1. Derby County Football Club, also known as The Rams, is an English professional football club based in Derby, Derbyshire. The club was founded in 1884 and has played its home games at Pride Park Stadium since 1997.
2. Derby County has a rich history in English football, having won the top-flight Division One (now known as the Premier League) twice in the 1971-72 and 1974-75 seasons. They have also won the FA Cup once in 1946 and reached the semi-finals of the European Cup (now known as the UEFA Champions League) in 1972-73.
3. Derby's main rivals are Nottingham Forest, Leeds United and Leicester City. Nottingham Forest are only 14 miles away.
4. Brian Clough and Peter Taylor led the club through a highly successful period starting in 1967 which continued to the 1974-75 season even though they left the club in 1973.
5. In recent years, Derby County missed out on a play-off place by just one point in the 2022-23 season finishing 7th in League One.