Birmingham City FC

Birmingham City is the little brother to Aston Villa in comparison with success on the football field. They had never won a title in the highest league or the FA Cup (the reach the FA Cup final twice, in 1931 and 1956). They have played several seasons in the top league, but more often in the lower divisions. On spare occasions has the team been present in European competitions. Some of the profiles over the years are Trevor Francis, Kenny Burns and Bob Latchford.

Basic facts

Founded: 1875
Country: England
City: Birmingham

Home grounds

Ladypool Road (1876–1877)
Muntz Street (1877–1905)
St Andrew’s (1905–)

Main trophies

Football League Cup: 2

Prominent players

Trevor Francis, Kenny Burns, Bob Latchford

St Andrew’s Stadium
St Andrew’s Stadium, the home of Birmingham City FC.

History

The club was founded in already in 1875 (one year after Aston Villa) as Small Heath Alliance. It would 30 years later be renamed to Birmingham (“City” would be added to the name additionally 30 years later). Birmingham City were the first football club to establish an option company.

Small Heath started their football league experience in the new founded The Combination, which included teams in the Midland and the North. The Combination was cancelled after that season and the Birmingham club would participate in the new founded Football Alliance the following season. Small Heath didn’t get an impressive start in neither of these leagues. In the first season in the Football Alliance they finished third from the bottom and was only second greatest in their city, Birmingham St George's FC was performing better. But things would change. In the 1891-92 season, Small Heath finished third in the Football Alliance and got elected to the Football League Second Division whereas Birmingham St George's FC was dissolved.

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Trivia

Football clubs also founded in 1875

Blackburn Rovers FC logoBlackburn Rovers FC

League statistics

League record

Titles in total: 0
Premier League titles: 0
First participation: 1892-1892

All seasons

Season League Position Points Notes
2018-19 Championship 17 52  
2017-18 Championship 19 46  
2016-17 Championship 19 53  
2015-16 Championship 10 63  
2014-15 Championship 10 63  
2013-14 Championship 21 44  
2012-13 Championship 12 61  
2011-12 Championship 4 76  
2010-11 Premier League 18 39 Relegated
2009-10 Premier League 9 50  
2008-09 Championship 2 83 Promoted
2007-08 Premier League 19 35 Relegated
2006-07 Championship 2 86 Promoted
2005-06 Premier League 18 34 Relegated
2004-05 Premier League 12 45  
2003-04 Premier League 10 50  
2002-03 Premier League 13 48  
2001-02 1st Division 5 76  
2000-01 1st Division 5 78  
1999-00 1st Division 5 77  
1998-99 1st Division 4 81  
1997-98 1st Division 7 74  
1996-97 1st Division 10 66  
1995-96 1st Division 15 58  
1994-95 2nd Division 1 89 Promoted
1993-94 1st Division 22 50 Relegated
1992-93 1st Division 19 51  
1991-92 3rd Division 2 81 Promoted
1990-91 3rd Division 12 65  
1989-90 3rd Division 7 66  
1988-89 2nd Division 23 35 Relegated
1987-88 2nd Division 19 48  
1986-87 2nd Division 19 50  
1985-86 1st Division 21 29 Relegated
1984-85 2nd Division 2 82 Promoted
1983-84 1st Division 20 48 Relegated
1982-83 1st Division 17 50  
1981-82 1st Division 16 44  
1980-81 1st Division 13 38  
1979-80 2nd Division 3 53 Promoted
1978-79 1st Division 21 22 Relegated
1977-78 1st Division 11 41  
1976-77 1st Division 13 38  
1975-76 1st Division 19 33  
1974-75 1st Division 17 37  
1973-74 1st Division 19 37  
1972-73 1st Division 10 42  
1971-72 2nd Division 2 56 Promoted
1970-71 2nd Division 9 46  
1969-70 2nd Division 18 33  
1968-69 2nd Division 7 44  
1967-68 2nd Division 4 52  
1966-67 2nd Division 10 40  
1965-66 2nd Division 10 41  
1964-65 1st Division 22 27 Relegated
1963-64 1st Division 20 29  
1962-63 1st Division 20 33  
1961-62 1st Division 17 38  
1960-61 1st Division 19 34  
1959-60 1st Division 19 36  
1958-59 1st Division 9 46  
1957-58 1st Division 13 39  
1956-57 1st Division 12 39  
1955-56 1st Division 6 45  
1954-55 2nd Division 1 54 Promoted
1953-54 2nd Division 7 47  
1952-53 2nd Division 6 48  
1951-52 2nd Division 3 51  
1950-51 2nd Division 4 49  
1949-50 1st Division 22 28 Relegated
1948-49 1st Division 17 37  
1947-48 2nd Division 1 59 Promoted
1946-47 2nd Division 3 55  
1939-46 - - - WWII
1938-39 1st Division 21 32  
1937-38 1st Division 18 38  
1936-37 1st Division 11 41  
1935-36 1st Division 12 41  
1934-35 1st Division 19 36  
1933-34 1st Division 20 36  
1932-33 1st Division 13 39  
1931-32 1st Division 9 44  
1930-31 1st Division 19 36  
1929-30 1st Division 11 41  
1928-29 1st Division 15 40  
1927-28 1st Division 11 41  
1926-27 1st Division 17 38  
1925-26 1st Division 14 40  
1924-25 1st Division 8 46  
1923-24 1st Division 14 39  
1922-23 1st Division 17 37  
1921-22 1st Division 18 37  
1920-21 2nd Division 1 58 Promoted
1919-20 2nd Division 3 56  
1915-19 - - - WWI
1914-15 2nd Division 6 43  
1913-14 2nd Division 14 34  
1912-13 2nd Division 3 46  
1911-12 2nd Division 12 34  
1910-11 2nd Division 16 32  
1909-10 2nd Division 20 23  
1908-09 2nd Division 11 37  
1907-08 1st Division 20 30 Relegated
1906-07 1st Division 9 38  
1905-06 1st Division 7 41  
1904-05 1st Division 7 39  
1903-04 1st Division 11 30  
1902-03 2nd Division 2 51 Promoted
1901-02 1st Division 17 30 Relegated
1900-01 2nd Division 2 48 Promoted
1899-00 2nd Division 3 46  
1898-99 2nd Division 8 41  
1897-98 2nd Division 6 36  
1896-97 2nd Division 4 37  
1895-96 1st Division 15 20 Relegated
1894-95 1st Division 12 25  
1893-94 2nd Division 2 42 Promoted
1892-93 2nd Division 1 36  

Note. The 1939-40 season was abandoned after three rounds and is therefore excluded.

Premier League – facts, stats and history

References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham_City_FC
Premier League by Gunnar Persson

Image sources:
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