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Coventry City

Coventry City is a professional football club based in Coventry, England. The club was founded in 1883 and currently competes in League One, the third tier of English football.

Coventry City have a long-standing rivalry with Birmingham City, with whom they contest the Second City derby. The club’s home ground is the Ricoh Arena, which was opened in 2005 and has a capacity of 32,609.

Coventry City’s most notable achievement was winning the FA Cup in 1987, which was the only time the club has ever won a major trophy. The club has also reached the final of the League Cup twice, in 1981 and 1990, but lost both times.

In recent years, Coventry City have struggled financially and have been forced to sell many of their best players. The club was also relegated from the Premier League to League One in 2001.

Despite their recent troubles, Coventry City remain a popular club with a large fanbase. The club’s supporters are known for their loyalty and passion, and the club has a strong connection with its local community.
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Coventry City Football Club is a professional football club based in Coventry, West Midlands, England. The club competes in League One, the third tier of the English football league system.

Founded in 1883 as Singers F.C., the club joined the Football League in 1919. The club played at the Highfield Road stadium from 1899 until 2005, when they moved to the new Ricoh Arena.

Coventry City won the FA Cup in 1987, and were runners-up in both 1949 and 1961. The club has also reached two Football League Cup semi-finals, in 1981 and 1990, and won the Anglo-Italian Cup in 1970.

Coventry City’s historic achievements also include winning the Second Division title in 1967–68, and finishing runners-up in the First Division in 1973–74. The club has also won the Third Division title on three occasions, in 1946–47, 1958–59 and 1966–67.

Coventry City’s most recent major trophy win was the Football League One title in 2013–14. The club has also won the EFL Trophy in 2017.

The club is currently owned by SISU Capital Limited, a company controlled by hedge fund manager Joy Seppala.

Coventry City is a professional football club based in Coventry, England. The club competes in League One, the third tier of the English football league system. The club is nicknamed the Sky Blues due to the colour of their home strip. They have played at the Ricoh Arena since 2005, when they moved from Highfield Road.

The club was founded in 1883 as Singers F.C., and they played their first competitive match in September 1899. In their early years, Coventry City competed in the Birmingham & District League and Southern League. In 1920, they joined the Football League, and they competed in the Third Division South for the first time in 1921. They reached the First Division in 1967 after winning the Second Division title, and they won the FA Cup in 1987.

Coventry City was relegated from the Premier League in 2001, and they have struggled to return to the top flight since. They were relegated to League One in 2012, and they were relegated to League Two in 2017.

The Sky Blues have a fierce rivalry with Aston Villa, and the two clubs contest the Second City derby. Coventry City fans also have a rivalry with Leicester City, and the two clubs contest the M69 derby.

Honours

Coventry City have won the following honours:

League

* First Division (now the Premier League)
* Runners-up (1): 1973–74
* Second Division/Championship
* Winners (1): 1967–68
* Third Division (now League One)
* Winners (3): 1946–47, 1958–59, 1966–67
* Third Division South (now League One)
* Winners (1): 1921
* Southern League
* Winners (2): 1898–99, 1904–05
* Birmingham & District League
* Winners (3): 1893–94, 1894–95, 1895–96
* Midland Counties League
* Winners (1): 1892–93

FA Cup

* Winners (1): 1986–87
* Runners-up (2): 1948–49, 1960–61

Football League Cup

* Semi-finalists (2): 1980–81, 1989–90

Football League Trophy

* Winners (2): 1989, 2017

Anglo-Italian Cup

* Winners (1): 1970

International

* Anglo-Scottish Cup
* Winners (1): 1976

Note: the women’s team were also runners-up in the FA Women’s Cup in 2005.

doubles and other notable achievements

* First Division Championship and FA Cup double: 1967–68
* Second Division Championship and FA Cup double: 1986–87
* League Cup semi-finalists and FA Cup semi-finalists: 1980–81
* League Cup semi-finalists and Anglo-Italian Cup winners: 1989–90
* League One Champions and League Cup semi-finalists: 2013–14

Records

Coventry City’s record victory is an 8–1 win against Brighton & Hove Albion in the Second Division on 26 December 1958. The club’s heaviest defeat is a 10–1 loss against Aston Villa in the First Division on 17 April 1935. The club’s highest scoring draw is a 5–5 draw against Fulham in the First Division on 3 April 1982.

The club’s record home attendance is 51,455 for a match against Wolves in the Second Division on 24 March 1962. The club’s lowest home attendance is 3,039 for a match against Barnet in League One on 3 February 2015.

The club’s record away attendance is 79,415 for a match against Aston Villa in the First Division on 17 April 1935. The club’s lowest away attendance is 247 for a match against Luton Town in the Third Division on 20 April 2002.

The club’s record transfer fee paid is £7 million for Robbie Keane from Leeds United in 1999. The club’s record transfer fee received is £15 million for James Milner from Aston Villa in 2008.

