2009–10 Cardiff City F.C. season

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Cardiff City
2009–10 season
Chairman Peter Ridsdale
Manager Dave Jones
Football League Championship 4th
FA Cup 5th Round
(eliminated by Chelsea)
League Cup 3rd Round
(eliminated by Aston Villa)
Top goalscorer League: Peter Whittingham (20)
All: Peter Whittingham (26)
Highest home attendance 26,033 vs Leicester City, 11 May
Lowest home attendance 5,545 vs Dagenham & Redbridge, 11 August
Average home league attendance 19,413

The 2009–10 season is Cardiff City F.C.'s 83rd season in The Football League since joining in 1920. The season is also the club's first in the Cardiff City Stadium, replacing their former ground Ninian Park, which had been used by the club for 99 years. Cardiff had their most successful season in the Football League Championship finishing 4th making the Play-Offs for the Premier League. Cardiff narrowly missed out on promotion after losing 3–2 to Blackpool in the Final.

Events[edit]

  • 26 June 2009 – Cardiff City pen a five-year kit manufacturing deal with Puma.[1]
  • 4 July 2009 – Cardiff City break their record transfer fee with the £3 million signing of Michael Chopra from Sunderland.[2]
  • 22 July 2009 – Cardiff City Stadium is officially opened with a 0–0 draw against with Celtic.[3]
  • 7 August 2009 – Mark Hudson is named club captain.
  • 11 September 2009 – Cardiff City agree a one-year shirt sponsorship deal with 777ball.com.[4]
  • 28 September 2009 – SBOBET are announced as replacement sponsors following the withdrawal of 777ball.com due to licensing problems.[5][6]
  • 7 November 2009 – Dave Jones receives Championship Manager of the Month for October.[7]
  • 14 November 2009 – Peter Whittingham receives Player of the Month for October.[8]
  • 20 November 2009 – Midfielder Stephen McPhail is diagnosed with stage one lymphoma, a rare form of cancer.[9]
  • 25 November 2009 – Datuk Chan Tien Ghee is appointed on the Board of Directors.[10]
  • 28 November 2009 – Goalkeeper Peter Enckelman is involved in a car crash but made a "luck escape" playing 45 mins the following day.[11]
  • 4 December 2009 – Club secretary, Jason Turner is suspended.[12]
  • 11 December 2009 – Cardiff City agree a settlement with Langston Corporation, over taking any more legal action over the clubs debt.[13]
  • 17 December 2009 – Riccardo Scimeca is forced to retire at the age of 34 due to injury.[14]
  • 29 January 2010 – Captain Mark Hudson is ruled out for 10–12 weeks with a spilt ankle tendon.[15]
  • 9 April 2010 – Gavin Rae is confirmed to be out for the season with a reptured tendon in his ankle.[16]

Championship Data[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Newcastle United (C) (P) 46 30 12 4 90 35 +55 102 Promotion to Premier League
2 West Bromwich Albion (P) 46 26 13 7 89 48 +41 91
3 Nottingham Forest 46 22 13 11 65 40 +25 79 Qualification to League Championship playoffs
4 Cardiff City F.C. 46 22 10 14 73 54 +19 76
5 Leicester City 46 21 13 12 61 45 +16 76
6 Blackpool (P) 46 19 13 14 74 58 +16 70
7 Swansea City 46 17 18 11 40 37 +3 69
8 Sheffield United 46 17 14 15 62 55 +7 65
9 Reading 46 17 12 17 68 63 +5 63
10 Bristol City 46 15 18 13 56 65 −9 63
11 Middlesbrough 46 16 14 16 58 50 +8 62
12 Doncaster Rovers 46 15 15 16 59 58 +1 60
13 Queens Park Rangers 46 14 15 17 58 65 −7 57
14 Derby County 46 15 11 20 53 63 −10 56
15 Ipswich Town 46 12 20 14 50 61 −11 56
16 Watford 46 14 12 20 61 68 −7 54
17 Preston North End 46 13 15 18 58 73 −15 54
18 Barnsley 46 14 12 20 53 69 −16 54
19 Coventry City 46 13 15 18 47 64 −17 54
20 Scunthorpe United 46 14 10 22 62 84 −22 52
21 Crystal Palace 46 14 17 15 50 53 −3 049*
22 Sheffield Wednesday (R) 46 11 14 21 49 69 −20 47 Relegation to Football League One
23 Plymouth Argyle (R) 46 11 8 27 43 68 −25 41
24 Peterborough United (R) 46 8 10 28 46 80 −34 34

Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
* Crystal Palace were given a ten point deduction for entering administration.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 22 10 14 73 54 +19 76 12 6 5 37 20 +17 10 4 9 36 34 +2

