Swansea City is a professional football club that is based in Swansea, Wales. Founded in 1912, the club joined the football league in 1921 and is the first Welsh club to have ever played in the Premiership, having earned promotion at the end of the 2010/2011 league season. This article will take a closer look at Swansea City FC.
Swansea City AFC play their football at the Liberty stadium, which at the time of their promotion held a capacity of 20,532. Traditional home kit colours are all white and the club crest is in the image of a swan. The club also go by the nickname "The Swans" and "The Jacks". History In the early 1900s, the people of Swansea were primarily rugby supporters, with football falling by the wayside. An early attempt to start a football club, Swansea Villa, ended in failure. Soon after, Swansea Town was born, with J. W Thorpe becoming the club's first chairman. The very first professional game for the club came against rivals Cardiff City, ending in a 1-1 draw. Rivalry Swansea's biggest rivals are fellow Welsh club Cardiff City, with matches played between these teams known as the South Wales Derbies. This mutual hatred is considered one of the most passionate in British football, due to their close locales, as well as their similar size and stature.
Records and honours
The club has a long list of honours, including the following: - FAW Premier Cup winners, - Welsh Cup winners, - Football League Trophy winners, - Third Division and Third Division (South) Champions and, - League 1 Champions. In 2011, the club finished 2nd in the Championship, earning them promotion into the Premier League for the very first time. Club records Biggest Win: 12-0 (v Sliema Wanderers), 1982 Biggest Defeat: 8-0 (v Liverpool), 1990 Highest Attendance: 32,786 (v Arsenal), 1968 Transfer Record In: £3,500,000 (Danny Graham), 2011 Transfer Record Out: £2,000,000 (Jason Scotland), 2009 Most Appearances: 699 (Roger Freestone), 1989 - 2004 Most League Goals: 146 (Ivor Allchurch), 1950 - 1958, 1965 - 1968 For more, up-to-the-minute information about the club as well as league tables and fixtures, visit the official site at Swanseacity.net (page Welcome).