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KEY FACTS

Official name
Sydney Swans Limited

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

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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1986 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Sydney's 1986 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Sydney 3.112.316.420.6 126 WON North Melbourne 4.15.312.915.11 101 25 MCG Mar 31 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
2 H Sydney 5.59.1014.1519.20 134 WON Collingwood 4.25.612.615.10 100 34 SCG Apr 6 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
3 A Sydney 3.26.612.1019.18 132 WON Geelong 4.67.911.1415.15 105 27 KAR Apr 12 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Sydney 8.713.1116.1720.22 142 WON Footscray 1.34.56.89.12 66 76 SCG Apr 20 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
5 A Sydney 4.210.713.1016.14 110 WON Melbourne 2.55.98.1414.17 101 9 MCG Apr 25 (Fri, 2:10) Scores
6 H Sydney 5.29.713.918.12 120 WON Carlton 4.47.79.1613.20 98 22 SCG May 4 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
7 A Sydney 4.48.511.915.10 100 LOST Hawthorn 4.510.1412.1918.25 133 -33 PRI May 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Sydney 6.38.713.1116.15 111 LOST Richmond 4.310.912.1116.16 112 -1 SCG May 18 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
9 A Sydney 2.44.76.116.11 47 WON St. Kilda 1.23.63.85.8 38 9 MOO May 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Sydney 4.49.813.1118.18 126 WON Fitzroy 5.38.912.1414.17 101 25 SCG Jun 1 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
11 A Sydney 3.54.98.1610.18 78 WON Essendon 4.17.37.39.4 58 20 WIN Jun 9 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
12 H Sydney 5.38.411.813.13 91 LOST North Melbourne 3.35.713.714.11 95 -4 SCG Jun 13 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
13 A Sydney 4.26.810.914.12 96 WON Collingwood 5.210.613.914.11 95 1 VIC Jun 21 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Sydney 6.27.614.817.11 113 WON Geelong 4.26.68.713.13 91 22 SCG Jun 29 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
15 A Sydney 1.33.811.1112.14 86 WON Footscray 4.05.17.211.4 70 16 WES Jul 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Sydney 3.58.915.1624.18 162 WON Essendon 4.16.710.1015.13 103 59 SCG Jul 13 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
17 H Sydney 7.614.722.1229.15 189 WON Melbourne 0.23.77.89.11 65 124 SCG Jul 27 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
18 A Sydney 1.35.88.1112.15 87 LOST Carlton 5.46.713.915.14 104 -17 PRI Aug 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Sydney 1.56.86.1110.13 73 LOST Hawthorn 6.414.418.827.9 171 -98 SCG Aug 10 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
20 A Sydney 6.310.817.1421.18 144 WON Richmond 2.35.58.914.12 96 48 MCG Aug 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Sydney 8.411.1016.1720.20 140 WON St. Kilda 5.48.1012.1216.15 111 29 SCG Aug 24 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
