List of Cardiff City F.C. players

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For a list of all Cardiff City players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Cardiff City F.C. players. For the current Cardiff City first-team squad, see Cardiff City F.C.#Current squad.
Robert Earnshaw, the clubs second highest scorer of all time

This is a list of notable players of Cardiff City Football Club. The club was founded in 1899 as Riverside A.F.C. by members of a local cricket club, before changing to Cardiff City in 1907. They made their debut in the FA Cup in 1912 and were elected into the Football League eight years later in 1920, moving into their new stadium Ninian Park.[1]

Phil Dwyer is the current record holder of appearance records in both league matches and all competitions having played for the club from 1972 to 1985. The player with the most appearances in all competitions who still plays for the club is Peter Whittingham, having made his debut in 2007. Len Davies who had an eleven-year spell at Cardiff between 1920 to 1931, is the current holder of scoring records in both league and all competitions.

List[edit]

The list includes all Cardiff City players who have made 100 or more appearances in competitive matches since 1920 in any first class competition – Football League, FA Cup, League Cup, Football League Trophy, FAW Premier Cup and FA Charity Shield as well as European matches in the European Cup Winners Cup. Substitute appearances are included but wartime fixtures are not.

Willie Boland who made over 200 appearances for the club between 1999–2006
Joe Ledley, made over 250 appearances for the club between 2004–2010
As of 17 June 2014
  Players who represented their country while at the club.
Name Nationality Position Years Appearances Goals
Gareth Abraham Wales Wales CD 1987–1993 109 5
Neil Alexander Scotland Scotland GK 2001–2007 234 0
Ivor Allchurch Wales Wales IF 1962–1965 112 39
Willie Anderson England England WG 1973–1977 142 12
Lee Baddeley Wales Wales CD 1990–1997 164 1
Billy Baker Wales Wales WH 1938–1955 308 6
Colin Baker Wales Wales WH 1953–1966 328 18
Chris Barker England England FB 2002–2007 180 0
Kevin Bartlett England England FW 1986–1989 105 28
Billy Bassett Wales Wales CD 1934–1938 170 2
Gary Bell England England FB 1966–1974 265 12
Ronnie Bird England England OF 1966–1971 128 28
Tony Bird Wales Wales FW 1992–1996 100 18
Ray Bishop Wales Wales FW 1977–1981 118 29
George Blackburn England England WH 1926–1931 119 1
Doug Blair England England IF 1947–1954 216 30
Jimmy Blair Scotland Scotland FB 1920–1926 208 0
Darcy Blake Wales Wales DF 2005-2012 118 0
Nathan Blake Wales Wales FW 1990–1994 164 40
Willie Boland Republic of Ireland Ireland MF 1999–2006 243 4
Mark Bonner England England MF 1998–2004 170 3
Jay Bothroyd  England FW 2008–2011 136 45
Jason Bowen Wales Wales WG 1998–2004 161 37
Terry Boyle Wales Wales CD 1986–1989 158 9
Derek Brazil Republic of Ireland Ireland CD 1992–1996 141 1
John Buchanan Scotland Scotland MF 1974–1981 264 61
Chris Burke  Scotland MF 2009–2011 121 16
Alan Campbell Scotland Scotland MF 1976–1980 193 2
David Carver England England FB 1966–1973 243 2
Michael Chopra England England FW 2006–2007, 2008–2009 & 2009–2011 162 65
Brian Clark England England FW 1967–1972 & 1975–1976 240 91
Joe Clennell England England IF 1921–1924 135 41
Graham Coldrick Wales Wales FB 1963–1970 118 3
Alan Curtis Wales Wales MF/FW 1986–1989 154 13
Carl Dale Wales Wales FW 1991–1998 253 94
Fred Davies England England GK 1968–1970 111 0
