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Players of the past

As of 30.8.16

SWANSEA CITY PAST PLAYERS (Post War)

 

PAWEL ABBOTT
The Polish striker arrived at the Liberty from Huddersfield Town for £150,000 in January 2007. A Poland Under-23 international, he was brought in to fill the void left by Rory Fallon, who had left to join Plymouth. He made his debut as a substitute in a 2-0 win over Gillingham and scored his only goal for the Swans in a 2-1 victory at Rotherham in Roberto Martinez’s first game in charge. Abbott featured in the side that narrowly missed out on a place in the play-offs at the end of the 2006-07 season, before departing during the summer for Darlington after 18 appearances (nine as sub) and one goal. He went on to sign for Darlington, Oldham, Charlton and Polish clubs Ruch Chorzów and Zawisza Bydgoszcz.

PETER ABBOTT
Striker Peter Abbott was a member of Harry Gregg's squad at Swansea City. A former Manchester United apprentice, he turned professional in October 1970 but failed to secure a first-team slot and moved to the Vetch Field initially on loan in February 1974. He made his League debut in that month's 3-0 win at home to Stockport and netted three goals in 41 Fourth Division games for Swansea prior to joining Hartford Bi-Centennials in May 1976. Reuniting with Harry Gregg at Crewe Alexandra in August 1976, he joined Southend United in July 1977 and was a promotion winner in 1977-78, then returned to the United States.

REUBEN AGBOOLA
Versatile left-back Reuben Agboola gained Nigerian international recognition whilst at Swansea City. Signing professional for Southampton in April 1980, he gained considerable top-flight experience before joining Sunderland for £150,000 in January 1985. He helped them win the Third Division title in 1987-88 and was loaned to Charlton Athletic and Port Vale before moving to the Vetch Field in November 1991. Making 28 League appearances for Swansea prior to joining Woking in August 1993, he then played for Gosport.

PAUL AGNEW
Former Northern Ireland U-23 left-back Paul Agnew briefly played for Swansea City during the 1987-88 campaign. Initially with Cliftonville, he joined Grimsby Town for £15,000 in February 1984 and starred in their 1989-90 and 1990-91 promotion successes. He followed Alan Buckley to West Brom for £65,000 in February 1995 and reunited with Keith Alexander at Ilkeston Town in July 1997. Moving to Swansea on non-contract terms in September 1997, he made seven Third Division appearances before joining Wisbech Town in December 1997.

ADEBAYO AKINFENWA
Nigerian striker Adebayo Akinfenwa scored the winner in Swansea City's 2006 Football League Trophy final triumph. Initially with Watford, he then played for Atlantas and scored their winner in the 2001 Lithuanian Cup final. He joined Barry Town in August 2002 and featured in their 2003 Welsh Cup final success, then had spells with Boston United, Leyton Orient, Rushden & Diamonds and Doncaster Rovers before moving to Torquay United in July 2004. Top scorer in 2004-05, he reunited with Kenny Jackett at Swansea for an initial £35,000 in July 2005 and appeared in the 2005-06 League One play-off final.

 

SANDY ALLAN
Scottish striker Sandy Allan had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1972-73 season. A former amateur with Barnsley and Doncaster Rovers, he was a prolific goalscorer for Rhyl prior to joining Cardiff City for £12,500 in March 1967. He netted a hat-trick against Mjondalen in the 1969-70 ECWC and moved to Bristol Rovers for £12,500 in March 1970. Harry Gregg signed him on loan in March 1973 and he scored once in seven League games for struggling Swansea. He joined Cape Town City in March 1974, then had a spell as Harrogate Railway's player-boss before returning to South Africa to set up a window company.

IVOR ALLCHURCH
Welsh international inside-forward Ivor Allchurch is widely regarded as Swansea's finest post-war player. Signing professional at the Vetch Field in May 1947, the 'Golden Boy' was leading marksman three times before moving to Newcastle United for £28,000 plus Reg Davies in October 1958. He joined Cardiff City for £15,000 in August 1962 and returned to Swansea for £6,500 in July 1965. Scoring 164 goals in 445 League games overall for the Swans, he moved to Worcester City in July 1968, then was Haverfordwest's player-manager. Awarded the MBE, he later worked as a storeman and died in Swansea in May 1997.

LEN ALLCHURCH
Welsh international winger Len Allchurch was capped seven times whilst at Swansea. The younger brother of Ivor, he signed professional at the Vetch Field in October 1950 and featured in two consecutive Welsh Senior Cup finals before being sold to Sheffield United for £14,000 in March 1961. He helped them clinch promotion that season and moved to Stockport County in September 1965, starring in their 1966-67 Fourth Division triumph. Re-joining Swansea in July 1969, he netted 60 goals in 347 League games overall before moving to Haverfordwest in July 1971.

JOE ALLEN
The Narberth-born midfielder joined the Swansea City family as an 11-year-old, coming through the youth ranks before making his mark in the first team. Allen made his senior debut in the final game of the 2006-07 season – a 6-3 home defeat against Blackpool at the Liberty. The seasons that followed saw Joe consolidate his position in the first-team squad, with the midfielder going on to make his Under-21 and senior bows for Wales. As the Swans progressed, so did Allen. He helped the club win promotion to the Premier League following the Play-Off Final win over Reading at Wembley, before going on to play a big part in the Swans’ debut season in the top-flight. His outstanding performances earned him the Wales Player of the Year award for 2012 and he went on to follow Brendan Rodgers to Liverpool in a £15million deal in the summer after 128 appearances (35 as sub) and seven goals.

JOE ALLON
Ex-England Youth Striker Joe Allon featured prominently in Swansea City's 1987-88 promotion campaign. Signing professional for Newcastle United in November 1984, he moved to Swansea in August 1987 and scored in seven consecutive matches. He netted 12 times in 34 League games overall prior to joining Hartlepool United for £10,000 in November 1988 and was top scorer in their 1990-91 promotion success. Sold to Chelsea for £300,000 in August 1991, he joined Brentford for £275,000 in November 1992 and later played for Port Vale, Lincoln City and Hartlepool again.

 

JULIAN ALSOP
Striker Julian Alsop was an influential figure in Swansea City's 1999-2000 Third Division title triumph. Initially with Nuneaton Borough, he had spells with VS Rugby, RC Warwick, Tamworth and Halesowen Town prior to joining Bristol Rovers for £15,000 in February 1997. He moved to Swansea for £30,000 in March 1998 after a loan period and netted 16 goals in 90 League games before joining Cheltenham Town in July 2000. Top scorer in two consecutive seasons, including their 2001-02 promotion success, he joined Oxford United in June 2003 and has since played for Northampton, Tamworth, Newport County and Carmarthen.

KEVIN AMANKWAAH
A tall, rangy full-back, Amankwaah arrived at the Liberty in July 2006 from Yeovil. After suffering a horrific car crash in 2002 that saw him break his neck, the defender recovered well to continue his football career. Unfortunately, he didn’t really suit the style of then boss Kenny Jackett and he was eventually released by Roberto Martinez, going on to sign for Swindon Town after 29 appearances (six as sub).

KWAME AMPADU
Republic of Ireland U-21 midfielder Kwame Ampadu featured in Swansea City's 1994 Autoglass Trophy final success. Signing professional for Arsenal in November 1988, he joined West Brom for £50,000 in June 1991 and featured in their 1992-93 promotion campaign. 'Paddy' moved to Swansea for £15,000 in February 1994 and appeared in the 1996-97 Third Division play-off final, netting 12 goals in 147 League games before joining Leyton Orient in July 1998. He helped them qualify for the Third Division play-offs in 1998-99, then played with John Cornforth at Exeter and Newport County before moving to Tiverton.

IJAH ANDERSON
Attacking left-back Ijah Anderson featured in Swansea City's 2004-05 promotion success. A former Tottenham Hotspur trainee, he moved via Southend United to Brentford in July 1995 and starred as they won the Third Division title in 1998-99, were LDV Vans Trophy finalists in 2000-01 and Second Division play-off finalists in 2001-02. He was loaned to Wycombe Wanderers prior to joining Bristol Rovers in February 2003. Kenny Jackett signed him in November 2004 and he helped Swansea win the FAW Cup that season but was sacked by Swans in January 2006 after being banned for six months for drug abuse.

PAUL ANDERSON
Anderson was a speedy winger who was part of the Swans squad that lifted the League One title in 2007-08. He was brought to the club on a season-long loan from Liverpool in July 2007 and the youngster proved a big hit in his one and only season at the Liberty. Anderson could regularly be seen tearing up defences on the right flank – going on to secure England under-19 honours in the process. There was hope of signing the winger on a permanent basis following promotion to the Championship, but he opted to move to Nottingham Forest instead. After leaving Forest in 2012, Anderson featured for Bristol City before signing for Ipswich.

MATT ANDREW
Wing-half Matt Andrew was a member of Swansea's 1948-49 Third Division (South) championship squad. He failed to secure a first-team slot at Bristol City before moving to the Vetch Field in August 1948 and made his League debut in place of Jim Feeney in Swansea's 3-1 defeat at Leyton Orient the following month. Featuring in two consecutive West Wales Senior Cup final triumphs, he also helped the reserves win the London Combination Cup in 1950 and made four League appearances prior to joining new-boys Workington in June 1951. Subsequently with QPR, he settled near Port Talbot and died in August 1999.

KERI ANDREWS
Welsh Youth international winger Keri Andrews featured in Swansea's 1987-88 promotion campaign. Locally born, he was a trainee at the Vetch Field and made his League debut in Swansea's 2-2 draw at home to Lincoln City in April 1985. He turned pro in July 1986 and helped Swansea win the West Wales Senior Cup in 1987, netting three goals in 41 League outings before moving to Newport County in July 1988 until their demise. Subsequently with Merthyr Tydfil and various Welsh League clubs, he ended his playing career with Port Tennant Colts and still lives in Swansea.

RICHIE APPLEBY
Ex-England Youth winger Richie Appleby featured in Swansea's 1999-2000 Third Division title triumph. The younger brother of Matt Appleby, he turned pro with Newcastle in August 1993 and had a spell with Ipswich before moving to the Vetch in August 1996. He helped Swansea qualify for the promotion play-offs in 1996-97 and 1998-99, netting 11 goals in 120 League games before reuniting with Jan Molby at Kidderminster in November 2001. Was back with Molby at Hull and Kidderminster again before spells at Forest Green Rovers and Llanelli.

WARREN ASPINALL
Much-travelled England Youth midfielder Warren Aspinall had a loan spell at Swansea during the 1993-94 season. Turned pro with Wigan and moved to Everton for £150,000 in 1986, then Aston Villa for £300,000 in 1987. He joined Portsmouth for £315,000 in 1988 and was loaned to Swansea in October 1993. He made five League appearances while at the Vetch, then played for Bournemouth, Carlisle, Brentford, Colchester and Brighton.

PAUL ATKINSON
Winger Paul Atkinson had two separate loan spells at Swansea. Signing pro for Oldham in 1979, he was ever-present in 1982-83. He joined Watford for £175,000 in 1983 and featured in the 1984 FA Cup final, returning to Oldham in 1985. Initially loaned to Swansea in December 1986, he returned on loan in March 1987 and netted three goals in 18 League games overall. He moved to Burnley in July 1988, then Northwich Victoria, Belgian side Binchoise, Altrincham, Frickley and Farsley Celtic.

BRIAN ATTLEY
Versatile full-back Brian Attley featured in Swansea's 1980-81 promotion and Welsh Cup double success. Signing pro for Cardiff in 1973, he helped them win promotion in 1975-76 and reach the FA Cup fifth round in 1976-77. He moved to the Vetch for £20,000 in February 1979 and briefly played in the top-flight, netting six goals in 89 League games for Swansea before being sold to Derby for £25,000 in February 1982. Following a loan spell at Oxford, he joined Gresley Rovers in 1984, then Stapenhill.

KEVIN AUSTIN
Trinidad & Tobago international defender Kevin Austin starred in Swansea's 2004-05 promotion campaign. He impressed with Saffron Walden prior to joining Leyton Orient in August 1993 and was sold to Lincoln for £30,000 in July 1996. Ever-present in their 1997-98 promotion success, he joined Barnsley in July 1999 but was sidelined by an Achilles injury. He had spells with Brentford and Cambridge before reuniting with John Still at Bristol Rovers in July 2002. Moving to Swansea in July 2004, he helped them qualify for the play-offs.

 

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MARK BAKER
Welsh U-21 striker Mark Baker featured in Swansea's 1978-79 promotion campaign. Locally born, he signed pro for Swansea in September 1978 and was given his League debut in the 2-1 defeat at Chesterfield the following month. He scored twice in Swansea's 3-2 win at home to Mansfield but failed to maintain a first-team slot behind Alan Curtis and made 11 League appearances overall before joining Merthyr in 1980. He played extensively in the Welsh League for Haverfordwest, Llanelli (twice), Maesteg, Port Talbot and Morriston.

PETA B'ALAC
Goalkeeper Peta B'alac had a loan spell at Swansea during the 1973-74 season. A former Plymouth apprentice, he turned pro in December 1971 and was given his League debut in the following month's 4-0 victory at home to York. He contested a first-team slot with Jim Furnell and was loaned to Swansea in September 1973, making four consecutive Fourth Division appearances while at the Vetch. Later playing in South Africa for 12 years, mainly for Johannesburg-based Kaiser Chiefs, he also played for Torrington.

JOHNNY BARBER
Winger Johnny Barber understudied Cyril Beech while at the Vetch. A former Arsenal amateur, he joined Swansea initially on trial in 1950 and made his League debut in the 2-2 draw at home to Doncaster the following month. He played four successive Second Division games in place of the injured Beech and also helped Swansea reserves win the Welsh League First Division title in 1950-51. Moving to Walsall in July 1951, he was unable to prevent them having to seek re-election in 1951-52 and later played for Hereford, Burton Albion and Brush Sports. He died in Lichfield in September 2002.

KEITH BARBER
Brave goalkeeper Keith Barber was an important figure in Swansea's 1977-78 promotion success. Initially with Dunstable, he joined Luton in 1971 and helped them win promotion to the top-flight in 1973-74. He was ever-present in 1975-76 but lost his place after injury and moved to Swansea in July 1977. Making 42 Fourth Division appearances while at the Vetch, he was loaned to Cardiff City in September 1978, then played for Bridgend.

DAVID BARNHOUSE
Welsh U-21 defender David Barnhouse provided reliable cover for Steve Jenkins while at Swansea. Locally born, he was a trainee at the Vetch and made his League debut in Swansea's 3-0 defeat at Hull on the final day of the 1991-92 season. He turned pro in July 1993 and helped take Middlesbrough to an FA Cup third round replay in 1994-95, playing 23 League games for Swansea prior to joining Merthyr in August 1996. Moving to Carmarthen soon afterwards, he gained Welsh Semi-Pro recognition and played in the 1999 Welsh Cup final. He also played for Haverfordwest.

JAMIE BARNWELL-EDINBORO
Young striker Jamie Barnwell-Edinboro had a loan spell at Swansea during the 1995-96 campaign. Signing professional for Coventry in 1994, he made his Premiership debut in their 2-1 defeat at Middlesbrough in September 1995. He was loaned to Swansea in December 1995 and made four League appearances while at the Vetch. Moving to Cambridge in March 1996, he joined Stevenage Borough in July 1998 and later played for Doncaster, Goole, North Ferriby, Denaby, Brigg, Goole again and Hall Road Rangers.

DANNY BARTLEY
Ex-England Youth international left-back Danny Bartley starred as Swansea City won promotion in two consecutive seasons under John Toshack. Signing professional for Bristol City in October 1964, he gained a regular first-team slot as a winger and joined Swansea in a joint £12,000 deal with Dave Bruton August 1973. He netted eight goals in 198 League games while at the Vetch Field before moving to Hereford United in March 1980, then played for TrowbridgeTown, Forest Green Rovers, Maesteg Park, Port Talbot, Bridgend and Llanelli. Still living in Swansea.

DANNY BARWOOD
Welsh Youth international winger Danny Barwood was a Swansea City trainee who made his League debut as a 16 year-old in the 2-0 victory at home to HullCity in January 1998. He possessed electrifying pace and strength on the ball, scoring his solitary goal in three Third Division games in Swansea's 2-0 win over Chester City two months later. In March 1998 he played for Wales U-18 in the Paolo Valenta Tournament in Italy. He had a trial with Cardiff City before moving to Merthyr Tydfil in November 2000 but failed to make an impact and decided to switch codes, following his father Adrian Barwood into Rugby Union.

MIKE BASHAM
England Youth international central defender Mike Basham featured in Swansea City's 1994 Autoglass Trophy final triumph. Signing professional for West Ham in July 1992, he made his League debut on loan to Colchester before joining Swansea initially on loan in March 1994. He helped to beat Middlesbrough in the 1994-95 FA Cup third round replay and scored once in 29 League games prior to joining Peterborough United in December 1995. Moving to Barnet in August 1997, he featured as they qualified for the play-offs in 1997-98 and 1999-2000. He subsequently played for York City, Chelmsford City and Thurrock.

GUILLEM BAUZA
Bauza, more fondly known as ‘Bussy’ was one of Roberto Martinez’s first signings in the summer of 2007. The Spaniard arrived from Espanyol on a one-year deal and featured for Spain in their Under-16 European Championship winning team, playing alongside Fernando Torres. Also a qualified teacher, he was a wholehearted player who never gave anything less than 100 per cent during his time at the Liberty. He famously scored some vital goals for the club, including a brace at Gillingham in April 2008 that guaranteed promotion to the Championship. After extending his stay in SA1 for a further two seasons, Bauza departed the Swans in May 2010 after 68 appearances (35 as sub) and 16 goals, going on to feature for Hereford, Northampton, Exeter City and Port Talbot in the League of Wales.

MARCUS BEAN
Young midfielder Marcus Bean had two separate loan spells at Swansea City. A former QPR scholar, he helped them reach the Second Division play-off final in 2002-03, then win promotion in 2003-04. He turned professional in July 2004 and joined Swansea on loan at the same time as his team-mate Kevin McLeod was signed for £60,000 in February 2005. Featuring in that promotion campaign, he was recalled by QPR during an injury crisis two months later but re-joined Swansea on loan in September 2005 and scored once in 17 League games overall for the club. He moved from QPR to Blackpool in January 2006.

CRAIG BEATTIE
Beattie was a former Rangers schoolboy who made his name with arch-rivals Celtic. The striker made his Champions League debut in a qualifier against FB Kaunas in 2003, eventually going on to score 16 goals in 43 games for the Hoops. That form earned him a move to West Brom in July 2007, but following a bout of injuries he joined the Swans in August 2009 as a replacement for Jason Scotland. Injuries also hampered his time at the Liberty, although he was part of the squad that won promotion to the Premier League in 2011 before being released after 46 appearances (24 as sub) and seven goals. After a spell with Hearts in the SPL, Beattie joined Hearts, St Johnston, Barne and Dundee.

JOEY BEAUCHAMP
Flying winger Joey Beauchamp had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1991-92 season. Signing professional for Oxford United in May 1989, he was loaned to Swansea in October 1991 and scored once in seven League games whilst at the Vetch Field. He starred in Oxford's 1993-94 FA Cup run and was sold to West Ham for £1,000,000 in June 1994. Moving to Swindon Town in a deal involving Adrian Whitbread just two months later, he re-joined Oxford for £75,000 in October 1995 and starred in their 1995-96 promotion success. He was top scorer in 1997-98 and subsequently played for Abingdon and Didcot Town.

CYRIL BEECH
Hard-working winger Cyril Beech scored in Swansea's 1950 Welsh Cup final triumph. Previously with Merthyr Tydfil, he moved to the Vetch Field for £6,000 in August 1949 and was Swansea's leading marksman in 1949-50. He played alongside his older brother Gilbert and netted 29 goals in 136 Second Division games for Swansea prior to joining Worcester City in August 1954, then reunited with Billy Lucas at Newport County in July 1955. Moving to Hereford United in March 1957, he later played for Merthyr again, Brecon Corinthians and Brierley Hill. He became a coach driver and died in Merthyr in May 2001.

GILBERT BEECH
Long-serving left-back Gilbert Beech featured in Swansea's 1950 Welsh Cup final success. He starred as Merthyr Tydfil won the Southern League and Cup 'double' in 1947-48, then beat Swansea in the 1949 Welsh Cup final. Moving to the Vetch Field for £5,000 in November 1949, he was ever-present in two consecutive seasons and contested a first-team slot with Dai Thomas. He netted three goals in 157 League games for Swansea before re-joining Merthyr in July 1958, then reunited with his brother Cyril at Hereford United and Brecon Corinthians.

ALAN BEER
Former Welsh Amateur international striker Alan Beer was a young member of Roy Bentley's squad at Swansea City. He played local football for Tower United and West End before signing professional for Swansea in February 1971, netting three goals in 15 Third Division games while at the Vetch Field. Joining Weymouth in August 1972, he featured in their 1973 Southern League Cup final triumph. He joined Exeter City for £8,000 in November 1974 and starred in their 1976-77 promotion success. A knee injury ended his playing career soon after and he became Exeter's coach.

JAN BEKKER
Striker Jan Bekker featured in Swansea City's 1975 West Wales Senior Cup final triumph. Born in Cardiff of a Dutch father, he played for Roath Rangers, Cardiff Corries and was leading marksman as Everwarm (Bridgend) won the Welsh League title in 1972-73. He moved to the Vetch Field in February 1975 and contested a first-team slot with Geoff Bray, netting four goals in 20 Fourth Division games for Swansea prior to re-joining Bridgend in August 1976. Later player-boss of Tondu Robins, he also managed Garw Athletic to promotion.

ALF BELLIS
Experienced winger Alf Bellis helped Swansea to reach the FA Cup fifth round in 1951-52. Initially with Shell Juniors and Burnell's Ironworks, he joined Port Vale in March 1938 and scored on his League debut in their 4-1 win over Rochdale the following month. He guested for Rochdale, Manchester United, Manchester City, Lincoln City and Notts County during the war and joined Bury in exchange for Walter Keeley plus £4,000 in January 1948. Moving to Swansea in August 1951, he netted 11 goals in 41 League games prior to joining Chesterfield in August 1953, then played for Rhyl, Colwyn Bay and Penmaenmawr.

DEREK BELLOTTI
Much-travelled keeper Derek Bellotti briefly succeeded Tony Millington in Swansea City's goal. A former QPR apprentice, he followed Basil Hayward from Bedford Town to Gillingham in July 1966 and joined Charlton Athletic for £5,000 in October 1970. He moved to Southend United in December 1971 and helped them win promotion that season. Harry Gregg paid £3,000 for him in May 1974 and he made 19 Fourth Division appearances for Swansea prior to joining Maidstone United in July 1975, then played for Falmouth, Bideford and Torrington.

DAVID BERESFORD
Ex-England Youth international winger David Beresford had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1995-96 season. Signing professional for Oldham Athletic in July 1994, he was loaned to Swansea in August 1995 and made six League appearances while at the Vetch Field. He joined Huddersfield for £350,000 in March 1997 and starred as they reached the FA Cup fifth round in 1998-99, moving to Hull City in July 2001 Following spells at Plymouth and Macclesfield he reunited with Brian Little at Tranmere in November 2003 subsequently returned to Macclesfield in 2005.

FEDE BESSONE
Roberto Martinez signed the Argentine defender, formerly of Barcelona, Tarragona and Espanyol, on a free transfer in 2008. Bessone played for the Swans for two full seasons before leaving for Leeds United in the summer of 2010. However, he found it difficult to hold down a regular place at Elland Road and following a brief loan spell at Charlton, Bessone returned to the Liberty on a free transfer in August 2011. He acted as cover for Neil Taylor during our debut Premier League season and was released in 2012 after just two appearances, taking his total to 42 (four as sub) and one goal. He later went on to feature for Swindon, Oldham Kansas City and Millwall.

PAUL BEVAN
Versatile midfielder Paul Bevan was a member of Harry Gregg's squad at Swansea City. Signing professional for Shrewsbury Town in October 1970, he made his League debut in that month's 2-0 defeat at Halifax Town and followed Gregg to the Vetch Field for £5,000 in August 1973. He netted five goals in 80 League games for Swansea before reuniting with Gregg again at Crewe Alexandra in July 1975. Moving to Worcester City in March 1980, he later played for Newtown in Welsh football.

ALFIE BIGGS
Centre-forward Alfie Biggs played for Swansea during the 1968-69 season. Initially with Bristol Rovers, he was ever-present in 1956-57 and moved to Preston for £18,000 in July 1961. Sold to Walsall for £10,000 in March 1968, he joined Swansea in exchange for Jimmy McMorran in October 1968 and netted four goals in 16 Fourth Division games before reuniting with Doug Hillard at Taunton Town in July 1969.

JOHNNY BIRD
Experienced left-back Johnny Bird contested a first-team slot with Vic Gomersall whilst at Swansea. Signing professional for Newport County in November 1957, the Welsh Schoolboy international made his League debut as a 16 year-old and was a Welsh Cup finalist in 1963. He played nearly 300 games for Newport, reuniting with Billy Lucas at the Vetch Field in July 1967 and making eight Fourth Division appearances for Swansea prior to joining John Charles' Hereford United in July 1968. Subsequently with Merthyr Tydfil, Caerau and Pontyclun's player-boss.

TONY BIRD
Welsh U-21 striker Tony Bird featured in Swansea City's 1999-2000 Third Division title triumph. A former Cardiff City trainee, he helped them win the Third Division title in 1992-93 and moved to Barry Town in January 1996. He starred in two League of Wales title successes as well as their 1997 Welsh Cup final triumph. Jan Molby paid £60,000 for him and Dave O'Gorman in August 1997 and he was Swansea's top scorer in 1997-98, netting 18 goals in 86 League games before reuniting with Molby at Kidderminster Harriers in July 2000. He also played for St Patricks, Drogheda, Bath City and Haverfordwest.

JOHN BLACK
Former Welsh Schoolboy goalkeeper John Black played for Swansea in the 1964-65 Welsh Cup semi-final. Signing professional for Arsenal in February 1963, he helped them win the Football Combination title that season but failed to secure a first-team slot and moved to the Vetch Field in December 1964. He made his League debut in place of Ronnie Briggs in Swansea's 4-0 win at home to Preston three months later and played 15 League games prior to joining Worcester City in November 1965, then played for Ammanford.

DEREK BLACKBURN
Central defender Derek Blackburn understudied Dudley Peake whilst at Swansea. He had spells with Burnley and Chesterfield without making any first-team appearances and moved via Ossett Town to the Vetch Field for £1,500 in January 1957. Given his League debut in Swansea's 4-0 defeat at home to Blackburn Rovers in September 1957, his only other Second Division appearance was in the 3-1 reverse against Rotherham two months later. He joined Yeovil Town in July 1958 and helped win the Southern League Cup in 1961.

 

PETER BODAK
Much-travelled midfielder Peter Bodak featured in Swansea City's 1987-88 Fourth Division play-off final triumph. Initially with Coventry City, he helped them reach the League Cup semi-finals in 1980-81 and moved to Manchester United in July 1982. He joined rivals Manchester City five months later, then played for Royal Antwerp and Seiko prior to joining Crewe Alexandra in December 1986. Terry Yorath signed him in March 1988 and he netted four goals in 31 League outings for Swansea before returning to Hong Kong with Happy Valley in May 1989. He subsequently played for Walsall and Atherstone United.

FERRIE BODDE
Signed in the summer of 2007 from Dutch side ADO Den Haag, Bodde went on to become a firm fans favourite at the Liberty Stadium. The tough-tackling midfielder attracted interest from various clubs in Europe but Bodde opted to ply his trade in south west Wales, along with former team-mate Dorus De Vries. He was a star performer in a Swansea side that ran away with the League One title in his first full season at the club, and was labelled as the Dutch Roy Keane on more than one occasion. Had the ability in midfield to spray the ball all over the pitch at will and score spectacular goals. However, a seemingly innocuous challenge against Birmingham in November 2008 resulted in cruciate ligament damage and despite two operations and trying numerous comebacks, the player was forced to retire from football in his prime after 59 appearances (three as sub) and 14 goals.

PHIL BOERSMA
Midfielder Phil Boersma (above left) was an experienced figure in Swansea City's 1978-79 promotion success. Signing professional for Liverpool in September 1966, he helped them win the League Championship and UEFA Cup in 1972-73 and was sold to Middlesbrough for £72,000 in December 1975. He joined Luton Town for £35,000 in August 1977 and reunited with John Toshack at the Vetch Field for a similar fee in September 1978. Scoring once in 18 League games for Swansea until breaking his ankle at Swindon in April 1979, he became Swansea's assistant manager.

CHAD BOND
The Neath-born forward was a Welsh Semi-Pro international, who had loan spells with CF Balaguer, Ostersunds and Newport County during his time with the Swans after signing in July 2005. A hard-working striker, he found it difficult to get first team games and made his only league appearance at Coventry City in 2009, and featuring in a League Cup tie at home to Scunthorpe. Upon his release at the end of the 2009-10 season he signed for Port Talbot Town in the Welsh Premier League.

MATTHEW BOUND
Rugged central defender Matt Bound was an important figure in Swansea City's 1999-2000 Third Division title triumph. Signing professional for Southampton in May 1991, he had limited Premiership opportunities and joined Stockport County for £100,000 in October 1994. He featured in their 1996-97 promotion campaign and moved to Swansea for £55,000 in November 1997, helping to qualify for the Third Division play-offs in 1998-99. Starring alongside Jason Smith, he scored nine times in 174 League games prior to joining Oxford United in December 2001. He later played for Weymouth and Eastleigh.

FABIO BORINI
Brought in to the club on loan from Chelsea by manager Brendan Rodgers at the end of the 2011 season, Borini immediately hit the headlines by scoring twice on his debut against Nottingham Forest. The striker joined Chelsea from Bologna in 2007 but found it hard to break into the first team, making only four appearances in four years. But having worked with Rodgers during his time at Stamford Bridge, he jumped at the chance to play regularly in the first team at the Liberty and didn't disappoint during his short time at the club with six goals from 12 appearances (one as sub). He played his final Swans game at Wembley in the Championship Play-Off Final in 2011, and was later reunited with Rodgers at Liverpool after a big-money move.

JASON BOWEN
Welsh international winger Jason Bowen starred in Swansea City's 1994 Autoglass Trophy final triumph. A former trainee at the Vetch Field, he turned professional in July 1990 and helped Swansea reach the Second Division play-offs in 1992-93. He was leading marksman in 1993-94 and scored 26 times in 124 League games before being sold to Birmingham City for £350,000 in July 1995. Featuring in their 1995-96 Coca-Cola Cup run, he joined Reading for £200,000 in December 1997 and reunited with Frank Burrows at Cardiff City in January 1999. Helping them win promotion three times, he also played for Newport County and Llanelli.

WALTER BOYD
Jamaican international striker Walter Boyd featured prominently in Swansea City's 1999-2000 Third Division title campaign. 'The Pearl' starred for Jamaican side Arnett Gardens and played for his country in the 1998 World Cup, then had a spell with Colorado Foxes in the United States before John Hollins signed him in October 1999. He scored twice on his League debut in Swansea's 2-0 win at home to Rotherham United but suffered injury problems during his time at the Vetch Field.

TERRY BOYLE
Former Welsh international central defender Terry Boyle played for Swansea City during the 1989-90 campaign. Signing professional for Tottenham Hotspur in November 1975, he joined Crystal Palace in January 1978 and was swapped for Bristol City's Kevin Mabbutt in October 1981. He moved via Newport County to Cardiff City for £22,500 in August 1986 and featured in their 1987-88 promotion and Welsh Cup 'double' success. Reuniting with Ian Evans at Swansea for £11,000 in August 1989, he scored once in 27 League games before moving to Merthyr Tydfil in August 1990. He has also coached various Welsh clubs.

LEE BRACEY
Goalkeeper Lee Bracey was a key figure in Swansea City's 1989 Welsh Cup final triumph. Signing professional for West Ham in July 1987, he moved to the Vetch Field in August 1988 and helped Swansea take Liverpool to an FA Cup third round replay in 1989-90. He made 99 League appearances prior to joining Halifax Town for £47,500 in October 1991, missing just one match during their fateful 1992-93 campaign. Sold to Bury for £20,000 in August 1993, he was a promotion winner in 1995-96 and joined Ipswich Town in August 1997. He also played for Hull City, Ossett Town, Chorley and Mossley.

FEBIAN BRANDY
Signed on loan from Manchester United in January 2008, Brandy played his part in the Swans’ League One title success. He returned to the Liberty for a further six months at the start of the 2008-09 season, despite being used as a substitute for most of his time at the club. After leaving the Swans following 39 appearances (33 as sub) and three goals, he featured for Hereford, Gillingham, Notts County, Walsall and Sheffield United.

GEOFF BRAY
Striker Geoff Bray was Swansea City's leading marksman in 1975-76. A former Gillingham junior, he played for Erith & Belvedere before joining Oxford United in July 1971 and made his League debut in their 2-0 defeat at Huddersfield in September 1972. Harry Griffiths signed him in July 1975 and he scored 19 times in 46 Fourth Division outings for Swansea prior to joining Torquay United in November 1976. He moved to Dartford in July 1977 and topped their goalscoring charts in 1977-78.

PAUL BRAYSON
England Youth striker Paul Brayson helped Swansea City qualify for the Third Division play-offs in 1996-97. Signing professional for Newcastle United in August 1995, he was loaned to Swansea in January 1997 and scored five times in 11 Third Division games whilst at the Vetch Field. He moved to Reading for £100,000 in March 1988 but was unable to prevent relegation that season and joined Cardiff City in March 2000, helping them win promotion in 2000-01 and reach the Second Division play-offs in 2001-02. Joining newly promoted Cheltenham Town in August 2002 and then Northwich Victoria.

DEREK BRAZIL
Republic of Ireland U-21 defender Derek Brazil had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1991-92 campaign. He played for Rivermount Boys Club prior to joining Manchester United in March 1986 and was loaned to Swansea in September 1991, scoring once in 12 League games whilst at the Vetch Field. He joined Cardiff City for £85,000 in August 1992 and starred in their 1992-93 Third Division title and Welsh Cup 'double' success. Moving to AFC Newport in August 1996, he helped Cabletel win the 1999 Welsh Cup final and played and managed Haverfordwest.

SAM BRIDDON
Wing-half Sam Briddon played for Swansea either side of the Second World War. Initially with Port Vale, he played for Stanton Hill and Devessall before re-joining Port Vale in February 1933 and joined Brentford in August 1935. He gained top-flight experience whilst at Griffin Park and moved via Swindon Town to Swansea in July 1939, featuring in the first three matches of the aborted 1939-40 League campaign. A wartime guest for Bolton and West Ham, he appeared in Swansea's first post-war League game and played 18 Third Division (South) games before retiring. He became a miner and died in Mansfield in June 1975.

RONNIE BRIGGS
Northern Ireland international goalkeeper Ronnie Briggs starred as Swansea reached the FA Cup fifth round in 1964-65. Signing professional for Manchester United in March 1960, he had limited top-flight opportunities behind Harry Gregg and moved to the Vetch Field in May 1964. He understudied Noel Dwyer and made 27 Second Division appearances for Swansea prior to joining Bristol Rovers in May 1965, then played for Minehead, Frome Town, Glastonbury and Taunton Town until a hand injury ended his career. Sadly, Ronnie passed away in August, 2008.

STEVE BRODIE
Hard-working midfielder Steve Brodie helped Swansea City win the West Wales Senior Cup in 2002. Signing professional for Sunderland in July 1991, he failed to secure a regular first-team slot and was loaned to Doncaster Rovers before joining Scarborough in December 1996. He starred as they qualified for the Third Division play-offs in 1997-98 and reunited with Colin Addison at Swansea in November 2001. Scoring twice in 26 League outings, he moved to Chester City in July 2002 and was loaned to Nuneaton, Forest Green and Leigh RMI prior to joining Droylsden and Stalybridge Celtic.

GRAHAM BROWN
Goalkeeper Graham Brown briefly played for Swansea City during the 1976-77 campaign. He played for Millwall and Crawley Town prior to joining Mansfield Town in August 1969 and featured in their 1969-70 FA Cup run. Moving to Doncaster Rovers in July 1974, he had a spell with Portland Timbers before joining Swansea in September 1976. He made four consecutive League appearances prior to joining Southport in December 1976, then played for Portland again, York City, Rotherham United and Mansfield again.

LINTON BROWN
Fast striker Linton Brown appeared for Swansea City in the 1996-97 Third Division play-off final. He played for Bridlington Trinity, North Ferriby, Guiseley and Halifax Town before joining Hull City in January 1993, partnering Dean Windass in their attack. Moving to the Vetch Field for £60,000 in March 1996, he was blighted by injury problems and netted three goals in 28 League outings for Swansea. He was loaned to Scarborough prior to joining Emley in March 1998, then reunited with several former Hull players at Gainsborough Trinity.

 

TOMMY BROWN
Ex-England Youth defender Tommy Brown helped Swansea win the West Wales Senior Cup in 1956. Initially with South Liverpool, he joined Doncaster Rovers in February 1951 and made his League debut in their 2-0 win at home to Leeds United seven months later. He was a regular in their Second Division side before moving to Llanelly in July 1954, returning to League action with Swansea for £7,500 in November 1955. Alternating between right-back and right-half whilst at the Vetch Field, he made 68 Second Division appearances for Swansea until leaving in May 1959.

 

DAVE BRUTON
Central defender Dave Bruton was Swansea City's 'Player of the Year' in 1973-74. Signing professional for BristolCity in July 1971, he moved to Swansea with Danny Bartley in a £12,000 deal in August 1973 and featured in the 1976-77 promotion near-miss. He helped Swansea win promotion the following season and scored 19 times in 192 League outings before being sold to Newport County for £15,000 in October 1978. Starring as they won promotion in 1978-79 and were ECWC quarter-finalists in 1979-80, he later played for Gloucester City.

 

KEVIN BUDD
Full-back Kevin Budd briefly played for Swansea City during the 1985-86 season. A former Bournemouth apprentice, he followed John Benson to Norwich City in October 1979 and Manchester City in February 1981. He played for hometown Hillingdon before reuniting with John Bond at Swansea on a non-contract basis in November 1985. After impressing in the reserves, he made his League debut in that month's 3-1 defeat at home to Bristol City but suffered an ankle injury and by the time he was fit again Bond had been a victim of economy cuts.

 

RON BURGESS
Former Welsh international wing-half Ron Burgess had a spell as Swansea's player-manager. Initially with Cwm Villa, he joined Tottenham Hotspur in May 1936 and captained the 'Push & Run' side to the Second Division title in 1949-50 and League Championship in 1950-51. He was capped 32 times and moved to Swansea as player-coach in August 1954, succeeding Billy McCandless as player-boss a year later. Scoring once in 46 Second Division games, he resigned in August 1958 and subsequently managed Watford, Hendon, Bedford Town and Harrow Borough. He resided in Swansea until his death in February 2005.

 

CHRIS BURNS
Midfielder Chris Burns had two spells with Swansea City. He began with Cheltenham Town and moved to Portsmouth for £25,000 in March 1991. Ever-present as Pompey reached the FA Cup semi-finals in 1991-92, he also helped qualify for the First Division play-offs in 1992-93 and reunited with Frank Burrows on loan to Swansea in December 1993. He re-joined the Swans in November 1994 and made nine League appearances before moving to Northampton Town in January 1995. Later with Gloucester City, he played for Forest Green in the 2001 FA Trophy final and was player-boss of Gloucester and Cinderford.

 

FRANK BURNS
Wing-half Frank Burns was ever-present in two consecutive seasons including Swansea's 1948-49 Third Division (South) title triumph. A former Wolves amateur, he moved to the Vetch Field in August 1944 and helped Swansea win the London Combination Cup in 1947. He was a tenacious tackler with good positional sense and scored nine times in 172 League outings for Swansea prior to joining Southend United in July 1952. Moving to Crewe in November 1956, he joined Cheltenham Town in July 1958, then played for Margate.

 

PAUL BURROWS
Welsh Youth striker Paul Burrows briefly appeared for Swansea City during the 1985-86 campaign. Locally born, he was an apprentice at the Vetch Field and made his League debut in Swansea's 5-1 victory at Wolves a month before turning professional in October 1985. He scored in the 2-1 FA Cup second defeat at home to Bristol Rovers and played three League games overall prior to joining Haverfordwest in 1987. Later with Barry Town, Inter Cabletel, Briton Ferry, Carmarthen and Haverfordwest and still lives in Swansea.

 

TOM BUTLER

Signed from Hartlepool United in August 2006, the winger enjoyed spells at Sunderland and Dunfermline before going out on loan at Darlington. Twice capped by the Republic of Ireland, Butler was a first team regular for four years before injuries dogged his final season at the Liberty. A hard-working player who gained a reputation for his off the cuff humour in and around the dressing room, he was a player who would always be remembered fondly by fans and colleagues alike for his effort on and off the pitch. He made 145 appearances (59 as sub) and scored 19 goals before being forced to hang up his boots at the age of 31 because of a persistent thigh injury.

 

SHAUN BYRNE
Republic of Ireland U-21 left-back Shaun Byrne had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 2003-04 season. A former West Ham trainee, he signed professional at Upton Park in July 1999 and made his Premiership debut in their 2-2 draw at Newcastle United six months later. He was loaned to Bristol Rovers in January 2000, then followed Leon Britton and Izzy Iriekpen to Swansea on loan in January 2004, making nine Third Division appearances whilst at the Vetch Field. Moving to Dublin City in August 2004, he joined Chesham United in January 2005 and also played for Burnham and Hemel Hempstead.

 

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IAN CALLAGHAN
Former England international midfielder Ian Callaghan was an experienced figure in Swansea City's 1978-79 promotion campaign. He made a record 640 League appearances for Liverpool, starring in five League Championship successes, two FA Cup final triumphs and also helping to win the European Cup and UEFA Cup. He was Footballer of the Year in 1974 and awarded the MBE, reuniting with John Toshack at the Vetch Field in September 1978. Scoring once in 76 League outings for Swansea, he had spells with Cork Hibernians and Soudifiord before joining Crewe in October 1981.

 

DANNY CANNING
Welsh goalkeeper Danny Canning helped Swansea clinch the Third Division (South) title in 1948-49. Initially with Abercynon, he joined Cardiff City in July 1945 and featured prominently in their 1946-47 Third Division (South) title triumph. He moved to Swansea for £3,000 in January 1949 and contested a first-team slot with Jack Parry, making 47 League appearances before being sold to Nottingham Forest for £2,000 in July 1951. Later with Great Yarmouth, Newport County and Abergavenny.

 

DAVE CARVER
Experienced right-back Dave Carver had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1972-73 season. Signing professional for Rotherham United in January 1962, he moved to Cardiff City for £11,000 in January 1966 and helped them reach the ECWC semi-finals in 1967-68. He featured in four successive Welsh Cup final triumphs and was loaned to Swansea in January 1973, making three League appearances whilst at the Vetch Field. Joining Hereford United in August 1973, he had a loan spell with Doncaster, then played for Retford.

 

RYAN CASEY
Republic of Ireland U-21 winger Ryan Casey featured in Swansea City's 1999-2000 Third Division title campaign. A former trainee at the Vetch Field, he made his League debut in Swansea's 1-0 defeat at Leyton Orient seven months before signing professional in May 1997. He regularly featured as a substitute but was unlucky with injuries. Able to deliver quality crosses from the left flank, he returned from a loan spell at Merthyr Tydfil to score twice in 62 League games for Swansea before reuniting with Tony Bird at Irish side St Patrick's in August 2002. Later with Cork City and Galway United.

 

BRIAN CASH
Republic of Ireland U-21 winger Brian Cash had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 2002-03 season. A former Nottingham Forest trainee, he signed professional in December 1999 and was given his League debut in their 3-1 victory at Stockport County in February 2002. He had few opportunities at the City Ground and was loaned to Swansea in October 2002, making five Third Division appearances whilst at the Vetch Field. Following a similar loan period at Rochdale, he briefly joined Bristol Rovers on a non-contract basis in December 2004, then played for Hearts and Derry City.

 

STEVEN CAULKER
Caulker joined the Swans in the summer of 2011 on a season long loan from Tottenham Hotspur. A central defender at the tender age of 19, he was loaned out to Bristol City in 2010, impressing so much that he won their Player of the Year award with some outstanding performances. His previous loan spell was with Yeovil Town in 2009-10, playing 46 games for the club and representing England in the Under-19 European Championships that same year. Caulker ended up having an exceptional season with the Swans, teaming up with Ashley Williams in the heart of the defence in the club’s inaugural Premier League season before returning to Spurs after 26 appearances. Capped by England at senior level in November 2012, Caulker signed for newly-promoted Cardiff at the start of the 2013-14 season.

PAUL CHALMERS
Ex-Scotland Youth striker Paul Chalmers featured in Swansea City's 1991 Welsh Cup final triumph. The son of former Celtic legend Steve Chalmers, he signed professional for Celtic in October 1980 and had a loan spell with Bradford City before being sold to St Mirren for £20,000 in September 1986. He was twice leading marksman and was valued at £124,000 when he joined Swansea with John Hughes and Keith Walker in November 1989. Scoring 13 times in 58 League outings whilst at the Vetch Field, he joined Dunfermline Athletic in August 1992, then played for Hamilton Academicals, Ayr United and East Fife.

 

LEE CHAPMAN
Former England U-21 striker Lee Chapman ended his playing career with Swansea City. The son of Roy Chapman, he began with Stoke City and was twice top scorer prior to joining Arsenal for £500,000 in August 1982. He moved to Sunderland in December 1983, then played for Sheffield Wednesday, Niort and Nottingham Forest before moving to Leeds United in January 1990. Top scorer in their 1991-92 League Championship success, he had spells with Portsmouth, West Ham and Ipswich prior to joining Swansea in March 1996, netting four goals in seven League games until retiring.

 

LES CHAPPELL
Experienced midfielder Les Chappell starred in Swansea City's 1977-78 promotion success. Signing professional for Rotherham United in February 1965, he was leading marksman in 1966-67 and moved to Blackburn Rovers for £20,000 plus Alan Gilliver in May 1968. He joined Reading in July 1969 and was top scorer three times, moving to Doncaster Rovers in December 1974. Harry Griffiths signed him in July 1976 and he netted five goals in 67 League games for Swansea before becoming youth team coach. He later managed Farnborough and Basingstoke, then coached Torquay.

 

SHAUN CHAPPLE
Welsh U-21 midfielder Shaun Chapple featured in Swansea City's 1994 Autoglass Trophy final triumph. Locally born, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in July 1991 and made his League debut in Swansea's 3-0 defeat at Fulham two months later. He also helped the Swans qualify for the promotion play-offs in 1992-93 and 1996-97, overcoming successive injury problems to score nine times in 106 League outings. Following loan spells with Barry Town and Merthyr Tydfil, he moved to Forest Green Rovers in December 1998 and then Carmarthen Town.

 

JEREMY CHARLES
Versatile Welsh international Jeremy Charles (below) starred in Swansea City's thrilling rise under John Toshack. The son of former Swansea favourite Mel Charles, he signed professional at the Vetch Field in January 1977 and featured in several Welsh Cup final triumphs. Scoring 53 goals in 247 League games, he moved to QPR in November 1983. He joined Oxford United in February 1985 and helped to secure top-flight status that season, then win the Milk Cup in 1986. After injury ended his career, he coached Oxford United, then was football development officer at Swansea and Southampton.

 

MEL CHARLES
Versatile Welsh international Mel Charles was capped 21 times while at Swansea. The younger brother of John Charles, he signed professional for Swansea in May 1952 and played in two Welsh Cup finals, helping Wales to reach the World Cup quarter-finals in 1958. He netted 66 goals in 233 League games for the Swans before joining Arsenal for £42,750 plus Dave Dodson and Peter Davies in March 1959. Moving to Cardiff City for £28,500 in February 1962, he later played for Portmadoc, Port Vale and Haverfordwest.

 

GIORGIO CHINAGLIA
Bustling centre-forward Giorgio Chinaglia was capped 14 times by Italy after leaving Swansea. The son of a Cardiff Italian restaurateur, he was an apprentice at the Vetch Field and made his League debut in Swansea's 0-0 draw at home to Portsmouth two months before turning professional in April 1965. He scored once in five Second Division games overall for the Swans prior to joining Italian side Massese in July 1966, moving via Inter Napoli to Lazio in July 1969 where he was top scorer in their 1973-74 Italian title triumph. Later starring as New York Cosmos won the NASL three times, he became Lazio's president.

 

GARY CHIVERS
Versatile defender Gary Chivers played for Swansea City during the 1983-84 campaign. Initially with Chelsea, he made his First Division debut in their 2-1 victory at home to Middlesbrough in April 1979 and featured in their 1981-82 FA Cup run. He moved to the Vetch Field in August 1983 and made ten Second Division appearances for Swansea before following Jeremy Charles to QPR in February 1984. He remained in the top-flight after joining Watford in September 1987, then helped Brighton clinch promotion that season. Later with Norwegian side Lyn, Bournemouth, Stamco and Worthing.

 

KEVIN CLARKE
Republic of Ireland international wing-half Kevin Clarke was a member of Swansea's 1948-49 Third Division (South) title squad. He represented the League of Ireland and was capped twice with Drumcondra before joining the strong Irish contingent at the Vetch Field in November 1948. Unable to secure a regular first-team slot behind the likes of Rory Keane, Jack O'Driscoll and Roy Paul, he helped Swansea win the London Combination Cup in 1949-50 and Welsh League title in 1950-51, making ten League appearances for the Swans before being released in May 1952.

 

MARK CLODE
Versatile left-back Mark Clode was an influential figure in Swansea City's 1994 Autoglass Trophy final triumph. Signing professional for Plymouth Argyle in March 1991, he failed to secure a first-team slot and moved to the Vetch Field in July 1993. He made his League debut in Swansea's 2-1 defeat at York City the following month and helped reach the Third Division play-off final in 1996-97, scoring three times in 119 League outings for the Swans before losing his place to Michael Howard after a series of injury problems. Moving to Bath City in July 1999, he later played for Clevedon Town.

 

JONATHAN COATES
Welsh U-21 winger Jonathan Coates featured in Swansea City's 1999-2000 Third Division title triumph. The younger brother of Marc Coates, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in July 1993 and appeared for the Swans in the 1996-97 Third Division play-off final. He also helped Swansea qualify for the Third Division play-offs in 1998-99, moving to Cheltenham Town in October 2002. After a spell with Woking, he re-joined Swansea in March 2003 and netted 23 goals in 278 League games overall prior to joining Newport County in August 2004. He then played for Aberystwyth and Pontardawe Town. Still lives locally.

 

GARY COBB
Attacking midfielder Gary Cobb had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1989-90 campaign. Signing professional for hometown Luton in August 1986, he had limited opportunities in the top-flight and was loaned to Swansea in August 1989. He played at Panathinaikos in the ECWC and made five Third Division appearances whilst at the Vetch Field. Moving to Fulham in August 1990, he joined Chesham United in September 1992 and helped win the Diadora League title that season. He later played for Aylesbury, St Albans, Chertsey, Bedford and Berkhamsted, also working for Chelsea's football in the community scheme.

 

DAVE COLE
Tall central defender Dave Cole played for Swansea City during the 1984-85 season. A former Sunderland apprentice, he signed professional in October 1983 and moved to the Vetch Field on a non-contract basis in September 1984. He made eight Third Division appearances for Swansea prior to joining Swindon Town in February 1985, helping win the Fourth Division title in 1985-86. Moving to Torquay United in November 1986, he appeared against Swansea in the 1987-88 Fourth Division play-off final, then starred in Rochdale's 1989-90 FA Cup run before playing for Exeter City, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport AFC and Cinderford Town.

 

CHRIS COLEMAN
Brilliant left-back Chris Coleman was capped 31 times by Wales after leaving Swansea City. A former Manchester City junior, he moved to the Vetch Field in August 1987 and starred as Swansea won promotion in 1987-88. He was twice a Welsh Cup winner and ever-present in 1989-90, scoring twice in 160 League games prior to joining Crystal Palace for £275,000 in July 1991. Helping them win the First Division title in 1993-94, he moved to Blackburn Rovers for £2,800,000 in December 1995, then Fulham for £2,100,000 two years later. His career was ended by a car accident and he went on to manage Fulham and the Wales national team.

 

MATTY COLLINS
Collins was a Wales Under-21 full-back who started his career at Swindon Town before moving to Fulham. After being released by the Premier League side he signed on loan with Wrexham before making his way to the Liberty in May 2008. A highly-rated competitive defensive midfielder or full-back, he suffered his fair share of injuries in his career and was released from the club in 2010 after six appearances (one as sub). He has subsequently made his home back in Wales, playing for Haverfordwest, Neath, Carmarthen and Aberystwyth.

TERRY COLLINS
Inside-forward Terry Collins briefly played for Swansea during the 1967-68 campaign. A former Swansea junior, he joined Barry Town in July 1961 and helped them win the South Wales Senior Cup on his debut. He moved to Hereford United in July 1964 and was a promotion winner in 1964-65, then had spells with Haverfordwest and Ton Pentre before re-joining Swansea in March 1967. His only League appearance was in the following month's 1-0 win at home to Aldershot and he returned to Haverfordwest in July 1968. He later played for Merthyr Tydfil and managed Abercynon.

 

LEN COMLEY
Versatile forward Len Comley featured in Swansea's first post-war League match against West Brom in August 1946. Locally born, he progressed through the ranks at the Vetch Field and scored Swansea's winner in the 1947 Football Combination Cup final. He netted seven goals in 28 Third Division (South) games prior to joining Milford United in August 1948. Moving to Newport County two months later, he starred in their 1948-49 FA Cup run, then played for Scunthorpe United, Carmarthen Town, Llanelly and Aberystwyth.

 

KARL CONNOLLY
Experienced midfielder Karl Connolly was plagued by injury problems while at Swansea City. He played local football in Warrington prior to joining Wrexham in May 1991 and helped them beat Arsenal in the 1991-92 FA Cup third round, then win promotion the following season and the Welsh Cup in 1995. Also starring in their 1996-97 FA Cup run, he joined QPR in May 2000 and reunited with Brian Flynn at Swansea in August 2003. He suffered an ankle injury in the 2-0 win at Huddersfield that put Swansea top of the table and scored once in ten League games before joining hometown Prescot Cables in June 2004.

 

PAUL CONNOR
Hard-working striker Paul Connor was an influential figure in Swansea City's 2004-05 promotion success. Signing professional for Middlesbrough in July 1996, he was loaned to Hartlepool before joining Stoke City in March 1999. He was a member of their 2000 Auto Windscreens Shield winning squad and moved to Rochdale for £100,000 in March 2001. Helping them qualify for the Third Division play-offs in 2001-02, he joined Swansea for £35,000 in March 2004. He played alongside Lee Trundle and netted 16 goals in 65 League games before joining Leyton Orient for £40,000 in January 2006, helping them win promotion.

 

TERRY CONNOR
Former England U-21 striker Terry Connor featured in Swansea City's 1991 Welsh Cup final triumph. Initially with Leeds United, he scored on his First Division debut and was swapped for Brighton's Andy Ritchie in March 1983. He was leading marksman four times prior to joining Portsmouth for £200,000 in June 1987. Terry Yorath paid £200,000 for him in August 1990 and netted six goals in 39 League outings for Swansea before being sold to Bristol City for a similar fee in September 1991, re-joining Swansea on loan in November 1992. He then played for Yeovil Town, since coaching at both Bristol clubs and Wolves, who he also managed.

 

MICKY CONWAY
Exciting winger Micky Conway featured in Swansea City's 1977-78 promotion success. A former Brighton apprentice, he was their youngest League debutant when he scored in the 2-2 draw at home to Nottingham Forest in April 1973. He moved to the Vetch Field for £3,000 in December 1975 and became a favourite with his pace and sparkling control on the left wing. Scoring 11 goals in 61 League outings for Swansea, he was badly injured in a car crash in April 1978 and forced to retire from the professional game. He had a testimonial match between Swansea and Brighton in May 1979.

 

ANDY COOK
Attacking left-back Andy Cook helped Swansea City reach the 1994 Autoglass Trophy final but missed the Wembley triumph through injury. Signing professional for Southampton in July 1987, he had limited top-flight opportunities behind Derek Statham prior to joining Exeter City for £50,000 in September 1991. He moved to the Vetch Field for £125,000 in July 1993 and overcame a broken leg to make 61 League appearances for Swansea before joining Portsmouth for £35,000 in December 1996. Sold to Millwall for £50,000 in January 1998, he later played for Salisbury.

 

ANTONIO CORBISIERO
Young midfielder Antonio Corbisiero briefly played for Swansea City during the 2003-04 campaign. A former Swansea scholar, he captained the youth team to success in the 2003 Welsh Youth Cup final and also featured in that year's West Wales Senior Cup final triumph. He made his League debut as a substitute in the 4-1 victory at home to Mansfield Town in August 2003 that put Swansea top of the Third Division. His first start was in that season's 3-2 defeat at home to Hull City and he played five League games, signing professional for Swansea in July 2004. He moved to Newport County in July 2005 after two loan spells. Also played for Llanelli.

 

JOHN CORNFORTH
Welsh international midfielder John Cornforth skippered Swansea City's 1994 Autoglass Trophy final triumph. Signing professional for Sunderland in October 1985, he featured in their rise to the top-flight under Denis Smith and joined Swansea for £50,000 in August 1991. He helped qualify for the Second Division play-offs in 1992-93 and netted 16 goals in 149 League outings before being sold to Birmingham City for £350,000 in March 1996. After a spell with Wycombe Wanderers, he reunited with Frank Burrows at Cardiff City in August 1999 and had spells as player-boss of Exeter City and Newport County.

 

DAVID COTTERILL
A full Welsh international, he joined the Swans after a loan spell from Sheffield United for a then record fee of £600,000 in November 2009. He began his career with Bristol City as a trainee before a £2m move to Wigan Athletic. In two seasons at the DW Stadium he featured in 18 league games and by February 2008 he found himself on loan at Sheffield United - signing a permanent deal the following July. After the Swans won promotion in 2011, Cotterill didn't make a Premier League appearance for the club and was eventually released after 38 appearances (11 as sub) and one goal to join Portsmouth, Barnsley and then Doncaster.

TONY COTTEY
Welsh Youth midfielder Tony Cottey briefly appeared for Swansea City during the 1984-85 campaign. Locally born, he was an apprentice at the Vetch Field and signed professional in June 1984. He made his League debut in Swansea's 3-1 defeat at home to York City three months later and played two further Third Division games that season, at home to Rotherham United and Bristol Rovers, before being released by John Bond in May 1985. He later played for Merthyr Tydfil but cricket became his priority and he achieved success with Glamorgan and Sussex.

 

TERRY COTTON
Former Welsh Amateur international Terry Cotton was a member of Swansea's 1969-70 promotion squad. Initially with Llanelli, he was a prolific scorer for Ammanford Town in the Welsh League before signing professional for Swansea in June 1968. His solitary goal in 12 League outings came in Swansea's 4-1 defeat at Fulham in August 1970 and he joined Yeovil Town in July 1971. He was top scorer in 1971-72 and featured in three Southern League Cup finals during two spells with the Glovers, also playing for Salisbury, Taunton and Bridport.

 

DENIS COUGHLIN
Versatile centre-forward Denis Coughlin featured in Swansea's 1966-67 relegation battle. Signing professional for Barnsley in October 1957, he played for Yeovil Town prior to joining Bournemouth in March 1963. He was twice leading marksman and joined Swansea in exchange for Ken Pound in August 1966, scoring ten goals in 40 League outings before moving to Chelmsford City in July 1968. Later with King's Lynn, Bedford Town and South Shields.

 

RUSSELL COUGHLIN
Former Welsh Youth midfielder Russell Coughlin starred in Swansea City's 1991 Welsh Cup final triumph. Starting with Manchester City, he was a promotion winner with Blackburn Rovers in 1979-80, Carlisle United in 1981-82 and Plymouth Argyle in 1985-86. He moved via Blackpool to Swansea for £30,000 in October 1990 and starred as the Swans qualified for the Second Division play-offs in 1992-93, scoring twice in 101 League games before swapped for Exeter City's John Hodge in July 1993. Joining Torquay United in October 1995, he later played for Dorchester Town and Gretna.

 

TOMMY CRAIG
Former Scotland international winger Tommy Craig was an experienced figure as Swansea City won promotion and the Welsh Cup in 1980-81. Initially with Aberdeen, he was sold to Sheffield Wednesday for £100,000 in May 1969 and moved to Newcastle United for a similar fee in December 1974. He was a League Cup finalist in 1976 and joined Aston Villa for £275,000 in January 1978, moving to the Vetch Field for £150,000 in July 1979. Scoring nine times in 52 League outings for Swansea, he joined Carlisle United in March 1982. He later played for Hibernian, since coaching at Celtic, Aberdeen and Newcastle.

 

IAN CRANEY
The midfielder signed on loan in November 2006 from Accrington before making the move permanent in January 2007. He had moved from Altrincham to Accrington in the summer of 2004 and was the star performer in a club that regained its league status after over 40 years in non-league. While at Accrington, his performances earned him a place in the England non-league international team, and secured him the Conference and Non-League Player of the Year awards. A leader on the field and a regular goalscorer from midfield for Accrington, he found it difficult at the Liberty to secure a place in the starting line-up and after only one season returned to his former club on a free transfer after 39 appearances (11 as sub).

COLIN CROTTY
Welsh Youth striker Colin Crotty briefly played for Swansea during the 1968-69 campaign. He progressed through the ranks at the Vetch Field and signed professional in August 1968. A consistent goalscorer in the reserves, he scored on his League debut in Swansea's 2-0 victory at York City in May 1969. He also made a substitute appearance in the next Third Division game at home to Exeter City, replacing Denley Morgan, and moved to Barry Town in July 1969. Joining Merthyr Tydfil in July 1970, he subsequently played in local football for Hills Plymouth.

 

GEOFF CRUDGINGTON
Ex-England Schoolboy goalkeeper Geoff Crudgington was ever-present in Swansea City's 1978-79 promotion success. A former Wolves junior, he joined Aston Villa in September 1969 and moved to Crewe Alexandra initially on loan in March 1972. He was ever-present on four occasions and joined Swansea for £30,000 in July 1978, making 52 League appearances before being sold to Plymouth Argyle for £45,000 in October 1979 after the arrival of Glan Letheran. Ever-present as Plymouth reached the FA Cup semi-finals in 1983-84 and won promotion in 1985-86.

 

TONY CULLEN
Winger Tony Cullen made a significant contribution as Swansea City qualified for the Second Division play-offs in 1992-93. A former Newcastle United trainee, he joined Sunderland in September 1988 and featured in their 1989-90 promotion campaign. He was loaned to Carlisle, Rotherham and Bury before joining Swansea in August 1992, scoring three times in 27 League outings while at the Vetch Field. Returning to his native North East with Gateshead in August 1993, he later played for Seaham Red Star, Tow Law Town and Jarrow Roofing.

 

REG CUNLIFFE
Versatile left-back Reg Cunliffe featured in Swansea's 1947 London Combination Cup final triumph. Initially a Manchester City junior, he joined hometown Wigan Athletic in September 1945 and impressed in the Cheshire League before moving to the Vetch Field in May 1946. He made his League debut in Swansea's 1-1 draw at Manchester City five months later and also appeared in the 2-2 draw at Bristol Rovers in September 1947. After a spell playing in attack for the reserves, he returned to Wigan in July 1948 but injury ended his playing career soon afterwards. He died in Fleetwood in August 2000.

 

ALAN CURTIS
Welsh international striker Alan Curtis was an influential figure in Swansea City's thrilling rise under John Toshack. Signing professional at the Vetch Field in July 1972, he was leading marksman in Swansea's 1977-78 promotion success and moved to Leeds United for £350,000 in June 1979. He re-joined Swansea in December 1980 and featured in consecutive Welsh Cup final triumphs, joining Southampton in November 1983. Later with Stoke City, Cardiff City, Swansea again, Barry Town and Haverfordwest, he has since served Swansea in various capacities including caretaker manager, assistant-manager, head of youth development and first team coach.

 

NICK CUSACK
Experienced midfielder Nick Cusack captained Swansea City's 1999-2000 Third Division title triumph. He played for Long Eaton and Alvechurch prior to joining Leicester City in June 1987, then had a spell with Peterborough United before moving to Motherwell for £100,000 in August 1989. Joining Darlington for £95,000 in January 1992, he moved via Oxford United to Fulham in November 1994 and was a promotion winner in 1996-97. He joined Swansea for £50,000 in October 1997 and had a spell as player-manager, netting 13 goals in 198 League games before leaving in September 2002. He has since worked for the PFA.

 

NEIL CUTLER
Ex-England Youth goalkeeper Neil Cutler had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 2002-03 campaign. Signing professional for West Brom in September 1993, he had spells with Chester and Crewe Alexandra before re-joining Chester in July 1998. He moved to Aston Villa as cover in November 1999 and briefly appeared in the Premiership, joining Stoke City in July 2001. Starring in their 2001-02 Second Division play-off final triumph, he was loaned to Swansea in February 2003 and made 13 League appearances while at the Vetch Field. He joined Stockport County in July 2004, moving to Rotherham United in August 2005.

 

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NIGEL DALLING
Winger Nigel Dalling remains the youngest player to appear in the Football League for Swansea City. Locally born, he was 15 years 289 days old when he came on as substitute in Swansea's 2-2 draw at home to Southport in December 1974. He helped the reserves win the Welsh League First Division title in 1975-76 and featured in Swansea's 1977-78 promotion campaign, making eight League appearances before joining Bridgend Town in January 1978. Later playing for Ammanford, Llanelli, Afan Lido, Ragged School and Port Tennant Colts.

 

RAY DANIEL
Welsh international centre-half Ray Daniel ended his League career with hometown Swansea. Initially a Swansea amateur, he signed professional for Arsenal in October 1946. He played in the 1952 FA Cup final and was a key figure in the Gunners' 1952-53 League Championship success, moving to Sunderland for £27,500 in June 1953. Following a spell with Cardiff City, he joined Swansea in March 1958 and netted seven goals in 44 League outings prior to joining Hereford United in July 1960. He became their player-boss, then worked in the licensed trade and was a sub-postmaster in Swansea. He died in November 1997.

 

DAVID D'AURIA
Welsh Youth midfielder David D'Auria was a young member of Swansea City's 1987-88 promotion squad. Locally born, he signed professional for Swansea in July 1988 and regularly featured as a substitute, netting six goals in 45 League outings prior to joining Merthyr Tydfil in July 1991. He moved to Barry Town in August 1993 and scored in their 1994 Welsh Cup final triumph, joining Scarborough in August 1994. Sold to Scunthorpe United for £40,000 in December 1995, he moved via Hull City to Chesterfield for £50,000 in November 1999. Later with Newport, Llanelli, Skewen and Neath.

 

SIMON DAVEY
Young midfielder Simon Davey was a member of Swansea City's 1991 Welsh Cup winning squad. Locally born, he made his League debut as a 16 year-old in Swansea's 1-0 defeat at home to Torquay in April 1987 and turned professional in July 1989. He netted four goals in 49 League outings for Swansea prior to joining Carlisle United in August 1992. Featuring in their 1994-95 Third Division title campaign, he moved to Preston for £125,000 in February 1995 and helped win the Third Division title in 1995-96. His playing career was ended by a recurring back injury at the age of 28 and he became Preston's youth team manager. Went on to manage Barnsley, Darlington and Hereford.

 

NEIL DAVIDS
Ex-England Youth central defender Nigel Davids featured in Swansea City's 1977-78 promotion campaign. Signing professional for Leeds United in August 1973, he joined Norwich City in April 1975 and had loan spells at Northampton Town and Stockport County prior to joining Swansea in July 1977. He made nine League appearances while at the Vetch Field before moving to Wigan Athletic in July 1978, playing in their first-ever League match.

 

ALAN DAVIES
Welsh international midfielder Alan Davies was an important figure in Swansea City's 1987-88 promotion success. Signing professional for Manchester United in December 1978, he featured in their 1983 FA Cup final triumph but suffered a broken ankle and moved to Newcastle United for £50,000 in July 1985. He was loaned to Charlton and Carlisle prior to joining Swansea in August 1987. Reuniting with Terry Yorath at Bradford City for £130,000 in June 1989, he followed him back to Swansea in exchange for Robbie James in August 1990. He netted 12 goals in 127 League games overall until his tragic death in February 1992.

 

ALEX DAVIES
Welsh U-18 goalkeeper Alex Davies briefly played for Swansea City during the 2000-01 season. Locally born, he was a second year trainee at the Vetch Field when he came on as substitute for Jason Jones in Swansea's 3-0 defeat at Bury in March 2001. He immediately saved a penalty but the referee ordered a retake from which Bury scored. Playing in Swansea's youth team for the remainder of that season, he moved to Port Talbot in July 2001, then had a three month spell with Rushden & Diamonds and has since played for Pontardawe, Garden Village, Carmarthen, Llanelli, West End and in local football for St Josephs.

 

DAI DAVIES
Welsh international goalkeeper Dai Davies starred as Swansea City finished sixth in the top-flight in 1981-82. Initially with Ammanford, he joined Swansea in July 1969 and moved to Everton in December 1970. He was loaned to Swansea in February 1974, joining Wrexham for £8,000 in September 1977. Starring in their 1977-78 Third Division title and Welsh Cup 'double' triumph, he returned to Swansea for £45,000 in July 1981 and helped win the Welsh Cup in 1982. He played 86 League games before joining Tranmere Rovers in June 1983.

 

DAI DAVIES
Welsh Youth central defender Dai Davies played alongside Dave Bruton while at Swansea City. He graduated through the ranks at the Vetch Field and turned professional in July 1973, making his League debut in Swansea's 2-0 victory at home to Barnsley three months later. Playing 22 consecutive Fourth Division games that season, he had limited first-team chances thereafter and made 28 League appearances for Swansea before joining Afan Lido in July 1975. He later played for Maesteg Park and Port Talbot.

 

DAI DAVIES
Midfielder Dai Davies made his solitary League appearance for Swansea City as a 16 year-old substitute in the 2-0 defeat at AFC Bournemouth in April 1973. A former apprentice at the Vetch Field, he turned professional for Swansea in July 1974 and reunited with Harry Gregg at Crewe Alexandra in March 1975. Helping them beat Chelsea in the 1975-76 League Cup second round, he featured in the 1977 Cheshire Premier Cup final and made over 200 League appearances for the Alex until leaving Gresty Road in May 1981. He also had a spell playing football in Hong Kong.

 

GLENNIE DAVIES
Versatile central defender Glen Davies scored twice in Swansea City's 1975 West Wales Senior Cup final triumph. Locally born, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in July 1970 and made his League debut in Swansea's 2-1 defeat at home to Aston Villa the following month. He netted 13 goals in 145 League games for Swansea prior to joining Everwarm (Bridgend Town) in May 1976. Subsequently playing for Afan Lido, Maesteg, Milford United, Llanelli, Ragged School and West End while working for the Post Office, he is currently part the coaching staff at Swansea City's Youth Academy and still lives locally.

 

GLYN DAVIES
Former Welsh Schoolboy left-back Glyn Davies played for Swansea during the 1962-63 season. Signing professional for Derby County in July 1949, he helped them win the Third Division (North) title in 1956-57 and joined hometown Swansea in July 1962. His solitary goal in 18 Second Division games came in the Swans' 2-0 victory at Derby in March 1963 and he joined Yeovil Town in May 1963, becoming their player-boss. He re-joined Swansea as manager between June 1965 and October 1966, then was Pembroke Borough's player-coach. Later with Oswestry Town.

 

IAN DAVIES
Former Welsh U-21 left-back Ian Davies played under John Bond for the third time in his career while at Swansea City. He was Norwich City's youngest-ever League debutant at 17 years 29 days old in April 1974 but had limited top-flight opportunities and joined Newcastle United for £150,000 in June 1979. Reuniting with John Bond at Manchester City in August 1982, he had spells with Bury, Brentford, Cambridge United, Carlisle United, Exeter City and Bristol Rovers prior to joining Swansea in November 1985. He made 11 League appearances until suffering a broken leg.

 

JAMIE DAVIES
Teenage striker Jamie Davies briefly played for Swansea City during the 1998-99 campaign. Locally born, he was a trainee at the Vetch Field and signed professional for Swansea in July 1998, making his solitary League appearance as a substitute for Aidan Newhouse in the Swans' 1-1 draw at home to Carlisle United seven months later. He was loaned to Bangor City and Llanelli before returning to Llanelli in August 2001 but suffered an injury and briefly moved to Garden Village in March 2002. Since then he has played for Carmarthen Town, Pontardawe and Garden Village.

 

LYN DAVIES
Welsh U-23 goalkeeper Lyn Davies understudied Tony Millington while at Swansea City. A former Cardiff City apprentice, he signed professional in October 1965 and was a League Cup semi-finalist that season. He followed John Charles to Hereford United in August 1968, moving to Llanelli in October 1969 and featuring in their 1970-71 Welsh League title triumph. Roy Bentley signed him in July 1972 and he made three League appearances for struggling Swansea prior to joining BP Llandarcy in August 1973.

 

MARK DAVIES
Teenage defender Mark Davies briefly appeared for SwanseaCity during the 1991-92 campaign. Locally born, he was a trainee at the Vetch Field and a member of the West Wales Senior Cup winning squad shortly before signing professional in July 1991. He made his debut against Monaco in the ECWC first round first-leg two months later, also featuring in the second-leg that the Swans lost 8-0. His solitary League appearance was in Swansea's 1-0 defeat at home to Huddersfield and he joined Merthyr Tydfil in August 1992 but had to give up football because of a medical condition, briefly resuming with Llanelli.

 

PETER DAVIES
Wing-half Peter Davies featured in Swansea's 1961 Welsh Cup final success. He impressed with Llanelli prior to joining Arsenal for £5,000 in November 1957 but failed to secure a first-team slot at Highbury and moved to Swansea as part of the Mel Charles deal in March 1959. Scoring five goals in 134 League games while at the Vetch Field, he joined Brighton in July 1965, then reunited with Harry Griffiths at Merthyr Tydfil in January 1966. He later played for South African side Germiston Callies, then Ammanford.

 

REG DAVIES
Former Welsh international inside-forward Reg Davies helped Swansea win the Welsh Cup in 1961. Initially with Southampton, he joined Southend United in July 1949 and scored on his League debut in their 2-0 win over Notts County five months later. He moved to Newcastle United for £9,000 in April 1951 and was unlucky to miss their 1955 FA Cup final success with tonsillitis. Joining Swansea as part of the Ivor Allchurch deal in October 1958, he netted 29 goals in 111 League games before moving to Carlisle United in June 1962, then appeared for Merthyr and was King's Lynn player-manager. He emigrated to Australia.

 

RONNIE DAVIES
Local born left-half Ronnie Davies briefly appeared for Swansea during the 1958-59 season. He played for Tower United in the Swansea League before moving to the Vetch Field in May 1958 and was given his League debut in place of Mal Kennedy in Swansea's 1-0 victory at home to Stoke City in February 1959. Also featuring in the next match at Charlton Athletic, he was sold to Plymouth Argyle for £2,000 in June 1959 but failed to secure a first-team slot and joined Haverfordwest in July 1960. He later played for Ton Pentre, Llanelli and local side West End.

 

JOE DAVIS
Experienced defender Joe Davis was a Billy Lucas signing for Swansea. Initially with Soundwell, he joined Bristol Rovers in March 1956 and made his League debut in their 4-1 victory at home to Luton Town in February 1961. He was Rovers' first-ever substitute against Walsall in October 1965 and had a spell as captain before moving to Swansea for £1,000 in March 1967. Featuring in the 1967-68 FA Cup fourth round tie at home to Arsenal, he made 36 League appearances before a knee injury ended his career, then was a coach and scout back at Bristol Rovers.

 

ROBBIE DENNISON
Former Northern Ireland international winger Robbie Dennison had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1995-96 season. Initially with Glenavon, he joined West Brom for £40,000 in September 1985 and moved to Wolves for £20,000 in March 1987. He scored in their 1988 Sherpa Van Trophy final triumph, starring as they won the Fourth Division title and Third Division title in consecutive years. Loaned to Swansea in October 1995, he made nine League appearances while at the Vetch Field. He joined Hednesford in July 1997, then played for Hereford United and Warley Borough.

 

DORUS DE VRIES
Dorus began his career in his native Holland with Telstar before joining ADO Den Haag. After a successful time with the club he moved to Scotland, signing for Dunfermline Athletic where he played in the Scottish Cup final against Celtic alongside another future Swan, Jason Scotland. His contract ended in the summer of 2007 and he opted to join Swansea alongside another former team-mate, Ferrie Bodde. In his first season at the club he helped the Swans gain promotion from League One and in the club’s first season back in the Championship he kept a club-record 22 clean sheets, winning the Football League’s Golden Glove award in the process. The following season saw Dorus play in the victorious Wembley win over Reading to reach the Premier League for the first time, but the goalkeeper surprisingly opted to sign for fellow top-flight side Wolves instead after 203 appearances. Dorus then signed for Nottingham Forest.

LEIGH DEVULGT
Welsh U-21 defender Leigh Devulgt was a fringe member of Swansea City's 1999-2000 Third Division title squad. Locally born, he was a trainee at the Vetch Field and signed professional in July 1999, making his League debut in Swansea's 1-0 victory at Leyton Orient five months later. He made his Welsh U-21 debut against Armenia in August 2001 but failed to secure a regular first-team slot with Swansea and had loan spells at Merthyr Tydfil and Llanelli to gain match practice. Making 23 League appearances for the Swans before moving to Carmarthen Town in January 2003, he has also played for Port Talbot.

 

JOHN DEWSBURY
Young full-back John Dewsbury briefly played alongside Gilbert Beech in Swansea's defence. Locally born, he progressed through the ranks at the Vetch Field and turned professional in April 1950. He made his League debut in Swansea's 2-2 draw at home to Everton in October 1952 and played nine consecutive Second Division games in place of Steve Leavy. Helping the Swans win the West Wales Senior Cup in 1954, he followed Billy Lucas to Newport County in August 1955 and later played for Milford United.

 

STEPHEN DOBBIE
The Glasgow-born striker began his career at Scottish giants Rangers, but after finding his playing time restricted he moved to Hibernian, before joining St Johnstone and then Queen of the South. After impressing north of the border, Dobbie joined Swansea on a free transfer in the summer of 2009 under the guidance of Paulo Sousa. He had excellent technique and a wonderful football brain, impressing the most during the 2010-11 season. He scored the third goal in that memorable play-off final win over Reading at Wembley and featured for the Swans in their opening Premier League clash against Manchester City the following August. After a loan spell back at former club Blackpool, Dobbie was reunited with Ian Holloway at Crystal Palace, helping the Eagles reach the top flight before loan spells at Blackpool. He made 62 appearances (31 as sub) for the Swans with 17 goals.

TOMMY DODDS
Versatile inside-forward Tommy Dodds appeared for Swansea during the early post-war era. Initially with Hebburn St Cuthberts, he moved via North Shields to Aston Villa in January 1939 and featured in their first post-war League match against Middlesbrough in August 1946. He joined Swansea as part of the Trevor Ford deal in January 1947 and scored twice in 11 League outings while at the Vetch Field before returning to North Shields in August 1948. Moving to Barry Town in January 1949, he then played for Hereford United and settled back in his native North-East, residing in South Shields until his death in April 1998.

 

DAVE DODSON
Ex-England Youth winger Dave Dodson scored in Swansea's 1960 West Wales Senior Cup final success. Signing professional for Arsenal in November 1957, he failed to secure a first-team slot at Highbury and joined Swansea in July 1959. He made his League debut in the following month's 2-1 victory at home to Lincoln City and netted 11 goals in 30 Second Division games before being sold to Portsmouth for £4,000 in December 1961. Helping them clinch the Third Division title that season, he joined Aldershot in January 1965, then played for Hereford, Guildford, Andover and Fleet.

 

PETER DONNELLY
Inside-forward Peter Donnelly played for Swansea during the 1961-62 campaign. Signing professional for Doncaster Rovers in March 1954, he scored on his League debut the following month. He moved to Scunthorpe United in July 1958 and was leading marksman in 1959-60, joining Cardiff City in exchange for Joe Bonson in June 1960. Trevor Morris paid £6,500 for him in October 1961 and he netted three goals in 16 Second Division games for Swansea before being sold to Brighton for £7,000 in July 1962. He topped their goalscoring charts in 1962-63 and later played for Bradford City, Margate and Canterbury City.

 

SCOTT DONNELLY
A strong, forceful midfielder who began his career at QPR before moving to Aldershot Town in the hope of finding first-team football. Scott was a regular goalscorer from midfield for the Shots, earning himself a move to the Liberty in June 2010. However, the competition for places was evidently intense under Brendan Rodgers and after 18 months at the club he had made just one substitute appearance in the league and one start in the cup. After a loan spell at Wycombe, Donnelly moved to the club on a permanent basis, before spells at Aldershot, Southend and Newport County. He featured for County at Wembley in their victorious Conference play-off win over Wrexham before joining Farnborough and Havant.

