Nottingham Forest 2023/24 Players, Squad, History, Stadium, Kit and more

Nottingham Forest Players, Squad, History, Stadium, Kit and more

Nottingham Forest Football Club is a professional football club in England. Their stadium, City Ground, is located in West Bridgford, on the outskirts of the city of Nottingham.

He is known for having twice won the European Champions League and Nottingham Forest currently plays in the Premier League. The club is often simply known as Forest, a name present on the club symbol. They are also nicknamed “Reds” due to the color of their jersey. The team’s biggest rivals are Derby County and Leicester City, although its closest neighbor is Notts County.

Founded in 1865, Forest became a founding member of the Football Alliance in 1888 and their first major success came when they won the FA Cup in 1898. The club spent much of the first half of the 20th century playing in the English second tier and their El Their next title came in 1959 when they again won the FA Cup.

His most successful period was with Brian Clough, between 1975 and 1993, during which he won the Premier League, two successive UEFA Champions Leagues, and four League Cups. Forest played the first season of the newly-formed Premier League in 1992 and subsequently suffered a series of promotions and relegation between the three main divisions of English football. Bob McKinlay is the player who wore the Forest shirt the most in the Premier League, in a total of 692 games. The greatest goalscorer of all time is Grenville Morris with a total of 217 goals.

Forest has played at the City Ground since 1898 and its capacity is 30,576 people. The stadium was used for the 1996 European Football Championship and also hosted the 2007 and 2008 FA Women’s Cup Finals. Contrary to popular belief, the Forest name does not come from Sherwood Forest, but from the Forest Recreation Ground the north of Nottingham, where the club is located. It first played with its original line-up in 1865 (although the Forest Recreation Ground’s name comes from a time when the land was part of Sherwood Forest).

In this article, you will get to know about Nottingham Forest 2023/24 Players, Squad, History, Stadium, Nickname, Kit, and more.

Nottingham Forest Profile summary

Nottingham Forest logo
TeamNottingham Forest Football Club
Nickname(s)The Reds, Forest, Tricky Trees
Home StadiumCity Ground
Stadium Capacity30,446
LocationWest Bridgford
LeaguePremier League 2022–23
ManagerSteve Cooper

Nottingham Forest History

The Al-Hasawi family (2012-2017)

The Kuwaiti Al-Hasawi family bought the club on 11 July 2012 from Nigel Doughty’s heirs.

The new owners quickly told the press that they had a 3-5 year plan in mind to get the team back on top. After interviewing several coaches, on 19 July 2012, the management chose Sean O’Driscoll, former manager of Doncaster Rovers and Crawley Town. O’Driscoll was famous for his vision of the game, made up of a dense series of passes (a strategy with which he managed to bring Doncaster Rovers to the second category, the first time since the fifties), well regarded by Forest fans who thought it was made especially for their team. Previously O’Driscoll had already been on the Reds bench for 5 months as assistant to Steve Cotterill in the 2011-12 season, before accepting the role of head coach at Crawley.

On 15 December 2012, after a 0-0 draw at Brighton, Forest was ninth in the standings with 33 points, just 3 points from qualifying play-off positions. But the Al-Hasawi family’s multi-year plan changed quickly, the new owners immediately wanted the playoffs for their team. In the same week, President Omar Al-Hasawi left his role due to personal problems. His role was taken by his cousin Fawaz Al-Hasawi.

Sean O’Driscoll was sacked on Boxing Day 2012 despite a 4-2 win over Leeds United. Management announced that O’Driscoll’s dismissal was intended to replace him with a manager with Premiership experience, also in view of the January winter transfer market. Alex McLeish was chosen as O’Driscoll’s replacement. The choice was criticized by some members of the Forest supporters. Chief Executive Mark Arthur, Scout Keith Burt, and Club Ambassador Frank Clark were sacked in January 2013. On February 5, 2013, the streets of Nottingham Forest and Alex McLeish parted by mutual agreement, after just 40 days. Forest supporters that experts raised their concern at the club, so much so that journalist Pat Murphy described the situation as ‘chaos’.

