2010–11 Swansea City A.F.C. season

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Swansea City
2010–11 season
Chairman Huw Jenkins
Manager Brendan Rodgers
Stadium Liberty Stadium
Football League Championship 3rd (promoted via play-off)
FA Cup Fourth Round
League Cup Fourth Round
Top goalscorer League:
Scott Sinclair (19)
All:
Scott Sinclair (24)
Highest home attendance 19,309 (26 February 2011 vs Leeds United)[1]
Lowest home attendance 12,411 (14 September 2010 vs Coventry City)[2]
Average home league attendance 15,507
Home colours
Away colours

The 2010–11 season was Swansea City's 82nd season in the Football League. They finished in 3rd place, and won the Championship playoff, to win promotion to the Premier League.[3] This will be their first return to top-flight football since 1983.[4][5]

This season was their third consecutive season in the second tier following a 7th placed finish in the previous campaign, narrowly missing out on a play-off place.

During pre-season, Paulo Sousa left the club by mutual consent,[6] and then later succeeded Nigel Pearson as the new Leicester City manager on 7 July.[7] Brendan Rodgers was appointed as the new manager of Swansea on 16 July, on a 12-month rolling contract.[8]

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK  NED de Vries 33 EU 2007 178 0 2011[9] Free[10]
2 DF  ENG WAL Williams 29 EU 2008 141 10 2013[11] £400k[12]
3 DF  WAL Taylor 25 EU 2010 29 0 2013[13] Free[13]
5 DF  ENG Tate (vc) 31 EU 2004 285 5 2013[14] Free[15]
6 MF  NED Bodde 31 EU 2007 54 14 2011[16] £85k[17]
7 MF  WAL Cotterill 26 EU 2010 35 4 2013[18] £600k[18]
8 MF  ENG Pratley 28 EU 2006 177 26 2011[19] £100k[20]
9 FW  SCO Beattie 30 EU 2009 45 7 2012[21] £800k[21]
10 MF  ESP Orlandi 29 EU 2007 69 2 2012[22] Free[23]
11 MF  NED van der Gun 34 EU 2009 35 3 2011[24] Free[25]
12 MF  ENG Dyer 26 EU 2009 103 6 2012[26] £400k[26]
13 GK  WAL Cornell 23 EU 2009 0 0 2013[27] Youth system
14 FW  SCO Dobbie 31 EU 2009 47 9 2012[28] Free[28]
15 FW  ITA Borini 23 EU 2011 9 6 2011[29] Loan[29]
16 DF  ENG Monk (captain) 35 EU 2004 196 3 2012[30] Free[31]
17 DF  ESP Serrán 29 EU 2008 30 0 2011[32] £80k[33]
18 FW  ESP Pintado 36 EU 2008 73 7 2011[34] £100k[34]
19 FW  ENG Moore 28 EU 2011 15 3 2013[35] Undisclosed fee[35]
20 MF  WAL MacDonald 25 EU 2005 24 0 2012[36] Youth system
21 MF  ENG Sinclair 25 EU 2010 43 19 2013[37] £500k[37][1]
22 DF  ESP Rangel 31 EU 2007 159 5 2011[38] Undisclosed fee[39]
23 MF  ENG Donnelly 26 EU 2010 1 0 2013[40] Free[40]
24 MF  WAL Allen 24 EU 2007 91 3 2012[41] Youth system
25 GK  BEL COD Ma-Kalambay 28 EU 2010 0 0 2011[42] Free[42]
26 MF  NED Agustien 27 EU 2010 8 0 2012[43] Free[43]
27 MF  ENG Gower 35 EU 2008 107 3 2011[44] Free[45]
28 MF  IRL Butler 32 EU 2006 126 9 2011[46] Undisclosed fee[47]
29 MF  WAL Richards 23 EU 2009 21 0 2012[24] Youth system
31 MF  WAL Lucas 21 EU 2010 1 0 2013[48] Youth system
33 FW  WAL Morgan 25 EU 2007 3 0 Undisclosed Youth system
34 DF  WAL Walsh 21 EU 2010 0 0 2011[49] Youth system
35 DF  WAL Alfei 22 EU 2010 1 0 2011[50] Youth system
36 FW  WAL Thomas 23 EU 2009 1 0 Undisclosed Youth system
37 MF  ENG Britton 31 EU 2011 312 11 2013[51] Free[51][2]
38 DF  ENG Grimes 23 EU 2009 0 0 2011[52] Youth system
44 MF  ENG Harley 29 EU 2011 0 0 2014[53] Free[53]
  • Last updated: 7 May 2011
  • Source: Swansea City A.F.C. (for EU passport, country as international player, contract ending and transfer fee)
  • Ordered by the 2010–11 season squad numbers.

