Nottingham Forest F.C.

Nottingham Forest Football Club, often referred to as Nottm Forest or just Forest, are an association football club based in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England. Founded in 1865, Forest are the oldest professional football club in the English Football League (EFL). Forest have played home matches at the City Ground since 1898. They currently compete in the EFL Championship, the second tier of the English football league system.

Nottingham Forest
Full nameNottingham Forest Football Club
Nickname(s)The Reds, Tricky Trees, Nottm Forest
Founded1865; 156 years ago (1865)[1]
GroundCity Ground
OwnerNF Football Investments Ltd
Evangelos Marinakis (80%)
Sokratis Kominakis (20%)[2]
ChairmanNicholas Randall QC[3]
ManagerSteve Cooper
LeagueEFL Championship
2020–21EFL Championship, 17th of 24
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Forest have won one League title, two FA Cups, four League Cups, one FA Charity Shield, two European Cups, and one UEFA Super Cup. The club has competed in the top two tiers of English football since their admission to the Football League, with the exception of five seasons in the third tier. Their most successful period was under the management of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor in the late 1970s and early 1980s, which included back-to-back wins in the European Cup in 1979 and 1980.

In Clough's last decade at the club, Forest won the 1989 and 1990 League Cups and were losing finalists in the 1991 FA Cup Final, before relegation from the Premier League in 1993. Upon an immediate return Forest finished third in the Premier League in 1995, before the club suffered relegation again in 1997 and, after a brief return, once more in 1999. Forest have not been back in the Premier League since.

The club's fiercest rivalry is with Derby County, with whom they contest the East Midlands derby and compete for the Brian Clough Trophy. Forest also contest the Nottingham derby with city rivals Notts County; however, as County have generally played in lower leagues than their neighbours, fixtures between the two clubs have been rare in recent history.