FRANK DONOVAN
Ex-Welsh Amateur international outside-right Frank Donovan played for Swansea during the 1950-51 season. He developed with Milford United and Haverfordwest, then skippered Pembroke Borough to promotion in 1947-48 and was selected for the 1948 Great Britain Olympic squad. Moving to the Vetch Field in May 1950, he scored twice in 15 Second Division games for Swansea prior to re-joining Pembroke in July 1951. He helped them win the Welsh League 'double' in 1953-54, then managed Pembroke and Milford United. An electrician at Pembroke Docks, he also had a sports shop and died in April 2003.

 

CRAIG DRAPER
Young midfielder Craig Draper featured in Swansea City's 2002 West Wales Senior Cup final triumph. Locally born, he was a trainee at the Vetch Field and signed professional in July 2001. He made his League debut in Swansea's 1-0 defeat at home to Rochdale three months later and also appeared as a substitute in the 2-2 draw against Torquay on the final day of the 2001-02 season. Reuniting with former Swans coach Peter Nicholas at Llanelli in July 2002, he joined his local side Winch Wen soon afterwards but was then sidelined by a serious knee injury. He revived his career with Garden Village before re-joining Winch Wen.

 

DEREK DRAPER
Welsh U-23 inside-forward Derek Draper was an influential figure in Swansea's 1963-64 FA Cup run. Locally born, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in May 1962 and netted ten goals in 61 League games for Swansea before being sold to Derby County for £5,000 in April 1966. He joined Bradford PA in September 1967 and moved to Chester in January 1969. Leading marksman in 1972-73, he starred as they won promotion and were League Cup semi-finalists in 1974-75.

 

DARYL DUFFY
The Scotland Under-21 international arrived in English football from Falkirk in January 2006, signing for Hull City after netting 27 goals in 65 starts north of the border. Duffy signed on loan for the Swans from Hull in February 2007 season, scoring five goals in five starts. This form prompted boss Roberto Martinez to make Duffy’s move permanent, with the striker going on to help the club win promotion from League One in 2008 before joining Bristol Rovers, Cheltenham and Salgaocar in Goa after 40 appearances (18 as sub) and seven goals.

RICHARD DUFFY
Teenage defender Richard Duffy featured in Swansea City's 2003-04 FA Cup run. Locally born, he was a trainee at the Vetch Field and made his first-team debut as a 16 year-old in Swansea's 4-1 FA Cup second round defeat at Macclesfield in December 2001. His solitary goal in 18 League games came in the Swans' 3-0 victory at home to Macclesfield in September 2003 and he moved to Portsmouth for £175,000 in January 2004. He had limited Premiership opportunities and was loaned to Burnley and Coventry City before joining Millwall, Exeter and Port Vale. He has gained 11 Welsh caps.

 

KIERON DURKAN
Republic of Ireland U-21 winger Kieron Durkan appeared in Swansea City's 2003-04 FA Cup run. Initially with Wrexham, he helped them win the Welsh Cup in 1995 and was sold to Stockport County for £95,000 in February 1996. He featured as they won promotion and were Coca-Cola Cup semi-finalists in 1996-97, joining Macclesfield for £15,000 in March 1998. Helping them clinch promotion that season, he had a spell with Rochdale before reuniting with Brian Flynn at Swansea in January 2002. He scored once in 21 League games prior to joining Runcorn Halton in July 2004, since playing for Leek Town and Newi Cefn Druids.

 

NOEL DWYER
Republic of Ireland international goalkeeper Noel Dwyer was capped ten times while at the Vetch Field. Signing professional for Wolverhampton Wanderers in August 1953, he gained top-flight experience and moved to West Ham in December 1958. He joined Swansea in August 1960 and featured in the 1961 Welsh Cup final triumph, then saved a penalty as the Swans won at Liverpool in the 1963-64 FA Cup sixth round. Making 140 League appearances before joining Plymouth Argyle for £7,500 in January 1965, he later played for Charlton Athletic and was a publican in Wolverhampton until his death in December 1992.


 

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JERMAINE EASTER
The Cardiff-born striker is much travelled, having started his career with Wolves. He joined Hartlepool United in 2001 where he tasted first team action for the first time, moving on to Cambridge United, Boston United, Stockport County, Wycombe Wanderers, Plymouth Argyle and Millwall before joining the Swans on loan in December 2010. He scored the winner on his debut against Barnsley, but only featured in another six games for the club before returning to parent club MK Dons. A full Welsh international, he then joined Millwall in the Championship.

 

GEORGE EASTHAM
Former England international inside-forward George Eastham played for Swansea during the 1947-48 season. Signing professional for Bolton in August 1932, he starred as they won promotion and were FA Cup semi-finalists in 1934-35. He joined Brentford in May 1937, then Blackpool in November 1938 and moved to the Vetch Field in August 1947. Making 15 League appearances for Swansea, he joined Rochdale in June 1948, then played for LincolnCity and Hyde United. He later managed Ards, Accrington Stanley, Distillery, Ards again, Hellenic and Glentoran. Settling in South Africa, he died in January 2000.

 

DAVID EDGAR
A Canadian-born defender who began his career at Newcastle United in 2001. After spending four seasons at the club and only making 19 appearances, he opted for a move to Burnley where the Lancashire outfit paid £300,000 for his services. Although he nailed down a regular spot at Turf Moor, Edgar jumped at the chance of a move to Swansea when he arrived on loan in March 2010. At the end of his loan Edgar returned to his parent club after five appearances and one goal. He is a full Canadian international, with 22 caps to his name, and has also represented his country at Under-17 and Under-20 level.

CHRISTIAN EDWARDS
Central defender Christian Edwards gained Welsh international recognition while at Swansea City. He turned professional at the Vetch Field in July 1994 and played for Wales against Switzerland in March 1996, netting four goals in 115 League games for Swansea before being sold to Nottingham Forest for £175,000 in March 1998. He gained Premiership experience and was loaned to Bristol City, Oxford United, Crystal Palace and Tranmere Rovers prior to joining Bristol Rovers in July 2003. Returning to Swansea on loan in August 2005, he made two League appearances and joined Forest Green Rovers in August 2006.

 

CLIFF EDWARDS
Goalkeeper Cliff Edwards understudied Johnny King while at the Vetch Field. Initially with Loughor Rovers, he played for Grovesend Welfare before joining Swansea initially as an amateur in October 1951. His solitary Second Division appearance was in the Swans' 3-0 defeat at Huddersfield Town on Christmas Day 1952. He also featured in a Welsh Cup tie at Newport County the following season and helped to win the West Wales Senior Cup shortly before joining Llanelly in June 1954. Moving to Caerau Athletic in September 1956, he was forced to retire through illness.

 

TERRY ELWELL
Full-back Terry Elwell made a significant contribution as Swansea won the Third Division (South) title in 1948-49. A former Newport County amateur, he impressed with Barry Town before moving to the Vetch Field in August 1948. He contested a first-team slot with Jim Feeney and Rory Keane, featuring in two consecutive Welsh Cup finals including the 1950 success. Unable to maintain a regular first-team slot, he made 62 League appearances for Swansea and joined Swindon Town in July 1952, then played for Lovells Athletic and Abergavenny Thursday. He resided in his native Newport until his death in August 2004.

 

GARY EMMANUEL
Welsh U-23 midfielder Gary Emmanuel featured in Swansea City's 1987-88 promotion campaign. The son of former Swansea player Len Emmanuel, he signed professional for Birmingham City in July 1971 and gained considerable top-flight experience. He joined Bristol Rovers for £50,000 in January 1979, then Swindon Town in exchange for Brian Williams in July 1981. After spells with Newport County and Bristol City, he moved to Swansea in August 1985 and netted five goals in 111 League games before moving to Merthyr Tydfil in July 1988. He later played for Ton Pentre and Llanelli.

 

LEN EMMANUEL
Left-half Len Emmanuel played for Swansea either side of the Second World War. Locally born, he signed professional at the Vetch Field in April 1936 and appeared in the same team as his older brother Tom. He guested for several clubs during the war, scoring once in 49 Second Division games for Swansea prior to joining Newport County in May 1947. Moving to Kidderminster Harriers in July 1948, he then spent four seasons with Llanelly before becoming Carmarthen's player-manager in July 1954.

 

MARVIN EMNES
The Dutchman started his career in his home city of Rotterdam, making 55 appearances for Sparta and scoring nine goals before a £3m transfer took him to Middlesbrough and the Premier League. He made a goalscoring debut in a League Cup tie against Yeovil, before netting his first league goal against the Swans in a 3-0 win at the Liberty in August 2009. However, following a change of manager at the Riverside Stadium, Emnes found opportunities limited and he joined the Swans on loan in October 2010. He scored on his debut in a 2-0 win over Leicester at the Liberty before earning cult status among the Jack Army after netting the winner in the south Wales derby against Cardiff. Despite the club trying to get the loan extended, there was no movement from Middlesbrough management and Emnes returned to his parent club after five games (one as sub) and two goals at the Liberty. He returned for a second loan spell on January 31, 2014, and impressed over seven games and one goal.

BRIAN EVANS
Welsh international winger Brian Evans was capped six times while at Swansea City. Previously with Abergavenny Thursdays, he moved to the Vetch Field in July 1963 and starred as Swansea reached the FA Cup semi-finals in 1963-64, won the Welsh Cup in 1966 and promotion in 1969-70. Scoring 57 goals in 355 League games, he was sold to Hereford United for £7,000 in August 1973 and later played for Bath City, Llanelli, Haverfordwest and Pontardawe. He subsequently ran a painting and decorating business in Killay until his death from cancer in February 2003. His son Richard became Swansea's head physio.

 

KEITH EVANS
Welsh Youth central defender Keith Evans helped Swansea City reach the FA Cup fourth round in 1971-72. A former apprentice at the Vetch Field, he was given his League debut in Swansea's 1-1 draw at Bury two months before signing professional in July 1971. He understudied long-serving Herbie Williams and made 12 League appearances for the Swans prior to joining Ton Pentre in July 1973, then played for Ferndale and switched between the two for the remainder of his career, becoming Ferndale's player-boss.

 

KEN EVANS
Agile goalkeeper Ken Evans helped Swansea take Sunderland to an FA Cup fifth round replay in 1954-55. Locally born, he played for South Wales Builders before signing part-time for Swansea in June 1950. He returned from National Service to turn professional in October 1954 and made his League debut in the Swans' 2-0 victory at home to Leeds United three months later. Understudy to Johnny King, he played 14 Second Division games for Swansea before joining Walsall in August 1957, then played for Yeovil Town, Pembroke Borough and Cwmfelin. He resided in his native Swansea until his death in May 2000.

 

KEVIN EVANS
Welsh U-21 central defender Kevin Evans had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1999-2000 Third Division title campaign. A former Leeds United trainee, he signed professional in January 1998 but failed to secure a first-team slot and was loaned to Swansea in January 2000. He made his League debut in the following month's 2-1 victory at home to Lincoln and also appeared in the next match at Cheltenham. Joining Cardiff City in August 2000, he featured in their 2000-01 promotion success, since playing for Merthyr Tydfil, Newport County and hometown Carmarthen, also gaining Welsh Semi-Pro recognition.

 

MICKY EVANS
Rugged left-back Micky Evans was a member of Harry Gregg's squad at Swansea City. Signing professional for Walsall in May 1964, he made over 250 appearances for the Saddlers and scored at Everton in the 1971-72 FA Cup fourth round. He moved to Swansea initially on loan in December 1972, netting six goals in 92 League outings while at the Vetch Field before following Harry Gregg to Crewe Alexandra in July 1975. Later playing for Worcester City, Stourbridge, Stafford Rangers, Halesowen Town and Rushall Olympic before scouting for various Midlands clubs.

 

PHIL EVANS
Young central defender Phil Evans briefly played for Swansea City during the 1975-76 season. Locally born, he helped Swansea Schoolboys win the Welsh Shield in 1970-71 and turned professional for Swansea in August 1975. He made his League debut in the Swans' 3-2 defeat at Stockport three months later and understudied Dave Bruton, playing ten League games before joining Bridgend in August 1976. Helping win the Southern League title in 1979-80, he repeated the feat after following Lyn Jones to Merthyr Tydfil in July 1987, then played for Barry, Inter-Cardiff and Merthyr again.

 

ROY EVANS
Welsh international right-back Roy Jones starred as Swansea reached the FA Cup semi-finals in 1963-64. Locally born, he signed professional at the Vetch Field and impressed in a successful reserve team before making his League debut in Swansea's 1-0 victory at home to Grimsby in November 1962. He became the regular penalty-taker and helped win the Welsh Cup in 1966, netting seven goals in 214 League outings for the Swans prior to joining Hereford United with defensive partner Brian Purcell in July 1968. Both players were tragically killed in a car crash on their way to play for Hereford at Nuneaton in January 1969.

 

STEVE EVANS
Welsh U-21 left-back Steve Evans had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 2001-02 campaign. A former Crystal Palace trainee, he signed professional in October 1998 and made his League debut in their 1-1 draw at home to Birmingham four months later. He failed to secure a regular first-team slot and was loaned to Swansea in November 2001, making four consecutive League appearances while at the Vetch Field. Overcoming a serious knee injury, he joined Brentford in March 2002 and featured in their 2002-03 FA Cup run. He moved to Woking in August 2004 and played for them in the 2006 FA Trophy final.

 

TERRY EVANS
Former Welsh U-21 right-back Terry Evans played under three different managers while at SwanseaCity. Signing professional for Cardiff City in July 1994, he had limited first-team opportunities and moved to Barry Town in February 1996. The Welsh Semi-Pro international helped them win the League of Wales title five times in six seasons, also the Welsh Cup twice, before reuniting with Peter Nicholas at Swansea in October 2001. Making 43 League appearances, he linked up with Nicholas again at Newport County in May 2003, then helped Grange Quins win promotion in 2004-05.

 

WYNDHAM EVANS
Long-serving defender was ever-present in Swansea City's 1977-78 promotion success. Signing professional at the Vetch Field in February 1971, he made his League debut in Swansea's 3-1 defeat at home to Bristol Rovers two months later. He featured in Swansea's meteoric rise under John Toshack, playing in all four divisions and helping to win the Welsh Cup in 1981. Returning from a brief spell as Llanelli's player-manager, he netted 15 goals in 389 League games for Swansea before becoming Pembroke Borough's player-boss in August 1985. He later managed Llanelli and Carmarthen.

 

 

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NICOLAS FABIANO
French U-21 winger Nicolas Fabiano had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 2000-01 campaign. Previously with Paris St Germain, he was loaned to Swansea along with Mattias Verschave in February 2001 and made his League debut in that month's 0-0 draw at home to Millwall. His solitary goal in 16 Second Division games came in the Swans' 2-1 defeat at NorthamptonTown. He briefly played for French National Division side Istres, then joined Aberdeen in August 2002 and appeared in the Scottish Premier League before returning to France in May 2003, subsequently playing for Racing Club of Paris.

 

RORY FALLON
Ex-England Youth striker Rory Fallon (left) scored for Swansea City in 2005-06 League One play-off final. Born in New Zealand, he signed professional for Barnsley in March 1999 and made his League debut in their 4-0 defeat at home to Preston in April 2001. He regularly featured as a substitute and was loaned to Shrewsbury Town before joining Swindon Town for £60,000 in November 2003. Following a loan spell at Yeovil Town during their 2004-05 League Two title campaign, he moved to Swansea for £300,000 in January 2006. He netted four goals in 17 League outings for the Swans during the closing weeks.

 

JIM FEENEY
Northern Ireland international left-back Jim Feeney featured in Swansea's 1948-49 Third Division (South) title triumph. Initially with Crusaders, he joined Linfield in November 1941 and helped them win both the Irish League title and Irish Cup on three occasions, moving to the Vetch Field in December 1946. He played alongside Rory Keane, making 88 League appearances prior to joining Ipswich Town with Sammy McCrory in March 1950. Helping win the Third Division (South) title in 1953-54, he resided in Canada and died in Belfast in March 1985. His son and grandson, both named Warren, also played for Northern Ireland.

 

WARREN FEENEY
Warren was a Northern Ireland international who signed for the Swans on a four-month loan from Cardiff City in August 2007. The forward was a former Leeds, Bournemouth, Stockport and Luton striker who had appeared 20 times for his country before he signed for the Bluebirds in March 2007, making six appearances at Ninian Park. While at the Liberty Stadium Feeney scored six goals, but suffered a long-term injury that saw his time at the club ended before his loan period had finished. After leaving the Liberty after 13 appearances (five as sub), Warren moved on to Dundee United and Sheffield Wednesday on loan, before finishing his professional career with Plymouth Argyle in July 2013. Warren became player-assistant manager at Salisbury City, and is the grandson of former 1940s star Jim Feeney.

LEE FIELDWICK
Central defender Lee Fieldwick had a loan spell at Swansea City during the closing weeks of the 2003-04 campaign. A former Brentford trainee, he signed professional in July 2001 and overcame a bout a glandular fever to make his League debut in their 1-0 victory at Luton Town in February 2003. He failed to secure a regular first-team slot with the Bees and was loaned to Swansea on transfer deadline day in March 2004. Making his debut as substitute for Stuart Roberts in that month's 3-0 defeat at Huddersfield Town, he made five consecutive Third Division appearances while at the Vetch Field. He joined Lewes in August 2004.

 

KITCH FISHER
Ginger-haired full-back Kitch Fisher was an imposing figure in Swansea's defence in the immediate post-war era. Initially with Ton Pentre, the Welsh Amateur international joined Lovells Athletic in July 1936 and moved to the Vetch Field in August 1939. He captained Swansea during war-time football and appeared in the club's first post-war League match at home to West Brom in August 1946. Also featuring in the heart of Swansea's defence, he made 65 League appearances before rejoining Lovells Athletic in July 1949. He later worked as a fireman at Fernhill Tower Colliery and died in Treherbert in March 1986.

 

PHIL FISHER
Welsh Semi-Pro international winger briefly played for Swansea City during the 1984-85 season. Starting with home-town Ammanford, he joined Bridgend and helped them win the Southern League title in 1979-80. He was sold to Exeter City for £6,000 in February 1981 but missed that season's FA Cup run and moved via Merthyr Tydfil to Swansea in March 1985. Making two League appearances, he briefly re-joined Merthyr in May 1985, then moved to Barry Town. He helped them twice win the Welsh League title, later playing for Ammanford, Llanelli, Haverfordwest, Ton Pentre, Cwmamman and Ammanford again.

 

GARY FISKEN
Creative midfielder Gary Fisken featured in Swansea City's 2004-05 promotion campaign. A former Watford trainee, he signed professional in February 2000 and made his League debut in their 3-0 defeat at Manchester City in August 2001. He overcame a knee injury before reuniting with Kenny Jackett at Swansea in June 2004 but failed to secure a regular first team slot and was loaned to Cambridge City in March 2005, helping them reach the Nationwide South play-off final. Making five League appearances for Swansea, he had his contract paid up in January 2006 and later played for Newport County.

 

SCOTT FITZGERALD
Striker Scott Fitzgerald had a loan spell with Swansea City during the 2004-05 promotion campaign. He impressed with Northwood prior to joining Watford in March 2003 and topped their goalscoring charts in 2003-04. Kenny Jackett signed him on loan in September 2004 and he was given his debut in the LDV Vans Trophy match against Luton Town, also making three substitute appearances in the Third Division. He was also loaned to Leyton Orient before joining Brentford in March 2005. Helping them qualify for the League One play-offs in 2004-05, he was also loaned to Oxford United and Walsall.

 

WILL FOLEY
Striker Will Foley briefly played for Swansea City during the 1985-86 season. He had spells with Merthyr Tydfil, Pontllanfraith, Barry Town and Frickley Athletic before moving to the Vetch Field in the midst of a financial crisis in January 1986. Given his League debut in Swansea's 4-1 defeat at Rotherham United the following month, he scored twice in five League outings prior to joining Cardiff City on a similar non-contract basis in March 1986. He then played for Newport County until that club folded in February 1989, New Zealand side Point Chevalier, Hereford United, Worcester City, AFC Newport and Brecon Corries.

 

ADRIAN FORBES
Ex-England Youth winger Adrian Forbes featured prominently in Swansea City's 2004-05 promotion success. Signing professional for Norwich City in January 1997, he secured a regular first-team slot the following season and was often used as a substitute before being sold to Luton Town for £60,000 in July 2001. He helped them win promotion twice in three seasons, moving to Swansea in June 2004. A member of the 2005 FAW Cup winning team, he featured in Swansea's triumphant 2006 Football League Trophy run and was an influential figure as Kenny Jackett's side qualified for the League One play-offs.

 

JON FORD
Versatile defender Jon Ford featured in Swansea City's 1994 Autoglass Trophy final triumph. Initially with Halesowen, he had spells with Bromsgrove and Cradley before moving to the Vetch Field for £5,000 in August 1991. He was ever-present for Swansea in 1994-95, scoring in that season's FA Cup third round win over Middlesbrough. Netting seven goals in 160 League outings prior to joining Bradford City for £210,000 in July 1995, he moved to Gillingham for £15,000 in August 1996, then Barnet for £25,000 in February 1997. He played for Kidderminster, Telford, Halesowen, Evesham, Bromsgrove and Stourbridge.

 

TREVOR FORD
Welsh international centre-forward Trevor Ford gained the first of his 38 caps while at Swansea. Locally born, he signed professional at the Vetch Field in December 1944 and scored nine times in 16 League games for Swansea prior to joining Aston Villa for £9,500 plus Tommy Dodds in January 1947. He was leading marksman three times in the top-flight, moving to Sunderland for £29,500 in October 1950, then playing for Cardiff City, PSV Eindhoven, Newport County and Romford. Settling back in his native Swansea, he later worked in the motor trade for many years until retirement and died in May 2003.

 

GERRY FRANCIS
Former England international midfielder Gerry Francis briefly played for Swansea City during the 1984-85 season. Signing professional for QPR in June 1969, he starred as they won promotion in 1972-73 and finished League Championship runners-up in 1975-76. He was captain of club and country, playing under Terry Venables at Crystal Palace and QPR again, then had spells at Coventry, Exeter and Cardiff before moving to Swansea in October 1984. Making three League appearances, he later played for Portsmouth and Bristol Rovers where he had two spells at manager. He also managed QPR twice and Tottenham Hotspur.

 

CLIVE FREEMAN
Versatile midfielder Clive Freeman was a Terry Yorath signing for Swansea City. He played for Farsley Celtic, Doncaster Rovers, Farsley again and was an FA Vase finalist with Bridlington shortly before joining Swansea for £5,000 in August 1990. Given his League debut in the following month's 1-0 win at Bradford City, he failed to secure a regular first-team slot and had a loan spell at Carlisle United, making 14 League appearances for Swansea prior to joining Altrincham in August 1992. He moved to Doncaster Rovers in August 1993 and later played for Emley, Bradford Park Avenue and Guiseley.

 

ROGER FREESTONE
Long-serving goalkeeper Roger Freestone was ever-present in Swansea City's 1999-2000 Third Division title triumph. Signing professional for Newport County in April 1986, he joined Chelsea for £95,000 in March 1987 and featured in their 1988-89 Second Division title campaign. He moved to Swansea for £45,000 in September 1991 after a loan spell and starred in the 1994 Autoglass Trophy final success. Also helping the Swans qualify for the play-offs on three occasions, the Welsh international scored three penalties in 566 League games before re-joining Newport County in June 2004.

 

NIGEL FRENCH
Welsh Youth winger Nigel French played under three managers while at Swansea City. Locally born, he was a trainee at the Vetch Field and made his League debut in Swansea's 1-0 defeat at home to Wigan Athletic seven months before turning professional in March 1986. He scored three times in 26 League games prior to joining Merthyr Tydfil in July 1987 and helped them win promotion in 1987-88, then the Southern League title in 1988-89. Moving to Haverfordwest in December 1989, the Welsh Semi-Pro international later played for Aberwystwyth, Haverfordwest again and Barry Town.

 

PAUL FURY
Welsh Youth right-back Paul Fury was a young member of Roy Bentley's squad at Swansea City. Locally born, he was an apprentice at the Vetch Field and given his League debut in Swansea's 1-0 defeat at home to Blackburn Rovers in April 1972. He kept his place for the rest of that season but did not feature in the plans of new manager Harry Gregg as Swansea battled vainly to avoid relegation in 1972-73, making 11 Third Division appearances for the Swans prior to joining Cork Celtic in July 1973. Later playing for Bridgend Town, Haverfordwest County, Llanelli and Ammanford.

 

 

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DARREN GALE
Welsh U-21 striker Darren Gale scored in Swansea City's 1983 Welsh Cup final triumph. Signing professional at the Vetch Field in October 1980, he made his First Division debut in Swansea's 3-0 defeat at Aston Villa in May 1982. He struggled to recapture his best form after breaking his leg in a reserve match and netted six goals in 37 League games for the Swans before reuniting with Colin Appleton at Exeter City in September 1985. A further injury in September 1986 ended his playing career and he remained in the Exeter area for several years.

 

PAUL GARDNER
Versatile full-back Paul Gardner briefly played for Swansea City during the 1984-85 campaign. Signing professional for Blackpool in September 1975, he was unable to prevent their slide from the Second Division to Fourth and joined Bury in August 1982. He was ever-present in the Shakers' 1982-83 promotion near-miss, moving to Swansea on a non-contract basis in October 1984 and making four consecutive Third Division appearances while at the Vetch Field. Briefly with Preston, he joined Wigan Athletic in January 1985 and subsequently played for Chorley and Leyland Motors.

 

SHAUN GARNETT
Central defender Shaun Garnett was Jan Molby's first signing for Swansea City. A former Tranmere Rovers trainee, he turned professional in June 1988 and featured in their 1990 Leyland/DAF Cup final success, 1990-91 Third Division play-off final triumph and 1993-94 Coca-Cola Cup run. He moved to the Vetch Field for £150,000 in March 1996 and made 15 League appearances for Swansea before being sold to Oldham Athletic for £150,000 in September 1996. Joining Halifax Town initially on loan in September 2002, he later played for Morecambe before becoming a member of Tranmere's coaching staff in July 2004.

 

ROGER GIBBINS
Ex-England Schoolboy striker Roger Gibbins was Swansea City's leading marksman in 1985-86. Signing professional for Tottenham Hotspur in December 1972, he had spells with Oxford United, Norwich City, New England Teamen and Cambridge United before moving to Cardiff City in August 1982. Helping them win promotion in 1982-83, he reunited with John Bond at Swansea in exchange for Chris Marustik in October 1985 and netted six goals in 35 League games prior to joining Newport County in August 1986. He later played for Torquay, Newport, Cardiff and Merthyr before working for the PFA.

 

DAVID GILES
Welsh international midfielder David Giles featured in Swansea City's 1980-81 promotion and Welsh Cup 'double' success. Starting with Cardiff City, he moved to Wrexham for £30,000 in December 1978 and joined Swansea for £70,000 in November 1979. He was leading marksman in 1979-80, netting eight goals in 54 League outings before being swapped for Crystal Palace's Ian Walsh in March 1982. Briefly with Birmingham City, he joined Newport County in October 1984, then played for Cardiff again, Barry Town, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport again, AFC Cardiff and Ebbw Vale.

 

JIMMY GILLIGAN
Ex-England Youth striker Jimmy Gilligan was Swansea City's top scorer in 1990-91. Signing professional for Watford in August 1981, he helped win the FA Youth Cup in 1982 and joined Grimsby Town in August 1985. He played for Swindon and Lincoln before moving to Cardiff City in July 1987. Leading marksman in their 1987-88 promotion success, he followed Frank Burrows to Portsmouth for £215,000 in October 1989 and joined Swansea for £125,000 in August 1990. He netted 23 goals in 62 League games prior to joining Boreham Wood in March 1993, then coached at Watford, Nottingham Forest and MK Dons.

 

MALCOLM GILLIGAN
Welsh Youth outside-right Malcolm Gilligan briefly played for Swansea during the 1962-63 season. He gained Welsh Amateur honours during a loan spell at Llanelly before signing professional at the Vetch Field in May 1962. Given his League debut in Swansea's 0-0 draw at home to Portsmouth in April 1963, he also appeared in the Swans' next two Second Division games at Luton and Huddersfield. He moved to Bath City with Johnny King in July 1964 and subsequently played for Lovells Athletic, Merthyr Tydfil, Barry Town, Merthyr again, Ton Pentre and Caerau.

 

ALAN GODDERIDGE
Wing-half Alan Godderidge briefly appeared for Swansea during the 1951-52 campaign. The son of former Leicester City and Barnsley goalkeeper Albert Godderidge, he played for hometown Tamworth before joining Swansea in October 1950 and helped the reserves win the Welsh League First Division title in 1950-51. His solitary Second Division appearance came in place of Billy Lucas in Swansea's 4-1 defeat at Bury in April 1952. Moving to Walsall in July 1952, he also failed to secure a regular first-team slot with the Saddlers and re-joined Tamworth in July 1953.

 

VIC GOMERSALL
Popular left-back Vic Gomersall was an influential figure in Swansea's 1969-70 promotion success. Signing professional for Manchester City in July 1960, he contested a first-team slot with Cliff Sear and moved to the Vetch Field for £5,000 in August 1966. He played against Arsenal and Leeds United in FA Cup matches and was a Welsh Cup finalist in 1969. Scoring six times in 178 League games for Swansea prior to joining Chelmsford City in August 1971, he helped them win the Southern League title in 1971-72. He played for Llanelli, Haverfordwest and Pontardawe.

 

JORDI GOMEZ
Gomez was a classy Spanish midfielder who had a real eye for goal during his time at the Liberty. He arrived on a season-long loan from Espanyol and won over the Swans fans early on with his winning goal against Cardiff in a League Cup tie. Despite wanting to keep Gomez at the club following a successful season, his price tag proved too much and he eventually followed Roberto Martinez to Wigan in the summer of 2009 after 51 appearances (seven as sub) and 14 goals. He made his Premier League debut for Wigan against Aston Villa on the opening day of the 2009-10 season in a 2-0 win, and was in the Wigan side that lifted the FA Cup in 2012-13 before joining Sunderland.

MARC GOODFELLOW
Tricky winger Marc Goodfellow had two spells at Swansea City. Signing professional for Stoke City in January 1999, he featured in their 2001-02 promotion campaign and moved to BristolC ity for £50,000 in January 2004. He was a Second Division play-off finalist that season and loaned to Swansea in November 2004, briefly featuring in the 2004-05 promotion campaign. Returning to Swansea in June 2005, he became the first Swansea player to score at Liberty Stadium in a pre-season friendly against Fulham. He netted three goals in 17 League games before moving to Grimsby Town in January 2006 and Bury.

 

MARK GOWER
Mark was a schoolboy star, playing for his country from the age of 14 through to the Under-18 setup. He joined local side Tottenham Hotspur in 1996 and despite not featuring for the firs team at White Hart Lane, he moved north of the border to join Scottish side Motherwell. After being released in 1999 he joined Barnet, where he was a regular and featured in nearly 100 games in two seasons at Underhill. His performances alerted Southend United to the midfielder’s talents and Mark later spent five seasons at the club, playing over 200 games and scoring 35 goals. When his contract expired he was picked up by then Swans manager Kenny Jacket in June 2008 and began a very successful time at the Liberty Stadium. He was a regular in the side for five seasons, playing in midfield and gaining two promotions while playing a key part in our first season in the Premier League. In 2013 Mark left the club after 140 appearances (25 as sub) and three goals to join Charlton on loan before making the move permanent.

DANNY GRAHAM
Graham started his career at Middlesbrough where he made 15 appearances before loan spells at Derby, Leeds, Blackpool and Carlisle. After a fruitful time at Brunton Park, Graham signed a permanent deal with the Cumbrians and scored a host of goals that alerted higher division clubs to his ability. He eventually moved to Championship side Watford, becoming the club’s leading goalscorer in consecutive seasons. Following Swansea’s promotion to the Premier League in 2011, Graham became the club’s record signing in July for £3.5 million and he finished our debut season in the top flight with 12 Premier League goals as the Swans finished a credible 11th. Following a change of management at the Liberty, Graham’s appearances for limited last season, despite scoring seven goals – including the second in a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge in the Capital One Cup. However, the striker opted for a move back to the north east with Sunderland for £5m before he joined newly-promoted Hull and then Middleborough on loan. In total, he made 64 appearances (15 aas sub) and scored 21 goals for the Swans.

MARK GRAY
Welsh Youth striker Mark Gray briefly featured in Swansea City's 1977-78 promotion campaign. A former apprentice, he turned professional with Swansea in September 1977 and made his League debut in the following month's 2-0 defeat at Stockport. His only other Fourth Division appearance was in Swansea's 3-1 reverse at Halifax and he joined Fulham in January 1978. Moving to Orient as part of the Peter Kitchen deal in February 1979, he later played for Pembroke Borough, then spent three years with Australian side Spearwood Dalmatinac before managing Pembroke.

 

MATT GREGG
Goalkeeper Matt Gregg had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1998-99 season. Signing professional for Torquay United in July 1997, he appeared in the 1997-98 Third Division play-off final due to Ken Veysey's suspension and was sold to Crystal Palace for £400,000 in October 1998. He joined Swansea on loan during an injury crisis in February 1999 and made five consecutive Third Division appearances while at the Vetch Field. Also loaned to Exeter City, he had limited first-team opportunities at Palace and joined Bray Wanderers in October 2001. He moved to their League of Ireland rivals Bohemians in April 2003.

 

BRIAN GREY
Former Welsh Schoolboy midfielder Brian Grey played for Swansea in the 1969 Welsh Cup final. Locally born, he signed professional at the Vetch Field in September 1966 and made his League debut in Swansea's 1-1 draw at home to Exeter a year later. He was a member of Swansea's 1969-70 promotion winning squad and netted eight goals in 30 League games prior to joining Yeovil Town in July 1970. Helping them win the Southern League title and reach the FA Cup third round in 1970-71, he joined Folkestone in July 1972, then played for Merthyr Tydfil.

 

HARRY GRIFFITHS
Welsh international forward Harry Griffiths was one of Swansea's finest servants. Locally born, he signed professional at the Vetch Field in June 1949 and was twice ever-present, starring as Swansea took top-flight Sunderland to an FA Cup fifth round replay in 1954-55. He switched to left-back and was a key figure in Swansea's 1961 Welsh Cup final triumph. Scoring 72 goals in 421 League games before moving to Merthyr Tydfil in April 1964, he re-joined Swansea as coach in April 1967. He was also chief scout, trainer, physio and manager between January 1975 and February 1978, then assistant-boss until his death in April 1978.

 

JEFF GRIFFITHS
Young striker Jeff Griffiths featured in Swansea City's 1977-78 promotion success. Locally born, he impressed with Sketty Park Boys Club before signing professional at the Vetch Field in April 1976. He made his League debut in that month's 2-2 draw at home to Brentford and scored once in 14 Fourth Division games for Swansea prior to joining Bridgend Town in July 1978. Moving to Haverfordwest in July 1979, he helped them win promotion in 1979-80 and the Welsh League title in 1980-81. Later with Morriston Town, Pontardawe, Milford United and Ammanford Town.

 

GWYN GROVES
Welsh Amateur international goalkeeper Gwyn Groves contested a first-team slot with Johnny King while at Swansea. He was a physical training instructor at Gaiter College and had spells with Brecon Corinthians and Troedyrhiw before joining Swansea as an amateur in June 1952. Given his League debut in Swansea's 3-1 defeat at Luton Town three months later, he played in half of the Second Division matches that season but had few opportunities thereafter and made 27 League appearances prior to joining Hereford United in June 1954. He taught at Afan Taff High School in Troedyrhiw until retirement and died in March 1997.

 

TONY GUARD
Young right-back Tony Guard briefly appeared for SwanseaCity during the 1983-84 campaign. Locally born, he was an apprentice at the Vetch Field and turned professional in April 1982. He made his first-team debut in Swansea's 1-0 Milk Cup second round second-leg defeat at Colchester United in October 1983 and his solitary Second Division appearance was in that month's 1-0 reverse at home to Blackburn Rovers. Released in May 1984, he played for Australian side Perth Azzuri, then in Singapore and Finland.

 

WILLY GUERET
Goalkeeper Willy Gueret was an important figure in Swansea City's 2004-05 promotion success. Born in Guadeloupe, he grew up in Paris and had spells with Paris St Germain, then Red Star Paris. He helped Le Mans reach the French Cup semi-finals shortly before moving to Millwall in July 2000 and was a non-playing substitute for the Lions in the 2004 FA Cup final. Joining Swansea in August 2004, he featured in the 2005 FAW Cup final triumph and was ever-present as Kenny Jackett's side reached the League One play-off final last season. He also starred in Swansea's 2006 Football League Trophy final success.

 

CEDRIC VAN DER GUN
Cedric’s career began at FC Den Bosch in 1999 and his potential saw him sign for Dutch giants Ajax the following season. His first season was a success, but he struggled for game time thereafter and found himself out on loan at Willem II. During this period in his career he played for the Dutch Under-21 side before eventually singing for Den Haag. His wing play was enough for German side Borussia Dortmund to purchase the player, but after only three starts he suffered an injury and had a prolonged period on the sidelines. He tried to make a comeback but with his contract up he was free to leave and went back to Holland with Utrecht. After a shaky start to his time there he gained in confidence and in three seasons he played 52 games, scoring 17 goals. In 2009 he took the opportunity to join Swansea where he joined fellow countryman Dorus de Vries and Ferrie Bodde. His two seasons at the Liberty saw the player in and out of the side and after gaining promotion to the Premier League Cedric was given a free transfer after 42 appearances (14 as sub) and seven goals. He returned to play for Utrecht.

ANDY GURNEY
Tough-tackling right-back Andy Gurney was an experienced figure in Swansea City's 2004-05 promotion campaign. Signing professional for Bristol Rovers in July 1992, he appeared in the 1994-95 Second Division play-off final and joined Torquay United in July 1997. He helped them reach the Third Division play-off final in 1997-98 and was sold to Reading for £100,000 in January 1999. Joining Swindon Town in July 2001, he moved to Swansea in September 2004 and featured in the 2005 FAW Cup final success. He scored once in 28 League games before re-joining Swindon in August 2005.

 

 

 

PETER GUTHRIE
Goalkeeper Peter Guthrie featured in Swansea City's 1987-88 Fourth Division play-off final triumph. Initially with Whickham, he played for Blyth Spartans and Weymouth before moving to Tottenham Hotspur for £100,000 in January 1988. He failed to secure a first-team slot and was loaned to Swansea in February 1988, making 14 League appearances as cover for Mike Hughes. Sold to Barnet for £60,000 in August 1989, he joined AFC Bournemouth in August 1990, then spent 11 years in Hong Kong with Sing Tao and Happy Valley.

 

DAVE GWYTHER
Welsh U-23 striker Dave Gwyther was Swansea's leading marksman in four successive seasons. Signing professional at the Vetch Field in February 1967, he played for Swansea in the 1969 Welsh Cup final and was ever-present in the 1969-70 promotion success. He netted 60 goals in 216 League games before being sold to Halifax Town for £12,000 in August 1973. Moving via Rotherham to Newport County in December 1979, he helped them win promotion and the Welsh Cup that season, then reach the ECWC quarter-finals in 1980-81. Later with Crewe Alexandra and Port Talbot.

 

 

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JOHNNY HAASZ
Hungarian outside-left Johnny Haasz appeared for Swansea during the 1960-61 campaign. He played for Legiero before leaving his native country during the uprising in 1956 and settled in Doncaster. After impressing with Gainsborough Trinity, he moved to the Vetch Field in August 1960 and his only Second Division appearance was in Swansea's 4-0 defeat at Liverpool four months later. He was top scorer as the reserves won the Football Combination Second Division title in 1960-61. Joining Workington in July 1961, he later played for Cambridge United and Corby Town.

 

DZEMAL HADZIABDIC
Yugoslav international left-back Dzemal Hadziabdic was an experienced figure in Swansea City's 1980-81 promotion success. He starred for Velez Mostar and was capped 21 times before moving to the Vetch Field in August 1980. Helping Swansea finish sixth in the top-flight in 1981-82 and win the Welsh Cup in two consecutive seasons, 'Jimmy' scored once in 89 League outings before returning to Yugoslavia in May 1983. His coaching career back home was interrupted by the civil war and he has since coached in the Middle East, including Al-Ithead Sports and the Qatar national side, while retaining a home in Swansea.

