General
Norwich City
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Full name Norwich City Football Club
Nickname(s) The Canaries
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Short name NCFC
Founded 17 June 1902
Ground Carrow Road
(Capacity: 27,359)
Owner Delia Smith
Michael Wynn-Jones
Chairman Flag of England Ed Balls
Head Coach Flag of Germany Daniel Farke
Current League Premier League 
2020-21 Championship, 1st (promoted, champions)
Website Club home page
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Norwich City Football Club (also known as The Canaries or City) is an English professional football club based in Norwich, Norfolk, that competes in the Championship, the second tier of English football. The club was founded in 1902. Since 1935, Norwich have played their home games at Carrow Road and have a long-standing and fierce rivalry with East Anglian rivals Ipswich Town, with whom they have contested the East Anglian derby 134 times since 1902. The fans' song "On the Ball, City" is the oldest football chant in the world, written in 1890 and still sung today.

Norwich have won the League Cup twice, in 1962 and 1985. The club's highest ever league finish came in 1992–93 when they finished third in the top flight.

The club participates in characteristic yellow and green kits and are nicknamed The Canaries after the history of breeding the birds in the area (said to be introduced around the 16th century by a group of European immigrant weavers in the area known as "The Strangers").

Stadium

Main article: Carrow Road

Norwich City F.C. played at Newmarket Road from 1902 to 1908, with a record attendance of 10,366 against Sheffield Wednesday in a second round FA Cup match in 1908. Following a dispute over the conditions of renting the Newmarket Road ground, in 1908, the club moved to a new home, in a converted disused chalk pit in Rosary Road which became known as "The Nest".

By the 1930s, the ground capacity was proving insufficient for the growing crowds and in 1935 the club moved to its current home in Carrow Road. The original stadium, "the largest construction job in the city since the building of Norwich Castle... was "miraculously" built in just 82 days... it was referred to [by club officials] as 'The eighth wonder of the world'" An aerial photograph from August 1935 shows three sides of open terracing and a covered stand, with a Colman's Mustard advertisement painted on its roof, visible only from the air. Floodlights were erected at the ground in 1956 whose £9,000 costs nearly sent the club into bankruptcy but the success in the 1959 FA Cup secured the financial status of the club and allowed for a cover to be built over the South Stand, which was itself replaced in 2003 when a new 7,000 seat South stand, subsequently renamed the Jarrold Stand, was built in its place.

1963 saw the record attendance for Carrow Road, with a crowd of 43,984 for a 6th round FA Cup match against Leicester City, but in the wake of the Ibrox disaster in 1971, safety licences were required by clubs which resulted in the capacity being drastically reduced to around 20,000. A two-tier terrace was built at the River End and soon after seats began to replace the terraces. By 1979 the stadium had a capacity of 28,392 with seats for 12,675. A fire in 1984 partially destroyed one of the stands which eventually led to its complete demolition and replacement by 1987 of a new City Stand, which chairman Robert Chase described as "Coming to a football match within the City Stand is very much like going to the theatre – the only difference being that our stage is covered with grass". After the Hillsborough disaster in 1989 and the subsequent outcome of the Taylor Report in 1990, the stadium was converted to all-seater with the corners being filled. Today, Carrow Road is an all-seater stadium, with a capacity of just over 27,000.

Players

First-team squad

As of 5 February 2021
No. Position Player
1 Flag of Netherlands GK Tim Krul
2 Flag of England DF Max Aarons
3 Flag of England DF Sam Byram
5 Flag of Scotland DF Grant Hanley (captain)
6 Flag of Germany DF Christoph Zimmermann (3rd captain)
7 Flag of Germany MF Lukas Rupp
8 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Mario Vrančić
9 Flag of England FW Jordan Hugill
10 Flag of England MF Kieran Dowell
11 Flag of Poland MF Przemysław Płacheta
12 Flag of Norway GK Ørjan Nyland
14 Flag of England MF Todd Cantwell
16 Flag of Spain DF Xavi Quintillà (on loan from Villarreal)
17 Flag of Argentina MF Emiliano Buendía
18 Flag of Germany MF Marco Stiepermann
19 Flag of Denmark MF Jacob Sørensen
20 Flag of England MF Oliver Skipp (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
No. Position Player
22 Flag of Finland FW Teemu Pukki
23 Flag of Scotland MF Kenny McLean
24 Flag of England MF Josh Martin
25 Flag of Cuba MF Onel Hernández
26 Flag of England DF Bali Mumba
27 Flag of Norway MF Alexander Tettey (vice-captain)
28 Flag of France MF Melvin Sitti
30 Flag of Greece DF Dimitris Giannoulis (on loan from PAOK)
33 Flag of Northern Ireland GK Michael McGovern
34 Flag of England DF Ben Gibson (on loan from Burnley)
35 Flag of Republic of Ireland FW Adam Idah
38 Flag of England GK Aston Oxborough
44 Flag of Republic of Ireland DF Andrew Omobamidele
50 Flag of Wales GK Daniel Barden
Flag of United States FW Sebastian Soto
Flag of Germany MF Moritz Leitner