Two days after McLeish’s departure, Billy Davies resumed the coaching post he left twenty months earlier. Davies’ first match ended in a draw against Bolton, which was followed by a 10-game unbeaten streak. Davies’ contract ended prematurely once again in March 2014, following a hefty 5-0 defeat to rivals Derby County. Neil Warnock turned down the coaching position, which was offered to him the day after Davies was fired. Despite the first refusal in March 2014, Stuart Pearce was chosen as the new manager, taking over the club from ferryman Gary Brazil. Pearce signed a two-year contract starting July 1, 2014. Pearce’s season got off to a good start, but the team failed to maintain this form. Pearce has fired again in February 2015 and his place was given to another former Forest player, Dougie Freedman. The season ended with a paltry fourteenth place, which forced Forest to the seventeenth consecutive year away from the Premier League.

2016-2017 season

The 2016-2017 season begins under the command of French coach Philippe Montanier, who is sacked on January 14 following disappointing results and below the expectations of the Kuwaiti management. In his place, Gary Brazil is recalled, in turn, exonerated exactly two months after the start of his adventure in favor of the former Rangers Football Club manager Mark Warburton, able to save the team on the last day thanks to the home victory for 3-0 over Ipswich Town Football Club.

On May 18, the official website of the company announced that the Greek entrepreneur Evangelos Marinakis (president of Olympiakos) bought 100% of the shares, thus putting an end to the disastrous era of Al-Hasawi.

The Marinakis era and the return to the Premier League (2017-today)
The start of the 2017-2018 season is one of the most promising, with the team still in the play-off zone, but, after a few games and an alternation of results, at the beginning of January 2018 the coach Mark Warburton is fired and the team is temporarily entrusted to youth coach Gary Brasil. He leads his team to a home loss to Aston Villa and a prestigious 4-2 victory over Arsenal in the FA Cup, which saw the Londoners eliminated from the competition. The property then decides to trust the Spanish Aitor Karanka.

On January 11, 2019, the Spanish coach resigned due to the lack of continuity in the results. After being replaced on an interim basis by his deputy, the Englishman Simon Ireland, on January 15, 2019, he is replaced by the Northern Irishman Martin O’Neill. In 2019-2020 they finished seventh, level on points with Swansea but did not qualify for the playoffs due to minimal goal difference. In 2020-2021 he ranks 17th, nine points from the relegation zone.

2021-2022 season

In the 2021-2022 season, Nottingham Forest closes the championship in fourth place, qualifying for the playoffs. After a bad start, with a win, a draw, and 6 losses in 8 games, the arrival of coach Steve Cooper, who picks up the legacy of Chris Hughton, marks a turning point. With a balance of 23 wins, 10 draws and 6 defeats in the league, Cooper leads the team from last place in the table to play direct promotion against Bournemouth but loses the direct clash at the Vitality Stadium by 1-0. After reaching the play-offs, Forest beat Sheffield United in the semi-finals (series decided on penalties) and Huddersfield in the final, achieving promotion to the Premier League, a category in which they were absent in the 1998-1999 season.

Nottingham Forest Home Stadium

City Ground is one of Nottingham’s two football grounds and is located on the banks of the River Trent, just 275 meters from Meadow Lane, the home of Notts County competitors.

Nottingham Forest moved to its new ground on 3 September 1899. To raise the £3,000 needed to fund the construction of the new stadium, the club asked local players, fans, and industry to purchase a “new land scheme” of £5 bearer bonds. All. In this way, 2,000 lbs were lifted.

On October 12, 1957, the new eastern part of the stadium was opened with a capacity of 2,500 seats and a total cost of 40,000 pounds. The opening match was played against Manchester United. The match ended 2-1 in front of the guests, but the match is best remembered for the record attendance of the stadium, with 47,804 fans in attendance. The match ball, signed by the players of both teams, is still in the Forest Trophy room today.

Nottingham Forest Home Stadium
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Trent End is the newest section of the entire stadium; in fact, it was rebuilt on the occasion of Euro 96. After the reconstruction, the Trent End, named for its location near the River Trent and its visibility, could hold 7,338 people, thus bringing the total capacity of the stadium to 30,576 fans. The pitch can be expanded to 46,000 if Forest returns to the Premier League.

Nottingham Forest Kit

Nottingham Forest has worn a red shirt since it was founded in 1865. At the meeting where Nottingham Forest was born, it was also agreed that the club would wear the color “Garibaldi Red” in honor of the Italian leader in red shirts. Forest thus became the first team to officially wear red, a color that was later taken up by many other clubs. Among them, was Arsenal, who adopted red after Forest donated some kits and a ball at the request of Fred Beardsley and Morris Bates.

