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Swansea City
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Full name Swansea City Association Football Club
Nickname(s) The Swans, The Jacks
Short name Swansea
Founded 1912
Ground Liberty Stadium
(Capacity: 21,088)
Chairman Flag of England Julian Winter
Manager Flag of ? Vacant
Current League Championship 
2020–21 Championship, 4th
Website Club home page
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Swansea City Association Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Abertawe) is a Welsh professional football club based in the city of Swansea, south Wales that currently compete in the English Championship, the second tier of football in England. They play their home matches at the Liberty Stadium. The club was founded in 1912 as Swansea Town and joined the Football League in 1921. The club changed their name in 1969, when it adopted the name Swansea City to reflect Swansea's new status as a city.

In 1981, the club were promoted to the original Football League First Division. It was during the following season they came close to winning the league title, but a decline then set near the season's end before finishing sixth, although a club record. It was from here the club suffered a relegation the season after, returning to the Football League Fourth Division a few seasons later, then narrowly avoided relegation to the Football Conference in 2003. Prior to playing home matches at the Liberty Stadium, the team had previously hosted at the Vetch Field. The Swansea City Supporters Society Ltd owns 20% of the club, with their involvement hailed by Supporters Direct as "the most high profile example of the involvement of a Supporters Trust in the direct running of a club".

In 2011, Swansea were promoted to the Premier League, becoming the first Welsh team to play in the division since its formation in 1992. On 24 February 2013, Swansea beat Bradford City 5–0 to win the 2012–13 Football League Cup (the competition's highest ever winning margin for the final), winning the first major trophy in the club's history and qualifying the Swans for the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League.

Players

Current squad

As of 11 January 2019
No. Position Player
1 Flag of Sweden GK Kristoffer Nordfeldt
3 Flag of Sweden DF Martin Olsson
5 Flag of Netherlands DF Mike van der Hoorn (vice-captain)
8 Flag of Netherlands MF Leroy Fer (captain)
9 Flag of Scotland FW Oliver McBurnie
10 Flag of Kosovo MF Bersant Celina
11 Flag of Netherlands MF Luciano Narsingh
12 Flag of England MF Nathan Dyer
13 Flag of Germany GK Steven Benda
15 Flag of England MF Wayne Routledge
16 Flag of Sweden FW Joel Asoro
17 Flag of United States DF Cameron Carter-Vickers (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
19 Flag of Scotland MF Barrie McKay
No. Position Player
20 Flag of Wales MF Daniel James
21 Flag of England MF Matt Grimes
22 Flag of Wales DF Joe Rodon
23 Flag of Wales DF Connor Roberts
24 Flag of Wales DF Declan John
25 Flag of Netherlands GK Erwin Mulder
26 Flag of England DF Kyle Naughton
27 Flag of Scotland MF Jay Fulton
28 Flag of Scotland MF George Byers
30 Flag of England MF Yan Dhanda
46 Flag of England FW Courtney Baker-Richardson
50 Flag of Wales DF Cian Harries

Out on loan

No. Position Player
2 Flag of Ivory Coast FW Wilfried Bony (at Al-Arabi until 30 June 2019)
7 Flag of Ecuador MF Jefferson Montero (at West Bromwich Albion until 30 June 2019)
14 Flag of England MF Tom Carroll (at Aston Villa until 30 June 2019)
18 Flag of Ghana FW Jordan Ayew (at Crystal Palace until 30 June 2019)
No. Position Player
31 Flag of Wales DF Aaron Lewis (at Doncaster Rovers until 30 June 2019)
Flag of Ghana FW André Ayew (at Fenerbahçe until 30 June 2019)
Flag of Spain FW Borja Bastón (at Deportivo Alavés until 30 June 2019)

Under-23s

Main article: Swansea City A.F.C. Under-23s
No. Position Player
29 Flag of Sweden MF Adnan Marić
32 Flag of Wales FW Liam Cullen
No. Position Player
47 Flag of England DF Tyler Reid
55 Flag of Wales DF Brandon Cooper

Retired numbers

No. Position Player
40 Flag of Austria FW Besian Idrizaj (2009–10) – posthumous honour)

Club alumni

Former players

Main article: Swansea City A.F.C. players

Managers

Main article: Swansea City A.F.C. managers

Club honours

Domestic league

Domestic cup

Statistics and records

Attendance

The record home attendance was 32,786 against Arsenal at Vetch Field, FA Cup Fourth Round, 17 February 1968

The highest attendance at Liberty Stadium was 20,733 against Manchester United, Premier League, 17 August 2013

Transfers

The record transfer fee paid is the £12 million agreed with Vitesse Arnhem on 11 July 2013 to secure the services of Ivory Coast international, Wilfried Bony.

This fee surpassed the £5.55 million paid to Valencia CF for Pablo Hernandez on 31 August 2012.

The record transfer fee received is the £25 million plus add-ons agreed with Manchester City for the sale of Wilfried Bony on 14 January 2015.

This fee surpassed the £15 million received from Liverpool for the sale of Welsh international, Joe Allen on 10 August 2012.

External links

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History: Seasons

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Swansea City A.F.C. squad - 2021–22

1 Nordfeldt · 3 Olsson · 5 Van der Hoorn · 8 Fer · 9 McBurnie · 10 Celina · 11 Narsingh · 12 Dyer · 13 Benda · 15 Routledge · 16 Asoro · 17 Carter-Vickers · 19 McKay · 20 James · 21 Grimes · 22 Rodon · 23 Roberts · 24 John · 25 Mulder · 26 Naughton · 27 Fulton · 28 Byers · 30 Dhanda · 46 Baker-Richardson ·

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Swansea City A.F.C. seasons

2013-14 · 2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 · 2020-21 ·

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Swansea City A.F.C. squad seasons

2013-14 · 2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 ·

Swansea City Football Club - Managers

Whittaker (1912–14) • Bartlett (1914–15) • Bradshaw (1919–26) • Thomson (1927–31) • Harris (1934–39) • Green (1939–47) • McCandless (1948–55) • Burgess (1955–58) • Morris (1958–65) • Davis (1965–66) • Lucas (1967–69) • Bentley (1969–72) • Gregg (1972–75) • Griffiths (1975–78) • Toshack (1978–83) • Livermore (1983) • Toshack (1983–84) • Chappell (1984) • Appleton (1984) • Bond (1984–85) • Hutchison (1985–86) • Yorath (1986–89) • Evans (1989–90) • Yorath (1990–91) • Burrows (1991–95) • Smith (1995) • Rimmer (1995–96) • Cullis (1996) • Rimmer (1996) • Mølby (1996–97) • Adams (1997) • Cork (1997–98) • Hollins (1998–01) • Addison (2001–02) • Freestone (2002) • Cusack (2002) • Flynn (2002–04) • Curtis (2004) • Jackett (2004–07) • Nugent (2007) • Martínez (2007–09) • Sousa (2009–10) • Rodgers (2010–12) • Laudrup (2012–14) • Monk (2014–15) • Curtisc (2015–16) • Guidolin (2016) • Bradley (2016) • Curtisc (2016–17) • Clement (2017) • Brittoncp (2017) • Carvalhal (2017–18) • Potter (2018–19) • Cooper (2019–21)

EFL Championship 2021-22

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