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Encyclopedia > Wales national football team
Wales
Nickname(s) The Dragons
Association Football Association of Wales
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Flag of Wales John Toshack,
Asst coach Flag of England Roy Evans,
Flag of Wales Dean Saunders,
Flag of Wales Brian Flynn
Captain Craig Bellamy
Most caps Neville Southall (92)
Top scorer Ian Rush (28)
Home stadium Millennium Stadium
FIFA code WAL
FIFA ranking 58
Highest FIFA ranking 27 (August 1993)
Lowest FIFA ranking 113 (September 2000)
Elo ranking 56
Highest Elo ranking 3 (1876-1885)
Lowest Elo ranking 75 (September 2000)
Team colours Team colours Team colours
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First kit
Team colours Team colours Team colours
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Second kit
First international
Flag of Scotland Scotland 4 - 0 Wales Flag of Wales
(Glasgow, Scotland; 26 March 1876)
Biggest win
Flag of Wales Wales 11 - 0 Ireland  Flag of Ireland
(Wrexham, Wales; 3 March 1888)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Scotland Scotland 9 - 0 Wales Flag of Wales
(Glasgow, Scotland; 23 March 1878)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 1958)
Best result Quarter-finals, 1958

The Wales national football team represents Wales in international men's football. Controlled by the Football Association of Wales, the governing body for football in Wales, they are one of the oldest national teams in the world, but have not qualified for a major international tournament since 1958. Image File history File links Wales_FA.png Wales FA. Converted to PNG by Fibonacci. ... The Football Association of Wales is the governing body of football in Wales, being a member of both FIFA and UEFA. Established in 1876, it is the third-oldest association in the world, and is one of the four associations (with the English Football Association, the Scottish Football Association, the... The Union Européenne de Football Association or Union of European Football Associations in English, almost always referred to by the acronym UEFA (pronounced (you-AY-fuh) or (oo-Ay-fuh) or ), is the administrative and controlling body for European football. ... 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Neville Southall (born September 16, 1958 in Llandudno, Wales) is a professional footballer, currently playing for Rhyl in the Welsh league. ... Ian James Rush MBE (born 20 October 1961) is a Welsh footballer who played as a striker and is best known for playing with Liverpool. ... The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm), is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital Cardiff, and is used primarily for rugby union and football home internationals. ... FIFA assigns a three-letter code (dubbed FIFA Trigramme) to each of its member and non-member countries. ... This article is about the mens rankings. ... The World Football Elo Ratings (Elo is pronounced E-L-O despite not being an acronym) is a ranking system for mens national teams in football. ... 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First international Scotland 0–0 England  (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Scotland 11–0 Ireland  (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 February 1901) Biggest defeat  Uruguay 7–0 Scotland (Basel, Switzerland; 19 June 1954) World Cup Appearances 8 (First in 1954) Best result Round 1, all European Championship Appearances 2 (First... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... For the club competition, see FIFA Club World Cup. ... Qualifying countries The 1958 FIFA World Cup, the sixth staging of the World Cup, was hosted by Sweden from June 8 to June 28. ... The 1958 Football World Cup remained in Europe,In Bern, Switzerland in June 1954 in its congress with 32 votes FIFA gives the right to hold the event to Sweden. ... This article is about the country. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... The Football Association of Wales is the governing body of football in Wales, being a member of both FIFA and UEFA. Established in 1876, it is the third-oldest association in the world, and is one of the four associations (with the English Football Association, the Scottish Football Association, the...


Although part of the United Kingdom, Wales has always had its own representative side that plays in all the major professional tournaments, though not in the Olympic Games as the IOC only recognises the United Kingdom. This article is about the country. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Alternative meanings at IOC (disambiguation) The International Olympic Committee is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece, and organize this sports event every four years. ...


In the qualification for Euro 2008, Wales was drawn in Group D alongside Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Republic of Ireland, Cyprus and San Marino. The teams' performance was disappointing, with expected defeat at home to Germany yet an unexpected draw away, a loss away and a goalless draw at home to the Czech Republic, a loss away and 2-2 draw at home to the Republic of Ireland, a 3-0 home win and uninspiring 2-1 away win against minnows San Marino, a 3-1 home win and 3-1 away defeat against Cyprus, and a spectacularly mixed performance against Slovakia - losing 5-1 at home and winning 5-2 away. The 2008 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2008, will take place in Austria and Switzerland, from 7 June to 29 June 2008. ... This page describes the qualification procedure for Euro 2008. ...

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History

The Early Years

Wales played its first competitive match on 25 March 1876 against Scotland in Glasgow, making it the third oldest international football team in the world. is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1876 Pick up Sticks(MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... First international Scotland 0–0 England  (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Scotland 11–0 Ireland  (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 February 1901) Biggest defeat  Uruguay 7–0 Scotland (Basel, Switzerland; 19 June 1954) World Cup Appearances 8 (First in 1954) Best result Round 1, all European Championship Appearances 2 (First... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ...


