Leicester City F.C.

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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
Capacity32,262[1]
OwnerKing Power
ChairmanAiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha
ManagerBrendan Rodgers
LeaguePremier League
2019–205th of 20
WebsiteClub website

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.

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.

Name[change | change source]

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

League position[change | change source]

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 position[change | change source]


European record[change | change source]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1961–62 European Cup Winners' Cup PR Northern Ireland Glenavon 3–1 4–1 7–2
1R Spain Atlético Madrid 1–1 0–2 1–3
1997–98 UEFA Cup 1R Spain Atlético Madrid 0–2 1–2 1–4
2000–01 UEFA Cup 1R Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 1–1 1–3[nb 1] 2–4
2016–17 UEFA Champions League GS Portugal Porto 1–0 0–5 1st
Belgium Club Brugge 2–1 3–0
Denmark Copenhagen 1–0 0–0
R16 Spain Sevilla 2–0 1–2 3–2
QF Spain Atlético Madrid 1–1 0–1 1–2
2020–21 UEFA Europa League GS Portugal Braga 4–0
Greece AEK Athens 2–1
Ukraine 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

Players[change | change source]

First-team squad[change | change source]

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

Out on loan[change | change source]

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

Honours[change | change source]

League[change | change source]

Cup[change | change source]

Regional competitions[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  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. https://www.lcfc.com/galleries/630700/leicester-city-through-the-years-19401950