Local derbies in the United Kingdom

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This is a list of the main sporting local derbies in the United Kingdom.

Football derby matches in the United Kingdom are often heated affairs, and violence is not uncommon.[1][2] However, the matches and the rivalries they encompass are frequently listed among the best in the sport.[3][4][5] A 2008 report based on fan surveys listed West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers (who contest the Black Country Derby) as having the number one rivalry in English football,[6] while Old Firm derby matches between Scottish clubs Rangers and Celtic are known to go beyond the sport with its "enormous quantity of references to wider cultural and political issues".[7] The first football derby played was between Hallam F.C. and Sheffield F.C. in December 1860.[8]

England and Wales[edit]

Football[edit]

Central[edit]

East Anglia[edit]

London[edit]

A North London derby in 2007.

Midlands[edit]

North[edit]

South[edit]

Wales[edit]

Inter-regional[edit]

Rugby league[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Ice Hockey[edit]

Northern Ireland[edit]

Football[edit]

GAA[edit]

Scotland[edit]

An Old Firm match in 2008.

Senior football[edit]

Junior football[edit]

Shinty[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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