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RIP | Morgan Gwyn Morgans (1932-2023)

Former player dies aged 91

31 July 2023

Wrexham AFC are saddened to learn of the passing of former player Morgan Gwyn Morgans, at the age of 91.

Morgans, better known as Gwyn, appeared 33 times for the club at half-back between 1956-1958, scoring twice.

Born in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Morgans' footballing career was started at a relatively late age.

He would start his career playing for Blaenau Ffestiniog’s reserve team, where after turning up to watch a match, he soon volunteered to play a part when the team were a man short.

Despite being brought up in North Wales, his first big move came as he joined Northampton Town in 1954 as an amateur.

Morgans also appeared for Wales in 1955, in their amateur international match against Scotland at Bangor. After spending two years with the cobblers, he would then make the move back to North Wales.

He joined Wrexham in July 1956, a year after manager Cliff Lloyd wanted Morgans to go on trial with the club.

The half-back would make his Football League debut at the age of 24 for the Red Dragons, playing in four FA Cup matches, before moving on to Southport in July 1958.

His career would then take him back to where it all started at Blaenau Ffestiniog, before stints at New Brighton, Colwyn Bay and a final spell at Blaenau Ffestiniog before retirement.

Following his retirement, Morgans would settle in Llandudno, moving back to North Wales after commuting from Ormskirk during the latter stages of his playing career.

The thoughts of all at Wrexham AFC are with Gwyn's family and friends at this time.

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