 

JACK HAINES
Versatile inside-forward Jack Haines gained England international recognition after leaving Swansea. Initially with Evesham, he had spells with Cheltenham Town and Liverpool before moving to the Vetch Field in June 1939. He netted six goals in 30 Second Division games for Swansea prior to joining Leicester City for £10,000 in June 1947, moving to West Brom in exchange for Peter McKennan in March 1948. Helping win promotion in 1948-49, he joined Bradford PA for £10,000 in December 1949, then played for Rochdale, Chester, Wellington, Kidderminster and Evesham. He died in Evesham in March 1987.

 

DIXIE HALE
Irish wing-half Dixie Hale was a member of Trevor Morris' squad at Swansea. Initially with his three brothers at hometown Waterford, he also played for Shamrock Rovers and Cork Hibernians, representing the League of Ireland before moving to Swansea in August 1959. He netted three goals in 34 League games prior to joining Barrow in July 1961, then moved to Workington in August 1964. Following Ken Furphy to Watford in July 1967, he helped them win the Third Division title in 1968-69, then played for King's Lynn, Wealdstone, Pembroke Borough and Pontardawe.

 

KEITH HANVEY
Young defender Keith Hanvey spent the 1972-73 season on loan at Swansea City. A former Manchester City junior, he failed to secure a first-team slot and was loaned to Swansea in July 1972, making 11 League appearances while at the Vetch Field. He joined Rochdale in July 1973 and moved to Grimsby Town for £12,000 in February 1977, then Huddersfield Town for £14,000 in July 1978. Starring in their 1979-80 Fourth Division title triumph, he rejoined Rochdale in July 1984 but a pelvic injury ended his playing career. He has since been commercial manager at Huddersfield Town, Bradford City and Leeds United.

 

ALBERT HARLEY
Tough-tackling wing-half Albert Harley was Swansea's first-ever substitute in the Football League at Southend United in August 1965. Signing professional for Shrewsbury Town in April 1957, he was ever-present as they reached the League Cup semi-finals in 1960-61 and moved to the Vetch Field for £10,000 in September 1964. He was unable to prevent Swansea's relegation in 1964-65 and made 26 League appearances before joining Guildford City in November 1965, then played for Crewe Alexandra, Stockport County, Chester and Connah's Quay. After suffering multiple sclerosis, he died in Chester in June 1993.

 

JAMIE HARRIS
Teenage striker Jamie Harris briefly played for Swansea City during the 1997-98 campaign. Locally born, the grandson of former Swans favourite Rory Keane, he impressed with Mumbles Rangers before signing professional for Swansea in July 1997. He made his first-team debut in the following month's 1-1 Coca-Cola Cup first round second-leg draw at home to Reading, making six substitute appearances in the Third Division. After loan spells at Haverfordwest and Merthyr, he joined Bohemians in November 1998. He moved to St Patrick's, then Shelbourne in December 2003, helping win the Irish League title that season.

 

LES HARRIS
Versatile left-back Les Harris helped Swansea reserves win the Welsh League First Division title in 1963-64. He played for Aberystwyth Town and represented British Universities while studying geography at Aberystwyth University before signing professional at the Vetch Field in August 1963. Given his League debut in Swansea's 3-2 defeat at Bury seven months later, he made four Second Division appearances prior to joining Harry Griffiths' Merthyr Tydfil in March 1965, then played for Knighton, Cinderford, Caerau, Ton Pentre and Barry Town.

 

MARK HARRIS
Commanding central defender Mark Harris starred as Swansea City won the Autoglass Trophy in 1994. Starting with Wokingham, he joined Crystal Palace for £25,000 in February 1988 and was sold to Swansea for £12,000 in September 1989. 'Chopper' starred as the Swans qualified for the Second Division play-offs in 1992-93, netting 14 goals in 228 League games prior to joining Gillingham for £15,000 in August 1995. Helping win promotion in 1995-96, he moved via Cardiff City to Kingstonian and was an FA Trophy winner in 1999 and 2000, then played for Henley and Bromley.

 

PAUL HARRIS
Central defender Paul Harris was a member of Harry Griffiths' squad at SwanseaCity. A former Orient apprentice, he turned professional in July 1970 and was ever-present as they reached the FA Cup sixth round in 1971-72. He lost his place after injury and moved to the Vetch Field in July 1975, scoring twice in 49 Fourth Division outings for Swansea prior to joining Bridgend Town in August 1977. Helping them win promotion in 1977-78, he briefly moved to Dartford in July 1978 and later trained to become a chiropodist with Leyton Orient.

 

CHRIS HARRISON
Experienced defender Chris Harrison was an influential figure in SwanseaCity's 1987-88 Fourth Division play-off final success. A former Plymouth Argyle apprentice, he signed professional in October 1974 and was their longest-serving player as they reached the FA Cup semi-finals in 1983-84. He moved to Swansea in September 1985 and was ever-present in 1986-86, netting 14 goals in 117 League games while at the Vetch Field prior to joining Saltash in July 1988, becoming their player-manager.

 

JACK HARROP
Reliable left-back Jack Harrop understudied Dai Thomas while at Swansea. A former Charlton Athletic amateur, he represented the Army during national service and signed professional at the Vetch Field in August 1952. He was given his League debut in Swansea's 3-1 defeat at Fulham eight months later and helped win the Football Combination Second Division title in 1954-55, making ten Second Division appearances prior to joining Watford in July 1956. Featuring in their 1959-60 promotion campaign, he later played for Hastings United and Tunbridge Wells. He died in Hemel Hempstead in February 1977.

 

CHARLIE HARTFIELD
Ex-England Youth midfielder Charlie Hartfield played for SwanseaCity during the 1997-98 campaign. Signing professional for Aston Villa in September 1987, he moved via Arsenal to Sheffield United in August 1991 and helped them reach the FA Cup semi-finals in 1992-93. He was loaned to Fulham before joining Swansea in November 1997 and scored twice in 22 Third Division games while at the Vetch Field until sidelined by injury problems. After two loan spells at Lincoln City, he joined Telford United in October 1999 and later played for Sheffield, Caernarvon Town, Halifax Town, Ilkeston Town and Buxton.

 

LEIGHTON HARVEY
Teenage midfielder Leighton Harvey helped SwanseaCity reserves win the Welsh League First Division title in 1975-76. He played for Neath Boys and was an apprentice at the Vetch Field, making his League debut as substitute in Swansea's 1-1 draw at Darlington four months before turning professional in August 1976. Also featuring in the Swans' 4-1 Welsh Cup sixth round defeat at Wrexham in February 1977, his only other Fourth Division appearance was in the following month's 4-2 win at home to Aldershot. He quit football after being released in May 1977.

 

MARTIN HAYES
Former England U-21 striker Martin Hayes helped SwanseaCity qualify for the Second Division play-offs in 1992-93. Signing professional for Arsenal in June 1982, he featured in their 1987 Littlewoods Cup final triumph and was a finalist again them following season. He helped them win the League Championship in 1988-89 and joined Celtic for £650,000 in May 1990. Following a loan spell at Wimbledon, he moved to Swansea in January 1993 and netted eight goals in 61 League games prior to joining Southend United in August 1995. He later played for several non-League clubs, becoming Bishop's Stortford player-manager.

 

MIKE HAYES
Former Welsh Schoolboy right-half Mike Hayes helped Swansea reserves win the Welsh League First Division title in three successive seasons. Signing professional at the Vetch Field in June 1961, he was given his League debut in Swansea's 0-0 draw at home to Portsmouth in April 1963 and also featured in the next two Second Division games at Luton and Huddersfield. He joined Lovells Athletic in July 1965, helping them win the Welsh League First Division title in 1965-66, then played for Barry Town, Merthyr Tydfil and Caerau where he was player-boss.

 

JAMES HEEPS
Young goalkeeper James Heeps understudied Lee Bracey and Roger Freestone while at Swansea City. A former junior with hometown Luton, he signed professional for Swansea in July 1989 and made his solitary League appearance in the 1-0 defeat at Chester six months later. He sat on the bench for ECWC matches against Panathinaikos and helped the reserves win the West Wales Senior Cup in 1990 but failed to appear in Swansea's first-team again and joined Cheltenham Town in August 1993. Moving back to his native area, he has since played for Baldock Town, Leighton Town and Bedford Town.

 

CARL HEGGS
Skilful striker Carl Heggs appeared for Swansea City in the 1996-97 Third Division play-off final. Initially with Leicester United, he joined West Brom for £25,000 in August 1991 and featured in their 1992-93 promotion campaign. Frank Burrows paid £60,000 for him in July 1995 and he netted seven goals in 46 League games for Swansea before being sold to Northampton Town for £40,000 in July 1997. He helped them reach the Second Division play-off final in 1997-98 and joined Rushden & Diamonds for £65,000 in October 1998, then played for Carlisle United, Forest Green Rovers, Ilkeston Town and Bedford Town. Also caretaker-manager of Notts County in 2011.

 

JOHN HENDRY
Scotland U-21 striker John Hendry had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1994-95 campaign. Signing professional for Dundee in July 1988, he was loaned to Forfar Athletic before joining Tottenham Hotspur for £50,000 in July 1990 and scored on his First Division debut at Norwich nine months later. He was capped at Scotland U-21 level against Denmark in February 1992. After a loan spell at Charlton Athletic, he was loaned to Swansea in October 1994 and scored twice in eight League games while at the Vetch Field. He returned to Scotland with Motherwell in July 1995, then joined Stirling Albion in July 1998.

 

BOBBY HENNING
Wing-half Bobby Henning understudied Mel Charles while at Swansea. He progressed through the ranks at the Vetch Field and turned professional in October 1949, making his first-team debut in Swansea's 2-2 FA Cup third round draw at Barrow in January 1954. Helping win the West Wales Senior Cup that season, his only goal in ten Second Division games clinched the Swans' 2-1 victory over Bristol City in December 1955. He moved to Barry Town in July 1957, then played for Caerau and Carmarthen Town.

 

PHIL HENSON
Teenage midfielder Phil Henson had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1972-73 season. Signing professional for Manchester City in July 1970, he gained top-flight experience and was loaned to Swansea in July 1972, making his only League appearance in the following month's 1-0 defeat at Scunthorpe. He was sold to Sheffield Wednesday for £50,000 in February 1975 and had a spell with Sparta Rotterdam before joining Stockport County in September 1978. Moving to Rotherham United in February 1980, he helped win the Third Division title in 1980-81 and became coach, manager and chief executive.

 

GEORGE HEYES
Goalkeeper George Heyes was an important figure in Swansea's 1966 Welsh Cup final success. He turned professional with Rochdale in April 1956 and joined Leicester City in July 1960, appearing in the top-flight as Gordon Banks' understudy. Glyn Davies signed him in September 1965 and he was Swansea's first choice keeper for two seasons until displaced by the arrival of Dil John, making 99 League appearances prior to joining Barrow in July 1969. He moved to Bedford Town in August 1970 and scouted for Nottingham Forest.

 

LEN HILL
Former Welsh Youth midfielder Len Hill appeared for Swansea City during the 1970-71 campaign. Initially with hometown Caerleon, he joined Lovells Athletic in September 1961 and moved to Newport County in November 1962. He was leading marksman in 1967-68 and joined Swansea for £5,000 in July 1970. His solitary goal in 12 League outings came in the 3-0 victory at home to Bury two months later and he returned to Newport for £2,500 in January 1972, featuring in their 1972-73 promotion near-miss. He later played for Barry Town, Minehead and Cinderford Town, becoming their player-boss, then president.

 

JOHN HILLS
Attacking left-wing back JohnHills had two loan spells at Swansea City. Signing professional for Blackpool in October 1995, he caused a stir when sold to Everton for £90,000 the following week but failed to secure a regular place in the Premiership. He was loaned to Swansea in January 1997, then returned for a second loan spell in August 1997 and made 18 League appearances overall. Rejoining Blackpool for £75,000 in January 1998, he helped win promotion in 2000-01 and the LDV Vans Trophy in 2002. He joined Gillingham and Sheffield Wednesday.

 

JOHN HODGE
Winger John Hodge featured in Swansea City's 1994 Autoglass Trophy final triumph. Initially with Newquay, he moved via Falmouth to Exeter City to September 1991 and joined Swansea in exchange for Russell Coughlin plus £20,000 in July 1993. He was 'Player of the Year' in 1993-94 and netted ten goals in 111 League games prior to joining Walsall in September 1996. Moving to Gillingham in July 1998, he helped them reach the Second Division play-off final in 1998-99 and FA Cup sixth round in 1999-2000. He joined Northampton in March 2000, helping clinch promotion.

 

LEN HODGES
Inside-right Len Hodges briefly appeared for Swansea during the 1950-51 campaign. His football career was badly affected by the Second World War and he played for Kingswood Aero Engineers and Soundwell before joining Bristol Rovers in August 1946. He scored on his League debut in their 3-0 win at home to Torquay the following month and helped them reach the FA Cup fourth round in 1947-48. Joining Swansea in July 1950, he made three League appearances prior to joining Reading in August 1951, then played for Chippenham United. He resided in Kingswood until his tragic death from meningitis in August 1959.

 

DAVID HODGSON
Former England U-21 striker David Hodgson briefly played for Swansea City during the 1991-92 season. Signing professional for Middlesbrough in August 1978, he impressed in the top-flight and joined Liverpool for £450,000 in August 1982. He helped them win the League Championship in 1982-83 and was sold to Sunderland for £125,000 in August 1984. Appearing in the 1985 Milk Cup final, he joined Norwich City in July 1986, then played for Sheffield Wednesday and Metz before joining Swansea in March 1992, making three League appearances. He also had three spells as Darlington's manager.

 

DEAN HOLDSWORTH
Striker Dean Holdsworth had a loan spell at SwanseaCity during the 1988-89 campaign. Initially at Watford with his twin brother David, he was loaned to Swansea in August 1988 and scored once in five League outings. He moved to Brentford in September 1989 and was leading marksman in their 1991-92 Third Division title triumph, joining Wimbledon for £720,000 in July 1992. Gaining England B honours, he moved to Bolton Wanderers for £3,500,000 in October 1997 and subsequently played for Coventry City, Rushden & Diamonds, Wimbledon again, Havant & Waterlooville, Derby County and Weymouth.

 

ALAN HOLE
Centre-half Alan Hole played for Swansea during the 1953-54 campaign. From a notable local football family, he returned from national service in the RAF to sign professional at the Vetch Field in July 1953. He made his League debut in Swansea's 2-1 victory at Bury two months later and deputised for Tom Kiley in the heart of defence, making 21 Second Division appearances for the Swans prior to joining Kettering Town with his brother Colin in July 1954. Moved to Llanelly in May 1955.

 

BARRIE HOLE
Welsh international central defender Barrie Hole gained the last of his 30 caps while at Swansea City. The younger brother of Alan and Colin, he signed professional for Cardiff City in September 1959 and featured in two Welsh Cup final triumphs before being sold to Blackburn Rovers for £40,000 in July 1966. Joining Aston Villa for £50,000 in September 1968, he moved to newly promoted Swansea for £20,000 in July 1970 and netted three goals in 78 Third Division outings while at the Vetch Field before retiring in May 1972.

 

PHIL HOLME
Former Welsh Amateur international striker Phil Holme scored a hat-trick in Swansea City's 4-1 victory at Torquay United on New Year's Day 1972. Initially an amateur with Cardiff City, he was a prolific scorer for Bridgend and a member of the 1968 Great Britain Olympic squad. Joining Swansea in March 1971, he featured in the 1971-72 FA Cup run and netted five goals in 23 League games before moving to Hull City in July 1972 where injury ended his career. He has coached at Afan Lido, Bridgend, Port Talbot, Maesteg Park, Inter Cardiff and Porthcawl.

 

DEAN HOLTHAM
Former Welsh Youth left-back Dean Holtham played for Swansea City during the 1983-84 season. Signing professional for Cardiff City in September 1981, he failed to make an impact and moved to the Vetch Field in August 1982. He made his League debut in Swansea's 2-1 defeat at home to Portsmouth in December 1983 and played six Second Division games prior to joining Yeovil Town in July 1984. Later with Ebbw Vale, Newport County, Weston-Super-Mare, Bath City and Merthyr Tydfil until quitting football at 25.

 

CHRIS HONOR
Right-back Chris Honor had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1990-91 campaign. A former Bristol City apprentice, he turned professional in June 1986 and was a member of their 1989-90 promotion squad. He had loan spells at Torquay and Hereford before being loaned to Swansea in January 1991, featuring in two consecutive Second Division defeats at Brentford and Bury. Sold to Airdrie for £20,000 in August 1991, he featured in the 1992 Scottish Cup final and was loaned to Cardiff City before joining Bath City in September 1996. He played for Forest Green Rovers in the 1999 FA Trophy final, then re-joined Bath City.

 

PERCY HOOPER
Goalkeeper Percy Hooper contested a first-team slot with Jack Parry and Owen Roberts while at Swansea. He turned professional with Tottenham Hotspur in January 1935 and played in their 1937-38 FA Cup sixth round clash with Sunderland watched by a record crowd of 75,038. A wartime guest for several clubs, he moved to the Vetch Field in March 1947 and made 12 League appearances prior to joining Chingford Town in July 1948. He played for King's Lynn, then managed Downham Market and returned to King's Lynn as coach. Spending 23 years with the Eastern Electricity Board, he died in King's Lynn in July 1997.

 

GARETH HOPKINS
Winger Gareth Hopkins helped Swansea win the London Combination Cup in 1947. Locally born, he served in the RAF during the Second World War and joined Swansea as a part-time professional in August 1946. He made his League debut in the 3-0 victory at home to Watford in August 1947 and also appeared in that month's 1-1 draw against Ipswich Town. Moving to Llanelly in August 1948, he later played for Milford United, Carmarthen Town, Caerau Athletic and Port Talbot where he became secretary.

 

DAVID HOUGH
Former Welsh Youth defender David Hough featured in Swansea City's 1991 Welsh Cup final success. Signing professional at the Vetch Field in February 1984, he made his League debut in Swansea's 2-2 draw at home to Leeds United three months later. He was unlucky to miss the 1988 Fourth Division play-off final and 1989 Welsh Cup final triumphs, scoring nine times in 227 League outings for the Swans before joining the South Wales Police in October 1991. Later helping Barry Town achieve the Welsh League title and Welsh Cup 'double' in 1983-84.

 

MIKE HOWARD
Reliable left-back Mike Howard was an influential figure in Swansea City's 1999-2000 Third Division title triumph. A former Tranmere Rovers trainee, he signed professional in July 1997 but failed to secure a first-team slot at PrentonPark and moved to Swansea in February 1998. He made his League debut in that month's 2-1 defeat at Notts County and helped Swansea qualify for the Third Division play-offs in 1998-99. Appearing in two consecutive Welsh Cup finals, he scored twice in 228 League outings for the Swans prior to joining Morecambe in July 2004. He helped them qualify for the Conference play-offs in 2005-06.

 

SYD HOWARTH
Versatile forward Syd Howarth helped Swansea reach the FA Cup fifth round in 1951-52. The son of former BristolCity forward Tommy Howarth, he began with Merthyr Tydfil and helped them win the Southern League title in 1947-48, moving to Aston Villa for £6,500 in June 1948. He had limited chances in the top-flight and joined Swansea in September 1950, netting seven goals in 40 Second Division games while at the Vetch Field before moving to Walsall in September 1952. Re-joining Merthyr in July 1953, he starred in their 1953-54 Southern League title triumph, residing in Merthyr until his death in January 2004.

 

RON HOWELLS
Goalkeeper Ron Howells was capped twice by Wales after leaving Swansea. Initially with hometown Ponthenry, he joined Swansea in September 1946 and overcame a fractured wrist to make his League debut in the 1-1 draw at home to Walsall in February 1948. He made nine Third Division (South) appearances for the Swans before joining Barry Town in August 1949 and moved to Cardiff City in July 1950. Featuring in their 1951-52 promotion campaign, he joined Worcester City in August 1957 and later had spells with Chester, Ton Pentre and Barry.

 

ALLAN HUGHES
Teenage right-back Allan Hughes briefly appeared for Swansea during the 1968-69 season. Locally born, 'Ossie' was an apprentice at the Vetch Field and turned professional in March 1969. He was given his League debut in Swansea's 1-0 victory at Colchester United the following month but failed to make any further first-team appearances behind the experienced Vic Gomersall and moved to Pembroke Borough in August 1969. Later playing local football for many years with teams like Waunarlwydd, North End, Casuals and Drefach.

 

BRIAN HUGHES
Welsh U-23 defender Brian Hughes captained Swansea's 1966 Welsh Cup final triumph. Locally born, he impressed with BP Llandarcy before joining Swansea in July 1956 and made his Second Division debut in the 1-1 draw at home to Grimsby Town in November 1958. He featured prominently as Swansea reached the FA Cup semi-finals in 1963-64 and moved to United States side Atlanta Chiefs in December 1966. Re-joining Swansea in January 1969, he netted seven goals in 231 League games overall before returning to Atlanta Chiefs in May 1969. He later played for Merthyr Tydfil and coached football in the Caribbean.

 

EMLYN HUGHES
Former England international Emlyn Hughes briefly skippered Swansea City during the 1983-84 campaign. Signing professional for Blackpool in September 1964, he moved to Liverpool for £65,000 in March 1967 and amassed a vast collection of honours. He joined Wolves for £90,000 in August 1979 and captained their 1980 League Cup final success, becoming Rotherham's player-boss in September 1981. After spells at Hull City and Mansfield, he reunited with John Toshack at Swansea in September 1983 and made seven League appearances. He worked in the media and corporate hospitality until his death in November 2004.

 

JOHN HUGHES
Versatile striker John Hughes helped Swansea City take Liverpool to an FA Cup third round replay in 1989-90. Initially with Berwick Rangers, he moved to the Vetch Field for £70,000 in November 1989 and helped Swansea avoid relegation that season, netting four goals in 22 Third Division games before being sold to Falkirk for £70,000 in August 1990. He reverted to central defence and helped them twice win the Scottish First Division title and the B&Q Cup in 1994. Sold to Celtic for £750,000 in August 1995, he joined Hibernian in November 1996, then played for Ayr United before managing Falkirk, Hibernian, Livingston and Hartlepool.

 

MARK HUGHES
Former Welsh Youth central defender Mark Hughes played for Swansea City during the 1984-85 season. The brother of Cardiff City striker Wayne Hughes, he signed professional for Bristol Rovers in February 1980 and moved to the Vetch Field in June 1984. He made 12 Third Division appearances for Swansea before reuniting with Terry Cooper at Bristol City in February 1985. Joining Tranmere Rovers in September 1985, he starred in their successes under John King including the 1990 Leyland/DAF Cup final triumph and 1993-94 Coca-Cola Cup run. He later played for Shrewsbury until injury ended his career.

 

MIKE HUGHES
Former Welsh Youth goalkeeper Mike Hughes was ever-present for Swansea City in 1986-87. He was an apprentice at the Vetch Field and turned professional in August 1982, making his League debut in Swansea's 2-0 victory at home to Derby County. Starring as Swansea beat West Brom in the 1986-87 FA Cup third round, he also featured in the 1987-88 promotion campaign and made 139 League appearances until a brain specialist advised him to give up football in February 1988 after he suffered recurring dizzy spells. He briefly revived his career with Poole Town.

 

WILLIE HUMPHRIES
Northern Ireland international winger Willie Humphries gained the last two of his 14 caps while at Swansea. Initially with Glentoran, he joined Ards and helped them win the Irish League title in 1957-58. He moved to Leeds United in September 1958, then had another spell with Ards before joining Coventry City in April 1962. Starring in their 1963-64 Third Division title triumph, he moved to Swansea for £14,000 in March 1965 and appeared in the 1966 Welsh Cup final success. He netted 22 goals in 143 League games prior to re-joining Ards in June 1968, winning many honours as a player, then manager.

 

KEITH HUNTLEY
Welsh Amateur international outside-left Keith Huntley briefly played for Swansea during the 1950-51 campaign. Locally born, he impressed with Swansea League side St Judes before moving to the Vetch Field in August 1948. He helped Swansea win the London Combination Cup in 1950 and made his League debut in the 2-1 defeat at Hull in August 1950, also replacing the injured Cyril Beech as Swansea lost 6-0 at Sheffield United in their next match. Moving to Milford United in August 1954, he later played for Kilvey Athletic. He spent 40 years as a fitter at the IMI Works in Waunarlwydd and died in December 1995.

 

GLYNN HURST
Young striker Glynn Hurst had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1995-96 season. A former Tottenham Hotspur trainee, he joined Barnsley in July 1994 and was loaned to Swansea in December 1995, scoring once in two League appearances while at the Vetch Field. He moved to Emley in March 1997 and starred in their 1997-98 FA Cup run, joining Ayr United for £30,000 in March 1998. Sold to Stockport County for £150,000 in February 2001, he joined Chesterfield in December 2001 and was leading scorer in 2003-04. He moved to Notts County in June 2004 and also played for Shrewsbury and Bury.

 

TOMMY HUTCHISON
Ex-Scotland international winger Tommy Hutchison had a spell as Swansea City's player-manager. Initially with Alloa, he joined Blackpool in February 1968 and was a promotion winner in 1969-70. He followed Gordon Milne to Coventry in October 1972 and was ever-present three times, joining Manchester City in October 1980. Scoring for both sides in the 1981 FA Cup final, he reunited with John Bond at Burnley in August 1983, then Swansea in July 1985. He helped clinch promotion in 1987-88 and scored nine goals in 178 League games prior to joining Merthyr in March 1991, becoming Bristol City's community officer.

 

LEON HYLTON
England Youth left-back Leon Hylton helped Swansea City reach the FA Cup fifth round in 2003-04. A former Aston Villa trainee, he signed professional in February 2000 but failed to secure a first-team slot and was loaned to Swansea in February 2003. He made his League debut in that month's 3-0 defeat at AFC Bournemouth and appeared for England U-20's in the Toulon Tournament shortly before signing permanent forms for Swansea in May 2003. His progress was hampered by successive injury problems and he made 19 Third Division appearances while at the Vetch Field before his contract was cancelled in January 2005.


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BESIAN IDRIZAJ
Besian was born in Baden bei Wien, Austria, and was named Austria's Young Player of the Year in 2004-2005, prior to his move to Liverpool. His time at the club was plagued by injuries and he moved to Championship side Luton in March 2007, making seven starts before going on loan to Crystal Palace. In January 2008 he returned home to sign on loan for Wacker Innsbruck. After his contract was terminated by Liverpool, he arrived at the Liberty Stadium in August 2009. He made five appearances (three as sub) under Paulo Sousa before tragedy struck in the summer of 2010 as Besian suffered a heart attack in his sleep and passed away aged just 22 in Austria. As a mark of respect the club retired the number 40 shirt.

GERRY INGRAM
Former Welsh Schoolboy midfielder Gerry Ingram featured in Swansea City's 1972-73 relegation battle. He was a student at Cardiff College of Education when joining Swansea as an amateur in August 1970, making his League debut in that month's 4-1 defeat at Fulham. Signing as a full-time professional, his solitary goal in 38 Third Division games came in Swansea's 2-0 win at Brentford in September 1972 and he moved to hometown Merthyr Tydfil in August 1973. He had a spell with Ton Pentre, then was Treharris player-manager.

 

IZZY IRIEKPEN
Ex-England Youth central defender Izzy Iriekpen made a significant contribution to Swansea City's 2004-05 promotion and FAW Cup 'double' success. A former West Ham trainee, he captained their FA Youth Cup final triumph shortly before signing professional in May 1999 but failed to secure a Premiership slot. He was loaned to Leyton Orient and Cambridge United, joining Swansea in August 2003. Side-lined for almost a year with ankle and knee injuries, he helped the Swans qualify for the League One play-offs and Football League Trophy final, but missed both finals after suffering another knee injury. Moved to Scunthorpe in 2007, then Bristol City and Hamilton.

 

COLIN IRWIN
Central defender Colin Irwin was captain as SwanseaCity finished sixth in the top-flight in 1981-82. Signing professional for Liverpool in December 1974, he made his First Division debut in place of Alan Hansen in their 3-1 win at home to West Brom in August 1979. He featured in their 1981 League Cup final triumph and John Toshack paid a club record £340,000 for him in August 1981. His career was effectively ended by a knee injury in September 1982, playing 48 League games before joining Perth Azzurri in May 1984.

 

 

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MICHAEL JACKSON
Midfielder Michael Jackson briefly appeared for Swansea City during the 2002-03 campaign. A former Cheltenham Town trainee, he signed professional in August 1997 and was a fringe member of their 1998-99 Conference title squad. He was loaned to Weston-Super-Mare before joining Swansea in July 2002 and made his solitary League appearance as a substitute in the 1-0 victory at home to Southend three months later. Moving to Bath City in December 2002, he was loaned to Cirencester Town before joining Weston-Super-Mare and helping them clinch promotion in 2002-03. He re-joined Cirencester in January 2004.

 

ANTHONY JAMES
Young winger Anthony James featured in Swansea City's 1977-78 promotion campaign. Locally born, he progressed through the ranks at the Vetch Field and turned professional in December 1977. He made his League debut alongside his cousin Robbie James in that month's 4-2 defeat at home to Northampton and was a fringe member of Swansea's 1978-79 promotion winning squad. Scoring once in 11 League outings before joining Merthyr Tydfil in January 1981, he later played for Haverfordwest, Clydach, Morriston, Llanelli and BP Llandarcy.

 

DAI JAMES
Ex-Welsh Schoolboy centre-forward Dai James helped Swansea win the 1947 London Combination Cup final. Locally born, he signed professional for Leeds United in September 1934 and moved to Bradford City in May 1935. He made his League debut in their 4-0 win at home to Swansea in September 1936, then had spells with Mossley and Chelsea prior to joining Swansea in May 1947. Scoring on his debut at Bristol City four months later, he netted seven goals in 12 League games before joining Haverfordwest in August 1948 where he became captain, then manager. He resided in Swansea until his death in December 1981.

 

GEORGE JAMES
Right-back George James played for Swansea in the 1949-50 FA Cup fourth round tie at Arsenal. Locally born, he developed with Tawe United before joining Swansea in August 1942 and contested a first-team slot with Jim Feeney and Terry Elwell. He made his League debut in the Swans' 2-1 defeat at Luton in February 1950 and played four Second Division games, also captaining the 1950 London Combination Cup final triumph. Sold to Newport County for £1,500 in July 1950, he then joined Milford United and was captain and leading marksman in 1953-54.

 

LEIGHTON JAMES
Welsh international winger Leighton James was leading marksman as Swansea City won promotion to the top-flight in 1980-81. Initially with Burnley, he starred as they won the Second Division title in 1972-73 and joined Derby County in November 1975. He then played for QPR and Burnley again before moving to Swansea for £130,000 in May 1980. Starring in two consecutive Welsh Cup final triumphs, he netted 27 goals in 98 League games prior to joining Sunderland in January 1983. He later played for Bury, Newport county and Burnley again, then coached various clubs including Llanelli and has worked in the media.

 

ROBBIE JAMES
Welsh international midfielder Robbie James was capped 19 times while at Swansea City. Locally born, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in April 1974 and starred in Swansea's meteoric rise under John Toshack, as well as three Welsh Cup final triumphs. He joined Stoke City in July 1983, then had spells at QPR and Leicester City before re-joining Swansea in January 1988. Helping to win promotion again that season, he netted 115 goals in 484 League games overall prior to joining Bradford City in August 1990. He later played for Cardiff City, Merthyr Tydfil, Barry and Llanelli until a fatal heart-attack in February 1998. There is now a Robbie James Wall of Fame in his honour at the Liberty Stadium.

 

LEE JENKINS
Versatile Welsh U-21 midfielder Lee Jenkins featured in Swansea City's 1999-2000 Third Division title campaign. A former trainee at the Vetch Field, he scored on his League debut in Swansea's 4-0 victory at home to Hereford United three months before turning professional in December 1996. He helped the Swans qualify for the Third Division play-offs in 1996-97 and also featured at right-back, netting three goals in 169 League games before losing his place after injury. Reuniting with Jan Molby at Kidderminster Harriers in December 2003, he was unable to prevent relegation to the Conference in 2004-05 and joined Redditch.

 

STEVE JENKINS
Welsh international full-back Steve Jenkins starred in Swansea City's 1994 Autoglass Trophy final triumph. A former trainee at the Vetch Field, he turned professional in July 1990 and made his League debut in Swansea's 2-0 defeat at Cambridge United in May 1991. He helped qualify for the Second Division play-offs in 1992-93 and scored once in 165 League games before moving to Huddersfield Town for £275,000 in November 1995. Featuring as they reached the Second Division play-offs in 2001-02, he joined Cardiff City in February 2004 and has played for Notts County, Peterborough United, Swindon Town and assistant player-manager at Llanelli.

 

DENNIS JOHN
Hard-tackling full-back Dennis John played for Swansea during the 1958-59 campaign. Locally born, he signed professional for Plymouth Argyle in February 1952 and joined Swansea in August 1958. He made four League appearances while at the Vetch Field prior to joining Scunthorpe United in August 1959, featuring in their 1961-62 promotion near-miss. Moving to Millwall in June 1962, he helped them win promotion in two consecutive seasons and joined Highlands Park in May 1966. He later played for South African rivals Corinthians.

 

DIL JOHN
Former Welsh U-23 goalkeeper Dil John contested a first-team slot with George Heyes while at Swansea. Signing professional for Cardiff City in June 1961, he made his First Division debut in their 3-2 victory at Chelsea three months later and featured in the 1964 Welsh Cup final triumph. He helped them reach the ECWC quarter-finals in 1964-65 and moved to Swansea for £2,000 in March 1967. Appearing in the 1967-68 FA Cup run, 1969 Welsh Cup final and 1969-70 promotion campaign, he played 80 League games prior to joining Merthyr Tydfil in July 1970, then assisted Caerau.

 

LENNY JOHNROSE
Experienced midfielder Lenny Johnrose featured in Swansea City's 2003-04 FA Cup run. Starting with Blackburn Rovers, he appeared in their 1991-92 promotion campaign and moved to Hartlepool United for £50,000 in February 1992. Joining Bury in December 1993, he starred as they twice won promotion and followed Stan Ternent to Burnley for £225,000 in February 1999. He was a promotion winner again in 1999-2000 and rejoined Bury in October 2002. Moving to Swansea in January 2003, he netted three goals in 40 League outings before returning to Burnley in March 2004. He has also coached at Leeds United.

 

JEFF JOHNSON
Former Welsh Youth midfielder Jeff Johnson spent the 1972-73 season on loan to Swansea City. Signing professional for Manchester City in December 1970, he had limited top-flight chances and was loaned to Swansea with Phil Henson and Keith Hanvey in July 1972. He netted five goals in 38 Third Division games while at the Vetch Field. Reuniting with Malcolm Allison at Crystal Palace in December 1973, he moved to Sheffield Wednesday in July 1976 and was a promotion winner in 1979-80. He followed Len Ashurst to Newport County, then played for Gillingham, Port Vale and Barrow.

 

MIKE JOHNSON
Welsh international central defender Mike Johnson skippered Swansea to the FA Cup semi-finals in 1963-64. Locally born, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in October 1958 and made his League debut in Swansea's 3-1 victory at home to Scunthorpe in March 1960. He gained his solitary cap for Wales against Northern Ireland in April 1964. Featuring in Swansea's 1966 Welsh Cup final triumph, he scored once in 165 League games before joining Worcester City in August 1966 and later assisted several Welsh League clubs. He was a safety officer with the Welsh Water Authority until his early death in October 1991.

 

ALAN JONES
Welsh U-23 central defender Alan Jones scored in Swansea's 1966 Welsh Cup final success. Locally born, he signed professional at the Vetch Field in October 1963 and made his League debut in Swansea's 2-0 win at home to Bolton Wanderers a year later. He netted six goals in 61 League games for the Swans before moving to Hereford United in January 1968. Starring in their 1971-72 FA Cup run, he helped them win promotion in 1972-73 and joined Southport in July 1974. Played for Los Angeles Aztecs, Ammanford and Haverfordwest.

 

BARRIE JONES
Welsh international winger Barrie Jones scored in Swansea's 1961 Welsh Cup final triumph. Locally born, he signed professional at the Vetch Field in September 1959 and netted 23 goals in 166 Second Division games for Swansea before being sold to Plymouth Argyle for £45,000 in September 1964. He starred as they reached the League Cup semi-finals in 1964-65. Joining Cardiff City for £25,000 in March 1967, he helped them win the Welsh Cup three times and reach the ECWC semi-finals in 1967-68, then played for Yeovil, Worcester and Merthyr.

 

BRYN JONES
Tough-tackling left-half Bryn Jones helped Swansea win the West Wales Senior Cup in four successive seasons. Locally born, the older brother of Cliff Jones, he turned professional for Swansea in September 1951 and played in two Welsh Cup finals, netting four goals in 121 League games prior to joining Newport County in June 1958. He moved to Bournemouth in February 1960, then had a spell with Northampton before reuniting with Bill McGarry at Watford in November 1963. Later with Chelmsford and Folkestone, he spent 18 years as a sports teacher at Holloway Boys Comprehensive School and died in October 1990.

 

CLIFF JONES
Welsh international winger Cliff Jones gained the first 16 of his 59 caps while at the Vetch Field. From a notable football family, he signed professional for Swansea in May 1952 and played for his hometown club in consecutive Welsh Cup finals, netting 47 goals in 168 Second Division games before following Terry Medwin to Tottenham Hotspur for £35,000 in February 1958. He starred in their 1960-61 'double' success, also helping them win the FA Cup again in 1962 and ECWC in 1963. Later played for Fulham, King's Lynn, Wealdstone, Bedford Town and Cambridge City.

 

CHRIS JONES
Chris was a product of the youth system, coming through the ranks and signing a professional contract in 2006 before making his debut against Walsall in the Football League Trophy. Chris played for Wales at various youth levels, including Under-17, U19 and U21, and semi-pro level. Chris was released from the Swans at the end of the 2008-09 season after 11 appearances eight as sub), joining Grimsby Town in July 2009. After finding regular first-team opportunities limited, he signed on loan with Welsh Premier League side Neath until the end of the season. At the end of the campaign Jones had his contract cancelled by mutual consent and he signed permanently for Neath, playing as a wide man and winning the Welsh Player of the Year Award. In May 2012 Jones left Neath when the club folded, signing for The New Saints.

DAVE JONES
Goalkeeper Dave Jones contested a first-team slot with Johnny King and Ken Evans while at the Vetch Field. Locally born, he was a corporal in the REME before turning professional with Swansea in December 1955. He made his League debut in the 2-2 draw at Sheffield United on New Year's Day 1957 and also featured in that month's 5-3 FA Cup third round defeat at Wolves and 5-4 reverse at home to Fulham. Making three League appearances, he joined Yeovil Town in July 1958 and starred in their 1961 Southern League Cup final success and 1963-64 Southern League title triumph before injury ended his career.

 

ERNIE JONES
Welsh international winger Ernie Jones was capped twice while at Swansea. A former Bolton Wanderers amateur, he joined hometown Swansea in October 1943 and featured in the first post-war League match against West Brom in August 1946. He netted three goals in 37 Second Division games before being sold to Tottenham Hotspur for £7,000 in May 1947. Joining Southampton as part of the Alf Ramsey deal in May 1949, he moved to Bristol City as player-coach in November 1951. He became Rhyl's player-manager, then had a spell with Poole. Settling in Bolton, he worked for Hawker Siddeley and died in November 2002.

 

GARY JONES
Battling midfielder Gary Jones played for Swansea City during the 1997-98 campaign. Starting with Caernarfon Town, he moved to the Vetch Field in July 1997 and made his League debut in Swansea's 2-0 victory at home to Scunthorpe United two months later. He played eight Third Division games prior to joining Rochdale initially on loan in January 1998 and starred as they narrowly failed to qualify for the Third Division play-offs in 2000-01. Following Steve Parkin to Barnsley for £175,000 in November 2001, he was unable to prevent relegation in 2001-02, reuniting with Parkin back at Rochdale in November 2003 before joining Bradford City in 2012 where he captained them to the Capital One Cup final against Swansea and promotion to League One.

 

IDWAL JONES
Young outside-right Idwal Jones briefly appeared for Swansea during the 1946-47 season. Previously with Ton Pentre, he impressed whilst on trial in Swansea's reserves and became a part-time professional at the Vetch Field in October 1946. He made his League debut in that month's 1-1 draw at Manchester City, as a deputy for Ernie Jones who was on Welsh international duty, making four Second Division appearances for Swansea before re-joining Ton Pentre in July 1947. Later playing for Caerau, he appeared against Swansea in the 1949-50 Welsh Cup fifth round and worked as a coal-miner. He died in Bridgend in July 1997.

