There wasn't a professional football league in Wales at the time each club was founded, so they decided to join the closest one that was in existence. They're not the only Welsh clubs to play in the English league system: Wrexham and Newport Country have played in the Football League, and Merthyr Tydfil have reached the highest level in the non-league pyramid. The only downside to their participation in the English League is that they're not allowed to compete in the Welsh Cup, and so cannot qualify for Europe via that route.
Two in the big leagues: Cardiff and Swansea.
Technically they are but they'd have to enter the English division system in the lowest league and work their way up, which is what Cardiff and Swansea have done.
Cardiff and swansea are in the football league, but wrexham, Newport county,colwyn bay and merthyr tydfil also play in lower English leagues
Traditionally Cardiff and Swansea joined the English League because there was no league of wales when they were formed. The actual League of Wales only came into being in 1992.
only David Giles ever achieved this feat
Cardiff city, the best football team ever! Craig bellamy scored from 30 yards out to win for Cardiff on the 85th minute making the full time result 0-1 to Cardiff. It was played at home to Swansea
Milwall , Cardiff City , Swansea City ,Witham Town Football Club and TOTTENHAm
No, the nearest is Cardiff
Swansea is about 38 miles away from Cardiff, or about 1 hour driving and it is exactly 55.5933154789 kilometres away.
Cardiff and Swansea