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Historically, Nottingham Forest is one of England’s most successful and most honored sides. Being ranked 11 in triumphs won in the oldest and most competitive football country is a massive achievement. Forest has been titled Champions of England once, have won the FA Cup twice, the Champions League (former European Cup) on two occasions, and the UEFA Super Cup once. This is a vast collection of trophies with which very few teams across all of Europe can brag.
In recent years the Nottingham mainly played in the Championship with a short 3-year stay in League one between 2005 and 2008. The club is eager to return to the top flight, with their Premier League absence already continuing for over 20 years.
Nottingham Forest Transfers
Roy Keane from Cobh Ramblers for £200,000 in 1990 – Nottingham Forest attracted Keane from the Irish football club Cobh Ramblers in 1999 after just a single season with them. He spent the next three seasons with Nottingham averaging over 50 appearances per campaign. Keane later completed a move to Manchester United in 1993 for 8.5 million euros. Thus, becoming the most expensive Nottingham transfer at the time. It should be noted that the sum paid was enormous by the 90s' standards. Roy Keane went on to become a Manchester United legend, spending 13 seasons with the Red Devils.
Alf-Inge Haaland from Bryne FK for £375,000 in 1994. – Haaland was on the receiving end of a violent tackle from the previously featured player on the list – Roy Keane. Nottingham Forest brought the Norwegian to England from Bryne FK in 1994. He played in 4 seasons for the Tricky Trees, during which he impressed and earned himself a move to Leeds United for £2.4 Million. Following his Leeds spell, Haaland went on to play for Manchester City before ending his career in 2003 after multiple injuries.
Andy Reid to Tottenham Hotspur for £8 Million in 2006- Reid is a product of Forest's youth academy. He joins the club in 1998 after previously playing for the Irish outfit Cherry Orchard in Dublin. It took him two years to become a part of Nottingham's senior squad, after which he spent five years playing for the first team. The season of 2003-2004 was the best in his career in terms of goals scored with 13 strikes. Reid didn't miss out on playing a single league game during this campaign. Despite his efforts, the year ended with relegation for Nottingham Forest. Andy Reid played a further one season in the Championship with Forest before being bought by Tottenham Hotspur for £8 Million, becoming the most expensive academy graduate of the club at the time.
Oliver Burke to RB Leipzig for £15.2 Million in 2016 – Oliver Burke went on to break Reid's record. Coming out of Nottingham's' youth academy, he made his Championship debut for the senior squad in 2014. Burke appeared in 31 games before moving on to the Bundesliga with RB Leipzig. The German squad paid £15.2 Million for Oliver Burke in 2016, which topped Andy Reid's £8 Million departure.
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