Nottingham Forest F.c Best Players of All Time

Nottingham Forest Football Club is an historic and successful football team that has been entertaining fans in Nottinghamshire since 1865. With a rich history of success, the club boasts two European Cup/UEFA Champions League titles and have been playing their home games at the City Ground on the banks of River Trent for over 100 years. Not only are they one of four English clubs to win Europe’s top prize more than once but also are one of two English teams to do so back-to-back. Despite having fallen from grace more recently, there remains a strong passion amongst supporters for this storied institution with them proudly displaying two stars above their crest – signifying each successive victory in Europe’s premier competition during 1979 and 1980 respectively.

1. Brennan Johnson

Forward

Brennan Johnson Career

  • –2009: Dunkirk
  • 2009–2019: Nottingham Forest
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2019–: Nottingham Forest: 65: (18)
  • 2020–2021: → Lincoln City (loan): 40: (10)
  • 2016–2017: England U16: 6: (1)
  • 2017: England U17: 1: (0)
  • 2018–2019: Wales U19: 8: (2)
  • 2019–: Wales U21: 4: (1)
  • 2020–: Wales: 18: (2)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:08, 12 November 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21:30, 29 November 2022 (UTC)

Brennan Johnson is a forward for Nottingham Forest. He was born in 2001 and has been playing football since he was young. In 2017, Brennan Johnson helped Wales win the U-17 World Cup.

He made his senior debut for Forest in April of 2018 against Preston North End in the Championship.[3] Brennan Johnson has declared his international intentions to play for Wales at the under-21 level.[4] The 21 year old forward is seen as a big talent by many and looks set to have a long career with Nottingham Forest Football Club Brennan Johnson is a talented footballer who has played for several clubs in the UK.

He made his senior debut with Nottingham Forest in 2009 and has since gone on to make over 65 appearances for the club. Brennan Johnson began his international career with England U16s in 2016, before playing for England U17s one year later. He was then called up to Wales U19s where he starred, scoring eight goals in total. In 2018, Johnson joined Welsh side Wrexham on loan until the end of the season, helping them reach promotion from League Two as champions.

After returning to Forest, he helped them win promotion back to the Championship at the first attempt and also featured prominently for Wales during their qualification campaign for Euro 2020. Now 27 years old, Brennan Johnson looks set to continue playing football at a high level well into his thirties – if not beyond.

2. Joe Worrall

Defender

Joe Worrall Career

  • 2011–2016: Nottingham Forest
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–: Nottingham Forest: 172: (3)
  • 2016: → Dagenham & Redbridge (loan): 14: (1)
  • 2018–2019: → Rangers (loan): 22: (0)
  • 2017: England U20: 4: (0)
  • 2017: England U21: 3: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 00:53, 30 August 2022 (UTC)

Joe Worrall is a 25-year-old English footballer who currently plays for Nottingham Forest. Joe started his career at Notts County before moving on to Forest in 2016.

He has previously played for Ipswich Town and Leeds United, making over 100 appearances between the three clubs. Joe is known for being an imposing centre back who can also score goals from set pieces or direct free kicks.

With just one year remaining on his contract at Forest, it's likely that Joe will be looking to move onto pastures new in the near future Joe Worrall started his career at Nottingham Forest before spending a year on loan at Dagenham & Redbridge.

Joe has been capped by England at U20 and U21 level, playing for them in 2017 European Championship qualifiers and the 2017 World Cup. Joe is currently with Rangers on loan, where he's played 22 games so far this season. The 24-year-old defender has allayed any fears that he may move away from Nottingham Forest in the near future after signing a new contract last month which runs until 2021.

3. Taiwo Awoniyi

Forward

Taiwo Awoniyi Career

  • 2010–2015: Imperial Soccer Academy
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2015–2021: Liverpool: 0: (0)
  • 2015–2016: → FSV Frankfurt (loan): 13: (1)
  • 2016–2017: → NEC (loan): 18: (2)
  • 2017–2018: → Mouscron (loan): 27: (7)
  • 2018–2019: → Gent (loan): 16: (0)
  • 2019: → Mouscron (loan): 9: (7)
  • 2019–2020: → Mainz 05 (loan): 12: (1)
  • 2020–2021: → Union Berlin (loan): 21: (5)
  • 2021–2022: Union Berlin: 31: (15)
  • 2022–: Nottingham Forest: 16: (4)
  • 2013: Nigeria U17: 8: (4)
  • 2015: Nigeria U20: 9: (7)
  • 2015: Nigeria U23: 3: (2)
  • 2021–: Nigeria: 5: (1)

Taiwo Awoniyi is a Nigerian footballer who currently plays for Nottingham Forest in the English Premier League. Taiwo Awoniyi was born on 12 August 1997 in Ilorin, Nigeria.

At age 25, he is 1.83 metres tall and can play as a forward for Nottingham Forest. After playing with Imperial Soccer Academy from 2010 to 2015, Taiwo joined Liverpool in 2016 but never made an appearance for the club before being loaned out to NEC and Mouscron respectively in 2017 and 2018 without making any significant impact either time round.[4] He will return to England after his current season-long loan at Mouscron comes to an end at the end of May 2019[5].

Taiwo Awoniyi is a talented Nigerian footballer who has represented his country at both the FIFA U-17 World Cup and the African U-20 Championship. Taiwo Awoniyi played for Mainz 05 in Germany before joining Union Berlin on loan in 2020. After two seasons with them, he joined Nottingham Forest ahead of the 2022 season. Taiwo Awoniyi has had a successful international career, playing for Nigeria five times since debuting in 2015. He is currently contracted to play for Nigeria until 2024.

4. Dean Henderson

Dean Henderson Career

  • 2005–2011: Carlisle United
  • 2011–2015: Manchester United
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2015–: Manchester United: 13: (0)
  • 2016: → Stockport County (loan): 9: (0)
  • 2016–2017: → Grimsby Town (loan): 7: (0)
  • 2017–2018: → Shrewsbury Town (loan): 38: (0)
  • 2018–2019: → Sheffield United (loan): 46: (0)
  • 2019–2020: → Sheffield United (loan): 36: (0)
  • 2022–: → Nottingham Forest (loan): 17: (0)
  • 2012: England U16: 1: (0)
  • 2013–2014: England U17: 5: (0)
  • 2016–2017: England U20: 6: (0)
  • 2018–2019: England U21: 11: (0)
  • 2020–: England: 1: (0)

Dean Henderson is a 25-year-old goalkeeper who currently plays for Nottingham Forest on loan from Manchester United. He started his career at Carlisle United in 2005 and went on to make over 130 appearances for the club before joining Manchester United in 2015.

Henderson made his debut for Manchester United against Crystal Palace in 2016 and has since played 13 matches for the Red Devils, conceding only 0 goals. In January of 2018, Henderson joined Championship side Sheffield United on loan until the end of the season.

At Sheffield Utd., he has been an ever-present starter and played 9 games so far this season while keeping 4 clean sheets. Dean Henderson started his career at Grimsby Town before joining Shrewsbury Town on a loan in 2017. He then had a spell with Sheffield United, where he scored 36 goals in 46 appearances.

In January 2020, Dean signed for Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan deal. Henderson has represented England at the UEFA European Championship and the FIFA U-20 World Cup, where he won the latter tournament in 2017. The 22-year old is currently playing for England's under 21 team and has ambitions of one day representing his country at international level full time.

5. Neco Williams

Defender

Neco Williams Career

  • 2009–2019: Liverpool
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2019–2022: Liverpool: 13: (0)
  • 2022: → Fulham (loan): 14: (2)
  • 2022–: Nottingham Forest: 15: (0)
  • 2018–2020: Wales U19[2]: 8: (4)
  • 2020–: Wales: 26: (2)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:02, 12 November 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 22:21, 29 November 2022 (UTC)

Neco Williams is a Welsh full-back currently playing for Nottingham Forest. He made his first-team debut in the EFL Cup against Burton Albion and established himself as a regular member of their first team during the 2017/2018 season.

Neco Williams represented Wales at under-17, under-19 and under 21 level before making his senior international debut in November 2018. His style of play is primarily based on defending with quick reactions and strong tackles but he can also contribute offensively when needed.

Neco Williams has been described by Forest manager Aitor Karanka as someone who "makes everyone around him better". Williams signed a new three year contract with Nottingham Forest in March 2019 Neco Williams is a Welsh footballer who plays as a midfielder for Liverpool. He made his senior debut for the club in 2019 and has since played 14 league games, scoring two goals.

Neco also featured for Fulham on loan last season, helping them reach the Championship play-offs where they lost to Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Wales U19 international started playing football at an early age with local side Ely United and went on to make over 200 appearances before signing professional terms with Liverpool in 2018. With experience of both the English Premiership and Championship leagues under his belt, Neco is looking forward to challenging himself even further during his time at Anfield.

6. Morgan Gibbs-White

Career

  • 2008–2017: Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2017–2022: Wolverhampton Wanderers: 68: (1)
  • 2020–2021: → Swansea City (loan): 5: (1)
  • 2021–2022: → Sheffield United (loan): 35: (11)
  • 2022–: Nottingham Forest: 15: (2)
  • 2016: England U16: 3: (1)
  • 2016–2017: England U17: 13: (3)
  • 2018: England U18: 2: (1)
  • 2018–2019: England U19: 10: (1)
  • 2019–: England U21: 10: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 16:56, 4 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 15:16, 14 June 2022 (UTC)

Morgan Gibbs-White is a forward who started his career with Wolverhampton Wanderers. He made his senior debut for Nottingham Forest in the 2017–18 season and has since become an important player for the club.

Morgan Gibbs-White was born in Stafford, England, on January 27th 2000. At age 22, he is still only young and has plenty of potential to develop further as a footballer. Morgan Gibbs-White currently plays as a midfielder for Nottingham Forest and has had great success so far in his career Morgan Gibbs-White began his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers before joining Swansea City on loan in 2020.

He then spent time with Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest before being called up to the England U21 team. Morgan is a versatile player who can play as a left back, left midfielder or forward. He has made several appearances for the England youth teams and looks set to make an impact at senior level soon. Morgan is highly rated within the footballing community and has been likened to former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand by some pundits.

