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
Ground Capacity32,262[1]
OwnerAsian Football Investments
ChairmanVichai Srivaddhanaprabha
ManagerClaude Puel
LeagueThe Premier League
2015–16Premier League, 1st
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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.

They are probably most famous for producing players like Gary Lineker and Peter Shilton. They have won 3 Football League Cups and hold the record for appearing in the most FA Cup finals without ever winning one. Their current chairman is Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and their current manager is Claude Puel.

They historically won their first and only English 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 Manager(s)
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 League Championship 15th
2005/06 League Championship 16th Craig Levein, Rob Kelly
2006/07 League Championship 19th Rob Kelly, Nigel Worthington, Martin Allen
2007/08 League Championship 22nd Relegated Gary Megson, Frank Burrows, Ian Holloway
2008/09 League One 1st Champions Nigel Pearson
2009/10 League Championship 5th Play Off Semi Finalist Nigel Pearson
2010/11 League Championship 10th Paulo Sousa, Sven Goran Eriksson
2011/12 League Championship 9th Sven Goran Eriksson, Nigel Pearson
2012/13 League Championship 6th Play Off Semi Finalist Nigel Pearson
2013/14 League Championship 1st Champions Nigel Pearson
2014/15 Premier League 14th Nigel Pearson
2015/16 Premier League 1st Champions Claudio Ranieri
2016/17 Premier League 12th Claudio Ranieri, Craig Shakespeare

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 Serbia Red Star Belgrade 1–1 1–3[nb 1] 2–4
2016–17 UEFA Champions League GS Portugal Porto 1–0 1st place
Belgium Club Brugge 2–1 3–0
Denmark Copenhagen 1–0 0–0
  • Goals by Leicester are listed first
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • 1R: First round
  • GS: Group stage
  1. 'Away' leg held at the Gerhard Hanappi Stadium, Vienna, Austria

References[change | change source]

  1. "King Power Stadium Overview". Leicester City Football Club. 8 August 2007. Retrieved 11 February 2008.