History

Swansea Town Crest 1922
Here you can read an overview of the club’s first 100 years. Or you can follow the links below to view some items and incidents from that history.

The club’s origins

Setting the club up

The first match

Why Swansea Town joined the Southern League

Players from 1912

Some do’s and don’t for players, supporters and directors (1912)

1913 War Song

Supporters’ Club 1913

1914: When football was accused of being unpatriotic

The first giant killing (Blackburn Rovers 1915)

1914-15 Club handbook

The Swans give the army a goat

Players killed 1914-18Swansea City badge 1980s

Swansea Town at war 1918

Into the Football League 1920

West Ham 1922 – How the press reported football

Promotion to Division 2 in 1923

Swansea Town AFC Ltd 1922-23 Annual Report

Jack Fowler scores five

Swans Danish tour 1923

Swans v Stoke at the cinema

Swans fans at the 1926 FA Cup semi-final

A manager resigns 1931

The Bury dressing room incident 1936

Swansea schoolboys in the 1930sswanseacitynow crest now

The Swans and World War II

Coronation event

The Swans in Charlie Buchan’s Football Monthly

Swans v Notts Forest 1953

A 1950s collector

Boy of the year 1964

The Robbie James incident 1977

Watford 1978

The appointment of John Toshack

From Fourth to First

Memories of Preston Away 1981

1981 Top of the league!

Leipzig 1981

European football in the 1980s

1985 – The Darkest Hour

Save our Swans 1985

Entry from Supporters Guide to Football League Clubs (4th edn 1989)

Division 3 champions

24 hours to destiny (2003)

Petty affair

Shirts through the ages

The Swans at Wembley

The Welsh Cup

Historic matches

Championship seasons

Swansea City statistics over 100 years

Download whole programmes from across 100 years

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