His abilities on the pitch are sure to impress fans of all clubs he plays for in future seasons

7. Moussa Niakhaté

Moussa Niakhaté Career

  • 2002–2004: AMCS Comines
  • 2004–2011: Lille
  • 2011–2012: Wasquehal
  • 2012–2013: Boulogne
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2013–2016: Valenciennes B: 33: (0)
  • 2014–2017: Valenciennes: 72: (1)
  • 2017–2018: Metz: 35: (0)
  • 2018–2022: Mainz 05: 128: (9)
  • 2022–: Nottingham Forest: 2: (0)
  • 2014–2015: France U19: 3: (0)
  • 2015–2016: France U20: 8: (0)
  • 2018–2019: France U21: 11: (0)
  • 2022–: Senegal: 0: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 28 August 2022, , (UTC)

Niakhaté moved to England in 2013, joining Boulogne. He made his debut for Forest in the EFL Cup against Swansea City on 5 November 2017 and helped them reach the semi-finals where they lost 2–1 to Liverpool.

Niakhaté was born in Roubaix, France but grew up playing football in Comines, Belgium before signing with Lille in 2011 at the age of 17. He has represented Algeria at youth levels and played for their U21 side during Euro 2016 qualifying campaign which ended in a 4–0 victory over Andorra on 12 September 2015. In January 2018 he announced that he would be leaving Lille after two seasons to join Nottingham Forest.[3] Niakheté is an aggressive central defender who likes getting forward into attacking positions as part of a defence-minded team tactic; this style has seen him score one goal from outside the penalty area so far during his career (in a 3-1 win over Fulham).[4]

8. Orel Mangala

Midfielder

Orel Mangala Career

  • –2017: Anderlecht
  • 2016–2017: → Borussia Dortmund (loan)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2017–2022: VfB Stuttgart: 101: (3)
  • 2018: VfB Stuttgart II: 1: (0)
  • 2018–2019: → Hamburger SV (loan): 29: (0)
  • 2022–: Nottingham Forest: 3: (0)
  • 2013: Belgium U15: 2: (0)
  • 2013–2014: Belgium U16: 13: (1)
  • 2014–2015: Belgium U17: 19: (2)
  • 2016: Belgium U18: 1: (0)
  • 2016–2017: Belgium U19: 12: (1)
  • 2017–2020: Belgium U21: 14: (0)
  • 2022–: Belgium: 2: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:19, 20 August 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 23:52, 29 March 2022 (UTC)

Mangala is a Belgian-born midfielder who currently plays for Nottingham Forest in the English Premier League. Mangala made his debut for Anderlecht aged just 18, and went on to play over 100 matches for the club before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2016 on loan.

Mangala was one of the key players for Belgium at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, helping them reach the semi-finals where they were beaten by Spain. At 1.78 metres (5ft 10in), Mangala is considered both physically and technically strong enough to be a midfield mainstay in modern footballing environments.

With Nottingham Forest struggling this season, it remains to be seen whether manager Mark Warburton will continue to use Mangala as part of his plans going forward; he has been linked with moves away from England during 2018 transfer window speculation thus far..

9. Scott McKenna

Defender

Career

  • 2008–2014: Aberdeen
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2014–2020: Aberdeen: 91: (5)
  • 2015: → Ayr United (loan): 12: (0)
  • 2016: → Alloa Athletic (loan): 4: (0)
  • 2016–2017: → Ayr United (loan): 11: (1)
  • 2020–: Nottingham Forest: 83: (3)
  • 2013–2015: Scotland U19[3]: 14: (0)
  • 2017: Scotland U21: 5: (0)
  • 2018–: Scotland: 27: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 5 November 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21 September 2022

Scott McKenna was born on 12 November 1996 in Kirriemuir, Scotland. He started his career at Aberdeen before joining Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2018.

Scott is a defender and wears number 26 for Forest. In total, he has made 97 appearances for Aberdeen and 39 for Forest since making his debut in 2008 aged just 16 years old.[3] Scott picked up two caps for Scotland U19s during the 2017–18 season[4] and has also been called up to the Scottish senior squad but hasn't yet featured for them.[5] Scott is an exciting young player with plenty of potential who is looking to establish himself as one of the best defenders in English football over the next few seasons Scott McKenna is a Scottish footballer who currently plays for Nottingham Forest in the English Premier League.

Scott first came to prominence when he was called up to the Scotland U19 squad and went on to make 14 appearances between 2013 and 2015, scoring one goal. Following his impressive performances at youth level, Scott moved up a division to sign for Ayr United on loan in 2016 where he made four appearances before being transferred permanently to Alloa Athletic later that year. In 2017, after impressing once again with Alloa Athletic, Scott joined Ayr United on a permanent deal – this time as their captain (a role he still holds). The 27-year-old has since played 83 times for Nottingham Forest across all competitions and helped them win promotion back into the Premier League in 2018/19 season.

Outside of football, Scott works as an estate agent and also coaches young players in his spare time – demonstrating his dedication both off the pitch and on it.

10. Lewis O'Brien

Midfielder

Career

  • 2009–2018: Huddersfield Town
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2018–2022: Huddersfield Town: 123: (8)
  • 2018–2019: → Bradford City (loan): 40: (4)
  • 2022–: Nottingham Forest: 12: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 15:11, 8 January 2023 (UTC)

Lewis O'Brien is a midfielder who currently plays for Nottingham Forest. Lewis was born in Colchester, England on October 14th 1998 and began his football career with the youth team at local side Bishop's Stortford FC.

Lewis made his professional debut with Notts County in September of 2016 where he played 19 games and scored 2 goals before being loaned out to League Two side Northampton Town for the remainder of the season. Lewis impressed during his time at Northampton Town, scoring 3 goals in 10 appearances as Northampton reached the play-offs but were ultimately defeated by Portsmouth.

In May 2017, it was announced that Lewis had signed a new long term contract with Notts County which would keep him at Meadow Lane until 2021; this followed impressive performances during pre-season friendlies against Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt and Premier League side Chelsea U23s which saw him named player of the tournament by both clubs..[4] On 1 January 2018, Lewis joined Championship side Nottingham Forest on an undisclosed fee from Notts County; he made his debut for Forest three days later in their FA Cup third round tie against Newport County.[5] Lewis has featured regularly under manager Aitor Karanka since joining Nottingham Forest and has contributed 4 assists in 31 league appearances so far this season - making him joint second highest scorer behind Jamie Ward (8).

11. Jack Colback

Midfielder

Jack Colback Career

  • 1999–2008: Sunderland
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2008–2014: Sunderland: 115: (4)
  • 2009–2011: → Ipswich Town (loan): 50: (4)
  • 2014–2020: Newcastle United: 93: (5)
  • 2017–2019: → Nottingham Forest (loan): 54: (4)
  • 2020–: Nottingham Forest: 58: (3)
  • 2009: England U20: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 10:34, 24 October 2022

Jack Colback is a midfielder who currently plays for Nottingham Forest. He was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England on 24 October 1989. He's 5'10" tall and has played for Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Ipswich Town and Forest since debuting in the 2010-11 season.

Jack Colback is known for his hard work off the ball as well as his attacking play from midfield; he has scored 11 goals in 167 appearances throughout his career to date. In March 2012, Jack Colback signed a new two-year contract with Nottingham Forest which will keep him at the club until 2015.[4] On 10 September 2014, it was announced that Jack Colback would be out for up to six months after suffering an ankle injury duringmatch against Queens Park Rangers.[5] After making a return to action earlier this year (November), Jack now looks set to feature heavily towards the end of the season as Nottingham look to secure their place in next season's Premier League[6].

12. Jesse Lingard

Midfielder

Jesse Lingard Career

  • : Fletcher Moss Rangers
  • –2000: Penketh United
  • 2000–2011: Manchester United
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2011–2022: Manchester United: 149: (20)
  • 2012–2013: → Leicester City (loan): 5: (0)
  • 2013–2014: → Birmingham City (loan): 13: (6)
  • 2014: → Brighton & Hove Albion (loan): 15: (3)
  • 2015: → Derby County (loan): 14: (2)
  • 2021: → West Ham United (loan): 16: (9)
  • 2022–: Nottingham Forest: 14: (0)
  • 2008: England U17: 3: (0)
  • 2013–2015: England U21: 11: (2)
  • 2016–: England: 32: (6)

Jesse Lingard is a 30-year-old attacking midfielder who has played for Manchester United since 2011. He made his international debut in February 2018 and featured prominently during England's World Cup campaign, scoring three goals.

Lingard joined Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan in September 2018. Jesse Lingard was born in Manchester on the 9th of February, 1992. He started his career at Leicester City as a youth player and played for them on loan from Birmingham City before joining Brighton & Hove Albion permanently in 2014.

In 2015 he joined Derby County on a permanent basis and after helping them to promotion, signed for West Ham United in January of 2021. Jesse has represented England at U21 level and internationally, playing 32 times between 2008-2019 with his best performance coming when he scored three goals during England's UEFA Nations League campaign that ended with victory against Spain in 2019

13. Peter Shilton

Peter Shilton Career

  • 1963–1966: Leicester City
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1966–1974: Leicester City: 286: (1)
  • 1974–1977: Stoke City: 110: (0)
  • 1977–1982: Nottingham Forest: 202: (0)
  • 1982–1987: Southampton: 188: (0)
  • 1987–1992: Derby County: 175: (0)
  • 1992–1995: Plymouth Argyle: 34: (0)
  • 1995: Wimbledon: 0: (0)
  • 1995: Bolton Wanderers: 1: (0)
  • 1995–1996: Coventry City: 0: (0)
  • 1996: West Ham United: 0: (0)
  • 1996–1997: Leyton Orient: 9: (0)
  • Total: : 1,005: (1)
  • 1965: England U16: 1: (0)
  • 1967: England U18: 9: (0)
  • 1968–1972: England U23: 13: (0)
  • 1970–1990: England[2][3]: 125: (0)
  • 1992–1995: Plymouth Argyle
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Peter Shilton is one of the most successful goalkeepers in English football history. He played for Leicester City from 1966 to 1974 and then spent two seasons with Stoke City.

