Paul Roos was inducted into the Swans Hall of Fame in 2011.

Paul Roos

87 games
19 goals
All-Australian 1996, 1997
Coach 2002-2010
Jock McHale Medallist (Premiership Coach) 2005


When Paul Roos made his senior VFL debut for Fitzroy against the Sydney Swans at the SCG in 1982, it would have been impossible to predict that he would ultimately become one of the most important figures in our Club’s history. Having established himself as one of the superstars of the competition in 13 seasons with the Lions, Paul Roos joined the Swans in 1995 and at centre half-back was instrumental in the Club’s rise to Grand Finalists in 1996. His playing days ended in 1998, after 87 games and 19 goals for the red and white. His association with the Club, however, had only just begun. Appointed Senior Coach midway through 2002, his coaching record was extraordinary as the Club played finals football in all but one of his eight full seasons at the helm. Paul Roos led the Club to the 2005 Premiership – its first in 72 years.  He stepped down from the Senior Coaching role after 202 games, at the conclusion of the 2010 season.