Transfers in / out[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
23 MF  ENG Donnelly 22 EU Aldershot Town England Transfer Summer 2013 Free [40]
3 DF  WAL Taylor 21 EU Wrexham Transfer Summer 2013 Free [13]
21 MF  ENG Sinclair 21 EU Chelsea Transfer Summer 2013 £500k[3] [37]
25 GK  BEL COD Ma-Kalambay 24 EU Transfer Summer 2011 Free [42]
26 MF  NED Agustien 24 EU Transfer Summer 2012 Free [43]
19 FW  ENG Moore 24 EU West Bromwich Albion Transfer Winter 2013 Undisclosed fee [35]
37 MF  ENG Britton 28 EU Sheffield United Transfer Winter 2013 Free [51]
44 MF  ENG Harley 25 EU Exeter City Transfer Winter 2014 Free [53]

Out[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
7 MF  ENG Britton 27 EU Sheffield United England Contract expired Summer Free [54]
21 DF  ITA ARG Bessone 26 EU Leeds United England Contract expired Summer Free [55]
30 FW  WAL Bond 23 EU Neath Contract expired Summer Free [56]
25 MF  WAL Collins 24 EU Haverfordwest County Released Summer [57]
15 MF  ESP López 29 EU Vitesse Netherlands Released Winter [58]
42 FW  FIN Kuqi 34 EU Newcastle United England Released Winter [59]

Last updated: 13 January

Loans in / out[edit]

In[edit]

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan Club
Started
Ended
Start Source
End Source


19 FW Nouble  ENG 22 West Ham United 17 September 2010 26 October 2010 [60] [61]
30 FW Emnes  NED 25 Middlesbrough 18 October 2010 14 November 2010 [62] [63]
49 FW Easter  WAL 32 Milton Keynes Dons 25 November 2010 13 January 2011 [64] [65]
15 DF Edgar  CAN 26 Burnley 31 January 2011 17 February 2011 [66] [67]
15 FW Borini  ITA 23 Chelsea 17 March 2011 [29]
30 FW Priskin  HUN 27 Ipswich Town 24 March 2011 25 April 2011 [68] [69]

Sources: For loan start source see "Start Source". For loan end source see "End Source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan Club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

Out[edit]

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan Club
Started
Ended
Start Source
End Source


38 DF Grimes  ENG 23 Forest Green Rovers 13 August 2010 25 September 2010 [70] [71]
33 MF Morgan  WAL 25 Newport County 20 August 2010 1 January 2011 [72] [73]
20 FW MacDonald  WAL 25 Yeovil Town 28 August 2010 4 January 2011 [74] [75]
42 FW Kuqi  FIN 37 Derby County 13 September 2010 13 December 2010 [76] [77]
23 MF Donnelly  ENG 26 Wycombe Wanderers 1 January 2011 [78]
13 GK Cornell  WAL 23 Port Talbot Town 6 January 2011 [79]
18 FW Pintado  ESP 36 AEK Larnaca 7 January 2011 [80]
33 MF Morgan  WAL 25 Newport County 13 January 2011 [81]
36 MF Thomas  WAL 23 Port Talbot Town 20 January 2011 [82]
44 MF Harley  ENG 29 Exeter City 21 January 2011 [53]
7 MF Cotterill  WAL 26 Portsmouth 17 February 2011 [83]
26 MF Agustien  NED 27 Crystal Palace 10 March 2011 [84]
20 FW MacDonald  WAL 25 Yeovil Town 17 March 2011 [85]

Sources: For loan start source see "Start Source". For loan end source see "End Source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan Club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

Squad stats[edit]

