 27 13.5 2 1.0 29 14.5 3 1.5 0 0.0     3 3 0 0.0 1 1
3 Phillips, Ken 7 68 9.7 12 1.7 80 11.4 12 1.7 0 0.0     4 12 2 0.3 4 16
9 Priest, Doug 9 122 13.6 7 0.8 129 14.3 22 2.4 0 0.0     21 17 0 0.0 1 1
5 Rantall, John 18 249 13.8 29 1.6 278 15.4 60 3.3 0 0.0     34 32 0 0.0 0 0
13 Reid, Bruce 2 7 3.5 0 0.0 7 3.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
16 Sarich, Eric 19 242 12.7 59 3.1 301 15.8 78 4.1 0 0.0     26 31 7 0.4 6 48
14 Skilton Jnr, Bob 17 425 25.0 119 7.0 544 32.0 78 4.6 0 0.0     48 16 35 2.1 17 227
20 Sudholz, John 19 180 9.5 25 1.3 205 10.8 78 4.1 74 3.9     24 42 36 1.9 31 247
44 Viney, Ron 5 25 5.0 0 0.0 25 5.0 7 1.4 2 0.4     4 6 3 0.6 0 18
27 Wilcox, Dick 12 85 7.1 14 1.2 99 8.3 20 1.7 0 0.0     12 13 2 0.2 2 14
10 Williams, Rod 2 5 2.5 3 1.5 8 4.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 3 1 0.5 0 6
Totals 400 4827 12.1 813 2.0 5640 14.1 1200 3.0 957 2.4     593 579 233 0.6 229 1627
 

Footnotes

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