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About Swindon Town

Swindon Town Football Club is a professional football football club in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. Founded as Swindon AFC in 1879, they became Spartans in 1880 and Swindon Town in 1883. The team compete in League Two, the fourth tier of the English football league system. The club’s home since 1896 is the County Ground, having a capacity of 15,728.

Swindon entered the Football League in 1920 as a founding member of Division Three and defeated Luton Town F.C. 9-1 in their first game of the season. This result stands as a record for the club in League matches.

The club secured their first ever promotion in 1962/63. Bert Head’s young side finished second in Division Three and included players like Ernie Hunt and Mike Summerbee.

In 1969 Swindon beat Arsenal 3-1 to win the League Cup for the first and only time in the club’s history. Roger Smart opened the scoring before two goals from club legend Don Rogers sealed victory, a triumph that still stands as Town’s greatest ever achievement.

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Facts

Founded:
1879
Nickname:
The Robins
Ground:
County Ground
Manager:
Phil Brown
League:
League 2

Honours

Football League 2nd Tier (Currently Football League Championship):
Playoff Winners (2): 1989–90, 1992–93
Football League 3rd Tier (Currently Football League One):
Winners (1): 1995–96 Runners up (2): 1962–63, 1968–69 Playoff Winners (1): 1986–87
Football League 4th Tier (Currently Football League Two):
Winners (2): 1985–86, 2011–12
Football League Cup:
Winners (1): 1968–69
FA Cup:
Semi-Finalists (2): 1909–10, 1911–12