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Leon Britton
Personal information
Full name Leon James Britton
Date of birth 16 September 1982 (1982-09-16) (age 27)
Place of birth    Wandsworth, England
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Swansea City
Number 7
Youth career
1996–1998 Arsenal
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1998–2003
2002–2003
2003–
West Ham United
Swansea City (loan)
Swansea City
000 0(0)
025 0(0)
277 (10)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 18:32, 7 November 2009 (UTC)[1].
* Appearances (Goals)

Leon James Britton (born 16 September 1982 in Wandsworth, Greater London) is an English professional footballer, currently playing for Swansea City in the Championship.

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Club career

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Youth career

A member of the England Development School at Lilleshall where he was a year behind Joe Cole, Britton began his career as an Arsenal trainee. When he signed for West Ham United for £400,000 in 1998, he attracted the highest transfer fee ever paid for a 16 year-old at that time.

West Ham

Unable to break into the first team at West Ham, Britton joined Swansea City on loan in December 2002, helping the club to avoid relegation from the Football League. He was named PFA Fans' Player of the Year for the Third Division in the 2002–03 season. Swansea manager Brian Flynn was impressed enough to sign him permanently after he was released by West Ham.

Swansea

A diminutive but skilful midfielder, Britton won Player of the Year awards from an online supporters' group in both 2002–03 and 2005–06 seasons.

Including his appearances whilst on loan with the club, to the end of the 2005–06 season, Britton had played 137 times for Swansea City in all competitions (with a further 18 appearances as a substitute) and had scored nine goals.

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

Career Statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Total
2002-03 Swansea City League Two 25 0 - - 25 0
2003-04 42 3 5 0 1 0 48 3
2004-05 30 1 3 0 1 0 34 1
2005-06 League One 41 4 1 0 1 0 43 4
2006-07 41 2 4 3 1 0 46 5
2007-08 40 0 5 0 2 0 47 0
2008-09 Championship 43 0 4 0 1 0 48 0
2009-10 22 0 0 0 2 0 17 0
Total England 279 10 22 4 8 0 317 14
Career Total 279 10 22 4 8 0 317 14

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