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2016–17 Norwich City F.C. season

The 2016–17 season is Norwich City's return to the Football League Championship, having been relegated from the Premier League last season.[1] This season they are participating in the Championship, FA Cup and League Cup. The Norwich City development squad is also participating in the EFL Trophy.[2] The fixture list for the season was announced on 22 June 2016, and the Championship season began on 6 August 2016.[3][4] The season covers the period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

Norwich City
2016–17 season
Norwich City wall defending a Wigan Athletic free-kick, September 2016
Norwich City wall defending a Wigan Athletic free-kick, September 2016
ChairmanEd Balls
ManagerAlex Neil
(until 10 March)
Alan Irvine
(from 10 March)
StadiumCarrow Road
Football League Championship8th
FA CupThird round
League CupFourth round
Top goalscorerLeague: Cameron Jerome (16)
All: Cameron Jerome (16)
Highest home attendance27,107
Lowest home attendance25,275
Average home league attendance26,355

First-team squadEdit

As of 17 January 2017

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK John Ruddy
2   DF Steven Whittaker
3   DF Mitchell Dijks
4   MF Graham Dorrans
5   DF Russell Martin (captain)
6   DF Sébastien Bassong
7   FW Steven Naismith
8   MF Jonny Howson (vice-captain)[5]
9   FW Nélson Oliveira
10   FW Cameron Jerome
11   MF Matt Jarvis
13   GK Paul Jones
14   MF Wes Hoolahan
15   DF Timm Klose
17   MF Yanic Wildschut
No. Position Player
18   MF Youssouf Mulumbu
19   FW Kyle Lafferty
21   MF Alex Pritchard
22   FW Jacob Murphy
24   DF Ryan Bennett
25   DF Ivo Pinto
26   DF Michael Turner
27   MF Alexander Tettey
28   MF James Maddison
30   FW Carlton Morris
31   FW Josh Murphy
33   GK Michael McGovern
34   MF Louis Thompson
35   MF Ben Godfrey
37   MF Ray Grant
  GK Declan Rudd

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
20   MF Tony Andreu (at Dundee United until the end of the 2016–17 season)
23   DF Harry Toffolo (at Scunthorpe United until the end of the 2016–17 season)
  GK Remi Matthews (at Hamilton Academical until the end of the 2016–17 season)

[6]

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
13 July 2016 RW   Sergi Canós Liverpool £2,550,000 [7]
19 July 2016 GK   Michael McGovern Hamilton Academical Free transfer [8]
4 August 2016 GK   Paul Jones Portsmouth Free transfer [9]
4 August 2016 AM   Alex Pritchard Tottenham Hotspur £8,000,000 [10][11]
25 August 2016 GK   Jon McCracken Hamilton Academical Undisclosed [12]
30 August 2016 CF   Nélson Oliveira Benfica Undisclosed [13]
31 January 2017 LW   Yanic Wildschut Wigan Athletic Undisclosed [14]

Total spending: £10,550,000  

OutEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2016 CB   Reiss Awuah None Released [15]
1 July 2016 CB   Afolabi Coker Lewes [a] Released [15]
1 July 2016 CB   Adel Gafaiti MC Oran Free transfer [17]
1 July 2016 RB   Reece Hall-Johnson Maidstone United Released [15]
1 July 2016 AM   Cameron King None Released [15]
1 July 2016 CF   Jamar Loza None Released [15]
1 July 2016 RB   Cameron Norman None Released [15]
1 July 2016 CM   Gary O'Neil Bristol City Free transfer [18]
1 July 2016 RW   Nathan Redmond Southampton £10,000,000 [19][20]
1 July 2016 LB   Arinse Uade None Released [15]
1 July 2016 CM   Tom Walters Europa Point Free transfer [21]
18 July 2016 GK   Jake Kean Sheffield Wednesday [b] Free [23]
28 July 2016 ST   Ricky van Wolfswinkel Vitesse Arnhem £500,000 [24][25]
5 August 2016 CM   Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe Legia Warsaw Undisclosed [26]
28 August 2016 GK   Marcus Beauchamp Newport County Free transfer [27]
17 January 2017 LB   Martin Olsson Swansea City Undisclosed [28]
31 January 2017 LM   Robbie Brady Burnley Undisclosed [29]
31 January 2017 RW   Sergi Canós Brentford Undisclosed [30]

