Derry City Football Club was founded in 1928 (refounded 2010) and has spent the majority of its time in the League of Ireland in the Premier Division, the top tier of league football in the Republic of Ireland. However it was expelled in November 2009 when it was discovered there were secondary, unofficial contracts with players. It was reinstated, however, a few weeks later but demoted to the First Division, the second tier.
The club are the League of Ireland's only participant from Northern Ireland. The club's home ground is the Brandywell Stadium and the players wear red and white striped shirts from which its nickname, the Candystripes, derives.
The club, founded in 1928, initially played in the Irish League, the domestic league in Northern Ireland, and won a title in 1964–65. In 1971, security concerns related to unrest in Northern Ireland meant matches could not be played at the Brandywell. The team played "home" fixtures 30 miles (48 km) away in Coleraine. Security forces withdrew their objections to the use of the Brandywell the following year, but in the face of insistence from the Irish League that the unsustainable arrangement continue, the club withdrew from the league.
After 13 years in junior football, it joined the League of Ireland's new First Division for 1985–86. Derry won the First Division title and achieved promotion to the Premier Division in 1987, and remained there until 2009, being relegated as a result of financial problems rather than poor sporting performance. The club went on to win a domestic treble in 1988–89, the only Irish club to ever do so.
First Division Champions: Twice
FAI Cup Winners: 4 times
(1988–89, 1994–95, 2002, 2006)
League Cup: 10 times
(1988–89, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1993–94, 1999–2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011)
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Last Six Results
Derry City scores first