Birmingham City On This Day

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Birmingham City On This Day revisits the most magical and memorable moments from the club’s distinguished history, mixing in a maelstrom of anecdotes and characters to produce an irresistibly dippable Blues diary—with an entry for every day of the year. From its beginnings as Small Heath Alliance in 1875 right through to the modern era and golden goals at Wembley, here are all the rollercoaster highs and lows. The club won the first ever Second Division title in 1893; Blues were the first English team to compete in European competition and the first to reach a European final. Birmingham City have twice won the League Cup and twice reached the FA Cup final. Relive the day in 1963 when Blues beat Villa to win a first major trophy, remember when Darren Carter’s penalty clinched promotion in Cardiff, and when Obafemi Martins shocked Arsenal to recapture the League Cup. Recall the exploits of legends such as Joe Bradford, Gil Merrick, and Bob Latchford, Trevor Francis, Michael Johnson, and Christophe Dugarry.