|Full name||Sydney Swans Limited|
|Former name(s)||South Melbourne Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||Swans, Swannies, Bloods|
|Leading goalkicker||Lance Franklin (51 goals)|
|Bob Skilton Medal||Luke Parker|
|Competition||AFL: Senior men|
VFL: Reserves men
|Coach||AFL: John Longmire|
VFL: Jeremy Laidler
AFLW: Scott Gowans
|Captain(s)||AFL: Callum Mills/Dane Rampe/Luke Parker|
|Ground(s)||AFL: Sydney Cricket Ground (48,000)|
VFL: Sydney Cricket Ground & Tramway Oval (1,000)
AFLW: Henson Park (30,000)
|Former ground(s)||Lakeside Oval (as South Melbourne Football Club) |
|Training ground(s)||Sydney Cricket Ground & Tramway Oval, Moore Park|
In a pioneering move in 1982 it became the first professional Australian football club to permanently relocate interstate, paving the way for what is now Australia's most popular national football competition.
The club was established in 1874 in Melbourne, Victoria. Playing as South Melbourne it participated in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) competition from 1878 before joining the breakaway Victorian Football League (VFL) as a founding member in 1897. Originally known as the "Bloods" in reference to the red colour used on players guernseys, the Swan emblem was adopted in 1933 after a journalist at the time referred to them using the moniker following a large influx of Western Australian players. It was renamed Sydney in 1983 following its relocation.
The club has 5 AFL premierships including 1909, 1918 and 1933 before experiencing a 72-year premiership drought—the longest of any team in the competition's history. This premiership drought ended with the club's 2005 Grand Final victory, which was later followed by another premiership in 2012.
The club's headquarters and training facilities are located at the Sydney Cricket Ground, which has been its playing home ground since 1982.