As the Welsh Premier League celebrates 20 season, Sgorio, and the Football Association of Wales have come together to create the Welsh Premier League Hall of Fame.
During the season, 20 players will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, and the third inductee is Andrew Thomas.
According to the history books, Andrew Thomas is the most loyal player in the history of the league, having played over 400 games for the same club, Caersws.
Thomas went through the Bluebirds’ youth sides before playing for the first team in the Welsh Premier League for 15 seasons. Under manager Mickey Evans, Thomas was captain at the heart of the defence in a team that won the League Cup three times between 2001 and 2007.
Caersws consistently finished in the top five during that golden period and the club – and Thomas – played their first European games in 2002, representing Wales in the Intertoto Cup.
Thomas transferred to Newtown in 2008 and spent two seasons playing for the club, before finishing his 522 game career – the second highest number of appearances in the league’s history.
On this day in 1992, Wales were beaten 5-1 in the opening game of their 1994 World Cup qualifying campaign.