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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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1987 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Sydney's 1987 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Sydney 5.514.1020.1125.15 165 WON Collingwood 0.23.35.611.8 74 91 VIC Mar 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
2 H Sydney 8.216.922.1727.25 187 WON Footscray 3.68.810.1011.13 79 108 SCG Apr 5 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
3 A Sydney 5.59.812.918.16 124 WON West Coast 4.39.513.1314.13 97 27 SUB Apr 12 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
4 A Sydney 1.26.76.109.12 66 LOST Essendon 3.35.310.817.11 113 -47 WIN Apr 20 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
5 A Sydney 4.57.913.1521.20 146 WON Richmond 5.511.818.1119.12 126 20 MCG Apr 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Sydney 7.310.912.1413.16 94 WON Carlton 4.56.79.1012.15 87 7 SCG May 1 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
7 H Sydney 1.48.914.1118.14 122 WON Hawthorn 7.19.415.617.12 114 8 SCG May 10 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
8 H Sydney 4.38.410.413.9 87 LOST Fitzroy 6.410.1113.1516.20 116 -29 SCG May 15 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
9 A Sydney 4.64.1010.1311.13 79 LOST Geelong 2.37.99.915.14 104 -25 KAR May 24 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
10 H Sydney 3.69.1015.1320.16 136 LOST North Melbourne 2.47.516.623.7 145 -9 SCG May 31 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
11 A Sydney 6.58.1012.1519.23 137 WON Brisbane 3.36.37.99.10 64 73 CRR Jun 7 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
12 A Sydney 4.36.512.817.10 112 WON Melbourne 1.63.89.911.10 76 36 MCG Jun 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
13 H Sydney 6.49.615.1020.14 134 WON St. Kilda 1.13.57.811.9 75 59 SCG Jun 21 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
14 H Sydney 1.64.117.1314.17 101 WON Collingwood 3.46.59.1110.14 74 27 SCG Jun 26 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
15 A Sydney 3.06.512.916.10 106 WON Footscray 4.47.108.1210.13 73 33 VFL Jul 4 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Sydney 4.711.1323.1730.21 201 WON West Coast 3.34.67.810.11 71 130 SCG Jul 19 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
17 H Sydney 5.415.823.1336.20 236 WON Essendon 5.28.210.511.7 73 163 SCG Jul 26 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
18 H Sydney 8.516.722.1031.12 198 WON Richmond 2.36.1112.1415.17 107 91 SCG Jul 31 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
19 A Sydney 1.46.67.68.7 55 LOST Carlton 6.88.1011.1617.21 123 -68 PRI Aug 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 A Sydney 3.29.312.515.7 97 LOST Hawthorn 4.46.1212.1720.22 142 -45 PRI Aug 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 H Sydney 5.710.1015.1218.14 122 LOST Geelong 3.86.1110.1518.23 131 -9 SCG Aug 23 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
22 A Sydney 6.510.1016.1420.21 141 WON Fitzroy 4.412.618.1120.13 133 8 PRI Aug 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
