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Derby County

Full name: Derby County Football Club
Nickname: The Rams
Founded: 5 February 1884 By William Morley
Ground: Pride Park Stadium, Derby, England (Capacity 33,597)
Owner: General Sports and Entertainment, LLC
Chairman: Andrew Appleby
Manager: Nigel Clough
Home Colors: Black, White
Away Colors: Blue, Gold


Derby County
  • English Champions (2x): 1972, 75
  • League Championship (4x): 1912, 1915, 1969, 1987
  • FA Cup Winners (1x): 1946
  • FA Charity Shield (1x): 1975


Derby County were formed as an off-season pursuit by members of Derbyshire County Cricket Club. Merged with Derby Midland Football Club in 1891.

The club’s nickname – the Rams – is a reference to The Derby Ram which appears in an old English folksong and is a symbol of the city.

Derby County’s glory years in the 1970s were achieved under manager Brian Clough, who went on to even greater success at arch-rival Nottingham Forest.

Previous Stadiums: Racecourse Ground (1884-95), Baseball Ground (1895-1997).

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