Total League Champ'ship FA Cup Football League Cup
N
P
Name
Nationality
GS
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
Notes
1 GK de Vries  NED 48 48 46 2
2 DF Williams  WAL
 ENG
50 50 3 46 3 2 2
3 DF Taylor  WAL 27 31 29 2
5 DF Tate  ENG 42 45 40 1 4
6 MF Bodde  NED
7 MF Cotterill  WAL 12 16 1 14 1 2
8 MF Pratley  ENG 32 39 11 34 9 2 1 3 1
9 FW Beattie  SCO 11 24 4 23 4 1
10 MF Orlandi  ESP 16 24 20 1 3
11 MF van der Gun  NED 7 15 5 9 1 2 2 4 2
12 MF Dyer  ENG 45 48 2 46 2 1 1
13 GK Cornell  WAL
14 FW Dobbie  SCO 24 45 9 41 9 1 3
15 FW Borini  ITA 8 9 6 9 6
16 DF Monk  ENG 30 33 1 29 1 1 3
17 DF Serran  ESP 9 16 11 1 4
18 FW Pintado  ESP 1 1
19 FW Moore  ENG 13 17 3 15 3 2
20 MF MacDonald  WAL
21 MF Sinclair  ENG 42 47 24 43 19 2 1 2 4
22 DF Rangel  ESP 38 40 2 38 2 1 1
23 MF Donnelly  ENG 1 2 1 1
24 MF Allen  WAL 34 45 2 40 2 2 3
25 GK Ma-Kalambay  BEL
 COD
4 4 2 2
26 MF Agustien  NED 5 11 8 2 1
27 MF Gower  ENG 37 42 2 39 2 1 2
28 MF Butler  IRL
29 MF Richards  WAL 8 8 6 1 1
31 MF Lucas  WAL 1 1
33 FW Morgan  WAL 1 1 1
34 DF Walsh  WAL 1 1 1
35 DF Alfei  WAL 2 3 1 2
36 MF Thomas  WAL 1 1 1
37 MF Britton  ENG 10 17 1 17 1
38 DF Grimes  ENG

Last updated: 7 May 2011
Source: Swans World
Ordered by Squad Numbers
0 shown as blank

No longer at the club[edit]

Total League Champ'ship FA Cup Football League Cup
N
P
Name
Nationality
GS
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
Notes
15 DF Edgar  CAN
15 MF López  ESP 3 4 2 2
19 FW Nouble  ENG 2 6 1 6 1
30 FW Priskin  HUN 4 1 4 1
30 MF Emnes  NED 4 5 2 4 2 1
42 FW Kuqi  FIN 2 4 2 2 2 2
49 FW Easter  WAL 2 7 1 6 1 1

Last updated: 8 May 2011
Source: Swans World
Ordered by Squad Numbers
0 shown as blank

Scorers[edit]

Championship stats[edit]

League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Queens Park Rangers (C) (P) 46 24 16 6 71 32 +39 88 Promotion to Premier League
2 Norwich City (P) 46 23 15 8 83 58 +25 84
3 Swansea City (P) 46 24 8 14 69 42 +27 80 Qualification to League Championship playoffs
4 Cardiff City 46 23 11 12 76 54 +22 80
5 Reading 46 20 17 9 77 51 +26 77
6 Nottingham Forest 46 20 15 11 69 50 +19 75

Updated to games played on 30 May 2011.
Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 24 8 14 69 42 +27 80 15 5 3 41 11 +30 9 3 11 28 31 −3

Last updated: 7 May 2011.
Source:[citation needed]

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 A H A H A A H H A H A A H A H A H A H A H A H H A A H A H
Result L W L W L W W L W D W D W W W L W D L W D L L W W L W D W L W W W W L D L W L W D L D W W W
Position 22 9 14 12 14 13 6 9 8 8 4 6 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 2 4 2 4 3 5 5 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 4 4 3

Source:[citation needed]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

Football League Championship[edit]

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

12 May 2011
19:45
Nottingham Forest 0 – 0 Swansea City
Report Red card 2' Taylor
City Ground, Nottingham
Attendance: 27,881
Referee: Mike Dean
16 May 2011
19:45
Swansea City 3 – 1 Nottingham Forest
Britton Goal 28'
Dobbie Goal 33'
Pratley Goal 90+3'
Report Earnshaw Goal 80'
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 19,816
Referee: Andre Marriner

Final[edit]

