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Trevor Ford was in Swansea in 1923. His father encouraged his enthusiasm for football, giving him a new ball and boots on every birthday and forcing him to use his weaker left foot by making him practise with a plimsoll, no protection against heavy leather balls, on his right. At the age of ten and a half he was the youngest player to have been chosen for Swansea schools, and he retained his place for four years. He was deprived of a Wales schools football cap by a broken ankle, but he was capped as a cricketer.
Ford was the archetypal British centre forward, proudly proclaiming football ‘a man's game’, and always ready to shoulder-charge a goalkeeper or enter physical conflict with a centre-half, although at 5 feet 10 inches and just over 12 stone he generally conceded height and weight.
Idolized by his own club's fans, he was a villain to those of opponents. The England centre-half Billy Wright declared him ‘amongst the cleanest and most sporting men I have ever played against’ but the goalkeeper Gilbert Merrick accused him of deliberately mistreating keepers—a claim retracted after Ford took him to court.
In March 1957, Ford left Cardiff City—which he had joined in November 1953 for another £30,000 fee—for the Dutch club PSV Eindhoven. He spent three years in the Netherlands before returning to Britain for brief spells with Newport County and Romford. His final peacetime football league tally was 175 goals in 349 games.
He died at the Singleton Hospital, Swansea, from pneumonia on 29 May 2003.