European Champions in Second Tier : Nottingham Forest

Think back to last year’s EFL, England’s second football league, and see the final result. Nottingham Forest Football Club has played home games at the City Stadium since 1898 and competes in the EFL Championship, the second tier of the English Football League. Nottingham Forest Football Club has won 1 league title, 2 FA Cups, 4 League Cups, 1 FA Cup, 2 European Cups and 1 European Super Cup.

Nottingham Forest chairman Nicolas Randall initially promised Forest to return to European football within five seasons. Still, poor transfers and a toxic club culture mean Forest will be under Evangelos Marinakis Remains in the league four years after the ERA. Nottingham Forest was voted the least progressive club in England by one of the Nottingham Forest committee members as they struggled to survive in the Second Division in the 1974 season. They were desperate to win the Premier League, seven points clear of second place. Liverpool, making them one of the few newest teams to date to win the league immediately after promotion.

Forest became one of the few teams (and the last team to date) to ever win a football championship a year after winning promotion when they were promoted to the Premier League at the end of the 1977-78 season. With the departure of Stan Collymore, the club’s goals ended in the Premier League in 1995-96, finishing in ninth place. However, they reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup, making them the only English side to reach the competition that season.

The club made an immediate comeback, finishing third in the Premier League in 1995 before relegating again in 1997 and 1999 after a brief comeback. At Krafts, Forest won the league titles in 1989 and 1990 over the past decade. The English football team won the FA Cup in 1898 and 1959, but their most successful period was under Brian Clough between 1975 and 1993 when they won their only championship, two consecutive European Cups and four League Cups. The English football team was considered a moderate club by English league standards until the mid-1970s when Brian Clough and his assistant Peter Taylor took over the club shortly after Clough was very flamboyant, controversial, and ultimately disastrous over 44 days of Leeds United. Brian Clough’s 18-year reign as manager came to an end in May 1993 when Nottingham Forest Football Club was relegated from the Football League after 16 great years in the top flight.

There were chances for more success in 1991 when the club reached their first FA Cup final under Brian Clough and took the lead with an early goal against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley but lost 2-1. In the clubs’ first season in the Second Division in 54 years, a 3–0 loss to Oldham Athletic in February 2006 saw Joe Kinnear leave “by mutual consent”, leaving the club mid-table with just four points above the departure area. The club donated their kit to Arsenal to help Arsenal succeed, so the London team now wears red.