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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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1979 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1979 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H South Melbourne 4.410.1212.1815.21 111 LOST Richmond 8.19.213.719.11 125 -14 LAK Apr 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 A South Melbourne 5.29.715.921.13 139 WON Fitzroy 4.59.711.1312.14 86 53 JUN Apr 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H South Melbourne 2.38.413.818.10 118 WON Melbourne 2.76.1110.1316.15 111 7 LAK Apr 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 A South Melbourne 5.18.412.515.5 95 LOST Hawthorn 7.211.618.929.15 189 -94 VFL Apr 25 (Wed, 2:10) Scores
5 A South Melbourne 2.19.99.1212.16 88 LOST North Melbourne 4.128.1313.2019.24 138 -50 ARD May 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H South Melbourne 4.811.1118.1626.19 175 WON St. Kilda 3.15.77.1111.20 86 89 LAK May 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 A South Melbourne 4.49.610.1214.17 101 LOST Footscray 4.310.713.1022.17 149 -48 WES May 19 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H South Melbourne 3.04.25.76.8 44 LOST Collingwood 5.310.414.820.11 131 -87 LAK May 26 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 A South Melbourne 5.19.112.417.8 110 LOST Geelong 6.38.716.1218.15 123 -13 VFL Jun 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A South Melbourne 3.28.710.1014.15 99 LOST Essendon 4.77.1011.1516.19 115 -16 WIN Jun 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H South Melbourne 4.49.812.1518.18 126 LOST Carlton 6.29.314.820.12 132 -6 LAK Jun 18 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 A South Melbourne 4.36.612.1116.14 110 LOST Richmond 2.511.1016.1325.16 166 -56 MCG Jun 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H South Melbourne 4.88.1110.1415.20 110 LOST Fitzroy 4.610.916.1220.16 136 -26 LAK Jun 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H South Melbourne 4.46.510.913.11 89 WON Hawthorn 3.46.810.1010.14 74 15 LAK Jul 7 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 A South Melbourne 4.510.518.824.10 154 LOST Melbourne 5.39.1117.1724.23 167 -13 MCG Jul 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H South Melbourne 4.37.67.118.18 66 LOST North Melbourne 1.63.129.1512.16 88 -22 VFL Jul 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 A South Melbourne 2.38.514.716.12 108 LOST St. Kilda 5.49.713.1119.14 128 -20 MOO Jul 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H South Melbourne 8.415.722.931.9 195 WON Footscray 6.48.912.1315.16 106 89 LAK Aug 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 A South Melbourne 6.28.311.813.9 87 LOST Collingwood 2.14.68.1014.11 95 -8 VIC Aug 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H South Melbourne 8.213.516.516.6 102 WON Geelong 3.25.68.810.12 72 30 LAK Aug 18 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H South Melbourne 3.16.29.710.16 76 LOST Essendon 4.98.1112.1513.17 95 -19 VFL Aug 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 A South Melbourne 4.98.1313.1817.19 121 LOST Carlton 8.013.816.1223.16 154 -33 PRI Sep 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1979 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
