Norwich City

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Norwich City
Basic data
Surname Norwich City Football Club
Seat Norwich , England
founding 1902 (professional club since: 1905)
Colours Green yellow
owner Delia Smith & Michael Wynn Jones, free float
president vacant
First soccer team
Head coach Daniel Farke
Venue Carrow Road
Places 27,220
league EFL Championship
2019/20   20th place ( Premier League )

Norwich City (officially: Norwich City Football Club ) - also known as The Canaries ( German  Die Kanarienvögel ) - is a football club from the English city ​​of Norwich . The Norwich Canary, once the domestic animal of the weavers' guild in the eastern English city, is now the mascot of the Norwich City Football Club. The club was founded in 1902. The greatest successes in the club's history include winning the League Cup in 1962 and 1985 and a third place in the newly introduced Premier League in 1992/93 . The club will play in the second-rate EFL Championship in the 2020/21 season . He plays his home games in the 27,033-seat stadium on Carrow Road .


The first years and start in the Football League (1902–1971)

The club was founded in 1902 and played on Newmarket Road. In 1908 the club moved to Rosary Road. This stadium was called "The Nest". In 1935, due to the increasing number of spectators, they moved into the stadium on Carrow Road, where the club is still based today. There the club reached on March 30, 1963 in the FA Cup against Leicester City with 43,984 spectators also its best attendance to date.

Norwich spent the first few years of the club's history in lower class leagues before entering the Football League in 1920 after the introduction of the Third Division . In 1934 they were promoted to the Second Division , in which the team played until relegation in 1939. After the game was interrupted by World War II, City started in the Third Division and remained in this division until it was promoted to the second division again in the 1959/60 season. In the FA Cup 1958/59, the third division team made it to the semi-finals after the team had defeated Manchester United in the third round and Tottenham Hotspur in the fifth round . The club secured its first title in the club’s history in the 1961/62 League Cup . After a 3-0 away win at Rochdale AFC , Norwich won the second leg at home 1-0 to win the League Cup.

First promotion to the First Division (1972–1980)

Twelve years later, the club managed the first promotion to the Football League First Division under coach Ron Saunders . City had previously secured the second division championship one point ahead of Birmingham City . The first season in the First Division 1972/73 finished Norwich in twentieth place in the table and secured relegation only because of two points ahead of relegated Crystal Palace . In the same year, the canaries moved into a final at Wembley for the first time . However , the team lost the final game in the League Cup 1972/73 with 0: 1 against Tottenham Hotspur. In the 1973/74 season, however , the club had to relegate back from the first division in the second season as bottom of the table. With a third place in 1974/75 City managed to return directly to the House of Lords of English football, and Norwich moved into a league cup final for the third time. There, however, the team had to accept a defeat for the second time, this time 1-0 against the Aston Villa coached by Ron Saunders (until 1973 at Norwich as coach) . In return, the promoted team in the First Division in 1975/76 was able to confidently stay in league as tenth. In the following four years, the team found themselves under coach John Bond in the midfield or lower third of the table.

Between First and Second Division (1980–1989)

In the first half of the First Division 1980/81 coach John Bond left the club on October 31, 1980 and moved to league rivals Manchester City . A day later, the previous assistant coach Ken Brown took over the coaching post in Norwich. At the end of the season, however, the club rose again to the second division after six years of first class. As seven years earlier, the club managed to get promoted again by taking third place and secured relegation in the 1982/83 season as fourteenth. Striker John Deehan scored twenty league goals, placing third on the top scorer list with John Wark of Ipswich Town and Bob Latchford of Swansea City . 1984/85 City rose again from the first division. Coach Ken Brown and his team around Chris Woods , Dave Watson , Steve Bruce and Mick Channon won the second title in the 1985 league cup final after 1962 . In the final, Norwich defeated the later relegated AFC Sunderland 1-0. For the third time in a row City reached direct resurgence in 1985/86, this time by winning the second division championship before Charlton Athletic . In the First Division 1986/87 the promoted team finished fifth at the end of the season and thus achieved the best placement in the club's history. However, due to the international ban on all English football teams as a result of the Heysel disaster , the club missed its first start in an international competition. Another increase in the league took place two years later under the new coach Dave Stringer in the 1988/89 season as fourth. Again, the club could not start in the UEFA Cup due to the international suspension . The team also played successfully in the FA Cup in 1988/89 and only failed in the semifinals with 0: 1 at Everton .

