Cardiff City FC

Cardiff City had its greatest era during the 1920s, claiming a second place in the top division and reaching two FA Cup finals (with a victory in 1927, which made them the first Welsh side to win the tournament). Although the club is resided in Wales they are playing in the English professional league. It hasn't stopped them from winning the Welsh Cup more than twenty times. Since 2010 the club has been owned by the Malaysian business man Vincent Tan.

Basic facts

Founded: 1899
Country: Wales
City: Cardiff

Home grounds

Sophia Gardens (1899-1910)
Ninian Park (1910-2009)
Cardiff City Stadium (2009-)

Main trophies

FA Cup: 1

Ninian Park stadium
Ninian Park, former home field of Cardiff City.

History

Cardiff City FC was founded in 1899 as Riverside Cricket Club. At the approximately same time the club was going professional the name changed in 1908 to Cardiff City. Cardiff as a football club was at its prime in the 1920s, promoted to the First Division and reaching the FA Cup final twice. First final was in the 1924-25 season as runners-up (after losing 0-1 to Sheffield United) and second in the 1926-27 season as winners (1-0 in the final against Arsenal).

By Oscar Anderson

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League statistics

League record

Titles in total: 0
Premier League titles: 0
First participation: 1920-1921

All seasons

Season League Position Points Notes
2018-19 Premier League 18 34  
2017-18 Championship 2 90 Promoted
2016-17 Championship 12 62  
2015-16 Championship 8 68  
2014-15 Championship 11 62  
2013-14 Premier League 20 30 Relegated
2012-13 Championship 1 87 Promoted
2011-12 Championship 6 75  
2010-11 Championship 4 80  
2009-10 Championship 4 76  
2008-09 Championship 6 74  
2007-08 Championship 10 64  
2006-07 Championship 13 64  
2005-06 Championship 11 60  
2004-05 Championship 16 54  
2003-04 1st Division 13 65  
2002-03 2nd Division 6 81 Promoted
2001-02 2nd Division 4 83  
2000-01 3rd Division 2 82 Promoted
1999-00 2nd Division 21 44  
1998-99 3rd Division 3 80 Promoted
1997-98 3rd Division 21 50  
1996-97 3rd Division 7 69  
1995-96 3rd Division 22 45  
1994-95 2nd Division 22 38 Relegated
1993-94 2nd Division 19 54  
1992-93 3rd Division 1 83 Promoted
1991-92 4th Division 9 66 Promoted
1990-91 4th Division 13 60  
1989-90 3rd Division 21 50 Relegated
1988-89 3rd Division 16 57  
1987-88 4th Division 2 85 Promoted
1986-87 4th Division 13 61  
1985-86 3rd Division 22 45 Relegated
1984-85 2nd Division 21 35 Relegated
1983-84 2nd Division 15 51  
1982-83 3rd Division 2 86  
1981-82 2nd Division 20 44  
1980-81 2nd Division 19 36  
1979-80 2nd Division 15 40  
1978-79 2nd Division 9 42  
1977-78 2nd Division 19 38  
1976-77 2nd Division 18 34  
1975-76 3rd Division 2 57 Promoted
1974-75 2nd Division 21 32 Relegated
1973-74 2nd Division 17 36  
1972-73 2nd Division 20 33  
1971-72 2nd Division 19 34  
1970-71 2nd Division 3 53  
1969-70 2nd Division 7 49  
1968-69 2nd Division 5 47  
1967-68 2nd Division 13 38  
1966-67 2nd Division 20 33  
1965-66 2nd Division 20 34  
1964-65 2nd Division 13 40  
1963-64 2nd Division 15 38  
1962-63 2nd Division 10 43  
1961-62 1st Division 21 32 Relegated
1960-61 1st Division 15 37  
1959-60 2nd Division 2 58 Promoted
1958-59 2nd Division 9 43  
1957-58 2nd Division 15 37  
1956-57 1st Division 21 29 Relegated
1955-56 1st Division 17 39  
1954-55 1st Division 20 37  
1953-54 1st Division 10 44  
1952-53 1st Division 12 40  
1951-52 2nd Division 2 51 Promoted
1950-51 2nd Division 3 50  
1949-50 2nd Division 10 42  
1948-49 2nd Division 4 51  
1947-48 2nd Division 5 47  
1946-47 3rd Division S 1 66 Promoted
1939-46 - - - WWII
1938-39 3rd Division S 13 41  
1937-38 3rd Division S 10 42  
1936-37 3rd Division S 18 35  
1935-36 3rd Division S 20 36  
1934-35 3rd Division S 19 35  
1933-34 3rd Division S 22 24  
1932-33 3rd Division S 19 31  
1931-32 3rd Division S 9 46  
1930-31 2nd Division 22 25 Relegated
1929-30 2nd Division 8 44  
1928-29 1st Division 22 29 Relegated
1927-28 1st Division 6 44  
1926-27 1st Division 14 41  
1925-26 1st Division 16 39  
1924-25 1st Division 11 43  
1923-24 1st Division 2 57  
1922-23 1st Division 9 43  
1921-22 1st Division 4 48  
1920-21 2nd Division 2 58 Promoted

Note. The 1939-40 season was abandoned after three rounds and is therefore excluded.

Premier League – facts, stats and history

References:
Premier League by Gunnar Persson

Image sources:
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