• 1996/97 Birmingham City Home Football Shirt (L)

  • 1996/97 Birmingham City Home Football Shirt (L)
  • 1996/97 Birmingham City Home Football Shirt (L)
  • 1996/97 Birmingham City Home Football Shirt (L)
  • 1996/97 Birmingham City Home Football Shirt (L)
  • 1996/97 Birmingham City Home Football Shirt (L)
  • 1996/97 Birmingham City Home Football Shirt (L)
  • 1996/97 Birmingham City Home Football Shirt (L)
  • 1996/97 Birmingham City Home Football Shirt (L)
  • 1996/97 Birmingham City Home Football Shirt (L)
  • 1996/97 Birmingham City Home Football Shirt (L)

1996/97 Birmingham City Home Football Shirt (L)


£29.95 GBP

Relive Birmingham City’s 1996/1997 season with this vintage Pony home football shirt.

Player
N/A
Seasons
1996/1997
Size
Adults Large
Condition
9/10 – Superb (see photos).
Chest measurement
42-44 Inches / 106-112 CM
Patches
N/A
Shirt manufacturer
Pony
Material
Polyester
Shirt Colour
Blue, white & black trim

Official Pony Birmingham City home football shirt from the 1996/1997 season.

Condition of this vintage football shirt is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).

Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collection of your own.

In April 1989 the Kumar brothers, owners of a clothing chain, bought the club. A rapid turnover of managers, the absence of promised investment, and a threatened mass refusal of players to renew contracts was relieved only by a victorious trip to Wembley in the Associate Members Cup. Terry Cooper delivered promotion, but the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) put the Kumars' businesses into receivership; in November 1992 BCCI's liquidator put up for sale their 84% holding in the football club. The club continued in administration for four months, until publisher David Sullivan bought it for £700,000, installed the then 23-year-old Karren Brady as managing director and allowed Cooper money for signings.

On the last day of the season, the team avoided relegation back to the third tier, but after a poor start to the 1993–94 season Cooper was replaced by Barry Fry. The change did not prevent relegation, but Fry's first full season brought promotion back to the second tier as champions, and victory in the Football League Trophy at Wembley, beating Carlisle United with a Paul Tait golden goal, completed the "lower-league Double". After one more year, Fry was sacked to make way for the return of Trevor Francis.


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