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Cardiff City captain, Sean Morrison, and manager, Neil Warnock, celebrate promotion together.

Cardiff City

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In 2017/18, Cardiff City will be playing Premier League football for the second time. The manager, players and fans will hope the team perform better than the last time they were here. In 2013/14, Cardiff finished in 20th place and were relegated after one season of Premier League football. 

  • Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium 
  • Stadium Capacity: 33,280
  • Location: Cardiff (Wales)
  • Founded: 1899 
  • Nickname: The Bluebirds
  • Manager: Neil Warnock
  • Kit: Blue shirt, shorts and socks

Cardiff City was formed in 1899 and is based in Cardiff which is the capital of Wales. They are one of only six Welsh teams to play in the English league system. Throughout its history, Cardiff have played in all four divisions of English football with long periods of time in the lower divisions. Here are some of the highlights:

  • FA Cup Winners: 1927
  • Championship Winners (second level): 2012/13
  • Welsh Cup Winners a record 22 times
  • European Cup Winners Cup Semi-Finals: 1966/67
  • Premier League best finish (20th): 2013/14

The Iceland captain Anar Gunnarsson plays for Cardiff City.

The Manager 

Neil Warnock has been the manager of Cardiff City since October 2016. Warnock’s Cardiff City finished second in the Championship to win promotion to the Premier League. It was his eighth promotion as a manager, which is a record in English football. Warnock has managed 12 clubs in a managerial career lasting over 35 years.

Cardiff City are known as the Bluebirds and play at Cardiff City Stadium.

Three to Watch

Cardiff will be looking to ruffle a few feathers in the Premier League this season. Here are three players to watch out for in the Premier League this season:

Aron Gunnarsson

Gunnarsson is one player in the Cardiff City squad you may have seen him as Iceland’s captain at the World Cup in Russia or the European Championship in 2016. Gunnarsson is a defensive midfielder and he scored the goal that won Cardiff promotion back to the Premier League.

Bobby Reid

Reid is Cardiff’s big summer signing. Reid was signed from Bristol City for about £10 million and fans will be hoping he will be the player to score the goals in the Premier League. The striker scored 19 goals in the Championship last season.

Bobby Reid is one of Cardiff's big summer signings.

Sean Morrison

Morrison is Cardiff’s captain and was the team’s Player of the Season last season. The centre-back has made over 150 appearances for the Bluebirds and will be the player to keep an eye on some of the Premier League’s top strikers this season.

Vincent Tan from Malaysia  is Cardiff City's owner.

Last season

Cardiff finished in second place in the Championship to win automatic promotion to the Premier League. Cardiff’s promotion was built on a strong defence as they had the joint-best defence in the division. Their top scorer was Junior Hoilett with 11 goals. 

This photo was taken in 1964 at Cardiff City's old stadium: Ninian Park.

Prediction: 20th

Cardiff sometimes found it difficult to score goals last season and this will be even more difficult in the Premier League. They will need their strikers to be on top form. Cardiff will battle and be competitive in every game they play but we’re not sure that will be enough.

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Gabriel Amaral's picture
Gabriel Amaral
07/04/2021
BR
876
points

I found very cool that PL allowed in its history that clubs from Wales were able to compete as well as the english club. Don't know much things about Cardiff, but hope to have them playing the Premier League much more.


Gabriel Amaral's picture
Gabriel Amaral
07/04/2021 18:24
Brazil
Arsenal
876

I found very cool that PL allowed in its history that clubs from Wales were able to compete as well as the english club. Don't know much things about Cardiff, but hope to have them playing the Premier League much more.

marynchukdenys1984's picture
marynchukdenys1984
05/11/2020
UA
229
points

Hello, I know about Cardiff City was formed in 1899 is based in Cardiff, and in 2016 Cardiff City cf finished second in the championship to win promotion to Premier Ligue. I haven't seen any matches with Cardiff City yeat but I hope to see it soon and more than once. It's really a great club is from Welsh and has a nickname the Bluebirds


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marynchukdenys1984
05/11/2020 21:34
Ukraine
Liverpool
229

