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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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1971 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1971 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A South Melbourne 1.34.116.147.18 60 LOST Melbourne 5.510.815.1324.21 165 -105 MCG Apr 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H South Melbourne 1.55.129.1612.20 92 LOST Geelong 4.29.414.816.14 110 -18 LAK Apr 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A South Melbourne 1.05.410.814.9 93 LOST Footscray 3.58.712.1014.15 99 -6 WES Apr 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H South Melbourne 2.23.23.95.9 39 LOST Richmond 2.38.617.1020.13 133 -94 LAK Apr 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A South Melbourne 2.22.42.56.9 45 LOST Hawthorn 1.44.99.1612.21 93 -48 VFL May 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H South Melbourne 5.210.612.913.14 92 LOST Carlton 4.27.511.714.10 94 -2 LAK May 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A South Melbourne 4.16.511.816.9 105 WON Essendon 2.67.89.1212.17 89 16 WIN May 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H South Melbourne 4.37.710.813.11 89 LOST Fitzroy 2.310.715.1519.19 133 -44 LAK May 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A South Melbourne 2.25.47.510.6 66 LOST Collingwood 2.17.410.715.10 100 -34 VIC May 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H South Melbourne 2.05.35.49.6 60 LOST St. Kilda 6.39.516.1418.23 131 -71 LAK Jun 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A South Melbourne 5.48.1012.1613.20 98 WON North Melbourne 3.37.79.1112.17 89 9 ARD Jun 14 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H South Melbourne 2.02.32.52.6 18 LOST Melbourne 1.62.95.116.13 49 -31 VFL Jun 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A South Melbourne 1.13.55.119.12 66 LOST Geelong 3.37.59.613.9 87 -21 KAR Jun 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H South Melbourne 6.310.613.1218.15 123 LOST Footscray 5.28.317.819.11 125 -2 LAK Jul 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A South Melbourne 1.47.68.811.13 79 LOST Richmond 2.94.1310.1512.18 90 -11 MCG Jul 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H South Melbourne 0.31.92.123.15 33 LOST Hawthorn 5.68.711.1211.16 82 -49 LAK Jul 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A South Melbourne 1.13.39.311.7 73 LOST Carlton 5.313.720.1224.16 160 -87 PRI Jul 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H South Melbourne 4.46.49.513.8 86 LOST Essendon 1.28.109.1213.18 96 -10 LAK Jul 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A South Melbourne 2.26.67.98.10 58 LOST Fitzroy 5.86.810.1411.17 83 -25 JUN Aug 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H South Melbourne 5.27.38.89.8 62 LOST Collingwood 6.711.813.918.18 126 -64 VFL Aug 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A South Melbourne 1.22.74.86.14 50 LOST St. Kilda 3.27.411.918.14 122 -72 MOO Aug 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H South Melbourne 5.75.817.1219.17 131 WON North Melbourne 1.12.32.58.11 59 72 LAK Aug 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1971 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
31 Ball, Ray 8 93 11.6 4 0.5 97 12.1 35 4.4 0 0.0     15 17 0 0.0 0 0
4 Baskin, Keith 8 88 11.0 28 3.5 116 14.5 22 2.8 1 0.1     7 25 7 0.9 7 49
11 Bedford, Peter 18 273 15.2 94 5.2 367 20.4 84 4.7 0 0.0     44 25 44 2.4 32 296
