The Robbie James Wall of Fame was an initiative of the Supporters’ Trust to celebrate the Club’s centenary season. It was announced at the 2011 End of Season Awards Dinner and just over a year later on the 22nd September 2012 the first few names were unveiled at the Liberty Stadium.
It was originally intended to induct 10 names per year into the Wall of Fame to bring the total to 100 representing the 100 year history of the Club. Subsequently this was changed to 20 names per year in order to complete the 100 names over a shorter timescale.
Names have been added in no particular order* but all have played their part in over 100 years of the Swans. All of them have in some way shaped the way that Swansea City Football Club is today no matter whether by number of appearances, number of goals or just the impact that they had in their time at the club.
Several issues have delayed the announcements of the latest additions to the Wall of Fame; including difficulties over the production of the individual plaques. Today however the Supporters Trust is delighted to announce the latest 20 names that will be added to the Robbie James Wall of Fame to finally make up its original target of 100.
There will inevitably be a call for other past, present and indeed future individuals to be recognised and the Trust will be looking at how best this project can be taken forward.
* There have been a number of enquiries since the Wall was established as to why Robbie James does not have a plaque on the actual Wall. The Wall is of course named after him and his bust sits proudly above it. With this latest list of names completing the original 100 however it was thought appropriate that the 100th addition to the Wall should be the great man himself hence his inclusion this year.
The inductees for 2018 are (in alphabetical order):
JULIAN ALSOP 1998-2000
BILLY BALL 1912-1920
CYRIL BEECH 1949-1954
LEON BRITTON 2002-2010, 2011-
JONATHAN COATES 1993-2000
DORUS DE VRIES 2007-2011
HARRY DEACON 1922-1931
ROBBIE JAMES 1973-1983, 1988-1990
MICHAEL LAUDRUP 2012-2014
MIGUEL PEREZ CUESTA (MICHU) 2012-2015
GARRY MONK 2004-2014
KRISTIAN O’LEARY 1995-2010
ANGEL RANGEL 2007 –
ANDY ROBINSON 2003-2008
BRENDAN RODGERS 2010-2012
JASON SCOTLAND 2007-2009
FRANK SCRINE 1947-1953
STEVE TORPEY 1993-1997
ASHLEY WILLIAMS 2008-2016
RONNIE WILLIAMS 1929-1935, 1936-1939
The above names will be added to the Wall of Fame at a ceremony early in the new season. They will join the 80 names previously added to the Wall.