1949–50 Birmingham City F.C. season
|Chairman||Harry Morris Jr|
|Football League First Division||22nd|
|FA Cup||Third round
(eliminated by Swansea Town)
|Top goalscorer||League: Jimmy Dailey (9)
All: Jimmy Dailey (9)
|Highest home attendance||46,945 vs West Bromwich Albion, 24 August 1950|
|Lowest home attendance||20,168 vs Fulham, 19 November 1950|
|Average home league attendance||34,511|
The 1949–50 Football League season was Birmingham City Football Club's 47th in the Football League and their 28th in the First Division. They were bottom of the 22-team division by the end of August, a position which they retained for all but three weeks of the season, so were relegated to the Second Division for 1950–51. They entered the 1949–50 FA Cup at the third round proper and lost in that round to Swansea Town.
Twenty-nine players made at least one appearance in nationally organised competition, and there were nine different goalscorers. Goalkeeper Gil Merrick was ever-present in the 43-game season, and Jimmy Dailey was leading goalscorer with only nine goals, all scored in the league.
Football League First Division
Note that not all teams completed their playing season on the same day. Birmingham had been in the promotion positions since 22 March and were in second position after their last game of the season, on 26 April, but by the time the last game was played, on 3 May, Cardiff City had beaten Leeds United in their last game of the season to finish level on points with Birmingham but with a better goal average.
|20 August 1949||17th||Chelsea||H||L||0–3||45,068|
|24 August 1949||13th||West Bromwich Albion||H||W||2–0||Dailey 2||46,945|
|27 August 1949||20th||Stoke City||A||L||1–3||Capel||28,119|
|31 August 1949||22nd||West Bromwich Albion||A||L||0–3||50,365|
|3 September 1949||22nd||Burnley||H||L||0–1||36,341|
|10 September 1949||22nd||Sunderland||A||D||1–1||Dailey||48,552|
|14 September 1949||22nd||Wolverhampton Wanderers||H||D||1–1||Dailey||46,433|
|17 September 1949||22nd||Liverpool||H||L||2–3||Brennan, Dailey||37,859|
|24 September 1949||22nd||Arsenal||A||L||2–4||Berry 2||50,850|
|1 October 1949||22nd||Bolton Wanderers||H||D||0–0||33,142|
|8 October 1949||22nd||Portsmouth||H||L||0–3||37,944|
|15 October 1949||22nd||Huddersfield Town||A||L||0–1||22,872|
|22 October 1949||22nd||Everton||H||D||0–0||32,209|
|29 October 1949||22nd||Middlesbrough||A||L||0–1||33,214|
|5 November 1949||22nd||Blackpool||H||L||0–2||34,045|
|12 November 1949||22nd||Newcastle United||A||L||1–3||Slater||30,113|
|19 November 1949||22nd||Fulham||H||D||1–1||Brennan||20,168|
|26 November 1949||22nd||Manchester City||A||L||0–4||30,617|
|3 December 1949||22nd||Charlton Athletic||H||W||2–0||Stewart, Berry||28,489|
|10 December 1949||22nd||Aston Villa||A||D||1–1||Brennan||45,008|
|17 December 1949||22nd||Chelsea||A||L||0–3||28,672|
|24 December 1949||22nd||Stoke City||H||W||1–0||Higgins||28,728|
|26 December 1949||22nd||Derby County||H||D||2–2||Capel, Stewart||45,477|
|27 December 1949||22nd||Derby County||A||L||1–4||Brennan||36,459|
|31 December 1949||22nd||Burnley||A||D||1–1||Dailey||25,473|
|14 January 1950||22nd||Sunderland||H||L||1–2||Dailey||32,095|
|21 January 1950||22nd||Liverpool||A||L||0–2||37,668|
|4 February 1950||22nd||Arsenal||H||W||2–1||Dailey, Brennan||34,031|
|18 February 1950||22nd||Bolton Wanderers||A||L||0–1||30,383|
|25 February 1950||22nd||Portsmouth||A||L||0–2||28,051|
|4 March 1950||22nd||Huddersfield Town||H||W||2–1||Dailey, Brennan||26,230|
|11 March 1950||22nd||Fulham||A||D||0–0||24,975|
|18 March 1950||22nd||Manchester City||H||W||1–0||Brennan||29,967|
|25 March 1950||21st||Blackpool||A||D||1–1||Stewart||20,733|
|1 April 1950||21st||Newcastle United||H||L||0–1||37,249|
|7 April 1950||21st||Manchester United||A||W||2–0||Stewart, Berry||48,991|
|8 April 1950||21st||Everton||A||D||0–0||46,828|
|10 April 1950||21st||Manchester United||H||D||0–0||35,868|
|15 April 1950||22nd||Middlesbrough||H||D||0–0||31,579|
|22 April 1950||22nd||Charlton Athletic||A||L||0–2||42,424|
|29 April 1950||22nd||Aston Villa||H||D||2–2||Trigg 2||24,866|
|6 May 1950||22nd||Wolverhampton Wanderers||A||L||1–6||Trigg||42,935|
League table (part)
|Key||Pos = League position; Pld = Matches played;
W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost;
F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; Pts = Points
|Third round||7 January 1950||Swansea Town||A||L||0–3||18,990|
Appearances and goals
- Players with name struck through and marked left the club during the playing season.
- Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.
- Matthews, Tony (2010). Birmingham City: The Complete Record. Derby: DB Publishing. ISBN 978-1-85983-853-2.
- Source for match dates and results: "Birmingham City 1949–1950: Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
- Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 334–35.
- "Birmingham City 1949–1950: English Division One (old) Table". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 6 May 2012.