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3 former Swansea City players who you may have completely forgotten about

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Swansea City currently sit in the middle reaches of the Championship table right now, and the south Wales side is well known for the array of talent they have had on their books over recent years.

Their eight-year stint in the Premier League between 2011 and 2018 saw many internationally recognised footballers walk through the doors at the Liberty Stadium, and some may have completely gone over the top of your head.

Here, we remind you of THREE former Swansea City players that you forgot were at the club once upon a time…

Jose Moreira

The impact the Portguese goalkeeper made at the Liberty Stadium won’t be remembered in a hurry, as he managed to make just one appearance for the Swans during his one and only year in South Wales.

He joined the club back in July 2011 after ten seasons with Benfica, where he went on to make over 100 appearances. It was also Swansea’s first season in the Premier League following their promotion from the Championship.

However, games were hard to come by for Moreira, who found himself behind Michel Vorm and Gerhard Tremmel in the pecking order. His one and only appearance for Swansea came in a Carling Cup tie against Shrewsbury Town.

His contract was eventually terminated in May 2012.

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Itay Shechter

The Israeli international joined Swansea on a one-year loan from German side FC Kaiserslautern back in August 2012, as the club looked to strengthen their striking ranks.

After a disappointing spell with Kaiserslautern, it was hoped that the move to south Wales would help Shechter get back to his best goalscoring form.

However, he only found the net once during the duration of the spell, in a 3-2 win over Wigan at the DW Stadium. Shechter made a total of 20 appearances for the Swans.

Following his return to Hapoel Tel Aviv in June 2013, Shechter admitted that his time at Swansea had been “tough“, adding that “he didn’t feel part of the team“.

Alberto Paloschi

The Italian striker joined Swansea shortly after Francesco Guidolin’s arrival at the club in January 2016, for a fee reported to be in the region of £8 million from Chievo.

At the time, it was hoped that his goals would help Swansea maintain their Premier League status. Although he only scored twice for the club, he made a total of ten appearances between January and the end of the season, and showed glimpses of what he was capable of.

However, despite being less than six months into his Swansea career, Paloschi was linked with a move away that summer, which eventually materialised as he joined Serie A side Atalanta on a permanent deal.


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