Swansea City football club (The Swans)

Founded: 1912
Manager: Paul Clement
Division: Premier League
Address: Liberty Stadium
Morfa
Landore
Swansea
SA1 2FA
Website: www.swanseacity.net

The club, then known as Swansea Town, joined the Football League in 1921.

After the town gained city status, the club changed its name to Swansea City in 1970.

Having spent most of its history in the lower divisions, the Swans achieved promotion to the First Division in 1981 under manager John Toshack.

Playing in the Fourth Division as recently as 1978, they finished in sixth position in the top flight in the 1981-82 season.

However, their fall was to be as meteoric as their rise, and found themselves back in the fourth tier in 1986 amid severe financial problems.

In 2003, the Swans narrowly escaped relegation from the Football League following a dramatic last day of the season win against Hull City.

This signalled another astounding change in their fortunes. In 2010, they became the first club to represent Wales in the Premier League.

Following their move to a new stadium in 2005, under managers such as Roberto Martinez, Brendan Rogers and Michael Laudrup, City developed a philosophy of progressive passing football that has seen them become an established top division club.

Home ground history:

Vetch Field - 1912

Liberty Stadium - 2005

Swansea City all-time totals

Games won: 1653
Games drawn: 1071
Games lost: 1713
Goals for: 6219
Goals against: 6436
Average goals for: 1.40
Average goals against: 1.45

Venue: Liberty Stadium