Swansea City won the League Cup in 2013. What happened to the XI which beat Bradford City?

The EFL Cup quarter-finals take place this week with eight teams battling to lift the first trophy awarded in 2016/17.

Among the past winners are Swansea City, who lifted the trophy in 2013 with a 5-0 win over Bradford in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley.

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup (R) and Chairman Huw Jenkins 

Manager at the time Michael Laudrup left the club a year later and is currently managing Qatari side Al Rayyan.

Here is a look at what happened to the starting XI from the 5-0 win…

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Gerhard Tremmel

Laudrup stuck with back-up goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel for the final after he played his part in getting the Swans to the final.

Now 38, Tremmel is still at Swansea after a signing a two-year contract extension in 2015. His one appearance this season came in the EFL Cup.

Ashley Williams

Wales’ Ashley Williams

Wales captain Ashley Williams was surprisingly allowed to leave this summer to play for Everton, with the centre-back swapping a relegation battle to compete at the top end of the table.

Angel Rangel

Rangel is one of the members of the side they have managed to hang onto, with the defender signing a new deal this summer.

The 34-year-old Spaniard has made 11 appearances for the Swans this season, including as a substitute in the dramatic 5-4 win over Crystal Palace at the weekend.

Ben Davies

Tottenham’s Ben Davies and Bayer Leverkusen’s Kevin Kampl

Welsh international Ben Davies swapped Swansea City for Tottenham Hotspur in 2014, hoping to displace Danny Rose as the club’s first choice left-back.

He may not have expected Rose to take his game to the next level, and while Davies has played Champions League football this season, he is a substitute when everybody is fit.

Leon Britton

Central midfielder Leon Britton is still at Swansea although is not the player he once was. The 34-year-old has made six appearances for the Swans this season, ending up on the winning side just once.


Michu celebrates scoring Swansea City’s second goal

The star of the Swansea team, Michu was valued as a multi-million pound player who was wanted by the Premier League’s top teams.

His inspirational season saw him called up by Spain, but injuries made his fall from grace as rapid as his ascent.

The 30-year-old signed for Spanish fourth tier side UP Langreo, before returning to former club Real Oviedo in the second division this summer. He has three goals in 13 games this season.

Pablo Hernandez

Leeds United’s Pablo Hernandez

Hernandez’s signing was hailed as a coup when Swansea snapped him up from Valencia, regarded as one of Spain’s most accomplished players.

He did not last long at Swansea and is under contract to Qatari side Al Arabi, and currently plays on loan for Championship side Leeds United.

Nathan Dyer 

One of Swansea’s most exciting players a couple of years ago, Dyer was surprisingly loaned out to Leicester City in 2015/16.

He was a bit part player as the Foxes won the Premier League title, scoring once and providing one assist in 14 games.

Dyer is back at Swansea City now after signing a new contract, but is out of favour, playing just 14 Premier League minutes this season.

Wayne Routledge

Wayne Routledge celebrates scoring the first goal for Swansea

Former Crystal Palace and Tottenham winger Wayne Routledge remains at Swansea City, but has never managed to win an England cap despite featuring for the Three Lions at every youth level.

Now 31, he remains part of the Swansea side, with 11 appearances and one goal to his name this season.

Jonathan De Guzman

Jonathan de Guzman

Dutch international De Guzman added a touch of class to the Swansea side which Bradford were not able to cope with.

His loan deal from Villarreal was later extended for a second season but Swansea missed out on signing him permanently when he switched to Napoli.

While still under contract to Napoli, he is currently on loan at Serie A mid-table side Chievo.

Ki Sung-Yeung

At one stage it looked like it would be impossible for Swansea to hold onto the South Korean, but three years later he remains at the Liberty Stadium.

The 27-year-old spent a season on loan at Sunderland in 2013/14 but returned to become a regular at Swansea, and recently had to undergo military service in his homeland.

Among the substitutes…

Garry Monk – Now Leeds United manager, Michel Vorm – Tottenham Hotspur back-up, Dwight Tiendalli – Free agent,  Roland Lamah – currently at Ferencváros in Hungary.

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