Although the Scots won the first fixture 4–0, a return match was planned in Wales the following year, and so it was that the first international football match on Welsh soil took place at The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham on 5 March 1877. Scotland took the spoils winning 2–0. This article is about Wrexham the settlement. ... This article is about the day. ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Wales' first match against England came in 1879 - a 2–1 defeat at the Kennington Oval, London and in 1882 Wales faced Ireland for the first time, winning 7–1 in Wrexham. First international  Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win  Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat  Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... For the shape, see oval The Oval is a cricket ground in Kennington, London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


The associations of the four Home Nations met in Manchester on December 6, 1882 to set down a set of worldwide rules. This meeting saw the establishment of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) to approve changes to the rules, a task the four associations still perform to this day. Home Nations (often written as the common noun home nations) is a term used to refer to the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom — England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — collectively but as separate entities, distinct from the United Kingdom as a state. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The International Football Association Board (IFAB) (also known as or simply The International Board) is the body that determines the Laws of the Game of association football (soccer). ...


The 1883/84 season saw the formation of the British Home Championship, a tournament which was played annually between England, Scotland, Ireland[1] and Wales, until 1983/84. Wales were champions on 12 occasions - winning outright 7 times whilst sharing the title five times. The British Home Championship (also known as the Home International Championship) was an annual football competition contested between the UKs four national teams, England, Scotland, Wales and originally Ireland and, later, its successor Northern Ireland, from the 1883-1884 season until the 1983-1984 season. ...


The FAW became members of FIFA, world football's governing body, in 1906, but the relationship between FIFA and the British associations was fraught and the British nations withdrew from FIFA in 1928 in a dispute over payments to amateur players. As a result, Wales did not enter the first three World Cups. This article is about an international football organization. ... For the 1994 film, see Amateur (film). ... For the club competition, see FIFA Club World Cup. ...


In 1932 Wales played host to the Republic of Ireland, the first time they played against a side from outside the four home nations. A year later, Wales played a match outside the United Kingdom for the first time when they travelled to Paris to take on France in a match which was drawn 1–1. This article is about the capital of France. ...


Post war

Wales, along with the other four home nations, rejoined Fifa in 1946 and took part in the qualifying rounds for the 1950 World Cup, the 1949/50 Home Championships being designated as a qualifying group. The top two teams were to qualify for the finals in Brazil, but Wales finished bottom of the group. The 1950 Football World Cup was the only World Cup ever held which was not decided by a knockout final (although the last match of the tournament did end up determining the overall winner, and this match, also known as Maracanazo, is usually referred to as if it had been...


The 1950s were undoubtedly a golden age for Welsh football with stars such as Ivor Allchurch, Alf Sherwood, Jack Kelsey and, of course, John Charles, pulling on the famous red shirt and Wales made its only World Cup appearance in 1958, however, their qualification was fortunate to say the least. Having finished second to Czechoslovakia in qualifying Group 4, the Welsh thought their chances of appearing in Sweden were over. But the golden generation of Welsh football had reckoned without the politics of the Middle East. Ivor John Allchurch MBE (October 16, 1929 - July 10, 1997) was a Welsh footballer. ... Alf Sherwood was a Welsh international footballer. ... Jack Kelsey (November 19, 1929 – ?? March 1992) was a Welsh football goalkeeper. ... John Charles in his 2nd period as a Leeds United player John Charles, CBE (27 December 1931 – 21 February 2004) was a Welsh football player. ... For the club competition, see FIFA Club World Cup. ... The 1958 Football World Cup remained in Europe,In Bern, Switzerland in June 1954 in its congress with 32 votes FIFA gives the right to hold the event to Sweden. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...


Egypt and Sudan had refused to play against Israel whilst Indonesia had insisted on meeting Israel on neutral ground. As a result Israel were proclaimed winners of their respective group in the Asian/African zone.


Fifa were understandably reluctant to allow a team to qualify for the World Cup finals without actually playing a match and so lots were drawn of all the second placed teams in the Uefa qualifying groups. Wales were drawn out of the hat and awarded a two-legged play-off match against Israel with a place in Sweden for the winners[2]. The Union Européenne de Football Association or Union of European Football Associations in English, almost always referred to by the acronym UEFA (pronounced (you-AY-fuh) or (oo-Ay-fuh) or ), is the administrative and controlling body for European football. ...


Having beaten Israel 2–0 in Tel Aviv and 2–0 at Ninian Park, Cardiff, Wales went through to the World Cup Finals for the first, and so far, only time. Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... Ninian Park is a football stadium in Cardiff, Wales. ...


The Welsh side made their mark in Sweden, drawing all the matches in their group against Hungary, Mexico, and Sweden before defeating the Hungarians in a play off match to reach the Quarter finals. There the Welsh lost 1–0 to eventual champions Brazil, with 17-year-old Pelé grabbing the only goal of the game for the South American side. However, Wales's chances of victory were hampered by the injury of John Charles. Pele redirects here. ...


