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Norwich City Football Club
Carrow Road
Norwich
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Norwich City was formed at a meeting in the Criterion Café in Norwich in 1902. In 1905 the FA deemed the club professional and ousted them from the amateur leagues. They were admitted to the Southern League later that year. The club then faced some tough years financially, being voluntarily wound up in 1917 and reformed in 1919. By this time the club nickname had become 'The Canaries' (canary breeding being a popular local pastime) and the team was wearing yellow and green. The club joined the Football League Third Division in 1920. The club then endured a roller coaster ride in the second and third divisions and had to wait until 1962 to win its first major trophy, the League Cup. In 1972, manager Ron Saunders finally took the team to the First Division. The team enjoyed two brief spells in the top flight over the next decade. In 1985 the team won the League Cup again, but were relegated to Division Two. They bounced straight back, however, and achieved finishing positions in the top flight that would have earnt them UEFA Cup positions, if not for the ban then in force on English Clubs. Since then the club has hovered between the top two divisions.


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