Bradford City Football Club

BCFC-LogoBradford City Football Club was founded and admitted to the League in 1903 having never played as a football team.  It was originally Manningham Rugby Club and a fairly successful one at that.

The Club’s most successful period was in the Edwardian era which to a large extent mirrored the success of the City it takes its name from and was the English Cup winner in 1911.  In those far off days Bradford claimed two successful premier division club teams in Bradford (Park Avenue) and Bradford City. 

The first world was the water shed and from that date and during most of the 20th century the club struggled both performance wise and financially.

Towards the end of this century the club recaptured its golden days and during the 1990s became a member of the English elite Premier League for 2 seasons after a never to be forgotten success at Molyneux to win promotion.

Unfortunately this 2 year sojourn in the Premier League ended in financial Armageddon with the club entering into administration with a combined debt of over £30 million.  A salutory lesson for all concerned.

However after a decade in the “doldrums” at the beginning of the 21st century the club’s star has shone once again culminating in promotion to the First Division and a never to be forgotten experience of achieving a Wembley final in the Capital One Cup, which could only be equalled by that 1911 cup winning performance all those years ago.

On the back of this success with a successful team and buoyant supporters, a day out at Valley Parade has been a magical experience for many of us during this current season.  The “beautiful game” never ceases to inspire and enthrall and long may it continue!.

City programme
Bradford City Football Club Limited
Coral Windows Stadium
Valley Parade
Bradford  BD8 7DY
www.bradfordcityfc.co.uk
tel:  0871978191

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