Liverpool Transfer News: Craig Bellamy Leaves Anfield for Cardiff

Frank Wagner@Fw1812Correspondent IAugust 10, 2012

NORWICH, ENGLAND - APRIL 28:  Craig Bellamy of Liverpool gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on April 28, 2012 in Norwich, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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Craig Bellamy's second stint at Liverpool has already finished, moving to Cardiff City less than a year after joining the club on last summer's deadline day.

The Welshman made 33 total appearances for Liverpool last season and scored nine goals, six of which came in the Premier League.

Bellamy was an integral part of Team Great Britain's run to the Olympic quarterfinals, scoring the opening goal of the tournament and captaining the side both in the last group match against Uruguay and in the quarterfinal loss to South Korea.

The 33-year-old joined Liverpool on a free transfer from Manchester City, where he had been loaned out to Cardiff.

Last season, Bellamy played part in Liverpool's victory in the Carling Cup final against Cardiff City, helping deny the Welsh club their greatest victory in many years. He now joins the Bluebirds in their campaign to gain promotion from the Championship.

Cardiff City's official website confirmed the deal and welcomed Bellamy to the club:

It's with great pleasure that Cardiff City Football Club formally welcomes Craig Bellamy back to his hometown club with the aspiration to complete a journey that begun some two years ago - his transfer from Liverpool FC and a new two year contract having been finalised today following a medical being completed in South Wales on Thursday.

Craig has made his continued passion to help Cardiff City succeed in its ambitions very clear in recent years. We welcomed his season long loan move from Manchester City in 2010 - and now, following positive negotiations and a great deal of commitment from a number of people and quarters, we can today announce Craig as a full registered Cardiff City player in readiness for the new season. We all look forward to his contribution to the team in the years to come.

Meanwhile, Liverpool's official website gave their well-wishes to the forward in his future pursuits.



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