Cardiff Combination League
Cardiff Combination Football League Logo.png
Founded10 August 1939[1]
Country Wales
Number of teams26
Level on pyramid7–9
Promotion toSouth Wales Alliance League
Current championsFairwater
(2021–22)
Most championshipsCaerau (Ely) 10
WebsiteCardiff Combination League

The Cardiff Combination Football League is a football league covering the city of Cardiff and surrounding areas in South Wales. The leagues are at the seventh, eighth and ninth levels of the Welsh football league system.

The most successful club in the league's history is Caerau (Ely), with ten top division titles.

Divisions

The league is composed of three divisions.

Member clubs 2021–22

Premier Division

Division One

Division Two

Promotion and relegation

Promotion from the Premier Division is possible to the South Wales Alliance League, with the champion of the league playing the other tier 7 champions from the South Wales regional leagues via play-off games to determine promotion.

Champions - Top Division

The top division has been called the Senior Division or Premier Division throughout its history. A full set of the champions can be found below.[2]

1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

Number of top flight championships by club[edit]

  • Caerau (Ely) – 10 titles
  • Roath Rangers – 9 titles
  • Cardiff Draconians – 8 titles (4 named as Galbalfa Draconians after amalgamation with Gabalfa in 1983–84)
  • Fairoak – 7 titles
  • Ely Rangers – 5 titles
  • Avenue Hotspur – 3 titles
  • Fairwater – 3 titles
  • STM Sports Old Boys – 3 titles
  • AFC Butetown – 2 titles
  • Anthony's – 2 titles
  • Butetown YC – 2 titles
  • Cogan – 2 titles
  • Grange Albion – 2 titles
  • The Nomads – 2 titles
  • Adamsdown Athletic – 1 title
  • AFC St Mellons – 1 title
  • Baybridge – 1 title
  • Bell Rangers – 1 title
  • Cardiff City Colts – 1 title
  • Cardiff Hibernians – 1 title
  • Cavalier – 1 title
  • Cogan British Legion – 1 title
  • Ely West End – 1 title
  • Gabalfa Grasshoppers - 1 title
  • Heath Park Avenue – 1 title
  • Home Guard (Ely) – 1 title
  • FC Zenith – 1 title
  • Rafa – 1 title
  • STM Sports – 1 title
  • Thornhill – 1 title
  • Thornhill United – 1 title
  • Whitchurch – 1 title
  • Whitchurch Hospital Grasshoppers – 1 title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leaguewebsite.co.uk has now closed".
  2. ^ "Leaguewebsite.co.uk has now closed".
  3. ^ "2011-12 tables, part 5" (PDF). Football Club History Database. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  4. ^ "2012-13 tables, part 5" (PDF). Football Club History Database. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  5. ^ @cardiffcomb (22 May 2020). "Update from @cardiffcomb: #CCL..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.

2020s[edit]

  • ^ Jones, Jordan (21 May 2022). "Church Village 0-3 Fairwater: Ryan Hocking inspires Water to promotion". Y Clwb Pel-Droed. Retrieved 22 May 2022.