Date: 16th November 2007 at 10:34am
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A petition has been launched requesting a memorial to the late Fred Keenor, remembered in Cardiff City’s fans hearts as captain in our greatest hour, and remains the only man to bring to FA Cup out of England.


Keenor made 436 appearances for the club in 19 years with the Bluebirds and his spirit and committment are renowned to this day.


The petition, available to sign here reads:




We, the undersigned, request that an appropriate memorial be sited at an appropriate and worthy location that befits the honour and achievement of not only Fred Keenor himself, but also the whole Cardiff City squad of 1927 that he so memorably represented.

The following is the legacy of that very man:

On the 23rd of April 1927, Fred Keenor climbed the famous Wembley steps to receive the FA Cup from the King. His team, Cardiff City, had become the first, and as yet the only, Welsh team to win the coveted trophy.

The victory was a momentous and much celebrated occasion in the history of Wales. That morning a Welsh newspaper had printed a picture of the Cardiff City captain knocking Lloyd George off a pedestal labelled `the most important man in Wales’. The game made Keenor a Welsh national hero in a way that the rugby stars that preceded him had not been. South and north celebrated Cardiff City’s achievement and Fred Keenor was at the centre of that triumph.





Many Cardiff City fans support the move, and hope that the remarkable man, and great side of 1927 can be remembered in this way.




 

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