Swindon Town Football Club is a professional football club in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. Founded as Swindon AFC in 1879, they became Spartans in 1880 and Swindon Town in 1883. The team compete in League One, the third tier of the English football league system. The club's home ground, where it has played since 1896, is the 15,728 capacity County Ground.
The club went professional in 1894 and entered the Football League in 1920. It enjoyed a period of success between 1968–70, winning the 1969 League Cup Final and securing promotion to the Second Division, led by the club's talisman winger Don Rogers, whom the South Stand has been named after since the 2007–08 season.
The club's two biggest victories were 10–2 over Norwich City on 5 September 1908 and 10–1 over Farnham United Breweries F.C. in 1925–26, while the heaviest defeat was 1–10 against Manchester City in 1930.
Swindon Town won promotion to the Premier League in the 1992–93 season, the only time the club has played in the top level of English football.Close