Nottingham Forest Football Club is a professional football club based in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England. Nottingham Forest, often referred to as Forest, was formed in 1865 and is considered to be the oldest football league club since the relegation of Notts County, which was founded in 1862, to the National League in 2019.
Forest now competes in the EFL Premier League, the top tier of the English football league system, following their promotion in the 2021/22 season via the promotion playoffs.
Nottingham Forest is currently owned by Evangelos Marinakis, a Greek media mogul and the Olympiacos F.C. owner based in Greece. Marinakis completed his club takeover on 18 May 2017, and he influenced the club's growth until earning their promotion to the Premier League for the first time since the 1998-99 season.
Forest's home is the City Ground, located in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England, on the banks of the River Trent, where they have played their home matches since 1898. The stadium has a capacity of 30,445, and the record attendance is 49.946.
Colors, badge, and kit sponsorship
Nottingham Forest's colors have always been red since the club's foundation in 1865. In the club's foundation meeting, the committee also passed a resolution that the team colors should be 'Garibaldi red' in honor of Giuseppe Garibaldi, who was the leader of the redshirts volunteers.
The original club badge was the city arms of Nottingham, which was first used on kits in 1947 before the current club crest was introduced in 1974. The design is a tree in red and white colors, with the name Forest underneath it. Two stars above the badge commemorate the European Cup victories in 1979 and 1980.
Forest has had different shit sponsors over the years, but currently, they have no kit sponsor. The kit is, however, manufactured by Macron and was formally manufactured by Adidas, Umbro, and U win.
Fans and Rivalries
While Notts County is the closest professional football club to Forest, the club's fiercest rivalry is with Derby County, located 14 miles away. The rivalry started in the final of the F.A. Cup in 1898, when Forest caused a major upset, beating firm favorites Derby County 3-1. The fixture between the two is referred to as the East Midlands derby.
Forest also enjoys rivalry against Leicester City and Sheffield United, with whom they share regional borders.
Forest has been able to claim several honors over the years, including one Premier League title, two F.A. Cups, two European Cups, and one UEFA Super Cup. The club has competed in the top two tiers of English football since its admission to the Football League, except for five seasons in the third tie. Their most successful period was in the late 1970s and early 1980s under the management of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor.