Exhibition to celebrate Bluebirds 90th anniversary FA Cup win

3 March 2017

An exhibition is being launched today at Yr Hen Lyfrgell  to remember 90 years since the Bluebirds beat Arsenal 2-1 at Wembley.

It is the only time the FA Cup has ever left England.

Keith Morgan, chair of the Cardiff City Supporters Trust said it’s great the anniversary is being celebrated.

“I think it is an excellent idea” Mr. Morgan said.

“It is somewhere for Cardiff fans to go and reflect on what was a tremendous achievement for the club.”

Mr. Morgan says fans should not forget about the FA Cup win in 1927.

“It was a great day – it was the first time the FA Cup had been taken outside of England.”

“I think key dates like this one – and for the centenary ten years time again should be a tremendous occasion. I do not think people should forget what a large sporting achievement it was for still a relatively small club to win the cup.

“I think the FA Cup was then probably was far more in the public eye and far more of major event then it currently is.”

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Cardiff Council cabinet member Peter Bradbury says he is convinced the FA Cup final would have never come to the Principality Stadium if it was not for Cardiff’s 1927 triumph.

“I have been a Cardiff City fan since 1990, we have been brought up with stories about the famous team in 1927.” Cllr Bradbury said.

“It was the first time the and the only time the FA Cup was won by a Welsh team.

“That forced the FA to make a change in the name of the competition.

“I’m convinced that if we hadn’t of won the FA Cup in 1927 we may have not seen the competition come to Cardiff when the new Wembley was being built.

The exhibition will be open to the public at the Cardiff Stories library from tomorrow and will run for six months.



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