Swansea City A.F.C.

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Swansea City A.F.C.
Full nameSwansea City Association Football Club
Founded1912
GroundLiberty Stadium
Landore, Swansea
Capacity20,532
ChairmanJulian Winter
ManagerRussell Martin
LeagueChampionship
2020–21Championship, 4th of 24

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 (which was the highest tier of English football at the time). Swansea play their home games in an all white strip. Their main rivals are Cardiff City and a match between the two sides is known as the South Wales derby. 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 to the Premier League after winning the Football League Championship play-offs after finishing third in the league. They avoided relegation in their first Premier League season ending up in 11th place.

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

League position[change | change source]

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
2012/13 Premier League 9th
2013/14 Premier League 12th
2014/15 Premier League 8th
2015/16 Premier League 12th
2016/17 Premier League 15th
2017/18 Premier League 18th
2018/19 EFL Championship 10th
2019/20 EFL Championship 6th
2020/21 EFL Championship 4h

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