Date: Thu 13 Jun 2013

Colin Calls it a Day

Veteran defender Colin Reynolds has announced his retirement from playing. Colin signed for Llanidloes in 2009 from Aberystwyth Town and helped the side win The Montgomeryshire League in his first season.Following the end of his second season with club Reynolds returned to former club Caersws but was back with The Daffs after one season away and helped the club to a league and cup double.

Colin Reynolds holds the record for the most appearances in the Welsh Premier League – 528 games between 1992 and 2009. Reynolds is also the only player to have started over 500 games in the league.
Reynolds was a cornerstone of the Newtown defence in the 90s, as part of Brian Coyne’s side that finished second in the league twice, in 1996 and 1998. He represented the team in Europe as captain and played over 300 games for Newtown.
He wore the Robins’ red shirt for over a decade, from the league’s first season in 1992 until he moved to near-neighbours Caersws in 2002.
A loyal servant to Caersws for six seasons, he became the first player to reach 400 league appearances in 2005 and, after joining Aberystwyth in 2008, was the first, and so far the only player, to start 500 games in the Welsh Premier League.

Mae Colin Reynolds wedi cyhoeddi ei fod yn ymddeol fel chwaraewr. Bu’n gymorth mawr i’w glwb olaf, Llanidloes wrth eu cynorthwyo i ennill Cynghrair Spar y Canolbarth a’r Cwpan y tymor diwethaf.
Reynolds sy’n dal y record am chwarae’r nifer fwyaf o gemau’n Uwch Gynghrair Cymru – 528 o gemau rhwng 1992 a 2009. Reynolds, hefyd, yw’r unig chwaraewr i ddechrau dros 500 o gemau’n y Gynghrair.
Roedd Reynolds yn hoelen wyth i’r Drenewydd yn y 90au, wrth i dîm llwyddiannus Brian Coyne orffen yn ail yn y Gynghrair ddwywaith, ym 1996 ac ym 1998.
Cynrychiolodd y tîm yn Ewrop fel capten a chwaraeodd dros 300 o gemau i’r Drenewydd, yn yr amddiffyn yn bennaf. Gwisgodd grys coch y Robiniaid am dros ddegawd, o dymor cynta’r gynghrair yn 1992 tan iddo symud i’w cymdogion, Caersws, yn 2002.
Bu’n was ffyddlon i Gaersws am chwe tymor, lle aeth heibio 400 o ymddangosiadau’n y gynghrair yn 2005 ac ar ôl symud i Aberystwyth yn 2008, yntau oedd y cyntaf – ac hyd yma, yr unig un – i ddechrau 500 o gemau yn Uwch Gynghrair Cymru.