Leicester City Football Club, History, Facts & Records

A Brief History of Leicester City Football Club

Founded: 1884 as Leicester Fosse F.C.

Nickname: The Foxes

Founded in 1884, Leicester Fosse F.C. were elected to the Football League in 1894 and adopted the name Leicester City in 1919

The club have been FA Cup finalists four times, won the League Cup three times and competed in four European campaigns.

Leicester won the 2015/16 Premier League, their first top-level football championship.

They are one of only six clubs to have won the Premier League since its inception in 1992.

King Power Stadium

Stadium Capacity: 32,312

King Power Stadium has been the home of Leicester City since 2002 and was the venue as the Foxes lifted the Premier League title in 2016.

Leicester had previously played at Filbert Street from 1891-2002

The stadium was officially opened by Leicester City legend Gary Lineker in July 2002.

The first competitive match being played only a week later as the Foxes beat Watford 2-0 in front of over 31,000 fans.

Stadium Naming Rights

The naming rights were sold to Club Owners King Power from the 2011/12 season.

Highest Attendance: 47,298
Filbert Street
Leicester City 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur
FA Cup 5th Round Match
18 February 1928

Leicester City Current Manager is Brendan Rodgers

Appointed: 26 February 2019

Brendan Rodgers was appointed Manager of Leicester City on 26 February 2019, signing a contract, which was later extended, until the end of the 2024/25 season.

Leicester are currently 3rd in the Premier League and look assured of European Football in 2020/21

Leicester City Current Captain is Wes Morgan

Appointed: 2019

Wesley Morgan was named as Leicester City’s captain for the 2019/20 season.

The 36-year-old is currently in his 9th season with the Foxes

Leicester City’s Club Mascot is Filbert Fox

Leicester City Football Shirts 2019/20 Season

Home Shirt

Away Shirt

3rd Shirt

Shirt Sponsors: King Power (main) ThaiBev (Sleeve)

Kit Manufacturer: Adidas

Adidas became the technical kit supplier to Leicester City in 2018

Leicester City’s Premier League Wins

Leicester City won the Premier League in 2015/16 becoming only the 6th team to win the Premier League since it began in 1992.

The club’s previous highest finish in top flight football had been second place in the 1928/29 season.


The Media described Leicester’s title win as the greatest sporting shock ever; with multiple bookmakers having never paid out at such long odds of 5000/1 for any sport.

Premier League Table 2019/20

2Manchester City38263910235+6781
3Manchester United38181286636+3066
5Leicester City38188126741+2662
6Tottenham Hotspur381611116147+1459
7Wolverhampton Wanderers38151495140+1159
9Sheffield United381412123939054
13Newcastle United381111163858-2044
14Crystal Palace381110173150-1943
15Brighton & Hove Albion38914153954-1541
16West Ham United38109194962-1339
17Aston Villa3898214167-2635
20Norwich City3856272675-4921

Leicester City’s Football League Wins

Leicester have spent all but one season in the top two divisions of English football. They have won seven second-tier titles (six Second Division and one Championship)

First Division (now the Premier League)
> Runners-Up 1928/29

Second Division (now the Football League Championship)
> Champions 1924/25, 1936/37, 3953/54, 1956/57, 1970/71, 1979/80, 2013/14
> Runners-Up 1907/08, 2002/03

Third Division (now Football League One)
> Champions 2008/09

Leicester City’s FA Cup History

Leicester City have never won the FA Cup Final. The clubs best placed finish is as Runners-Up, having reached the final on four occasions

1969Manchester CityLeicester City1-0
1963Manchester UnitedLeicester City3-1
1961Tottenham HotspurLeicester City2-0
1949Wolverhampton WanderersLeicester City3-1

Leicester City’s Football League Cup Wins

english football league cup trophy

Leicester City have won the League Cup three times with their most recent win coming in a 2-1 win over Tranmere Rovers in 2000.

The Foxes have also been Runners-up twice, in 1965 & 1999

2000Leicester CityTranmere Rovers2-1
1997Leicester CityMiddlesborough1-0
1964Leicester CityStoke City4-3

The 1997 Coca-Cola Cup Final ended in a 1-1 draw. Leicester City beat Middlesborough 1-0, after extra time in the replay.

