Ranked! The 10 best Welsh players ever

The 10 best Welsh players ever: Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring for Wales against USA at the 2022 World Cup.
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Picking the best Welsh players is harder than it looks. This tiny country may have stereotypically been more into rugby than football but narrowing this list down to just 10 players was difficult.

10 isn't much… it's an entire team minus Neville Southall between the sticks, right? Our original list featured European Cup winner Joey Jones and Everton giant Kevin Ratcliffe, while other bona fide legends don't get a look-in, unfortunately. Aaron Ramsey, scorer of two FA Cup final goals and stalwart of three major tournaments for the Dragons is omitted – as are Trevor Ford (38 caps, 23 goals, British record transfer in 1950) and John Toshack (seven major titles as a player).

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