 

JASON JONES
Welsh U-21 goalkeeper Jason Jones understudied Roger Freestone while at Swansea City. A former Liverpool trainee, he signed professional at the Vetch Field in November 1997 and was loaned to Rhayader Town before making his League debut in Swansea's 1-0 defeat at Mansfield Town in May 1998. He had limited first-team opportunities but helped win the West Wales Senior Cup in 2002, making ten League appearances prior to joining Llanelli in August 2002. Starting a degree course in physiotherapy at Swansea University, he quit football with a knee injury and has coached in New South Wales, Australia.

 

LEE JONES
Goalkeeper Lee Jones was a non-playing substitute in Swansea City's 1994 Autoglass Trophy final triumph. A former trainee at the Vetch Field, he was released and impressed with AFC Porth before rejoining Swansea for £7,500 in March 1994. He made his League debut in the 2-1 defeat at Blackpool seven months later but had limited chances behind Roger Freestone and moved to Bristol Rovers in March 1998. Helping reach the Second Division play-offs that season, he joined Stockport County for £50,000 in July 2000. Joining Blackpool in August 2003, he featured in their 2004 LDV Vans Trophy final triumph.

 

LES JONES
Ex-Welsh international inside-forward Les Jones briefly played for Swansea during the 1946-47 campaign. Initially with Aberdare, he joined Cardiff City in August 1929 and scored in their 1930 Welsh Cup final success. He moved to Coventry in January 1934 and starred in their 1935-36 Third Division (South) title triumph. Joining Arsenal in November 1937, he helped win the League Championship in 1937-38 and moved to Swansea in May 1946. He made two League appearances before becoming Barry's player-boss in August 1947, then played for Brighton and managed Scunthorpe. He died in Llanfyrnach in January 1981.

 

PETER JONES
Ex-England Youth right-back Peter Jones was an influential figure as SwanseaCity reached the FA Cup fourth round in 1971-72. Signing professional for Burnley in May 1967, he helped win the FA Youth Cup in 1968 and made his First Division debut in their 3-0 defeat at Everton in August 1968. He had limited top-flight opportunities and moved to the Vetch Field in July 1971. Featuring in a midfield role after Harry Gregg became manager, his only goal in 81 League games came in Swansea's 3-1 win at home to Wrexham in December 1972. Joined Great Harwood in July 1974.

 

RICHARD JONES
Midfielder Richard Jones played for Swansea City during the 1993-94 campaign. A former Newport County trainee, he made his League debut as a 16 year-old against Bolton Wanderers in November 1986 and was a Welsh Cup finalist in 1987, joining Hereford United in August 1988. Voted their 'Player of the Year' in 1988-89, he moved to Swansea in July 1993 and made seven League appearances prior to joining Barry Town in June 1994. He helped them win the Welsh League five times and Welsh Cup twice before moving to Merthyr Tydfil in July 2001, then Haverfordwest.

 

STEVE JONES
Courageous defender Steve Jones was an influential figure in Swansea City's 1999-2000 Third Division title triumph. He played for Wotton Rovers, Fairford Town, Forest Green Rovers and Cheltenham Town before moving to the Vetch Field for £25,000 in November 1995. Ever-present as Swansea reached the Third Division play-off final in 1996-97, he overcame a broken leg and helped the Swans qualify for the play-offs again in 1998-99. He netted three goals in 146 League games prior to re-joining Cheltenham in July 2001, then played for Forest Green again and Bath City.

 

STUART JONES
Welsh U-21 right-back Stuart Jones was a fringe member of Swansea City's 2004-05 promotion winning squad. A former scholar at the Vetch Field, he made his first-team debut in Swansea's 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy first round defeat at Stevenage Borough in October 2002 and retained his place for the 2-2 Third Division draw at Carlisle United four days later. He turned professional in July 2003 and regularly featured as substitute during the 2003-04 campaign, making his Wales U-21 debut in Azerbaijan in September 2004. Playing 34 League games for Swansea, he was released by Kenny Jackett and joined Llanelli in June 2005.

 

 

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STEVE KEAN
Former Scotland Schoolboy midfielder Steve Kean had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1986-87 season. Signing professional for Celtic in July 1986, he failed to secure a first-team slot and was loaned to Swansea in February 1987. He made his League debut in that month's 1-1 draw at home to Crewe and played four League games while at the Vetch Field. After five years in Portugal with Academica, then Naval, he reunited with Mark McGhee at Reading in September 1993 where injury ended his career. He has since been Academy director at Reading, then Fulham where he also assisted manager Chris Coleman. Also managed Blackburn Rovers.

 

RORY KEANE
Tough-tackling Republic of Ireland international left-back Rory Keane featured prominently in Swansea's 1948-49 Third Division (South) title triumph. Initially with Limerick, he moved to the Vetch Field in June 1947 and made his League debut in Swansea's 5-0 victory at home to Leyton Orient three months later. He formed a notable partnership with Jim Feeney and was a Welsh Cup finalist in 1949. Overcoming a broken leg, he made 164 League appearances prior to joining Llanelly in August 1955, then played for Pembroke. Subsequently working at Aluminium Wire & Cable in Port Tennant, he died in Swansea in February 2004.

 

JON KEAVENY
Striker Jon Keaveny played for Swansea City during the 2002-03 season. Locally born, he played for Port Tennant Stars, Goytre United, Pontardawe and Carmarthen before moving to the Vetch Field in July 2002. He made his League debut in Swansea's 2-0 victory at home to AFC Bournemouth the following month and played nine Third Division games as Nick Cusack's side made a poor start to the season. His contract was cancelled by mutual consent shortly after Brian Flynn was appointed manager, re-joining Carmarthen in December 2002. He has played Haverfordwest, Skewen, Pontypridd and Neath.

 

MICHAEL KEEGAN
Young winger Michael Keegan featured in Swansea City's 1999-2000 Third Division title campaign. A former trainee at the Vetch Field, he signed professional in July 1999 and made his League debut in Swansea's 1-0 victory at home to Rochdale two months later. He played ten League games for the Swans and briefly reunited with former manager Jan Molby at Kidderminster Harriers on loan in November 2001. His contract was paid up in February 2002, as he was about to start a month's loan with Merthyr Tydfil, then he moved to Southport, Marine and Rhyl.

 

TONY KELLOW
Striker Tony Kellow made his solitary League appearance for Swansea City as substitute in a 2-0 defeat at Newport County in October 1984. Initially with Falmouth, he joined Exeter City in July 1976 and starred alongside Alan Beer in Exeter's 1976-77 promotion success. He moved to Blackpool in November 1978, then re-joined Exeter in March 1980 and was top scorer as they reached the FA Cup sixth round in 1980-81. Joining Plymouth Argyle in November 1983, he had a spell with Newport County before returning to Exeter again in July 1985, netting a club record 129 League goals and becoming their commercial manager.

 

MARK KENDALL
Former Welsh U-21 goalkeeper Mark Kendall featured in Swansea City's 1991 Welsh Cup final triumph. Signing professional for Tottenham Hotspur in July 1976, he gained top-flight experience and joined Newport County in September 1980. He helped reach the ECWC quarter-finals in 1980-81 and moved to Wolves in December 1986, starring as they won the Fourth Division title and Third Division title in consecutive seasons, also the Sherpa Van Trophy in 1988. Joining Swansea in July 1990, he made 12 League appearances before moving to Cwmbran Town in July 1992.

 

MAL KENNEDY
Welsh Youth wing-half Mal Kennedy helped Swansea win the Football Combination Second Division title in 1960-61. Locally born, he was an apprentice fitter with Richard Thomas & Baldwins at Landore and part-time professional at the Vetch Field when he made his League debut in Swansea's thrilling 6-4 win at home to Bristol Rovers on Christmas Day 1957. Making 18 Second Division appearances for the Swans, he joined Carlisle United in June 1961, then reunited with Roy Saunders at Ammanford Town. He also played for Pembroke Borough and Port Talbot.

 

RAY KENNEDY
Ex-England international midfielder Ray Kennedy helped Swansea City finish sixth in the top-flight in 1981-82. Rejected by Port Vale, he signed professional for Arsenal in November 1968 and starred as they won the Fairs Cup in 1970 and the 'double' in 1970-71. He was sold to Liverpool for £200,000 in July 1974 and amassed a vast collection of honours before reuniting with John Toshack at Swansea for £160,000 in January 1982. Featuring in two Welsh Cup final triumphs, he scored twice in 42 League games prior to joining Hartlepool in November 1983.

 

KEVIN KENNERLEY
Midfielder Kevin Kennerley had a loan spell at SwanseaCity during the 1977-78 promotion campaign. A former Arsenal apprentice, he featured in their 1971 FA Youth Cup final triumph and joined Burnley in May 1972. He appeared in the top-flight and moved to Port Vale in May 1976. Harry Griffiths' last signing for Swansea when he arrived on loan in February 1978, he made two Fourth Division appearances while at the Vetch Field, against Newport County and Aldershot. Helping Port Vale reach the FA Cup fifth round in 1976-77, he joined Stafford Rangers in July 1978 and later played for NantwichTown and Droylsden.

 

TOM KILEY
Versatile centre-half Tom Kiley featured in Swansea's 1950 Welsh Cup final success. Locally born, he served in the RAF during the Second World War and turned professional at the Vetch Field in June 1946. He made his League debut in Swansea's 0-0 draw at QPR in April 1950 and starred in the 1955-56 promotion challenge, scoring twice in 129 Second Division games before a knee injury ended his playing career in May 1957. Settling in Swansea, he was a legal executive and office manager for several local law firms. He was a member of Swansea Rugby & Cricket Club committee until his death in September 2000.

 

DEREK KING
Resolute right-half Derek King briefly played for Swansea during the 1956-57 season. Signing professional for Tottenham Hotspur in August 1950, he was a member of their 1950-51 League Championship squad but had limited top-flight chances as Harry Clarke's understudy. He reunited with Ronnie Burgess at Swansea in August 1956 but a recurring knee injury restricted him to only five League appearances while at the Vetch Field and forced his retirement in December 1956. Briefly resurrecting his career under Ted Ditchburn at Romford in August 1959, he later resided in Huntingdon until his death in June 2003.

 

JOHN KING
Welsh international goalkeeper John King was ever-present for Swansea in 1951-52. Initially with Blaenllechau Welfare, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in February 1950 and made his League debut in Swansea's 5-0 defeat at Birmingham City ten months later. He appeared in the 1956 and 1957 Welsh Cup finals as well as three successive West Wales Senior Cup final triumphs. Displaced by the arrival of Noel Dwyer, he made 370 Second Division appearances for Swansea prior to joining Bath City in July 1964, then emigrated to Australia and played for Prague, Sydney. He died in Australia in December 1982.

 

ROB KING
Welsh Youth full-back Rob King briefly appeared for Swansea City during the 1996-97 campaign. A former Torquay United trainee, he signed professional for Swansea in July 1996 and made his League debut in the 2-1 defeat at Cambridge United four months later. His only other Third Division appearance was in that season's 2-0 defeat at home to Doncaster Rovers and he was loaned to Ebbw Vale prior to joining Merthyr Tydfil in March 1998. He appeared in the UEFA Cup with Inter Cardiff, since playing for Rhayader, Llanelli, Merthyr again, Haverfordwest, Ton Pentre, Dinas Powis and Grange Quins.

 

GEORGE KIRBY
Centre-forward George Kirby starred as Swansea reached the FA Cup fifth round in 1964-65. Signing professional for Everton in June 1952, he moved to Sheffield Wednesday in March 1959, then Plymouth Argyle in January 1960. He joined Southampton in September 1962 and helped them reach the FA Cup semi-finals in 1962-63, moving via Coventry City to Swansea for £12,000 in October 1964. Scoring eight times in 25 Second Division outings, he joined Walsall in May 1965, then played for New York Generals, Brentford and Worcester City. Later managing Halifax, Watford and overseas, he died in March 2000.

 

DAVID KNIGHT
Born in the North East, Knight joined Middlesbrough in 2005 and after failing to make a first-team appearance was loaned out to Darlington and Oldham before signing for the Swans on a free transfer in August 2007. He was only at the Liberty for one season, making just a solitary appearance against Billericay in the FA Cup. After leaving SA1 he featured for a number of clubs including York, Darlington, Histon and Blyth Spartans. He also represented England at Under-16, 17, 18 and Under-19 level.

LEON KNIGHT
Ex-England Youth striker Leon Knight featured in Swansea City's 2006 Football League Trophy final success. Signing professional for Chelsea in September 1999, he failed to secure a first-team slot and was loaned to QPR, Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday before joining Brighton in July 2003. He scored their penalty winner in the 2003-04 Second Division play-off final and moved to Swansea for £125,000 in January 2006. Making a significant contribution as the Swans reached the League One play-off final in 2005-06, he joined MK Dons in January 2007 and helped them qualify for the play-offs.

 

ALAN KNILL
Welsh international central defender Alan Knill was ever-present in Swansea City's 1987-88 promotion campaign. Initially with Southampton, he joined Halifax Town in July 1984 and moved to Swansea for £10,000 in August 1987. He also starred in the 1989 Welsh Cup final triumph and netted three goals in 89 League games prior to joining Bury for £95,000 in August 1989. Helping them qualify for the play-offs on three occasions, he was loaned to Cardiff City before moving to Scunthorpe United in November 1993. He joined Rotherham United in July 1997 and later joined their coaching staff, then had a spell as manager before taking over at Bury, Scunthorpe and Torquay.

 

DIMITRIOS KONSTANTOPOULOS
After starting out in Greek football and gaining Under-21 honours, he made his way to England in 2003 to play for Hartlepool United. After four seasons and playing in over 100 games for the club he was signed by Coventry City. But after three seasons and only 31 appearances, he was released and found himself at Nottingham Forest. But his time at the City Ground was a disaster as he ruptured a tendon in his leg and never made an appearance for the club. It was an injury to Dorus de Vries that brought Konstantopoulos to the Liberty in October 2008, playing six games before moving to Cardiff City where he played nine times. He moved back to Greece for three seasons, before returning to English football with Middlesbrough.

 

ARTUR KRYSIAK
The Polish-born goalkeeper was brought up in Lodz where he played his football before signing for Birmingham City in 2006. After two frustrating years, where he failed to play in the first-team, he opted to go out on loan, first to Gretna and then York, before signing on at the Swans in 2008. He joined the club on a three-month emergency loan in September 2008, making his debut in a 3-0 win over Southampton but later returning to Birmingham at the end of his loan spell after two appearances. In January 2009, Krysiak once more went out on loan, this time with Scottish Premier League side Motherwell, and later joined Burton Albion on loan at the beginning of the new season. After being released by Birmingham City in 2010, he signed with League One side Exeter City. He has represented his country at Under-19 level.

 

SHEFKI KUQI
Capped by Finland 62 times, Kuqi was an imposing striker who has had something of a nomadic existence after playing over 500 times during his career and scoring 150 goals. He started his youth career in Kosovo before his family moved to Finland as immigrants. After impressing in the Finnish League he earned his first move to England in 2001, signing for Division One side Stockport. His impressive form led to moves to Sheffield Wednesday, Ipswich and finally a move to Premier League side Blackburn Rovers. His first season at Ewood Park was a success, but the following year saw him struggle for games and he left in August 2006 to join Crystal Palace. He moved back to Ipswich on loan in March 2008. Kuqi’s contract ran out at Palace and he played in Germany for a season before signing at the Liberty Stadium in 2010. After an impressive start with the Swans where he scored seven goals in 24 appearances (eight as sub), he moved on to Newcastle United, Oldham and Hibernian. Known as the ‘Flying Finn’ for his diving goal celebrations, he became manager of Finnish top flight club FC Honka in February 2014.

 

 

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DAMIEN LACEY
Midfielder Damien Lacey featured in Swansea City's 1999-2000 Third Division title triumph. A former trainee at the Vetch Field, he turned professional in July 1996 and made his League debut in the following month's 2-1 victory at home to Rochdale. He was sidelined by a kidney infection but returned as a non-playing substitute in the 1996-97 Third Division play-off final. A catalogue of injury problems hampered his progress and he scored once in 104 League games before retiring on medical advice at 25 in January 2003.

 

HUW LAKE
Ex-Welsh Schoolboy midfielder Huw Lake featured in Swansea City's 1983-84 relegation battle. Locally born, he was an apprentice at the Vetch Field and turned professional in August 1981. He made his First Division debut as substitute in Swansea's 3-0 defeat at home to Nottingham Forest in May 1983 and scored twice in 19 League games prior to joining Llanelli in July 1984. After two years with Australian side Perth Azzurri, appearing alongside ex-Swans Colin Irwin and Tony Guard, he also played for Haverfordwest before becoming Swansea’s player liaison officer.

 

PAT LALLY
Experienced midfielder Pat Lally helped Swansea City win promotion in 1977-78. Signing professional for Millwall in January 1970, he joined York City in July 1971 and moved to Swansea for £8,000 in August 1973. He missed just one match in 1973-74 and was ever-present in 1976-77, scoring ten goals in 161 League games for the Swans before being sold to Doncaster Rovers for £19,500 in September 1978. Featuring in their 1980-81 promotion campaign, he later played for Boston and Burton Albion before working for the PFA.

 

BOB LAMIE
Scottish winger Bob Lamie briefly appeared for Swansea during the 1951-52 campaign. Initially with Stonehouse Violet, he joined Cardiff City in October 1949 and made his League debut in the following month's 1-0 defeat at home to West Ham. He moved to the Vetch Field in March 1951 and deputised for Jack O'Driscoll in Swansea's 2-2 draw at Nottingham Forest October 1951. His only other Second Division appearance was in the Swans' 3-2 defeat at home to QPR two months later. Joining Lincoln City in October 1952, he then played for Kettering Town and Bedworth United. He died in Northampton in August 1981.

 

FRANK LAMPARD
England international midfielder Frank Lampard had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1995-96 campaign. Signing professional for West Ham in July 1995, under his father Frank and uncle Harry Redknapp, he was loaned to Swansea in October 1995 and scored once in nine Second Division games while at the Vetch Field. He quickly impressed in the Premiership, scoring on his England debut in October 1999 and joining Chelsea for £11,000,000 in July 2001.

 

BOB LATCHFORD
Ex-England international striker Bob Latchford was Swansea City's top scorer in 1982-83. One of three footballing brothers, he turned professional with Birmingham in August 1968 and starred in their 1971-72 promotion success. He moved to Everton for £350,000 in February 1974 and was a League Cup finalist in 1977, joining Swansea for £125,000 in July 1981. Starring as the Swans finished sixth in the top-flight in 1981-82 and twice won the Welsh Cup, he netted 35 goals in 77 League games before moving to NAC Breda in February 1984, then played for Coventry, Lincoln, Newport and Merthyr before moving to Germany.

 

DAI LAWRENCE
Welsh Amateur full-back Dai Lawrence featured in Swansea's 1969-70 promotion campaign. Locally born, the son of former Swans captain Syd Lawrence, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in May 1967 and made his League debut in Swansea's 5-2 win at home to Workington five months later. He appeared in the 1969 Welsh Cup final and scored twice in 97 League games prior to joining Chelmsford City with Vic Gomersall in August 1971, helping win the Southern League title in 1971-72. Later playing for Merthyr, Bridgend, Lewistown, Maesteg Park and Llanelli.

 

DENNIS LAWRENCE
The Trinidadian joined Wrexham for £100,000 in 2001 from Defence Force, joining fellow countrymen Hector Sam and Carlos Edwards at the Racecourse. He became a popular member of the squad, winning the Player of the Year award in 2003-04. While at Wrexham he won three Welsh Premier Cup medals and lifted the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in 2005, before moving to the Liberty in August 2006. He was part of the League One winning side of 2007-08, before joining Crewe on loan the following December. He was released by the club after two seasons at the Liberty with 93 appearances (three as sub) and seven goals and eventually joined the coaching staff at Wigan and then Everton alongside former Swans boss Roberto Martinez. Lawrence was capped 89 times for Trinidad and Tobago, and played in all three group games at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

NORMAN LAWSON
Versatile outside-left Norman Lawson was a member of Trevor Morris' squad at the Vetch Field. He played for Hednesford during national service in the RAF and joined Bury in September 1955, moving to Swansea for £4,000 in July 1958. Scoring three times in 24 Second Division games, he joined Watford in July 1960 and appeared in their first League Cup match, then moved via Kettering Town to Ray Daniel's Hereford United in July 1963. He reunited with Harry Griffiths at Merthyr Tydfil in July 1964, then became Ton Pentre's player-manager.

 

STEVE LEAVY
Irish full-back Steve Leavy provided reliable defensive cover while at Swansea. Previously with Sligo Rovers, he represented the League of Ireland before moving to the Vetch Field in July 1950 and made his League debut in Swansea's 1-0 defeat at home to Birmingham on the opening day of the season. He deputised for internationals like Dai Thomas and Arthur Willis, scoring once in 37 Second Division games until injury ended his playing career in May 1959. Later Swansea's reserve team trainer, he left in May 1965 and ran a local fish and chip shop. He was a season ticket holder until his death in January 1996.

 

ANDY LEGG
Welsh international winger Andy Legg was ever-present as Swansea City qualified for the Second Division play-offs in 1992-93. Initially with Briton Ferry, he moved to the Vetch Field in August 1988, helping Swansea win the Welsh Cup in 1989 and 1991. He impressed with his long throw and netted 29 goals in 162 League games for the Swans before being sold to Notts County for £275,000 in July 1993. Featuring in their 1995 Anglo-Italian Cup final success, he joined Birmingham City for £250,000 in February 1996, then had spells with Reading, Cardiff City and Peterborough United until forced to retire in April 2005. Was also player-manager at Llanelli.

 

ANDY LEITCH
Tall, gangling striker Andy Leitch played for Swansea City during the 1975-76 campaign. He played for Cadbury Heath, Bath City and Paulton Rovers before moving to Swansea in July 1975. Netting six goals in 16 League games, he joined Minehead in February 1976 and starred as they won promotion that season, then beat Swansea in the 1976-77 FA Cup first round. He moved to Weymouth in July 1978, then Bath again and Yeovil Town before joining Forest Green Rovers in July 1981. Scoring twice in their 1982 FA Vase final triumph, he later played for Gloucester and Dorchester.

 

MICKY LENIHAN
Striker Micky Lenihan featured in Swansea City's 1972-73 relegation battle. Locally born, he was a prolific goalscorer for Star Athletic and Swansea Boys, appearing for Swansea's reserve team before becoming a part-time professional at the Vetch Field in August 1972. He made 12 League appearances for the Swans prior to joining Merthyr Tydfil in July 1974 and was twice top scorer. Later successful as Haverfordwest's player-manager, he then had a spell as Briton Ferry's assistant-boss and also coached Swansea's junior sides.

 

GLAN LETHERAN
Welsh U-23 goalkeeper Glan Letheran took over from Geoff Crudgington at Swansea City. A former Leeds United apprentice, he turned professional in May 1973 and made his First Division debut in their 2-1 win over Ipswich in April 1975. He was loaned to Scunthorpe before joining Chesterfield in December 1977 and moved to Swansea for £50,000 in September 1979. Making 21 League appearances until losing his place to Dave Stewart, he joined Blackpool in May 1981, then played for Oxford City, Scarborough and Bangor City. He was an FA Trophy finalist in 1984, then assisted Llanelli and became a goalkeeping coach.

 

DAI LEWIS
Inside-forward Dai Lewis scored in Swansea's 1957-58 FA Cup third round defeat at Burnley. A former junior at the Vetch Field, he made his League debut in Swansea's 5-1 victory at home to Bristol City shortly before turning professional in December 1957. He scored once in 19 Second Division games for the Swans prior to joining Torquay United in July 1960, then reunited with Arthur Willis at Haverfordwest in August 1961 and later played for Llanelly.

 

DUDLEY LEWIS
Welsh international defender Dudley Lewis helped Swansea City win promotion to the top-flight in 1980-81. Locally born, he was an apprentice at the Vetch Field and made his League debut in Swansea's 2-1 defeat at Notts County five months before turning professional in July 1981. He also featured in Swansea's 1987-88 promotion campaign and three Welsh Cup final triumphs, scoring twice in 230 League games prior to joining Huddersfield for £50,000 in July 1989. Moving to Wrexham in March 1992, he later played for Halifax, Torquay, Weymouth, Merthyr, Carmarthen and Llanelli.

 

JOHN LEWIS
Welsh U-21 winger John Lewis featured in Swansea City's 1987-88 Fourth Division play-off final triumph. He played for Aberbargoed and Pontllanfrath prior to joining Cardiff City in August 1978, helping them win promotion in 1982-83. Moving to Newport County in September 1983, he had a spell as player-boss and led them to the 1987 Welsh Cup final. He joined Swansea in October 1987 and scored once in 25 League outings before moving to Abergavenny in February 1989. Later with Newport AFC, he managed Ebbw Vale, Merthyr and Tredegar.

 

NORMAN LOCKHART
Northern Ireland international outside-left Norman Lockhart was Swansea's leading marksman in 1946-47. Initially with Distillery, he joined Linfield in April 1944 and starred as they won the Irish League and Cup 'double' in two consecutive seasons. Haydn Green signed him in September 1946 and he netted 13 goals in 47 League outings for Swansea prior to joining Coventry City in October 1947. He was top scorer in 1951-52, then joined Aston Villa in September 1952 and was capped eight times by Northern Ireland before moving to Bury in November 1956, then Ards in July 1959.

 

JORDI LOPEZ
Born in Barcelona, Jordi began his career at the Spanish giants before moving on to Real Madrid and playing in their B team. Looking for more first team games he moved to Sevilla in 2004 where he became a regular in midfield, and was part of the team that was victorious in the 2006 UEFA Cup. But the following season he moved on to Mallorca, with a brief loan spell at Racing Santander, before arriving in England on trial with Portsmouth and Birmingham, eventually finally signing for QPR in July 2009. When Paulo Sousa left to manage at the Liberty, he brought the Spaniard with him. He stayed for two season and made 15 appearances (seven as sub) and scored five goals.

IAN LOVE
Former Welsh Semi-Pro international striker Ian Love scored in Swansea City's 1987-88 Fourth Division play-off final triumph. Initially with Cardiff Corries, he was a prolific scorer for Barry Town and Merthyr Tydfil, then had a spell with Hong Kong side Eastern prior to joining Swansea in August 1986. He netted eight goals in 41 League games while at the Vetch Field before being sold to Torquay United for £2,000 in March 1989. Later with Cardiff City on a non-contract basis, then Barry again and Lisvane, he re-joined Cardiff Corries as player-boss.

 

STEVE LOVELL
Welsh international striker Steve Lovell had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1986-87 campaign. The son of former Swansea reserve Alan Lovell, he turned professional for Crystal Palace in August 1977 and appeared in two FA Youth Cup final triumphs. He joined Millwall in March 1983 and was top scorer in their 1984-85 promotion success. Loaned to Swansea in February 1987, he scored once in two League outings while at the Vetch Field. He moved to Gillingham in February 1987, then played for Bournemouth and assisted several non-League clubs, managing Sittingbourne (twice), Gravesend and Hastings United.

 

JIMMY LOVERIDGE
Welsh U-21 striker Jimmy Loveridge scored twice in Swansea City's record 12-0 ECWC victory over Sliema Wanderers in September 1982. Locally born, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in November 1979 and made his League debut in the following month's 3-0 defeat at Chelsea. He appeared in the top-flight and netted four goals in 47 League outings for Swansea prior to joining Charlton Athletic in June 1985, but a knee injury ended his playing career in May 1987.

 

KEITH LOWE
Loan central defender Keith Lowe featured in Swansea City's 2006 Football League Trophy final success. A former Wolves scholar, he made his League debut in their 3-2 defeat at home to Cardiff City two months before turning professional in November 2004. He was loaned to Burnley and QPR during the 2005-06 campaign prior to joining Swansea on loan in March 2006. Also featuring the FAW Cup final triumph over Wrexham, he made four consecutive League One appearances as Kenny Jackett's side qualified for the play-offs. He had two loan spells at Cheltenham Town last season and is currently on loan to Port Vale.

 

BILLY LUCAS
Welsh international wing-half Billy Lucas skippered Swansea to the Third Division (South) title in 1948-49. Initially with Treharris, he moved via Wolves to Swindon Town in May 1937 and joined Swansea for a then record £11,000 in March 1948. He featured in two Welsh Cup finals, including the 1950 triumph, netting 35 goals in 205 League outings before becoming Newport County's player-boss in December 1953. Resigning in April 1961, he returned a year later but left again in February 1967 to manage Swansea until June 1969. He re-joined Newport for a third spell in charge and became general manager. He died in 1998.

 

DES LYTTLE
Attacking right-back Des Lyttle was ever-present as Swansea City qualified for the Second Division play-offs in 1992-93. A former Leicester City trainee, he impressed with Worcester City before moving to the Vetch Field in July 1992. He scored once in 46 Second Division games prior to joining Nottingham Forest in July 1993, helping them regain Premiership status at the first attempt in 1993-94 and 1997-98. Moving to Watford in July 1999, he joined West Brom in March 2000 and was an experienced figure as they won promotion in 2001-02. He later played for Northampton Town, Forest Green Rovers and Worcester again.


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YVES MAKALAMBY
Yves grew up in Brussels and the goalkeeper started his professional career with Premier League side Chelsea in 2006, but never played a first team game for the club. After going out on loan to Watford, where he also never played a first team game, he left Stamford Bridge in 2007 to sign for Scottish Premier League side Hibernian. After an impressive start to his time in Scotland he left after three years to join the Swans in September 2010, signing until the end of the season. While at the club he was cover for first-choice Dorus de Vries, playing in two FA Cup ties and two League Cup games. He found himself on the bench for the Play-Off final win over Reading at Wembley, but was released at the end of his loan spell. He returned to Belgium to play for Royal Antwerp.

SHAUN MacDONALD
Shaun began his career at his home-town club, making his way through the Swans youth ranks to make his first team debut in 2005 in a 3-1 defeat against Reading in a League Cup tie. While at the Liberty, Shaun played for Wales at Under-19 level, and is also the current record caps holder at Under-21 level with 25 appearances to his name. After breaking into the first team squad in 2005 he was a regular until the club gained promotion to the Championship in 2008. With his game time limited, he went out on loan to Yeovil in 2009, and spent the next four seasons with the Glovers. In August 2011 he left the Liberty after 43 appearances (20 as sub) and two goals, signing for Bournemouth in a £125,000 deal and was part of Cherries’ side that won promotion to the Championship. He made his full international debut when he came on against Switzerland in Berne.

JOHN MAHONEY
The former Welsh international starred for the Swans between 1979-83 and played a major role in the club progressing through the ranks to the old First Division. An experienced Welsh international - he won 51 caps for his country - he joined the Swans in July 1979 for £110,000 from Middlesbrough. The cousin of manager John Toshack, 'Josh' as he was affectionately known, joined Fourth Division Crewe in 1966 before signing for Stoke City for £19,5000 a year later. During his 10 years at the Victoria Ground, he became an integral part of the Stoke midfield and figured in the League Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley in 1973, while also sampling European football. Cardiff-born, he enjoyed more trips into Europe with the Swans, but broke his ankle in 1983 which eventually forced him to retire from the game having made 110 league appearances for the Swans. He worked in the club's commercial department for a spell before going on to manage Welsh clubs Bangor City, Newport County and Carmarthen.

 

IAN MARSH
Teenage midfielder Ian Marsh briefly appeared for Swansea City during the 1987-88 promotion campaign. Locally born, he was a trainee at the Vetch Field and made his League debut in Swansea's 4-2 defeat at home to Crewe Alexandra ten months before turning professional in July 1988. His only other first-team appearance for the Swans was in the 2-0 Freight Rover Trophy defeat at Cardiff City in December 1988. Following Terry Yorath to Bradford City in July 1989, he later played for Southall, Haverfordwest, MaestegPark, Briton Ferry and Morriston.

 

ROBERTO MARTINEZ
Spanish midfielder Roberto Martinez was an experienced figure in Swansea City's 2004-05 promotion success. Initially with Vipla Balaguer, he spent five seasons with Real Zaragoza before moving to Wigan Athletic in July 1995 with his team-mates Jesus Seba and Isidro Diaz. He helped Latics win the Third Division title in 1996-97, then qualify for the Second Division play-offs three times. Joining Motherwell in July 2001, he moved via Walsall to Swansea in January 2003 and netted four goals in 122 League games prior to joining Chester City in August 2006. He returned to Swansea as manager in February 2007, before taking over at Wigan and Everton.

 

CHRIS MARUSTIK
Welsh international midfielder Chris Marustik helped Swansea City win the Welsh Cup in two consecutive seasons. Locally born, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in August 1978 and featured in Swansea's 1978-79 and 1980-81 promotion campaigns. He netted 11 goals in 152 League games before moving to Cardiff City in exchange for Roger Gibbins in October 1985. Joining Barry Town in August 1987, he had a spell with Newport County until the club folded in February 1989, then played football in Australia. Sadly passed away in August 2015.

 

LAYTON MAXWELL
Welsh U-21 midfielder Layton Maxwell appeared for Swansea City during the closing weeks of the 2003-04 season. A former Liverpool trainee, he signed professional in July 1997 but failed to secure a first-team slot and was loaned to Stockport before joining Cardiff City in August 2001. He helped them qualify for the Second Division play-offs in 2001-02, then featured in their 2002-03 promotion campaign, moving to Swansea in March 2004. Making three League appearances while at the Vetch Field, he joined Rhyl in July 2004 and has since played for Newport County, Mansfield Town and Carmarthen.

 

EDDIE MAY
Experienced central defender Eddie May featured prominently in Swansea City's 1977-78 promotion success. Initially with Dagenham, he played for Southend United before following Alvan Williams to Wrexham in June 1968. He starred in their 1969-70 promotion success and 1975-76 ECWC run, moving to Swansea in August 1976. Ever-present in 1976-77, he netted eight goals in 90 League outings while at the Vetch Field. He was later coach/manager at Leicester City, Charlton Athletic, Newport County, Lincoln City, Cardiff City, Barry, Cardiff again, Brentford and Torquay

 

BRAD MAYLETT
Flying winger Brad Maylett featured in Swansea City's 2004-05 promotion campaign. A former Burnley trainee, he signed professional in February 1999 and regularly appeared as a substitute. He moved to Swansea initially on loan in March 2003, scoring a hat-trick in the 4-2 victory at home to Bury on the opening day of the 2003-04 season and also helping the Swans reach the FA Cup fifth round. Scoring five times in 45 League outings, he lost his place after a hernia problem and joined Boston United initially on loan in March 2005.

 

NICOLAS MAZZINA
Argentina U-21 midfielder Nicolas Mazzina briefly played for Swansea City during the 2001-02 season. He graduated from the Boca Juniors' Academy and spent a season with AC Kimberley in his native country before moving to the Vetch Field in August 2001. Given his first-team debut in Swansea's 2-0 Worthington Cup first round defeat at home to Peterborough United, he made three Third Division appearances for the Swans but suffered a knee injury and his contract was paid up in February 2002. He had trials at several clubs, then briefly joined York City in September 2002 before playing in Spain.

 

JOSH McEACHRAN
The highly-rated youngster joined the Swans on loan from Chelsea halfway through the club’s maiden Premier League campaign in 2011-12. He was reunited with former youth team coach Brendan Rodgers but made just five appearances (three as sub). An England Under-21 international, McEachran he spent spells on loan at Middlesbrough, Watford and Wigan.

 

KEVIN McLEOD
Kevin started his career at home-town club Everton, where he made five appearances in the first team. In order to get more game time he was loaned out to QPR in 2003, eventually signing for them on a permanent basis. While at Rangers he played in the play-off final at the Millennium Stadium, where they lost 1-0 to Cardiff in 2003. In February 2005 Kevin signed on loan for the Swans, making 11 appearances and helping the club win promotion to League One. A £60,000 fee saw McLeod make the move permanent at the beginning of the 2005-06 campaign and made 52 appearances (14 as sub) and scored seven goals before joining Colchester the following season, Brighton, Wycombe and Chelmsford City.

TERRY MEDWIN
Welsh international centre-forward Terry Medwin gained the first three of his 30 caps while at the Vetch Field. Signing professional for hometown Swansea in November 1949, he was twice leading marksman and scored as the Swans took top-flight Sunderland to an FA Cup fifth round replay in 1954-55. He netted 60 goals in 148 Second Division games for Swansea prior to joining Tottenham Hotspur in April 1956. Featuring in their 1960-61 'double' success, he was an FA Cup winner in 1962 but then a broken leg ended his career and he later held coaching posts at Cardiff City, Fulham, Norwich City and back at Swansea.

 

ANDY MELVILLE
Welsh international central defender Andy Melville starred in Swansea City's 1987-88 Fourth Division play-off final success. Locally born, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in July 1986 and helped Swansea win the Welsh Cup in 1989. He was ever-present in 1989-90, netting 23 goals in 175 League games before being sold to Oxford United for £275,000 in July 1990. Joining Sunderland for £750,000 in August 1993, he helped win the First Division title in 1995-96, then moved to Fulham in July 1999 and repeated the feat in 2000-01. He joined West Ham in January 2004 and was loaned to Nottingham Forest.

 

SYLVAIN MESLIEN
The French defender started his professional career in 1997 at St Etienne, playing for the first-team on 10 occasions. While at the club he was loaned out to Troyes for a season, before arriving at the Liberty Stadium in July 2006. His time at the club was confined to just a single FA Cup appearance at Darlington. He has since moved back to France and has played for a host of clubs.

PAUL MILLER
Experienced central defender Paul Miller played for Swansea City during the 1990-91 campaign. Signing professional for Spurs in May 1977, he starred in two consecutive FA Cup final triumphs and scored in their 1984 UEFA Cup final success. He joined Charlton Athletic for £130,000 in February 1987, moving via Watford to AFC Bournemouth in August 1989. Reuniting with Terry Yorath at Swansea in January 1991, he made 12 Third Division appearances while at the Vetch Field before a knee injury ended his career in May 1991

 

TONY MILLINGTON
Welsh international goalkeeper Tony Millington was a key figure in Swansea's 1969-70 promotion success. Initially with West Brom, he contested a first-team slot with Ray Potter and joined Crystal Palace for £15,000 in October 1964. Joining Peterborough United with Derek Kevan in March 1966, he moved to the Vetch Field for £5,000 in July 1969 and helped Swansea reach the FA Cup fourth round in 1971-72. He made 178 League appearances before moving to Glenavon in July 1974.

 

JAN MOLBY
Former Danish international midfielder Jan Molby managed Swansea City to the Third Division play-off final in 1996-97. Starting with hometown Kolding, he played for Ajax prior to joining Liverpool in August 1984, helping win the League Championship three times and FA Cup twice. He moved to Swansea as player-boss in February 1996 and netted three goals in 41 League games while at the Vetch Field before leaving in October 1997. After working in the media, he became Kidderminster Harriers' boss in May 1999 and plotted their 1999-2000 Conference title triumph. He then managed Hull City and Kidderminster again.

 

GARY MOORE
Tall striker Gary Moore was an experienced figure in Swansea City's 1977-78 promotion campaign. Initially with Sunderland, he joined Grimsby Town for £8,000 in February 1967. He moved to Southend United for £8,000 in November 1968 and helped win promotion in 1971-72, then repeated the feat on loan to Colchester in 1973-74. Joining Chester in August 1974, he featured as they won promotion and were League Cup semi-finalists in 1974-75. He joined Swansea in July 1976 and scored nine goals in 34 League games until injury ended his career in May 1978.

 

JOHN MOORE
Versatile central defender John Moore was a member of Harry Gregg's squad at Swansea City. A former Everton apprentice, he joined StokeCity in July 1963 and made his First Division debut in their 2-2 draw at Chelsea in September 1967. He reunited with Harry Gregg at Shrewsbury Town in August 1968, then followed him to Swansea for £5,000 in January 1973. Making 31 League appearances while at the Vetch Field, he was forced to retire with a serious knee injury in January 1975.

 

KEVIN MOORE
Flying winger Kevin Moore starred in Swansea City's 1977-78 promotion success. Initially with hometown Blackpool, where his father Len became club president, he joined Swansea in July 1977. He also featured in the 1978-79 promotion campaign, netting six goals in 55 League games while at the Vetch Field prior to joining Newport County for £12,000 in February 1979. Helping them achieve a promotion and Welsh Cup 'double' in 1979-80, he was a ECWC quarter-finalist in 1980-81, then had a loan spell at Swindon Town.

