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Richie Wellens

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Established
1879 (141 years old)

Sport
Soccer

Stadium/Home
The County Ground
(15,728 Capacity)

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Location
Swindon, Wiltshire

Nicknames
The Robins, STFC

League
English League 1

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zag: 13/Sep/20
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Upcoming Events
03 Nov 20 Plymouth   -  Swindon
07 Nov 20 Swindon   -  Darlington F.C.
10 Nov 20 Forest Green   -  Swindon
14 Nov 20 Shrewsbury   -  Swindon
21 Nov 20 Swindon   -  Bristol Rovers

Latest Results
31 Oct 20 Swindon  2 - 1  Hull
27 Oct 20 Swindon  P - P  Accrington
24 Oct 20 Oxford Utd  P - P  Swindon
20 Oct 20 Northampton  2 - 1  Swindon
17 Oct 20 Swindon  0 - 2  Sunderland

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Swindon Town Football Club is a professional football club based in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. After the 2019/20 success of a season under manager Richie Wellens the club is being known as “The best in the West” again. Sides like Reading FC and Oxford United are struggling to keep up with the trophy success of Swindon Town FC. The team currently competes in League One, the fourth tier of the English football league system. The club has played home matches at the County Ground since 1896, which now boasts a capacity of 15,728. Known as the "Robins", their home colours are red and white. Hall of Fame inductee John Trollope played 770 league games for the club between 1960 and 1980, a professional record in English football.

Founded as Swindon AFC in 1879, they became Spartans the next year, before finally settling on the name Swindon Town in 1883. The club turned professional in 1894 as a founding member of the Southern League, later also entering the Western League between 1897 and 1902. They were crowned Western League champions in 1898–99 and Southern League champions in 1910–11 and 1913–14, before they were elected into the Football League in 1920. They remained in the third tier for 43 years, finally securing promotion into the Second Division in 1962–63, where they remained for just two seasons. They lifted the League Cup after beating Arsenal in the 1969 final, and went on to secure promotion at the end of the 1968–69 season with the help of talismanic winger Don Rogers. Relegated again in 1973–74, they dropped into the fourth tier for the first time at the end of the 1981–82 season.

Swindon won the Fourth Division title in 1985–86 and secured a second successive promotion the following season under the stewardship of Lou Macari. They went on to claim victory in the 1990 Second Division play-off final, but were denied promotion into the top-flight after admitting to breaching Football League regulations. Glenn Hoddle coached the team to victory in the 1993 play-off final to finally secure a place in the top-flight for the first time in the club's history. However they were relegated out of the Premier League at the end of the 1993–94 season and dropped into the third tier with a second consecutive relegation. Promoted again as champions to avoid an FA expulsion and a hat-trick of relegations in 1995–96, they remained in the second tier for four seasons until relegation in 2000. They dropped into League Two in 2006, though managed to secure promotion the next season; they repeated this feat following relegation in 2011, winning the League Two title in 2011–12 to earn promotion to League One. They repeated the feature from the 1981–82 season by following relegation back to League Two at the end of the 2016–17 season. They won their third League Two title in the COVID-19 pandemic-stricken 2019–20 season.

Swindon have a long-standing rivalry with nearby club Oxford United.

Team Members
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John
Swift
#10


Nicky
Ajose



Ben
Gladwin



Bradley
Barry



Jordan
Williams



Dennis
Wise



Lawrie
Sanchez



Terry
Gibson



Will
Henry



Sol
Pryce



Joe
Romanski



Jordan
Young



Kevin
Stewart


= Contract years remaining

Stadium or Home

The County Ground is a stadium located near the town centre of Swindon, England, and has been home to Swindon Town Football Club since 1896. The current capacity of 15,728, all-seated, has been at that level since the mid-1990s. A record attendance of 32,000 was set on 15 January 1972, against Arsenal in the 3rd round of the FA Cup. North of the football stadium is Swindon Cricket Club, with their pitch is also named The County Ground which was used for the football club from 1893 till 1896.

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