Which football team has been relegated from the English Premier League most often?

The first Premier League season officially kicked off on August 15, 1992 and, in a little over three decades, the team that has been relegated most often is Norwich City. The Canaries were one of the original 22 teams that broke away from the Football League and defied expectations by finishing third in the inaugural Premier League season, 1992/93, 12 points behind champions Manchester United.

However, after a calamitous second half to the 1994/95 season, in which they won just once after the turn of the year and lost seven of their last eight games, Norwich were relegated to Football League Division One for the first time. There they remained, for the next nine seasons, until promoted back to the Premier League, as champions, in 2003/04. They won just seven games, though, none of which were away from home, and were immediately relegated back to the second tier, by then known as the Championship.

Four seasons later, in 2008/09, the Yellows suffered the ignominy of being relegated to the third tier, League One, for the first time in 49 years. However, under new manager Paul Lambert, who replaced the previous incumbent, Bryan Gunn, on August 18, 2009, they bounced back in style, winning successive promtions to the top flight. Away form was, once again, the problem in the second half of the 2013/14 season, which saw Norwich relegated to the Championship after winning just one point away from home between New Year’s Day and the end of the season.

Norwich won the Championship play-offs in 2014/15, but were immediately relegated again in 2015/16 and have continued their ‘yo-yo’ existence in recent seasons. They were promoted, as champions, in both 2018/19 and 2020/21, only to be immediately relegated again on both occasions.

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