Derby County Football Club are an English football club based in Derby, who play in the Premier League.
Derby County's fierce rivals are Nottingham Forest, who are based in Nottingham, a city a few miles north-east of Derby. In future, whenever the clubs play each other the winners will be awarded the Brian Clough Trophy. On 31 July 2007 Derby won the first ever Brian Clough Trophy after beating Nottingham Forest 2-0. Leicester City, also based in the East Midlands, are also local rivals.
There is also a significant amount of rivalry with Leeds United, despite Leeds not being geographically close to Derby; the rivalry is due to Derby and Leeds being two of the top English teams in the early 1970s, and Leeds' allegedly dirty tactics.
Other Midland rivals include Wolverhampton Wanderers, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion, Birmingham City and Aston Villa.