Bristol City FC is a Championship side, hoping to reach its biggest historical heights in the near future. Despite being 126 years old, the club has spent only nine of them in England's top flight. Frequently referred to as The Robins, Bristol City's was founded in 1894. The club has played its home matches at the Ashton Gate ground since 1904. The beginning of the 20th century saw The Robins' finish as runners-up in both the top-flight and the FA Cup. Furthermore, Bristol has triumphed with the EFL Trophy a record three times and has also won the Welsh Cup even though it's an English team.
Bristol City Transfers
Gery Sweeney from Morton on an undisclosed fee in 1971- With this transfer, Bristol got themselves a loyal player who went on to become a club veteran. Transferred in 1971, Sweeney spent 11 years of his professional career with the Robins. During that time, he rounded up to more than 400 appearances and 21 goals. Out of support for the team, he left as one of the Ashton Gate Eight – a group of high-paid footballers who voluntarily departed Bristol, which at the time was struggling financially. His career continued with York City and Gloucester City in 1982 before Sweeney announced his retirement in 1984
Adriano Basso from Woking FC on a free transfer in 2005 – Basso made his debut in Europe after being bought from the Brazilian team Atletico Paranaense. After a spectacular first season with Woking FC, Basso proved that he is up to par with the level of English football. Gossips and rumours immediately began swirling. This resulted in a transfer to Bristol City, where Basso helped earn promotion to the Championship for his team. The following season of 2007-2008, the Robins were one step away from the Premier League qualifying for the Championship play-off finals. Basso played in the match, but Bristol didn't manage to take down Hull City and remained in the 2nd tier. After two more years at Ashton Gate, Basso was released from his contract in 2010.
Albert Adomah from Barnet FC for £225,000 in 2010 – He has 11 seasons in the Championship under his belt, making him an extremely experienced player. During his three years with the club, Admoah contributed to Bristol City heavily, making over 131 league matches. Even though before that he played in League Two – two tiers lower than the Championship he managed to break into the first team instantly. A regular starter at Ashton Gate, Adomah left in 2013 when he was transferred to Middlesbrough for £1.1 Million.
Niclas Eliasson from Norrköping for £2 Million in 2017 – Eliasson was brought into Bristol City at the age of 21. Finding him in the Swedish team Norrköping The Robins proved that they can do a great job scouting new players. It took him some time to settle into his new team as he played in just 14 matches during his first season. However, in the next two campaigns, he made 76 outings and caught the attention of Nimes Olympique, where he was in 2020 for £3 million.
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