Nottingham Forest

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I've supported "Forest" all my life - since my brother started taking me in the very early 70s. One of my earliest memories was watching Forest, then in the 2nd division, beating Man City in the 3rd round of the FA cup 3 - 1 (I think). A Forest great Duncan McKenzie scored at least a couple. Best memories of course are of the glory days of the late seventies and eighties when Forest won the European Cup (now called the Champions league) twice. In those days only champions could play!

Nottingham Forest Football Club is an English football club based in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire that currently plays in the Football League Championship. Forest have been based at the City Ground since 1898. The club is often referred to simply as Forest.
Founded in 1865, Forest were founder members of the Football Alliance in 1889 and joined the Football League in 1892. Forest won the FA Cup in 1898 and 1959, but their most successful period came under the management of Brian Clough, between 1975 and 1993, during which time they won their only league title, two consecutive European Cups, four League Cups and two Full Members Cups. Since then the club have fallen on harder times and have been outside the top-flight since 1999.


Most appearances for the club (in all competitions):

  1. Bob McKinlay: 692
  2. Ian Bowyer: 564
  3. Steve Chettle: 526
  4. Stuart Pearce: 522

Most goals for the club (in all competitions):

  1. Grenville Morris: 217
  2. Nigel Clough: 131
  3. Wally Ardron: 124
  4. Johnny Dent: 122

Current longest-serving player: Chris Cohen, Signed July 2007

Highest attendance: 49,946 Vs. Manchester United in Division 1, 28 October 1967

Lowest attendance: 4,030 Vs. Morecambe F.C. in the Football League Cup, 13 August 2008

Record receipts: £499,099 Vs. FC Bayern Munich in UEFA Cup quarter final 2nd leg, 19 March 1996

Longest sequence of league wins: 7, wins from 9 May 1922 to 1 September 1922

Longest sequence of league defeats: 14, losses from 21 March 1913 to 27 September 1913

Longest sequence of unbeaten league matches: 42, from 26 November 1977 to 25 November 1978

Longest sequence of league games without a win: 19, from 8 September 1998 to 16 January 1999

Longest sequence of league games without a goal: 7, 13 December 2003 to 7 February 2004 and 26 November 2011 to 31 December 2011

Quickest goal: League: 14 seconds,[101] Jack Lester vs Norwich City, 8 March 2000

League Cup: 23 seconds,[102] Paul Smith vs Leicester City, 18 September 2007 in the League Cup

First Football League game: 3 September 1892 vs. Everton (away), 2–2

Record win (in all competitions): 14–0, Vs. Clapton (away), 1st round FA Cup, 17 January 1891

Record defeat (in all competitions): 1–9, Vs. Blackburn Rovers, Division 2, 10 April 1937

Most league points in one season: 64, Division 1, 1977 – 1978

Most league goals in one season: 101, Division 3, 1950 – 1951

Highest league scorer in one season: Wally Ardron, 36, Division 3 (South), 1950–51

Most internationally-capped player: Stuart Pearce, 76 for England (78 total)

Youngest league player: Craig Westcarr, 16 years, Vs. Burnley 13 October 2001

Record transfer fee paid: £4,500,000 for Pierre van Hooijdonk from Celtic,[103] March 1997.

Record transfer fee received: £8,500,000 for Stan Collymore to Liverpool,[104] June 1995

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