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Matthew Rees (footballer)

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Place of birth  Swansea, Wales
Name  Matthew Rees
Current team  Afan Lido F.C.
2000–2004  Millwall
Position  Defender
Years  Team
Height  1.91 m
Playing position  Defender
Role  Footballer

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Date of birth  (1982-09-02) 2 September 1982 (age 33)
2003  → Aldershot Town (loan)

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Matthew Rees (born 2 September 1982) is a Welsh footballer currently playing for Welsh Premier League side Afan Lido. A former Wales under-21 international, he began his career with Millwall without making a first team appearance. After loan spells with Aldershot Town and Dagenham & Redbridge, he made his debut in the Football League with Swansea City in 2004, making three appearances. He has also had spells with Crawley Town, Newport County, and Carmarthen Town.


Club career

Rees began his career as a youth player at Millwall, turning professional in April 2000, and later captained the club's reserve side. Having not made a first team appearance for the club, he was allowed to join Conference National side Aldershot Town on loan in October 2003. He made his debut for the club in a 3–1 over Halifax Town on 11 October 2003, going on to make ten appearances in all competitions before being recalled from his loan spell by Millwall to cover for an injury crisis after two months. In January 2004, he returned to the Conference on loan with Dagenham & Redbridge, playing in just one match for the club, a 2–0 defeat to Exeter City. After returning to Millwall, Rees was sent out on loan for the third time during the 2003–04 season, joining his home town club Swansea City. He made a goalscoring debut during a 2–1 defeat to Lincoln City on 10 April 2004 and made two more appearances before the end of the season.

Released by Millwall on his return, Rees joined Crawley Town on non-contract terms. He remained with the club until November and, after a brief spell with Newport County, joined Welsh Premier League side Port Talbot Town in December 2004. To date, Rees has made over 150 appearances for the club, becoming the clubs all-time record Welsh Premier appearance holder in December 2009, and was named Welsh Premier League player of the month for September 2006.

He joined Carmarthen Town in June 2012 after the liquidation of Neath and went on to make 73 appearances for the club, scoring 1 goal.

In August 2013 he joined Afan Lido.

International career

Rees made his debut for the Wales under-21 side on 6 September 2002 as a substitute in place of Rhys Day during a 2–1 defeat to Finland. He made two further appearances during the 2002–03 season, during 0–0 draw with South Korea, in a game designated as an under-20 international, and a 1–0 win over Azerbaijan. In May 2003, despite having not made a professional appearance at club level, he was called up to the senior Wales squad for a friendly match against the United States, remaining on the bench during a 2–0 defeat.


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