Derry City is a professional football club based in Derry, Northern Ireland. It is the only side from Northern Ireland, which competes in the League of Ireland. Derry City was established in 1928. The Brandywell Stadium, which has a capacity of 7,700 seats, is the home ground of the Candystripes. Derry City won the Premier Division 3 times and the First Division twice. The club entitled 5 FAI Cups, 10 League of Ireland Cups, 3 IFA Cups, 16 North West Senior Cups and other trophies.
Derry City played in the Irish League and won the trophy in the 1964/1965 season, but left the competition due to security concerns. In the 1985/1986 season the club entered the First Division. In 1987 Derry City entitled the First Division and was promoted to the Premier Division. Derry City is the only side in the League of Ireland that managed to win the treble. In the 1988/1989 season the team entitled the League of Ireland, the League of Ireland Cup and the FAI Cup.
The club remained in the top league until 2009, when it was dissolved for breaching the participation agreement, huge debts and unofficial contracts with footballers. A few weeks later, Derry City was reinstated and allowed to play in the First Division. In 2010 the Candystripes won the First Division and gained a promotion to the top league.
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