Nottingham Forest

Founded: 1865

Venue: City Ground (30,445)

Since: 1898

Men’s Head Coach: Steve Cooper

Since: 2021

Division: Premier League

Since: 2022

Women’s Head Coach: Andy Cook

Since: 2019

Division: FA Women’s National League North

Since: 2012


Twitter: @NFFC

One of the oldest professional teams in England, Nottingham Forest Football Club were formed in 1865 by a then group of shinney players and are named after the Racecourse which they first played their football on, now the famous site of the cities Goose Fair.

By the turn of the 20th Century, Forest had moved in to the City Ground on the banks of the Trent and won the FA Cup (both occurring in 1898) and were largely at the forefront of the football league after becoming elected in 1892 having won the Football Alliance the previous year.

After many years in the top two divisions of English professional football during the first half of the century, Forest suffered relegation to the Third Division South in 1949 but within ten years were not only back in the top flight, they had also won the FA Cup Final for the second time in the clubs history (1959). In 1967 the club finished a then highest runners up spot in the First Division before relegation in 1973 but two years later the clubs dynamics would take a miraculous turn around as Brian Clough and Peter Taylor within five years secured promotion (in 1976/77), the English Championship (1977/78), two European Cups (1979 & 1980) and two League Cups (1978 & 79) in what was a golden era for the football club.

Clough finally left his legacy in charge of the club having won further silverware before retirement as Forest were relegated from the newly formed Premier League in 1993. Since then Forest had bounced between the top two divisions during the 1990’s before dropping down into the countries third tier in 2005. From 2008 until 2022, Forest played in the Championship, the second tier of English football before promotion via the Playoffs ended a 23 year spell away from the top tier and the Premier League.

The clubs women’s side were formed in 1990 and are currently in the FA Women’s National League. Honours include the FA Women’s Premier League North title in 2007/08 and more recently, the FA Women’s National League Plate which they won in 2022.

2022/23 results & fixtures (men)

06.08.22 Newcastle United (a) 0-2

14.08.22 West Ham United (h) 1-0

20.08.23 Everton (a) 1-1

23.08.22 Grimsby Town (a) 3-0 (EFL Cup Round Two)

28.08.22 Tottenham Hotspur (h) 0-2

31.08.22 Manchester City (a) 0-6

03.09.22 Bournemouth (h) 2-3

16.09.22 Fulham (h) 2-3

03.10.22 Leicester City (a) 0-4

10.10.22 Aston Villa (h) 1-1

15.10.22 Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 0-1

18.10.22 Brighton & Hove Albion (a) 0-0

22.10.22 Liverpool (h) 1-0

30.10.22 Arsenal (a) 0-5

05.11.22 Brentford (h) 2-2

09.11.22 Tottenham Hotspur (h) 2-0 (EFL Cup Round Three)

12.11.22 Crystal Palace (h) 1-0

21.12.22 Blackburn Rovers (a) 4-1 (EFL Cup Round Four)

27.12.22 Manchester United (a) 0-3

01.01.23 Chelsea (h) 1-1

04.01.23 Southampton (a) 1-0

07.01.23 Blackpool (a) 1-4 (FA Cup Round Three)

11.01.23 Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) 1-1 (EFL Cup Quarter Finals) *4-3 pens

14.01.23 Leicester City (h) 2-0

21.01.23 Bournemouth (a) 1-1

24.01.23 Manchester United (h) 0-3 (EFL Cup Semi Final 1st leg)

31.01.23 Manchester United (a) 0-2 (EFL Cup Semi Final 2nd leg)

04.02.23 Leeds United (h) 1-0

11.02.23 Fulham (a) 0-2

18.02.23 Manchester City (h) 1-1

25.02.23 West Ham United (a) 0-4

05.03.23 Everton (h) 2-2

11.03.23 Tottenham Hotspur (a) 1-3

17.03.23 Newcastle United (h) 1-2

01.04.23 Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) 1-1

04.04.23 Leeds United (a) 1-2

08.04.23 Aston Villa (a) 0-2

15.04.23 Manchester United (h) 0-2

22.04.23 Liverpool (a) 2-3

26.04.23 Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 3-1

29.04.23 Brentford (a) 1-2

08.05.23 Southampton (h) 4-3

13.05.23 Chelsea (a) 2-2

20.05.23 Arsenal (h) 1-0

28.05.23 Crystal Palace (a) 16:00

*Premier League unless stated (in brackets)

2022/23 full squad (men)

Jordan Smith, Dean Henderson, Wayne Hennessey, Giulian Biancone, Joe Worrall, Serge Aurier, Loic Mbe Soh, Willy Boly, Moussa Niakhate, Steve Cook, Scott McKenna, Lodi,  Jack Colback, Cafu, Lewis O’Brien, Neco Williams, Harry Toffolo, Omar Richards, Orel Mangala, Ryan Yates, Jesse Lingard, Remo Freuler, Sam Surridge, Morgan Gibbs-White, Brennan Johnson, Dale Taylor, Taiwo Awoniyi, Emmanuel Dennis.

2022/23 results & fixtures (women)

21.08.22 West Bromwich Albion (a) 6-0

28.08.22 Fylde (h) 2-0

04.09.22 Liverpool Feds (h) 2-0

18.09.22 Wolverhampton Wanderers (h) 2-4

25.09.22 Leek Town (a) 5-0 (League Cup Round One)

09.10.22 Burnley (a) 1-1

13.10.22 Loughborough Lightning (h) 4-1

16.10.22 Derby County (h) 3-1

23.10.22 Brighouse Town (h) 3-1

30.10.22 Norton & Stockton Ancients (a) 3-1 (League Plate Determining Round)

06.11.22 Stoke City (a) 5-0

13.11.22 Oughtibridge War Memorial (a) 6-0 (FA Cup Round One)

27.11.22 Wem Town (a) 5-1 (FA Cup Round One)

04.12.22 Stoke City (a) 4-2 (League Plate Round One) *aet

08.01.23 Sheffield United (a) 0-3 (FA Cup Round Two)

15.01.23 Fylde (a) 12-1

22.01.23 Burnley (a) 2-1 (League Plate Round Two)

29.01.23 Huddersfield Town (a) 3-0

05.02.23 Liverpool Feds (a) 4-2

12.02.23 Wolverhampton Wanderers (a) 1-3

19.02.23 Boldmere St Michaels (h) 4-0

26.02.23 Huddersfield Town (h) 3-0

05.03.23 Portsmouth (h) 5-0 (League Plate Semi Final)

12.03.23 Boldmere St Michaels (a) 10-1

16.03.23 Loughborough Lightning (a) 2-2

26.03.23 Derby County (a) 2-0

02.04.23 Burnley (h) 3-0

09.04.23 West Bromwich Albion (h) 5-0

16.04.23 Brighouse Town (a) 1-1

23.04.23 Watford (n) 3-2 (League Plate Final) *aet

30.04.23 Stoke City (h) 3-0

20.05.23 Watford (n) 0-1 (Playoff Final)

*FA Women’s National League North unless stated (in brackets)

2022/23 full squad (women)

Iris Madelon Achterhof, Aja Aguirre, Rebecca Anderson, Chelsea Bailey, Libby Bartlett, Emily Batty, Poppy Bayman, Summa Betts, Takiah Burnett, Mia Chiarizia, Amy Colledge, Olivia Cook, Arryana Daniels, Laura Dexter, Sophie Domingo, Charlotte Greengrass, Lyndsey Harkin, Georgia Hewitt, Ashleigh Hind, Hayley James, Jessica Melrose, Gianna Mitchell, Mai Moncaster, Yasmin Mosby, Laura-Jayne O’Neill, Piper O’Neill, Naomi Powell, Brogan Pugh, Lauren Purchase, Evie Quinn, Niamh Reynolds, MacKenzie Smith, Olivia Standeven, Charlotte Steggles, Jessica Waplington, Amy West.