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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 England Dean Smith
Current League Championship 
2021-22 Premier League, 20th (relegated)
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 12 August 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
4 Flag of England DF Ben Gibson
5 Flag of Scotland DF Grant Hanley (captain)
6 Flag of Germany DF Christoph Zimmermann (vice-captain)
7 Flag of Germany MF Lukas Rupp
8 Flag of Scotland MF Billy Gilmour (on loan from Chelsea)
9 Flag of England FW Jordan Hugill
10 Flag of England MF Kieran Dowell
11 Flag of Poland MF Przemysław Płacheta
14 Flag of England MF Todd Cantwell
17 Flag of Kosovo MF Milot Rashica
No. Position Player
18 Flag of Greece MF Christos Tzolis
19 Flag of Denmark MF Jacob Sørensen
20 Flag of France MF Pierre Lees-Melou
22 Flag of Finland FW Teemu Pukki
23 Flag of Scotland MF Kenny McLean
24 Flag of United States FW Josh Sargent
25 Flag of Cuba MF Onel Hernández
26 Flag of England DF Bali Mumba
28 Flag of England GK Angus Gunn
30 Flag of Greece DF Dimitris Giannoulis
33 Flag of Northern Ireland GK Michael McGovern
35 Flag of Republic of Ireland FW Adam Idah
44 Flag of Republic of Ireland DF Andrew Omobamidele

Out on loan

No. Position Player
Flag of England MF Josh Martin (at Milton Keynes Dons until 30 June 2022)
Flag of England DF Sam McCallum (at Queens Park Rangers until 30 June 2022)
Flag of Wales GK Daniel Barden (at Livingston until 30 June 2022)
No. Position Player
Flag of England DF Akin Famewo (at Charlton Athletic until 30 June 2022)
Flag of Switzerland FW Josip Drmić (at Rijeka until 30 June 2022)
Flag of Luxembourg MF Danel Sinani (at Huddersfield Town until 30 June 2022)

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 - 2022–23

1 Krul · 2 Aarons · 3 Byram · 5 Hanley · (c) 6 Zimmermann · 7 Rupp · 8 Gilmour · 9 Hugill · 10 Dowell · 11 Płacheta · 14 Cantwell · 17 Rashica · 18 Tzolis · 19 Sørensen · 20 Lees-Melou · 22 Pukki · 23 McLean · 25 Hernández · 26 Mumba · 28 Gunn · 30 Giannoulis · 33 McGovern · 34 Gibson · 35 Idah · 44 Omobamidele ·  Oxborough ·  Klose ·  Sitti ·  Trybull ·

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Norwich City F.C. seasons

2015-16 · 2016-17 · 2017-18 · 2018-19 · 2019-20 · 2020-21 · 2021-22 · 2022-23 ·

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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 (2017–2021) • Smith (2021–)

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

Liverpool (h) · Leeds United (h) · Arsenal (h) · Arsenal (a) · Tottenham Hotspur (a)

2021-22 FA Cup
2021-22 League Cup
Norwich City F.C. match images - 2021-22
2021-22 Premier League

Arsenal (a) · Arsenal (h) ·

2021-22 FA Cup
2021-22 League Cup
EFL Championship 2022-23

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