The 70s and 80s

Wales have never actually qualified for the final stages of the European Championship, however in 1976 they did reach the last eight of the competition having finished top of qualifying group 2 ahead of Hungary, Austria and Luxembourg. Prior to 1980, only four countries qualified for the final stages of the competition, and Wales were drawn to play against the winners of group 3 Yugoslavia, in a two legged match. Wales lost the first leg 2-0 in Zagreb and were knocked out of the competition having only managed a 1-1 draw in the return leg at Ninian Park, Cardiff. The UEFA European Championship is the main football competition of the mens national football teams governed by the UEFA. Held every four years since 1960, in the even-numbered year between World Cup tournaments, it was originally called the European Nations Cup, changing to the name European Football Championship... First international  Czechoslovakia 7 - 0 Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Antwerp, Belgium; 28 August 1920) Last International  Netherlands 2 - 0 Yugoslavia (Amsterdam, Netherlands; 25 March 1992) Biggest win Yugoslavia 10 - 1 India  (Helsinki, Finland; 15 July 1952) Yugoslavia 9 - 0 Zaire  (Gelsenkirchen, Germany; 18 June 1974) Biggest defeat  Czechoslovakia... Location of Zagreb within Croatia Coordinates: , Country RC diocese 1094 Free royal city 1242 Unified 1850 Government  - Mayor Milan Bandić Area [1]  - Total 641. ... Ninian Park is a football stadium in Cardiff, Wales. ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ...


The following year Wales defeated England on English soil for the first time in 42 years and secured their only victory to date at Wembley thanks to a Leighton James penalty. Another notable achievement came in 1980 as Wales tore England apart in one of the best performances ever witnessed by a Welsh side. Goals from Mickey Thomas, Ian Walsh, Leighton James and an own goal by Phil Thompson saw Wales thrash England 4-1 at The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, just four days after England had beaten the then world champions, Argentina. Wembley Stadium was a football stadium located in Wembley, London. ... Leighton James born 16 February 1953 in Loughor, Glamorgan, Wales is a retired professional footballer. ... Mickey Thomas (born July 7, 1954 in Mochdre, Wales), is a former Welsh football player. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Phil Thompson (born Liverpool, 21st January 1954) was a cultured defender in the dominant Liverpool team of the 1970s and 1980s who later returned to the club as first team coach. ...


In the 1982 World Cup qualifiers, Wales came extremely close to qualification, a 3-0 defeat against the USSR in their final game meant they missed out on goal difference. The 1982 Football World Cup was held in Spain. ...


Manchester United youngster, Mark Hughes, marked his debut for Wales scoring the only goal of the game as England were defeated once again in 1984 and the following season, Hughes was on target scoring a wonder goal as Wales thrashed Spain 3-0 at The Racecourse during qualification for Mexico 86. Manchester Uniteds emblem Manchester United F.C. (often abbreviated to Man United or just Man U, pronounced man-yoo) is an English football club based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. ... This article is about the Welsh footballer. ...


1990s - present day

Wales came close, once again, to qualifying for a major championship when they came within a whisker of reaching the World Cup of 1994. Needing to win the final game of the group at home to Romania, Paul Bodin missed a penalty when the scores were level 1-1 and Romania went on to win 2-1. The 1994 Football World Cup held in the USA was won by Brazil who beat Italy 3-2 on penalty kicks after the game and extra time ended 0-0. ... Paul Bodin (born 13 September 1964) is a former Wales international footballer. ...


Following the failure to qualify, Terry Yorath's contract as manager of the national side was not renewed by the FAW and John Toshack, then manager of Real Sociedad was appointed as a part-time manager. However, Toshack resigned after just one game - a 3-1 defeat to Norway - citing problems with the FAW as his reason for leaving, although he was sure to have been shocked at being booed off the pitch at Ninian Park by the Welsh fans still reeling from the dismissal of Yorath[3] Mike Smith took the reins for the start of the Euro 96 qualifiers which saw Wales slip to embarrassing defeats against Moldova and Georgia before Bobby Gould was appointed in June 1995. Terence Charles Yorath (born in Cardiff, Wales on March 27, 1950) is a former footballer and manager. ... John Benjamin Toshack (born 22 March 1949 in Cardiff) is a Welsh football manager and former player. ... Real Sociedad is a Spanish football club from the Basque city of San Sebastián/Donostia in Guipúzcoa/Gipuzkoa. ... Mike Smith became the first English-born manager of the Wales national football team, when he succeeded Dave Bowen in 1974. ... The 1996 European Football Championship (or simply Euro 96) was hosted by England. ... Robert Anthony Bobby Gould (born 12 June 1946 in Coventry) is an English football manager and former player. ...


Gould's time in charge of Wales is seen as a dark period by Welsh football fans. His questionable tactics and public fallings out with players such as Nathan Blake[4], Robbie Savage[5] and Mark Hughes coupled with embarrassing defeats to club side Leyton Orient and a 7-1 thrashing by Holland in 1996 did not make him a popular figure within Wales. Gould finally resigned following a 4-0 defeat to Italy in 1999 and the FAW turned to two legends of the national team, Neville Southall and Mark Hughes to take temporary charge of the game against Denmark four days later, with Hughes later being appointed on a permanent basis. This article belongs in one or more categories. ... For the English footballer of the same name who was born in 1960, see Robert James Savage Robbie Savage (born October 18, 1974) is a professional footballer. ... Leyton Orient F.C. are an English professional football team, currently playing in League One of the Football League. ... First International Belgium 1 - 4 Netherlands (Antwerp, Belgium; 30 April 1905) Largest win Netherlands 9 - 0 Norway (Rotterdam, Netherlands; 1 November 1972) Worst defeat Netherlands 2 - 12 England Amateur (The Hague, Netherlands; 1 April 1907) World Cup Appearances 7 (First in 1934) Best result Runners-up, 1974 and 1978 European... Neville Southall (born September 16, 1958 in Llandudno, Wales) is a professional footballer, currently playing for Rhyl in the Welsh league. ...


