Cardiff City F.C. in European football
These are Cardiff City Football Club matches in Europe. Cardiff have only entered one European Competition as of 2010, which is the European Cup Winners' Cup. Their first European match was in 1964 against Esbjerg fB which they drew 0-0 at the Blue Water Arena in Esbjerg. The farthest that Cardiff advanced to was the 1967-78 semi-finals. As of 2008 Cardiff have had multiple games in friendly games held in Portugal as part of a pre-season friendly tour, which are also included in the list along with home game friendlies against foreign clubs.
Earlier tours included ones in 1924 when Cardiff played Sparta Prague (twice), Borussia, SV Hamburg and First Vienna and 1928 saw a tour to Denmark where Aarhus, Aalborg and Odense Comb were the opponents. Games were played in Ireland against an Ulster XI and Derry City in May 1950. In 1961 a tour to Ireland saw games against Shamrock Rovers and Waterford, whilst in 1964 Juventus, AS Roma and Latina were the opponents in Italy. In 1968 Cardiff toured Australia and New Zealand playing 14 matches over 6 weeks. 1969 saw a tour to Mauritius and Zambia playing three times against each country. Later tours have included a pre-season tour to Denmark in August 1979 and one to Scotland in 1980.
Home friendlies have included defeats against Moscow Dynamo in 1945 by 10-1, ADO The Hague in 1970, and wins over Lugano in September 1959, Kickers Offenbach in 1962, FC Schalke 04 in 1971 with the game against SV Werder Bremen in 1969 being a draw. The 1960-61 season saw home friendly wins over Grasshoppers Zurich, which was also the Ninian Park Floodlight Opening game on 5 October, and FC Biel, and a loss to VFL Osnabruck.
Win Draw Loss Upcoming fixture
|1st Leg||2nd Leg||Aggregate|
|1964-65||Cup Winners' Cup||First Round||Esbjerg fB||0-0 (A)||1-0 (H)||1-0|
|Second Round||Sporting Clube de Portugal||2-1 (A)||0-0 (H)||2-1|
|Quarter-Finals||Real Zaragoza||2-2 (A)||0-1 (H)||2-3|
|1965-66||Cup Winners' Cup||First Round||Standard Liège||1-2 (H)||0-1 (A)||1-3|
|1967-68||Cup Winners' Cup||First Round||Shamrock Rovers||1-1 (A)||2-0 (H)||3-1|
|Second Round||NAC Breda||1-1 (A)||4-1 (H)||5-2|
|Quarter-Finals||FC Torpedo Moscow||1-0 (H)||0-1 (A)||1-1^1|
|Semi-Finals||Hamburger SV||1-1 (A)||2-3 (H)||3-4|
|1968-69||Cup Winners' Cup||First Round||FC Porto||2-2 (H)||1-2 (A)||3-4|
|1969-70||Cup Winners' Cup||First Round||Mjøndalen IF||7-1 (A)||5-1 (H)||12-2|
|Second Round||Göztepe||0-3 (A)||1-0 (H)||1-3|
|1970-71||Cup Winners' Cup||First Round||Pezoporikos Larnaca||8-0 (H)||0-0 (A)||8-0|
|Second Round||FC Nantes Atlantique||5-1 (H)||2-1 (A)||7-1|
|Quarter-Finals||Real Madrid||1-0 (H)||0-2 (A)||1-2|
|1971-72||Cup Winners' Cup||First Round||Dynamo Berlin||1-1 (A)||1-1 (H)||2-2^2|
|1973-74||Cup Winners' Cup||First Round||Sporting Clube de Portugal||0-0 (H)||1-2 (A)||1-2|
|1974-75||Cup Winners' Cup||First Round||Ferencvárosi TC||0-2 (A)||1-4 (H)||1-6|
|1976-77||Cup Winners' Cup||Qualifying Round||Servette FC||1-0 (H)||1-2 (A)||2-2 ^3|
|First Round||FC Dinamo Tbilisi||1-0 (H)||0-3 (A)||1-3|
|1977-78||Cup Winners' Cup||First Round||Austria Memphis||0-0 (H)||0-1 (A)||0-1|
|1988-89||Cup Winners' Cup||First Round||Derry City||0-0 (A)||4-0 (H)||4-0|
|Second Round||AGF Aarhus||1-2 (A)||0-4 (H)||1-6|
|1992-93||Cup Winners' Cup||First Round||VfB Admira Wacker Mödling||1-1 (H)||0-2 (A)||1-3|
|1993-94||Cup Winners' Cup||First Round||Standard Liège||2-5 (A)||1-3 (H)||3-8|
Win Draw Loss Upcoming fixture
|2008||Algarve Cup||Celtic||1-0||Estádio Algarve, Algarve|
|2008||VansDirect Trophy||Ajax||0-0 (Shared)|
|Year||Competition||Opposing Team||Score||Where the Final was||Other Semi-finalists|
|1968||Cup Winners' Cup||Hamburger SV||3–4 on aggregate||Two Legged Games|| AC Milan
|Cup Winners' Cup||47||16||13||18||66||59||7|
Notes and references
- ^1 Cardiff won 1-0 in the play-off round against FC Torpedo Moscow.
- ^2 Cardiff lost on in a Penalty Shootout against Dynamo Berlin.
- ^3 Cardiff beat Servette FC on away goals.