Swansea Town football club was formed in 1912 and joined the Football League in 1920. The club changed their name in 1969 when Swansea was announced as a city rather than a town.
The club earned three promotions in fours after 1977 to earn themselves a place in the top flight of English football for the first time. In their first year in the First Division Swansea finished in an amazing 6th placed position (still their highest position to date).
Following an amazing decline, this saw the club fall down the footballing ladder, almost as quickly as they moved up it. Swansea were playing fourth tier football until the year 2000 and almost went out of the football league in the process.
They have once again returned to the top flight of English football via the guidance of two different managers (Roberto Martinez and Brendan Rodgers). n 2013 Michael Laudrup guided the club to the Capital One Cup and subsequently European football.
Garry Monk guided the club to a record points total in the Premier League as they finished 8th in the 2014/15 campaign, although was dismissed last term.