Under Hughes, Wales came close to qualifying for the European Championships in 2004, losing in the playoffs for a place in Portugal against Russia. The defeat, however, was not without its controversy as Russian midfield player, Egor Titov, tested positive for banned drug use after the first qualifying leg[6], however the sport's governing body decided to take no action against the Football Union of Russia other than instructing them not to play Titov again. Egor Titov (Егор Ильич Титов, born May 29, 1976 in Moscow) is a Russian football midfielder, who currently plays for Spartak Moscow. ... Categories: Football (soccer) stubs | Football (soccer) governing bodies | Russian football ...


Following a disappointing start to the 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign Hughes left his role with the national team to take over as manager of Blackburn Rovers of the English Premiership. John Toshack was appointed manager for the second time on 12 November 2004. During his time at Wales he has not yet qualified for a major finals and finished 5th out of 7 in the qualifying stages of Euro 2008 Group D. The 2006 FIFA World Cup (officially titled 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, sometimes referred to as the Football World Cup) finals are scheduled to take place in Germany between 9 June and 9 July 2006. ... Blackburn Rovers Football Club are an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... John Benjamin Toshack (born 22 March 1949 in Cardiff) is a Welsh football manager and former player. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2008 European Football Championship (EURO 2008) will take place in Austria and Switzerland. ...


Competition History

World Cup record

The first Football World Cup was staged in 1930. ... The 1938 Football World Cup was played in France, the second tournament in a row to be played in Europe. ... The 1950 Football World Cup was the only World Cup ever held which was not decided by a knockout final (although the last match of the tournament did end up determining the overall winner, and this match, also known as Maracanazo, is usually referred to as if it had been... The 1954 Football World Cup was held in Switzerland. ... The 1958 Football World Cup remained in Europe,In Bern, Switzerland in June 1954 in its congress with 32 votes FIFA gives the right to hold the event to Sweden. ... In 1962 the Football World Cup returned to the continent of South America. ... The 2006 FIFA World Cup (officially titled 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, sometimes referred to as the Football World Cup) finals are scheduled to take place in Germany between 9 June and 9 July 2006. ...

European Championship record

The 1960 European Football Championship, then called the European Nations Cup, was the first edition of the European Football Championship, held every four years and endorsed by UEFA. The final tournament was held in France. ... The 1964 European Football Championship, then called the European Nations Cup, was the second edition of the European Football Championship, held every four years and endoresed by UEFA. The final tournament was held in Spain. ... The 2008 European Football Championship will take place in Austria and Switzerland, from 7 June to 29 June 2008. ...

Player History

Most capped Wales players

As of October 12, 2006, the players with the most caps for Wales are: is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Neville Southall 1982 - 1997 92 0
2 Gary Speed 1990 - 2004 85 7
3 Dean Saunders 1986 - 2001 75 22
4 Peter Nicholas 1979 - 1991 73 2
= Ian Rush 1980 - 1996 73 28
6 Mark Hughes 1984 - 1999 72 16
= Joey Jones 1975 - 1986 72 1
8 Ivor Allchurch 1950 - 1966 68 23
9 Brian Flynn 1974 - 1984 66 7
10 Andy Melville 1989 - 2004 65 3

Neville Southall (born September 16, 1958 in Llandudno, Wales) is a professional footballer, currently playing for Rhyl in the Welsh league. ... Gary Speed (born September 8, 1969 in Mancot) is a Welsh footballer, who plays in midfield. ... Dean Saunders (born 21 June 1964 in Swansea) was a Welsh footballer and was a prolific forward. ... Peter Nicholas (born November 10, 1959) is a Welsh football player and manager. ... Ian James Rush MBE (born 20 October 1961) is a Welsh footballer who played as a striker and is best known for playing with Liverpool. ... This article is about the Welsh footballer. ... Joseph Patrick Joey Jones (born March 4, 1955 in Llandudno, North Wales) is a former professional football full-back who played for Liverpool in the season they chased the The Treble. That season was 1977, when left back Jones was part of the team which won the League championship and... Ivor John Allchurch MBE (October 16, 1929 - July 10, 1997) was a Welsh footballer. ... Brian Flynn, (born 1955) is a Welsh football manager and former Welsh international player . ... Andy Melville (born 29 November 1968 in Swansea, Wales) is a former Welsh professional football player. ...