In 1977, he moved to Nottingham Forest where he won the Football League Cup in 1979 and the FA Cup in 1980. He retired from playing in 1982 after helping Forest win promotion to the top flight for the first time in their history.

Shilton was appointed OBE in 2008 for his services to football and has since become a television pundit and ambassador for various charities concerned with children's welfare. Peter Shilton was born on 18 September 1949, which makes him 73 years old as of 2018.

Peter Shilton is one of the most decorated goalkeepers in English football history, having won 125 caps for his country. He first came to prominence with Southampton, and went on to play for Derby County, Plymouth Argyle and Wimbledon before ending his career with Bolton Wanderers.

In 1992 he took over as manager of newly promoted Plymouth Argyle, but was sacked after just six months due to poor results. He later had spells as assistant manager at Leicester City and Crystal Palace before retiring from coaching in 2009. Shilton has since continued to work as a pundit for BBC Sport, commentating on international matches and Premier League fixtures alike

14. Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1998–1999: Wrexham: 0: (0)
  • 1999: The New Saints F.C.: 4: (1)
  • 2000: Rhyl: 4: (0)
  • 2000–2002: Bangor City: 57: (3)
  • 2003: Porthmadog: :
  • 2014–2015: England U16
  • 2015–2019: England U17
  • 2019–2021: Swansea City
  • 2021–: Nottingham Forest

Steve Cooper is a Welsh defender who currently plays for Nottingham Forest. He started his career at Wrexham before moving to The New Saints F.C.. After two seasons with Bangor City, he joined Rhyl in 2000 where he enjoyed consistent success over the next four years.

In 2002, Steve signed for Notts County and went on to make 157 appearances for the club over six seasons until 2009 when injuries forced him into retirement aged 32. Since retiring from playing, Steve has taken up coaching as he was appointed head coach of Nottingham Forest in 2016 Steve Cooper has had a successful managerial career, most notably at Porthmadog where he led the team to promotion and then kept them in the Welsh Premier League.

In England, Cooper was manager of U16s and U17s before taking over as Swansea City's first-team coach in 2019. After two years at The Liberty Stadium, he was appointed manager of Nottingham Forest on a three-year contract in 2021.

15. Loïc Mbe Soh

Defender

Loïc Mbe Soh Career

  • 2009–2012: JS Pontoisienne
  • 2012–2013: Courbevoie SF
  • 2013–2018: Paris Saint-Germain
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2018–2019: Paris Saint-Germain B: 20: (0)
  • 2019–2020: Paris Saint-Germain: 3: (0)
  • 2020–: Nottingham Forest: 9: (1)
  • 2016–2017: France U16: 9: (0)
  • 2017–2018: France U17: 9: (1)
  • 2018–2019: France U18: 10: (0)
  • 2019–2020: France U19: 6: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 30 December 2021

Mbe Soh is a Cameroonian centre-back who joined Nottingham Forest in 2019. He made his professional debut for JS Pontoisienne in the 2013–14 season and has since played for several other French clubs, most notably Paris Saint-Germain.

Mbe Soh was part of the Cameroon national team at under-17, under-19 and under-23 levels before making his senior international debut in 2018. In March 2019 he scored an own goal against Chelsea which saw PSG lose 2–1, temporarily ending their hopes of winning the UEFA Champions League trophy that year.

Mbe Soh is nicknamed "The Tiger" due to his rugged playstyle on the pitch Loïc Mbe Soh is a French-born Senegalese footballer who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain. He has played for several clubs in his senior career, including Courbevoie SF, Paris Saint-Germain B and Nottingham Forest before joining PSG in 2018.

In international football, he has represented France at U16 level, U17 level and most recently U18 level. Mbe Soh is known for being an attacking midfielder with excellent passing ability and fast pace on the pitch

16. Ryan Yates

Ryan Yates Career

  • 2005–2016: Nottingham Forest
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–: Nottingham Forest: 128: (14)
  • 2016–2017: → Barrow (loan): 16: (1)
  • 2017: → Shrewsbury Town (loan): 12: (0)
  • 2017–2018: → Notts County (loan): 25: (3)
  • 2018: → Scunthorpe United (loan): 16: (2)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 2 January 2023

Yates started his career at hometown club Lincoln City before joining Notts County in 2015. Yates made his senior debut for Forest in 2016 and has since become a regular in the team, scoring one goal during the 2017-18 season.

Yates is also a member of England's U21 side and was called up to the full national team for a European qualifier in October 2018. The versatile midfielder is rumoured to be attracting interest from clubs abroad, with Manchester United reportedly leading the chase for his signature.

At 25 years old, Yates still has plenty of potential to develop and could play an important role for Forest moving forward Ryan Yates began his career at Nottingham Forest, making 128 appearances for the club before moving to Barrow on loan in 2016. After impressing during his time with Shrewsbury Town, he joined Notts County on a season-long loan in 2017.

He made 25 appearances for the Magpies before joining Scunthorpe United on another season-long loan in 2018. Ryan is currently contracted to Nottingham Forest until 2023 and is rumoured to be attracting interest from other clubs around England

17. Stuart Pearce

Stuart Pearce Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1978–1983: Wealdstone: 176: (10)
  • 1983–1985: Coventry City: 52: (4)
  • 1985–1997: Nottingham Forest: 401: (63)
  • 1997–1999: Newcastle United: 37: (0)
  • 1999–2001: West Ham United: 42: (2)
  • 2001–2002: Manchester City: 38: (3)
  • 2016: Longford: 1: (0)
  • Total: : 747: (82)
  • 1986: England U21: 1: (0)
  • 1987–1999[3]: England: 78: (5)
  • 1996–1997: Nottingham Forest (caretaker)
  • 2005–2007: Manchester City
  • 2007–2013: England U21
  • 2011–2012: Great Britain
  • 2012: England (caretaker)
  • 2014–2015: Nottingham Forest
  • 2017–2018: West Ham United (assistant)
  • 2020–2022: West Ham United (assistant)

Stuart Pearce was born on 24 April 1962 in Shepherd's Bush, London. He spent his early years playing for Wealdstone and Coventry City before moving to Nottingham Forest in 1983.

Pearce won the Premier League title with Manchester City in 1998 and 1999, as well as the FA Cup with Newcastle United in 2001. After leaving Manchester City, he joined Longford County FC in Ireland before retiring from professional football at the end of 2016 season.

Stuart Pearce is best known for his time as manager of Manchester City, where he led the team to two Premier League titles and one FA Cup. Prior to that, he spent several years coaching at English clubs Nottingham Forest and Manchester United's U21 side. He was also a member of England's 1998 World Cup-winning squad, though he did not feature in any matches during the tournament itself.

After leaving Man City in 2013, Pearce took up a role as assistant manager at West Ham United before being appointed head coach of their academy earlier this year. As well as having experience working with young players, Pearce has also been credited with helping restore some pride to East London club West Ham after they were relegated from the top flight three seasons ago. With another season in charge under his belt - culminating in promotion back to the Premier League - it appears likely that Stuart Pearce will continue his managerial career next season either in England or abroad somewhere else .

His passion for football was evident from an early age; when just 15 years old, Pearce played for local amateur side Rochdale Boys Club alongside future stars such as Robbie Fowler and Emile Heskey.

18. Martin O'Neill

Martin O Career

  • : Rosario
  • 1969–1971: Derry City
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1971: Distillery: 7: (3)
  • 1971–1981: Nottingham Forest: 285: (48)
  • 1981: Norwich City: 11: (1)
  • 1981–1982: Manchester City: 13: (0)
  • 1982–1983: Norwich City: 55: (11)
  • 1983–1984: Notts County: 64: (5)
  • 1984: Chesterfield: 0: (0)
  • 1985: Fulham[4]: 0: (0)
  • Total: : 435: (68)
  • 1971–1984: Northern Ireland: 64: (8)
  • 1987–1989: Grantham Town
  • 1989: Shepshed Charterhouse
  • 1990–1995: Wycombe Wanderers
  • 1995: Norwich City
  • 1995–2000: Leicester City
  • 2000–2005: Celtic
  • 2006–2010: Aston Villa
  • 2011–2013: Sunderland
  • 2013–2018: Republic of Ireland
  • 2019: Nottingham Forest
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Martin O'Neill was born in Kilrea, Northern Ireland in March 1952. He started his career at Rosario before playing for Derry City and Nottingham Forest.

In 1981 he moved to Norwich City where he spent 11 seasons as manager. He then managed Manchester City from 1981 to 1982, winning the English Premier League title in 1983-84 season.

O'Neill later became manager of Celtic and led them to two successive Scottish Premier League titles between 2004 and 2006, as well as reaching the Champions League semi-finals twice (2004–05 & 2007–08).

On 2 October 2011, it was announced that O'Neill would take over from Roy Hodgson as manager of England national team following their disastrous Euro 2012 campaign.[4] On 26 May 2015, after leading Republic of Ireland to a third qualifying round exit from the World Cup with one game remaining,[5] Martin O’Neill resigned his position.[6][7] He has since been appointed head coach of USMNT[8], who will play their first competitive game on 6 February 2019 against Paraguay.[9] After eight matches without a win,[10][11][12][13][14][15](as of December 2018), rumours have circulated that Martin O’Neill may be sacked by USMNT ahead of the January 2020 CONCACAF Nations League Qualification games against El Salvador and Haiti; although this has yet to be confirmed by U Soccer or any other affiliated media outlet

19. Serge Aurier

Serge Aurier Career

  • 2006–2009: Lens
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2009–2011: Lens II: 24: (1)
  • 2009–2012: Lens: 40: (0)
  • 2012–2015: Toulouse: 72: (8)
  • 2014–2015: → Paris Saint-Germain (loan): 14: (0)
  • 2013: Toulouse II: 1: (1)
  • 2015–2017: Paris Saint-Germain: 43: (2)
  • 2016: Paris Saint-Germain B: 1: (0)
  • 2017–2021: Tottenham Hotspur: 77: (5)
  • 2021–2022: Villarreal: 19: (0)
  • 2022–: Nottingham Forest: 10: (1)
  • 2013–: Ivory Coast: 83: (4)

Serge Aurier was born in Ouragahio, Ivory Coast on December 24th 1992. He began his career with Lens before joining Toulouse in 2012. Serge Aurier made his Premier League debut for Tottenham Hotspur in 2020 and is currently a part of Nottingham Forest's squad.