Total incoming: £10,500,000  

  1. ^ Following Coker's release, he signed for Lewes.[16]
  2. ^ Following Kean's departure, he signed for Sheffield Wednesday.[22]

Loans inEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name From Date until Ref.
31 January 2017 LB   Mitchell Dijks Ajax End of Season [31]

Loans outEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name To Date until Ref.
16 July 2016 GK   Remi Matthews Hamilton Academical End of Season [32]
2 August 2016 GK   Declan Rudd Charlton Athletic End of Season [33]
31 August 2016 MF   Tony Andreu Dundee United End of Season [34]
31 August 2016 AM   James Maddison Aberdeen 4 January 2017 [35]
31 August 2016 LB   Harry Toffolo Scunthorpe United End of season[a] [36]
31 January 2017 CF   Carlton Morris Rotherham United End of season [37]
  1. ^ On 7 January, Toffolo's loan was extended until the end of the season

CompetitionsEdit

Pre-season friendliesEdit

On 27 May 2016, Norwich City announced their pre-season schedule, which included a week long pre-season training camp in Burgenland, Austria.[38] Their opponents for the two friendlies in Austria were later announced as FK Dukla Prague and Rubin Kazan.[39] On 9 June 2016, they announced that Norwich's final pre-season friendly would be against Hannover 96.[40]

ChampionshipEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 85 57 +28 80 Qualification for the Championship play-offs[a]
7 Leeds United 46 22 9 15 61 47 +14 75
8 Norwich City 46 20 10 16 85 69 +16 70
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 54 50 +4 67
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 75 65 +10 64
Source: English Football League, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Points in head-to-head matches; 5) Goal difference in head-to-head matches; 6) Goals scored in head-to-head matches; 7) Play-off.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to the Premier League.

Results by matchdayEdit

Matchday12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
GroundAHHAAHHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHHAAHAHHAAHHAHAAHHAAHHAHAH
ResultWDWDLWWWWLWWDLLLLLWLWLLDWLWWWDWDLDLDDWLLWLWWDW
Position152412542122124456878891212911108777778889891010108888
Updated to match(es) played on 7 May 2017. Source:[citation needed]
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
46 20 10 16 85 69  +16 70 15 4 4 55 22  +33 5 6 12 30 47  −17

Last updated: 7 May 2017.
Source:[citation needed]

MatchesEdit

The Championship fixture list was released on 22 June 2016. Norwich's first game was away to Blackburn Rovers.

