BIRMINGHAM CITY 

 

 

 

('The Blues')

Year formed1875
Turned professional 1885 
Limited company 1888
Previous namesSmall Heath Alliance: 1875 - 1888

Small Heath: 1888 - 1905

Birmingham FC: 1905 - 1943

Birmingham City: 1943 - .

GroundSt Andrews, Birmingham B9 4NH

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Club's ground since1906
Pitch measurements115 x 75 yards (105 x 69 metres)
Ground capacity29,409 (all seated)
Record attendance at present ground66,844 v Everton, FA Cup 5th round, 11th February 1939 (drew 2-2)
Lowest attendance at present ground

1,000 v Blackpool, Division Two, 27th November 1909 (lost 1-2)

1,000 v Burnley, Division Two, 28 February 1910 (won 2-1)

First game at present ground

26 December 1906 v Middlesbrough, Division One (drew 0-0, 32,000)

Previous grounds

Ladypool Road: 1875 - 1877

Muntz Street: 1877 - 1906

League career

Football Alliance: 1889 - 1892

Division Two: 1892 - 1894

Division One: 1894 - 1896

Division Two: 1896 - 1901

Division One: 1901 - 1902

Division Two: 1902 - 1903

Division One: 1903 - 1908

Division Two: 1908 - 1921

Division One: 1921 - 1939

Division Two: 1946 - 1948

Division One: 1948 - 1950

Division Two: 1950 - 1955

Division One: 1955 - 1965

Division Two: 1965 - 1972

Division One: 1972 - 1979

Division Two: 1979 - 1980

Division One: 1980 - 1984

Division Two: 1984 - 1985

Division One: 1985 - 1986

Division Two: 1986 - 1989

Division Three: 1989 - 1992

Division One: 1992 - 1994

Division Two: 1994 - 1995

Division One: 1995 - 2002

Premiership: 2002 - 2006

Championship: 2006 - 2007.

Premiership: 2007 - 2008.

Championship: 2008 - 2009.

Premiership: 2009 - 2011

Championship: 2011 - .

First Football League game3rd September 1892 v Burslem Port Vale, Division Two, won 5-1 
  
Honours 
EuropeanInter-Cities Fairs Cup runners-up: 1958-60, 1960-61.
Domestic - LeagueDivision Two champions: 1892-93, 1920-21, 1947-48, 1954-55.

Division Two/Championship runners-up: 1893-94, 1900-01, 1902-03,

1971-72, 1984-85, 2006-07, 2008-09

Division Two champions: 1994-95.

Division Three runners-up: 1991-92

Second World War South Division champions: 1945-46

Domestic - CupFA Cup runners-up: 1930-31, 1955-56.

League/Carling Cup winners: 1962-63, 2010-11

Worthington Cup runners-up: 2000-01.

Leyland DAF Cup/Auto Windscreen Trophy winners: 1990-91, 1994-95.

FA Youth Cup runners-up: 1966-67

Best League position6th, Division One, 1955-56.
Lowest League position12th, Division Three, 1990-91.
Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League Cupsee above
  
Most League points  
2 for a win59, Division Two, 1947-48.
3 for a win89, Division Two, 1994-95.
Fewest League points 
2 for a win20, Division One, 1895-96.
3 for a win29, Division One, 1985-86.
Most League goals scored103, Division Two, 1893-94.
Most League goals conceded96, Division One, 1964-65.
Fewest League goals scored28, Premiership, 2005-06.
Fewest League goals conceded24, Division Two, 1900-01, 1947-48.
Most wins in a League season26, Championship, 2006-07.
Fewest wins in a League season6, Division One, 1978-79.
Most draws in a League season18, Division One, 1937-38.

18, Division Two, 1971-72.

Fewest draws in a League season0, Division Two, 1893-94.
Most losses in a League season29, Division One, 1985-86.
Fewest losses in a League season3, Division Two, 1892-93.
Record League win12-0 v Walsall Town Swifts, Division Two, 17th December 1892.

12-0 v Doncaster Rovers, Division Two, 11th April 1903.

Record Cup win9-2 v Burton Wanderers, FA Cup 1st round, 31st October 1885 
Record defeat1-9 v Sheffield Wednesday, Division One, 13th December 1930.
  
Highest Number of League goals scored 
in a season34, Walter Abbott, Division Two, 1898-99.
in total249, Joe Bradford, 1920-35.
  
Most League goals in one match5, Walter Abbott v Darwen, Division Two, 26th November 1898

5, John McMillan v Blackpool, Division Two, 2nd March 1901

5, James Windridge v Glossop North End, Division Two, 23rd January

1915

Most League appearances 491, Frank Womack, 1908-28.
Most capped player32, Kenny Cunningham, Republic of Ireland, 2002-06
Youngest League playerTrevor Francis, 16 years 7 months v Cardiff City, 5th September 1970 
Highest Transfer Fee Received

£6,700,000 (rising to £8,000,000) for Jermaine Pennant to Liverpool,

July 2006

Highest Transfer Fee Paid

Undisclosed (reported to be in excess of £6,000,000) for Jota from

Brentford, September 2017