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15 past and present Premier League stars you (probably) forgot played for Norwich

Norwich City has had major problems returning to the Premier League and appears to be relegated this season.

Canary fans can at least remember that they defeated Master Manchester City while the Teemu Pukki party was in full swing.

However, this is a very different team from Norwich than the one that relegated from the Premier League in 2016.

But their last top run made us think of some of the notable players who have graced the yellow and green jersey in the past.

Here are 15 previous and current Premier League players that you may have forgotten when you played in the Canaries (unless of course you're a Norwich fan).

1. Craig Bellamy

When? 1990-2000

Appearances: 84

Bellamy actually came through the academy with Norwich after moving there as a teenager from Bristol City.

He made his debut for her in 1997 and then scored 32 goals before being picked up by Coventry City in 2000 for a record £ 6m fee. Bellamy regretted this and called him a "step backwards".

Bellamy was of course one of the best Welsh players of his generation and had successful games with greats like Liverpool and Manchester City before he ended his career at Cardiff City.

2. Harry Kane

When? August 2012 – February 2013

Appearances: 5

Norwich was one of several loans that Spurs Kane forwarded as a teenager.

The striker spent the preseason before the 2012/13 season with his parents' club before making his Premier League debut for Spurs in one of the season's first games.

However, the club eventually decided to loan Kane to Norwich, who were also in the Premier League at the time. He suffered a serious foot injury on his second appearance and did not return until late December. Spurs remembered Kane in February, but soon loaned him to Leicester City. The English captain has come a long way.

3. Kieran Gibbs

When? January-April 2008

Appearances: 7

Left-back Gibbs was loaned from Arsenal to Norwich City as a 19-year-old.

At the time, Gibbs was considered a winger or midfielder and only played seven games for the Canaries before returning to the Gunners before the end of his season.

He naturally had a successful career at Arsenal, playing 229 times for his youth club and 10 times for England. Gibbs is now trading in the championship with West Brom.

4. Peter Crouch

When? September-December 2003

Appearances: fifteen

Aston Villa loaned Crouch to Norwich when he was looking for football for the first team in the 2003/04 season.

The target had problems in the early stages of his career at the villa, but his stay in the Canaries was a success and aroused the interest of a number of other clubs.

Crouch scored four goals for Norwich and helped them advance to the Premier League.

5. Patrick Bamford

When? January-May 2016

Appearances: 7

We all felt sorry for Patrick Bamford during this time of his career.

Although the striker scored many goals for Chelsea's youth teams, he was inducted into the dreaded blues youth group, and Norwich was one of six loan spells for him between 2012 and 2017.

The Canary Islands were in the Premier League when he arrived, but despite seven appearances, Bamford was unable to score during his time at the club.

6. Robert Snodgrass

When? 2012-2014

Appearances: 74

Snodgrass had a relatively successful Premier League time with Norwich after signing from Leeds before the 2012/13 season.

After eleventh place, he was voted the club's second best player.

The winger scored a total of 14 goals for the Canaries before moving to Hull City in June 2014. He is now back in the Premier League with West Ham.

7. Ryan Bertrand

When? January 2008 – January 2009

Appearances: 60

Left-back Bertrand was another Chelsea player who came into contact with Norwich as a teenager.

He switched to Carrow Road for the first time in the second half of the 2007/08 season and impressed when he played as a left-back and on the left side of the midfield.

The Norwich fans called him "Plastik" based on the Belgian singer "Plastic Bertrand". He returned to the club for the 2008/09 season and is now at Southampton, of course, having made several appearances for England.

8. Joseph Yobo

When? January-May 2014

Appearances: 8th

Nigerian center-back Yobo is known for his time with Everton, and Norwich was the only other Premier League club he played for.

The defender switched to Carrow Road in the second half of the 2013/14 season, but only played eight games. Yobo is now retired.

9. Kyle Naughton

When? July 2011 – May 2012

Appearances: 23

Right-back Naughton signed with Spurs in 2009 as a teenager with Kyle Walker. He was loaned to Middlesbrough and Leicester before spending the 2011/12 season on Carrow Road.

He eventually ousted Russell Martin as a right-back of first choice, and his loan spell at Norwich led him to the first team at Spurs.

Naughton is currently on the Swansea City championship team.

10. Luke Chadwick

When? November 2006 – October 2008

Appearances: 18th

Former Manchester United midfielder Chadwick initially played on loan for Norwich before signing a two and a half year contract with the Canaries two months after his arrival.

However, injury issues prevented his time on Carrow Road, much of his career, and he eventually switched to MK Dons.

Chadwick retired in 2016.

11. Danny Mills

When? 1995-1998

Appearances: 66

Full-Back Mills got through the ranks as a teenager in Norwich, but was unable to secure a regular starting position there in the early years of his career.

He eventually moved to Charlton Athletic and is known for his time with Leeds United and Manchester City.

Mills, who represented England at the 2002 World Cup, retired a decade ago and is now a well-known expert.

12. Scott Parker

When? October-December 2000

Appearances: 6

Former England international Parker played for almost every London-based Premier League club, but also had a very, very short loan period at Norwich in the 2000/01 season.

At that time, the midfielder was trying to get into the first team with Charlton Athletic, then in the top division, and Norwich in the First Division.

He was an English Under-21 international at the time and scored in six games on Carrow Road.

13. Tim Sherwood

When? 1989-1992

Appearances: 88

Sherwood is best known for his spells as manager of Spurs and Aston Villa these days, but he had a decent career as a player.

The midfielder went through the ranks at Watford before moving to Norwich in July 1989.

He made 13 goals before moving to Blackburn Rovers, where he won the Premier League in 1995.

14. Sam Vokes

When? March-April 2011

Appearances: 4th

Welsh striker Vokes is another who was on loan in Norwich for a while, if only for a very, very short time.

The striker, now Burnley, was loaned to Carrow Road by Wolves in the 2010/11 season.

The intent was that he should stay there until the end of the campaign, but some injury problems for wolves caused him to remember only playing four games for the Canaries. However, he has achieved a goal. In a nutshell.

15. David Bentley

When? May 2004 – August 2005

Appearances: 26

Norwich was the club where former Arsenal man Bentley really made a name for himself.

There he was loaned out as a teenager for the 2004/05 season and started very well before a knee injury brought his progress to a standstill.

He returned in April, but his contributions weren't enough to prevent the Canaries from descending. Overall, he scored two goals. Bentley retired in 2014.

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