Wales v Switzerland


The Association Suisse de Football / Schweizerischer Fussballverband / Associazione Svizzera di Calcio (ASF/SFV) was formed in 1895, was a founder member of FIFA in 1904 and joined UEFA during its foundation year in 1954. FIFA is now based in Zürich, Switzerland with UEFA based in the Swiss city of Nyon.

Having rejoined FIFA at the end of the Second World War, the Football Association of Wales arranged a tour of continental Europe in 1949 with matches against Portugal, Belgium and Switzerland.

The tour was notable not only for being Wales’ first tour of the continent, but also because Wales would have to play in a change strip for the first time as all three opponents also wore red shirts.

The last competitive international match to take place at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham was a UEFA European Championship 2000 qualifier against Switzerland in 1999.

Wales record v Switzerland

Head to Head


Match details

no.datescorescorers (wales)venue 
18226/05/1949Switzerland 4-0 Wales BerneFr
19116/05/1951Wales 3-2 SwitzerlandFord (2), BurgessRacecourse Ground, WrexhamFr
46624/04/1996Switzerland 2-0 Wales Stadio Cornaredo, LuganoFr
48431/03/1999Switzerland 2-0 Wales Letzgrund Stadion, ZurichECQ
48809/10/1999Wales 0-2 Switzerland Racecourse Ground, WrexhamECQ
58212/10/2010Switzerland 4-1 WalesBaleSt. Jakob Park, BaselECQ
59007/10/2011Wales 2-0 SwitzerlandRamsey (pen), BaleLiberty Stadium, SwanseaECQ
67512/06/2021Wales 1-1 SwitzerlandMooreOlympic Stadium, BakuEC

Switzerland Honours

Nations League 4th place: 2018-19

Welsh players to have made their debut against Switzerland

Eleven Welsh players have made their debut for Wales against Switzerland.

The match in Basel in 2010 also saw the last of Brian Flynn's two matches in charge of Wales as caretaker manager.