The history of Norwich City F.C.
stretches back to 1902
. After a brief period in amateur football, the club spent 15 years as a semi-professional team in the Southern League
before admission to The Football League
. For most of the next 50 years, Norwich City F.C.
sat in Division Three
, then the joint lowest tier of the football league
, a period that was distinguished by "a thrilling giant-killing sequence which took them to the FA Cup semi-finals
" in 1959
. Shortly afterwards, the club won its first major trophy, the 1962 League Cup
. Norwich finally reached the pinnacle of the league structure in 1972, with their first promotion to the top tier.
Since then, Norwich City has acquired a reputation as a "yo-yo club
", with 21 seasons in the top league and 15 in the second tier, where they currently
reside. It is during this period that the club has achieved most of its greatest distinctions, claiming its second major trophy, the League Cup
, finishing fifth
in the top division and beating Bayern Munich
in the UEFA Cup
In the course of its history, Norwich City has survived a number of... Read More