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Swansea City

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 2015/16, Swansea City finished 12th, which a comfortable mid-table finish after being near the relegation zone earlier in the season. Swansea’s top scorer was Ghanaian international Andre Ayew, with 12 goals. Ayew has now left Swansea in a £20 million transfer to West Ham and will leave a big gap in the Swansea City team. Swansea fans will be hoping that the arrival of the Spanish international striker, Fernando Llorente, will help to fill that gap. With players like Gylfi Sigurdsson, Ki Sung-Yeung and Lukasz Fabianski in the team, Swansea should have enough quality to avoid a battle against relegation or finish higher up the Premier League table this season.

Prediction 2016/17: 12th

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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SajidaXI's picture
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SajidaXI
SajidaXI Thu, 03/07/2014 - 18:39

No i m not Swansea City fan

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Abdallah
Abdallah Sat, 26/09/2015 - 13:43

Gomis have done perfect performance this season

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nikosonris
nikosonris Tue, 24/11/2015 - 09:52

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

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Salloum
Salloum Thu, 01/10/2015 - 02:42

no

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almirpereira
almirpereira Tue, 20/10/2015 - 20:31

Very good.

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aragorn1986
aragorn1986 Sun, 25/10/2015 - 00:00

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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mkoriev
mkoriev Wed, 04/11/2015 - 18:29

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!

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nikosonris
nikosonris Tue, 24/11/2015 - 09:55

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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MUGEMANYI Fri, 20/11/2015 - 06:39

My prediction 2015-2016 :10th

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aragorn1986
aragorn1986 Mon, 07/12/2015 - 13:29

Gomis started excellent. Why did he sudddenly stop?

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nikosonris
nikosonris Wed, 09/12/2015 - 13:28

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
Rich Wed, 09/12/2015 - 16:02

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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nikosonris
nikosonris Fri, 11/12/2015 - 12:16

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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aragorn1986
aragorn1986 Mon, 18/01/2016 - 17:12

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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HakanUslu1881
HakanUslu1881 Thu, 03/03/2016 - 20:45

I like humble teams.

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nikosonris
nikosonris Thu, 24/03/2016 - 08:53

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

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assemjuve
assemjuve Fri, 08/04/2016 - 04:11

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
assemjuve Fri, 08/04/2016 - 04:12

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

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Arsenal Cris
Arsenal Cris Wed, 09/11/2016 - 14:22

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

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Liubomyr
Liubomyr Wed, 30/11/2016 - 08:51

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

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Rich
Rich Wed, 30/11/2016 - 22:39

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

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Almir10
Almir10 Wed, 25/01/2017 - 14:05

Swansea City

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Caco
Caco Sun, 29/01/2017 - 15:10

:)

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Qhuy
Qhuy Sun, 12/02/2017 - 14:33

I am a fan of Swansea

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