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  Nickname: Blues
Clothing: Lonsdale
Stadium: St. Andrews (attendance: 30009)


Club Honors
League Cup winners: 1963
  Birmingham City were formed as Small Heath Alliance in 1875 and have always battled it out with rivals Aston Villa for supremacy in the city. The glory years of the early 1960s, which saw successive Fairs Cup finals against European giants Barcelona and Roma and League Cup success brought the club and their fans much attention. They were in England's third tier for the first time in their history by 1989, but that had a galvanising effect on the Blues and served to renew interest in the team. Former St Andrews favourite Trevor Francis did his utmost to take Birmingham into the FA Premier League, only to be thwarted three times in the play-offs with defeats to Watford, Barnsley and Preston. But with Steve Bruce at the helm, the Blues finally secured their place in the top flight with a penalty shoot-out victory over Norwich City in the First Division play-off final in May 2002.
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