Len Davies Wales Wales FW 1920–1931 339 148
Phil Dwyer Wales Wales CD 1972–1985 531 45
Robert Earnshaw Wales Wales FW 1997–2004, 2011–2013 227 109
Jeff Eckhardt England England CD/MF 1996–2001 164 17
George Edwards Wales Wales OF 1948–1955 209 37
George Emmerson England England OF 1930–1933 127 19
Herbie Evans Wales Wales WH 1920–1926 109 2
Jack Evans Wales Wales OF 1920–1926 226 12
Tony Evans England England FW 1975–1978 145 58
Tom Farquharson Republic of Ireland Ireland GK 1922–1935 481 0
Greg Farrell Scotland Scotland OF 1964–1967 113 9
Bobby Ferguson England England FB 1965–1968 108 0
Hughie Ferguson Scotland Scotland FW 1925–1929 131 87
Mike Ford England England FB/CD 1984–1987 & 1998–2000 232 14
Trevor Ford Wales Wales FW 1953–1956 101 45
Leo Fortune-West England England FW 2000–2003 113 28
Jason Fowler England England MF 1996–2001 169 20
Danny Gabbidon Wales Wales CD 2000–2005 219 10
Jack Galbraith Scotland Scotland WH 1931–1935 152 2
Roger Gibbins England England MF/CD 1982–1985 & 1988–1993 324 32
Ian Gibson Scotland Scotland MF 1970–1972 109 14
David Giles Wales Wales WG 1974–1978 & 1985–1987 131 6
Jimmy Gill England England IF/OF 1920–1925 212 94
Jimmy Gilligan England England FW 1987–1989 121 46
Cliff Godfrey England England WH 1935–1938 112 1
Wilf Grant England England FW 1949–1954 159 67
Arthur Granville Wales Wales FB 1934–1938 106 7
Steve Grapes England England MF 1976–1982 166 6
Cohen Griffith Guyana Guyana WG 1989–1995 275 48
Billy Grimshaw England England OF 1920–1923 124 17
Aron Gunnarsson Iceland Iceland MF 2011– 120 14
Jon Hallworth England England GK 1997–2001 147 0
Roger Hansbury England England GK 1989–1992 113 0
Billy Hardy England England CD/WH 1920–1932 408 6
Alan Harrington Wales Wales FB 1952–1966 381 7
Brian Harris England England WH 1966–1971 181 1
Francis Harris England England WH/IF 1928–1933 135 12
Ron Healey Republic of Ireland Ireland GK 1974–1982 241 0
Barrie Hole Wales Wales WH 1959–1966 241 18
Ken Hollyman Wales Wales WH 1946–1953 202 11
Ron Howells Wales Wales GK 1950–1957 163 0
Mark Hudson EnglandEngland DF 2009- 162 11
Bill Irwin Northern Ireland Northern Ireland GK 1971–1978 210 0
Lee Jarman Wales Wales CD 1993–1999 111 2
Dilwyn John Wales Wales GK 1961–1967 104 0
Roger Johnson England England CD 2006–2009 136 14
Barrie Jones Wales Wales OF 1967–1970 128 22
Linden Jones Wales Wales FB/MF 1978–1983 162 3
Leslie Jones Wales Wales IF 1929–1934 149 32
Phil Joslin England England GK 1948–1951 117 0
Graham Kavanagh Republic of Ireland Ireland MF 2001–2005 165 31
Fred Keenor Wales Wales CD 1920–1930 414 14
Mark Kelly England England MF 1987–1990 128 2
Peter King England England FW 1960–1974 431 89
Albert Larmour Northern Ireland Northern Ireland CD 1972–1979 180 0
Joe Ledley Wales Wales MF 2004–2010 256 30
Andy Legg Wales Wales FB 1998–2003 209 12
Arthur Lever Wales Wales FB 1946–1950 165 9
Bernie Lewis Wales Wales OF 1963–1967 105 10
John Lewis Wales Wales MF 1978–1983 160 10
Doug Livermore England England MF 1975–1977 107 5
Glenn Loovens Netherlands Netherlands CD 2005–2008 115 3
Danny Malloy Scotland Scotland CD 1955–1961 242 1
David Marshall Scotland Scotland GK 2009- 196 0
Jimmy McCambridge Republic of Ireland Ireland FW 1930–1933 100 53
George McLachlan Scotland Scotland OF 1925–1929 154 24
Kevin McNaughton Scotland Scotland FB 2006– 292 2
Stephen McPhail Republic of Ireland Ireland MF 2006–2013 222 3
Tarki Micallef Wales Wales MF 1978–1983 & 1984–1986 138 12
Craig Middleton England England MF 1996–2000 142 11
