English club Derby County is one of the main old traditional teams of England, notable for being one of the twelve founder members of the Football League in 1888, it is one of only ten clubs to have competed in every season of the English Football League.
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The club adopted its now traditional black and white club colours in the 1890s and appropriated its club nickname „The Rams”, a tribute to its links with the First Regiment of Derby Militia, which took a ram as its mascot and the song „The Derby Ram” as its regimental song at the same time. First success of them was in 1946, in that time they won FA Cup. Then came 70s, and club history is full with gold pages from that time. In 1972 and again in 1975 they were Football League Championship winners. Second time they won the Super Cup, too. Legendary coaches Mr. Brian Howard Clough and Peter Taylor were managing them at that time.
Mr. Clough is one of the biggest legendary of Derby, he has a statue in the city, and the road from Derby to Nottingham named after him. He is honoured as a famous legend, and he also known for being a club manager for more than 20 years starting from 1892. Legendary player Mr. Stephen Bloomer played almost five hundred games and scored around 300 goals. When Mr. Bloomer retired he supported his loved club as a youth team coach.
Derby County had such a big players like English goalkeeper king Mr.Peter Shilton, Irish national team player Mr. Peter McGrath, Mr. Dean Saunders from Wales and midfielder player from Croatia Mr.Igor Stimac.
The traditional Derby became famous in Europe at the first time when played in Champions League (in 1972) where they played semi-final. Opponents were Zeljeznicar, Benfica and Spartak Trnava, Dery won the games and they were beaten finally by Juventus Lter they played with teams of Madrid. Both matches were interesting, in 1974 Atletico played with them 2-2 on first and second leg, but Derby lost in 11 meters penalties. One year later they bravely won against Real Madrid 4-1 on home pitch.