In Both Camps; Cardiff City

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Leicester and Cardiff are two clubs with a number of players being at both. Vontae Daley-Campbell recently joined as he becomes the new man on the list.

Peter Rodrigues is the first player to come to mind as he made a move from Cardiff to Leicester back in 1965. When joining for a fee of £42.500 he had made his full international debut for Wales and settled in for more games as he played on and reached 40 caps playing his last in 1973.

John Farrington and Willie Carlin both followed Frank O’Farrell when he came calling as Cardiff manager as they played under their Irish manager at Leicester. Both players had a minor period with Bluebirds in the early days of the seventees.

In more recent years Nathan Blake, Sol Bamba and Lee Peltier are players to mention. A player leaving his home town club early on was Lee Tomlin. Tomlin played for Cardiff from 2017 to 2020.

Greg Cunningham spent time on loan at Leicester and had a brief spell with Cardiff as well. He was with Cardiff from 2018 to 2021, but missed a great deal of games, only adding up 12 league appearances as he was loaned out also at frequent periods of his stay.

Kevin Campbell had a brief loan spell at Leicester from Arsenal. He was also playing for Cardiff later on in his career being at the club from 2006 to 2007 ending his career after 12 appearances. James Chambers was a defender adding up 24 league games for Leicester while on loan from Watford, he had a brief loan spell with Cardiff in 2006 playing 7 games.

Before joining Leicester both Danny Drinkwater and Kasper Schmeichel had loan spells at Cardiff. A number of years before and durng the 50’s Derek Hogg was a winger at both parties. Goalkeeper Steve Humphries never played in the Leicester first team but still was a squad member from 1978 to 1981, later making 1 appearance while at Cardiff from 1982 to 1983.

Robbie James made his last appearances in league football with Cardiff, had a brief spell at Leicester from 1987 to 1988 playing 24 games before he moved back to Swansea, the club he always be remembered for representing as his best days in football came in his years at Vetch Field.

Arhtur Lever was another player from the 50’s to have played in both camps. The defender was a key player at both parties, being at these two clubs from most of his career. Steve Lynex had some great years in football at Leicester and finished his league football career at Cardiff a few years later.

Kevin MacDonald played 8 games on loan at Cardiff a few years after his two spells at Leicester first permanent and then on loan from Liverpool. Carl Muggleton had a loan spell at Cardiff and was a permanent man for Leicester as a goalkeeper. Russell Osman also had a brief spell as a player at Cardiff, making his move to Leicester from Ipswich earlier.

Nicky Platnauer a midfielder at Leicester and Cardiff, being a steady performer for Bluebird over a number of years adding up 115 league appearances and scoring 6 goals. Paul Ramsey who had a long life at Leicester later made two spells with Cardiff. Spencer Prier a player during the MON years at Leicester and a bit later with Cardiff joining from Man City.

Kevin Russell had a special spell with Leicester and joined Cardiff on loan while at Filbert Street from 1989 to 1992. Defender Riccardo Scimeca joined Cardiff in 2005, just a year after leaving Leicester. Goalkeeper Tony Warner had loan spells in both camps.

Players in both camps,


Tony Warner
Carl Muggleton
Kasper Schmeichel


Sol Bamba
Lee Peltier
Russell Osman
James Voughan
Arthur Lever
Greg Cunningham
Peter Rodrigues
Spencer Prior
Vontae Daley-Campbell
Riccardo Scimeca
Cedric Kipre


Robbie James
Danny Drinkwater
Derek Hogg
John Farrington
Willie Carlin
Nicky Platnauer
Paul Ramsey
Kevin MacDonald
Steve Lynex


Kevin Russell
Kevin Campbell
Nathan Blake

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