International Swans

Friday 11th October and Swansea City had their first player ever to represent Spain at International level. That player, as we all know, was Michu. Michu became the 94th Swansea player to represent their country whilst at the Swans. 67 of the 94 have represented Wales.

WilliamsAshley Williams – Captain of Wales

Michu amazingly started the game for the World and European Champions against Belarus, he was substituted in the 57th minute for Alvaro Negredo of Man City. I didn’t watch the game as I was in Cardiff watching Wales beat Macedonia, so you’ll have to ask someone else how he played!

Who would have thought we would ever have a player who would go onto represent the World and European Champions? Beats Tom Williams’s cap for Cyprus against Romania in 2006 I guess!

I am so pleased for Michu, he deserved his call up and hopefully he’ll impress and will go to Brazil next year, at least it gives me an excuse to support Spain too. It’s also good to know that even though we aren’t seen as a big club, we have a player good enough to get in their team.

MichuMichu – The Spanish International

I don’t care about England personally, but I don’t think players like Leon Britton should be overlooked, maybe Shelvey will get more recognition with him playing more regular. Hopefully a few more Swans players will represent their country in years to come.

I know many people don’t really like International football, but as a player it must be a dream to represent your country.

Below is a list of every player who has played for their country whilst being at the Swans. (International level only, not counting Youth or Olympic level).

Congo DR –Yves Makabu-Makalambay

Cyprus – Tom Williams

England – Jonjo Shelvey

Finland – Shefki Kuqi

Ghana – Andre Ayew

Hungary – Tamas Priskin

Iceland – Gylfi Sigurdsson

Israel – Itay Shechter

Ivory Coast – Wilfried Bony Bony

Jamaica – Walter Boyd

Netherlands

Dwight Tiendalli
Jonathan de Guzman
Michel Vorm

Nigeria – Rueben Agboola

Northern Ireland

Hugh Blair
Jim Feeney
Jim McLaughlin
Ronnie Briggs
Warren Feeney
Willie Humphries

Poland – Lukasz Fabianski

Republic of Ireland

Jack O’Driscoll (Played for Northern Ireland too)
Kevin Clarke
Noel Dwyer
Rory Keane (Played for Northern Ireland too)

South Korea – Ki Sung-Yeung

Spain – Miguel Perez Cuesta (Michu)

Trinidad & Tobago

Dennis Lawrence
Jason Scotland

Venezuela – Giovanni Savarese

Wales

Alan Curtis
Alan Davies
Alan Knill
Andy Melville
Ashley Richards
Ashley Williams
Barrie Hole
Barrie Jones
Ben Davies
Ben Williams
Billy Hole
Billy Lucas
Brian Evans
Chris Marustik
Christian Edwards
Cliff Jones
Colin Pascoe
Dai Davies
Dai Nicholas
David Cotterill
David Giles
David Thomas
Des Palmer
Dudley Lewis
Ernie Jones
Ernie Morley
Frank Scrine
Graham Williams
Harry Griffiths
Harry Hanford
Herbie Williams
Ian Walsh
Ivor Allchurch
Ivor Jones
Jack Fowler
Jack Parry
Jack Warner
Jason Bowen
Jeremy Charles
Joe Allen
John Cornforth
John King
John Mahoney
John Toshack
Leighton James
Leighton Phillips
Len Allchurch
Mel Charles
Mel Nurse
Mike Johnson
Neil Taylor
Nigel Stevenson
Owain Tudur Jones
Richard Duffy
Robbie James
Roger Freestone
Roy Evans
Roy John
Roy Paul
Sam Ricketts
Shaun MacDonald
Sid Lawrence
Steve Jenkins
Terry Medwin
Trevor Ford
Wilf Lewis
Willie Davies

One quirky fact, just to finish, is that both Dudley Lewis and Roger Freestone played just once for Wales, both against Brazil!

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