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Leon Britton

Born: September 16, 1982 (age 38)

Height: 5' 5" (165cm)

Hometown: Merton, England
Nationality: England flag English

Position: Central midfielder
Leon Britton
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Career History
Youth1991-1998Arsenal
1998-1999West Ham United
Senior1999-2003West Ham United
2002-2003Swansea City
2003-2010Swansea City
2010-2011Sheffield United
2011-2018Swansea City
Sports Mole has 227 articles about Leon Britton. Articles 1 to 40:
Leon Britton pictured in December 2017
Leon Britton appointed sporting director at Swansea City
Britton spent 16 years as a player with the Swans.
Sep 4, 18:08
Brentford midfielder Ryan Woods in action during a Championship clash in March 2018
Swansea City show interest in Brentford midfielder Ryan Woods?
Swansea City are reportedly showing an interest in Brentford midfielder Ryan Woods as the Championship club eye possible additions before the start of the new campaign.
Jul 31, 18:44
A downbeat Patrick Bamford after the Premier League game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough on May 8, 2017
Championship: Transfer ins and outs - Summer 2018
Keep track of all of the confirmed transfers in the Championship this summer with Sports Mole's comprehensive guide.
May 17, 14:48
Alfie Mawson is happy during the Premier League game between Swansea City and Everton on May 6, 2017
Four clubs vying for Swansea City's Alfie Mawson?
Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Liverpool and Arsenal are linked with summer bids for Swansea City's Alfie Mawson.
May 14, 15:50
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Ki Sung-yueng to leave Swansea City following relegation
Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-yueng announces that he will leave the club this summer following their relegation from the Premier League.
May 14, 09:32
Leon Britton in action for Swansea City in April 2016
Swansea City legend Leon Britton announces retirement
Long-serving Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton is to retire from playing at the end of the season due to a number of minor injury problems.
May 11, 12:38
Aaron Mooy in action during the Premier League game between Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United on August 20, 2017
Team News: Aaron Mooy back in Huddersfield Town XI ahead of Swansea City clash
Aaron Mooy returns to Huddersfield Town's starting XI in one of three changes ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash with Swansea City.
Mar 10, 14:07
Caretaker manager Leon Britton watches on during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Swansea City on December 26, 2017
Leon Britton turns down Swansea City coaching role
Leon Britton turns down the offer of a coaching role at Swansea City under new manager Carlos Carvalhal in order to concentrate on playing.
Dec 30, 14:55
Caretaker manager Leon Britton watches on during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Swansea City on December 26, 2017
Leon Britton slams "unacceptable" Swansea City display
Swansea City caretaker boss Leon Britton slams his side's "unacceptable" second-half collapse during their 5-0 Boxing Day defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.
Dec 26, 20:28
Trent Alexander-Arnold celebrates getting on the scoresheet during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Swansea City on December 26, 2017
Result: Liverpool put five past Swansea City
Liverpool regain fourth position in the Premier League table courtesy of a 5-0 win over Swansea City at Anfield in Tuesday's late kickoff.
Dec 26, 19:24
Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring the opener during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Swansea City on December 26, 2017
Live Commentary: Liverpool 5-0 Swansea City - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Swansea City, which ended 5-0 to the home side.
Dec 26, 16:35
Leon Britton in action for Swansea City in April 2016
Leon Britton delighted with Crystal Palace point
Swansea City interim manager Leon Britton says that he is "delighted" with the point his side earned against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Dec 23, 18:29
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Jordan Ayew happy with Swansea City's draw with Crystal Palace
Swansea City forward Jordan Ayew says that he is happy with the club's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace, despite the result keeping the Welsh outfit at the bottom of the table.
Dec 23, 17:45
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Managerless Swansea City rescue point against Crystal Palace
Swansea City rescue a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace in the club's first game since Paul Clement's dismissal.
Dec 23, 17:01
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson tries to tempt you to the dark side during his side's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on November 28, 2017
Team News: Leroy Fer, Wilfried Bony out for Swansea City against Crystal Palace
Leroy Fer and Wilfried Bony miss out as Swansea City host Crystal Palace this afternoon.
Dec 23, 14:07
Leon Britton in action for Swansea City in April 2016
Leon Britton: 'I need to freshen things up at Swansea City'
Leon Britton hopes that his management style will help "relax" his Swansea City players, as he seeks a much-needed win against Crystal Palace this weekend.
Dec 22, 18:29
Alfie Mawson is happy during the Premier League game between Swansea City and Everton on May 6, 2017
Caretaker boss Leon Britton: 'Do not write off Swansea City'
Leon Britton believes that Swansea City can use the experience of dodging relegation last season to their advantage in their latest battle to beat the drop.
Dec 21, 15:26
Paul Clement applauds during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Swansea City on August 26, 2017
Leon Britton: 'Swansea City job has come too soon for me'
Leon Britton says that he is "not looking to be the full-time manager" of Swansea City, having been placed in caretaker charge for the game against Crystal Palace.
Dec 21, 15:14
Ronald Koeman shouts orders during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Everton on September 17, 2017
Ronald Koeman 'not interested in Swansea City job'
Ronald Koeman reportedly distances himself from the Swansea City vacancy as he is instead holding out for another top-flight job.
Dec 21, 14:26
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Swansea City appoint Leon Britton as caretaker manager
Leon Britton is appointed caretaker manager by Swansea City following Paul Clement's sacking.
Dec 21, 11:47
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Leon Britton in line to replace Paul Clement at Swansea City
Long-serving Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton is believed to be in line to replace Paul Clement in case the 45-year-old is dismissed.
