COVENTRY CITY 

 

("The Sky Blues")

Year formed1883
Turned professional1893 
Limited company 1907 
Previous namesSingers: 1883 - 1898

Coventry City FC: 1898 - .

GroundRicoh Arena, Phoenix Way, Coventry CV6 6GE

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements115 x 74 yards (106 x 66 metres)
Ground capacity32,609

Record attendance at present ground

32,019, Wasps v Leicester, Rugby Union Premiership, 9th May 2015

Record attendance at present ground for

Coventry City match

31,407 v Chelsea, FA Cup 6th round, 7th March 2009 (lost 0-2)
League career

Birmingham & District League: 1894 - 1908

Southern League Division One: 1908 - 1914

Southern League Division Two: 1914 - 1915

Division Two: 1919 - 1925

Division Three (North): 1925 - 1926

Division Three (South): 1926 - 1936

Division Two: 1936 - 1952

Division Three (South): 1952 - 1958

Division Four: 1958 - 1959

Division Three: 1959 - 1964

Division Two: 1964 - 1967

Division One/Premiership: 1967 - 2001

Division One/Championship: 2001 - 2012

League One: 2012 - 2017

League Two: 2017 - .

First Football League game 30th August 1919 v Tottenham Hotspur, Division Two, lost 0-5 
Honours
EuropeanNone
Domestic - LeagueDivision Two Champions: 1966-67

Division Three Champions: 1963-64

Division Three (South) Champions: 1935-36

Division Three (South) runners-up: 1933-34

Division Four runners-up: 1958-59

Domestic - CupFA Cup winners: 1986-87

Charity Shield runners-up: 1987-88

Division Three (South) Cup winners: 1935-36

Checkatrade Trophy winners: 2016-17

Southern Professional Floodlit Cup winners: 1959-60

Southern Professional Floodlit Cup runners-up: 1958-59

FA Youth Cup winners: 1986-87

FA Youth Cup runners-up: 1967-68, 1969-70, 1998-99, 1999-2000

Best League position6th, Division One, 1969-70
Lowest League position2nd, Division Four, 1958-59
Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League CupSemi-final, 1980-81, 1989-90
Most League points 
2 for a win60, Division Three, 1963-64

60, Division Four, 1958-59

3 for a win69, League One, 2015-16
Fewest League points
2 for a win29, Division Two, 1919-20
3 for a win34, Premiership, 2000-01
Most League goals scored108, Division Three (South), 1931-32
Most League goals conceded97, Division Three (South), 1931-32
Fewest League goals scored35, Division One, 1991-92

35, Division Two, 1919-20

Fewest League goals conceded38, Division One, 1970-71
Most wins in a League season24, Division Three (South), 1935-36

24, Division Four, 1958-59

Fewest wins in a League season8, Premiership, 1995-96, 2000-01
Most draws in a League season17, Division Three, 1962-63
Fewest draws in a League season5, Division One, 1984-85
Most losses in a League season25, League One, 2016-17
Fewest losses in a League season6, Division Two, 1966-67
Record League win9-0 v Bristol City, Division Three (South), 28th April 1934
Record Cup win8-0 v Rushden & Diamonds, League Cup 2nd round, 2nd October 2002 
Record defeat2-10 v Norwich City, Division Three, 15th March 1930
Highest Number of League goals scored
in a season49, Clarrie Bourton, Division Three (South), 1931-32
in total171, Clarrie Bourton, 1931-37
Most League goals in one match 5, Clarrie Bourton v Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic, Division Three (South), 17th October 1931

5, Arthur Bacon v Gillingham, Division Three (South), 30th December 1933

Most League appearances 507, Steve Orgrizovic, 1984-2000
Most capped player44, Magnus Hedman for Sweden, 1997-2002
Youngest League playerBen Mackey, 16 years 167 days v Ipswich Town, 12th April 2003 
Highest Transfer Fee Received£13,000,000 for Robbie Keane to Inter Milan, July 2000
Highest Transfer Fee Paid

£6,500,000 for Robbie Keane from Wolverhampton Wanderers, August 1999

£6,500,000 for Craig Bellamy from Norwich City, August 2000