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Norwich City celebrating winning the Championship last season.

Norwich City

Norwich City

Norwich City

Norwich City are back in the Premier League after just one season away. The Canaries were founder members of the Premier League back in 1992/93 and will be hoping to replicate what happened in that first-ever Premier League season. Norwich finished third which is still their best-ever finish in the top division of English football.

The Club

The Canaries

  • Stadium: Carrow Road  
  • Stadium Capacity: 27,244
  • Location: Norwich
  • Founded: 1902
  • Nickname: The Canaries
  • Manager: Daniel Farke
  • Kit: Yellow and green shirt with green shorts and yellow socks

Daniel Farke is the fourth German manager to manage in the Premier League. Do you know the other three?

Norwich City was founded in 1902 and play their home games at Carrow Road in Norwich, which is in the east of England. The capacity of Carrow Road is 27244, although its highest ever attendance was 43984, for an FA Cup match against Leicester City, in 1963. The current manager is the German, Daniel Farke, who as got Norwich City promoted to the Premier League for the second time as manager of the club. Norwich have won two major trophies in their history, which was the League Cup in 1962 and 1985. Norwich qualified for European football for the only time in 1993-94 and famously became the first English team to beat Bayern Munich in Germany. 

The Nickname

Norwich City's nickname is the Canaries.

Norwich City’s nickname is ‘The Canaries’. There has been a picture of a canary on the club badge since 1922 and the team play in yellow shirts, green shorts and yellow socks.  In the past, breeding and keeping canaries as pets was very popular in and around the Norwich area and many canaries were imported to the city and fans began calling the team the 'Canaries'. 

Famous Fans

Norwich City's home ground: Carrow Road.

Norwich City play their home games at Carrow Road, which has a capacity of 27,244 and have played there since 1935. Two of the most famous Norwich fans are Delia Smith and Stephen Fry. Delia Smith is a director and majority shareholder at Norwich City. She is a famous TV chef and author in the UK and has sold over 21 million cookery books. Stephen Fry, also a director at the club, is a famous comedian and actor. He has over 10 million followers on Twitter.

The Rivals

Norwich’s strongest rivalry is with Ipswich, which is another town in East Anglia, an area of East England. The 'East Anglian Derby' between Norwich City and Ipswich Town was first played in 1902. It has been played 115 times, with Norwich winning 47 times and Ipswich 45. Last season's promotion was made even sweeter for many Norwich fans as Ipswich were relegated to the third tier of English football.

The 'East Anglian Derby' is often called the 'Old Farm' derby in reference to the 'Old Firm' derby between Celtic and Rangers in Scotland, and that agriculture is an important industry in the region.

The Song

'On the Ball City' is said to be the oldest football song in the world (the 1890s) and is still sung by Norwich City fans today. The first lines of the song are:

Kick off, throw in, have a little scrimmage,

Keep it low, a splendid rush, bravo, win or die;

On the ball, City, never mind the danger,

Steady on, now's your chance,

Hurrah! We've scored a goal.

City!, City!, City!

Players

One to Watch

Daniel Farke hasn't made many changes to the squad that won the Championship last season. Here is one player to watch out for in the Premier League this season:

Striker

Teemu Pukki

Teemu Pukki with Emil Buendia.

Pukki scored 26 goals in the Championship last season. The Finnish international led his country to their first-ever major tournament at Euro 2020 and is now looking forward to a second season in the Premier League. Pukki arrived at Norwich on a free transfer and has previously played in Finland (KTP & HJK), Spain (Sevilla), Germany (Schalke), Scotland (Celtic) and Denmark (Brondby). The Canaries will be relying on Pukki to make the step up to Premier League this season. 

Fact

Teemu Pukki scored in six consecutive matches in January and February 2019.

Last Season

Champions

Norwich were Champions of the Championship last season.

Norwich City won the Championship last season (2020/21), which secured automatic promotion back to the Premier League after a one-year absence. Norwich were very attack-minded with only Brentford scoring more goals than the Canaries.

Prediction

2021/22: 18th

Norwich City should score goals next season. The manager sends out his players to play attacking football and with players like Teemu Pukki, Billy Gilmour, Onel Hernandez and Todd Cantwell on the pitch they should have enough goals in the team. However, they may struggle in defence. When they were in the Premier Leageu two seasons ago they conceded 75 goals. One thing is for sure - there should be a lot of goals if you watch Norwich this season.

