NORWICH CITY F.C.
Founded: 1902





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NORWICH CITY F.C. (Football Club)
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BRIEF HISTORY of NORWICH CITY FOOTBALL CLUB (reproduced from 'Wikipedia' pages)

Norwich City F.C. was formed following a meeting at the Criterion Cafe in Norwich on 17 June 1902 and then a sub meeting occurred on 2 July 1902 by a group of friends led by three former Norwich CEYMS players. The club's original nickname was the Citizens, although this was superseded by 1907 by the more familiar Canaries after the club's chairman (who was a keen breeder of canaries) dubbed his boys 'The Canaries' and changing their strip to yellow and green. During the First World War, with football suspended and facing spiralling debts, City went into voluntary liquidation on 10 December 1917. The club was officially reformed on 15 February 1919. In May 1920, the Football League formed a third Division, Norwich joined the Third Division for the following season. The club went on to endure a mediocre decade, finishing no higher than eighth but no lower than 18th. The following decade proved more successful for the club with a club-record victory, 102, over Coventry City and promotion as champions to the Second Division in the 193334 season. The club narrowly missed out on promotion under the guidance of manager Norman Low in the early 1950s, but following the return of Tom Parker as manager, Norwich finished bottom of the football league in the 195657 season. The 195859 season saw Norwich reach the semi-final of the FA Cup as a Third Division side, defeating two First Division sides on the way: Tottenham Hotspur and Matt Busby's Manchester United. In the 195960 season, Norwich were promoted to the Second Division after finishing second to Southampton, and achieved a fourth place finish in the 196061 season.[14] In 1962 Ron Ashman guided Norwich to their first trophy, defeating Rochdale 40 on aggregate in a two-legged final to win the League Cup.

Sixth place in the league was the closest the club came to promotion to the First Division during the 1960s, but after winning the division in the 197172 season under manager Ron Saunders, Norwich City reached the highest level of English football for the first time. They made their first appearance at Wembley Stadium in 1973, losing the League Cup final 10 to Tottenham Hotspur. Relegation to the Second Division in 1974 resulted in the resignation of Saunders and the appointment of John Bond.[18] A highly successful first season saw promotion back to the First Division and another visit to Wembley, again in the League Cup final, this time losing 10 to Aston Villa. Bond resigned during the 198081 season and the club were relegated, but bounced back the following season after finishing third. The 198485 season was of mixed fortunes for the club; under Ken Brown's guidance, they reached the final of the Football League Cup at Wembley Stadium, having defeated Ipswich Town in the semi-final. In the final, they beat Sunderland 10, but in the league both Norwich and Sunderland were relegated to the second tier of English football. This made Norwich the first English club to win a major trophy and suffer relegation in the same season; something which was not matched until Birmingham City also suffered relegation the season they won the League Cup 26 years later.

During 199293, the inaugural season of the Premier League, Norwich City led the league for most of the season, before faltering in the final weeks to finish third behind the champions, Manchester United, and Aston Villa. The following season Norwich played in the UEFA Cup for the first time, losing in the third round to Inter Milan, but defeating Bayern Munich. Winning 21, Norwich are the only British team to beat Bayern Munich in the Olympic Stadium. The 200304 campaign saw the club win the First Division title, finishing eight points clear of second-placed West Bromwich Albion and returned to the top flight for the first time since 1995. For much of the 200405 season however, the club struggled and, despite beating Manchester United 20 and Newcastle United 21 towards the end of the season, a last day 60 defeat away to Fulham condemned them to relegation. On 18 August 2009, Paul Lambert was announced as the new manager, leaving his post at Colchester, and nine months later led Norwich to promotion back to the Championship as League One Champions, after a single season in League One. The following season saw Norwich promoted to the Premier League, finishing second in the table behind QPR and completing the first back-to-back promotions from the 3rd tier to the 1st since Manchester City in 2000. A generally successful season saw the club finish in 12th place in their first season back in the Premier League.


CLUB FACTS & INFORMATION

Official Name
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Norwich City F.C.
Club Nickname
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The Canaries
Year Founded
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1902 (113 years ago)
English County
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Norfolk
Current Ground
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Carrow Road
Ground Location
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Norwich, England
Club's Owners
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Delia Smith, Michael Wynn Jones
Club Chairman
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Alan Bowkett
Current Manager
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Alex Neil
Current League
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Premier League
Last Season
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The Championship, 3rd place
(promoted via play-offs)


HOME COLORS

Yellow & Green
AWAY COLORS

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CARROW ROAD STADIUM
Carrow Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1-1JE, England

OPENED: ......... August 31, 1935
SURFACE: ........ Desso GrassMaster
COST: .............. not available
CAPACITY: ...... 27,244
RECORD: ......... 43,984 (1963 vs Leicester City)
OWNER: ........... Norwich City F.C.
OPERATOR: ..... Norwich City F.C.
FIELD SIZE: ...... 114 x 74 yards (104 x 68 meters)



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