1982–83 Birmingham City F.C. season

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Birmingham City F.C.
1982–83 season
Chairman Keith Coombs
Manager Ron Saunders
Ground St Andrew's
Football League First Division 17th
FA Cup Fourth round
(eliminated by Crystal Palace)
League Cup Fourth round
(eliminated by Burnley)
Top goalscorer League: Mick Ferguson (8)
All: Mick Ferguson (8)
Highest home attendance 43,864 vs Aston Villa, 27 December 1982
Lowest home attendance 7,861 vs Shrewsbury Town, League Cup 2nd round, 26 October 1982
Average home league attendance 15,880

The 1982–83 Football League season was Birmingham City Football Club's 80th in the Football League and their 48th in the First Division. After five wins and a draw from the last six league games, and needing to win their last game, away at Southampton, to ensure safety,[1] they finished in 17th position in the 22-team division. They entered the 1982–83 FA Cup in the third round proper and lost to Crystal Palace in the fourth, and were eliminated by Burnley in the fourth round of the League Cup.

Thirty players appeared in at least one first-team game, and Noel Blake made most appearances, with 44 of the possible 49. There were 19 different goalscorers; Mick Ferguson was the club's leading scorer with eight goals, all scored in the league.

Football League First Division[edit]

Date League
position
Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
28 August 1982 22nd Manchester United A L 0–3 48,673
31 August 1982 19th Liverpool H D 0–0 20,976
4 September 1982 20th Stoke City H L 1–4 Curbishley 14,392
8 September 1982 22nd Norwich City A L 1–5 Broadhurst 13,007
11 September 1982 22nd West Ham United A L 0–5 18,754
18 September 1982 21st Coventry City H W 1–0 Evans 11,681
25 September 1982 21st Brighton & Hove Albion A L 0–1 9,846
2 October 1982 22nd Watford H D 1–1 Summerfield 13,870
9 October 1982 22nd Luton Town H L 2–3 Langan pen, Brazier 13,772
16 October 1982 22nd Nottingham Forest A D 1–1 Bremner 14,528
23 October 1982 22nd Ipswich Town H D 0–0 12,051
30 October 1982 22nd Arsenal A D 0–0 20,699
6 November 1982 22nd West Bromwich Albion H W 2–1 Dillon pen, Blake 18,520
13 November 1982 21st Notts County A D 0–0 9,118
20 November 1982 22nd Manchester City A D 0–0 23,174
27 November 1982 20th Sunderland H W 2–1 Ferguson, Evans 12,375
4 December 1982 21st Everton A D 0–0 13,702
11 December 1982 22nd Southampton H L 0–2 11,199
18 December 1982 21st Tottenham Hotspur A L 1–2 Langan 20,946
27 December 1982 21st Aston Villa H W 3–0 Blake, Handysides, Ferguson 43,864
29 December 1982 21st Swansea City A D 0–0 11,840
1 January 1983 21st Manchester City H D 2–2 Ferguson 2 16,362
3 January 1983 22nd Stoke City A D 1–1 Phillips 15,416
15 January 1983 22nd Manchester United H L 1–2 Dillon pen 19,333
22 January 1983 22nd Liverpool A L 0–1 30,986
5 February 1983 20th West Ham United H W 3–0 Harford, Ferguson, Gayle 12,539
26 February 1983 20th Nottingham Forest H D 1–1 Harford 12,987
5 March 1983 22nd Ipswich Town A L 1–3 Dennis 16,450
15 March 1983 20th Arsenal H W 2–1 Van Den Hauwe, Dillon 11,276
19 March 1983 21st West Bromwich Albion A L 0–2 20,682
22 March 1983 21st Watford A L 1–2 Ferguson 14,229
26 March 1983 20th Notts County H W 3–0 Ferguson 2 (1 pen), Harford 11,744
2 April 1983 20th Swansea City H D 1–1 Stevenson pen 13,591
4 April 1983 20th Aston Villa A L 0–1 40,897
9 April 1983 22nd Norwich City H L 0–4 11,733
12 April 1983 22nd Luton Town A L 1–3 Hopkins 12,868
16 April 1983 21st Coventry City A W 1–0 Phillips 10,221
23 April 1983 20th Everton H W 1–0 Hopkins 11,045
30 April 1983 20th Sunderland A W 2–1 Blake pen, Harford 14,818
2 May 1983 19th Brighton & Hove Albion H D 1–1 Handysides 15,136
7 May 1983 18th Tottenham Hotspur H W 2–0 Halsall,Harford 18,947
14 May 1983 17th Southampton A W 1–0 Harford 20,327

