On This Day | Fabianski joins Swansea City

29th May 2020

Swansea City completed the signing of Poland international goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski on May 29, 2014.

The former Arsenal stopper arrived in South Wales on a free transfer after ending his seven-year association with the Gunners.

His move to the Liberty proved hugely successful for both player and club, with Fabianski racking up 150 appearances overall and establishing himself as one of the Premier League’s leading goalkeepers.

In his debut campaign in SA1, he was named players’ player of the year, best newcomer and away player of the year as the Swans completed their best Premier League finish and highest points tally at that level.

Fabianski’s impressive performances for Swansea saw him earn further recognition at international level, as he helped Poland reach the quarter-finals at Euro 2016.

His final campaign with the Swans ended in relegation, though he was named supporters’ player of the year and away player of the season.

After shedding tears following the final-day defeat to Stoke City, Fabianski’s exit looked inevitable and he made a £7 million move to West Ham United in June 2018.

Nevertheless, the Pole continues to be held in high esteem by the Jack Army, while he is widely regarded as one of the club's finest-ever goalkeepers.