Coventry City is an English football club from Coventry, who plays in The Championship, but played in the Premier League 1967-2001, which is one of the longest series in English football history – surpassed by Arsenal and Sunderland.
The club did, however, never a better location than a sixth place in the English series. One time, the club won the FA Cup, and it was in 1987.
The club’s first years were nothing special, but in 1959 moved you look up from the fourth division, and after two further promotions could in 1967 call themselves first division club (the first division at that time was the best series). Nobody believed that the club would survive, but it did and the next 33 years ended Coventry on virtually all locations between 6 and 19
The good results also meant a place in the UEFA Cup (then Intercity Cup), where the club include beat Bayern Munich 2-1 at home in 1971, only to lose 5-1 – in Munich.
The greatest success came, however, in 1987, when the FA Cup was won with a 3-2-victory over Tottenham Hotspur, and thus became the classic Monty Python sketch Communist quiz obsolete, as one of the trick questions are “When won Coventry City last FA Cup? “(the answer was “never”).
However, it was not for participating in the Cup Winners Tournament as England were excluded from European football because of Heysel tragedy.
In 2001 things went wrong for the club, with manager Gordon Strachan at the helm had to leave the Premier League after 34 years. Since it has offered a number of central locations in The Championship, but still failed to return to the Premier League.
In 2005 left the club’s longstanding home Highfield Road and switched to the more modern stadium Ricoh Arena.
Of Danish players include Martin Johansen, Morten Hyldgaard, Mikkel Bischoff and the Danish-born Faroese midfielder Claus Bech Jorgensen. Other famous players, the legendary goalkeeper Steve Ogrizovic, Irish Robbie Keane and Romanian Viorel Moldovan.
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