Ex Men: Norwich

by Ashley Houghton

A look at players who have played for both the Cats and Canaries.

Gary Rowell
Sunderland legend Gary Rowell played for Norwich City immediately after his Black Cats career ended in 1984 but only made two appearances for the Canaries in a one year stint at Carrow Road.

Rowell spent nine years at his boyhood club scoring over 100 goals in over 250 appearances.

Seaham-born Rowell scored two memorable hat-tricks in his time with Sunderland, firstly at St. James’ Park in a 4-1 victory over Newcastle United and then against Arsenal at Roker Park back in 1982.

In Rowell’s only season at Norwich, the Canaries beat the Black Cats in the League Cup final at Wembley. Rowell made sure his reputation with the Sunderland faithful stayed intact by parading the cup in front of, and applauding, the red and white army.

Chris Brown
Chris Brown came through the youth ranks at Sunderland before going on to make 66 league appearances for the Black Cats.

His time on Wearside was cursed by injury and, though, he was a first-team regular under Roy Keane in 2006-07, he made a move to Norwich in January of that season for £325,000.

In contrast to his debut for Sunderland, when he scored two goals against Crewe Alexandra, Brown was sent off on his first start for Norwich.

Brown left Norwich for Preston North End in 2008 and made over 100 appearances for the Lilywhites before moving to Doncaster Rovers in League One where he still currently plays.

Michael Turner
Twenty-nine year-old Michael Turner started his career at Brentford where he won multiple club awards before moving on to Hull City.

Turner joined the Tigers in 2006 and went on to play over 100 league games for the Yorkshire side before joining Sunderland in 2009 for £4 million.

After playing 61 league games on Wearside, Turner joined Norwich at the start of the 2012/13 season.