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BIRMINGHAM CITY FOOTBALL CLUB RECORDS

BlueslogoClub Founded
1875  
 
Turned Professional
1885  
 
Former Names 
1875 - 88  Small Heath Alliance
1888 - 05  Small Heath
1905 - 45  Birmingham
1945 -       Birmingham City Football Club 
 
Club Nickname
The Blues

Previous Grounds 
1875 - 1877  Arthur Street
1877 - 06     Muntz St, Small Heath
1906 -          St. Andrew's
 
Ground Capacity
30,009

Pitch Measurements
100m x 66m

Record Attendance
66,844 v Everton, FA Cup 5th Round, 11th March 1939

Record Transfer Paid
£6.25m for Emile Heskey from Liverpool May 2004 

Emile Heskey
Emile Heskey

Record Transfer Received
£6.5m from Liverpool for Jermaine Pennant, August 2006

Jermaine Pennant
Jermaine Pennant

Most Goals in a Season
Walter Abbott  (42,1898-90 (34 League, 8 FA Cup)

Walter Abbott
Walter Abbott

Most League Goals In A Season
Walter Abbott (34,1898-9 (34 matches))
 
Most Goals in a Competitive Match
Will Devey (6 v Nottingham Forest (h) 12-0, Football Alliance, 8.3.1890)

Will Devey
Will Devey

Most Goals in a League Match
Walter Abbott 5 v Darwen (h) 8-0, Div 2, 26.11.1898
John McMillan 5 v Blackpool (h) 10-1, Div 2, 2.3.1901
Bob McRoberts 5 v Blackpool (h) 10-1, Div 2, 2.3.1901
Ben Green 5 v Middlesbrough (h) 7-0, Div 1, 26.12.1905
Jimmy Windridge 5 v Glossop (h) 11-1, Div 2, 23.1.1915
 
Most Goals in a FA Cup Match
Eddie Stanley 4 v Burton W (h) 9-2, 31.10.1885
Ted Devey 4 v Burton W (h) 9-0, 8.12.1888
Will Devey 4 v Burton W (h) 9-0, 8.12.1888
 
Most Career Hat-tricks
Joe Bradford 13 (12 League, 1 FA Cup)

Joe Bradford
Joe Bradford

Longest Serving Player
Gil Merrick (22 yrs, 1938-60)

Gil Merrick
Gil Merrick

Oldest Player
Dennis Jennings (40 yrs 190 days v Wolves, 6.5.1950)

Dennis Jennings
Dennis Jennings

Youngest Player
Trevor Francis (16 yrs 139 days v Cardiff City, 5.9.1970 (sub))

Trevor Francis
Trevor Francis

Most Club Appearances (inc. Wartime matches)
Gil Merrick (713, 1940-59)
 
Most Senior Appearances
Gil Merrick (551,1946-59)
 
Most League Appearances
Frank Womack  (491, 1908-28)

Frank Womack
Frank Womack

Consecutive Appearances
Gil Merrick (145, 1949-52)
 
Consecutive League Appearances
Gil Merrick (136, 1949-52)

Leading Goalscorers
1  Joe Bradford (267, 1920-35)
2  Trevor Francis (134, 1969-79)
3  Peter Murphy (127, 1952-61)
4  Freddie Wheldon (118, 1890-6)
5  George Briggs (107, 1923-33)
 
Most Senior Goals
Joe Bradford (267, 1920-35) 

Most League Goals
Joe Bradford (1920-35, 249)

Consecutive Clean Sheets
Ian Bennett  (9, 29.10-10.12.1994)

Ian Bennett
Ian Bennett

Consecutive League Clean Sheets
Ian Bennett (7,1994-5)

Most Clean Sheets in a Season
Ian Bennett  (27, (62 apps) 1994-5, Div 1)
 
Most Clean Sheets in a League Season
Ian Bennett  (21, (45 apps) 1997-8, Div 1)

Consecutive Scoring in League Matches
Trevor Francis (8, (13 gls) 6.2-27.3.1971)

Longest unbeaten league run in the top divison
12 games - (24.10.2009 - 9.01.2010)
(Sunderland (home) won 2-1, Man City (home)drew 0-0, Liverpool (away) drew 2-2, Fulham (home) won 1-0, Wolves (away) won 1-0, Wigan (away) won 3-2, West Ham (home) won 1-0, Blackburn (home) won 2-1, Everton (away) drew 1-1, Chelsea (home) drew 0-0, Stoke (away) won 1-0, Man Utd (home) drew 1-1.

SquadPhoto2009
The record breaking 2009/10 squad

Longest unbeaten home run in all competitions in the top division (18 games)
1906-1907 (22.09.1906 - 7.09.1907
Liverpool won 2-1, Notts County won 2-0, Bolton won 4-2, Stoke won 2-1, Sunderland won 2-0, Derby won 2-1, Arsenal won 5-1, Bury won 3-1, Middlesbrough drew 0-0 (first ever game at St. Andrew's), Preston won 3-0, Villa won 3-2, Sheffield United drew 0-0, Manchester United drew 1-1, Blackburn won 2-0, Man City won 4-0, Everton won 1-0, Sheffield Wednesday drew 1-1, Preston won 2-0. 

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