Serge Aurier has played 72 times for Toulouse and scored 8 goals throughout his professional career thus far. The 30-year-old defender is known for his pace, skillful passing ability, and tenacity on the pitch which have seen him become a regular starter for both club and country over the past few years Serge Aurier is a French international footballer who plays as a defender for Paris Saint-Germain and the Ivory Coast national team.

Aurier started his career at Toulouse II, before joining PSG in 2015. He has since made over 100 appearances for PSG, winning two Ligue 1 titles and the Coupe de France with them in 2017. In November 2022 he was called up to the Ivorian national team for their Africa Cup of Nations campaign, where they reached the final but were beaten by Guinea. Serge Aurier is an imposing figure on the pitch, known for his ball-winning abilities and strong shot from distance; he's also been praised for his leadership qualities within both club and country teams alike.

With plenty of years ahead of him still playing at top level football, it's safe to say that Serge Aurier will continue to be a force to be reckoned with on both fronts - domestically and internationally.

20. Viv Anderson

Viv Anderson Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1974–1984: Nottingham Forest: 328: (15)
  • 1984–1987: Arsenal: 120: (9)
  • 1987–1991: Manchester United: 54: (3)
  • 1991–1993: Sheffield Wednesday: 70: (8)
  • 1993–1994: Barnsley: 20: (3)
  • 1994–1995: Middlesbrough: 2: (0)
  • Total: : 594: (38)
  • 1978: England U21: 1: (0)
  • 1978–1988: England: 30: (2)
  • 1993–1994: Barnsley (player-manager)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Viv Anderson was born on July 29th, 1956 in Clifton, Nottingham. Viv played for Nottingham Forest from 1974 to 1984 and made 328 appearances in total. He is best known for his time at Forest where he formed a strong defensive partnership with David Platt which saw the team reach two FA Cup finals and win one of them in 1980.

After leaving Forest, Anderson had brief spells at Sheffield United and Bristol City before retiring from playing professionally in 1988. In 1994, he was awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II for services to football and later served as President of the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) between 2006-2011). Since retirement from playing professionally, Anderson has worked as a pundit for BBC Sport covering both domestic and international matches until 2013 when he retired completely due to ill health.[1]

21. Roy Keane

Roy Keane Career

  • 1981–1989: Rockmount[3]
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1989–1990: Cobh Ramblers: 23: (1)
  • 1990–1993: Nottingham Forest: 114: (22)
  • 1993–2005: Manchester United: 326: (33)
  • 2005–2006: Celtic: 10: (1)
  • Total: : 473: (57)
  • 1991: Republic of Ireland U21: 4: (0)
  • 1991–2005: Republic of Ireland: 67: (9)
  • 2006–2008: Sunderland
  • 2009–2011: Ipswich Town
  • 2013–2018: Republic of Ireland (assistant)
  • 2014: Aston Villa (assistant)
  • 2019: Nottingham Forest (assistant)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Roy Keane was born on 10 August 1971 in Cork, Ireland. He started his career with Rockmount in 1981 and went on to play for Cobh Ramblers between 1989-1990.

In 1990, Keane joined Manchester United as a youth player and made his debut the following year against Norwich City. After making just one appearance for Manchester United, Roy left the club in 1995 to sign with Celtic where he spent six seasons before leaving again in 2003 to join Sunderland AFC where he spent two seasons before retiring from football at the age of 36 years old.

Since retiring from playing football, Roy has worked as a television pundit for various events including UEFA Champions League and World Cup matches as well as Premier League fixtures involving English clubs such as Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC amongst others. Roy is currently retired from professional football but still participates actively in charity work which includes working with children who have cancer or are living with disabilities through his foundation 'The Roy Keane Foundation'.

Roy married Fionnuala O'Connor in 2001 after dating since 1996 and they had two children together - Conor (born 2002) and Roisin (born 2004). The couple divorced amicably in 2016 after 15 years of marriage.[4] Keane's greatest achievement while playing for Manchester United was winning three Premier League titles (1994–95, 1998–99 & 1999–2000).[5] During this time he also helped lead United to their first ever European Cup Winners' Cup trophy during the 1997–98 season[6]. His final game for Manchester United came on 14 May 2000 when they lost 1-0 away at Middlesbrough.[7]

22. Giulian Biancone

Defender

Giulian Biancone Career

  • 2006–2011: AS Maximoise
  • 2011–2015: Fréjus
  • 2015–2018: Monaco
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2018–2021: Monaco: 3: (0)
  • 2019: Monaco B: 13: (1)
  • 2019–2020: → Cercle Brugge (loan): 25: (1)
  • 2020–2021: → Cercle Brugge (loan): 18: (1)
  • 2021–2022: Troyes: 33: (1)
  • 2022: Troyes B: 1: (0)
  • 2022–: Nottingham Forest: 1: (0)
  • 2018–2019: France U19: 7: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14:57, 31 August 2022 (UTC)

Giulian Biancone is a young defender who currently plays for Nottingham Forest. He started his career with AS Maximoise before moving to England to play for Sheffield United in 2016–17.

He impressed enough at Bramall Lane that he was signed by Watford in 2017, and made his debut against Liverpool on 5 August of that year. In 2018, he moved to French side Troyes AC on a season-long loan deal, helping them secure promotion back to Ligue 1 as champions..

After impressing again during pre-season preparations for the 2019–20 season, Biancone joined Championship club Ipswich Town on 2 September 2019.. Biancone is a versatile defender who can play in both the back and midfield. He started his career with Fréjus, before joining Monaco in 2018.

Biancone has represented France at youth level, and has also had loan spells with Cercle Brugge and Troyes B. With Nottingham Forest, he made one appearance for the club's first team during the 2022 season.

23. Harry Toffolo

Defender

Harry Toffolo Career

  • 2008–2014: Norwich City
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2014–2018: Norwich City: 0: (0)
  • 2014–2015: → Swindon Town (loan): 28: (1)
  • 2015–2016: → Rotherham United (loan): 7: (0)
  • 2016: → Peterborough United (loan): 7: (0)
  • 2016–2017: → Scunthorpe United (loan): 22: (2)
  • 2017–2018: → Doncaster Rovers (loan): 13: (0)
  • 2018: Millwall: 0: (0)
  • 2018–2020: Lincoln City: 72: (4)
  • 2020–2022: Huddersfield Town: 92: (9)
  • 2022–: Nottingham Forest: 8: (0)
  • 2013: England U18: 1: (0)
  • 2013: England U19: 3: (0)
  • 2015–2016: England U20: 6: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21:20, 01 November 2022 (UTC)

Harry Toffolo is a defender who currently plays for Nottingham Forest. Harry Toffolo was born in England on 19 August 1995 and started his career at Norwich City before moving to Nottingham Forest in January 2017.

Harry Tofollo has represented England U20s on several occasions, most notably during their successful campaign at the 2015 European Under-21 Championship in Poland and Ukraine where they reached the semi-finals. Harry Toffolo is known for his strong physical presence and excellent tackling technique which have helped him become one of the best defenders in the English league system over recent years Harry Toffolo is a talented young English footballer who has spent the last two seasons playing in the Football League for Millwall.

Harry started his career with Norwich City, but he only featured for them in reserve team football before moving on to Swindon Town on loan. After impressing during his time at Swindon, Toffolo was then given a chance by Rotherham United manager Paul Warne and he made an immediate impact, scoring seven goals in seven appearances. Peterborough United were next to take note of Toffolo's talents and he stayed with them for one season before joining Scunthorpe United on a temporary basis midway through the 2016-17 campaign. 5 . Doncaster Rovers came calling soon after and Harry signed for them until the end of the 2017-18 season - whereupon he moved onto Millwall permanently.

6 . In total, Harry has played 72 league games (all as a starter) over three spells with Lincoln City, Huddersfield Town and now Millwall - totalling 8 matches across all four seasons combined. 7 . Harry is still just 21 years old so there is plenty of potential left in him yet - we can only hope that he will continue to develop at such a rapid rate.

24. Cheikhou Kouyaté

Cheikhou Kouyaté Career

  • 1996–2006: ASC Yego Dakar
  • 2006–2007: RWDM Brussels
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2007–2008: RWDM Brussels: 10: (0)
  • 2008–2014: Anderlecht: 153: (4)
  • 2008–2009: → Kortrijk (loan): 26: (3)
  • 2014–2018: West Ham United: 129: (12)
  • 2018–2022: Crystal Palace: 129: (2)
  • 2022–: Nottingham Forest: 12: (1)
  • 2007: Senegal U20: 3: (2)
  • 2012: Senegal Olympic: 4: (0)
  • 2012–: Senegal: 84: (4)

Cheikhou Kouyaté is a Senegalese midfielder who has played for Anderlecht, West Ham United and Nottingham Forest in the English Premier League. Kouyate was born on 21 December 1989 in Dakar, Senegal.

He started his career with ASC Yego Dakar before joining RWDM Brussels in 2006. In 2007, he joined Belgian side Anderlecht and made 153 appearances during his time at the club before moving to England to join West Ham United in 2014.

Cheikhou Kouyaté represented Senegal at youth level and won two African Youth Championships (2005 & 2007). He made his senior international debut for Senegal against Zambia in November 2010 and has since earned over 50 caps including appearances at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations where they reached the final but lost 2-1 to Ivory Coast..

Kouyaté began his career at Kortrijk, where he was a regular in the team. He moved to English side West Ham United in 2014 and made 129 appearances for the club over the following two seasons. In 2018, Kouyaté joined Crystal Palace on a season-long loan and helped them win promotion to the Premier League. The midfielder is also eligible to play for Senegal internationally, having represented his country at youth level and captained them at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2019.

