Dave Powell was born in Dolgarrog, and rose to become a full
Welsh International footballer, gaining 11 caps.         
This is what was said of him after his International debut against Italy;
One of the real discoveries of recent Welsh football. Made his Welsh debut against West Germany twelve months ago while still with Fourth Division Club, Wrexham. He was the Welsh emergency centre half choice against Italy in October when he had an outstanding match against
Pietro Anastasi, at £440,000 the world's costliest footballer. 
Many more Welsh caps to come.

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DAVE POWELL,
WELSH INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALLER 

WREXHAM F.C. ANNUAL
1968 - 69

This Dolgarrog boy who gained a full International cap last season in assisting Wales against West Germany in Cardiff. With a wonderful turn of speed in recovery and following a natural progress from his groundstaff days, he is sure to have a future.

Dave Powell was born in Dolgarrog in 1944. He played for Llanrwst Grammar School and Gwydyr Rovers. He was capped for Wales Youth.
He played as a wing half or centre half.

VALE OF CONWY LEAGUE TABLES 1960-61
P
W
L
D
Pts
Machno United
26
23
3
0
49
Penmaenmawr FC
25
19
3
3
41
Mochdre Youth
26
16
4
6
36
Gwydyr Rovers
22
16
0
6
32
Tyldesleys SC
23
11
3
9
25
Colwyn Bay FC Res
22
12
1
9
25
Betws y Coed FC
27
12
1
14
25
Dolwyddelan FC
21
10
4
7
24
Llanfairfechan Town
25
10
3
12
23
Llandudno FC Res
21
7
6
8
20
Conway United
24
9
0
15
18
Borough United Res
25
6
3
16
15
Deganwy United
24
6
2
16
14
AEI Hotpoint
26
3
1
22
7

VALE OF CONWY LEAGUE TABLES 1961-62
 
P
W
L
D
F
A
Pts
Dolwyddelan FC
20
17
1
2
90
28
35
Gwydyr Rovers
18
11
4
3
67
33
26
Penmaenmawr FC
19
11
2
6
70
44
24
Llanfairfechan Town
19
12
0
7
56
51
24
Mochdre Youth
20
1
1
8
52
50
23
Machno United
20
10
1
9
68
53
21
Trefriw Spa FC
20
7
4
9
65
57
18
Llanddulas FC
20
7
3
10
53
58
17
Colwyn Bay FC Res
20
7
1
12
34
48
15
Betws y Coed FC
19
3
1
15
29
98
7
Deganwy United
19
1
2
16
40
104
4

 

To see more Welsh League tables, visit Welsh Football Data Archive; 
http://www.wfda.co.uk/leagues_vale_conwy.php?season_id=33

 

WREXHAM A.F.C.

1962/63   Division 3    9th 
Wrexham took him on their groundstaff in January 1962
and after graduating through the 'A' and 'B' teams to the reserves,
who played in the Cheshire League.
He was given his first team debut against Bristol Rovers
away,
on the 11th May 1963, whilst an amateur,
signing professional forms three days later. 
 

It soon became clear that he was destined for greater things and
although his only
club honour with Wrexham was a
Welsh Cup runners-up medal, he gained four
Under-23 caps and 
11 full caps, playing his debut in May 1968 against West Germany.

He played 4 league games for Wrexham during the 1962/63 season.


Division Three
Saturday, May 18th, 1963
Wrexham v Brighton and Hove Albion



 


"Pride of place must go to our youngsters  who have once again carried off the Welsh Youth Cup and are in the final  of the North Wales Youth Cup. Mention must be made here  of the fine work done by Ken Roberts, Dave McNeil and Les Speed."

Wrexham's manager Ken Barnes wrote in the programme;When the bad weather came upon usat the turn of the year we were in quite a handy position in the League. A 5-1 defeat of Coventry City aand we were really in with a chance. The came the biggest disappointment since I have been at the club. For no apparent reason THE SAME TEAM slumped phenominally  aand in the following six games we gained only two points and in that short space of time we dived from the promotion race to the relegation zone.
The next five matches brought us nine points and we are now seventh.

" Of the Youth Team, Alec Lucas is the captain of the national side, Don Parrish and David Powell have appeared in the league and only on Tuesday did David sign professional forms for the club."

Club Secretary Clifford Lloyd wrote "One of our youngsters by the way, David Powell, signed professional forms for the club last Tuesday and I would like to wish him well in his new life in the paid ranks. I, for one, have every confidence that he will eventually reach the top."

1963/64   Division 3   23rd Relegated
In 1963/64 Dave made 14 league appearances,
3 in the F.A. Cup and 1 in the Welsh Cup.
 

Division Three
Saturday, December 14th, 1963
Wrexham v Peterborough United



Dave Powell at No. 6

Wrexham were bottom of the League, and lost 2v3 with Ernie Pythian scoring both goals, in front of a 4,527 crowd.
Wrexham had beaten Luton Town 2v0 (Arfon Griffiths and Mickey Metcalf the scorers) in their previous match, which had ended a run of 12 games without a win, 11 of them being straight defeats. 
In the Peterborough side was  DEREK DOUGAN - the programme noted; 6ft 2 1/2 ins tall, this Irish International came to 'Posh'  from Aston Villa. A personality who can play. "The Doug" is a maker and taker of goals, and at 24 years of age is due to grace the game for many years.

