With the countdown on for the start of the 2020/21 Sky Bet Championship, we're getting to know our opponents for the season ahead. Next up, we take a look at Norwich City…
Stadium: Carrow Road
Year Formed: 1902
Nickname: The Canaries
Most Appearances: Kevin Keelan, 673.
Most Goals: Johnny Gavin, 192.
Record League win: 10-2 v Coventry City, 1930.
Record defeat: 2-10 v Swindon Town, 1908.
Last Five Years
2019/20: 20th in Premier League – 21 points
2018/19: 7th in Championship – 94 points
2017/18: 14th in Championship – 60 points
2016/17: 8th in Championship – 70 points
2015/16: 19th in Premier League – 34 points
Manager – Daniel Farke:
After a playing career spent mostly in the lower leagues of Germany, it’s as a manager where Daniel Farke has made a name for himself.
Following his retirement from football in 2008 with SV Lippstadt, he would become manager of the German side where he ended his playing career in 2009.
Farke spent 6 years at with Lippstadt, winning two promotions during his time, before resigning and eventually taking charge of Borussia Dortmund’s reserve side.
Following two years with the Black and Yellows, he would move to England and take charge of then Championship side, Norwich City.
After securing a mid-table finish in his first season in charge, the next year Farke would win promotion to the Premier League with the Canaries, as Champions.
However, Farke was unable to keep Norwich in the Premier League, as they were relegated back to the Championship.
Familiar Face – Sam McCallum:
The Sky Blues will come head-to-head with former defender Sam McCallum this season, as he lines-up for Norwich City following his permanent move.
Sam initially joined Norwich in January of 2020, before returning to City on-loan for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.
The defender had spent two years with the Sky Blues, the club he would make his Football League debut for, as well as scoring his first competitive goals.
The defender played a key role in the club’s promotion back into the Championship last season, as he played 35 games, scoring three goals along the way.
There have been some familiar faces to have represented the two sides as well as Sam McCallum such as Darren Huckerby, Dion Dublin, Craig Bellamy, David Phillips, James Maddison, Sammy Clingan and many more.
CCFC v Norwich Head-to-Head:
Won – 54, Drew – 34, Lost – 33
Last Time We Met – Norwich City 6-1 Coventry City – 23rd August 2016 – Carabao Cup
The Sky Blues were knocked out of the Carabao Cup in the second round, after a disappointing defeat against Championship side Norwich at Carrow Road.
Team: Reice Charles-Cook, Cian Harries, Lewis Page, Sam Ricketts, Jordan Willis, Dion Kelly-Evans, Chris McCann, Vladimir Gadzhev, Kyel Reid (Lameiras 46’), Ben Stevenson (Devon Kelly-Evans 67’), Dan Agyei (Spence 67’).
Unused subs: Lee Burge, Ryan Haynes, Jack Finch, Marcus Tudgay.
Formed in 1902, Norwich City were founded in a café in the city and entered the amateur game, playing their first match against Harwich & Parkeston at their first ground Newmarket Road on September 2nd 1902.