Last updated: 2 May.
Source: [17]

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 43 44 45 46
Ground H A A H A H A H A H A H H A H A A H H A A H A H A A H A H H H A H A A A H H A H H A H A H A
Result W D W W L L W L L W W D W W D L L L W W W L D D D W W L W D L L W L L W W D W W W D D W W L
Position 1 2 1 1 2 8 4 6 9 5 4 3 3 2 3 3 5 8 5 3 3 5 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Last updated: 2 May.
Source: [18]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Kit[edit]

Supplier: Puma
Sponsor(s): 777.com (13 Sep)
SBOBET (from 29 Sep)

Home
Away
Away Alternate
GK Home
GK Away
GK Alternate

Last updated: 18 September 2012.
Source: Historical Football kits

Squad[edit]

As of 16 February 2010[19]
No. Name Nat. Place of Birth Date of Birth Club Apps. Club Goals Int. Caps Int. Goals Previous Club Date Joined Fee Contract End
1 David Marshall Scotland Glasgow 5 March 1985 - - 5 0 Norwich City 12 May 2009 £500,000 2012
2 Kevin McNaughton Scotland Dundee 28 August 1982 131 2 4 0 Aberdeen 26 May 2006 Free 2011
3 Mark Kennedy Republic of Ireland Dublin 15 May 1976 40 0 34 4 Crystal Palace 10 July 2008 Free 2011
4 Gavin Rae Scotland Aberdeen 28 November 1977 101 5 14 0 Rangers 7 October 2007 Free 2011
5 Mark Hudson England Guildford 30 March 1982 - - - - Charlton Athletic 2 July 2009 £1,075,000 2012
6 Gábor Gyepes Hungary Budapest 26 June 1981 29 1 22 1 Northampton Town 19 August 2008 £200,000 2013
7 Peter Whittingham England Nuneaton 8 September 1984 108 17 - - Aston Villa 11 January 2007 £350,000 2011
8 Michael Chopra England Newcastle upon Tyne 23 December 1983 71 31 - - Sunderland 1 July 2009 £3,000,000 2012
9 Jay Bothroyd England London 5 May 1982 44 12 - - Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 August 2008 £350,000 2011
10 Stephen McPhail Republic of Ireland London England 9 December 1979 107 3 10 1 Barnsley 13 June 2006 Free 2011
11 Chris Burke Scotland Glasgow 2 December 1983 16 1 1 0 Rangers 9 January 2009 Free 2011
12 Tony Capaldi Northern Ireland Porsgrunn Norway 12 August 1981 60 0 22 0 Plymouth Argyle 25 May 2007 Free 2010
14 Paul Quinn Scotland Wishaw 21 July 1985 - - - - Motherwell 4 June 2009 £300,000 2012
15 Anthony Gerrard England Liverpool 6 February 1986 - - - - Walsall 2 July 2009 £200,000 2013
16 Joe Ledley Wales Cardiff 23 January 1987 220 26 12 1 N/A 1 June 2004 Trainee 2010
17 Kelvin Etuhu Nigeria Kano 30 May 1988 - - - - Manchester City 22 August 2009 Loan 2010
18 Solomon Taiwo Nigeria Lagos 29 April 1985 - - - - Dagenham & Redbridge 25 August 2009 £250,000 2012
20 Peter Enckelman Finland Turku 10 March 1977 35 0 11 0 Blackburn Rovers 18 July 2008 Free 2010
23 Darcy Blake Wales New Tredegar 13 December 1988 36 0 - - N/A 1 June 2005 Trainee 2011
24 Miguel Comminges Guadeloupe Les Abymes 16 March 1982 33 0 15 0 Swindon Town 1 June 2008 Free 2010
26 Warren Feeney Northern Ireland Belfast 17 January 1981 12 0 27 5 Luton Town 22 March 2007 Free 2011
27 Adam Matthews Wales Swansea 13 January 1992 - - - - N/A 14 January 2009 Trainee 2011
28 Aaron Wildig England Hereford 15 April 1992 - - - - N/A 15 April 2009 Trainee 2012
29 Josh Magennis Northern Ireland Bangor 15 August 1990 - - - - N/A 1 June 2009 Trainee 2010
32 Aaron Morris Wales Cardiff 30 December 1989 3 0 - - N/A 1 June 2007 Trainee 2010
44 Ross McCormack Scotland Glasgow 18 August 1984 44 23 1 0 Motherwell 28 June 2008 Free 2014

Statistics[edit]

