Derby County: Promotion and Relegation quiz

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There are many Derby County fans out there but few Rams geeks. Are you one of the rare ones? Do you know your Colin Todd from your Colin Addison? Brian Clough from Nigel Clough? Where they finished in the division in the 1901-02 season?

As the club bids for promotion in the Championship play-offs this week, we test how well you've been keeping up with their promotion and relegation fortunes. Take a deep breath and have a go if you think you're geeky enough!

Created by: Caroline Jones

  1. True or false, Derby County have been relegated more times than they have been promoted?
  2. Derby County started life in the Football League, which later became Division One, but were relegated to Division Two at the end of the 1906-07 season. In which season did they earn promotion back to Division One?
  3. In the last match of the 1923-24 season, Derby County needed to beat Leicester City 5-0 to earn promotion to Division One. What was the actual score?
  4. When Derby County were relegated from Division One at the end of the 1952-53 season, it marked the end of the Rams’ longest run in the top flight to date. How many seasons had they been in the First Division?
  5. At the end of the 1954-55 season, the Rams were relegated to Division Three North and lost their status as a full member of the Football League. How many seasons did they stay in this league?
  6. In the 1968-1969 season, Derby finished top of Division Two under Brian Clough and Peter Taylor and were promoted back to the top flight. But how long before that had the pair joined the club?
  7. And, when they were promoted in the 1968-1969 season, how long had the Rams been absent from the First Division for?
  8. In 1971-72, Derby County did not need to worry about promotion because they were champions of Division One. But who was the leading scorer that season?
  9. Derby County were again relegated from the top flight at the end of the 1979-80 season but who was at the helm as manager at this point?
  10. The Rams’ fortunes continued to decline and, by 1984-85, they found themselves in Division Three. Which season were they promoted back to Division Two?
  11. And who was Derby County’s manager by the time they were promoted back to Division One?
  12. Who did the Rams beat 2-1 to earn automatic promotion to the Premiership at the end of the 1995-96 season?
  13. In 2001-2002, when Derby County were relegated back to Division One, they had three managers in one season. Who were they?
  14. Derby County finished fourth and in the Championship play-offs in 2004-05 but lost in the semi-final to which team?
  15. Finally, the last time the Rams achieved promotion to the Premier League was at the end of the 2006-07 season, when they beat West Brom 1-0 in the play-off final at Wembley Stadium - but who scored the goal?

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