Fathers and sons who have played football for Wales


Mel Charles featured in the 1958 World Cup quarter-final when Wales were beaten by a first international goal from Brazilian legend Pele.

Mel’s older brother and Wales icon John Charles was also selected in the 1958 World Cup squad, but did not feature in the quarter-final due to injury.

A year later, Mel signed for Arsenal, having made more than 230 appearances for his hometown club Swansea, and would win 31 caps for Wales up to 1962.

Like his father, Jeremy also began his senior career with the Swans, becoming a key figure as the club climbed the divisions under manager John Toshack.

Continuing to follow in both his father’s and uncle’s footsteps, Jeremy went on to win 19 caps for Wales, scoring one goal, between 1980 and 1986.

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