Swansea City's fan-base swelled with pride last night, at seeing another of their players make his bow at international level.
Swans' cult hero Michu made his debut for Spain against Belarus, alongside world-class players such as Xavi, Sergio Ramos and Cesc Fabregas.
This demonstrated the quality of Michael Laudrup's side, as the side from South Wales saw one of their own rub shoulders with some of the best players in the world.
This marks a remarkable turn in fortunes for the Swans over the last decade. With the side rooted at the bottom of League 2 as recently as 2003, few would have thought that in the next few years one of their players would be capable of playing for the defending World Cup champions.
However, Michu's feat is hardly a one-off as the Swans have a host of international players in their squad.
Ben Davies, Ashley Williams and Neil Taylor are full Welsh internationals, while academy product Daniel Alfei was an unused substitute against Macedonia. Jonjo Shelvey has played for England, while Dwight Tiendalli, Jonathan De Guzman and Michel Vorm have all represented Holland in recent times.
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