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List of the best soccer players from Wales. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Wales, along with photos when available. This list of best Welsh soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Welsh soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

This list includes Chris Rodon, Gareth Owen and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Welsh footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Welsh soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Wales in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Welsh soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.

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Aaron Ramsey Midfielder Aaron James Ramsey is a Welsh footballer who plays as a midfielder for Arsenal and the Wales national football team. Ramsey mainly plays as a box-to-box midfielder, but has also been deployed on ...more

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Abbas Farid Abbas Farid is a British freestyle footballer from Newport, South Wales. Farid is of Pakistani descent. In June 2003, Abbas was named the Freestyle King on MTV in UK's Nike Freestyle ...more

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Adam Birchall Forward Adam Stephen Birchall is a footballer who plays as a forward for Bromley. Despite being born in England he has several caps for the Welsh under-21 team, scoring on his debut against the Finland ...more

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Adam Davies Defender Adam Davies is an English-born Welsh footballer who played for Cambridge United and the Wales national under-21 football team. Davies began his career as a schoolboy at Peterborough United ...more

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Adam Gross Defender Adam Charles Gross is an English footballer. He played a handful of games for Wales at youth level. He has also represented England on a number of occasions, turning out for the National Game ...more

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Adam Owen Adam Owen Ph.D is a Welsh football coach specialising in the fitness, conditioning and injury prevention of players and currently works for Servette based in Geneva, Switzerland. Owen attained a ...more

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Adrian Williams Defender Adrian "Ady" Williams is a former Wales international footballer and former Didcot Town manager.

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Alan Davies Midfielder Alan Davies was an English-born Welsh international footballer who played as a right winger, although he could also play on the left. Davies began his football career with Manchester United, ...more

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Alan Durban Forward, Midfielder William Alan Durban is a Welsh former international footballer and manager between the 1970s and 1990s. He played in the Football League for Cardiff City, Derby County and was player-manager of ...more

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Alan Knill Defender Alan Richard Knill is a former Wales international footballer who played as a central defender for several clubs, including Halifax Town, Swansea City, Bury, Scunthorpe United and Rotherham ...more

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Alan Neilson Defender, Midfielder Alan Neilson is a German-born Welsh former professional footballer and assistant manager of Football League Two side Cambridge United. He played his entire career in England as a defender from ...more

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Alex Lawless Defender, Midfielder Alexander Graham "Alex" Lawless is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Luton Town. Lawless began his career with the Cardiff City youth system before playing ...more

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Alf Sherwood Defender Alfred Thomas "Alf" Sherwood was a Welsh international footballer. Between 1947 and 1957, he gained a total of 41 caps, the first on his 23rd birthday, against England in 1946. Known ...more

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Andy Dibble Goalkeeper Andrew Gerald "Andy" Dibble is a Welsh former professional footballer and goalkeeping coach at Football Championship side Rotherham United. As a player he was as a goalkeeper from 1982 ...more

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Andy Dorman Midfielder Andrew "Andy" Dorman is a Welsh international footballer who currently plays for New England Revolution in Major League Soccer. Born in England of English parents, he grew up in Wales ...more

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Andy Holden Defender Andy Holden is a Welsh former football player. He had playing careers at Chester City, Wigan and Oldham Athletic and was a long-serving coach at Everton between 1994 and 2013. He was a strong ...more

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Andy Johnson Midfielder Andrew James "Andy" Johnson is an English born Welsh international football midfielder who last played for King's Lynn.

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Andy King Midfielder Andrew Philip "Andy" King is a professional footballer who plays for Leicester City as a midfielder. He has made over 250 league appearances for Leicester, where he has spent his ...more

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Andy Legg Defender, Midfielder Andrew "Andy" Legg is a Welsh football manager and Wales international player who last managed Welsh Premier League side Llanelli. He has previously played for Swansea City, Notts ...more

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Andy Marriott Goalkeeper Andrew Marriott is an English-born Welsh professional footballer, who played as a goalkeeper. He is a journeyman player, having represented a large number of different clubs, and has also played ...more

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Andy Melville Defender, Midfielder Andrew Roger Melville is a former Wales international footballer. In the early years of his career, he played in midfield. He was later converted into a central defender. He started his career ...more

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Andy Moule Midfielder Andrew Moule is a Welsh footballer who plays as a midfielder. Moule joined Dundee United in 1994 but made just one substitute appearance and was subsequently released. It is unknown what ...more

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Angus McLean Angus McLean was a football player and club manager. A solidly built centre-half who began his career with Aberystwyth Town, McLean moved on to Hilton Main before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers ...more

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Anthony Pulis Midfielder Anthony James Pulis is a retired Welsh footballer who currently works as a youth coach for Orlando City. A journeyman for much of his career Pulis represented Portsmouth, Stoke City, Torquay ...more

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Arron Davies Forward, Midfielder Arron Rhys Davies is a Welsh international footballer who currently plays for Exeter City.

