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Gunter equals Welsh cap record!

Royals defender is first half substitute and makes 92nd Wales appearance against Denmark

16 November 2018

Royals defender, Chris Gunter, came off the bench for Wales against Denmark tonight to make his 92nd appearance for Wales - making him the joint-most capped Welsh international of all time!

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In taking part in the UEFA Nations League game against the Danes, Gunter draws level with Neville Southall's total to mark a fantastic milestone in his international career.

The full-back has made more than 50 appearances for club and country in each of the last five seasons, which is testament to his remarkable athleticism as well as his footballing ability.

Gunter crossed the white line for his country for the first time while still a teenager - in a friendly against New Zealand in 2007.

He has since made the right-back position almost exclusively his own for Wales, racking up caps at every opportunity and representing his country with pride.

The 2015-16 campaign was a season of consistency at club level before an historic summer with Wales. Gunter played 66 times in total for the Royals and Wales as they made it all the way to the semi-finals of Euro 2016.

Gunter now joins an exclusive club of internationals who can lay claim to being the record caps holder for their country. This includes the likes of Cafu, Lothar Matthaus, Alexis Sanchez, Iker Casillas, Gianluigi Buffon, Robbie Keane, Wesley Sneijder, Javier Zanetti and many more.

Alongside his 280 appearances as a Royal to date, Gunter has played 63 times for Wales during his time at Madejski Stadium. He could earn his 93rd cap on Tuesday night, in an away friendly against Albania, to become Wales' most-capped player in his own right.

Congratulations to Chris on his fantastic achievement!

Wales player Caps
Neville Southall 92
Chris Gunter 92
Gary Speed 85
Ashley Williams 82
Wayne Hennessey 80
Craig Bellamy 78
Joe Ledley 77
Dean Saunders 75
Ian Rush 73
Peter Nicholas 73

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