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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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1997 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Sydney's 1997 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Sydney 1.13.25.55.7 37 LOST West Coast 2.15.29.512.6 78 -41 SUB Mar 29 (Sat, 8:40) Scores
2 A Sydney 4.48.512.712.11 83 LOST Western Bulldogs 1.39.512.913.12 90 -7 PRI Apr 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
3 H Sydney 6.311.413.615.9 99 WON Melbourne 2.47.413.514.7 91 8 SCG Apr 11 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
4 A Sydney 4.410.816.1318.19 127 WON St. Kilda 3.46.79.912.9 81 46 WAV Apr 19 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
5 A Sydney 3.35.48.611.8 74 LOST Hawthorn 2.06.510.615.9 99 -25 WAV Apr 26 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
6 H Sydney 6.812.1018.1421.16 142 WON Carlton 1.33.36.811.17 83 59 SCG May 4 (Sun, 2:45) Scores
7 A Sydney 0.22.63.76.8 44 LOST Geelong 4.25.59.711.10 76 -32 KAR May 10 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
8 A Sydney 2.05.26.48.7 55 LOST Adelaide 8.312.817.1122.12 144 -89 FBP May 17 (Sat, 8:40) Scores
9 H Sydney 1.15.812.916.15 111 WON Collingwood 5.35.59.611.8 74 37 SCG May 24 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
10 A Sydney 3.26.48.1013.11 89 LOST Brisbane 1.35.99.1113.14 92 -3 GAB Jun 1 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
11 A Sydney 2.37.138.1310.16 76 WON Port Adelaide 1.33.43.114.17 41 35 FBP Jun 7 (Sat, 8:40) Scores
12 H Sydney 7.015.320.326.8 164 WON Richmond 3.37.812.1116.14 110 54 SCG Jun 13 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
13 H Sydney 1.44.114.168.17 65 WON North Melbourne 2.72.86.97.13 55 10 SCG Jun 29 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
14 A Sydney 0.30.82.113.15 33 LOST Fremantle 4.65.75.116.12 48 -15 WAC Jul 5 (Sat, 8:40) Scores
15 H Sydney 2.45.76.1211.13 79 WON Essendon 2.35.49.811.12 78 1 SCG Jul 13 (Sun, 2:45) Scores
16 H Sydney 3.75.1011.1815.22 112 WON West Coast 3.47.59.711.9 75 37 SCG Jul 19 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
17 H Sydney 6.210.1016.1422.17 149 WON Western Bulldogs 1.22.46.67.10 52 97 SCG Jul 26 (Sat, 4:40) Scores
18 A Sydney 10.514.1121.1625.19 169 WON Melbourne 1.24.56.77.11 53 116 MCG Aug 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
19 H Sydney 7.212.516.1017.17 119 LOST St. Kilda 4.69.813.1218.20 128 -9 SCG Aug 10 (Sun, 2:45) Scores
20 H Sydney 2.37.612.1120.15 135 WON Hawthorn 5.77.910.1011.11 77 58 SCG Aug 17 (Sun, 2:45) Scores
21 A Sydney 0.00.64.85.11 41 LOST Carlton 3.24.45.811.10 76 -35 PRI Aug 23 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
22 H Sydney 2.55.79.913.12 90 LOST Geelong 4.36.510.815.10 100 -10 SCG Aug 30 (Sat, 7:40) Scores
2QF A Sydney 0.54.76.1012.12 84 LOST Western Bulldogs 9.212.514.718.11 119 -35 MCG Sep 6 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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1997 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
