The first twenty Swans Stars will be added to the Robbie James Wall of Fame which will be unveiled later today, ahead of the Swans big home game against Everton.The idea was first hatched last year at the end of season awards dinner ,held to mark the achievement of those who have played a special part in the club's history.
Over the next decade, one hundred names will be added to the Hall of Fame dedicated to the late Robbie James who played at midfield in the old first division during the Toshack era.
Each of the names in some way will have shaped the way the club is today.
Just to mention a few. Alan Curtis known as Legend around the club, needs little introduction.
He made 358 league appearances, scored 95 league goals and almost 40 years on from his league debut he's now first team coach at the Liberty stadium.
Bob Latchford seen in the picture above, started life as a Swan with a hat trick on his league debut. He went onto score 35 goals in 87 league appearances. A former England international, the striker was signed by John Toshack for £125,000 and was the Swans leading scorer on the top flight.
Another club great to be honoured is Ivor Allchurch who played 445 league games and 164 goals as well as being awarded an MBE for his services to football who's career has already been honoured by a statue that stands outside the Liberty stadium
Alan Lewis from the Swansea City Supporters Trust had this to say:
– Alan Lewis, Swansea City Supporters Trust
The Trust is delighted that the Wall of Fame is now being put into place at the Liberty Stadium. The Club's Centenary season is an appropriate time to reflect on the past 100 years. The Wall of Fame, which will be completed over a ten year period will be a lasting reminder of the contribution some of the key figures associated with the club have made.
The event is expected to draw some ex players including John Cornforth, Lee Trundle, Roger Freestone and Nick Cusack