In this article, we will be having a look at some of the biggest football clubs in the Midlands. Let’s start by splitting the region down the middle. We would consider the clubs of both the halves of Midlands; East Midlands and West Midlands.
The big clubs in the East Midlands are Nottingham Forest, Derby County, and Leicester City. Also in the region: Notts County, Chesterfield and Northampton Town. The West Midlands, on the other hand, features Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City, Shrewsbury Town, Walsall, Coventry City, and a few others.
Here are the ten biggest football clubs in the Midlands.
6. Derby County
Derby is a club for two distinct generations of English football fans – those who remember their successes in the 70s; the First Division titles, the European Cup semi-final and such, and those who remember Mart Poom, Deon Burton, Dean Sturridge and the rest of the squad from the turn of the century. Unfortunately, the only season they’ve spent in the Premier League since 2002 was the worst season any club has ever had in the decision. Still, they are one of the biggest football clubs in the Midlands.
5. West Bromwich Albion
One of the biggest clubs from the midlands. Albion were one of the 12 founding members of the Football League in 1888, the first professional football league in the world, and have spent the majority of their existence in the top tier of English football. They have been champions of England once, in 1919–20, and have been runners-up twice. Albion has reached ten FA Cup finals, winning the Cup on five occasions. The first win came in 1888, the year the league was founded, and the most recent in 1968, their last major trophy.
4. Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolves have been performing extremely well in the past couple of seasons under the management of Nuno. Wolves were English League champions three times (1953–54, 1957–58 and 1958–59), under the management of Stan Cullis. They have also finished League runners-up on five occasions, most recently in 1959–60. Wolves have won the FA Cup four times and the Football League Cup twice.