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Dane Swan

Dane Swan

2003-2014
36

258CFC Games Played

211CFC Goals

Date of Birth
25 February 1984
Recruited From
Calder U18
Collingwood Debut
Round 13, 2003
Height:
185cm
Weight:
93kg

Biography

A player who represents one of football’s most remarkable rags to riches stories. Taken deep in the 2001 National Draft, Swan was considered to be little more than a battler with limited ability after his first four seasons at Collingwood. With a laid back approach to the game, the boy from Westmeadows in Melbourne’s north-west suburbs was on the verge of the football abyss before a heart-to-heart with coach Mick Malthouse and some strong leadership from teammate Ben Johnson helped reshape his attitude ahead of the 2006 season.

In the years that followed, Swan made incredible improvement to the point where he became the 2011 Brownlow Medalist, and earned the label of ‘untaggable’ from many commentators. A strongly built midfielder who is dangerous if released to half forward, Swan’s unique ability to repeatedly out-sprint his opponents, allowing him to power from contest to contest, made him Collingwood’s most consistent player of the Malthouse-Buckley era. Criticised earn on by some for his occasionally errant kicking, Swan’s disposal was soon considered to be as good as any other.

His barrel chest meant he could hunt down the ball at the stoppages and explode away from them courtesy of his deceptive pace. Far from a front runner, Swan averaged 84.4 tackles between 2007 and 2011. He also had ability to make himself a threat in attack, be it around stoppages, outrunning his opponent when the side’s in possession and when isolated one-out where his underrated ability overhead made him the complete package.

After a disappointing and injury-plagued 2014, he returned to stellar form in 2015, running second in the Copeland Trophy. He began the 2016 campaign well, starring during the NAB Challenge, only for a rare foot injury suffered minutes into the season opener against Sydney to end both his season and his career.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
2003-2013 219 179 20 62%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
2003 3 0 0 14 13 3 27 36

2003 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 13 Western Bulldogs W 0 0 3 5 1 8 36 View match >
Round 16 Richmond W 0 0 6 7 2 13 36 View match >
Round 22 Essendon W 0 0 5 1 0 6 36 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2004 13 2 5 105 66 18 171 36

2004 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 3 Brisbane L 2 0 10 6 1 16 36 View match >
Round 4 Fremantle L 0 1 11 6 1 17 36 View match >
Round 5 Essendon L 0 0 11 6 3 17 36 View match >
Round 6 Port Adelaide L 0 0 12 8 1 20 36 View match >
Round 7 Carlton L 0 2 11 10 4 21 36 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda L 0 1 7 6 1 13 36 View match >
Round 9 Adelaide W 0 0 0 1 1 1 36 View match >
Round 10 North Melbourne W 0 0 8 8 3 16 36 View match >
Round 11 West Coast W 0 1 5 1 1 6 36 View match >
Round 14 Hawthorn W 0 0 7 4 1 11 36 View match >
Round 15 Geelong L 0 0 2 2 1 4 36 View match >
Round 16 Brisbane L 0 0 5 2 0 7 36 View match >
Round 22 Carlton L 0 0 16 6 0 22 36 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2005 14 3 2 143 91 22 234 36

2005 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 8 Richmond L 1 0 7 11 0 18 36 View match >
Round 9 West Coast W 0 0 5 4 2 9 36 View match >
Round 10 Hawthorn W 0 0 13 10 0 23 36 View match >
Round 11 Geelong W 0 0 19 7 0 26 36 View match >
Round 12 Melbourne L 0 0 6 6 3 12 36 View match >
Round 13 Sydney L 0 0 19 10 2 29 36 View match >
Round 14 Port Adelaide W 0 0 12 7 1 19 36 View match >
Round 15 Brisbane L 0 0 11 7 1 18 36 View match >
Round 16 Essendon L 0 1 5 5 3 10 36 View match >
Round 18 Fremantle L 1 1 11 8 2 19 36 View match >
Round 19 North Melbourne L 0 0 9 4 2 13 36 View match >
Round 20 Carlton L 1 0 6 5 3 11 36 View match >
Round 21 Adelaide L 0 0 11 1 3 12 36 View match >
Round 22 Western Bulldogs L 0 0 9 6 0 15 36 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2006 21 19 12 311 176 44 487 36

