1954–55 Cardiff City F.C. season

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Cardiff City
1954–55 season
Chairman Wales John Morgan
Wales Sir Herbert Merrett[1]
Manager England Cyril Spiers
Wales Trevor Morris
Division One 20th
FA Cup 3rd round
Welsh Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Trevor Ford (19)

All:
Trevor Ford (24)

The 1954–55 season was Cardiff City F.C.'s 28th season in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division One, then the first tier of English football, finishing twentieth.

Season review[edit]

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
Ground A H H A A H H A H A H A A A H A H A H A H H H A A A H H A H A H H A A H H A H A H A
Result L L W L D D D W W D W L D L D W W W L W L L W L L L W W D W D L L D L L L D D L W L
Position 21 20 18 22 19 19 18 13 12 13 11 13 13 14 14 13 13 11 13 11 12 14 11 13 14 18 16 15 14 12 13 13 15 15 17 18 19 20 19 20 20 20

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

FA Cup[edit]

Entering the competition in the third round, Cardiff were eliminated by fellow First Division side Arsenal after a 1–0 defeat.[2]

Welsh Cup[edit]

After wins over Pembroke Borough and Newport County, Cardiff were knocked out of the competition in the semi-finals for a third year in a row after a 2–0 defeat to Chester City.[3]

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 Ken Jones
-- Wales GK Ron Howells
-- Wales GK Graham Vearncombe
-- Wales DF Colin Baker
-- Wales DF Ron Davies
-- Wales DF John Frowen
-- Wales DF Colin Gale
-- England DF Stan Montgomery
-- England DF Charles Rutter
-- Wales DF Alf Sherwood
-- Wales DF Ron Stitfall
-- Wales DF Derrick Sullivan
-- Wales MF Billy Baker
-- Wales MF Dennis Callan
-- England MF Don Clarke
No. Position Player
-- Wales MF Alan Harrington
-- Wales MF Islwyn Jones
-- England MF Cliff Nugent
-- England MF Gordon Nutt
-- England MF Mike Tiddy
-- Wales MF Roley Williams
-- England FW Cecil Dixon
-- Wales FW George Edwards
-- Wales FW Trevor Ford
-- Wales FW Alan Gibbs
-- England FW Wilf Grant
-- England FW Gerry Hitchens
-- England FW Tommy Northcott
-- Wales FW Neil O'Halloran
-- England FW Ron Stockin

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Chelsea 42 20 12 10 81 57 1.421 52
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 19 10 13 89 70 1.271 48
3 Portsmouth 42 18 12 12 74 62 1.194 48
4 Sunderland 42 15 18 9 64 54 1.185 48
5 Manchester United 42 20 7 15 84 74 1.135 47
6 Aston Villa 42 20 7 15 72 73 0.986 47
7 Manchester City 42 18 10 14 76 69 1.101 46
8 Newcastle United 42 17 9 16 89 77 1.156 43
9 Arsenal 42 17 9 16 69 63 1.095 43
10 Burnley 42 17 9 16 51 48 1.063 43
11 Everton 42 16 10 16 62 68 0.912 42
12 Huddersfield Town 42 14 13 15 63 68 0.926 41
13 Sheffield United 42 17 7 18 70 86 0.814 41
14 Preston North End 42 16 8 18 83 64 1.297 40
15 Charlton Athletic 42 15 10 17 76 75 1.013 40
16 Tottenham Hotspur 42 16 8 18 72 73 0.986 40
17 West Bromwich Albion 42 16 8 18 76 96 0.792 40
18 Bolton Wanderers 42 13 13 16 62 69 0.899 39
19 Blackpool 42 14 10 18 60 64 0.938 38
20 Cardiff City 42 13 11 18 62 76 0.816 37
21 Leicester City 42 12 11 19 74 86 0.860 35
22 Sheffield Wednesday 42 8 10 24 63 100 0.630 26

Fixtures & results[edit]

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers
21 Aug Burnley A 0 - 1
25 Aug Preston North End H 2 - 5
28 Aug Leicester City H 2 - 1
1 Sep Preston North End A 1 - 7
4 Sep Chelsea A 1 - 1
8 Sep Sheffield United H 1 - 1
11 Sep Huddersfield Town H 1 - 1
13 Sep Sheffield United A 3 - 1
18 Sep Manchester City H 3 - 0
25 Sep Everton A 1 - 1
2 Oct Newcastle United H 4 - 2
9 Oct Manchester United A 2 - 5
16 Oct Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1 - 1
23 Oct Charlton Athletic A 1 - 4
30 Oct Bolton Wanderers H 2 - 2
6 Nov Tottenham Hotspur A 2 - 0
13 Nov Sheffield Wednesday H 5 - 3
20 Nov Portsmouth A 3 - 1
27 Nov Blackpool H 1 - 2
4 Dec Aston Villa A 2 - 0
11 Dec Sunderland H 0 - 1
18 Dec Burnley H 0 - 3
25 Dec West Bromwich Albion H 3 - 2
27 Dec West Bromwich Albion A 0 - 1
1 Jan Leicester City A 1 - 2
5 Feb Manchester City A 1 - 4
12 Feb Everton H 4 - 3
26 Feb Manchester United H 3 - 0
5 Mar Sunderland A 1 - 1
12 Mar Charlton Athletic H 4 - 3
19 Mar Bolton Wanderers A 0 - 0
23 Mar Chelsea H 0 - 1
26 Mar Tottenham Hotspur H 1 - 2
2 Apr Sheffield Wednesday A 1 - 1
8 Apr Arsenal A 0 - 2
9 Apr Aston Villa H 0 - 1
11 Apr Arsenal H 1 - 2
16 Apr Blackpool A 0 - 0
23 Apr Portsmouth H 1 - 1
27 Apr Newcastle United A 0 - 3
30 Apr Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3 - 2
2 May Huddersfield Town A 0 - 2

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Scorers
8 Jan Three Arsenal A 0 - 1

Welsh Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Scorers
Five Pembroke Borough A 7 - 0
Six Newport County A 3 - 1
Semi-final Chester City N 0 - 2

green=win orange=draw red=lost

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shepherd, Richard (2007). The Cardiff City Miscellany. Pitch books. ISBN 1-905411-04-9. 
  2. ^ a b "Cardiff City 1954-55 results". Statto.com. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Welsh Cup 1954/55". Welsh Football Data Archive. Retrieved 13 April 2010.