1991–92 Birmingham City F.C. season

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Birmingham City F.C.
1991–92 season
Chairman Samesh Kumar
Manager Bill Coldwell (caretaker)
Terry Cooper from August 1991
Stadium St Andrew's
Third Division 2nd (promoted)
FA Cup First round proper
League Cup Third round
Football League Trophy Group stage
Top goalscorer League: Nigel Gleghorn (17)
All: Nigel Gleghorn (22)
Highest home attendance 27,608 (8 February 1992 vs West Bromwich Albion, Football League Third Division)
Lowest home attendance 5,239 (7 January 1992 vs Walsall, Football League Trophy)
Average home league attendance 12,399

The 1991–92 Football League season was Birmingham City Football Club's 89th season in the Football League and 3rd in the Third Division. They finished in second place in the 24-team division, so were promoted back to the second tier for the 1992–93 season. They entered the 1991–92 FA Cup in the first round proper and lost in that round to Torquay United, eliminated Exeter City and Luton Town from the League Cup before losing to Crystal Palace after two replays, and failed to progress past the preliminary round of the Football League Trophy.

Nigel Gleghorn was the club's top goalscorer, with 17 goals in the league, and 22 in all competitions.

After Lou Macari had quit as manager at the end of the 1990–91 season, and caretaker Bill Coldwell had persuaded all the out-of-contract players apart from Vince Overson to renew, Terry Cooper was appointed manager in August, only a week before the playing season started.[1]

Football League Third Division[edit]

Date League
position
Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
17 August 1991 6th Bury H W 3–2 Gleghorn, Gayle, Okenla 9,033
24 August 1991 3rd Fulham A W 1–0 Rodgerson 4,762
31 August 1991 1st Darlington H W 1–0 Sturridge 8,768
3 September 1991 1st Hull City A W 2–1 Sturridge, Rodgerson 4,801
7 September 1991 2nd Reading A D 1–1 Sturridge 6,649
14 September 1991 1st Peterborough United H D 1–1 Cooper 9,408
17 September 1991 1st Chester City H W 3–2 Sturridge, Frain (pen.), Gleghorn 8,154
21 September 1991 2nd Hartlepool United A L 0–1 4,643
28 September 1991 2nd Preston North End H W 3–1 Matthewson, Gleghorn, Rodgerson 8,260
5 October 1991 2nd Shrewsbury Town A D 1–1 Gleghorn 7,035
12 October 1991 1st Stockport County H W 3–0 Cooper, Drinkell, Donowa 12,364
19 October 1991 2nd Wigan Athletic H D 3–3 Sturridge, Gleghorn, Rodgerson 9,662
26 October 1991 1st West Bromwich Albion A W 1–0 Drinkell 26,168
2 November 1991 1st Torquay United H W 3–0 Gleghorn (pen.), Sturridge, Donowa 9,408
6 November 1991 1st Brentford A D 2–2 Sturridge, Cooper 8,798
9 November 1991 2nd Huddersfield Town A L 2–3 Gleghorn, Matthewson 11,688
23 November 1991 2nd Exeter City H W 1–0 Gleghorn 11,319
30 November 1991 2nd Bradford City H W 2–0 Peer, Gleghorn 10,468
14 December 1991 2nd Bournemouth A L 1–2 Paskin 6,048
21 December 1991 1st Fulham H W 3–1 Gleghorn, Rodgerson 2 8,877
26 December 1991 2nd Darlington A D 1–1 Rodgerson 4,422
28 December 1991 3rd Bury A L 0–1 4,253
1 January 1992 2nd Hull City H D 2–2 Paskin, Gleghorn 12,983
4 January 1992 2nd Stoke City A L 1–2 Beckford 19,096
11 January 1992 3rd Leyton Orient H D 2–2 Cooper, Paskin 10,445
18 January 1992 2nd Swansea City A W 2–0 Rodgerson, Rowbotham 4,147
8 February 1992 4th West Bromwich Albion H L 0–3 27,508
11 February 1992 4th Bradford City A W 2–1 Gleghorn, Sturridge 7,008
15 February 1992 5th A.F.C. Bournemouth H L 0–1 10,898
22 February 1992 6th Leyton Orient A D 0–0 6,025
29 February 1992 5th Stoke City H D 1–1 Frain (pen.) 22,162
3 March 1992 5th Swansea City H D 1–1 Rowbotham 9,475
10 March 1992 5th Brentford H W 1–0 Matthewson 13,290
17 March 1992 6th Bolton Wanderers A D 1–1 Rodgerson 7,329
21 March 1992 6th Huddersfield Town H W 2–0 Sturridge, Gleghorn 12,482
24 March 1992 2nd Torquay United A W 2–1 Rowbotham, Matthewson 2,446
28 March 1992 3rd Exeter City A L 1–2 Hicks 5,210
31 March 1992 3rd Peterborough United A W 3–2 Frain (pen.), Sturridge, Matthewson 12,085
4 April 1992 2nd Reading H W 2–0 Rowbotham, Frain (pen.) 12,229
11 April 1992 2nd Chester City A W 1–0 Gleghorn 4,895
14 April 1992 1st Bolton Wanderers H W 2–1 Frain (pen.), Rennie 14,440
18 April 1992 1st Hartlepool United H W 2–1 Matthewson, Gleghorn 13,698
21 April 1992 1st Preston North End A L 2–3 Gleghorn, Rennie 7,740
25 April 1992 1st Shrewsbury Town H W 1–0 Gleghorn 19,868
28 April 1992 1st Wigan Athletic A L 0–3 5,950
2 May 1992 2nd Stockport County A L 0–2 Gayle 7,840

