Coventry City Football Club were originally known as Singers from 1883, when they were founded by employees of the eponymous Cycle firm, until 1898 when they changed to the more familiar name of Coventry City.
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After playing in the Southern League from 1908 onwards, City were elected to the Football League Division Two for the 1919/20 season and only avoided relegation on the final day. There was little success for many years until the arrival of Jimmy Hill, as manager in 1961. The now famous sky blue kit was introduced which in turn led to the Sky Blues nickname. In 1964 Coventry City were crowned Division Three champions and only three years later City finally made it to the top flight of English football, Division One. After skirting with relegation in their first two seasons in the top flight, Coventry City then managed to qualify for Europe.
Jimmy Hill returned and went, the club's fortunes were never spectacular, and famously Highfield Road became an all-seater stadium. Then in 1986 John Sillett and George Curtis were placed in charge of managerial duties and one year later came Coventry City's finest hour - beating Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 in a classic FA Cup Final.
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It would never be that good again, and after many managerial changes Coventry City were relegated from the Premier League after a 34 year unbroken run in the top flight. The club became seriously in debt after that and on April 30th 2005 the final game at Highfield Road was played - City beating Derby 6-2. After ending one era on a high a new one also began positively when City beat QPR 3-0 on August 20th 2005 at the impressive new Ricoh Arena.