REVEALED: Your Norwich City team of the decade

PUBLISHED: 19:06 30 December 2019

Norwich City's promotions, from left, in 2010, 2015 and 2019 Pictures: Nick Butcher (2010) and Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Norwich City's promotions, from left, in 2010, 2015 and 2019 Pictures: Nick Butcher (2010) and Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Pictures: Nick Butcher (2010) and Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Norwich City supporters have had their say on the City team of the decade, with over 1,800 votes being cast online.

It's been quite the decade for Norwich City. From successive promotions to a Wembley triumph, it's been a fantastic ride for those who follow the Canaries.

The decade has seen five permanent managers, spells in all of the top three divisions in England and ended with a dramatic clash with Jose Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspur.

Here is the side selected by the fans:

Goalkeeper: John Ruddy (61pc)

John Ruddy - goalkeeping stalwart 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdJohn Ruddy - goalkeeping stalwart Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Prior to joining City, Ruddy was a goalkeeper who lacked a place to hang his hat and call home. Ruddy's involvement in the 2011/12 season saw him earn international recognition but a broken finger prevented him joining up with England's Euro 2012 squad.

He made 242 appearances in a seven-year association with the Canaries.

Right-back: Russell Martin (58pc)

Russell Martin - part of the ride from League One to Premier League Picture: Daniel Chesterton/Focus Images LtdRussell Martin - part of the ride from League One to Premier League Picture: Daniel Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

His leadership on and off the pitch was noticeable both in moments of glory and despair.

As a City captain, he lifted a trophy at Wembley, played over 300 games in yellow and green and was a significant part of successive promotions under Paul Lambert.

Right centre-back: Christoph Zimmermann (76pc)

Christoph Zimmermann - popular figure Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdChristoph Zimmermann - popular figure Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

A towering figure in City's backline, the German arrived in Norfolk expecting to be a fourth choice option.

Zimmermann was considering quitting football to become a teacher but his emergence as a reliable first-choice option has seen him operate in some of the biggest venues in world football since City's promotion to the top flight.

Left centre-back: Timm Klose (49pc)

Timm Klose celebrates scoring against Ipswich 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdTimm Klose celebrates scoring against Ipswich Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The Swiss defender is one of the remaining figures from City's previous Premier League era.

His last-gasp header against Ipswich in 2018 helped City extend their unbeaten run against their rivals.

Left-back: Adam Drury (64pc)

Adam Drury during his testimonial match against Celtic Picture: ArchantAdam Drury during his testimonial match against Celtic Picture: Archant

Drury's influence extends beyond one decade and into another.

Drury made 44 appearances for the Canaries in this decade, featuring heavily in the League One title-winning campaign.

Defensive midfield: Alex Tettey (88pc)

Alexr Tettey - midfield enforcer 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdAlexr Tettey - midfield enforcer Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Signed by Chris Hughton in 2012, Tettey has been a combative midfielder that every City boss has realised they require.

His positional intelligence and ability to score from range has seen him become a regular staple of City sides this decade.

Central midfield: Jonny Howson (50pc)

Jonny Howson's volley against Nottingham Forest was one of the best at Carrow Road Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdJonny Howson's volley against Nottingham Forest was one of the best at Carrow Road Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

From rescuing pigeons to that volley against Nottingham Forest, Howson was a well-loved figure during his time in Norfolk.

A box-to-box midfielder, Howson combined his northern grit with technical ability and shined in City's Premier League sides.

Right winger: Nathan Redmond (41pc)

Nathan Redmond celebrates Wembley glory 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdNathan Redmond celebrates Wembley glory Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Redmond's talent was crucial to the Canaries play-off victory in 2015.

The pace and trickery has later seen him capped by England but it is his goal against Middlesbrough at Wembley that is remembered fondly in these quarters.

Left winger: Onel Hernandez (32pc)

Onel Hernandez - wing wizard 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdOnel Hernandez - wing wizard Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

With his pace, Hernandez proved a difficult entity to thwart in the Championship.

His attributes have provided Farke's City with another dimension and memorable goals against Ipswich and Nottingham Forest see him earn his place in the side of the decade.

Central attacking midfield: Wes Hoolahan (74pc)

Wes Hoolahan celebrates giving Norwich City the lead against Ipswich in the Championship play-off semi-final at Carrow Road Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdWes Hoolahan celebrates giving Norwich City the lead against Ipswich in the Championship play-off semi-final at Carrow Road Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Over 300 appearances, a number of magical moments and possessing the rare ability of reminding supporters why they adore football, Hoolahan is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures this decade.

His revival under Lambert saw him shine as a number 10, with his supply line contributing to a number of City goals.

Striker: Grant Holt (67pc)

Legendary striker Grant Holt Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdLegendary striker Grant Holt Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Holt's ability to score goals in League One, the Championship and the Premier League saw him race to sixth in the club's all-time record scoring charts with 78 goals.

A famous hat-trick against Ipswich Town is an achievement that means not even Teemu Pukki could deny Holt a place in the XI.

Manager: Daniel Farke (56pc)

Daniel Farke - the man in charge 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdDaniel Farke - the man in charge Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Farke edges now Ipswich boss Lambert to the title after the heroics of last season.

Installing an attractive philosophy was one thing, but completing it with limited finances and pulling together a side of misfits and rejects is an achievement worthy of his inclusion.

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