 

LUKE MOORE
Luke came through the youth ranks at Aston Villa, playing alongside his brother Stefan, and the pair were part of the club’s successful FA Youth Cup winning side of 2002. After a loan spell at Wycombe, the striker made his Villa debut in a 2-2 draw against rivals Birmingham in the Premier League. He went on to play 87 times for his home-town club before going on loan to West Brom in 2008 and finally signing in a permanent £3.5m deal shortly after. Moore’s time at the Hawthorn’s was disappointing and he spent time on loan at Derby County before arriving at the Liberty in January 2011. Moore was part of the Swans squad that won promotion to the Premier League, but he became a bit part player and was given a free transfer in August 2013 after 61 appearances (38 as sub) and eight goals. Luke moved to Turkish side Elazigspor before joining the MLS in America.

MICHAEL MOORE
Young striker Michael Moore briefly appeared for Swansea City during the 1993-94 campaign. A former Derby County trainee, he signed professional in June 1992 but failed to make an impact and moved to Swansea in August 1993. A back injury affected his first-team chances and his only League appearance was as a substitute in the 2-1 defeat at Reading in March 1994. He then played for CradleyTown, Stafford Rangers, Moor Green, Telford United, Stourbridge, Rothwell, Redditch, Bromsgrove, Gresley, Stratford, Stourport Swifts, Hednesford and Cradley again.

 

VANGELIS MORAS
The former Greek international began his career at Larissa where he caught the eye of giants AEK Athens. He spent four seasons with the Greek club before moving to Italy for a four-year spell with Bologna. He helped the side win promotion to Serie A during his time there, before arriving at the Liberty Stadium in September 2011. His solitary appearance in a Swans shirt came in the 2-2 draw at Wolves in October 2011, and after a three-month spell he left the club. He returned to Italy with Verona.

 

JOE MOREIRA
Portuguese left-back Joe Moreira played for Swansea City in the 1996-97 Third Division play-off final. Previously with leading Portuguese side Benfica, he had a loan spell at Nacional de Madeira before moving to the Vetch Field for £56,000 in May 1996. He missed the start of the season after suffering a knee injury in pre-season training and made his League debut in Swansea's 1-0 win at home to Brighton in November 1996. Unable to command a regular first-team slot during the 1997-98 campaign, he played 15 Second Division games while at the Vetch Field before being released in March 1998, then returned to Portugal.

 

ARTHUR MORGAN
Tough-tackling full-back Arthur Morgan provided reliable defensive cover while at Swansea. A former amateur at the Vetch Field, he turned professional in August 1950 and was given his League debut in place of Terry Elwell in that month's 2-1 defeat at Hull City. He played for Swansea in the 1952-53 FA Cup third round tie at holders Newcastle United and made 12 Second Division appearances for the Swans prior to joining Plymouth Argyle in November 1953. Moving to Barry Town in August 1959, he retired in May 1964 and resided in Barry until his tragic death in a gas explosion at his home in October 2000.

 

BARI MORGAN
Young midfielder Bari Morgan featured in Swansea City's 2000-01 relegation battle. A former trainee at the Vetch Field, he signed professional in July 1999 and made his first-team debut in a flu ravaged Swansea squad that lost 2-0 at Exeter City in the 1999-2000 Auto Windscreens Shield second round. He was given his League debut in Swansea's 1-0 defeat at Millwall in September 2000, making a further four substitute appearances for the Swans before moving to Aberystwyth in July 2001. Captaining them in the 2004 Intertoto Cup first round tie against FC Dinaburg.

 

DENLEY MORGAN
Versatile left-back Denley Morgan held a regular first-team slot at Swansea City during the closing weeks of the 1971-72 campaign. Initially with hometown Llanelli, he was initially a part-time professional at the Vetch Field and was given his League debut in Swansea's 2-0 victory at home to Exeter City in May 1969. He made 14 League appearances before returning to Llanelli in July 1972 and starred as they twice won the Welsh League Premier Division. After spells at Ammanford and Pembroke Borough, he re-joined Llanelli in July 1980 and also assisted Wyndham Evans at Carmarthen.

 

HUW MORGAN
Welsh Youth midfielder Huw Morgan played for Swansea City during the 1983-84 season. He represented the Boys Club of Wales and was an apprentice at the Vetch Field before turning professional in August 1982. Making his League debut in Swansea's 1-0 defeat at home to Grimsby Town in November 1983, he was unable to prevent relegation and played seven Second Division games prior to joining Port Talbot in July 1984. Briefly with Finn Harps, he then had spells at Port Talbot, Llanelli, Afan Lido and Port Talbot again.

 

KERRY MORGAN
A diminutive and all-energy player, Kerry was born in Merthyr Tydfil and came through the youth ranks at Swansea. During his time at the club he found himself loaned out to Port Talbot, before a spell in Sweden with Ostersunds FK. After returning to south Wales, Morgan was once again loaned out to Port Talbot before moving to the continent and featuring in Spain with CF Balaguer. In August 2008 the midfielder finally made his professional debut with the Swans in a 3-0 League Cup win at the Liberty Stadium over Brighton, but was released at the end of the season after six (three as sub) appearances. Kerry joined Welsh Premier League side Neath in 2010 and then Merthyr Tydfil.

WENDELL MORGAN
Outside-left Wendell Morgan contested a first-team slot with Norman Lawson while at Swansea. Initially with Grovesend Welfare, he represented Great Britain Boys Clubs and joined Cardiff City in May 1952. He moved to Brentford in June 1954, then had a season at Gillingham before joining Swansea for £5,000 in July 1958. Making seven Second Division appearances for the Swans, he moved to Newport County in June 1959 and Carlisle United in June 1960, then finished his playing career with Llanelli and managed Garden Village.

 

KENNY MORGANS
Welsh U-23 winger Ken Morgans helped Swansea win the West Wales Senior Cup in two consecutive seasons. Locally born, he turned professional with Manchester United in April 1956 and helped them twice win the FA Youth Cup. He survived the Munich air crash but never again found his early form, moving to the Vetch Field for £3,000 in March 1961. Scoring eight times in 54 Second Division games before losing his place to Barrie Jones, he moved to Newport County in June 1964, then had a spell at Barry Town and was later Cwmbran Town's player-manager.

 

ALAN MORRIS
Ex-Welsh Youth winger Alan Morris helped Swansea win the Football Combination Second Division title in 1960-61. Locally born, he progressed through the ranks at the Vetch Field and made his League debut in Swansea's 4-0 defeat at home to Blackburn Rovers nine months before turning professional in June 1958. He also helped the reserves win the Welsh League First Division title in two consecutive seasons, netting once in 12 Second Division games prior to joining Reading for £4,500 in August 1963 but a knee injury ended his career. Later working at the IMI Works in Waunarlwydd, he died in Swansea in March 2007.

 

BILLY MORRIS
Former Welsh Schoolboy outside-left Billy Morris featured in Swansea's 1948-49 Third Division (South) title campaign. Locally born, he lost several years of his career during the Second World War and turned professional at the Vetch Field in May 1946. He helped Swansea win the London Combination Cup in 1947 and made his League debut in the 3-2 defeat at Ipswich Town in January 1948. Also appearing in the 1949 West Wales Senior Cup final success, he scored once in 16 League outings prior to joining Brighton in September 1949. He retired in May 1951 and resided back in Swansea until his death in March 1994.

 

MAL MORRIS
Centre-forward Mal Morris scored twice in Swansea's 1957 West Wales Senior Cup final success. Initially with Pembroke Borough, he starred in their 1953-54 Welsh League 'double' triumph and moved to the Vetch Field in October 1956. He made his League debut in place of Dai Thomas in Swansea's 4-1 victory at Notts County the following month but failed to secure a regular first-team slot and netted five goals in 15 Second Division games before joining Gloucester City in July 1958. Later re-joining Pembroke Borough, he worked for Hancock Ship Builders in Pembroke Dock until retirement and died in Neyland in June 2001.

 

STEVE MORRIS
Former Welsh Youth left-back Steve Morris featured prominently in Swansea City's 1977-78 promotion success. Locally born, he was an apprentice at the Vetch Field and made his League debut in Swansea's 2-0 victory at home to Southport two months before turning professional in June 1976. He also featured in Swansea's 1978-79 promotion campaign and scored once in 39 League games prior to joining Plymouth Argyle for £10,000 in January 1980. Later playing for Bridgend and Trebanos.

 

PAT MORRISSEY
Former Republic of Ireland U-23 midfielder Pat Morrissey had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1977-78 promotion campaign. Initially with Coventry City, he joined Torquay United in July 1968 and moved to Crewe Alexandra in July 1969. He was briefly with Chester before being sold to Watford for £8,000 in December 1971 and joined Aldershot in an exchange deal involving Roger Joslyn in November 1974. Loaned to Swansea in October 1977, he made four League appearances while at the Vetch Field. He later played for Dartford, Hayes, Slough and managed several non-League clubs. He died in February 2005.

 

DAVE MOSS
Midfielder Dave Moss played for Swansea City during the 2002-03 season. A former Doncaster apprentice, he had spells with Rotorua Suburbs, Worksop, Boston and Doncaster again before moving to Chesterfield in October 1993. He was a promotion winner in 1994-95, then played for Scunthorpe, Partick and Falkirk, helping win the Scottish League Challenge Cup in 1998. Sold to Dunfermline for £120,000 in September 1999, he moved via Falkirk to Swansea in August 2002 and scored twice in nine League games. He joined Hednesford in April 2003, then Barry and Carmarthen, before a spell as Swansea's head of youth in May 2005.

 

ROGER MULLEN
Welsh Youth full-back Roger Mullen understudied Wyndham Evans while at SwanseaCity. A former apprentice at the Vetch Field, he turned professional in March 1984 and was given his League debut as a substitute in the following month's 2-0 defeat at Shrewsbury. He made just two further League appearances before moving to Basingstoke in July 1985. Joining Merthyr Tydfil in July 1986, he helped win the Welsh Cup in 1987, promotion in 1987-88 and the Southern League title in 1988-89. He played for Abergavenny Thursdays, Ebbw Vale, Barry, Porth and Cwmammam.

 

ANDY MUMFORD
Welsh U-21 midfielder Andy Mumford featured in Swansea City's 2002 West Wales Senior Cup final triumph. Initially with Llanelli, he moved to the Vetch Field in June 2000 and made his League debut in Swansea's 1-0 defeat at Port Vale in April 2001. He also appeared in a central defensive role and netted six goals in 63 League outings but lost his place under Brian Flynn. After loan spells at Haverfordwest, Port Talbot, Merthyr Tydfil, Peter Nicholas' Newport County and Aldershot Town, he joined League of Wales side Port Talbot in August 2004.

 

KARL MUNROE
Teenage midfielder Karl Munroe briefly played for Swansea City during the 1997-98 campaign. A former trainee at the Vetch Field, he made his solitary League appearance for Swansea as a substitute in the 1-0 defeat at Mansfield Town two months before turning professional in July 1998. He failed to make an impact under new manager Brian Flynn and was loaned to Aberystwyth Town before joining Macclesfield Town in October 1999. A fiery competitor, he secured a regular first-team slot while at Moss Rose and moved to Halifax Town in August 2004. He has also played for Northwich Victoria and Altrincham.

 

BRIAN MURPHY
Republic of Ireland U-21 goalkeeper Brian Murphy was a member of Swansea City's 2006 Football League Trophy winning squad. A former Manchester City trainee, he signed professional in May 2000 but failed to secure a first-team slot and made his League debut while on loan to Peterborough United in May 2003. He joined Swansea in August 2003 and selected ahead of stalwart Roger Freestone for the opening match of the season. Understudying Willy Gueret as the Swans won promotion in 2004-05 and reached the League One play-off final in 2005-06, he made 13 League appearances prior to joining Bohemians in June 2006. He returned to the Football League with Ipswich and QPR.

 

MATT MURPHY
Experienced midfielder Matt Murphy played for Swansea City during the 2002-03 campaign. He had spells with Long Buckby, Cogenhoe United, Irthlingborough Diamonds and Corby Town prior to joining Oxford United for £20,000 in February 1993. Helping win promotion in 1995-96, he was loaned to Scunthorpe before moving to Bury in August 2001. He was reunited with Nick Cusack at Swansea in July 2002 and netted three goals in 12 Third Division games prior to joining Kettering Town in July 2003. Later with King's Lynn, Ford Sports and Slough Town, he reunited with Mike Ford at Brackley Town in June 2005.

 

DON MURRAY
Former Scotland U-23 central defender Don Murray had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1974-75 season. Signing professional for Cardiff City in January 1963, he featured in successive Welsh Cup final triumphs and was a semi-finalist in the League Cup in 1965-66 and ECWC in 1967-68. He was loaned to Swansea in October 1974 and made five League appearances while at the Vetch Field. Sold to Hearts for £15,000 in December 1974, he reunited with Jimmy Scoular at Newport County in October 1976 and later played for Barry Town.

 

TOMMY MUTTON
Fast striker Tommy Mutton briefly featured in Swansea City's 1999-2000 Third Division title campaign. A former Burnley apprentice, he impressed with Rhyl and Bangor City before joining Swansea for £20,000 in September 1999. He made his League debut as a substitute in that month's 2-0 defeat at HullCity, then played against top-flight Derby County in the Worthington Cup second round. Failing to secure a regular first-team slot, he made seven League appearances and was loaned to Merthyr Tydfil prior to joining Rhyl in March 2001. He moved to Connah's Quay Nomads in August 2001 and re-joined Rhyl in June 2005.

 

 

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DANNY NARDIELLO
Ex-England Youth striker Danny Nardiello had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 2003-04 season. The son of former Welsh international winger Donato Nardiello, he was a scholar at Manchester United and turned professional in November 1999. A prolific goalscorer in their reserve team, he played in the League Cup and Champions League but failed to secure a Premiership slot. He was loaned to Swansea in October 2003, playing four League games while at the Vetch Field. Joining Barnsley initially on loan in January 2004, he scored in their 2005-06 League One play-off final success, moving to QPR in June 2007.

 

EDGAR NEWELL
Versatile defender Edgar Newell helped Swansea win the Third Division (South) title in 1948-49. Locally born, he served in the Welsh Regiment during the war and had a spell with Hafod Athletic before moving to the Vetch Field in August 1946. He helped Swansea reserves win the London Combination Cup in 1947 and West Wales Senior Cup twice, making his League debut in Swansea's 1-0 victory at home to Swindon in October 1947. Playing 22 League games for the Swans before joining Milford United in July 1951, he later joined Llanelly.

 

AIDAN NEWHOUSE
Ex-England Youth striker Aidan Newhouse helped Swansea City qualify for the Third Division play-offs in 1998-99. He was Chester City's youngest-ever League debutant at 15 years 350 days in May 1988 and moved to Wimbledon for £100,000 in February 1990. Providing reliable cover in the top-flight, he was loaned to Port Vale, Portsmouth and Torquay United before joining Fulham in June 1997. He reunited with Alan Cork at Swansea for £30,000 in October 1997 and made 14 League appearances. Linking up with Micky Adams again at Brighton in August 1999, he later played for Sutton United and Northwich Victoria.

 

FRANK NOUBLE
Frank’s early years were spent in the youth and reserve teams at Chelsea, before moving across London to sign for West Ham in 2009. He made his Premier League debut for the Hammers as a substitute in a 2-0 win at Wolves and made his first team start at Aston Villa in a 0-0 draw in January 2010. After finding it hard to break into first team he moved to West Brom and Swindon on loan before arriving at the Liberty on a three-month loan deal in September 2010. He only played six games for the Swans (four as sub), scoring one goal against Watford before an injury crisis at West Ham cut short his time at the club. Since then, Frank has been on loan at Barnsley and Charlton before signing permanently for Wolves in 2012. After a short stay at Molineux, the striker is now a regular at Championship side Ipswich.

KEVIN NUGENT
Former Republic of Ireland Youth striker Kevin Nugent was an experienced figure in Swansea City's 2004-05 promotion success. Initially with Leyton Orient, he featured in their 1988-89 promotion campaign and played on loan for Cork City in that season's FAI Cup final. He joined Plymouth Argyle for £200,000 in March 1992 and moved via Bristol City to Cardiff City for £65,000 in August 1997. Leading marksman in their 1997-98 promotion triumph, he re-joined Leyton Orient in January 2001 and moved to Swansea in January 2003. He netted 16 goals in 74 League games before becoming the Swans' assistant-manager under Kenny Jackett. Also caretaker-manager at Swansea and then Leyton Orient.

 

MEL NURSE
Welsh international centre-half Mel Nurse had two spells at Swansea. Locally born, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in June 1955 and made his League debut in Swansea's 6-1 win at home to Leicester City nine months later. He was ever-present in 1959-60 and starred in the 1961 Welsh Cup final success, joining Middlesbrough for £25,000 in October 1962. Moving to Swindon Town in September 1965, he returned to Swansea for £4,000 in June 1968 and helped win promotion in 1969-70. He netted 12 goals in 257 League games overall before joining Pembroke in March 1972, then Merthyr, becoming a businessman in Swansea. Helped save the club after the Tony Petty era in 2001.

 

 

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ANDY OAKES
The goalkeeper came from a footballing family, and started his career at Macclesfield Town in 1995 before moving to Hull City in 1998. He only spent one season on Humberside before a £465,000 fee took him to the Premier League with Derby County. Although spending six years at Pride Park he only managed to play 43 games, and was loaned out to both Port Vale and Bolton during his time at the club. After six frustrating seasons with Derby he moved to Walsall where he was first choice until relegation in 2006 and a move to the Liberty Stadium. Swansea manager Kenny Jackett brought Oakes in as cover for Willy Gueret, and he played five games before leaving after one season. He moved to Darlington before retiring in 2009.

JACK O'DRISCOLL
Irish international winger Jack O'Driscoll was an influential figure in Swansea's 1948-49 Third Division (South) title triumph. Initially with CorkCity, he appeared for Waterford in the 1941 FAI Cup final and after a spell at Shelbourne, played for Cork United in two FAI Cup finals including their 1947 success. He joined Swansea for £3,000 in June 1947 and helped reach two consecutive Welsh Cup finals, netting 24 goals in 118 League outings before moving to Llanelly in September 1952. Featuring as they beat Swansea in the 1953 West Wales Senior Cup final, he then lived and worked locally until his death in March 1988.

 

DAVE O'GORMAN
Flying winger Dave O'Gorman played under four different managers while at Swansea City. A former Wrexham trainee, he signed professional in July 1990 and moved to Northwich Victoria in July 1991. He had spells with Hyde United and Connah's Quay Nomads prior to joining Barry Town in June 1995 and helped them win the League of Wales title in two consecutive seasons. Jan Molby paid £60,000 for him and Tony Bird in August 1997 and he netted five goals in 39 League outings before rejoining Connah's Quay in February 1999. He later played for Hellenic, Oswestry, Flint and Rhyl.

 

STEPHEN O’HALLORAN
Stephen was a Republic of Ireland international, playing twice for the senior side and 13 times for the Under-21s. His first club in professional football was Aston Villa, but after failing to break into the first team squad he was loaned out to Wycombe where he made 14 appearances. From here he was loaned out again, first to Southampton and then to Leeds United in February 2008. Come November and he found himself at the Liberty in November 2008 as cover for the injured Marcus Painter, but after only three games he suffered a cruciate ligament injury and his loan spell was terminated early. Leaving Villa in 2010 he signed for Coventry and Carlisle before playing non-league football for Nuneaton Borough and then Stockport.

KRISTIAN O'LEARY
Versatile former Welsh Youth international Kris O'Leary was Player of the Year in Swansea City's 2004-05 promotion and Welsh Cup 'double' triumph. A former trainee at the Vetch Field, he made his League debut in Swansea's 5-1 defeat at Bradford City four months before turning professional in July 1996. He played in defence and midfield, helping Swansea twice qualify for the Third Division play-offs, then win the Third Division title in 1999-2000. Appointed captain, he helped reach the League One play-offs and win the Football League Trophy in 2005-06. He was loaned to Cheltenham during his 2006-07 testimonial season. Returned to coach the Swans Under-21 side in 2012 and stepped up to first team duties with the appointment of Garry Monk as boss in February 2014.

 

DENNIS OLI
Young striker Dennis Oli briefly played for Swansea City at the start of the 2004-05 promotion campaign. Signing professional for QPR in October 2001, he was given his League debut in their 1-1 draw at home to Wigan Athletic four months later. He was a member of QPR's 2003-04 promotion squad and joined Swansea on trial in July 2004. His solitary League appearance was as a substitute in the following month's 2-0 defeat at home to Northampton. He had a month at Cambridge United prior to joining Grays Athletic in November 2004, helping win the Conference South title and FA Trophy in 2004-05. Then joined Gillingham.

 

ANDREA ORLANDI
The midfielder was born in Barcelona, starting his career with Alaves before moving to Barcelona B and playing one game for the Catalan side. In September 2007 Andrea found himself as a free agent and arrived at the Liberty Stadium to join manager Roberto Martinez’s Spanish revolution as one of the ‘Three Amigos’. A very talented player, he was part of the squad that lifted the League One title and then played under new manager Paulo Sousa in the Championship. However, injuries curtailed his appearances during Brendan Rodgers’ time in charge, and he only featured in three Premier League games in our inaugural season at this level. At the end of our first season in the top-flight, Andrea opted to leave the club after 87 appearances and three goals. He signed for Championship side Brighton before being released at the end of the 2013-14 campaign.

JOHN O'SULLIVAN
Irish winger John O'Sullivan was Billy McCandless' first signing for Swansea. Initially with hometown Cork, together with Jack O'Driscoll, he then played for Waterford and represented the League of Ireland. He moved to the Vetch Field in January 1948 and made his League debut in that month's 6-1 victory at home to Bristol City. His only other Third Division (South) appearance for Swansea was in the next match at Reading and he had a spell with Lovell's Athletic prior to joining Llanelly in April 1950. He then played for Haverfordwest and Aldershot.

 

BOBBY OWEN
Striker Bobby Owen had a loan spell at Swansea during the 1969-70 promotion season. A former Bury apprentice, he turned professional in August 1965 and starred in their 1967-68 promotion success. He moved to Manchester City for £35,000 in July 1968, making his debut in their FA Charity Shield triumph. Loaned to Swansea in March 1970, he scored once in six League games. Sold to Carlisle United for £20,000 in June 1970, he was a key figure as they reached the top-flight in 1973-74, then played for Doncaster Rovers and Gainsborough.

 

 

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MARCOS PAINTER
The left-back began his professional career with Birmingham City. During his time at St Andrews, Marcos made his senior debut against Scunthorpe in the League Cup in 2005, and made his Premier League bow in a 1-0 win against Fulham. Finding his opportunities limited, he found himself loaned out to Swansea as cover for the injured Tom Williams. He established himself in the side and was a regular as the club won the League One title in 2008. The Swans later paid Birmingham £50,000 to make the move permanent. A cruciate ligament injury in 2008 saw the player ruled out for the whole season and after he struggled to return to the starting line-up he moved on loan to Brighton after 80 appearances. In July 2010 the loan move was made permanent and Marcos enjoyed three seasons with the Seagulls before joining Portsmouth at the beginning of 2013-14.

 

DES PALMER
Welsh international centre-forward Des Palmer played for Swansea in two consecutive Welsh Cup finals. Locally born, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in April 1950 and made his League debut in Swansea's 1-1 draw at Hull City in September 1952. He was joint top scorer in 1956-57, netting 38 goals in 84 Second Division games before joining Liverpool in exchange for Roy Saunders plus £4,000 in March 1959. After a spell with Johannesburg Ramblers, he moved to Derby County in June 1961, then played for Wellington, Slavia Melbourne, Yugal and Llanelly.

 

COLIN PARK
Welsh Youth goalkeeper Colin Park made his solitary League appearance in Swansea's 2-2 draw at Scunthorpe United in September 1963. Locally born, he progressed through the ranks at the Vetch Field and was a part-time professional, understudying Noel Dwyer and Johnny King. He helped the reserves win the Welsh League First Division title in 1961-62 and moved to Ton Pentre in July 1965. Later reuniting with Mal Gilligan, Alan Wilkins and Brayley Reynolds at Lovell's Athletic until that club folded, he then played for Ammanford and Port Tennant Colts.

 

DEREK PARLANE
Former Scotland international striker Derek Parlane helped Swansea City avoid relegation in 1984-85. Initially with Queen's Park, he joined Glasgow Rangers in April 1970 and helped them win all three major Scottish honours before being sold to Leeds United for £160,000 in March 1980. He moved via Bulova to Manchester City in August 1983 and was leading marksman in 1983-84, then had a spell at Burnley before reuniting with John Bond at Swansea in January 1985. Scoring three goals in 21 League outings, he later played for Rochdale, Airdrie, Macclesfield and Curzon Ashton.

 

JACK PARRY
Welsh international goalkeeper Jack Parry featured in Swansea's 1948-49 Third Division (South) title triumph. Initially with Ynystawe United, he moved via Clydach United to Swansea in June 1946 and helped twice win the London Combination Cup. He made 96 League appearances while at the Vetch Field prior to joining Ipswich Town in August 1951. Ever-present in their 1953-54 Third Division (South) title success, he moved to Chelmsford City in July 1955, then had a spell with Fred Jones' Marconi.

 

COLIN PASCOE
Welsh international midfielder Colin Pascoe starred in Swansea City's 1994 Autoglass Trophy final triumph. Signing professional for the Swans in April 1983, he helped win the Welsh Cup that season. He featured in Swansea's 1987-88 promotion campaign, moving to Sunderland for £70,000 in March 1988. Helping them clinch the Third Division title, he was a promotion winner again in 1988-89 and re-joined Swansea for £70,000 in August 1993. He netted 54 goals in 270 League games overall before joining Merthyr Tydfil in September 1996, then played for Carmarthen. He coached at Cardiff and Swansea, becoming assistant-manager at the Liberty under Brendan Rodgers and then Liverpool.

 

EDDIE PASSMORE
Centre-forward Eddie Passmore played for Swansea during the 1946-47 campaign. A former Portsmouth amateur, he joined Swansea in February 1944 and made his League debut in the 2-0 defeat at home to Spurs in September 1946. He scored twice in six Second Division games for the Swans before joining Gateshead in April 1947. A prolific scorer as they finished Third Division (North) runners-up in 1949-50, he joined Guildford City in July 1950 and was twice leading marksman. Moving to Kidderminster Harriers in January 1952, he played for Stafford Rangers and Shotton CW. He died in Durham in December 1988.

 

ROY PAUL
Welsh international central defender Roy Paul gained the first nine of his 33 caps while at the Vetch Field. Moving to Swansea from Ton Pentre in October 1938, he was an important figure in the 1948-49 Third Division (South) title triumph and netted 14 goals in 160 League games prior to joining Manchester City in July 1950. He helped them regain top-flight status in 1950-51 and skippered City to two consecutive FA Cup finals, including their 1956 Wembley success. Later player-manager of Worcester City and Garw Athletic, he then worked as a lorry driver and remained in South Wales until his death in May 2002.

 

DONNY PAYNE
Welsh Youth goalkeeper Donny Payne played for Swansea City during the 1971-72 campaign. Locally born, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in December 1970 after impressing in the reserve team and made his League debut in Swansea's 3-2 victory at home to Bolton Wanderers in February 1972. He contested a first-team slot with Tony Millington and Dai Davies, playing 11 Third Division games before moving to Torquay United in June 1972. Joining Newport County in August 1973, he had two spells at both Merthyr Tydfil and Haverfordwest.

 

JOE PAYNE
Versatile forward Joe Payne was an influential figure in Swansea's 1948-49 Third Division (South) title triumph. Previously with Briton Ferry, he moved to the Vetch Field in July 1938 and was a wartime guest player for several clubs. He made his League debut in Swansea's 3-2 victory at home to Nottingham Forest in September 1946 and netted 13 goals in 52 League outings before being sold to Newport County for £5,000 in October 1949. Joining new-boys Scunthorpe in July 1950, he then played for Northampton and later joined their coaching staff. He managed Rushden Town and died in Daventry in September 2001.

 

DUDLEY PEAKE
Centre-half Dudley Peake played for Swansea in the 1957 Welsh Cup final. Locally born, he played for Tawe United, the same junior side that produced Trevor Ford, and worked for the Electrical Goods Company before turning professional with Swansea in April 1956. He made his League debut in that month's 2-2 draw at home to Plymouth and scored twice in 57 Second Division games while at the Vetch Field before being displaced by Welsh international Ray Daniel. Sold to Newport County for £2,000 in June 1958, he later played for Romford and Merthyr Tydfil.

 

DON PEARSON
Wing-half Don Pearson appeared for Swansea in the 1957 Welsh Cup final. Locally born, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in June 1950 and developed in the reserves before making his League debut in Swansea's 4-3 defeat at Notts County in November 1952. He provided reliable cover and his solitary goal in 52 Second Division games came in the Swans' 4-2 victory at home to Huddersfield in December 1956. Moving to Aldershot in July 1958, he joined Haverfordwest in August 1959 and was top scorer in 1959-60. He then managed Haverfordwest and Morriston.

 

DAVE PENNEY
Midfielder Dave Penney appeared for SwanseaCity in the 1996-97 Third Division play-off final. Initially with Pontefract Colliery, he joined DerbyCounty in September 1985 and moved to Oxford United in June 1989. He was loaned to Swansea in March 1991 and helped win the Welsh Cup, then rejoined Swansea for £20,000 in August 1994 and netted 23 goals in 106 League games before joining CardiffCity for £20,000 in July 1997. Moving to Doncaster Rovers in August 1998, he became manager in March 2002, taking them to the Conference title in 2002-03 and Third Division title in 2003-04. Managed Doncaster, Darlington, Oldham and Bristol Rovers.

 

DARREN PERRETT
Striker Darren Perrett scored the fastest hat-trick in Swansea City's history against Rhyl in a Welsh Cup tie in December 1994. Starting with Bridgend Town, he joined Cheltenham Town in January 1992 and moved to the Vetch Field in July 1993. He made his League debut in Swansea's 1-1 draw at home to Reading three months later and helped win the West Wales Senior Cup in two consecutive seasons. His solitary goal in 30 League outings clinched the Swans' 2-1 victory at home to Fulham in May 1994 and he moved to Merthyr Tydfil in November 1995. He later played for Cwmbran and Cardiff Civil Service.

 

TERRY PHELAN
Young left-back Terry Phelan was capped 42 times by Republic of Ireland after leaving Swansea City. Previously with Leeds United, he moved to the Vetch Field in July 1986 and made 45 Fourth Division appearances for Swansea before being sold to Wimbledon for £100,000 in July 1987. He starred in their 1988 FA Cup final triumph and followed Keith Curle to Manchester City for £2,500,000 in August 1992. Appearing for his country in the 1994 World Cup, he joined Chelsea for £900,000 in November 1995, then played for Everton, Fulham, Sheffield United and United States side Charleston Battery.

 

DON PHILLIPS
Inside-forward Don Phillips provided reliable cover while at the Vetch Field. He impressed with Buckleys in his native Llanelli before joining Swansea in December 1956 and made his League debut in the 2-2 draw at Huddersfield four months later. Also featuring in the 2-2 draw at home to Port Vale two days later, his only other Second Division appearance for Swansea was in the 2-0 defeat at home to Sheffield United in February 1958. He was a consistent scorer for the reserves and joined Yeovil Town in July 1958, helping them win the Southern League Cup in 1960-61. Later played for Bath City.

 

GARETH PHILLIPS
Welsh U-21 midfielder Gareth Phillips was a fringe member of Swansea City's 1999-2000 Third Division championship squad. A former trainee at the Vetch Field, the youth team skipper made his League debut in Swansea's 2-1 defeat at Cambridge United in November 1996. He turned professional in July 1998 and returned from loan spells at Merthyr Tydfil and Carmarthen to help Swansea win the West Wales Senior Cup in 2002. Regularly appearing as a substitute, he scored twice in 88 League outings for the Swans prior to reuniting with Peter Nicholas at Newport County in August 2003. Also played for Port Talbot and Afan Lido.

 

LEIGHTON PHILLIPS
Welsh international central defender Leighton Phillips was an experienced figure as Swansea City won promotion to the top-flight in 1980-81. Initially with Cardiff City, he helped win the Welsh Cup three times and moved to Aston Villa for £100,000 in September 1974. He starred as they won promotion in 1974-75 and the League Cup in 1977, joining Swansea for £70,000 in November 1978. Featuring in the 1978-79 promotion success, he made 97 League appearances before being sold to Charlton Athletic for £25,000 in July 1981. He later played for Exeter City and Llanelli.

 

STEWART PHILLIPS
Striker Stewart Phillips was unlucky with injuries and illness while at Swansea City. A former Hereford United apprentice, where his father was a director, he made his League debut as a 16 year-old in April 1978 and was Hereford's top scorer in four successive seasons. He joined West Brom for £25,000 in March 1988, moving to Swansea in January 1989 and netting once in 19 League outings. After a loan period back at Hereford, setting their League goalscoring record, he joined Wrexham in August 1991, then had spells with Aldershot, Sudbury, Worcester and AFC Newport.

 

MIKE PINNER
England Amateur goalkeeper Mike Pinner made his solitary Second Division appearance for Swansea in the 4-2 victory at home to champions Liverpool in May 1962. He studied at Cambridge University and played in four Varsity matches at Wembley. Starring for Pegasus and Corinthian Casuals, he worked as a solicitor and also briefly appeared in the League for Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday, QPR, Manchester United and Chelsea. After representing Great Britain in two Olympic Games, he joined Leyton Orient in October 1962 and later played for Belfast Distillery.

 

GORKA PINTADO
Gorka played in the lower divisions of Spanish football with Real Union, Osasuna B and Leganes before joining Swansea in August 2008. He joined a growing army of Spanish players and scored on his league debut for the club during a 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest at the Liberty. A big, strong, powerful front man, he found that he was used as a substitute more often than not, but did score some important goals while at the club. When Brendan Rodgers took over at the beginning of the 2010-11 season, Gorka found himself out of favour and moved on loan to AEK Larnaca after 79 appearances and six goals. After the season ended Gorka was released by the club and signed permanently for Larnaca.

DAVID POPE
Young right-back David Pope briefly played for Swansea during the 1957-58 campaign. A former Chelsea apprentice, he joined Crystal Palace in September 1953 but failed to secure a first-team slot at Selhurst Park and Ron Burgess signed him for Swansea in September 1956. He was given his League debut in place of Tom Brown in the Swans' 4-1 defeat at home to Middlesbrough in October 1957, also appearing in the following month's 3-1 Second Division reverse at home to Rotherham United. Moved to Kent League champions Sittingbourne in July 1958.

 

STEVE POTTER
Young goalkeeper Steve Potter was ever-present for Swansea City in 1975-76. A former Manchester City apprentice, he turned professional in October 1973 but was unable to make an impact and moved to the Vetch Field initially on loan in August 1974. He made his League debut in Swansea's 3-3 draw at home to Doncaster Rovers the following month and featured prominently as Harry Griffiths' side narrowly failed to win promotion in 1976-77. Displaced in goal by Keith Barber, he made 118 Fourth Division appearances for the Swans before moving to Bridgend Town in July 1978.

 

KEN POUND
Flying winger Ken Pound featured in Swansea's 1966 Welsh Cup final success. A former Portsmouth amateur, he joined Yeovil Town in July 1963 and starred in their 1963-64 Southern League title triumph, moving to the Vetch Field for £1,000 in July 1964. He netted four goals in 26 League outings for Swansea prior to joining Bournemouth in an exchange deal involving Denis Coughlin in August 1966. Swapped for Gillingham's John Meredith in July 1969, he helped Weymouth win the Southern League Cup in 1973 and worked in the commercial departments of several clubs.

 

BARRY POWELL
Former England U-23 midfielder Barry Powell briefly played for Swansea City during the 1984-85 season. Signing professional for Wolves in January 1972, he featured in their 1974 League Cup final triumph and moved to Coventry City in September 1975. He joined Derby County in October 1979 and moved via Bulova to Burnley in July 1984. Reuniting with John Bond at Swansea in February 1985, he made eight League appearances while at the Vetch Field, then played for South China and re-joined Wolves as a coach. He then became Coventry City's community officer.

 

RAY POWELL
Versatile forward Ray Powell was a fringe member of Swansea's 1948-49 Third Division (South) title squad. Locally born, he played for Morriston and Haverfordwest before moving to the Vetch Field in May 1947. He was a prolific goalscorer for the reserves and scored on his League debut in Swansea's 1-1 draw at home to Walsall in February 1948. Helping the Swans twice win the West Wales Senior Cup, he netted five goals in 18 League outings before being sold to Scunthorpe United for £2,000 in July 1951. He was leading marksman in 1951-52, then played for Kettering. Passed away in May, 2014.

 

DARREN PRATLEY
Darren’s first club was Fulham, making his debut for the side in a League Cup tie at Wigan in September 2003. Finding it hard to force himself into the starting XI, he went out on loan to Brentford at the end of the 2004-05 season, and it was during this period that he attracted the attention of the Swans. This led to a summer (June 2006) move for the midfielder and he quickly won over the fans with his playing style and eye for goal. He was a prominent figure in the League One championship-winning side in 2008, and found the second tier to his liking. In his five years at the club he scored some important goals, none more so than in the play-off semi-final win over Nottingham Forest that took the club to Wembley. But having gained a place in the Premier League, Pratley left the club to join Bolton after 181 appearances (26 as sub) and 29 goals.

JIM PRESSDEE
Welsh Youth left-back Jim Pressdee provided reliable defensive cover while at Swansea. Locally born, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in August 1951. He was given his League debut in Swansea's 2-0 defeat at home to Everton in March 1954, making eight Second Division appearances before concentrating on his cricket career. Playing 322 games for Glamorgan CCC between 1949 and 1965, he had spells with Brecon Corinthians and Llanelly in the Welsh League. He emigrated to South Africa in 1965 and played cricket for North East Transvaal.

 

DUDLEY PRICE
Inside-left Dudley Price helped Swansea win the Football Combination Second Division title in 1954-55. Locally born, he signed professional at the Vetch Field in April 1950 and made his League debut in Swansea's 4-1 defeat at Leicester City in February 1954. He scored nine times in 34 Second Division games before being sold to Southend United for £3,000 in January 1958. Leading marksman in 1959-60, he joined Hull City in September 1960, then moved via Bradford City to Merthyr Tydfil in July 1965.

 

JASON PRICE
Welsh U-21 winger Jason Price starred in Swansea City's 1999-2000 Third Division title triumph. Previously with Aberaman, he moved to Swansea in July 1995 and made his League debut in the 2-0 victory at home to Doncaster in January 1997. He helped the Swans qualify for the Third Division play-offs in 1998-99, netting 17 goals in 144 League games prior to joining Brentford in August 2001. Moving to Tranmere Rovers three months later, he joined Hull City in July 2003 and was twice a promotion winner. Later with Brentford, Tranmere, Hull, Doncaster, Millwall, Carlisle, Barnet and Prestatyn Town.

 

NEIL PRICE
Young full-back Neil Price appeared for Swansea City during the 1985-86 season. A former Watford apprentice, he turned professional in February 1982 and helped win the FA Youth Cup that season. He was an FA Cup finalist in 1984 and loaned to Plymouth and Blackpool before joining Swansea in July 1985. Injury and illness restricted him to three League appearances while at the Vetch Field and he moved to Wycombe Wanderers in February 1986. Starring in their 1986-87 Isthmian League title triumph, he later played for Wealdstone, then managed Staines, Walton & Hersham, Hendon and Hemel Hempstead.

 

PAUL PRICE
Welsh international central defender Paul Price was a John Bond signing for Swansea City. Initially with Welwyn Garden, he joined Luton Town in July 1971 and was ever-present in 1979-80. He was sold to Spurs for £200,000 in June 1981 and appeared in the 1982 League Cup and FA Cup finals. Following a spell with Minnesota Kicks, he moved to the Vetch Field in January 1985 and scored once in 61 League games for Swansea prior to joining Peterborough United in August 1986. Later with Wivenhoe and St Albans City before being joint-manager of Hitchin Town.

 

TAMAS PRISKIN
Born in Komarom in Czechoslovakia, Tamas played for Gyori Eto FC and received Hungarian citizenship in addition to his Slovakian passport. He shone as a youngster and this led to a move to the Premier League with Watford in 2006. For two seasons he was a regular at Vicarage Road, but after the club was relegated to the Championship he found it hard to break back into the first team. Tamas took the opportunity to sign on loan at Preston for a month, playing five games and scoring two goals. Under new Watford manager Brendan Rodgers, Priskin then enjoyed a good season but turned down the offer of a new contract and signed for Ipswich Town in a £1.7m deal. After two seasons at Portman Road he began a period of club hopping, featuring for QPR, Derby and the Swans on short-term deals. His time at the Liberty saw him feature in four games as a substitute, scoring one goal in a 3-0 win over Norwich. He won 42 caps for Hungary and played in Israel with Maccabi Haifa.

