BRISTOL CITY F.C.
Founded: 1897


Also Known As:
BRISTOL SOUTH END (1897-1900)
BRISTOL CITY (1900-)




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BRISTOL CITY F.C. (Football Club)
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BRIEF HISTORY of BRISTOL CITY FOOTBALL CLUB (reproduced from 'Wikipedia' pages)

The club was founded in 1894 as Bristol South End and changed their name to Bristol City on adopting professionalism three years later when they were admitted into the Southern League. Finishing as runners-up in three of the first four seasons, in 1900 the club amalgamated with local Southern League rivals Bedminster, who had been founded as Southville in 1887. City joined the Football League in 1901 when they became only the third club south of Birmimgham (following in the footsteps of Woolwich Arsenal and Luton Town, to perform in the competition. Their first game in the Football League was on 7 September 1901 at Bloomfield Road, when Blackpool were beaten 20. Winning the Second Division Championship with a record number of points when they became the first club in Football League history to win 30 games as well as equaling Manchester United's achievement of the previous season in winning 14 consecutive games (still a record today, which was also accomplished by Preston in 195051). Three years later they won through to their only FA Cup Final, though they were somewhat fortunate that a last gasp spot-kick saved them from defeat in the semi-final versus Derby County at Stamford Bridge. After a five season stay in the top flight, despite winning 10 at Newcastle at the start of the 191011 campaign, failure to beat Everton in the season's finale brought City's first ever taste of relegation and it was to be 65 years before top flight status would be regained.

Between 1975 and 1981 City were regular participants in the Anglo-Scottish Cup, winning the trophy in 197778, beating Hibernian in the semi-finals, and winning 32 on aggregate in the final against St Mirren (managed at the time by a relatively new manager, Alex Ferguson). St Mirren had their revenge two seasons later, with an aggregate 51 victory over City to become the only Scottish team to win the trophy. City's second stint in the top flight was less successful than the club's first, with thirteenth position in 1979 being their highest finish during this era. In 1980, the City team went back to the Second Division in the first of three relegations, their debt mounted and their financial losses increased, with two successive relegations following. Thus, in 1982, they fell into the Fourth Division, and were declared bankrupt. BCFC (1982) Ltd acquired the club's player contracts. City spent two seasons in the Fourth Division before winning promotion under Terry Cooper in 1984. They consolidated themselves in the Third Division during the later part of the 1980s, and in 1990 Cooper's successor Joe Jordan achieved promotion as Third Division runners-up. Meanwhile in 1990, City remained in the new Division One, no longer the Second Division after the creation of the Premier League in 1992. City were regular Division Two playoff contenders during the 2002-04 season. City failed to reach them in 2002, although Bristol City almost got to automatic promotion, and winning the Football League Trophy in Cardiff in 2003. The taste of the play-offs was bitter though, losing to rivals Cardiff City 10 on aggregate in the semi-final. In his final year 2004 they reached the final, but lost to Brighton & Hove Albion.


CLUB FACTS & INFORMATION

Official Name
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Bristol City F.C.
Club Nickname
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The Robins
Year Founded
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1897 (118 years ago)
English County
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Bristol (city)
Current Ground
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Ashton Gate Stadium
Ground Location
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Bristol, England
Club's Owner
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Bristol City Holdings Ltd
Majority Owner
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Steve Lansdown
Current Manager
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Steve Cotterill
Current League
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The Championship
Last Season
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League One, 1st place
(promoted)


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ASHTON GATE
Ashton Road, Bristol, BS3-2EJ, England

OPENED: ......... 1904
SURFACE: ........ Desso GrassMaster
COST: .............. not available
CAPACITY: ...... 27,000
RECORD: ......... 43,335 (1935 vs Preston North End)
OWNER: ........... Bristol City F.C.
OPERATOR: ..... Bristol City F.C.
FIELD SIZE: ...... 115 x 75 yards (105 x 69 meters)



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