2009–10 Cardiff City F.C. season

The 2009–10 season was Cardiff City F.C.'s 83rd season in The Football League since joining in 1920. The season was also the club's first in the Cardiff City Stadium, replacing their former ground Ninian Park, which had been used by the club for 99 years. Cardiff had their most successful season in the Football League Championship finishing 4th making the play-offs for the Premier League. Cardiff narrowly missed out on promotion after losing 3–2 to Blackpool in the Final.

Cardiff City
2009–10 season
ChairmanPeter Ridsdale
ManagerDave Jones
Football League Championship4th
FA Cup5th Round
(eliminated by Chelsea)
League Cup3rd Round
(eliminated by Aston Villa)
Top goalscorerLeague: Peter Whittingham (20)
All: Peter Whittingham (26)
Highest home attendance26,033 vs Leicester City, 11 May
Lowest home attendance5,545 vs Dagenham & Redbridge, 11 August
Average home league attendance19,413

EventsEdit

  • 26 June 2009 – Cardiff City pen a five-year kit manufacturing deal with Puma.[1]
  • 4 July 2009 – Cardiff City break their record transfer fee with the £3 million signing of Michael Chopra from Sunderland.[2]
  • 22 July 2009 – Cardiff City Stadium is officially opened with a 0–0 draw against with Celtic.[3]
  • 7 August 2009 – Mark Hudson is named club captain.
  • 11 September 2009 – Cardiff City agree a one-year shirt sponsorship deal with 777ball.com.[4]
  • 28 September 2009 – SBOBET are announced as replacement sponsors following the withdrawal of 777ball.com due to licensing problems.[5][6]
  • 7 November 2009 – Dave Jones receives Championship Manager of the Month for October.[7]
  • 14 November 2009 – Peter Whittingham receives Player of the Month for October.[8]
  • 20 November 2009 – Midfielder Stephen McPhail is diagnosed with stage one lymphoma, a rare form of cancer.[9]
  • 25 November 2009 – Datuk Chan Tien Ghee is appointed on the Board of Directors.[10]
  • 28 November 2009 – Goalkeeper Peter Enckelman is involved in a car crash but made a "luck escape" playing 45 mins the following day.[11]
  • 4 December 2009 – Club secretary, Jason Turner is suspended.[12]
  • 11 December 2009 – Cardiff City agree a settlement with Langston Corporation, over taking any more legal action over the clubs debt.[13]
  • 17 December 2009 – Riccardo Scimeca is forced to retire at the age of 34 due to injury.[14]
  • 29 January 2010 – Captain Mark Hudson is ruled out for 10–12 weeks with a split ankle tendon.[15]
  • 9 April 2010 – Gavin Rae is confirmed to be out for the season with a ruptured tendon in his ankle.[16]

Football League ChampionshipEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
2 West Bromwich Albion (P) 46 26 13 7 89 48 +41 91 Promotion to the Premier League
3 Nottingham Forest 46 22 13 11 65 40 +25 79 Qualification for Championship play-offs
4 Cardiff City 46 22 10 14 73 54 +19 76
5 Leicester City 46 21 13 12 61 45 +16 76
6 Blackpool (O, P) 46 19 13 14 74 58 +16 70
Source: The Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 22 10 14 73 54  +19 76 12 6 5 37 20  +17 10 4 9 36 34  +2

Last updated: 2 May.
Source: [17]

Results by roundEdit

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
GroundHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHHAAHAHAAHAHHHAHAAAHHAHHAHAHA
ResultWDWWLLWLLWWDWWDLLLWWWLDDDWWLWDLLWLLWWDWWWDDWWL
Position1211284695433233585335445444455666666644444444
Updated to match(es) played on 2 May. Source: [18]
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

KitEdit

Supplier: Puma
Sponsor(s): 777.com (13 Sep)
SBOBET (from 29 Sep)

 
 
 
 
 
 
Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Away Alternate
 
 
 
 
 
 
GK Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
GK Away
 
 
 
 
 
