|history:||The VFL football club South Melbourne were relocated to Sydney to become the Sydney Swans, and becoming the first team located outside of the traditional home of AFL Victoria.|
|club colors:||red and white|
|home ground:||Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Stadium Australia (ANZ Stadium)|
|city base:||Sydney, New South Wales|
|premierships:||1909, 1918, 1933, 2005, 2012|
|wooden spoons:||1903, 1922, 1938-39 (2), 1962, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1992-94 (3)|
- Ten players were reported following the infamous Carlton v South Melbourne "Bloodbath" Grand Final of 1945.