MARK PRITCHARD
Welsh Youth striker Mark Pritchard helped Swansea City win the West Wales Senior Cup in 2003. A former scholar at the Vetch Field, he turned professional in July 2002 and also featured in Swansea's 2003 Welsh Youth Cup final triumph. He made his League debut during an injury crisis in the Swans' 2-0 defeat at home to Cambridge United in October 2003 but failed to secure a regular first-team slot, making three further substitute appearances. Returning from a loan spell at Merthyr Tydfil, he played for Swansea in the 2005-06 Football League Trophy match against Torquay United and joined Aldershot Town in June 2006.

 

DAVID PUCKETT
Striker David Puckett had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1988-89 campaign. Initially with Southampton, he helped finish League Championship runners-up in 1983-84 and joined AFC Bournemouth as part of the Colin Clarke deal in July 1986. He featured in their 1986-87 Third Division title campaign until sidelined by a serious knee injury. Loaned to Swansea in November 1988, he netted three goals in eight League games while at the Vetch Field. He joined Aldershot in January 1989, then Cherries again, Woking, Weymouth, Newport IOW, Salisbury, Havant, Wokingham, Bashley, Eastleigh and BAT.

 

BRIAN PURCELL
Centre-half Brian Purcell featured in Swansea's 1966 Welsh Cup final triumph. Locally born, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in January 1958 and made his League debut in Swansea's 6-1 victory at home to Bristol City in April 1960. He starred in a successful reserve team and made a significant contribution as the Swans reached the FA Cup semi-finals in 1963-64. Also gaining ECWC experience, he scored once in 165 League outings before moving to Hereford United with Roy Evans in July 1968. Both players were tragically killed in a car crash on their way to a cup match at Nuneaton in January 1969.

 

PHIL PURNELL
Flying winger Phil Purnell had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1991-92 season. He played for Forest Green Rovers, Frome Town and Mangotsfield United before moving to Bristol Rovers in September 1985. Helping them reach the Third Division play-off final in 1988-89, he featured as they won the Third Division title and were Leyland/DAF Cup finalists in 1989-90. Loaned to Swansea in December 1991, he scored once in five League outings while at the Vetch Field. A broken leg ended his playing career in April 1993.

 

DAVE PUTTNAM
Experienced winger Dave Puttnam briefly played for Swansea City at the start of the 1997-98 campaign. He developed with Kirby Muxloe and Leicester United before moving to Leicester City for £8,000 in February 1989. Sold to Lincoln City for £40,000 in January 1990, he was Player of the Year in 1992-93. He joined Gillingham for £50,000 in October 1995 and featured in their 1995-96 promotion success, then was loaned to Yeovil before joining Swansea in August 1997. Making four League appearances, he moved to Gresley the following month, then played for Barry, Gresley again, King's Lynn, Barwell and Coalville.


ANTE RAJKOVIC
Yugoslav international sweeper Ante Rajkovic starred as Swansea City finished sixth in the top-flight in 1981-82. He played for Sarajevo in his native country before moving to the Vetch Field for £100,000 in February 1981. Linking up with fellow Yugoslav international Dzemal Hadziabdic at Swansea, he made his League debut in the following month's 0-0 draw at home to Bristol City but injuries kept him out of the promotion run-in. He featured in two Welsh Cup triumphs and scored in the record 12-0 ECWC win over Sliema Wanderers, netting twice in 80 League games before returning to Yugoslavia in September 1984.

 

COLIN RANDELL
Former Welsh U-23 midfielder Colin Randell was a John Bond signing for Swansea City. Initially with Coventry City, he reunited with Tony Waiters at Plymouth Argyle in September 1973, helping reach the League Cup semi-finals in 1973-74 and win promotion in 1974-75. He followed Bobby Saxton to Exeter City in September 1977, back to Plymouth in July 1979 and to Blackburn Rovers in August 1982. Joining Swansea in July 1985, he scored once in 22 League games prior to joining Preston in September 1986, then Barry Town and was Briton Ferry's player-boss.

 

FRANK RAWCLIFFE
Centre-forward Frank Rawcliffe was Swansea's leading marksman in 1947-48. Initially with Tranmere Rovers, he had spells with Wolves, Colchester United, Notts County and guested for several clubs during the Second World War before joining Newport County in June 1946. He moved to the Vetch Field for £3,500 in June 1947 and netted 17 goals in 25 Third Division (South) games for Swansea prior to joining Aldershot in July 1948 after the arrival of Stan Richards. Later playing for Italian side Allessandria, South Liverpool and Allessandria again, he resided in his native Blackburn until his death in December 1986.

 

PHIL RAYBOULD
Former Welsh Amateur international midfielder Phil Raybould was a member of Billy Lucas' squad at the Vetch Field. He captained the Welsh Schoolboy side against Scotland in May 1963 and developed with Cardiff Corries, Bridgend Town, Barry Town and Bridgend again before joining Swansea in July 1967. A student at Swansea University, he made his League debut in the 1-0 victory at home to Aldershot in April 1968. He overcame a knee injury to score four goals in 11 Fourth Division games prior to joining Newport County in September 1969, then played for Barry and Bridgend again before emigrating to Australia.

 

PAUL RAYNOR
Versatile midfielder Paul Raynor scored in Swansea City's 1987-88 Fourth Division play-off final success. Signing professional for Nottingham Forest in April 1984, he was loaned to Bristol Rovers and joined Huddersfield Town for £30,000 in August 1985. He moved to the Vetch Field in March 1987 and scored in Swansea's 1989 and 1991 Welsh Cup final triumphs, netting 26 goals in 191 League games before joining Cambridge United in March 1992. Following John Beck to Preston in July 1993, he played for Cambridge again, Guang Deong, Leyton Orient, Stevenage, Kettering and Crawley before becoming player-manager at Hednesfod Town.

 

GIL REECE
Ex-Welsh international winger Gil Reece briefly played for Swansea City during the 1976-77 campaign. Initially with Ton Pentre, he had spells with Cardiff City and Pembroke Borough before joining Newport County in June 1963. He moved to Sheffield United in April 1965, starring as they won promotion in 1970-71. Re-joining Cardiff in an exchange deal in September 1972, he starred in three Welsh Cup final successes and their 1975-76 promotion triumph. He joined Swansea in July 1976, making just two substitute League appearances, then played for Athlone and Barry. Later a hotelier in Cardiff, he died in December 2003.

 

BILLY REED
Former Welsh international winger Billy Reed appeared for Swansea during the 1957-58 season. Starting with Rhondda Transport, he joined Cardiff City in July 1947 and moved to Brighton in August 1948. He was top scorer in 1951-52, joining Ipswich Town in July 1953. Starring as they won the Third Division (South) title in 1953-54 and 1956-57, he moved to Swansea for £3,000 in February 1958 and made eight League appearances. Later with Worcester City, Abergavenny, Caerau, Milford Haven and Ferndale, he worked for Ashland (UK) Chemicals, then was a local government officer. He died in January 2003.

 

BILLY REES
Ex-Welsh Schoolboy winger Billy Rees helped Swansea win the Football Combination Second Division title in 1954-55. Locally born, he progressed through the ranks at the Vetch Field and helped win the West Wales Senior Cup before turning professional in October 1954. He was given his League debut in the following month's 2-1 victory at home to Rotherham but then had to wait until February 1958 for his next League appearance. Playing six Second Division games for the Swans, he moved to Peterborough United in July 1958, then had spells with Crystal Palace, Hastings United, Ashford, Merthyr and Haverfordwest.

 

IOAN REES
Forward Ioan Rees was top scorer as Swansea reserves won the Welsh League title in four successive seasons. Previously with Ammanford, he moved to Swansea in December 1961 and scored on his first-team debut in Swansea's 3-1 League Cup second round victory at home to Swindon in September 1964. He made his League debut in the following week's 3-0 win over Manchester City and re-joined Ammanford in July 1965. Briefly returning to Swansea in August 1968, he made two further League appearances, then played for Haverfordwest and gave Ammanford lengthy service.

 

MATTHEW REES
Welsh U-21 central defender Matt Rees had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 2003-04 campaign. A former Millwall scholar, he turned professional in April 2000 but failed to secure a first-team slot despite gaining two Welsh U-21 caps during the 2002-03 season. He was loaned to Aldershot and Dagenham & Redbridge, then hometown Swansea in March 2004. Scoring on his League debut in the following month's 2-1 defeat at Lincoln, he also appeared in the next two matches against Hull City and Bristol Rovers. He joined Crawley Town in August 2004, then had a spell with Newport County before moving to Port Talbot and Neath.

 

RONNIE REES
Welsh international winger Ronnie Rees was once Swansea City's most expensive signing. A former Coventry City apprentice, he turned professional in May 1962 and was an influential figure as Sky Blues won the Third Division title in 1963-64 and Second Division title in 1966-67. He joined West Brom for £65,000 in March 1968, then Nottingham Forest for £60,000 in February 1969. Roy Bentley paid £26,000 for him in January 1972 and he netted five goals in 89 League outings for Swansea prior to joining Haverfordwest in August 1975.

 

PETER REEVES
Former Welsh Schoolboy midfielder Peter Reeves briefly featured in Swansea City's 1978-79 promotion campaign. Locally born, he turned professional with Coventry City in December 1976 but failed to secure a first-team slot and moved to Swansea in July 1978. He made his League debut in the following month's 2-2 draw at Colchester and played four League games for his hometown club prior to joining Barry Town in August 1979. Overcoming a broken leg, he later had spells with Haverfordwest, Ton Pentre, Bridgend, Maesteg Park and Port Talbot.

 

BOBBY REID
Scottish goalkeeper Bobby Reid understudied Johnny King while at the Vetch Field. Previously with Lochee Harp, he joined Swansea in September 1957 and made his League debut in that month's 1-0 defeat at Barnsley. He made ten consecutive Second Division appearances in place of the injured Johnny King but then struggled to oust the Welsh international, playing 17 League games for Swansea before moving to Arbroath in September 1960. Joining Raith Rovers in May 1963, he starred in their 1966-67 promotion success. He was managing director of Ross Electrical, then a publican and died in Kirkcaldy in July 2000.

 

PAUL REID

Experienced midfielder Paul Reid played for Swansea City during the 2002-03 season. A former Leicester City apprentice, he turned professional in January 1986 and was a consistent goalscorer, joining Bradford City for £25,000 in July 1992. He moved to Huddersfield Town for £70,000 in May 1994 and featured in their 1994-95 promotion campaign. Sold to Oldham Athletic for £100,000 in March 1997, he played for Bury prior to joining Swansea in July 2002. His solitary goal in 20 Third Division games came on his debut in a 2-2 draw at home to Rushden & Diamonds and he joined Carmarthen in March 2003, then Afan Lido.

 

JAMIE REWBURY
Welsh Youth defender Jamie Rewbury briefly played for Swansea City during the 2003-04 campaign. A scholar at the Vetch Field, he helped Swansea win both the Welsh Youth Cup and West Wales Senior Cup in 2003. He made his League debut as a substitute in Swansea's 2-1 defeat at Lincoln in April 2004 and also featured in the next match, a 3-2 reverse at home to Hull City. A Welsh Youth Cup finalist again that season, he was allowed to leave the club in November 2004. Following a trial with Cardiff City, during which time he played against the Swans in a Combination match, he joined Merthyr Tydfil in July 2005.

 

BRAYLEY REYNOLDS
Centre-forward Brayley Reynolds scored in Swansea's 1961 Welsh Cup final triumph. Initially with Fleur-de-Lys, he moved via Lovells Athletic to Cardiff City for £2,500 in May 1956 and appeared in the top-flight. He joined Swansea for £6,000 in May 1959 and was leading marksman in 1961-62 and 1963-64, netting 58 goals in 150 Second Division games before returning to Lovells in July 1965. Later with Merthyr Tydfil, Worcester City and Merthyr again, his career was ended by a recurring ankle injury.

 

GARY RICHARDS
Former Welsh Youth defender Gary Richards featured in Swansea City's 1983 Welsh Cup final success. Locally born, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in August 1981 and made his First Division debut in Swansea's 3-0 defeat at Aston Villa in May 1982. He scored once in 66 League games for the Swans before joining Swedish side Jankoping in May 1985, then had spells with Lincoln City and Cambridge United. Moving to Torquay United in July 1986, he overcame a knee injury, then played for Newport County, Llanelli, Saltash United, Stroud, Barry Town and Haverfordwest. Currently works for Swansea’s Academy department.

 

MARC RICHARDS
Ex-England Youth striker Marc Richards had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 2002-03 campaign. Signing professional for Blackburn Rovers in July 1999, he failed to secure a first-team slot and was loaned to Crewe, Oldham and Halifax before joining Swansea on loan in November 2002. He netted seven goals in 17 League outings while at the Vetch Field. Moving to Northampton Town in July 2003, he helped them twice qualify for the play-offs and was loaned to Rochdale prior to joining Barnsley in August 2005. He featured in their 2005-06 League One play-off final win over Swansea, moving to Port Vale in July 2007.

 

STAN RICHARDS
Welsh international centre-forward Stan Richards was leading marksman in Swansea's 1948-49 Third Division (South) title triumph. Initially with Cardiff Corinthians, he joined Cardiff City in January 1946 and scored a then club record 30 goals in their 1946-47 Third Division (South) title success. He followed Billy McCandless to the Vetch Field for £6,000 in June 1948 and netted 35 goals in 62 League outings for Swansea prior to joining Barry Town in August 1951. Later with Haverfordwest, he became a master builder, then worked at a fruit and vegetable market in Cardiff. He died suddenly in Cardiff in April 1987.

 

PAUL RICHARDSON
Ex-England Youth midfielder Paul Richardson briefly played for Swansea City during the 1984-85 season. Signing professional for Nottingham Forest in August 1967, he appeared regularly in the top-flight and moved to Chester in October 1976. He joined Stoke City in June 1977 and helped them regain top-flight status in 1978-79, moving to Sheffield United in August 1981. Featuring in their 1981-82 Fourth Division title triumph, he had a spell at Swindon Town before briefly joining Swansea in September 1984, making 12 League appearances.

 

SAM RICKETTS
Welsh international full-back Sam Ricketts was capped ten times while at Swansea City. The son of former world show-jumping champion Derek Ricketts, he turned professional with Oxford United in April 2000 and was loaned to Nuneaton Borough before joining Telford United in August 2003. He helped them reach the FA Cup fourth round in 2003-04, moving to Swansea in May 2004. Starring in the 2004-05 promotion success, he also helped the Swans win the Football League Trophy and reach the League One play-off final in 2005-06. He scored once in 106 appearances (one as sub) before being sold to Hull City for £300,000 in July 2006. He helped the Tigers win promotion to the Premier League in 2008 before a spell at Bolton. Sam was then reunited with Kenny Jackett at Wolves.

 

JIMMY RIMMER
Ex-England international goalkeeper Jimmy Rimmer had two spells at Swansea City. Initially with Manchester United, he gained a European Cup winner's medal in 1968 and was loaned to Swansea in October 1973. He joined Arsenal for £40,000 in February 1974 and was ever-present in 1976-77, moving to Aston Villa for £70,000 in August 1977. Ever-present in their 1980-81 League Championship success, he was a European Cup winner again in 1982 and re-joined Swansea for £40,000 in July 1983. He made 83 League appearances before joining Hamrun Spartans in August 1986, then coached in China and Canada.

 

DAVE ROBERTS
Winger Dave Roberts played for Swansea City during the 1974-75 season. Signing professional for Aston Villa in December 1963, he made his First Division debut in their 3-1 defeat at Burnley in November 1965. He joined Shrewsbury Town for £5,000 in March 1968 and was ever-present in 1969-70, reuniting with Harry Gregg at Swansea in May 1974. Unable to prevent the Swans having to seek re-election in 1974-75, he scored once in 36 Fourth Division games before linking up with his father-in-law Nobby Clark at Worcester City in July 1975.

 

JACKIE ROBERTS
Former Welsh international right-back Jackie Roberts appeared for Swansea during the 1950-51 campaign. Locally born, he played for Cwmbwrla prior to joining Bolton Wanderers in April 1936 and guested for several clubs including Swansea during the Second World War. He became Bolton's captain and gained his solitary Welsh cap against Belgium in May 1949. Joining Swansea for £5,000 in September 1950, he was unfortunately plagued by knee trouble and scored once in 16 Second Division games before moving to Llanelly in August 1951. He worked in a steelworks and resided in Swansea until his death in June 2001.

 

JOHN ROBERTS
Young centre-forward John Roberts was Swansea's leading marksman in 1966-67. Initially with Abercynon Athletic, he joined Swansea in July 1964 and netted 16 goals in 37 League outings, moving to Northampton Town for £12,000 in November 1967. He switched to central defence and joined Arsenal for £35,000 in May 1969, featuring in their 1970-71 'double' campaign. Sold to Birmingham City for £150,000 in October 1972, the Welsh international joined Wrexham in August 1976 and starred in their 1977-78 Third Division title and Welsh Cup 'double' success. He played for Hull and Oswestry.

 

OWEN ROBERTS
Goalkeeper Owen Roberts contested a first-team slot with Jack Parry and Percy Hooper while at Swansea. Initially with hometown Maerdy, 'Tiger' joined Plymouth Argyle in February 1938 and had spells with Newry Town and Aberaman before serving as a PT instructor in the RAF. He moved to the Vetch Field in October 1945 and made his League debut in Swansea's 2-0 defeat at home to Fulham in November 1946. Making 24 League appearances for the Swans, he joined Newport County in August 1948 and later worked at Maerdy Colliery. He was the South Wales scout for Plymouth Argyle and died in Swansea in June 2001.

 

STUART ROBERTS
Welsh U-21 winger Stuart Roberts featured in Swansea City's 1999-2000 Third Division title campaign. A former trainee at the Vetch Field, he turned professional in July 1998 and made his League debut in the following month's 2-1 defeat at Cambridge United. He helped Swansea qualify for the Third Division play-offs that season and was sold to Wycombe Wanderers for £100,000 in October 2001. Re-joining Swansea in February 2004, he netted 15 goals in 104 League games overall before briefly joining Chester City in June 2004, then Kidderminster Harriers. He also had spells with Forest Green Rovers and Aberystwyth.

 

ANDY ROBINSON
Midfielder Andy Robinson played in Swansea City's 2006 Football League Trophy final triumph. A former Everton junior, he impressed with Cammell Laird before joining Tranmere Rovers in November 2002. He failed to make an impact and moved to Swansea in August 2003, scoring on his home debut in that month's 3-0 victory over Boston United. Voted 'Player of the Year' as the Swans reached the FA Cup fourth round in 2003-04, he made a significant contribution as Kenny Jackett's side won promotion in 2004-05 and scored in the 2005-06 League One play-off final. The winger was also a vital member of Roberto Martinez side that clinched promotion to the Championship. Moved to Leeds in 2008 before returning to Tranmere.

 

NEIL ROBINSON
Versatile right-back Neil Robinson featured prominently as Swansea City won promotion to the top-flight in 1980-81. A former Everton apprentice, he turned professional in May 1974 and appeared in the 1977 League Cup final. He moved to the Vetch Field for £70,000 in October 1979, helping Swansea twice win the Welsh Cup and netting seven goals in 123 League games before being sold to Grimsby Town for £20,000 in September 1984. Voted their 'Player of the Year' in 1985-86, he reunited with Dave Booth at Darlington in July 1988.

 

DAVID ROMO
Former French Youth midfielder David Romo played for Swansea City in the 2001 FAW Premier Cup final. Previously with Guingamp, he moved to the Vetch Field in October 2000, on the same day that John Hollins signed Venezuelan international striker Giovanni Savarese. He made his League debut in that month's 2-1 victory at home to Stoke City but lost his first-team place in 2001-02 and his solitary goal in 43 League outings was a long-range strike in Swansea's 2-0 win over Mansfield in March 2002. Leaving in May 2002, he returned to France, then had a spell in Spanish football, joining Cherbourg in July 2003.

 

DOUG ROSSER
Young defender Doug Rosser featured in Swansea's 1969-70 promotion campaign. Locally born, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in May 1967 and was given his League debut in Swansea's 2-2 draw at Peterborough United in March 1969. He played against eventual winners Spurs in the 1970-71 League Cup second round and scored once in 29 League games for Swansea prior to joining Crewe Alexandra in August 1971. Moving to Merthyr Tydfil in July 1972, he was their captain, then manager during ten years at Penydarren Park, then played for Haverfordwest.

 

LEN ROWDEN
Centre-forward Len Rowden made his solitary League appearance in Swansea's 0-0 draw at home to Leicester City in October 1953. Locally born, he played for Plasmarl and Clydach United before moving to the Vetch Field in October 1953. He featured in Swansea's 1954 West Wales Senior Cup final triumph and joined Llanelly in August 1955, then played for Bangor City, Aberwystwyth, Burton Albion and Haverfordwest, helping them win the Welsh League Cup in 1961.

 

MATTHEW RUSH
Republic of Ireland U-21 winger Matthew Rush had a successful loan spell at Swansea City during the 1993-94 season. A former West Ham trainee, he signed professional in March 1990 and appeared in their 1990-91 promotion campaign. He was loaned to Swansea in January 1994, helping reach the Autoglass Trophy final and making 13 League appearances. Sold to Norwich City for £330,000 in August 1995, he was loaned to Northampton before joining Oldham Athletic for £165,000 in March 1997. A recurring knee injury ended his League career and he played for Dagenham & Redbridge, Droylsden and Ashton United.

 

DAVE RUSHBURY
Versatile left-back Dave Rushbury featured as Swansea City won promotion to the top-flight in 1980-81. Initially with West Brom, he helped regain top-flight status in 1975-76 and joined Sheffield Wednesday for £60,000 in November 1976. He moved to Swansea for £60,000 in July 1979, playing 59 League games while at the Vetch Field before joining Carlisle United for £40,000 in August 1981. A promotion winner again in 1981-82, he joined Gillingham in March 1985, then played for Doncaster Rovers, Bristol Rovers and Goole Town. He was physio and manager at Chesterfield, then became Alfreton's director of football.

 

 

 

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JOHN SALAKO
England international winger John Salako had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1989-90 campaign. Starting with Crystal Palace, he was loaned to Swansea in August 1989 and netted three goals in 13 League outings. He helped Palace reach the FA Cup final in 1990, then win the ZDS Cup in 1991 and First Division title in 1993-94. Sold to Coventry City for £1,500,000 in August 1995, he moved via Bolton Wanderers to Fulham in July 1998 and featured in their 1998-99 Second Division title campaign. He was a promotion winner again with Charlton in 1999-2000 and Reading in 2001-02, then played for Brentford. Now works in the media.

 

CHRIS SANDER
Former Welsh Youth goalkeeper Chris Sander featured in Swansea City's 1983 Welsh Cup final triumph. Locally born, he was an apprentice at the Vetch Field and turned professional in November 1979, making his First Division debut in Swansea's 3-0 defeat at Aston Villa in May 1982. He contested a first-team slot with Dai Davies and Jimmy Rimmer, playing 20 League games before moving to Cardiff City in August 1985. Later with Haverfordwest and Cardiff City again, he helped Barry Town win the Welsh League title in 1988-89, then played for Aberystwyth.

 

ALAN SANDERS
Strong-tackling right-back Alan Sanders appeared in Swansea's 1961 Welsh Cup final success. Initially with Manchester City, he joined Everton in July 1956 and played regularly in the top-flight before moving to the Vetch Field for £5,000 in November 1959. He also helped Swansea win the West Wales Senior Cup in 1961 and made 92 Second Division appearances prior to joining Brighton for £7,000 in January 1963. Featuring in their 1964-65 Fourth Division title campaign, he became Cape Town City's player-coach in May 1965 and later coached in the Western Province. He returned for a brief spell as Worthing's manager.

 

DEAN SAUNDERS
Striker Dean Saunders was capped 75 times by Wales after leaving Swansea City. Locally born, the son of Roy Saunders, he turned professional for Swansea in June 1982 and netted 12 goals in 49 League outings, moving to Brighton in August 1985. He played for Oxford United and Derby before sold to Liverpool for £2,900,000 in July 1991, featuring in their 1992 FA Cup final triumph. Joining Aston Villa in September 1992, he scored twice in their 1994 League Cup final success, then played for Galatasaray, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United, Benfica and Bradford City. He has since coached at Blackburn and Newcastle. Managed at Wrexham, Doncaster and Wolves.

 

ROY SAUNDERS
Ex-England Youth wing-half Roy Saunders played in Swansea's 1961 Welsh Cup final triumph. Initially a Hull City amateur, he joined Liverpool in May 1948 and featured in consecutive promotion near-misses, moving to the Vetch Field in an exchange deal involving Des Palmer in March 1959. He netted three goals in 94 Second Division games before a knee injury ended his League career, becoming Ammanford's player-manager in July 1964. Later joined the Swans' coaching staff under his friend Harry Griffiths.

 

GIOVANNI SAVARESE
Venezuela international striker Giovanni Savarese was Swansea City's leading marksman in 2000-01. Initially with Caracas, he played for Deportivo Tachira and Deportivo Italchacao before helping Long Island Rough Riders win the National Championship in 1994-95. He was a prolific goalscorer for New York Metro Stars, Miami Fusion and New England Revolution, then had a spell with San Jose Earthquakes prior to joining Swansea in October 2000. Netting 12 goals in 31 League outings, he moved to Millwall in August 2001, then played for Deportivo Italchacao, Sassari Torres and Long Island Rough Riders again.

 

NICO SCHRODER
Dutch goalkeeper Nico Schroder briefly played for Swansea City during the 1976-77 season. Starting with Alkmaar 54, he joined Everwarm (Bridgend Town) in July 1975 and moved to the Vetch Field in July 1976. The first foreign player to sign for a Football League side since Great Britain entered the Common Market, he combined playing with his job at BSC Port Talbot and made his solitary League appearance in place of Steve Potter in Swansea's 3-0 defeat at Stockport in August 1976. He played for Telstar, AFC 34 and Slotenvaart, then worked at ASDA in Swansea and Llansamlet until his death in October 2004.

 

JASON SCOTLAND
Born in Trinidad and Tobago, his early years showed real promise and after scoring 30 goals in 31 appearances for Defence Force, Scotland earned a move to Scottish side Dundee United following a successful trial. His time at Dundee saw him feature mainly from the bench, though he did score the winner in a Scottish Cup semi-final. In July 2005 Scotland was denied a work permit and although he left Dundee United, he found he was able to play for St. Johnstone in the First Division. He flourished in his two seasons at the club, scoring a number of goals and earning a place in the Trinidad and Tobago squad for the 2006 World Cup. With his contract up in the summer of 2007, Swans boss Roberto Martinez swooped to bring him to the Liberty Stadium for a mere £25,000. In his two seasons with the club, he averaged a goal every other game to help the Swans win the League One title in 2008 and finish eighth in the Championship. However, he again linked up with Martinez when the Spaniard took over at Premier League side Wigan in 2009, but he never recaptured his goal scoring form and moved on to Ipswich then Barnsley, before finally moving back to Scotland with Hamilton. In total, he made 104 appearances (13 as sub), scoring 51 goals.

TONY SCREEN
Welsh U-23 defender Tony Screen was Swansea City's leading marksman in 1973-74. Locally born, the younger brother of Willie Screen, he was an apprentice at the Vetch Field and made his League debut in Swansea's 2-0 victory at York City in May 1969. He turned professional a year later and scored nine goals in 128 League games for the Swans prior to joining Ammanford in July 1975, helping them beat Swansea in the 1980 West Wales Senior Cup final.

 

WILLIE SCREEN
Welsh U-23 midfielder Willie Screen was an influential figure in Swansea City's 1969-70 promotion success. Locally born, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in March 1967 and made his League debut in Swansea's 1-1 draw at Aldershot seven months later. He played in the 1969 Welsh Cup final, netting 11 goals in 142 League games before reuniting with Billy Lucas at Newport County in June 1972. Starring in their 1972-73 promotion near-miss, he joined Ammanford in July 1976 and appeared alongside his brother Tony, becoming player-manager.

 

FRANK SCRINE
Welsh international inside-forward Frank Scrine featured prominently in Swansea's 1948-49 Third Division (South) title triumph. Signing professional at the Vetch Field in April 1947, he made his League debut in Swansea's 3-1 defeat at Exeter six months later and appeared in two Welsh Cup finals including the 1950 success. He netted 45 goals in 144 League outings for the Swans before moving to Oldham Athletic in October 1953. Later with Llanelly, Ammanford, Milford United, Haverfordwest and Bettws, he was a foreman at AWCO in Swansea, then a caretaker in the St David's Centre and died locally in October 2001.

 

ALBERT SERRAN
Barcelona-born Serran was a product of Espanyol’s youth system and was at the club for six seasons, playing in three La Liga games. When the club brought in a new manager in the form of Tintin Marquez, Albert found himself surplus to requirements and Roberto Martinez brought both Serran and Jordi Gomez to the Liberty Stadium in the summer of 2008. Albert was used as a central defender, though he could also play in midfield when required. He featured 40 times (9 as sub) for Swansea before being released by Brendan Rodgers at the end of the 2010-11 season. He signed for AEK Larnaca in Cyprus where he played for two seasons before returning home to Spain with Alcorcon.

NEIL SHARP
Rugged central defender Neil Sharp featured in Swansea City's 2002 West Wales Senior Cup final triumph. Initially with Hayes, he had spells with Boreham Wood, Columbus Crew, Barry Town and Merthyr Tydfil before reuniting with Peter Nicholas at Swansea in October 2001. He made his League debut in that month's 3-0 victory at Luton Town and his solitary goal in 32 League outings clinched the Swans' 2-1 victory at home to Kidderminster Harriers in February 2002. Briefly playing for the Cayman Islands in two friendly matches, he moved to Woking in May 2003 and joined Havant & Waterlooville in July 2004.

 

JOHN SHARPE
Versatile full-back John Sharpe briefly played for Swansea City during the 1985-86 campaign. A former Southampton apprentice, he turned professional in October 1975 and made his League debut in their 3-0 victory at Bristol Rovers in April 1977. He featured in Saints' 1977-78 promotion success, moving to Gillingham for £30,000 in September 1978. Starring in their 1978-79 promotion near-miss, he briefly re-joined Southampton in March 1985. He moved to Swansea on a non-contract basis in September 1985 and made five League appearances. Injury ended his career soon after.

 

ITAY SHECHTER

Itay began his career in his native Israel with Hapoel Haifa before moving to FC Emek where he helped the club gain three promotions in four seasons. He played his first game in the Israel Premier League in August 2005 with Nazareth Ilit, making 27 appearances overall and scoring four goals. During this period he became a regular for the Israel Under-21 side, while his performances at Tel Aviv brought him to the attention of a number of European clubs. Following two successful seasons he moved to German side Kaiserslautern, before arriving on loan at the Liberty in the summer of 2012. Having progressed to the full national side, the striker was used mainly as a substitute with the Swans and scored his only goal in the penultimate game of the 12-13 season at Wigan in a 3-2 win. He left at the end of his loan having made 19 appearances (11 as sub).

 

MAMADY SIDIBE
Mali international striker Mamady Sidibe appeared for Swansea City during the 2001-02 season. Initially with Racing Club Paris and CA Paris, 'Mama' joined Swansea in July 2001 and scored on his League debut in the following month's 3-1 victory at Macclesfield Town. He starred in the televised 4-0 FA Cup first round win over QPR, netting seven goals in 31 Third Division games for the Swans prior to joining Gillingham in August 2002 after a trial with QPR. Scoring on his international debut against the Seychelles two months later, he played for Mali in the 2004 African Nations Cup. He joined Stoke City in June 2005.

 

LYNDON SIMMONDS
Ex-Welsh Youth striker Lyndon Simmonds had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1986-87 campaign. A former Leeds United apprentice, he turned professional in November 1984 and netting twice on his full League debut in their 2-1 win over Portsmouth a year later. He was loaned to Swansea in October 1986, with his solitary goal in eight League games clinching the following month's 1-0 win at home to Rochdale. Joining Rochdale initially on loan in February 1987, he finished leading marksman in two consecutive seasons but a pelvic injury ended his career.

 

SCOTT SINCLAIR
The Bath-born winger joined Bristol Rovers at the tender age of nine and became one of the youngest debutants for the first team at 15 when he came on as a substitute in a game against Leyton Orient in December 2004. His potential saw Premier League side Chelsea sign Sinclair for an initial fee of £200,000 and he made his debut against Wycombe in the League Cup semi-final in 2007. However, the winger found himself confined to the bench for much of his time at Stamford Bridge and began a four-year loan spell that included Plymouth, QPR, Charlton, Crystal Palace, Birmingham and Wigan. But it was then Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers who persuaded the player to move permanently to SA1 in August 2010 – and what a season it turned out to be for both parties. Scott netted a total of 25 goals, and scored a memorable hat-trick in the Play-Off Final as the Swans secured a place in the Premier League. Scott decided to leave the club in August 2012 after 83 appearances (11 as sub) to join Manchester City where he had a loan spell at West Brom.

CLIVE SLATTERY
Flying winger Clive Slattery featured in Swansea City's 1969-70 promotion success. Locally born, he impressed with local side Winch Wen before moving to the Vetch Field in October 1968. He scored on his League debut to clinch Swansea's 2-2 draw at Peterborough United five months later, netting ten goals in 70 League outings prior to joining new-boys Hereford United in July 1972. Featuring in their first-ever Football League match, he moved to Yeovil Town in July 1973, then played for Merthyr Tydfil, Haverfordwest and became Morriston Town's player-boss.

 

CARL SLEE
Hard-tackling defender Carl Slee was an influential figure in Swansea City's 1969-70 promotion triumph. Locally born, the grandson of Billy Hole and nephew of Barrie, Alan and Colin Hole, he progressed through the ranks and turned professional at the Vetch Field in January 1966. He made his League debut in Swansea's 2-1 win at Rochdale in April 1968 and played in the 1969 Welsh Cup final, making 119 League appearances before joining Merthyr Tydfil in July 1972. Moving to Everwarm in July 1975, he has since played for Llanelli, Maesteg Park, Llanelli again and Ammanford.

 

DAVID SMITH
Former England U-21 winger David Smith was blighted by injury problems while at Swansea City. Signing professional for Coventry City in July 1986, he starred as they reached the League Cup semi-finals in 1989-90 and moved to Birmingham City in March 1993. He joined West Brom in January 1994 and followed Alan Buckley to Grimsby Town for £200,000 in January 1998. Helping them win promotion and the Auto Windscreens Shield final that season, he moved to Swansea in July 2002 and scored once in four League outings until injury ended his career in December 2002.

 

GEORGE SMITH
Experienced midfielder George Smith missed just three matches for Swansea City during the 1975-76 season. Signing professional for Newcastle United in September 1963, he joined Barrow in March 1965 and starred in their 1966-67 promotion success. He moved to Portsmouth in May 1967, then had a spell with Middlesbrough before joining Birmingham City in March 1971. Helping them regain top-flight status in 1971-72, he joined Cardiff in June 1973, then Swansea in May 1975. He netted eight goals in 88 League outings prior to joining Hartlepool in October 1977.

 

JASON SMITH
Ex-England Schoolboy central defender Jason Smith starred in Swansea City's 1999-2000 Third Division title triumph. A former Coventry City trainee, he joined Tiverton Town in July 1995 and helped them win the FA Vase in 1998. He moved to the Vetch Field for £10,000 in June 1998, making a significant contribution as Swansea qualified for the Third Division play-offs and beat West Ham in the FA Cup third round in 1998-99. Scoring eight goals in 142 League games for the Swans until a recurring ankle injury ended his League career, he briefly re-joined Tiverton in May 2004.

 

TOMMY SMITH
Tough-tackling England international central defender Tommy Smith captained Swansea City to promotion in 1978-79. Signing professional for Liverpool in April 1962, he became a legend at Anfield, starring as they won the League Championship four times, the FA Cup twice and UEFA Cup twice. He was awarded the MBE shortly after scoring in Liverpool's 1977 European Cup final triumph and had a spell with Los Angeles Aztecs before reuniting with John Toshack at the Vetch Field in August 1978. Scoring twice in 36 League games for Swansea, he later joined Liverpool's coaching staff.

 

BILLY SNEDDON
Experienced wing-half Billy Sneddon briefly played for Swansea during the 1946-47 season. Initially with Rutherglen Glencairn, he joined Falkirk in December 1935 and moved to Brentford for £3,500 in June 1937. He appeared regularly in the top-flight before joining Swansea for £2,000 in July 1939 and guested for Brentford during the war, helping them win the London War Cup in 1942. Playing for Swansea in the defeats at home to Bradford PA and Spurs in October 1946, he joined Newport County a month later, then became Milford United's player-coach and managed Burton Albion. He died in Bangor in April 1995.

 

FRANKIE SQUIRES
Welsh wartime international inside-right Frankie Squires appeared in Swansea's first post-war League match at home to West Brom. Locally born, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in June 1938 and played in wartime football. He played for Wales against England in 1941-42 and Scotland in 1945-46, netting five goals in 36 League games for Swansea before being sold to Plymouth Argyle for £7,500 in October 1947. Joining Grimsby Town for £9,000 in July 1950, he moved to Merthyr Tydfil in September 1951, then was Barry Town's player-coach and Brecon Corries' player-boss. He died locally in March 1988.

 

GARY STANLEY
Versatile midfielder Gary Stanley helped Swansea City win the Welsh Cup in 1982 and 1983. A former Chelsea apprentice, he turned professional in March 1971 and played alongside Ray Wilkins as the Blues regained top-flight status in 1976-77. He joined Everton for £300,000 in August 1979 but failed to secure a regular first-team slot and moved to Swansea for £150,000 in September 1981. Scoring four goals in 72 League outings while at the Vetch Field, he joined Portsmouth in January 1984, then played for Wichita Wings and Bristol City.

 

MICKEY STEAD
Young defender Mickey Stead had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1976-77 campaign. Signing professional for Spurs in November 1974, he was loaned to Swansea in February 1977 and made five League appearances. He helped Spurs regain top-flight status in 1977-78, moving to Southend United for £50,000 in September 1978. Starring in their 1980-81 Fourth Division title triumph, he reunited with Dave Cusack at Doncaster in November 1985, then played for Fisher and coached Chelmsford, Heybridge, Dagenham & Redbridge and Fisher.

 

NIGEL STEVENSON
Welsh international central defender Nigel Stevenson is the only player who appeared for Swansea City throughout the rise from the Fourth Division to First and back again. Locally born, he was an apprentice at the Vetch Field and turned professional in November 1976. He helped Swansea win promotion in 1978-79 and 1980-81, then the Welsh Cup in two consecutive seasons. Scoring 15 goals in 257 League games for the Swans, he was loaned to Cardiff City and Reading before re-joining Cardiff in August 1987. He helped win promotion and the Welsh Cup in 1987-88, then played for Merthyr and Yeovil.

 

DAVE STEWART
Former Scotland international goalkeeper Dave Stewart was ever-present as Swansea City won promotion to the top-flight in 1980-81. Initially with Kilsyth Rangers, he joined Ayr United in June 1967 and moved to Leeds United for £30,000 in October 1973. He played in the 1975 European Cup final in place of the injured David Harvey. Sold to West Brom for £70,000 in November 1978, he understudied Tony Godden and joined Swansea for £55,000 in February 1980. He made 57 League appearances before displaced by Dai Davies and moved to Ryoden in July 1982.

 

CRAIG STIENS
Welsh Youth winger Craig Stiens had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 2003-04 season. Locally born, he was a Leeds United trainee and turned professional in August 2001. He failed to make an impact and was loaned to Swansea in December 2002. Given his League debut as a substitute in that month's 1-0 defeat at Exeter City, he also came off the bench in the next two matches, both lost, at home to Leyton Orient and Bristol Rovers. He moved to Merthyr Tydfil in January 2004 and was leading marksman as they qualified for the Southern League Premier Division play-offs in 2004-05, gaining Welsh Semi-Pro honours.

 

ALAN SULLIVAN
Welsh Youth winger Alan Sullivan was a young member of Roy Bentley's squad at Swansea City. A former apprentice at the Vetch Field, he made his League debut in Swansea's 1-0 defeat at Shrewsbury four months before turning professional in August 1971. He scored once in eight Third Division games for the Swans prior to joining Merthyr Tydfil in July 1974. Moving to Barry Town in August 1981, he gained Welsh Semi-Pro honours and later had another spell at both Merthyr and Barry, then was Ebbw Vale's player-manager.

