Swansea City A.F.C.


Swansea City A.F.C.

Haydn Green
June 1939
September 1947||||
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Trevor Morris
August 1958
May 1965||||
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Roy Bentley
August 1969
October 1972||||
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John Toshack
March 1978
October 1983||||
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Les Chappell
March 1984
May 1984||||
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Tommy Hutchison
December 1985
June 1986||||
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Terry Yorath
March 1990
March 1991||||
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Jimmy Rimmer
December 1995
February 1996||||
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Jan Mølby
February 1996
October 1997||||
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John Hollins
July 1998
September 2001||||
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Brian Flynn
September 2002
March 2004
77
25
29
23
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flagicon|Wales Kenny Jackett
April 2004
February 2007
163
75
48
48
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flagicon|Spain Roberto Martínez
February 2007
Present
54 (as of 29/03/08)
38
11
15

League positions and Cup results since World War II

{| border="2" cellpadding="4" style="border-collapse:collapse; text-align:center; font-size:smaller;"
- style="background:#f0f6fa;"!Season!Division!Position!FA Cup!League Cup!FAW Premier Cup!Welsh Cup!"'European
Cup Winners' Cup"'!Football League Trophy
-
1946-1947
bgcolor="#ffdddd" |Second Division
bgcolor="#ffdddd" |21st "(relegated)"
4th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
6th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1947-1948
Third Division South
5th
3rd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
5th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1948-1949
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |Third Division South
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |1st "(promoted)"
2nd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
Runners-up! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1949-1950
Second Division
8th
4th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |Winners! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1950-1951
Second Division
18th
3rd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
6th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;" |
-
1951-1952
Second Division
19th
5th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
5th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1952-1953
Second Division
11th
3rd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
7th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1953-1954
Second Division
20th
4th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
Semi-Finals! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;" |
-
1954-1955
Second Division
10th
5th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
6th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;" |
-
1955-1956
Second Division
10th
3rd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
Runners-up! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1956-1957
Second Division
10th
3rd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
Runners-up! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1957-1958
Second Division
19th
3rd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
6th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;" |
-
1958-1959
Second Division
11th
3rd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
6th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;" |
-
1959-1960
Second Division
12th
4th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
6th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;" |
-
1960-1961
Second Division
7th
5th Round
3rd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |Winners! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1961-1962
Second Division
20th
3rd Round
2nd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
Semi-final
1st Round! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1962-1963
Second Division
15th
3rd Round
2nd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
Semi-final! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1963-1964
Second Division
19th
Semi-final
3rd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
6th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1964-1965
bgcolor="#ffdddd" |Second Division
bgcolor="#ffdddd" |22nd "(relegated)"
5th Round
4th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
Semi-final! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1965-1966
Third Division
17th
1st Round
1st Round! style="background:#efefef;"
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |Winners! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1966-1967
bgcolor="#ffdddd" |Third Division
bgcolor="#ffdddd" |21st "(relegated)"
2nd Round
3rd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
5th Round
1st Round! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1967-1968
Fourth Division
15th
4th Round
1st Round! style="background:#efefef;"
6th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1968-1969
Fourth Division
10th
3rd Round
3rd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
Runners-up! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1969-1970
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |Fourth Division
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |3rd "(promoted)"
3rd Round
2nd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
Semi-final! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1970-1971
Third Division
11th
4th Round
2nd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
6th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1971-1972
Third Division
14th
4th Round
1st Round! style="background:#efefef;"
5th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1972-1973
bgcolor="#ffdddd" |Third Division
bgcolor="#ffdddd" |23rd "(relegated)"
1st Round
1st Round! style="background:#efefef;"
4th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1973-1974
Fourth Division
14th
1st Round
1st Round! style="background:#efefef;"
4th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1974-1975
Fourth Division
22nd
1st Round
1st Round! style="background:#efefef;"
5th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1975-1976
Fourth Division
11th
1st Round
1st Round! style="background:#efefef;"
5th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1976-1977
Fourth Division
5th
1st Round
4th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
5th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1977-1978
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |Fourth Division
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |3rd "(promoted)"
3rd Round
1st Round! style="background:#efefef;"
4th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1978-1979
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |Third Division
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |3rd "(promoted)"
3rd Round
3rd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
5th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1979-1980
Second Division
12th
5th Round
2nd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
Semi-final! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1980-1981
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |Second Division
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |3rd "(promoted)"
3rd Round
1st Round! style="background:#efefef;"
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |Winners! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1981-1982
First Division
6th
3rd Round
2nd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |Winners
1st Round! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1982-1983
bgcolor="#ffdddd" |First Division
bgcolor="#ffdddd" |21st "(relegated)"
3rd Round
3rd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |Winners
2nd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1983-1984
bgcolor="#ffdddd" |Second Division
bgcolor="#ffdddd" |21st "(relegated)"
3rd Round
2nd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
Semi-final
Preliminary Round! style="background:#efefef;"
-
1984-1985
Third Division
20th
1st Round
1st Round! style="background:#efefef;"
Semi-final! style="background:#efefef;"
3rd Round
-
1985-1986
bgcolor="#ffdddd" |Third Division
bgcolor="#ffdddd" |24th "(relegated)"
2nd Round
2nd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
5th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
3rd Round
-
1986-1987
Fourth Division
12th
4th Round
2nd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
3rd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
2nd Round
-
1987-1988
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |Fourth Division
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |6th "(promoted via play-offs)"
2nd Round
1st Round! style="background:#efefef;"
4th Round! style="background:#efefef;"
Group Stage
-
1988-1989
Third Division
12th
2nd Round
1st Round! style="background:#efefef;"
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |Winners! style="background:#efefef;"
Group Stage
-
1989-1990
Third Division
17th
3rd Round
1st Round! style="background:#efefef;"
3rd Round
1st Round
Group Stage
-
1990-1991
Third Division
20th
3rd Round
1st Round! style="background:#efefef;"
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |Winners! style="background:#efefef;"
2nd Round
-
1991-1992
Third Division
19th
2nd Round
2nd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
5th Round
1st Round
Group Stage
-
1992-1993
Second Division
5th
4th Round
1st Round! style="background:#efefef;"
3rd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
4th Round
-
1993-1994
Second Division
13th
1st Round
2nd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
Semi-final! style="background:#efefef;"
! bgcolor="#ddffdd" |Winners
-
1994-1995
Second Division
10th
4th Round
2nd Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
4th Round
-
1995-1996
bgcolor="#ffdddd" |Second Division
bgcolor="#ffdddd" |22nd "(relegated)"
1st Round
1st Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
2nd Round
-
1996-1997
Third Division
5th
1st Round
1st Round! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
2nd Round
-
1997-1998
Third Division
20th
1st Round
1st Round
Quarter-final! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
1st Round
-
1998-1999
Third Division
7th
4th Round
1st Round
Quarter-final! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
2nd Round
-
1999-2000
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |Third Division
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |1st "(promoted)"
2nd Round
2nd Round
Quarter-final! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
2nd Round
-
2000-2001
bgcolor="#ffdddd" |Second Division
bgcolor="#ffdddd" |23rd "(relegated)"
1st Round
1st Round
Runners-Up! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
4th Round
-
2001-2002
Third Division
20th
2nd Round
1st Round
Runners-Up! style="background:#efefef;"
! style="background:#efefef;"
1st Round
-
2002-2003
Third Division
21st
1st Round
1st Round
Quarter-final! style="background:#efefef;"
!style="background:#efefef;"
1st Round
-
2003-2004
Third Division
10th
5th Round
1st Round
Semi-final! style="background:#efefef;"
!style="background:#efefef;"
2nd Round
-
2004-2005
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |League Two
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |3rd "(promoted)"
3rd Round
1st Round
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |Winners! style="background:#efefef;"
!style="background:#efefef;"
2nd Round
-
2005-2006
League One
6th
1st Round
1st Round
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |Winners! style="background:#efefef;"
!style="background:#efefef;"
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |Winners
-
2006-2007
League One
7th
4th Round
1st Round
Quarter-final! style="background:#efefef;"
!style="background:#efefef;"
2nd Round
-
2007-2008
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |League One
bgcolor="#ddffdd" |1st "(promoted)"
3rd Round
2nd Round
Quarter-final!style="background:#efefef;"
!style="background:#efefef;"
Semi-final

