Trevor Edwards

The Football Association of Wales is sad to learn about the passing of Cymru international Trevor Edwards at the age of 87. 

Edwards was capped twice by Cymru playing against Northern Ireland in Belfast during April 1957 and a month later in Leipzig against East Germany. 

The defender was also in the Cymru squad for the 1958 FIFA World Cup but didn’t make an appearance at the tournament. 

Edwards also made two appearances for Cymru MU23 team playing against England and Scotland in 1958.

Edwards was born in Penygraig, Rhondda in January 1937 and was a talented player at both football and rugby. He played football for Porth and District XI, Ystrad Boys’ Club and rugby for Rhondda XV and represented Glamorgan County. 

He turned senior with Charlton Athletic and made 64 appearances for the club between 1956 and 1960. Edwards then transferred to Cardiff City where he scored three goals for the Bluebirds in 73 appearances. 

Cymru Men’s U23 team that played against England in Wrexham on 23 April 1958.

After emigrating to Australia, Edwards played for Sydney Hakoah and Melita Eagles. He also lifted some silverware when he won the Australian Championship with Marconi. 

Until his sad passing, Edwards remained in Australia, living in Queensland. 

The thoughts of everyone at the Football Association of Wales are with the family and friends of Trevor Edwards at this difficult time. May he rest in peace. 

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