2006 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Adelaide L 0 0 16 18 2 34 36 View match >
Round 2 Hawthorn W 0 0 13 15 6 28 36 View match >
Round 3 North Melbourne W 2 1 13 9 3 22 36 View match >
Round 4 Essendon W 0 0 15 8 1 23 36 View match >
Round 5 Port Adelaide W 1 1 10 12 3 22 36 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 2 2 17 7 2 24 36 View match >
Round 7 West Coast L 3 1 17 8 1 25 36 View match >
Round 8 Geelong W 4 0 19 7 0 26 36 View match >
Round 9 Western Bulldogs W 3 1 19 10 2 29 36 View match >
Round 10 Brisbane W 0 0 3 3 0 6 36 View match >
Round 13 Richmond L 0 1 14 6 2 20 36 View match >
Round 14 St Kilda L 0 0 9 7 2 16 36 View match >
Round 15 Fremantle L 1 0 17 8 2 25 36 View match >
Round 16 West Coast W 1 1 16 4 3 20 36 View match >
Round 17 Hawthorn W 0 0 5 9 3 14 36 View match >
Round 18 Adelaide L 0 1 21 11 1 32 36 View match >
Round 19 Essendon L 1 0 22 9 3 31 36 View match >
Round 20 Port Adelaide W 0 0 16 3 3 19 36 View match >
Round 21 Carlton W 0 1 23 10 3 33 36 View match >
Round 22 North Melbourne W 1 2 15 8 2 23 36 View match >
Elimination Final Western Bulldogs L 0 0 11 4 0 15 36 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2007 25 13 14 422 173 85 595 36

2007 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 North Melbourne W 0 0 12 9 3 21 36 View match >
Round 2 West Coast L 0 0 14 8 5 22 36 View match >
Round 3 Richmond W 1 0 19 16 4 35 36 View match >
Round 4 Port Adelaide L 2 1 15 6 5 21 36 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 0 0 13 8 3 21 36 View match >
Round 6 Adelaide W 0 1 21 11 4 32 36 View match >
Round 7 Carlton W 1 0 20 9 4 29 36 View match >
Round 8 Western Bulldogs L 0 1 15 4 3 19 36 View match >
Round 9 Brisbane W 1 1 12 6 2 18 36 View match >
Round 10 Fremantle W 2 1 27 8 4 35 36 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne L 0 0 14 9 2 23 36 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 0 0 13 1 3 14 36 View match >
Round 13 Hawthorn L 0 1 16 14 2 30 36 View match >
Round 14 St Kilda W 1 1 24 5 3 29 36 View match >
Round 15 Geelong L 0 1 15 1 4 16 36 View match >
Round 16 Essendon W 0 2 5 6 5 11 36 View match >
Round 17 Brisbane L 0 1 22 4 5 26 36 View match >
Round 18 Carlton W 0 2 19 5 6 24 36 View match >
Round 19 Richmond L 1 0 11 2 3 13 36 View match >
Round 20 Melbourne W 0 1 15 9 2 24 36 View match >
Round 21 Sydney W 1 0 15 9 1 24 36 View match >
Round 22 Adelaide L 0 0 24 4 1 28 36 View match >
Elimination Final Sydney W 1 0 13 4 4 17 36 View match >
Semi Final West Coast W 2 0 28 10 4 38 36 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong L 0 0 20 5 3 25 36 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2008 24 22 23 368 222 75 590 36