42 Ackerly, David 11 101 9.2 26 2.4 127 11.5 23 2.1 0 0.0     28 21 1 0.1 1 7
7 Brice, Gary 10 110 11.0 45 4.5 155 15.5 32 3.2 1 0.1     15 14 0 0.0 1 1
11 Browning, Mark 13 208 16.0 53 4.1 261 20.1 48 3.7 2 0.2     35 26 2 0.2 6 18
49 Carroll, Wayne 1 8 8.0 2 2.0 10 10.0 4 4.0 0 0.0     1 0 1 1.0 0 6
22 Carter, Peter 4 63 15.8 7 1.8 70 17.5 11 2.8 0 0.0     9 10 2 0.5 2 14
9 Cumming, Daryl 10 100 10.0 40 4.0 140 14.0 15 1.5 3 0.3     19 11 4 0.4 2 26
18 Dean, Robert 9 78 8.7 40 4.4 118 13.1 46 5.1 1 0.1     14 22 7 0.8 6 48
13 Dempster, Graham 7 39 5.6 17 2.4 56 8.0 23 3.3 0 0.0     7 10 1 0.1 6 12
15 Evans, Bernie 12 148 12.3 75 6.3 223 18.6 58 4.8 0 0.0     29 18 15 1.3 25 115
12 Fields, Neville 21 365 17.4 102 4.9 467 22.2 63 3.0 0 0.0     48 51 33 1.6 28 226
44 Fraser, Mark 4 27 6.8 6 1.5 33 8.3 5 1.3 0 0.0     8 4 0 0.0 0 0
37 Hall, Peter 4 35 8.8 15 3.8 50 12.5 12 3.0 2 0.5     14 7 0 0.0 2 2
6 Hounsell, Colin 12 98 8.2 33 2.8 131 10.9 15 1.3 0 0.0     26 29 6 0.5 7 43
4 Hummel, Jon 14 140 10.0 29 2.1 169 12.1 28 2.0 0 0.0     20 20 20 1.4 10 130
31 Jackson, Francis 1 4 4.0 1 1.0 5 5.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     3 1 0 0.0 0 0
27 James, Max 16 177 11.1 41 2.6 218 13.6 86 5.4 0 0.0     21 32 22 1.4 8 140
47 Koop, Doug 2 11 5.5 12 6.0 23 11.5 3 1.5 0 0.0     5 6 2 1.0 0 12
34 Kruse, Max 8 72 9.0 24 3.0 96 12.0 28 3.5 0 0.0     16 19 7 0.9 8 50
24 Lamb, Robert 7 51 7.3 7 1.0 58 8.3 10 1.4 0 0.0     11 6 10 1.4 5 65
33 Lambert, Greg 2 11 5.5 7 3.5 18 9.0 3 1.5 0 0.0     6 3 0 0.0 0 0
29 McLeish, David 19 207 10.9 72 3.8 279 14.7 55 2.9 1 0.1     34 16 1 0.1 0 6
35 Morrison, Peter 18 268 14.9 146 8.1 414 23.0 135 7.5 13 0.7     43 37 21 1.2 12 138
32 Morwood, Paul 20 277 13.9 87 4.4 364 18.2 116 5.8 0 0.0     39 41 29 1.5 23 197
21 Morwood, Tony 22 205 9.3 51 2.3 256 11.6 118 5.4 0 0.0     25 39 56 2.5 33 369
38 Murphy, Dale 5 36 7.2 28 5.6 64 12.8 11 2.2 0 0.0     11 7 0 0.0 1 1
1 Murphy, John 7 96 13.7 21 3.0 117 16.7 29 4.1 0 0.0     13 20 9 1.3 8 62
19 O'Neill, Terry 16 136 8.5 68 4.3 204 12.8 59 3.7 0 0.0     33 22 2 0.1 4 16
41 Plumb, Phillip 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
16 Quade, Ricky 21 308 14.7 108 5.1 416 19.8 78 3.7 6 0.3     41 36 14 0.7 12 96
5 Rantall, John 21 235 11.2 66 3.1 301 14.3 54 2.6 0 0.0     42 27 0 0.0 0 0
17 Roberts, Ian 10 89 8.9 39 3.9 128 12.8 17 1.7 20 2.0     16 27 3 0.3 4 22
25 Round, Barry 22 253 11.5 187 8.5 440 20.0 158 7.2 254 11.5     69 58 8 0.4 6 54
28 Smith, Michael 10 79 7.9 24 2.4 103 10.3 31 3.1 0 0.0     13 25 16 1.6 6 102
49 Tarpey, Howard 1 1 1.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
20 Teasdale, Graham 8 83 10.4 42 5.3 125 15.6 49 6.1 118 14.8     27 25 4 0.5 5 29
2 Thompson, Len 20 119 6.0 99 5.0 218 10.9 66 3.3 226 11.3     38 52 39 2.0 17 251
39 Williams, Garry 3 14 4.7 10 3.3 24 8.0 6 2.0 0 0.0     8 4 0 0.0 0 0
26 Wright, Stephen 11 123 11.2 43 3.9 166 15.1 16 1.5 2 0.2     35 27 9 0.8 9 63
8 Wright, Michael 17 152 8.9 54 3.2 206 12.1 48 2.8 2 0.1     42 23 0 0.0 2 2
14 Young, David 4 37 9.3 7 1.8 44 11.0 3 0.8 0 0.0     12 8 0 0.0 0 0
30 Zantuck, Shane 16 234 14.6 60 3.8 294 18.4 84 5.3 0 0.0     39 31 11 0.7 10 76
Totals 440 4798 10.9 1795 4.1 6593 15.0 1648 3.7 651 1.5     915 835 355 0.8 269 2399
 

Footnotes

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