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DID YOU KNOW: Derby County (a)

07 September 2017
Get to know our next Sky Bet Championship opponents, Derby County, a little better with six facts you may or may not have known about the Rams.

1 Derby County were formed in 1884 as an off-shoot of Derbyshire County Cricket Club in an attempt to give players and supporters a winter interest as well as securing extra revenue for the cricket club.

2 One of the 12 founder members of the Football League in 1888, Derby are one of only ten clubs to have competed in every season of the English football league system.

3 Derby County’s original colours were amber, chocolate and blue, though by the 1890s the Club had adopted its now traditional colours of black and white, which are still in use today.

4 The first foreigner to don the black and white and bring some overseas magic to the people of Derby was Egyptian inside forward Tewfik “Toothpick” Abdullah, who made 11 appearances for the Rams in 1920/21 season.

5 The Rams have been champions of England on two occasions in the club’s 129-year history – in 1970/71 and 1974/75.

6 As part of the club’s 125th Anniversary in 2009, the Club voted for their official All Time XI. The team, set up in a traditional 4-4-2, read: Colin Boulton, Ron Webster, David Nish, Roy McFarland, Igor Stimac, Stefano Eranio, Alan Hinton, Archie Gemmill, Alan Durban, Steve Bloomer, Kevin Hector. Brian Clough was voted to manage the team.

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