125 years

Celebrating 125 years of Cardiff City FC

Club News
The 2024/25 campaign will mark 125 years of cardiff city fc, and we look forward to a very special season ahead of us as we celebrate this historic milestone.

In 1899, Bartley Wilson organised the very first meeting which would inspire the foundations of the club’s long history with the creation of Riverside AFC, a way of keeping players from the Riverside Cricket Club in shape during the winter months.

Nine years later in 1908, three years after Cardiff was granted City status, the club changed its name and became what every Bluebirds fan reveres today… Cardiff City Football Club. 

Riverside AFC

Image: Riverside AFC during the early 1900's 
Source: Museum of Welsh Cricket / Glamorgan Cricket Archives

We plan to create a season of celebration that honours the history, people, players and fans that have made Cardiff City FC what it is today! More content about the club’s story and key historic moments will follow over the coming months.

We hope you will join us in this momentous campaign which promises to be one filled with opportunities to celebrate our storied past and look forward to an exciting future.