Leicester City F.C.

Leicester City ( officially Leicester City Football Club ) - also known as The Foxes ( Foxes ) - is a football club based in Leicester. At the end of the season 2003/ 04, the current second division dismounted from the Premier League. Leicester wears his games from since the 2002/03 season at the King Power Stadium.


The club was founded in 1884 with respect to his former stadium on the Fosse Road Leicester Fosse as 1890 and entered the Football League in. As of 1891, the Foxes for almost 111 years played continuously in the stadium at Filbert Street. In 1908 they rose for the first time on in the First Division. The renaming in Leicester City took place in 1919, since the old club had disbanded due to financial difficulties and Leicester was promoted simultaneously by the district to the city. During the 20th century, the team between the top two divisions shuttled back and forth, without achieving great success. She reached the FA Cup Final four times, but without winning (1949: 1-3 against Wolverhampton Wanderers, 1961: 0-2 against Tottenham Hotspur, 1963: 1-3 against Manchester United, 1969: 0-1 against Manchester City ). 1929 Leicester City was English runners.

Leicester City holds together with Sunderland AFC the record for the most championships in Division Two (now known as Football League Championship ) since the end of World War II.

The biggest win came in the 1894/95 season, when they beat in qualifying for the FA Cup Notts Olympic with 13:0. The heaviest defeat suffered by the team in the season 1908/ 09 against the unpopular rivals Nottingham Forest, as it sat a 0:12.

The record attendance of 47,298 was reached on 18 February 1928 FA Cup against Tottenham Hotspur. The record in the current stadium holds barred 2003 friendly match against FC Barcelona with 32 086 spectators.

As most successful era, the years are from 1995 to 2001 at this time., The team proposed under the leadership of the Northern Ireland coach Martin O'Neill in the first playoff games in 1996 Crystal Palace 2-1 and thus achieved the highest English league, the Premier League. 1997 as well as 2000 brought the Foxes to the League Cup ( 1999, one second), giving the club in 1998 ( after 36 years of absence ) and in 2001 earned qualification for the UEFA Cup. Both times, however, would retire from in the preliminary round; 1998 with 1:2 and 0:2 against Atlético Madrid, 2001, 1:1, and 1:3 against Red Star Belgrade.

Leicester City has a number of internationally known players spawned, such as the English goalkeeper Gordon Banks and Peter Shilton, as well as the nationally known striker Gary Lineker and Emile Heskey, who were both active for the English national team.

As local rivals Leicester City, the club Nottingham Forest, Derby County and Coventry City ( in that order) shall apply with the fans. A Fanfreundschaft Leicester connects with the oldest existing football club Notts County, the city rivals Nottingham Forest.

The club, which was through a debt load of 30 million pounds in 2002 shortly before the bankruptcy was during this difficult time by a consortium of 55 shareholders - with Gary Lineker at the top - passed. The Serbian American multimillionaire Milan Mandarić, former owner of the current English Football League Championship club Portsmouth FC, had registered an interest in taking over in October 2006 and should be in accordance with planning preside over the club in January 2007. After several unforeseen delays - caused by legal back and forth, resistors from the shareholders' stock and a faulty financial disclosure by the former club managers - could be announced on 13 February 2007, the sale officially. The transfer investments should be in the range of nine million pounds ( 13.3 million euros ) - spread over the following 15 months - move. The acquisition Mandarić is now the majority shareholder with slightly more than 75 percent equity share.

Mandarić ' ambitious investment plan envisaged that the club within the next three years should provide a return to the Premier League.

During his tenure Mandarić noticed by his (already known from Portsmouth ) high wear trainers. After interim coach Rob Kelly followed towards the end of the 2006 /07 due to meager results of the Northern Ireland Nigel Worthington. Then (formerly Milton Keynes Dons ), Gary Megson and the duo Frank Burrows / Gerry Taggart as team manager were allowed to try the following season Martin Allen. However, their action time was again short-lived.

The November 2007 undertook Ian Holloway, came from Plymouth Argyle, however, could not it, the club before the first descent into the third highest English league ever, to preserve the League One. He was made ​​from many sides of the accusation, to have acted negligently tactically. On the final day of the Football League Championship season 2007/ 08 Leicester City needed at least a draw with simultaneous defeat of Southampton FC. City achieved this goal, although with a 0-0 draw, but as Southampton defeated Sheffield United 3-2 in the last minute, the descent into the third- highest division could not be avoided. At the end of the 2007/ 08 Head Coach Holloway was removed from office.

As a new hope was from the end of June 2008, the former England defender Nigel Pearson, the previously Newcastle United ( as Caretaker Manager) and (current) had trained the Southampton FC.

