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Personalised Cardiff City Football Book - Gift Details

While it’s fairly easy to pick up the latest replica shirt or match day ticket for a diehard footie fanatic, it’s not so easy to pick up something a little dissimilar, something that stands out from all the rest.

Why not go down the personalised route? Rather than a name on the back of a shirt, how about personalised football books, namely this Cardiff City Football Book if they’re a fan of The Bluebirds? These tabloid-sized hardbacks feature reprinted reports on your chosen team from the Daily Mirror.

The Cardiff City Football Book gets under way in 1921, just in time for the club’s glory years of the 1920s. It then proceeds to follow their fortunes right through to the end of last season.

There won’t be too many Cardiff fans who remember their success of the 1920s, so reliving their 1927 FA Cup win through reprints of original reports and newspaper coverage is the next best thing. The book also covers the tougher periods in the Bluebirds’ history, as well as their Noughties revival, the club’s 2008 Cup Final appearance and more recent attempts to regain top-flight status. And, of course, because every era is covered in depth, City fans can also look forward to reminiscing over the likes of Ivor Allchurch, John Charles, Trevor Ford, Len Davies, Phil Dwyer et al.

All the articles are printed on luxury paper and independently cut and bound in a hardback book.

Now available with colour print option for coverage from 2006 onwards.

Your Gift Personalised

Personalise the Cardiff Football Book by featuring the recipient’s Name and a Message on the certificate on the title page. The recipient’s Name can also be gold embossed on the front cover.

General Information

This personalised Football Book is 'Tabloid' size 38 x 31cm, and you can pick from a selection of smart, high-quality covers (see below). All reports in this book are taken from The Daily Mirror. Choose to have black and white pages in your book or, for an extra £5 only, you can even choose to have colour pages included in your football book. What's more, you can have their Name embossed on the cover in gold lettering for a small extra charge. Here's what you can choose from:

  • Brown Leatherette Cover – A stylish brown cover with black and white pages. The book title is beautifully embossed and also features a “Decorus Venatus” emblem, Latin for the ‘beautiful game’. Emboss the cover with the recipient’s Name for just £5
  • Brown Leatherette Cover with Colour – For an extra £5 only, you can have all of the above, but with the addition of colour pages (from 2006 onwards).
  • Luxury Leather Cover – Available in three vibrant colours; Red, Black and Blue, so you can choose a cover that best suits your team and tastes, making your gift really special and personal. Includes colour content for post-2006 coverage and free embossing of the recipient’s name.
  • Our Personalised Cardiff City Football Book contains a minimum of 30% colour pages.

Delivery Details

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Estimated Postage Lead Times
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Standard Royal Mail £3.99 1 - 2 Days 1-3 days
Urgent Courier £6.99 1 Day Next Day
Working Days

We operate Monday to Friday only, so weekends and holidays do not count in the production or postage timescales quoted. Orders placed before 11am begin production that day, while orders received after this time begin the following day. Orders placed on a Friday afternoon or over a weekend will begin production on Monday.

Production + Delivery

The majority of our gifts are made to order, so please allow time for the product to be made (produced) as well as the time for delivery. The table above outlines our production time for both standard and urgent orders, please add these to the postage lead time for an accurate idea of when you’ll receive your item(s).

International Delivery Leadtimes (where available)
European delivery is available on this gift
Delivery outside Europe (worldwide) is available on this gift
Standard Lead Time from production (airmail):
  • Europe: 3 - 5 days
  • Rest of the World: 5 - 7 days
Urgent Lead Time from production (Fedex courier):
  • Europe: 1 -3 days
  • North America: 1 - 2 days
  • Rest of the World: 3 - 5 days
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Enjoy a Newspaper History of the Bluebirds

Cardiff City FC formed when Riverside FC and Riverside Albion amalgamated in 1902. The Bluebirds were one of the greatest sides in the English league during the 1920s and finished as runners-up of the First Division in 1924. Three years later, Cardiff City became the first non-English side to win the FA Cup. London-based Cardiff fans turned out to support the team at Wembley and they have since been known as “The 1927 Club". The Bluebirds also enjoyed years of success in the Welsh Cup, winning the trophy over twenty times. These triumphs enabled Cardiff City to qualify for European competition during the 1960s and 1970s. The highlight of the Bluebird’s European run was reaching the semi-final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1967. Cardiff City’s most recent success has included defying the odds to reach the FA Cup final in 2008.

Personalised Cardiff Football Books – Inspired Gifts

A Cardiff City Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Bluebirds. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Cardiff Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be a terrific addition to a supporter’s Cardiff City memorabilia collection.

Cardiff Football Book Coverage

This Cardiff City Football Book opens with coverage of Cardiff’s 1921 FA Cup tie with Wolves. It goes on to cover many of the great games through the decades of the 20th Century and the present era.

Top stories in the Cardiff City Football Book include the 50th FA Cup Final versus Sheffield United in 1925 and the glorious defeat of Arsenal to win the FA Cup in 1927. Relive the excitement of the successful post war period, including gaining promotion to Division One in 1952 by beating Leeds United 3-1, the fantastic 4-1 away win against Manchester United in 1953 and the 5-2 defeat of Newcastle United in 1956. The Gift Books also contain the exciting 2-1 defeat of Aston Villa in 1960, when 55,000 tense Welshman watched as their team came from behind to clinch victory and promotion back to the First Division. The Cardiff City Book features a selection of European games, including the 8-0 defeat of Larnaca in the European Cup Winners Cup in 1970 and the 1-0 defeat of Real Madrid in the 1971 Quarter Final. Additionally, you can read about Toshack's £100,000 move in 1970, Cardiff's defeat of Chelsea in the 1980 and 1986 League Cups and the amazing 2003 Play-Off Finals at the Millennium Stadium, where Cardiff gained promotion to the Championship.

More recent coverage in our unique Gift Book includes the spectacular FA Cup run of 2008, which culminated in a trip to Wembley Stadium and a place in the final against Portsmouth.

Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into Cardiff City’s history makes these books truly memorable gifts and a great addition for a collector of Cardiff City memorabilia.

Cardiff City Memorabilia

If you are a collector of Cardiff City memorabilia or looking for other Cardiff City gifts, why not consider our Cardiff Calendar or Cardiff Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Bluebirds’ key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for Cardiff City fans. Other Cardiff presents include Framed Reprints and special Cardiff City Mugs.

Finally – Did You Know?

  • It took six years for the club to be granted permission to use the name Cardiff City FC. The Bluebirds had been asked to prove that they were good enough to use the city’s name.
  • The Bluebirds joined the Southern League Second Division in 1911 and finished their inaugural season in fourth place.
  • Cardiff City missed out on the First Division title in 1924 due to an inferior goal average. Huddersfield Town won the championship.
  • Hughie Ferguson scored the only goal in the victorious Cup final of 1927. Ferguson ended the season with thirty-two goals in all competitions. This was a club record until Robert Earnshaw beat it in 2003.
  • Cardiff City shares a rivalry with other Welsh sides, such as Newport County and Swansea City. The club also has a significant rivalry with Bristol City; matches between the two teams are known as Severnside Derbies.
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Personalised Cardiff City Football Book

from £ 39.99
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  • The history of Cardiff over the last century
  • Filled with news reports written at the time
  • Beautifully bound hardback book (38cm x 31cm) with new range of covers
  • Now available with colour print option - colour from 2006
  • Updated to include the 2016/2017 season
  • Luxury gift box available to complete this perfect gift
£ 39.99
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