Hall of Fame: Mark Delaney

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Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 09:14

The latest inductee into the Hall of Fame is former Carmarthen Town and Wales defender, Mark Delaney.

Delaney started his career at Richmond Park becoming a fan’s favourite and club captain despite being just 20 years old.

His obvious talent meant that he signed for Cardiff City after just 58 appearances for the Old Gold between 1996 and 1998 and, a year later, was playing in the English Premier League for Aston Villa having been bought for £250,000.

Delaney was also the first player to progress from the Welsh premier League to full Welsh international honours when he was selected to face Switzerland at The Racecourse, Wrexham in October 1999 – just 16 months after leaving Carmarthen Town.

He went on to win 36 caps and was an integral part of the Wales team that famously beat Italy 2-1 at the Millennium Stadium in 2002.

Having retired from football in 2007 due to a knee injury he now works as a Youth Coach at Aston Villa.