GK Alternate

Last updated: 18 September 2012.
Source: Historical Football kits

SquadEdit

As of 16 February 2010[19]
No. Name Nat. Place of Birth Date of Birth Club Apps. Club Goals Int. Caps Int. Goals Previous Club Date Joined Fee Contract End
1 David Marshall   Glasgow 5 March 1985 5 0 Norwich City 12 May 2009 £500,000 2012
2 Kevin McNaughton   Dundee 28 August 1982 131 2 4 0 Aberdeen 26 May 2006 Free 2011
3 Mark Kennedy   Dublin 15 May 1976 40 0 34 4 Crystal Palace 10 July 2008 Free 2011
4 Gavin Rae   Aberdeen 28 November 1977 101 5 14 0 Rangers 7 October 2007 Free 2011
5 Mark Hudson   Guildford 30 March 1982 Charlton Athletic 2 July 2009 £1,075,000 2012
6 Gábor Gyepes   Budapest 26 June 1981 29 1 22 1 Northampton Town 19 August 2008 £200,000 2013
7 Peter Whittingham   Nuneaton 8 September 1984 108 17 Aston Villa 11 January 2007 £350,000 2011
8 Michael Chopra   Newcastle upon Tyne 23 December 1983 71 31 Sunderland 1 July 2009 £3,000,000 2012
9 Jay Bothroyd   London 5 May 1982 44 12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 August 2008 £350,000 2011
10 Stephen McPhail   London   9 December 1979 107 3 10 1 Barnsley 13 June 2006 Free 2011
11 Chris Burke   Glasgow 2 December 1983 16 1 1 0 Rangers 9 January 2009 Free 2011
12 Tony Capaldi   Porsgrunn   12 August 1981 60 0 22 0 Plymouth Argyle 25 May 2007 Free 2010
14 Paul Quinn   Wishaw 21 July 1985 Motherwell 4 June 2009 £300,000 2012
15 Anthony Gerrard   Liverpool 6 February 1986 Walsall 2 July 2009 £200,000 2013
16 Joe Ledley   Cardiff 23 January 1987 220 26 12 1 N/A 1 June 2004 Trainee 2010
17 Kelvin Etuhu   Kano 30 May 1988 Manchester City 22 August 2009 Loan 2010
18 Solomon Taiwo   Lagos 29 April 1985 Dagenham & Redbridge 25 August 2009 £250,000 2012
20 Peter Enckelman   Turku 10 March 1977 35 0 11 0 Blackburn Rovers 18 July 2008 Free 2010
23 Darcy Blake   New Tredegar 13 December 1988 36 0 N/A 1 June 2005 Trainee 2011
24 Miguel Comminges   Les Abymes 16 March 1982 33 0 15 0 Swindon Town 1 June 2008 Free 2010
26 Warren Feeney   Belfast 17 January 1981 12 0 27 5 Luton Town 22 March 2007 Free 2011
27 Adam Matthews   Swansea 13 January 1992 N/A 14 January 2009 Trainee 2011
28 Aaron Wildig   Hereford 15 April 1992 N/A 15 April 2009 Trainee 2012
29 Josh Magennis   Bangor 15 August 1990 N/A 1 June 2009 Trainee 2010
32 Aaron Morris   Cardiff 30 December 1989 3 0 N/A 1 June 2007 Trainee 2010
44 Ross McCormack   Glasgow 18 August 1984 44 23 1 0 Motherwell 28 June 2008 Free 2014

StatisticsEdit

As of 22 May 2010
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup Play-offs
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   David Marshall 50 0 43 0 4 0 0 0 3 0
2 DF   Kevin McNaughton 26 0 20+1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
3 MF   Mark Kennedy 36 0 25+5 0 2+1 0 0 0 3 0
4 MF   Gavin Rae 42 2 28+9 1 2 0 3 1 0 0
5 DF   Mark Hudson 33 2 26+1 2 2 0 1 0 3 0
6 DF   Gábor Gyepes 20 1 16 1 2 0 2 0 0 0
7 MF   Peter Whittingham 51 25 41 20 4 1 3 2 3 2
8 FW   Michael Chopra 51 21 36+5 16 3+1 2 2+1 1 3 2
9 FW   Jay Bothroyd 48 13 40 11 3 1 2 1 3 0
10 MF   Stephen McPhail 26 0 21 0 0 0 2 0 3 0
11 MF   Chris Burke 52 10 38+6 9 2+1 1 2 0 3 0
12 DF   Tony Capaldi 18 0 10+5 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
14 DF   Paul Quinn 27 0 16+6 0 2 0 2 0 0+1 0
15 DF   Anthony Gerrard 47 2 39 2 4 0 3 0 0+1 0
16 MF   Joe Ledley 36 4 27+2 3 3 0 1 0 3 1
17 MF   Kelvin Etuhu 20 0 7+9 0 0 0 1 0 0+3 0
18 MF   Solomon Taiwo 10 0 2+6 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
19 MF   Riccardo Scimeca* 6 0 2+2 0 0 0 1+1 0 0 0
20 GK   Peter Enckelman 7 0 3+1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
23 DF   Darcy Blake 24 0 15+3 0 1+2 0 0 0 3 0
24 DF   Miguel Comminges 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
26 FW   Warren Feeney 10 0 1+8 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
27 DF   Adam Matthews 35 1 24+8 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
28 MF   Aaron Wildig 17 1 4+7 1 3 0 0+3 0 0 0
29 FW   Josh Magennis 10 1 1+8 0 0 0 0+1 1 0 0
32 DF   Aaron Morris 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 FW   Ross McCormack 41 5 21+13 4 3+1 1 0 0 0+3 0
49 MF   Jonathan Meades 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF   Darren Dennehy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • * Indicates player left club during the season.

