Updated: 11/08/2012 17:38 | By pa.press.net

Cardiff confirm Bellamy signing



Craig Bellamy scored 11 goals for Cardiff in his previous spell

Craig Bellamy scored 11 goals for Cardiff in his previous spell

Craig Bellamy has rejoined home-town club Cardiff, signing a two-year contract with the Bluebirds.

Striker Bellamy scored 11 goals in 36 appearances during a season-long loan at Cardiff from Manchester City in 2010-11, helping City reach the npower Championship play-off semi-finals where they lost out to Reading.

Bellamy returned to Liverpool last season but made no secret of his desire to be closer to his family as he approaches the end of his career, and Cardiff confirmed the news of his return on Friday afternoon on their official website.

Initially hailing the influence of Cardiff's Malaysian owners as pivotal, chief executive Alan Whiteley said: "Their support, commitment and confidence in the vision and ambition of the club has enabled us to attract and retain a squad containing the calibre of players we now have. This, quite clearly, is demonstrated by Craig's confidence in joining us at this time.

"I would also like to thank our manager for his tenacity and single-mindedness in ensuring the transfer could take place - and for making my life a misery until such time as it could be completed.

"And of course to Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool Football Club - their assistance and support during the process of negotiations have been conducted in an extremely professional and amicable manner, of which we are grateful. Finally to Craig, for having the confidence and courage to buy into and wanting to be a part of the club's future.

"I am sure Liverpool will agree their loss is this club's gain and Craig's return will be met with huge excitement and enthusiasm by all Cardiff City fans - and as the perfect backdrop to the start of the new season."

Bellamy can now expect to figure in Cardiff's league opener at home to newly-promoted Huddersfield next Friday.

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16Comments
10/08/2012 16:19
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Worst decision by Rodgers to date. Bellamy has proved that he worries any defence and he can open doors in the toughest of games. A superb signing for the Cardiff reds but he will be missed at Liverpool.
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good luck craig,you will be missed at liverpool.ynwa and jft96
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Craig Bellamy. Gobby but brilliant.  He was a great player at City and almost every other club he worked for, even if he was almost unmanageable. Looks like he's finally beginning to calm down. Hope he has a great end to his career at Cardiff and moves into a well earned retirement  at the end of it. He'll be missed in the Premiership.
10/08/2012 16:12
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Thanks Craig, good luck and keep up the good work.
10/08/2012 17:09
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CB still has a lot to offer and remains on top of his game. A great player that we loved at CITY (Manchester) Cardiff have a big lift going into the new season.

Good luck Craig.
10/08/2012 15:31
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it is so sad to see humans , who have the power of conversation , have nothing better to do than to pour sarcasm and vitriol at other people. Why make a comment when it is always a nasty comment ? Do these people ever say anything supportive or just plain nice, or is their life made up of trying to bring others down ? Do they realise that when they have left the pub, that the people left there say, 'glad to see the back of him, he's poison '. Have a nice day Roy.
11/08/2012 09:25
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Great player Bellamy! superb for GB ! untill the tactical genious of Pearce came into the equasion..
leaving out the other Great player in Giggs,then bringing him on too late and who does this tactical genious bring off? Craig Bellamy !!! How ever do these pea brained people get and keep thier jobs!
Pearce cost GB progressing too the semi final...although the squad he picked were not good enough! Well done Craig great tournement!!!

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I believe Bellamy was one of LFC'S best attcking players I do not believe Liverpool will challenge for anything this season not that sure Chelsea will either but I might be wrong on both counts.
10/08/2012 19:05
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Just shows how bad the Liverpool managament are, he is one of the best players they had.

I`m afraid Liverpool are just a mid to bottom rated team now.

I cant understand the ridiculous decisions being made.

Kenny started the decline.........the ship is sinking fast..

10/08/2012 15:09
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.......not many rats left on the ship now........
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