SWANSEA City enjoyed perhaps their best ever season on the pitch – and the numbers stacked up off it.
Swansea were the most profitable club in the Premier League across the 2012-13 campaign, when they earned £21 million before tax.
That was the season when Michael Laudrup's team finished ninth in the table and won the Capital One Cup – hence it is regarded as perhaps the best campaign Swansea have ever had.
But having sold Joe Allen and Scott Sinclair at the start of the season for a total of more than £21 million, Swansea achieved that success while also making money.
According to figures compiled by football finance blog The Swiss Ramble, Swansea were one of just eight top-flight clubs who made a pre-tax profit in 2012-13.
They topped the list ahead of Newcastle (£10 million) and Arsenal (£7 million).
"The philosophy of the club is to make sure we run on a sound footing financially," said a Swans spokesman.
"These figures prove that's the way we do things – although we also face the difficult challenge of trying to maintain our Premier League status at the same time."
When taxes are taken into account, Swansea were second in the list of most profitable clubs in 2012-13 behind Manchester United.
The figures also show that Swansea had one of the lowest wage bills in the top division, with only Southampton, Reading and Wigan paying less than them.