Ken Roberts (footballer)

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For the Australian rules footballer, see Ken Roberts (footballer, born 1952).
Ken Roberts
Personal information
Full name Kenneth Owen Roberts
Date of birth (1936-03-27) 27 March 1936 (age 79)
Place of birth Cefn Mawr, Wrexham, Wales
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1953 Wrexham 1 (0)
1953–58 Aston Villa 38 (3)
Teams managed
1968–1976 Chester
c.1981–1984 Oswestry Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kenneth Owen Roberts (born 27 March 1936) is a Welsh former professional footballer who played with Wrexham and Aston Villa.[1] He later achieved managerial success with Chester.

Playing career[edit]

Roberts made his Football League debut for Wrexham in 1951, when aged just 15 years and 158 days old, equalling the 1929 record of Bradford Park Avenue's Albert Geldard for the youngest League player. This record stood until beaten by Reuben Noble-Lazarus of Barnsley in 2008.[2]

He later joined Aston Villa and added 38 league outings and three goals to his tally.[1]

Managerial career[edit]

Roberts became manager of Chester in March 1968, and remained in charge until September 1976.[3]