Wales v Denmark


Denmark have qualified for six FIFA World Cup finals as well as nine UEFA European Championships, which they won in 1992.


The Dansk Boldspil-Union (DBU) was formed in 1889 becoming the first Football Association outside the four Home Nations of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Despite winning a silver medal at the Olympic Games of 1908 and 1912 and a bronze medal in 1948, the DBU were content to play in the regional Nordic Championship and friendly matches and did not enter a team in the World Cup qualifiers until 1958.

After winning a silver medal at the 1960 Olympic Games, Denmark withdrew from their 1962 Word Cup qualifying First Round match against Spain. Spain advanced to the Second Round to face Wales.

Due to United Nations sanctions, Yugoslavia were banned from competing at the 1992 UEFA European Championships despite finishing top of their qualifying group. Consequently, the group runners-up, Denmark, were invited to participate in their place.

Despite the late call up, Denmark stunned everyone by winning the tournament, defeating Germany 2-0 in the final.

Wales record v Denmark

The first meeting between Denmark and Wales came in the 1966 World Cup qualifying campaign and Denmark's victory in Copenhagen was their only win during the campaign.

Peter Nicholas won his 50th cap against Denmark in September 1987.

Due to the rebuilding of the National Stadium in Cardiff, Wales' home game against Denmark in the qualifying for Euro 2000 was at Liverpool's Anfield Stadium and the match saw Neville Southall and Mark Hughes take charge of the game following the resignation of Bobby Gould four days earlier.

Head to Head


Match details

no.datescorescorers (wales)venue 
25821/10/1964Denmark 1-0 Wales Idrætspark, CopenhagenWCQ
26801/12/1965Wales 4-2 DenmarkVernon (2), W Davies, ReesRacecourse Ground, WrexhamWCQ
40709/09/1987Wales 1-0 DenmarkM HughesNinian Park, CardiffECQ
40814/10/1987Denmark 1-0 Wales Idrætspark, CopenhagenECQ
42511/09/1990Denmark 1-0 Wales Københavns Idrætspark, CopenhagenFr
48210/10/1998Denmark 1-2 WalesWilliams, BellamyParken Stadion, CopenhagenECQ
48609/06/1999Wales 0-2 Denmark Anfield, LiverpoolECQ
56619/11/2008Denmark 0-1 WalesBellamyBrøndby Stadion, BrøndbyFr
64709/09/2018Denmark 2-0 Wales Ceres Arena, AarhusNL
65016/11/2018Wales 1-2 DenmarkBaleCardiff City Stadium, CardiffNL
67826/06/2021Wales 0-4 Denmark Johan Cruijff Arena, AmsterdamEC

Denmark Honours

UEFA European Championship winners (1): 1992

Welsh players to have made their debut against Denmark

Three Welsh players have made their debut for Wales against Denmark.

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