The Swansea City Supporters’ Trust has paid tribute to Leon Britton as he stands ready to make his 500th appearance for the Club.
Leon made his debut for the then fourth tier Swans in December 2002 having joined on loan from West Ham. His first season was to be a memorable one, culminating in THE Hull game and the start of a remarkable footballing journey.
It is a particular journey which the Supporters Trust takes great pride in, having launched the ‘Battle for Britton’ fundraising campaign in 2003.
The money raised from the campaign helped secure the permanent signing of Leon and the rest, as they say, is history.
Commenting on the scheme at the time Leon remarked that he was ‘flattered that the fans consider me to be a role model for it’.
Thirteen years on from that first appearance in a Swans shirt and with his 500th appearance for the Club beckoning, few would argue that he was not a perfect choice.
On behalf of all Swans fans the Supporters Trust thanks Leon for the service he has given, and continues to give the Club.
Even during his brief spell away there was still a remarkably close connection between him and the fans and long may the chants of ‘Leon, Leon’ echo around the Liberty Stadium.