As of 22 May 2010
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup Play-offs
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Scotland David Marshall 50 0 43 0 4 0 0 0 3 0
2 DF Scotland Kevin McNaughton 26 0 21 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
3 MF Republic of Ireland Mark Kennedy 36 0 30 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
4 MF Scotland Gavin Rae 41 2 36 1 2 0 3 1 0 0
5 DF England Mark Hudson 33 2 27 2 2 0 1 0 3 0
6 DF Hungary Gábor Gyepes 20 1 16 1 2 0 2 0 0 0
7 MF England Peter Whittingham 51 25 41 20 4 1 3 2 3 2
8 FW England Michael Chopra 51 21 41 16 4 2 3 1 3 2
9 FW England Jay Bothroyd 48 13 40 11 3 1 2 1 3 0
10 MF Republic of Ireland Stephen McPhail 26 0 21 0 0 0 2 0 3 0
11 MF Scotland Chris Burke 52 10 44 9 3 1 2 0 3 0
12 DF Northern Ireland Tony Capaldi 18 0 15 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
14 DF Scotland Paul Quinn 27 0 22 0 2 0 2 0 1 0
15 DF England Anthony Gerrard 47 2 39 2 4 0 3 0 1 0
16 MF Wales Joe Ledley 36 4 29 3 3 0 1 0 3 1
17 MF Nigeria Kelvin Etuhu 20 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
18 MF Nigeria Solomon Taiwo 10 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
19 MF England Riccardo Scimeca* 6 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
20 GK Finland Peter Enckelman 7 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
23 DF Wales Darcy Blake 24 0 18 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
24 DF Guadeloupe Miguel Comminges 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
26 FW Northern Ireland Warren Feeney 10 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
27 DF Wales Adam Matthews 35 1 32 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
28 MF England Aaron Wildig 17 1 11 1 3 0 3 0 0 0
29 FW Northern Ireland Josh Magennis 10 1 9 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
32 DF Wales Aaron Morris 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 FW Scotland Ross McCormack 41 5 34 4 4 1 0 0 3 0
49 MF Wales Jonathan Meades 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Republic of Ireland Darren Dennehy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • * Indicates player left club during the season.

Captains[edit]

Number Pos Player Starts
(as captain)
5 DF Mark Hudson 32
9 FW Jay Bothroyd 17
10 MF Stephen McPhail 4
16 MF Joe Ledley 2
8 FW Michael Chopra 1

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Pos Player Booked Red card
9 FW Jay Bothroyd 13 0
8 FW Michael Chopra 12 0
16 MF Joe Ledley 3 1
14 DF Paul Quinn 8 0
6 DF Gábor Gyepes 2 1
10 MF Stephen McPhail 2 1
15 DF Anthony Gerrard 6 0
12 DF Tony Capaldi 0 1
44 FW Ross McCormack 6 0
5 DF Mark Hudson 3 0
11 MF Chris Burke 2 0
26 FW Warren Feeney 2 0
1 GK David Marshall 2 0
2 DF Kevin McNaughton 2 0
4 MF Gavin Rae 2 0
7 MF Peter Whittingham 2 0
23 MF Darcy Blake 1 0
17 MF Kelvin Etuhu 1 0
3 DF Mark Kennedy 1 0
27 DF Adam Matthews 1 0
18 MF Solomon Taiwo 1 0

Contracts[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Status
Contract length
Expiry date
Source
44 FW  SCO McCormack 22 Green tickY Signed 4 years June 2013 BBC Sport
16 MF  WAL Ledley 23 Red XN Rejected 4 years June 2013 South Wales Echo

Last updated:

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Name
EU
Country
Age
Type
Moving from
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
1 GK Marshall EU  SCO 24 Transfer Norwich City England Summer 2012 £500,000 Cardiff City
5 DF Hudson EU  ENG 27 Transfer Charlton Athletic England Summer 2012 £1,075,000 BBC Sport
15 DF Gerrard EU  ENG 23 Transfer Walsall England Summer 2013 £200,000 Cardiff City
14 DF Quinn EU  SCO 23 Transfer Motherwell Scotland Summer 2012 £300,000 BBC Sport
8 FW Chopra EU  ENG 25 Transfer Sunderland England Summer 2012 £3,000,000 BBC Sport
18 MF Taiwo EU  Nigeria 24 Transfer Dagenham & Redbridge England Summer 2012 £250,000 BBC Sport
  • Total spent: Decrease ~ £5,250,750

Loans In[edit]

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
17 MF Etuhu  Nigeria 23 Manchester City 23 August 30 June Cardiff City Cardiff City

Sources: For loan start source see "Start source". For loan end source see "End source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

Out[edit]

