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Liverpool striker Bellamy rejoins Cardiff

Published on Aug 10, 2012 11:09 PM
 
Britain's Craig Bellamy celebrates after scoring against Senegal during their men's Group A football match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Old Trafford, Manchester, northern England on July 26, 2012. Bellamy has completed an emotional return to his hometown club Cardiff after signing a two-year contract with the Championship outfit on Friday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS/ ANDREA COMAS

LONDON (AFP) - Liverpool forward Craig Bellamy has completed an emotional return to his hometown club Cardiff after signing a two-year contract with the Championship outfit on Friday.

Bellamy spent the 2010 to 2011 season on loan at Cardiff and scored 11 goals in 36 appearances to help the Bluebirds reach the Championship play-off semi-finals.

The 33-year-old former Manchester City and Newcastle star has been keen to rejoin Cardiff on a permanent basis to be closer to his family and he has finally got his wish.

Cardiff chief executive Alan Whiteley praised Bellamy, who was only a fringe figure at Liverpool last season, for buying into the long-term plans of the welsh club's Malaysian owners.

 
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