1952–53 Cardiff City F.C. season

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Cardiff City
1952–53 season
Chairman Wales Sir Herbert Merrett
Wales John Morgan[1]
Manager England Cyril Spiers
Division One 12th
FA Cup 3rd round
Welsh Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Ken Chisholm (13)
All:
Ken Chisholm (15)

The 1952–53 season was Cardiff City F.C.'s 26th season in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division One, then the first tier of English football, finishing twelfth.

Season review[edit]

Football League First Division[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
Ground A A H H A A H H A H A A A H A H A H H A H A H A H A H H A H H A H A A H H A H H A A
Result L L W D L L D L W W D L D D W L W W D L D L D D L D W L W W W W D L W W L W D L L L
Position 18 22 12 12 17 18 17 19 17 14 14 16 18 19 16 19 18 17 16 16 16 18 19 18 20 19 17 18 17 13 13 10 11 12 12 10 11 10 10 11 11 12

Source: [2]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

FA Cup[edit]

Entering in the third round, Cardiff were eliminated by Football League Third Division North side Halifax Town after a 3–1 defeat.[2]

Welsh Cup[edit]

After a 5–2 victory over Merthyr Tydfil in the fifth round, Cardiff received a bye into the seventh round, advancing to the semi-finals with a 3–2 win over Barry Town. Their campaign came to an end following a 1–0 semi-final defeat to Rhyl.[3]

Players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
-- Wales GK Ron Howells
-- Wales GK Graham Vearncombe
-- Wales DF Ron Davies
-- Wales DF John Frowen
-- Wales DF Colin Gale
-- Wales DF Ken Hollyman
-- England DF Jack Mansell
-- England DF Stan Montgomery
-- England DF Charles Rutter
-- Wales DF Alf Sherwood
-- Wales DF Ron Stitfall
-- Wales DF Derek Sullivan
-- Wales DF Glyn Williams
-- Wales MF Billy Baker
-- Wales MF Dennis Callan
No. Position Player
-- Wales MF Alan Harrington
-- Wales MF Islwyn Jones
-- Northern Ireland MF Bobby McLaughlin
-- Wales MF Wendell Morgan
-- England MF Cliff Nugent
-- England MF Mike Tiddy
-- Wales MF Roley Williams
-- England FW Doug Blair
-- England FW Ken Chisholm
-- Wales FW George Edwards
-- England FW Wilf Grant
-- Scotland FW George Hazlett
-- England FW Tommy Northcott
-- Wales FW Ken Oakley
-- England FW Keith Thomas

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Arsenal 42 21 12 9 97 64 1.516 54
2 Preston North End 42 21 12 9 85 60 1.417 54
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 19 13 10 86 63 1.365 51
4 West Bromwich Albion 42 21 8 13 66 60 1.100 50
5 Charlton Athletic 42 19 11 12 77 63 1.222 49
6 Burnley 42 18 12 12 67 52 1.288 48
7 Blackpool 42 19 9 14 71 70 1.014 47
8 Manchester United 42 18 10 14 69 72 0.958 46
9 Sunderland 42 15 13 14 68 82 0.829 43
10 Tottenham Hotspur 42 15 11 16 78 69 1.130 41
11 Aston Villa 42 14 13 15 63 61 1.033 41
12 Cardiff City 42 14 12 16 54 46 1.174 40
13 Middlesbrough 42 14 11 17 70 77 0.909 39
14 Bolton Wanderers 42 15 9 18 61 69 0.884 39
15 Portsmouth 42 14 10 18 74 83 0.892 38
16 Newcastle United 42 14 9 19 59 70 0.843 37
17 Liverpool 42 14 8 20 61 82 0.744 36
18 Sheffield Wednesday 42 12 11 19 62 72 0.861 35
19 Chelsea 42 12 11 19 56 66 0.848 35
20 Manchester City 42 14 7 21 72 87 0.828 35
21 Stoke City 42 12 10 20 53 66 0.803 34
22 Derby County 42 11 10 21 59 74 0.797 32

Fixtures & results[edit]

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers
23 Aug Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0 - 1
27 Aug Middlesbrough A 0 - 3
30 Aug Sheffield Wednesday H 4 - 0
3 Sep Middlesbrough H 1 - 1
6 Sep Tottenham Hotspur A 1 - 2
10 Sep West Bromwich Albion A 0 - 1
13 Sep Burnley H 0 - 0
17 Sep West Bromwich Albion H 1 - 2
20 Sep Preston North End A 3 - 2
27 Sep Stoke City H 2 - 0
4 Oct Manchester City A 2 - 2
11 Oct Charlton Athletic A 1 - 3
25 Oct Derby County A 1 - 1
1 Nov Blackpool H 2 - 2
8 Nov Chelsea A 2 - 0
15 Nov Manchester United H 1 - 2
22 Nov Portsmouth A 2 - 0
13 Dec Sunderland H 4 - 1
20 Dec Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0 - 0
25 Dec Newcastle United A 0 - 3
27 Dec Newcastle United H 0 - 0
3 Jan Sheffield Wednesday A 0 - 2
17 Jan Tottenham Hotspur H 0 - 0
24 Jan Burnley A 0 - 0
7 Feb Preston North End H 0 - 2
14 Feb Stoke City A 0 - 0
21 Feb Manchester City H 6 - 0
28 Feb Charlton Athletic H 0 - 1
7 Mar Arsenal A 1 - 0
11 Mar Bolton Wanderers H 1 - 0
14 Mar Derby County H 2 - 0
25 Mar Blackpool A 1 - 0
28 Mar Chelsea H 3 - 3
3 Apr Liverpool A 1 - 2
4 Apr Manchester United A 4 - 1
6 Apr Liverpool H 4 - 0
11 Apr Portsmouth H 0 - 1
18 Apr Bolton Wanderers A 1 - 0
22 Apr Arsenal H 0 - 0
25 Apr Aston Villa H 1 - 2
27 Apr Sunderland A 2 - 4
29 Apr Aston Villa A 0 - 2

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Scorers
10 Jan Three Halifax Town A 1 - 3

Welsh Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Scorers
Five Merthyr Tydfil A 5 - 2
Seven Barry Town A 3 - 2
Semi-final Rhyl A 0 - 1

green=win orange=draw red=lost

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shepherd, Richard (2007). The Cardiff City Miscellany. Pitch books. ISBN 1-905411-04-9. 
  2. ^ a b "Cardiff City 1952-53 results". Statto.com. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Welsh Cup 1952/53". Welsh Football Data Archive. Retrieved 13 April 2010.