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Wayne Routledge

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  • Debut: Aug 15, 2011: Manchester City (a) Premier League
  • Nationality: England
  • Nickname: Weezy
  • Date of birth: 07/01/1985
  • Height: 5ft 6ins
  • Weight: 12st 3lb

Routledge joined the Swans following their promotion to the Premier League in 2011, arriving from Newcastle United for an undisclosed fee and signing a three-year contract.

The winger has proved to be a very good signing, having made a home at the Liberty Stadium after playing for a succession of clubs earlier in his career.

Routledge came to prominence at boyhood club Crystal Palace, where he made over 100 league appearances before making a £1.25 million move to Spurs in 2005.

He found it difficult to break into the Tottenham side, however, and spent time on loan at Portsmouth and Fulham before signing for Aston Villa in 2008.

After a stint on loan at Cardiff, he joined Queens Park Rangers on a permanent deal. Routledge’s impressive form for the Hoops saw him join Newcastle in 2010 but, after a spell back on loan at Loftus Road, he signed for the Swans.

After struggling for game-time initially, Routledge made a positive impression during the Swans’ maiden Premier League campaign, and then really started to shine under Michael Laudrup.

Having helped Laudrup’s Swans lift the 2013 Capital One Cup, he continued to thrive under the management of Garry Monk.

A disciplined, reliable performer, Routledge has also been a regular under Francesco Guidolin, Bob Bradley and Paul Clement.

The former England Under-21 international was linked with a move away from the Swans in January 2017, but Clement rejected the transfer talk and Routledge soon penned a new deal which will keep him at the Liberty until 2019.

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