Wales national football team

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Soccerball.svg Wales
Association Football Association of Wales
Confederation UEFA
Coach John Toshack
Most caps Neville Southall (92)
Top scorer Ian Rush (28)
World Cup
Appearances 1
First Apps 1958
Best result Quarterfinals (1958)

Wales national football team is the national football team of Wales.

Most appearances[change | change source]

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

Top scorers[change | change source]

Pos Player Goals Apps Career
1 Ian Rush 28 73 1980-1996
2 Ivor Allchurch 23 68 1950-1966
2 Trevor Ford 23 38
4 Dean Saunders 22 75 1986-2001
5 Mark Hughes 16 72 1984-1999
5 Cliff Jones 16 59
5 Craig Bellamy 16 54
8 John Charles 15 38
9 John Hartson 14 51
10 Robert Earnshaw 13 39

Managers[change | change source]

Prior to 1954 the Welsh team was chosen by a panel of selectors with the team captain fulfilling the role of coach.

Name Career
Wales Walley Barnes 1954–1955
Wales Jimmy Murphy 1956-1964
Wales Dave Bowen 1964–1974
Wales Ronnie Burgess 1965 (caretaker manager for one game due to unavailability of Dave Bowen)
England Mike Smith 1974–1979
Wales Mike England 1979–1987
Wales Terry Yorath 1988–1993
Wales John Toshack 1994
England Mike Smith 1994–1995
England Bobby Gould 1995–1999
Wales Mark Hughes 1999–2004
Wales John Toshack 2004–present

Other staff[change | change source]

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