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11 Facts about Swansea City That Swansea Fans Already Know

Here are 11 facts about Swansea City that Swansea fans already know.

1. Swansea City are the first Welsh club to be promoted to the Premier League - after winning the Football League Championship play-offs against Reading in 2010/11.

2. Swansea have won the Welsh Cup 10 times - in 1913, 1932, 1950, 1961, 1966, 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1989, 1990.

3. Swansea’s biggest win was 12–0 over Sliema Wanderers - in the European Cup Winners' Cup's First Round First Leg on the 15 September 1982.

4. Roger Freestone holds the club record for the most appearances in all competitions - playing 699 games between 1989 - 2004.

5. The club record for the most League goals in scored a season is Cyril Pearce - in 1931/32 (35 goals).

6. The team used to be called Swansea Town until the 1970s, when they became Swansea City after Swansea (the place) gained City status.

7. The early 1980s were Swansea's most successful years (to date). Under the guidance of then player-manager, Cardiff born John Toshack, the Swans gained promotion to the old First Division in 1981, won 3 consecutive Welsh Cups and subsequently appeared in the UEFA Cup Winners Cup.

8. Wilfred Milne holds the record for the most League appearances for the club - with 585 appearances between 1919 and 1937.

9. The most capped player to have played for the club is Ivor Allchurch - with 68 appearances for Wales.

10. Swansea City's home ground is the Liberty Stadium in Swansea. The club shares the stadium with the Welsh Rugby Union side the Ospreys.

11. Swansea City and its supporters are unofficially known as 'Jacks'. One explanation for this name is that during the 17th century, sailors from Swansea were respected and any 'Swansea Jack' was allowed to join the crew based simply on the town's reputation for good sailors.

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