The 1964 League Cup Final was played over two legs. The first game ended in a 1-1 draw. Leicester City beat Stoke City 3-2, in the second leg, winning the Final 4-3 on aggregate.

Leicester City in European Competition

Leicester City played in the UEFA Champions League in 2016/17 where they reached the Quarter-Finals.

They have made two appearances in the UEFA Cup and one in the European Cup Winner’s Cup

Leicester City are currently well placed in the 2019/20 Premier League to qualify for European Competition again in 2020/21

YearCompetitionRoundLost ToScore
2016/17Champions LeagueQuarter-FinalAtlético Madrid2-1 agg
2000/01UEFA CupFirst RoundRed Star Belgrade4-2 agg
1997/98UEFA CupFirst RoundAtlético Madrid4-1 agg
191/62European Cup Winner’s CupFirst RoundAtlético Madrid3-1 agg

Leicester City’s Record Appearances: Graham Cross

Club Appearances: 600

Graham Cross holds the all-time record for most appearances for Leicester City, playing in 600 games for the club between 1961-1975

Leicester City’s All-Time Appearances

  • 600 Graham Cross (1961-1975)
  • 557 Adam Black (1920-1935)
  • 460 Hugh Adcock (1923-1935)
  • 460 Mark Wallington (1972-1985)
  • 449 Steve Walsh (1986-2000)
  • 419 Arthur Chandler (1923-1935)
  • 414 John Sjoberg (1958-1973)
  • 409 Mal Griffiths (1939-1956)
  • 401 Steve Whitworth (1969-1979)
  • 379 Andy King (2007- Present)

Leicester City’s Record Goal Scorer is Arthur Chandler

Total Goals: 273

Arthur Chandler is the all-time top goalscorer for Leicester City with 273 goals in all competitions.

Leicester City’s All-Time Top Scorers

  • 273 Arthur Chandler (1923-1935)
  • 265 Arthur Rowley (1950-1958)
  • 156 Ernie Hine (1926-1932)
  • 126 Jamie Vardy (2012 – Present)
  • 117 Derek Hines (1948–1961)
  • 114 Arthur Lockhead (1925–1934)
  • 103 Gary Lineker (1978–1985)
  • 97 Mike Stringfellow (1962–1975)
  • 95 Johnny Duncan (1922–1930)
  • 91 Jimmy Walsh (1956–1964)

Leicester City’s Club Record Signing is Youri Tielemans

Transfer Fee: £40.5m

Leicester City’s Club Record Signing is Youri Tielemans who signed for the club in 2019 from Monaco for £40.5m

Leicester City’s Top 5 Highest Transfers In

  1. Youri Tielemans £40.5m from Monaco in 2019
  2. Ayoze Pérez £30.6m from Newcastle United in 2019
  3. Islam Slimani £27.45m from Sporting CP in 2016
  4. Kelechi Iheanacho £24.93m from Manchester City in 2017
  5. Adrien Silva £22.5m from Sporting CP in 2017

Leicester City’s Top 5 Highest Transfers Out

  1. Harry Maguire £78.3m to Manchester United in 2019/20
  2. Riyad Mahrez £61.02m to Manchester City in 2018/19
  3. Danny Drinkwater £34.11m to Chelsea in 2017/18
  4. N’Golo Kanté £32.22m to Chelsea in 2016/17
  5. Ahmed Musa £14.85m to Al-Nassr in 2018/19

Leicester City’s Official Club Tours

Go behind the scenes at King Power Stadium and see the home of Leicester City Football Club through the eyes of the First Team squad.

You will get to see a selection of Club memorabilia, including previous European adventures, FA Cup finals, the 2015/16 Premier League triumph, and days gone by at Filbert Street.

From there, your experienced and friendly tour guide will take you to the players’ entrance, used by the First Team squad on Premier League matchdays, before you head to the media suite.

You’ll then continue down to the tunnel to the away changing rooms before making your way into the home changing rooms.

There will also be the chance to walk pitchside before gracing the home dugout. 

Visit the Club’s Tour Website:

Leicester City Memberships

Get closer to the Club with the Fox Memberships.

Signing up for each Premier League season increases supporters’ chances of purchasing Leicester City match tickets the season

While also arming every Fox Member with a host of brilliant benefits.

For more info visit the Clubs Membership page:

Leicester City’s Club Information

Club Website: https://www.lcfc.com/

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King Power Stadium
Filbert Way

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