Who are the 100 Welsh Heroes?
The 100 Welsh Heroes on this site are here as a result of Wales' largest ever online poll. Between 8th September 2003 and 23rd of February 2004, Culturenet Cymru received over 80,000 nominations and votes in their quest to find the greatest Welsh men and women of all time.
The heroes featured here showcase the extraordinary talents of Welsh men and women through the ages, in almost all fields of human endeavour. Using this site you can study the achievements of all 100 heroes.
6 - Gareth Edwards MBE (1685 votes)
All time rugby great and cornerstone of a golden age of Welsh international glory.
Gareth Edwards is possibly the greatest rugby player of all time and probably the best ever to play for Wales. His consecutive 53 appearances in the red jersey, still a Welsh record, are all the more remarkable for being attained in an era when international games were played half as frequently as now.