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Ashley Williams Defender Ashley Errol Williams is a footballer who plays for Swansea City and the Wales national team as a defender. He is currently captain of both teams. He plays mainly as a central defender.

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Barrie Vassallo Barrie Emmanuel Vassallo is a Welsh-Maltese former professional football midfielder. He represented Wales at the schools' level. He was most recently manager of Chepstow Town F.C.

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Barry Horne Midfielder Barry Horne is a Welsh former professional footballer, former chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association and sports television pundit. As a player he was a midfielder from 1984 until ...more

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Ben Thatcher Defender Benjamin David "Ben" Thatcher is a former association football player. He played for a number of English clubs, and has featured in more than 300 English league games from his position ...more

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Bernard Purdie Forward Bernard Charles Purdie is a former professional footballer who played as a striker for his hometown club Wrexham before making the short journey across the border to join English neighbours ...more

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Billy Baker Wing half William George "Billy" Baker was a Welsh former professional footballer and Wales international.

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Billy Lewis Billy Lewis was a Welsh international footballer in the late 19th Century who played as a centre forward. He played for Bangor City before joining Everton for a brief period in the first ever ...more

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Lot Jones Inside forward William Thomas Jones, also known as William "Lot" Jones and Billy Lot Jones, was a Welsh footballer who played as a forward. Jones was born in Chirk, Denbighshire, the son of Elizabeth ...more

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Billy Lucas William Henry "Billy" Lucas was a Welsh international football player in the late 1940s and 1950s. During his career, Lucas made over 400 appearances in The Football League during ...more

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Billy Meredith Outside forward William Henry "Billy" Meredith was a Welsh footballer. He was considered one of the early superstars of football due to his performances, notably for Manchester City and Manchester ...more

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Billy Reed William "Billy" Reed was a Welsh international footballer. He was born in the Rhondda valley. He earned his two caps against Scotland and Yugoslavia, and was the first player to be ...more

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Boaz Myhill Goalkeeper Glyn Oliver Myhill, more commonly known as Boaz Myhill, is a professional footballer who plays for West Bromwich Albion as a goalkeeper. Myhill also represented Wales until his international ...more

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Bob John Defender, Wing half Robert Frederick "Bob" John was a Welsh football player and coach. Born in Barry, John played for Barry Town and Caerphilly, before joining English club Arsenal, who signed him amongst ...more

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Brian Bedford Forward Noel Brian Bedford is a former professional footballer. He played the majority of his career at QPR, as a centre forward. He started his professional career at Reading, where he was spotted by ...more

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Brian Flynn Brian Flynn, is a former Welsh football manager and Welsh international player. He is currently director of football at the League 1 side Doncaster Rovers. Flynn managed the Wales national ...more

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Brian Godfrey Forward Brian Cameron Godfrey was a Welsh international footballer. Brian was an inside forward who started his league career at Everton where he only made one appearance before joining Scunthorpe ...more

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Brian Stock Midfielder Brian Benjamin Stock is a footballer who plays as a midfielder for Havant & Waterlooville and he is a Wales international.

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Bryn Jones Inside forward Brynmor "Bryn" Jones was a Welsh professional footballer.

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Byron Anthony Defender Byron Joseph Anthony is a former footballer who represented the Wales national under-21 football team. He is a graduate of the Cardiff City youth system and spent the majority of his ...more

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Byron Stevenson Midfielder William Byron Stevenson was a Welsh international footballer. Stevenson played for Leeds United, Birmingham City and Bristol Rovers. He started his career at Leeds United in 1972, who were then ...more

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Caesar Jenkyns Defender Caesar Augustus Llewellyn Jenkyns was a Welsh international footballer who played in the Football League for Small Heath, Woolwich Arsenal, Newton Heath and Walsall.

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Carl Fletcher Defender, Midfielder Carl Neil Fletcher is a Welsh professional former football player and manager, currently employed as youth team manager at Bournemouth. As a midfielder Fletcher represented Wales at senior ...more

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Carl Griffiths Forward Carl Brian Griffiths is an English-born Welsh former footballer and manager. He started his career with Shrewsbury Town in 1988, and after being voted onto the PFA Team of the Year, moved on to ...more

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Carl Harris Midfielder Stephen Carl Harris is a Welsh former international footballer. As a winger, Harris was noted for his express pace. Former Ipswich Town and England captain Mick Mills is on record as saying ...more

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Carl Robinson Midfielder Carl Robinson is a retired Welsh footballer who is currently the head coach for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer.