Birmingham City - The Complete Record

25 June 2010 09:23
The date, result, scorers, line-up and attendance of every game since 1881 is listed in this compendium, making it a must-have for all Blues devotees. BIRMINGHAM CITY THE COMPLETE RECORD TONY MATTHEWS FOREWORD BY GIL MERRICK • Fully illustrated throughout with full colour features • A must-have for all Blues fans Despite having won only one major trophy in their 130-year history the League Cup in 1963 - Birmingham City is still regarded as one of the big names in British football. Founder members of the Second Division in 1892, they were the first English team to reach a major European final, losing to in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1960, and played in a second final a year later. Blues have also appeared in two FA Cup finals and in one other League Cup final. Many great players have served the club down the years including international goalkeepers Harry Hibbs and Gil Merrick, record appearancemaker Frank Womack, champion goalscorers Joe Bradford and Bob Latchford and the world’s first £1 million footballer, Trevor Francis. The club has also had some fine managers, among them Harry Storer, Arthur Turner, Jim Smith and Alex McLeish. This book - an up-date of my 1995 Complete Record of Birmingham City - is again packed full of facts and figures, match reports, player profiles and much more. The date, result, scorers, line-up and attendance of every competitive game played by Blues since 1881 (when they first entered the FA Cup) is listed in this compendium which is a must-buy for all Blues devotees. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Tony Matthews is an experienced football historian and writer with many previous books to his credit. He specialises in the clubs of the West Midlands and is the author of previous bestsellers The Who’s Who of Stoke City, The Legends of Wolverhampton Wanderers, The Legends of Birmingham City and The Who’s Who of West Bromwich Albion all published under DB Publishings former name Breedon Books.   Birmingham City - The Complete Record is available to buy online at and from all good bookshops from Sept 2010 priced at just £25.00 (ISBN 9781859838532).