Brayley Reynolds

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Brayley Reynolds
Personal information
Full name Arthur Brayley Reynolds
Date of birth (1935-05-30)30 May 1935
Place of birth Blackwood, Wales
Playing position Centre-forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1959 Cardiff City 55 (14)
1959–1965 Swansea Town 151 (57)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Arthur Brayley Reynolds (born 30 May 1935) is a Welsh former professional footballer.

Club career[edit]

Born in Blackwood, Reynolds began his career playing for Lovells Athletic, where his performances persuaded Cardiff City to sign him for a fee of £2,500. After impressing in the club's reserve side, he was handed his Football League debut in October 1956 during a 4-1 defeat to Leeds United. He went on to make over 50 appearances for the side but was unable to establish himself as a first team regular due to a series of injuries. In May 1959 he left to join South Wales rivals Swansea Town for £6,000, scoring 16 goals in all competitions during his first season at the Vetch Field.

During the 1961–62 season, Reynolds scored his highest goal tally in a season with 18 in all competitions and finished as the club's top scorer for a second time two years later, during the 1963–64 season. He spent 6 years at the club before moving into non-league football in 1965.

After football[edit]

After retiring from football, Reynolds later worked at the Penallta Colliery, near Hengoed.[1]

Reynolds was also a keen cricketer and played for Blackwood Town for many years, captaining the team's 2nd XI in 1980 [2]


  • Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-462-0. 
  1. ^ "Past players". Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  2. ^ "Past Captains". Retrieved 2010-11-24.