The Wales League Cup, also known as the Welsh League Cup, is a football competition that has been held annually since 1992. Despite being a relatively new tournament, the competition has seen some of the best players in Welsh football history showcase their talent. In this article, we will take a look at the top 10 players in the history of the Wales League Cup.
Craig Bellamy is undoubtedly one of the most iconic players in Welsh football history. The Cardiff-born striker enjoyed a successful career in the Premier League and was also a key player for the Welsh national team. Bellamy was instrumental in helping Cardiff City lift the Wales League Cup in the 2011-12 season, scoring the winning goal in the final against Liverpool.
Ivor Allchurch is widely regarded as one of the greatest Welsh footballers of all time. The Swansea-born forward was a prolific goalscorer for both club and country, and his performances in the Wales League Cup were no exception. Allchurch played a crucial role in helping Swansea Town (now known as Swansea City) lift the trophy in the 1965-66 season.
John Toshack is another legendary figure in Welsh football. The former Liverpool and Wales striker enjoyed a successful playing career before going on to become a highly respected manager. Toshack’s success in the Wales League Cup came during his time as Swansea City manager, winning the competition twice in the 1990s.
Nathan Blake enjoyed a successful career in the English Premier League and was also a key player for the Welsh national team. The striker was part of the Cardiff City team that lifted the Wales League Cup in 2002, scoring the opening goal in the final against Swansea City.
Garry Monk is a former Swansea City player and manager who played a crucial role in the club’s success in the Wales League Cup. The defender captained Swansea to victory in the 2012-13 season, leading the team to a famous 5-0 win over Bradford City in the final.
Lee Trundle is another Swansea City legend who enjoyed success in the Wales League Cup. The striker played a key role in helping the Swans lift the trophy in the 2005-06 season, scoring a hat-trick in the semi-final against Brentford.
Jason Bowen enjoyed a successful career in Welsh football, playing for a number of clubs including Cardiff City and Swansea City. The midfielder was instrumental in helping Cardiff City lift the Wales League Cup in 1993, scoring the winning goal in the final against Rhyl.
Andy Legg is another player who enjoyed success in the Wales League Cup with Cardiff City. The defender played a crucial role in the Bluebirds’ triumph in the 1993 final, providing the assist for Jason Bowen’s winning goal.
Neil Roberts is a former Wrexham striker who enjoyed success in the Wales League Cup during the 2004-05 season. The Welshman scored the winning goal in the final against Southend United, helping Wrexham lift the trophy for the first time in the club’s history.
Mark Delaney is a former Aston Villa and Wales defender who enjoyed success in the Wales League Cup during his time at Cardiff City. Delaney played a key role in helping the Bluebirds reach the final in the 2001-02 season, although the team ultimately lost to Liverpool in the final.