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Swansea City impress fans with new retro looking crest for 2022/23 season

Swansea City managed to impress fans again with a new retro looking crest for the 2022/23 season, a slight twist on the previous one used.

It’s the second successive season that they’ve updated their club badge, and judging by the reaction, we’re hoping this latest one is kept going forwards.

Last year, Swansea City revealed a new crest to mark the 40th anniversary of the club’s first ever promotion to the top-flight in 1981, see how that went down by clicking HERE.


Swansea City is delighted to reveal its updated club crest for the 2022-23 campaign.

The crest will adorn our home, away and goalkeeper kits throughout the upcoming Championship season, as well as on the club’s training, travel and leisurewear.

The new version is modified from the one used on our playing kits during the 2021-22 season, and sees the background colour changed to blue from the black used last term.

The crest again features a Swan sitting atop the castle from the city’s coat of arms, and the logo will now be uniformly used across our on and off-field clothing ranges.

The design is an updated representation of a crest supporters will remember being used as the club badge on Swansea City’s jerseys between 1992 and 1997.

Keep your eyes peeled for more news about the crest and the 2022-23 season on our official website, app and social channels in the upcoming weeks.


It was in the early 60s when the club adopted the town coat of arms as its official crest, appearing on programmes and stationary but not on the team shirts. (This badge did appear on the 2019-20 third strip to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Swansea being awarded city status.)

In 1965 Swansea fell into Division Three and then Division Four in 1967. Hopes were rekindled in 1970 when promotion was achieved. The following season the title “City” replaced “Town” and a black swan was embroidered onto the traditional white shirts. The shape of the swan changed a bit in 1972 and then, in 1973 the swan was briefly replaced by a Welsh dragon.

In 1975, they faced the humiliation of having to apply for re-election, then followed a remarkable revival under player-manager John Toshack, with successive promotions in 1978 and 1979 taking the club back into Division Two. In 1981, Swansea were promoted to the First Division finishing in a remarkable sixth place in 1982. The circular crest related with that brief period of success in the First Division was adopted in 1975.

The decline that came after saw them relegated in 1983 and 1984, Swansea City was formally wound up on the 20th of December 1985, before a group of directors put together a rescue package and permission was granted for the club to continue its fixtures. For 12 months the future of the club hung in the balance and, unable to sign or loan new players, Swansea were relegated to Division Four in 1986. But, the High Court approved the new board’s rescue plan and Swansea City survived. They also won promotion to Division Three in 1988 and five years later reached the playoffs.

The crest adopted in 1985 featured a castle, from the city coat of arms, as well as the familiar swan, now with outstretched wings. Two variations appeared in the Nineties before being replaced, in 1998, with an abstract design that proved far more enduring than any of its predecessors.

In 1996, Swansea went down to what was now Nationwide Division Three (the old Fourth Division). Promoted as champions in 2000, the Swans lasted only one season at the higher level. During the 2001-02 campaign, they changed hands several times and was again on the verge of bankruptcy, only just avoiding relegation to the Conference in 2003. By 2005, however, there was a new air of optimism at the club as they planned to leave the Vetch Field after more than 90 years to move into the new purpose-built Liberty Stadium.

In 2008 Swansea stormed to the League One title and with it promotion to the Championship.

After the team played in black shorts during 2009-10, the clubs supporters voted overwhelmingly to return to traditional all-white the following season. Wearing a pristine Umbro strip, Swansea won through to the playoffs and beat Reading in the final to become the first Welsh side to play in the Premier League. 

To mark their centenary, a commemorative crest was created for the 2012-13 season as well as a home shirt trimmed in metallic gold. Their 100th season proved a memorable one: Swansea won the League Cup, their first major trophy, and finished in 9th in the Premier League. After seven seasons in the top flight Swansea were relegated in May 2018.

For the 40th anniversary of their first ever promotion to the top tier, the club introduced a new crest for the 2021-22 season based on the design worn in the mid-Eighties.

Swansea City Logo history

As mentioned, Swansea City impress fans with their new retro looking crest for the 2022/23 season…


@turfcreative: Superb news, superb execution and ANOTHER great idea. The blue makes such a difference to the black background. The term hot cakes springs to mind…

@hunkin_24: Love this 😍😍🦢🦢

@scfcthomas: Absolutely beautiful, smashed it out the park

@VivaAsplando: Wonderful absolutely wonderful 😍

@Kadswan: Black went well with last year’s kit but I’m glad they’ve brought back the original. Need to see the kits now. 21/22 shirts are some act to follow

@alex_street3: Championship winning badge that.

@ShantaPozuelo: i wanted to us to go back to the old crest but i think the blue makes this 10x better than last seasons crest. i like it.

@Telferino147: Very clean, good job

@MelinJack: Great news I prefer this crest

@__R014__: The blue background definitely looks better than the black one 👍

@Rhodri_Dalton: As much as I like a bit of nostalgia, every club now has a generic circle badge. The previous Swans badge was timeless and it would be a shame if it’s phased out.

@Swans_Dave: Pretty much the badge used on last years training gear. Do love it though 👍🏼

@DJstormGG: After taking the swans all the way on my FM19 save, I rate this crest

@fullcontactps: Perfect! Hopefully this change is now permanent and the old silver shield era monstrosity will never be seen again.

@rj_davies: Swans love a crest change. I make that four different crests used in the last 11 seasons, plus the Swansea Town third kit a couple of years ago. Very nice, though.

@garethg1611: Awesome love this one

@YJBli: I like the badge but at the same time it just doesn’t have prem vibes if you get me

@steveswin_79: Correct decision. I love it! #Swans

@RiddDarren: Absolutely chuffed 👍♥️

@markeng94: A thing of beauty ❤️

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