History of the Nottingham Forest FC
The football club was founded in 1865 and has played its home games at the City Ground, on the banks of the River Trent, since 1898. Forest is one of four English clubs to have won the European Cup/UEFA Champions League more than once and is one of two English clubs to have won the competition back-to-back. Forest has two stars above their club crest to commemorate their two European Cup victories. The club competes in the Premier League, the top division of the English football league system.
Nottingham Forest has won two European Cups, one UEFA Super Cup, one League title, two FA Cups, four League Cups, and one FA Charity Shield. The club has competed in the top two tiers of English football since its admission to the Football League, with the exception of five seasons in the third tier. Its most successful period was under the management of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor in the late 1970s and early 1980s, which included back-to-back wins in the European Cup in 1979 and 1980.
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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