1927–28 Birmingham F.C. season
|Football League First Division||11th|
|FA Cup||Fifth round (eliminated by Manchester United)|
League: Joe Bradford (29)|
All: Joe Bradford (32)
|Highest home attendance||47,605 vs Aston Villa, 5 November 1927|
|Lowest home attendance||10,030 vs Arsenal, 19 November 1927|
|Average home league attendance||21,218|
The 1927–28 Football League season was Birmingham Football Club's 32nd in the Football League and their 15th in the First Division. They finished in 11th position in the 22-team division. They also competed in the 1927–28 FA Cup, entering at the third round proper and losing to Manchester United in the fifth. Bill Harvey stood down as manager at the end of the season.
Twenty-seven players made at least one appearance in nationally organised competition, and there were eleven different goalscorers. Half-back Alec Leslie was ever-present over the 45-match season, and Joe Bradford was leading scorer for the seventh successive year, with 32 goals, of which 29 came in the league.
This season saw the last appearance by Frank Womack. He made his Birmingham debut in 1908, and went on to set club appearance records of 491 league games, a record which as of 2012[update] still stands, and 515 games in senior competition, since overtaken by Gil Merrick. He never scored a senior goal.
Football League First Division
|27 August 1927||19th||Tottenham Hotspur||A||L||0–1||37,408|
|29 August 1927||9th||Huddersfield Town||H||W||3–1||Bradford 2, Harris||16,432|
|3 September 1927||11th||Manchester United||H||D||0–0||25,863|
|7 September 1927||15th||Sunderland||A||L||2–4||Bond, Bradford||23,007|
|10 September 1927||18th||Everton||A||L||2–5||Bradford, Briggs||37,386|
|17 September 1927||21st||Cardiff City||H||L||1–3||Bond||23,723|
|24 September 1927||22nd||Blackburn Rovers||A||D||4–4||Bradford 4||15,331|
|1 October 1927||21st||Bolton Wanderers||H||D||1–1||Harris||15,998|
|8 October 1927||17th||Sheffield Wednesday||A||W||3–2||Briggs 2, Bradford||19,974|
|15 October 1927||12th||Middlesbrough||H||W||3–2||Bradford, Bloxham, Briggs||17,143|
|22 October 1927||14th||Bury||H||D||2–2||Harris, Bradford||11,925|
|29 October 1927||19th||Sheffield United||A||L||1–3||Bond||17,128|
|5 November 1927||17th||Aston Villa||H||D||1–1||Crosbie||47,605|
|12 November 1927||18th||Burnley||A||L||1–2||Bradford||14,648|
|19 November 1927||18th||Arsenal||H||D||1–1||Crosbie||10,030|
|26 November 1927||18th||Portsmouth||A||D||2–2||Crosbie 2||18,549|
|3 December 1927||19th||Leicester City||H||L||0–2||24,272|
|10 December 1927||18th||Liverpool||A||W||3–2||Davies, Briggs 2||24,255|
|17 December 1927||19th||West Ham United||H||L||1–2||Bradford||18,206|
|24 December 1927||21st||Derby County||A||L||1–4||Bradford||8,535|
|26 December 1927||20th||Sunderland||H||D||1–1||Davies||20,120|
|31 December 1927||20th||Tottenham Hotspur||H||W||3–2||Bradford 2, Briggs||11,603|
|2 January 1928||20th||Newcastle United||A||D||1–1||Briggs||34,434|
|7 January 1928||20th||Manchester United||A||D||1–1||Briggs||16,853|
|21 January 1928||20th||Everton||H||D||2–2||Ellis, Briggs||33,675|
|4 February 1928||20th||Blackburn Rovers||H||W||2–1||Bradford 2||21,425|
|11 February 1928||20th||Bolton Wanderers||A||L||2–3||Bradford, Crosbie||11,747|
|22 February 1928||20th||Cardiff City||A||L||1–2||Briggs||10,758|
|25 February 1928||20th||Middlesbrough||A||D||1–1||Firth||18,329|
|3 March 1928||18th||Bury||A||W||3–2||Bradford 2, Briggs||13,164|
|7 March 1928||17th||Sheffield Wednesday||H||W||1–0||Ellis||12,076|
|10 March 1928||13th||Sheffield United||H||W||4–1||Briggs 3, Bond||22,860|
|17 March 1928||15th||Aston Villa||A||D||1–1||Bradford||59,367|
|24 March 1928||11th||Burnley||H||W||4–0||Bradford 3, Crosbie||23,689|
|31 March 1928||13th||Arsenal||A||D||2–2||Crosbie, Ellis||13,990|
|7 April 1928||10th||Portsmouth||H||W||2–0||Bond, Ellis||32,996|
|9 April 1928||12th||Huddersfield Town||A||L||0–2||28,779|
|10 April 1928||13th||Newcastle United||H||L||0–2||23,436|
|14 April 1928||17th||Leicester City||A||L||0–3||17,558|
|21 April 1928||13th||Liverpool||H||W||2–0||Bradford 2||16,063|
|28 April 1928||14th||West Ham United||A||D||3–3||Bradford 2, Briggs||17,917|
|5 May 1928||11th||Derby County||H||W||2–1||Curtis, Carr og||16,430|
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||14 January 1928||Peterborough & Fletton United||H||W||4–3||Davies, Bradford 3||38,128|
|Fourth round||28 January 1928||Wrexham||A||W||3–1||Randle pen, Davies 2||12,228|
|Fifth round||18 February 1928||Manchester United||A||L||0–1||52,568|
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. Breedon Books (Derby). ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.
- Matthews, Tony (2010). Birmingham City: The Complete Record. DB Publishing (Derby). ISBN 978-1-85983-853-2.
- Source for match dates and results: "Birmingham City 1927–1928: Results". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
- Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 296–97.
- Source for kit: "Birmingham City". Historical Football Kits. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
- "Birmingham City 1927–1928: English Division One (old) Table". Statto Organisation. Retrieved 12 May 2012.