43 Bell, Bob 2 8 4.0 1 0.5 9 4.5 1 0.5 0 0.0     4 4 0 0.0 0 0
34 Brandt, Graham 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
7 Brice, Gary 21 180 8.6 40 1.9 220 10.5 44 2.1 0 0.0     37 36 13 0.6 21 99
32 Brown, Peter 8 61 7.6 14 1.8 75 9.4 26 3.3 4 0.5     6 14 0 0.0 3 3
38 Carrodus, Trevor 2 5 2.5 1 0.5 6 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 2 2 1.0 0 12
17 Cook, Russell 8 85 10.6 20 2.5 105 13.1 27 3.4 3 0.4     19 14 4 0.5 1 25
37 Davis, Bruce 11 154 14.0 37 3.4 191 17.4 43 3.9 0 0.0     28 23 1 0.1 2 8
28 Doyle, Robert 12 96 8.0 44 3.7 140 11.7 38 3.2 123 10.3     37 36 4 0.3 6 30
15 Droscher, David 2 15 7.5 6 3.0 21 10.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     6 2 2 1.0 3 15
27 Gleeson, Reg 22 229 10.4 34 1.5 263 12.0 79 3.6 0 0.0     31 39 0 0.0 0 0
42 Grima, Robert 5 32 6.4 9 1.8 41 8.2 16 3.2 0 0.0     9 10 6 1.2 6 42
50 Haenen, Tony 13 110 8.5 44 3.4 154 11.8 51 3.9 14 1.1     21 27 8 0.6 6 54
1 Haines, Jim 9 100 11.1 10 1.1 110 12.2 34 3.8 0 0.0     20 23 0 0.0 2 2
44 Hay, Robert 7 82 11.7 11 1.6 93 13.3 25 3.6 0 0.0     12 11 0 0.0 0 0
47 Hocking, Graham 1 1 1.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
26 Hoffman, Steve 18 294 16.3 85 4.7 379 21.1 45 2.5 1 0.1     35 47 31 1.7 24 210
2 Hug, Ernie 15 161 10.7 25 1.7 186 12.4 85 5.7 18 1.2     16 23 0 0.0 0 0
33 Lambert, Greg 9 110 12.2 16 1.8 126 14.0 33 3.7 0 0.0     17 6 0 0.0 0 0
48 MacGregor, Duncan 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
45 Matthews, Dennis 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
25 McAuliffe, Haydn 9 187 20.8 21 2.3 208 23.1 35 3.9 0 0.0     34 14 6 0.7 5 41
22 McCracken, Peter 9 68 7.6 7 0.8 75 8.3 12 1.3 0 0.0     18 19 1 0.1 9 15
36 McHenry, Russell 9 84 9.3 16 1.8 100 11.1 10 1.1 0 0.0     16 19 7 0.8 4 46
35 McKew, Shane 1 11 11.0 0 0.0 11 11.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 1 1
29 McLeish, David 19 196 10.3 43 2.3 239 12.6 25 1.3 0 0.0     45 41 3 0.2 3 21
13 Miller, Neville 12 108 9.0 19 1.6 127 10.6 47 3.9 0 0.0     19 32 14 1.2 11 95
6 Murphy, John 21 244 11.6 52 2.5 296 14.1 61 2.9 0 0.0     43 62 6 0.3 10 46
3 Officer, Stephen 5 25 5.0 12 2.4 37 7.4 12 2.4 2 0.4     3 7 2 0.4 3 15
18 Page, Ron 3 14 4.7 3 1.0 17 5.7 1 0.3 0 0.0     3 3 1 0.3 0 6
23 Pavone, Mick 4 30 7.5 2 0.5 32 8.0 11 2.8 1 0.3     5 7 2 0.5 2 14
40 Payne, John 1 2 2.0 1 1.0 3 3.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
21 Pitura, John 20 302 15.1 58 2.9 360 18.0 75 3.8 0 0.0     41 64 8 0.4 9 57
19 Prentice, Jim 12 105 8.8 23 1.9 128 10.7 39 3.3 0 0.0     10 20 8 0.7 6 54
16 Quade, Ricky 18 271 15.1 70 3.9 341 18.9 72 4.0 3 0.2     50 58 20 1.1 17 137
5 Rantall, John 22 241 11.0 19 0.9 260 11.8 78 3.5 0 0.0     58 60 1 0.0 0 6
34 Robertson, Garry 4 51 12.8 12 3.0 63 15.8 8 2.0 0 0.0     8 12 0 0.0 1 1
24 Sarich, Eric 3 28 9.3 3 1.0 31 10.3 9 3.0 0 0.0     3 1 1 0.3 0 6
14 Skilton Jnr, Bob 19 328 17.3 79 4.2 407 21.4 51 2.7 0 0.0     70 28 16 0.8 19 115
20 Sudholz, John 2 14 7.0 5 2.5 19 9.5 8 4.0 4 2.0     2 4 0 0.0 7 7
36 Svorinich, Bob 1 5 5.0 2 2.0 7 7.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     2 1 0 0.0 3 3
10 Walsh, Wayne 20 347 17.4 34 1.7 381 19.1 64 3.2 0 0.0     68 61 4 0.2 7 31
30 Way, Fred 20 134 6.7 95 4.8 229 11.5 60 3.0 462 23.1     44 40 5 0.3 2 32
9 Wilkinson, Jim 4 15 3.8 6 1.5 21 5.3 6 1.5 0 0.0     5 3 0 0.0 1 1
Totals 440 4988 11.3 1106 2.5 6094 13.9 1378 3.1 636 1.4     913 943 227 0.5 233 1595
 

Footnotes

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