Former Swansea City player Geoff Thomas dies
A FORMER Swans star Geoff Thomas has died.
A talented midfielder, Thomas played 357 league games for Swansea City Football Club between 1965 and 1976, scoring 52 goals along the way.
A former captain of Swansea Schoolboys, he became one of the first apprentices at the Vetch Field in the early 1960s.
He later became a Mumbles Cricket Club stalwart as both a player and groundsman.
He died on Sunday following a long illness. He lived in Mumbles.
Swans chairman Huw Jenkins said: "It's always sad to lose a member of the Swans family especially when that person gave so much to the club as a player.
"Having played an incredible 357 league games for the club there's no doubt he was an influential member of the Swans over a number of years.
"He was a well known and loved member of the local community going on to play in the Swansea league when he hung up his boots at the Vetch.
"Our condolences go out to his family and friends."
Mr Thomas leaves three grown-up sons, Lee, Carl and Jamie, from a former marriage.
For more tributes, see tomorrow's South Wales Evening Post.