Cardiff, Cardiff City, Frederick Charles Keenor, Roger Andrews, FA
Frederick Charles Keenor. Born: 1894. Birthplace: Theodora Street, Roath, Cardiff. Achievements: The no-nonsense defender made 371 appearances for Cardiff City and was capped 32 times by Wales. Famous for: Leading Cardiff City to their one and only FA Cup triumph with a 1-0 victory over Arsenal in 1927. Died: 1972. *ONE IS a Cardiff City hero who will live forever in the capital???s folklore. The other is an Indian spiritual guru. Now there are moves afoot to get both recognised with bronze statues in the capital. And it???s anyone???s guess which will appear first ??? but the Echo-backed Fred Keenor Statue Appeal has reached a key milestone in its bid. The campaign has raised ??45,000 for the statue in memory of the captain of the 1927 FA Cup-winning team. That is the total the committee needed to be able to apply for ??15,000 promised by Cardiff council once invoices for work carried out by artist Roger Andrews have been received. Mr Andrews has started work on the statue at his workshop in Llantwit Major ??? but even with the council donation the appeal still needs to raise another ??25,000.
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