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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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1973 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1973 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A South Melbourne 1.22.44.76.12 48 LOST Collingwood 4.611.914.1417.22 124 -76 VIC Apr 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H South Melbourne 5.47.911.1615.19 109 LOST Essendon 4.910.1614.1821.20 146 -37 LAK Apr 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 4.38.713.1017.16 118 LOST Footscray 6.413.1018.1320.15 135 -17 LAK Apr 23 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 5.38.68.812.14 86 LOST Geelong 3.07.313.1117.16 118 -32 KAR Apr 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H South Melbourne 4.54.85.96.12 48 LOST St. Kilda 2.57.88.1010.16 76 -28 LAK May 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 A South Melbourne 5.37.88.911.14 80 LOST North Melbourne 3.58.715.1318.16 124 -44 VFL May 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A South Melbourne 3.26.49.912.11 83 LOST Melbourne 4.19.211.517.10 112 -29 MCG May 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H South Melbourne 1.34.45.77.9 51 LOST Carlton 5.29.414.1119.16 130 -79 LAK May 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A South Melbourne 3.34.37.147.15 57 LOST Fitzroy 2.010.412.416.8 104 -47 JUN Jun 4 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
10 H South Melbourne 0.10.32.49.8 62 LOST Richmond 1.56.910.1213.14 92 -30 LAK Jun 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 1.15.88.911.10 76 LOST Hawthorn 5.510.914.1417.17 119 -43 VFL Jun 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H South Melbourne 4.37.48.412.5 77 LOST Collingwood 5.08.113.515.9 99 -22 LAK Jun 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 A South Melbourne 4.48.1010.1116.14 110 LOST Essendon 6.27.715.1220.19 139 -29 WIN Jun 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H South Melbourne 8.411.712.1118.15 123 WON Geelong 3.46.510.512.6 78 45 LAK Jul 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A South Melbourne 3.17.1014.1420.21 141 WON Footscray 6.39.411.612.7 79 62 WES Jul 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 A South Melbourne 4.46.89.1213.15 93 LOST St. Kilda 2.59.711.1414.16 100 -7 MOO Jul 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H South Melbourne 5.49.815.1219.16 130 WON North Melbourne 4.17.29.414.7 91 39 LAK Jul 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H South Melbourne 2.36.611.912.14 86 WON Melbourne 0.24.57.811.12 78 8 VFL Aug 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A South Melbourne 3.45.88.1111.14 80 LOST Carlton 8.213.717.1120.17 137 -57 PRI Aug 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H South Melbourne 4.36.49.715.11 101 LOST Fitzroy 2.48.1312.1514.21 105 -4 LAK Aug 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A South Melbourne 4.57.611.1213.16 94 LOST Richmond 5.513.717.822.11 143 -49 MCG Aug 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A South Melbourne 2.37.79.1111.13 79 LOST Hawthorn 5.77.1212.1516.20 116 -37 GLE Sep 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1973 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
