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Place of birth  Gorseinon, Wales
Name  Wendell Morgan
Years  Team
1954–1955  Brentford
1952–1954  Cardiff City

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Date of birth  (1935-04-22) 22 April 1935 (age 80)
Playing position  Wing half, outside left

Wendell Morgan (born 22 April 1935) is a retired professional Welsh football wing half and outside left who played in the Football League for Brentford, Carlisle United and Gillingham. Though he did not make a first team appearance while with Cardiff City early in his career, his later spells with Swansea Town and Newport County make Morgan one of a small group of players who have been contracted to all three South Wales Football League clubs.

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Early years

Morgan began his career with local Gorseinon non-league side Grovesend Welfare, before securing a move to Division One club Cardiff City in May 1952. He failed to make an appearance for the first team before departing in June 1954.

Brentford

Morgan signed for newly relegated Division Three South side Brentford in June 1954, having written a letter to manager Bill Dodgin, requesting a trial. He spent the 1954–55 season in the reserve team and finally made the first senior appearance of his career in a 3–0 victory over Crystal Palace on 15 October 1955. He made 16 further appearances during the 1955–56 season, before making a breakthrough of sorts the following year, making 27 appearances. After making five appearances at the beginning of the 1957–58 season, Morgan left the Bees. He made 49 appearances and scored six goals during just under two years as a first team player at Griffin Park.

Gillingham

Morgan signed for Division Three South strugglers Gillingham on a free transfer in September 1957. He immediately established himself in the first team, making 38 appearances and scoring four goals, but he could not help the Gills suffering relegation to Division Four at the end of the 1957–58 season and departed in July 1958.

Swansea Town

Morgan returned home to West Glamorgan to sign for Division Two club Swansea Town in a £5,000 deal in July 1958. He was kept out of the team by fellow outside left Norman Lawson and made just seven appearances during the 1958–59 season. He left Vetch Field in June 1959.

Newport County

Morgan moved across South Wales to join Division Three side Newport County in June 1959. He made 26 league appearances and scored three goals during the 1959–60 season, but the club finished in mid-table mediocrity. He left the club in July 1960.

Carlisle United

Morgan moved back to England to join Division Four side Carlisle United in July 1960. He quickly established himself in the team, making 36 league appearances and two goals during his one season with the club.

Llanelli

Morgan wound down his career with a spell at Welsh League Division One side Llanelly during the 1961–62 season.

Representative career

As a boy, Morgan represented the Great Britain Boys Clubs team.

Managerial career

After his retirement from football, Morgan served as manager at Welsh lower league club Garden Village.

References

Wendell Morgan Wikipedia


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