Top goalscorers for Wales

As of September 12, 2007, the players with the most goals for Wales are: is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

# Name Goals Caps
1 Ian Rush 28 73
2 Trevor Ford 23 38
= Ivor Allchurch 23 68
4 Dean Saunders 22 75
5 Mark Hughes 16 72
= Cliff Jones 16 59
7 John Charles 15 38
= Craig Bellamy 15 47
9 John Hartson 14 51
10 John Toshack 13 40

Ian James Rush MBE (born 20 October 1961) is a Welsh footballer who played as a striker and is best known for playing with Liverpool. ... Trevor Ford (born Swansea, October 1, 1923) was a welsh international center forward who played for Cardiff City and Sunderland. ... Ivor John Allchurch MBE (October 16, 1929 - July 10, 1997) was a Welsh footballer. ... Dean Saunders (born 21 June 1964 in Swansea) was a Welsh footballer and was a prolific forward. ... This article is about the Welsh footballer. ... Cliff Jones (b. ... John Charles in his 2nd period as a Leeds United player John Charles, CBE (27 December 1931 – 21 February 2004) was a Welsh football player. ... For the rugby league coach and former player, see Craig Bellamy (rugby league). ... John Hartson (born April 5, 1975, in Swansea, Wales) is a professional footballer,currently playing for Norwich City on loan from West Bromwich Albion. ... John Benjamin Toshack (born 22 March 1949 in Cardiff) is a Welsh football manager and former player. ...

Notable former Wales international players

See also Category:Wales international footballers
See also Category:Welsh footballers
See also Category:Welsh football biography stubs
Inductees to the Sports Council of Wales - Welsh Sports Hall of Fame are in bold:

The Welsh Sports Hall of Fame (WSHF) originated in a collection of souvenirs acquired by the late G V Wynne-Jones, the radio commentator. ... Ivor John Allchurch MBE (October 16, 1929 - July 10, 1997) was a Welsh footballer. ... Wallace Walley Barnes (January 16, 1920 – September 4, 1975) was a Welsh footballer. ... Horace Blew was a Welsh professional footballer. ... David Lloyd Dave Bowen (June 7, 1928 – September 25, 1995) was a Welsh football player and manager, who captained his country to their only ever World Cup finals, in 1958. ... Ronnie Burgess was a Welsh professional footballer. ... John Charles in his 2nd period as a Leeds United player John Charles, CBE (27 December 1931 – 21 February 2004) was a Welsh football player. ... Melvyn Charles (born 14 May 1935) is a Welsh former professional footballer. ... Christopher Coleman (born 10 June 1970, Swansea, Wales) is a football manager and former footballer. ... Victor Herbert Crowe (born Abercynon, Glamorgan, 31 January 1932) was a Welsh footballer. ... William David Davies, better known as Dai Davies (born April 1, 1948 in Glanaman, South Wales), was a professional footballer, who played in goal between 1969 and 1987. ... Brian Flynn, (born 1955) is a Welsh football manager and former Welsh international player . ... Trevor Ford (born Swansea, October 1, 1923) was a welsh international center forward who played for Cardiff City and Sunderland. ... Ryan Joseph Giggs OBE[2] (born Ryan Joseph Wilson on 29 November 1973 in Cardiff) is a Welsh footballer, currently playing for Manchester United in the English Premiership, and formerly for the Welsh national team prior to his retirement from international football on 2 June 2007. ... John Hartson (born April 5, 1975, in Swansea, Wales) is a professional footballer,currently playing for Norwich City on loan from West Bromwich Albion. ... This article is about the Welsh footballer. ... Leighton James born 16 February 1953 in Loughor, Glamorgan, Wales is a retired professional footballer. ... Bryn Jones (14 February 1912 – October 1985) was a Welsh professional footballer. ... Cliff Jones (b. ... Joseph Patrick Joey Jones (born March 4, 1955 in Llandudno, North Wales) is a former professional football full-back who played for Liverpool in the season they chased the The Treble. That season was 1977, when left back Jones was part of the team which won the League championship and... Vincent Peter Jones (born 5 January 1965) is an English-born ex-footballer (and former captain of the Wales national football team). ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Jack Kelsey (November 19, 1929 – ?? March 1992) was a Welsh football goalkeeper. ... Llewelyn Kenrick. ... George Latham (born Newtown, Montgomeryshire, January 1, 1881 - died July 9, 1939) was a Welsh professional footballer an coach. ... Ken Leek (born 26th July 1935) was a Wales international football player. ... Terry Medwin (born 25 September 1932 in Swansea) is a former Welsh footballer. ... Andy Melville (born 29 November 1968 in Swansea, Wales) is a former Welsh professional football player. ... Billy Meredith is perhaps one of the most famous names in not only Mancunian football, but in British football. ... Arther Grenville Morris (born April 13, 1877) was a former footballer who played for Nottingham Forest and Swindon Town F.C.. Arther Grenville Morris, usually just know as Grenville Morris, was born in Builth Well, Wales. ... James (Jimmy) Patrick Murphy (October 27, 1910, Pentre, Glamorgan - November 14, 1989, Manchester) was a football manager. ... Peter Nicholas (born November 10, 1959) is a Welsh football player and manager. ... Roy Paul was a Manchester City F.C. footballer who played in defence. ... Ivor Verdun Powell was born in Gilfach Bargoed on 5th July 1916. ... Kevin Ratcliffe was born 12 Nov 1960 in Mancot (near Queensferry in North Wales). ... Leigh Richmond Roose, MM, (November 27, 1877 – October 7, 1916) was a Welsh international footballer who kept goal for a number of professional clubs in the Football League between 1901 and 1912. ... Ian James Rush MBE (born 20 October 1961) is a Welsh footballer who played as a striker and is best known for playing with Liverpool. ... Dean Saunders (born 21 June 1964 in Swansea) was a Welsh footballer and was a prolific forward. ... For the English footballer of the same name who was born in 1960, see Robert James Savage Robbie Savage (born October 18, 1974) is a professional footballer. ... Neville Southall (born September 16, 1958 in Llandudno, Wales) is a professional footballer, currently playing for Rhyl in the Welsh league. ... Gary Speed (born September 8, 1969 in Mancot) is a Welsh footballer, who plays in midfield. ... Gary Sprake (born April 3, 1945 in Swansea, Wales) was the goalkeeper who was between the posts for much of Leeds Uniteds greatest era under manager Don Revie. ... Mickey Thomas (born July 7, 1954 in Mochdre, Wales), is a former Welsh football player. ... John Benjamin Toshack (born 22 March 1949 in Cardiff) is a Welsh football manager and former player. ... Roy Vernon (14 April 1937 in Ffynnongroyw in Flintshire, Wales - 1995) was a former footballer. ... Terence Charles Yorath (born in Cardiff, Wales on March 27, 1950) is a former footballer and manager. ...

