Wales national team

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Wales
Elo Score1815
Elo Ranking
17th
Attack64
Defence90
Population2 739 138 inhabitants (1978)
Affiliations
  • FIFA: since 1910
  • IFAB: since June 2nd, 1886
  • UEFA: since June 15th, 1954

Wales national team honours

Wales last international games

November 29th, 1978 in Wales – Euro qualifier
WNovember 29th, 1978 in Wales
Wales
1815
+7
1 - 01633
-7
Turkey
Euro qualifier
October 25th, 1978 in Wales – Euro qualifier
WOctober 25th, 1978 in Wales
Wales
1808
+4
7 - 01349
-4
Malta
Euro qualifier
May 19th, 1978 in Wales – British Championship
WMay 19th, 1978 in Wales
Wales
1804
+12
1 - 01727
-12
Northern Ireland
British Championship
May 17th, 1978 in Scotland – British Championship
DMay 17th, 1978 in Scotland
Scotland
1972
-14
1 - 11792
+14
Wales
British Championship
May 13th, 1978 in Wales – British Championship
LMay 13th, 1978 in Wales
Wales
1778
-28
1 - 31957
+28
England
British Championship
April 18th, 1978 in Iran – Friendly
WApril 18th, 1978 in Iran
Iran
1760
-12
0 - 11806
+12
Wales
Friendly
December 14th, 1977 in West Germany – Friendly
DDecember 14th, 1977 in West Germany
West Germany
2130
-9
1 - 11794
+9
Wales
Friendly
November 16th, 1977 in Czechoslovakia – World Cup qualifier
LNovember 16th, 1977 in Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
1912
+9
1 - 01785
-9
Wales
World Cup qualifier
October 12th, 1977 in England – World Cup qualifier
LOctober 12th, 1977 in England
Scotland
2000
+16
2 - 01794
-16
Wales
World Cup qualifier
September 20th, 1977 in Kuwait – Friendly
DSeptember 20th, 1977 in Kuwait
Kuwait
1654
+2
0 - 01810
-2
Wales
Friendly

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Wales Elo rating evolution up to December 31st, 1978

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Wales results by competition up to December 31st, 1978

Competition P W D L GS GC GD
World Cup 5 1 3 1 4 4 0
World Cup qualifiers 32 9 4 19 38 51 -13
Euro qualifiers 24 10 5 9 36 29 +7
British International Championship 12 1 4 7 12 27 -15
Others 288 74 61 153 388 627 -239
Total 349 94 73 182 466 711 -245

Wales notable games

First international
March 25th, 1876 in Scotland – Friendly
First international
March 25th, 1876
LMarch 25th, 1876
in Scotland
Scotland
2011
+1
4 - 01499
-1
Wales
Friendly
First competitive game
February 9th, 1884 in Wales – British Championship
First competitive game
February 9th, 1884
WFebruary 9th, 1884
in Wales
Wales
1538
+11
6 - 01282
-11
Ireland
British Championship
First World Cup qualifier
October 15th, 1949 in Wales – World Cup qualifier
British International Championship Group 1
First World Cup qualifier
October 15th, 1949
LOctober 15th, 1949
in Wales
Wales
1758
-24
1 - 42015
+24
England
World Cup qualifier
British International Championship
Group 1
First World Cup game
June 8th, 1958 in Sweden – World Cup Group 3
First World Cup game
June 8th, 1958
DJune 8th, 1958
in Sweden
Hungary
2056
-23
1 - 11736
+23
Wales
World Cup
Group 3
Highest Elo rating: 1888 points
October 20th, 1945 in England – British Championship
Highest Elo rating
1888 points
WOctober 20th, 1945
in England
England
1929
-31
0 - 11888
+31
Wales
British Championship
Lowest Elo rating: 1403 points
February 3rd, 1900 in Scotland – British Championship
Lowest Elo rating
1403 points
LFebruary 3rd, 1900
in Scotland
Scotland
1939
+2
5 - 21403
-2
Wales
British Championship
Win against strongest opponents: 2050 points
October 11th, 1919 in Wales – Friendly
Win against strongest opponents
2050 points
WOctober 11th, 1919
in Wales
Wales
1610
+18
2 - 12050
-18
England
Friendly
Loss against weakest opponents: 1298 points
February 7th, 1891 in Ireland – British Championship
Loss against weakest opponents
1298 points
LFebruary 7th, 1891
in Ireland
Ireland
1298
+61
7 - 21476
-61
Wales
British Championship
Most points won in a game: 65 points
October 26th, 1932 in Scotland – British Championship
Most points won in a game
65 points
WOctober 26th, 1932
in Scotland
Scotland
1930
-65
2 - 51706
+65
Wales
British Championship
Most points lost in a game: -61 points
February 7th, 1891 in Ireland – British Championship
Most points lost in a game
-61 points
LFebruary 7th, 1891
in Ireland
Ireland
1298
+61
7 - 21476
-61
Wales
British Championship
Largest win
March 3rd, 1888 in Wales – British Championship
Largest win
WMarch 3rd, 1888
in Wales
Wales
1503
+17
11 - 01277
-17
Ireland
British Championship
Largest loss
March 23rd, 1878 in Scotland – Friendly
Largest loss
LMarch 23rd, 1878
in Scotland
Scotland
2043
+1
9 - 01496
-1
Wales
Friendly

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