The following players have been nominated for the Ballon d'Or while playing for Leicester; the award is also referred to as the World or European Footballer of the Year. In doing so they also tied the record for the highest margin of victory in Premier League history, equalling Manchester United's 9–0 home victory over Ipswich Town in 1995.[127]. Follow the latest updates from Nyon as the draw for the 2020/21 Europa League … Since 1992, the club's badge has featured a fox's head overlaid onto a Cinquefoil; the Cinquefoil is similar to the one used on the coat of arms of Leicester. 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They moved to Filbert Street in 1891, were elected to the Football League in 1894 and adopted the name Leicester City in 1919. The club also reached the playoff final the following year, losing 4–3 to Swindon Town, having come back from 3–0 down. There are also secondary characters "Vickie Vixen" and "Cousin Dennis." [105] On 5 July 2011, Leicester City confirmed the Walkers Stadium would now be known as the King Power Stadium. [110], Leicester also have a rivalry with Coventry City, 24 miles away. Gillies and Johnson received praise for their version of the "whirl" and the "switch" system, a system that had previously been used by the Austrian and Hungarian national teams. Europa League draw LIVE: Arsenal, Tottenham, Leicester, Celtic and Rangers learn group stage opponents. The deal was valid for the 2017–18 season. In their inaugural Champions League campaign, they went undefeated in their first five matches to progress to the knockout stages as group winners. rivalry, Derby County F.C. [5] Other sponsors have included John Bull (1986–87),[85] LG (2001–03),[85] Alliance & Leicester (2003–07),[85] Topps Tiles (2007–09),[85] Jessops (2009–10),[citation needed] and Loros (2009–10). [38] On 1 October 2010, after a poor start that saw Leicester bottom of the Championship with only one win out of the first nine league matches, Paulo Sousa was sacked by the club with immediate effect. 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[75] There they faced Atlético Madrid, and drew 1–1 in the second leg, but lost 1–2 on aggregate after losing 1–0 in the first leg. [30] In October 2002, the club went into administration with debts of £30 million. [114][116], Includes competitive appearances only. [31] Adams was banned from the transfer market for most of the season, even after the club was rescued with a takeover by a consortium led by Gary Lineker. Lineker helped Leicester maintain their place in the First Division but was sold to Everton in 1985 and two years later Leicester were relegated, having failed to find a suitable replacement to partner Alan Smith, who was sold to Arsenal after Leicester went down. [82], Club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's helicopter crashed outside the King Power Stadium, shortly after taking off from the pitch on 27 October 2018, killing Srivaddhanaprabha and all four other people on board. [53] Striker Jamie Vardy scored 13 goals over 11 consecutive matches from August to November, breaking Ruud van Nistelrooy's Premier League record of scoring in 10 consecutive matches. Leicester won their final game of the season, which guided them clear of relegation to the third tier of the football league.[3]. The sacking was met with significant upset and anger from the media, with Gary Lineker called the sacking "very sad" and "inexplicable",[70] while Manchester United manager José Mourinho blamed it on "selfish players". In the 1962–63 season, the club led the First Division during the winter, thanks to a sensational run of form on icy and frozen pitches the club became nicknamed the "Ice Kings" eventually placed fourth, the club's best post-war finish. The highest league record at their current home, the King Power Stadium, was 32,242 for a competitive match against Sunderland on 8 August 2015. records and statistics, Leicester City F.C. Leicester City are an English football team, playing in the Premier League. On 8 July 2016, the club launched their new third kit for the 2016–17 Premier League season. A nominal role of secretary/manager was employed, though the board and the selection committee took control of most team affairs. In the 2015–16 season, Leicester won what The Daily Telegraph described as "one of the most astonishing league titles of all-time"[121] and achieved many new historical, club records. When first starting out they played on a field by the Fosse Road,[99] hence the original name Leicester Fosse. Seeded status also ensures a home tie in the second leg, meaning Slavia Prague will visit Filbert Way on Thursday 25 February. [3] In 1907–08 the club finished as Second Division runners-up, gaining promotion to the First Division, the highest level of English football. They are one of only seven clubs to have won the Premier League since its inception in 1992. [28] McGhee was replaced by Martin O'Neill. Later that month, a win at Bolton saw Leicester become the champions of the 2013–14 Championship, the seventh time they had been champions of England's second tier. They moved to the nearby Walkers Stadium in 2002,[4] which was renamed the King Power Stadium in 2011.