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2015–16 Norwich City F.C. season

The 2015–16 season is Norwich City's return to the Premier League after gaining promotion via the play-offs last season in their 113th year in existence.[1] This season Norwich City participate in the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup. The season covers the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.

Norwich City
2015–16 season
ChairmanAlan Bowkett
(until 7 December)
Ed Balls
(from 27 December)
ManagerAlex Neil
StadiumCarrow Road
Premier League19th (Relegated)
FA Cup3rd round
League Cup4th round
Top goalscorerLeague:
Dieumerci Mbokani
(7 goals)

All:
Dieumerci Mbokani
(7 goals)
Highest home attendance27,137
Lowest home attendance26,279
Average home league attendance26,972

TransfersEdit

Transfers inEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
27 May 2015 CM   Graham Dorrans West Bromwich Albion £3,000,000 [2][3]
1 July 2015 DM   Youssouf Mulumbu West Bromwich Albion Free transfer [4]
29 July 2015 LW   Robbie Brady Hull City £7,000,000 [5]
1 August 2015 GK   Jake Kean Blackburn Rovers Free transfer [6]
1 January 2016 LW   Matt Jarvis West Ham United £2,500,000 [7]
8 January 2016 DF   Ivo Pinto GNK Dinamo Zagreb Undisclosed [8]
15 January 2016 MF   Ben Godfrey York City Undisclosed [9]
18 January 2016 CB   Timm Klose VfL Wolfsburg Undisclosed [10]
19 January 2016 CF   Steven Naismith Everton Undisclosed [11]

Total spending: £12,500,000  

Transfers outEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 CF   Luciano Becchio Belgrano [a] Free transfer [13]
1 July 2015 GK   Mark Bunn Aston Villa [b] Free transfer [13]
1 July 2015 CB   Kyle Callan-McFadden Orlando City B Free Transfer [13]
1 July 2015 CB   Carlos Cuéllar UD Almería Free Transfer [13]
1 July 2015 LB   Javier Garrido Las Palmas [c] Free Transfer [13]
1 July 2015 LM   Sam Kelly Port Vale FC Free Transfer [13]
1 July 2015 CM   Cameron McGeehan Luton Town Undisclosed [16]
31 July 2015 CB   Ignasi Miquel Ponferradina [d] Mutual Consent [18]
1 September 2015 CM   Bradley Johnson Derby County £7,000,000 [19]
5 January 2016 RW   Elliott Bennett Blackburn Rovers Undisclosed [20]
11 January 2016 ST   Lewis Grabban AFC Bournemouth £8,000,000 [21]
22 January 2016 ST   Gary Hooper Sheffield Wednesday Undisclosed [22]
  1. ^ Following Becchio's release on 27 May 2015, he joined Belgrano on 16 June 2015.[12]
  2. ^ Following Bunn's release on 27 May 2015, he joined Aston Villa on 9 July 2015.[14]
  3. ^ Following Garrido's release on 27 May 2015, he joined Las Palmas on 7 August 2015.[15]
  4. ^ Following Miquel's release on 31 July 2015, he joined Ponferradina on 30 July 2015.[17]

Total spending: £15,000,000  

Loans inEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name From Date until Ref.
29 July 2015 RB   Andre Wisdom Liverpool End of season [23]
1 September 2015 LW   Matt Jarvis West Ham United End of season [24]
1 September 2015 CF   Dieumerci Mbokani Dynamo Kyiv End of season [25]
30 January 2016 CF   Patrick Bamford Chelsea End of season [26]

Loans outEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name To Date until Ref.
6 July 2015 GK   Remi Matthews Burton Albion 2 January 2016 [27]
15 July 2015 ST   Carlton Morris Hamilton Academical 1 January 2016 [28]
14 August 2015 ST   Jacob Murphy Coventry City End of season [29]
21 August 2015 LW   Josh Murphy Milton Keynes Dons End of season [30]
27 August 2015 CB   Michael Turner Sheffield Wednesday End of season [31]
31 August 2015 CF   Ricky van Wolfswinkel Real Betis End of season [32]
1 September 2015 CM   Tony Andreu Rotherham United 2 January 2016 [33]
1 September 2015 CM   Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe Rotherham United 29 September 2015 [33]
11 September 2015 DM   Louis Thompson Swindon Town 18 December 2015 [34]
29 October 2015 RB   Cameron Norman Woking End of season [35]
21 January 2016 CB   Harry Toffolo Peterborough United End of season [36]
21 January 2016 GK   Remi Matthews Doncaster Rovers End of season [37]
24 March 2016 ST   Kyle Lafferty Birmingham City End of season [38]

CompetitionsEdit

Pre-season friendliesEdit

On 6 June 2015, Norwich City announced they would host West Ham United to mark Carrow Road's 80th anniversary.[39] This fixture was the first ever played at Carrow Road; Norwich won the game 4–3. Two days later, the Canaries announced their pre-season schedule.[40]Norwich City announced on 6 July 2015, that they would be playing FC Augsburg and Maccabi Haifa in a pre-season training camp in Germany and Austria.[41]

Premier LeagueEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
16 Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 45 67 −22 42
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 48 62 −14 39
18 Newcastle United (R) 38 9 10 19 44 65 −21 37 Relegation to the EFL Championship
19 Norwich City (R) 38 9 7 22 39 67 −28 34
20 Aston Villa (R) 38 3 8 27 27 76 −49 17
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).[42]
(R) Relegated.

