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  • John Charles scored one hat-trick in international matches

Football player John Charles

William John Charles
John Charles
Born on 27 December 1931, Swansea
Died on 21 February 2004, Wakefield (aged 72)

National team appearances of John Charles

TeamPeriodCapsCapt.Sub. inSub. offGoalsPen.Goals/ Caps
Wales
1950 - 19653851510.395
Total:3851510.395

Player stats by club

Clubs of footballerPeriodCapsCapt.Sub. inSub. offGoalsPen.Goals/ Caps
Leeds United AFC, Leeds08 Mar 1950 - 26 May 19572341110.478
Juventus FC, Torino15 Jan 1958 - 22 May 19621130.273
Leeds United AFC, Leeds20 Oct 19621111.000
Cardiff City FC, Cardiff20 Nov 1963 - 30 May 19653
Player stats by competition
Competition
Played
Capt.
Goals
Pen.
Goals/ Caps
British Championship (BC)
19
2
13
1
0.684
World Cup qualifiers (QW)
10
3
3
1
0.300
World Cup final tournament (WC)
4
1
0.250
Friendly matches and other tournaments
9
1
0.111
(-) matches counted in two competitions at once:
4
3
1
0.750
Total:
38
5*
15
1
0.395
* - not considered 2 matches with unknown captains
Career highlights
Match dateOpponent teamEventAge
8 Mar 1950
Northern Ireland
debut18 years 2 months 9 days
15 Apr 1953
Northern Ireland
first goal21 years 3 months 19 days
20 Apr 1955
Northern Ireland
first hat-trick23 years 3 months 24 days
10 Apr 1957
Northern Ireland
first cap as captain25 years 3 months 14 days
30 May 1965
Soviet Union
last appearance33 years 5 months 3 days
Record of John Charles's goals by opponent team
Opponent teamGoalsPen.Matches
with goals
Matches by goals in a matchGoals/Matches
with goals
CapsGoals/Caps
123>3
Northern Ireland
631112.00061.000
Scotland
413211.33380.500
England
32111.50050.600
Hungary
1111.00020.500
Mexico
1111.00020.500
(+) other teams15
Total:1511063101.500380.395
Record of national team matches played by John Charles
National teamPlayedWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstWinning Percentage
Wales national team3891019497236.9

John Charles's international caps

as player of Leeds United AFC, Leeds:
debut age - 18 years 2 months 9 days
1
08 Mar 1950 16:15

Wrexham, The Racecourse

1950 FIFA World Cup Qualification, British Championship 1949-1950, Group 1
2
16 May 1951 18:15 (+1:00)

Wrexham, The Racecourse

Friendly International
age when scoring first goal - 21 years 3 months 19 days
3
15 Apr 1953 18:00

Belfast, Windsor Park

British Championship 1952-1953
goal
4
14 May 1953 15:00 (+1:00)

Colombes, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir

Friendly International
5
21 May 1953 17:00 (+1:00)

Belgrade, Stadion Jugoslovenska Narodna Armija

Friendly International
6
10 Oct 1953 15:00

Cardiff, Ninian Park

1954 FIFA World Cup Qualification, British Championship 1953-1954, Group 3
7
04 Nov 1953 14:45

Glasgow, Hampden Park

1954 FIFA World Cup Qualification, British Championship 1953-1954, Group 3
2(1p.)хgoal
8
31 Mar 1954 17:00

Wrexham, The Racecourse

1954 FIFA World Cup Qualification, British Championship 1953-1954, Group 3
goal
9
09 May 1954 16:30 (+1:00)

Vienna, Praterstadion (Wiener Stadion)

Friendly International
10
22 Sep 1954 17:30 (+1:00)

Cardiff, Ninian Park

Friendly International
11
16 Oct 1954 15:00

Cardiff, Ninian Park

British Championship 1954-1955
12
10 Nov 1954 14:15

Wembley, British Empire Exhibition Stadium

British Championship 1954-1955
goal
13
20 Apr 1955 18:00 (+1:00)

