Rhys Weston

Date of birth27 October 1980
Place of birthKingston upon Thames
NationalityWelsh
Weight78 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

A versatile defender, after only three appearances for Arsenal, Rhys was snapped up by Cardiff City for £300,000 and has since gone on to win full Wales international honours.

After developing with Arsenal reserves, Rhys made the starting line-up for the Worthington Cup Third Round tie against Ipswich Town before Sam Hammam came in to sign him for Cardiff City.

Rhys had something of a mixed season at Ninian Park showing moments of real quality at times but seeming to lose concentration on other occasions.

A versatile player who appeared for the Bluebirds in defence, at wing back and in midfield, he can generally feel satisfied with his first campaign of regular senior football which ended with the club winning promotion from the Third Division.

He also appeared regularly for the Wales Under-21 team during the season winning four more caps.

Rhys joined Port Vale in February 2007 with a contract to the end of the season.

His contract at Walsall was extended to June 2010 in March 2008.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Arsenal 08 Jul 1999 21 Nov 2000
Cardiff City 21 Nov 2000 31 Aug 2006
Viking Stavanger 31 Aug 2006 31 Dec 2006
Port Vale 12 Feb 2007 30 Jun 2007
Walsall 16 Jul 2007 30 Jun 2010
Dundee 01 Jul 2010 30 Jun 2012
KR Reykjavík 01 Jul 2012 25 Oct 2012
Sabah 25 Oct 2012 30 Jun 2013
AFC Wimbledon 07 Aug 2013 30 Jun 2014
Sutton United 06 Jan 2014 06 Feb 2014 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Arsenal League Cup
1
1999-00 Arsenal Premier League 1
2000-01 Arsenal League Cup 1
2000-01 Cardiff City FA Cup 3
2000-01 Cardiff City LDV Vans Trophy 1
2000-01 Cardiff City League Division 3 25
3
3
2001-02 Cardiff City FA Cup 2
1
2001-02 Cardiff City League Cup 1
2001-02 Cardiff City League Division 2 35
2
8
2001-02 Cardiff City League Division 2 Play-Offs 2
2002-03 Cardiff City FA Cup 5
1
2002-03 Cardiff City LDV Vans Trophy 1
2002-03 Cardiff City League Cup 2
1
2002-03 Cardiff City League Division 2 38
2
8
2002-03 Cardiff City League Division 2 Play-Offs 3
2003-04 Cardiff City FA Cup 1
2003-04 Cardiff City League Cup 1
2003-04 Cardiff City League Division 1 23
1
4
2004-05 Cardiff City FA Cup 2
2004-05 Cardiff City League Championship 23
2
2
2004-05 Cardiff City League Cup 2
1
2005-06 Cardiff City FA Cup 1
2005-06 Cardiff City League Championship 26
4
4
2005-06 Cardiff City League Cup 3
2006-07 Cardiff City League Cup 1
2006-07 Port Vale League One 15
5
2007-08 Walsall FA Cup 5
1
2007-08 Walsall Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2007-08 Walsall League One 43
1
5
2008-09 Walsall League One 30
1
1
7
1
2009-10 Walsall FA Cup 2
1
2009-10 Walsall League Cup 1
1
2009-10 Walsall League One 23
4
2
2013-14 AFC Wimbledon Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2013-14 AFC Wimbledon League Two 6
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
30 Nov 1999 Middlesbrough v Arsenal L 2-2 (1-3) League Cup 4th round
14 May 2000 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 4-2 Premier League
01 Nov 2000 Arsenal v Ipswich Town L 1-2 League Cup 3rd round


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Wales International Friendly
1
2000-01 Wales UEFA Under-21 4
1
2002-03 Wales International Friendly 1
1
2002-03 Wales UEFA European Championship
1
2003-04 Wales UEFA European Championship 2
1
2004-05 Wales International Friendly
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
02 Jun 2000 Portugal v Wales L 3-0 International Friendly
01 Sep 2000 Belarus v Wales L 4-1 UEFA U21 Group 5
06 Oct 2000 Wales v Norway L 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 5
10 Oct 2000 Poland v Wales L 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 5
23 Mar 2001 Armenia v Wales L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 5
21 Aug 2002 Croatia v Wales D 1-1 International Friendly
20 Nov 2002 Azerbaijan v Wales W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 9
12 Feb 2003 Wales v Bosnia and Herzegovina D 2-2 International Friendly
10 Sep 2003 Wales v Finland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 9
11 Oct 2003 Wales v Serbia and Montenegro L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 9
10 Feb 2005 Wales v Hungary W 2-0 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.