Out on loan

No. Position Player
Flag of Switzerland DF Timm Klose (at Basel until 30 June 2021)
Flag of England DF Sam McCallum (at Coventry City until 30 June 2021)
Flag of England DF Akin Famewo (at Charlton Athletic until 30 June 2021)
Flag of Germany DF Philip Heise (at Karlsruher SC until 30 June 2021)
No. Position Player
Flag of Luxembourg MF Danel Sinani (at Waasland-Beveren until 30 June 2021)
Flag of Wales MF Louis Thompson (at Milton Keynes Dons until 30 June 2021)
Flag of Germany MF Tom Trybull (at Blackburn Rovers until 30 June 2021)
Flag of Switzerland FW Josip Drmić (at HNK Rijeka until 30 June 2021)

Development squad

Main article: Norwich City F.C. Under-23s and Academy

External links

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History: Seasons

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Norwich City F.C. squad - 2021–22

1 Krul · 2 Aarons · 3 Byram · 5 Hanley · (c) 6 Zimmermann · 7 Rupp · 8 Vrančić · 9 Hugill · 10 Dowell · 11 Płacheta · 12 Nyland · 14 Cantwell · 16 Quintillà · 17 Buendía · 18 Stiepermann · 19 Sørensen · 20 Skipp · 22 Pukki · 23 McLean · 24 Martin · 25 Hernández · 26 Mumba · 27 Tettey · 30 Giannoulis · 33 McGovern · 34 Gibson · 35 Idah · 38 Oxborough · 42 McAlear · 44 Omobamidele · 50 Barden · 52 McCracken · 57 Dickson-Peters ·  Leitner ·  Soto ·

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Norwich City F.C. seasons

2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 · 2020-21 ·

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Norwich City F.C. squad seasons

1979-80 · 1980-81 · 1981-82 · 1982-83 · 1983-84 · 1984-85 · 1985-86 · 1986-87 · 1988-89 · 1989-90 · 1992-93 · 1993-94 · 1994-95 · 1995-96 · 1996-97 · 1997-98 · 1998-99 · 1999-00 · 2000-01 · 2001-02 · 2002-03 · 2003-04 · 2004-05 · 2005-06 · 2006-07 · 2007-08 · 2008-09 · 2009-10 · 2010-11 · 2011-12 · 2012-13 · 2013-14 · 2014-15 · 2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 ·

Norwich City Football Club - Managers

Bowman (1905–07) • McEwen (1907–08) • Turner (1909–10) • Stansfield (1910–15) • Buckley (1919–20) • O'Hagan (1920–21) • Gosnell (1921–26) • Stansfield (1926) • Potter (1926–29) • Kerr (1929–33) • Parker (1933–37) • Young (1937–38) • Jewell (1939) • Young (1939–45) • Lochhead (1945–46) • Spiers (1946–47) • Lochhead (1947–50) • Low (1950–55) • Parker (1955–57) • Macaulay (1957–61) • Reid (1961–62) • Swindin (1962) • Ashman (1962–1966) • Morgan (1966–69) • Saunders (1969–73) • Bond (1973–80) • Brown (1980–87) • Stringer (1987–92) • Williams (1992) • Walker (1992–94) • Deehan (1994–95) • O'Neill (1995) • Franklin (1995) • Megson (1995–96) • Walker (1996–98) • Faulkner (1998) • Rioch (1998–2000) • Hamilton (2000) • Worthington (2000–06) • Hunter (2006) • Grant (2006–07) • Duffy (2007) • Roeder (2007–09) • Gunn (2009) • Butterworth (2009) • Lambert (2009–12) • Hughton (2012–14) • Adams (2014–15) • Neil (2015–2017) • Irvine (2017) • Farke (2017–)

Norwich City F.C. matches - 2021-22
2021-22 Premier League

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