2000–01 Cardiff City F.C. season

The 2000–01 season was Cardiff City F.C.'s 74th season in the Football League. They competed in the 24-team Division Third, then the fourth tier of English football, finishing second, winning promotion to Division Two.

Cardiff City
2000–01 season
ManagerBilly Ayre/Bobby Gould/Alan Cork
Football League Third Division2nd
FA Cup3rd round
League Cup1st round
FAW Premier CupQuarter-final
Top goalscorerLeague: Robert Earnshaw (19)
All: Robert Earnshaw (25)

During the season the club was taken over by Lebanese businessman Sam Hammam, whose investment in the club would later see Cardiff win two promotions in the next four years.

PlayersEdit

[1]Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
-2   DF Andy Thompson
3   MF Matt Brazier
4   DF Scott Young
5   DF Russell Perrett
7   MF Willie Boland
8   MF Mark Bonner
9   MF Jason Bowen
10   FW Kevin Nugent
11   DF Andy Legg
12   DF Rhys Weston
13   GK Mark Walton
14   MF Danny Hill
15   DF Jeff Eckhardt
16   FW Kurt Nogan
17   MF Jason Fowler
18   FW Paul Brayson
No. Position Player
19   FW Robert Earnshaw
20   DF Josh Low
21   FW Gavin Gordon
22   DF Danny Gabbidon
23   GK Paul Buttery
24   MF Gethin Jones
25   MF Kevin Evans
26   DF David Hughes
27   DF Andy Jordan
28   DF James Collins
29   FW Leo Fortune-West
32   DF Martyn Giles
41   GK Carl Muggleton (on loan from Stoke City)
--   MF Charlie Mapes
--   FW Robert Codner

Left club during seasonEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
6   DF David Greene (to Cambridge United)
26   MF James Harper (on loan from Arsenal)
No. Position Player
28   FW Dai Thomas (to Merthyr Tydfil)
31   FW Kyle Lightbourne (on loan from Stoke City)

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 28 8 10 73 35 +38 92 Division Champions, promoted
2 Cardiff City 46 23 13 10 95 58 +37 82 Promoted
3 Chesterfield 46 25 14 7 79 42 +37 80[a]
4 Hartlepool United 46 21 14 11 71 54 +17 77 Participated in play-offs
5 Leyton Orient 46 20 15 11 59 51 +8 75
Source: [2]
Rules for classification: In the Football League goals scored (GF) takes precedence over goal difference (GD).
Notes:
  1. ^ Chesterfield had 9 points deducted.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cardiff City – 2000/01". FootballSquads. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
  2. ^ "England 2000–01". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 26 January 2010. Retrieved 24 February 2010.