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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

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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1996 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Sydney's 1996 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Sydney 0.01.03.46.4 40 LOST Adelaide 5.612.615.820.10 130 -90 FBP Mar 31 (Sun, 5:40) Scores
2 H Sydney 3.75.107.159.17 71 LOST Fremantle 1.26.98.1413.22 100 -29 SCG Apr 7 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
3 H Sydney 4.49.414.1115.17 107 WON Collingwood 5.16.58.1210.13 73 34 SCG Apr 14 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
4 A Sydney 2.53.85.1010.11 71 WON Richmond 4.46.78.139.16 70 1 WAV Apr 21 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
5 H Sydney 2.65.88.913.10 88 WON Hawthorn 3.26.57.811.10 76 12 SCG Apr 27 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
6 H Sydney 3.07.08.314.6 90 DRAW Essendon 1.46.710.1312.18 90 0 SCG May 3 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
7 A Sydney 3.25.410.812.10 82 WON Melbourne 1.03.33.35.8 38 44 MCG May 11 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Sydney 3.26.49.79.10 64 LOST West Coast 2.55.99.1114.16 100 -36 WAC May 18 (Sat, 8:40) Scores
9 H Sydney 4.27.315.521.6 132 WON Brisbane 3.16.58.810.14 74 58 SCG May 26 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
10 A Sydney 5.28.514.921.11 137 WON Fitzroy 2.06.37.410.7 67 70 WHI Jun 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Sydney 2.18.418.624.8 152 WON North Melbourne 4.55.68.1010.13 73 79 PRI Jun 15 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
12 H Sydney 4.88.1116.1318.15 123 WON Footscray 2.34.68.811.11 77 46 SCG Jun 23 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
13 A Sydney 6.17.59.1015.12 102 WON Carlton 4.27.711.913.13 91 11 PRI Jun 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Sydney 4.510.914.1418.17 125 WON Geelong 2.15.37.511.8 74 51 SCG Jul 7 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
15 A Sydney 5.26.514.814.12 96 WON St. Kilda 4.28.58.911.13 79 17 WAV Jul 13 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
16 H Sydney 7.212.614.1016.14 110 WON Adelaide 3.46.68.1012.16 88 22 SCG Jul 21 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
17 A Sydney 2.26.28.412.6 78 LOST Fremantle 5.48.413.1015.14 104 -26 SUB Jul 28 (Sun, 4:10) Scores
18 H Sydney 4.16.611.917.13 115 WON Melbourne 0.44.85.146.16 52 63 SCG Aug 4 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
19 H Sydney 5.210.412.720.10 130 WON Richmond 1.26.49.812.10 82 48 SCG Aug 11 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
20 A Sydney 4.66.107.139.18 72 WON Hawthorn 3.35.45.67.7 49 23 WAV Aug 17 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
21 A Sydney 5.49.511.812.10 82 LOST Essendon 3.68.712.1214.16 100 -18 MCG Aug 24 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Sydney 5.55.79.1112.13 85 WON West Coast 1.24.96.106.14 50 35 SCG Aug 31 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
4QF H Sydney 3.44.88.1113.12 90 WON Hawthorn 2.36.59.812.12 84 6 SCG Sep 7 (Sat, 7:45) Scores