Belfast, Windsor Park

British Championship 1954-1955
goal
14
22 Oct 1955 15:00

Cardiff, Ninian Park

British Championship 1955-1956
15
09 Nov 1955 14:30

Glasgow, Hampden Park

British Championship 1955-1956
16
23 Nov 1955 14:00

Wrexham, The Racecourse

Friendly International
17
11 Apr 1956 17:30 (+1:00)

Cardiff, Ninian Park

British Championship 1955-1956
18
20 Oct 1956 15:00

Cardiff, Ninian Park

British Championship 1956-1957
19
14 Nov 1956 14:30

Wembley, British Empire Exhibition Stadium

British Championship 1956-1957
goal
20
10 Apr 1957 17:45

Belfast, Windsor Park

British Championship 1956-1957
captain
21
01 May 1957 18:30 (+1:00)

Cardiff, Ninian Park

1958 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 4
captain
22
19 May 1957 15:00 (+1:00)

Leipzig, Zentralstadion

1958 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 4
captain
23
26 May 1957 17:00 (+1:00)

Prague, Stadion Československé Armády, Strahov

1958 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 4
captain
as player of Juventus FC, Torino:
24
15 Jan 1958 14:45 (+2:00)

Ramat Gan, National Stadium

1958 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Play-off
25
05 Feb 1958 15:00

Cardiff, Ninian Park

1958 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Play-off
26
08 Jun 1958 19:00 (+1:00)

Sandviken, Jernvallen

1958 FIFA World Cup Final Tournament, Group 3
goal
27
11 Jun 1958 19:00 (+1:00)

Solna, Råsunda Fotbollstadion

1958 FIFA World Cup Final Tournament, Group 3
28
15 Jun 1958 14:00 (+1:00)

Solna, Råsunda Fotbollstadion

1958 FIFA World Cup Final Tournament, Group 3
29
17 Jun 1958 19:00 (+1:00)

Solna, Råsunda Fotbollstadion

1958 FIFA World Cup Final Tournament, Play-off
30
04 Nov 1959 14:45

Glasgow, Hampden Park

British Championship 1959-1960
goal
31
14 Oct 1961 15:00 (+1:00)

Cardiff, Ninian Park

British Championship 1961-1962
32
12 May 1962 16:00 (+3:00)

Rio de Janeiro, Estádio do Maracanã

Friendly International
33
16 May 1962 21:30 (+3:00)

São Paulo, Estádio do Pacaembu

Friendly International
34
22 May 1962

Mexico City, Estadio Olímpico de la Ciudad Universitaria

Friendly International
goal
as player of Leeds United AFC, Leeds:
35
20 Oct 1962 15:00 (+1:00)

Cardiff, Ninian Park

British Championship 1962-1963
goal
captain
as player of Cardiff City FC, Cardiff:
36
20 Nov 1963 19:30

Glasgow, Hampden Park

British Championship 1963-1964
37
03 Oct 1964

Cardiff, Ninian Park

British Championship 1964-1965
38
30 May 1965 19:00 (+3:00)

Moscow, Lenin Central Stadium

1966 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Group 7
Comments

Chris01010 - posted on 23 October 2011 at 23:23:57

He did not use the name William and was always known as John Charles. (link: )

Soproni Démon - posted on 11 May 2013 at 22:53:27

His brother, John Charles was also a member of the Wales national football team
(link: )
(link: )

Zsorzsinju - posted on 30 January 2015 at 08:05:34

His brother, Melvyn ’Mel’ Charles was also a member of the Wales national football team. (link: )

db - posted on 1 June 2021 at 11:34:22

Born 24.12.1931 (link: )

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John Charles's most often teammates
Ivor Allchurch (1951 - 1965) - 32 games
Cliff Jones (1954 - 1965) - 26 games
Jack Kelsey (1954 - 1962) - 25 games
Stuart Williams (1954 - 1964) - 20 games
Alf Sherwood (1950 - 1956) - 19 games
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