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John Roberts, Abercynon - Football

Soccer star John Roberts was born in Abercynon in 1946 and started his football career with Abercynon Athletic F.C.

He matured to greatness in his chosen sport when he advanced to play for Swansea City in 1964 and scored 16 goals in 36 appearances. Then in 1967 he played for Northampton before joining Arsenal in 1969.

Two years later he was capped for Wales and gained 22 caps overall. Whilst with Arsenal he shared their Football League and F.A. Cup double.