2 Arnott, Simon 11 84 7.6 40 3.6 124 11.3 28 2.5 0 0.0 16 1.5 8 3 8 0.7 1 49
21 Barry, Leo 10 67 6.7 39 3.9 106 10.6 30 3.0 0 0.0 13 1.3 5 5 12 1.2 9 81
30 Bayes, Mark 15 106 7.1 31 2.1 137 9.1 42 2.8 4 0.3 9 0.6 5 8 21 1.4 23 149
31 Carey, Stefan 20 158 7.9 78 3.9 236 11.8 104 5.2 50 2.5 21 1.1 14 20 18 0.9 15 123
27 Chapman, Wade 13 96 7.4 36 2.8 132 10.2 23 1.8 0 0.0 18 1.4 6 5 8 0.6 6 54
41 Cook, Troy 20 183 9.2 114 5.7 297 14.9 37 1.9 2 0.1 38 1.9 19 26 7 0.4 9 51
16 Corcoran, Shannon 2 13 6.5 3 1.5 16 8.0 3 1.5 0 0.0 1 0.5 0 3 0 0.0 0 0
8 Cresswell, Daryn 23 367 16.0 244 10.6 611 26.6 71 3.1 4 0.2 32 1.4 16 31 16 0.7 14 110
18 Direen, Scott 2 11 5.5 8 4.0 19 9.5 3 1.5 0 0.0 5 2.5 2 0 0 0.0 1 1
6 Dunkley, Andrew 21 121 5.8 99 4.7 220 10.5 83 4.0 7 0.3 35 1.7 25 12 0 0.0 0 0
12 Dyson, Kevin 13 128 9.8 80 6.2 208 16.0 31 2.4 0 0.0 16 1.2 6 9 2 0.2 2 14
10 Filandia, Peter 5 35 7.0 26 5.2 61 12.2 13 2.6 0 0.0 8 1.6 3 3 3 0.6 2 20
29 Garlick, Simon 2 19 9.5 8 4.0 27 13.5 10 5.0 0 0.0 6 3.0 2 1 1 0.5 0 6
9 Grant, Shannon 23 233 10.1 108 4.7 341 14.8 64 2.8 0 0.0 27 1.2 17 19 18 0.8 13 121
14 Kelly, Paul 23 376 16.3 178 7.7 554 24.1 100 4.3 3 0.1 40 1.7 29 33 26 1.1 30 186
25 King, Clinton 4 21 5.3 26 6.5 47 11.8 6 1.5 0 0.0 3 0.8 2 1 1 0.3 1 7
39 Kinnear, Mark 3 9 3.0 6 2.0 15 5.0 4 1.3 2 0.7 4 1.3 0 2 1 0.3 1 7
3 Lewis, Dale 21 322 15.3 134 6.4 456 21.7 128 6.1 10 0.5 31 1.5 32 19 28 1.3 19 187
38 Licuria, Paul 4 22 5.5 16 4.0 38 9.5 6 1.5 0 0.0 4 1.0 3 1 1 0.3 0 6
4 Lockett, Tony 12 65 5.4 23 1.9 88 7.3 50 4.2 0 0.0 7 0.6 6 13 37 3.1 21 243
34 Luff, Troy 11 78 7.1 42 3.8 120 10.9 42 3.8 14 1.3 21 1.9 6 9 5 0.5 4 34
36 Mathews, Ben 4 18 4.5 13 3.3 31 7.8 3 0.8 0 0.0 5 1.3 1 0 1 0.3 0 6
11 Maxfield, Stuart 22 265 12.0 74 3.4 339 15.4 72 3.3 1 0.0 38 1.7 9 17 9 0.4 15 69
13 McPherson, Daniel 5 39 7.8 20 4.0 59 11.8 8 1.6 0 0.0 11 2.2 2 4 0 0.0 0 0
17 Mooney, Jason 18 120 6.7 70 3.9 190 10.6 66 3.7 46 2.6 20 1.1 13 18 14 0.8 10 94
26 Myles, Dion 3 15 5.0 7 2.3 22 7.3 9 3.0 1 0.3 6 2.0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0
23 Nicks, Matthew 20 150 7.5 99 5.0 249 12.5 59 3.0 1 0.1 26 1.3 15 12 6 0.3 3 39
5 O'Brien, Craig 11 74 6.7 33 3.0 107 9.7 32 2.9 0 0.0 7 0.6 10 8 16 1.5 8 104
19 O'Loughlin, Michael 23 270 11.7 117 5.1 387 16.8 85 3.7 0 0.0 41 1.8 12 24 26 1.1 14 170
24 Orchard, Mark 20 173 8.7 129 6.5 302 15.1 34 1.7 0 0.0 31 1.6 11 20 4 0.2 4 28
1 Roos, Paul 21 240 11.4 158 7.5 398 19.0 98 4.7 11 0.5 15 0.7 20 9 6 0.3 3 39
7 Seymour, Brad 21 151 7.2 111 5.3 262 12.5 69 3.3 2 0.1 28 1.3 15 23 2 0.1 3 15
15 Stafford, Greg 22 179 8.1 91 4.1 270 12.3 84 3.8 282 12.8 17 0.8 24 41 5 0.2 4 34
20 Stevens, John 19 166 8.7 61 3.2 227 11.9 42 2.2 1 0.1 25 1.3 7 24 10 0.5 14 74
33 Warfe, Rowan 12 73 6.1 67 5.6 140 11.7 22 1.8 0 0.0 18 1.5 15 1 0 0.0 0 0
32 Wilson, Ben 4 25 6.3 16 4.0 41 10.3 13 3.3 1 0.3 2 0.5 2 0 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 483 4472 9.3 2405 5.0 6877 14.2 1574 3.3 442 0.9 645 1.3 364 424 312 0.6 249 2121
 

Footnotes

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