2008–09 Swansea City A.F.C. season

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Swansea City
2008–09 season
Chairman Huw Jenkins
Manager Roberto Martínez
Football League Championship 8th
FA Cup Fifth Round
League Cup Fourth Round
Top goalscorer League:
Jason Scotland (21)
All:
Jason Scotland (24)
Highest home attendance 18,053 vs Cardiff City (30 November 2008)
Lowest home attendance 11,442 vs Barnsley (9 December 2008)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2008–09 season was Swansea City A.F.C.'s first time in the second tier of English football for 24 years. Swansea gained promotion as champions of League One by 10 points.


Squad statistics[edit]

Playing stats[edit]

Last updated on 10 March 2009
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Netherlands Dorus de Vries 46 0 40 0 3 0 3 0
2 DF Wales Ashley Williams 51 1 46 1 4 0 1 0
3 DF Republic of Ireland Marcos Painter 12 0 11 0 0 0 1 0
4 DF Wales Kristian O'Leary 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5 DF England Alan Tate 31 1 21+4 1 4 0 2 0
6 MF Netherlands Ferrie Bodde 19 7 17 7 0 0 2 0
7 MF England Leon Britton 49 0 43+1 0 4 0 1 0
8 MF Jamaica Darren Pratley 38 4 32+4 4 1 0 1 0
9 FW Trinidad and Tobago Jason Scotland 50 23 38+6 20 3 3 3 0
10 MF Spain Andrea Orlandi 15 1 6+5 1 2 0 2 0
11 MF England Mark Gower 39 0 30+4 0 3 0 2 0
14 MF Spain Jordi Gómez 51 13 38+6 11 3 0 4 2
16 DF England Garry Monk 46 0 40 0 3 0 3 0
17 MF Wales Owain Tudur Jones 14 0 4+5 0 2 0 3 0
18 FW Spain Gorka Pintado 46 7 10+31 5 2 1 3 1
19 MF Wales Chris Jones 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 MF Wales Shaun MacDonald 9 2 2+3 0 1 0 3 2
21 DF Argentina Federico Bessone 16 0 13+2 0 0 0 1 0
22 DF Spain Angel Rangel 47 1 39+1 1 4 0 3 0
23 FW Spain Guillem Bauzà 21 3 4+11 2 3 1 3 0
24 MF Wales Joe Allen 26 1 17+6 1 2 0 1 0
25 MF Wales Matthew Collins 4 0 2+1 0 0 0 1 0
26 DF Spain Albert Serran 18 0 10+3 0 2 0 3 0
28 MF Republic of Ireland Thomas Butler 30 1 19+9 1 1 0 1 0
30 FW Wales Chad Bond 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 MF England Nathan Dyer 20 3 12+4 2 4 1 0 0

No longer at the club[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Greece Dimitrios Konstantopoulos 6 0 4 0 1 0 1 0
GK Poland Artur Krysiak 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
DF Republic of Ireland Stephen O'Halloran 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
FW England Febian Brandy 18 0 14 0 0 0 4 0

Disciplinary record[edit]

Awards[edit]

Manager of the Month[edit]

Player of the Month[edit]

Championship Team of the Week[edit]

The following Swansea players have been selected in the official Championship team of the week.

Player transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. No. Name From Fee Source
22 May 2008 DF 2 Wales Ashley Williams England Stockport County £400,000 [3]
27 June 2008 MF 11 England Mark Gower England Southend United Free [4]
6 June 2008 FW 18 Spain Gorka Pintado Spain Granada CF £100,000 [5]
28 June 2008 DF 21 Argentina Federico Bessone Spain RCD Espanyol Free [6]
1 July 2008 DF 25 Spain Albert Serran Spain RCD Espanyol £80,000 [7]
10 July 2008 FW England Stefan Morrison England West Bromwich Albion Free [8]

Out[edit]

Date Pos. No. Name To Fee Source
21 May 2008 MF England Andy Robinson England Leeds United Free [9]
5 June 2008 DF Trinidad and Tobago Kevin Austin England Chesterfield Free [10]
9 June 2008 DF England Kevin Amankwaah England Swindon Town Free [11]
3 July 2008 FW Scotland Darryl Duffy England Bristol Rovers £100,000 [12]

Loans in[edit]

