John Roberts (Welsh footballer)

Welsh international footballer, born 1946

John Griffiths Roberts (11 September 1946 – 4 January 2016) was an Welsh football player and manager. He played as a defender from 1964 to 1983. He played for Swansea Town, Northampton Town, Arsenal, Birmingham City, Wrexham, Hull City and the national team. He was a player manager of Oswestry Town from 1982 to 1983.

Roberts was born in Abercynon, Rhondda Cynon Taff. He died on 4 January 2016 at the age of 69.[1]


  1. "John Roberts, former Arsenal and Wales defender, dies aged 69". The Guardian. 5 January 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2016.