Third in the Premier League and relegated two years later (1989–1995)

In the 1991/92 season a mere eighteenth place with three points ahead of relegated Luton Town was enough for relegation. In the FA Cup 1991/92 the team reached the semi-finals and failed there with 0-1 at AFC Sunderland . After the bad position in the previous year, the season in the newly introduced Premier League 1992/93 was all the more surprising. The team of the Welsh coach Mike Walker led the table for a long time and at the end of the season reached third place behind champions Manchester United and second Aston Villa , the best league placement in the club's history to this day. Mark Robins was the team's top scorer with fifteen league goals. With this success, City started in the 1993/94 UEFA Cup for the first time in the European Cup and, after successes over Vitesse Arnheim (3-0 and 0-0) and FC Bayern Munich (2-1 and 1-1), reached the third round. There was against the eventual title holder Inter Milan with two 0-1 defeats. Coach Mike Walker left Norwich on January 6, 1994 to become the new coach of Everton FC . With the new coach and former player John Deehan , the club finished the Premier League in 1993/94 only in twelfth place. The 21-year-old attacker Chris Sutton managed a very good playing time with twenty-five league goals. In the summer of 1994, however, he left the club and moved to the Blackburn Rovers . In the Premier League 1994/95 Norwich rose as third from bottom only two years after third place in the opening season from the first division.

Return to the Premier League (1995-2004)

At the beginning of the 1995/96 season, the Northern Irishman Martin O'Neill took over the coaching post. In December 1995, however, he left the club after differences with the board. Under the successor Gary Megson , Norwich missed the rise as well as 1997 and 1998 under the returned successful coach from 1993, Mike Walker. He was released on April 30, 1998 before the end of the season. At the beginning of the 1998/99 season, the board signed Bruce Rioch as the new coach. Even under the Scot, Norwich clearly missed the return to the Premier League in ninth place. After another unsatisfactory 1999/00 season, Rioch was also released on March 13, 2000. Only under Nigel Worthington , who has been in office since December 2000 , City reached the play-offs with a sixth place in the 2001/02 season . After a first-round success over Wolverhampton Wanderers , Norwich lost the final against Birmingham City on penalties. Two years later , Worthington led the club to the championship in the second division and thus made promotion to the first division after nine years.

Direct relegation and relegation to League One (2004-2009)

The return to the Premier League 2004/05 was not permanent, rather the direct relegation followed as the table penultimate. After a ninth place in the Football League Championship 2005/06 and a false start in the 2006/07 season , Nigel Worthington was released on October 1, 2006 after just under six years in Norwich. Almost exactly a year later, the board also parted with Worthington's successor Peter Grant , under whom the sporting situation had not improved. After nearly reached relegation in the 2007/08 season Norwich rose 2008/09 as third from bottom for the first time in 49 years back in the third division from.

From the third division to the Premier League (2009-2015)

After two games in the 2009/10 season and a 1: 7 opening defeat, coach Bryan Gunn was dismissed on August 13, 2009 and Paul Lambert was hired five days later as the new coach. With him Norwich won the championship in Football League One 2009/10 and returned to the second division after a year. The newcomer was able to maintain his good form in the Football League Championship 2010/11 and managed to march straight through to the first division as runner-up behind the Queens Park Rangers . In the 2011/12 Premier League , the team confidently secured relegation as twelfth in the table, but had to cope with the departure of successful coach Paul Lambert, who moved to league rivals Aston Villa after the end of the season . Chris Hughton was introduced as his successor on June 7, 2012 . At the end of the 2013/14 season, the team relegated to the second division, but only one year later they were able to secure direct promotion.

Promotion to the Premier League 2019

At the end of April 2019, Norwich City and German coach Daniel Farke made it to the Premier League after three years in the second division, one matchday before the end of the season of the second-rate championship.

titles and achievements

  • League Cup winners (2): 1962, 1985
  • League Cup finalist (2): 1973, 1975


One of the most pronounced rivalries in English football is between Norwich City and Ipswich Town . The win in the East Anglian derby is therefore considered particularly prestigious.


British comedian, screenwriter and director Stephen Fry sat on the club's board of directors from 2010 to 2016 . The largest shareholder, along with her husband, is the cook and cookbook author Delia Smith, who is very successful in England .

Squad for the 2019/20 season

Jonny Howson , Cameron Jerome , Timm Klose and Jacob Murphy form a wall in front of Michael McGovern's goal to block a Wigan Athletic free kick during the 2016-17 season .

