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Coventry City: Factfile

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Coventry City is a professional football club that currently competes in the third tier of the English football system which is also known as League One.

The West Midland side has been around for a long 134 years with them being founded back in August of 1883 as Singers F.C. following a meeting of the Singer Factory Gentleman’s club.

In 1889 they adopted the name Coventry City and are often referred to as ‘The Sky Blues’ which is a reference to their home kit colours. Coventry City had originally played their home games at the Ricoh Arena, but after failing to agree on a deal to share with the Premiership rugby club Wasps they now ground share with Birmingham City at St Andrew’s.

The Sky Blues are currently owned by Joy Seppala and th Otim Entertainment Group, while Tim Fisher sits as the club chairman. Mark Robins is the first team manager since his move from Scunthorpe United in 2017.

Coventry City currently finds themselves competing in the third tier of English football, which is also known as League One but this was not always the case. During the 80’s Coventry City enjoyed a lot of success and this period would turn out to be their most successful stint in English football. The Sky Blues would win their only FA Cup in 1986/87, while their youth team emerged victorious in the same year in the FA Youth Cup. From 1967 to 1992, City featured in Division One where they then were moved into the Premier League for its inaugural season. Coventry remained in the Premier League for nine seasons until 2000/01 where they finally suffered relegation. After this disappointing relegation, Coventry featured in the Championship for eleven seasons before a tragic campaign in 2011/12 saw them finish in 23rd and move down into League One where they currently play at this point in time.

Clarrie Bourton to this day is one of Coventry City’s most notable players with the forward bagging a very impressive 182 goals in just 241 games. Frederick Herbert was the closest to breaking Clarrie’s record but still found himself way off the mark with 85 goals in 199 games. Ex-footballer and now TV-star, Dion Dublin also enjoyed a stint of 170 games with the Sky Blues bagging 72 goals along the way. Steve Ogorizovic sits as Coventry’s highest capped player with 601 games under his belt, with George Curtis just behind with 538 caps.

Coventry City Honours
League
Football League Second Division (now Football League Championship)
● Champions: 1966–67
Football League Third Division (now Football League One)
● Champions: 1963–64

Football League Third Division South
● Champions: 1935–36
● Runners-up: 1933–34
Cup
FA Cup
● Winners: 1986–87
Football League Cup
● Semi-finalists: 1980–81, 1989–90
Charity Shield
● Runners-up: 1987
Football League Trophy
● Winners: 2016–17[63]
● Northern Area Finalists: 2012–13
FA Youth Cup
● Winners: 1986–87
● Runners-up: 1967–68, 1969–70, 1998–99, 1999–00

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