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Roley Williams

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Full nameDonald Roland Williams
Place of birthSwansea, Wales
Playing positionWinger

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Donald Roland "Roley" Williams (born 10 July 1927 in Swansea) is a former Welsh professional footballer.

Williams was playing Welsh league football for Milford United when he was spotted by Cardiff City manager Cyril Spiers. A number of clubs were interested at the time, including his home town club Swansea Town, but he signed a contract with Cardiff in February 1949. Despite suffering numerous small injuries during his seven years at the club, he quickly became a regular in the side providing numerous chances for the club's prolific striker Wilf Grant to score 26 goals during the 1951-52 season. His injuries meant he never played a full season for the club and in 1956 he was allowed to leave and join Northampton Town. His spell at the club was brief and he moved into non-league football with Bath City and Lovells Athletic before retiring.

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