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FEATURE: 2020 - the Sky Blue year in numbers and photos

31 December 2020

2020 has been a year like no other.

The Coronavirus pandemic saw the season curtailed and games behind-closed-doors, the world as we knew it was flipped on its head, and many people sadly losing their lives. 

The Sky Blues' year began as they faced an away trip to Tranmere Rovers, heading into the game in 5th position in the League One table. As we say goodbye to 2020, City are now 17th in the Championship table.

Despite the difficult year, Sky Blues fans will look back on 2020 and remember City's League One winning team and memorable performances, remote celebrations at the Promotion Party and the continued development of the side, now in the Championship.

Below, we look back on the year of 2020 in numbers - while there are more memorable photos from the year in the gallery above.

1 - Trophy won. The Sky Blues finished the curtalied League One season in 1st place, earning promotion and lifting the League One trophy. 

8 - Years since City were last in the second tier. The Sky Blues' promotion in 2020 saw them return to the Championship for the first time since 2012.

1967 - The last time City won a league division before 2020. That was when Jimmy Hill guided the Sky Blues to the Second Division (now Championship) title - that followed the Third Division (now League One) crown in 1964.

40 - the number of games played by Coventry City in 2020. 16 in the 2019/20 season (League One and FA Cup), plus 24 in 2020/21 (Championship and Carabao Cup)

16 - the number of games won in 2020. There have also been 15 draws and 9 defeats.

47 - goals scored in 2020. 41 goals were conceded - leaving +6 goal difference.

12 - goals scored by Matty Godden during 2020. City's next highest goalscorer was Max Biamou on 8 goals.

39 - most appearances (starts & subs) in 2020, for Callum O'Hare. Dom Hyam is just behind with 38 appearances, but started the most matches in 2020 ahead of Kyle McFadzean. 

1 - Manager of the Month award. Sky Blues boss Mark Robins won the League One prize in February.

1 - Manager of the Year award. Robins picked up the LMA award for the 2019/20 campaign.

4-1 - biggest win, over Tranmere on New Year's Day - with 3 goals from Matty Godden, plus one from Jordan Shipley. 

21,193 - highest home cup attendance of the season, when the Sky Blues hosted groundshare landlords Birmingham City in the FA Cup.10,055 was the highest home league attendance of the season, when the Sky Blues beat Sunderland 1-0 at St Andrew's on 1st March, which was the final home game of the 2019/20 season. Since March, sadly fans have not been allowed to attend. 

 

We know that 2020 has been a difficult year for many. We wish all of our supporters a Happy New Year, and a safe, happy and healthy 2021. 


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