English Football Hall of Fame

Welsh Inductees to the English Football Hall of Fame are:

The Hall of Fame is housed at The National Football Museum in Preston, England. ... John Charles in his 2nd period as a Leeds United player John Charles, CBE (27 December 1931 – 21 February 2004) was a Welsh football player. ... Ryan Joseph Giggs OBE[2] (born Ryan Joseph Wilson on 29 November 1973 in Cardiff) is a Welsh footballer, currently playing for Manchester United in the English Premiership, and formerly for the Welsh national team prior to his retirement from international football on 2 June 2007. ... Ian James Rush MBE (born 20 October 1961) is a Welsh footballer who played as a striker and is best known for playing with Liverpool. ...

Managers

See also Category:Wales national football team managers
Name Career
Flag of Wales Walley Barnes 1954-1956
Flag of Wales Jimmy Murphy 1958
Flag of Wales Dave Bowen 1964-1974
Flag of England Mike Smith 1974-1979
Flag of Wales Mike England 1979-1987
Flag of Wales Terry Yorath 1988-1993
Flag of Wales John Toshack 1994
Flag of England Mike Smith 1994-1995
Flag of England Bobby Gould 1995-1999
Flag of Wales Mark Hughes 1999-2004
Flag of Wales John Toshack 2004- present

Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... Wallace Walley Barnes (January 16, 1920 – September 4, 1975) was a Welsh footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... James Patrick Murpy b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... David Lloyd Dave Bowen (June 7, 1928 – September 25, 1995) was a Welsh football player and manager, who captained his country to their only ever World Cup finals, in 1958. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Mike Smith became the first English-born manager of the Wales national football team, when he succeeded Dave Bowen in 1974. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... Harold Michael England MBE (born Holywell 2 December 1941) was a popular Welsh footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... Terence Charles Yorath (born in Cardiff, Wales on March 27, 1950) is a former footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... John Benjamin Toshack (born 22 March 1949 in Cardiff) is a Welsh football manager and former player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Mike Smith became the first English-born manager of the Wales national football team, when he succeeded Dave Bowen in 1974. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Robert Anthony Bobby Gould (born 12 June 1946 in Coventry) is an English football manager and former player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... This article is about the Welsh footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... John Benjamin Toshack (born 22 March 1949 in Cardiff) is a Welsh football manager and former player. ...

Home stadium

Wales play their home matches at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. The stadium was built in 1999 on the site of the old National Stadium, known as Cardiff Arms Park, as the Welsh rugby union had been chosen to host the Rugby World Cup. The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm), is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital Cardiff, and is used primarily for rugby union and football home internationals. ... A national stadium is a stadium that typically serves as the primary or exclusive home for one or more of a countrys national representative sports teams. ... Cardiff Arms Park is a stadium complex situated in the centre of Cardiff, Wales. ... The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) (Welsh: ) is the governing body of rugby union in Wales, recognised by the International Rugby Board. ... The 1999 Rugby World Cup, the first to be held in rugby unions professional era,[2] was hosted by Wales, with some matches also played in England, France, Scotland and Ireland. ...


Prior to 1989 Wales played their home games at the grounds of Cardiff City F.C., Swansea City F.C. and Wrexham F.C. but then came to an agreement with the WRU to use Cardiff Arms Park and subsequently, the Millennium Stadium. Cardiff City Association Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Caerdydd) are a football team based in Cardiff, and are one of the three Welsh clubs competing in the Football League, currently playing in the Football League Championship. ... Swansea City F.C. are a Welsh football team currently playing in the English Football League, specifically in Football League Two. ... Wrexham Football Club (Welsh: , nicknamed The Red Dragons, or more traditionally, The Robins) are a football team based in Wrexham, north-east Wales. ...


