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About the Club

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In Brief

Founded: 1875 as Small Heath Alliance
Turned Professional: 1885

Current Division: EFL Championship
Home Stadium: St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium (St Andrew's)
Address: Cattell Road, Bordesley, Birmingham, West Midlands B9 4RL

Nickname: The Blues
Main Sponsors 2021/22: BoyleSports
Club Mascot: Beau Brummie

Derby Matches

Aston Villa, Coventry City, West Bromwich Albion, Walsall, Wolverhampton Wanderers

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History and Honours

Previous Names

Small Heath Alliance (1875-1888)
Small Heath (1888-1905)
Birmingham (1905-1943)

Stadium History

St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium (St Andrew's) (1906-Present) / View Stadium
Muntz Street (1878-1906)
Ladypool Road (1877-1878)
Arthur Street (1875-1877)

Club Honours

Division 2 Champions: 1892/93, 1920/21, 1947/48, 1954/55
Division 1 (2nd Tier) Play-Off Winners: 2001/02
Division 2 (3rd Tier) Champions: 1994/95
Football League Cup Winners: 1962/63, 2010/11
Football League Trophy Winners: 1990/91, 1994/95
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Winners: 1959/60, 1960/61
Wartime League South Champions: 1945/46

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Club Staff

Management & Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Lee Bowyer (Age 45 years) / Appointed 16th March 2021 (1 year, 3 months, 14 days ago) /  Soccerbase  
Coach: Craig Gardner

Former Managers

Aitor Karanka (Jul 2020-Mar 2021) /  Soccerbase  
Craig Gardner (Joint Caretaker Manager, Jul 2020)
Steve Spooner (Joint Caretaker Manager, Jul 2020) /  Soccerbase  
Pep Clotet (Jun 2019-Jul 2020) /  Soccerbase  
Garry Monk (Mar 2018-Jun 2019) /  Soccerbase  
Steve Cotterill (Oct 2017-Mar 2018) /  Soccerbase  
Lee Carsley (Caretaker Manager, Sep 2017) /  Soccerbase  
Harry Redknapp (Apr 2017-Sep 2017) /  Soccerbase  
Gianfranco Zola (Dec 2016-Apr 2017) /  Soccerbase  
Gary Rowett (Oct 2014-Dec 2016) /  Soccerbase  
Lee Clark (Jun 2012-Oct 2014) /  Soccerbase  
Chris Hughton (Jun 2011-Jun 2012) /  Soccerbase  
Alex McLeish (Nov 2007-Jun 2011) /  Soccerbase  
Eric Black (Caretaker Manager, Nov 2007) /  Soccerbase  
Steve Bruce (Dec 2001-Nov 2007) /  Soccerbase  
Mick Mills (Joint Caretaker Manager, Oct 2001-Dec 2001) /  Soccerbase  
Jim Barron (Joint Caretaker Manager, Oct 2001-Dec 2001) /  Soccerbase  
Trevor Francis (May 1996-Oct 2001) /  Soccerbase  
Barry Fry (Dec 1993-May 1996) /  Soccerbase  
Terry Cooper (Aug 1991-Nov 1993) /  Soccerbase  
Lou Macari (Feb 1991-Jun 1991) /  Soccerbase  
Dave Mackay
Garry Pendrey
John Bond
Ron Saunders
Jim Smith
Alf Ramsey
Willie Bell
Fred Goodwin
Stan Cullis
Joe Mallett
Gil Merrick
Pat Beasley
Arthur Turner
Bob Brocklebank
Harry Storer
George Liddell
Leslie Knighton
William Harvey
Billy Beer
Frank Richards
Bob McRoberts
Alec Watson
Alfred Jones

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Club Media

Local Radio Stations

/ BBC WM 95.6: (95.6 FM / 11C (220.352MHz) DAB)

Club Trivia

Famous Supporters

Jasper Carrott: (Stand-up comedian, actor and TV presenter)  / Website:  / Twitter: @carrottofficial
Simon Fowler: (Ocean Colour Scene singer-songwriter)  / Website:  / Twitter: @simonfoxyfowler
David Harewood: (Actor)  / Twitter: @davidharewood
Jeff Lynne: (ELO singer-songwriter)  / Website:  / Twitter: @jefflynneselo
James Phelps: (Harry Potter actor)  / Twitter: @James_Phelps
Glynn Purnell: (Chef and restaurateur)  / Website:  / Twitter: @yummy_brummie
Mike Skinner: (The Streets rapper)  / Twitter: @TheStreetsMike
Roy Wood: (ELO and Wizzard singer-songwriter)  / Website:  / Twitter: @drroywood

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