Date In Date Left Pos. No. Name From Source
6 June 2008 Season MF 14 Spain Jordi Gomez Spain RCD Espanyol [5]
22 July 2008 12 January 2009 FW 12 England Febian Brandy England Manchester United [13]
23 September 2008 22 December 2008 GK Poland Artur Krysiak England Birmingham City [14]
27 October 2008 28 December 2008 GK 36 Greece Dimitrios Konstantopoulos England Coventry City [15]
5 November 2008 15 December 2008 (Injured – Loan ended) DF Republic of Ireland Stephen O'Halloran England Aston Villa [16]
2 January 2009 Season MF 31 England Nathan Dyer England Southampton [17]
8 January 2009 31 January 2009 GK 36 Greece Dimitrios Konstantopoulos England Coventry City [18]

Loans out[edit]

Date Left Date Back Pos. No. Name Loaned to Source
31 December 2008 Season DF 15 Trinidad and Tobago Dennis Lawrence England Crewe Alexandra [19]
August 2008 Season MF 32 Wales Scott Evans Wales Port Talbot Town [20]
New Year Season FW 33 Wales Kerry Morgan Wales Neath Athletic [21]
August 2008 Season DF 34 Wales Kyle Graves Wales Neath Athletic [22]
7 October 2008 23 October 2008 (Injured – Loan Ended) MF 24 Wales Joe Allen Wales Wrexham [23]
27 January 2009 26 February 2009 MF 20 Wales Shaun MacDonald England Yeovil Town [24]

Fixtures and results[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

  • Swansea City scores given first

The Championship[edit]

The season will finish on 3 May when Swansea City play Blackpool at the Liberty Stadium.

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground A H A H A H H A A H A H H A A H H H A H A H H A H A A H H A H A H H A A H H A A A H A H A H
Result L W W D L D D L W W D D W L D W W L D D D D D D D D W W W D W L W D D D W L L D D W W W L L

The FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Swansea reached the Fourth round of the League Cup before losing to Championship strugglers Watford.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Martinez named Championship's best". Football League. 2009-02-05. Retrieved 2009-02-19. 
  2. ^ "Scotland the Championship's best". Football League. 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2009-02-19. 
  3. ^ "Swans complete Williams signing". BBC Sport. 2008-05-22. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  4. ^ "Martinez confirms Gower signing". BBC Sport. 2008-06-27. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  5. ^ a b "Spanish duo complete Liberty move". BBC Sport. 2008-06-06. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  6. ^ "Swansea sign Argentine defender". BBC Sport. 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  7. ^ "Swans sign Serran in £80,000 deal". BBC Sport. 2008-06-01. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  8. ^ "Swans sign young Baggies striker". BBC Sport. 2008-06-10. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  9. ^ "Robinson agrees to Leeds switch". BBC Sport. 2008-05-21. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  10. ^ "Austin makes Chesterfield switch". BBC Sport. 2008-06-05. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  11. ^ "Swindon sign defender Amankwaah". BBC Sport. 2008-06-09. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  12. ^ "Duffy seals Bristol Rovers switch". BBC Sport. 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  13. ^ "Swans snap up Brandy in loan deal". BBC Sport. 2008-07-22. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  14. ^ "Swans sign keeper from Birmingham". BBC Sport. 2008-09-23. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  15. ^ "Swans seal Konstantopoulos deal". BBC Sport. 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  16. ^ "Swans sign O'Halloran from Villa". BBC Sport. 2008-11-05. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  17. ^ "Dyer completes Swansea loan move". BBC Sport. 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  18. ^ "Konstantopoulos returns to Swans". BBC Sport. 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  19. ^ "Lawrence extends Crewe loan spell". BBC Sport. 2008-12-31. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  20. ^ "Scott Evans". Welsh Premier. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  21. ^ "Kerry Morgan". Swans World. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  22. ^ "Kyle Graves". League of Wales. Retrieved 2009-01-09. [dead link]
  23. ^ "Swan Allen joins Wrexham on loan". BBC Sport. 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2009-01-20. 
  24. ^ "Kyle Graves". Swans World. 2009-01-27. Retrieved 2009-01-27. 
  25. ^ "Swansea 0-1 Watford". BBC Sport. 2008-11-11. Retrieved 2009-01-09.