Results by matchdayEdit

Matchday1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA
ResultLWDLWDDLLLLWLDLDWLWWLLLLLDLLLDWWLLLLWL
Position2098148111313161616151616161716171514151617171817171818181717171719191919
Updated to match(es) played on 15 May 2016. Source: Statto
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 9 7 22 39 67  −28 34 6 5 8 26 30  −4 3 2 14 13 37  −24

Last updated: 15 May 2016.
Source: [43]

MatchesEdit

The Premier League fixture list was released on 17 June 2015.[44] Norwich's first game was at home to Crystal Palace.[44]

League CupEdit

Norwich City entered the competition in the second round and were given an away trip to Rotherham United.[45] The third round draw was made on 25 August 2015 live on Sky Sports by Charlie Nicholas and Phil Thompson. Norwich City drew West Bromwich Albion at home.[46]

FA CupEdit

Norwich City entered the competition in the third round and were drawn at home to Manchester City.

StatisticsEdit

Appearances, goals and cardsEdit

Last updated: 15 May 2016 Sources:[47]

Players with no appearances not included in the list.
No. Pos Player Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total Discipline
Starts Sub Goals Starts Sub Goals Starts Sub Goals Starts Sub Goals    
1 GK John Ruddy 27 0 0 1 0 0 28 0 0 0 0
2 RB Steven Whittaker 8 0 0 0 1 0 8 1 0 1 1
3 RB Andre Wisdom 9 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 13 1 0 1 0
5 CB Russell Martin 30 0 3 1 0 0 31 0 3 5 1
6 CB Sébastien Bassong 30 2 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 34 2 2 5 0
7 CAM Steven Naismith 11 2 1 11 2 1 2 0
8 CM Jonny Howson 33 3 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 35 4 4 7 0
9 ST Dieumerci Mbokani 15 13 7 1 0 0 16 13 7 0 0
10 ST Cameron Jerome 19 15 3 1 0 0 20 15 3 2 0
11 ST Patrick Bamford 2 5 0 2 5 0 0 0
12 MF Robbie Brady 34 2 3 34 2 3 3 0
13 GK Declan Rudd 11 0 0 3 0 0 13 0 0 2 0
14 CAM Wes Hoolahan 25 5 4 1 1 0 26 6 4 1 0
16 LM Matt Jarvis 11 7 1 1 1 1 12 8 2 0 0
17 CB Timm Klose 10 0 1 10 0 1 3 0
18 MF Graham Dorrans 14 7 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 16 9 0 3 0
20 MF Anthony Andreu 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
21 MF Youssouf Mulumbu 5 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 2 0 2 0
22 RM Nathan Redmond 24 11 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 25 12 6 0 0
23 LB Martin Olsson 20 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 22 4 1 2 0
24 CB Ryan Bennett 20 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 23 2 0 7 0
25 RB Ivo Pinto 9 1 0 9 1 0 0 0
27 CDM Alexander Tettey 23 0 2 23 0 2 10 0
28 CM Gary O'Neil 19 8 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 21 9 0 7 1
32 MF Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe 3 7 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 8 0 2 0
Players out on loan:
19 ST Kyle Lafferty 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 0
15 DF Harry Toffolo 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
29 ST Ricky van Wolfswinkel 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
Players now not at club:
4 CM Bradley Johnson 1 3 0 1 0 0 2 3 0 1 0
7 ST Lewis Grabban 3 3 1 2 0 0 5 3 1 0 0
11 ST Gary Hooper 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0
17 RM Elliott Bennett 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0

GoalscorersEdit

Rank Pos. Player PL FAC LC Total
1 ST Dieumerci Mbokani 7 0 0 7
2 MF Nathan Redmond 6 0 0 6
3= MF Jonny Howson 3 0 1 4
CAM Wes Hoolahan 4 0 0 4
5= DF Russell Martin 3 0 0 3
ST Cameron Jerome 3 0 0 3
LM/LB Robbie Brady 3 0 0 3
8= CB Sébastien Bassong 1 0 1 2
CM Alexander Tettey 2 0 0 2
LM Matt Jarvis 1 0 1 2
Own Goal 1 0 1 2
12= RB Steven Whittaker 1 0 0 1
ST Lewis Grabban 1 0 0 1
ST Kyle Lafferty 0 0 1 1
ST Ricky van Wolfswinkel 0 0 1 1
CAM Steven Naismith 1 0 0 1
CB Timm Klose 1 0 0 1
LB Martin Olsson 1 0 0 1
Totals 39 0 6 45
Last updated: 12 May 2016 Sources:[47]

ReferencesEdit

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