The History of Nottingham Forest Football Club covers the history of the club since its formation in 1865. For general information about the club, see Nottingham Forest F.C..
<!-- Image with inadequate rationale removed: -->Forest were founded in 1865 as Nottingham Forest Football and Bandy Club by a group of shinty players (bandy is kind of like shinty on ice) shortly after their neighbours Notts County, (the world's oldest surviving professional football club), in 1862. They joined the Football Alliance in 1888, and won the competition in 1892, which allowed them entry to the Football League.
Forest's charitable approach to the sport helped teams like Liverpool, Arsenal F.C. and Brighton & Hove Albion to come into existence. In 1886, Forest donated a set of football kits to help Arsenal establish themselves - the North London team still wears red to this day. Forest also donated shirts to Liverpool and helped secure a site... Read More