Derby

­­­­Derby County Football Club was founded by William Morley on 5 February 1884. The club has spent all but four seasons in the top two tiers in England.

 

Since the 1890’s the club’s traditional colours have been black and white. Since 2013, the club’s full logo has just been the iconic Ram outline, which featured on many previous club crests.

 

Derby play their football at Pride Park Stadium, which has a capacity of 33,597. The iPro, as it is now known under a sponsorship agreement, has been the club’s home since 1997.

 

The club has won the top tier of English football on two occasions, in 1972 and 1975. Derby also won the FA Cup in 1946 and the Charity Shield in 1975. In the 1972-73 season, as Champions of England, Derby reached the semi-finals of the European Cup but were knocked by Juventus.

 

Kevin Hector holds the record for the most Derby appearances, with 589. The club’s all-time leading goalscorer is Steve Bloomer who scored 332 goals for the club. Hector lies second on the list with 201 goals.

 

George Jobey was Derby manager for 629 matches, more than any other previous manager. The club’s most famous manager is Brian Clough, who guided them to the 1971-72 title. His son, Nigel, became manager of the club in 2009.

 

A number of legendary players have played for the Rams, including Peter Shilton, Dave Mackay, Steve Bloomer and Raich Carter.

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