Famous Welsh Football Players

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Find out more about the greatest Welsh Football Players, including Gareth Bale, Alex Ferguson, Ryan Giggs, Robbie Savage and Gary Speed.
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Gareth Bale
(Footballer)
Gareth Bale
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Birthdate: July 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

The charismatic Welsh footballer player, Gareth Frank Bale played for Southampton football club and Tottenham Hotspur extensively before joining Real Madrid in 2013 for a fees that exceeded Christiano Ronaldo’s earlier record fee. Known for his speed and accuracy, Gareth Bales is also the captain of Wales national team and plays for Tottenham Hotspur, on loan from Real Madrid.

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Ryan Giggs
(Football Player, Football Manager)
Ryan Giggs
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Birthdate: November 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Canton, Cardiff, Wales
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.
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Aaron Ramsey
(Footballer)
Aaron Ramsey
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Birthdate: December 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Caerphilly, Gwent, Wales
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Mark Hughes
(Football manager)
Mark Hughes
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Birthdate: November 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wrexham, Wales
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Craig Bellamy
(Association football player)
Craig Bellamy
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Birthdate: July 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cardiff
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Tony Pulis
(Football Player, Football Manager)
Tony Pulis
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Birthdate: January 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newport, Wales

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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Wayne Hennessey
(Association football player)
Wayne Hennessey
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Birthdate: January 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bangor
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Ethan Ampadu
(Footballer)
Ethan Ampadu
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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.
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Chris Coleman
(association football player, association football manager)
Chris Coleman
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Birthdate: June 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Swansea
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Joe Allen
(Footballer)
Joe Allen
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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.

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John Charles
(Association football player, Association football manager)
John Charles
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Birthdate: December 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Swansea
Died: February 21, 2004
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John Hartson
(Association football player)
John Hartson
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Birthdate: April 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Swansea
Jimmy Murphy
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Birthdate: August 8, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pentre
Died: November 14, 1989
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Carl Robinson
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Carl Robinson
2
Birthdate: October 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Llandrindod Wells
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David Cotterill
(Association football player)
David Cotterill
2
Birthdate: December 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cardiff
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Pat Van Den Hauwe
(Football player Defender)
Pat Van Den Hauwe
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Birthdate: December 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dendermonde, Belgium
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Shaun MacDonald
(Association football player)
Shaun MacDonald
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Birthdate: June 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Swansea
Owain Fon Williams
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Birthdate: March 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Penygroes, Gwynedd
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Craig Davies
(association football player)
Craig Davies
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Birthdate: January 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Burton upon Trent
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Momodou Touray
(Footballer forward)
Momodou Touray
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Birthdate: July 30, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: The Gambia
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Ivor Allchurch
(Footballer)
Ivor Allchurch
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Birthdate: October 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Swansea, Wales
Died: July 10, 1997
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Nathaniel Jarvis
(Footballer Striker)
Nathaniel Jarvis
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Birthdate: October 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
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Phil Woosnam
(Football player)
Phil Woosnam
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Birthdate: December 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Caersws, Wales
Died: July 19, 2013
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Wilf Wooller
(Journalist)
Wilf Wooller
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Birthdate: November 20, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rhos on Sea, Wales
Died: March 10, 1997