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Did You Know: Cardiff City (a)

13 December 2017
Get to know our next Sky Bet Championship opponents - Cardiff City - a little better, with six facts you may not have known about the Bluebirds.

1 Cardiff City were formed in 1899 under the name of Riverside FC as a way of keeping players from the Riverside Crick Club together and in shape during the winter months.

2 The first recorded fee paid for a player by the Club was when Jack Evans joined for 30p from Cwmparc in 1910. Cardiff went on to smash that record ten years later when Jimmy Gill signed from Sheffield Wednesday for £750.

3 Their two major pieces of silverware both came in 1927, winning the FA Cup and Charity Shield. The FA Cup victory came against Arsenal when Hughie Ferguson netted the winner in the 74th minute. The Charity Shield victory came against Corinthians the following season with goals from Len Davies and another strike from Ferguson.

4 The iconic Liverpool manager Bill Shankly did it all as Liverpool boss. He guided Liverpool to three league titles, two FA Cup wins, and one UEFA Cup victory. He was even given an OBE in 1974 for his services to football. However, it was not all happy days for Shankly – his first game in charge of the Reds saw his side lose 4-0 to Cardiff in 1959.

5 Cardiff have won the Welsh Cup on 22 occasions in their history, the last of which came in the 1992/93 season.

6 The Bluebirds’ largest victory was a 16–0 win over Knighton Town in the fifth round of the Welsh Cup in 1962. Their biggest league victory was a 9–2 victory over Thames in February 1932 and their biggest FA Cup success was an 8–0 victory over Enfield in November 1931.