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Norwich City
Norwich City
Full name Norwich City Football Club
Nickname(s)
  • The Canaries'
  • Yellows
  • The Citizens (before 1907)
Founded 17 June 1902; 118 years ago (1902-06-17)
Ground Carrow Road
Ground Capacity 27,244
Owner Delia Smith
Michael Wynn-Jones
Head coach Daniel Farke
Third colours

Norwich City Football Club (also known as The Canaries or City) is a professional football club based in Norwich, Norfolk, England, that competes in the EFL Championship, the second tier of English football. They earned promotion to the 2019–20 Premier League on 27 April 2019, proceeding to win the Championship title on the last day of the season.

They were first promoted to the top flight in 1972. Norwich have won the League Cup twice, in 1962 and 1985. The club has never won the top flight, but finished third in 1993.

The club was founded in 1902. Since 1935, Norwich have played their home games at Carrow Road and have 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.

The fans' song "On the Ball, City" is the oldest football chant in the world, written in the 1890 and still sung today.

The club participates in characteristic yellow and green kits and are nicknamed The Canaries after the history of breeding the birds in the area (said to be introduced around the 16th century by a group of European immigrants in the area known as "The Strangers").

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