1992–93 Birmingham City F.C. season

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Birmingham City F.C.
1992–93 season
Chairman Samesh Kumar (until November 1992)
Jack Wiseman thereafter
Manager Terry Cooper
Ground St Andrew's
Division One 19th
FA Cup First round
(eliminated by Reading)
League Cup First round
(eliminated by Exeter City)
Anglo-Italian Cup International group stage
Top goalscorer League: Paul Peschisolido, Andy Saville (7)
All: John Frain (8)
Highest home attendance 22,234 vs Charlton Athletic, 8 May 1993
Lowest home attendance 3,102 vs Cambridge United, Anglo-Italian Cup prelim round, 29 September 1992
Average home league attendance 12,328

The 1992–93 Football League season was Birmingham City Football Club's 90th in the Football League. They competed in the second tier of English football, renamed Division One following the Premier League's split from the Football League. They were promoted to Division One in 1991–92, and finished in 19th position in the 24-team division, avoiding relegation back to the third tier on the final day of the season. They lost in their opening first-round matches in both the 1992–93 FA Cup and the League Cup, and were eliminated at the group stage of the Anglo-Italian Cup.

The club's top league scorers were Paul Peschisolido and Andy Saville with seven goals. If goals in all competitions are counted, the top scorer was John Frain with eight.

Off the field, the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) put the club owners' business into receivership; in November 1992 BCCI's liquidator put up for sale their 84% holding in the football club.[1] The club continued in administration for four months, until Sport Newspapers proprietor David Sullivan bought it for £700,000. He installed the 23-year-old Karren Brady as managing director and Jack Wiseman remained as chairman. Manager Terry Cooper was given money for signings,[2] and on the last day of the season, the team avoided relegation back to the third tier.[3][4]

Football League Division One[edit]

Match details[edit]

Date League
position
Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
16 August 1992 8th Notts County H W 1–0 Donowa 10,614
22 August 1992 5th Cambridge United A W 3–0 Rennie, Donowa 4,832
30 August 1992 5th Grimsby Town H W 2–1 Gleghorn, Rowbotham 6,807
1 September 1992 2nd Southend United H W 2–0 Tait, Beckford 8,324
5 September 1992 4th Portsmouth A L 0–4 12,152
12 September 1992 4th Millwall A D 0–0 8,581
19 September 1992 4th Luton Town A D 1–1 Rowbotham 8,481
27 September 1992 6th Wolverhampton Wanderers H L 0–4 14,391
3 October 1992 8th Oxford United A D 0–0 7,094
10 October 1992 8th Leicester City H L 0–2 14,443
17 October 1992 10th Tranmere Rovers A L 0–4 7,901
24 October 1992 10th Bristol Rovers H W 2–1 Matthewson, Frain pen 9,874
1 November 1992 10th Charlton Athletic A D 0–0 4,429
4 November 1992 14th Newcastle United H L 2–3 Speedie, Potter 14,376
7 November 1992 17th Bristol City A L 0–3 10,019
21 November 1992 18th Barnsley A L 0–1 5,603
28 November 1992 19th West Ham United A L 1–3 Rodgerson 15,004
5 December 1992 20th Brentford H L 1–3 Frain 8,583
12 December 1992 21st Derby County A L 1–3 Speedie 16,662
19 December 1992 21st Watford H D 2–2 Peschisolido, Frain 7,182
9 January 1993 19th Luton Town H W 2–1 Frain pen, Gayle 9,601
12 January 1993 19th Swindon Town A D 0–0 13,457
17 January 1993 20th Wolverhampton Wanderers A L 1–2 Tait 13,560
22 January 1993 19th Peterborough United H W 2–0 Gayle, Frain pen 10,277
27 January 1993 19th Southend United A L 0–4 4,065
30 January 1993 20th Cambridge United H L 0–2 9,425
6 February 1993 22nd Notts County A L 1–3 Potter 8,550
9 February 1993 22nd Millwall H D 0–0 8,504
13 February 1993 22nd Portsmouth H L 2–3 Sturridge, Peschisolido 10,935
20 February 1993 22nd Grimsby Town A D 1–1 Gayle 5,237
28 February 1993 24th Leicester City A L 1–2 Matthewson 10,284
6 March 1993 22nd Oxford United H W 1–0 Peschisolido 11,104
9 March 1993 22nd Peterborough United A L 1–2 Peschisolido 7,600
13 March 1993 23rd Bristol City H L 0–1 15,611
16 March 1993 23rd Sunderland H W 1–0 Peschisolido 10,934
20 March 1993 21st Brentford A W 2–0 Peschisolido 2 7,532
23 March 1993 18th Barnsley H W 3–0 Saville 2, Moulden 12,664
28 March 1993 20th Newcastle United A D 2–2 Saville, Rodgerson 27,138
3 April 1993 21st West Ham United H L 1–2 Saville 19,053
6 April 1993 22nd Derby County H D 1–1 Moulden 15,424
10 April 1993 19th Sunderland A W 2–1 Moulden, Saville 16,382
12 April 1993 19th Swindon Town H L 4–6 Peer, Frain, Moulden, Saville 17,903
17 April 1993 22nd Watford A L 0–1 9,186
24 April 1993 20th Tranmere Rovers H D 0–0 15,288
1 May 1993 23rd Bristol Rovers A D 3–3 Saville, Mardon, Smith 5,146
8 May 1993 19th Charlton Athletic H W 1–0 Moulden 22,234


