6. Birmingham City
If you’re the club carrying the name of Britain’s second-biggest city, it behooves you to be quite good and, y’know, rep the name. Rep the area. Win a sodding league title at least once in your history. Or at least the national cup competition. They haven’t. Obviously. But they’re still among the biggest football clubs in the Midlands, for all that they don’t have the silverware to show for it.
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.