Keith Pontin

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Keith Pontin
Personal information
Full name Keith Pontin
Date of birth (1956-06-14)14 June 1956
Place of birth Pontyclun, Wales
Date of death 2 August 2020(2020-08-02) (aged 64)
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Central defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1983 Cardiff City 193 (5)
1983–1985 Merthyr Tydfil
1985–1991 Barry Town
National team
Wales U21 1 (0)
1980 Wales 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Keith Pontin (14 June 1956 – 2 August 2020)[2] was a Welsh professional footballer who played as a central defender.

Pontin began his career with Cardiff City. He made nearly 200 league appearances and earning two caps for the Welsh national team. He later played for Merthyr Tydfil and Barry Town.

At the age of 59, Pontin was diagnosed with dementia.[3][4]

Pontin died on 2 August 2020, aged 64.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Rollin, Jack, ed. (1980). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1980–81. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 114. ISBN 0362020175.
  2. https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/53630338
  3. "Cardiff City ex-player with dementia 'gave life to the club'". BBC News. 30 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  4. Kate Morgan (30 May 2018). "Ex-football stars with dementia 'forgotten' by authorities". BBC News. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  5. "Ex-Cardiff and Wales defender Keith Pontin dies". BBC Sport. Cardiff. 2 August 2020. Retrieved 4 August 2020.