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List of Cardiff City F.C. records and statistics

This article details records and statistics of Cardiff City Football Club since they joined the Football League in 1920. Cardiff City are a Welsh professional association football club based in Cardiff. The club was founded in 1899 and joined the Football League in 1920 after spending a decade in the Southern League. During their history Cardiff have played in all four professional divisions of the Football League. They currently play in the first tier of the Football League, the First Division/Premier League.

The list details honours won by the club and individual records set by the players. Any attendance records listed here were achieved at Ninian Park which was specially built for the club in 1910 and was replaced by the Cardiff City Stadium in July 2009.[1]

As of 15 May 2014

Honours

League

First Division/Premier League (First Tier)

Second Division/First Division/Championship (Second Tier)

Third Division (south)/Third Division/Second Division/League One (Third Tier)

Fourth Division/Third Division/League Two (Fourth Tier)

Cups

FA Cup

FA Charity Shield

Football League Cup

Welsh Cup

  • Winners: – 1911–12, 1919–20, 1921–22, 1922–23, 1926–27, 1927–28, 1929–30, 1955–56, 1958–59, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1975–76, 1987–88, 1991–92, 1992–93[2]

FAW Premier Cup

FAW Invitation Cup

FA Youth Cup

  • Runners-up: – 1970–71

FAW Welsh Youth Cup

  • Winners: – 1989–90, 1994–95, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2005–06
  • Runners-up: – 1991–92, 2004–05, 2007–08

Club records

Football League Record

Years League Tier Up/Down Notes
1920–1921 Division 2 2
1921–1929 Division 1 1
1929–1931 Division 2 2
1931–1947 Division 3 South 3
1947–1952 Division 2 2
1952–1957 Division 1 1
1957–1960 Division 2 2
1960–1962 Division 1 1
1962–1975 Division 2 2
1975–1976 Division 3 3
1976–1982 Division 2 2
1982–1983 Division 3 3
1983–1985 Division 2 2
1985–1986 Division 3 3
1986–1988 Division 4 4
1988–1990 Division 3 3
1990–1993 Division 4/Division 3 4 changed title due to Premier League being introduced in 1992.
1993–1995 Division 2 3
1995–1999 Division 3 4
1999–2000 Division 2 3
2000–2001 Division 3 4
2001–2003 Division 2 3
2003-2013 Division 1/Championship 2 League changed it name to Championship in 2004 for sponsorship reasons
2013–2014 Premier League 1
2014– Championship 2

Match records

Firsts

Lasts

Record results

Season records

  • Most wins in a season: 30 in 42 games, 1946-47
  • Most Defeats in a season: 27 in 42 games, 1933-34
  • Longest stretch of clean sheets: 8, 7 April 1976 - 21 August 1976[4]
  • Most goals scored in one season: 95, Division Three 2000–01
  • Most goals conceded in one season: 105, Division Three South, 1933-34

Attendance records

Player appearance records

Most appearances

Substitute appearances in brackets

# Name Years League FA Cup League Cup Other[7] Total
1 Dwyer, PhilPhil Dwyer 1972–85 471 (5) 23 (0) 28 (0) 9 (0) 531 (5)
2 Murray, DonDon Murray 1962–74 406 (0) 23 (0) 21 (0) 33 (0) 483 (0)
3 Farquharson, TomTom Farquharson 1921–34 445 (0) 34 (0) 0 (0) 2 (0) 481 (0)
4 King, PeterPeter King 1960–74 356 (5) 20 (0) 22 (0) 33 (1) 431 (6)
5 Stitfall, RonRon Stitfall 1947–64 398 (0) 20 (0) 3 (0) 0 (0) 421 (0)
6 Keenor, FredFred Keenor 1920–30 371 (0) 42 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 414 (0)
7 Hardy, BillyBilly Hardy 1920–31 354 (0) 53 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 408 (0)
8 Harrington, AlanAlan Harrington 1952–66 348 (0) 14 (0) 11 (0) 8 (0) 381 (0)
9 Sherwood, AlfAlf Sherwood 1946–56 354 (0) 18 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 372 (0)
10 Whittingham, PeterPeter Whittingham 2007 - 296 (31) 15 (1) 19 (5) 10 (0) 340 (37)
11 Davies, LenLen Davies 1920–31 305 (0) 33 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 339 (0)
12 Perry, JasonJason Perry 1986–96 281 (3) 15 (1) 22 (0) 20 (1) 338 (5)
13 Young, ScottScott Young 1993–03 277 (20) 22 (1) 14 (1) 20 (3) 333 (25)
14 Baker, ColinColin Baker 1953–66 298 (0) 17 (0) 12 (0) 1 (0) 328 (0)
15 Gibbins, RogerRoger Gibbins 1982–85 & 1989–92 281 (14) 14 (0) 23 (1) 6 (0) 324 (15)
16 Baker, BillyBilly Baker 1938–54 292 (0) 16 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 308 (0)
17 McNaughton, KevinKevin McNaughton 2006- 245 (10) 17 (0) 9 (2) 9 (0) 292 (10)
18 Sullivan, DerekDerek Sullivan 1947–61 275 (0) 10 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 285 (0)
19 Searle, DamonDamon Searle 1990–96 234 (2) 13 (0) 9 (0) 22 (0) 278 (2)
20 Griffith, CohenCohen Griffith 1989–95 234 (29) 16 (2) 9 (0) 16 (1) 275 (32)

