1934–35 Birmingham F.C. season
|Football League First Division||19th|
|FA Cup||Sixth round (eliminated by Burnley)|
|Top goalscorer||League: Charlie Wilson Jones (16)
All: Charlie Wilson Jones (17)
|Highest home attendance||53,930 vs Aston Villa, 25 August 1934|
|Lowest home attendance||5,729 vs Middlesbrough, 6 February 1935|
|Average home league attendance||21,790|
The 1934–35 Football League season was Birmingham Football Club's 39th in the Football League and their 22nd in the First Division. They finished in 19th position in the 22-team division, three points clear of the relegation places. They also competed in the 1934–35 FA Cup, entering at the third round proper and losing to Burnley in the sixth (quarter-final).
Thirty players made at least one appearance in nationally organised competition, and there were twelve different goalscorers. Half-backs Charlie Calladine and Lewis Stoker made 42 and 41 appearances respectively over the 46-match season, and Charlie Wilson Jones was leading scorer with 17 goals, of which 16 came in the league; Frank White scored one fewer.
Joe Bradford made his 445th and last competitive appearance for Birmingham on 7 May 1935, the final game of this season, at home to Everton. He spent 15 years with the club, was their top scorer for 12 consecutive seasons, and holds (as of 2012[update]) club records for League goals scored (249), goals scored in all competitions (267), and goals scored in a top-flight season (29). While a Birmingham player, Bradford won 12 caps for England, scoring 7 goals.
Football League First Division
|25 August 1934||6th||Aston Villa||H||W||2–1||Harris, Guest||53,930|
|29 August 1934||3rd||West Bromwich Albion||A||W||2–1||Sandford og, Bradford||22,052|
|1 September 1934||8th||Stoke City||A||L||0–2||29,649|
|3 September 1934||9th||West Bromwich Albion||H||L||1–2||White||22,074|
|8 September 1934||15th||Manchester City||H||L||1–3||Mangnall||24,895|
|15 September 1934||12th||Middlesbrough||A||W||1–0||Bradford||15,477|
|22 September 1934||9th||Blackburn Rovers||H||W||1–0||White||11,802|
|29 September 1934||13th||Arsenal||A||L||1–5||White||47,868|
|6 October 1934||10th||Portsmouth||H||W||2–1||Mangnall 2||20,916|
|13 October 1934||10th||Liverpool||A||L||4–5||Booton pen, Mangnall 3||21,491|
|20 October 1934||13th||Chelsea||H||L||0–1||22,572|
|27 October 1934||17th||Wolverhampton Wanderers||A||L||1–3||Mangnall||22,406|
|3 November 1934||19th||Leicester City||H||L||2–3||C.W. Jones 2||16,799|
|10 November 1934||17th||Derby County||A||D||1–1||Guest||20,077|
|17 November 1934||17th||Grimsby Town||H||W||3–2||C.W. Jones 2, Guest||18,604|
|24 November 1934||15th||Preston North End||A||W||1–0||Roberts||17,655|
|1 December 1934||11th||Tottenham Hotspur||H||W||2–1||C.W. Jones, Guest||20,546|
|8 December 1934||15th||Sunderland||A||L||1–5||Barkas pen||22,002|
|15 December 1934||16th||Huddersfield Town||H||L||0–4||16,569|
|22 December 1934||17th||Everton||A||L||0–2||20,148|
|25 December 1934||20th||Sheffield Wednesday||A||L||1–2||Mangnall||23,496|
|26 December 1934||20th||Sheffield Wednesday||H||L||0–4||24,499|
|29 December 1934||18th||Aston Villa||A||D||2–2||Mangnall 2||40,785|
|5 January 1935||20th||Stoke City||H||D||0–0||22,614|
|19 January 1935||20th||Manchester City||A||D||0–0||31,644|
|2 February 1935||20th||Blackburn Rovers||A||L||1–3||Harris||12,297|
|6 February 1935||19th||Middlesbrough||H||W||4–2||C.W. Jones 2, White 2||5,729|
|9 February 1935||17th||Arsenal||H||W||3–0||C.W. Jones, Bradford, Harris||50,188|
|23 February 1935||20th||Liverpool||H||L||1–3||Harris||22,035|
|6 March 1935||20th||Chelsea||A||D||2–2||Guest, Harris||13,016|
|9 March 1935||20th||Wolverhampton Wanderers||H||D||1–1||C.W. Jones||19,928|
|16 March 1935||20th||Leicester City||A||L||1–2||Stoker||18,540|
|23 March 1935||20th||Derby County||H||W||3–2||C.W. Jones 3||11,627|
|30 March 1935||20th||Grimsby Town||A||L||3–4||White 2 (1 pen), Bradford||9,837|
|6 April 1935||20th||Preston North End||H||W||3–0||White 3 (1 pen)||15,773|
|10 April 1935||20th||Portsmouth||A||L||1–2||White||8,621|
|13 April 1935||20th||Tottenham Hotspur||A||D||1–1||C.W. Jones||27,190|
|19 April 1935||19th||Leeds United||A||D||1–1||C.W. Jones||14,786|
|20 April 1935||19th||Sunderland||H||D||2–2||White, C.W. Jones||21,841|
|22 April 1935||18th||Leeds United||H||W||3–1||Calladine, Harris 2||18,008|
|27 April 1935||19th||Huddersfield Town||A||D||2–2||Harris 2||9,119|
|7 May 1935||19th||Everton||H||L||2–3||White, C.W. Jones||16,634|
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
|3rd||12 January 1935||Coventry City||H||W||5–1||Harris 3, Mangnall, Guest||40,349|
|4th||23 January 1935||Southampton||A||W||3–0||White, Fillingham, Guest||28,291|
|5th||21 February 1935||Blackburn Rovers||A||W||2–1||Whiteside og, White||35,000|
|6th||6 March 1935||Burnley||A||L||2–3||C.W. Jones, White||47,670|
Appearances and goals
- Players with name struck through and marked left the club during the playing season.
|Clack, FrankFrank Clack||Goalkeeper||9||0||0||0||9||0|
|Hibbs, HarryHarry Hibbs||Goalkeeper||33||0||4||0||37||0|
|Barkas, NedNed Barkas||Full back||30||1||4||0||34||1|
|Booton, HaroldHarold Booton||Full back||33||1||4||0||37||1|
|Hubbard, ArthurArthur Hubbard||Full back||5||0||0||0||5||0|
|Smith, BernardBernard Smith||Full back||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|Steel, WillieWillie Steel||Full back||11||0||0||0||11||0|
|Calladine, CharlieCharlie Calladine||Half back||38||1||4||0||42||1|
|Crawshaw, RayRay Crawshaw||Half back||4||0||0||0||4||0|
|Fillingham, TomTom Fillingham||Half back||17||0||4||1||21||1|
|Lea, IsaacIsaac Lea||Half back||9||0||0||0||9||0|
|Morrall, GeorgeGeorge Morrall||Half back||26||0||0||0||26||0|
|Stoker, LewisLewis Stoker||Half back||37||1||4||0||41||1|
|Bradford, JoeJoe Bradford||Forward||15||4||4||0||19||4|
|Dearson, DonDon Dearson||Forward||4||0||0||0||4||0|
|Devine, JoeJoe Devine||Forward||14||0||0||0||14||0|
|Grosvenor, TomTom Grosvenor||Forward||8||0||0||0||8||0|
|Guest, BillyBilly Guest||Forward||27||5||4||2||31||7|
|Harris, FredFred Harris||Forward||30||9||4||3||34||12|
|Holmes, HarryHarry Holmes||Forward||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|Horsman, BillBill Horsman||Forward||10||0||0||0||10||0|
|Jones, FredFred Jones||Forward||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|Jones, Charlie WilsonCharlie Wilson Jones||Forward||25||16||2||1||27||17|
|McGurk, FrancisFrancis McGurk||Forward||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|Moffat, SidSid Moffat||Forward||10||0||0||0||10||0|
|Morris, SeymourSeymour Morris||Forward||3||0||0||0||3||0|
|Small, SamSam Small||Forward||2||0||0||0||2||0|
|White, FrankFrank White||Forward||32||13||4||3||36||16|
- 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 and results: Birmingham City 1934–1935: Results. Statto Organisation. Retrieved 11 May 2012.
- Source for lineups, appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 310–11.
- Top Goalscorers. The Birmingham City FC Archive. Tony Jordan. Archived from the original on 10 April 2003.
- Matthews (2010), Complete Record, pp. 471, 476.
- Matthews (2010), Complete Record, p. 126.
- Player Info: Joseph Bradford. England Stats. Davey Naylor. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
- Birmingham City 1934–1935: English Division One (old) Table. Statto Organisation. Retrieved 11 May 2012.