League table (part)[edit]

Final First Division table (part)
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
15th Notts County 42 15 7 20 55 71 −16 52
16th Sunderland 42 12 14 16 48 61 −13 50
17th Birmingham City 42 12 14 16 40 55 −15 50
18th Luton Town 42 12 13 17 65 84 −19 49
19th Coventry City 42 13 9 20 48 59 −11 48
Key Pos = League position; Pld = Matches played;
W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost;
F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
Source [2]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1982–83 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
Third round 8 January 1983 Walsall A D 0–0 12,697
Third round replay 11 January 1983 Walsall H W 1–0
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Summerfield 14,774
Fourth round 29 January 1983 Crystal Palace A L 0–1 12,327

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
Second round 1st leg 5 October 1982 Shrewsbury Town A D 1–1 Handysides 5,003
Second round 2nd leg 26 October 1982 Shrewsbury Town H W 4–1 Evans, Curbishley 2, Dillon 7,861
Third round 9 November 1982 Derby County H W 3–1 Handysides, Dillon pen, Curbishley 12,475
Fourth round 30 November 1982 Burnley A L 2–3 Evans, Handysides 10,405

Appearances and goals[edit]

Numbers in parentheses denote appearances as substitute.
Players with name struck through and marked Left club during playing season left the club during the playing season.
Players with names in italics and marked * were on loan from another club for the whole of their season with Birmingham.
Players having played at least one first-team match
Pos. Nat. Name League FA Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK  SCO Jim Blyth 14 0 0 0 2 0 16 0
GK  ENG Tony Coton 28 0 3 0 2 0 33 0
DF  ENG Noel Blake 37 3 3 0 4 0 44 3
DF  ENG Kevan Broadhurst 28 (1) 1 3 0 4 0 35 (1) 1
DF  ENG Mark Dennis 23 1 3 0 0 0 26 1
DF  NIR Jim Hagan 30 (2) 0 3 0 2 0 35 (2) 0
DF  ENG Phil HawkerLeft club during playing season 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
DF  IRL Dave Langan 14 2 0 0 1 0 15 2
DF  ENG Wayne Mumford 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
DF  ENG Geoff ScottLeft club during playing season 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
DF  WAL Pat Van Den Hauwe 30 (1) 1 0 0 3 0 33 (1) 1
MF  ENG Frank Carrodus 7 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 7 (2) 0
MF  ENG Alan CurbishleyLeft club during playing season 30 1 3 0 4 3 37 4
MF  ENG Kevin DillonLeft club during playing season 27 3 3 0 4 2 34 5
MF  ENG Mick Halsall 12 1 0 0 0 0 12 1
MF  ENG Ian Handysides 26 (3) 2 2 (1) 0 4 3 32 (3) 5
MF  ENG Robert Hopkins 11 2 0 0 0 0 11 2
MF  ENG Martin Kuhl 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
MF  NED Toine van MierloLeft club during playing season 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
MF  ENG Les Phillips 11 (2) 2 1 0 0 (1) 0 12 (3) 2
MF  WAL Byron Stevenson 30 (1) 1 2 0 4 0 36 (1) 1
MF  ENG Kevin SummerfieldLeft club during playing season 2 (3) 1 1 (1) 1 1 0 3 (4) 2
FW  ENG Colin BrazierLeft club during playing season 10 (1) 1 2 (1) 0 4 0 16 (2) 1
FW  SCO Kevin Bremner* 3 (1) 1 0 0 0 0 3 (1) 1
FW  ENG Tony Evans 7 2 0 0 2 2 9 4
FW  ENG Mick Ferguson* 20 8 1 0 2 0 23 8
FW  ENG Carl Francis 2 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 2 (3) 0
FW  ENG Howard Gayle 13 1 1 0 0 0 14 1
FW  ENG Mick Harford 29 6 2 0 0 0 31 6
FW  ENG Neil WhatmoreLeft club during playing season 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
  • 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, league positions and results: "Birmingham City 1982–1983 : Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  • Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 400–01.
Specific
  1. ^ "Birmingham City 1982–1983: English Division One (old) Table: 1983-05-11". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Birmingham City 1982–1983 : English Division One (old) Table". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 10 February 2012.