Ground capacity:
  30,687
Record attendance:
  49,946 v Manchester United, Div I, 28 October 1967
Record receipts:
  272,735 v Sheffield W, FA Cup 3rd round replay, 19 January 1994
Pitch measurements:
  116 yards x 77 yards
Formed:
  1865
Turned professional:
  1889
Limited company:
  1982
Club nickname:
  "Reds"
Previous grounds:
  1865, Forest Racecourse
1879, the Meadows
1880, Trent Bridge cricket ground
1882, Parkside, Lenton
1885, Gregory, Lenton
1890, Town Ground
1898, City Ground
Foundation:
  One of the oldest clubs in the world, Nottingham Forest was formed at a meeting in the Clinton Arms in 1865. Known originally as the Forest Football Club, the game which drew the founders together was "shinny" a form of hockey. When they decided to change to football in 1865, one of their first moves was to buy a set of red caps to wear on the field. Many club records were lost in a fire which destroyed the Main Stand in 1968.

Forest had the first player (Sam Widdowson) to wear shin pads in 1874; Widdowson also devised the playing formation of two full-backs, three half backs and five forwards. The club has also scored other "firsts": they played in the first game when a referee's whistle was used (1878); they were the first team to have crossbars; Forest full back Viv Anderson was the first black player to play for the England senior team (1978)
First Football League game:
  3 September 1892, Division 1, v Everton (a). Result: 2-2. Team: Brown; Earp, Scott; Hamilton, A Smith, McCracken; McCallum, W Smith, Higgins (2), Pike, McInnes
Record League victory:
  12-0 v Leicester Fosse, Division 1, 12 April 1909. Team: Iremonger; Dudley, Maltby; Hughes (1), Needham, Armstrong; Hooper (3), Marrison, West (3), Morris (2), Spouncer (3 incl. 1 penalty)
Record Cup victory:
  14-0 v Clapton (away), FA Cup 1st round, 17 January 1891. Team: Brown; Earp, Scott; A Smith, Russell, Jeacock; McCallum (2), "Tich" Smith (1), Higgins (5), Lindley (4), Shaw (2)
Record defeat:
  1-9 v Blackburn R, Division 2, 10 April 1937
Most League points (2 for a win):
  70, Division 3 (south), 1950-51
Most League points (3 for a win):
  94, Division 1, 1997-98
Most Premiership points:
  77, 1994-95
Most League goals:
  110, Division 3 (south) 1950-51
Highest League scorer in season:
  Wally Ardron, 36, Division 3 (south), 1950-51
Most League goals in aggregate:
  Grenville Morris, 199, 1898-1913
Most capped player:
  Stuart Pearce, 74, England.
Most League appearances:
  Bob McKinlay, 614, 1951-70
Record transfer fee received:
  8,500,000 from Liverpool for Stan Colleymore, June 1995
Record transfer fee paid:
  3,500,000 Celtic for Pierre Van Hooijdonk in March 1997
Football League record:
  1892 Elected to Division 1
1906-07 Division 2
1907-11 Division 1
1911-22 Division 2
1922-25 Division 1
1925-49 Division 2
1949-51 Division 3 (S)
1951-57 Division 2
1957-72 Division 1
1972-77 Division 2
1977-92 Division 1
1992-93 FA Premier League
1993-94 Division 1
1994-97 FA Premier League
1997-98 Division 1
1998-99 FA Premier League
1999-2001 Division 1

Honours - Football League:

  Division 1 - Champions 1977-78
Runners-up 1966-67, 1978-79
Division 2 - Champions 1906-07, 1921-22
Runners-up 1956-57
Division 3 (S) - Champions 1950-51
Division 1 - Champions 1997-98
FA Cup:
  Winners 1898, 1959; Runners-up 1991
Football League Cup:
  Winners 1978, 1979, 1989, 1990
Runners-up 1980, 1992
European Competitions:
  Fairs Cup: 1961-62, 1967-68
European Cup: 1978-79 (winners), 1979-80 (winners), 1980-81
Super Cup: 1979-80 (winners). 1980-81 (runners-up)
World Club Championship: 1980
UEFA Cup: 1983-4, 1984-5, 1995-96
Other Competitions:
  Anglo-Scottish Cup: Winners 1977
Simond Cup: Winners 1989
Zenith Data Systems Cup: Winners 1992