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.



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
Welsh CupWelsh League CupLeading scorer1
2000–01League of Wales134342726104−781318th of 18
 ??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
 ??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
 ??1Qn/aunknown ??
2013–14Welsh Football League
Division Two
33020648624+62661st of 16
 ??R3n/aunknown ??
2014–15Welsh Football League
Division One
23019656932+37633rd of 16 ??R4n/aunknown ??
2015–16Welsh Football League
Division One
23019566326+37621st of 16
 ??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

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;




As Inter Cardiff


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.



Cardiff Metropolitan University

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

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