Birmingham City have had mixed fortunes since they formed as Small Heath Alliance in 1877, going on to enter the Football League in 1892. Along the way, they have had several promotions, played in two FA Cup finals, they have won the League Cup and have played in two European Fairs Cup finals. Blues players down the years have had their highs and lows. Here, for the first time, is a tribute to 100 of the club's outstanding performers. Illustrated throughout with high quality photographs, "The Legends of Birmingham City" will delight all true football fans. After great deliberation, the author has made a selection of players that includes some of his own particular favourites from recent times, as well as paying tribute to stars of a bygone era. Some of the outstanding performers of the 20th century, who helped the club to achieve its successes, are commemorated. "The Legends of Birmingham City" will be an important addition to the bookshelves of anyone with an interest in this proud club, and is sure to appeal to Blues fans of all ages.
Tony Matthews is an experienced football historian and writer with many previous books to his credit. He specialises in the clubs of the West Midlands and is the author of The Who's Who of Stoke City and The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion, also published by Breedon Books in 2005.