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Swansea City: 10 Things

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sun 4 May 2014
Posted in First Team

1.Swansea City became the first team from outside of England to compete in the Premier League when they were promoted from the championship for the 2011/12 season, after beating Reading 3-2 in the play-off final in 2011.

2.Leon Britton is the only current squad player that is on the top 10 all-time appearance list for the Swans.

3.Swansea’s all-time leading league scorer Ivor Allchurch scored 166 goals for the swans and has a statue outside the liberty stadium in his honour.

4.Their record transfer fee paid for a player is £12 million for wilfried Bony. He is also responsible for the largest fee received of £25 million when he moved to Manchester city.

5.Former manager Kevin Cullis lasted just seven days in the job in 1996, it is the shortest tenure of any manage in their history.

6.Swansea were just minutes of dropping out of the football league in 2003 but a final day 4-2 victory over Hull meant they secured their football league status for another season.

7.They moved to the Liberty stadium in 2005 having previously played at Vetch Field since 1912.

8.Although they competed in the English division system, they were able to compete in the Welsh cup right up until 1995 which saw a change in rules and the were no longer allowed to enter the tournament.

9Swansea’s biggest ever win came in the European Cup Winners’ Cup with a 12-0 win over Sliema Wanderers in 1982.

10.They won the League Cup in 2011 beating Bradford City 5-0 to secure their first ever major trophy.

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