Wayne Neville Anthony Routledge is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Swansea City. Routledge began his career at Crystal Palace, making his starting debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the age of 17 and scoring after just one minute on the field. On 1 July 2005, he entered into a contract with Tottenham Hotspur. He was loaned to Portsmouth during the January 2006 transfer window and made 13 appearances for them before returning to Spurs at the season's end. After his impressive pre season performance, he was once again loaned out on a one year deal to Fulham. He is mostly remembered for his winning goal, that was a tie breaker, against Leicester City in the FA Cup in January 2007, which ended 4–3 to Fulham. After year long stints with Aston Villa, Cardiff City, Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle United consecutively over a span of four years, Routledge signed a three-year contract with Swansea City On 4 August 2011.