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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

CEO
Ireland, Andrew

President
Pridham, Andrew

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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2016 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Sydney's 2016 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Sydney 3.910.1214.2118.25 133 WON Collingwood 1.11.45.67.11 53 80 SCG Mar 26 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
2 A Sydney 4.410.714.720.11 131 WON Carlton 3.24.56.1010.11 71 60 DOC Apr 3 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
3 H Sydney 2.35.48.714.9 93 WON Greater Western Sydney 0.24.46.510.8 68 25 SCG Apr 9 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
4 A Sydney 3.45.612.815.13 103 LOST Adelaide 3.15.811.1316.17 113 -10 ADO Apr 16 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
5 H Sydney 2.35.69.1212.16 88 WON West Coast 3.34.37.37.7 49 39 SCG Apr 23 (Sat, 1:55) Scores
6 A Sydney 7.18.312.515.7 97 WON Brisbane 3.35.710.914.10 94 3 GAB May 1 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
7 H Sydney 4.37.1012.1220.15 135 WON Essendon 3.35.56.97.12 54 81 SCG May 7 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
8 A Sydney 5.36.511.915.10 100 LOST Richmond 3.56.107.1514.17 101 -1 MCG May 14 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
9 A Sydney 1.26.57.610.9 69 WON Hawthorn 0.22.45.77.13 55 14 MCG May 20 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
10 H Sydney 6.18.212.314.7 91 WON North Melbourne 2.26.57.79.11 65 26 SCG May 27 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
11 A Sydney 1.36.68.1311.13 79 WON Gold Coast 3.24.55.56.5 41 38 CRR Jun 4 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
12 A Sydney 2.34.67.99.9 63 LOST Greater Western Sydney 2.46.610.1115.15 105 -42 SSH Jun 12 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
13 H Sydney 2.64.86.1312.14 86 WON Melbourne 1.12.33.64.7 31 55 SCG Jun 19 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
14 Sydney       Bye        
15 H Sydney 2.56.78.911.13 79 LOST Western Bulldogs 1.25.311.413.5 83 -4 SCG Jul 2 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
16 A Sydney 4.27.411.715.8 98 WON Geelong 3.15.17.49.6 60 38 KAR Jul 8 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
17 H Sydney 4.44.58.610.10 70 LOST Hawthorn 3.16.47.711.9 75 -5 SCG Jul 14 (Thu, 7:20) Scores
18 H Sydney 4.45.79.1110.14 74 WON Carlton 5.17.39.410.8 68 6 SCG Jul 23 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
19 A Sydney 3.77.715.921.11 137 WON Fremantle 1.03.24.37.5 47 90 SUB Jul 31 (Sun, 1:20) Scores
20 H Sydney 6.59.1014.1414.16 100 WON Port Adelaide 0.02.33.64.9 33 67 SCG Aug 6 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
21 A Sydney 4.18.416.723.8 146 WON St. Kilda 5.07.59.811.10 76 70 DOC Aug 13 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
22 A Sydney 5.46.811.912.13 85 WON North Melbourne 3.44.89.1310.16 76 9 BEL Aug 20 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
23 H Sydney 5.614.922.1125.14 164 WON Richmond 0.51.62.87.9 51 113 SCG Aug 27 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
1QF H Sydney 3.35.76.107.13 55 LOST Greater Western Sydney 3.45.99.1312.19 91 -36 STA Sep 10 (Sat, 3:20) Scores
1SF H Sydney 7.310.512.918.10 118 WON Adelaide 3.24.48.912.10 82 36 SCG Sep 17 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
