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KIMBO'S LEAGUE 50 FOR CITY

PUBLISHED

09:36 5th March 2014

by Liam Jones

South Korean international marked 50th League appearance at Spurs

Congratulations are in order for Cardiff City's Kim Bo-Kyung, who marked his 50th league appearance for the Bluebirds against Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday.


Bo-Kyung made his City debut in September 2012, coming on as a second half subsitute in a 2-0 win at Millwall. He scored his first goal for the club in December 2012's 2-1 win at Blackpool, while he marked his first Barclays Premier League goal against Manchester United at Cardiff City Stadium in November 2013's 2-2 draw. The 24 year-old play-maker also has three F.A. Cup appearances to his name, having featured against Newcastle, Bolton and Wigan this season.


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A summer 2012 signing from Cerezo Osaka, 'Kimbo' gradually adjusted to life in South Wales throughout the 2012/13 season. His talent became more and more obvious as the season reached its finale, a time during which the midfielder slotted into City's Championship table-topping midfield as a permanent fixture.


Approaching the same landmark as Bo-Kyung are fellow midfielders Jordon Mutch and Craig Noone - clocking up 47 and 48 appearances to date respectively – while Andrew Taylor made it a century for the City against Southampton in December.

 

Butthere's still some way to go for each of those mentioned to catch the squad's most capped player in league football. Peter Whittingham has clocked up 289 appearances in a Cardiff City jersey to date, with fellow long-time servant Kevin McNaughton not far behind on 254. Rounding off the 100 club are captain Mark Hudson, with 141 league appearances for City, David Marshall with 172 and AronGunnarsson with 107 Bluebird turn-outs thus far.


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