Nicknamed "the Golden Boy", his international career began against England at Roker Park in 1951 and ended against Chile in Santiago in 1966.
Allchurch scored 23 goals for Wales in 68 appearances, both records in their time. Joey Jones (72 caps) beat his appearance record in 1986.
An inside-forward with superb ball control he was one of the key members of the Welsh team who reached the 1958 World Cup finals in Sweden. He was awarded the MBE in 1966.