Fulham, who were also in contention for promotion, slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Birmingham City to finish third.
"This year has been fantastic with the national team qualifying for the Asian Cup for the first time and now promotion to the Premier League".
"It's the biggest achievement in my 38-year career by an absolute mile".
Speaking on the Sports Breakfast on Monday, he said: "All the times I have been in the Premier League prior, I felt a bit let down by the chairmen if I'm honest". A win would have lifted the London club above Cardiff.
"I know we're not easy on the eye".
Fulham join Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and Derby County in the playoffs, which kick off on May 11.
Since the late 1970's, Newcastle United have dominated Cardiff City. Regardless of the poor standard of the game, Neil Warnock and owner Vincent Tan were seen celebrating with fans in a jubilant pitch invasion after the game.
Etheridge, who was visibly emotional in the video posted Monday on Twitter by Ben Black, featured in 45 out of 46 league matches for Cardiff in the 2017-18 Championship season.
Warnock proved to be a flawless fit for Cardiff, who play in the image of their gritty and no-nonsense manager.
Drama was set to unfold as the two clubs entered the final day of the season neck-and-neck. Currently, Swansea is in the relegation zone, tied for points with Southampton with each having two games left.
AFC Asian Cup Draw
The Bengaluru FC captain is the poster boy of Indian football and he has inspired tons of kids of take up the sport. Away, we have really struggled. "I hope that we keep using all the global windows available in the year".
Sonam Kapoor Wedding Venues Revealed on Social Media
Sonam's mehendi ceremony will be held tomorrow i.e. on Monday 7th May and will be followed by wedding and reception on 8th May. Apart from the family members, Varun Dhawan , Jacqueline Fernandez and Karan Johar are expected to perform at the sangeet .
Woods makes first start since Masters at Quail Hollow
Woods is coming off a three-week break, his longest since he returned to the PGA Tour in January, and it was a welcome respite. Peterson holed a bunker shot for eagle, holed a wedge from the fairway for eagle on the next hole, and wound up with a 65.
Scores of casualties after powerful storm hits north India
In an April dust storm, wInds reaching 80 miles per hour damaged two minarets at entry gates to the 17th century mausoleum. The storms also caused damage to private and public property, as many houses were left battered and trees uprooted.