1978–79 Bristol City F.C. season

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Bristol City
1978–79 season
Manager England Alan Dicks
Stadium Ashton Gate
First Division 13th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Second round

During the 1978–79 English football season, Bristol City competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

Bristol City comfortably avoided relegation, finishing 13th in the First Division.


Bristol City's kit was produced by Umbro.

First-team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Ray Cashley
Scotland GK John Shaw
England DF Gary Collier
England DF Terry Cooper
England DF Norman Hunter
England DF Geoff Merrick
England DF David Rodgers
England DF Paul Stevens
Wales DF Peter Aitken
Scotland DF Donnie Gillies
No. Position Player
England MF Trevor Tainton
England MF Clive Whitehead
Wales MF Howard Pritchard
Scotland MF Gerry Gow
Scotland MF Gerry Sweeney
England FW Chris Garland
Scotland FW Tom Ritchie
England FW Kevin Mabbutt
England FW Joe Royle


At the end of season, Gerry Gow was given the club's Player of the Season award.