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Cardiff City Football Club, or 'Clwb PÍl-droed Dinas Caerdydd' in their native Welsh tongue, were founded in 1899. Cardiff were admitted to the Football League in 1920 and the newcomers showed they were more than ready, winning promotion to the First Division in their first year. The Cardiff fans responded too, 25,000 turned up to watch their first league match at Ninian Park, with a season average gate of over 29,000. The team's early success continued and in 1923-24, they came within a missed penalty of the League Championship. In the end they were beaten on goal average by Huddersfield. In 1925 they reached the FA Cup final, losing 1-0 to Sheffield United. They returned to the final in 1927, this time to face Arsenal at Wembley Stadium. In the first FA Cup to be broadcast by the BBC, Cardiff became the first team to take the cup out of England. Since those heady days, Cardiff saw waning fortunes, eventually slipping to the lower divisions. In 2000 the club was bought by Sam Hammam and was recently taken over again by a consortium headed by Chairman Peter Ridsdale. This has led to a revival in the club's fortunes.


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