Swansea City AFC

Swansea is a Welsh football club that has been a member of the British Football League since 1920. In the top tier, where they participated in the 1981-82 season for the first time, they have reached the sixth position as the best. They had won the Football League Cup once and the Welsh Cup on several occasions. Some prominent players through the years are Ron Burges, Terry Medwin and Cliff Jones.

Basic facts

Founded: 1912
Country: Wales
City: Swansea

Home grounds

Vetch Field (1912-2005)
Liberty Stadium (2005-)

Main trophies

Football League Cup: 1

Liberty Stadium
Liberty Stadium, the home Swansea since 2005.

History

The club was founded in 1912 as Swansea Town. It would many years later, in 1970, change its name to Swansea City.

In the early days, they competed in the Welsh Football League besides competing in the Welsh Cup. In 1912, Swansea City was elected to the second division of the English Southern Football League. They got promoted in the 1914-15 season, but played only one season after the war in Southern Football League Division One before being elected to the Football League.

By Oscar Anderson

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League statistics

League record

Titles in total: 0
Premier League titles: 0
First participation: 1920-1921

All seasons

Season League Position Points Notes
2018-19 Premier League 10 65  
2017-18 Premier League 18 33 Relegated
2016-17 Premier League 15 41  
2015-16 Premier League 12 47  
2014-15 Premier League 8 56  
2013-14 Premier League 12 42  
2012-13 Premier League 9 46  
2011-12 Premier League 11 47  
2010-11 Championship 3 80 Promoted
2009-10 Championship 7 69  
2008-09 Championship 8 68  
2007-08 League 1 1 92 Promoted
2006-07 League 1 7 72  
2005-06 League 1 6 71  
2004-05 League 2 3 80  
2003-04 3rd Division 10 59  
2002-03 3rd Division 21 49  
2001-02 3rd Division 20 51  
2000-01 2nd Division 23 37 Relegated
1999-00 3rd Division 1 85 Promoted
1998-99 3rd Division 7 71  
1997-98 3rd Division 20 50  
1996-97 3rd Division 5 71  
1995-96 2nd Division 22 47 Relegated
1994-95 2nd Division 10 71  
1993-94 2nd Division 13 60  
1992-93 2nd Division 5 73  
1991-92 3rd Division 19 56 Promoted
1990-91 3rd Division 20 48  
1989-90 3rd Division 17 54  
1988-89 3rd Division 12 61  
1987-88 4th Division 6 70 Promoted
1986-87 4th Division 12 62  
1985-86 3rd Division 24 43 Relegated
1984-85 3rd Division 20 47  
1983-84 2nd Division 21 29 Relegated
1982-83 1st Division 21 41 Relegated
1981-82 1st Division 6 69  
1980-81 2nd Division 3 50 Promoted
1979-80 2nd Division 12 43  
1978-79 3rd Division 3 60 Promoted
1977-78 4th Division 3 56 Relegated
1976-77 4th Division 5 58  
1975-76 4th Division 11 47  
1974-75 4th Division 22 36  
1973-74 4th Division 14 43  
1972-73 3rd Division 23 37 Relegated
1971-72 3rd Division 14 44  
1970-71 3rd Division 11 46 Relegated
1969-70 4th Division 3 60 Promoted
1968-69 4th Division 10 49  
1967-68 4th Division 15 42  
1966-67 3rd Division 21 39 Relegated
1965-66 3rd Division 17 41  
1964-65 2nd Division 22 32 Relegated
1963-64 2nd Division 19 33  
1962-63 2nd Division 15 39  
1961-62 2nd Division 20 36  
1960-61 2nd Division 7 47  
1959-60 2nd Division 12 40  
1958-59 2nd Division 11 41  
1957-58 2nd Division 19 31  
1956-57 2nd Division 10 45  
1955-56 2nd Division 10 46  
1954-55 2nd Division 10 43  
1953-54 2nd Division 20 34  
1952-53 2nd Division 11 42  
1951-52 2nd Division 19 36  
1950-51 2nd Division 18 36  
1949-50 2nd Division 8 43  
1948-49 3rd Div. S 1 62 Promoted
1947-48 3rd Div. S 5 48  
1946-47 2nd Division 21 29 Relegated
1939-46 - - - WWII
1938-39 2nd Division 19 34  
1937-38 2nd Division 18 38  
1936-37 2nd Division 16 37  
1935-36 2nd Division 13 39  
1934-35 2nd Division 17 36  
1933-34 2nd Division 19 35  
1932-33 2nd Division 10 42  
1931-32 2nd Division 15 39  
1930-31 2nd Division 20 34  
1929-30 2nd Division 15 37  
1928-29 2nd Division 19 36  
1927-28 2nd Division 6 48  
1926-27 2nd Division 12 43  
1925-26 2nd Division 5 49  
1924-25 3rd Division S 1 57 Promoted
1923-24 3rd Division S 4 52  
1922-23 3rd Division S 3 53  
1921-22 3rd Division S 10 41  
1920-21 3rd Division 5 51  

Note. The 1939-40 season was abandoned after three rounds and is therefore excluded.

Premier League – facts, stats and history

References:
Premier League by Gunnar Persson

Image sources:
Christopher Elkins