Phil Dwyer - Wales - Welsh Caps 1978-79

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 23 May 1979

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      Wednesday, 28 October 1953
      Cardiff, Wales.
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Phil DWYER - Wales - Welsh Caps 1978-79

Career Record: Played 10:  Won 5, Drew 3, Lost 2 Goals: 2.


18/04/78 v Iran (A) W 1-0 (F)
03/05/78 v England (H) L 3-1 (HC)
17/05/78 v Scotland (A) D 1-1 (HC)
19/05/78 v N. Ireland (H) W 1-0 (HC)

29/11/78 v Turkey (H) W 1-0 (ECQ)



19/05/79 v Scotland (H) W 3-0 (HC)
23/05/79 v England (A) D 0-0 (HC)
25/05/79 v N. Ireland (A) D 1-1 (HC)
02/06/79 v Malta (A) W 2-0 (ECQ) sub
17/10/79 v W. Germany (A) L 5-1 (ECQ)

After making his debut against Iran in

April 1978 Phil went on to play in 9 of the
next 12 games for his country.

All his caps came during his time as a
Cardiff City player, for whom he scored
41 goals in 471 League appearances.

Besides his time at Cardiff Phil had a brief
loan spell at Rochdale, scoring once in his
15 League games.

Dwyer is pictured above in action during
the 0-0 draw against England at Wembley
on 23rd May 1979.
















After retiring from football, in 1985 Dwyer joined the South Wales Police force, despite being a year older than the force's recruitment age limit, in the town of Wenvoe, where he lived with his wife Ann for over twenty years. When asked about Dwyer's age at the time a police chief constable commented that: "Phil had qualities which would be valuable to the police."

He spent fifteen years as a police officer before becoming a freelance legal representative