[5]. [citation needed] On 10 February 2011, Vichai Raksriaksorn, part of the Thai-based Asia Football Investments consortium, was appointed new chairman of the club after Mandarić left in November to take over Sheffield Wednesday. Under the management of Matt Gillies and his assistant Bert Johnson, Leicester reached the FA Cup final on another two occasions, but lost in both 1961 and 1963. [6][7][8] As a result, the team was dubbed "The Unbelievables", a spin-off harking back to Arsenal's undefeated team "The Invincibles". [77] However, following a poor start to the season he was sacked in October 2017 after four months officially in charge, with Leicester in 18th place in the table. Bookmakers thought Leicester's victory was so unlikely that Ladbrokes and William Hill offered odds of 5,000–1 for it at the start of the season. John Hutchinson, Neil Plumb, Rob O'Donnell, This page was last edited on 24 January 2021, at 01:10. [13] Leicester remained in Division One until 1969,[23] their longest period ever in the top flight. However, the team suffered a poor run of games in 2019 which saw Leicester suffer 4 successive home defeats, and following a 4–1 home defeat to Crystal Palace, Puel was sacked on 24 February 2019 with the club in 12th place. [90] "Foxes Never Quit" is the club's motto, which is placed above the tunnel entrance as the teams head out onto the pitch. [67] Players were often praised for their work ethic and togetherness which was apparent throughout the squad. Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers during the 3-0 win over Zorya Luhansk, (Image: LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images), When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. The following have played for Leicester and have been inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame: The Football League 100 Legends is a list of "100 legendary football players" produced by The Football League in 1998, to celebrate the 100th season of League football. [72] In his second match as caretaker, Shakespeare led Leicester to another 3–1 victory, over Hull City. Leicester City will face Slavia Prague in the Europa League round of 32 after the draw on Monday. McGhee left the club unexpectedly in December 1995 while Leicester were top of the First Division to take charge of Wolverhampton Wanderers. [118], The record transfer fee paid by Leicester for a player was around £40 million for Monaco midfielder Youri Tielemans. [96] The first sponsorship logo to appear on a Leicester shirt was that of Ind Coope in 1983. Frank McLintock, a noted player for seven years for Leicester in a successful period from the late Fifties to the mid Sixties, succeeded Jimmy Bloomfield in 1977. Some of the reasons were the loss of TV money (ITV Digital, itself in administration, had promised money to First Division clubs for TV rights), the large wage bill, lower than expected fees for players transferred to other clubs and the £37 million cost of the new stadium. [94], The main shirt sponsor is Tourism Authority of Thailand featuring the message "Thailand Smiles With You. [70] Rumours began emerging some days later that players had been meeting with the owners to discuss Ranieri's sacking without Ranieri knowing, which sparked widespread outrage over social media, but these were never proven. They also recorded the fewest losses in any of the club's Premier League seasons, losing just three matches throughout their entire campaign. Founded 1884 Address Filbert Way LE2 7FL Leicester Country England Phone +44 (870) 040 6000 Fax +44 (116) 247 0585 E-mail sales@lcfc.co.uk In 1941, the club adopted the playing of the Post Horn Galop prior to home matches. Reacting to City winning the Premier League, Executive chairman Richard Scudamore said: If this was a once in every 5,000-year event, then we've effectively got another 5,000 years of hope ahead of us. [2], The club was founded in 1884 as Leicester Fosse F.C.,[3] playing on a field near Fosse Road. Taylor was sacked after a poor start to the 2001–02 season, and his successor Dave Bassett lasted just six months before being succeeded by his assistant Micky Adams, the change of management being announced just before relegation was confirmed. Leicester vence fácil, dorme na liderança da Premier League e aumenta pressão sobre Lampard no Chelsea. They are nicknamed the Foxes, playing their home matches at King Power Stadium in Leicester. The club was founded in 1884 as Leicester Fosse F.C., playing on a field near Fosse Road. [78] He was replaced with former Southampton boss Claude Puel on 25 October 2017. [10] The most goals managed in a single season for the club is 44 by Arthur Rowley, in the 1956–57 season. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. The club competes in the Premier League, the top division of England's football league system, and plays its home matches at the King Power Stadium. Formed in 1884 by a group of old boys of Wyggeston School as "Leicester Fosse", the club joined The Football Association (FA) in 1890. On 30 June 2015, Pearson was sacked, with the club stating, "The working relationship between Nigel and the Board is no longer viable." [3] Under O'Neill, Leicester qualified for the 1996 Football League play-offs and beat Crystal Palace 2–1 in the final through a 120th minute Steve Claridge goal to gain promotion to the FA Premier League. "The Foxes" is the most common nickname for the club. Brian Little took over in 1991 and by the end of the 1991–92 season Leicester had reached the playoff final for a place in the new FA Premier League, but lost to Blackburn Rovers and a penalty from former Leicester striker Mike Newell. On 25 October 2019, Leicester recorded a 9-0 away win at Southampton in the Premier League, the joint largest win in Premier League history and the largest away win in English top flight history. Holloway left by mutual consent after less than a season at the club, being replaced by Nigel Pearson. Leicester won the 2015–16 Premier League, their first top-level football championship. The stadium has been used to host the Heineken Cup European Rugby semi-finals for the Leicester Tigers rugby club, itself based within a mile of the King Power Stadium. Allen's relationship with Mandarić became tense and after only four matches, Allen left by mutual consent on 29 August 2007. [88] Siam Commercial Bank became their first sleeve sponsor. [41] Three weeks later, Nigel Pearson returned to the club as Eriksson's successor. Milne left in 1986 and was replaced in 1987 by David Pleat, who was sacked in January 1991 with Leicester in danger of relegation to the Third Division. However, the club were relegated after a single season which included the club's record defeat, a 12–0 loss against Nottingham Forest. Thus, the club qualified for the UEFA Cup in 1997–98 and 2000–01, the club's first European competition since 1961. In Europe, they were knocked out by Midtjylland in the Champions League qualifying round, and so entered the Europa League group stages. [43] The Foxes then claimed their first Premier League win since May 2004, with a 0–1 win at Stoke City. Leicester have played outside the top two tiers only once in their history to date; during the 2008–09 season they played in League One, the third tier of English football, after relegation from the Championship the season prior. Leicester City will play their round of 32 fixture in February, with the second leg at the King Power Stadium after City earned a seeding by winning their group, Need the latest Foxes transfer news? [68], Leicester, while performing well in the Champions League, struggled domestically during 2016–17, spending much of the first few months in the bottom half of the table. On 13 September 2007, Mandarić announced Gary Megson as the new manager of the club, citing Megson's "wealth of experience" as a deciding factor in the appointment. [97] For the 2018–19 and 2019–20 seasons, the sleeve sponsor was Bia Saigon. Leicester City Football Club team news on Sky Sports - See fixtures, live scores, results, stats, video, photos and more.. ... Europa League. [114], Leicester have had a total of nine permanent secretary/managers and 36 permanent managers (not including caretakers). [76] Despite the loss, Leicester remained unbeaten at home in the 2016–17 Champions League. [71], Craig Shakespeare took over as caretaker manager, and in his first match in charge, Leicester won 3–1 against fifth-placed Liverpool, with Vardy scoring a brace. Includes competitive appearances only. [111], Up until Peter Hodge was hired after World War I, the club had no official manager. Mandarić placed Frank Burrows and Gerry Taggart in the shared position as caretaker managers until a professional manager was appointed. Upon turning professional the club moved to Mill Lane. [104] The stadium has since hosted an England international against Serbia and Montenegro, which finished 2–1 to England, as well as internationals between Brazil and Jamaica, and Jamaica and Ghana. Leicester City vs. Chelsea: Premier League live stream, TV channel, how to watch online, news, odds, time Frank Lampard's Blues are looking to close the gap on Brendan Rodgers' Foxes [27] Unfortunately, Wallace was unable to keep Leicester in Division One, but they reached the FA Cup semi-final in 1982. The stint was ended by West Bromwich Albion on 6 November 2016 in a 1–2 defeat.