Gary Madine joined Cardiff City FC on January 31st 2018, following two-and-a-half seasons at Bolton Wanderers.
29-year-old Madine was born in Gateshead, and began his career at Carlisle United as a youth before playing senior football for the club. Following loan spells at Rochdale, Coventry and Chesterfield, Gary joined Sheffield Wednesday in January 2011. At the end of his first full season with the club, the striker scored 18 goals in 38 League One appearances, and was subsequently named the team's top goalscorer as they were promoted to the Championship in second place on the league table.
Having scored 26 goals in 101 league appearances for Wednesday, Madine joined Bolton Wanderers in June 2015, where he scored 24 goals in 96 appearances for the Wanderers, joining the Bluebirds midway through the 2017/18 Championship promotion season, during which he made 13 appearances.