2 Aanensen, Vic 18 130 7.2 62 3.4 192 10.7 78 4.3 142 7.9     41 42 14 0.8 16 100
31 Ball, Ray 16 120 7.5 22 1.4 142 8.9 44 2.8 0 0.0     35 20 0 0.0 0 0
4 Baskin, Keith 4 24 6.0 4 1.0 28 7.0 8 2.0 0 0.0     4 11 5 1.3 2 32
11 Bedford, Peter 19 285 15.0 111 5.8 396 20.8 133 7.0 0 0.0     30 32 52 2.7 41 353
8 Beecroft, Barry 20 154 7.7 23 1.2 177 8.9 53 2.7 34 1.7     31 18 1 0.1 7 13
7 Brice, Gary 14 206 14.7 48 3.4 254 18.1 61 4.4 0 0.0     40 25 10 0.7 13 73
32 Brown, Peter 10 75 7.5 17 1.7 92 9.2 27 2.7 6 0.6     25 17 1 0.1 0 6
17 Cook, Russell 17 163 9.6 55 3.2 218 12.8 88 5.2 71 4.2     28 49 7 0.4 4 46
30 Craighead, Geoff 7 49 7.0 12 1.7 61 8.7 16 2.3 30 4.3     22 18 0 0.0 0 0
18 Davis, Bruce 13 134 10.3 43 3.3 177 13.6 42 3.2 1 0.1     22 30 4 0.3 10 34
45 Dempster, Graham 11 67 6.1 18 1.6 85 7.7 21 1.9 0 0.0     17 14 0 0.0 0 0
28 Doyle, Robert 20 125 6.3 67 3.4 192 9.6 57 2.9 155 7.8     34 73 8 0.4 5 53
43 Ewin, Wayne 6 74 12.3 8 1.3 82 13.7 15 2.5 0 0.0     16 9 1 0.2 0 6
27 Gleeson, Reg 21 219 10.4 38 1.8 257 12.2 54 2.6 0 0.0     44 36 0 0.0 0 0
12 Goss Jnr, Norm 22 520 23.6 60 2.7 580 26.4 105 4.8 6 0.3     115 47 20 0.9 32 152
34 Gull, Stewart 14 103 7.4 28 2.0 131 9.4 60 4.3 9 0.6     15 19 29 2.1 16 190
44 Harley, Gary 2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
47 Hodges, Russ 2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
26 Hoffman, Steve 19 313 16.5 121 6.4 434 22.8 71 3.7 1 0.1     36 23 22 1.2 13 145
33 Lambert, Greg 18 352 19.6 46 2.6 398 22.1 101 5.6 0 0.0     45 32 4 0.2 6 30
25 McAuliffe, Haydn 14 201 14.4 32 2.3 233 16.6 44 3.1 0 0.0     34 38 6 0.4 7 43
35 McKew, Shane 1 9 9.0 1 1.0 10 10.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     1 2 0 0.0 0 0
29 McLeish, David 16 233 14.6 61 3.8 294 18.4 47 2.9 0 0.0     36 25 0 0.0 0 0
5 Miller, Greg 5 35 7.0 1 0.2 36 7.2 6 1.2 0 0.0     11 11 0 0.0 0 0
22 Moore, Eric 7 45 6.4 9 1.3 54 7.7 20 2.9 0 0.0     4 14 9 1.3 7 61
6 Murphy, John 6 50 8.3 4 0.7 54 9.0 14 2.3 2 0.3     10 19 0 0.0 3 3
39 Norris, Michael 2 5 2.5 1 0.5 6 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
38 Obudzinski, Ted 2 6 3.0 0 0.0 6 3.0 3 1.5 0 0.0     0 3 0 0.0 1 1
21 Pitura, John 19 352 18.5 100 5.3 452 23.8 110 5.8 0 0.0     42 61 29 1.5 45 219
19 Prentice, Jim 22 273 12.4 77 3.5 350 15.9 156 7.1 3 0.1     36 37 27 1.2 27 189
16 Quade, Ricky 15 236 15.7 72 4.8 308 20.5 68 4.5 1 0.1     17 28 14 0.9 11 95
42 Stibbard, Robert 6 32 5.3 7 1.2 39 6.5 3 0.5 0 0.0     6 5 1 0.2 0 6
41 Stibbard Jnr, Neville 10 69 6.9 18 1.8 87 8.7 11 1.1 0 0.0     9 11 7 0.7 1 43
20 Thomson, Ian 20 161 8.1 61 3.1 222 11.1 80 4.0 5 0.3     26 61 2 0.1 4 16
10 Woodman, Brian 22 194 8.8 132 6.0 326 14.8 40 1.8 0 0.0     52 43 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 440 5014 11.4 1359 3.1 6373 14.5 1639 3.7 466 1.1     885 873 273 0.6 271 1909
 

Footnotes

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