Elfed Morris

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Elfed Morris
Personal information
Full name Elfed Morris
Date of birth 9 June 1942
Place of birth Colwyn Bay, Wales
Date of death 4 November 2013(2013-11-04) (aged 71)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Colwyn Bay
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1962 Wrexham 9 (6)
1962–1968 Chester 167 (69)
1968 Halifax Town 9 (2)
Caernarfon Town
Bethesda Athletic
Llandudno Borough
Colwyn Bay
Teams managed
Caernarfon Town
Colwyn Bay
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Elfed Morris (9 June 1942 – 4 November 2013) was a Welsh professional footballer. He played in The Football League for Wrexham, Chester and Halifax Town.[1]

Playing career[edit]

The nephew of former Wrexham manager Billy Morris, Elfed joined Wrexham in May 1960 after starting out with his hometown club of Colwyn Bay.[2] Two years later he moved to local rivals Chester, where he was to spend the majority of his professional career.

Morris scored 69 league goals over the next six years, leaving him as the club's fourth highest Football League scorer in their history.[3] 24 of them came in 1964–65, when Morris and fellow attackers Jimmy Humes, Mike Metcalf, Hugh Ryden and Gary Talbot all managed at least 20 goals each in league and English cup matches.[4] Morris scored an identical tally the following season, amid rumours he would be leaving for a bigger club.[4]

Morris ended his league career at Halifax Town, before spending time in non-league football with Caernarfon Town, Bethesda Athletic, Llandudno Borough and Colwyn Bay.[2] He managed both Caernarfon and Colwyn Bay[5] before becoming club groundsman with the Bay,.[6] Morris died on 4 November 2013.[1]

Away from football, Morris ran his own entertainment agency in Colwyn Bay.[2]

External links[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Sumner, Chas (1997). On the Borderline: The Official History of Chester City F.C. 1885-1997. Yore Publications. ISBN 978-1-874427-52-0. 
  • Owens, A (2006). Come on the Bay:Colwyn Bay's 125th Anniversary. design2print. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mansley, Steve. "Elfed Morris: "a true legend of Chester Football Club"". Chester Football Club. http://www.chester-city.co.uk/. Archived from the original on 2013-11-05. Retrieved 2013-11-05.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ a b c Leigh Edwards, Chester City, Shooting Stars, Darlington v Chester City matchday programme 25/11/08, p 27
  3. ^ "Club Leading Scorers". chester-city.co.uk. Archived from the original on 3 January 2009. Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  4. ^ a b Sumner (1997), p 78
  5. ^ Owens (2006), p 26
  6. ^ Owens (2006), p 23