Do you want to know more about Norwich?

Norwich is in the East of England in a region called East Anglia. Before the Industrial Revolution, the only city that was bigger than Norwich in England was London. Norwich is a popular city for a weekend break. Apart from visiting Carrow Road for a Premier League match, Norwich has plenty of museums, a lovely cathedral and is also good for shopping. Norwich is a UNESCO City of Literature.

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mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
03/08/2021
TR
6351
points

Excited to see them play again in the Premier League.
The only match I can remember for them is when they beat City 3-2
What a game :)


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mobeckham
03/08/2021 00:02
Turkey
Manchester United
6351

Excited to see them play again in the Premier League.
The only match I can remember for them is when they beat City 3-2
What a game :)

Jembot
31/07/2021
ID
18
points

What does "break* mean?

83' Fernandes leads Manchester United as they break on the counter and he knocks it out to Pogba on the left. He whips a cross into Greenwood on the edge of the box and he hits a shot first time, but a deflection takes the power off it and Meslier collects.
81' It's great play from Greenwood after Fred wins the ball back and he spins past two Leeds defenders to pull away into space on the left of the box. He's still being closed down but tries to squeeze a cross into the middle, but it's blocked by Llorente.
79' Leeds are still sitting back deep in their own half and inviting the visitors to keep possession in midfield. Lindelof plays it out to Greenwood on the left, but his first touch lets him down and Ayling is there to win it back


Jembot
31/07/2021 09:12
Indonesia
Manchester United
18

What does "break* mean?

83' Fernandes leads Manchester United as they break on the counter and he knocks it out to Pogba on the left. He whips a cross into Greenwood on the edge of the box and he hits a shot first time, but a deflection takes the power off it and Meslier collects.
81' It's great play from Greenwood after Fred wins the ball back and he spins past two Leeds defenders to pull away into space on the left of the box. He's still being closed down but tries to squeeze a cross into the middle, but it's blocked by Llorente.
79' Leeds are still sitting back deep in their own half and inviting the visitors to keep possession in midfield. Lindelof plays it out to Greenwood on the left, but his first touch lets him down and Ayling is there to win it back

Rich's picture
Rich
04/08/2021
ES
594
points

Hi Jembot,

In your example "break" means to attack quickly from a defensive position. 

Hope that helps,

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
04/08/2021 08:58
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Jembot,

In your example "break" means to attack quickly from a defensive position. 

Hope that helps,

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Gabriel Amaral
07/04/2021
BR
1512
points

First of all, I liked their uniform! And how they managed to have foreign players from countries that we won't see frequently playing at a league with such prestige.


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Gabriel Amaral
07/04/2021 18:33
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

First of all, I liked their uniform! And how they managed to have foreign players from countries that we won't see frequently playing at a league with such prestige.

Elli07
28/02/2021
SE
177
points

they play good in the premier league season


Elli07
28/02/2021 16:04
Sweden
Arsenal
177

they play good in the premier league season

Davis1727
08/02/2021
PE
76
points

Good


Davis1727
08/02/2021 21:09
Peru
Wolverhampton Wanderers
76

Good

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mobeckham
15/06/2020
TR
6351
points

Norwich City is considered one of the most entertaining attacking football in the Premier League with the likes of Temmu Pukki , Onel Hernandez, Emi Buendia and Todd Cantwell.
My favourite Norwich City player is the youngster Todd Cantwell because I like his playing style.
Wish that Norwich City would survive from relegation this season even it seems a hard way but with their strength and spirit , they can do it.


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mobeckham
15/06/2020 17:40
Turkey
Manchester United
6351

Norwich City is considered one of the most entertaining attacking football in the Premier League with the likes of Temmu Pukki , Onel Hernandez, Emi Buendia and Todd Cantwell.
My favourite Norwich City player is the youngster Todd Cantwell because I like his playing style.
Wish that Norwich City would survive from relegation this season even it seems a hard way but with their strength and spirit , they can do it.

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Hector Pinzon
25/04/2020
CO
495
points

I think that Norwich City will have to score many goals to stay in the Premier League.


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Hector Pinzon
25/04/2020 01:38
Colombia
Manchester United
495

I think that Norwich City will have to score many goals to stay in the Premier League.

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Sargis from Artsakh
01/01/2020
AM
244
points

I think what Norwich City has little chances for stay in the Premier League. But many things can change. This is Premier League. I think what fight at the bottom of table will continue intensively.


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Sargis from Artsakh
01/01/2020 16:42
Armenia
Arsenal
244

I think what Norwich City has little chances for stay in the Premier League. But many things can change. This is Premier League. I think what fight at the bottom of table will continue intensively.

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RafaelRC
31/08/2019
BR
663
points

I agree with you, they will fight against relegation.

But the team is used to play together and if they get better defensive maybe they stay on Premier League.


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RafaelRC
31/08/2019 01:55
Brazil
Wolverhampton Wanderers
663

I agree with you, they will fight against relegation.

But the team is used to play together and if they get better defensive maybe they stay on Premier League.

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ldzingirai
31/08/2019
ZW
1742
points

Teemu Pukki is a play to watch. If he continues with his goal scoring record, he will be one of the top goal scorers of 2019/20 season.He is dreaming big.

Despite a bad start, I don't see The Canaries going down to second division at the end of this season. I think the team will finish somewhere below the mid-table at 12th place.

It is sad the city of Norwich failed to get its second largest city status after the Industrial Revolution.


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ldzingirai
31/08/2019 01:05
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1742

Teemu Pukki is a play to watch. If he continues with his goal scoring record, he will be one of the top goal scorers of 2019/20 season.He is dreaming big.

Despite a bad start, I don't see The Canaries going down to second division at the end of this season. I think the team will finish somewhere below the mid-table at 12th place.

It is sad the city of Norwich failed to get its second largest city status after the Industrial Revolution.

englishman
05/08/2019
DZ
1727
points

Already champions


englishman
05/08/2019 19:10
Algeria
Manchester City
1727

Already champions

englishman
04/08/2019
DZ
1727
points

I am very happy


englishman
04/08/2019 12:48
Algeria
Manchester City
1727

I am very happy

englishman
04/08/2019
DZ
1727
points

I think norwich will win again the first place


englishman
04/08/2019 12:22
Algeria
Manchester City
1727

I think norwich will win again the first place

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wsanta
31/07/2019
AR
5010
points

I love their nickname because my ancestors were Canaries too. No birds, people from the Canary Islands, hahaha


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wsanta
31/07/2019 18:46
Argentina
Leeds United
5010

I love their nickname because my ancestors were Canaries too. No birds, people from the Canary Islands, hahaha

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assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3705
points

I think they will be relegated to the Championship for the next season.


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assemjuve
08/04/2016 03:55
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think they will be relegated to the Championship for the next season.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
25/01/2016
ME
3557
points

The game played between Nor and Liv 4-5 is only the 4th with that result in the PL history.


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aragorn1986
25/01/2016 16:46
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

The game played between Nor and Liv 4-5 is only the 4th with that result in the PL history.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
08/12/2015
ME
3557
points

I like the atmosphere the canaries make on the Carrow Road. Absolutely amazing! Proud of East Anglia.


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aragorn1986
08/12/2015 20:56
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I like the atmosphere the canaries make on the Carrow Road. Absolutely amazing! Proud of East Anglia.

nikosonris
25/11/2015
UA
2453
points

A friend of mine who is often coming to Ukraine from the UK on business trips happens to be a Norwich City fan. When he is forced to stay here on the matchday, he always invites me to watch his favourite team playing. And I am impressed how he is able to bring in the atmosphere of Carrow Road here. Amazing!


nikosonris
25/11/2015 09:25
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

A friend of mine who is often coming to Ukraine from the UK on business trips happens to be a Norwich City fan. When he is forced to stay here on the matchday, he always invites me to watch his favourite team playing. And I am impressed how he is able to bring in the atmosphere of Carrow Road here. Amazing!

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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Real fans at carrow Road's stadium


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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015 18:34
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Real fans at carrow Road's stadium

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aragorn1986
23/10/2015
ME
3557
points

It's always a pleasure to see Norwich city playing on the Carrow Road when all the fans are singing loud while wearing their green and yellow t-shirts. That's beautiful example of how everyone should support a football club.


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aragorn1986
23/10/2015 17:27
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

It's always a pleasure to see Norwich city playing on the Carrow Road when all the fans are singing loud while wearing their green and yellow t-shirts. That's beautiful example of how everyone should support a football club.

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