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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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1988 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Sydney's 1988 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Sydney 3.67.79.1011.10 76 LOST Footscray 3.37.410.516.6 102 -26 VFL Apr 4 (Mon, 2:10) Scores
2 H Sydney 0.46.99.129.12 66 WON St. Kilda 1.42.74.107.13 55 11 SCG Apr 10 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
3 A Sydney 3.17.810.1013.15 93 LOST Hawthorn 3.07.214.517.12 114 -21 PRI Apr 16 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
4 H Sydney 3.35.67.1210.20 80 LOST Carlton 4.1011.1618.2024.22 166 -86 SCG Apr 24 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
5 H Sydney 4.87.1010.1412.17 89 LOST Melbourne 2.19.610.1017.14 116 -27 SCG May 1 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
6 A Sydney 2.48.614.1117.12 114 WON Geelong 5.09.311.716.15 111 3 KAR May 8 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
7 A Sydney 2.15.48.89.13 67 LOST Fitzroy 5.59.712.1015.16 106 -39 PRI May 14 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 H Sydney 1.44.77.1511.21 87 LOST Brisbane 5.210.214.717.13 115 -28 SCG May 20 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
9 A Sydney 6.213.616.1020.16 136 WON Richmond 4.48.78.1010.13 73 63 MCG May 28 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 H Sydney 4.17.410.911.11 77 WON Essendon 2.03.34.78.7 55 22 SCG Jun 3 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
11 H Sydney 6.710.1315.2018.24 132 WON North Melbourne 5.410.814.1019.11 125 7 SCG Jun 10 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
12 H Sydney 1.36.610.1314.20 104 WON West Coast 1.53.75.98.13 61 43 SCG Jun 19 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
13 A Sydney 1.31.41.62.11 23 LOST Collingwood 2.23.65.99.14 68 -45 VIC Jun 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Sydney 6.79.1212.1413.18 96 LOST Richmond 4.48.915.1019.17 131 -35 SCG Jul 1 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
15 A Sydney 6.29.415.919.16 130 WON Melbourne 3.34.45.68.9 57 73 MCG Jul 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Sydney 2.49.1016.1424.19 163 WON Hawthorn 3.79.915.1116.16 112 51 SCG Jul 17 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
17 A Sydney 5.56.118.1813.21 99 WON St. Kilda 5.17.310.414.8 92 7 MOO Jul 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
18 H Sydney 2.58.78.1112.16 88 LOST Geelong 4.49.816.1222.19 151 -63 SCG Jul 29 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
19 A Sydney 5.45.811.1015.17 107 WON Carlton 1.55.87.1111.13 79 28 VFL Aug 6 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Sydney 3.47.814.1124.16 160 WON Fitzroy 5.49.810.1114.13 97 63 SCG Aug 14 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
21 A Sydney 6.311.812.1114.17 101 LOST North Melbourne 5.09.312.816.17 113 -12 MCG Aug 19 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
22 A Sydney 3.36.78.1510.21 81 WON Brisbane 3.48.611.711.11 77 4 CRR Aug 28 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
