Leicester City F.C.

association football club in Leicester, England

Leicester City F.C. are an English football club. They are based in Leicester in the county of Leicestershire. Leicester won the 2015–16 Premier League, their first Premier League title.

Leicester City F.C.
Full nameLeicester City Football Club
Nickname(s)The Foxes, The Blues, The Blue Army
Founded1884 (as Leicester Fosse)
GroundKing Power Stadium, Leicester
Ground Capacity32,262[1]
OwnerKing Power
ChairmanAiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha
ManagerBrendan Rodgers
LeaguePremier League
2019–205th of 20
WebsiteClub website

Their most famous players were and are Gary Lineker, Peter Shilton and Jamie Vardy. They have won three Football League Cups, and they hold the record for appearing in the most FA Cup finals without ever winning one. Their present manager is Brendan Rodgers.

They won the Premier League title in the 2015/16 season.

NameEdit

  • 1884-1919 Leicester Fosse F.C.
  • 1919-present Leicester City F.C.

League positionEdit

 
Leicester City celebrate winning the Premier League in the 2015–16 season.
Season League Position Notes
2000/01 Premier League 13th
2001/02 Premier League 20th Relegated
2002/03 First Division 2nd Promoted
2003/04 Premier League 18th Relegated
2004/05 EFL Championship 15th
2005/06 EFL Championship 16th
2006/07 EFL Championship 19th
2007/08 EFL Championship 22nd Relegated
2008/09 EFL League One 1st Champions
2009/10 EFL Championship 5th Play Off Semi Finalist
2010/11 EFL Championship 10th
2011/12 EFL Championship 9th
2012/13 EFL Championship 6th Play Off Semi Finalist
2013/14 EFL Championship 1st Champions
2014/15 Premier League 14th
2015/16 Premier League 1st Champions
2016/17 Premier League 12th
2017/18 Premier League 9th
2018/19 Premier League 9th

Former positionEdit


European recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1961–62 European Cup Winners' Cup PR   Glenavon 3–1 4–1 7–2
1R   Atlético Madrid 1–1 0–2 1–3
1997–98 UEFA Cup 1R   Atlético Madrid 0–2 1–2 1–4
2000–01 UEFA Cup 1R   Red Star Belgrade 1–1 1–3[nb 1] 2–4
2016–17 UEFA Champions League GS   Porto 1–0 0–5 1st
  Club Brugge 2–1 3–0
  Copenhagen 1–0 0–0
R16   Sevilla 2–0 1–2 3–2
QF   Atlético Madrid 1–1 0–1 1–2
2020–21 UEFA Europa League GS   Braga 4–0
  AEK Athens 2–1
  Zorya Luhansk 3–0
Notes
  • Goals by Leicester are listed first.
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • 1R: First round
  • GS: Group stage
  • R16: Round of 16
  • QF: Quarter-final
  1. 'Away' leg held at the Gerhard Hanappi Stadium, Vienna, Austria

PlayersEdit

First-team squadEdit

As of 16 October 2020[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Kasper Schmeichel (vice-captain)
2   DF James Justin
3   DF Wesley Fofana
4   DF Çağlar Söyüncü
5   DF Wes Morgan (captain)
6   DF Jonny Evans
7   MF Demarai Gray
8   MF Youri Tielemans
9   FW Jamie Vardy (3rd captain)
10   MF James Maddison
11   MF Marc Albrighton
12   GK Danny Ward
13   FW Islam Slimani
14   FW Kelechi Iheanacho
No. Position Player
15   MF Harvey Barnes
17   FW Ayoze Pérez
18   DF Daniel Amartey
19   FW Cengiz Ünder (on loan from Roma)
20   MF Hamza Choudhury
21   DF Ricardo Pereira
24   MF Nampalys Mendy
25   MF Wilfred Ndidi
26   MF Dennis Praet
27   DF Timothy Castagne
28   DF Christian Fuchs
33   DF Luke Thomas
35   GK Eldin Jakupović

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
16   DF Filip Benković (at Cardiff City until the end of the 2020/21 season)
22   MF Matty James (at Barnsley until January 2021)
32   MF Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (at Luton Town until the end of the 2020/21 season)
No. Position Player
34   DF Josh Knight (at Wycombe until 3 January 2021)
  FW Rachid Ghezzal (at Beşiktaş until the end of the 2020/21 season)

HonoursEdit

LeagueEdit

CupEdit

Regional competitionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "King Power Stadium Overview". Leicester City Football Club. 8 August 2007. Archived from the original on 5 February 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "First Team". Leicester City F.C. Retrieved 5 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan (1987). Saints – A complete record. Breedon Books. pp. 104–105. ISBN 978-0-907969-22-8.
  4. https://www.lcfc.com/galleries/630700/leicester-city-through-the-years-19401950