Player / Manager Ken Barnes in his programme notes wrote; "What wretched luck befell DAVE MACKAY last Tuesday at Old Trafford and the sympathy of all the football world goes out to Dave, along with best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery." A year later, Mackay would break his leg again.


1964/65   Division 4   14th   
He made 25 league appearances in 1964/65 scoring 1 goal,
5 games in the Welsh Cup and 1 game in the Football League Cup.

WELSH CUP FINAL 1964/65
Two legged games with 2 points for a win- no aggregrate scores used.
If both teams won one of the legs,
 a third game was played irrespective of the two - legged scores.
1st leg: 12 April 1965 at Ninian Park, Cardiff
Cardiff City
5-1
Wrexham
Johnston 2 Allchurch, King 2
  Murray og
Cardiff C: Wilson, P Rodriques, C Baker,
G Williams, Murray, B Hole, Johnston,
I Allchurch, J Charles, P King, Lewis
  Wrexham: A Dunlop, H Jones, Holland,
P Jones, R Mielczarek, D Powell,
C Colebridge, A Griffiths, E Pythian,
K Webber, G Williams
Referee L Callaghan (Merthyr)
  Attendance 7412
2nd leg: 26 April 1965 at the Racecourse, Wrexham
Wrexham
1-0
Cardiff City
King
   
Wrexham: S Fleet, H Jones, Holland,
 P Jones, R Mielczarek, D Powell,
C Colebridge, A Griffiths, M King,
K Webber, S McMillan
  Cardiff C: Wilson, Harris, C Baker,               G Williams, Murray, B Hole, Johnston,          I Allchurch, Ellis, P King, Lewis
Referee J Lowry (Neath)
  Attendance 8000
     
Play-off: 26 April 1965 at Gay Meadow, Shrewsbury
Cardiff City
3-0
Wrexham
Allchurch 2, og
   
Cardiff C: Wilson, Coldrick, C Baker,
G Williams, Murray, B Hole, Johnston,
 I Allchurch, J Charles, P King, Lewis
  Wrexham: S Fleet, P Jones, Holland,
P Jones, R Mielczarek, D Powell,
C Colebridge, S McMillan, M King,
K Webber, D Campbell
Referee J Lowry (Neath)
  Attendance 7480

The Wrexham team which lost in the third Welsh Cup Final game at Shrewsbury against Cardiff City. Dave Powell is third from the right.

On the 9th January 2008, Llanelli AFC beat Wrexham 4-2 in the Quarter Final of the FAW Premier Cup.

The clubs met in another quarter final - The Welsh Cup on the 17th February 1964. The FAW quarter final programme reproduced both teams from the game played 44 years earlier.Dave Powell appears at No. 6, a game which Wrexham won 3-0. My grateful thanks to Hugh Roberts, Editor of Llanelli's excellent programme, for allowing me to reproduce it here.

Visit Llanelli's website via our links page.

1965/66      Division 4    24th  Re-elected
1965/66 saw him wearing Wrexham's shirt 32 times in the League scoring once,
and one game as a substitute, 2 in the FA Cup,
1 in the Welsh Cup, and 1 in the League Cup.

 
Dave is fourth from the right, back row.

1966/67      Division 4       7th 
In 1966/67 he made 26 league appearances, scoring 1 goal,
3 in the Welsh Cup scoring 1 goal and 1 in the League Cup.

1967/68       Division 4      8th     
 In 1967/68 he made 27 League appearances, again scoring 1 goal,
and 1 as a substitute, 2 in the F.A. Cup, and 1 in The Welsh Cup.



Dave is third from the left in the middle row.

1968/69       Division 4       9th
 In his last season as a Wrexham player 1968/69,
he made 4 League appearances,
his last match against Swansea Town on the 31st August 1968.
He also made 1 League Cup appearance.


Wrexham A.F.C. 1968/69

Back row; Steve Ingle, Tony Beanland, Dave Powell, Gordon Livesey,
Alan Bermingham, Eddie May

Front row; Stuart Mason, Ian Moir, Ray Charnley, Steve Stacey, Albert Kinsey


His total appearances during his Wrexham career are as follows;

132 League games and 2 as substitute, scoring 4 goals; 5 F.A. Cup games; 11 in the Welsh Cup; 4 in the Football League Cup. 154 games, including substitute appearances and 5 goals in total.
Detailed below are all the league and cup matches in which
Dave Powell played during his career as a
Wrexham professional footballer
OPPONENTS 1962/3
DIV 3
9th
1963/4
DIV 3
23rd Rel
1964/5
DIV 4
14th
1965/6
DIV 4
24th 
Re-el
1966/7
DIV 4
7th
1967/8
DIV 4
8th
1968/9
DIV 4
9th
ALDERSHOT

HW4-0
AD2-2

 
AL0-2

HW2-1
AL1-3

 
AL1-2

BARNSLEY

HW6-3

HD2-2
AD2-2

BARROW

HD3-3

HW3-1
A L 2-4

HD1-1

BOURNEMOUTH HW1-0
BRADFORD

AD0-0

HW3-2
AL 2-4

HW6-0
AW3-1

HW3-0
AW1-0

HW3-0

BRADFORD CITY HW3-2 HD1-1
BRENTFORD HD0-0
AD1-1

AD0-0
BRIGHTON & H A HD0-0 HL1-2
BRISTOL CITY HD1-1
AL0-4
BRISTOL ROVERS
AD1-1
CARLISLE UTD HD0-0
CHESTER CITY
AL1-6
HW2-1 
AL2-4
HW3-1
CHESTERFIELD HL1-2
AD0-0
HW3-2
HW3-0
COLCHESTER HL2-3
AD1-1
CREWE ALEX
AW2-1

