Flag of Wales Wales
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Nickname(s) The Dragons
Association Football Association of Wales (FAW)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Chris Coleman
Asst coach Kit Symons
Captain Ashley Williams
Most caps Neville Southall (92)
Top scorer Ian Rush (28)
Ground Cardiff City Stadium
FIFA code WAL
FIFA ranking 13 Steady (4 May 2017)
Highest FIFA ranking 8
Lowest FIFA ranking 117
Elo ranking 28 Steady (30 April 2017)
Highest Elo ranking 3
Lowest Elo ranking 88
First international  Scotland 4–0 Wales 
(Glasgow, Scotland; 26 March 1876)
Biggest win  Wales 11–0 Republic of Ireland 
(Wrexham, Wales; 3 March 1888)
Biggest defeat  Scotland 9–0 Wales 
(Glasgow, Scotland; 23 March 1878)
World Cup appearances 1 (First in 1958)
Best result Quarter-finals, 1958
European Championship appearances 1 (First in 2016)
Best result Semi-finals, 2016

The Wales national football team represents Wales in international football. It is controlled by the Football Association of Wales (FAW), the governing body for football in Wales and the third-oldest national football association in the world.

Although part of the United Kingdom, Wales has always had a representative side that plays in major professional tournaments, though not in the Olympic Games, as the IOC has always recognised United Kingdom representative sides.

During their history, Wales have qualified for two major international tournaments. They reached the quarter-finals of the 1958 FIFA World Cup. They reached the semi-finals of UEFA Euro 2016 after beating Belgium in the quarter-final match on 1 July 2016. This was, therefore, the first time that Wales had reached the semi-final of a major tournament. Wales also progressed through UEFA Euro 1976 qualifying to the quarter-final, which was played on a home and away leg basis but they did not feature in the finals tournament.

At all levels including the youth teams the Welsh national team draws players primarily from clubs in the English football league system. The main professional Welsh clubs play in the English leagues, with some full-time and part-time professional clubs playing in the Welsh football league system.

Players

Current squad

Wales squad called up for the match against Serbia on 11 June 2017.
Caps and goals updated as 11 June 2017 after the match against Serbia.

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Wayne Hennessey 24 January 1987 (1987-01-24) (age 33) 68 0 Flag of England Crystal Palace
21 1GK Danny Ward 22 June 1993 (1993-06-22) (age 27) 3 0 Flag of England Liverpool
12 1GK Owain Fôn Williams 17 March 1987 (1987-03-17) (age 33) 1 0 Flag of Scotland Inverness Caledonian Thistle
2 2DF Chris Gunter 21 July 1989 (1989-07-21) (age 31) 79 0 Flag of England Reading
6 2DF Ashley Williams (Captain) 23 August 1984 (1984-08-23) (age 36) 71 2 Flag of England Everton
4 2DF Ben Davies 24 April 1993 (1993-04-24) (age 27) 30 0 Flag of England Tottenham Hotspur
5 2DF James Chester 23 January 1989 (1989-01-23) (age 31) 23 0 Flag of England Aston Villa
17 2DF Jazz Richards 12 April 1991 (1991-04-12) (age 29) 12 0 Flag of Wales Cardiff City
20 2DF Joe Walsh 13 May 1992 (1992-05-13) (age 28) 0 0 Flag of England Milton Keynes Dons
19 2DF Tom Lockyer 3 December 1994 (1994-12-03) (age 26) 0 0 Flag of England Bristol Rovers
3 2DF Gethin Jones 13 October 1995 (1995-10-13) (age 25) 0 0 Flag of England Everton
16 3MF Joe Ledley 23 January 1987 (1987-01-23) (age 33) 73 4 Flag of England Crystal Palace
10 3MF Aaron Ramsey 26 December 1990 (1990-12-26) (age 30) 47 12 Flag of England Arsenal
14 3MF David Edwards 3 February 1986 (1986-02-03) (age 34) 39 3 Flag of England Wolverhampton Wanderers
7 3MF Joe Allen 14 March 1990 (1990-03-14) (age 30) 36 2 Flag of England Stoke City
8 3MF Emyr Huws 30 September 1993 (1993-09-30) (age 27) 11 1 Flag of Wales Cardiff City
15 3MF Harry Wilson 22 March 1997 (1997-03-22) (age 23) 1 0 Flag of England Liverpool
23 3MF Marley Watkins 17 October 1990 (1990-10-17) (age 30) 0 0 Flag of England Norwich City
13 3MF Lee Evans 24 July 1994 (1994-07-24) (age 26) 0 0 Flag of England Wolverhampton Wanderers
18 4FW Sam Vokes 21 October 1989 (1989-10-21) (age 31) 50 8 Flag of England Burnley
11 4FW Tom Lawrence 13 January 1994 (1994-01-13) (age 27) 6 0 Flag of England Leicester City
22 4FW Tom Bradshaw 27 July 1992 (1992-07-27) (age 28) 1 0 Flag of England Barnsley
9 4FW Daniel James 10 November 1997 (1997-11-10) (age 23) 0 0 Flag of Wales Swansea City

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the Wales squad in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Adam Davies 17 July 1992 (1992-07-17) (age 28) 0 0 Flag of England Barnsley v.  Georgia, 9 October 2016
DF Declan John 30 June 1995 (1995-06-30) (age 25) 2 0 Flag of Wales Cardiff City v.  Serbia, 11 June 2017PRE
DF Ethan Ampadu 14 September 2000 (2000-09-14) (age 20) 0 0 Flag of England Exeter City v.  Serbia, 11 June 2017PRE
DF James Collins 23 August 1983 (1983-08-23) (age 37) 50 3 Flag of England West Ham United v.  Republic of Ireland, 24 March 2017
DF Neil Taylor 7 February 1989 (1989-02-07) (age 31) 39 1 Flag of England Aston Villa v.  Republic of Ireland, 24 March 2017
DF Adam Matthews 13 January 1992 (1992-01-13) (age 29) 13 0 Flag of England Sunderland v.  Serbia, 12 November 2016
DF Paul DummettRET 26 September 1991 (1991-09-26) (age 29) 2 0 Flag of England Newcastle United v.  Serbia, 12 November 2016
MF Andy King 29 October 1988 (1988-10-29) (age 32) 38 2 Flag of England Leicester City v.  Republic of Ireland, 24 March 2017
MF Shaun MacDonald 17 June 1988 (1988-06-17) (age 32) 4 0 Flag of England Wigan Athletic v.  Republic of Ireland, 24 March 2017
MF Jonathan Williams 9 October 1993 (1993-10-09) (age 27) 17 0 Flag of England Crystal Palace v.  Serbia, 12 November 2016
MF Andrew Crofts 29 May 1984 (1984-05-29) (age 36) 28 0 Flag of England Charlton Athletic v.  Georgia, 9 October 2016
FW Hal Robson-Kanu 21 May 1989 (1989-05-21) (age 31) 40 4 Flag of England West Bromwich Albion v.  Serbia, 11 June 2017WD
FW Ben Woodburn 15 October 1999 (1999-10-15) (age 21) 0 0 Flag of England Liverpool v.  Serbia, 11 June 2017WD
FW Gareth Bale 16 July 1989 (1989-07-16) (age 31) 66 26 Flag of Spain Real Madrid v.  Republic of Ireland, 24 March 2017
FW David Cotterill 4 December 1987 (1987-12-04) (age 33) 24 2 Flag of England Birmingham City v.  Serbia, 12 November 2016
FW Simon Church 10 December 1988 (1988-12-10) (age 32) 38 3 Flag of Netherlands Roda JC Kerkrade v.  Austria, 6 October 2016WD
FW George Williams 7 September 1995 (1995-09-07) (age 25) 7 0 Flag of England Fulham v.  Moldova, 5 September 2016
  • RET = Retired from international football
  • WD = Withdrew
  • PRE = Preliminary

External links

Football in Wales
League competitions The FAW Cup competitions
Welsh Premier League Wales Welsh Cup
Cymru Alliance (U-21) (U-19) (U-17) FAW Premier Cup
Welsh Football League List of clubs Welsh League Cup
(Div 1, Div 2, Div 3) List of stadiums
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Wales – 1958 FIFA World Cup

1. Kelsey 2. Williams 3. Hopkins 4. Sullivan 5. M. Charles 6. Bowen 7. Medwin 8. Hewitt 9. J. Charles 10. I. Allchurch 11. C. Jones 12. K. Jones 13. Vearncombe 14. Edwards 15. C. Baker 16. Crowe 17. Leek 18. Vernon 19. Webster 20. Elsworthy 21. L. Allchurch 22. T. Baker

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Wales – UEFA Euro 2016 – semi-finalists

1. Hennessey 2. Gunter 3. Taylor 4. Davies 5. Chester 6. A. Williams 7. Allen 8. King 9. Robson-Kanu 10. Ramsey 11. Bale 12. Fôn Williams 13. G. Williams 14. Edwards 15. Richards 16. Ledley 17. Cotterill 18. Vokes 19. Collins 20. J. Williams 21. Ward 22. Vaughan 23. Church

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