Vital Statistics | South Wales derby

31st March 2023
First team
Ollie Cooper scores against Cardiff City

In the build-up to the south Wales derby this Saturday at the Stadium, we take a look at some of the key facts and figures of the historic rivalry.

1 - Swansea City became the first club to complete a league double in the fixture with their 3-0 and 4-0 triumphs last season.

5 – Swansea’s biggest victory over Cardiff came via a 5-1 win at the Vetch Field in 1949.

6 – The clash is a fixture not renowned for finishing goalless, with just six contests in the post-war period ending with neither side having found the net.

7 - Swansea City are unbeaten in seven of the last eight derbies.

8 – Brayley Reynolds is the leading scorer in the fixture. He scored all eight of his derby goals for the Swans against the Bluebirds, despite having started his career with Cardiff.

Brayley Reynolds

8 – The highest scoring game in the fixture’s history was a Welsh Cup fifth-round replay at Ninian Park, which ended up 5-3 to the Swans – who had trailed 3-0 – after extra-time.

15 – The Swans have scored 13 goals in the last eight meetings between the sides, conceding just once.

19 – Roger Freestone holds the record for the most south Wales derby appearances with 19. He made his first appearance in the derby in 1989, while on loan from Chelsea, and the last in 2002.

26 – Swansea have won 27 of the 67 league meetings to date, drawing a further 19.

34 – This is the 34th season in which Swansea and Cardiff have occupied the same division.

67 – Saturday's fixture at the Cardiff City Stadium will be the 66th league fixture between the two clubs.

186 – In league and cup (excluding Welsh Cup) matches there have been 186 goals scored in the derby.