Wales v Netherlands


The Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond (KNVB) was founded in 1889 and were founder members of FIFA in 1904 and UEFA in 1954.

Wales' first match against the Netherlands came in 1998 during qualification for the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

The 1-7 defeat to the Netherlands in Eindhoven during the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign is Wales' heaviest post-war defeat and the heaviest defeat since Wales lost 0-7 to Ireland in 1930.

Wales record v Netherlands

Head to Head


Match details

no.datescorescorers (wales)venue 
41414/09/1988Netherlands 1-0 Wales Olympisch Stadion, AmsterdamWCQ
42011/10/1989Wales 1-2 NetherlandsBowenRacecourse Ground, WrexhamWCQ
43930/05/1992Netherlands 4-0 Wales Stadion Nieuw Galgenwaard, UtrechtFr
46905/10/1996Wales 1-3 NetherlandsSaundersArms Park, CardiffWCQ
47009/11/1996Netherlands 7-1 WalesSaundersPhillips Stadion, EindhovenWCQ
56001/06/2008Netherlands 2-0 Wales  De Kuip, RotterdamFr
61004/06/2014Netherlands 2-0 Wales Amsterdam Arena, AmsterdamFr
62113/11/2015Wales 2-3 NetherlandsLedley, HuwsCardiff City Stadium, CardiffFr
62901/07/2016Wales 3-1 BelgiumA. Williams, Robson-Kanu, VokesStade Pierre-Mauroy, LilleEC

Netherlands Honours

FIFA World Cup Runners Up (3): 1974, 1978, 2010

FIFA World Cup 3rd Place: 2014

UEFA European Championship winners (1): 1988

UEFA European Championship 3rd Place (4): 1976, 1992, 2000, 2004

UEFA Nations League Runners Up (1): 2019

Welsh players to have made their debut against Netherlands

Eight Welsh players have made their debut for Wales against Netherlands.