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Bangor City Players 1992-
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Who progressed Into The English Football League







see also all 53 welsh premier players to progress to league football

 
UPDATED END JANUARY 2017

The Welsh Premier League
BANGOR CITY FC
Marc Lloyd Williams
Pos:
 Forward
Born
 18 February 1973

 Bangor
CPD DINAS BANGOR

  Bangor born Marc Lloyd Williams was the provider of many of Dave Taylor's goals as he won the Golden Boot with Porthmadog in 1993.  This attracted the attention of Bangor City for whom he became a prolific scorer and won himself a move to Stockport County.  After 1 goal in 18 appearances for County he made his way back to Farrar Road, did it all again, and moved on to Halifax (6 in 24 apps) and the York City (9 goals in 33 games)towards the end of the 1998/99 season.
  After further spells with Bangor and Aberystwyth he then spent two seasons with TNS where he won WP Championship medals in 2005 and 2006.  Better known as Jiws and heralded as a "legend" amongst Bangor City supporters.

    Football League career totals 16 goals in 75 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
Mark Williams
Pos:
 Forward
Born
 10 December 1973

 Bangor
CPD DINAS BANGOR

   Powerful striker Mark Williams was born in Bangor but hails from Holyhead, began his career as a Shrewsbury Town apprentice. After three league apperances he signed for Bangor in 1993 but found his feet with Newtown under the watchful eye of Jake King and Brian Coyne. After several successful seasons with The Robins the burly striker followed King to Shrewsbury Town and then onto Telford United before his return to Latham Park for the 2000-01 season.  Mark made five League appearances for the Gay Meadow club.
 
After a couple of profitable seasons with Newtown he moved to Porthmadog where three seasons followed before a move closer to his Shrewsbury home with Caersws for the 2005-06 season.  In total Mark made over 300 WP appearances and scored 87 goals.

    Football League career totals 0 goals in 8 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
Dele Adebola
Pos:
 Forward
Born
 23 June 1975

 Lagos, Nigeria
CPD DINAS BANGOR

   A huge, powerful but skilful Liverpool based striker Dele Adebola made a big impression in his brief stay at Farrar Road in the 1993-94 season.
   Dele was at Crewe as a youngster but spent a loan period with Bangor under the management of Nigel Adkins, playing in just four LoW matches during the 193-94 season.  He soon went back to Gresty Road where he scored 26 goals in 96 appearances. A 1m move to Birmingham followed (43 in 85) and then a brief loan spell with Oldham in March 2002. On to Crystal Palace and 7 goals in 32 league games played in 2002-03 before signing for Coventry City in June 2003.  
   Dele has netted 37 times in 100 League matches for The Sky Blues whilst also enjoying brief loan spells with
Burnley and Braford. In January 2008 Dele moved to Bristol City where he made 56 league appearances and scored sixteen. He then spent two years at Nottingham Forest scoring 5 in 62 games, none from ten for Hull City and then ended the 2011-12 season on loan at Notts County with one goal in six appearances.
  His final league club was Rochdale whom he joined in August 2012 and scored  6 in 26 league games. Dele then played for Wrexham and - in January 2014 - Rushall Olympic.
    Football League career totals 138 goals in 649 appearances. (CORRECT JAN 2014)

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BANGOR CITY FC
Neil Roberts
Pos:
 Striker
Born
 7 April 1978

 Wrexham
CPD DINAS BANGOR

   Wrexham born striker Neil Roberts endured a brief loan spell at Farrar Road during the 1996-97 season, and scarcely cut a happy figure as he clearly feared for his future with the Racecourse club.
    However he put this to one side once he crossed the white line and one goal in his two Welsh Premier appearances for the club.  Once back with Wrexham he managed to gain a first team place and score 17 goals in 58 League appearances for The Robins.In February 2000 Neil was transferred to Wigan for 450 000 and scored 19 goals in 64 starts for Athletic before moving to Hull City and then Bradford on loan scoring once in a  three appearances for both.  In October 2004 he moved to Doncaster (8 in 48 starts) before returning to his home town side in July 2006.  After being released by Wrexham when they were relegated to the Coneference Neil played for Rhyl in the WP before joining the coaching set up at Manchester City.

   Neil also won three International Caps for Wales.
   Football League career totals 56 goals in 325 appearances.
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BANGOR CITY FC
Neil Fisher
Pos:
Midfield
Born
 7 November 1970

 St Helens
CPD DINAS BANGOR
  Experienced campaigner Neil Fisher joined Bangor under manager John King having made over 100 Football League appearances for Bolton and Chester.  After turning out for Bangor in 1998-99 in the WP (10 appearances) and Europe, and coast rivals Connahs Quay (7), Neil went back to Chester under the management of Kevin Ratcliffe for whom he made a further 163 League starts plus 33 cup matches.   More recently Neil played for Leigh RMI and Speke..
   A quiet, determined character Neil went about his business in a unfussy but effective manner.

   Football League career totals 17 goals in 271 appearances.
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BANGOR CITY FC
Tommy Mutton
Pos:
 Striker
Born
 17 January 1978

 Huddersfield
CPD DINAS BANGOR

 
Pacey striker Tommy Mutton was a Burnley apprentice who drifted from Rhyl to Denbigh when released by The Turfmoor club.  He attracted the attention of Bangor City immediately upon the appointment of Lee Williams.  His remarkable pace and competent finishing in bo the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons pulled in League scouts, in particular Glan Letheran, and Swansea City paid around 25000 for his signature in September 1999. 
   He immediately made his League and Worthington Cup debut, the latter at Derby County but was released after only seven league appearances for The Swans in February 2001.  Back in the WP Tommy has played for Connahs Quay and Rhyl but in June 2006 moved on once more to Hednesford Town before rejoining The Nomads for the 2006-07 season and briefly returning to Farrar Road at the start of the 2007-8 season.

   Football League career totals 0 goals in 7 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
Gary Twynham
Pos:
 Midfielder
Born
 8 February 1976

 Manchester
CPD DINAS BANGOR


  
  A powerful yet skilful attack minded midfielder Gary Twynham began his career with Manchester United.
  Prestatyn based he played trained with City but moved on to Darlington and made 31 Football League appearances, scoring three times, from 1995-97.
  He went on to play for Gateshead, Grantham and Lincoln in non league football.
  Gary joined Bangor under the management of Lee Williams and played three times during the 1998-99 season (scoring twice) having played for Rhyl the previous season. Ironically he notched a brace against Rhyl in February 1999.
  He was soon off to Hednesford and then Macclesfield in August 2000 where he made nine Football League appearances under the management of Peter Davenport before returning to Welsh football with Rhyl and then Haverfordwest, Port Talbot and Barry Town during the 2003-04 season.

   Football League career totals 3 goals in 40 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
Alan Goodall
Pos:
 Defence
Born
 2 December 1981

 Liverpool
CPD DINAS BANGOR

   Left footed defender Alan Goodall joined Bangor City from local football on the Wirral although he had been involved with
Tranmere Rovers as a youngster.  He impressed as a hard working, honest player whose cultured left foot was equally effective in attack and defence.  In times of injury Alan could play in central defence or midfield; he was always prepared to lead by example and give of his best.  
   During the summer of 2004 he spent a trial period at Wrexham which came to nothing but
Rochdale boss Steve Parkin took the chance and Goodall made his League debut for 'Dale in August 2004.  By June 2007 Alan made 110 League apearances for Rochdale scoring ten goals before a twelth month stint at Luton Town and 4 goals in 25 starts before joining Chesterfield in August 2008. By October 2009 Alan had added 3 goals in 27 starts for the Saltergate club. In August 2009 Alan underwent ankle surgery to try and resolve a persistent injury.
  Two loan spells followed with non league Newport and then Stockport County before on 1st June 2011 he signed for Fleetwood for whom he scored four goals from 64 League appearances by January 2014. Alan also made seven Conference appearances in a brief loan spell at Grimsby in September/October 2013.

   
Football League career totals 16 goals in 275 appearances. (CORRECT JANUARY 2014)

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BANGOR CITY FC
Phil Baker
Pos:
 Defence
Born
 4 November 1982

 Birkenhead
CPD DINAS BANGOR
  Versatile defender Phil Baker was a Tranmere Rovers apprentice who was released before he broke into the first team, and snapped up by Bangor boss Peter Davenport.
  He quickly established himself as an outstanding centreback and helped push City into the 2002-03 title race before a surprise move to doomed
Exeter City who were fighting a losing battle at the foot of the football league.  Baker made six league appearances for The Grecians after signing in March 2003.
  He was released and returned to The Wirral and initially signed for Aberystwyth Town, then on to Droylsden before re-signing for Bangor.  Phil moved to TNS in June 2005 and was still an integral part of the full time set up during the season of 2013-14

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BANGOR CITY FC
Gary Roberts
Pos:
 Winger
Born
18 March 1984

 Liverpool
CPD DINAS BANGOR

   
Left winger Gary Roberts came into Welsh football with Denbigh Town and first played WP football with Bangor City.  He drifted to Rhyl and then onto Welshpool Town where his displays caught the eye of Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman who signed him for the Conference club.
    Roberts' ball control and eye for a goal made him a firm favourite with Stanley supporters who saw him score 18 goals in his first 56 appearances for the club. He also caught the eye of football league clubs but was able to join them without moving as Stanley won the Conference and a return to the coveted position they lost many years earlier. During his first season in league football Gary was transferred to Ipswich Town.where he scored twice in 40 league starts and made four starts without scoring during a brief loan period at Crewe.
    In July 2008 he switched to Huddersfield and by June 2012 had notched 31 goals from 164 starts. From there Gary moved to Swindon in June 2012 and scored four goals in 39 games before joining Chesterfield in June 2013 where, by January 2014, he had added seven goals in 21 appearances.
   
