Vital Statistics | 2019-20
After a season that has taken almost exactly 12 months to complete, we look at the key facts and figures from Swansea City’s 2019-20 campaign.
1 – Matt Grimes ended the season as the leading midfielder in the Championship when it came to passes completed, touches of the ball and successful tackles.
1 – The captain was the only Swans player to play every minute of every Championship game (regular season and play-offs).
1 – The Swans led the way when it came to conceding the fewest goals from set-pieces in the Championship (8), having had the worst record for doing so in the 2018-19 campaign.
3 – Freddie Woodman saved three of the five penalties he faced during his season on loan from Newcastle. He also kept 12 clean sheets from 43 starts.
4 – The Swans lost just four of their 23 games away from home during the 46-game season.
4 – Three players brought up a century of appearances for the club, with Matt Grimes, Connor Roberts and Jay Fulton all reaching the milestone post-lockdown, following in the footsteps of Mike van der Hoorn.
5 – Five players from the club’s academy made first-team debuts over the course of the season. They were Ben Cabango, Jack Evans, Jordon Garrick, Tivonge Rushesha and Kees de Boer.
7 – Andre Ayew and Grimes supplied the most assists for the Swans, racking up seven apiece. Conor Gallagher registered six following his January loan move from Chelsea.
8 - Swansea City used eight different players at centre-half over the season in Joe Rodon, Mike van der Hoorn, Cabango, Ben Wilmot, Brandon Cooper, Kyle Naughton, Jake Bidwell and Marc Guehi.
11 – Rhian Brewster’s tally of 11 goals was the best return by a January loan signing at the Swans since Gylfi Sigurdsson netted seven times on loan from Hoffenheim during the 2011-12 season. Jonathan de Guzman scored eight goals in 2012-13, but they were as part of a season-long loan.
18 – Andre Ayew’s tally of 18 goals marked the Ghanaian forward’s best return from any season in his career to date.
18 – For the second season in a row Swansea City won 18 games, but suffered just 12 defeats compared to 17 in 2018-19. The Swans ended the campaign five points and four places better off than in 2018-19.
18 – Eighteen different players were on the scoresheet for the Swans in 52 games across all competitions.
35 – Swansea’s tally of 35 points picked up away from home was their best from any season in which the club has occupied one of the top two tiers of English football.
362– This season ranks as the longest in Swansea’s history; beginning on August 3, 2019 and ending on July 29, 2020, a span of 362 days.