League table (part)[edit]

Final Division One table (part)
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
17th Notts County 46 12 16 18 55 70 −15 52
18th Southend United 46 13 13 20 54 64 −10 52
19th Birmingham City 46 13 12 21 50 72 −12 51
20th Luton Town 46 10 21 15 48 62 −14 51
21st Sunderland 46 13 11 22 50 64 −14 50
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 [4]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1992–93 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
First round 15 November 1992 Reading A L 0–1 7,667


League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
First round 1st leg 18 August 1992 Exeter City A D 0–0 3,030
First round 2nd leg 25 August 1992 Exeter City H L 1–4 Sale 5,715


Anglo-Italian Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score
F–A
Scorers Attendance
Preliminary round group 2 15 September 1992 Sunderland A W 1–0 Sale 5,871
Preliminary round group 2 29 September 1992 Cambridge United H D 3–3 Gleghorn, Frain, Sale 3,102
First round group 1 11 November 1992 Bari H W 1–0 Cooper 4,970
First round group 1 2 December 1992 Cesena A W 2–1 Frain pen, Sturridge 2,090
First round group 1 8 December 1992 Ascoli H D 1–1 Sturridge 3,963
First round group 1 16 December 1992 Lucchese A L 0–3 139

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 Anglo-Italian Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK  AUS Bob Catlin * 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
GK  ENG Andy Gosney 21 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 24 0
GK  ENG Les Sealey * 12 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 15 0
GK  WAL Martin Thomas 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 8 0
DF  ENG Ian Clarkson 25 (3) 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 32 (3) 0
DF  ENG Richard Dryden 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
DF  CAN Paul Fenwick 3 (7) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 (7) 0
DF  ENG Paul Fitzpatrick 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
DF  ENG John Frain 45 6 1 0 2 0 5 2 53 8
DF  ENG Martin Hicks 16 (2) 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 20 (2) 0
DF  ENG Scott Hiley 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
DF  ENG Paul Holmes Left club during playing season 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
DF  WAL Paul Mardon 18 (3) 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 20 (3) 1
DF  ENG Trevor Matthewson 40 2 1 0 0 0 5 0 46 2
DF  ENG George Parris 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
DF  ENG Graham Potter 16 (2) 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 21 (2) 2
DF  ENG Darren Rogers 14 (3) 0 0 (1) 0 2 0 4 0 20 (4) 0
DF  ENG Richard Scott 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
MF  ENG Mark Cooper Left club during playing season 3 (3) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 (3) 0
MF  ENG Louie Donowa 18 (3) 2 0 0 2 0 2 (2) 0 21 (5) 2
MF  ENG David Foy Left club during playing season 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
MF  ENG Dean Peer 13 1 0 0 1 0 0 (1) 0 14 (1) 1
MF  SCO David Rennie Left club during playing season 15 (3) 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 17 (3) 2
MF  ENG Ian Rodgerson 24 (7) 2 1 0 1 (1) 0 5 0 31 (8) 2
MF  ENG David Smith 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
MF  ENG Paul Tait 28 2 1 0 2 0 6 0 37 2
FW  ENG Jason Beckford 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
FW  ENG John Gayle 17 (2) 3 1 0 0 0 3 0 21 (2) 3
FW  ENG Nigel Gleghorn Left club during playing season 11 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 15 2
FW  ENG Paul Moulden 13 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 5
FW  CAN Paul Peschisolido 16 (3) 7 0 (1) 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 17 (3) 7
FW  NIR James Quinn 1 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (3) 0
FW  WAL Darran Rowbotham 10 (4) 2 0 0 0 (1) 0 3 (1) 0 13 (6) 2
FW  ENG Mark Sale Left club during playing season 9 (6) 0 0 0 2 1 3 (1) 2 14 (7) 3
FW  ENG Andy Saville 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 7
FW  SCO David Speedie * 10 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 12 2
FW  ENG Simon Sturridge 15 (5) 1 1 0 1 0 4 2 21 (5) 3

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 1992–1993: Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  • Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 420–21, 477.

Specific

  1. ^ Goodbody, John (7 November 1992). "Receivers put football club up for sale". The Times. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Holloway, Adrian & Moore, Chris (6 March 1993). "Cooper confident takeover can lift Birmingham". The Times. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "English Division One 1992-1993 : Table 1993-05-06". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Birmingham City 1992–1993: English Division One Table". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 12 June 2013.