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
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
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
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
|15||Brighton & Hove Albion||38||9||14||15||39||54||-15||41|
|16||West Ham United||38||10||9||19||49||62||-13||39|
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
|1969||Manchester City||Leicester City||1-0|
|1963||Manchester United||Leicester City||3-1|
|1961||Tottenham Hotspur||Leicester City||2-0|
|1949||Wolverhampton Wanderers||Leicester City||3-1|
Leicester City’s Football League Cup Wins
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
|2000||Leicester City||Tranmere Rovers||2-1|
|1964||Leicester City||Stoke City||4-3|
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
|2016/17||Champions League||Quarter-Final||Atlético Madrid||2-1 agg|
|2000/01||UEFA Cup||First Round||Red Star Belgrade||4-2 agg|
|1997/98||UEFA Cup||First Round||Atlético Madrid||4-1 agg|
|191/62||European Cup Winner’s Cup||First Round||Atlético Madrid||3-1 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
- Youri Tielemans £40.5m from Monaco in 2019
- Ayoze Pérez £30.6m from Newcastle United in 2019
- Islam Slimani £27.45m from Sporting CP in 2016
- Kelechi Iheanacho £24.93m from Manchester City in 2017
- Adrien Silva £22.5m from Sporting CP in 2017
Leicester City’s Top 5 Highest Transfers Out
- Harry Maguire £78.3m to Manchester United in 2019/20
- Riyad Mahrez £61.02m to Manchester City in 2018/19
- Danny Drinkwater £34.11m to Chelsea in 2017/18
- N’Golo Kanté £32.22m to Chelsea in 2016/17
- 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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