Wales' first football match at the Millennium Stadium was against Finland on 29 March 2000. The Finns won the match 2-1, with Nathan Blake becoming the first Welshman to score a goal at the stadium, unfortunately for Blake and Wales it was an own goal - Ryan Giggs scored Wales' goal in the match, becoming the first Welshman to score at the right end at the stadium! is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... An own goal occurs in football (soccer) and other goal-scoring games when a player scores a goal that is registered against his or her own team. ... Ryan Joseph Giggs OBE[2] (born Ryan Joseph Wilson on 29 November 1973 in Cardiff) is a Welsh footballer, currently playing for Manchester United in the English Premiership, and formerly for the Welsh national team prior to his retirement from international football on 2 June 2007. ...


In recent seasons a handful of friendly home matches have been played away from the Millennium Stadium at Swansea's Liberty Stadium and Wrexham's Racecourse Ground. However due to recent price increases the 75,000 capacity stadium has only managed to fill around 20% of the capacity, leading to calls for the football matches to return to Ninian Park and Liberty Stadium. The Liberty Stadium, formerly the New Stadium and White Rock, is a purpose-built sports and concert arena in the Landore area of Swansea, Wales. ... The Racecourse Ground is a stadium located in Wrexham, North Wales. ... Ninian Park is a football stadium in Cardiff, Wales. ... The Liberty Stadium, formerly the New Stadium and White Rock, is a purpose-built sports and concert arena in the Landore area of Swansea, Wales. ...


Recent matches

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Recent Squad Members

The following players named for the UEFA Euro 2008 Qualifying Group D Matches against Republic of Ireland on November 17 and Germany on November 21, 2007. 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Caps and Goals include game against Germany.


Goalkeepers

Name Age Club Caps (goals) Debut
Wayne Hennessey 20 Flag of England Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 (0) v New Zealand, 26 May 2007
Lewis Price 23 Flag of England Derby County 4 (0) v Cyprus, 16 November 2005

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Defenders

Name Age Club Caps (goals) Debut
Gareth Bale 18 Flag of England Tottenham Hotspur 11 (2) v Trinidad and Tobago, 27 May 2006
James Collins 24 Flag of England West Ham United 24 (1) v Norway, 27 May 2004
Neal Eardley 19 Flag of England Oldham Athletic 3 (0) v Bulgaria, 22nd August 2007
Steve Evans 28 Flag of Wales Wrexham 6 (0) v Liechtenstein, 14 November 2006
Danny Gabbidon 28 Flag of England West Ham United 40 (0) v Czech Republic, 2002
Chris Gunter 18 Flag of Wales Cardiff City 3 (0) v New Zealand, 26 May 2007
Craig Morgan 22 Flag of England Peterborough United 4 (0) v Cyprus, 11 October 2006
Lewin Nyatanga 19 Flag of England Derby County
(on loan to Flag of England Barnsley)
17 (0) v Paraguay, 1 March 2006
Sam Ricketts 26 Flag of England Hull City 25 (0) v Hungary, 9 February 2005

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Midfielders

Name Age Club Caps (goals) Debut
Andrew Crofts 23 Flag of England Gillingham 9 (0) v Azerbaijan, 12 October 2005
Arron Davies 23 Flag of England Nottingham Forest 1 (0) v Trinidad and Tobago, 27 May 2006
Simon Davies 28 Flag of England Fulham 48 (6) v Ukraine, 6 June 2001
David Edwards 21 Flag of England Luton Town 2 (0) v Republic of Ireland, 17 November 2007
Carl Fletcher 27 Flag of England Crystal Palace 26 (0) v Scotland, 18 February 2004
Owain Tudor Jones 23 Flag of Wales Swansea City 0 (0) v n/a
Jason Koumas 28 Flag of England Wigan Athletic 25 (7) v Ukraine, 6 June 2001
Joe Ledley 20 Flag of Wales Cardiff City 19 (1) v Poland, October 2005
Carl Robinson 31 Flag of Canada Toronto F.C. 44 (1) v Belarus, 1999

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Strikers

Name Age Club Caps (goals) Debut
David Cotterill 19 Flag of England Wigan Athletic 9 (0) v Azerbaijan, 12 October 2005
Robert Earnshaw 26 Flag of England Derby County 39 (13) v Germany, 14 May 2002
Jermaine Easter 25 Flag of England Wycombe Wanderers 6 (0) v Northern Ireland, 6 February 2007
Freddy Eastwood 24 Flag of England Wolverhampton Wanderers 5 (2) v Bulgaria, 22nd August 2007

