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Swansea City

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Swansea City was founded in 1912 and play their home games at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales. The capacity of the Liberty Stadium is 20532 which makes it one of the smallest stadiums in the Premier League, where they have been playing since 2005. Before then, Swansea or 'The Swans' had been playing at Vetch Field Stadium, which had been their home from 1912. The current manager is Paul Clement, who has been assistant manager at Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. Only just over 10 years ago, Swansea were in the fourth division of English football. Swansea play in white shirts, shorts and socks with a gold trim.

At the end of 2001, Swansea City football club was bought for just £1.

Swansea have won one major English trophy, which was the League Cup in 2013, under then manager, Michael Laudrup. However, Swansea have won the Welsh Cup 10 times, but as a Welsh club playing in England are no longer able to play in this competition. Swansea finished in their highest-ever Premier League position in 2014/15 (8th), but their highest ever finish in the top division was in 1981-82, when they finished 6th. By winning the League Cup, Swansea qualified for the UEFA Europa League for the first time through the English system, Swansea had played in the UEFA Cup 7 times previously, after winning the Welsh Cup.

Fernando Llorente plays for Swansea.

Swansea City, along with other Welsh clubs such as Cardiff City, have played in England since the clubs were formed. This was because, at that time, there was no specific Welsh League and both English and Welsh clubs played together in regional leagues because there were much better transport links between South Wales and England than between North Wales and South Wales. When the Welsh Premier League was created in 1992, Swansea and Cardiff decided to continue playing in the English Leagues.

Swansea’s strongest rivalry is with Cardiff, which is another city in South Wales. The 'South Wales Derby' between Swansea and Cardiff was first played in 1912. It has been played 107 times, with Cardiff winning 44 times and Swansea 35. In November 2013, the first ever 'South Wales Derby' was played in the Premier League, with Cardiff City winning 1-0.

Leroy Fer in the rain for Swansea City.

In 2016/17, Swansea City finished 15th and narrowly avoided relegation to the Championship. After a poor start to the season, Swansea changed managers and Paul Clement arrived at the club. He turned around the team's fortunes on the pitch and Swansea will hope to have a more comfortable season this time around. Swansea’s top scorer was Spanish international Fernando Llorente, with 15 goals, and Swansea will again look to the Spaniard to provide the goals for the team. Do Swansea City have enough quality to avoid a battle against relegation this season? 

Prediction 2017/18: 17th

Key player: Fernando Llorente

Did you know......?

Swansea City are not the only team that play at the Liberty Stadium, it is also home to rugby team, Ospreys.

Learn about Swansea City

The following activities will help you learn about Swansea football club. 

The first activity is a matching activity. If you're not sure of an answer, go back to the READ section.

Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match Swansea's manager, top scorer, stadium, stadium capacity, and club colours.
Can you match the facts and figures?

The Liberty Stadium, Getty Images

The Swans

This is Swansea's nickname.

Now you have looked at the facts and figures, it's time to go into detail. Can you answer some more detailed questions about the Swans?


Activity 2: In this activity, there is a video guide to Swansea City. Watch the Swansea City club video and learn more about the Swans. See how much you understand by trying the activities that are after the video. The video is a little difficult to understand and is for intermediate learners and above.
Watch the Video Guide to Swansea City.

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haydi's picture
haydi
30/04/2017
TN
3189
points

I hope to visit Swansea, just to count how many swans it has. ;)


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haydi
30/04/2017 23:33
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

I hope to visit Swansea, just to count how many swans it has. ;)

Qhuy
12/02/2017
VN
12
points

I am a fan of Swansea


Qhuy
12/02/2017 14:33
Vietnam
Swansea City
12

I am a fan of Swansea

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Caco
29/01/2017
MK
140
points

:)


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Caco
29/01/2017 15:10
Macedonia
Arsenal
140

:)

Almir10
25/01/2017
BA
100
points

Swansea City


Almir10
25/01/2017 14:05
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester City
100

Swansea City

Liubomyr
30/11/2016
UA
1123
points

The Liberty Stadium is not the smallest stadium in the Premier League since Bournemouth promoted.


Liubomyr
30/11/2016 08:51
Ukraine
Watford
1123

The Liberty Stadium is not the smallest stadium in the Premier League since Bournemouth promoted.

Rich's picture
Rich
30/11/2016
ES
178
points

Thanks for pointing this out, Liubomyr. I've changed the text and question.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
30/11/2016 22:39
Spain
Liverpool
178

Thanks for pointing this out, Liubomyr. I've changed the text and question.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Arsenal Cris
09/11/2016
VN
372
points

It's very good . But Swansea can't win premier league.


Arsenal Cris
09/11/2016 14:22
Vietnam
Hull City AFC
372

It's very good . But Swansea can't win premier league.

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assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3557
points

I think is the best player foe Swansea this season is Awey,he is playing well.


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assemjuve
08/04/2016 04:12
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

I think is the best player foe Swansea this season is Awey,he is playing well.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3557
points

I think Swansea will not be relegated next season,they are not having good time,but they can do it.


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assemjuve
08/04/2016 04:11
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

I think Swansea will not be relegated next season,they are not having good time,but they can do it.

nikosonris
24/03/2016
UA
2453
points

Their defense led by Ashley Williams is so powerful. It lays a solid foundation for their survival this season.


nikosonris
24/03/2016 08:53
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Their defense led by Ashley Williams is so powerful. It lays a solid foundation for their survival this season.

