Derby County were formed by members of the Derbyshire County Cricket club in
1884. As football was booming in the area it was thought that a football club
could boost finances for the summer game. Derby originally sported the colours
of the cricket club amber, chocolate and pale blue. They entered the football
world at the top by immediately entering the F.A CupDerby County have won the
league twice in 1972 and 1975. There only F.A Cup success was in 1946.