N
P
Name
Country
Age
Type
Moving to
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Apps
Goals
Source
29 MF Brown  WAL 19 Free Transfer Bryntirion Athletic Summer Free 1 0 South Wales Echo
5 DF Purse  ENG 32 Free Transfer Sheffield Wednesday England Summer Free 123 12 Sheffield Wednesday
12 DF Johnson  ENG 26 Transfer Birmingham City England Summer £5,000,000 136 14 Birmingham City
17 MF Parry  WAL 28 Transfer Preston North End England Summer £300,000 214 27 BBC Sport
25 GK Sak  POL 19 Free Transfer Wrexham Summer Free 0 0 The Leader

EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; N = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); Age = age on the day of the signing; Moving from = only indicate the club the player was playing before start playing for this club in this season, for the type of the moving see Status column; Moving to = only indicates the club the player is going to play next, for the type of the moving see Status column; Ends = when the player's current contract ends; n/a = Not applicable; Apps = Total number of competitive appearances (including substitute appearances) at the club prior to departure; Goals = Total number of competitive goals scored at the club prior to departure.

  • Total income: Increase ~ £5,300,000

Loans out[edit]

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
DF Dennehy  IRL 21 Hereford United 2 July 23 August Hereford United Hereford United
23 DF Blake  WAL 21 Plymouth Argyle 28 August 1 January Plymouth Argyle Cardiff City
29 FW Magennis  NIR 19 Grimsby Town 15 October 15 November BBC Sport Grimsby Town
26 FW Feeney  NIR 28 Sheffield Wednesday 26 November 28 December Cardiff City
12 DF Capaldi  NIR 28 Leeds United 26 November 6 January Leeds United BBC Sport
32 DF Morris  WAL 20 Newport County 23 December 28 February South Wales Argus
DF Dennehy  IRL 21 Gillingham 21 January 29 April BBC Sport South Wales Echo

Sources: For loan start source see "Start source". For loan end source see "End source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

Fixtures & results[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
10 Jul Chasetown
(Southern Football League Division One Midlands)
H W 4 – 0 Bothroyd, Chopra, Magennis, Matthews
15 Jul Fátima
(Liga de Honra)
A W 1 – 0 Klimpl
18 Jul President's XI
(Portugal)
N W 3 – 0 Bothroyd (2), Chopra
22 Jul Celtic
(Scottish Premier League)
H D 0 – 0 15,071
25 Jul Swindon Town
(Football League One)
A D 0 – 0
1 Aug Valencia
(La Liga)
H L 0 – 2 13,010

League[edit]

Play-offs[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Football League Cup[edit]

Overall Summary[edit]

Backroom staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Dave Jones
Assistant manager Terry Burton
Reserve team manager Paul Wilkinson
Club doctor Dr Leonard Noakes
Club physio Sean Connelly
Fitness coach Alex Armstrong
Goalkeeping coach Martyn Margetson
Kit manager Ian Lanning
Performance analyst Enda Barron
Masseur Steffan Burnett
Academy manager Neal Ardley

Awards[edit]

Team[edit]

Individual[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Striker Chopra set to be a record signing for City". South Wales Echo. 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  3. ^ "Cardiff City 0–0 Celtic". BBC Sport. 2009-07-22. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  4. ^ "Cardiff City land 250k shirt sponsor". South Wales Echo. 2009-09-11. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
  5. ^ "Sponsor removed from City shirts". BBC News. 2009-09-17. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  6. ^ "SBOBET.com: City's new sponsor". cardiffcityfc.co.uk. 2009-09-28. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  7. ^ a b "Jones name Manager of the Month". The Football League. 2009-11-07. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  8. ^ a b "Whittingham name Manager of the Month". The Football League. 2009-11-14. Retrieved 2009-11-14. 
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  14. ^ "Riccy Scimeca retires". cardiffcityfc.co.uk. 2009-12-17. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  15. ^ "Huds out for 10–12 weeks". cardiffcityfc.co.uk. 2010-01-29. Archived from the original on 1 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  16. ^ "Gavin is out for the season". cardiffcityfc.co.uk. 2010-04-09. Archived from the original on 13 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-09. 
  17. ^ http://www.cardiffcityfc.co.uk/page/LeagueTable/0,,10335~20090926,00.html
  18. ^ http://www.cardiffcityfc.co.uk/page/Fixtures/0,,10335,00.html
  19. ^ "Cardiff City 1st Team profiles". cardiffcityfc.co.uk. 24 December 2009. Archived from the original on 8 January 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2009. 
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  21. ^ "PFA Honours Whitts and Chops". Cardiff City F.C. 2010-04-26. Archived from the original on 29 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-26.