Curt lands lifetime achievement award

5th December 2017

Alan Curtis was given the lifetime achievement award at the BBC Wales Sports Awards for 2017.

The Swansea City legend was honoured for his remarkable contribution to football.

The former Welsh international played for the likes of Leeds, Southampton, Stoke and Cardiff, but he is best known for all he has achieved at the Swans.

Curtis is one of the club’s greatest ever players, having starred in the rise from the old Fourth Division to the summit of the top flight under John Toshack.

Since retiring, Curtis has held a host of positions on the Swans staff, playing a significant role as a coach.

He has also been caretaker manager on a number of occasions, and now serves as the Swans’ loan player manager.

“This is a terrific honour and it’s totally unexpected,” Curtis said.

“My career will always be defined by my time at Swansea. It’s a club that means a huge amount to me.

“As a player the highlight was getting to the First Division. Now to have seven years in the Premier League has been fantastic for everyone at the club.

“We have worked so hard to get here that we want to stay around.”

Curtis is pictured with Leon Britton, who presented the award. Picture courtesy of Wales Sports Awards.