List of Swansea City A.F.C. records and statistics

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The Swansea Town team during its first season, 1912–13

Swansea City Association Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Abertawe) is a Welsh professional football club based in the city of Swansea, south Wales that play in the Premier League. They play their home matches at the Liberty Stadium. The club was founded in 1912 as Swansea Town and joined the Football League in 1921. The club changed their name in 1969, when it adopted the name Swansea City to reflect Swansea's new status as a city.[1]

The list encompasses the major honours won by Swansea City, records set by the club, their managers and their players, and details of their performance in European competition. The player records section itemises the club's leading goalscorers and those who have made most appearances in first-team competitions. It also records notable achievements by Swansea players on the international stage, and the highest transfer fees paid and received by the club. Attendance records at the Vetch Field and Liberty Stadium are also included.

Honours[edit]

Swansea City's first trophy was the Welsh Cup, which they won as Swansea Town in 1913. Their first league honour came in 1925, when they won the 1924–25 Football League Third Division South title. Since then Swansea have gone on to win the League Cup once, the Football League Trophy twice and the Welsh Cup a further 9 times. They have also qualified for UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 7 times and the UEFA Europa League once.

Swansea City's honours include the following:[2]

The Football League

Domestic Cup Competition

  • Welsh Cup
    • Winners (10): 1912–13, 1931–32, 1949–50, 1960–61, 1965–66, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1988–89, 1990–91
    • Runners-up (8): 1914–15, 1925–26, 1937–38, 1939–40, 1948–49, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1968–69
  • FAW Premier Cup
    • Winners (2): 2004-05, 2005–06
    • Runners-up (2): 2000-01, 2001–02

European Competition

Domestic Youth Cup Competition

  • FAW Welsh Youth Cup
    • Winners (7): 1999, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Runners-up (6): 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, 2004, 2009

Player records[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Most appearances[edit]

Wilfred Milne made 586 appearances for Swansea Town.

League matches only. To matches played 11 May 2014.

# Name Career Appearances
1 England Milne, WilfredWilfred Milne 1920–1937 586
2 Wales Freestone, RogerRoger Freestone 1989
1991–2004
563
3 Wales Williams, HerbieHerbie Williams 1958–1975 513
4 Wales James, RobbieRobbie James 1973–1983
1988–1990
482
5 Wales Allchurch, IvorIvor Allchurch 1947–1958
1965–1968
445
6 Wales Griffiths, HarryHarry Griffiths 1949–1964 422
7 England Britton, LeonLeon Britton 2002–2010
2011–
406
8 Wales Evans, WyndhamWyndham Evans 1971–1983
1984–1985
389
9 Wales King, JohnJohn King 1950–1964 368
10 Wales Curtis, AlanAlan Curtis 1972–1979
1980–1983
1989–1990
364

Goalscorers[edit]

Overall scorers[edit]

League matches only. To matches played 2 February 2013.

# Name Career Goals
1 Wales Allchurch, IvorIvor Allchurch 1947–1958
1965–1968
166
2 Wales James, RobbieRobbie James 1973–1983
1988–1990
115
3 Wales Williams, HerbieHerbie Williams 1958–1975 104
4 Wales Fowler, JackJack Fowler 1924–1930 102
5 Wales Curtis, AlanAlan Curtis 1972–1979
1980–1983
1989–1990
96
6 England Thompson, LenLen Thompson 1911–1917 89
7 England Trundle, LeeLee Trundle 2003–2007
2009–2010
83
8 Wales Todd, KeithKeith Todd 1959–1968 78
9 Wales Griffiths, HarryHarry Griffiths 1949–1964 72
10 Wales Charles, MelMel Charles 1952–1959 69

Transfers[edit]

For consistency, fees in the record transfer tables below are all sourced from BBC Sport's contemporary reports of each transfer. Where the report mentions an initial fee potentially rising to a higher figure depending on contractual clauses being satisfied in the future, only the initial fee is listed in the tables.

Record transfer fees paid[edit]

Wilfried Bony during a UEFA Europa League match between Anzhi Makhachkala and Vitesse at Anzhi-Arena on 2 August 2012.
# Fee Paid to For Date Notes
1 £12m Vitesse  CIV Wilfried Bony 11 July 2013 [6]
2 £5.55m Valencia  ESP Pablo Hernández 31 August 2012 [7]
3 £5.5m Celtic  KOR Ki Sung-Yueng 29 August 2012 [8][9]
4 £5m Liverpool  ENG Jonjo Shelvey 3 July 2013 [10]
5 £3.5m Watford  ENG Danny Graham 17 June 2011 [11]

Record transfer fees received[edit]

Joe Allen warming-up before match between Liverpool and Wigan Athletic at Anfield Road on 17 November 2012.
# Fee Received from For Date Notes
1 £15m Liverpool  WAL Joe Allen 10 August 2012 [12]
2 £8m Manchester City  ENG Scott Sinclair 31 August 2012 [13]
3 £5m Sunderland  ENG Danny Graham 31 January 2013 [14]
4 £2m Wigan Athletic  TRI Jason Scotland 18 July 2009 [15]
5 £1m Bristol City  ENG Lee Trundle 1 August 2007 [16]

International caps[edit]

World Cup players[edit]

The following players have been selected by their country in the World Cup Finals, while playing for Swansea.

European Championship players[edit]

The following players have been selected by their country in the European Championship Finals, while playing for Swansea.

