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John Charles (1931-2004)

John Charles

John Charles from Swansea was the finest footballer raised in Wales in the twentieth century, and the first Welshman to win fame in the international arena, starring as centre forward for the Italian club Juventus for five years and for Wales between 1950 and 1965.

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