1985–86 Cardiff City F.C. season

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Cardiff City
Season 1985–86
League Football League Third Division
Manager Alan Durban
League position 22nd
Top goalscorer League: Nigel Vaughan (12)
All: Nigel Vaughan (17)
FA Cup 1st round
League Cup 1st round
Welsh Cup Semi-finals
Previous season 1984–85
Next season 1986–87

The 1985–86 season was Cardiff City F.C.'s 59th season in the Football League. They competed in the 24-team Division Three, then the third tier of English football, finishing twenty-second, suffering relegation to Division Four.

At the end of the season manager Alan Durban was sacked as manager. It ended a disastorus spell in charge as the team suffered two relegations in two years.

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 Mel Rees
-- Wales GK Chris Sander
-- England GK Lee Smelt
-- England DF Phil Brignull
-- England DF John Carver
-- England DF David Corner
-- Wales DF Wayne Curtis
-- England DF Mike Ford
-- Scotland DF Jake King
-- England DF Carleton Leonard
-- England DF Jimmy Mullen
-- Wales DF Allen Price
-- England DF Andy Spring
-- Wales DF Nigel Stevenson
-- England MF Derek Christie
-- Wales MF Richard Evans
No. Position Player
-- Wales MF Brian Flynn
-- England MF Roger Gibbins
-- Wales MF David Giles
-- Wales MF Jason Gummer
-- Wales MF Chris Marustik
-- England MF Paul McLoughlin
-- Wales MF Tarki Micallef
-- Wales MF Tim O'Connor
-- England MF David Tong
-- Wales MF Nigel Vaughan
-- England MF Paul Wheeler
-- England FW Mark Farrington
-- England FW Kevin Meacock
-- Wales FW Gerry Nardiello
-- England FW Robbie Turner
-- England FW Graham Withey

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Reading 46 29 7 10 67 51 +16 94
2 Plymouth Argyle 46 26 9 11 88 53 +35 87
3 Derby County 46 23 15 8 80 41 +39 84
4 Wigan Athletic 46 23 14 9 82 48 +34 83
5 Gillingham 46 22 13 11 81 54 +27 79
6 Walsall 46 22 9 15 90 64 +26 75
7 York City 46 20 11 15 77 58 +19 71
8 Notts County 46 19 14 13 71 60 +11 71
9 Bristol City 46 18 14 14 69 60 +9 68
10 Brentford 46 18 12 16 58 61 -3 66
11 Doncaster Rovers 46 16 16 14 45 52 -7 64
12 Blackpool 46 17 12 17 66 55 +11 63
13 Darlington 46 15 13 18 61 78 -17 58
14 Rotherham United 46 15 12 19 61 59 +2 57
15 Bournemouth 46 15 9 22 65 72 -7 54
16 Bristol Rovers 46 14 12 20 51 75 -24 54
17 Chesterfield 46 13 14 19 61 64 -3 53
18 Bolton Wanderers 46 15 8 23 54 68 -14 53
19 Newport County 46 11 18 17 52 65 -13 51
20 Bury 46 12 13 21 63 67 -4 49
21 Lincoln City 46 10 16 20 55 77 -22 46
22 Cardiff City 46 12 9 25 53 83 -30 45
23 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 11 10 25 57 98 -41 43
24 Swansea City 46 11 10 25 43 87 -44 43

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