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The Giant Killers

Every F A cup slaying since 1888

Nottingham Forest

Founded: 1865

F A Cup debut: 1878

Football Pyramid

Third tier debut: 1949 [Most recent 2008]

Second tier debut: 1906 [Current]

First tier debut: 1892 [Most recent 1999]


European Champions 1979, 1980

League Champions 1978

F A Cup Winners 1898, 1959

League Cup Winners 1978, 1979, 1989, 1990


4-2 vs Arsenal

Third Round, Sunday, January 7th 2018

City Ground, Nottingham

Attendance: 27,182

Ranked at the time: 307

Team: 43:Jordan Smith.....2:Eric Lichaj.....42:Joe Worrall {Sent-off 83}.....4:Michael Mancienne.....6:Armand Traore.....24:David Vaughan.....11:Ben Osborn {Replaced by 10:Barrie McKay-87}.....20:Kieran Dowell {Replaced by 5:Matt Mills-90+3}.....16:Zach Clough {Replaced by 34:Tyler Walker-56}.....17:Ben Brereton. Caretaker Manager:Gary Brazil


2-0 vs Preston North End

Quarter final: 13th February 1892

Scorers: Alex Higgins, Tich Smith

Ranked at the time: 3

Today: outside the top 200


2-0 vs Derby County

Fourth round replay: Wednesday February 1st 1928: After Extra Time

Attendance: 35,000

Scorer: Sid Gibson

Ranked at the time:114

Team: 1:Alf Dexter, 2:Bill Thompson, 3:Percy Barratt, 4:Jackie Belton, 5:Albert Harrison, 6:Gerry Morgan, 7:Sid Gibson, 8:Cyril Stocks, 9:Noah Burton, 10:Charlie Jones, 11:Harold Wadsworth


2-1 Cardiff City

Fifth round: Saturday February 13th1928


Scorers: Bill Thompson {pen}, Cyril Stocks

Ranked at the time:97

Today: Outside the top 300

Team: 1:Alf Dexter, 2:Bill Thompson, 3:Percy Barratt, 4:Jackie Belton, 5:?, 6:?, 7:Sid Gibson, 8:Cyril Stocks, 9:Noah Burton, 10:?, 11:Harold Wadsworth


3-1 vs Sunderland

Fifth round replay: Wednesday February 19th 1930

Attendance: 30,016

Scorers: Leo Loftus, Jack Scott, Noah Burton

Ranked at the time:164

Team: 1:Alf Dexter, 2:Bill Thompson, 3:Jimmy Barrington, 4:Billy McKinlay, 5:Tommy Graham, 6:Bob Wallace, 7:Jack Scott, 8:Clive German, 9:Billy Dickenson, 10:Leo Loftus, 11:Noah Burton


2-0 @ Manchester United

Fourth round: Saturday January 25th 1947

Attendance: 34,059

Scorers: Eddie Barks, Colin Lyman

Ranked at the time: 33

Team: 1:Laurie Platts, 2:Harry Bingham, 3:Bob McCall, 4:George Pritty, 5:Ted Blagg, 6:Frank Knight, 7:Freddie Scott, 8:Robert 'Sailor' Brown, 9:Eddie Barks, 10:Jack Edwards, 11:Colin Lyman


3-0 @ Manchester City

Third round: January 3rd 2009

Attendance: 31,869

Scorers: Nathan Tyson, Robert Earnshaw, Joe Garner

Ranked at the time: 212

Team: 1:Paul Smith, 5:Wes Morgan, 6:Ian Breckin, 7:James Perch, 4:Luke Chambers, 11:Paul Anderson, 8:Lewis McGugan, 15:Chris Cohen, 26:Matt Thornhill, 9:Nathan Tyson, 10:Robert Earnshaw, Subs:2:kelvin Wilson {on for Perch-17}, 16:Joe Garner {on for Earnshaw-73}, 14:Arron Davies {on for Tyson-81}


5-0 vs West Ham United

Third round: Sunday January 5th 2014

Attendance: 14,397

Scorers: Abdoun {pen}, Patterson {hat-trick}, Reid

Ranked at the time:497

Team: 1:Karl Darlow, 18:Gonzalo Jara, 2:Eric Lichaj {3: Dan Harding -58}, 10:Henri Lansbury, 16:Jamaal Lascelles, 25:Jack Hobbs, 39:Djamel Abdoun, 6:Guy Moussi, 15:Greg Halford {31:Simon Cox -75}, 11:Andy Reid, 21:Jamie Patterson {27: Matt Derbyshire -83} Manager: Billy Davies