At 31 years old, Kouyaté has already amassed an impressive amount of experience playing football both domestically and abroad

25. Des Walker

Des Walker Career

  • 1980–1984: Nottingham Forest
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1984–1992: Nottingham Forest: 264: (1)
  • 1992–1993: Sampdoria: 30: (0)
  • 1993–2001: Sheffield Wednesday: 307: (0)
  • 2002–2005: Nottingham Forest: 57: (0)
  • Total: : 658: (1)
  • 1985–1988: England U21: 7: (0)
  • 1988–1993: England: 59: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Des Walker was born in 1965 and began his career with Nottingham Forest. He played for England at youth level, but never made the full national team. He joined Manchester United in 1994 and stayed there until 2003, when he retired from professional football.

After retiring as a player, Des Walker moved into coaching and currently works as an assistant manager at Blackburn Rovers F.C.. Des Walker is an English center-back who enjoyed a long and successful career playing for several top clubs across Europe including Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers Fc Des Walker is a former English footballer who played for Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday.

He was capped 59 times by England, scoring seven goals. Des Walker began his career with Nottingham Forest in 1984 before moving to Serie A side Sampdoria the following year. After two seasons back at Forest, he signed for Sheffield Wednesday in 1993 where he remained until 2001. In 2002, Walker moved to Notts County where he spent five years before retiring from playing at the age of 37 due to injury.

Since retirement, Walker has worked as a football pundit for BBC Sport and ITV Sport and also coaches youth players in Hong Kong . Des Walker was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2016 after being voted onto the ballot by fans online

26. Brian Clough

Brian Clough Career

  • 1951–1953: Middlesbrough
  • 1953–1955: Billingham Synthonia
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1955–1961: Middlesbrough: 213: (197)
  • 1961–1964: Sunderland: 61: (54)
  • Total: : 274: (251)
  • 1957–1958: England U23: 3: (1)
  • 1957: England B: 1: (1)
  • 1959: England: 2: (0)
  • 1965–1967: Hartlepools United
  • 1967–1973: Derby County
  • 1973–1974: Brighton & Hove Albion
  • 1974: Leeds United
  • 1975–1993: Nottingham Forest
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Brian Clough was one of the most successful managers in English football history, leading Nottingham Forest to two European Cup triumphs and three League Championship titles.

He is also remembered for his fiery temperament on the pitch, which often led to him getting into scuffles with opponents. After leaving Forest in 1981, Clough spent several years as manager of Derby County before retiring from coaching in 1992.

Brian Clough died at the age of 69 after a long battle with cancer Brian Clough was a legendary manager and player who is best remembered for his time at Nottingham Forest. He led the team to two league championships and also won the European Cup in 1972.

He was known as one of the most fiery managers in British football history, and often got into confrontations with players and officials. After leaving Forest in 1993, he embarked on a successful managerial career with Derby County, Brighton & Hove Albion, Leeds United, and Nottingham Forest again respectively.

He passed away in 2004 after a long battle with cancer at the age of 73

27. Renan Lodi

Defender

Renan Lodi Career

  • 2012–2017: Athletico Paranaense
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2019: Athletico Paranaense: 48: (1)
  • 2019–: Atlético Madrid: 84: (4)
  • 2022–: → Nottingham Forest (loan): 10: (0)
  • 2019–: Brazil: 16: (0)

Renan Lodi is a left-back who currently plays for Nottingham Forest on loan from Atlético Madrid. He was born in Brazil but grew up in Serrana, Portugal, where he played for local team Athletico Paranaense.

Renan made his senior debut with Atlético Paranaense in 2017 and has since gone on to make over 50 appearances for the club. On 31 January 2019, it was announced that Lodi had signed a contract extension with Atlético Madrid until 2021.

Renan is known for his attacking playstyle and has been described as "a gifted defender". He represented Brazil at under-17 level before making his full international appearance aged 21 against Uruguay in March 2018.https://www1sportsempireuktv-playerprofilescomprofilepage2475 In September 2018, he received his first call-up to the Brazilian national team for their friendly matches against Chile and Peru later that month.https://www1sportsempireuktv-playerprofilescomprofilepage2818 However, he did not feature in either game..

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28. Stan Collymore

Stan Collymore Career

  • 1987–1988: Walsall
  • 1988–1989: Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1989–1990: Stafford Rangers: 35: (11)
  • 1990–1992: Crystal Palace: 20: (1)
  • 1992–1993: Southend United: 30: (15)
  • 1993–1995: Nottingham Forest: 65: (41)
  • 1995–1997: Liverpool: 64: (28)
  • 1997–2000: Aston Villa: 46: (7)
  • 1999: → Fulham (loan): 6: (0)
  • 2000: Leicester City: 11: (5)
  • 2000–2001: Bradford City: 7: (2)
  • 2001: Real Oviedo: 3: (0)
  • Total: : 287: (110)
  • 1995–1997: England: 3: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Stan Collymore is a former English professional footballer who played as a striker. He began his career with Walsall in 1987, and went on to play for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Leicester City, Sheffield United, Coventry City and Fulham between 1989 and 2001.

He was part of the England team that won the World Cup in 1998, scoring twice in their victory over Argentina at the tournament's semi-final stage. His form decreased after he signed for Fulham in 2001 - he scored just three goals in 36 appearances for them before retiring from football at the end of 2002 season due to injury problems.

After retiring from playing football, Collymore became a television pundit and worked as an ambassador for several charities including The Prince's Trust charity which helps disadvantaged young people into work or education programmes

29. Willy Boly

Willy Boly Career

  • 2000–2002: Rosny-sous-Bois
  • 2002–2006: CFF Paris
  • 2004–2007: Clairefontaine
  • 2007–2011: Auxerre
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010–2014: Auxerre B: 27: (2)
  • 2011–2014: Auxerre: 97: (3)
  • 2014–2015: Braga B: 16: (1)
  • 2015–2016: Braga: 25: (2)
  • 2016–2018: Porto: 10: (0)
  • 2017–2018: → Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan): 36: (3)
  • 2018–2022: Wolverhampton Wanderers: 89: (5)
  • 2022–: Nottingham Forest: 5: (0)
  • 2006: France U16: 1: (0)
  • 2007–2008: France U17: 4: (0)
  • 2010: France U19: 1: (0)
  • 2020–: Ivory Coast: 13: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 4 January 2023, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 3 June 2022

Willy Boly is a 31-year-old centre-back who plays for Nottingham Forest. He has played for Rosny-sous-Bois, CFF Paris, Clairefontaine and Auxerre during his youth career.

Willy Boly made his professional debut in 2011 with Auxerre before joining Nottingham Forest in 2016. Willy Boly is a center back who has played for several clubs in his senior career, most notably Auxerre and Braga.

He was loaned to Porto last season and impressed enough that they signed him permanently this year. Willy Boly has represented France at U16, U17, and U19 level, scoring one goal during the 2009–2010 campaign at the latter level.

He made his international debut for Ivory Coast in March 2020 and will be looking to add to his tally over the coming years

30. Sam Surridge

Sam Surridge Career

  • 200?–2012: Bournemouth Sports
  • 2012–2015: AFC Bournemouth
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2015–2021: AFC Bournemouth: 35: (4)
  • 2015–2016: → Weymouth (loan): 7: (1)
  • 2016: → Poole Town (loan): 12: (7)
  • 2017–2018: → Yeovil Town (loan): 41: (8)
  • 2018–2019: → Oldham Athletic (loan): 15: (8)
  • 2019–2020: → Swansea City (loan): 20: (4)
  • 2021–2022: Stoke City: 20: (2)
  • 2022–: Nottingham Forest: 28: (7)
  • 2019–2020: England U21: 3: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 18:56, 7 January 2023 (UTC)

Born in Slough, Berkshire in 1998, Sam Surridge started his career with Bournemouth Sports. In 2012, he signed for Nottingham Forest and has since played over 100 games for the club.

He is currently contracted to Forest until 2020 and has been a regular starter this season. Over the course of his career, Surridge has scored 27 goals and provided 19 assists in all competitions for Forest.

His performances have seen him called up to England youth squads on several occasions which suggests that he may have potential international representation down the line. Despite having little experience playing abroad, it seems likely that Surridge will move overseas at some point during his career given his impressive performance levels domestically so far Sam Surridge is a versatile attacking midfielder who has played for AFC Bournemouth, Weymouth, and Poole Town on loan.

He made his senior debut for the Cherries in 2015 and has since established himself as a regular starter. Surridge is also England U21 international and was part of their victorious Euro 2019 campaign. He is known for his quick feet and passing ability which makes him an important member of any team he plays for. His future at AFC Bournemouth remains uncertain after they were relegated from the Premier League in 2018–19 but he will still have opportunities to play in other leagues around Europe if he desires them.

31. Emmanuel Dennis

Emmanuel Dennis Career

  • 2010–2016: Kwara Football Academy Ilorin (KFA)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2017: Zorya Luhansk: 22: (6)
  • 2017–2021: Club Brugge: 85: (19)
  • 2021: → 1. FC Köln (loan): 9: (0)
  • 2021–2022: Watford: 35: (10)
  • 2022–: Nottingham Forest: 10: (1)
  • 2019: Nigeria U23: 1: (0)
  • 2019–: Nigeria: 8: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:59, 27 December 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 22:08, 17 November 2022 (UTC)

Emmanuel Dennis is a Nigerian striker who currently plays for Nottingham Forest in the English Premier League. Dennis started his youth career with Belgian side Kortrijk before joining Club Brugge in 2018.

He made his EPL debut that same year and has since scored six goals in 28 appearances. Dennis was born on November 15, 1997, in Yola, Nigeria. He moved to Belgium at an early age and began playing football there before moving to Club Brugge later that year.

Emmanuel Dennis has represented Nigeria at U-17, U-20 and senior level; he played for them at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations where they reached the semi-finals but were beaten by Cameroon.[2] In October 2019, it was announced that Emmanuel Dennis had signed a new long term contract with Nottingham Forest which will keep him at the club until 2024.[3]

32. Steve Cook

Steve Cook Career

  • –2008: Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2008–2012: Brighton & Hove Albion: 3: (0)
  • 2009: → Havant & Waterlooville (loan): 5: (0)
  • 2009–2010: → Eastleigh (loan): 10: (0)
  • 2010: → Eastbourne Borough (loan): 7: (1)
  • 2010–2011: → Mansfield Town (loan): 8: (0)
  • 2011: → Bournemouth (loan): 8: (0)
  • 2012–2022: Bournemouth: 356: (19)
  • 2022–: Nottingham Forest: 19: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:17, 20 August 2022 (UTC).

