Derby County FC

Derby County FC is one of the original teams included when the Football League was established in 1888. They have won the Division One twice and the FA Cup once. Derby is also infamous for bad result in Premier league; during the 2007-08 season they only managed to win one game. Among the most prominent players in the history of the club Steve Bloomer, John McGovern and Colin Todd could be mentioned.

Basic facts

Founded: 1884
Country: England
City: Deby

Home grounds

Racecourse Ground (1884-1895)
Baseball Ground (1895-1997)
Pride Park (1997-)

Main trophies

First Division/Premier League: 2
FA Cup: 1

Prominent players

Steve Bloomer, John McGovern, Colin Todd

Deby County team in 1895
Old photo of the team from 1895.

History

The club was founded in 1884 by the Derbyshire Country Cricket Club in view of expanding the sports activities over the winter time. In their first decade the reach the FA Cup twice.

Noticeable is also that the club Derby Midland FC merged with the Derby County in 1891. Derby Midland and Derby County did both participate in the FA Cup season 1884-1885. At that time Derby Midland was clearly the stronger team, although they didn't meet in the competition. There were other "Derby"-named football clubs in the 19th century, such as Derby Town and Derby St Luke's.

In 1907, Derby did their first match in the Football League after being elected to the second division. They weren't promoted to the first division until after the Second World War. The 1930s was the great decade for Derby County which won two championship. The following decade would also include one of the club's great moments with the 1946 FA Cup title.

By Oscar Anderson

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Trivia

Football clubs also founded in 1884

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Football clubs ordered after establishment

League statistics

League record

Titles in total: 2
Premier League titles: 0
First participation: 1907-1908
First title: 1971-1972

All seasons

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

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

Premier League – facts, stats and history

References:
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