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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)*
1978-1983
1983-1987
1987-1988
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.

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Career

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.

References

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

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