Derby County Football Club
Ground: Pride Park Stadium, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8XL
Year formed: 1884 (founder members of the Football League in 1888)
Previous grounds: 1884 – Racecourse Ground; 1895 – Baseball Ground; 1997 – Pride Park Stadium
Nickname: The Rams
Founded in 1884, by William Morley, as an offshoot of Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Derby County has spent all but four seasons in the top two divisions of English football and is one of the 12 founder members of the Football League in 1888. The Club is one of only ten clubs to have competed in every season of the English Football League.
The majority of Derby County’s greatest moments came in the 1970s when the Rams were named as English League Champions in 1972, managed by Brian Clough, and then in 1975 under Dave Mackey, and have competed in major European competition on four separate occasions. The Club also won the FA Cup for the only time in its history in the 1945-46 season with a 4-1 win over Charlton Athletic, and the Charity Shield in 1975.
The Rams have played their home games at Pride Park Stadium since 1997, having previously played at the Racecourse Ground between 1884-1895 and the Baseball Ground from 1895-1997.