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Derby County is a football club with a long history, founded in 1884 as an offshoot of Derbyshire County Cricket Club. They competed initially mostly in informal competitions, but also entered the FA Cup. They were amongst the founder members of the Football League in 1888. In the early days the club played at The Racecourse Ground but in 1895 they moved to The Baseball Ground, which was to be the clubs home for the next 102 years. Also at this time, the team adopted its now traditional colour scheme of black and white. The club now plays at the 33,531 seat stadium Pride Park. The clubs history is a roller coaster ride of promotions and relegations. Whilst much of the clubs history has been in or around the top flight, there are few sustained periods in the top division. The club were losing FA Cup finalists on three occasions before finally lifting the trophy in 1946, some 48 years after their first final. The charismatic and controversial Brian Clough guided the club to its first League title in 1972 and Dave Mackay repeated the feat in 1975. Since then the rollercoaster ride has continued, with numerous promotions and relegations.


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