Longest run of consecutive league appearances

Position Player Appearances Years
1 Don Murray 146 May 1968 - November 1971
2 Damon Searle 126 October 1990 - September 1993
3 David Carver 117 October 1968 - September 1971
4 Arthur Lever 114 August 1946 - March 1949
5 Roger Gibbins 108 August 1982 - December 1984

All-Time Starting XI

The following players have made the most appearances and are placed into default positions, they don't necessarily need to be top 11 players with most appearances.

Player scoring records

All time leading goalscorers

Number of appearances in brackets

# Name Years League FA Cup League Cup Other[7] Total
1 Davies, LenLen Davies 1920–31 128 (305) 19 (33) 0 (0) 1 (1) 148 (339)
2 Earnshaw, RobertRobert Earnshaw 1997-04 & 2011-13 89 (193) 10 (14) 10(9) 0 (1) 109 (217)
3= Dale, CarlCarl Dale 1991–98 71 (211) 6 (14) 5 (11) 12 (16) 94 (253)
3= Gill, JimmyJimmy Gill 1920–25 82 (184) 12 (28) 0 (0) 0 (0) 94 (212)
5 Clark, BrianBrian Clark 1967–72 & 1975–76 79 (204) 2 (13) 3 (9) 7 (14) 91 (240)
6 King, PeterPeter King 1960–74 67 (356) 5 (20) 6 (22) 11 (33) 89 (431)
7= Ferguson, HughieHughie Ferguson 1925–29 77 (117) 9 (13) 0 (0) 1 (1) 87 (131)
7= Toshack, JohnJohn Toshack 1966–70 74 (162) 1 (6) 1 (6) 11 (19) 87 (193)
9 Tapscott, DerekDerek Tapscott 1958–65 79 (194) 2 (9) 3 (5) 2 (5) 86 (214)
10 Whittingham, PeterPeter Whittingham 2007– 66 (296) 4 (15) 5 (19) 4 (10) 79 (340)
11 Pike, ChrisChris Pike 1986 & 1989–92 67 (154) 3 (10) 2 (8) 2 (9) 74 (181)
12 Grant, WilfWilf Grant 1950–54 65 (155) 2 (5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 67 (159)
13 Chopra, MichaelMichael Chopra 2006–07, 2008–09 & 2009–11 56 (142) 3 (8) 2 (4) 4 (8) 65 (162)
14 Buchanan, JohnJohn Buchanan 1974–81 54 (231) 2 (11) 5 (15) 0 (7) 61 (264)
15 Evans, TonyTony Evans 1975–79 47 (128) 4 (8) 6 (7) 1 (6) 58 (149)
16 McCambridge, JimmyJimmy McCambridge 1930–32 51 (95) 2 (5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 53 (100)
17 Griffith, CohenCohen Griffith 1989–95 39 (234) 0 (16) 5 (9) 4 (16) 48 (275)
18 Stevens, GaryGary Stevens 1978–81 44 (150) 0 (4) 3 (9) 0 (0) 47 (163)
19= Collins, JimmyJimmy Collins 1937–38 41 (76) 4 (10) 0 (0) 1 (3) 46 (89)
19= Gilligan, JimmyJimmy Gilligan 1987–89 34 (99) 4 (4) 1 (8) 7 (10) 46 (121)
20= Dwyer, PhilPhil Dwyer 1972–85 41 (471) 0 (23) 2 (28) 2 (9) 45 (531)
20= Bothroyd, JayJay Bothroyd 2008–11 41 (118) 1 (6) 3 (7) 0 (5) 45 (136)
20= Ford, TrevorTrevor Ford 1953–56 42 (96) 3 (5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 45 (101)

