Who's Who of the Sydney Swans

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

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