Nottingham Forest won the Championship playoffs against Huddersfield Town to secure their Premier League spot for the 2022-23 season. Moreover, the team will be appearing for the 6th time in the English top division after a long long wait.
Nottingham Forest defeated Huddersfield to come back into the Premier League after 23 years. Not to forget, they even played in the third tier football which is League One a few years back. So, let’s know more details about Forest in the Premier League and when did they played last time in Premier League.
Nottingham Forest Last Season In Premier League Was?
Forest were one of the founding members of the rebranded top tier of English League which is now called the Premier League. However, in the very first season which was 1992/93, Forest finished 2nd and were relegated.
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Moreover, they came back in the 1994/95 season and came back stronger. They finished 3rd place and won 22 games out of 42. In the following season, they again remained in the Premier League by finishing 9th, winning 15 games out of 38.
But the good form of Forest came to an end in 1996/97 season when they finished 20th and were relegated. They only managed to win 6 games out of 38.
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However, their most recent appearance in Premier League came in 1998/99. But sadly, it was not an appearance to be remembered as they again finished 20th and were relegated. Since then, Nottingham Forest were absent from the Premier League for 23 years.
Now the win against Huddersfield Town secured their spot for next season’s Premier League.
Nottingham Forest’s Failure In Playoffs
Even though this is Forest’s first appearance in Premier League after 23 years, they had similar chances in past.
Forest were in the playoffs of 2002/03, 2006/07, 2009/10, and 2010/11 respectively but failed to make most of it.
Who Was The Manager Of Forest When They Last Appeared In Premier League
Dave ‘Harry’ Bassett was Forest’s manager when they started their Premier League campaign in 1998/99. Furthermore, he was removed from his duties after a downfall of performance and was replaced by Micky Adams for 1 game.
How Many Champions League Does Nottingham Forest Have?
This might sound surprising but Nottingham Forest have 2 European Cup which is now known as UEFA Champions League.
Forest won their first European Cup in 1978/79 and then went on to defend the title in the following season.