Swansea City were originally known as Swansea Town, and the club was formed in 1912 in the Welsh town of the same name. The name was changed to Swansea City Association Football Club when the town was given city status in 1969, and fans also refer to their team as The Swans, The Jacks or simply as Swansea.
Swansea City are based at the Liberty Stadium, which they have occupied since its opening in 2005. Prior to that, the team was based at Vetch Field, which is remembered fondly by fans after serving as their home ground for more than 90 years.
The team currently play in the English Football League (EFL) Championship, which is the second tier of English football and receives sufficient media coverage for fans to enjoy watching Swansea City on TV. For those who would prefer even more Swansea City TV coverage, the internet provides a good alternative, and allows them to enjoy matches via Swansea City live streams.
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Club Badge and Colours
The badge of Swansea City A.F.C. (and Swansea Town as the club was known previously) has changed several times over the years, with the first badge being inspired by the town’s coat of arms, which has the famous Swansea Castle at its heart. The current badge is a much more streamlined and modern affair, showing a majestic black swan swimming above the name of the club.
Swansea City’s home strip is one of the simplest in English football and comprises a white shirt and white shorts – both with black trim – and white socks. The away strip consists of a shirt of orange fading to dark grey, dark grey shorts with orange trim and dark grey socks.
Key Players and Managers
Swansea City are managed by Graham Potter, who took up the role in 2018. Earlier managers of the team include Michael Laudrup, Brendan Rodgers, Roberto Martínez, Kenny Jackett, Brian Flynn, John Hollins and Frank Burrows.
Key former players for Swansea City include Gary Monk, Lee Trundle, Robbie James, Tommy Hutchinson, Dai Davies, Brian Hughes and Herbie Williams.
Key players on the current Swansea City squad include captain Leroy Fer, forwards Oliver McBurnie and Joel Asoro, midfielders Bersant Celina and Wayne Routledge, defenders Martin Olsson and Mike van der Hoorn, and goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt.
Honours, Noteworthy Stats and Memorable Moments
The Swans have had plenty to celebrate in over a century of football, and just a few of their highlights winning the:
- Welsh Football League a record twelve times. The first win was achieved in 1912/13 and the last one was in 1975/76.
- League at the third tier in 1924/25, 1948/49 and 2004/05.
- League at the fourth tier in 1999/2000.
- Football League Trophy in 1993/94 and 2005/06.
- Football League Cup in 2012/13.
- Football Association of Wales Premier Cup in 2004/05 and 2005/06.
- Welsh Cup ten times, with the first success being achieved in 1912/13, and the last one in 1990/91.