Pearson's attitude as well as his current transfer policy erwirkten a positive effect on the team and the results. With only ten games remaining outstanding in the first League One season, Leicester City was on the first place in the standings with 78 points from 36 games. With responsible was a long-lasting series of the unbeaten in the league, which (after 2:3 at home against Brighton & Hove Albion ) began in October 2008 and after 23 games without defeat until March 11, 2009 with a 0-2 loss at the Tranmere Rovers took their end. The crew leveled with a 1-0 win at the Bristol Rovers 21 February 2009 the old club record from the 1970/71 season and for the first time surpassed him in the next game at the Milton Keynes Dons when Max Gradel in the 97th minute with a free-kick the 2-2 draw ensured.

The return to the second highest English league celebrated Leicester City following a 2-0 away win against Southend United on April 18, 2009.

Leicester City rose as a climber in a new championship season. The club was found during a large part of the season on a play-off place again, which allows indirect promotion to the Premier League. Towards the end of the regular season 46 games the team lost four games in a row, including a 0-1 at local rivals Derby County as a goalkeeper Chris Weale a back pass failed to stop and an own goal inflicted. The team fought back and won the last five league matches in a row, including a 2-0 victory over the Premier League relegation Middlesbrough FC in the final home game of the regular season. Finally took the team to fifth league ranking and played afterwards, in May 2010, spread over two rounds, against the Welsh Mitaufstiegskonkurrenten Cardiff City, who finished the season in fourth place, for a place in the play- off final at the new Wembley Stadium, which took place on May 22. Leicester City lost against Cardiff City with 0:1, 3:2 ( 3:4 on penalties ) and thus missed the possible ascent.

On April 5, 2014 Leicester City went ahead again in the Premier League on after the competitors on the 40th Matchday had to move up Queens Park Rangers and Derby County lost their games.


  • English runner-up: 1929
  • FA Cup finalist: 1949 (1:3 against Wolverhampton Wanderers ), 1961 (0-2 against Tottenham Hotspur ), 1963 ( 1-3 against Manchester United) and 1969 ( 0-1 against Manchester City )
  • League Cup winner: 1964 (1:1 and 3:2 against Stoke City ), 1997 (1:1 and 1:0 against FC Middlesbrough ) and 2000 ( 2-1 against Tranmere Rovers)
  • League Cup Runners-up: 1965 ( 2:3 and 0:0 against Chelsea ) and 1999 ( 0-1 against Tottenham Hotspur )
  • Charity Shield Winner: 1971 ( 1-0 against Liverpool )

Squad 2013/14 season

(Updated: January 20, 2014)


Former Players

  • England Adam Black 1920-1935
  • England Arthur Chandler 1923-1935
  • England Ernie Hine 1926-1932
  • Time Griffiths Wales 1939-1956
  • England Don Revie 1944-1949
  • England Arthur Rowley 1950-1958
  • Northern Ireland Willie Cunningham 1954-1960
  • England Colin Appleton 1954-1966
  • Scotland Frank McLintock 1957-1964
  • England Gordon Banks 1959-1967
  • England Graham Cross 1960-1976
  • England Peter Shilton 1965-1974
  • England David Nish 1966-1972
  • England Allan Clarke 1968-1969
  • England Steve Whitworth 1968-1979
  • Mark Wallington England 1972-1985
  • England Frank Worthington 1972-1977
  • Gary Lineker England 1977-1985
  • Northern Ireland John O'Neill 1978-1987
  • England Alan Smith 1982-1987
  • Scotland Gary McAllister 1985-1990
  • England Steve Walsh 1986-2000
  • England Gary Mills 1989-1994
  • Ireland David Kelly 1990-1991
  • England Simon Grayson 1992-1997
  • England Emile Heskey 1994-2000
  • Sweden Pontus Kåmark 1995-1999
  • England Garry Parker 1995-2001
  • United States Kasey Keller 1996-1999
  • Northern Ireland Neil Lennon 1996-2000
  • Turkey Mustafa Izzet 1996-2004
  • Robbie Savage Wales 1997-2002
  • Scotland Matt Elliot 1997-2005
  • Greece Theodoros Zagorakis 1998-2000
  • Jamaica Frank Sinclair 1998-2004
  • Northern Ireland Gerry Taggart 1998-2004
  • England Tim Flowers 1999-2003
  • Northern Ireland Keith Gillespie 2003-2005
  • England Martin Keown 2004-2005
  • England Dion Dublin 2004-2006
  • England Richard Stearman 2004-2008
  • Sweden Nils- Eric Johansson 2005-2007
  • Matty Fryatt England 2006-2011
  • France Bruno N'Gotty 2007-2009

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