Progressive scoring record

Robert Earnshaw holds the record for most goals scored in a single season

Jimmy Gill scored twenty goals in Cardiff's first Football league season. This list charts the top scoring season record for the club on the occasions it has been beat or equaled.

Season League All matches
1920-21 Jimmy Gill (19) Jimmy Gill (20)
1921-22 Jimmy Gill (21) Len Davies (30)
1923-24 Len Davies (23)
1926-27 Hughie Ferguson (25) Hughie Ferguson (31)
1931-32 Jimmy McCambridge (26)
1946-47 Stan Richards (30)
1968-69 John Toshack (31)
2002-03 Robert Earnshaw (31) Robert Earnshaw (35)

International records

Manager records

  • First full-time manager: Davy McDougall, August 1910
  • Longest serving manager (time and games): Fred Stewart, May 1911 to May 1933 (22 years and 605 games)[9]
  • Most successful manager: Billy McCandless, win percentage of 53% (53 wins out of 100 games).

Transfers

First player signed: Jack Evans, 1910 from Cwmparc.[10]

Record transfer fees paid

Michael Chopra, sold to Sunderland in July 2007 for £5 million, is the most expensive sale by the club, alongside the transfer of Roger Johnson, and later became the most expensive signing on his return in July 2009.
# Name Fee Paid to Date Notes
1 Medel, GaryGary Medel £11m Sevilla 10 August 2013 [11]
2 Caulker, StevenSteven Caulker £8m Tottenham Hotspur 31 July 2013 [12]
3 Cornelius, AndreasAndreas Cornelius £7.5m FC Copenhagen 27 June 2013 [13]
4 Chopra, MichaelMichael Chopra £3m Sunderland 1 July 2009 [14]
5 Maynard, NickyNicky Maynard £2.5m West Ham United 31 August 2012
6 Bo-Kyung, KimKim Bo-Kyung £2m Cerezo Osaka 27 July 2012
7 Mutch, JordonJordon Mutch £2m Birmingham City 20 June 2012 [15]
8 Thorne, PeterPeter Thorne £1.75m Stoke City 13 September 2001 [16]
9 Velikonja, EtienEtien Velikonja £1.6m Maribor 12 July 2012
10 Brayford, JohnJohn Brayford £1.5m Derby County 26 July 2013 [17]

Progression of record fee paid

Date Player Bought from Fee
1910 Jack Evans Cwmparc 30p
1920 Jimmy Gill Sheffield Wednesday £750
November 1920 Jimmy Blair Sheffield Wednesday £3,500
December 1953 Trevor Ford Sunderland £30,000
1970 Ian Gibson Coventry City £35,000
26 December 1970 Alan Warboys Sheffield Wednesday £40,000
September 1982 Godfrey Ingram San Jose Earthquakes £200,000
10 August 2000 Danny Gabbidon West Bromwich Albion £800,000
29 June 2001 Graham Kavanagh Stoke City £1,000,000
13 September 2001 Peter Thorne Stoke City £1,750,000
1 July 2010 Michael Chopra Sunderland £3,000,000
27 June 2013 Andreas Cornelius FC Copenhagen £7,500,000
31 July 2013 Steven Caulker Tottenham Hotspur £8,000,000
10 August 2013 Gary Medel Sevilla £9,000,000

Record transfer fees received

# Name Fee Paid by Date Notes
1 Caulker, StevenSteven Caulker £8.5m Queens Park Rangers 22 July 2014 [18]
2= Chopra, MichaelMichael Chopra £5m Sunderland 13 July 2007 [19]
2= Johnson, RogerRoger Johnson £5m Birmingham City 25 June 2009 [20]
3 Ramsey, AaronAaron Ramsey £4.8m Arsenal 13 June 2008 [21]
4= Jerome, CameronCameron Jerome £3m Birmingham City 31 May 2006 [22]
4= Earnshaw, RobertRobert Earnshaw £3m West Bromwich Albion 30 August 2004 [23]

