Past 'City moments shared on twitter, Facebook & Google+#OnthisCardiffCityDay in 2001 City signed striker Peter Thorne from Stoke City for a then Club record £1.75 million fee, (magic hat included of course).
Thorne became one of the most popular front men at the Club as the Bluebirds gained promotion to Division One, or what is now called the Championship, in 2003; the main highlight of a four-year spell at the Club that saw him score 51 goals in 143 appearances in all competitions.
Just a few of the standout memories include his goal against Bristol City in the 2002-03 play-offs in the first-leg at Ninian Park, a goal that would remain the only difference between the two sides to send the Bluebirds’ to the final at the Millennium Stadium and ultimate glory against Queens Park Rangers thanks to Andy Campbell’s strike.
Other memorable moments saw Thorne net a double in a Sky Sports live game against Tranmere Rovers in October 2002, his third and fourth goals of the season and a fantastic away hat-trick at former club Stoke City the following season that saw the Bluebirds home to a fantastic 3-2 away day victory at the Britannia Stadium.
Thorne left the Bluebirds in 2005 to join Norwich City, before arriving at Bradford City in 2007 for quite the swansong to a career full of goals. 32 goals in 84 appearances for the Bantams came in all competitions before the striker retired in the summer of 2010.
12 years on since signing for the Club, City fans are reminiscing about one of the modern City greats on twitter, Facebook and Google+. Get involved and share your memory using the tag #PeterThorneisMagic.
“Peter Thorne is magic, he wears a magic hat...”
Look out for plenty more #OnthisCardiffCityDay tweets across our social media platforms throughout the season.