As of April 3, 2020

No. Nat. Surname birthday With Norwich since
01 NetherlandsNetherlands Tim Krul 0Apr 3, 1988 2018
33 Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland Michael McGovern July 12, 1984 2016
02 EnglandEngland Max Aarons 0Jan. 4, 2000 2018
03 EnglandEngland Sam Byram 16 Sep 1993 2019
04th EnglandEngland Ben Godfrey Jan 15, 1998 2018
05 ScotlandScotland Grant Hanley (C)Captain of the crew Nov 20, 1991 2017
06th GermanyGermany Christoph Zimmermann Jan. 12, 1993 2017
12 Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland Jamal Lewis Jan 25, 1998 2016
15th SwitzerlandSwitzerland Timm Klose 0May 9, 1988 2016
07th GermanyGermany Lukas Rupp 0Jan. 8, 1991 2020
08th Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina Mario Vrančić May 23, 1989 2017
10 GermanyGermany Moritz Leitner 0Dec 8, 1992 2018
11 GermanyGermany Onel Hernández 0Feb. 1, 1993 2018
14th EnglandEngland Todd Cantwell Feb. 27, 1998 2018
17th ArgentinaArgentina Emiliano Buendía Dec 25, 1996 2018
18th GermanyGermany Marco Stiepermann 0Feb 9, 1991 2017
19th GermanyGermany Tom Trybull 09 Mar 1993 2017
23 ScotlandScotland Kenny McLean 0Jan. 8, 1992 2018
25th SlovakiaSlovakia Ondrej Duda 0Dec 5, 1994 2020
27 NorwayNorway Alexander Tettey 0Apr 4, 1986 2018
34 WalesFlag of Wales (1959 – present) .svg Louis Thompson December 19, 1994 2016
20th SwitzerlandSwitzerland Josip Drmić 0Aug 8, 1992 2019
22nd FinlandFinland Teemu Pukki 29 Mar 1990 2018
35 IrelandIreland Adam Idah Feb 11, 2001 2019


Bruce Rioch coached the club from 1998 to 2000
Former Scottish international Paul Lambert led Norwich to the Premier League in 2011
Period Trainer
1905-1907 EnglandEngland John Bowman
1907-1908 ScotlandScotland James McEwen
1909-1910 EnglandEngland Arthur Turner
1910-1915 EnglandEngland Bert Stansfield
1919-1920 EnglandEngland Frank Buckley
1920-1921 IrelandIreland Charles O'Hagan
1921-1926 EnglandEngland Bert Gosnell
1926 EnglandEngland Bert Stansfield
1926-1929 EnglandEngland Cecil Potter
1929-1933 ScotlandScotland Jimmy Kerr
1933-1937 EnglandEngland Tom Parker
1937-1938 EnglandEngland Bob Young
1939 EnglandEngland Jimmy Jewell
1945-1946 ScotlandScotland Duggie Lochhead
1946-1947 EnglandEngland Cyril Spiers
1947-1950 ScotlandScotland Duggie Lochhead
1950-1955 ScotlandScotland Norman Low
1955-1957 EnglandEngland Tom Parker
1957-1961 ScotlandScotland Archie Macaulay
1961–1962 ScotlandScotland Willie Reid
1962 EnglandEngland George Swindin
1962-1966 EnglandEngland Ron Ashman
1966-1969 EnglandEngland Lol Morgan
1969-1973 EnglandEngland Ron Saunders
1973-1980 EnglandEngland John Bond
1980-1987 EnglandEngland Ken Brown
1987-1992 EnglandEngland Dave Stringer
1992-1994 WalesFlag of Wales (1959 – present) .svg Mike Walker
1994-1995 EnglandEngland John Deehan
1995 Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland Martin O'Neill
1995-1996 EnglandEngland Gary Megson
1996-1998 WalesFlag of Wales (1959 – present) .svg Mike Walker
1998-2000 ScotlandScotland Bruce Rioch
2000 Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland Bryan Hamilton
2000-2006 Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland Nigel Worthington
2006-2007 ScotlandScotland Peter Grant
2007-2009 EnglandEngland Glenn Roeder
2009 ScotlandScotland Bryan Gunn
2009–2012 ScotlandScotland Paul Lambert
2012-2014 IrelandIreland Chris Hughton
2014-2015 EnglandEngland Neil Adams
2015-2017 ScotlandScotland Alex Neil
2017– GermanyGermany Daniel Farke

Player of the year

Since 1967, Norwich City's Best Player of the Year has been voted annually by fans.

