Tate and Tremmel leave Swans
28th May 2015
Swansea City can confirm the departures of Alan Tate and Gerhard Tremmel after their contracts expired at the Liberty.
Goalkeeper David Cornell will also be leaving the club following the end of his contract, while youngsters Rory Donnelly, Tom Atyeo, Corey Francis, Giancarlo Gallifuoco, Joseph Jones, Kurtis March, Gareth Owen, Scott Tancock and Curtis Obeng also depart.
Fans favourite Tate, who has made nearly 350 appearances for the club since joining from Manchester United, has played for Swansea in all four divisions after featuring in the famous victory over Hull City at the Vetch Field that secured the club's Football League status at the end of the 2002-03 season.
Tate was a key figure in the club's progression through the divisions, with his versatility - which also saw him appear as a stand-in goalkeeper - proving vital.
He also captained the team in the club's first Premier League fixture - a 4-0 defeat at Manchester City.
Since then, the 32-year-old spent time on loan with Leeds, Yeovil Town, Aberdeen and Crewe Alexandra.
German goalkeeper Tremmel, meanwhile, played a crucial part in Swansea's success during the 2012-13 season, including playing every minute of the Swans' Capital One Cup run as they lifted the trophy at Wembley.
The former Bayern Munich youth product provided stiff competition for Michel Vorm and then Lukasz Fabianski during his time in SA1.
On top of his Capital One Cup medal, Tremmel's highlights for the Swans include playing in the Europa League, featuring in the FA Cup win over Manchester United - the club's first victory at Old Trafford - and a memorable 2-0 win at Arsenal.
The 36-year-old, who joined the club in 2011, has made six appearances during this season's historic campaign.
Welsh shot stopper David Cornell is a product of the Swans youth academy and was first offered professional terms by the club at the end of the 2008-09 campaign.
Capped for Wales at Under-21 level, Cornell made his Swans debut in the League Cup tie against Scunthorpe United during the 2009-10 campaign before enjoying loan spells with Hereford United, St Mirren and Portsmouth.
Swansea City would like to thank all the players for their services and wish them well for the future.