For club and country

Support this appeal to help remember the Cardiff City players who fought during the First World War.

Did you know?

Lyndon Sandoe’s heroics in the First World War earned him the Military Medal and Distinguished Conduct Medal and Bar.

Featured footballer

Fred Keenor

Fred Keenor signed for his hometown club in 1912 and was a promising young player when war broke out. He volunteered and joined the Footballers’ Battalion (17th Battalion Middlesex Regiment.) Wounded at the Battle of the Somme in 1916, he recovered to resume his career after the war, becoming captain of Cardiff and Wales. In 1927 he led Cardiff to victory over Arsenal in the FA Cup final.

Players who served and died

  • Tom Witts
  • Wally Stewart

Find out more about this club at Football and the First World War.

Our ambassador

Sir Trevor Brooking

"During and after the First World War, trees were planted in remembrance, marking the loss of life and the sacrifices made. We feel strongly that we should continue this tradition and create a living and growing legacy as a fitting tribute to football’s involvement that people can visit."

Not your club? Check out our list of football clubs involved in the First World War or donate to the National Football Museum's appeal.

For club and country