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HakanUslu1881
03/03/2016
TR
1761
points

I like humble teams.


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HakanUslu1881
03/03/2016 20:45
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I like humble teams.

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aragorn1986
18/01/2016
ME
3527
points

I think Laudrupp should have stayed in Swansea. He had still so many new things to teach them. The problem is that in one moment they showed bad performances. Still, it was just a permanent form, not a reason for leaving the team. This year they will have to strive to win a good position.


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aragorn1986
18/01/2016 17:12
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

I think Laudrupp should have stayed in Swansea. He had still so many new things to teach them. The problem is that in one moment they showed bad performances. Still, it was just a permanent form, not a reason for leaving the team. This year they will have to strive to win a good position.

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aragorn1986
07/12/2015
ME
3527
points

Gomis started excellent. Why did he sudddenly stop?


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aragorn1986
07/12/2015 13:29
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

Gomis started excellent. Why did he sudddenly stop?

nikosonris
09/12/2015
UA
2453
points

That's the same question I've asked on 24 November 2015 (see my comment above), and I still don't know the answer? Jack Rich - any ideas?


nikosonris
09/12/2015 13:28
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

That's the same question I've asked on 24 November 2015 (see my comment above), and I still don't know the answer? Jack Rich - any ideas?

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Rich
09/12/2015
ES
178
points

I think Gomis is an excellent player. Players often have dips in form and when it happens to a few players at the same time this has an effect on the entire team. It reminds me of a common football expression - 'Form is temporary, class is permanent.'


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Rich
09/12/2015 16:02
Spain
Liverpool
178

I think Gomis is an excellent player. Players often have dips in form and when it happens to a few players at the same time this has an effect on the entire team. It reminds me of a common football expression - 'Form is temporary, class is permanent.'

nikosonris
11/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Nice expression, I've got it written down. I've also heard the recent news that Garry Monk had been reluctantly dismissed, although, IMHO, the blame for Swans' poor performance should not be fully put on him. Let's see how they perform in post-Monk era.


nikosonris
11/12/2015 12:16
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Nice expression, I've got it written down. I've also heard the recent news that Garry Monk had been reluctantly dismissed, although, IMHO, the blame for Swans' poor performance should not be fully put on him. Let's see how they perform in post-Monk era.

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MUGEMANYI
20/11/2015
RW
2320
points

My prediction 2015-2016 :10th


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MUGEMANYI
20/11/2015 06:39
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

My prediction 2015-2016 :10th

mkoriev
04/11/2015
UZ
777
points

I'm not a Swansea City fan but i respest them as they played really good mtaches last season. With limited budget they reached maximum results and it's appreciated!


mkoriev
04/11/2015 18:29
Uzbekistan
Manchester City
777

I'm not a Swansea City fan but i respest them as they played really good mtaches last season. With limited budget they reached maximum results and it's appreciated!

nikosonris
24/11/2015
UA
2453
points

And they have a very good mix of players: Gylfi Sigurdsson, Ki Sung-Yueng and Andre Ayew, the latter being a big pleasant surprise for me this season.


nikosonris
24/11/2015 09:55
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

And they have a very good mix of players: Gylfi Sigurdsson, Ki Sung-Yueng and Andre Ayew, the latter being a big pleasant surprise for me this season.

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aragorn1986
25/10/2015
ME
3527
points

Real refreshment for the Premier league. The swans are making unique atmosphere and coreography. I always thought that Cardif was only true representative of welsh football. How wrong.. There's Swansea FC and they are playing really really well..


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aragorn1986
25/10/2015 00:00
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

Real refreshment for the Premier league. The swans are making unique atmosphere and coreography. I always thought that Cardif was only true representative of welsh football. How wrong.. There's Swansea FC and they are playing really really well..

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almirpereira
20/10/2015
BR
1315
points

Very good.


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almirpereira
20/10/2015 20:31
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

Very good.

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Salloum
01/10/2015
SY
1308
points

no


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Salloum
01/10/2015 02:42
Syria
Manchester United
1308

no

Abdallah
26/09/2015
KW
1813
points

Gomis have done perfect performance this season


Abdallah
26/09/2015 13:43
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

Gomis have done perfect performance this season

nikosonris
24/11/2015
UA
2453
points

But then suddenly he slowed down and now faces a goal-scoring drought. I don't know why?


nikosonris
24/11/2015 09:52
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

But then suddenly he slowed down and now faces a goal-scoring drought. I don't know why?

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SajidaXI
03/07/2014
PK
0
points

No i m not Swansea City fan


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SajidaXI
03/07/2014 18:39
Pakistan
Manchester United
0

No i m not Swansea City fan

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Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1kwesimanifest3912
2assemjuve3557
3aragorn19863527
4haydi3189
5Alex_from_Ukraine2676
6nikosonris2453
7MUGEMANYI2320
8Ahmed Adam Mamado1985
9Abdallah1813
10HakanUslu18811761
Country ranking
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1Serbia23426
2Albania21085
3Ukraine19585
4Macedonia19390
5Bosnia and Herzegovina16071
6Kosovo13542
7Armenia13362
8Georgia12551
9Montenegro8140
10Azerbaijan7844
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United70480
2Arsenal51123
3Liverpool48725
4Chelsea41872
5Manchester City15440
6Leicester City7631
7Tottenham Hotspur4515
8Newcastle United4125
9West Ham United3694
10Watford1647

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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

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