THE BRIAN CLOUGH TROPHY

IN MEMORY OF THE MASTER MANAGER

 

 

 

The Brian Clough Trophy is the prize each time his former clubs, Derby County and Nottingham Forest, play each other. More than twenty five thousand fans watched the first Trophy match at Pride Park (July 31st, 2007). Brian's widow Barbara is pictured with her grandchildren and Rams chairman Peter Gadsby after presenting the trophy to Derby skipper Matt Oakley.


Derby Presentation

 

 

Despite the fierce rivalry between the fans, both sets of supporters were united at one point during the game when they sang 'Stand up for Brian Clough.' The match raised £100,000 for charities in the East Midlands. Derby won the game 2-0.

Mrs Clough said Brian would have thoroughly approved of the trophy. "It is brilliant to harness the healthy rivalry of both sets of fans into an occasion that benefits local charities."

The money raised will be divided between the two clubs' nominated charities and the Brian Clough Memorial Fund. The East Midlands Air Ambulance and NSPCC (East Mids) will also benefit. The memorial fund will receive £25,000, which will go to a number of local charities at the discretion of the Clough family.

The trophy was won by Nottingham Forest on August 29th, 2009, following a 3-2 victory at the City Ground. Reds manager Billy Davies is pictured presenting the trophy to captain Paul McKenna.


Forest Presentation

 

 

Reds Boss Billy Davies is pictured, below, presenting the trophy to Forest captain Lee Camp after the Reds' 5-2 victory over Derby at the City Ground in a Championship match on December 29th, 2010. Photo courtesy of John Sumpter/JMS Photography. It was Forest's biggest win over the Rams for more than 100 years.


Presentation December 2010

 

 

Forest went on to retain the trophy less than a month later, with a 1-0 win over Derby at Pride Park on January 22nd, 2011. Derby won the trophy back in September that year and retained it for two years, with two wins and a draw, before Forest secured it again with a 1-0 home win in September, 2013. Andy Reid is pictured, below, after the match, alongside captain Chris Cohen.


Andy Reid with trophy, 2013

 

 

The trophy itself is over 100 years old and had never been used in any competition before its introduction in 2007. Any future game between the two sides will become a Brian Clough Trophy match, in memory of the genius who led both clubs to glory.

 

 





Trophy matches:
Derby County won the trophy with a 2-0 win on July 31st, 2007. The Rams retained the trophy following two 1-1 draws (November 2nd, 2008, Championship match at Pride Park; January 23rd, 2009, FA Cup fourth round tie at Pride Park) a 3-2 victory in the FA Cup fourth round replay at the City Ground (February 4th, 2009) and a 3-1 win in the Championship at the City Ground (February 21st, 2009).
Nottingham Forest won the trophy for the first time following a 3-2 win at the City Ground in a Championship match on Saturday August 29th, 2009.
Derby County regained the trophy after a 1-0 win at Pride Park in a Championship match on Saturday January 30th, 2010.
Nottingham Forest regained the trophy after a 5-2 victory at the City Ground in a Championship match on Wednesday December 29th, 2010.
Nottingham Forest retained the trophy following a 1-0 win at Pride Park in a Championship match on Saturday January 22nd, 2011.
Derby County regained the trophy after a 2-1 win at the City Ground in a Championship match on Saturday September 17th, 2011.
Derby County retained the trophy after a 1-0 win at Pride Park in a Championship match on Tuesday March 13th, 2012 and then a 1-0 win at the City Ground in a Championship match on Sunday September 30th, 2012.
Derby County retained the trophy after a 1-1 draw at Pride Park in a Championship match on Saturday January 19th, 2013.
Nottingham Forest regained the trophy after a 1-0 win at the City Ground in a Championship match on Saturday September 28th, 2013.
Derby County regained the trophy after a 5-0 win at the "iPro Stadium" in a Championship match on Saturday March 22nd, 2014.
Derby County retained the trophy after a 1-1 draw at the City Ground in a Championship match on Sunday September 14th, 2014.



 

 

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