Today we take a look back at the career of Carlos Edwards, one of three Trinidad and Tobago stars who were to light up the Racecourse with a little Caribbean flare.
One of a trio of Trinidad and Tobago internationals to sign for Wrexham along with Hector Sam and Dennis Lawrence, Carlos Edwards was to firmly win a fans favourite tag.
A tricky right winger, Edwards joined Wrexham from Defence Force in 2000 having been signed by Brian Flynn, and went on to make 165 appearances – scoring 23 goals – in a five year stint.
Edwards helped the club win promotion to the Second Division in 2003 under manager Denis Smith, hitting the back of the net 10 times, winning the club’s Player of the Year award and being named in the PFA Third Division Team of the Year.
He was voted to the Team of the Year a second time 12 months later as Wrexham finished in mid-table. A knee injury suffered on international duty was to see him sidelined for the majority of the 2004-05 campaign, but he did play a big part in the club lifting their first piece of national silverware, the LDV Vans Trophy, with a 2-0 win over Southend in the final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
The club were relegated at the end of that season, largely down to a 10-point deduction for entering administration, and with his contract having expired Edwards left the Racecourse to join Championship side Luton Town.
A year later he was to feature for Trinidad and Tobago in the World Cup – alongside former Wrexham team-mate Lawrence – playing in all three of their group games against Sweden, England and Paraguay.