AL0-1
HL1-4
AW1-0

AW2-1
HW1-0
A D 0-0
CRYSTAL PALACE
AL1-2
DARLINGTON

HW4-2 
AL1-5

H L 1-2

DONCASTER ROVERS

HL0-2
A D1-1

HW4-3

EXETER CITY HD0-0 HD0-0
HALIFAX TOWN
AL1-2
HD2-2
HW4-0
AL1-3

HW2-0
AD2-2

HARTLEPOOL UTD AL0-1 A-L2-4 AL1-2 AL0-3
HULL CITY HW3-1
LINCOLN CITY


AW2-0


AW2-0

HD0-0

HW2-1
AW2-0

LUTON TOWN

HW2-0

 

HW2-0
AL0-1

HW2-0
AL1-3

AL1-2
MILLWALL

HL0-1
AD2-2

NEWPORT COUNTY

HW4-2
AL0-2

HL0-1

 

HD2-2
AD1-1

HL0-1

 

NOTTS COUNTY HL1-3
AL1-3

AD2-2
HW2-0
AD1-1
PETERBOROUGH UTD HL2-3
AL2-5
PORT VALE
AL0-5
HW1-0
AL0-1
HW1-0
READING HL0-3
AL1-2
ROCHDALE HL0-1
AL1-2
HD2-2
AL0-6
SHREWSBURY TOWN HL2-3
SOUTHEND UTD HL1-3
HW2-0
HW4-1
AL1-3
SOUTHPORT

HD1-1
AW2-0


AD2-2
HD1-1

STOCKPORT COUNTY
AL2-3

AW4-2
HD2-2
SWANSEA TOWN HW2-1

AD0-0
TORQUAY UNITED

HL0-2
AL1-3

TRANMERE ROVERS
AL0-6
HL1-5
HD0-0
AL1-2
.
WORKINGTON TOWN HW5-0
AW2-1

AD0-0
YORK CITY HW2-0 HW3-1
. 1962/3 1963/64 1964/65 1965/66 1966/67 1967/68 1968/69
F. A. CUP
ALTRINCHAM HW3-0
AD0-0
HULL CITY HL0-2
SOUTH LIVERPOOL HW4-1
HARTLEPOOL UTD AL0-2
FOOTBALL LEAGUE CUP
CHESTER CITY AL0-3
FULHAM HL1-2
SHREWSBURY TOWN AL1-6
PORT VALE HW2-0
WELSH CUP
LLANELLI HW3-0
ABERGAVENNY THURSDAYS HD2-2
CHESTER CITY HW3-0 AL1-4 AD0-0
CARDIFF CITY HW1-0
AL1-5
NL0-3
HL1-3

RHYL TOWN HW5-0
MERTHYR TYDFIL HW7-1

WREXHAM PLAYERS
WHO APPEARED FOR THE CLUB
IN THE LEAGUE, DURING THE SAME SEASONS AS DAVE POWELL

62/3

Div3

63/4

Div3

64/5

Div4

65/6

Div4

66/7

Div4

67/8

Div4

68/9

Div4

Ambler

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anderson

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnes K

40

34

24

 

 

 

 

Barnes R.

45

2

 

 

 

 

 

Bellett

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bennion

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colbridge

40

38

24

 

 

 

 

Evans

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fox

44

27

 

 

 

 

 

Griffiths

38

28

43

38

43

44

26

Holland

11

20

35

19

 

 

 

Jones P

46

34

39

27

 

 

 

Jones T

28

18

1

 

 

 

 

Keelan

44

 

 

 

 

 

 

McGowan

35

 

1

 

 

 

 

Metcalf

29

18

 

 

 

 

 

Parrish

2

 

1

1

 

 

 

Phythian

35

45

41

 

 

 

 

Powell

4

14

27

32

26

27

4

Roberts

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

Simpkins

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

Thurnham

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whitehouse

28

6

 

 

 

 

 

Bent

 

9

1

 

 

 

 

Dunlop

 

2

13

 

 

 

 

Fleet

 

24

33

22

 

 

 

Gillespie

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

Johnson

 

17

10

1

 

 

 

Jones A

 

18

2

 

 

 

 

Lambert

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

Mayers

 

21

 

 

 

 

 

McGill

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

McMillan

 

20

38

40

45

6

 

Morrall

 

22

20

 

 

 

 

Myerscough

 

35

 

 

 

 

 

Owen

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

Robertson

 

24

 

 

 

 

 

Butt

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Campbell

 

 

2

34

5

 

 

Jones H

 

 

6

7

 

 

 

King

 

 

27

18

 

 

 

Lambourne

 

 

5

10

 

 

 

McClelland

 

 

32

 

 

 

 

Mielczarek

 

 

24

22

22

8

 

Smith

 

 

3

20

 

44

39

Turner

 

 

