Norwich City F.C. was formed after a meeting at the Criterion Café in Norwich on 17 June 1902 and played their first competitive match against Harwich & Parkeston, at Newmarket Road on 6 September 1902. They joined the Norfolk & Suffolk League for the 1902 – 1903 season, but following a FA Commission, the club was ousted from the amateur ...
The song is in fact older than the club itself having probably been penned for Norwich Teachers or Caley’s FC in the 1890s, and used by clubs such as Swifians and Norwich CEYMS before being adopted by Norwich City. The writer of the song is often attributed to Albert T Smith who became a director of Norwich City when the ...
History of the Norwich City FC
Norwich City Football Club (also known as The Canaries or The Yellows) is an English professional football club based in Norwich, Norfolk. As of the 2021–22 season, the team competes in the Premier League, the top tier of English football, after winning the 2020–21 EFL Championship title. They will compete in the EFL Championship in the 2022–23 season following their relegation. The club was founded in 1902. Since 1935, Norwich has played their home games at Carrow Road and has a long-standing and fierce rivalry with East Anglian rivals Ipswich Town, with whom they have contested the East Anglian derby 134 times since 1902.
Norwich won the League Cup twice, in 1962 and 1985. The club's highest ever league finish came in 1992–93 when they finished third in the Premier League.
The club is nicknamed The Canaries after the history of breeding the birds in the area, which is represented in the team's iconic yellow-and-green kits. The fans' song "On the Ball, City" is the oldest football chant in the world, written in 1890 and still sung today.
1902 - Present / Norwich City Football Club
The Canaries, Yellows
Norwich has a rich history, and they're nickname originated from that history. In the 16th century when "The Strangers" (immigrants from The Netherlands) came over to England, they brought with them their pet Canary birds. The birds sang whilst the workers were at work, leading to them adopting the bird into the community. The historic story was brought through the club, and they’ve remained "The Canaries" ever since.
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1935 - Present / Carrow Road
1908 - 1935 / The Nest
1902 - 1908 / Newmarket Ground
1997 - Present / Delia Smith, Michael Wynn-Jones
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