The first kit used by Nottingham Forest in 1865 consisted of a darker red shirt than the current ones, white shorts, and red socks. Between 1892 and 1899 he wore dark blue shorts, and in 1904 he changed to a lighter red. In 1973, Forest began using Umbro-brand kits. In 1977, with promotion to the First Division, the supplier passed from Umbro to Adidas, with which it remained until 1986. In 1980, it launched the first sponsor on the front of the shirt, Panasonic, which continued until 1982 to be replaced. by Wrangler. In 1986, Umbro dressed Nottingham Forest again.

Here is Nottingham Forest 2022/23 Kit, Home, Away, and Third Jersey by Macron.

Twinning and Rivalry

Although Notts County is geographically the closest team, Forest has always been at least one category above County since the 1994-95 season, the most heated rivalry is precisely the one with Derby County, a city that is more than 20 kilometers away. Nottingham. The two clubs face each other in the East Midlands derby, an event that has become even more important with the birth of the Brian Clough Trophy in 2007. Another very heartfelt rivalry is that of Leicester City, also because of the relative proximity between the two cities.

Forest’s other rival is Sheffield United from neighboring South Yorkshire. This rivalry has its roots in the British miners’ strike of 84-85 when South Yorkshire miners called for a strike, unlike Nottinghamshire miners who continued to work, demanding a vote on the issue. The rivalry grew further when the two teams met in the 2002-03 play-off game, a semi-final won by Sheffield United 5-4 after a thrilling second leg won by the hosts 4-3. after the extension.

In Nottingham Forest’s heyday, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, a heated rivalry against Liverpool was born. From the challenges in the Champions Cup with Liverpool was born the song of the Forest fans Are You Watching, Are You Watching, Are You Watching Liverpool! This was initially sung as Nottingham managed to eliminate their bitter rivals, who were the main culprits in taking the (red) shirt and the related nickname The Reds from the Forest. It was during an FA Cup match against Liverpool in Sheffield on April 15, 1989, that the horrific Hillsborough massacre took place in which 96 fans of the Merseyside team lost their lives.

Other rivalries less heartfelt but still active are those of Leeds United, Manchester United, and Burnley.

Who are Nottingham Forest players?

Have a look.

Wayne HennesseyGoalkeeper
Joe WorrallDefender
Neco WilliamsDefender
Harry ToffoloDefender
Moussa NiakhatéDefender
Sèrge AurierDefender
Scott McKennaDefender
Willy-Arnaud BolyDefender
Orel MangalaMidfielder
Morgan Gibbs-WhiteMidfielder
Cheikhou KouyatéMidfielder
Ryan YatesMidfielder
Taiwo AwoniyiForward
Chris WoodForward
Ethan HorvathGoalkeeper
Ola AinaDefender
Anthony ElangaForward
George ShelveyGoalkeeper
Matt TurnerGoalkeeper
Gonzalo MontielDefender
Andrey SantosMidfielder
Brandon AguileraMidfielder
Nuno TavaresDefender
Odysseas VlachodimosGoalkeeper
Ibrahim SangaréMidfielder
Divock OrigiForward
Andrew OmobamideleDefender
Nicolás DomínguezMidfielder
Callum Hudson-OdoiForward

Update: 4 July 2022


Dean Henderson (on loan from Manchester United)

Nottingham Forest trophies


  • First Division
    • Champions (1): 1977–78
    • Runners-up (2): 1966–67, 1978–79
  • Second Division/Championship
    • Champions (3): 1906–07, 1921–22, 1997–98
    • Runners-up (2): 1956–57, 1993–94
    • Promoted (1): 1976–77
    • Play-off winners (1): 2022
  • Third Division/League One
    • Champions (1): 1950–51 (South)
    • Runners-up (1): 2007–08
  • Football Alliance
    • Champions (1): 1891–92


  • FA Cup
    • Winners (2): 1897–98, 1958–59
    • Runners-up (1): 1990–91
  • Football League Cup
    • Winners (4): 1977–78, 1978–79, 1988–89, 1989–90
    • Runners-up (2): 1979–80, 1991–92
  • FA Charity Shield
    • Winners (1): 1978
    • Runners-up (1): 1959
  • Full Members Cup
    • Winners (2): 1988–89, 1991–92


  • European Cup
    • Winners (2): 1978–79, 1979–80
  • European Super Cup
    • Winners (1): 1979
    • Runners-up (1): 1980


  • Intercontinental Cup
    • Runners-up (1): 1980


  • Anglo-Scottish Cup
    • Winners (1): 1977
  • Football League Centenary Tournament
    • Winners (1): 1988


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