John Charles

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John Charles
John Charles, Wales versus Scotland, Ninian Park, 1954.jpg
Personal information
Full name William John Charles, CBE
Date of birth 27 December 1931(1931-12-27)
Place of birth Swansea, Wales
Date of death 21 February 2004(2004-02-21) (aged 72)
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker (retired)
Youth career
1946-1948 Swansea Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948-1957
1957-1962
1962
1963
1963-1966
1966-1971
1972-1974
Leeds United
Juventus
Leeds United
Roma
Cardiff City
Hereford United
Merthyr Tydfil
National team
1950-1965 Wales
Teams managed
1967-1971
1972-1974
Hereford United
Merthyr Tydfil
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

John Charles (27 December 1931 - 21 February 2004) was a Welsh football player. He has played for Wales national team.

Club career statistics[change | change source]

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Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
England League
1948/49 Leeds United Second Division 3 0
1949/50 42 1
1950/51 34 3
1951/52 18 0
1952/53 40 26
1953/54 39 42
1954/55 40 11
1955/56 41 29
1956/57 First Division 40 38
Italy League
1957/58 Juventus Serie A 34 28
1958/59 29 19
1959/60 34 23
1960/61 32 15
1961/62 21 8
England League
1962/63 Leeds United Second Division 11 3
Italy League
1962/63 Roma Serie A 10 4
England League
1963/64 Cardiff City Second Division 33 11
1964/65 28 3
1965/66 7 4
Country England 376 171
Italy 160 97
Total 536 268

International career statistics[change | change source]

Wales national team
Year Apps Goals
1950 1 0
1951 1 0
1952 0 0
1953 5 4
1954 5 3
1955 4 3
1956 3 1
1957 4 0
1958 6 1
1959 1 1
1960 0 0
1961 1 0
1962 4 2
1963 1 0
1964 1 0
1965 1 0
Total 38 15

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