11 January 2014 Last updated at 21:27

Sport Wales: The rise of Wales and Swansea captain Ashley Williams

Sport Wales traces the rise of Wales and Swansea City captain Ashley Williams from the lower leagues to the Premier League.

The defender has taken a far from traditional route to get to the top of his sport and he has had to deal with highs and lows in his career.

We talk to those close to him about his remarkable rise to being the leader for club and country.