Cameroon international defender Sebastien Bassong, who started his career with French side Metz, had been relegated twice before he moved to England to play for Newcastle United.
Bassong was part of the Magpies' ill-fated 2008-09 campaign which saw them drop into the Championship, though his good form earned him a big-money move to Tottenham that summer.
Bassong started brightly at Spurs, scoring on his debut against Liverpool, but over time new signings and a dip in performances saw his first-team role diminish.
He was loaned to Wolves for the second half of the 2011-12 season, but was unable to help them to retain their top-flight status.
Bassong signed for Norwich in the summer of 2012, reuniting with former Newcastle manager Chris Hughton in the process.
The Canaries exceeded expectations in Bassong's first season at the club, finishing 11th in the final Premier League table.
However, their success was short-lived and they dropped into the second tier the following year.
Bassong stayed at Carrow Road and helped them to bounce back through the play-offs under new boss Alex Neil, but this term has again suffered the ignominy of going down.