5. Gareth Bale
In the same year as Wales’ captain Sam Warburton at Whitchurch High School, the Real Madrid Galactico also played rugby in school before settling on his stellar football career.
6. Ryan Giggs
The Manchester United and Wales wing wizard has also been heavily involved in rugby league, the sport at which Danny Wilson excelled as a professional for Swinton. Giggs earned rave reviews as young rugby league star before switching to football.