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The Website

The Wales Supporters Football Team website is compiling a history of the Welsh football supporters' matches, home and away. I will add match details, reports and photos from games as they become available.

How It All Started

The idea of a supporters' football team was conceived by a few regular Wales fans, over a beer, in a Yerevan bar during 2001. At the time, Wales' next competitive match was the first of the 2004 qualifying campaign away to Finland, so a message was posted on a Finnish supporters' message board offering to play a friendly supporters game before the full international qulaifying match, later that evening. The Finnish fans liked the idea, got a team together and the plan went ahead. On 7th September, 2002 on a sunny afternoon in Helsinki, the first Wales supporters' team made their international debut.

The Team

Since that great day in 2002, the Wales supporters' team has played many games all over Europe and beyond, from Aarhus to Zagreb, from Azerbaijan to America. Each time Wales supporters have turned up, loud and proud to be given a chance to represent their country on the pitch. There have now been over 100 Wales supporters matches where we've managed to assemble a bunch of players (I hesitate to use the word "team", particularly in the early days) who have proudly represented their country on foreign soil, rocky sands and more recently astroturf. There have also been a number of fixtures played at home in Wales.

The Players

Many players have taken part, some made just one appearance, some have appeared in just about every match. Former Wales internationals, Dave Phillips and Malcolm Allen, played for the supporters team against Serbia & Montenegro, back in 2003 and in 2006, we played a match against Austria in Vienna where our boys came up against some classy opponents that included European Cup final winner and ex-Austrian international Hans Krankl!

You can find every player that has played for the Wales Supporters Team on our Supporters Team Players page.