Roy Paul honoured by Blue Plaque
About FAW
26 April 2019

Roy Paul honoured by Blue Plaque

A Blue Plaque has been unveiled to honour Wales international and former Manchester City captain Roy Paul. 

Amongst those present for its unveiling in the village of Gelli - which is situated in the Rhondda Valleys - was FAW President Kieran O’Connor and Roy Paul’s nephew Alan Curtis, who himself was a Wales international and a legend with Swansea City.   

Roy Paul, who passed away in 2002 at the age of 82, is regarded as one of Wales’ best ever players and played 159 times for Swansea City before making 270 appearances for Manchester City, whom he captained to victory in the 1956 FA Cup Final. 

Alan Curtis and Kieran O’Connor at the unveiling of the Blue Plaque.
Alan Curtis and Kieran O’Connor at the unveiling of the Blue Plaque.

Roy Paul earned his first cap for Wales in October 1948, in a 3–1 defeat against Scotland. His only international goal came in a 5–1 win against Belgium in November 1949.

He made his debut for Manchester City on the opening day of the 1950/51 season in a 4–2 victory against Preston North EndManchester City went 10 matches unbeaten at the start of the season and Roy Paul played in all but one match that season and become club captain, helping his club win promotion.

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