Football League career totals 69 goals in 350 appearances. (CORRECT JAN 2014)

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BANGOR CITY FC
Owain Tudor Jones
Pos:
 Midfield
Born
 15 October 1984

 Bangor
CPD DINAS BANGOR
   A tall, hard working midfielder Owain Tudor Jones will be remembered by Bangor fans for his wholehearted and composed displays in more than a hundred first team appearances for the Farrar Road club.
 
 He made his first team debut as a gangly sixteen year old but under the watchful eye of manager Peter Davenport blossomed into a commanding central midfielder who earned a trial with Premiership giants Chelsea.  In July 2005 he spent a few weeks on trial with
Swansea City which generated a twelve month contract, making his League and first team debut against Tranmere on the opening day of the 2005-06 season. 
   His stay at Swansea lasted until July 2009 when he joined Norwich City for 250 000. During this time he made 26 starts, scoring three times for The Swans and scored once during an eleven game loan spell with Swindon. At Christmas 2010 Owain was on loan at Yeovil Town. where he scored twice in a total of twenty appearances. In January 2011 he moved to Brentford (also on loan) and made four appearances before returning to Norwich.
  Owain then went to Yeovil twice, first in January 2010 (1 goals in six games) and again in August 2010
(1 in 14) before another loan move, this time to Brentford in January 2011 (0 in 6). In July 2011 he was transferred to Inverness CT (2 in 48) before joining Hibernian in May 2013 where, by January 2014, he had added a further twelve appearances without scoring.
   As at January 2014 Owain had seven full International caps for Wales.


  
Football League career totals 9 goals in 146 appearances. (CORRECT JANUARY 2014)

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BANGOR CITY FC
Jim McNulty
Pos:
 Defence
Born
 13 February 1985

 
CPD DINAS BANGOR

   A Wrexham apprentice who never broke into the first team Jim McNulty was released by The Robins and moved into Welsh Premiership football with Bangor City.  After half a dozen first team appearances he moved along the coast to Caernarfon Town where played more than 60 WP matches before leaving The Oval in July 2006.
   During this time Jim played as a leftback, centre back and occasionally sweeper.
  At the end of July 2006 he impressed on trial with
Macclesfield Town and signed a twelve month deal with The Silkmen under the management of Brian Horton. After one goal in 28 starts for Macclesfield he moved to Stockport County where one goal in 37 league starts followed. In February 2009 he moved to Brighton for 150 000 but suffered a serious kidney injury and as at October 2009 has just thirteen starts to his name.
  In March 2010 he joined Scunthorpe United on loan playing nine games without scoring (in two spells) before being transferred to Barnsley on 1st July 2011 where he scored twice in 56 appearances. On 17th January 2014 Jim joined Bury where he made one appearance immediately.
  Jim has represented Scotland at Under 17, 19 and 21 level.


  
Football League career totals 5 goals in 165 appearances.  (CORRECT JANUARY 2014)
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BANGOR CITY FC
Jamie Reed
Pos:
 Striker
Born
 13 August1987

 Chester
CPD DINAS BANGOR


  Jamie began his career with Wrexham where he made several substitute appearances for The Robins (or dragons) before teaming up with Glentoran and Tamworth on loan spells.
  Within Welsh football circles Jamie scored 22 goals from 41 starts (in total) for Aberystwyth and Rhyl as well as a brief time with Colwyn Bay.

  But it was a spell of 41 goals from 51 starts for Bangor - which propelled City to the WP title - that brought Reed to the fore and earned him a reported 25k move to York City.
  After a successful spell with The Minstermen in the Conference Jamie made his full league debut at Bradford on October 2012 after two appearances off the bench. Jamie also spent a loan spell at Cambridge in the Conference and in July 2013 was transferred to his home town club Chester.
   Football League career totals 1 goals in 17 appearances.
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BANGOR CITY FC
Brayden Shaw
Pos:
 Striker
Born
 25 February 1997

 ? England
CPD DINAS BANGOR

 
  A former Bury youngster who joined Accrington Stanley and made four League appearances for Stanley during the 2015-16 season.
  Nineteen year old Brayden joined Bangor on loan during the summer of 2017.
  He made eighteen Welsh Premier starts (scoring three times) before returning to Accrington and making his return debut on 25th February 2017 as a second half substitute against Doncaster.
   Football League career totals 1 goals in 17 appearances.
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BANGOR CITY FC
Louis Robles
Pos:
 Striker
Born
 11 September 1996

 Liverpool
CPD DINAS BANGOR


  Liverpool born winger Louis Robles joined the Anfield club as a nine year old and later played academy football for Wigan Athletic.
  After one Football League appearance for Wigan in 2015-16 Louis went on loan to Macclesfield and Gloucester City before signing for Bangor in 2017.
  He then went on to play for Majorca based Atletico Baleares and San Roque de Lepa in Andelucia beforer signing for Grimsby in 2018. Louis made one League appearance as a last minute substitute against Macclesfield on 11th August 2018. He also featured in four cup matches, namely the EFL Cup and Football League Trophy before being released by Grimsby to rejoin San Roque.
 
Football League career totals 0 goals in 1 appearances.

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