Bristol
Accommodation
B&Bs
Pubs & Inns
Self Catering
Budget

BOOK BRISTOL HOTELS

Featured Destination

January 2018: Get Fit on the North York Moors

January is the traditional month for regretting the excesses of December and promising yourself and others that this year you are definitely going ...More
More Uk destinations

Football Clubs

Bristol City Football Club
Ashton Gate
BS3 2EJ | map
Bristol
Tel: +44 (0) 117 963 0630
Visit Website
Write a review
Update this listing
email page to a friend | Add your business for free
This page has been viewed 4,946 times since 8th May 2006

In 1897 the amateur team Bristol South End turned professional and changed their name to Bristol City. In 1900 the team merged with another local team Bedminster F.C. They joined the Football League Second Division in 1901 and were promoted to the First Division as Champions in 1906. In 1909 they reached the cup final, losing to Manchester United. The glory years were short lived, however, and City were relegated again in 1911. This proved to be the start of a 65 year exile from the top flight. After a rocky period of ups and downs in the second and third divisions, things improved after the appointment of Alan Dicks as manager in 1967. In 1976 the club finally made it back into the First Division. This stay in the top flight lasted four years with 13th place being the best finish. By 1982 the club had been relegated to the Fourth Division and declared bankrupt. A new company was set up to allow the team to continue playing, however, and the club began to improve again. They reached the second tier for a brief spell in the early 90's and again in 2007. The team plays at Ashton Gate which has a capacity of 21,497.


Recommended Books:
Motson's National Obsession: The...
Motson's National Obsession: The...
The Supporters' Guide to Premier and...
The Supporters' Guide to Premier and...
Premiership: The Uncut History of the FA...
Premiership: The Uncut History of the FA...

Recommended Books:

A Picture of Britain
A Picture of Britain
Ashes Fever
Ashes Fever
Coast
Coast
Churchill
Churchill

Brit Quote:
Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth. - George Bernard Shaw
More Quotes

On this day:
The assassination of James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray - 1570, The Royal Exchange opens in London. - 1571, Battle of Rorkes Drift - 1879, The Tottenham Outrage - 1909, First Labour Government - 1924
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages