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Cardiff City Football Club is a professional Welsh football club based in the city of Cardiff. The club currently competes in the Championship, which is the second tier in the English football pyramid.
Nicknamed the Bluebirds, Cardiff currently plays their home matches at the Cardiff City Stadium, which has been their home since opening in 2009, replacing their old ground, Ninian Park. The Cardiff City Stadium has a maximum capacity of 33,280 and is also the home of the Wales national football team.
Cardiff’s biggest rivals are fellow Welsh side Swansea City.
Cardiff have won a number of trophies since joining the English Football League. Although they have never won the top flight in their history, the club did finish as runners-up in the 1923/24 as Huddersfield beat them to the title on goal difference. However, they have won each of the other three divisions in the Football League, with the highlight being when they won the Championship in the 2012/13 season, winning promotion along with Hull and Crystal Palace. They have been runners-up a further four times in the division in the 1920/21, 1951/52, 1959/60 and 2017/18 seasons.
The Bluebirds also won the Third Division in the 1946/47 campaign, as well as the Fourth Division in 1992/93. In addition, Cardiff have also won the Southern Football League Second Division. The greatest achievement in the club’s history came when they won the FA Cup in 1927, beating Arsenal 1-0 in the final at Wembley. It also served as redemption for the FA Cup final they had lost two years earlier to Sheffield United. The club then went on to win the Charity Shield that same year, with their trophy room being complete with 22 Welsh Cups — a competition they no longer enter — and the FAW Premier Cup.
Cardiff City was founded in 1899 as Riverside A.F.C., before changing to their current name in 1908. They secured land to build their own stadium at Ninian Park in 1910, after which they joined the Southern Football League Second Division. Cardiff became members of the Football League for the first time in 1920, winning promotion from the Second Division in their first season. They finished as runners-up in the 1923/24 campaign, before then making two FA Cup finals in three years in 1925 and 1927, with their spell in the top flight coming to an end in 1928/29.
Cardiff didn’t return to the top flight until the 1952/53 season, being relegated again in 1956/57 and have predominantly played their football in the second and third tiers of English football ever since. The club even dropped as low as the fourth division during the 1980s and suffered with financial issues. However, they had a resurgence in the last 2000s, as they regularly competed for promotion to the Premier League, finishing in the Play-Off places three years in a row between 2009/10 to 2011/12, before finally getting over the line by winning the Championship in 2012/13. They were also runners-up in two major cup finals during this year, firstly the FA Cup which they lost 1-0 to Portsmouth in 2008, before then taking Liverpool to penalties in the 2012 League Cup final.