Miscellaneous

Swansea City and its supporters are unofficially known as the 'Jacks'. One explanation for this name is that during the 17th century, sailors from Swansea were extremely well respected and any 'Swansea Jack' was allowed to join the crew based simply on the town's reputation for great seamen. Many, however, believe that the name originates from the renowned life-saving dog Swansea Jack.

The club's somewhat flamboyant mascot is Cyril the Swan who was joined in 2005 by Cybil, a doyenne of equal opportunity. The couple were "married" on the pitch at the Vetch Field as part of the pre-match entertainment at the last league game to be played at the ground, a 1-0 win over Shrewsbury Town F.C. during the 2004/05 season.

The club has a number of relationships with other clubs in the Football League and in Europe. Their main rivals being Cardiff City. The antipathy towards the Bluebirds stemming partly from the local media ignoring the Swans in favour of the capital club. The fixtures involving both sides in recent years have frequently been marred by violence. The club also has rivalries with Bristol City, Bristol Rovers and to a lesser extent, Yeovil Town, Leeds United and Derby County.
The club also holds some positive relationships with clubs. Local sides Port Talbot Town and Neath Athletic act as affiliate clubs with players moving on loan to the Welsh league sides, as they do with Swedish side Ostersunds FK. They also have strong links with Dutch Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag.

On 10 January 2006, striker Leon Knight became the first Swansea City player to score a hat-trick on his début for the club since Bob Latchford in August 1981, in fact scoring his hat-trick during the first 27 minutes of the game against Milton Keynes Dons at the Liberty Stadium.

Leon Knight's second hat-trick for the club, in the final game of the 2005-06 season at Chesterfield on 6 May 2006, completed another first. As Lee Trundle had scored a hat-trick in the home game against Chesterfield on 29 October 2005, this was the first time that Swansea players had scored hat-tricks in both home and away League fixtures against the same opponents in the same season.

The Liberty Stadium hosted it's first competitive match against Premiership opposition when Reading visited in August 2007. The visitors won 1-0 thanks to a Leroy Lita goal in extra time, despite having 10 men for over an hour of the match.

The club, riding high at the summit of Football League One, lost an FA Cup replay on 16 January, 2008 4-2 to Conference South club, Havant & Waterlooville, losing out on a lucrative tie against Liverpool.

Famous fans include, Rob Brydon, Michael Sheen, Kate Beckinsale, Michael Howard, Chris Coleman, Dean Saunders, Ryan Jones, John Hartson, John Charles, Mel Charles, Leighton James, Enzo Maccarinelli, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jordi Cruyff, Johan Cruyff, Lee Trundle and Imogen Thomas and Pancho from Dirty Sanchez

Notes

External links

* [http://www.swanseacity.net/ Official club website] Swansea City's official website
* [http://www.swansea.vitalfootball.co.uk// Vital Swansea] Match Previews , Reports, Daily News and forum
* [http://www.swansonline.net/ Swans Online] Daily news and match reviews of Swansea City FC.

* [http://www.swansea.com/ Swansea.com] 2008-09 Swans shirt sponsorssuccession box
before=Port Vale
title=Football League Trophy Winners
years=1993-94
after=Birmingham City
succession box
before=Wrexham
title=Football League Trophy Winners
years=2005-06
after=Doncaster Rovers


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