Pratt, Ray

Birth Date

11th November 1955


Burry Port, Carmarthenshire



Biographical Text

Ray Pratt weighed in with 61 goals from 173 league appearances during a six-year association with Exeter City. Joining from Merthyr Tydfil as a 24-year-old in 1980 he moved on to Chard Town in 1986 ahead of a long association with Cullompton Rangers.

Having earlier been at Swansea City where he had not made a first-team appearance but had represented Wales at youth level, Ray had played for Llanelli and Merthyr Tydfil from where he joined Exeter City for £10,000 in March 1980 on the same transfer deadline day as Tony Kellow's return from Blackpool.

Making his debut against Blackpool a few days later, Ray took time to become fully-established and made a mixture of 'starts' and substitute appearances whilst maintaining a good goals-per-game scoring ratio. Used as substitute during the run to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in 1980/81, another highlight of his six years with the Grecians was finishing 1984/85 as top-scorer with nineteen league goals.

Leaving St James Park in the summer of 1986, and with some coaching experience behind him, Ray became player-manager of Chard Town before playing for Taunton Town, Tiverton Town and Ilfracombe Town. Living in Cullompton he later spent many years involved with Cullompton Rangers where he enjoyed a testimonial against Exeter City in August 2005.   



Appearances as Substitute






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