Name
Birmingham

Badge


User Rating

(0 users)

Next Event
Bolton vs Birmingham (22 Aug)

Established
1875 (143 years old)

Sport
Soccer

Manager
Steve Cotterill

Stadium/Home
St Andrews
(30,016 Capacity)

Jersey Clearart


Location
Birmingham, England

Keywords


League
English League Championship

Site
Home / Soccer / English League Championship / Birmingham


Upcoming Events
22 Aug Bolton - Birmingham Macron Stadium
25 Aug Nottingham F. - Birmingham City Ground
01 Sep Birmingham - QPR St Andrews
14 Sep Birmingham - West Brom St Andrews
19 Sep Sheffield United - Birmingham Bramall Lane

Latest Results
17 Aug Birmingham 0 - 0 Swansea St Andrews
11 Aug Middlesbrough 1 - 0 Birmingham Riverside Stadium
04 Aug Birmingham 2 - 2 Norwich St Andrews
06 May Birmingham 3 - 1 Fulham St Andrews
28 Apr QPR 3 - 1 Birmingham Loftus Road

Description

Birmingham City Football Club (/ˈbɜrmɪŋəm ˈsɪti/, locally /ˈbɜrmɪŋɡəm/) is a professional association football club based in the city of Birmingham, England. Formed in 1875 as Small Heath Alliance, they became Small Heath in 1888, then Birmingham in 1905, finally becoming Birmingham City in 1943. They compete in the Football League Championship, the second tier of league football in England.

As Small Heath, they played in the Football Alliance before becoming founder members and first ever champions of the Football League Second Division. The most successful period in their history was in the 1950s and early 1960s. They achieved their highest finishing position of sixth in the First Division in the 1955–56 season and reached the 1956 FA Cup Final, progressed to the final of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1960 and 1961, and won their first major trophy, the League Cup, in 1963, beating Aston Villa 3–1 on aggregate. They won the latter competition for the second time in 2011. They have played in the top tier of English football for the majority of their history. Their longest period spent outside the top division, between 1986 and 2002, included two brief spells in the third tier of the English League, during which time they twice won the Football League Trophy.

St Andrew's has been their home ground since 1906. They have a long-standing and fierce rivalry with Aston Villa, their nearest neighbours, with whom they play the Second City derby. The club's nickname is Blues, due to the colour of their kit, and their fans are known as Bluenoses.

Team Members

Jota

Che Adams

Maxime Colin

David Cotteril

David Davis

Harlee Dean

Diego Fabbrini

Sam Gallagher

Craig Gardner

Jonathan Groun

Carl Jenkinson

Lukas Jutkiewi

Maikel Kieften

Tomasz Kuszcza

Jason Lowe

Jacques Maghom

Michael Morris

Marc Roberts

Paul Robinson

Greg Stewart

David Stockdal

Robert Tesche

Connal Trueman

Isaac Vassell

Stadium or Home

St Andrew's is an association football stadium in the Bordesley district of Birmingham, England. It has been the home ground of Birmingham City Football Club for more than a century.

Constructed and opened in 1906 to replace the Muntz Street ground, which had become too small to meet the club's needs, the original St Andrew's could hold an estimated 75,000 spectators, housed in one grandstand and a large uncovered terrace. The attendance record, variously recorded as 66,844 or 67,341, was set at a 1939 FA Cup tie against Everton. During the Second World War, St Andrew's suffered bomb damage and the grandstand, housing a temporary fire station, burned down in an accidental fire. In the 1950s, the club replaced the stand and installed floodlights, and later erected a second small stand and roofed over the open terraces, but there were few further changes.

The ground became dilapidated: a boy was killed when a wall collapsed during rioting in the 1980s. When new owners took the club out of administration in 1993, they began a six-year redevelopment programme during which the ground was converted to an all-seater stadium to comply with the Taylor Report into safety at sports grounds, and all areas apart from the Main Stand were completely rebuilt. The seating capacity of the modern stadium is just over 30,000. It has function rooms suitable for business or social events and a club store selling Birmingham City merchandise. A 2004 proposal that the club should sell the ground and move into a multi-purpose City of Birmingham Stadium remains speculative. In 2013, the ground was listed as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism Act 2011.

St Andrew's has been the venue for England international football matches at all levels below the senior national team, and for semifinal matches in the FA Cup and finals of lesser competitions. It has played host to events in other sports, including rugby union and professional boxing, and more recently has staged music concerts.

Fanart


Banner


Other Links
Facebook Twitter Website Instagram Youtube