2PF H Sydney 1.36.68.710.10 70 WON Essendon 4.44.68.610.9 69 1 SCG Sep 21 (Sat, 7:45) Scores
GF A Sydney 6.28.59.713.10 88 LOST North Melbourne 3.28.712.1419.17 131 -43 MCG Sep 28 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1996 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
42 Arnott, Simon 10 65 6.5 33 3.3 98 9.8 27 2.7 0 0.0 9 0.9 5 5 4 0.4 5 29
21 Barry, Leo 5 13 2.6 10 2.0 23 4.6 5 1.0 1 0.2 8 1.6 2 1 2 0.4 0 12
30 Bayes, Mark 8 46 5.8 19 2.4 65 8.1 18 2.3 1 0.1 8 1.0 2 2 7 0.9 1 43
31 Carey, Stefan 4 20 5.0 11 2.8 31 7.8 16 4.0 1 0.3 8 2.0 1 4 1 0.3 1 7
27 Chapman, Wade 15 160 10.7 67 4.5 227 15.1 60 4.0 0 0.0 36 2.4 17 9 8 0.5 5 53
23 Crawford, Justin 7 30 4.3 17 2.4 47 6.7 11 1.6 0 0.0 5 0.7 4 3 4 0.6 1 25
8 Cresswell, Daryn 24 363 15.1 161 6.7 524 21.8 106 4.4 2 0.1 56 2.3 23 22 11 0.5 22 88
18 Direen, Scott 13 102 7.8 50 3.8 152 11.7 34 2.6 0 0.0 15 1.2 11 7 1 0.1 0 6
6 Dunkley, Andrew 25 178 7.1 142 5.7 320 12.8 110 4.4 6 0.2 29 1.2 32 22 0 0.0 0 0
12 Dyson, Kevin 22 209 9.5 158 7.2 367 16.7 76 3.5 0 0.0 52 2.4 20 30 1 0.0 4 10
10 Filandia, Peter 13 116 8.9 80 6.2 196 15.1 29 2.2 0 0.0 26 2.0 17 13 1 0.1 4 10
29 Garlick, Simon 19 181 9.5 85 4.5 266 14.0 57 3.0 0 0.0 39 2.1 9 19 9 0.5 8 62
9 Grant, Shannon 25 276 11.0 154 6.2 430 17.2 104 4.2 0 0.0 43 1.7 27 17 11 0.4 8 74
25 Gray, Troy 4 27 6.8 9 2.3 36 9.0 9 2.3 0 0.0 3 0.8 5 10 1 0.3 3 9
39 Heuskes, Adam 22 242 11.0 123 5.6 365 16.6 88 4.0 1 0.0 23 1.0 15 15 3 0.1 0 18
14 Kelly, Paul 25 371 14.8 205 8.2 576 23.0 128 5.1 1 0.0 70 2.8 37 53 18 0.7 13 121
24 Kickett, Derek 25 222 8.9 110 4.4 332 13.3 65 2.6 3 0.1 53 2.1 25 25 18 0.7 20 128
37 King, Clinton 5 19 3.8 11 2.2 30 6.0 6 1.2 0 0.0 7 1.4 2 1 3 0.6 0 18
3 Lewis, Dale 12 164 13.7 68 5.7 232 19.3 81 6.8 6 0.5 26 2.2 8 14 10 0.8 5 65
4 Lockett, Tony 22 212 9.6 45 2.0 257 11.7 168 7.6 2 0.1 21 1.0 11 41 121 5.5 63 789
34 Luff, Troy 23 271 11.8 86 3.7 357 15.5 138 6.0 47 2.0 38 1.7 20 25 20 0.9 10 130
11 Maxfield, Stuart 24 304 12.7 87 3.6 391 16.3 69 2.9 0 0.0 66 2.8 25 15 14 0.6 13 97
32 McPherson, Daniel 19 173 9.1 66 3.5 239 12.6 57 3.0 0 0.0 22 1.2 12 10 3 0.2 1 19
2 McRae, Dean 3 21 7.0 16 5.3 37 12.3 8 2.7 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 4 0 0.0 0 0
17 Mooney, Jason 14 104 7.4 42 3.0 146 10.4 47 3.4 24 1.7 20 1.4 6 13 13 0.9 5 83
26 Myles, Dion 2 13 6.5 1 0.5 14 7.0 4 2.0 0 0.0 1 0.5 2 1 1 0.5 0 6
36 Nicks, Matthew 6 25 4.2 11 1.8 36 6.0 12 2.0 0 0.0 8 1.3 6 4 2 0.3 1 13
5 O'Brien, Craig 18 124 6.9 47 2.6 171 9.5 69 3.8 0 0.0 19 1.1 13 25 34 1.9 19 223
19 O'Loughlin, Michael 25 228 9.1 153 6.1 381 15.2 109 4.4 0 0.0 45 1.8 14 26 21 0.8 14 140
16 Rocca, Anthony 10 44 4.4 24 2.4 68 6.8 26 2.6 16 1.6 8 0.8 3 11 3 0.3 10 28
1 Roos, Paul 24 276 11.5 204 8.5 480 20.0 156 6.5 21 0.9 24 1.0 22 11 4 0.2 5 29
22 Rose, Gavin 6 21 3.5 25 4.2 46 7.7 15 2.5 50 8.3 2 0.3 7 2 1 0.2 1 7
7 Seymour, Brad 24 150 6.3 145 6.0 295 12.3 75 3.1 2 0.1 29 1.2 14 19 0 0.0 0 0
15 Stafford, Greg 22 188 8.5 117 5.3 305 13.9 111 5.0 232 10.5 21 1.0 27 23 3 0.1 1 19
Totals 525 4958 9.4 2582 4.9 7540 14.4 2094 4.0 416 0.8 840 1.6 446 502 353 0.7 243 2361
 

Footnotes

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