22 A Sydney 1.34.75.98.15 63 LOST Fitzroy 4.95.128.179.19 73 -10 VIC Aug 30 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
QF A Sydney 5.17.612.815.14 104 LOST Carlton 5.112.717.1218.12 120 -16 MCG Sep 7 (Sun, 2:30) Scores
1SF A Sydney 3.28.511.813.11 89 LOST Fitzroy 4.46.88.1413.16 94 -5 MCG Sep 14 (Sun, 2:30) Scores
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1986 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
44 Bartholomaeus, Grant 2 11 5.5 2 1.0 13 6.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     1 2 0 0.0 1 1
30 Bayes, Mark 20 168 8.4 44 2.2 212 10.6 35 1.8 12 0.6     18 12 12 0.6 10 82
16 Bolton, David 20 207 10.4 157 7.9 364 18.2 22 1.1 0 0.0     25 39 16 0.8 7 103
11 Browning, Mark 21 262 12.5 91 4.3 353 16.8 60 2.9 0 0.0     32 36 4 0.2 2 26
39 Capper, Warwick 24 183 7.6 35 1.5 218 9.1 108 4.5 2 0.1     30 60 92 3.8 46 598
52 Caprioli, Robert 1 1 1.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0     0 0 0 0.0 0 0
7 Carroll, Dennis 21 291 13.9 97 4.6 388 18.5 84 4.0 3 0.1     33 33 4 0.2 8 32
13 Carter, Rod 22 100 4.5 34 1.5 134 6.1 22 1.0 4 0.2     35 21 1 0.0 0 6
23 Coleman, Glenn 20 119 6.0 82 4.1 201 10.1 56 2.8 105 5.3     26 27 6 0.3 9 45
19 Daniher, Anthony 22 192 8.7 126 5.7 318 14.5 85 3.9 23 1.0     27 37 20 0.9 26 146
20 Duursma, Jamie 7 48 6.9 28 4.0 76 10.9 22 3.1 5 0.7     12 11 1 0.1 0 6
8 Edmond, Jim 17 132 7.8 52 3.1 184 10.8 70 4.1 0 0.0     16 26 19 1.1 26 140
34 Hawke, Paul 19 186 9.8 168 8.8 354 18.6 41 2.2 0 0.0     34 26 19 1.0 11 125
3 Healy, Gerard 22 344 15.6 212 9.6 556 25.3 82 3.7 5 0.2     40 33 26 1.2 21 177
22 Holden, Craig 20 122 6.1 75 3.8 197 9.9 24 1.2 0 0.0     12 14 2 0.1 2 14
1 Ironmonger, John 17 51 3.0 100 5.9 151 8.9 52 3.1 270 15.9     31 34 0 0.0 0 0
24 Jones, Graham 1 2 2.0 0 0.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 4 4.0     0 0 0 0.0 1 1
12 McAsey, Darren 4 22 5.5 6 1.5 28 7.0 13 3.3 4 1.0     5 8 8 2.0 4 52
10 Mitchell, Barry 24 298 12.4 151 6.3 449 18.7 37 1.5 0 0.0     41 42 27 1.1 29 191
21 Morwood, Tony 22 193 8.8 103 4.7 296 13.5 121 5.5 4 0.2     30 35 44 2.0 23 287
32 Morwood, Paul 10 88 8.8 47 4.7 135 13.5 41 4.1 1 0.1     10 15 4 0.4 4 28
35 Murphy, David 16 166 10.4 89 5.6 255 15.9 41 2.6 0 0.0     32 23 9 0.6 12 66
4 Neagle, Merv 14 157 11.2 115 8.2 272 19.4 49 3.5 0 0.0     20 27 4 0.3 4 28
5 Roberts, Ian 23 159 6.9 82 3.6 241 10.5 46 2.0 0 0.0     25 29 2 0.1 0 12
27 Roberts, Mark 12 87 7.3 43 3.6 130 10.8 23 1.9 2 0.2     10 8 1 0.1 1 7
6 Scott, Brett 2 3 1.5 5 2.5 8 4.0 2 1.0 0 0.0     1 1 0 0.0 1 1
42 Smith, Tony 4 12 3.0 13 3.3 25 6.3 7 1.8 39 9.8     6 12 0 0.0 0 0
15 Toohey, Bernard 24 254 10.6 99 4.1 353 14.7 70 2.9 0 0.0     49 34 4 0.2 6 30
18 Whitzell, Mark 2 3 1.5 2 1.0 5 2.5 2 1.0 0 0.0     2 0 0 0.0 0 0
2 Williams, Greg 24 311 13.0 379 15.8 690 28.8 90 3.8 0 0.0     42 35 28 1.2 21 189
26 Wright, Stephen 23 263 11.4 182 7.9 445 19.3 31 1.3 2 0.1     54 39 32 1.4 32 224
Totals 480 4435 9.2 2620 5.5 7055 14.7 1338 2.8 485 1.0     699 719 385 0.8 307 2617
 

Footnotes

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