Unreliable History

The Vetch Field was originally rented off the local gas company, who used the area for depositing their waste products.  This caused a big stink in the area and lead to years of protests against the rubbish that was on the site.

Swansea sold Roy John to Walsall in 1930 and some time later, needing a full back, the Swans bought him back from the Midlands club, only to find he was now a well capped international goalkeeper.

To be completed …

 

Famous Players : – Robbie James, Halo James, Leighton James, Jesse James, Jimmy James and the Vagabonds, Home James,

Famous Fans : – .

 

Club Records


Formed 1912

Turned Professional 1912

Became a Limited Company 1912

Previous names Swansea Town = 1912-1970

Previous grounds Vetch Field = 1912-2005

Nickname “The SWANS” or “The JACKS”

Club Colours
[Images courtesy of the wonderful Colours of Football website]
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Record Football League Win 8-0  v  Hartlepool United    (Division 4)      01.04.1978

Record Premier League Win 5-0  v  Queens Park Rangers  (Away)   18.08.2012

Record Football League Defeat 1-8  v  Fulham  (Division 2)      22.01.1938

Record Premier League Defeat 0-5  v  Liverpool  (Away)  26.12.2017
0-5  v  Tottenham Hotspur  (Away)  03.12.2016
0-5  v  Chelsea  (Home)  17.01.2015
0-5  v  Liverpool  (Away)  17.02.2013

Record Cup Win 12-0  v  Sliema Wanderers (Malta)  (European Cup Winners Cup First Round First leg)  (Home)  15.09.1982

Record Fee Paid £18 million to West Ham United for Andre AYEW (January 2018)

Record Fee Received £45 million from Everton for Gylfi SIGURDSSON (August 2017)

Record Appearances ??

Record League Appearances (includes non-league appearances) 586  –  Wilfred MILNE  (1919-1937)

Record Premier League Appearances 198  –  Wayne ROUTLEDGE  (2011-2018)

Record League goal-scorer 166  –  Ivor ALLCHURCH (1949-1958 & 1965-1968)

Record Premier League goal-scorer 34  –  Gylfi SIGURDSSON  (2011-2012 & 2014-2018)

Record all-time goal-scorer ??

Record goal-scorer in a League season 35  –  Cyril PEARCE    Division 2   (1931-1932)

Record goal-scorer in a Premier League season 18  –  MICHU    (2012-2013)

Record goal-scorer in a season 40  –  Cyril PEARCE    Division 2   (1931-1932)

Most goals scored in a League match 5  –  Jack FOWLER  v  Charlton Athletic   (Division 3 South)   27.12.1924

Record Home Attendance (Vetch Field) 32,796  v  Arsenal  (FA Cup Fourth Round)     17.02.1968

Record Home Attendance (Liberty Stadium) 20,972  v  Liverpool   Premier League     01.05.2016

Record total of goals in a League season 92  –  League One  (2007-2008)  (46 games)

Record total of goals in a Premier League season 54  –   2013-2014  (38 games)

Record League points total 2 points for a win  :  62  –  (1948-1949)  Division 3 South  (42 games)
3 points for a win  :  92  –  (2007-2008)  Division League One  (46 games)

Record Premier League points total 56  –    2014-2015  (38 games)

Most Capped Player while at club 50  –  Ashley WILLIAMS  (Wales)

Youngest Players Nigel DALLING  –  15 years and 289 days  v  Southport   (Division 4)  06.12.1974

Oldest Players Tommy HUTCHISON  –  43 years and 172 days  v  Southend United   (Division 3)  12.03.1991

 

Stadium details 

Address :  Liberty Stadium, Landore, Swansea SA1 2FA

Telephone :  01792 616600
Ticket Office :  01792 616400

Capacity :  21,088
Pitch size :  105m x 68m  (115 yards  x 74 yards)
Official website :  swanseacity.com

Directions

There are good directions to the Liberty Stadium on the Swansea City website

Honours


League One Champions  (Third Tier) 2007-2008

Division Three South Champions  (Third Tier) 1924-1925, 1948-1949

Division Three Champions  (Third Tier) 1999-2000

League Cup Winners 2013

Football League Trophy Winners 1993-1994, 2005-2006

Welsh Cup Winners 1913, 1932, 1950, 1961, 1966, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1989, 1991

Welsh Cup Finalists 1915, 1926, 1938, 1940, 1949, 1956, 1957, 1969

FAW Premier Cup Winners 2005, 2006

FAW Premier Cup Finalists 2001, 2002

 

