Vital Statistics | The 2020-21 season

10th May 2021
First team
Conor Hourihane

While there are still the play-offs to look forward to, Swansea City brought the curtain down on their 2020-21 league campaign at Watford on the weekend.

We take a look back at some of the notable facts, stats and achievements from the campaign.

1 – No goalkeeper kept more clean sheets than Freddie Woodman’s 20 in the Championship. The Swans’ number one did not concede in 44 per cent of his league appearances.

8 – Jake Bidwell created the most goals of any Swansea player with eight assists, with Connor Roberts just one behind with seven.

10 – The Swans picked up 10 more points this season than they did during the 2019-20 campaign.

13 – In total, 13 players scored for the Swans across the 46 league games. They are Andre Ayew, Jamal Lowe, Connor Roberts, Jake Bidwell, Morgan Whittaker, Yan Dhanda, Liam Cullen, Ben Cabango, Conor Hourihane, Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes, Morgan Gibbs-White and Kasey Palmer. In addition Wayne Routledge, Ollie Cooper and Viktor Gyokeres netted goals in cup competitions.

15 – Swansea have secured back-to-back top-six finishes for the first time in 15 years, last managing the feat under Kenny Jackett during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons.

Freddie Woodman and Steve Cooper

16 – Andre Ayew emerged as top scorer in the league with 16 goals to his name. Jamal Lowe was close behind with 14.

23 – Swansea won exactly half of their 46 league games, five more than they achieved the previous season.

29 – Some 29 players appeared for the club in the Championship, with academy products Ollie Cooper and Brandon Cooper among those to make their league debuts.

39 – Only Norwich (36) and Watford (30) conceded fewer goals than Swansea’s tally of 39 across the season.

80 – The Swans finished the season with 80 points on the board; the last time they reached that tally was during the 2010-11 season, when they also reached the play-offs. It’s just the fifth time the Swans have recorded 80 points in a league campaign.

Derby home Connor Roberts

100 – Steve Cooper became the first Swansea boss to take charge of 100 first-team games in all competitions since Robert Martinez when he brought up his century in the draw at Reading.

150 - Connor Roberts made his 150th appearance for the club at Watford, putting him level with Joe Allen when it comes to first-team outings for homegrown players to have come through the academy set-up.

300 – Wayne Routledge became just the 32nd Swansea player to make 300 appearances for the club when he featured in the home draw with Wycombe.

1,369 – Conor Hourihane’s free-kick against Brentford on January 27 was Swansea’s first goal direct from a set-piece since Gylfi Sigurdsson’s equaliser at Manchester United on April 30, 2017, some 1,369 days prior.