30 May 2011
15:00 BST
Reading 2 – 4 Swansea City
Allen Goal 49' (o.g.)
Mills Goal 57'
Report Sinclair Goal 21' (pen.)22'80' (pen.)
Dobbie Goal 40'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 86,581
Referee: Phil Dowd[86]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Fee could rise to £1m depending on Sinclair's future success at the club.
  2. ^ Britton had two spells with the club previously, making 295 appearances and scoring 10 goals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swansea 3 - 0 Leeds
  2. ^ Swansea 2 - 1 Coventry
  3. ^ "Reading 2 - 4 Swansea". ESPN Soccernet. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Swansea reach Premier League thanks to Scott Sinclair hat-trick". Guardian. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Reading 2 Swansea City 4: match report". Daily Telegraph. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Paulo Sousa departs as Swansea City manager
  7. ^ Paulo Sousa confirmed as Leicester City manager
  8. ^ Swans appoint Brendan Rodgers
  9. ^ Centurion de Vries loving Swansea
  10. ^ Swansea sign goalkeeper De Vries
  11. ^ Williams signs new Swans contract
  12. ^ Swans complete Williams signing
  13. ^ a b c Wrexham's Neil Taylor seals Swansea City switch
  14. ^ Tate signs new four-year contract
  15. ^ Player Profile | Alan Tate
  16. ^ Bodde opts to stay with Swansea
  17. ^ Dutchman Bodde signs for Swansea
  18. ^ a b David Cotterill completes permanent Swansea move
  19. ^ Pratley pens new Swans contract
  20. ^ Player Profile | Darren Pratley
  21. ^ a b Swansea sign Trundle and Beattie
  22. ^ Orlandi commits to Swans future
  23. ^ Swansea sign Feeney and Orlandi
  24. ^ a b No Contract Deadline For Leon
  25. ^ Swansea seal Van der Gun signing
  26. ^ a b Dyer completes switch to Swansea
  27. ^ Goalkeeper David Cornell pens new Swansea contract
  28. ^ a b Swansea finalise Dobbie signing
  29. ^ a b c Swansea sign Fabio Borini from Premier League Chelsea
  30. ^ Swans captain Monk signs new deal
  31. ^ Player Profile | Garry Monk
  32. ^ Albert Serran agrees new Swansea City contract
  33. ^ Swans sign Serran in £80,000 deal
  34. ^ a b Spanish duo complete Liberty move
  35. ^ a b c Swansea City sign West Brom striker Luke Moore
  36. ^ MacDonald signs new two-year deal
  37. ^ a b c Great Scott he's a super Swan
  38. ^ Swans make second Spanish swoop
  39. ^ Rangel signs fresh Swansea deal
  40. ^ a b c Swansea City sign Aldershot midfielder Scott Donnelly
  41. ^ Allen signs new Swansea contract
  42. ^ a b c Congo keeper Yves Makabu-Makalambay seals Swansea deal
  43. ^ a b c Kemy Agustien finally seals Swansea City switch
  44. ^ Contract Extension For Mark Gower
  45. ^ Martinez confirms Gower signing
  46. ^ Butler earns new Swans deal
  47. ^ Swans sign Butler from Hartlepool
  48. ^ Young gun Lucas pens three-year-deal
  49. ^ Young star Walsh commits to club
  50. ^ Wales U21 defender Daniel Alfei commits to Swansea
  51. ^ a b c Leon Britton completes shock Swansea City return
  52. ^ Double honour for Grimes
  53. ^ a b c d Harley signs Swansea deal, but stays at Exeter on loan
  54. ^ Leon Britton joins Sheffield United from Swansea City
  55. ^ Leeds United sign defender Bessone from Swansea City
  56. ^ Big spending Eagles swoop again
  57. ^ Swans part company with Collins
  58. ^ Midfielder Jordi Lopez to terminate Swansea City stay
  59. ^ Shefki Kuqi has Swansea City contract terminated
  60. ^ Swans complete Nouble loan deal
  61. ^ West Ham recall Frank Nouble from Swansea loan deal
  62. ^ Swans to sign Marvin Emnes on loan
  63. ^ TEAM NEWS: Beattie handed start in attackl
  64. ^ Happy Easter signs for Swans
  65. ^ Jermaine Easter ends Swansea loan spell
  66. ^ Swansea City capture David Edgar loan signing
  67. ^ Swansea City loanee David Edgar returns to Burnley
  68. ^ Swansea City complete loan deal for Tamas Priskin
  69. ^ Swansea striker Tamas Priskin poised for Ipswich return
  70. ^ Grimes joins Forest Green on loan
  71. ^ Rovers Will Still Need to Add to Squad
  72. ^ Swansea's Kerry Morgan returns to Newport County
  73. ^ Newport County sign Graeme Montgomery on loan
  74. ^ Shaun returns to Yeovil on loan
  75. ^ Shaun returns after Glovers spell
  76. ^ Kuqi joins Derby County on loan
  77. ^ Shefki Kuqi returns to Swansea City after Derby loan
  78. ^ Scott Donnelly agrees Swansea to Wycombe Wanderers loan
  79. ^ Cornell joins Port Talbot on loan
  80. ^ Striker Gorka Pintado leaves Swansea for Cyprus
  81. ^ Easter returns to MK Dons
  82. ^ Casey joins Port Talbot on loan
  83. ^ Swansea winger David Cotterill seals Portsmouth loan
  84. ^ Swansea midfielder Kemy Agustien seals Palace loan move
  85. ^ Shaun re-joins Yeovil on loan
  86. ^ "Match Official Appointments". Football League.