Premier League era Welsh XI
Premier League era Welsh XI

FootyOn’s Premier League era Welsh XI

Premier League era Welsh XI

FootyOn outline a star-studded Premier League era Welsh XI to celebrate St David’s Day.

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus!

In case you aren’t familiar with the Welsh language, we just wished you a happy St David’s Day.

Every year on March 1st, Wales comes together to celebrate St David’s Day.

St David was the patron Saint of the nation and, as such, is also the national day of Wales.

So, to commemorate this holiday with a football twist, we showcase a Premier League era Welsh XI! Enjoy.

Formation: 4-4-2

Goalkeeper: Neville Southall

Stopper Southall takes his place in goal for our Premier League era Welsh XI.

Stopper Southall takes his place in goal for our Premier League era Welsh XI.

Former Everton shot stopper Southall played six full Premier League season with the Toffees.

Known as one of the greatest goalkeepers of his generation, the Llandudno-born stopper takes our number one jersey.

His former blue Merseyside club are 7/1 with Sky Bet to secure a top six finish this season.

Right back: Mark Delaney

Delaney slots in at right back.

Delaney slots in at right back.

Retired defender Delaney spent eight campaigns with Aston Villa and enjoyed 36 international caps for the Dragons.

Centre back: Ashley Williams

Wales skipper Williams has been a big player for his country.

Wales skipper Williams has been a big player for his country.

Formerly of Swansea City and now Everton, Williams has proved to be a great Welsh centre back in the top-flight.

He was an integral part of Swansea’s rise to prominence and captained his country during their outstanding efforts at Euro 2016.

Centre back: James Collins

Collins provides plenty of experience at the back.

Collins provides plenty of experience at the back.

Towering defensive enforcer Collins is a perfect fit alongside Williams in the heart of our Premier League era Welsh XI backline.

Left back: Ben Davies

Tottenham's Davies is at left back.

Tottenham’s Davies is at left back.

Taking up the left side of the rearguard is young Tottenham full back Davies.

The Neath-born wideman has already racked up 28 national outings and joined Spurs from Swansea back in 2014.

Right midfield: Ryan Giggs

Giggs also features in our Premier League era Welsh XI.

Giggs also features in our Premier League era Welsh XI.

Manchester United legend Giggs was an easy choice for midfield.

The Welshman is the most decorated player in football history after 23 illustrious seasons at Old Trafford.

Giggs also features in one of our other more controversial roster of players. Have a look!

Centre midfield: Gary Speed

Speed was a great Premier League midfielder for many years.

Speed was a great Premier League midfielder for many years.

Welsh icon Speed is the most capped outfield player in Wales international history.

The former midfield anchorman enjoyed an impressive career with Leeds United, Everton, Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield United.

Centre midfield: Aaron Ramsey

Ramsey brings the engine to midfield.

Ramsey brings the engine to midfield.

Arsenal playmaker Ramsey has become one of his country’s latest top talents in recent years.

The Gunners midfielder has twice won the FA Cup and is key to Chris Coleman’s international set-up.

Left midfield: Gareth Bale

Bale has become a global superstar since leaving Spurs.

Bale has become a global superstar since leaving Spurs.

Undoubtedly the biggest football star to come out of Wales.

Real Madrid ace Bale was previously the world’s most expensive player, as he departed Spurs in 2013.

The Bernabeu attacker hasn’t looked out of lace alongside the Galacticos on Spanish soil since his move.

Striker: Mark Hughes

Hughes was prolific at Man Utd.

Hughes was prolific at Man Utd.

Man Utd hero Hughes enjoyed two trophy-laden stints at Old Trafford.

His time at Chelsea and Blackburn Rovers also provided silverware success.

He boasts 72 Wales caps and later managed his nation too. Not too shabby.

Wales are 5/2 with Sky Bet to win their World Cup qualifying Group D.

Striker: Craig Bellamy

Bellamy is a hero in Cardiff for his efforts to get them promoted.

Bellamy is a hero in Cardiff for his efforts to get them promoted.

Controversial character Bellamy partners Hughes in our Premier League era Welsh XI.

He featured for the likes of Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester City and Cardiff City.

During his time at the latter he helped them get promoted for the top tier first time in half a century.

Bellamy also became the first player to score for seven different Premier League clubs in 2014.

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