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.


A supporters’ history of the South Wales derby

Swansea City and hooliganism: a brief history

Swansea City songs and chants: a brief history

Average league attendances 1921-2016

Swansea City statistics over 100 years

Portraits of every Swans manager

Download whole programmes from across 100 years

The Welsh Cup

Championship seasons

History of the Liberty site (White Rock copperworks)

More than just a team of players

Shirts through the ages

The Swans at Wembley


The club’s origins

Setting the club up

Certificate of incorporation

1912 company documents

The first match

Why Swansea Town joined the Southern League

Players from 1912

1913 Share appeal

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

1913 War Song

Supporters’ Club 1913

Swansea Town v Mardy 1913

Swansea Town v QPR (1st FA cup run) 1913

Swansea’s first trophy: the 1913 Welsh Cup

Swansea Town’s 1914-15 season as seen through cartoons in Sporting News 1914-15

1914: When football was accused of being unpatriotic

The first giant killing (Blackburn Rovers 1915 FA Cup)

Swansea Town v Newcastle United FA Cup 1915

1914-15 Club handbook

The Swans give the army a goat

Players killed 1914-18

Swansea Town at war 1918

Cardiff City Ladies v Swansea Ladies 1919

1920s and 1930sSwansea Town Crest 1922

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

1920s cigarette cards of players

Finding new players 1923

Swans Danish tour 1923

Swans v Stoke at the cinema

Swans fans at the 1926 FA Cup semi-final

FA Cup semi-final match report (Bolton Wanderers 1926)

Swansea Town handbook 1925-26

Swansea Town 1926-1927 Handbook

The 1926 FA Cup Semifinal

The squad refuses to sign new contracts 1927

Spanish Tour 1927

A manager resigns 1931

Complaining about the music 1934

A financial crisis 1935

The Bury dressing room incident 1936

Swansea schoolboys in the 1930s

1938 share certificate

When the WRU banned a Swans director from rugby 1939

1920s and 1930 images from Getty archive

Newsreel footage of Swansea Town in the FA Cup 1920s and 1930s

1940s and 1950s

The Swans and World War II

The Vetch and the 1948 Olympics

1949 rail excursion to Tottenham Hostspur v Swansea Town

Supporters celebrate promotion 1949

FA Cup round 5: Newcatle United, 1952

Coronation event

The Swans in Charlie Buchan’s Football Monthly

Swans v Notts Forest 1953

A 1950s collector

1956 Supporters Club handbook

Newsreels of Swansea Town in the FA Cup and Welsh Cup, 1950s and 60s

A visitor describe a trip to the Vetch 1950s

The Swans field an all-Welsh team

1960s and 1970s

1960s pendant

1960s scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings1960s badge

Boy of the year 1964

1964: the best team since 1926

1964 FA Cup quarter-final Swansea Town v Liverpool

FA Cup semi final 1964 v Preston NE

Swansea-born International XI v Jimmy Hill’s International XI 1966

Arsenal 1968: a record attendance and the emergence of hooliganism

Welsh Cup final 1969 

Find a song competition 1972

Swansea’s first Sunday match (Workington 1974)

Swansea make history with a European player

The Robbie James incident 1977

1977 revenue account

Company AGM/accounts (1977 and 1984) and share records

Watford 1978

The appointment of John Toshack

Chairman’s annual report 1978

Newsreels of Swansea Town in the FA Cup and Welsh Cup, 1950s and 60s

1980s and 1990sSwansea City badge 1980s

From Fourth to First

Preston 1981

Fans’ memories of Preston Away 1981

1981 Top of the league!

Leipzig 1981

European football in the 1980s

Match day programme covers 1981 to 1984

Company AGM/accounts (1977 and 1984) and share records

Portrait of directors, 1981

1984 fixture poster

1984 reserve team team sheet

Save our Swans 1985

Swansea City AFC – Scheme of Arrangement – February 1986

1980s Lotto card

Jimmy Rimmer testimonial 1987

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

Fanzines from the late 1980s and 1990s

The death of Alan Davies 1992

1994 Wembley rosette

Swansea City v Blackpool 1996

1997-98 newspaper clippings

West Ham in the FA Cup 1999

Letter from club warning fans about behaviour

Division 3 champions

Derby days 1999

2000sswanseacitynow crest now

Hooliganism reports 2001

24 hours to destiny (2003)

Hull and the great escape 2003

Petty affair overview

Tony Petty affair newspaper clippings

First game at the Liberty

Bury away 2005

Last league goal at the Vetch

Gillingham 2008

Forest and the Play off semi 2011

Play off final 2011

Historic matches

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