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Aberystwyth Town Internationals

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Welsh Premier League club Aberystwyth Town (founded 1884) has provided Wales with 7 internationals (18 appearances). The club's predecessor, Aberystwyth, also produced 1 cap.
When Wales faced Scotland at Dundee on 21.03.96 there were 3 Aberystwyth Town players in the team.
The legendary goalkeeper Leigh Richmond Roose was said to have worn an Aberystwyth Town jersey as an undershirt throughout his first class career.

1

Jack Hughes

07.04.79

Wales

0

3

Scotland

Wrexham

Hughes had made 1 previous appearance for Wales whilst he was playing for Cambridge University.


2

Jack Rea

24.02.94

Wales

4

1

Ireland

Swansea

12.03.94

Wales

1

5

England

Wrexham

24.03.94

Scotland

5

2

Wales

Kilmarnock

23.03.95

Wales

2

2

Scotland

Wrexham

29.02.96

Wales

6

1

Ireland

Wrexham

21.03.96

Scotland

4

0

Wales

Dundee

06.03.97

Ireland

4

3

Wales

Belfast

20.03.97

Wales

2

2

Scotland

Wrexham

19.02.98

Wales

0

1

Ireland

Llandudno


Aberystwyth born inside left who founded London Welsh AFC and was briefly at West Bromwich Albion (see here).

3

Grenville Morris

29.02.96

Wales

6

1

Ireland

Wrexham

16.03.96

Wales

1

9

England

Cardiff

21.03.96

Scotland

4

0

Wales

Dundee

29.03.97

England

4

0

Wales

Sheffield


Aged 18 at the time of his debut, Morris went on to win a total of 21 international caps, playing for Swindon Town and Nottingham Forest. Known as the Prince of Inside lefts he scored 9 international goals. 


4

Jack Garner

21.03.96

Scotland

4

0

Wales

Dundee



5

William Roberts Jones

20.03.97

Wales

2

2

Scotland

Wrexham



6

Jack Edwards

19.02.98

Wales

0

1

Ireland

Llandudno



7

Leigh Richmond "Dick" Roose

24.02.00              

Wales

2

0

Ireland

Llandudno


This was Roose’s debut. He moved on to London Welsh, Stoke, Everton and Sunderland (among other clubs) and won a total of 24 caps. His association with Aberystwyth began when he attended University in the town.


8

Ernest Peake

11.04.08

Wales

0

1

Ireland

Aberdare


A native of Aberystwyth, left back Peake won a further 10 caps whilst playing for Liverpool.



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