42 Facts About Nottingham Forest


Nottingham Forest Football Club is an association football club based in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England.

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Nottingham Forest have two stars above their club crest to commemorate their two European Cup victories.

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Nottingham Forest have won two European Cups, one UEFA Super Cup, one League title, two FA Cups, four League Cups, and one FA Charity Shield.

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In Clough's last decade at the club, the Nottingham Forest team won the 1989 and 1990 League Cups and were losing finalists in the 1991 FA Cup Final, before relegation from the Premier League in 1993.

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In 1886, Nottingham Forest donated a set of football kits to help Arsenal establish themselves – the North London team still wear red.

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Nottingham Forest donated shirts to Everton and helped secure a site to play on for Brighton.

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Nottingham Forest's application was rejected to join the Football League at its formation in 1888.

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Wragg's injury meant Nottingham Forest had to change their line up with Capes dropping back to midfield.

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Nottingham Forest were reduced to nine fit men with ten minutes remaining when Bill Whare crippled with cramp became little more than a spectator.

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Injuries eventually took effect meaning Nottingham Forest had to settle for being League runners-up and losing in the FA Cup semi-final to Dave Mackay's Tottenham Hotspur.

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Ian Bowyer was already at Nottingham Forest and had won domestic and European trophies with Manchester City.

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The young Tony Woodcock was at Nottingham Forest but was then unrated by Clough and was to be loaned to Lincoln City.

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Nottingham Forest were 13th in English football's second tier when Clough joined.

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Nottingham Forest got Robertson on a diet and training regime that would help him become a European Cup winner.

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Nottingham Forest lost only three of their first 16 league games the last of which was at Leeds United on 19 November 1977.

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Nottingham Forest became one of the few teams to win the First Division title the season after winning promotion from the Second Division.

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FC Koln, Nottingham Forest were two goals behind after 20 minutes, then scored three to edge ahead before Koln equalised to start the German second leg ahead on the away goals rule.

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Nottingham Forest declined to play in the home and away 1979 Intercontinental Cup against Paraguay's Club Olimpia.

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Nottingham Forest finished eighth in the league that season to earn a place in the new FA Premier League.

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Nottingham Forest's form slumped, and Brian Clough's 18-year managerial reign ended in May 1993 with Nottingham Forest relegated from the inaugural Premier League.

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Nottingham Forest were unable to avoid relegation and finished the season in bottom place.

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Nottingham Forest departed in July 2001 to manage the England U21 side and was succeeded by youth team manager Paul Hart.

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Nottingham Forest took 28 points from a possible 39 under the two, narrowly missing out on a play-off place, as they finished in 7th place.

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Nottingham Forest was their 12th new manager to be appointed since the retirement of Brian Clough 13 years earlier, and went on to become Forest's longest-serving manager since Frank Clark.

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Nottingham Forest kept a league record of 24 clean sheets out of 46 games, proving to be the foundation for their return to the second tier of English football and leaving them just one more promotion away from a return to the Premier League.

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Under Davies, Nottingham Forest stretched their unbeaten record in all competitions following Calderwood's sacking to six matches, including five wins.

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Nottingham Forest helped them avoid relegation as they finished 19th in the Championship, securing survival with one game to go.

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Nottingham Forest was known for playing an attractive brand of passing football and what football fans would consider the Forest way.

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Nottingham Forest's first match in charge was a draw, followed by a run of 10 undefeated games.

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Nottingham Forest signed a two-year contract commencing on 1 July 2014.

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Nottingham Forest was sacked in February 2015 and replaced by another former Forest player, Dougie Freedman.

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On 18 May 2017, Evangelos Marinakis completed his takeover of Nottingham Forest, bringing an end to Al-Hasawi's reign as Forest owner.

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Nottingham Forest was replaced with former Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill four days later.

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Nottingham Forest was replaced by former Brighton manager Chris Hughton.

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Nottingham Forest appointed Dane Murphy as Chief Executive, and George Syrianos was brought in as head of recruitment to bring about a more analytics driven transfer policy.

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The Nottingham Forest hierarchy committed to avoid the 'short-termism' of previous windows by no longer signing players for more than £18,000 a week and mostly targeting younger signings that could be sold for a profit.

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On 21 September 2021, Nottingham Forest announced the appointment of Steve Cooper as the club's new head coach.

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Nottingham Forest's kit is the reason behind Arsenal's choice of red, the club having donated a full set of red kits to Arsenal following their foundation in 1886.

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Nottingham Forest have two stars above the club badge to commemorate their European Cup victories in 1979 and 1980.

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Since 1898 Nottingham Forest have played their home games at the City Ground in West Bridgford, on the banks of the River Trent.

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In 1898 the City Ground was within the boundaries of Nottingham Forest, which had been given city status the year before and gave rise to the name of the stadium, however a boundary change in the 1950s means that the City Ground now stands just outside of the city's boundaries in the town of West Bridgford.

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On 28 February 2019 Nottingham Forest announced plans to redevelop the City Ground and surrounding area, including the "creation of a new, world-class Peter Taylor Stand".

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