Swansea City’s rise up the Football League in the last 20 years has been nothing short of mesmeric, and they could soon be back in England’s top flight.
At the start of the decade, the Swans were in the fourth tier of English football and were about to be promoted up a level, only to be relegated at the first time of asking in 2001.
They struggled until 2005 but then good seasons and success came quickly, and in 2011 they reached the promised land – three promotions in seven seasons culminating a somewhat fairytale story.
Especially in the last decade, Swansea haven’t had an amazing amount of English players, as their move into the Premier League in 2011 naturally brought more foreign talent into the club.
That wasn’t a rarity at the club – Roberto Martinez brought in a heap of Spanish talent during his time as manager but there’s still been a mix of English talent over the years.
We’ve tried to rank the 10 best English players to play for the Swans in the last 20 years – let us know if you would change anything!