Dec 17, 12:09
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Leon Britton named as new Swansea City assistant
Swansea City announce that midfielder Leon Britton will combine his playing role with becoming the new assistant coach to Paul Clement.
Nov 13, 18:05
Paul Clement applauds during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Swansea City on August 26, 2017
Swansea City pair Wilfried Bony, Renato Sanches return to fitness
Paul Clement says that Swansea City will have a "virtually fully-fit squad" to choose from at Burnley, as Renato Sanches and Wilfried Bony are back in contention.
Nov 11, 20:32
Alexandre Lacazette celebrates during the Premier League game between Everton and Arsenal on October 22, 2017
Team News: Arsenal unchanged against Swansea City
Arsene Wenger names an unchanged lineup as Arsenal welcome Swansea City.
Oct 28, 14:03
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Andy Carroll returns for West Ham United
West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic recalls Andy Carroll into his starting lineup for this afternoon's Premier League clash with Swansea City.
Sep 30, 14:08
A general shot of Wembley Stadium before the EFL Cup final between Southampton and Manchester United on February 26, 2017
Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Swansea City
Sports Mole previews Saturday evening's Premier League meeting between Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City at Wembley Stadium.
Sep 14, 17:26
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: James McArthur starts for Crystal Palace against Swansea City
James McArthur is handed his first Crystal Palace league start of the season against Swansea City.
Aug 26, 14:09
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on the touchline ahead of the Premier League match against Sunderland on April 9, 2017
Team News: Manchester United unchanged as Victor Lindelof makes bench against Swansea City
Manchester United name an unchanged starting XI for their Premier League game at Swansea City, with Victor Lindelof named on the bench.
Aug 19, 11:39
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Leon Britton 'thought about retirement' last season
Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton admits that there were times last season when the 34-year-old thought about retiring from football.
Aug 12, 10:14
Gylfi Sigurdsson in action during the Premier League game between Swansea City and Everton on May 6, 2017
Leon Britton: 'Gylfi Sigurdsson exit would be a massive blow'
Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton admits that it would be a "massive blow" to lose Gylfi Sigurdsson, but concedes that it will be difficult to keep him at the club.
Aug 1, 13:40
Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil pictured together on November 27, 2016
Premier League: Expiring contracts in 2017-18
Find out which players from the Premier League are into the final few months of their contracts.
Aug 1, 11:37
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Leon Britton signs new contract at Swansea City, offered future coaching role
Swansea City captain Leon Britton signs a new contract at the club, which includes the offer of a coaching position.
Jun 28, 17:30
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Swansea City to offer Leon Britton contract extension
A report claims that Swansea City will offer experienced midfielder Leon Britton an extension to his current contract.
Jun 2, 22:34
Fernando Llorente celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Swansea City and Everton on May 6, 2017
Result: Fernando Llorente strikes late for Swansea City to earn comeback win
Second-half goals from Jordan Ayew and Fernando Llorente give Swansea City a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion at the Liberty Stadium.
May 21, 17:01
Fernando Llorente celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Swansea City and Everton on May 6, 2017
Team News: Swansea City unchanged for Sunderland trip
Swansea City are unchanged as they visit Sunderland in a vital relegation encounter.
May 13, 14:05
Generic image of a locker room
Swansea City tickets gifted to fans appear on sale online
Free tickets paid for by the Swansea City players and gifted to club supporters appear on ticket selling websites for more than £60.
May 10, 20:35
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Swansea City players to pay for up to 3,000 fans to attend Sunderland clash
Swansea City's players will pay for up to 3,000 fans to go to their Premier League clash with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light next Saturday, according to Leon Britton.
May 7, 10:52
Everton midfielder Gareth Barry in action during his side's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on September 30, 2016
Team News: Gareth Barry, Kevin Mirallas in for Everton
Gareth Barry and Kevin Mirallas earn recalls for Everton's trip to Swansea City.
May 6, 16:40
Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente holds off the challenge of Georginio Wijnaldum during his side's Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on January 21, 2017
Team News: Fernando Llorente passed fit for Swansea City as Jack Butland returns
Fernando Llorente passes a late fitness test to start for Swansea City in today's Premier League clash with Stoke City, who welcome Jack Butland back from injury.
Apr 22, 14:04
Mauricio Pochettino shouts during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton on March 19, 2017
Preview: Swansea City vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Sports Mole previews Wednesday evening's Premier League meeting between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Liberty Stadium.
Apr 3, 19:39

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ATHLETICS
· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

ROWING
· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

SWIMMING
· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
· Luke Greenbank has very realistic ambitions of picking up a medal in the men's 200m backstroke final (2.50am)
· There is also British representation in the women's 100m freestyle final, although any medal for Anna Hopkin would be a surprise (2.59am)
· With one gold and one silver already under his belt at these Games, Duncan Scott goes again in the men's 200m individual medley final (3.16am)

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· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

CANOE SLALOM
· Bradley Forbes-Cryans will be looking to emulate Rio gold medallist Joe Clarke in the men's kayak event (6am-9am)

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· The women's tournament enters the quarter-finals, with Great Britain facing Australia at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium (10am)

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