In 1899 the Riverside Cricket Club formed Riverside Albion Football Club as a way of keeping their players fit during the winter months. In 1908 the club changed its name to Cardiff City FC, 3 years after Cardiff was granted city status by King Edward VII.
The club's home colours have been blue and white since 1908 leading to a nickname of ‘The Bluebirds’.
Cardiff is currently the only club outside of England to play in the Premier League. Their only other appearance in top flight football was in the 2013/2014 season.