1967–68 Cardiff City F.C. season

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Cardiff City
Season 1967–68
League Football League Second Division
Manager Jimmy Scoular
League position 13th
Top goalscorer League: Peter King (12)
All: Peter King (18)
FA Cup 3rd round
League Cup 2nd round
European Cup Winners Cup Semi-finals
Welsh Cup Winners
Previous season 1966–67
Next season 1968–69

The 1967–68 season was Cardiff City F.C.'s 41st season in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing thirteenth.

During the season they enjoyed their most successful ever season in European competition by reaching the semi-final of the European Cup Winners Cup before being beaten 4-3 on aggregate by German side Hamburg. It remains the furthest a Welsh team has ever reached in European competition.

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
-- England GK Fred Davies
-- England GK Bob Wilson
-- England DF Gary Bell
-- England DF David Carver
-- Wales DF Graham Coldrick
-- Wales DF Steve Derrett
-- England DF Bobby Ferguson
-- Wales DF Richie Morgan
-- Scotland DF Don Murray
-- England MF Ronnie Bird
-- Scotland MF Malcolm Clarke
-- England MF Brian Harris
-- Wales MF Barrie Jones
No. Position Player
Wales MF Bryn Jones
-- England MF Peter King
-- England MF Leslie Lea
-- Wales MF Bernie Lewis
-- Wales MF Leighton Phillips
-- Wales MF David Summerhayes
-- England MF Gareth Williams
-- Scotland FW Sandy Allan
-- England FW Bobby Brown
-- England FW Brian Clark
-- England FW Norman Dean
-- Wales FW John Toshack

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Ipswich Town 42 22 15 5 79 44 1.795 59
2 Queens Park Rangers 42 25 8 9 67 36 1.861 58
3 Blackpool 42 24 10 8 71 43 1.651 58
4 Birmingham City 42 19 14 9 83 51 1.627 52
5 Portsmouth 42 18 13 11 68 55 1.236 49
6 Middlesbrough 42 17 12 13 60 54 1.111 46
7 Millwall 42 14 17 11 62 50 1.240 45
8 Blackburn Rovers 42 16 11 15 56 49 1.143 43
9 Norwich City 42 16 11 15 60 65 0.923 43
10 Carlisle United 42 14 13 15 58 52 1.115 41
11 Crystal Palace 42 14 11 17 56 56 1.000 39
12 Bolton Wanderers 42 13 13 16 60 63 0.952 39
13 Cardiff City 42 13 12 17 60 66 0.909 38
14 Huddersfield Town 42 13 12 17 46 61 0.754 38
15 Charlton Athletic 42 12 13 17 63 68 0.926 37
16 Aston Villa 42 15 7 20 54 64 0.844 37
17 Hull City 42 12 13 17 58 73 0.795 37
18 Derby County 42 13 10 19 71 78 0.910 36
19 Bristol City 42 13 10 19 48 62 0.774 36
20 Preston North End 42 12 11 19 43 65 0.662 35
21 Rotherham United 42 10 11 21 42 76 0.553 31
22 Plymouth Argyle 42 9 9 24 38 72 0.528 27

European Cup Winners Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
24 Sep One (first leg) Shamrock Rovers A D 1 - 1 21,883 King
4 Oct One (second leg) Shamrock Rovers H W 2 - 0 14,180 Toshack, Brown
15 Nov Two (first leg) NAC Breda A D 1 - 1 7,618 King
29 Nov Two (second leg) NAC Breda H W 4 - 1 16,411 Brown, Jones, Clarke, Toshack
6 Mar Quarter-final (first leg) Torpedo Moscow H W 1 - 0 30,567 Jones
19 Mar Quarter-final (second leg) Torpedo Moscow A L 0 - 1 37,049
3 Apr Quarter-final (replay) Torpedo Moscow N W 1 - 0 25,851 Dean
24 Apr Semi-final (first leg) Hamburg A D 1 - 1 64,410 Dean
1 May Semi-final (second leg) Hamburg H L 2 - 3 43,070 Dean, Harris

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