2008 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Fremantle W 0 3 21 6 7 27 36 View match >
Round 2 Brisbane L 1 0 15 13 3 28 36 View match >
Round 3 Richmond W 0 1 13 5 5 18 36 View match >
Round 4 Carlton L 1 3 18 9 1 27 36 View match >
Round 5 North Melbourne L 0 0 8 12 2 20 36 View match >
Round 6 Essendon W 1 1 15 7 2 22 36 View match >
Round 7 Hawthorn L 1 0 13 9 4 22 36 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda W 0 0 15 13 5 28 36 View match >
Round 9 Geelong W 0 0 16 13 4 29 36 View match >
Round 10 West Coast W 2 1 19 17 1 36 36 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 1 1 12 6 5 18 36 View match >
Round 12 Carlton L 2 3 19 8 8 27 36 View match >
Round 13 Western Bulldogs L 2 0 11 6 6 17 36 View match >
Round 14 Sydney W 0 0 19 11 3 30 36 View match >
Round 15 Adelaide W 0 0 15 10 2 25 36 View match >
Round 16 North Melbourne L 1 1 12 10 1 22 36 View match >
Round 17 Essendon L 0 2 15 11 2 26 36 View match >
Round 18 Hawthorn L 0 2 14 12 0 26 36 View match >
Round 19 St Kilda W 3 1 20 5 1 25 36 View match >
Round 20 Port Adelaide W 3 0 12 3 1 15 36 View match >
Round 21 Sydney W 1 0 19 12 2 31 36 View match >
Round 22 Fremantle L 0 1 14 7 3 21 36 View match >
Elimination Final Adelaide W 2 2 17 10 1 27 36 View match >
Semi Final St Kilda L 1 1 16 7 6 23 36 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2009 25 18 25 444 325 77 769 36

2009 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Adelaide L 1 0 16 12 5 28 36 View match >
Round 2 Melbourne W 1 2 18 15 2 33 36 View match >
Round 3 Geelong L 0 1 20 10 2 30 36 View match >
Round 4 Brisbane W 1 0 14 5 0 19 36 View match >
Round 5 Essendon L 0 1 21 16 3 37 36 View match >
Round 6 North Melbourne W 1 0 19 14 2 33 36 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda L 0 0 12 12 3 24 36 View match >
Round 8 Carlton L 0 1 15 15 3 30 36 View match >
Round 9 West Coast W 0 3 21 15 7 36 36 View match >
Round 10 Port Adelaide W 1 2 22 26 1 48 36 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 1 1 21 11 5 32 36 View match >
Round 12 Sydney W 1 0 19 10 5 29 36 View match >
Round 13 Fremantle W 1 1 24 17 3 41 36 View match >
Round 14 Essendon W 1 2 18 12 2 30 36 View match >
Round 15 Western Bulldogs W 2 2 17 17 1 34 36 View match >
Round 16 Hawthorn L 1 0 17 18 8 35 36 View match >
Round 17 Carlton W 1 0 23 15 1 38 36 View match >
Round 18 Brisbane W 0 3 19 17 4 36 36 View match >
Round 19 Adelaide W 0 0 18 12 1 30 36 View match >
Round 20 Richmond W 2 2 20 14 1 34 36 View match >
Round 21 Sydney W 1 0 17 5 2 22 36 View match >
Round 22 Western Bulldogs L 1 1 10 11 4 21 36 View match >
Qualifying Final St Kilda L 0 1 15 9 3 24 36 View match >
Semi Final Adelaide W 1 0 17 11 6 28 36 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong L 0 2 11 6 3 17 36 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2010 26 24 23 505 315 123 820 36

