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The Rams lifted the English top division title twice in the 1970s. Can they return to their former glory days any time soon?

Having saved his beloved Derby County from administration earlier this decade, owner David Clowes will be looking to get Pride Park bouncing. And, hopefully heading back to the Championship…

The club’s evocative history has inspired some amazing books, some of which can be found below.

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Pride Before the Fall: How Derby County went from Play-Off Final to Near Extinction

Pride Before the Fall: How Derby County went from Play-Off Final to Near Extinction

Hardcover
By Ryan Conway

A cautionary of how not to chase the Premier League dream.

The book examines how a founding member of the Football League was nearly wiped off the face of the Earth.

Groundwork: The Inside Story Behind Jim Smith's Derby County

Groundwork: The Inside Story Behind Jim Smith's Derby County

Hardcover
By Ryan Hills, Steve McClaren, Igor Stimac

This is the story of Jim Smith’s Derby County, when the Bald Eagle built a side capable of matching the best in English football…

Pride: The Inside Story of Derby County in the 21st Century

Pride: The Inside Story of Derby County in the 21st Century

Hardcover
By Ryan Hills

Pride: The Inside Story of Derby County in the 21st Century has received over 300 five-star book reviews!

The book captures the fascinating story of one of England’s most tumultuous football clubs, as told by the people at the centre of it all.

Derby County Greatest Games: The Rams' Fifty Finest Matches

Derby County Greatest Games: The Rams' Fifty Finest Matches

Hardcover
By Gareth Davis

Here are 50 of the club’s most thrilling games, expertly presented and described in great detail.

Derby County Greatest Games goes back in time, including the curse-breaking FA Cup final victory of 1946, and the glory glory days of the Rams two league title-winning seasons.

Derby County Match of My Life: Fourteen Stars Relive Their Greatest Games

Derby County Match of My Life: Fourteen Stars Relive Their Greatest Games

Paperback
By Nick Johnson, Michael F. Heatley

Fourteen Derby County legends tell the stories behind their favourite ever games for the club…

Derby County On This Day: History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year

Derby County On This Day: History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year

Hardcover
By Phil Matthews

Derby County On This Day chronicles the major events in the Rams’ long and illustrious history, in diary format…

Derby County: The Story of a Football Club

Derby County: The Story of a Football Club

Paperback
By Anton Rippon

The story of Derby County is a fascinating one…

The Rams have long been one of football’s greatest names and Derby County: The Story of a Football Club shines a light on this world-famous club.

Derby County F.C. 1967-1975: The Glory Years

Derby County F.C. 1967-1975: The Glory Years

Oversized
By Simon Sharp

This is 190 pages of pure nostalgia!

Covering the greatest period in the club’s history – 1967-1976 – this book contains hundreds of photographs and articles from the most popular football magazines at the time.

Derby County in Focus: 1950 to 1970​

Derby County in Focus: 1950 to 1970

Paperback
By Andy Ellis

Raymonds was one of the main photographic agencies at football matches.

This book delves into their archives from 1950 to 1970.

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