Famous Welsh Football Players

Find out more about the greatest Welsh Football Players, including Gareth Bale, Alex Ferguson, Ryan Giggs, Robbie Savage and Gary Speed.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs.
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: November 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cardiff
Welsh midfielder Ryan Giggs has had a successful 24-year stint with Manchester United as a senior player and has also served as their interim coach. He has won 13 Premier League titles with the club and was the first player with two consecutive PFA Young Player of the Year awards.

 2 Tony Pulis

Tony Pulis.
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: January 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newport, United Kingdom

Tony Pulis is a Welsh former football player who played for teams like Bristol Rovers, AFC Bournemouth, and Newport County in a career that spanned 17 years. Pulis is better known for his career as a football manager, for which he was made an inductee to the LMA Hall of Fame.

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 3 Chris Coleman

Chris Coleman.
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Famous As: association football player, association football manager
Birthdate: June 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Swansea

 4 Ethan Ampadu

Ethan Ampadu.
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: September 14, 2000
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Exeter
Son of former footballer Kwame Ampadu, Chelsea midfielder Ethan Ampadu, who has now been loaned to Sheffield United, was the only silver lining in Sheffield’s disastrous Premier League season in late 2020. He has 13 senior international caps, playing for Wales, and was the youngest player in Exeter City’s first-team.

 5 Joe Allen

Joe Allen.
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: March 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Carmarthen

Welsh professional footballer, Joe Allen, plays as a midfielder for Championship club, Stoke City, and the Welsh national team. He is capable of playing in several midfield roles. He has been playing football since he was a child and made his professional first-team debut at the age of 16. Since then, he has played hundreds of matches across all competitions.

 6 Wayne Hennessey

Wayne Hennessey
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bangor

 7 John Hartson

John Hartson
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Swansea
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 8 Carl Robinson

Carl Robinson
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: October 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Llandrindod Wells

 9 Jimmy Murphy

Jimmy Murphy
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Birthdate: August 8, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pentre
Died: November 14, 1989

 10 Owain Fon Williams

Owain Fon Williams
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Birthdate: March 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Penygroes, Gwynedd

 11 Shaun MacDonald

Shaun MacDonald
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Swansea

 12 Craig Davies

Craig Davies
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Famous As: association football player
Birthdate: January 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Burton upon Trent

 13 Ivor Allchurch

Ivor Allchurch
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: October 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Swansea, Wales
Died: July 10, 1997

 14 Phil Woosnam

Phil Woosnam
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: December 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Caersws, Wales
Died: July 19, 2013

 15 Wilf Wooller

Wilf Wooller
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 20, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rhos on Sea, Wales
Died: March 10, 1997