J. Herbie Matthews was inducted into the Swans Hall of Fame in 2009 and elevated to a Bloods Legend in 2015.

J. Herbie Matthews

191 games
17 goals
1933 Premiership
Brownlow Medal 1940
Runner-Up in Brownlow Medal 1937, 1941
Best & Fairest 1936, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1943
Captain 1938-1945
Captain-Coach 1939
Coach 1954-1957
Swans Team of the Century

J. Herbie Matthews is one of the most decorated players to have worn the red and white of South Melbourne. In a career spanning the years 1932 to 1945, he played 191 games for the Club, was captain from 1938 to 1945 and captain-coach in 1939. Playing in the forward pocket, he was among the best players in the 1933 Premiership team. The Club’s Best and Fairest player five times (in 1936, 1937, 1939, 1940 and 1943), he was the 1940 Brownlow Medalist and runner-up in the Brownlow in both 1937 and 1941. Following his playing career, he returned to coach the Club from 1954 to 1957. Named on the wing in the Swans Team of the Century, he is also an Australian Football Hall of Fame inductee.