Our first of two Norwich City Vintage posts collects up some striking player and team imagery spanning the period from the late 1950s through to the early 1970s. This fascinating era in the club’s history corresponds with the sharp upswing in fortunes that brought memorable moments for fans each season between 1959 and 1962. In 1959 there was an FA Cup semi-final appearance as a Third Division club; 1960 saw promotion to Division Two; 1961 brought an impressive fourth-placed League finish and in 1962 the club’s first major trophy was claimed with victory in the Final of the League Cup against Rochdale.
Just to tidily bookend things, 1972 was another great year for the Canaries with Division Two championship success seeing the club ascend to the top flight for the first time in its history. And as an aesthetic aside, the Norwich City colours look just fantastic on simple, old-style shirts.
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3 thoughts on “Norwich City Vintage 1959-72”
Nice to see these, especially the pre 70s photo’s I clearly remember Graham Paddon from his time there and his move to West Ham which gained him a cup winners medal. Unfortunately the only couple of times I saw them play in the 70s was when Leeds put 5 past them on two occasions, both in the FA cup.
Paddon certainly had something of a 70s pop star teen idol look about him. He was wasted in football!
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Simple but very accurate information… Many thanks for sharing
this one. A must read post!