Progression of record fee received

Date Player Sold to Fee
8 November 1970 John Toshack Liverpool £110,000
November 1982 Godfrey Ingram San Jose Earthquakes £200,000
October 1989 Jimmy Gilligan Portsmouth £215,000
30 August 2004 Robert Earnshaw West Bromwich Albion £3,000,000
13 July 2007 Michael Chopra Sunderland £5,000,000
22 July 2014 Steven Caulker Queens Park Rangers £8,500,000

European matches

Cardiff City often qualified for the now defunct European Cup Winners Cup by winning the Welsh Cup until UEFA blocked them from using this route in the early 1990s[24]

Cardiff City scores are shown first in every match

Season Competition Round Country Club Home
result[25]
Away
result[25]
Notes
1964-1965 European Cup Winners Cup 1R Esbjerg fB 1–0 0–0
2R Sporting Lisbon 0-0 2-1
QF Real Zaragoza 0-1 2-2
1965-66 European Cup Winners Cup 1R Standard Liege 1–2 0–1
1967-68 European Cup Winners Cup 1R Shamrock Rovers 2–0 1–1
2R NAC Breda 4–1 1–1
QF Torpedo Moscow 1–0 0–1 Cardiff City win replay at neutral ground 1-0
SF Hamburg SV 2–3 1–1
1968-69 European Cup Winners Cup 1R FC Porto 2–2 1–2
1969-70 European Cup Winners Cup 1R Mjøndalen IF 5–1 7–1
2R Göztepe A.Ş. 1–0 0–3
1970-71 European Cup Winners Cup 1R Pezoporikos Larnaca 8–0 0–0
2R FC Nantes 5–1 2–1
QF Real Madrid 1–0 0–2
1971-72 European Cup Winners Cup 1R SC Dynamo Berlin 1–1 1–1 Cardiff City lose 5-4 on pens
1973-74 European Cup Winners Cup 1R Sporting Lisbon 0–0 1–2
1974-75 European Cup Winners Cup 1R Ferencvaros 0–2 1–4
1976-77 European Cup Winners Cup QR Servette Geneva 1–0 1-2
1R Dinamo Tbilisi 1–0 0–3
1977-78 European Cup Winners Cup 1R Austria Vienna 0–0 0–1
1988-89 European Cup Winners Cup 1R Derry City 4–0 0–0
2R AGF Aarhus 1–2 0–4
1992-93 European Cup Winners Cup 1R Admira Wacker 1–1 0–2
1993-94 European Cup Winners Cup 1R Standard Liege 1–3 2–5
Key
  • QR = Qualifying round
  • 1R = First round
  • 2R = Second round
  • 3R = Third round
  • QF = Quarter final
  • SF = Semi final
  • F = Final

Total European matches

Competition Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA
European Cup Winners Cup 47 15 14 18 65 59

Penalty Shootouts

Date Competition Opponents Venue Score
29 September 1971 European Cup Winners Cup SC Dynamo Berlin Home 4-5
14 January 1997 Football League Trophy Exeter City Home 2-4
24 January 1998 FA Cup Reading Away 3-4
25 August 1999 League Cup Queens Park Rangers Away 3-2
24 August 2004 League Cup Kidderminster Harriers Away 5-4
26 October 2004 League Cup Bournemouth Away 5-4
12 May 2010 League Play Offs Leicester City Home 4-3
21 September 2011 League Cup Leicester City Home 7-6
24 January 2012 League Cup Crystal Palace Home 3-1
26 February 2012 League Cup Liverpool Wembley 2-3

Footnotes

  • ^ The First Division was the Top tier of English football, when Cardiff gained this honour.
  • ^ The Second Division was the Second Tier of English football, when Cardiff earned these honours.
  • ^ The Second Division was the Third Tier of English football, when Cardiff won the play-off.
  • ^ The Third Division was the Third Tier of English football, when Cardiff won these honours.
  • ^ The Third Division was the Fourth Tier of English football, when Cardiff won this

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