Managers


Walter WHITTAKER 1 August 1912 – 31 May 1914

William BARTLETT 1 August 1914 – 31 May 1915

Joe BRADSHAW 1 August 1919 – 1 May 1926

Jimmy THOMSON 1 February 1927 – 31 May 1931

Neil HARRIS 1 July 1934 – 1 May 1939

Haydn GREEN 1 May 1939 – 1 September 1947

Billy McCANDLESS 1 November 1948 – 1 July 1955

Ronnie BURGESS 1 July 1955 – 1 August 1958

Trevor MORRIS 1 August 1958 – 31 May 1965

Glyn DAVIS 1 June 1965 – 1 October 1966

Billy LUCAS 1 February 1967 – 1 March 1969

Roy BENTLEY 1 August 1969 – 16 October 1972

Harry GREGG 1 November 1972 – 1 January 1975

Harry GRIFFITHS 1 January 1975 – 29 October 1977

Harry GRIFFITHS 22 November 1977 – 1 February 1978

John TOSHACK  (Player-manager) 1 February 1978 – 29 October 1993

Doug LIVERMORE (Caretaker) 29 October 1993 – 21 December 1983

John TOSHACK  (Player-manager) 21 December 1983 – 4 March 1984

Les CHAPPELL (Caretaker) 4 March 1984 – 16 May 1984

Colin APPLETON 16 May 1984 – 6 December 1984

Les CHAPPELL (Caretaker) 6 December 1984 – 16 December 1984

John BOND 16 December 1984 – 20 December 1985

Tommy HUTCHISON (Player-manager) 21 December 1985 – 1 May 1986

Terry YORATH  (Player-manager) 12 July 1986 – 2 February 1989

Ian EVANS 27 February 1989 – 13 March 1990

Terry YORATH 15 March 1990 – 21 March 1991

Frank BURROWS 21 March 1991 – 31 July 1995

Bobby SMITH 1 August 1995 – 31 January 1996

Kevin CULLIS 8 February 1996 – 14 February 1996

Jimmy RIMMER 14 February 1996 – 22 February 1996

Jan MOLBY  (Player-manager) 22 February 1996 – 8 October 1997

Micky ADAMS  (Player-manager) 9 October 1997 – 22 October 1997

Alan CORK 22 October 1997 – 30 June 1998

John HOLLINS 1 July 1998 – 12 September 2001

Colin ADDISON 13 September 2001 – 7 March 2002

Roger FREESTONE/Nick CUSAK (Joint Caretakers) 8 March 2002 – 19 September 2002

Brian FLYNN 19 September 2002 – 18 March 2004

Alan CURTIS (Caretaker) 18 March 2004 – 5 April 2004

Kenny JACKETT 5 April 2004 – 15 February 2007

Kevin NUGENT (Caretaker) 15 February 2007 – 24 February 2007

Roberto MARTINEZ 24 February 2007 – 15 June 2007

Paulo SOUSA 22 June 2009 – 5 July 2010

Brendan ROGERS 16 July 2010 – 1 June 2012

Michael LAUDRUP 17 June 2012 – 4 February 2014

Garry MONK 4 February 2014 – 9 December 2015

Alan CURTIS (Caretaker) 9 December 2015 – 18 January 2016

Francesco GUIDOLIN 18 January 2016 – 3 October 2016

Bob BRADLEY 3 October 2016 – 27 December 2016

Alan CURTIS (Caretaker) 27 December 2016 – 3 January 2017

Paul CLEMENT 3 January 2017 – 20 December 2017

Leon BRITTON (Caretaker) 21 December 2017 – 28 December 2017

Carlos CARVALHAL 28 December 2017 – 18 May 2018

Graham POTTER 11 June 2018 – 20 May 2019

Steve COOPER 13 June 2019 – 

 

League Record

The Football League structure has historically been as follows …

1888-1892 1892-1920 1920-1921 1921-1958 1958-1992 1992-2004 2004 to date
First tier Football League Division One Division One Division One Division One Premiership Premier League
Second tier Division Two Division Two Division Two Division Two Division One Championship
Third tier Division Three Division Three
(North) and (South)
Division Three Division Two  League One
Fourth tier Division Four Division Three League Two

Elected to Division Three  (Third Tier) 1920

Division Three  (Third Tier) 1920-1921

Division Three (South) (Third Tier) 1921-1925

Division Two  (Second Tier) 1925-1947

Division Three (South) (Third Tier) 1947-1949

Division Two  (Second Tier) 1949-1965

Division Three  (Third Tier) 1965-1967

Division Four  (Fourth Tier) 1967-1970

Division Three  (Third Tier) 1970-1973

Division Four  (Fourth Tier) 1973-1978

Division Three  (Third Tier) 1978-1979

Division Two  (Second Tier) 1979-1981

Division One  (Top Tier) 1981-1983

Division Two  (Second Tier) 1983-1984

Division Three  (Third Tier) 1984-1986

Division Four  (Fourth Tier) 1986-1988

Division Three  (Third Tier) 1988-1992

Division Two  (Third Tier) 1992-1996

Division Three  (Fourth Tier) 1996-2004

League Two  (Fourth Tier) 2004-2005

League One  (Third Tier) 2005-2008

The Championship  (Second Tier) 2008-2011

Premier League  (Top Tier) 2011-2018

The Championship  (Second Tier) 2018-