CaptainsEdit

Number Pos Player Starts
(as captain)
5 DF Mark Hudson 32
9 FW Jay Bothroyd 17
10 MF Stephen McPhail 4
16 MF Joe Ledley 2
8 FW Michael Chopra 1

Disciplinary recordEdit

Number Pos Player    
9 FW Jay Bothroyd 13 0
8 FW Michael Chopra 12 0
16 MF Joe Ledley 3 1
14 DF Paul Quinn 8 0
6 DF Gábor Gyepes 2 1
10 MF Stephen McPhail 2 1
15 DF Anthony Gerrard 6 0
12 DF Tony Capaldi 0 1
44 FW Ross McCormack 6 0
5 DF Mark Hudson 3 0
11 MF Chris Burke 2 0
26 FW Warren Feeney 2 0
1 GK David Marshall 2 0
2 DF Kevin McNaughton 2 0
4 MF Gavin Rae 2 0
7 MF Peter Whittingham 2 0
23 MF Darcy Blake 1 0
17 MF Kelvin Etuhu 1 0
3 DF Mark Kennedy 1 0
27 DF Adam Matthews 1 0
18 MF Solomon Taiwo 1 0

ContractsEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Status
Contract length
Expiry date
Source
44 FW   McCormack 22  Y Signed 4 years June 2013 BBC Sport
16 MF   Ledley 23  N Rejected 4 years June 2013 South Wales Echo

Last updated:

TransfersEdit

InEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
1 GK   Marshall 24 EU Norwich City   Transfer Summer 2012 £500,000 Cardiff City
5 DF   Hudson 27 EU Charlton Athletic   Transfer Summer 2012 £1,075,000 BBC Sport
15 DF   Gerrard 23 EU Walsall   Transfer Summer 2013 £200,000 Cardiff City
14 DF   Quinn 23 EU Motherwell   Transfer Summer 2012 £300,000 BBC Sport
8 FW   Chopra 25 EU Sunderland   Transfer Summer 2012 £3,000,000 BBC Sport
18 MF   Taiwo 24 EU Dagenham & Redbridge   Transfer Summer 2012 £250,000 BBC Sport

  • Total spent:   ~ £5,250,750

Loans InEdit

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
17 MF Etuhu   23 Manchester City 23 August 30 June Cardiff City Cardiff City
Sources: For loan start source see "Start source". For loan end source see "End source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

OutEdit

N
P
Name
Country
Age
Type
Moving to
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Apps
Goals
Source
29 MF Brown   19 Free Transfer Bryntirion Athletic Summer Free 1 0 South Wales Echo
5 DF Purse   32 Free Transfer Sheffield Wednesday   Summer Free 123 12 Sheffield Wednesday
12 DF Johnson   26 Transfer Birmingham City   Summer £5,000,000 136 14 Birmingham City
17 MF Parry   28 Transfer Preston North End   Summer £300,000 214 27 BBC Sport
25 GK Sak   19 Free Transfer Wrexham Summer Free 0 0 The Leader[permanent dead link]
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; N = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); Age = age on the day of the signing; Moving from = only indicate the club the player was playing before start playing for this club in this season, for the type of the moving see Status column; Moving to = only indicates the club the player is going to play next, for the type of the moving see Status column; Ends = when the player's current contract ends; n/a = Not applicable; Apps = Total number of competitive appearances (including substitute appearances) at the club prior to departure; Goals = Total number of competitive goals scored at the club prior to departure.
  • Total income:   ~ £5,300,000

Loans outEdit

No.
P
Name
Country
Age
Loan club
Started
Ended
Start source
End source
DF Dennehy   21 Hereford United 2 July 23 August Hereford United Hereford United
23 DF Blake   21 Plymouth Argyle 28 August 1 January Plymouth Argyle Cardiff City
29 FW Magennis   19 Grimsby Town 15 October 15 November BBC Sport Grimsby Town
26 FW Feeney   28 Sheffield Wednesday 26 November 28 December Cardiff City
12 DF Capaldi   28 Leeds United 26 November 6 January Leeds United BBC Sport
32 DF Morris   20 Newport County 23 December 28 February South Wales Argus
DF Dennehy   21 Gillingham 21 January 29 April BBC Sport South Wales Echo
Sources: For loan start source see "Start source". For loan end source see "End source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.

Fixtures & resultsEdit

Pre-season friendliesEdit

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
10 Jul Chasetown
(Southern Football League Division One Midlands)
H W 4 – 0 Bothroyd, Chopra, Magennis, Matthews
15 Jul Fátima
(Liga de Honra)
A W 1 – 0 Klimpl
18 Jul President's XI
(Portugal)
N W 3 – 0 Bothroyd (2), Chopra
22 Jul Celtic
(Scottish Premier League)
H D 0 – 0 15,071
25 Jul Swindon Town
(Football League One)
A D 0 – 0
1 Aug Valencia
(La Liga)
H L 0 – 2 13,010

LeagueEdit

Play-offsEdit

FA CupEdit

Football League CupEdit

Overall summaryEdit

Backroom staffEdit

Position Name
Manager Dave Jones
Assistant manager Terry Burton
Reserve team manager Paul Wilkinson
Club doctor Dr Leonard Noakes
Club physio Sean Connelly
Fitness coach Alex Armstrong
Goalkeeping coach Martyn Margetson
Kit manager Ian Lanning
Performance analyst Enda Barron
Masseur Steffan Burnett
Academy manager Neal Ardley

AwardsEdit

TeamEdit

IndividualEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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