On This Day | Swans star in Wales' World Cup bow

8th June 2020

Wales marked their World Cup finals bow with a 1-1 draw against Hungary on June 8, 1958, with a host of then-current and former Swans involved.

Making their debut on the biggest stage of all, the Dragons earned a creditable point against the Mighty Magyars as Swansea-born John Charles cancelled out Jozsef Bozsik’s earlier strike.

Swansea City was represented by two players in Sandviken – Mel Charles and Ivor Allchurch – while Len Allchurch was an unused substitute.

Former Swans Terry Medwin and Cliff Jones also played the full 90 minutes of their country’s opening match in Group 3, as did future signing Colin Webster.