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Swansea City A.F.C.
Full name Swansea City Association Football Club
Founded 1912
Ground Liberty Stadium
Landore, Swansea
Ground Capacity 20,532
Chairman Huw Jenkins
Manager Michael Laudrup
League Premier League
2011–12 Premier League, 11th

Swansea City AFC are a Welsh football (soccer) team who have played in the English Premier League since 2011. Before being promoted to the Premier League for the 2011–12 season, they had played in the English Football League since 1920. They were founded in 1912 as Swansea Town and played at the Vetch Field ground until 2005 when they moved to the Liberty Stadium. Their most successful period as a team was in the early 1980s under their manager John Toshack when they played in the old First Division from 1981-1983 (the old First Division would today be the Premier league). In their most recent season they finished 8th in the Football League Championship (which is the second level of the English Football League) which has been the highest they have managed to finish for many years. Swansea play their home games in an all white strip. Their main rivals are Cardiff City. As well as competing in the English League they have also won the Welsh Cup ten times and the Football Association of Wales Premier Cup twice. In 2011, they were promoted after the play-offs to the Premier League after finishing third in the Football League Championship. They were never in any serious danger of relegation in their first Premier League season, and finished in 11th place.

Name

  • 1912-1970 Swansea Town F.C.
  • 1970-present Swansea City A.F.C.

League position

Season League Position
2000/01 Second Division 23rd
2001/02 Third Division 20th
2002/03 Third Division 21st
2003/04 Third Division 10th
2004/05 League Two 3rd
2005/06 League One 6th
2006/07 League One 7th
2007/08 League One Champions
2008/09 League Championship 8th
2010/11 League Championship 3rd
2011/12 Premier League 11th

Former position


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