1981–82 Cardiff City F.C. season

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Cardiff City
Season 1981–82
League Football League Second Division
Manager Graham Williams/Len Ashurst
League position 20th
Top goalscorer League: Gary Stevens (13)
All: Gary Stevens (18)
FA Cup 3rd round
League Cup 1st round
Welsh Cup Runners-up
Previous season 1980–81
Next season 1982–83

The 1981–82 season was Cardiff City F.C.'s 55th season in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing twentieth.

The season saw a two-tier management system at the club with former Wales international Graham Williams as team manager with Richie Morgan, who had been in charge of the team for the last three years, acting as general manager. However the system failed to produce results and, after just eleven league games, the pair were sacked and replaced by Len Ashurst.

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 Andy Dibble
-- England GK Peter Grotier
-- England GK Ron Healey
-- England DF Gary Bennett
-- Wales DF Phil Dwyer
-- Wales DF Peter Francombe
-- England DF Tim Gilbert
-- England DF Mick Henderson
-- Wales DF Dean Holtham
-- Wales DF Linden Jones
-- England DF Jimmy Mullen
-- Wales DF Keith Pontin
-- England DF Colin Sullivan
-- Wales DF Rod Thomas
-- England MF Dave Bennett
No. Position Player
-- Scotland MF John Buchanan
-- Wales MF Paul Giles
-- England MF Steve Grapes
-- Wales MF Doug Hatcher
-- Wales MF Wayne Hughes
-- Wales MF John Lewis
-- Wales MF Paul Maddy
-- Wales MF Tarki Micallef
-- England MF Andy Polycarpou
-- England MF Billy Ronson
-- Wales MF Alan Sanders
-- Wales MF Peter Sayer
-- England FW Peter Kitchen
-- England FW Gary Stevens
-- England FW Paul Sugrue

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Luton Town 42 25 13 4 86 46 +40 88
2 Watford 42 23 11 8 76 42 +34 80
3 Norwich City 42 22 5 15 64 50 +14 71
4 Sheffield Wednesday 42 20 10 12 55 51 +4 70
5 Queens Park Rangers 42 21 6 15 65 43 +22 69
6 Barnsley 42 19 10 13 59 41 +18 67
7 Rotherham United 42 20 7 15 66 54 +12 67
8 Leicester City 42 18 12 12 56 48 +8 66
9 Newcastle United 42 18 8 16 52 50 +2 62
10 Blackburn Rovers 42 16 11 15 47 43 +4 59
11 Oldham Athletic 42 15 14 13 50 51 -1 59
12 Chelsea 42 15 12 15 60 60 +0 57
13 Charlton Athletic 42 13 12 17 50 65 -15 51
14 Cambridge United 42 13 9 20 48 53 -5 48
15 Crystal Palace 42 13 9 20 34 45 -11 48
16 Derby County 42 12 12 18 53 68 -15 48
17 Grimsby Town 42 11 13 18 53 65 -12 46
18 Shrewsbury Town 42 11 13 18 37 57 -20 46
19 Bolton Wanderers 42 13 7 22 39 61 -22 46
20 Cardiff City 42 12 8 22 45 61 -16 44
21 Wrexham 42 11 11 20 40 56 -16 44
22 Orient 42 10 9 23 36 61 -25 39

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