1955–56 Cardiff City F.C. season

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Cardiff City
1955–56 season
Chairman Wales Sir Herbert Merrett[1]
Manager Wales Trevor Morris
Division One 17th
FA Cup 4th round
Welsh Cup Winners
Top goalscorer League:
Gerry Hitchens (15)

All:
Gerry Hitchens (28)

The 1955–56 season was Cardiff City F.C.'s 29th season in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division One, then the first tier of English football, finishing seventeenth.

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 H A A H H A A H H A A H A H A H A H A H A H H A A H A A H H A H A A A H H A H A H H
Result W L L W L L L W L L W D L L D W L W L W D W D L W W L W W W W D D L D L L L W D D L
Position 5 6 16 11 19 20 21 17 19 21 21 19 20 20 20 20 20 18 19 19 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 16 15 12 12 12 16 15 17 17 17 16 16 16 17

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

FA Cup[edit]

After beating Leeds United in their first game, Cardiff were eliminated by West Ham United in the fourth round.[2]

Welsh Cup[edit]

Cardiff were drawn against Pembroke Borough in the fifth round for the second time in a row and, after a 2–2 draw, advanced to the sixth round with a 9–0 replay win. Wins over Wrexham and Oswestry Town saw the club reach the final,[3] beating South Wales rivals Swansea Town 3–2,[4] with a brace from Brian Walsh and one goal from John McSeveney winning the trophy for the eighth time in the club's history and their first since 1930.

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
-- Scotland DF Danny Malloy
-- England DF Charles Rutter
-- Wales DF Alf Sherwood
-- Wales DF Ron Stitfall
-- Wales DF Derrick Sullivan
-- Wales MF Dennis Callan
-- Wales MF Alan Harrington
-- Wales MF Islwyn Jones
No. Position Player
-- Scotland MF George McGuckin
-- Scotland MF John McSeveney
-- England MF Cliff Nugent
-- England MF Gordon Nutt
-- Wales MF Ken Tucker
-- England MF Brian Walsh
-- Wales MF Roley Williams
-- England FW Cecil Dixon
-- Wales FW Trevor Ford
-- England FW Gerry Hitchens
-- England FW Bernard Jones
-- England FW Harry Kirtley
-- Wales FW Neil O'Halloran
-- Wales FW Howard Sheppeard
-- England FW Ron Stockin

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Manchester United 42 25 10 7 83 51 1.627 60
2 Blackpool 42 20 9 13 86 62 1.387 49
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 20 9 13 89 65 1.369 49
4 Manchester City 42 18 10 14 82 69 1.188 46
5 Arsenal 42 18 10 14 60 61 0.984 46
6 Birmingham City 42 18 9 15 75 57 1.316 45
7 Burnley 42 18 8 16 64 54 1.185 44
8 Bolton Wanderers 42 18 7 17 71 58 1.224 43
9 Sunderland 42 17 9 16 80 95 0.842 43
10 Luton Town 42 17 8 17 66 64 1.031 42
11 Newcastle United 42 17 7 18 85 70 1.214 41
12 Portsmouth 42 16 9 17 78 85 0.918 41
13 West Bromwich Albion 42 18 5 19 58 70 0.829 41
14 Charlton Athletic 42 17 6 19 75 81 0.926 40
15 Everton 42 15 10 17 55 69 0.797 40
16 Chelsea 42 14 11 17 64 77 0.831 39
17 Cardiff City 42 15 9 18 55 69 0.797 39
18 Tottenham Hotspur 42 15 7 20 61 71 0.859 37
19 Preston North End 42 14 8 20 73 72 1.014 36
20 Aston Villa 42 11 13 18 52 69 0.754 35
21 Huddersfield Town 42 14 7 21 54 83 0.651 35
22 Sheffield United 42 12 9 21 63 77 0.818 33

Fixtures & results[edit]

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers
20 Aug Sunderland H 3–1
23 Aug Arsenal A 1–3
27 Aug Aston Villa A 0–2
31 Aug Bolton Wanderers H 1–0
3 Sep Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1–9
7 Sep Bolton Wanderers A 0–4
10 Sep Manchester City A 1–3
17 Sep Sheffield United H 3–2
24 Sep Huddersfield Town H 1–2
1 Oct Blackpool A 1–2
8 Oct Preston North End A 2–1
15 Oct Burnley H 2–2
22 Oct West Bromwich Albion A 1–2
29 Oct Manchester United H 0–1
5 Nov Tottenham Hotspur A 1–1
12 Nov Everton H 3–1
19 Nov Newcastle United A 0–4
26 Nov Birmingham City H 2–1
3 Dec Luton Town A 0–3
10 Dec Charlton Athletic H 3–1
17 Dec Sunderland A 1–1
24 Dec Aston Villa H 1–0
26 Dec Chelsea H 1–1
27 Dec Chelsea A 1–2
31 Dec Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2–0
14 Jan Manchester City H 4–1
21 Jan Sheffield United A 1–2
4 Feb Huddersfield Town A 2–1
11 Feb Blackpool H 1–0
18 Feb Preston North End H 3–1
25 Feb Burnley A 2–0
7 Mar Newcastle United H 1–1
10 Mar Manchester United A 1–1
24 Mar Everton A 0–2
30 Mar Portsmouth A 1–1
31 Mar West Bromwich Albion H 1–3
2 Apr Portsmouth H 2–3
7 Apr Birmingham City A 1–2
14 Apr Luton Town H 2–0
21 Apr Charlton Athletic A 0–0
23 Apr Tottenham Hotspur H 0–0
28 Apr Arsenal H 1–2

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Scorers
7 Jan Three Leeds United A 2–1
28 Jan Four West Ham United A 1–2

Welsh Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Scorers
Five Pembroke Borough A 2–2
Five (replay) Pembroke Borough H 9–0
Six Wrexham H 5–3
Semi-final Oswestry Town N 7–0
30 Apr Final Swansea Town H 3–2 Walsh (2), McSeveney

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 1955–56 results". Statto.com. Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Welsh Cup 1955/56". Welsh Football Data Archive. Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Cardiff City 3–2 Swansea Town". Welsh Football Data Archive. Retrieved 14 April 2010.