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Swansea City Football Club
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Swansea City F.C. was formed in 1912 as the professional club, Swansea Town. The name was changed to city when Swansea itself was granted city status in 1971. Swansea Town played at Vetch Field near the city centre. Vetch Field took its name from the cabbage-like plant that grew wild on the field. The Swans, as they are known, joined the Southern League Second Division, winning promotion to the Southern League First Division just prior to the outbreak of World War I. This led to them becoming founder members of the new Football League Third Division in 1920. Up until the 1960's Swansea played most of their football in the top two divisions of the football league, having gained promotion in 1925. During this era they reached two FA Cup semi finals. The late 60's bought a lull in the fortunes of the team and they even slipped right down to the fourth division of the Football League. The most successful era in the teams history was the late 70's and early 80's when player manager John Toshack took the team to top flight football in the First Division. In 1982 they finished sixth in the First Division, the highest placing in the team's history.


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