2010 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Western Bulldogs W 3 2 19 12 4 31 36 View match >
Round 2 Melbourne W 0 1 8 13 6 21 36 View match >
Round 3 St Kilda L 0 0 17 9 7 26 36 View match >
Round 4 Hawthorn W 1 0 20 14 3 34 36 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 0 2 11 14 1 25 36 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 1 0 21 10 8 31 36 View match >
Round 7 North Melbourne W 0 0 19 19 3 38 36 View match >
Round 8 Fremantle W 1 1 20 11 8 31 36 View match >
Round 9 Geelong L 1 1 14 11 2 25 36 View match >
Round 10 Brisbane L 0 1 15 14 10 29 36 View match >
Round 11 Western Bulldogs W 1 1 16 19 5 35 36 View match >
Round 12 Melbourne D 0 3 21 17 7 38 36 View match >
Round 13 Sydney W 0 2 23 8 2 31 36 View match >
Round 14 West Coast W 2 0 27 11 1 38 36 View match >
Round 15 Port Adelaide W 1 1 25 14 7 39 36 View match >
Round 16 St Kilda W 1 1 21 15 4 36 36 View match >
Round 17 Richmond W 1 2 21 16 4 37 36 View match >
Round 18 Carlton W 1 1 16 15 3 31 36 View match >
Round 19 Geelong W 1 1 26 6 3 32 36 View match >
Round 20 Essendon W 2 0 15 16 3 31 36 View match >
Round 21 Adelaide W 0 0 18 10 3 28 36 View match >
Round 22 Hawthorn L 1 2 25 9 5 34 36 View match >
Qualifying Final Western Bulldogs W 3 0 31 8 2 39 36 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong W 2 1 25 8 4 33 36 View match >
Grand Final St Kilda D 0 0 13 8 7 21 36 View match >
Grand Final St Kilda W 1 0 18 8 11 26 36 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2011 24 32 23 472 288 77 760 36

2011 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Port Adelaide W 3 1 23 11 5 34 36 View match >
Round 2 North Melbourne W 1 1 26 14 6 40 36 View match >
Round 3 Carlton W 0 1 22 12 1 34 36 View match >
Round 4 Richmond W 4 3 27 6 1 33 36 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 1 2 13 11 7 24 36 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs W 0 0 14 14 4 28 36 View match >
Round 8 Geelong L 1 1 21 9 1 30 36 View match >
Round 9 Adelaide W 1 1 16 5 4 21 36 View match >
Round 10 West Coast W 1 0 16 10 2 26 36 View match >
Round 11 St Kilda W 4 0 10 9 1 19 36 View match >
Round 14 Sydney W 1 4 23 10 1 33 36 View match >
Round 15 Hawthorn W 0 0 18 15 7 33 36 View match >
Round 16 North Melbourne W 2 1 31 8 2 39 36 View match >
Round 17 Carlton W 0 1 17 14 2 31 36 View match >
Round 18 Gold Coast Suns W 1 0 20 11 2 31 36 View match >
Round 19 Essendon W 1 2 27 18 4 45 36 View match >
Round 20 Port Adelaide W 3 1 23 14 6 37 36 View match >
Round 21 St Kilda W 2 0 21 13 3 34 36 View match >
Round 22 Brisbane W 2 2 19 14 2 33 36 View match >
Round 23 Fremantle W 2 0 18 17 2 35 36 View match >
Round 24 Geelong L 0 0 14 11 2 25 36 View match >
Qualifying Final West Coast W 1 1 22 21 4 43 36 View match >
Preliminary Final Hawthorn W 1 1 19 13 5 32 36 View match >
Grand Final Geelong L 0 0 12 8 3 20 36 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2012 21 25 22 442 283 71 725 36