year winner
1967 EnglandEngland Terry Allcock
1968 ScotlandScotland Hugh Curran
1969 ScotlandScotland Ken Foggo
1970 ScotlandScotland Duncan Forbes
1971 ScotlandScotland Ken Foggo
1972 EnglandEngland Dave Stringer
1973 EnglandEngland Kevin Keelan
1974 EnglandEngland Kevin Keelan
1975 ScotlandScotland Colin Suggett
1976 EnglandEngland Martin Peters
1977 EnglandEngland Martin Peters
year winner
1978 EnglandEngland John Ryan
1979 EnglandEngland Tony Powell
1980 EnglandEngland Kevin Bond
1981 EnglandEngland Joe Royle
1982 EnglandEngland Greg Downs
1983 EnglandEngland Dave Watson
1984 EnglandEngland Chris Woods
1985 EnglandEngland Steve Bruce
1986 EnglandEngland Kevin Drinkell
1987 EnglandEngland Kevin Drinkell
1988 ScotlandScotland Bryan Gunn
year winner
1989 EnglandEngland Dale Gordon
1990 WalesFlag of Wales (1959 – present) .svg Mark Bowen
1991 EnglandEngland Ian Culverhouse
1992 ScotlandScotland Robert Fleck
1993 ScotlandScotland Bryan Gunn
1994 EnglandEngland Chris Sutton
1995 EnglandEngland Jon Newsome
1996 EnglandEngland Spencer Prior
1997 EnglandEngland Darren Eadie
1998 EnglandEngland Matt Jackson
1999 WalesFlag of Wales (1959 – present) .svg Ivan Roberts
year winner
2000 WalesFlag of Wales (1959 – present) .svg Ivan Roberts
2001 EnglandEngland Andy Marshall
2002 ScotlandScotland Gary Holt
2003 EnglandEngland Adam Drury
2004 EnglandEngland Craig Fleming
2005 EnglandEngland Darren Huckerby
2006 IrelandIreland Gary Doherty
2007 EnglandEngland Darren Huckerby
2008 EnglandEngland Dion Dublin
2009 EnglandEngland Lee Croft
2010 EnglandEngland Grant Holt
year winner
2011 EnglandEngland Grant Holt
2012 EnglandEngland Grant Holt
2013 CameroonCameroon Sébastien Bassong
2014 ScotlandScotland Robert Snodgrass
2015 EnglandEngland Bradley Johnson
2016 EnglandEngland Jonny Howson
2017 IrelandIreland Wes Hoolahan
2018 EnglandEngland James Maddison
2019 FinlandFinland Teemu Pukki

Well-known former players

Steve Bruce played for Norwich City until 1987 before moving to Manchester United

League affiliation

  • 1920-1934: Football League Third Division
  • 1934-1939: Football League Second Division
  • 1946-1960: Football League Third Division
  • 1960–1972: Football League Second Division
  • 1972–1974: Football League First Division
  • 1974/75: Football League Second Division
  • 1975–1981: Football League First Division
  • 1981/82: Football League Second Division
  • 1982–1985: Football League First Division
  • 1985/86: Football League Second Division
  • 1986–1992: Football League First Division
  • 1992–1995: FA Premier League
  • 1995-2004: Football League First Division
  • 2004/05: Premier League
  • 2005–2009: Football League Championship
  • 2009/10: Football League One
  • 2010/11: Football League Championship
  • 2011-2014: Premier League
  • 2014/15: Football League Championship
  • 2015/16: Premier League
  • 2016–2019: EFL Championship
  • 2019/20: Premier League
  • since 2020: EFL Championship

Web links

Commons : Norwich City  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ FA Cup 1958/59 in the database of (English)
  2. Walker leaves Norwich City (BBC Sport)
  3. Birmingham reach Premiership (BBC Sport)
  4. Norwich back in Premiership (BBC Sport)
  5. Fulham 6-0 Norwich (BBC Sport)
  6. Norwich sack manager Worthington (BBC Sport)
  7. Grant parts company with Canaries (BBC Sport)
  8. Norwich drop down to League One (BBC Sport)
  9. Manager Gunn sacked by Canaries (BBC Sport)
  10. Promotion to the Championship (BBC Sport)
  11. Norwich seal Premier League place (BBC Sport)
  12. Aston Villa appoint Paul Lambert from Norwich City as new boss (BBC Sport)
  13. Chris Hughton appointed as new Norwich City manager (BBC Sport)
  14. ^ Stephen Fry steps down from the Norwich City board. In: BBC News . BBC , January 19, 2016, accessed January 17, 2017 .
  15. First Team ,
  16. Tearful Dublin in Carrow farewell (BBC Sport)
  17. Player of the season 1967–2010 ( Memento of the original from April 23, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /