22 Facts About Leon Britton


Leon James Britton was born on 16 September 1982 and is an English footballer and coach who plays for Ammanford in the Cymru South.


Leon Britton joined Sheffield United in the summer of 2010, but transferred back to Swansea in January 2011.


Leon Britton instantly became a central figure in Swansea's successful promotion campaign.


Leon Britton remains one of a handful of players to have represented any club in all four professional divisions of the English footballing pyramid, along with Brett Ormerod, and former Swansea teammates Alan Tate and Garry Monk.


Leon Britton later played twice for Llanelli Town and signed for Ammanford in February 2021.


Unable to break into the first team at West Ham, Leon Britton joined Swansea City on loan in December 2002, helping the club to avoid relegation from the Football League.


On 9 February 2008, Leon Britton played his 200th match for Swansea City.


Leon Britton was handed a regular role in the centre of the Blades midfield but failed to really show the form he had displayed at Swansea.


Leon Britton scored his first goal of the season against his former employers Sheffield United in the final match of the regular season.


Leon Britton started the match at Wembley and completed 77 minutes before being substituted by Mark Gower.


Leon Britton stated he would like to finish his career with the club and admitted he cannot imagine playing elsewhere.


On 30 March 2012, Leon Britton signed a contract extension at Swansea City, contracting him until the end of the 2015 campaign.


On 5 February 2013, Leon Britton signed a one-year contract extension on improved terms with Swansea City, keeping at the club until June 2016.


Leon Britton opted to become a club ambassador following Swansea City's relegation to the Championship.


In January 2019, Leon Britton returned to football, joining Welsh Premier League side Llanelli Town.


Leon Britton remained available for selection as a player, but relinquished his captaincy following his coaching appointment.


Leon Britton was named caretaker manager at Swansea on 21 December 2017, after the dismissal of Clement the previous day.


Leon Britton then chose to relinquish his coaching duties to concentrate on playing.


Leon Britton was appointed football advisor to the board of directors at Swansea City on 21 May 2019.


Leon Britton was appointed Swansea's first Sporting Director on 4 September 2019, but relinquished his duties in June 2020.


Leon Britton was born in Merton, Greater London and played a young Ryan Giggs in a road safety advertisement in the 1990s.


Leon Britton appeared in a Walkers Crisps advert with former England international Gary Lineker.