EFL CupEdit

FA CupEdit

StatisticsEdit

Appearances, goals and cardsEdit

Last updated: 7 May 2017

No. Pos Player Championship FA Cup EFL Cup Total Discipline
Starts Sub Goals Starts Sub Goals Starts Sub Goals Starts Sub Goals    
1 GK John Ruddy 27 0 0 2 0 0 29 0 0 1 0
2 RB Steven Whittaker 7 5 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 10 5 1 2 0
3 DF Mitchell Dijks 15 0 1 15 0 1 2 1
4 MF Graham Dorrans 22 1 6 0 1 0 22 2 6 9 0
5 CB Russell Martin 36 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 39 1 2 6 0
6 CB Sébastien Bassong 8 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 12 1 0 0 0
7 CAM Steven Naismith 21 9 5 1 0 1 2 0 1 24 9 7 6 1
8 CM Jonny Howson 37 1 6 1 0 0 38 1 6 7 1
9 ST Nélson Oliveira 16 12 11 2 0 1 18 12 12 0 1
10 ST Cameron Jerome 31 9 16 1 0 0 32 9 16 7 0
11 LM Matt Jarvis 0 0 0 0 0
13 GK Paul Jones 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
14 CAM Wes Hoolahan 30 3 7 30 3 7 8 0
15 CB Timm Klose 31 1 1 2 0 0 33 1 1 3 0
17 MF Yanic Wildschut 6 3 1 6 3 1 0 0
18 MF Youssouf Mulumbu 7 6 0 1 1 0 8 7 0 2 0
19 ST Kyle Lafferty 0 12 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 14 2 2 0
21 MF Alex Pritchard 19 11 6 2 0 0 2 0 1 23 11 7 1 0
22 RM Jacob Murphy 32 5 9 0 2 0 1 0 1 33 7 10 0 0
24 CB Ryan Bennett 24 9 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 27 10 0 2 0
25 RB Ivo Pinto 37 0 1 1 0 0 38 0 1 8 1
26 CB Michael Turner 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0
27 CDM Alexander Tettey 33 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 35 2 0 12 0
28 MF James Maddison 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 0
30 ST Carlton Morris 0 0 0 0 0
31 LM Josh Murphy 8 18 4 2 0 0 2 1 1 12 19 5 1 0
33 GK Michael McGovern 19 1 0 2 0 0 21 1 0 0 0
34 MF Louis Thompson 1 2 0 3 0 0 4 2 0 1 0
35 MF Ben Godfrey 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 4 1 0 0
37 MF Ray Grant 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
38 DF Louis Ramsay 0 0 0 0 0
43 DF Glen Middleton 0 0 0 0 0
GK Declan Rudd 0 0 0 0 0
Players out on loan:
20 MF Tony Andreu 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
23 LB Harry Toffolo 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
GK Remi Matthews 0 0 0 0 0
Players no longer at the club:
3 LB Martin Olsson 16 3 1 1 0 0 17 3 1 3 1
12 MF Robbie Brady 22 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 25 1 4 3 1
17 MF Sergi Canós 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 2 4 2 1 0

GoalscorersEdit

Rank Pos. Player Championship FA Cup EFL Cup Total
1 ST Cameron Jerome 16 0 0 16
2 ST Nélson Oliveira 11 0 1 12
3 RM Jacob Murphy 9 0 1 10
4 CAM Wes Hoolahan 7 0 0 7
MF Alex Pritchard 6 0 1 7
CAM Steven Naismith 5 1 1 7
7 MF Jonny Howson 6 0 0 6
MF Graham Dorrans 6 0 0 6
9 LM Josh Murphy 4 0 1 5
10 MF Robbie Brady 4 0 0 4
11 ST Kyle Lafferty 1 0 1 2
DF Russell Martin 1 0 1 2
MF Sergi Canós 0 0 2 2
14 DF Martin Olsson 1 0 0 1
DF Ivo Pinto 1 0 0 1
DF Timm Klose 1 0 0 1
DF Mitchell Dijks 1 0 0 1
MF Yanic Wildschut 1 0 0 1
MF James Maddison 1 0 0 1
DF Steven Whittaker 0 1 0 1
MF Ben Godfrey 0 0 1 1
Own Goals 3 0 0 3
Totals 85 2 10 97
Last updated: 7 May 2017

ReferencesEdit

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  8. ^ "Michael McGovern Joins Norwich City". Norwich City Official Site. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
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  12. ^ "Wishaw teen Jon McCracken swaps Hamilton Accies for Norwich City and hopes to follow in Michael McGovern's footsteps". Daily Record. 25 August 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
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  14. ^ "DONE DEAL: City Sign Yanic Wildschut". Norwich City Official Site. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
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  33. ^ "Declan Rudd Joins Charlton On Loan". Norwich City Official Site. 2 August 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
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