1

24

 

 

 

Webber

 

 

28

45

 

 

 

Williams

 

 

24

 

 

 

 

Beighton

 

 

 

23

 

 

 

Edwards

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

Hannigan

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

Harding

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

Hughes

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

Kinsey

 

 

 

14

36

37

37

Lloyd J

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

Lucas

 

 

 

33

18

 

 

Mason

 

 

 

19

9

 

19

Rawlings

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

Stacey

 

 

 

15

46

34

6

Wall

 

 

 

12

3

 

 

Wood

 

 

 

1

1

2

 

Booth

 

 

 

 

3

 

2

Carrick

 

 

 

 

18

2

 

Evans

 

 

 

 

36

3

13

Grant

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

Jones

 

 

 

 

1

3

 

Lloyd G

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

McLoughlin

 

 

 

 

26

1

 

Oldfield

 

 

 

 

39

 

 

Schofield

 

 

 

 

46

6

 

Showell

 

 

 

 

16

32

 

Turner

 

 

 

 

34

18

 

Weston

 

 

 

 

13

29

 

Beanland

 

 

 

 

 

42

42

Bermingham

 

 

 

 

 

32

39

Bradbury

 

 

 

 

 

38

39

Davis

 

 

 

 

 

8

30

Ingle

 

 

 

 

 

29

31

Livesey

 

 

 

 

 

33

38

Moir

 

 

 

 

 

21

41

Reeves

 

 

 

 

 

7

8

Charnley

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

Duncan

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Mackreath

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

May

 

 

 

 

 

 

45

Purdie

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Sykes

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Tinnion

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

 

62/3

63/4

64/5

65/6

66/7

67/8

68/9

 

SHEFFIELD UNITED F.C.
1968 - 1973




In September 1968 
Dave  signed for

Sheffield United
for a 'large fee'.

1968/69       Division 2      9th
1968/69 season saw Dave play alongside players such as Colin Addison, Tony Currie, Gil Reece and Alan Woodward. In his first season at Sheffield United, he played 27 League matches.


1969/70        Division 2     6th
In 1969/70 he made 31 League appearances, scoring 1 goal. 



Dave is standing second from the right, in the back row



Sheffield United 2
Bristol City 1

Sheffield United 1
Cardiff City 0


1970/71    Division 2      2nd  Promoted
In 1970/71 he wore the red and white striped shirt and black shorts
another 31 times in the League.


Sheffield United Division Two 1970-71
Back row: Len Badger, John Flynn, Tony Currie, Colin Addison,
Geoff Salmons.
Middle row: Ted Hemsley, David Powell, Alan Hodgkinson,
Peter Crawford, Eddie Colquhoun, John Tudor.
Front row: Frank Barlow, Pat Buckley, Alan Woodward,
Billy Dearden, Gil Reece, John Barnwell.


FOOTBALL LEAGUE CUP
3RD ROUND
7TH OCTOBER 1970
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 2 V 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED



Dave Powell, centre, looks on as the ball enters the net for Spurs' first goal, scored by Jimmy Pearce. Chivers scored their second.
Attendance 23,559.
Spurs' team; Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles,Mullery, England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Morgan (sub Pearce)

Dave's League Opponents Div 2

1970/71

Played in same team 
& season League Appearances

Birmingham City

AW 1-0

24 Hodgkinson

Blackburn Rovers

AW 3-1

42 Badger

Bolton Wanderers

HD 2-2 AL 1-2

40 Hemsley

Bristol City

HD 3-3

41 Colquhoun

Cardiff City

AD 1-1

10 Flynn

Carlisle United

HD 2-2   AL 0-1

42 Woodward

Charlton Athletic

HW 3-0 AW 2-0

 9 Barnwell

Hull City

HL 1-2   AD 1-1

11 Addison

Luton Town

HW 2-1 AL 1-2

42 Currie

Middlesborough

HD 1-1

27 Reece

Millwall

AW 2-1

26 Salmon

Norwich City

AL 0-1

40 Dearden

Orient

HW 3-1 AL 1-3

21 Tudor

Oxford United

HW 3-0 AW2-1

13 Barlow

Portsmouth

HW 2-0 AW 5-1

 1 Crawford

Queens Park Rangers

HD 1-1 AD2-2

 2 Heaton

Sheffield Wednesday

HW 2-2

17 Hope

Sunderland

HW 1-0 AD 0-0

17 Hockey

Swindon Town

HW 2-1 AL 0-3

 7 Ford

Watford

AD 0-0

32 Powell

 

 

 1 Buckley


1971/72       Division 1      10th
Sheffield United 1971

Dave is second from the right, back row.
Although Dave was registered with Sheffield United for the whole season,
he did not make an appearance.


1972/73        Division 1      14th
Dave stayed at Bramall Lane until 1973,
when he joined Cardiff City,
where he was to finish his career prematurely through injury.


CARDIFF CITY F.C.
1973 - 1974
.


