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2007–08 Swansea City A.F.C. season

During the 2007–08 English football season, Swansea City competed in Football League One.

2007–08 Swansea City A.F.C. season
ChairmanHuw Jenkins
ManagerRoberto Martínez
StadiumLiberty Stadium
League One1st (promoted to the Football League Championship)
FA CupThird round
League CupSecond round
Football League TrophyArea finals
Top goalscorerLeague:
Jason Scotland (24)

All:
Jason Scotland (29)

Contents

Season summaryEdit

Swansea finished the season as champions of League One, ten points ahead of runners-up Nottingham Forest. Swansea had flirted with the top six for the first third of the season, before a run of six straight wins lifted them to first place, which they did not relinquish for the rest of the season. This winning sequence was the start of eighteen straight matches without defeat.[1] The club also enjoyed good form in the Football League Trophy, reaching the Southern finals before being knocked out by Milton Keynes Dons in a penalty shootout.

SquadEdit

Squad at end of season[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2   DF Kevin Amankwaah
3   DF Kevin Austin[3]
4   DF Kristian O'Leary
5   DF Alan Tate
6   MF Ferrie Bodde
7   MF Leon Britton
8   MF Darren Pratley
9   FW Jason Scotland
10   MF Andrea Orlandi
11   FW Darryl Duffy
14   DF Marcos Painter[4]
15   DF Dennis Lawrence
16   DF Garry Monk
No. Position Player
17   MF Owain Tudur Jones
18   MF Andy Robinson
20   MF Shaun MacDonald
21   GK Dorus de Vries
22   DF Àngel Rangel
23   FW Guillem Bauzà
24   MF Darren Way
26   MF Paul Anderson (on loan from Liverpool)
28   MF Thomas Butler
29   MF Febian Brandy (on loan from Manchester United)
30   GK David Knight
32   MF Joe Allen
36   DF Ashley Williams[5] (on loan from Stockport County)

Left club during seasonEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
12   DF Steven Watt (on loan to Inverness Caledonian Thistle)
29   MF Ian Craney (to Accrington Stanley)
No. Position Player
35   FW Warren Feeney (on loan to Cardiff City)

Reserve squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
19   MF Chris Jones
25   MF Matthew Collins
27   DF Kyle Graves
31   MF Scott Evans
No. Position Player
33   FW Kerry Morgan
34   GK Callum Hawthorne
35   DF James Burgin

StatisticsEdit

Starting 11Edit

Considering starts in all competitions[6]
No.
Pos.
Nat.
Name
MS Notes
21 GK   Dorus de Vries 58
22 RB   Àngel Rangel 52
15 CB   Dennis Lawrence 45
16 CB   Garry Monk 43
14 LB   Marcos Painter 36
7 RM   Leon Britton 40
8 CM   Darren Pratley 45
6 CM   Ferrie Bodde 35
18 LM   Andy Robinson 40
9 CF   Jason Scotland 47
23 CF   Guillem Bauzà 33 Thomas Butler has 33 stars

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/swansea-city/2007-2008
  2. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2007-2008/flone/swansea.htm
  3. ^ Austin was born in Hackney, England, but also qualified to represent Trinidad and Tobago internationally and made his international debut for Trinidad and Tobago in 2000.
  4. ^ Painter was born in Solihull, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and has represented them at U-21 level.
  5. ^ Williams was born in Wolverhampton, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally and made his international debut for Wales in March 2008.
  6. ^ http://www.11v11.com/teams/swansea-city/tab/players/season/2008