It’s Alan Tate’s Testimonial game tonight at the Liberty Stadium and to celebrate, we’ve collected some of the Swansea City legend’s best pictures during his 13 years as a Jack.
Originally signing on loan in 2002, Tate helped the club remain in the Fotball League and then was a key figure in the Swans’ rise to the top-flight. The defender eventually captained Swansea in their first ever Premier League game at Manchester City which topped off a magnificent career as one of the club’s true greats.
Let’s take a look!
Tate sees red against Tranmere in 2004
Here he's pictured in a tie versus Northampton Town in April 2004
Tatey makes a big tackle against Yeovil in 2005
The Englishman during the Football League Trophy clash with Carlisle
Tatey in a game versus Bristol City in 2006
An FA Cup clash with Ipswich in 2007
Here's Tate wearing the armband against Northampton in 2008
Clearing his lines in the FA Cup game with then-Premiership Portsmouth
Tate collides with a camera in a South Wales derby match in 2009
Alan and Leon take on West Brom's Chris Wood in 2009/10
High-fives with Stephen Dobbie
Celebrating one of Scott Sinclair's three goals in the Championship Play-Off final
Tatey the Premier League player
One of his last pictures in a Swans shirt, taking on Everton in the top-flight