Founded over 140 years ago in 1875, the Club has been based at its present home of St. Andrew’s Stadium in the Small Heath district of Birmingham since 1906.
Popularly known as the 'Blues', the Club is currently ranked as the 28th most successful in the history of English football, based on major trophies won. And in terms of seasons in the top division of English football, Birmingham City rank 21st, with 57 year’s participation in the top-tier.
Cup-wise the Club’s most recent success was back in 2011, when under the management of former boss Alex McLeish, Blues overcame all the odds to beat Arsenal, one of Europe's top clubs, to win the League Cup at the Wembley national stadium in London in front of a sell-out crowd.
That victory was the second time that Blues had won the trophy, following on from a win over bitter city rivals Aston Villa back in 1963. The Club has also twice come close to winning the other premier English cup competition - the FA Cup - after finishing runners-up in the 1931 and 1956 finals against West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City respectively.