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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

Sydney



"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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1976 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1976 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H South Melbourne 5.111.516.923.15 153 LOST Geelong 6.213.421.525.7 157 -4 LAK Apr 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A South Melbourne 4.19.515.1020.14 134 WON Collingwood 7.712.1114.1916.27 123 11 VIC Apr 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 A South Melbourne 3.08.611.814.11 95 LOST Footscray 5.57.916.1120.14 134 -39 WES Apr 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H South Melbourne 6.410.618.722.11 143 WON Essendon 6.310.311.816.13 109 34 LAK Apr 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 A South Melbourne 1.45.77.89.12 66 LOST Carlton 0.53.126.158.19 67 -1 PRI May 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H South Melbourne 3.16.614.816.12 108 LOST Melbourne 6.411.515.721.10 136 -28 LAK May 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A South Melbourne 3.16.97.1012.15 87 LOST Fitzroy 6.49.811.1811.22 88 -1 JUN May 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A South Melbourne 5.38.68.811.10 76 LOST Hawthorn 4.39.514.820.16 136 -60 PRI May 22 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H South Melbourne 3.46.1010.1713.18 96 WON Richmond 3.38.510.913.10 88 8 LAK May 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 6.58.616.819.10 124 WON St. Kilda 4.14.99.1312.27 99 25 MOO Jun 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 2.37.311.714.11 95 LOST North Melbourne 2.56.1112.1218.13 121 -26 LAK Jun 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 2.52.96.146.15 51 LOST Geelong 4.212.517.923.17 155 -104 KAR Jun 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H South Melbourne 2.47.1010.1417.19 121 WON Collingwood 3.65.87.1111.16 82 39 VFL Jun 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 A South Melbourne 4.27.49.512.6 78 LOST Essendon 5.47.810.1213.15 93 -15 WIN Jul 3 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H South Melbourne 3.89.1216.1320.16 136 WON Footscray 3.210.513.1217.14 116 20 LAK Jul 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H South Melbourne 0.35.68.1014.10 94 LOST Carlton 4.38.511.715.10 100 -6 LAK Jul 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A South Melbourne 4.27.310.314.9 93 WON Melbourne 3.58.911.1211.13 79 14 VFL Jul 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H South Melbourne 5.28.412.816.11 107 WON Fitzroy 0.46.108.1311.14 80 27 LAK Jul 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H South Melbourne 3.35.310.912.11 83 LOST Hawthorn 2.27.89.1213.19 97 -14 VFL Aug 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A South Melbourne 2.43.67.1212.12 84 LOST Richmond 2.46.89.1216.14 110 -26 MCG Aug 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H South Melbourne 3.56.1111.1415.18 108 WON St. Kilda 4.15.46.510.6 66 42 LAK Aug 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A South Melbourne 6.48.78.1312.19 91 LOST North Melbourne 4.19.815.1119.14 128 -37 ARD Aug 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1976 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 1 5 5.0 2 2.0 7 7.0 2 2.0 17 17.0     2 3 1 1.0 1 7
28 Anderson, Syd 4 27 6.8 5 1.3 32 8.0 6 1.5 0 0.0     8 10 0 0.0 0 0
11 Bedford, Peter 19 234 12.3 96 5.1 330 17.4 43 2.3 0 0.0     32 43 31 1.6 26 212
8 Beecroft, Barry 8 59 7.4 0 0.0 59 7.4 17 2.1 5 0.6     13 19 0 0.0 0 0
24 Blair, John 12 94 7.8 21 1.8 115 9.6 37 3.1 0 0.0     16 18 15 1.3 13 103
7 Brice, Gary 21 348 16.6 64 3.0 412 19.6 68 3.2 1 0.0     60 40 13 0.6 15 93
32 Brown, Peter 13 90 6.9 24 1.8 114 8.8 33 2.5 27 2.1     21 27 7 0.5 6 48
43 Browning, Mark 22 289 13.1 69 3.1 358 16.3 58 2.6 0 0.0     57 45 15 0.7 15 105
40 Daniher, Terry 1 15 15.0 4 4.0 19 19.0 3 3.0 0 0.0     3 3 0 0.0 1 1
18 Dean, Robert 20 213 10.7 52 2.6 265 13.3 93 4.7 11 0.6     54 45 37 1.9 23 245
13 Dempster, Graham 18 132 7.3 21 1.2 153 8.5 59 3.3 6 0.3     20 30 5 0.3 3 33
36 Elliott, Chris 5 30 6.0 11 2.2 41 8.2 7 1.4 0 0.0     2 4 0 0.0 0 0
27 Gleeson, Reg 7 44 6.3 16 2.3 60 8.6 11 1.6 0 0.0     12 10 6 0.9 0 36
28 Goodingham, Barry 20 149 7.5 74 3.7 223 11.2 66 3.3 269 13.5     49 62 9 0.5 5 59
12 Goss Jnr, Norm 17 303 17.8 58 3.4 361 21.2 33 1.9 0 0.0     44 33 23 1.4 24 162
34 Gull, Stewart 15 120 8.0 31 2.1 151 10.1 72 4.8 21 1.4     23 28 36 2.4 16 232
17 Hodges, Russ 5 38 7.6 6 1.2 44 8.8 10 2.0 0 0.0     9 6 0 0.0 1 1
26 Hoffman, Steve 14 138 9.9 58 4.1 196 14.0 29 2.1 3 0.2     13 23 17 1.2 12 114
37 Hounsell, Colin 10 139 13.9 27 2.7 166 16.6 19 1.9 0 0.0     17 16 13 1.3 12 90
31 Jackson, Francis 4 36 9.0 6 1.5 42 10.5 8 2.0 1 0.3     9 8 0 0.0 0 0
33 Lambert, Greg 13 144 11.1 28 2.2 172 13.2 40 3.1 0 0.0     31 28 5 0.4 1 31
29 McLeish, David 21 239 11.4 55 2.6 294 14.0 43 2.0 0 0.0     39 45 3 0.1 0 18
1 Miller, Greg 6 29 4.8 16 2.7 45 7.5 14 2.3 1 0.2     5 10 0 0.0 0 0
35 Morrison, Peter 10 97 9.7 37 3.7 134 13.4 24 2.4 0 0.0     21 13 4 0.4 5 29
19 O'Neill, Terry 7 50 7.1 9 1.3 59 8.4 12 1.7 4 0.6     9 11 4 0.6 1 25
6 Pagan, Denis 16 165 10.3 24 1.5 189 11.8 27 1.7 0 0.0     42 38 0 0.0 0 0
16 Quade, Ricky 22 378 17.2 89 4.0 467 21.2 69 3.1 13 0.6     39 47 16 0.7 18 114
5 Rantall, John 21 265 12.6 58 2.8 323 15.4 74 3.5 2 0.1     51 49 0 0.0 0 0
23 Robertson, Max 16 166 10.4 56 3.5 222 13.9 65 4.1 1 0.1     23 39 0 0.0 0 0
25 Round, Barry 14 153 10.9 69 4.9 222 15.9 67 4.8 138 9.9     43 30 12 0.9 15 87
22 Russ, Stephen 3 18 6.0 1 0.3 19 6.3 3 1.0 0 0.0     2 2 0 0.0 2 2
3 Stilo, Michael 2 8 4.0 1 0.5 9 4.5 3 1.5 0 0.0     3 4 1 0.5 0 6
20 Teasdale, Graham 15 130 8.7 20 1.3 150 10.0 43 2.9 15 1.0     32 36 11 0.7 4 70
9 Thomson, Ian 19 131 6.9 65 3.4 196 10.3 64 3.4 22 1.2     25 43 22 1.2 17 149
4 Wilson, Graeme 1 3 3.0 2 2.0 5 5.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     1 0 0 0.0 0 0
10 Woodman, Brian 18 208 11.6 94 5.2 302 16.8 48 2.7 0 0.0     47 37 17 0.9 13 115
Totals 440 4687 10.7 1269 2.9 5956 13.5 1271 2.9 557 1.3     877 905 323 0.7 249 2187
 

Footnotes

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