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 Debyshire 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.

By Oscar Anderson

Trivia

Football clubs also founded in 1884

Leicester City FC logoLeicester City FC

Football clubs ordered after establishment

Premier League record

Season Position Points Notes
2015-16 - -  
2014-15 - -  
2013-14 - -  
2012-13 - -  
2011-12 - -  
2010-11 - -  
2009-10 - -  
2008-09 - -  
2007-08 20 11 Relegated
2006-07 - -  
2005-06 - -  
2004-05 - -  
2003-04 - -  
2002-03 - -  
2001-02 19 30 Relegated
2000-01 17 42  
1999-00 16 38  
1998-99 8 52  
1997-98 9 55  
1996-97 12 46  
1995-96 - -  
1994-95 - -  
1993-94 - -  
1992-93 - -  

Premier League – facts, stats and history

References:
Premier League by Gunnar Persson

Image sources:
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