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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...."

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1983 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Sydney's 1983 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Sydney 8.210.414.717.9 111 WON Essendon 0.27.912.1515.20 110 1 SCG Mar 27 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
2 A Sydney 3.33.75.105.15 45 LOST Hawthorn 2.65.118.159.16 70 -25 PRI Apr 4 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
3 H Sydney 2.44.85.105.15 45 LOST North Melbourne 5.712.1220.1827.23 185 -140 SCG Apr 10 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
4 A Sydney 0.71.114.146.16 52 LOST Fitzroy 3.66.118.1717.23 125 -73 JUN Apr 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
5 H Sydney 8.313.817.1224.16 160 WON St. Kilda 4.48.816.1021.11 137 23 SCG Apr 24 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
6 A Sydney 2.75.138.1712.21 93 LOST Melbourne 3.66.1011.1718.18 126 -33 MCG Apr 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Sydney 7.410.615.618.10 118 LOST Carlton 1.314.715.1222.17 149 -31 SCG May 8 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
8 A Sydney 7.49.514.1216.14 110 WON Geelong 3.27.109.1211.18 84 26 KAR May 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
9 H Sydney 6.37.712.1118.13 121 WON Collingwood 4.48.911.1314.16 100 21 SCG May 22 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
10 A Sydney 6.26.78.814.10 94 LOST Richmond 2.24.38.816.10 106 -12 MCG May 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Sydney 4.39.911.1617.19 121 WON Footscray 8.311.413.915.12 102 19 SCG Jun 5 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
12 A Sydney 6.19.211.513.5 83 LOST Essendon 1.510.820.1323.18 156 -73 WIN Jun 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Sydney 2.44.107.1111.12 78 LOST Hawthorn 7.58.1012.1515.20 110 -32 SCG Jun 19 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
14 A Sydney 2.24.45.57.8 50 LOST North Melbourne 5.56.88.1311.16 82 -32 ARD Jun 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Sydney 6.110.517.923.9 147 WON Fitzroy 8.415.615.1017.15 117 30 SCG Jul 3 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
16 A Sydney 4.67.911.1114.16 100 LOST St. Kilda 5.110.214.620.9 129 -29 MOO Jul 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
17 H Sydney 8.212.615.1018.17 125 WON Melbourne 2.17.711.1316.16 112 13 SCG Jul 24 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
18 A Sydney 5.26.48.611.9 75 LOST Carlton 2.43.1311.1617.17 119 -44 PRI Jul 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Sydney 5.56.87.1210.15 75 LOST Geelong 4.58.712.1220.21 141 -66 SCG Aug 5 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
20 A Sydney 2.28.713.918.12 120 LOST Collingwood 8.515.521.828.14 182 -62 VIC Aug 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Sydney 1.21.56.910.13 73 LOST Richmond 3.79.1311.1915.24 114 -41 SCG Aug 21 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
22 A Sydney 3.54.68.1110.12 72 LOST Footscray 2.19.713.817.12 114 -42 WES Aug 27 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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1983 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
