Nigel Rees (footballer)
|Full name||Nigel Richard Rees|
|Date of birth||11 July 1953|
|Place of birth||Bridgend, Wales|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Bridgend, Rees represented Wales under 15 rugby side and was a youth football international. He began his career as a youth player at Cardiff City, where he was part of the team that reached the 1971 FA Youth Cup final before losing to Arsenal. He was handed his professional debut at the age of 17 in a 4–0 win over Sheffield Wednesday in 1970 and played in the clubs win over Real Madrid, supplying the cross for Brian Clark's winning goal. The following season Rees was unable to maintain his form as the club struggled in Division Two and he was eventually released.
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