Flag of Wales Wales
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Nickname(s) The Dragons
(Y Dreigiau)
Association Football Association of Wales (FAW)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Flag of Wales Ryan Giggs
Flag of Wales Rob Page (caretaker)
Asst coach Flag of Wales Rob Page
Flag of Netherlands Albert Stuivenberg
Captain Gareth Bale
Most caps Chris Gunter (101)
Top scorer Gareth Bale (33)
Ground Cardiff City Stadium
FIFA code WAL
FIFA ranking 17 Steady (27 May 2021)
Highest FIFA ranking 8 (October 2015)
Lowest FIFA ranking 117 (August 2011)
Elo ranking 17 Increase 8 (30 April 2017)
Highest Elo ranking 3 (1876~1885)
Lowest Elo ranking 88 (March 2011)
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 2 (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 friendlies against France and Albania on 2 and 5 June 2021 and the Euro 2020 tournament.
Caps and goals updated as 5 June 2021 after the match against  Albania.

# Pos Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Wayne Hennessey 24 January 1987 (1987-01-24) (age 34) 96 0 Flag of England Crystal Palace
12 1GK Danny Ward 22 June 1993 (1993-06-22) (age 27) 13 0 Flag of England Leicester City
21 1GK Adam Davies 17 July 1992 (1992-07-17) (age 28) 2 0 Flag of England Stoke City
2 2DF Chris Gunter 21 July 1989 (1989-07-21) (age 31) 101 0 Flag of England Charlton Athletic
3 2DF Neco Williams 13 April 2001 (2001-04-13) (age 20) 11 1 Flag of England Liverpool
4 2DF Ben Davies 24 April 1993 (1993-04-24) (age 28) 60 0 Flag of England Tottenham Hotspur
5 2DF Tom Lockyer 3 December 1994 (1994-12-03) (age 26) 13 0 Flag of England Luton Town
6 2DF Joe Rodon 22 October 1997 (1997-10-22) (age 23) 14 0 Flag of England Tottenham Hotspur
14 2DF Connor Roberts 23 September 1995 (1995-09-23) (age 25) 26 1 Flag of Wales Swansea City
17 2DF Rhys Norrington-Davies 22 April 1999 (1999-04-22) (age 22) 5 0 Flag of England Sheffield United
22 2DF Chris Mepham 5 November 1997 (1997-11-05) (age 23) 18 0 Flag of England Bournemouth
24 2DF Ben Cabango 30 May 2000 (2000-05-30) (age 21) 3 0 Flag of Wales Swansea City
7 3MF Joe Allen 14 March 1990 (1990-03-14) (age 31) 59 2 Flag of England Stoke City
8 3MF Harry Wilson 22 March 1997 (1997-03-22) (age 24) 26 5 Flag of England Liverpool
10 3MF Aaron Ramsey 26 December 1990 (1990-12-26) (age 30) 63 16 Flag of Italy Juventus
15 3MF Ethan Ampadu 14 September 2000 (2000-09-14) (age 20) 23 0 Flag of England Chelsea
16 3MF Joe Morrell 3 January 1997 (1997-01-03) (age 24) 15 0 Flag of England Luton Town
18 3MF Jonny Williams 9 October 1993 (1993-10-09) (age 27) 28 1 Flag of Wales Cardiff City
19 3MF David Brooks 8 July 1997 (1997-07-08) (age 23) 18 2 Flag of England Bournemouth
20 3MF Daniel James 10 November 1997 (1997-11-10) (age 23) 20 4 Flag of England Manchester United
23 3MF Dylan Levitt 17 November 2000 (2000-11-17) (age 20) 8 0 Flag of England Manchester United
25 3MF Rubin Colwill 27 April 2002 (2002-04-27) (age 19) 1 0 Flag of Wales Cardiff City
26 3MF Matthew Smith 22 November 1999 (1999-11-22) (age 21) 14 0 Flag of England Manchester City
9 4FW Tyler Roberts 12 January 1999 (1999-01-12) (age 22) 14 0 Flag of England Leeds United
11 4FW Gareth Bale (captain) 16 July 1989 (1989-07-16) (age 31) 92 33 Flag of Spain Real Madrid
13 4FW Kieffer Moore 8 August 1992 (1992-08-08) (age 28) 17 5 Flag of Wales Cardiff City

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Tom King 9 March 1995 (1995-03-09) (age 26) 0 0 Flag of Wales Newport County v.  Czech Republic, 30 March 2021 PRE
GK Owain Fôn Williams 17 March 1987 (1987-03-17) (age 34) 1 0 Flag of Scotland Dunfermline Athletic v.  Finland, 18 November 2020
DF James Lawrence 22 August 1992 (1992-08-22) (age 28) 9 0 Flag of Germany St. Pauli v.  France, 2 June 2021 INJ
DF Brandon Cooper 14 January 2000 (2000-01-14) (age 21) 0 0 Flag of Wales Swansea City v.  Czech Republic, 30 March 2021 PRE
MF Josh Sheehan 30 March 1995 (1995-03-30) (age 26) 2 0 Flag of England Bolton Wanderers v.  Czech Republic, 30 March 2021 PRE
MF Will Vaulks 13 September 1993 (1993-09-13) (age 27) 6 0 Flag of Wales Cardiff City v.  Bulgaria, 14 October 2020
FW Tom Lawrence 13 January 1994 (1994-01-13) (age 27) 23 3 Flag of England Derby County v.  France, 2 June 2021 PRE
FW Rabbi Matondo 9 September 2000 (2000-09-09) (age 20) 8 0 Flag of Germany Schalke 04 v.  France, 2 June 2021 PRE
FW George Thomas 24 March 1997 (1997-03-24) (age 24) 3 0 Flag of England Queens Park Rangers v.  France, 2 June 2021 PRE
FW Mark Harris 29 December 1998 (1998-12-29) (age 22) 0 0 Flag of Wales Cardiff City v.  France, 2 June 2021 PRE
FW Hal Robson-Kanu 21 May 1989 (1989-05-21) (age 32) 46 5 Flag of England West Bromwich Albion v.  Czech Republic, 30 March 2021 WD
FW Brennan Johnson 23 May 2001 (2001-05-23) (age 20) 2 0 Flag of England Lincoln City v.  Czech Republic, 30 March 2021 WD
FW Ben Woodburn 15 October 1999 (1999-10-15) (age 21) 10 2 Flag of England Liverpool v.  Bulgaria, 14 October 2020

INJ Withdrew due to injury
WD Withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue
SUS Serving suspension
RET Retired from the national team
PRE Preliminary squad / standby

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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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Wales – UEFA Euro 2020 – TBD

1. Hennessey 2. Gunter 3. N. Williams 4. B. Davies 5. Lockyer 6. Rodon 7. Allen 8. Wilson 9. T. Roberts 10. Ramsey 11. Bale (c) 12. Ward 13. Moore 14. C. Roberts 15. Ampadu 16. Morrell 17. Norrington-Davies 18. J. Williams 19. Brooks 20. James 21. A. Davies 22. Mepham 23. Levitt 24. Cabango 25. Colwill 26. Smith

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