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1988 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
34 Battiston, Adrian 7 39 5.6 8 1.1 47 6.7 8 1.1 0 0.0 6 0.9 4 3 3 0.4 5 23
30 Bayes, Mark 19 181 9.5 77 4.1 258 13.6 46 2.4 12 0.6 23 1.2 5 20 3 0.2 4 22
16 Bolton, David 15 141 9.4 115 7.7 256 17.1 15 1.0 0 0.0 22 1.5 17 11 8 0.5 12 60
44 Brinkkotter, John 2 15 7.5 9 4.5 24 12.0 4 2.0 0 0.0 3 1.5 3 0 1 0.5 0 6
41 Brown, David 5 33 6.6 7 1.4 40 8.0 17 3.4 4 0.8 1 0.2 4 3 14 2.8 6 90
14 Byrne, Michael 8 37 4.6 31 3.9 68 8.5 18 2.3 50 6.3 4 0.5 4 15 3 0.4 4 22
7 Carroll, Dennis 21 351 16.7 85 4.0 436 20.8 76 3.6 4 0.2 20 1.0 28 27 3 0.1 9 27
13 Carter, Rod 20 121 6.1 51 2.6 172 8.6 48 2.4 7 0.4 8 0.4 41 24 0 0.0 0 0
23 Coleman, Glenn 16 153 9.6 61 3.8 214 13.4 81 5.1 32 2.0 4 0.3 12 26 32 2.0 28 220
11 Cordner, David 5 20 4.0 3 0.6 23 4.6 6 1.2 0 0.0 3 0.6 2 9 6 1.2 3 39
29 Cordy, Neil 20 167 8.4 101 5.1 268 13.4 96 4.8 3 0.2 16 0.8 26 23 4 0.2 5 29
28 Cordy, Graeme 10 56 5.6 24 2.4 80 8.0 12 1.2 3 0.3 11 1.1 8 7 1 0.1 0 6
60 Davis, Craig 9 52 5.8 11 1.2 63 7.0 28 3.1 0 0.0 3 0.3 5 8 17 1.9 9 111
6 Eustice, Mark 5 35 7.0 16 3.2 51 10.2 4 0.8 0 0.0 3 0.6 2 10 0 0.0 2 2
3 Healy, Gerard 20 351 17.6 218 10.9 569 28.5 89 4.5 4 0.2 25 1.3 35 36 26 1.3 34 190
9 Henwood, Wayne 16 159 9.9 58 3.6 217 13.6 77 4.8 42 2.6 16 1.0 19 37 12 0.8 9 81
47 Higgins, Leon 13 80 6.2 47 3.6 127 9.8 26 2.0 0 0.0 12 0.9 8 22 17 1.3 14 116
22 Holden, Craig 4 36 9.0 13 3.3 49 12.3 10 2.5 1 0.3 3 0.8 5 2 1 0.3 1 7
46 Kellett, Mark 11 113 10.3 38 3.5 151 13.7 40 3.6 4 0.4 10 0.9 16 9 0 0.0 1 1
18 Lloyd, Matthew 9 70 7.8 44 4.9 114 12.7 24 2.7 0 0.0 10 1.1 12 6 0 0.0 3 3
39 Lockman, Michael 11 90 8.2 67 6.1 157 14.3 29 2.6 1 0.1 14 1.3 22 9 1 0.1 0 6
12 McAsey, Darren 2 7 3.5 5 2.5 12 6.0 2 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0.0 1 1
10 Mitchell, Barry 21 391 18.6 225 10.7 616 29.3 62 3.0 0 0.0 33 1.6 33 46 35 1.7 37 247
21 Morwood, Tony 13 133 10.2 61 4.7 194 14.9 88 6.8 0 0.0 18 1.4 19 14 21 1.6 23 149
35 Murphy, David 21 298 14.2 177 8.4 475 22.6 79 3.8 0 0.0 27 1.3 57 28 14 0.7 20 104
4 Neagle, Merv 2 12 6.0 10 5.0 22 11.0 7 3.5 0 0.0 3 1.5 0 1 0 0.0 2 2
1 Parsons, Michael 12 64 5.3 60 5.0 124 10.3 36 3.0 79 6.6 9 0.8 18 19 6 0.5 6 42
31 Phyland, Michael 4 10 2.5 12 3.0 22 5.5 0 0.0 0 0.0 3 0.8 0 2 0 0.0 0 0
17 Potter, Craig 14 118 8.4 99 7.1 217 15.5 30 2.1 1 0.1 41 2.9 24 40 6 0.4 11 47
5 Roberts, Ian 16 125 7.8 72 4.5 197 12.3 34 2.1 0 0.0 17 1.1 16 18 2 0.1 3 15
36 Silvestro, Jim 8 42 5.3 24 3.0 66 8.3 12 1.5 0 0.0 1 0.1 7 9 7 0.9 8 50
19 Smith, Tony 10 44 4.4 42 4.2 86 8.6 15 1.5 57 5.7 5 0.5 6 13 1 0.1 2 8
33 Thripp, Terry 5 52 10.4 11 2.2 63 12.6 17 3.4 3 0.6 17 3.4 4 10 1 0.2 5 11
15 Toohey, Bernard 22 249 11.3 92 4.2 341 15.5 77 3.5 2 0.1 37 1.7 34 32 13 0.6 11 89
2 Williams, Greg 18 280 15.6 249 13.8 529 29.4 64 3.6 0 0.0 34 1.9 38 21 20 1.1 14 134
25 Willis, David 8 23 2.9 16 2.0 39 4.9 11 1.4 68 8.5 6 0.8 11 10 0 0.0 0 0
26 Wright, Stephen 18 207 11.5 136 7.6 343 19.1 26 1.4 0 0.0 35 1.9 50 21 23 1.3 26 164
Totals 440 4355 9.9 2375 5.4 6730 15.3 1314 3.0 377 0.9 503 1.1 595 592 301 0.7 318 2124
 

Footnotes

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