Wales v Cyprus

cyprus football association

Cyprus have never qualified for a major tournament and despite being members of FIFA since 1948 the island did not play its first official international match until 1960 after Cyprus had gained it's independence from the United Kingdom.


Cyprus played its first unofficial international match in Tel Aviv in 1949; a 3-1 defeat to Israel.

In November 1960, following independence from British rule, Cyprus drew its first official international match, also against Israel, as part of the 1962 FIFA World Cup qualifying tournament.

Wales record v Cyprus

Wales' first meeting with Cyprus was in qualifying for the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

Wayne Hennessey won his 50th cap for Wales during the match against Cyprus in Nicosia in 2015.

Head to Head


Match details

no.datescorescorers (wales)venue 
44314/10/1992Cyprus 0-1 WalesM HughesTsirion Athletic Center, LimassolWCQ
45013/10/1993Wales 2-0 CyprusSaunders, RushArms Park, CardiffWCQ
53616/11/2005Cyprus 1-0 Wales Tsirio Stadium, LimassolFr
54311/10/2006Wales 3-1 CyprusKoumas, Earnshaw, BellamyMillennium Stadium, CardiffECQ
55313/10/2007Cyprus 3-1 WalesCollinsNeo GSP Stadium, NicosiaECQ
61313/10/2014Wales 2-1 CyprusCotterill, Robson-KanuCardiff City Stadium, CardiffECQ
61703/09/2015Cyprus 0-1 WalesBaleGSP Stadium, NicosiaECQ

Cyprus Honours


Welsh players to have made their debut against Cyprus

Three players have made their debut for Wales against Cyprus.