Wales v Austria

Austrian Football Association

The Österreichischer Fußball-Bund (ÖFB) founded in 1904 became a member of FIFA in 1905 and was a founder member of UEFA in 1954. However Austria's first international match came in 1902 with a 5-0 defeat of neighbours Hungary.

Wales' first meeting with Austria was a 2-0 friendly defeat in Vienna two months before Austria's 3rd place finish at the 1954 FIFA World Cup.

Wales record v Austria

Head to Head


Match details

no.datescorescorers (wales)venue 
20409/05/1954Austria 2-0 Wales Praterstadion, ViennaFr
21123/11/1955Wales 1-2 AustriaTapscottRacecourse Ground, WrexhamFr
31404/09/1974Austria 2-1 WalesGriffithsPraterstadion, ViennaECQ
32219/11/1975Wales 1-0 AustriaGriffithsRacecourse Ground, WrexhamECQ
43729/04/1992Austria 1-1 WalesColemanPraterstadion, ViennaFr
52926/03/2005Wales 0-2 Austria Millennium Stadium, CardiffWCQ
53030/03/2005Austria 1-0 Wales Ernst Happel Stadion, ViennaWCQ
60006/02/2013Wales 2-1 AustriaBale, VokesLiberty Stadium, SwanseaFr
63206/10/2016Austria 2-2 WalesAllen, o.g.Ernst-Happel-Stadion, ViennaWCQ
63702/09/2017Wales 1-0 AustriaWoodburnCardiff City Stadium, CardiffWCQ

Austria Honours

FIFA World Cup 3rd Place: 1954

Welsh players to have made their debut against Austria

Eleven Welsh players have made their debut for Wales against Austria with both Chris Coleman and Ben Woodburn also scoring on their debuts.

Wrexham goalkeeper, Brian Lloyd, not only made his debut against Austria but also designed the programme cover for the match!