The following is a list of the leagues and cup tournaments that Forest have played in

League Tier 1 - The English First Division (1885-1992); The Premier League (1992-current)
League Tier 2 - The Second Division (1892-1992); English First Division (1992-2004); The Championship (2004-current)
League Tier 3 - The Third Division (1920 to 1995); Second Division (1995-2004); League One (2004-current)
Playoffs - League playoffs

FA Cup - All Football Association clubs. 736 clubs entered in 2016 (1871-current)
League Cup (EFL Cup) - All 92 league clubs (1960-current)
League Trophy (EFL Trophy) - Levels 3 and 4 of the League only (1983-current)
Charity/Community Shield - Premier League and FA Cup winners (1908-current)

European Cup/Champions League - Top clubs in each premier league (1955-current)
UEFA Cup/Europa League - Lower placed clubs in each premier league (1971-current)
Super Cup - Winners of European Cup v UEFA Cup (1972-current)
Intercontinental Cup - Winners of the European Cup and the South American champions (1960-2004)

Brian Clough Trophy - All games against Derby County since 2007
Derek Pavis Trophy - All games against Notts County since 2017

County Cup - Nottinghamshire Football Association's Cup competition
Birmingham Cup - Forest entered twice in 1887 and 1890.
Wednesbury Cup - Held between 1880 and 1894 for teams from the West Midlands
Bass Charity Vase - Held annually since 1890. Won in 1899, 2001, 2002
Northampton Hospital Shield - Held at Northampton Town's ground annually to aupport the local hospital
Kettering Hospital Cup - Played at Kettering Town to support their hospital. Forest played in 1928
Chesterfield Hospital Cup - Played at Chesterfield to support their hospital. Forest played in 1929 and 1932
Trowbridge Hospital Cup - Forest played Wolves in 1932
Allen Palmer Hospital Cup - Forest played Bristol Rovers in 1933
Norfolk Hospital Cup - Forest played Norwich in 19565
Full Members Cup - Levels 1 and 2 of the League (1985-1992)
Football League Centenary Tournament - One-off tournament in 1988 to celebrate 100 years of the Football League. Won by Nottingham Forest
Mercantile Credit Centenary Trophy - Another larger tournament to celebrate 100 years of the Football League, featuring the eight highest placed English teams
Texaco/Anglo-Scottish Cup - England, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Scotland teams that were not in Europe
Anglo-Italian Cup - Played intermittently between 1970 and 1996 between clubs from England and Italy
Fairs Cup - European cities that held trade fairs (1955-1971)

Vigo Tournament - Held at Celta Vigo's stadium in Spain. Forest competed in the 1978-79 tournament
Trofeo Villa de Bilbao - Held in Spain at the beginning of the 1979-80 season
La Linea Tournament - Held in Spain at the beginning of the 1980-81 season
Amsterdam 705 Tournament - Held in Amsterdam at the beginning of the 1980-81 season
Trofeo Ciudad de Zaragoza - Held in Spain at the beginning of the 1981-82 season
Nuremberg Tournament - Held in Germany at the beginning of the 1982-83 season
Trofeo Colombino Cup - Held in Spain at the beginning of the 1982-83 season
Townsend Thoresen Tournament - This tournament was organized by PSV Eindhoven and played at their ground. Forest competed in the 1983-84 tournament
Joan Gamper Trophy - Held annually at Barcelona's ground. Forest competed in the 1983-84 tournament
Makita Tournament - Held in Leeds at the beginning of the 1992-93 season
Umbro International Tournament - Hosted by us at the beginning of the 1996-97 season
Dallas Cup - Held annually in Dallas for youth teams. Won in 2002.

South America Tour of 1905 - A tour to Uruguay and Argentina during the summer of 1905

Friendlies - What season is complete without a friendly here and there?
Pre-Season Friendlies - The start of a new season means pre-season friendlies
Testimonials - Not played much these days, but Testimonials allowed a club to honour a long-term player or employee

Football Alliance - A precursor to the Football League. Forest played in it for their first three league seasons (1889, 1890, 1891)
United Counties League - A separate competition held for two seasons (1893-94 and 1894-95) after the end of the regular season
World War I - The Leagues held between 1914-18
World War II - The Leagues held between 1939-45

League Tier 4 - The lowest of the current 4 divisions in the Football League
FA Trophy (League Trophy) - Levels 5-8 of the League (1983-current)
FA Vase - Levels 9 and lower of the League (1974-current)

Europa Conference League - Third tier of European Cups (2021-)
Cup Winners Cup - Winners of each national cup (1960-1999)

League Performance