League table (part)[edit]

Final Third Division table (part)
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1st Brentford 46 25 7 14 81 55 26 82
2nd Birmingham City 46 23 12 11 69 52 17 81
3rd Huddersfield Town 46 22 12 12 59 38 21 78
4th Stoke City 46 21 14 11 69 49 20 77
5th Stockport County 46 22 10 14 75 51 24 76
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: 1991–92 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
First round 16 November 1991 Torquay United A L 0–3 4,123

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
First round 1st leg 20 August 1991 Exeter City A W 1–0 Rodgerson 4,071
First round 2nd leg 27 August 1991 Exeter City H W 4–0 Hicks, Yates, Peer, Gleghorn 6,177
Second round 1st leg 25 September 1991 Luton Town A D 2–2 Rodgerson, Gleghorn 6,315
Second round 2nd leg 8 October 1991 Luton Town H W 3–2 Peer, Gleghorn 2 13,252
Third round 29 October 1991 Crystal Palace H D 1–1 Sturridge 17,270
Third round replay 19 November 1991 Crystal Palace A D 1–1
(aet)
Gleghorn 10,698
Third round 2nd replay 3 December 1991 Crystal Palace A L 1–2 Peer 11,384

Football League Trophy[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
Preliminary round 18 December 1991 Stoke City A L 1–3 Tait 5,932
Preliminary round 7 January 1992 Walsall H L 0–1 5,239

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 included in matchday squads
Pos. Nat. Name League FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK  ENG Tim Carter* 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
GK  ENG John CheesewrightLeft club during playing season 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
GK  ENG Kevin Dearden* 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
GK  ENG Alan Miller* 15 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 16 0
GK  ENG Martin Thomas 16 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 23 0
DF  ENG Ian Atkins 5 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 (3) 0
DF  ENG Ian Clarkson 42 0 1 0 7 0 2 0 52 0
DF  ENG John Frain 44 5 1 0 7 0 2 0 54 5
DF  ENG Martin Hicks 41 (1) 1 1 0 5 (1) 1 2 0 49 (2) 2
DF  WAL Paul Mardon 31 (4) 0 1 0 7 0 1 0 40 (4) 0
DF  ENG Trevor Matthewson 35 (1) 6 1 0 5 0 1 0 42 (1) 6
MF  ENG Mark Cooper 27 (6) 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 30 (1) 4
MF  IRL Eamonn DolanLeft club during playing season 1 (1) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 (1) 0
MF  ENG Louie Donowa 20 (6) 2 1 0 5 0 0 0 26 (6) 2
MF  ENG David Foy 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
MF  ENG Paul Jones 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 (2) 0
MF  NGR Foley Okenla 2 (5) 1 0 0 1 0 1 (1) 0 4 (6) 1
MF  ENG Dean Peer 18 (3) 1 0 (1) 0 7 3 2 0 27 (4) 4
MF  SCO David Rennie 17 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 (0) 0
MF  ENG Ian Rodgerson 36 (1) 9 1 0 6 2 2 0 45 (1) 11
MF  ENG Paul Tait 10 (2) 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 13 (2) 1
MF  ENG Mark YatesLeft club during playing season 1 (1) 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 (1) 1
FW  ENG Trevor AylottLeft club during playing season 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
FW  ENG Jason Beckford 2 (2) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 (2) 1
FW  ENG Kevin Drinkell* 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
FW  ENG Sean Francis 0 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (3) 0
FW  ENG John Gayle 2 (1) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 (1) 1
FW  ENG Nigel Gleghorn 46 17 1 0 7 5 2 0 56 22
FW  IRL Eric Hogan 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 (2) 0
FW  IRL Alan O'Neill 2 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 (2) 0
FW  RSA John Paskin* 8 (2) 3 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 8 (3) 3
FW  ENG Darran Rowbotham 21 (1) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 (1) 4
FW  ENG Mark Sale 2 (4) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 (4) 0
FW  ENG Simon Sturridge 38 (2) 10 1 0 7 1 0 0 46 (2) 11

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 1991–1992: Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  • Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 418–19, 481.

Specific

  1. ^ Matthews (1995), p. 48.
  2. ^ "Birmingham City 1991–1992: English Division Three (old) Table". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 17 January 2012.