Wales national football team

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Soccerball.svg Wales
Association Football Association of Wales
Confederation UEFA
Coach Chris Coleman
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]

As of 3 July 2016
# Name Wales career Caps Goals
1 Neville Southall 1982–1998 92 0
2 Gary Speed 1990–2004 85 7
3 Craig Bellamy 1998–2013 78 19
4 Dean Saunders 1986–2001 75 22
5 Peter Nicholas 1979–1991 73 2
= Ian Rush 1980–1996 73 28
7 Mark Hughes 1984–1999 72 16
= Joey Jones 1975–1986 72 1
= Chris Gunter 2007- 72 0
10 Ivor Allchurch 1950–1966 68 23

Top scorers[change | change source]

As of 1 July 2016
# Name Wales career Caps Goals Average
1 Ian Rush 1980–1996 73 28 0.38
2 Trevor Ford 1947–1957 38 23 0.60
= Ivor Allchurch 1951–1966 68 23 0.33
4 Gareth Bale 2006- 60 22 0.37
5 Dean Saunders 1986-2001 75 22 0.35
= Craig Bellamy 1998–2013 78 19 0.24
7 Robert Earnshaw 2002–2012 58 16 0.28
= Cliff Jones 1954–1969 59 16 0.27
= Mark Hughes 1984–1999 72 16 0.22
10 John Charles 1950–1965 38 15 0.39

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 match due to unavailability of Dave Bowen)
England Mike Smith 1974–1979
Wales Mike England 1979–1987
Wales David Williams 1988 (caretaker manager for one match)
Wales Terry Yorath 1988–1993
Wales John Toshack 1994
England Mike Smith 1994–1995
England Bobby Gould 1995–1999
Wales Neville Southall 1999 (caretaker manager for one match)
Wales Mark Hughes 1999–2004
Wales John Toshack 2004–2010
Wales Brian Flynn 2010 (caretaker manager for two matches)
Wales Gary Speed 2010–2011
Wales Chris Coleman 2012–present

Other staff[change | change source]

  • Goalkeeping coach: Martyn Margetson
  • Team doctors: Dr. Mark Ridgewell & Dr. Mark Davies
  • Physiotherapists: Sean Connelly & David Weeks
  • Masseur: David Rowe, Chris Senior & Paul Harris