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Birmingham City LFC

Birmingham City LFC

Formed: 1968
Nicknames: The Blues

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• FA Women's Cup: 1 (2011/12)

History

Birmingham City LFC were formed in 1968 by a group of female supporters. Friendly games were played locally up until 1970, with the late John Lines playing an influential role in those early days.

During the 1970s and 80s Birmingham Ladies won numerous regional league titles and cups and to this date remain the only West Midlands team to have reached the WFA Cup semi finals (73/74 and 87/88).

In the early 90s Birmingham combatted difficult times with the introduction of an academy, enabling the club to strengthen from within their own structure. This would be instrumental in turning the club around.

In 1998/99 the Blues won promotion to the newly formed Combination League, immediately winning it to reach the National Northern Division. This fantastic run continued with promotion to the National League after just two seasons. 

The youth policy paid dividends in the early 2000s. Birmingham players started to be selected for England at Under-19 and U17 levels, before Laura Bassett became the first Birmingham Ladies player to gain full England honours.

By 2003 nine players were England internationals at some level, and at the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championships in Germany that year, Birmingham City Ladies provided more players than any other club.

In the 2004/05 season the Blues finished fourth in the FA Women's Premier League, leading to England call-ups for five players for the UEFA Women's EURO 2005.

Birmingham won their eighth consecutive Birmingham FA County Cup in 2008, before losing a host of players to retirement or other clubs. They have been rebuilding steadily, finishing 2008/09 in fifth place and moving to a new stadium at Stratford-upon-Avon.

In 2011, the inaugral season of the FA WSL, Birmingham finished as runners-up in the league and League Cup competitions, while this term they won the FA Women's Cup, beating Chelsea LFC in the final.

Last updated: 19/09/12 15.52CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 01/05/2016 22:40 CET
23 March 2016 23 Mar - English Women's Super League, Round
Liverpool1-0Birmingham
Referee: not available
05/01/2016 21:39:20
24 April 2016 24 Apr - English Women's Super League, Round
Birmingham0-2Manchester City
Referee: not available
05/01/2016 21:40:51
27 April 2016 27 Apr - English Women's Super League, Round
Birmingham2-1Doncaster
Referee: not available
05/01/2016 21:40:57
01 May 2016 01 May - English Women's Super League, Round
Arsenal0-0Birmingham
Referee: not available
8 May 2016 08 May - English Women's Super League, Round
Notts County
15.00
Birmingham
Referee: TBD
04/27/2016 21:24:42
19 May 2016 19 May - English Women's Super League, Round
Birmingham
20.45
Reading
Referee: TBD
04/27/2016 21:24:29
22 May 2016 22 May - English Women's Super League, Round
Birmingham
15.00
Notts County
Referee: TBD
04/27/2016 21:24:30
29 June 2016 29 Jun - English Women's Super League, Round
Birmingham
20.45
Arsenal
Referee: TBD
04/27/2016 21:24:34
10 July 2016 10 Jul - English Women's Super League, Round
Chelsea
15.00
Birmingham
Referee: TBD
04/27/2016 21:24:36
17 July 2016 17 Jul - English Women's Super League, Round
Birmingham
15.00
Sunderland
Referee: TBD
04/27/2016 21:24:38
24 July 2016 24 Jul - English Women's Super League, Round
Reading
15.00
Birmingham
Referee: TBD
04/27/2016 21:24:39
30 July 2016 30 Jul - English Women's Super League, Round
Doncaster
19.30
Birmingham
Referee: TBD
04/27/2016 21:24:40
28 August 2016 28 Aug - English Women's Super League, Round
Birmingham
15.00
Chelsea
Referee: TBD
04/27/2016 21:24:39
25 September 2016 25 Sep - English Women's Super League, Round
Birmingham
15.00
Liverpool
Referee: TBD
04/27/2016 21:24:44
30 October 2016 30 Oct - English Women's Super League, Round
Manchester City
15.00
Birmingham
Referee: TBD
04/27/2016 21:24:54
6 November 2016 06 Nov - English Women's Super League, Round
Sunderland
19.00
Birmingham
Referee: TBD
04/27/2016 21:25:04

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    13/11/2013, Birmingham 5-2 Zorky, Birmingham
  • Biggest defeat:
    27/04/2014, Tyresö 3-0 Birmingham, Tyresö
    03/10/2012, Verona 3-0 Birmingham, Verona
  • Appearances in UEFA Women's Champions League:  2
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 10
    Josanne Potter (  ENG)
    Karen Carney (  ENG)
    Jade Moore (  ENG)
    Chelsea Weston (  ENG)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 4
    Kirsty Linnett (  ENG)