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John Lewis
Personal information
Date of birth 15 October 1955 (1955-10-15) (age 54)
Place of birth    Tredegar, Wales
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Cardiff City
Newport County
Swansea City
140 (9)
153 (8)
025 (0)   
National team
Wales U-21 001 (0)
Teams managed
1987 Newport County
Merthyr Tydfil

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

John Lewis (born Tredegar 15 October 1955) is a former Welsh football player.



Lewis was spotted by Cardiff City while playing for Pontllanfraith in a Welsh league match and was quickly offered a contract by then manager Jimmy Andrews. He made his Cardiff debut against Blackburn Rovers in September 1978. He went on to become a regular fixture in the Bluebirds line-up over the next few years before eventually leaving the club along with Linden Jones and Tarki Micallef to join Newport County in a swap deal that saw Nigel Vaughan and Karl Elsey go the other way and join Cardiff [1].

After establishing himself in the County side he went on to become the club's player-manager when Jimmy Mullen left for Aberdeen in 1986 but could not prevent the club being relegated in the 1986/87 season and was subsequently sacked. He moved on to spend one season at Swansea City making 25 appearances before moving to Hereford before retiring.

Wales Under-21s

He also made one appearance for the Wales under-21 team.

Coaching career

Lewis was manager at Newport County and Merthyr. In February 2006 returned to Merthyr as coach.


Lewis will now be taking upon coaching aberbargoed buds for the 2009/10 season.



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