Dave Powell's Cardiff City Appearances
1972/73 - 1974/75
Information kindly supplied by Paul Evans,
Cardiff City Supporters Club

 
Cardiff City mauve and yellow army.
A Cardiff City blog covering six decades of supporting the club

 
Cardiff City
1972/73


72/73
League Division Two
23/9/72 Bristol C H 1-3 L
27/9/72 Brighton H 1-1 D

30/9/72 QPR A 0-3 L
7/10/72 Orient A 0-0 D
14/10/72 Middlesbrough H 2-0 W
21/10/72 Burnley A 0-3 L
28/10/72 Preston H 3-0 W
19/1/73 Oxford U H 2-0 W

37/1/73 Aston Villa A 0-2 L
27/2/73 Swindon T A 0-3 L
3/3/73 Orient H 3-1 W
7/3/73 Blackpool 0-1 L
10/3/73 Middlesbrough A 0-3 L
17/3/73 Burnley H 0-1 L
24/3/73 Preston A 0-0 D
31/3/73 Fulham A 1-1 D

FA Cup
13/1/73 (Third Round) Scunthorpe A 3-2 W
3/2/73 (Fourth Round) Bolton W A 2-2 D
12/2/73 (Fourth Round 2nd replay) N 0-1 L
Welsh Cup
4/4/73 (Semi Final 1ST Leg) A 0-1 L
- Came on as sub.
11/4/73 (Semi Final 2nd leg) H 5-0

 
Cardiff City
1973/74


73/74
League Division Two
17/11/73 Middlesbrough A 0-3 L
24/11/73 Bolton W H 1-0 W
1/12/73 Orient A 2-1 W 
first league away win in more than 2 years!
8/12/73 Nottingham F H 1-1 D
12/12/73 Luton T A 0-1 L
15/12/73 Bristol C H 0-1 L
22/12/73 Hull C A 1-1 D
26/12/73 Swindon T H 2-1 W
29/12/73 Sunderland H 4-1 W

1/1/74 Portsmouth A 0-1 L
23/2/74 Aston Villa H 0-1 L
2/3/74 Swindon T A 1-1 D - Scorer Powell
9/3/74 Preston H 2-0 W
16/3/74 Sheffield W A 0-5 L
League Cup
16/10/73 (Second Round replay) A 2-3 L
- Came on as sub.
Welsh Cup
21/2/74 (Fifth Round) Oswestry T A 3-1 W
13/3/74 (Semi Final) Shrewsbury T A 2-1 W

 
Cardiff City
1974/75

74/75
League Division Two

21/9/74 Portsmouth A 2-2 D
24/9/74 Blackpool A 0-4 L
28/9/74 Hull C H 1-2 L
5/10/74 Bristol R A 0-1 L
12/10/74 WBA H 0-2 L
16/10/74 York C H 3-2 W
European Cup Winner's Cup
18/9/74 (1st Rd 1st Leg) Ferencvaros A 0-2 L
2/10/74 (1st Rd 2nd Leg) Ferencvaros H 1-4 L

 

1972/73        Division 2      20th
Dave Powell joined Cardiff City,
where he was to finish his career prematurely through injury.

WELSH CUP FINAL 1972/73
1st leg: 4 April 1973 at Farrar Rd, Bangor
Bangor City
1-0
Cardiff City
Marsden
 
Bangor C: Clarke, K Williams, Jones,
A Smith, R Hughes, D Atherton, 
C Penrose, Crossley, Marsden,
J Hughes, Brodie, sub Nicklin
 

Cardiff C: W Irwin, P Dwyer, G Bell,     
A Couch, D Murray, L Phillips,              
W Kellock, A McCulloch, D Showers,  
A Woodruff, W Anderson,
sub D Powell

Referee J D Williams (Rhyl)
  Attendance 5005
2nd leg: 11 April 1973 at Ninian Park, Cardiff
Cardiff City
5-0
Bangor City
Bell, Reece, Phillips
   
Cardiff C: W Irwin, P Dwyer, G Bell,
A. Larmour, D Murray, D Powell,
G Reece, A McCulloch, L Phillips, Vincent, W Anderson, sub D Showers
 

Bangor C: Clarke, Crossley, Jones,   
K Williams, R Hughes, D Atherton,     
C Penrose, Nicklin, Marsden,
J Hughes, Brodie, sub A Smith

Referee J D Williams (Rhyl)
  Attendance 4679
WFDA Welsh Cup winners photos website link;  http://www.wfda.co.uk/photo_index.php

 

1973/74        Division 2      17th

Cardiff City Welsh Cup Winners 1972/73 
D
ave Powell seated second from left


1973/74        Division 2      21st Relegated
Dave played 6 League games for Cardiff in his final season,
before injury forced his retirement from the game

 

Dave's Cardiff League
Opponents Division 2

1972/73

1973/74

1974/75

Aston Villa

AL0-2

HL0-1

 

Bolton Wanderers

 

HW1-0

 

Blackpool

AL0-1

 

AL0-4

Brighton & Hove A.

HD1-1

 

 

Bristol City

HL1-3

HL0-1

 

Bristol Rovers

 

 

AL0-1

Burnley

HL0-1 AL0-3

 

 

Fulham

AD1-1

 

 

Hull City

 

AD1-1

 HL1-2

Luton Town

 

AL0-1

 

Middlesbrough

HW2-0 AL0-2

AL0-3

 

Nottingham Forest

 

HD1-1

 

Orient

HW2-1 AD0-0

AW2-1

 

Oxford United

HW2-1

 

 

Portsmouth

 

AL0-1

AD2-2

Preston North End

HW3-0 AD0-0

 

 

Sheffield Wednesday

 

AL0-5

 

Sunderland

 

HW4-1

 

Swindon Town

AL0-3

HW2-1 AD1-1g

 

West Bromwich Albion

 

 

HL0-2

York City

 

 

HW3-2

 

 

 

 

H/A Home/Away

W-won D-drew

L-lost g-goal DP

 

Table shows those who played in the same team
as Dave and their appearances in the seasons. 

Players

72/3

73/4

74/5

Players

72/3

73/4

74/5

Irwin

37

33

33

Anderson

15

27

 

Carver

7

 

 

Parsons

1

 

 

Bell

41

29

 

McInch

1

2

9

Phillips

42

37

 

King

1

 

 

Murray

36

35

9

Villars

 

 

14

Gibson

9

 

 

Carlin

 

22

 

Clark

11

 

 

Farrington

 

19

4

Woodruff

31

22

 

Smith

 

14

20

Kellock

28

 

 

Witham

 

4

 

Powell

16

14

6

Healey

 

 

9

Reece

23

24

 

Pethard

 

 

41

Foggon

5

 

 

Charles

 

 

15

Showers

16

9

33

Impey

 

 

4

Dwyer

31

42

37

Sayer

 

 

8

Vincent

24

17

17

Morgan

 

 

31

Rees

2

 

 

Buchanan

 

 

29

McCulloch

26

32

 

Finneston

 

 

9


WELSH YOUTH INTERNATIONAL CAPS

1961/62 v  Ireland (Newtownards)
Ireland v Wales

1961/62 v England (Swindon)
England v Wales

1961/62 v Scotland (Bangor)
Wales v Scotland




Programme Player Profile;

DAVID POWELL (Wrexham) centre half back. Made a good impression in his first game for Wales against Ireland in February and has kept his place to win his third Cap. Is a member of Wrexham's Cheshire League XI. Born Dolgarrog, Caerns. Height 6-ft. Weight 11-st. 10-lbs.



WELSH UNDER 23 INTERNATIONAL
CAPS


Dave was capped 4 times
at Under 23 level


 


1966/67England (Molineaux)
England 8 v 0 Wales
12th October 1966

Wales;
Davies (Cardiff C),
Collins (Tottenham H), M Page (Birmingham C),
D Powell (Wrexham), Jones (Swansea), T Walley (Arsenal),
D Kryzwicki (WBA), Pugh (Newport Co), J Toshack (Cardiff C),
G Humphreys (Everton) Lewis (Cardiff C)


1966/67 v N. Ireland (Belfast)
N Ireland 2 v 1 Wales
22 February 1967 
Wales;  
 
D Walker (York C),
R Thomas (Swindon T), J Collins (Tottenham H),
D Powell (Wrexham), Roberts (Swansea T), Tom Walley (Watford),
J Thomas (Newport), Evans (Wrexham), D Hawkings (Leeds Utd), 
G Humphreys (Everton), J Mahoney (Crewe A)


1967/68 v England (Swansea)
Wales 1 v 2 England
1 November 1967

Wales;
D Walker (York C),
G Coldrick (Cardiff C) J Collins (Tottenham H),
D Powell (Wrexham), R Mielczarek (Huddersfield T),
G Thomas (Swansea T), B Lewis (Cardiff C), D Hawkings (Leeds Utd), 
W Jones (Bristol) J Roberts (Leeds Utd), Tom Walley (Watford
)


England;
Clemence (Liverpool),
Badger (Sheffield United), Hughes (Liverpool),
Kendall (Everton), Sadler (Manchester United), Hollins (Chelsea),
Rogers (Swindon), Knowles (Wolves), Osgood (Chelsea),
Birchenall (Sheffield United), Kidd (Manchester United)


1967/68 v N Ireland (Cardiff)
Wales 0 v 1 N Ireland 
20th March 1968

 The teams were as printed above,
apart from the two substitues who were;
             Wales; Roberts,  Northern Ireland
; McNeil 



FULL WELSH INTERNATIONAL CAPS

Altogether Dave won 11 full Welsh International caps.


 


1967/68 v West Germany (Cardiff)
Wales 1v1 W Germany
Scorer; Wyn Davies


Wales; Millington, Thomas, Green, Powell, England, Hole, Rees, Wyn Davies, Ron Davies, Durban, Cliff Jones. 
 

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER

1968/69 v Italy (Cardiff)  
Wales 0 v 1 Italy
23rd October 1968

 

Extract from Wales v Scotland programme 3rd May 1969; DAVE POWELL (Wing Half - Sheffield United) Born Dolgarrog. One of the real discoveries of recent Welsh football. Made his Welsh debut against West Germany twelve months ago while still with Fourth Division Club, Wrexham. He was the Welsh emergency centre half choice against Italy in October when he had an outstanding match against Pietro Anastasi, (left) at £440,000 the world's costliest footballer. Many more Welsh caps to come. 

Wales; Millington, Thomas, G. Williams, Burton, Powell, Hole, Rees,
Wyn Davies, Ron Davies, Green (sub B. Jones), Cliff
Jones

Italy; Zoff, Burgnich, Facchetti, Rosato, Salvadore, Castano, Domenghini, Rivera, Anastasi, De Sista, Riva



BRITISH
HOME INTERNATIONALS
1968 / 69


1968/69 v Scotland (Wrexham)
Wales 3 v 5 Scotland
3rd May 1969
Scorers; Ron Davies 2, Toshack v McNeill, Stein, Gilzean, Bremner, McLean

Wales; Sprake, Derrett (sub Rees), Green, Durban, Burton, Powell, Moore, Toshack, Ron Davies, Wyn Davies, B. Jones. 
Scotland; Lawrence (sub Herriot),  Gemmell, McCreadie, Bremner, McNeill, Greig, McLean, Murdoch, Stein, Gilzean, Cooke.



1968/69 v England (Wembley)
England 2 v 1 Wales
Scorers; R. Charlton, Lee     Ron Davies

Programme's Player Profile;
DAVE POWELL (Sheffield United
)
Born Dolgarrog. Transferred to United from Wrexham for £20,000 earlier this season. Deputised for Hennessey against West Germany and was a great success.
Known as Mr "Versatility", Powell can play in almost any role.
Manager Dave Bowen regards him as one of the finds of the season who will play for Wales for many years.
Graduated through the Under-23 side and a former target of Cardiff City. Fourth cap. Height 5 ft 10 ins. Weight 10 st 10 lbs.


England;
West, Newton, Cooper, Moore, J. Charlton, Hunter,
Lee, Bell, Astle, Charlton R., Ball 
Wales;
Sprake, Rodrigues, Thomas, Durban, Powell, Burton, B. Jones,
Ron Davies, Toshack, Wyn Davies, Moore


 

1968/69 v N.Ireland (Belfast) 
N. Ireland 0v0 Wales 
10 May 1969

N Ireland; Jennings, Craig, Elder, Todd, Neill, Nicholson, Best, McMordie, Dougan, Jackson, Clements
Wales;
Sprake, Rodrigues (sub Green) Thomas, Durban, Powell, Burton,
B. Jones, Ron Davies, Toshack, Wyn Davies, Moore

 
       

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING GAME

1969/70 v East Germany (Cardiff)
Wales 1 v 3 E Germany

Wales; Sprake, Rodrigues, Thomas, Hennessey, England, Powell, Durban, Krzywicki, Wyn Davies, Toshack, Rees.
(Dave Powell scored the Welsh goal)
East Germany; Croy, Fraessdorf, Urbanczyk, Seehaus, Bransch, Koerner, Stein, Loewe, Frenzel, Irmscher, Vogel.

                       


BRITISH
HOME INTERNATIONALS
1969 / 70


1969/70 v England (Cardiff)
Wales 1 v 1 England 
18th April 1970

Wales; Millington; Rodrigues, Thomas, Powell, England, Hennessey, Durban, Moore, Ron Davies, Rees, Krzywicki    
England; Banks, Hughes, Wright, Mullery, Labone, Bobby Moore, Lee, Ball, Bobby Charlton, Hurst, Peters.


1969/70 v Scotland (Hampden Park)
Scotland 0 v 0 Wales  
22nd April 1970

Scotland; Cruickshank, Callaghan, Dickson, Greig, McKinnon, Moncur, McLean, Hay, Stein, O'Hare, Carr, Sub Lennox 
Wales; Millington, Rodrigues, Thomas, Hennessey, England, Powell, Krzywicki, Durban, Ron Davies, Moore, Rees.


1969/70 v Northern Ireland (Cardiff) 
Wales 1 v 0 N Ireland
25th April 1970

Wales; Millington, Rodrigues, Thomas, Hennessey, England, Powell, Krzywicki, Durban, Ron Davies, Moore, Rees. 
Northern Ireland; McFaul, Craig, Nelson, O'Kane, Neill, Nicholson, Campbell, Best, Dickson, McMordie, Clements. Sub; O'Docherty

                                                                                                                    

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

1970/71 v Rumania (Cardiff)
Wales 0 v 0 Rumania
11th November 1970

Programme's Player Profile;
DAVE POWELL (Sheffield United)
Born Dolgarrog.
Ten caps and one of the most effective half backs in British football.
Has close-marked some of the greatest players in the world 
and come out on top.
Made his international debut against West Germany
at Ninian Park inMay 1968 when still a Wrexham player.

Wales; Sprake, Rodrigues Thomas, Powell, England, Hole, Krzywcki, Durban, Ron Davies, Wyn Davies,Moore, Rees.


DAVE POWELL Welsh International
  11 caps 1 goal
       
Born:  Conway Valley
       
Position: Central Defender
       
Teams Seasons Apps. Gls.
Source : Gwydyr Rovers      
Wrexham 62-69 134 4
Sheffield United 68-71 89 2
Cardiff City 72-75 36 1
       
Retired (injury)      
       
  Totals 259 7

Dave Powell mentioned in:

Red Dragons
The Story of Welsh Football
by Phil Stead

is a must buy book

for any Welsh football enthusiast.

Published by

Y Lolfa
First impression
2012

ISBN
Hardback

978-1-84771-488-6
Softback
978-1-84771-468-8


DO YOU HAVE MEMORIES OF DAVE'S PLAYING DAYS?
IF SO AND WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THEM, PLEASE USE THE CONTACT LINK OR THE PENMON VISITOR COMMENT LINK ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE.


Can you please help add
Dave Powell
into a remarkable collection which includes?;


Pele

Bobby Moore

George Best

I receive many requests for assistance at mywebsite.
This request, in my mind, is a special one. KD
It comes from Bob Weeks who describes himself as
"a football nut".
He writes;

I am trying to track down Dave Powell and came across your website in which you detail Dave's playing career.A truly astonishing piece of work!

I have a massive collection of football autographs, housed in a vast range of books.Dave Powell has an entry in one of these books and the book has been signed by hundreds of players from all eras and from all league clubs across the country.I would have seen Dave play on a couple of occasions - for Sheffield United against Bristol City and maybe even against Coventry City.

Collecting these autographs has been my hobby for donkey's years. I was a Bristol City fan as a boy and the earliest autographs I got were of players like John Atyeo, Bobby Williams, Mike Thresher, Tommy Burden.
I have been a Coventry City fan since the early seventies and - even if I say so myself - have an unrivalled collection of Coventry autographs going way, way back.


All of these I've met and got the autographs personally - and this applies to most of my collection.

If you can assist Bob in getting in touch with
Dave Powell,
Bob can be contacted viamail@penmon.org

3.10.07 Name:    Dave Rankin
Message: I was so happy to read about Dave Powell, one of the greatest players I have ever seen to play for Sheffield United.
Yes I'm a long suffering Blades fan. My first game was Doc Pace's testimonial under floodlights about 1963 or 4, I think. I was 8 or 9.
If you ever get in contact with Dave, please ask him if he remembers the magical tackle he made on Malcolm McDonald of Newcastle at Bramall Lane?
 
Briefly, supermac was scoring shedloads of goals for fun, and was built like a bustling tank. He terrorised defences, with his pace and large frame. United had a centre half, a Scot called Eddie Colquhoun who had kept Malcolm quiet all the game. Until one through ball caught him out of position.

McDonald had  blistering pace and he was away, ball at his feet bearing down on goal with just the keeper to beat.  From out of nowhere Dave Powell who of course was quite thin and spindly chased him down and from behind at full pace managed to get his leg all the way around Mc Donald and play the  ball first .

Supermac went sprawling flying head first into the ground and there was Dave ball at his feet passing it out to the wing. It was a fabulous tackle on one of the games fastest players, unbelievable. One of the my best memories of Dave.  
It would be lovely to hear what he is doing now. Hopefully enjoying his retirement.
 
What a shame the game was robbed all too soon of his genius.
Unfortunately his career was cut short by a broken leg. He was an outstanding reader of the game possesed amazing pace and courage. In all the internationals I watched he never let Wales down or looked out of place against more illustriuos opponents. Thank you for recording Dave's career onto the web.

Paul Evans
a member of the
Cardiff City Supporters Club
kindly
shares his memories of
Dave Powell

Click here to see Paul's excellent blog
A 'must' for all football
fans



Dave Powell

Dave Powell came to Cardiff in a swap deal in September 1972 that saw striker Alan Warboys move to Sheffield United with Cardiff born winger cum striker Gil Reece and Powell moving in the opposite direction.


Gil Reece

I can remember being pleased with the deal because City were struggling badly at the time and Warboys' form had dipped sharply from his great first season with us in 70/71.
Reece and Powell were regulars in the Sheffield United and Wales teams of the late 60's and early 70's and, although I can remember Sheffield taking 4-1 and
3-1 beatings at Ninian Park in 68/69 and 69/70 (I think Dave Powell was playing in both matches).
Powell always impressed me as a Bobby Moore rather than a Jackie Charlton type of centre back who wasn't too tall but relied on anticipation and positioning as well as, probably, more pace than Moore had.


Brian Harris

City had been missing that sort of defender really since the excellent Brian Harris had moved to Newport County as player/manager in the summer of 1971 and it was pretty obvious that Dave Powell would be a first choice in our side ..... if he stayed fit.

That was the problem with Powell at Cardiff, he never really recovered from that broken leg he suffered a few years earlier and, with Reece reaching the veteran stage and struggling to win over his home town supporters the deal I welcomed turned out to be nowhere near as good for Cardiff as I had hoped. 
However, while Reece was unable to recapture his Sheffield United form, my memories of Powell are of him doing pretty well when he played - trouble was though that it was only in spells of six to eight games and then he would be out with injury again. 
This trend continued throughout the 72/73 and 73/74 seasons as City battled successfully against relegation, but in 74/75 we were relegated and Powell only made six league appearances with the last of them being in October in a 3-2 home win over York.
At the end of that season, Dave Powell announced his retirement having made only 46 appearances in all competitions for the club during his three season at Cardiff (his only goal for us coming at Swindon in a 1-1 draw in March 1974).

Actually, my most vivid memory now of Dave Powell's time at Cardiff is of the pre-match kick about in his debut game against Bristol City at Ninian Park when young City midfield player Billy Kellock, pictured right, was felled by a shot hit by one of his team mates and had to receive treatment which, I think, delayed the kick off for a while - I've always imagined that the conversation between Powell and Gil Reece upon seeing this would have been along the lines of "what the *!$£ have we joined here?"!


Billy Kellock

It's hard to recall how good or bad Dave Powell was for Cardiff with any accuracy after all of these years, but I do remember feeling reassured when he was made his comeback from his latest injury because I always thought of
him as a classy centre back who I would have loved to have seen playing for us before he broke his leg.