Hall of Fame: Colin Reynolds

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Sgorio

Saturday, 20 Oct 2012, 16:23

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 second inductee is Colin Reynolds.

Colin Reynolds holds the record for the most appearances in the Welsh Premier League – 528 games between 1992 and 2009. Reynolds is also the only player to have started over 500 games in the league.

Reynolds was a cornerstone of the Newtown defence in the 90s, as part of Brian Coyne’s side that finished second in the league twice, in 1996 and 1998. He represented the team in Europe as captain and played over 300 games for Newtown.

He wore the Robins’ red shirt for over a decade, from the league’s first season in 1992 until he moved to near-neighbours Caersws in 2002.

A loyal servant to Caersws for six seasons, he became the first player to reach 400 league appearances in 2005 and, after joining Aberystwyth in 2008, was the first, and so far the only player, to start 500 games in the Welsh Premier League.

A strong but fair player, he spent his entire career playing in mid Wales and he stills turns out for local team Llanidloes, at 44 years old.