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Swansea City

Formed 1912

Founder member of Division Three 1920

Kit History




Swansea Town



swansea town 1912

1912-1914 a

swansea town 1914-15

1914-1921 q

swansea town 1921-22

1921-1922 q

swansea tow 1924-25

1922-1925 q

swansea town 1924

1925-1933 a q w

swansea tow 1924-25

1933-1934 w

swansea town 1934-35

1934-1935 w x

sansea town 1935-36

1935-1936 w x

swansea town 1936-39

1936-1937 f

swansea town 1938-42

1938-1942 q

swansea town 1945

1945 q

1946-1949 c r q

swansea town 1950-51

Aug-Sept 1950 q

swansea town fc october 1950

Oct 50-1951 q

swansea town 1951-52

1951-1953 q

swansea town 1952-54

1953-1954 q

swansea town 1954-55

1954-1955 q

swansea town 1955-56

1955-Feb 56 q

swansea town 1958

March-May 56 o r q

swansea town 1956

Aug-Sept 56 q

End date tbc
swansea town 1958

Oct 56-1959 q

Start date tbc
swansea town 1956

1959-1960 g r q

swansea town 1960-61

1960-1961 r

swansea town 1961-62

1961-1962 t y

swansea town 1962-63

1962-1963 h j o s

swansea town 1963

1963-1964 a

swansea town 1964

1964-1965 s

swansea town 1965


1966-1967 c

swansea town fc 1967-68

1967-1968 o r


swansea town 1969-70

1969-1970 r

swansea city fc 1970

1970-1971 d j r




Swansea City



swansea city fc 1970

1971-1972 d j r

swansea city fc 1972

1972-1973 m

swansea city fc 1973

1973-1976 d m u


1976-1977 n

swansea city fc 1977

1977-1978 n

swansea city fc 1978

1978-1979 m n

swansea town 1979-81

1979-1981 a j

swansea city fc 1981

1981-1984 c j

swansea city fc 1984-85

1984-1985 q

swansea city 1985-86

1985-1986 d p

swansea city fc 1986

1986-Aug 1987 d


Sept 87-April 1988 m

swansea city fc 1988

April 1988-1989 h k m

swansea city fc 1989

1989-1991 h k


1991-1992 k


1992-1993 i

swansea city fc 1993

1993-1994 c

swansea city fc 1994

1994-1995 c k

Le Coq Sportif
swansea city fc 1995

1995-1996 c k

Le Coq Sportif

1996-1997 d

New Balance
swansea city fc 1998

1998-1999 c k

New Balance

1999-2000 c

swansea city fc 2000

2000-2001 c k


2001-2002 c k

swansea city fc 2002

2002-2003 e k


2003-2004 c

swansea city fc 2004

2004-2005 e k


2005-2006 e


2006-2007 e

swansea city fc 2007

2007-2008 e l


2008-2009 e

swansea city 2009-2010

2009-2010 e

swansea city 2010-11 home kit

2010-2011 e

swansea city fc 2011-12 home kit

2011-2012 e

swansea city afc 2012-13 centenary home kit

2012-2013 e

swansea city 2013-14 home kit

2013-2014 e

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swansea city 2014-15

2014-2015 e

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swansea city fc 2015-16

2015-2016 e

swansea city 2016-17 1st kit

2016-2017 e

swansea city fc 2017-18

2017-2018 e

swansea city afc 2018-19

2018-2019 e

swansea 2019-20 1st kit

2019-2020 e

swansea city afc 2020-21

2020-2021 e

swansea city 2021-22

2021-2022 e

swansea city 2022-23

2022-2023 e

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swansea town fc 1912-13Long before Swansea Town came into being, children had played football on a piece of waste ground on which vetch - a cabbage-like plant used for cow feed - grew wild. Vetch Field, as it became known, was leased by the Swansea Gas Light Company to the Swansea League who laid out clinker pitches. In 1912, Swansea Town were formed as a professional club and took up residence. This was an ambitious venture given the dominance of rugby union in the area. The new football club adopted the same all white strip as Swansea RUFC and apart from a few seasons when black shorts were introduced, they have worn all-white for most of their career. The club was known as Swansea Town but they changed their name when Swansea was granted City status in 1970.