Steve Cook is a defender who currently plays for Nottingham Forest. He was born on 19 April 1991 in Hastings, England and stands at 6'1''. Steve has played for a number of clubs throughout his career, most notably AFC Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest.

In 2015-16 he made 38 appearances for AFC Bournemouth in the English Premier League before joining Nottingham Forest in January 2017. Cook is an effective defender with good passing ability and can read the game well to break up attacks quickly. He has represented England at youth levels but did not make it onto the full national team squad until 2016 under manager Roy Hodgson.[4] Steve Cook is a midfielder who has played for Brighton & Hove Albion and Nottingham Forest in England.

He has represented his country at youth level, playing for England U-21s before making his senior debut for the full national team in November 2016. Cook was born on 9 January 1988 in Portsmouth, Hampshire and started his career with hometown club Portsmouth FC before moving to Brighton & Hove Albion in 2008. He made over 300 appearances for both clubs combined before joining Nottingham Forest in July 2019.. Steve Cook is known as an industrious player who works hard off the ball, often running back into defence or midfield if needed to help out defensively or offensively; this has led him to be called “the engine room” of many teams he's played for throughout his career by commentators and fans alike.

Outside of football, Steve Cook enjoys spending time with family and friends – he is married with two children - enjoying going out fishing, watching cricket (his favourite sport) or simply relaxing around the house.

33. Brian Roy

Brian Roy Career

  • : Vlug & Vaardig
  • : Blauw Wit
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1987–1992: Ajax: 126: (17)
  • 1992–1994: Foggia: 50: (15)
  • 1994–1997: Nottingham Forest: 85: (24)
  • 1997–2000: Hertha BSC: 50: (3)
  • 2001–2002: NAC: 14: (2)
  • 2004: Workington: 9: (2)
  • Total: : 334: (63)
  • 1989–1995: Netherlands: 32: (9)
  • 2001–2010: Ajax E1
  • 2010–2015: Ajax B
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Brian Roy is a Dutch footballer who played as a winger. He started his career at Vlug & Vaardig before moving to Blauw Wit in 1988. He made just one appearance for the Netherlands, coming on as a substitute in their 1990 World Cup qualifying victory over Sweden.

Roy later had spells with Feyenoord Rotterdam and Excelsior Rotterdam, retiring from professional football in 2001 after playing for Roda JC Kerkrade.[1] Brian Roy was a midfielder who played for Ajax, Nottingham Forest and Hertha BSC during his international career.

He also managed clubs including Ajax E1 and Ajax B in the Netherlands and England respectively. Brian Roy is most famous for scoring the winning goal in the 1995 UEFA Cup Final which helped Ajax win their first European title.

34. James Garner

Midfielder

James Garner Career

  • 2009–2018: Manchester United
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2018–2022: Manchester United: 2: (0)
  • 2020–2021: → Watford (loan): 20: (0)
  • 2021: → Nottingham Forest (loan): 20: (4)
  • 2021–2022: → Nottingham Forest (loan): 41: (4)
  • 2022–: Everton: 6: (0)
  • 2018: England U17: 7: (0)
  • 2018–2019: England U18: 7: (0)
  • 2019: England U19: 5: (3)
  • 2020: England U20: 1: (0)
  • 2021–: England U21: 9: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21:55, 5 November 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 20:54, 27 September 2022 (UTC)

Garner is a central midfielder who currently plays for Everton. Garner was born in 2001 and started playing football at the age of six with Manchester United's youth team.

Garner made his professional debut for Manchester United in 2017, appearing as a substitute during their match against Brighton & Hove Albion. Garner has represented England at various youth levels, including under-17s, under-19s, and under-21s.

As of February 2018, Garner had made over 100 appearances for Manchester United’s first team across all competitions.[5] In December 2017 it was announced that Garner would join Premier League club Everton on loan until the end of the season,[6] making his debut later that month in a 1–0 victory over Cardiff City[7].

Garner was born in West Virginia on October 15, 1946. Garner started his professional career with the Charleston Battery of the American Soccer League in 1967 and played for them until 1972. After leaving Charleston, Garner signed with the Tulsa Roughnecks of the North American Soccer League (NASL) and helped them to win their first championship in 1974.

Garner then moved to England where he joined Manchester United and won two Premier Leagues titles before retiring in 1982 at the age of 34 years old. Garner has since appeared in several films, most notably "The Rock" (1996), "Pay It Forward" (2000), and "Murder by Death" (1995). He also made a return to television as Doc Holliday on CBS's crime drama series "Hawaii Five-O".

In 2019, Garner was awarded an honorary doctorate from Union College in Schenectady, New York after appearing as a guest lecturer there about his life and work over the past 50 years

35. Lyle Taylor

Forward

Lyle Taylor Career

  • : Glebe[3]
  • : Staines Town
  • –2007: Millwall
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2007–2009: Millwall: 0: (0)
  • 2008: → Eastbourne Borough (loan): 4: (1)
  • 2009: → Croydon Athletic (loan): 4: (0)
  • 2009–2010: Concord Rangers: 37: (23)
  • 2010–2012: AFC Bournemouth: 29: (0)
  • 2011: → Lewes (loan): 6: (2)
  • 2011: → Woking (loan): 5: (1)
  • 2012: → Hereford United (loan): 8: (2)
  • 2012–2013: Falkirk: 34: (24)
  • 2013–2014: Sheffield United: 20: (2)
  • 2014: → Partick Thistle (loan): 20: (7)
  • 2014–2015: Scunthorpe United: 18: (3)
  • 2015: → Partick Thistle (loan): 15: (3)
  • 2015–2018: AFC Wimbledon: 131: (44)
  • 2018–2020: Charlton Athletic: 63: (32)
  • 2020–: Nottingham Forest: 57: (7)
  • 2022: → Birmingham City (loan): 14: (5)
  • 2015–: Montserrat: 13: (10)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:10, 7 May 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 03:31, 12 June 2022 (UTC)

Lyle Taylor is a striker who currently plays for Nottingham Forest. Lyle was born in 1990 in Greenwich, England and started his career with Glebe Youth Team before signing for Millwall Senior Team in 2007.

He made his professional debut for Millwall the following year and went on to make over 100 appearances for them before moving to Nottingham Forest in January 2016. In total, Taylor has played over 200 games in the English Football League (EFL) including spells at Watford, Blackburn Rovers and Queens Park Rangers during his time as a professional footballer.

Outside of football, he works as an estate agent with JLL Real Estate Ltd based out of London, England.[1] Lyle Taylor is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for AFC Wimbledon. Lyle Taylor made his professional debut in 2008 with Eastbourne Borough, and has since played for Concord Rangers, AFC Bournemouth, Lewes, Woking, Hereford United and Sheffield United.

In 2015 he signed for Partick Thistle on loan and went on to score 20 goals in 19 appearances before joining Nottingham Forest in January 2018. He was loaned out to Charlton Athletic from Nottingham Forest in July 2020 until the end of the season and then Birmingham City until 2022. Lyle Taylor has represented England at under-19 level up to senior level where he has earned 13 caps so far without scoring a goal.

36. John Robertson

John Robertson Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1970–1983: Nottingham Forest: 386: (61)
  • 1983–1985: Derby County: 72: (3)
  • 1985–1986: Nottingham Forest: 11: (0)
  • Total: : 469: (64)
  • 1978–1983: Scotland: 28: (8)
  • 1990–1995: Wycombe Wanderers (assistant)
  • 1995: Norwich City (assistant)
  • 1995–2000: Leicester City (assistant)
  • 2000–2005: Celtic (assistant)
  • 2006–2010: Aston Villa (assistant)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

John Robertson was born on 20 January 1953 in Viewpark, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He began his career with Nottingham Forest in 1970 and played 386 games for the club over a 13-year period.

Robertson is best known for his time as a left winger with Forest but he also made appearances at right back and midfield during his time there. After leaving Forest, Robertson had spells with Aberdeen (twice), Dundee United (one season), Livingston (two seasons) and Ross County before retiring from playing in 1992.

John Robertson has since gone on to have a successful career as a coach both within Scottish football and abroad, most notably coaching Rangers between 1998 and 2002 where he won two league titles and three Scottish Cups[1]. In 2006, John was appointed manager of Kilmarnock but resigned after just six months due to personal reasons[1].

He returned to coaching later that year when he was appointed manager of Falkirk but lasted only 11 weeks before resigning again[1]. From 2007 until 2010, John served as assistant manager to Alex McLeish at Rangers before being named head coach of Egyptian side El-Masry.[3] On 22 December 2014 it was announced that John would take up the role of Director of Football at Celtic FC replacing Peter Lawwell who had moved into an executive role with the Glasgow giants[4][5]

37. Marlon Harewood

Forward

Marlon Harewood Career

  • –1996: Nottingham Forest
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1996–2003: Nottingham Forest: 181: (51)
  • 1997–1998: → Haka (loan): 18: (3)
  • 1999: → Ipswich Town (loan): 6: (1)
  • 2003–2007: West Ham United: 142: (47)
  • 2007–2010: Aston Villa: 29: (5)
  • 2009: → Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan): 5: (0)
  • 2009: → Newcastle United (loan): 15: (5)
  • 2010–2011: Blackpool: 16: (5)
  • 2011: → Barnsley (loan): 10: (4)
  • 2011: Guangzhou R&F: 10: (4)
  • 2011–2012: Nottingham Forest: 4: (0)
  • 2012–2013: Barnsley: 32: (2)
  • 2013–2014: Bristol City: 12: (1)
  • 2014–2015: Hartlepool United: 53: (6)
  • 2015–2016: Nuneaton Town: 38: (10)
  • Total: : 571: (144)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Marlon Harewood is a former English professional footballer who played as a striker. During his time at Aston Villa, he scored 51 goals in 181 appearances.

