Cardiff Metropolitan University F.c

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Cardiff Metropolitan University F.c

Cardiff Metropolitan University F.c

 

 

 

Cardiff Metropolitan University Football Club are a Welsh football club, of the Athletic Union of Cardiff Metropolitan University, based in Cyncoed, Cardiff that plays in the Welsh Premier League, having been promoted from the Division One. Founded as UWIC Inter Cardiff in 2000, by the merger of Inter Cardiff F.C and UWIC F.C., the club changed its name to Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2012.

 

History

The club has had a chequered history experiencing turbulent times and many name changes.

The club was formed by a series of mergers and name changes. Firstly, Lake United renamed themselves A.F.C. Cardiff in 1984. In 1990, they were taken over by Sully F.C to form Inter Cardiff FC and then joined the Konica League of Wales.In 1996, the club was renamed Inter CableTel A.F.C. (after their sponsors), but reverted to Inter Cardiff FC in 1999.

Meanwhile, the team of Cardiff College of Education (later University of Wales Institute, Cardiff) was developing . The team went through a series of name changes, mirroring the name changes of the institution it represented. The team was originally known as Cardiff College of Education F.C.. They became South Glamorgan Institute F.C. in 1979; Cardiff Institute of Higher Education F.C. in 1990 and UWIC in 1996.

In 2000, Inter Cardiff merged with Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC) to form UWIC Inter Cardiff F.C.. The team’s nicknames by fans included The International, The Sheep (Wales is famous for its sheep) or The Div‘s (from Car-DIFF). The Seagull on the team’s logo originated from the Sully connection (nicknamed ‘The Seagulls’). They changed their name again in the summer of 2012 to Cardiff Metropolitan University F.C. On 3 May 2016, Cardiff Met confirmed their place in the Welsh Premier League after Caernarfon Town and Denbigh Town failed to secure licenses to play in the top flight of Welsh football.[1]

League and cup history

SeasonLeague ContestedLevelPldWDLGFGAGDPtsLeague PositionAvg. Home
Attendance1
Welsh CupWelsh League CupLeading scorer1
2000–01League of Wales134342726104−781318th of 18
Relegated
 ??R2n/aunknown ??
2001–02Welsh Football League
Division One
23623768145+36763rd of 19 ??R2n/aunknown ??
2002–03Welsh Football League
Division One
23423746733+34763rd of 18 ??R4n/aunknown ??
2003–04Welsh Football League
Division One
2Plwdlfadifpts ? of ? ??QFn/aunknown ??
2004–05Welsh Football League
Division One
2Plwdlfadifpts ? of ? ??R2n/aunknown ??
2005–06Welsh Football League
Division One
2Plwdlfadifpts ? of ? ??R3n/aunknown ??
2006–07Welsh Football League
Division One
2Plwdlfadifpts ? of ? ??R2n/aunknown ??
2007–08Welsh Football League
Division One
2Plwdlfadifpts ? of ? ??n/an/aunknown ??
2008–09Welsh Football League
Division Two
334151185942+17565th of 182 ??R1n/aunknown ??
2009–10Welsh Football League
Division Two
3341111125759−24412th of 18
Relegated3
 ??PRn/aunknown ??
2010–11Welsh Football League
Division Three
434147135947+12499th of 18 ??QFn/aunknown ??
2011–12Welsh Football League
Division Three
428135104951−2446th of 154 ??R1n/aunknown ??
2012–13Welsh Football League
Division Three
43023349841+57721st of 16
Promoted
 ??1Qn/aunknown ??
2013–14Welsh Football League
Division Two
33020648624+62661st of 16
Promoted
 ??R3n/aunknown ??
2014–15Welsh Football League
Division One
23019656932+37633rd of 16 ??R4n/aunknown ??
2015–16Welsh Football League
Division One
23019566326+37621st of 16
Promoted
 ??QFR1unknown ??

1: League games only
2: Name reverted to UWIC at end of season.
3: Relegated as part of League reorganization
4: Name changed to Cardiff Metropolitan University F.C. at end of season.
Last Updated: 10 January 2017