Award winners[edit]

PFA Team of the Year[edit]

The following have been included in the PFA Team of the Year whilst playing for Swansea City :

Football League 100 Legends[edit]

The Football League 100 Legends is a list of "100 legendary football players" produced by The Football League in 1998, to celebrate the 100th season of League football. Four former Swansea players made the list.

Welsh Sports Hall of Fame[edit]

The following have played for Swansea and have been inducted into the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame :

Managerial records[edit]

  • First full-time manager: Walter Whittaker managed the club for two complete seasons, which included 75 matches, from 15 July 1912 to 25 April 1914.[18]
  • Longest serving manager by time: Haydn Green managed the club for 8 years, 4 months and 14 days, from 16 June 1939 to 29 October 1947.[19]
  • Longest serving manager by matches: Trevor Morris managed the club for 327 matches over a period of 6 years, 8 months and 14 days, from 27 August 1958 to 10 May 1965.[20][21]

Club records[edit]

Goals[edit]

Points[edit]

  • Most points in a season:
Two points for a win: 62 in 42 matches, Football League Third Division South, 1948-49
Three points for a win:
92 in 42 matches, League One, 2007-2008
47 in 38 matches, Premier League, 2011–2012
  • Fewest points in a season:
Two points for a win: 29 in 42 matches, Second Division, 1946-47
Three points for a win: 29 in 42 matches, Second Division, 1983-84

Matches[edit]

Firsts[edit]

Record wins[edit]

8–1 against Bristol Rovers, Third Division South, 15 April 1922
8–1 against Bradford City, Second Division, 22 February 1936
8–0 against Hartlepool United, Fourth Division, 1 April 1978[3]
7–2 against Folkestone, FA Cup First Round replay, 29 November 1966
6–1 against Rhyl, FA Cup Third Round, 2 January 1971

Record defeats[edit]

1-6 against Bradford Park Avenue, 14 September 1946
1-6 against Workington, 14 September 1965
1-6 against Reading, 23 September 1989
1-6 against Wigan Athletic, 6 April 1991
3-6 against Blackpool, 5 May 2007
  • Record away defeat:[34]
8-0 against Liverpool, FA Cup, Third Round Replay, 9 January 1990[34]
8-0 against AS Monaco, European Cup Winners Cup First Round, second leg, 1 October 1991[34]

Record consecutive results[edit]

  • Longest unbeaten run (League):[34]
19 matches from 4 February 1961 to 26 August 1961
19 matches from 19 October 1970 to 9 March 1971
  • Longest winning streak (League): 9 matches, 27 November 1999 to 22 January 2000[34]
  • Longest losing streak (League): 9 matches, 26 January 1991 to 19 March 1991[34]
  • Longest drawing streak (League): 8 matches, 25 November 2008 to 28 December 2008[34]
  • Longest streak without a win (League): 15 matches, 25 March 1989 to 2 September 1989[34]
  • Longest scoring run (League): 27 matches, 28 August 1947 to 7 February 1948[34]
  • Longest non-scoring run (League): 6 matches, 6 February 1996 to 24 February 1996[34]
  • Longest streak without conceding a goal (League): 8 matches, 16 November 1999 to 28 December 1999[34]

Attendances[edit]

A graph of Swansea City's league attendances at the Vetch Field from 1920 to 2005.
  • Highest seasonal average league attendance:
  • Lowest seasonal average league attendance: 2,052, Fourth Division, 1974–75.[3]

Swansea City in Europe[edit]

Swansea qualified for Europe seven times via wins in the Welsh Cup, but since 1995 they have not participated in the tournament, as UEFA barred clubs playing in the English football league system from representing Wales in Europe.[41] The question was raised again in 2011-12 when Welsh clubs playing in England were invited back into the Welsh Cup (Swansea did not enter), but UEFA reiterated their position. In doing so, however, they confirmed that Swansea would be able to represent England in Europe, if they qualified.[42] The following season, Swansea qualified for Europe through England for the first time, as League Cup winners.

Record by season[edit]

Swansea City's scores are given first in all scorelines.
Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate Refs
1961–62 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Preliminary round East Germany Motor Jena 2–2 1–5 3–7 [43]
1966–67 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round Bulgaria Slavia Sofia 1–1 0–4 1–5 [44]
1981–82 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round East Germany Lokomotive Leipzig 0–1 1–2 1–3 [45]
1982–83 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Preliminary round Portugal Braga 3–0 0–1 3–1 [46]
First round Malta Sliema Wanderers 12–0 5–0 17–0 [47]
Second round France Paris Saint-Germain 0–1 0–2 0–3 [48]
1983–84 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Preliminary round East Germany Magdeburg 1–1 0–1 1–2 [49]
1989–90 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round Greece Panathinaikos 2–3 3–3 5–6 [50]
1991–92 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round France AS Monaco 1–2 0–8 1–10 [51]
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round Sweden Malmö FF 4–0 0–0 4–0 [52]
Play-off round Romania Petrolul Ploiești 5–1 1–2 6–3 [53]
Group stage Russia Kuban Krasnodar 1–1 1–1 2nd place [54]
Switzerland St. Gallen 1–0 0–1 [54]
Spain Valencia 0–1 3–0 [54]
Round of 32 Italy Napoli 0–0 1–3 1–3 [55]

European attendance records[edit]

See also[edit]

List of Swansea City A.F.C. seasons

References[edit]

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