One of the Premier League clubs already guaranteed to drop to the Championship is Norwich City Football Club. The English club is placed 20th on the league table with 18 points. Norwich also known as The Canaries or The Yellows were in the league in the 2015/16 season but suffered relegation.
The club was in the lower league for three years but gained promotion to the top division of English football after winning the 2018/19 EFL Championship title. The club’s home colours are yellow and green, which has long influenced their nickname and crest. The players wear yellow shirts and green shorts. Originally, the club
Norwich, which was originally called the Citizens,.is an English professional football club based in Norwich, Norfolk. The club was established in 1902, making it one of the oldest clubs in England. Norwich started playing their home matches in Newmarket Road stadium until 1935 when they moved to their current home ground, at Carrow Road. The stadium has a capacity of 27,244 seats.
Norwich have lifted the League Cup twice, in 1962 and 1985 before gaining their first promotion to the top flight in 1972. The club has never lifted the league trophy but finished third in 1993. The club competes for the “Pride of Anglia” with their rivals based in East Anglia, which is the East of England counties. A club can win the informal title by either winning the East Anglian Derby, finishing highest in the league, or be the best in the league.
The traditional rivals of the Canaries are Ipswich Town. Norwich have a long-standing and fierce rivalry with their East Anglian rivals and have contested the East Anglian derby with their rivals 134 times since 1902. Norwich’s fans song “On the Ball, City” is the oldest football chant in the world which was written and composed in 1890 and still sung today.
The club became a public limited company in 2003, which is available to outsiders, fans, and anyone interested in having a part in the club. The two biggest shareholders are Dalia Smith and Wynn-Jones. In 2017, the two are responsible for the appointment of their current German manager Daniel Farke.
Norwich signed three new players last month.to help the club stay in the league. The players are Lukas Rupp, Ondrej Duda and Melvin Sitti. Rupp was signed for 500,000 euros, while the other two were signed for undisclosed fees Norwich brought in outright 4 players in summer 2019 and signed on loan one. They have allowed about 17 players to leave in the process.
Sam Byram is the current Norwich highest-paid player with a weekly wage of £30,000 per-week. He is an English right-back who was called up to England Under 20 team for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. The defender, however, withdrew from the squad through injury and has remained uncapped at international level.
The club’s best player this season is Teemu Pukki. The Finnish striker has scored 12 goals and had three assists this season for Norwich. The 29-year-old forward is the lowest-paid player in the club, with £6,000-per-week.
Norwich City F.C. 2019-20 Payroll
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