 

COLIN SULLIVAN
Former England U-23 left-back Colin Sullivan was a member of John Bond's squad at Swansea City. Initially with Plymouth Argyle, he helped them reach the League Cup semi-finals in 1973-74 and moved to Norwich City in June 1974. He starred as they won promotion and were League Cup finalists in 1974-75, then played for Cardiff City and Hereford United before joining Portsmouth in March 1982. Helping them win the Third Division title in 1982-83, he reunited with John Bond at Swansea in March 1985 and made 53 League appearances while at the Vetch Field. Later with Locksheath.

 

IORIE SYMMONDS
Young right-back Iorie Symmonds contested a first-team slot with Terry Elwell while at Swansea. Locally born, he played for Sketty Church before moving to the Vetch Field in May 1948. 'Shimmy' made his League debut in Swansea's 1-0 victory at home to QPR in March 1951 and played 16 Second Division games until injury curtailed his professional career in May 1954. Later playing for local clubs Bonymaen Athletic and Hillside, he worked as a fettler at the RTB Works in Landone, then was steward of the Bonymaen Sports & Social Club. He continued to reside in Swansea until his death in March 2004.

 

 

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PAT TERRY
Much-travelled centre-forward Pat Terry was a Ronnie Burgess signing for Swansea. Initially with Eastbourne United, he joined Charlton Athletic in March 1954, then was a prolific goalscorer for Newport County before moving to Swansea for £5,000 in February 1958. He netted nine goals in 17 Second Division games prior to joining Gillingham for £4,000 in October 1958. Briefly with Northampton Town, he helped Millwall clinch the Fourth Division title in 1961-62, then played for Reading, Swindon Town, Brentford, Hillingdon, Folkestone and Stevenage. He was a London taxi driver and died in March 2007.

 

DAVID THEOBALD
Tall central defender David Theobald featured in Swansea City's 2002-03 relegation battle. A former Ipswich Town trainee, he turned professional in June 1997 but failed to secure a first-team slot and joined Brentford in July 1999. He appeared in the 2001 LDV Vans Trophy final, then helped them reach the Second Division play-off final in 2001-02. Moving to the Vetch Field in July 2002, he made ten Third Division appearances for Swansea prior to joining Cambridge United in February 2003. Briefly with Cambridge City, he then helped Canvey Island win promotion and reach the FA Trophy final in 2003-04.

 

BARRIE THOMAS
Welsh Youth central defender Barrie Thomas briefly appeared for Swansea City during the 1971-72 campaign. He impressed as an amateur in the reserves before making his League debut in Swansea's 1-0 defeat at home to Blackburn Rovers in April 1972, also playing in that month's 1-1 draw against Plymouth. Studying a history degree at Oxford University, he captained their team and had a spell with hometown Merthyr Tydfil before coaching football and PE in Jamaica. He joined AFC Bournemouth in August 1979, then played for Dorchester and Poole Town.

 

BRIAN THOMAS
Young inside-forward Brian Thomas played in Swansea City's 1964-65 League Cup fourth round defeat at eventual winners Chelsea. Locally born, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in June 1962 and made his League debut in Swansea's 1-1 draw at home to Coventry in September 1964. He helped the reserves win the Welsh League title in three successive seasons and played four Second Division games before moving to Lovells Athletic in July 1965. Featuring in their 1965-66 Welsh League title triumph, he played for Pembroke Borough, Haverfordwest, Llanelli and Ammanford.

 

CASEY THOMAS
Casey was on the books at the Liberty Stadium as a youth team player, playing mainly as a striker but also a midfielder when needed. His time at the club saw him make his one and only league appearance as a substitute in a 3-0 loss to Middlesbrough in August 2009. In need of games, he went out on loan to Newport County in 2009 before a spell with home-town club Port Talbot in 2011. He also represented his country at Under-17 and Under-19 level, before playing for the Under-21 side against Luxembourg in March 2009. He was loaned out once more, this time to League Two side Colchester United in 2011, before finally being given a free transfer by the Swans and signing for Carmarthen Town in 2012.

DAI THOMAS (1)
Long-serving Welsh international full-back Dai Thomas played for Swansea in two consecutive Welsh Cup finals. Initially with Abercregan YMCA, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in August 1948 and made his League debut in Swansea's 0-0 draw at Brentford in October 1949. He missed just one match in 1954-55, scoring 14 times in 296 Second Division games for the Swans before moving to Newport County in July 1961. Later played for Hereford United and Port Talbot.

 

DAI THOMAS (2)
Welsh U-21 striker Dai Thomas featured prominently as Swansea City reached the Third Division play-off final in 1996-97. A former trainee at the Vetch Field, he turned professional in July 1994 and made his League debut in Swansea's 2-1 defeat at Plymouth nine months later. He netted ten goals in 56 League games before being sold to Watford for £100,000 in July 1997. Helping them win the Second Division title in 1997-98, he joined Cardiff City for £50,000 in August 1998 and was a promotion winner again in 1998-99. Also played for Merthyr Tydfil and Bryntirion.

 

EDDIE THOMAS
Inside-forward Eddie Thomas scored in Swansea's 1963-64 FA Cup sixth round victory at Liverpool. Signing professional for Everton in October 1951, he was leading marksman in 1957-58 and moved to Blackburn Rovers as part of the Roy Vernon deal in February 1960. He was a member of their 1960 FA Cup final squad and joined Swansea for £10,000 in July 1962. Top scorer in 1962-63, he netted 21 goals in 68 League games prior to joining Derby County for £6,000 in August 1964. He joined Leyton Orient for £5,000 in September 1967, then played for Heanor and resided in Derby until his death in November 2003.

 

GEOFF THOMAS
Welsh U-23 midfielder Geoff Thomas was an influential figure in Swansea's 1969-70 promotion success. Locally born, he was an apprentice at the Vetch Field and made his League debut in Swansea's 7-0 defeat at Workington four months before turning professional in February 1966. He helped Swansea win the Welsh Cup that season and was a Welsh Cup finalist again in 1969. Ever-present in 1972-73, he was loaned to Manchester United in December 1973 and netted 52 goals in 357 League outings for the Swans prior to joining Milford United in July 1976, then played local football with North End.

 

JAMES THOMAS
Welsh U-21 striker James Thomas was Swansea City's leading marksman in 2002-03. A former Blackburn Rovers trainee, he signed professional in July 1996 and made his League debut while on loan at West Brom in September 1997. He was also loaned to Blackpool, Sheffield United and Bristol Rovers but failed to secure a regular first-team slot at Ewood Park and joined Swansea in July 2002. Scoring a hat-trick in the 4-2 victory at home to Hull City in May 2003 that saw the Swans escape relegation to the Conference, he netted 16 goals in 57 League outings until a recurring knee injury ended his playing career in July 2005.

 

MARTIN THOMAS
Midfielder Martin Thomas featured prominently in Swansea City's 1999-2000 Third Division title triumph. A former Southampton trainee, he turned professional in June 1992 and was loaned to Leyton Orient before joining Fulham in July 1994. He helped them win promotion in 1996-97, following Alan Cork to Swansea in June 1998. Scoring in the 1998-99 FA Cup third round replay win over West Ham, he featured as the Swans qualified for the Third Division play-offs that season and netted eight goals in 91 League games before joining Brighton in March 2001. He later played for Oxford United, Exeter City and Eastleigh.

 

STEVE THOMAS
Teenage full-back Steve Thomas understudied Micky Evans and Wyndham Evans while at Swansea City. After playing for Swansea Schoolboys, he joined the Swans as an amateur in August 1973 and started an electrical apprenticeship with BSC at Port Talbot. Harry Gregg gave him his League debut in Swansea's 2-0 win at home to Mansfield in January 1974 and he helped win the West Wales Senior Cup in 1975, making ten Fourth Division appearances before joining Afan Lido in July 1975. He was a promotion winner in 1975-76.

 

MAX THOMPSON
Central defender Max Thompson featured in Swansea City's 1982 Welsh Cup final triumph. A former Liverpool apprentice, he turned professional in January 1974 and made his First Division debut in their 1-1 draw at Spurs four months later. He joined Blackpool for £80,000 in December 1977 and reunited with John Toshack at the Vetch Field for £20,000 in August 1981. Helping Swansea finish sixth in the top-flight in 1981-82, he scored twice in 26 First division games before moving to AFC Bournemouth in August 1983. Later played for Baltimore Blast, Newport County and Southport.

 

STEVE THORNBER
Tireless midfielder Steve Thornber played for Swansea City in the 1989 Welsh Cup final. Signing professional for Halifax in January 1983, he made his League debut the following month and impressed in a struggling side. Terry Yorath paid £5,000, fixed by tribunal, for him in August 1988. He scored a ten-minute hat-trick at West Brom in January 1992, netting 18 goals in 117 League outings for Swansea before reuniting with Billy Ayre at Blackpool in August 1992. Moving to Scunthorpe United in July 1993, he re-joined Halifax in February 1996, then played for Bradford PA. He became youth team coach at Halifax and Bradford City.

 

LEE THORPE
Striker Lee Thorpe helped Swansea City clinch promotion in 2004-05. A former Blackpool trainee, he signed professional in July 1994 but failed to secure a regular first-team slot and joined Lincoln City in August 1997. He was leading marksman three times, including their 1997-98 promotion success, moving to Leyton Orient in May 2002. Top scorer in 2002-03, he joined Bristol Rovers in March 2004 and moved to Swansea in February 2005. He regularly appeared as a substitute, netting three goals in 18 League games for the Swans before joining Torquay United in February 2006, then Brentford and Rochdale.

 

CHRIS TODD
Young defender Chris Todd featured in Swansea City's 2000-01 relegation battle. Locally born, he was a trainee at the Vetch Field and turned professional in July 2000. He made his League debut in Swansea's 1-1 draw at home to Northampton Town eight months later and netted four goals in 43 League outings prior to joining Drogheda United in August 2002. Moving to struggling Exeter City in January 2003, the Welsh Semi-Pro international was unable to prevent relegation that season but helped reach the Conference play-off final in 2006-07. He joined Torquay United in July 2007 and was an FA Trophy finalist in 2007-08. Also played for Newport County, Forest Green and Eastleigh.

 

KEITH TODD
Welsh U-23 centre-forward Keith Todd helped Swansea reach the FA Cup semi-finals in 1963-64. Locally born, he played for Clydach United before moving to the Vetch Field in September 1959 and netted on his League debut in Swansea's 2-1 win at home to Derby County in October 1960. He was leading marksman in 1964-65 and scored in the Swans' 1966 Welsh Cup final replay triumph. Netting 78 goals in 198 League games, he joined Pembroke Borough in August 1968 and gave them seven years' service.

 

JOHN TONES
Big central defender John Tones had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1974-75 campaign. A former Sunderland apprentice, he turned professional in May 1968 but had few opportunities with his hometown club and joined Arsenal in May 1973. He failed to make an impact at Highbury and was loaned to Swansea in September 1974, making seven Fourth Division appearances while at the Vetch Field. Also loaned to Mansfield Town, featuring in their 1974-75 Fourth Division title campaign, he had his contract cancelled by the Gunners in December 1974 and joined Gateshead.

 

STEVE TORPEY
Striker Steve Torpey was Swansea City's leading marksman in two consecutive seasons. Initially with Millwall, he joined Bradford City for £80,000 in November 1990 and played alongside Sean McCarthy. He moved to Swansea for £80,000 in August 1993, helping win the Autoglass Trophy in 1994 and reach the Third Division play-off final in 1996-97. Netting 44 goals in 162 League games, he was sold to Bristol City for £400,000 in August 1997 and featured in their 1997-98 promotion success. He joined Scunthorpe for £175,000 in February 2000, featuring in their rise, then played for Lincoln City and Halifax Town.

 

JOHN TOSHACK
Welsh international striker John Toshack managed Swansea City from the Fourth Division to First. Initially with Cardiff City, he moved to Liverpool in November 1970 and helped win the League Championship three times, UEFA Cup twice and FA Cup in 1974. He became Swansea's player-boss in February 1978, netting 25 goals in 63 League games and plotting three Welsh Cup final triumphs. Appointed Sporting Lisbon's manager in July 1984, he took Real Sociedad to Spanish Cup glory in 1987 and Real Madrid to the Spanish League title in 1990. He has held various other managerial posts including the Welsh national team.

 

SIMON TREVITT
Experienced right-back Simon Trevitt had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1997-98 campaign. A former Huddersfield Town trainee, he turned professional in June 1986 and made his League debut against Derby County four months later. He missed the 1994 Autoglass Trophy final through injury but featured in their 1994-95 Second Division play-off final triumph. Moving to Hull City in November 1995, he joined Swansea on loan in December 1997 and made his solitary League appearance in that month's 3-0 defeat at Rochdale. He later played for Guiseley and Ossett Albion.

 

DES TRICK
Young central defender Des Trick featured in Swansea City's 1991 Welsh Cup final triumph. Locally born, he was a trainee at the Vetch Field and turned professional in July 1988. He made his League debut in Swansea's 6-1 defeat at home to Reading in September 1989 and helped take Liverpool to an FA Cup third round replay that season. Struggling to secure a regular first-team slot, his progress was hampered by injury problems and he made 29 League appearances before moving to Merthyr Tydfil in July 1992. He later played for Haverfordwest.

 

LEE TRUNDLE
Exciting striker Lee Trundle was Swansea City's leading marksman four times. He played for Burscough, Chorley, Stalybridge Celtic, Southport and Rhyl before moving to Wrexham for £60,000 in February 2001, helping win promotion in 2002-03. Reuniting with Brian Flynn at the Vetch Field in July 2003, he starred as Swansea reached the FA Cup fifth round in 2003-04, won promotion in 2004-05, then lifted the Football League Trophy and were play-off finalists in 2005-06. He netted 77 goals in 143 League games before joining Bristol City for £1m in July 2007, helping reach the Championship play-off final in 2007-08. Returned to Swansea in 2010 after a spell on loan at Leeds. Also played for Neath, Preston, Chester and Marine. Currently a club ambassador.

 

OWAIN TUDUR-JONES
Welsh international midfielder Owain Tudur-Jones featured in SwanseaCity's 2006 Football League Trophy final success. Previously with hometown Bangor City, he joined Swansea for £5,000 in August 2005 and made his League debut in the 1-0 victory at home to Tranmere Rovers on the opening day of the season. He made a significant contribution as the Swans were League One play-off finalists in 2005-06 and returned from an ankle injury to help clinch the League One title in 2007-08. Given his international debut as a substitute against Luxembourg in March 2008. Joined Norwich in 2009 after a loan spell at Swindon. Also had loan spells at Yeovil and Brentord, before moving to Scotland with Inverness CT and Hibernian.

 

RON TURNBULL
Centre-forward Ron Turnbull topped Swansea's goalscoring charts in two consecutive seasons. He guested for Dundee during wartime service in the RAF, then helped them win the Scottish B Division title in 1946-47. Moving to Sunderland for £10,000 in November 1947, he remained in the top-flight after joining Manchester City in September 1949. Billy McCandless paid £7,500 for him in January 1951 and he netted 37 goals in 67 Second Division games for Swansea before returning to Dundee for £1,500 in March 1953. He played for Ashington, then lived and worked in Sunderland until a fatal heart-attack in November 1966.

 

CHARLIE TURNER
Welsh goalkeeper Charlie Turner briefly contested a first-team slot with Jack Parry while at Swansea. Initially with Dewstonians, he moved via Ebbw Junction to Newport County in May 1938 and understudied former Swansea keeper Alex Ferguson in their 1938-39 Third Division (South) title triumph. He joined the Swans in August 1948 and appeared in both matches against Reading over the Christmas period. Displaced by the arrival of Danny Canning from Cardiff City, he joined Yeovil Town in July 1949 and contested a place with their FA Cup hero Dickie Dyke. He resided in Griffithstown until his death in April 1999.

 

ROBIN TURNER
Ex-England Youth striker Robin Turner made a significant contribution as Swansea City avoided relegation in 1984-85. Signing professional for Ipswich Town in April 1973, he helped win the FA Youth Cup in 1973 and featured in their triumphant 1977-78 FA Cup run. He was a member of their 1981 UEFA Cup winning squad, then had a spell with Beerschot before moving to Swansea in March 1985, scoring twice on his home debut as the Swans beat Preston 4-1. Netting eight goals in 20 League games, he reunited with Cyril Lea at Colchester United in November 1985, then played for BuryTown.

TOMMY TYNAN
Striker Tommy Tynan had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1975-76 campaign. Signing professional for Liverpool in November 1972, he was loaned to Swansea in October 1975 and scored twice in six League outings. He joined Sheffield Wednesday in September 1976, then played for Lincoln City and helped Newport County win promotion in 1979-80. Moving to Plymouth Argyle in August 1983, he starred as they were FA Cup semi-finalists in 1983-84, then returned from a spell at Rotherham in March 1986. He later played for Torquay United and Doncaster Rovers.

 

NATHAN TYSON
Ex-England Youth striker Nathan Tyson played on loan for Swansea City during the 2001-02 season. A former Reading trainee, he turned professional in March 2000 but failed to secure a regular first-team slot. He was loaned to Swansea in August 2001 and his solitary goal in 11 Third Division games came in the 2-0 victory at home to Darlington two months later. Joining Wycombe Wanderers in January 2004, he was leading marksman in two consecutive seasons, moving to Nottingham Forest for £675,000 in November 2005. He helped them qualify for the League One play-offs in 2006-07, and then promotion.


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MATTHIAS VERSCHAVE
French striker Matthias Verschave had a loan spell at Swansea City at the end of the 2000-01 campaign. Born in Lille, he was a prolific goalscorer in Paris St Germain's reserve team but had limited chances and was loaned to struggling Swansea in February 2001, together with French U-21 midfielder Nicolas Fabiano. He scored three goals in 12 Second Division games while at the Vetch Field, including two in Swansea's 6-0 victory at home to Brentford in May 2001. Selected to represent the French Universities side while at Swansea, he moved to Clermont in July 2001, and also played for French rivals Rheims and Nimes.

 

 

 

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ALAN WADDLE
Tall striker Alan Waddle was top scorer in Swansea City's 1978-79 promotion success. A cousin of Chris Waddle, he impressed with Halifax Town before joining Liverpool in June 1973. He moved to Leicester City in September 1977, reuniting with John Toshack at Swansea for £24,000 in May 1978. Also featuring in the 1980-81 promotion campaign, he joined NewportCounty for £80,000 in December 1980, then Mansfield, Hartlepool and Peterborough. He rejoined Swansea in March 1985 and netted 43 goals in 127 League games, then played for Barry and Llanelli.

 

BRYAN WADE
Fast striker Bryan Wade scored in Swansea City's 1989 Welsh Cup final triumph. Initially with Bath City, he moved via Trowbridge to Swindon Town in May 1985 and featured in their 1985-86 Fourth Division title campaign. He also helped them win promotion in 1986-87, moving to the Vetch Field for £15,000 in August 1988. Injury problems and a change of manager hampered his progress and he netted five goals in 36 League outings for Swansea, spending a brief spell with Haverfordwest before joining Brighton in September 1990. He later played for Frome and Trowbridge again.

 

KEITH WALKER
Scottish central defender Keith Walker captained Swansea City to the 1996-97 Third Division play-off final. Initially with Stirling Albion, he joined St Mirren for £50,000 in July 1987 and moved to the Vetch Field in a £300,000 triple transfer with Paul Chalmers and John Hughes in November 1989. He starred as Swansea qualified for the 1992-93 Second Division play-offs and was unlucky to miss the Swans' 1994 Autoglass Trophy final triumph through injury. Scoring nine goals in 270 League games, he moved to Merthyr Tydfil as player-manager in January 2000 and became a police officer in Scotland.

 

RAY WALLACE
England U-21 midfielder Ray Wallace had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1991-92 season. Signing professional for Southampton in April 1988, he and his two brothers Danny and Rod made history in October 1988 by appearing together in Saints' First Division match against Sheffield Wednesday. He was valued at £100,000 when moving to Leeds United with Rod in July 1991. Loaned to Swansea in March 1992, he made two League appearances. He joined Stoke City in August 1994, helping them qualify for the First Division play-offs in 1995-96, then had spells with Airdrie, Winsford United and Witton Albion.

 

IAN WALSH
Welsh international striker Ian Walsh scored a hat-trick in Swansea City's record 12-0 ECWC victory over Sliema Wanderers in September 1982. A former Crysta lPalace apprentice, he turned professional in October 1975 and helped them win the Second Division title in 1978-79. He moved to the Vetch Field in an exchange deal involving David Giles in February 1982 and netted 11 goals in 37 League games for Swansea before joining Barnsley in July 1984. Top scorer in 1985-86, he repeated the feat with Grimsby in 1986-87, then played for Cardiff City and Cheltenham. He is now a football commentator with BBC Wales.

 

JOE WALSH
A left-back that could also play as a central defender, Joe was born in Cardiff and joined the youth setup at the Liberty in 2007. In his first season at the club he helped the Swans to FAW Youth Cup glory over Cardiff City at Ninian Park. In 2009 Joe was given his first professional contract, making his first team debut in August 2010 in a 3-0 League Cup win over Barnet at the Liberty Stadium. During his time at the club he represented Wales at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 level, though he was released by the club at the end of the 2011-12 season after two cup appearances. Joe joined Crawley Town in 2012 where he quickly became a regular member of the squad.

DAI WARD
Young left-back Dai Ward played for Swansea in the 1966 Welsh Cup final. Initially with Taunton Town, he moved to the Vetch Field in January 1959 and made his League debut in Swansea's 2-2 draw at Leeds United in April 1961. He helped the reserves win the Football Combination Second Division title that season, then the Welsh League First Division title two years running. Contesting a first-team slot with Brian Hughes, he made 44 League appearances for the Swans before joining Bath City in June 1966, then reunited with Mike Johnson at Pembroke Borough.

 

KIM WASSALL
Utility player Kim Wassall briefly appeared for Swansea City during the 1984-85 season. A former West Brom apprentice, he turned professional in June 1975 and moved to Northampton Town in September 1977. He had spells with Worcester, Aldershot, Sydney, Hull City and Bradford City before reuniting with Colin Appleton on a non-contract basis at Swansea in September 1984. Making two League appearances for Swansea, he also featured in both FA Cup-ties against Bognor Regis. He later played for Wolves, in Finland, for Shrewsbury and Worcester again.

 

STEVE WATKIN
Welsh B international striker Steve Watkin featured prominently in Swansea City's 1999-2000 Third Division title triumph. A former Wrexham trainee, he turned professional in July 1989 and scored in their 1991-92 FA Cup defeat of Arsenal. He helped win promotion in 1992-93 and the Welsh Cup in 1994, moving to the Vetch Field for £105,000 in September 1997. Leading marksman as Swansea qualified for the Third Division play-offs in 1998-99, he also helped beat West Ham in that season's FA Cup third round, netting 44 goals in 206 League games for the Swans before joining Caernarfon Town in December 2003.

 

ANDY WATSON
Fast striker Andy Watson featured in Swansea City's 1991 Welsh Cup final success. Starting with Harrogate, he joined Halifax Town in August 1988 and moved to the Vetch Field for £40,000 in July 1990. He scored once in 14 League games for Swansea before joining Carlisle United for £25,000 in September 1991. Leading marksman in 1991-92, he moved to Blackpool for £55,000 in February 1993 and topped their goalscoring charts in 1993-94, then helped them qualify for the Second Division play-offs in 1995-96. He joined Walsall for £60,000 in September 1996, but injury problems curtailed his career in May 1999.

 

STEVE WATT
Scotland U-21 defender Steve Watt was plagued by injury problems while at Swansea City. A former Chelsea scholar, he turned professional in July 2002 and featured in their 2004-05 FA Cup third round win at home to Scunthorpe, also in that season's Premiership match at Newcastle. He was loaned to Barnsley in October 2005 and joined Swansea in January 2006. Unlucky to suffer a dislocated shoulder in his second appearance for the Swans at Nottingham Forest, he was sidelined for the remainder of that season, then had a recurrence of the injury in a Welsh Cup tie at Port Talbot in January 2007 and was ruled out again. Left Swansea in 2008 after three appearances to join Ross County, Grimsby and Maidstone.

 

DARREN WAY
England Semi-Pro international midfielder Darren Way was a member of Swansea City's 2006 triumphant Football League Trophy squad. Signing professional for Norwich City in September 1998, he failed to make an impact and joined Yeovil in August 2000. He helped win the FA Trophy in 2002, Conference title in 2002-03 and League Two title in 2004-05. Moving to Swansea for £150,000 in January 2006, he had fitness problems and returned from a loan spell back at Yeovil to appear in the 2007-08 Johnstone's Paint Trophy southern final first-leg. He made 16 League appearances before re-joining Yeovil in June 2008. Suffered a serious car crash in December 2008 which forced him to retire and he joined the coaching staff at Yeovil.

 

ANDREW WEBBER
Young striker Andy Webber briefly appeared for Swansea City during the 1984-85 campaign. He represented the Boys Club of Wales and played for hometown Port Talbot, then Afan Lido before joining Swansea on a non-contract basis in November 1984. His solitary League appearance was as substitute in the following month's 2-0 defeat at home to Plymouth Argyle. He briefly reunited with Colin Appleton at Exeter City in September 1985, then returned to Afan Lido and helped win the Welsh League and Konica League Cup. Later with Llanelli, Maesteg Park, Barry Town and Goytre.

 

COLIN WEBSTER
Welsh international forward Colin Webster was Swansea's leading marksman in two consecutive seasons. Initially with Cardiff City, he joined Manchester United in May 1952 and helped the 'Busby Babes' win the League Championship two years running. He played for his country in the 1958 World Cup and moved to the Vetch Field for £7,500 in October 1958. Featuring in Swansea's 1961 Welsh Cup final triumph, he netted 66 goals in 157 Second Division outings before sold to Newport County for £3,500 in March 1963. Later with Worcester, Merthyr Tydfil and Portmadoc, he remained local until his death in March 2001.

 

BARRY WELLINGS
Striker Barry Wellings briefly played for Swansea City during the 1984-85 season. A former Everton apprentice, he turned professional in June 1976 but failed to make an impact and joined York City in June 1978. He moved to Rochdale in July 1980 and was leading marksman in 1980-81. Joining Tranmere Rovers in February 1983, he had spells at Northwich Victoria, Tranmere again and Oswestry Town before moving to Swansea on a non-contract basis in September 1984. He netted three goals in five League games for the Swans then played for Southport, Runcorn and Droylsden.

 

COLIN WEST (1)
Striker Colin West was joint top scorer as Swansea City reached the Second Division play-offs in 1992-93. Initially with Sunderland, he was leading marksman in 1983-84 and joined Watford for £115,000 in March 1985. He moved to Rangers for £180,000 in May 1986 and starred in their 1986-87 Scottish League title triumph. Moving via Sheffield Wednesday to West Brom in February 1989, he joined Swansea in August 1992 and netted 12 goals in 33 League outings. He moved to Leyton Orient in July 1993 and was top scorer three times, then played for Rushden & Diamonds before coaching Hartlepool, Sheffield Wednesday and Millwall.

 

COLIN WEST (2)
Ex-England Youth striker Colin West had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1988-89 campaign. Signing professional for Chelsea in September 1985, he was loaned to Partick Thistle before scoring the winner on his First Division debut against Arsenal in March 1987. He joined Swansea on loan in March 1989 and helped reach the Welsh Cup final, netting three goals in 14 League games while at the Vetch Field. Sold to Dundee for £105,000 in August 1990, he joined Hartlepool United in August 1993 and later played for Bishop Auckland.

 

REG WESTON
Commanding centre-half Reg Weston skippered Swansea's 1948-49 Third Division (South) title triumph. Initially with Northfleet United, he served in the Royal Navy before turning professional at the Vetch Field in May 1946. He made his debut in Swansea's first post-war League match three months later and formed a notable half-back line with Roy Paul and Frankie Burns. Ever-present in 1947-48, he appeared in the 1949 Welsh Cup final and scored once in 229 League games before joining Derby County in October 1952. He was Burton Albion's player-boss, then ran a post office in Burton for 27 years and died in February 1998.

 

ALAN WILKINS
Young midfielder Alan Wilkins provided reliable cover for Brayley Reynolds while at the Vetch Field. Signing professional for Swansea in May 1963, he made his League debut in the 1-0 victory at home to Leyton Orient four months later. He played four more Second Division games during the 1964-65 season and helped the reserves win the Welsh League title three times. Moving to Lovells Athletic in July 1965, he won a fourth consecutive Welsh League championship medal in 1965-66 and later played for Barry Town, Merthyr Tydfil and Caerleon.

 

THOMAS WILLER-JENSEN
Big Danish central defender Thomas Willer-Jensen helped Swansea City qualify for the Third Division play-offs in 1996-97. Previously with GVI Helsinger and HIK Copenhagen in his native country, he moved to the Vetch Field on a short-term contract in March 1997 and made his League debut in that month's 1-0 win at Barnet. He deputised for Keith Walker alongside Christian Edwards in the heart of Swansea's defence and impressed with his aerial strength. Missing just two of the last nine League games of that season, he returned to Denmark shortly before the 1996-97 play-off final and settled back in Copenhagen.

 

ALAN WILLIAMS
Experienced central defender Alan Williams missed just one match in Swansea's 1969-70 promotion success. Signing professional for Bristol City in September 1955, he was unlucky not to gain England U-23 honours before moving to Oldham Athletic in June 1961. He starred in their 1962-63 promotion success, then played for Watford and Newport County prior to joining Swansea in October 1968. A Welsh Cup finalist in 1969, he was ever-present in 1970-71 and netted ten goals in 143 League games before moving to Cheltenham in July 1972. He later played for Gloucester City.

 

DAVO WILLIAMS
Wing-half Davo Williams missed just one match for Swansea during the 1951-52 season. Previously with Loughor Rovers, he moved to Swansea in May 1946 and twice helped win the London Combination Cup. He also featured in two West Wales Senior Cup triumphs before making his League debut in Swansea's 6-1 defeat at Sheffield United in August 1950. Helping the reserves win the Football Combination Second Division title in 1954-55, he netted four goals in 130 League games before joining Llanelli in August 1955. He later played for Milford United, then worked for 3M's in Gorseinon and died locally in October 2001.

 

GARY WILLIAMS
Midfielder Gary Williams briefly played for Swansea City during the 1984-85 season. A son of Alan Williams, he turned professional with Bristol City in August 1980 and had a spell at Portsmouth before moving to Swansea on a non-contract basis in January 1985. He made six League appearances while at the Vetch Field. Following a similar period at Bristol Rovers, he joined Oldham Athletic in August 1985 and helped them qualify for the Second Division play-offs in 1986-87, then win the Second Division title in 1990-91. Later with Hearts and Bath City.

 

GRAHAM WILLIAMS
Welsh international outside-left Graham Williams featured in Swansea's 1961 Welsh Cup final triumph. Initially with Oswestry Town, he joined Bradford City in August 1955 and moved to Everton in March 1956. He appeared in the top-flight before joining Swansea for £5,000 in February 1959, netting 18 goals in 91 Second Division games until breaking a leg. Moving to Wrexham in July 1964, he returned from a loan spell at Glentoran to appear in the 1965 Welsh Cup final. He later played for Wellington Town, Tranmere Rovers, Port Vale, Runcorn and Oswestry again. His son Phil played for Crewe.

 

HERBIE WILLIAMS
Long-serving Welsh international inside-forward Herbie Williams was capped three times while at Swansea. Locally born, he turned professional at the Vetch Field in May 1958 and made his League debut in Swansea's 5-0 victory at home to Sunderland four months later. He starred as the Swans reached the FA Cup semi-finals in 1963-64, then won the Welsh Cup in 1966 and promotion in 1969-70. Scoring 102 goals in 510 League games for Swansea, he emigrated to Australia in January 1975 and became player-coach of Woollongong. He returned to live in Swansea in November 1976.

 

JOHN WILLIAMS
Fast striker John Williams had three spells at Swansea City. Initially with Cradley Town, he moved to the Vetch Field in August 1991 and was Swansea's leading marksman in 1991-92. He joined Coventry City for £250,000 in July 1992 and was loaned back to Swansea before joining Wycombe Wanderers for £150,000 in September 1995. After spells at Hereford, Walsall and Exeter, he helped Cardiff win promotion in 1998-99, then played for York City and Darlington. He re-joined Swansea in July 2001 and netted 18 goals in 113 League games overall. Moving to Kidderminster in August 2003, then played for Bath City and Redditch.

 

PAUL WILLIAMS
Loan right-back Paul Williams featured in Swansea City's 1991 Welsh Cup final triumph. A former Sunderland trainee, he made his League debut against Plymouth Argyle three months before turning professional in July 1989. He failed to secure a regular first-team slot and was loaned to struggling Swansea on transfer deadline day in March 1991. Helping the Swans avoid relegation, he made 12 Third Division appearances while at the Vetch Field. He joined Doncaster Rovers in July 1993 but an eye problem sidelined him for 18 months and eventually ended his career, settling back in the North-East.

 

PHIL WILLIAMS
Ex-Welsh Youth winger Phil Williams featured in Swansea City's 1987-88 promotion campaign. A former Swansea apprentice, he made his League debut in the 5-0 defeat at Portsmouth five months before turning professional in October 1984. He netted five goals in 58 League games prior to joining Newport County in July 1988, then played for Cheltenham Town, Newport AFC and Inter Cardiff before helping Barry Town win the Welsh League title and Welsh Cup 'double' in 1993-94. The Welsh Semi-Pro international then had spells with Carmarthen Town, Inter Cardiff and Bridgend.

 

RONNIE WILLIAMS
Welsh Youth winger Ronnie Williams was a young member of Billy Lucas' squad at the Vetch Field. Locally born, he was a consistent goalscorer in Swansea's reserve team and made his League debut in the 1-0 victory at home to Chester five months before turning professional in September 1968. His solitary goal in nine Fourth Division games came in the Swans' 2-1 defeat at Brentford in December 1968 and he moved to Yeovil Town in July 1969. He later played locally for Hafod Brotherhood and Pembroke Borough before quitting football at 22.

 

STEVE WILLIAMS
Former Welsh Schoolboy winger Steve Williams played for Swansea City during the 1975-76 campaign. Locally born, he was an Arsenal apprentice and a member of their squad, including Liam Brady, that won the South East Counties League title and FA Youth Cup in 1971-72. He had a spell with Bristol City, then played for Haverfordwest, Ammanford and Barry Town before joining Swansea in March 1976. His only goal in eight League games came in that month's 5-0 win at home to Stockport. He re-joined Haverfordwest in July 1976, then played for Waun Wen.

 

TOM WILLIAMS
Attacking left-back Tom Williams helped Swansea City reach the League One play-off final in 2005-06. He impressed with Walton & Hersham before joining West Ham for £60,000 in April 2000, moving to Peterborough United in March 2001. Sold to Birmingham City for £1,000,000 in March 2002, he was loaned to QPR before re-joining Peterborough in February 2004. He moved via Barnsley to Gillingham in September 2005 and joined Swansea for £50,000 in January 2006. Making 16 League appearances for the Swans, he moved to Wycombe Wanderers in August 2007, then returned to Peterborough in January 2008.

 

WAYNE WILLIAMS
Welsh Amateur international inside-forward Wayne Williams briefly played for Swansea during the 1968-69 season. Locally born, he began with Cwmtwrch Wanderers, then had spells with Pontardawe Athletic, Ebbw Vale and Ammanford before Billy Lucas signed him in July 1967. His solitary League appearance for Swansea was as substitute in the 2-0 defeat at home to Bradford City in March 1969. He returned to Ammanford in July 1969, then became player-manager of Clydach United.

 

ARTHUR WILLIS
Ex-England international full-back Arthur Willis played for Swansea in the 1956 Welsh Cup final. Signing professional for Spurs in January 1944, he helped their 'Push & Run' side win the Second Division title in 1949-50 and League Championship in 1950-51. He was capped against France in October 1951 and followed Ronnie Burgess to the Vetch Field for £3,000 in September 1954. Making 96 Second Division appearances for the Swans, he became Haverfordwest's player-boss in October 1960. He was later a driving instructor and a Spurs scout in West Wales, residing in Haverfordwest until his death in November 1987.

 

RHYS WILMOT
Welsh U-21 goalkeeper Rhys Wilmot had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 1988-89 season. He turned professional with Arsenal in January 1980 and made his League debut whilst on loan to Hereford United in March 1983. Helping the Gunners win the Football Combination title in 1983-84, he spent the 1984-85 campaign on loan to Leyton Orient. He was loaned to Swansea in August 1988, making 16 League appearances. Sold to Plymouth Argyle for £100,000 in July 1989, he later played for Grimsby, Crystal Palace and Torquay United.

 

AMBROSE WILSON
Right-half Ambrose Wilson was one of several Irish players signed by Swansea during the early post-war era. Initially with Belfast Celtic, he joined Glenavon in January 1949 and moved to the Vetch Field in July 1950, shortly after Welsh international Roy Paul was sold to Manchester City. His solitary Second Division appearance for Swansea was in the 2-1 defeat at home to Blackburn Rovers two months later and he also featured in the 2-1 Welsh Cup sixth round defeat at Newport County in March 1951. He spent the rest of his time with the Swans in the reserve team and was released in May 1952, returning to his native Lurgan.

 

MARK WILSON
England U-21 midfielder Mark Wilson had a loan spell at Swansea City during the 2003-04 season. A former Manchester United trainee, he turned professional in February 1996 and was loaned to Wrexham before making his Premiership debut at Chelsea in October 1999. He followed Steve McClaren to Middlesbrough with Jonathan Greening for £1,500,000 in August 2001 and reunited with Brian Flynn on loan to Swansea in September 2003, scoring twice in 12 League outings. Also loaned to Sheffield Wednesday, Doncaster and Livingston, he moved via Dallas Burn back to Doncaster in November 2006.

 

PAUL WIMBLETON
Ex-England Schoolboy striker Paul Wimbleton played for Swansea City during the 1992-93 campaign. Signing professional for Portsmouth in February 1982, he reunited with Frank Burrows at Cardiff City in August 1986 and helped them win promotion in 1987-88. He joined Bristol City for £60,000 in May 1989 and moved to Shrewsbury Town for a similar fee in January 1990, then played for Exeter City before moving to Swansea in August 1992. Scoring once in 14 League games, he joined Barry Town in July 1993 and featured in their 1993-94 Welsh League title and Welsh Cup 'double' triumph.

 

JAMIE WOOD
Cayman Islands international striker Jamie Wood appeared for Swansea City during the 2002-03 season. A former Manchester United trainee, he turned professional in July 1997 and was loaned to their feeder club Royal Antwerp. He reunited with Warren Joyce at Hull City in July 1999, but an ankle injury hampered his progress and he joined Halifax Town in August 2001. Unable to prevent relegation to the Conference in 2001-02, he moved to Swansea in July 2002, netting twice in 17 League games before joining TNS in July 2003. He was top scorer in 2003-04, then helped win the Welsh League title and Welsh Cup in 2004-05.

 

ALAN WOODS
Versatile England Youth wing-half Alan Woods was a Ronnie Burgess signing for Swansea. Signing professional for Tottenham Hotspur in February 1954, he had limited top-flight opportunities behind Danny Blanchflower and moved to the Vetch Field in December 1956. He made 30 Second Division appearances for Swansea before being sold to York City for £2,000 in July 1960. Helping them win promotion in 1964-65, he joined Boston United in July 1966, then played for Scarborough and became a dairyman in York. His son Neil played for several clubs, including Glasgow Rangers, Ipswich Town and Grimsby Town.

 

KEN WOOKEY
Ex-Welsh Schoolboy winger Ken Wookey featured in Swansea's 1948-49 Third Division (South) title campaign. Initially with hometown Newport County, he joined Bristol Rovers in an exchange deal involving Wilf Smith in December 1946 and moved to the Vetch Field for £1,000 in November 1948. He helped Swansea reach the Welsh Cup final in 1950 and win that year's London Combination Cup final, making 12 League appearances prior to joining Hereford United in August 1950. Later with Ipswich Town, he settled back in Newport and died in January 2003. His son of the same name also played for Newport.

 

 

 

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TERRY YORATH
Former Welsh international midfielder Terry Yorath plotted Swansea City's 1987-88 Fourth Division play-off final success. Initially with Leeds United, he helped win the League Championship in 1973-74 and moved to Coventry in August 1976. He later played for Spurs, Vancouver Whitecaps and Bradford City, becoming Swansea's player-boss in July 1986. His only League appearance was in the 4-0 defeat at Wolves in March 1987. Re-joining Bradford City as manager in February 1989, he returned to Swansea as boss from March 1990 until March 1991. He managed Wales and Lebanon and has held various coaching posts.