Vital Statistics | South Wales derby

30th March 2022
First team
Paterson celebration.

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

0 – Neither Swansea nor Cardiff have ever completed a league double over their rival.

2 – The Swans sit two points ahead of Cardiff in the Championship table, with Russell Martin’s team having played a game less. The recent form of both sides is almost identical with them both winning three, losing two, drawing one game in their last six.

4 – Jamie Paterson’s long-range opener in the 3-0 win back in October at the Stadium was his fourth goal for the Swans. Paterson also got two assists on that memorable day.

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.

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.

9 – The Swans have scored nine goals in the last six meetings between the sides, conceding just once.

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

25 – Swansea have won 25 of the 65 league meetings to date, drawing a further 19.

33 – This is the 33rd season in which Swansea and Cardiff have occupied the same division.

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

180 – In league and cup (excluding Welsh Cup) matches there have been 180 goals scored in the derby.