Norwich City football club (The Canaries)

Founded: 1902
Manager: Daniel Farke
Division: League Championship
Address: Carrow Road
Norwich
NR1 1JE
Website: www.canaries.co.uk

Norfolk was without a senior team until 1902, when two schoolmasters who played for the amateur CEYMS (Church of England Young Men's Society) FC arranged a meeting at which Norwich City FC was formed and admitted to the Norfolk & Suffolk League.

The club song, `On the Ball City` is known for being the oldest football song in the world. It is said to have probably been written for Norwich Teachers or Caley's FC in the 1890s.

The Canaries have a long standing rivalry with East Anglian club Ipswich Town. Matches between the two have been nicknamed the 'Old Farm derby' and, in contrast to the image of being one of football`s more homely regions, are often fiercely fought affairs.

The club were promoted to the top tier of English football for the first time in 1972.

The Canaries` two most notable honours are the League Cup wins in 1962 and 1985 while they enjoyed a remarkable run to the semi-final of the FA Cup in 1959 as a Third Division club.

In Europe, during the glorious 1993-94 UEFA Cup campaign, Norwich became the first English team to defeat Bayern Munich in the Olympic Stadium.

Along with her husband, renowned cook and TV presenter Delia Smith became their joint-majority shareholder in December 1997.

The Canaries hit a low point in 2009 when they returned to the third tier of English football for the first time since 1960.

Manager Paul Lambert was brought in to turn the club around and achieved two successive promotions as Norwich returned to the Premier League.

They have since yo-yoed between the top two divisions.

City were relegated from the Premier League for a record-equalling fourth time in 2016.

Home ground history:

Newmarket Road - 1902

The Nest - 1908

Carrow Road - 1935

Norwich City all-time totals

Games won: 1678
Games drawn: 1155
Games lost: 1638
Goals for: 6378
Goals against: 6356
Average goals for: 1.43
Average goals against: 1.42

Venue: Carrow Road