Former Wales, Coventry, West Brom, Nottingham Forest and Swansea star Ronnie Rees dies aged 79

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  • Ronnie Rees played for Coventry, West Brom, Nottingham Forest and Swansea 
  • The winger besides won 39 caps for Wales, scoring 3 world goals
  • Rees - who is successful Coventry's Hall of Fame - tragically passed distant astatine nan property of 79 

By Will Pickworth For Mailonline

Published: 09:44 EDT, 1 November 2023 | Updated: 09:44 EDT, 1 November 2023

Former Wales prima Ronnie Rees has tragically passed distant astatine nan property of 79.

Rees, who represented Coventry City, West Brom, Nottingham Forest, Swansea City and Haverfordwest successful his career, besides won 39 caps for his country, scoring 3 times.

After coming done nan younker ranks astatine nan Sky Blues, he went onto people 42 goals successful 230 games for nan nine and was portion of some Second and Third Division title-winning teams.


This included being a personnel of nan first squad to bring First Division shot to Coventry successful their history. 

Rees was hugely celebrated astatine nan nine and was voted into Coventry City's Hall of Fame pursuing his retirement.

Former Wales and Coventry City prima Ronnie Rees has tragically passed distant astatine nan property of 79

Rees (pictured successful 1968 while astatine West Brom) besides played for Nottingham Forest, Swansea City, West Brom and Haverfordwest

After spending six years location betwixt 1962 to 1968, he joined West Brom and scored six goals successful 40 games.

In 1969, he moved onto Nottingham Forest and enjoyed a three-year spell, racking up 9 goals successful 76 appearances.

His last awesome nine spell was a further 3 years astatine Swansea from 1972 to 1975 wherever he made much than 100 outings, earlier concluding his profession pinch Welsh broadside Haverfordwest.

Following retirement, Rees worked for Ford successful Swansea and Bridgend earlier he was forced to discontinue aged 51 successful 1995 aft suffering a stroke.

The changeable impacted his reside and mobility and Rees became a resident astatine Hengoed Court Care Home successful Swansea during his second years.

Following news of his decease connected Tuesday, respective of Rees' erstwhile clubs paid tribute to nan 79-year-old.

Coventry City said: 'Coventry City are profoundly saddened to study of nan decease of nan erstwhile subordinate Ronnie Rees.

'Ronnie, who has sadly passed distant astatine nan property of 79, was wide considered 1 of astir breathtaking talents of nan 1960s and nan Sky Blue Revolution – starring successful Third Division and Second Division title triumphs.

Several of Rees' erstwhile clubs paid tribute to nan winger, who besides won 39 caps for Wales

'Our condolences are pinch family and friends of Ronnie astatine this sad time.'

West Brom besides paid their respects arsenic they said: 'We're desperately saddened to study of nan passing of erstwhile Albion winger, Ronnie Rees.

'The thoughts of everyone astatine nan nine are pinch Ronnie's friends and family astatine this tragic time.'

Meanwhile, Swansea City added: 'Everyone astatine Swansea City is profoundly saddened to perceive of nan passing of erstwhile subordinate Ronnie Rees astatine nan property of 79.

'The thoughts of everyone astatine nan nine are pinch Ronnie’s friends and family astatine this sad time.'

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