1968–69 Cardiff City F.C. season

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Cardiff City
Season 1968–69
League Football League Second Division
Manager Jimmy Scoular
League position 5th
Top goalscorer League: John Toshack (22)
All: John Toshack (31)
FA Cup 3rd round
League Cup 1st round
European Cup Winners Cup 1st round
Welsh Cup Winners
Previous season 1967–68
Next season 1969–70

The 1968–69 season was Cardiff City F.C.'s 42nd season in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing fifth.

The team enjoyed nearly no success in cup competitions as they were knocked out in their first match of every cup apart from the Welsh Cup which they went on to win by beating local rivals Swansea Town in the final.

John Toshack would go on to finish the season with a total of 31 goals in all competitions, equalling the record set by Hughie Ferguson in the 1926-27 season that would not be beaten until 2003 when Robert Earnshaw finished with a total of 35 goals.

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 DF Gary Bell
-- England DF David Carver
-- Wales DF Graham Coldrick
-- Wales DF Steve Derrett
-- England DF Bobby Ferguson
-- Wales DF Terry Lewis
-- Wales DF Richie Morgan
-- Scotland DF Don Murray
-- England MF Ronnie Bird
-- Scotland MF Malcolm Clarke
No. Position Player
-- England MF Brian Harris
-- Wales MF Barrie Jones
-- England MF Peter King
-- England MF Leslie Lea
-- Wales MF Leighton Phillips
-- Scotland MF Frank Sharp
-- Wales MF Mel Sutton
-- Scotland FW Sandy Allan
-- England FW Brian Clark
-- England FW Norman Dean
-- Wales FW John Toshack

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Derby County 42 26 11 5 65 32 2.031 63
2 Crystal Palace 42 22 12 8 70 47 1.489 56
3 Charlton Athletic 42 18 14 10 61 52 1.173 50
4 Middlesbrough 42 19 11 12 58 49 1.184 49
5 Cardiff City 42 20 7 15 67 54 1.241 47
6 Huddersfield Town 42 17 12 13 53 46 1.152 46
7 Birmingham City 42 18 8 16 73 59 1.237 44
8 Blackpool 42 14 15 13 51 41 1.244 43
9 Sheffield United 42 16 11 15 61 50 1.220 43
10 Millwall 42 17 9 16 57 49 1.163 43
11 Hull City 42 13 16 13 59 52 1.135 42
12 Carlisle United 42 16 10 16 46 49 0.939 42
13 Norwich City 42 15 10 17 53 56 0.946 40
14 Preston North End 42 12 15 15 38 44 0.864 39
15 Portsmouth 42 12 14 16 58 58 1.000 38
16 Bristol City 42 11 16 15 46 53 0.868 38
17 Bolton Wanderers 42 12 14 16 55 67 0.821 38
18 Aston Villa 42 12 14 16 37 48 0.771 38
19 Blackburn Rovers 42 13 11 18 52 63 0.825 37
20 Oxford United 42 12 9 21 34 55 0.618 33
21 Bury 42 11 8 23 51 80 0.637 30
22 Fulham 42 7 11 24 40 81 0.494 25

European Cup Winners Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
18 Sep One (first leg) FC Porto H D 2 - 2 19,202 Toshack, Bird
2 Oct One (second leg) FC Porto A L 1 - 2 Approx. 60,000 Toshack

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