Who's Who of the Sydney Swans

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Tall forward from Port Pirie in South Australia
Kicked the winning behind in the Reserves' 2008 AFL Canberra Grand Final victory
Wore number 11 before Stuart Maxfield
A handy utility, he was the winner of the Swans' Rising Star award in 1996
Tall from Terang-Mortlake, was an emergency for the 2005 Grand Final side
Bustling forward who lifted the premiership cup in 2005
African-American who became a cult hero during his stint at the club
The Swans' only number 1 (overall) pick in the National Draft
Bald ruckman, began his junior career at the Pennant Hills Demons before ending it with the Brisbane Lions
Swans defender/midfielder who coached the Reserves in 2010.
Winner of the AFL Canberra's B&F (Mulrooney Medal) in 2006
1987 All-Australian and current TeamSWANS manager
Delisted and re-drafted in 2002, he kicked the winning goal in the 2005 Grand Final
Won the Goal of the Year in 2000 with a breathtaking run, carry and finish from the half back line
Coached Port Melbourne during their alignment with Sydney 2000-2002
Played the last 3 years of his career in Sydney and became reserves coach in 1992
Recruited from Geelong in 1986, he was an All-Australian in 1987
Defender recruited from the Wagga Tigers, now a MMM commentator at Swans games
AFL record holder for most behinds before kicking his first goal
The inaugural captain of the Sydney Swans
Current Swans CEO and former Director of Football
Cult hero who still plies his trade in the Sydney Football League
Kicked the last goal in the 2006 Grand Final loss
Former captain whose sculpture sits at the SCG
Premiership player who is currently a Swans director
Also recruited from St Kilda, this forward pocket proved an effective foil for Tony Lockett
Forward who finished his career with Geelong. His brother has won premierships at 2 different clubs
Succeeded Barry Round as captain
NSW/ACT ruckman noted for his headgear, now a dominant player in the SANFL
Nimble medium forward whose tackle and subsequent goal secured the Swans the 2010 Elimination Final against Carlton
2006 Jim Stynes Medallist for being the best Australian player in the International Series
The Swans' doctor during the Paul Roos and now John Longmire eras
The Swans' first ever Rising Star nominee, awarded in 1995
Team of the Century wingman, now an ABC commentator at Swans games
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Assistant to Rodney Eade who had an unsuccessful spell in charge of the Dockers
One-time owner who has the club's Football Centre named after him
Kicked 5 goals on debut against St Kilda
Recruited from Footscray in 1987 and currently a Channel Ten sports reporter
Refused to move to Sydney in 1982 but eventually recruited in 1986 by the Swans from St Kilda
Swans CEO whose persistence in chasing Tony Lockett's signature finally paid off
Traded from Collingwood in 1996 only to be sent back there two years later
The Swans' second pick in the 1990 mid-season draft, went on to play 182 games
Successfully tackled Plugger the Pig at the SCG in 1994
Promising ruckman who was traded for the number 4 pick in the 1998 National Draft
Swans premiership ruckman who returned to Melbourne after the 2009 season
Giant ruckman who missed a set shot in the dying moments of a game against Essendon in 2002
Coached two games between the Buckenara and Barassi eras
Swans assistant who pipped his colleague John Longmire for the St Kilda senior coaching position
Ex-Magpie defender who won the Bob Skilton Medal in his first year at Sydney
Club Chairman 1990-93 and Club President 1993-95
Was one of 5 junior footballers featured in Emma Quayle's book 'The Draft'
The Swans' leading goalkicker for the 1992-94 seasons
Experienced Demon selected by the Swans in the 2001 pre-season draft, but injuries prevented him from playing
Youngster whose homesickness saw him move to North Melbourne for Wayne Schwass
3-time B&F winner and named on the half-forward flank in the Swans Team of the Century
Defensive coach 2003-2006 who left to join the Crows
Began 2010 on the rookie list but in 2011 he will be the Reserves coach
His son currently plays for the Western Bulldogs
Fitness guru widely credited with keeping the side relatively injury free in 2005
(In)famously appeared on the front page of the Herald wearing fishnet stockings
Vice-captain of the 1996 Grand Final team
2 time B&F winner, All-Australian and co-captain from 2005-2010
Sydney Swans Chairman since 1993
Rugby union convert who many believe was robbed of the 2005 Norm Smith Medal
2007 Most Improved and 2008 Best and Fairest winner
The award for the Most Improved Player is named in his honour
Marked and kicked the winning goal in the 1996 Qualifying Final against Hawthorn
Awarded the 'Best Finals Player Award' in the 2005 premiership year
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Won the Mark of the Year 1986-87
Ceded his Number 2 jumper to Wayne Schwass and took up Number 42 instead
Father-son selection whose constant battle with injuries resulted in him playing only 18 games
Currently the Swans' ruck coach
Swans defender nicknamed Tilt
The Swans' first ever father-son rule selection
Involved in the trade to Collingwood that netted Andrew Schauble
Set up Tony Lockett on the lead for the winning point that put the Swans into the 1996 Grand Final
Tall defender who had his nose broken by Tony Lockett in 1994
Tough-tackling midfielder who moved home to Fremantle in 2000
Fullback who played in the 1996 Grand Final thanks to a court injunction
The Swans' first pick in the 1997 draft, a serious knee injury in 2004 slowed his career down before being traded to the Blues
2001 Most Improved Player, with an alliterative nickname
Assistant coach thrust with the responsibility of coaching Tadhg Kennelly when he first arrived from London
Swans trainer who tragically passed away during a game against North Melbourne
A Brownlow winner's brother, he spent 2 years in Sydney 1995-1996
Rover who played 170 games for the Swans but finished his career with stints at Collingwood and Carlton.
Highly-credentialled junior midfielder, he was the Swans number 1 pick in the 2003 draft but failed to play a senior game
Won the Bob Skilton Medal in 1985 and 1990 and was named in the Team of the Century
Class with a Capital C
Captained the Swans for 2 matches, finishing with 1 win and 1 loss (both by 1 point)
1986 Brownlow Medal winner
Elderly gentleman who unofficially leads the team song after a victory
'Here it is!'
TV journalist who was part owner in the consortium succeeding the Edelsten era
Swans current recruiting manager, himself recruited from the Brisbane Lions
The first Sydneysider to play for the Swans since their relocation to Sydney
There's only one...
Andrew Ireland's predecessor as Sydney Swans CEO
Former midfielder and current Western Bulldogs CEO
The first Canadian to play in the AFL
Played 2 games for Sydney but plenty of Sheffield Shield matches for South Australia

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