The brother of Ken, of Walsall and Scunthorpe, Gwynfor Lewis came through Everton’s juniors in 1948 and made what might have been considered a promising start to a career in pro football, scoring six times in ten outings with The Toffees. Unable to force his way into a regular place, he moved to Rochdale in June 1956 and was signed by Chesterfield in February 1957 for £2550, having played 27 times for Dale, and netting 11 goals.
Gwyn had the difficult task of replacing the prolific Bill Sowden, but went about it in the best possible way by scoring five times in four consecutive games from his debut. Particularly good in the air, he scored twenty four goals from 42 starts in the club's last season of Third (North) football but was in and out of the side thereafter, as the team struggled in the Third Division. Upon the club's relegation to Division Four in 1961, Gwyn was released, and signed for Heanor Town.
His scoring record (in terms of goals scored per game) remains the sixth-best of Chesterfield's post-war players, which is actually rather good for a man in a declining team. Oddly, however, he was never completely popular with all elements of the crowd, and Gwyn's last appearance was made in unfortunate circumstances. The fans’ favourite Charlie Rackstraw arrived late for a Good Friday game against Hull in 1961 and Gwyn was drafted into the side to replace him, at the last minute. Quite unprepared for the game, Gwyn had an absolute stinker, and went off with the catcalls of the Saltergate boo-boys ringing in his ears.
For Chesterfield: 123 Football League appearances, 58 goals.