[125][126]. The 2015–16 season was Leicester City's 111th season in the English football league system and their 48th (non-consecutive) season in the top tier of English football. O'Neill was replaced by former England under-21 coach Peter Taylor. Champions League & Europa League guide Barnes offers cutting edge With Vardy in the stands because of a calf injury, there was concern over where the Leicester goal threat may come from. [120] (This was their only ever season in the third tier of English football). [3] Unusually, due to double winners Arsenal's commitments in European competition, Division Two winners Leicester were invited to play FA Cup runners-up Liverpool, beating them 1–0[3] thanks to a goal by Steve Whitworth. In December 2016, Ranieri was awarded coach of the year and Leicester team of the year at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. [19][20] Leicester won the Division Two championship in 1954,[21] with the help of Arthur Rowley, one of the club's most prolific strikers. Kick-off times for both ties are to be confirmed. [25] Jimmy Bloomfield was appointed for the new season, and his team remained in the First Division for his tenure. [3][12], In 1919, when League football resumed after World War I, Leicester Fosse ceased trading due to financial difficulties of which little is known. Current players in bold.[114][141][142]. The following players have been named the PFA Player of the Year whilst playing for Leicester: The following players have been named the FWA Footballer of the Year whilst playing for Leicester: The following players have won the English Golden Boot for being the country's top goalscorer, while at Leicester (Note: This applies only to players playing in the top tier of English football): The following players have won the golden boot for being the top goalscorer in the second tier of English football while at Leicester:[149]. They are also the first English team to win away on their Champions League debut, and win all three of their opening games in the competition. L1 = Level 1 of the football league system; L2 = Level 2 of the football league system; L3 = Level 3 of the football league system. Leicester reached the FA Cup semi-final in 1973–74.[26]. [11] The club also joined the Midland League in 1891, and were elected to Division Two of the Football League in 1894 after finishing second. Leicester City Football Club is a professional football club based in Leicester in the East Midlands, England. They had the fewest away defeats in any top flight season, as they were defeated only twice on their travels. The stand was impressive while the rest of the ground was untouched since at least the 1920s; this led manager Martin O'Neill to say he used to "lead new signings out backwards" so they only saw the Carling Stand.[100]. [33] However, this success did not last, and Leicester were relegated from the Championship at the end of the 2007–08 season. Reaching the Europa League latter stages has … [9] The club's previous highest finish was second place in the top flight, in 1928–29, then known as the First Division. [89] It was played over the PA system as the teams came out of the tunnel at all home games. However, Leicester lasted only one season in the top flight and were relegated to the newly labelled Championship, previously known as Division One. Leicester started their first season in the Premier League since 2004 with a good run of results in their first five league matches, starting with a 2–2 draw on the opening day against Everton. The King Power Stadium home crowd in 2015–16 saw their team beaten just once in the Premier League all season. Leicester City Starting with the hosts, putting in what was a professional display on Saturday night, the mood in Leicester’s camp certainly appears to be at a real high. An image of a fox was first incorporated into the club crest in 1948, as Leicestershire is known for foxes and fox hunting. 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