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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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1970 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1970 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H South Melbourne 2.53.65.109.14 68 LOST Melbourne 2.16.49.614.9 93 -25 LAK Apr 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A South Melbourne 2.44.47.68.12 60 WON North Melbourne 1.23.75.98.11 59 1 ARD Apr 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 4.39.711.1512.17 89 LOST Essendon 7.29.413.615.10 100 -11 LAK Apr 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H South Melbourne 3.45.47.811.11 77 WON Footscray 3.26.37.39.6 60 17 VFL Apr 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A South Melbourne 3.25.56.910.11 71 WON Richmond 2.23.74.126.13 49 22 MCG May 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H South Melbourne 0.42.125.189.25 79 WON St. Kilda 2.13.36.79.8 62 17 LAK May 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H South Melbourne 4.112.417.623.12 150 WON Carlton 6.46.610.1010.13 73 77 LAK May 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A South Melbourne 3.15.48.1012.12 84 LOST Hawthorn 3.412.1115.1421.20 146 -62 GLE May 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H South Melbourne 5.412.816.1219.14 128 WON Geelong 3.66.99.910.18 78 50 LAK May 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 2.47.911.1612.19 91 LOST Fitzroy 4.411.512.614.9 93 -2 JUN Jun 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 3.37.512.816.15 111 WON Collingwood 3.36.611.1116.14 110 1 LAK Jun 15 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 2.45.49.1012.10 82 WON Melbourne 0.13.47.512.6 78 4 VFL Jun 20 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H South Melbourne 2.110.311.516.9 105 WON North Melbourne 5.28.212.1014.12 96 9 LAK Jun 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A South Melbourne 2.14.27.411.5 71 WON Essendon 1.13.33.95.10 40 31 VFL Jul 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A South Melbourne 2.59.710.813.10 88 WON Footscray 0.12.33.36.4 40 48 WES Jul 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H South Melbourne 3.26.46.511.9 75 LOST Richmond 3.38.810.1612.17 89 -14 LAK Jul 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A South Melbourne 2.25.47.611.6 72 LOST St. Kilda 2.27.811.1013.14 92 -20 MOO Jul 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 A South Melbourne 2.35.89.1310.19 79 LOST Carlton 2.46.98.1211.17 83 -4 PRI Aug 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H South Melbourne 2.28.411.616.7 103 WON Hawthorn 2.25.38.413.8 86 17 LAK Aug 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A South Melbourne 1.46.98.1311.15 81 WON Geelong 5.37.39.810.14 74 7 KAR Aug 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H South Melbourne 2.38.512.1314.15 99 WON Fitzroy 5.26.56.1410.20 80 19 LAK Aug 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A South Melbourne 0.03.34.57.9 51 LOST Collingwood 2.65.817.1122.15 147 -96 VIC Aug 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
1SF A South Melbourne 2.59.810.1013.12 90 LOST St. Kilda 6.19.314.822.11 143 -53 MCG Sep 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1970 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
4 Baskin, Keith 15 196 13.1 36 2.4 232 15.5 33 2.2 2 0.1     21 45 19 1.3 13 127
11 Bedford, Peter 23 400 17.4 153 6.7 553 24.0 104 4.5 0 0.0     67 43 50 2.2 34 334
31 Bennett, Stuart 16 80 5.0 44 2.8 124 7.8 29 1.8 115 7.2     26 26 3 0.2 4 22
7 Brice, Gary 23 346 15.0 58 2.5 404 17.6 80 3.5 0 0.0     86 59 20 0.9 35 155
32 Catlin, Sid 8 53 6.6 5 0.6 58 7.3 2 0.3 0 0.0     11 8 4 0.5 5 29
17 Cook, Russell 23 310 13.5 84 3.7 394 17.1 119 5.2 20 0.9     51 61 18 0.8 26 134
50 Davis, Bruce 1 9 9.0 0 0.0 9 9.0 5 5.0 0 0.0     0 0 1 1.0 1 7
28 Doyle, Robert 2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
32 Elwin, Ross 2 16 8.0 3 1.5 19 9.5 2 1.0 3 1.5     1 5 1 0.5 1 7
27 Gleeson, Reg 18 155 8.6 23 1.3 178 9.9 30 1.7 0 0.0     25 29 2 0.1 1 13
8 Haenen, Tony 23 214 9.3 43 1.9 257 11.2 89 3.9 17 0.7     50 43 1 0.0 1 7
18 Harrison, Paul 6 25 4.2 6 1.0 31 5.2 6 1.0 2 0.3     4 10 0 0.0 0 0
26 Hoffman, Steve 7 56 8.0 5 0.7 61 8.7 4 0.6 0 0.0     7 4 8 1.1 6 54
15 Jacobs, Graeme 19 176 9.3 23 1.2 199 10.5 58 3.1 1 0.1     43 25 0 0.0 0 0
33 Lambert, Greg 16 175 10.9 21 1.3 196 12.3 56 3.5 0 0.0     30 24 0 0.0 0 0
19 Leahy, Terry 8 53 6.6 16 2.0 69 8.6 9 1.1 1 0.1     9 11 2 0.3 0 12
37 Luke, Richard 20 182 9.1 42 2.1 224 11.2 43 2.2 0 0.0     45 46 12 0.6 11 83
25 McAuliffe, Haydn 22 401 18.2 58 2.6 459 20.9 69 3.1 0 0.0     69 56 18 0.8 23 131
22 McCracken, Peter 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
35 McKew, Shane 18 285 15.8 43 2.4 328 18.2 42 2.3 2 0.1     59 59 4 0.2 6 30
29 McLeish, David 22 294 13.4 74 3.4 368 16.7 42 1.9 0 0.0     52 51 2 0.1 4 16
13 Miller, Neville 6 25 4.2 3 0.5 28 4.7 13 2.2 0 0.0     4 6 0 0.0 1 1
6 Murphy, John 20 269 13.5 74 3.7 343 17.2 47 2.4 6 0.3     37 58 13 0.7 11 89
23 Pavone, Mick 6 33 5.5 14 2.3 47 7.8 15 2.5 0 0.0     5 12 7 1.2 6 48
21 Pitura, John 23 327 14.2 71 3.1 398 17.3 67 2.9 0 0.0     42 58 0 0.0 0 0
16 Quade, Ricky 1 4 4.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     0 2 0 0.0 0 0
5 Rantall, John 22 253 11.5 31 1.4 284 12.9 52 2.4 0 0.0     68 37 1 0.0 2 8
24 Richardson, Alan 1 2 2.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 1 0 0.0 0 0
14 Skilton Jnr, Bob 20 362 18.1 107 5.4 469 23.5 86 4.3 0 0.0     70 33 33 1.7 21 219
20 Sudholz, John 20 186 9.3 54 2.7 240 12.0 98 4.9 34 1.7     41 49 60 3.0 48 408
10 Walsh, Wayne 19 319 16.8 45 2.4 364 19.2 61 3.2 1 0.1     65 52 0 0.0 5 5
30 Way, Fred 18 131 7.3 59 3.3 190 10.6 60 3.3 403 22.4     29 38 0 0.0 2 2
38 Wetzel, Ron 6 35 5.8 8 1.3 43 7.2 14 2.3 0 0.0     5 6 1 0.2 0 6
9 Wilkinson, Jim 1 4 4.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 2 0 0.0 0 0
44 Williams, Gary 4 22 5.5 5 1.3 27 6.8 7 1.8 0 0.0     1 5 6 1.5 0 36
Totals 460 5398 11.7 1209 2.6 6607 14.4 1345 2.9 607 1.3     1024 964 286 0.6 267 1983
 

Footnotes

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