After leaving Villa, he had spells with Haka (loan), Sunderland and West Ham United before retiring in 2009. In 2002, Harewood was named the PFA Young Player of the Year[3] and was also nominated for the FWA Footballer of the Year award that same year.[4] He represented England at under-21 level,[2] winning two senior international caps between 2001 and 2003.[1][5] On 26 July 2009, Harewood announced his retirement from football after suffering a cruciate ligament injury during training with Crystal Palace.[6][7][8] Marlon Harewood has been married to Emily since 2006[9], they have three children together: daughters Isabella Rose (born 2008)[10], Zara Lily (born 2010) and son Callum Anderson (born 2013).[11][12].

38. Lewis Grabban

Forward

Lewis Grabban Career

  • 2004–2005: Crystal Palace
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2005–2008: Crystal Palace: 10: (1)
  • 2006: → Oldham Athletic (loan): 9: (0)
  • 2007–2008: → Motherwell (loan): 5: (0)
  • 2008–2011: Millwall: 56: (9)
  • 2010: → Brentford (loan): 7: (2)
  • 2010: → Brentford (loan): 4: (1)
  • 2011: Brentford: 18: (4)
  • 2011–2012: Rotherham United: 43: (18)
  • 2012–2014: AFC Bournemouth: 87: (35)
  • 2014–2016: Norwich City: 41: (13)
  • 2016–2018: AFC Bournemouth: 18: (0)
  • 2017: → Reading (loan): 16: (3)
  • 2017–2018: → Sunderland (loan): 19: (12)
  • 2018: → Aston Villa (loan): 15: (8)
  • 2018–2022: Nottingham Forest: 144: (54)
  • 2022–: Al-Ahli: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14:58, 15 July 2022 (UTC)

Lewis Grabban is a 34-year-old forward who currently plays for Al-Ahli in the UAE Premier League. Lewis started his career at Crystal Palace, and after several years spent on loan at other clubs, he finally made it to the Eagles' first team in 2006.

He scored 17 goals in all competitions during the 2007–2008 season, helping Crystal Palace reach the FA Cup final where they were narrowly defeated by Manchester United. In 2009, Lewis signed for Sunderland for £7 million but only managed one goal in 19 appearances before being released at the end of that season.

He then moved to Norwich City on a free transfer and again struggled to find form as he missed most of 2012 due to injury; however, he did score 16 goals in all competitions during 2013–2014 season which helped Norwich qualify for Europe for the first time since 2008 and also won him Player of The Year honors from both fans and media alike (he was joint winner with Wes Hoolahan).

After scoring 14 goals combined over two seasons with Bournemouth (2015/16) and Aston Villa (2016/17), Grabban joined Al-Ahli on a three year deal worth an estimated $9m (£6m).[3] His impressive performances have seen him called up by England manager Gareth Southgate for upcoming internationals against Spain & Switzerland.[4] UYU 0·986

39. Nigel Clough

Nigel Clough Career

  • 1982–1984: Nottingham Forest
  • 1983–1984: → Heanor Town (loan)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1984–1993: Nottingham Forest: 311: (101)
  • 1993–1996: Liverpool: 39: (7)
  • 1996–1998: Manchester City: 39: (4)
  • 1996–1997: → Nottingham Forest (loan): 13: (1)
  • 1997: → Sheffield Wednesday (loan): 1: (0)
  • 1998–2008: Burton Albion: 227: (16)
  • Total: : 630: (131)
  • 1986–1988: England U21: 15: (3)
  • 1990–1991: England B: 3: (1)
  • 1989–1993: England: 14: (0)
  • 1998–2009: Burton Albion
  • 2009–2013: Derby County
  • 2013–2015: Sheffield United
  • 2015–2020: Burton Albion
  • 2020–: Mansfield Town
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Nigel Clough is a retired footballer who played for Nottingham Forest and Mansfield Town. He was manager of Mansfield Town from September 2014 until his dismissal in March 2017.

Clough made 311 appearances for Nottingham Forest between 1984 and 1993, scoring 101 goals. After leaving Forest, he had brief spells with Sheffield United (1994) and Derby County (1997–1999).

In 2001, he became manager of Halifax Town but resigned after two seasons due to ill health.[4] He then took charge of Leeds United before being sacked in November 2006 following a run of poor results.[5] He returned to management as boss of Burton Albion in October 2009 but left the club six months later after failing to turn around their fortunes.[6] Clough rejoined Mansfield as manager on 1 September 2014,[7] winning promotion out of League One during his first season at the helm[8][9].

On 15 March 2017, his contract was terminated by mutual consent,[10][11] despite leading them back into Championship contention at one point during the season.[12] He has since been appointed head coach of Canada's national team[13], taking up the position on 23 January 2018.[14][15]

40. Wayne Hennessey

Wayne Hennessey Career

  • –2003: Manchester City
  • 2003–2006: Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2006–2014: Wolverhampton Wanderers: 152: (0)
  • 2006: → Bristol City (loan): 0: (0)
  • 2007: → Stockport County (loan): 15: (0)
  • 2013: → Yeovil Town (loan): 12: (0)
  • 2014–2021: Crystal Palace: 110: (0)
  • 2021–2022: Burnley: 2: (0)
  • 2022–: Nottingham Forest: 1: (0)
  • : Wales U17: 6: (0)
  • : Wales U19: 7: (1)
  • 2005–2009: Wales U21: 6: (0)
  • 2007–: Wales: 108: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22:18, 27 December 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 12:10, 25 November 2022 (UTC)

Wayne Hennessey is a Welsh goalkeeper who currently plays for Nottingham Forest in the English Premier League. He started his career at Manchester City, before moving on to Wolverhampton Wanderers later in his career.

In 2016, he was called up to play for Wales by manager Chris Coleman and made one appearance during their Euro 2016 campaign. He has also played for Birmingham City, Reading and Ipswich Town among others throughout his professional career.

Hennessey is well-known for his powerful shots from long distances and has won many awards as a result of his performances between the sticks; including being named PFA Player of the Year in 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons respectively. After spending two years out with an ankle injury, he returned to action with Forest this season and is looking likely to retain his place ahead of next year's Premier League campaign

41. Wes Morgan

Wes Morgan Career

  • 1992–1999: Notts County[4]
  • 1999–2000: Dunkirk[5]
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2002–2012: Nottingham Forest: 352: (12)
  • 2003: → Kidderminster Harriers (loan): 5: (1)
  • 2012–2021: Leicester City: 277: (11)
  • Total: : 634: (24)
  • 2013–2016: Jamaica: 30: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Wes Morgan was born on 21 January 1984 in Nottingham, England. Morgan began his career with Leicester City in 2002 and has since played for the club over 500 times.

He has won two Premier League titles (2008-09 and 2011-12), four FA Cups (2005, 2009, 2012, 2015), three Football League Cups (2006, 2007, 2013) and one Capital One Cup (2012).

Wes Morgan is a defender who typically plays as a centre back or left back but can also play as a defensive midfielder when required. In May 2017 he announced that he would be retiring from professional football at the end of the season after seventeen years with Leicester City.

Wes Morgan was named captain of Leicester City in September 2014 following the departure of Robert Huth to Stoke City and has led them to success both domestically and internationally during his time at the helm including winning their first ever Champions League title in 2016/17

42. John McGovern

John McGovern Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1965–1968: Hartlepools United /, Hartlepool[a]: 72: (5)
  • 1968–1974: Derby County: 190: (16)
  • 1974: Leeds United: 4: (0)
  • 1975–1982: Nottingham Forest: 253: (6)
  • 1982–1985: Bolton Wanderers: 16: (0)
  • Total: : 535: (27)
  • 1972–1973: Scotland U23: 2: (0)
  • 1982–1985: Bolton Wanderers[3]
  • 1990–1991: Chorley
  • 1994–1996: Rotherham United
  • 1997–1998: Woking
  • 2000–2003: Ilkeston Town
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

John McGovern was born in Montrose, Scotland on October 28th 1949. He started his career with Hartlepools United before joining Derby County in 1968. McGovern made 190 appearances for Derby County during his senior career and won the Championship twice (1974 and 1975).

In 1988, McGovern joined Sunderland where he played until 1991. After leaving Sunderland, Mcgovern had short spells at Birmingham City and Coventry City before retiring from professional football in 1994. John McGovern later worked as a coach with clubs including Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday before returning to management with Aldershot Town in 2006/07 season.[1] John McGovorn currently works as a scout for Manchester United.[1] John McGovern was born on November 1, 1946 in Glasgow, Scotland.

He began his career as a player with Leeds United before playing for Nottingham Forest and Bolton Wanderers. John McGovern made his international debut for Scotland in 1972 and went on to play 27 times for the country. After retiring from playing he became manager of Bolton Wanderers, Ilkeston Town and Rotherham United before joining Chorley in 2004.

43. Mark Crossley

Goalkeeper

Mark Crossley Career

  • 1987–1989: Nottingham Forest
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1989–2000: Nottingham Forest: 303: (0)
  • 1990: → Manchester United (loan): 0: (0)
  • 1998: → Millwall (loan): 14: (0)
  • 2000–2003: Middlesbrough: 23: (0)
  • 2002: → Stoke City (loan): 1: (0)
  • 2003: → Stoke City (loan): 11: (0)
  • 2003–2007: Fulham: 20: (0)
  • 2006–2007: → Sheffield Wednesday (loan): 17: (1)
  • 2007–2009: Oldham Athletic: 59: (0)
  • 2009–2013: Chesterfield: 4: (0)
  • Total: : 452: (1)
  • 1990: England U21: 3: (0)
  • 1997–2004: Wales: 8: (0)
  • 2012: Chesterfield (caretaker)
  • 2018: Notts County (caretaker)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Mark Crossley is a goalkeeper who has played for Nottingham Forest, Manchester United and Millwall in his career. He made his debut for Nottingham Forest in 1989 and went on to make 303 appearances for the club before joining Manchester United on loan in 1998.

He returned to Old Trafford the following year and helped them win the Premier League title that season. He then moved to Millwall where he spent two seasons before retiring from professional football at the age of 36 in 2000. Crossley enjoyed a successful playing career with Middlesbrough, Stoke City and Fulham.

He also represented Wales at international level. Crossley took over as caretaker manager of Chesterfield in 2018 but was unable to save the club from relegation.

