Mel Charles

Mel Charles is one of the most popular and respected figures in Welsh football. His contribution to the sport was recognized with a lifetime service award by the Welsh FA in 2000, and he is one of five survivors from the team of 1958 who were honored with a civic reception in Cardiff in 2008. Still an enormously popular figure, and hailed as one of football's true gentlemen, Charles is one of the few men revered by Swansea and Cardiff supporters alike.