2PF A Sydney 7.211.314.415.7 97 WON Geelong 0.52.87.108.12 60 37 MCG Sep 23 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
GF H Sydney 1.27.38.510.7 67 LOST Western Bulldogs 2.07.19.713.11 89 -22 MCG Oct 1 (Sat, 2:30) Scores
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2016 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
36 Aliir, Aliir 13 103 7.9 84 6.5 187 14.4 56 4.3 1 0.1 31 2.4 8 6 0 0.0 0 0
7 Cunningham, Harry 18 131 7.3 118 6.6 249 13.8 55 3.1 0 0.0 69 3.8 10 11 5 0.3 2 32
45 Foote, Jordan 1 3 3.0 7 7.0 10 10.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
23 Franklin, Lance 'Buddy' 26 321 12.3 136 5.2 457 17.6 155 6.0 1 0.0 68 2.6 33 39 81 3.1 54 540
39 Grundy, Heath 26 264 10.2 161 6.2 425 16.3 126 4.8 0 0.0 49 1.9 10 22 0 0.0 0 0
4 Hannebery, Dan 26 365 14.0 437 16.8 802 30.8 94 3.6 0 0.0 127 4.9 31 31 13 0.5 18 96
5 Heeney, Isaac 24 218 9.1 180 7.5 398 16.6 113 4.7 0 0.0 92 3.8 18 17 28 1.2 15 183
29 Hewett, George 24 148 6.2 163 6.8 311 13.0 68 2.8 3 0.1 84 3.5 25 20 18 0.8 8 116
17 Hiscox, Jack 1 5 5.0 2 2.0 7 7.0 4 4.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 1 0 0.0 1 1
15 Jack, Kieren 25 310 12.4 254 10.2 564 22.6 83 3.3 0 0.0 145 5.8 24 28 13 0.5 13 91
10 Jones, Zak 16 153 9.6 85 5.3 238 14.9 33 2.1 0 0.0 52 3.3 13 17 3 0.2 1 19
12 Kennedy, Josh 25 315 12.6 472 18.9 787 31.5 67 2.7 1 0.0 139 5.6 20 26 20 0.8 9 129
11 Laidler, Jeremy 16 97 6.1 106 6.6 203 12.7 44 2.8 0 0.0 35 2.2 11 5 0 0.0 0 0
44 Lloyd, Jake 26 390 15.0 244 9.4 634 24.4 105 4.0 0 0.0 59 2.3 23 10 6 0.2 3 39
31 Marsh, Harry 7 34 4.9 40 5.7 74 10.6 15 2.1 0 0.0 13 1.9 2 4 0 0.0 0 0
21 McGlynn, Ben 18 157 8.7 88 4.9 245 13.6 66 3.7 0 0.0 79 4.4 23 13 24 1.3 11 155
3 McVeigh, Jarrad 21 249 11.9 178 8.5 427 20.3 70 3.3 0 0.0 78 3.7 9 10 8 0.4 6 54
14 Mills, Callum 22 231 10.5 177 8.0 408 18.5 105 4.8 0 0.0 50 2.3 10 12 1 0.0 3 9
6 Mitchell, Tom 26 282 10.8 443 17.0 725 27.9 101 3.9 0 0.0 160 6.2 16 24 15 0.6 13 103
35 Naismith, Sam 12 42 3.5 68 5.7 110 9.2 25 2.1 277 23.1 39 3.3 7 19 3 0.3 1 19
13 Nankervis, Toby 7 26 3.7 55 7.9 81 11.6 12 1.7 99 14.1 36 5.1 3 5 2 0.3 2 14
41 Papley, Tom 20 141 7.1 102 5.1 243 12.2 57 2.9 0 0.0 72 3.6 19 15 29 1.5 15 189
26 Parker, Luke 26 330 12.7 369 14.2 699 26.9 90 3.5 37 1.4 170 6.5 37 45 25 1.0 18 168
24 Rampe, Dane 26 303 11.7 175 6.7 478 18.4 141 5.4 0 0.0 63 2.4 17 30 1 0.0 2 8
42 Richards, Xavier 10 79 7.9 51 5.1 130 13.0 55 5.5 3 0.3 18 1.8 3 5 13 1.3 7 85
25 Richards, Ted 8 46 5.8 32 4.0 78 9.8 31 3.9 0 0.0 5 0.6 5 2 2 0.3 2 14
27 Robinson, Dan 7 39 5.6 47 6.7 86 12.3 19 2.7 1 0.1 35 5.0 8 2 1 0.1 2 8
16 Rohan, Gary 18 140 7.8 47 2.6 187 10.4 68 3.8 0 0.0 52 2.9 16 23 25 1.4 16 166
1 Rose, James 5 41 8.2 23 4.6 64 12.8 24 4.8 0 0.0 27 5.4 6 3 2 0.4 5 17
18 Sinclair, Callum 16 87 5.4 70 4.4 157 9.8 45 2.8 221 13.8 49 3.1 14 18 10 0.6 6 66
40 Smith, Nick 25 218 8.7 129 5.2 347 13.9 93 3.7 0 0.0 79 3.2 22 11 1 0.0 1 7
32 Talia, Michael 1 7 7.0 3 3.0 10 10.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
8 Tippett, Kurt 17 120 7.1 104 6.1 224 13.2 49 2.9 419 24.6 43 2.5 13 31 17 1.0 8 110
22 Towers, Dean 13 121 9.3 119 9.2 240 18.5 54 4.2 21 1.6 24 1.8 10 13 10 0.8 8 68
Totals 572 5516 9.6 4769 8.3 10285 18.0 2128 3.7 1084 1.9 2048 3.6 468 519 376 0.7 250 2506
 

Footnotes

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