|Full name||Kenneth Swain|
|Date of birth||28 January 1952|
|Place of birth||Birkenhead, England|
|Playing position||Full back, midfielder, striker|
|1987–1988||→ West Bromwich Albion (loan)||7||(1)|
|1996–1997||Grimsby Town (caretaker)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Swain began his professional career with Londoners Chelsea, signing from Wycombe Wanderers in the summer of 1973. As he had been a non-contract player with Wycombe, having joined them from college football, his signing-on fee was just £500. He made his League debut for Chelsea in 1974. His most successful season with the club came in 1976-77, when his strike partnership with Steve Finnieston helped Eddie McCreadie's young side win promotion back to the First Division. He remained with Chelsea until 1979, when they were relegated, and then signed for Aston Villa for £100,000.
With Villa, Swain was switched to full-back and won the league championship and European Cup in consecutive seasons. He left Villa in 1983 and had spells with Nottingham Forest, Portsmouth and finally Crewe Alexandra. He achieved success later in his career, adding to the league title and European Cup winner's medals at Aston Villa with a Second Division runners-up medal at Portsmouth in 1987, and achieving promotion in third place with Crewe from the Fourth Division in 1989.
Between 2002 and 2004, Swain was Director of Football at Thomas Telford School.
- As of 21 April 2014
|Wigan Athletic||28 May 1993||2 September 1994||53||14||12||27||26.42|
|Grimsby Town(caretaker)||15 November 1996||21 May 1997||30||8||9||13||26.67|
|England U16||7 April 2004||21 April 2014||94||58||21||15||61.70|
|England U17||2 February 2012||10 August 2013||11||6||4||1||54.55|
- with Crewe Alexandra
- with Aston Villa
- "Kenny Swain". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 April 2014.