Cardiff Metropolitan University Football Club

By | 9th May 2017

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Cardiff Metropolitan University Football Club

Cardiff Metropolitan University Football Club

 

 

 

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

Season League Contested Level Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts League Position Avg. Home
Attendance1
Welsh Cup Welsh League Cup Leading scorer1
2000–01 League of Wales 1 34 3 4 27 26 104 −78 13 18th of 18
Relegated
 ?? R2 n/a unknown ??
2001–02 Welsh Football League
Division One
2 36 23 7 6 81 45 +36 76 3rd of 19  ?? R2 n/a unknown ??
2002–03 Welsh Football League
Division One
2 34 23 7 4 67 33 +34 76 3rd of 18  ?? R4 n/a unknown ??
2003–04 Welsh Football League
Division One
2 Pl w d l f a dif pts  ? of ?  ?? QF n/a unknown ??
2004–05 Welsh Football League
Division One
2 Pl w d l f a dif pts  ? of ?  ?? R2 n/a unknown ??
2005–06 Welsh Football League
Division One
2 Pl w d l f a dif pts  ? of ?  ?? R3 n/a unknown ??
2006–07 Welsh Football League
Division One
2 Pl w d l f a dif pts  ? of ?  ?? R2 n/a unknown ??
2007–08 Welsh Football League
Division One
2 Pl w d l f a dif pts  ? of ?  ?? n/a n/a unknown ??
2008–09 Welsh Football League
Division Two
3 34 15 11 8 59 42 +17 56 5th of 182  ?? R1 n/a unknown ??
2009–10 Welsh Football League
Division Two
3 34 11 11 12 57 59 −2 44 12th of 18
Relegated3
 ?? PR n/a unknown ??
2010–11 Welsh Football League
Division Three
4 34 14 7 13 59 47 +12 49 9th of 18  ?? QF n/a unknown ??
2011–12 Welsh Football League
Division Three
4 28 13 5 10 49 51 −2 44 6th of 154  ?? R1 n/a unknown ??
2012–13 Welsh Football League
Division Three
4 30 23 3 4 98 41 +57 72 1st of 16
Promoted
 ?? 1Q n/a unknown ??
2013–14 Welsh Football League
Division Two
3 30 20 6 4 86 24 +62 66 1st of 16
Promoted
 ?? R3 n/a unknown ??
2014–15 Welsh Football League
Division One
2 30 19 6 5 69 32 +37 63 3rd of 16  ?? R4 n/a unknown ??
2015–16 Welsh Football League
Division One
2 30 19 5 6 63 26 +37 62 1st of 16
Promoted
 ?? QF R1 unknown ??

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

Q = Qualifying Round; R = Round Proper; P = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points;

Honours

League

Cups

As Inter Cardiff

League

Inter Cardiff represented Wales three times in the UEFA Cup. In the 1994–95 tournament they lost 0–8 over two legs to Katowice of Poland in the Preliminary round. They also played Scottish giants Celtic F.C. in the 1997–98 season (when known as Inter Cable Tel), losing 8–0 over the two legs. In 1999–00 they lost 1–2 to Gorica of Slovenia over two legs in the 1st qualifying round.

They qualified for the 1999–00 FAW Premier Cup but failed to progress from the group stage.

 

CONTACT US:

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB.
Tel: 029 2041 6070.

​General enquiries telephone: +44 (0)29 2041 6070