44. Wally Ardron

Wally Ardron Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • ?: Denaby United: ?: (?)
  • 1938–1949: Rotherham United: 123: (98)
  • 1949–1955: Nottingham Forest: 182: (123)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Wally Ardron was born in 1918 in the town of Swinton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Wally Ardron started his career as a footballer with local side Rotherham United before signing for Sheffield Wednesday in 1939.

He spent six seasons at Hillsborough and helped the club win promotion to Division One in 1945-46. In 1948, Wally Ardron joined Chesterfield FC where he played until 1957, winning two promotions and finishing as runners up twice during this time.

He also represented Cheshire County Football Association 11 times between 1946 and 1958. After leaving Chesterfield FC, Wally Ardron retired from playing football and moved into coaching with roles at Doncaster Rovers (1958-59), Bury FK (1959-62) and Northampton Town (1963-67).

He later became involved in broadcasting work with BBC Radio Manchester before retiring completely in 1981. Wally Ardron died on 14 January 2001 aged 84 after a long illness suffering from Alzheimer's disease

45. Ian Storey-Moore

Career

  • : Scunthorpe United
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1962–1972: Nottingham Forest: 236: (105)
  • 1972–1974: Manchester United: 39: (11)
  • 1974–1975: Burton Albion: ?: (7)
  • 1975: Chicago Sting: 14: (2)
  • 1975–1977: Burton Albion: 107: (42)
  • 1977–1978: Shepshed Charterhouse: ?: (?)
  • 1978–1981: Burton Albion: 40: (10)
  • 1970: England: 1: (0)
  • 1977–1978: Shepshed Charterhouse (player-manager)
  • 1978–1981: Burton Albion (player-manager)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Ian Storey-Moore was born on 17 January 1945 in Ipswich, England. He started his career with Scunthorpe United before joining Manchester United in 1972.

He played 39 games for the Red Devils during his time at Old Trafford and helped the club win a number of trophies including the Premier League title in 1974.

After leaving Manchester United, Ian continued to play football with various clubs around England until he retired from playing professionally in 1984. Ian is now considered one of the greatest forwards to have ever played in English football and is currently a coach at Notts County FC where he works with young players looking to make it as professional footballers..

Ian has been married twice and has three children - two daughters and a son - who all live close by him in Nottinghamshire, England..

46. Trevor Francis

Trevor Francis Career

  • 1969–1970: Birmingham City
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1970–1979: Birmingham City: 280: (118)
  • 1978: → Detroit Express (loan): 19: (22)
  • 1979–1981: Nottingham Forest: 70: (28)
  • 1979: → Detroit Express (loan): 14: (14)
  • 1981–1982: Manchester City: 26: (12)
  • 1982–1986: Sampdoria: 67: (17)
  • 1986–1987: Atalanta: 21: (1)
  • 1987–1988: Rangers: 18: (0)
  • 1988–1990: Queens Park Rangers: 32: (12)
  • 1988: → Wollongong City (loan): 3: (2)
  • 1990–1994: Sheffield Wednesday: 76: (5)
  • Total: : 626: (231)
  • 1977–1986: England[2]: 52: (12)
  • 1988–1989: Queens Park Rangers
  • 1991–1995: Sheffield Wednesday
  • 1996–2001: Birmingham City
  • 2001–2003: Crystal Palace
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Trevor Francis was a forward who spent most of his career with Birmingham City. He made his senior debut in 1970 and went on to score 118 goals in 280 appearances for the club.

In 1978, he moved to Detroit Express on loan where he scored 22 goals in 19 appearances before returning to Birmingham City the following year. He finished his playing career with Nottingham Forest in 1981, spending two years at the club before retiring from football aged 33.

After retirement, Francis became a coach with several clubs including Aston Villa and Derby County before coaching Wales national team between 2004 and 2006 under Gary Speed and Mark Hughes respectively . Trevor Francis has also been involved in television work as a pundit for ITV's coverage of England matches since 2002 alongside former players Alan Shearer and Jamie Redknapp among others .[2]

47. Andy Reid

Midfielder

Andy Reid Career

  • : Cherry Orchard
  • 1998–2000: Nottingham Forest
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2000–2005: Nottingham Forest: 144: (21)
  • 2005–2006: Tottenham Hotspur: 26: (1)
  • 2006–2008: Charlton Athletic: 38: (8)
  • 2008–2011: Sunderland: 68: (4)
  • 2010: → Sheffield United (loan): 9: (2)
  • 2011: Blackpool: 5: (0)
  • 2011–2016: Nottingham Forest: 119: (16)
  • Total: : 409: (52)
  • 2002–2003: Republic of Ireland U21: 15: (4)
  • 2003–2013: Republic of Ireland: 29: (4)

Andy Reid joined Nottingham Forest from Cherry Orchard in 1998 and made 144 appearances for the club over three seasons. He moved to Tottenham Hotspur in 2005 and played 26 times before joining Manchester City in 2009.

In total, he has made 141 appearances for Manchester City, Sunderland, Philadelphia Union and Kansas City Wizards in his career. Reid retired from professional football at the end of the 2017-18 season after playing his last game for Kansas City Wizards.[2] Andy Reid is a former professional footballer who played for Charlton Athletic, Sunderland, Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest.

He represented Ireland at youth international level before making his senior debut in 2002. Reid was part of the squads that reached the UEFA European Under-16 Championship final in 1998 and the FIFA World Cup semi-finals in 2010. In 2011 he joined Blackpool on loan but returned to Forest later that year. After helping them win promotion to the Premier League, Reid signed a new contract with Forest in March 2016

48. Loïc Badé

Loïc Badé Career

  • 2007–2014: Antony Sports
  • 2014–2015: Boulogne-Billancourt
  • 2015–2017: Paris FC
  • 2017–2018: Le Havre
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2018–2020: Le Havre II: 20: (0)
  • 2020: Le Havre: 7: (0)
  • 2020–2021: Lens: 31: (0)
  • 2021–: Rennes: 15: (0)
  • 2022: → Nottingham Forest (loan): 0: (0)
  • 2023–: → Sevilla (loan): 1: (0)
  • 2021: France U21: 3: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 8 January 2023

Loïc Badé is a French defender who currently plays for Sevilla on loan from Rennes. Badé made his professional debut with Antony Sports in 2007 and has since played for clubs such as Stade Reims, Nantes, Lorient, Montpellier HSC and Rennes.

The 22-year-old was called up to the France squad for the first time in October 2018 and is expected to make his international debut later that year. In 2020, Badé will be part of Lens' inaugural season in Ligue 1 after joining from Sèvres FC at the end of 2019–20 season.

A versatile defender capable of playing either at left back or centre back, Loïc Badé is an important player for both club and country Loïc Badé is a French professional footballer who currently plays for Le Havre. He started his career at Boulogne-Billancourt, before moving to Paris FC in 2017.

Badé made his international debut for France U21 in 2021 and has since represented the nation at various levels.

49. Michael Dawson

Defender

Michael Dawson Career

  • 1997–2001: Nottingham Forest
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2001–2005: Nottingham Forest: 83: (7)
  • 2005–2014: Tottenham Hotspur: 236: (7)
  • 2014–2018: Hull City: 122: (8)
  • 2018–2021: Nottingham Forest: 28: (1)
  • Total: : 469: (23)
  • 2003–2005: England U21: 13: (0)
  • 2006–2007: England B: 2: (0)
  • 2010–2011: England: 4: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Dawson started his career at Nottingham Forest and made over 100 appearances for the club. He then moved to Hull City where he helped them win promotion to the Premier League in 2016.

Dawson has represented England at international level, making 59 appearances and scoring 2 goals. In 2018, Dawson retired from professional football after playing for Hull City since 2009 Dawson started his senior career at Nottingham Forest, before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in 2005.

He made 236 appearances for Spurs across seven seasons and was an integral part of the team that reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2014/15. Dawson moved to Hull City in 2018 and has since played 28 times for the club - helping them reach promotion from the Championship last season.

Michael is a regular member of England's U21s squad and made 13 appearances during his time with the side, including two European Championships qualifiers. He retired from international football following England's 3-1 defeat by Croatia at Euro 2016 but has been recalled to their national set up for this year's World Cup qualifiers campaign..

50. Chris Cohen

Midfielder

Chris Cohen Career

  • 1993–2003: West Ham United
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2003–2006: West Ham United: 18: (0)
  • 2005–2006: → Yeovil Town (loan): 30: (1)
  • 2006–2007: Yeovil Town: 44: (6)
  • 2007–2018: Nottingham Forest: 272: (14)
  • Total: : 364: (21)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Cohen began his career at Norwich City and made over 100 appearances for the club before moving to Forest in 2012. Cohen has since played over 200 games for the Nottingham Forest, winning promotion to the Premier League in 2015/16.

Cohen represented England at youth level and was called up by Roy Hodgson for Euro 2016 but did not feature in any of the tournament's matches. Cohen is a versatile midfielder who can play as a central or attacking midfielder and is often used as an impact substitute by manager Aitor Karanka due to his energy on the pitch.

After helping Nottingham Forest win promotion back to the Premier League, there are rumours that he could leave during this summer's transfer window; however, Cohen has stated that he wants to stay with Forest until at least 2020 Cohen started his career with West Ham United, making 18 appearances in total. Cohen then spent a season on loan at Yeovil Town, where he made 30 appearances and scored one goal.

Cohen signed for Nottingham Forest in 2007 and has since played 272 games for the club, scoring 14 goals. Cohen retired from playing football in 2018 after 21 seasons of professional football. After retiring from playing football, Cohen became a coach with Nottingham Forest's youth team

Final Words

. . Nottingham Forest Football Club is an historic and successful football team that has been entertaining fans for over 150 years. The club’s best players of all time include legends such as Brian Clough, Geoff Hurst and Steve Bloomer.

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Abbott and Costello first performed in vaudeville in the early 1920s. They were a popular comedy act that was known for their parodies of current events.

Can You Wear Football Cleats For Rugby?

There is some debate about whether or not football cleats should be worn when playing rugby. The main concern is that the cleats may cause injuries to players’ feet, ankles, and shins.

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