Sydney Swans: Team of the Decade (2010-2019)

We recently launched both our Stats Insider AFL Player Ratings along with our new, weekly statistical series - “Stats That Matter”, and today, we’re introducing yet another content series, one in which will reveal the ‘Team of the Decade (2010-19)’ for each of the 18 AFL clubs.

These teams are created using the minimum games rule (50 games - except for GWS Giants and Gold Coast Suns) while relying on Stats Insider’s total and average game rating points to guide the process for team of the decade selection.

Given the complexity of AFL positions, our custom ratings were used as a guide by the Stats Insider staff who then worked together to mold it into a team that's fair and reasonable. The ratings and stats quoted are only based on the player’s output/performance while they were at that particular club.

Based on data over the last decade (2010-19), we’ve also ranked each team according to their win% and will reveal their respective ranks as per our average expected score Elo across the decade.

Number three on our 'Team of the Decade' countdown are the Sydney Swans. With nine consecutive finals appearances, three Grand final appearances, two minor premierships and the 2012 Premiership, the Swans have been one of the most consistent sides over the last 10 seasons.

Elo Rank: 3th

Win% Rank: 3th

Overall rank: 3th


*Minimum 50 games played

Player Data

(Points Per
SI Peak
Peak DateSI Rank Points
Josh P. Kennedy23324.497.330/06/20175681.4
Luke Parker19519.394.320/04/20183755.3
Dan Hannebery20118.597.117/09/20163722.4
Lance Franklin11826.49707/04/20173121
Kieren Jack20912.99708/06/20132690.6
Jarrad McVeigh20212.696.724/08/20132542
Adam Goodes1201396.316/04/20111565.1
Ryan OKeefe10015.695.608/06/20131562.7
Isaac Heeney10213.394.411/04/20191355.4
Jake Lloyd1377.895.427/04/20191063.3
Dane Rampe1596.38925/03/2017999.8
Jude Bolton9210.690.202/07/2011975.2
Nick Malceski1088.890.130/08/2014945.2
Ben McGlynn1277.185.809/08/2014907
Tom Mitchell651383.41/10/2016847.9
Heath Grundy2103.687.502/07/2011763.4
Shane Mumford799.386.614/04/2012736.3
Sam Reid1434.856.122/07/2012688.5
Ted Richards1423.98825/08/2012558.6
Callum Sinclair727.874.804/08/2018558.2
George Hewett935.464.216/08/2019500.4
Lewis Jetta1273.87025/08/2012487.7
Craig Bird1014.880.502/05/2015487.2
Tom Papley824.771.710/08/2019382.4
Zak Jones90477.104/05/2019363.8
Rhyce Shaw1212.692.227/03/2010320.2
Kurt Tippett743.979.112/06/2016288.7
Oliver Florent535.348.624/08/2019281.5
Nick Smith1981.460.326/07/2014277.4
Gary Rohan1062.653.615/09/2017273.7
Aliir Aliir505.478.620/07/2019271.9
Callum Mills77369.111/05/2018228.9
Harry Cunningham1131.358.704/06/2016142.1
Dean Towers572.559.711/05/2018141.9
Lewis Roberts-Thomson602.160.401/05/2010128
Martin Mattner781.584.527/03/2010117.4
Mike Pyke1020.751.213/04/201470.7
Jesse White511.130.224/08/201355.3
Will Hayward530.945.724/05/201950.1
Jeremy Laidler610.552.909/04/201633.1

Next up, we'll reveal the #2 ranked team on our list in our everyday countdown to #1.

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Greg Butyn

Stats Insider data analyst. All-around nice guy. Lover of all dogs, including greyhounds and the Western Bulldogs. Usually can be found stalking the lobbies at Draftstars and Moneyball on any given day.

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