People born in the town (and by extension the fans of the football club) are known as "Swansea Jacks." According to the SwansOnline.net web site, there are two possible origins for this nickname. The first is a reference to the high reputation of local seamen ("Jack Tars") in the early nineteenth century. There was also a famous black retriever called Swansea Jack who rescued no fewer than 27 people from drowning in the River Tawe and Swansea Docks during the 1930s.

swansea town afc ctest c1960The Swans were admitted to the Second Division of the Southern League and there they remained until they won promotion immediately before the First World War. As a result, they became founder members of Division Three when the Southern League Division was incorporated in 1920. They were a strong side in those days, winning promotion to the Second Division in 1925 as champions of Division Three (South). The following season they finished fifth in Division Two and reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup. During the 1930s the club's fortunes declined but they staved off relegation until the season immediately after the Second World War. They did not stay down for long, winning the Third Division (South) championship and promotion in 1949. They stayed in the Second Division for another sixteen seasons, reaching the FA Cup semi-final once again in 1964. The Swans also enjoyed the first of many European campaigns in 1961 by virtue of winning the Welsh FA Cup, a competition they have won ten times to date.

swansea city afc crest 1972In the early Sixties the club adopted the town coat of arms as its official crest. This appeared on programmes and stationary but not on the team shirts. (This badge did in fact appear on the 2019-20 third strip to celebrate the fiftieth anniversaryof Swansea swansea city crest 1970being awarded city status.)

In 1965 Swansea slipped into Division Three and then Division Four in 1967. Hopes were rekindled in 1970 when promotion was achieved. The following season the title "City" replaced "Town" and a black swan was embroidered onto the traditional white shirts. The shape of the swan changed somewhat in 1972 and then, in 1973, perhaps in a bid to gain wider support across Wales, the swan was briefly replaced by a Welsh dragon.

swansea city afc crest 1975The Swans were now back in the basement and in 1975 they faced the humiliation of swansea city afc crest 1973having to apply for re-election. There followed a remarkable revival under player-manager John Toshack, with successive promotions in 1978 and 1979 taking the club back into Division Two. In 1981, Swansea were promoted to the First Division finishing in a remarkable sixth place in 1982. The circular crest associated with that brief period of success in the First Division was adopted in 1975.

The decline that followed was even more dramatic. Relegated in 1983 and 1984, Swansea City was formally wound up on 20 December 1985. Fortunately a group of directors put swansea city crest 1979together a rescue package and permission was swansea city crest 1984granted for the club to continue its fixtures. For 12 months the future of the club hung in the balance and, unable to sign or loan new players, Swansea were relegated to Division Four in 1986. However, the High Court finally approved the new board's rescue plan and Swansea City survived. Not only that, they won promotion to Division Three in 1988 and five years later reached the play-offs.

The crest adopted in 1985 featured a castle, from the city coat of arms, as well as the familiar swan, now with outstretched wings. Two variations appeared swansea city crest 195in the Nineties before being replaced, in 1998, with an elegant, abstract swansea city afc crest 1992design that proved far more enduring than any of its predecessors.

In 1996, Swansea were relegated to what was now Nationwide Division Three (the old Fourth Division). Promoted as champions in 2000, the Swans lasted only one season at the higher level. During the 2001-02 season the club changed hands several times and was again on the verge of bankruptcy, narrowly avoiding relegation to the Conference in 2003. By 2005, however, there was a new air of optimism at the club as tswansea city afc crest 1995hey prepared to leave the Vetch Field after more than 90 years to move into the new purpose-built Liberty Stadium.

swansea city afc crest 1998In 2008 Swansea ran away with the League One title and with it promotion to the Championship.

After the team played in black shorts during 2009-10, the clubs supporters voted overwhelmingly for a return to traditional all-white the following season. Wearing a pristine Umbro strip, Swansea won through to the play-offs and beat Reading in the final to become the first Welsh side to play in the Premier League. Not bad for a club that had changed swansea city cenenary crest 2012hands for just £1 a decade earlier.

To mark their centenary, a commemorative crest was introduced for the 2012-13 season swansea city crest 2021-22as well as a home strip trimmed in metallic gold. Their 100th season proved a memorable one: Swansea won the League Cup, their first major trophy, and finished in a comfortable ninth place in the Premier League. After seven seasons in the top flight Swansea were relegated in May 2018.

For the 40th anniversary of their first ever promotion to the top tier in 1981, the club swansea city crest 2022introduced a new crest for the 2021-22 season. Confusingly this was based on a design that was introduced more than a decade later, in 1992. This was altered the following season with the introduction of a light blue background that had featured on the original.

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