History of the Nottingham Forest FC
Nottingham Forest FC is an English football club that has existed since 1865. The team plays in the Championship, the second tier of English professional football. Nottingham Forest has a long and rich history of success, having won two European Cups and four League Championships as one of England’s top teams. They also reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Super Cup competitions in the 1979/1980 season.
In the 1978/1979 season, Nottingham Forest became champions for the first time under legendary manager Brian Clough who was at the helm from 1975 to 1993, leading them to great successes, including back-to-back European Cups victories (1979 & 1980). In the 1988/1989 campaign, they were promoted back into Premier League after 28 years of absence, where they remained until 1999, when relegation occurred despite reaching the FA cup semifinals, which saw them narrowly lose out 2–1 against Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on 17 April 1999 with David Platt scoring a late consolation goal for "The Reds."
During their 11-year stay in Premier League between 1998 -1999 & 2008 – 2009 seasons, Nottingham forest managed some memorable performances, such as winning 5–0 against Newcastle United away from home during the 2003–2004 campaign or drawing 4 all with Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge on 24th August 1997 but ultimately couldn't avoid relegation again due to financial difficulties experienced by then owners resulting into liquidation process being started by HM Revenue & Customs though; fortunately, it was later reversed allowing club's survival thus far.
1865 - Present / Nottingham Forest Football Club
The Reds, The Tricky Trees, The Garibaldi, Forest
Right from the outset, Forest was dressed in smart red shirts and matching caps, establishing the official club colors of ‘garibaldi red’, named after the leader of the Italian freedom fighters known as the redshirts, who were universally popular in England at the time.
Premier League / 1
FA Cup / 1
Premier League - FA Cup Double / 0
1898 - Present / City Ground
1890 - 1898 / Town Ground
1885 - 1890 / Gregory
1882 - 1885 / Parkside
1880 - 1882 / Trent Bridge Cricket Ground
1879 - 1880 / The Meadows
1865 - 1879 / Forest Racecourse
2017 - Present / Evangelos Marinakis
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