QF A Sydney 2.45.77.98.9 57 LOST Hawthorn 5.79.1016.1323.18 156 -99 VFL Sep 5 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
1SF A Sydney 3.36.68.1210.13 73 LOST Melbourne 2.410.1317.1821.23 149 -76 MCG Sep 13 (Sun, 2:30) Scores
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1987 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
8 Bartholomaeus, Grant 2 2 1.0 5 2.5 7 3.5 1 0.5 0 0.0 2 1.0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0
30 Bayes, Mark 23 225 9.8 96 4.2 321 14.0 54 2.3 44 1.9 29 1.3 23 52 38 1.7 28 256
16 Bolton, David 21 183 8.7 183 8.7 366 17.4 35 1.7 1 0.0 24 1.1 20 30 15 0.7 10 100
11 Browning, Mark 21 263 12.5 83 4.0 346 16.5 51 2.4 0 0.0 25 1.2 33 18 8 0.4 17 65
14 Byrne, Michael 11 41 3.7 62 5.6 103 9.4 20 1.8 72 6.5 13 1.2 13 15 9 0.8 7 61
39 Capper, Warwick 23 203 8.8 53 2.3 256 11.1 132 5.7 2 0.1 17 0.7 41 43 103 4.5 57 675
7 Carroll, Dennis 20 246 12.3 92 4.6 338 16.9 75 3.8 0 0.0 31 1.6 25 31 6 0.3 8 44
13 Carter, Rod 24 100 4.2 66 2.8 166 6.9 31 1.3 9 0.4 19 0.8 26 21 0 0.0 1 1
23 Coleman, Glenn 15 134 8.9 64 4.3 198 13.2 68 4.5 39 2.6 17 1.1 6 17 8 0.5 1 49
29 Cordy, Neil 19 145 7.6 111 5.8 256 13.5 86 4.5 4 0.2 21 1.1 20 24 0 0.0 1 1
28 Cordy, Graeme 10 34 3.4 27 2.7 61 6.1 14 1.4 5 0.5 9 0.9 6 5 5 0.5 4 34
34 Hawke, Paul 17 180 10.6 178 10.5 358 21.1 37 2.2 0 0.0 32 1.9 49 27 16 0.9 8 104
3 Healy, Gerard 20 302 15.1 185 9.3 487 24.4 65 3.3 5 0.3 37 1.9 28 22 22 1.1 18 150
9 Henwood, Wayne 24 166 6.9 92 3.8 258 10.8 66 2.8 61 2.5 26 1.1 23 33 3 0.1 5 23
47 Higgins, Leon 1 3 3.0 3 3.0 6 6.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
22 Holden, Craig 23 243 10.6 125 5.4 368 16.0 58 2.5 0 0.0 28 1.2 44 23 4 0.2 3 27
1 Ironmonger, John 13 39 3.0 114 8.8 153 11.8 43 3.3 206 15.8 16 1.2 30 20 0 0.0 0 0
18 Lloyd, Matthew 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
10 Mitchell, Barry 20 307 15.4 196 9.8 503 25.2 38 1.9 0 0.0 22 1.1 57 37 37 1.9 28 250
21 Morwood, Tony 23 225 9.8 106 4.6 331 14.4 120 5.2 4 0.2 32 1.4 38 43 46 2.0 36 312
35 Murphy, David 16 195 12.2 133 8.3 328 20.5 51 3.2 0 0.0 30 1.9 32 27 14 0.9 16 100
4 Neagle, Merv 18 153 8.5 151 8.4 304 16.9 42 2.3 2 0.1 38 2.1 25 22 15 0.8 14 104
31 Phyland, Michael 5 18 3.6 13 2.6 31 6.2 0 0.0 0 0.0 6 1.2 3 7 2 0.4 0 12
37 Potter, Craig 10 59 5.9 54 5.4 113 11.3 14 1.4 0 0.0 20 2.0 9 15 8 0.8 4 52
20 Quirk, Peter 7 18 2.6 19 2.7 37 5.3 3 0.4 0 0.0 7 1.0 6 5 1 0.1 0 6
5 Roberts, Ian 8 54 6.8 40 5.0 94 11.8 14 1.8 0 0.0 12 1.5 9 9 2 0.3 0 12
6 Scott, Brett 7 63 9.0 23 3.3 86 12.3 9 1.3 0 0.0 11 1.6 6 7 11 1.6 4 70
19 Smith, Tony 3 3 1.0 9 3.0 12 4.0 3 1.0 3 1.0 6 2.0 1 4 0 0.0 0 0
33 Thripp, Terry 16 160 10.0 93 5.8 253 15.8 44 2.8 0 0.0 26 1.6 23 32 7 0.4 8 50
15 Toohey, Bernard 18 187 10.4 91 5.1 278 15.4 58 3.2 1 0.1 40 2.2 32 29 2 0.1 1 13
2 Williams, Greg 22 255 11.6 332 15.1 587 26.7 56 2.5 0 0.0 47 2.1 56 35 21 1.0 11 137
26 Wright, Stephen 19 208 10.9 165 8.7 373 19.6 32 1.7 0 0.0 37 1.9 43 27 34 1.8 21 225
Totals 480 4414 9.2 2964 6.2 7378 15.4 1320 2.8 458 1.0 681 1.4 727 685 437 0.9 311 2933
 

Footnotes

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