Coventry holds four club records in theGuinness World Records: the most consecutive league wins from start of a season (9 in 2005–06); scoring in the most consecutive Football League games (137 from April 1967 to March 1971); most consecutive away wins in England’s top division (9 in 1967–68); and the most consecutive away league defeats in England’s top division (22).

The club’s highest league position is sixth in the First Division in 1967–68, 1967–68 & 1954–55. The club’s lowest league position is 23rd in League One in 2002–03.

|- | rowspan=”2″|Highest finishing position || First Division – 6th (3)= 1967–68, 1967–68 & 1954–55 |- | Second Division – 2nd (2)= 1934–35 & 1946–47 |- | colspan=”4″|


Sentence fragment pairs in italics refer to successive seasons vacated by any club through either expulsion or resignation.


|- | rowspan=”2″| Lowest finishing position || Division 2 – 23rd (1)= 2002–03 |- | Division 4 – 18th= (2)= 1985–86 & 1959–60 |- | colspan=”4″|


Sentence fragment pairs in italics refer to successive seasons vacated by any club through either expulsion or resignation.


|- | rowspan=”2″| Record victory || 8 – 1 vs. Brighton & Hove Albion (H) (Division 2) (1958) |- | 8 – 0 vs. Southend United (H) (Division 3) (1991) |- | rowspan=”2″| Record defeat || 10 – 1 vs Aston Villa (A) (Division 1) (1935) |- | 8 – 0 vs Chelsea (A) (Division 1) (1961) |- | rowspan=”2″| Record attendance || Home: 51,455 vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
(Division 2) (1962) |- | Away (Record league away): 79,415 vs Aston Villa
(Division 1) (1935) |- | colspan=”4″|


* Loans within England are included above. * Loan moves involving other nations are not included in the statistics above. * Club records. * International caps. * Statistics relate to League/Cup matches only.


|- | rowspan=”2″| Most appearances || Steve Ogrizovic || 640 || 1983–1998 |- | Gary McSheffrey || 416 || 2000–2008
2010–2012 |- | colspan=”4″|


* Loans within England are included above. * Loan moves involving other nations are not included in the statistics above. * Club records. * International caps. * Statistics relate to League/Cup matches only.


|- | rowspan=”2″| Most goals || Jimmy Hill || 132 || 1949–1955 |- | Dion Dublin || 124 || 1998–2001 |- | colspan=”4″|


* Loans within England are included above. * Loan moves involving other nations are not included in the statistics above. * Club records. * International caps. * Statistics relate to League/Cup matches only.


|- | rowspan=”2″| Most England caps while with the club || Steve Ogrizovic || 44 || 1983–1998 |- |John Bailey || 28 || 1980–1986 |- | colspan=”4″|


* Loans within England are included above. * Loan moves involving other nations are not included in the statistics above. * Club records. * International caps. * Statistics relate to League/Cup matches only.


|- | Most clean sheets | Joe Murphy | 92 | 2000–2007 |- | colspan=”4″|


Sentence fragment pairs in italics refer to successive seasons vacated by any club through either expulsion or resignation.


|- | rowspan=”2″|Unbeaten runs | 18 games, 05 March–13 May 2003 |- | 22 games, 05 October–24 April 2004 |- | colspan=”4″|


|- | rowspan=”2″| Most passing opponents | 27 (T – Home vs. Millwall, 05 October 2013) |- | 26 (A – Away vs. Millwall, 06 May 2017) |- | colspan=”4″|


|- | rowspan=”2″| Fewest passing opponents | 10 (A – Away vs. Barnet, 11 March 2001) |- | 11 (A – Away vs. Norwich City, 23 December 1989) |- | colspan=”4″|


|- | rowspan=”2″| Most number of consecutive losses | 10 (24 February–06 April 2001) |- | 7 (03–17 September 2005) |- | colspan=”4″|


|- | rowspan=”2″| Most number of consecutive wins | 9 (Home vs. Stockport County, 06 September–16 October 1895) |- | 9 (Away vs. Derby County, 02 January–02 April 1968) |- | colspan=”4″|


|- | rowspan=”2″| Most number of consecutive draws | 4 (Home vs. Brighton & Hove Albion, 12 April–09 May 1897) |- | 4 (Away vs. West Bromwich Albion (1), 20 February–02 March 1892) |- | colspan=”4″|


|- | rowspan=”2″| Most Number of consecutive gamesscored in | 33 (Home vs. Wigan Athletic, 15 November 2003–22 August 2004) |- | 23 (Away vs. Watford, 02 May 1999–02 January 2000) |- | colspan=”4″|


|- | rowspan=”2″| Most Number of consecutive League gamesscored in | 27 (Home vs. Watford, 25 November 2003–12 March 2004) |- | 19 (Away vs. Huddersfield Town, 15 March 1997–10 January 1998) |- | colspan=”4″|


|- | rowspan=”2″| Most Number of consecutive clean

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