Swans mourn Kevin Austin

25th November 2018

Everyone at Swansea City is desperately saddened to hear of the passing of former defender Kevin Austin, at the age of just 45.

Austin had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year, and sadly passed away on Friday night.

Austin, who played as a central defender or at left-back, was a rock in the Swans defence between 2004 and 2008.

A huge favourite with Swans fans, Austin helped the club win promotion from League Two in their final year at Vetch Field, 2004-05.

He was also part of the squad that lifted the League One title under Roberto Martinez in 2007-08, as well as the 2006 Football League Trophy.

He made 150 appearances during his four-year spell with the Swans, while he also won seven international caps for Trinidad & Tobago.

London-born Austin also played for Leyton Orient, Lincoln City, Barnsley, Brentford, Cambridge United, Kettering Town, Bristol Rovers, Chesterfield, Darlington and Boston United.

The Swans have been in touch with Kevin’s family, who wished to convey that the club always had a special place in his heart.

They wanted to thank everyone for their kind words and support, but have requested that their privacy is respected at this sad time.