| ||Top Welsh Football Players According to Bookmakers|
Welsh football players are undoubtedly stepping up their game, and it is evident as they are making their mark in history. Wales is getting the recognition it deserves both from fans and bookies because of the outstanding performance of certain players. And several top UK bookmakers have directly or indirectly outlined some of these top Welsh players. You will find the top Welsh football players according to your favourite bookies as you read on.
It is almost impossible to mention Wales players without including Gareth Frank Bale. He was born on July 16, 1989, and he primarily plays as a right-winger. As of May 2022, Gareth Bale plays in La Liga for Real Madrid. Gareth Bale received the first beam of the spotlight in Southampton before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007. Then, he moved to Real Madrid in 2013, where he has had an exceptional performance with 81 goals in 176 appearances.
Although he was loaned to Tottenham Hotspur in 2020, he returned to Madrid in 2021 after netting 11 goals in 20 appearances. Bale, in his prime, was one of the fastest players in the world; once he overtook a defender, the only way to stop him was to commit a professional foul. What is amazing about this Welsh attacker is that he started his career from the left wing-back position.
However, he still found his way to attacking positions to put the ball in the net. Real Madrid was the peak for Gareth as he won the UEFA Champions League four times. And he also won other trophies like La Liga, Copa del Rey, Supercopa, UEFA Super Cup, and Fifa World Cup.
He also has some individual trophies under his belt; he won the Welsh footballer of the year six times and entered the year's UEFA team twice.
Bale is a well-rounded player with exceptional stamina, control, technique, and even heading ability. He makes runs, creates chances and scores. He is also a freekick specialist, having successfully executed the knuckleball technique a couple of times.
Aaron Ramsey is a very versatile Welsh midfielder that aged like fine wine. Born on December 26, 1990, Aaron James Ramsey had a long career spanning from Cardiff to Arsenal until he landed in Juventus. As of May 2022, Ramsey is on loan from Juventus to Rangers FC.
Despite being a midfielder, Aaron Ramsey is known for his dominance in the game as a box-to-box player. Occasionally, we see him on the right or left-wing. The midfielder has exceptional attacking prowess for a midfielder, and he makes unfathomable runs into the box to help his team find the net. Ramsey is also gifted with great vision on the pitch supplemented by precise passing skills. It allows him to give link-up play to his teammates, especially after winning the ball. Aaron Ramsey is what you tag as the perfect definition of a midfielder.
Being a midfielder did not stop him from winning individual awards. Asides from team trophies, he won the Welsh Young Player of the Year and Arsenal Player of the Season award twice. He also has a London Player of the Year recognition under his belt.
Harry Wilson is an unusual favourite for bookies, yet in the world of soccer, he doesn't get the real recognition he deserves. Born on March 22, 1997, Harry Wilson started his senior professional career in Liverpool. From Liverpool, he has undergone a series of loans to several clubs like Hull City and Derby County before his move to Fulham in 2021.
He is the youngest player to represent Wales internationally as he debuted at 16 years and 207 days. This player is well known for his prolific nature, and it is evident in his goal tally in each club he played. From his age and style of play, it is evident that Wilson has not even peaked, even though it is looking like it. He remains one of the Welsh favourites with lots to accomplish shortly.
Daniel James is a young attacker still making his way through the ranks. However, bookies still highly rate this player because of his great potential over the years. Daniel Owen James, born on November 10, 1997, became known mostly during his career in Manchester United. However, after the club did not give him enough playing time, he moved to Leeds in 2021 to showcase his full potential. James is a pacy winger who relies on skills while zooming past defenders. James's last person you want to see runs past you because catching up is very difficult.
Nevertheless, the young star still has a lot of potential and years ahead of him in the game. And at this pace, the top is inevitable for him.
Wrap UpWhile some of these Welsh favourites have peaked and have nothing to prove again, the others are still on their way to the top. Bookies especially rate these players based on their impact on the games they play. And provided that they don't sustain any career threatening injuries, they will surely make it bigger.
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