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William Rees, born Pwllcarn Terrace, Blaengarw. Inside Forward. Died 1996. 1 Wales Wartime cap. Four Wales caps. He had been working as a coal miner while playing amateur football for Carn Rovers when he was spotted by Cardiff City manager Cyril Spiers. He made 83 appearances in wartime fixtures for the club, scoring 74 times, as well as appearing in a wartime international for Wales against England in May 1945. At the end of the 1948-49 season Tottenham Hotspur took him to London for £14,000, just weeks after winning the first of his four Wales caps, against Northern Ireland. Early into his Tottenham career he suffered from a number of minor injuries which caused his form to severely dip and he found himself out of the side. He was quickly sold to Leyton Orient at the end of the season for £14,500. He spent six years at the club before ending his career with spells at Headington United and Kettering Town. Following his retirement from football he worked as a plant operator, before later joining a pharmaceutical company based in Bridgend.

Goals in all competitions (incl. subs)

Scored 60 in total (60 for full appearances but none as a sub)

7 brace(s)

Highest number scored in one game is 3 .

45.80% Average goals per game (incl as a sub)

45.80% Average goals per game started

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Competition data

Competition First Final Apps
FA Cup 1956-11-03 1958-12-06 11
Southern League 1955-12-26 1959-03-30 105
Southern League Cup 1956-01-07 1958-11-19 8
Southern League Inter-Zone 1958-10-08 1959-02-18 7
Overall 1955-12-26 1959-03-30 131

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