Leicester City F.C.

association football club in Leicester, England

Leicester City F.C. are an English professional football club, based at King Power Stadium in Leicester. They won the 2015–16 Premier League, their first top tier title.

Leicester City F.C.
Full nameLeicester City Football Club
Nickname(s)The Foxes
Founded1884 (as Leicester Fosse)
GroundKing Power Stadium, Leicester
OwnerKing Power
ChairmanAiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha
ManagerBrendan Rodgers
LeaguePremier League
2021–22Premier League, 8th of 20
WebsiteClub website

Some of the club's most famous players include Gary Lineker, Peter Shilton, Gordon Banks and Jamie Vardy. Their present manager is Brendan Rodgers.

Name change

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

League position change

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
2019/20 Premier League 5th
2020/21 Premier League 5th
2021/22 premier league 8th
22/23 premier league 18th relegated

Former position change

European record change

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
  • 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

Players change

First-team squad change

As of 24 May 2021[2]

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

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

Out on loan change

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

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

Honours change

League change

Cup change

Regional competitions change

References change

  1. "King Power Stadium Overview". Leicester City Football Club. 8 August 2007. Archived from the original on 5 February 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2008.
  2. "First Team". Leicester City F.C. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  3. Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan (1987). Saints – A complete record. Breedon Books. pp. 104–105. ISBN 978-0-907969-22-8.
  4. "Leicester City Through the Years: 1940-1950".