2012 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn L 1 0 21 10 1 31 36 View match >
Round 2 Richmond W 0 3 19 13 3 32 36 View match >
Round 3 Carlton L 0 0 19 12 1 31 36 View match >
Round 4 Port Adelaide W 0 2 18 18 7 36 36 View match >
Round 5 Essendon W 3 1 28 14 6 42 36 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs W 1 0 15 14 6 29 36 View match >
Round 7 Brisbane W 2 2 22 12 0 34 36 View match >
Round 8 Geelong W 1 1 15 12 4 27 36 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 2 1 23 19 1 42 36 View match >
Round 13 West Coast W 0 1 21 17 1 38 36 View match >
Round 14 Fremantle W 2 2 21 22 7 43 36 View match >
Round 15 Carlton L 0 0 18 13 4 31 36 View match >
Round 16 Geelong W 0 0 23 17 1 40 36 View match >
Round 17 Hawthorn L 2 0 31 18 2 49 36 View match >
Round 18 GWS Giants W 5 2 23 14 1 37 36 View match >
Round 19 St Kilda W 2 2 17 14 2 31 36 View match >
Round 22 West Coast L 0 2 16 11 5 27 36 View match >
Round 23 Essendon W 1 2 32 10 6 42 36 View match >
Qualifying Final Hawthorn L 0 1 19 10 7 29 36 View match >
Semi Final West Coast W 2 0 20 9 4 29 36 View match >
Preliminary Final Sydney L 1 0 21 4 2 25 36 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
2013 23 21 21 436 281 79 717 36

2013 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 North Melbourne W 1 1 19 12 1 31 36 View match >
Round 2 Carlton W 1 0 22 4 5 26 36 View match >
Round 3 Hawthorn L 0 2 17 16 5 33 36 View match >
Round 4 Richmond W 1 2 22 13 3 35 36 View match >
Round 5 Essendon L 0 1 21 9 6 30 36 View match >
Round 6 St Kilda W 0 0 19 7 2 26 36 View match >
Round 7 Fremantle L 2 0 12 15 6 27 36 View match >
Round 8 Geelong W 0 1 18 11 1 29 36 View match >
Round 9 Sydney L 0 0 16 7 5 23 36 View match >
Round 10 Brisbane W 2 0 21 15 4 36 36 View match >
Round 11 Melbourne W 1 1 22 17 1 39 36 View match >
Round 12 Western Bulldogs W 0 1 24 14 3 38 36 View match >
Round 14 Port Adelaide L 0 0 11 12 1 23 36 View match >
Round 15 Carlton W 0 3 25 16 8 41 36 View match >
Round 16 Adelaide W 2 0 17 14 3 31 36 View match >
Round 17 Gold Coast Suns L 2 1 19 13 3 32 36 View match >
Round 18 GWS Giants W 3 3 23 16 3 39 36 View match >
Round 19 Essendon W 0 0 21 9 6 30 36 View match >
Round 20 Sydney W 0 0 13 18 4 31 36 View match >
Round 21 Hawthorn L 1 1 23 12 3 35 36 View match >
Round 22 West Coast W 2 1 16 18 1 34 36 View match >
Round 23 North Melbourne L 0 0 20 6 2 26 36 View match >
Elimination Final Port Adelaide L 3 3 15 7 3 22 36 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 219 179 170 3662 2233 674 5895
Avg/Game   0.82 0.78 16.72 10.20 3.08 26.92
Legend
  • GP Games Played
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • T Tackles
  • D Disposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

1035

Draft
2001 National AFL Draft by Collingwood
Total AFL Games
219
Total AFL Goals
179
CFC Debut
Round 13, 2003
CFC Last Game
Elimination Final, 2013
Recruited From
Calder U18
Full Name
Dane Swan

Awards

  • Leigh Matthews Trophy
    2010
  • Jim Stynes Medal
    2010
  • x2
    Anzac Day medal
    2012, 2014
  • Brownlow Medallists
    2011
  • x5
    All Australian
    2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Reserves/VFL Best and Fairest
    2003
  • x3
    Best Finals Player (Bob Rose Award)
    2008, 2010, 2013
  • x3
    E.W. Copeland Trophy (Best and Fairest)
    2008, 2009, 2010
  • x2
    Runner up Best and Fairest (R.T. Rush Trophy)
    2011, 2013
  • Third Best and Fairest (J.J. Joyce Trophy)
    2012
  • Premiership
    2010
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