Paul Millar Northern Ireland Northern Ireland MF 1991–1995 146 20
Alec Milne Scotland Scotland FB 1957–1965 188 1
Stan Montgomery England England CD 1948–1955 243 4
Jimmy Mullen England England CD 1981–1986 149 12
Don Murray Scotland Scotland CD 1962–1975 483 7
Jimmy Nelson Scotland Scotland FB 1921–1930 271 3
George Nicholson England England WH 1936–1939 113 0
Kevin Nugent England England FW 1997–2002 118 37
Cliff Nugent England England OF 1951–1958 122 20
Wayne O'Sullivan Republic of Ireland Ireland MF 1997–1999 100 5
Paul Parry Wales Wales WG 2004–2009 214 27
Jason Perry Wales Wales CD 1987–1997 338 5
Freddie Pethard Scotland Scotland FB 1969–1979 191 0
Leighton Phillips Wales Wales CD/MF 1967–1974 213 14
Chris Pike England England FW 1986 & 1989–1993 181 74
Nick Platnauer England England FB/MF 1986–1989 142 9
Keith Pontin Wales Wales CD 1976–1983 219 5
Reg Pugh Wales Wales OF 1934–1938 182 27
Darren Purse England England CD 2005–2009 124 12
Gavin Rae Scotland Scotland MF 2007–2011 153 8
Gil Reece Wales Wales WG 1972–1976 116 26
Billy Rees Wales Wales IF 1946–1949 107 36
Nick Richardson England England MF 1992–1995 130 14
William Roberts England England FB 1928–1933 135 1
Ian Rodgerson England England WG/FB 1988–1991 & 1995–1997 191 6
Peter Rodrigues Wales Wales FB 1961–1965 103 2
Billy Ronson England England MF 1979–1981 102 4
Charles Rutter England England FB 1949–1958 125 0
Peter Sayer Wales Wales WG 1974–1978 102 19
Damon Searle Wales Wales FB 1990–1996 278 4
Alf Sherwood Wales Wales FB 1946–1956 372 15
Derek Showers Wales Wales FW 1970–1977 100 13
Bert Smith Republic of Ireland Ireland CD 1920–1923 123 3
Fred Stansfield Wales Wales CD 1946–1949 111 1
Gary Stevens England England FW/CD 1978–1982 163 47
Ron Stitfall Wales Wales FB 1947–1964 421 8
Derrick Sullivan Wales Wales WH 1947–1961 285 19
Mel Sutton England England MF 1967–1972 165 7
Les Talbot England England IF 1936–1939 110 23
Derek Tapscott Wales Wales FW 1958–1965 214 86
Taylor, AndrewAndrew Taylor England England FB 2011–2014 115 2
Billy Thirlaway England England WG 1927–1929 115 22
Rod Thomas Wales Wales FB 1977–1981 107 0
Steve Thompson Scotland Scotland FW 2006–2008 106 18
Peter Thorne England England FW 2001–2005 143 51
Mike Tiddy England England OF 1950–1955 150 20
David Tong England England MF 1982–1985 137 4
John Toshack Wales Wales FW 1965–1970 193 87
Turner, BenBen Turner England England CD 2011– 107 4
Nigel Vaughan Wales Wales MF 1983–1987 169 44
Graham Vearncombe Wales Wales GK 1952–1963 216 0
Harry Wake Wales Wales WH/IF 1923–1931 166 10
Brian Walsh England England WG 1955–1961 224 35
Rhys Weston Wales Wales FB 2000–2006 213 2
Paul Wheeler Wales Wales MF/FW 1985–1989 118 14
Peter Whittingham England England MF 2007– 340 79
Gareth Williams England England MF 1961–1967 190 15
Glyn Williams Wales Wales FB 1946–1952 150 1
Roley Williams Wales Wales IF 1949–1956 139 19
Bob Wilson England England GK 1964–1970 140 0
Paul Wimbleton England England MF 1986–1989 145 23
Bobby Woodruff England England MF/FW 1969–1974 177 26
Scott Young Wales Wales CD 1993–2004 333 26

Key[edit]

GK Goalkeeper MF Midfielder FW Forward
FB Full back WH Wing half OF Outside forward
CD Central defender WG Winger IF Inside forward

Notes[edit]

  • Players in bold currently still play for the club and stats are correct as of 25 September 2010
  • Goals or appearances in bold are the current club records.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The foundations and early years" Cardiffcityfc.co.uk Retrieved on 4 May 2008