Hello, I know about Cardiff City was formed in 1899 is based in Cardiff, and in 2016 Cardiff City cf finished second in the championship to win promotion to Premier Ligue. I haven't seen any matches with Cardiff City yeat but I hope to see it soon and more than once. It's really a great club is from Welsh and has a nickname the Bluebirds

Segol123's picture
Segol123
07/07/2020
PE
70
points

Amazing quiz floks


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Segol123
07/07/2020 17:44
Peru
Manchester United
70

Amazing quiz floks

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
15/06/2020
TR
5800
points

All I know about Cardiff City is that it’s the Capital of Wales and their manager , Neil Warnock , has a good sense of humour :)
My favourite Cardiff City player back years ago was Aaron Ramsey who’s currently plays for Juventus.
Wish the best of luck to Bluebirds fans.


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
15/06/2020 15:38
Turkey
Manchester United
5800

All I know about Cardiff City is that it’s the Capital of Wales and their manager , Neil Warnock , has a good sense of humour :)
My favourite Cardiff City player back years ago was Aaron Ramsey who’s currently plays for Juventus.
Wish the best of luck to Bluebirds fans.

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Hector Pinzon
29/04/2020
CO
495
points

I think that Aron Gunnarson deserves to play on a team with more hierarchy.


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Hector Pinzon
29/04/2020 19:14
Colombia
Manchester United
495

I think that Aron Gunnarson deserves to play on a team with more hierarchy.

Sargis from Artsakh's picture
Sargis from Artsakh
21/04/2019
AM
244
points

It`s great what clubs from Wales can be play in leagues of England. Aron Gunnarson from Cardiff for my opinion is very good and quality player with strong character and have good skills for midfielder.


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Sargis from Artsakh
21/04/2019 10:03
Armenia
Arsenal
244

It`s great what clubs from Wales can be play in leagues of England. Aron Gunnarson from Cardiff for my opinion is very good and quality player with strong character and have good skills for midfielder.

ldzingirai's picture
ldzingirai
26/03/2019
ZW
1739
points

Cardiff will play championship football next season.It failed to correct its mistakes from previous lesson in 2013-14 season.The good news is that it will finish this current campaign in second from last position.


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ldzingirai
26/03/2019 18:58
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1739

Cardiff will play championship football next season.It failed to correct its mistakes from previous lesson in 2013-14 season.The good news is that it will finish this current campaign in second from last position.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
12/03/2019
UA
5796
points

So far they have a good chance not to be relegated. They definitely miss the late Emiliano Sala.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
12/03/2019 09:45
Ukraine
Liverpool
5796

So far they have a good chance not to be relegated. They definitely miss the late Emiliano Sala.

luongtx's picture
luongtx
14/11/2018
VN
33
points

My favorite team is kind of bird but it's not bluebird, it is white bird. Guess what: It can only be Spurs.


luongtx's picture
luongtx
14/11/2018 11:58
Vietnam
Tottenham Hotspur
33

My favorite team is kind of bird but it's not bluebird, it is white bird. Guess what: It can only be Spurs.

gogo
22/10/2018
VN
93
points

Cardiff has very good goalkeeper from Philippines


gogo
22/10/2018 14:10
Vietnam
Chelsea
93

Cardiff has very good goalkeeper from Philippines

elghoul's picture
elghoul
13/08/2018
DZ
3988
points

I think Cardiff will try this season to not be relegated. They would be happy  finishing in the middle of the table.


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elghoul
13/08/2018 11:27
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

I think Cardiff will try this season to not be relegated. They would be happy  finishing in the middle of the table.

RafaelRC's picture
RafaelRC
26/07/2018
BR
663
points

Unfortunately I think that the bluebirds will have same problems this season, my prediction is 20th.
Cardiff will need score a lot of goals, if I could recommend brazilians players (forward):
Borja - Palmeiras
Pedro - Fluminense
Dourado - Flamengo
Romero - Corinthians
Rodrygo - Santos


RafaelRC's picture
RafaelRC
26/07/2018 01:55
Brazil
Wolverhampton Wanderers
663

Unfortunately I think that the bluebirds will have same problems this season, my prediction is 20th.
Cardiff will need score a lot of goals, if I could recommend brazilians players (forward):
Borja - Palmeiras
Pedro - Fluminense
Dourado - Flamengo
Romero - Corinthians
Rodrygo - Santos

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