Swansea City saddened to learn of passing of Keith Todd
Swansea City is saddened to learn of the passing of the club’s former striker Keith Todd at the age of 80.
Keith represented the Swans across a nine-year period between 1959 and 1968, and was a whole-hearted club stalwart and reliable goalscorer.
He made his Football League debut during the 1960-61 season, scoring against Derby County at the Vetch Field in a 2-1 victory for the club, while he scored his first hat-trick two seasons later in a 3-0 win over Walsall at home.
During his time at the club, Keith would score two more Football League hat-tricks against Swindon in December 1963, and Manchester City in September 1964.
He won a Wales under-23 cap against Northern Ireland at the Vetch Field, and was a non-playing reserve for the senior Welsh side in Russia.
Keith was was part of the Swans side that advanced to the FA Cup semi-finals in 1964, scoring key goals along the way.
These included getting on the scoresheet in the last-16 replay against top-flight Stoke – having also produced an outstanding two-goal display in the original tie – as a 2-0 win saw Swansea march on to that famous quarter-final meeting with Liverpool.
He was a Welsh Cup winner during his time at the club, and scored for the Swans in Europe against Slavia Sofia.
Keith made 245 appearances in all competitions – a figure which puts him 43rd on the Swans’ all-time appearance list – scoring 96 goals, and he is among those included on the club's Wall of Fame at the Swansea.com Stadium.
Everyone at Swansea City sends their sincerest condolences to Keith’s family and friends at this sad time.