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Swansea City AFC (WelshClwb Droed-cymdeithas Dinas Abertawe) is a football club from SwanseaWales , the team plays in the English Premier League.

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Football League Trophy[Edit]Edit

Swansea City Cardiff City with arch-rival is the only team that ever played in the highest English Division (the former First Division). In 1912 was the former Swansea Town founded, and began in the Southern League. The first competitive match played it on 7 september 1912, against Cardiff City. It was 1-1. Swansea played from 1912 to2005 in The Vetch Field. The club grew more and more out of the stadium. In addition, it hit more and more in decline and more and more replacement was necessary. On23 July 2005 it played against Fulham the opening game of the new Liberty Stadium (it was 1-1). The name of the new stadium comes from the sponsor Liberty Properties.The fans call it rather the White Rock Stadium, such as the original name is.

Just like in 1993/94 during the season 2005/06 Swansea won the Football League Trophy by winning 2-1 vs. Carlisle United. The game was played in the for 42,000 spectators to Cardiff Millennium Stadium . The Swans also ended that season in sixth place in the League. That place gave them right to the play-offs promotion to theChampionship to enforce. It played In the final against Barnsley. After the regular time was 2-2 and it lost on penalty shootout: 3-4.

Football League Two[Edit]Edit

Swansea played many years in the Football League Two, and knew in the season 2002/2003 narrowly relegation to the Conference, the amateur football, avoid. It came all to on the last day. On 3 May 2003, Swansea one point more than Exeter City. One of the two teams would relegate that day. Swansea knew by, amongst others, two penalty kicks 4-2 to beat Hull City. Exeter won the home match against Southend United 1-0, but that still was not enough to prevent relegation. Swansea was saved from destruction.

Football League Championship[Edit]Edit

In the season 2007/08, the team captured the title in the Football League One. As a result, Swansea played in the season 2008/09, for the first time in 24 years, again in the Championship. The club holds eighth place, followed by the seventh place in the season 2009/10.

Premier League[Edit]Edit

In the following season 2010/2011 forced Swansea via the play-offs promotion to the Premier League off. In the final of the play-offs, on 30 may 2011 in Wembley Stadium in London, was Reading FC 4-2 reports, inter alia, by three hits from striker Scott Sinclair [1.

The fanatical following of Swansea is called "The Jack Army".

Palmares[Edit]Edit

Competition Number Of Years
National
Football League One 3 x 1924/25, 1948/49, 2007/08
Football League Two 1 x 1999/00
Football League Trophy 2 x 1994, 2006
Football League Cup 1 x 2013
Welsh Cup 10 x 1913, 1932, 1950, 1961, 1966, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1989, 1991
FAW Premier Cup 2 x 2005, 2006
FAW Welsh Youth Cup 5 x 1999, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2011

Performance[Edit]Edit

Results 2002-present
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Third Division
League One
Championship
Premier league

Players[Edit]Edit

Selection 2013/2014[Edit]Edit

Nr. Position Player
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2 [1] V Jordi Amat
3 [2] V Neil Taylor
4 [3] V Chico
6 [4] V Ashley Williams

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7 [6] M Leon Britton
8 [7] M Jonjo Shelvey
9 [8] M Michu
10 [9] (A) Wilfried Bony
11 [10] M Pablo Hernandez
12 [11] M Nathan Dyer
14 [12] (A) Roland Conde Lamah
15 [13] M Wayne Routledge
Nr. Position Player
16 [14] V Garry Monk
17 [15] M Ki Sung-yong
18 [16] (A) Leroy Lita
19 [17] V Dwight Tiendalli
20 [18] M Jonathan de Guzmán
21 [19] M José Alberto Cañas
22 [20] V Àngel Rangel
24 [21] M Alejandro Pozuelo
25 [22] DM Gerhard Tremmel
29 [23] M Ashley Richards
33 [24] M Ben Davies
41 [25] (A) Rory Donnelly
- [26] V Jernade Meade

Loaned players[Edit]Edit

Nr. Position Player
18 [27] (A) Leroy Lita (on loan toSheffield Wednesday)
Nr. Position Player

Famous former players[Edit]Edit

In Europe[Edit]Edit

Between 1961 and 1992, Swansea City single part in the UEFA Cup winners ' Cup as the winner of the Welsh Cup. In the season the club represented the 20131/14 for the first time the English Football Associationas the winner of the Football League Cup 2012/13.

  • Q = qualifying round
  • R = round
Season Competition Round Country Club Score PUC
Wales
1961/62 Uefa Cup Winners ' Cup Q [33] SC Motor Jena 2-2, 1-5 1.0
1966/67 Uefa Cup Winners ' Cup 1R [34] Slavia Sofia 1-1, 0-4 1.0
1981/82 Uefa Cup Winners ' Cup 1R [35] 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 0-1, 1-2 0.0
1982/83 Uefa Cup Winners ' Cup Q [36] SC Braga 3-0, 0-1 6.0
1R [37] Sliema Wanderers 12-0, 5-0
1/8 [38] Paris Saint-Germain 0-1, 0-2
1983/84 Uefa Cup Winners ' Cup Q [39] 1. FC Magdeburg 1-1, 0-1 1.0
1989/90 Uefa Cup Winners ' Cup 1R [40] Panathinaikos FC 2-3, 3-3 1.0
1991/92 Uefa Cup Winners ' Cup 1R [41] AS Monaco 1-2, 0-8 0.0
England
2013/14 Europa League 3Q [42] Malmö FF 4-0, 0-0
PO [43] Astra Ploiești 5-1, 1-2
Group [44] Valencia CF 3-0, 0-1
Group [45] FK Kuban Krasnodar 1-1, 1-1
Group [46] FC St. Gallen 1-0, 0-1
2R [47] SSC Napoli 0-0, 1-3

Total points for UEFA coefficients: 10.0

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See also: Participants UEFA tournaments Wales

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See also: Participants UEFA tournaments England

Swansea City AFC and the Dutch national football team[Edit]Edit

In the history of the Dutch national football team have three players on behalf of Swansea City in the shirt of the Dutch national football team played. The first football player was goalkeeper Michel Form. He played his first international match on behalf of Swansea City against Moldovain October 2011 . A total of seven international matches played Form on behalf of Swansea. Dwight Tiendalli would play two games on behalf of Swansea, against Indonesia and China. Both in June 2013. He is speaking on behalf of Jonathan de GuzmánSwansea thirteen games for the national team would play.

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