Antonio Cruz

Antonio Cruz was a student at St Luke's College, when as an amateur he played in a number of reserve games at the end of the 1957/58 season and in 1958/59.

"Antonio Cruz, 24, a Spanish Second Division player is to make his debut in the City reserve side at Barry on Saturday"  (8th March 1958)

He was the first Spanish player to play for City.

Antonio Cruz played for Bridgwater in 1957/58.
The British Newspaper archive has the following article, when Antonio moved to City in March 1958

Bridgwater May Lose Tony Cruz

"Bridgwater's game with Cinderford to-day may be the last in which Tony Cruz, the Bilbao (Spain) winger, will play for the Town. He has attracted the interest of Exeter City, who have approached Bridgwater about signing him. As Cruz is an amateur Exeter can ask his views in seven days' time and it will be left for him to decide. As he is a student at the International College, Exeter, he is expected to agree to join the City."


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