Founded in 1912, Swansea City AKA The Swans - as they are nicknamed - are currently based at The Liberty Stadium. Prior to that they were at Vetch Field, which was their original and only other home ground to date. Swansea are a Welsh team but they are part of the English Football League, currently plying their trade in the Championship. Over the course of their history, the most significant piece of silverware they have won was the League Cup, a trophy they claimed in the 2012/13 season when they beat Bradford 5-0. In claiming the silverware, Swansea became the first Welsh side to win the League Cup. In terms of other silverware, The Swans have also won the Welsh Cup on 10 occasions. Meanwhile, their highest league finish was eighth place in the Premier League in 2014/15.
The club is currently managed by former Scotland international defender Russell Martin. He is the latest in a long line of distinguished managers who have steered the club over its history. Some of the other most successful gaffers include Garry Monk, Roberto Martínez and Brendan Rodgers in recent times and then, looking a bit further back, the likes of Frank Burrows, John Toshack, Trevor Morris and Joe Bradshaw.
As befits a swan, Swansea have traditionally played in an all-white kit. Some of the greats to have worn the shirt include Spanish striker Michu, Ashley Williams, Garry Monk, Ivor Allchurch, Wilfred Milne and Bob Latchford.
Who owns Swansea City?
Swansea is owned by a consortium that is led by Jason Levien & Steven Kaplan, who aside from their majority stake in Swansea also hold interests in sports teams like DC United, Brisbane Bullets and the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Liberty Stadium