Coventry City FC

Coventry City has been a member of the football league since 1919 and reached the top division for the first time in 1967. Their highest position in Division 1 was the sixth place which happened in the 1969 – 1970 season. Coventry won the FA Cup in 1987 and have been semi-finalists two times in the Football League Cup.

Basic facts

Founded: 1883
Country: England
City: Coventry

Home grounds

Dowells Field (1883-1887)
Stoke road (1887-1899)
Highfield Road (1899-2005)
Ricoh Arena (2005-)

Main trophies

FA Cup: 1

Ricoh Arena interior
Ricoh Arena in 2008.

History

The history of the club begins in 1883 as Singer’s FC (the team was founded by workers on a bicycle fabric called Singer’s). In 1898 the name was changed to Coventry City FC.

By Oscar Anderson

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Trivia

Football clubs also founded in 1883

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Football clubs ordered after establishment

League statistics

League record

Titles in total: 0
Premier League titles: 0
First participation: 1919-1920

All seasons

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

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/Coventry_City_F.C
Premier League by Gunnar Persson

Image sources:
Julieanne Savage