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Other Recent Call-Ups

Name Age Club Caps (goals) Debut
Jason Brown 25 Flag of England Blackburn Rovers 2 (0) v Trinidad and Tobago, 27 May 2006
Danny Coyne 34 Flag of England Tranmere Rovers 16 (0) v Switzerland, 24 April 1996
Richard Duffy 22 Flag of England Portsmouth 12 (0) v Slovenia, 17 August 2005
Rob Edwards 24 Flag of England Wolverhampton Wanderers 15 (0) v Azerbaijan, 29 March 2003
Ryan Valentine 25 Flag of Wales Wrexham 0 (0) v n/a
Paul Parry 27 Flag of Wales Cardiff City 11 (1) v Scotland, 18 February 2004
Mark Jones 23 Flag of Wales Wrexham 2 (0) v Liechtenstein, 14 November 2006
Gavin Williams 27 Flag of England Ipswich Town 2 (0) v Cyprus, 16 November 2005
Craig Bellamy (captain) 28 Flag of England West Ham United 48 (15) v Jamaica, 23 March 1998
Craig Davies 21 Flag of England Oldham Athletic 4 (0) v Slovenia, 17 August 2005
John Hartson 32 Flag of England West Bromwich Albion 51 (14) v Bulgaria, 29 March 1995
Daniel Nardiello 25 Flag of England Queens Park Rangers 2 (0) v New Zealand, 26 May 2007

Jason Brown (born 18 May 1982 in London) is a football goalkeeper currently playing for Gillingham. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Blackburn Rovers Football Club are an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Daniel Danny Coyne (born 27 August 1973 in Prestatyn, Wales) is a Welsh footballer currently playing for Tranmere Rovers. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Tranmere Rovers Football Club is an English football club, currently playing in Football League One and based at Prenton Park, Prenton, Birkenhead - just across the River Mersey from the two Premiership Clubs of Liverpool F.C. and Everton F.C. // The club was founded as Belmont F.C. by a... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Ryan Valentine is a football player who currently plays for Wrexham. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... Wrexham Football Club (nicknamed The Red Dragons, or more traditionally, The Robins) are a football team based in Wrexham in north-east Wales. ... Paul Parry (born August 19, 1980 in Chepstow) is a Welsh international football player who currently plays for English Championship side Cardiff City. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... Cardiff City Association Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Caerdydd) are a football team based in Cardiff, and are one of the three Welsh clubs competing in the Football League, currently playing in the Football League Championship. ... First international Scotland 0–0 England  (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Scotland 11–0 Ireland  (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 February 1901) Biggest defeat  Uruguay 7–0 Scotland (Basel, Switzerland; 19 June 1954) World Cup Appearances 8 (First in 1954) Best result Round 1, all European Championship Appearances 2 (First... is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mark Jones born on 15 August 1984 in Wrexham is a Welsh footballer who plays for his hometown club, Wrexham AFC, and has done so since he was a teenager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... Wrexham Football Club (nicknamed The Red Dragons, or more traditionally, The Robins) are a football team based in Wrexham in north-east Wales. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gavin John Williams (born 20 July 1980 in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan) is a Welsh professional footballer who currently plays for Ipswich Town as a midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Ipswich Town Football Club (also known as Ipswich, The Blues, Town or The Tractor Boys) are an English professional football club based in Ipswich, Suffolk. ... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the rugby league coach and former player, see Craig Bellamy (rugby league). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... West Ham United Football Club is an English football club based in West Ham, London Borough of Newham, East London, and have played their home matches at the 35,146 capacity Boleyn Ground stadium since 1904. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Craig Martin Davies (born 9 January 1986 in Burton upon Trent, England) is an English-born Welsh international footballer who currently plays as a striker for English club Oldham Athletic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Oldham Athletic Association Football Club are an English football team currently playing in Football League One. ... is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Hartson (born April 5, 1975, in Swansea, Wales) is a professional footballer,currently playing for Norwich City on loan from West Bromwich Albion. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... West Bromwich Albion Football Club (also known as West Brom, The Baggies, Albion, The Albion, The Throstles or W.B.A.) are an English professional football club based in West Bromwich, West Midlands. ... is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Daniel Nardiello (born October 22, 1982 in Coventry) is an English football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Queens Park Rangers Football Club is an English football club, based at Shepherds Bush in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in West London. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

Other Staff

  • Goalkeeping Coach: Paul Jones
  • Team Doctors: Dr. Mark Ridgewell & Dr. Mark Davies
  • Physiotherapists: Mel Pejic & Dyfri Owen
  • Masseur: David Rowe

Paul Jones (born Chirk April 18, 1967) started his career at Kidderminster Harriers in 1986 and then moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers for a fee of £60,000 in 1991. ... Mel Pejic (born 27 April 1959 in Chesterton) is a former footballer and current physiotherapist of Wrexham and Wales. ...

See also

In June 1954, the FIFA congress in Bern, Switzerland decided to award the 1958 Football World Cup to Sweden. ...

References

  1. ^ History of the Irish FA at www.irishfa.com
  2. ^ Qualification for 1958 World Cup at RSSSF
  3. ^ John Toshack profile at BBC Sport Online.
  4. ^ Gould in raciist row with Blake at Socialist Review
  5. ^ Wales reprieve for Savage at BBC Sport Online
  6. ^ Wales consider Euro 2004 appeal at BBC Sport Online

External links

Wales Portal

 
 

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