Ivor Allchurch made his debut for Wales aged 21 on November 15, 1950 in a match towards England. Regardless of a 4-2 defeat in that recreation, he remained a daily participant within the nationwide staff and went on to attain 23 targets in 68 worldwide video games.
Allchurch’s largest feat for Wales was when he scored in each legs towards Israel to assist them qualify for the 1958 World Cup.
On the World Cup, he performed in all three of Wales’ group video games, scoring in a 1-1 draw with Mexico earlier than netting the primary purpose in a 2-1 win towards Hungary in a play-off match to succeed in the quarter-final, earlier than a purpose from Pele broke Welsh goals within the final eight.
Following the event, Wales worldwide Dave Bowen famously commented, “They checked out Ivor and questioned the place he had been hiding. He might have performed for any of the groups on the market, together with Brazil.”