9 Ackerly, David 20 213 10.7 92 4.6 305 15.3 71 3.6 1 0.1     42 28 0 0.0 2 2
14 Allender, Stephen 4 7 1.8 5 1.3 12 3.0 2 0.5 7 1.8     1 3 2 0.5 1 13
1 Baker, Garry 6 22 3.7 10 1.7 32 5.3 13 2.2 19 3.2     5 17 5 0.8 4 34
20 Boyse, Maurice 11 86 7.8 31 2.8 117 10.6 19 1.7 0 0.0     5 12 11 1.0 13 79
12 Braddy, Craig 21 187 8.9 62 3.0 249 11.9 104 5.0 22 1.0     34 38 48 2.3 38 326
11 Browning, Mark 22 334 15.2 135 6.1 469 21.3 66 3.0 3 0.1     60 38 15 0.7 16 106
39 Capper, Warwick 1 5 5.0 1 1.0 6 6.0 2 2.0 1 1.0     2 5 0 0.0 0 0
18 Carroll, Wayne 9 62 6.9 31 3.4 93 10.3 18 2.0 11 1.2     17 21 4 0.4 5 29
7 Carroll, Dennis 17 220 12.9 66 3.9 286 16.8 62 3.6 0 0.0     29 25 6 0.4 16 52
13 Carter, Rod 22 210 9.5 48 2.2 258 11.7 54 2.5 5 0.2     71 34 0 0.0 0 0
2 Catoggio, Vin 8 66 8.3 20 2.5 86 10.8 16 2.0 0 0.0     7 21 9 1.1 11 65
19 Daniher, Anthony 22 172 7.8 93 4.2 265 12.0 71 3.2 32 1.5     38 25 11 0.5 16 82
15 Evans, Bernie 17 236 13.9 76 4.5 312 18.4 55 3.2 3 0.2     35 35 27 1.6 22 184
50 Frangalas, Gary 15 84 5.6 44 2.9 128 8.5 43 2.9 0 0.0     18 20 13 0.9 9 87
60 Hedley, Steven 1 5 5.0 1 1.0 6 6.0 1 1.0 0 0.0     0 1 1 1.0 0 6
40 Henderson, Darryl 3 16 5.3 6 2.0 22 7.3 7 2.3 0 0.0     4 6 0 0.0 0 0
23 Hounsell, Colin 15 151 10.1 95 6.3 246 16.4 29 1.9 1 0.1     23 24 10 0.7 12 72
31 Jackson, Francis 15 133 8.9 47 3.1 180 12.0 35 2.3 0 0.0     29 20 1 0.1 1 7
34 Kruse, Max 22 248 11.3 126 5.7 374 17.0 89 4.0 2 0.1     55 52 12 0.5 8 80
28 Lucas, Jack 12 101 8.4 32 2.7 133 11.1 23 1.9 1 0.1     14 7 2 0.2 1 13
41 Maloni, Peter 1 5 5.0 1 1.0 6 6.0 2 2.0 0 0.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
46 McBroom, Stephen 3 30 10.0 20 6.7 50 16.7 7 2.3 0 0.0     10 8 1 0.3 3 9
21 Morwood, Tony 21 266 12.7 92 4.4 358 17.0 109 5.2 1 0.0     66 34 25 1.2 17 167
27 Mustey, Trevor 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 6 6.0     0 1 0 0.0 0 0
22 Reid, John 5 40 8.0 23 4.6 63 12.6 14 2.8 1 0.2     6 10 2 0.4 1 13
30 Rhys-Jones, David 14 154 11.0 115 8.2 269 19.2 58 4.1 1 0.1     43 30 9 0.6 6 60
5 Roberts, Ian 22 224 10.2 83 3.8 307 14.0 63 2.9 1 0.0     29 24 9 0.4 8 62
25 Round, Barry 22 194 8.8 186 8.5 380 17.3 128 5.8 340 15.5     73 49 7 0.3 9 51
6 Scott, Brett 3 54 18.0 13 4.3 67 22.3 11 3.7 2 0.7     8 11 3 1.0 1 19
8 Smith, Greg 19 296 15.6 113 5.9 409 21.5 62 3.3 0 0.0     43 36 14 0.7 8 92
32 Stirling, David 7 38 5.4 18 2.6 56 8.0 10 1.4 1 0.1     7 7 5 0.7 3 33
4 Sutton, Darryl 14 120 8.6 22 1.6 142 10.1 57 4.1 1 0.1     27 21 25 1.8 12 162
24 Taubert, Steven 11 54 4.9 20 1.8 74 6.7 29 2.6 99 9.0     13 13 4 0.4 2 26
33 Thripp, Terry 3 16 5.3 4 1.3 20 6.7 2 0.7 0 0.0     5 3 1 0.3 2 8
10 Vernon, Daryl 4 53 13.3 20 5.0 73 18.3 9 2.3 0 0.0     11 8 2 0.5 4 16
48 Wall, Mark 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
36 Whitzell, Mark 4 35 8.8 15 3.8 50 12.5 7 1.8 0 0.0     4 8 0 0.0 1 1
17 Winbanks, David 6 44 7.3 7 1.2 51 8.5 18 3.0 2 0.3     12 9 1 0.2 0 6
26 Wright, Stephen 16 206 12.9 74 4.6 280 17.5 23 1.4 1 0.1     43 30 12 0.8 11 83
Totals 440 4388 10.0 1847 4.2 6235 14.2 1389 3.2 564 1.3     889 735 297 0.7 263 2045
 

Footnotes

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