Leicester City History and Club Records
Leicester City FC, nicknamed as the Foxes was founded in the year 1884 by the name Leicester Fosse FC. They started playing on a field near Fosse Road before moving to Filbert Street in 1891. Leicester City was first elected to the football league in 1894 and adopted its current name Leicester City in the year 1919. Leicester then moved to their home stadium named Walkers Stadium in 2002 which was renamed as King Power Stadium in 2011.
The Foxes have reached the FA Cup finals 4 times and hold the record of playing most number of FA Cup finals without winning it. Leicester city have had some great games from the time of its existence. The biggest margin victory of the foxes came in the 19th century when they defeated Notts Olympic by 13-0 in the FA Cup on 13 October 1894.
Leicester City Manager- Brendan Rogers
Brendan Rogers aspired to become a defender and was signed by Reading at the age of 18 but before his career would start, he suffered from a knee injury which caused his retirement at the age of 20.
Rogers started his managing career with the youth team of Chelsea in the year 2004. Rogers has also managed Liverpool from 2012-2015 and took them to 2nd spot in 2013-14. Rogers helped Swansea City to become the first Welsh team to qualify for the Premier League. He also managed Celtic and won two domestic trebles with them.
Leicester City FC is the 7th team that Brendan would manage The overall winning percentage of Rogers is 54.1 %.
Leicester City Stadium - King Power Stadium
Formerly known as the Walker Stadium, the King Power Stadium is located in the city of Liecester and has been the home of the foxes since 2002.
King Power stadium one of the greatest stadiums of England and has a seating capacity of 32,312. There are plans to increase the capacity of the ground to 42,000, however, there are some speculations around that the club might move to a new larger stadium.
Leicester City Owner
Leicester City FC is currently owned by a company named King Power International Group, which is a leading travel retail company in Thailand. The current chairman of the club and company is Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha who was appointed to the post after the tragic incident of Helicopter Crash on 27 October 2018.
Leicester City helicopter crash
On 27th October 2018, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha flew off in his helicopter from the stadium but after a few moments, the helicopter crashed outside the stadium. Those who witnessed the accident said that the helicopter spun in the air before turning into a fireball. The incident was a shock for the club management and there was mourning and prayers for him by the football world.
Liecester City Badge
In 1948, the club introduced an image of fox in their crest as Leicestershire was known for the foxes and the hunting of foxes. In 1992, Logo was modified and the fox was overlaid into a Cinquefoil. In the year 2009, when the club completed its 125 years, a new logo with 125 years written under it was introduced.
Leicester City Champion - Season 2015-16
Leicester City Fairy Tale
The season 2015-16 is written with golden letters in the history of Leicester City FC. It was this season when the foxes defeated all the big clubs of England to be crowned as the Premier League Champions.
After the controversial sacking of Pearson, the management appointed former Chelsea manager, Claudio Ranieri as their new manager. They started with a win against Sunderland, but later lost their match against Arsenal by 5-2. The foxes then made a comeback and didn’t lose a match for the next 10 matches and went to the top of the table.
Jamie Vardy scored in 11 consecutive matches. Their 1-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool made them slip to the 2nd spot but they soon regained the 1st spot and remained there for the remaining season. Leicester lost just 3 matches throughout the season and gained 81 points (10 more than 2nd positioned Arsenal) to win the title.
Riyad Mahrez, the midfielder was awarded Leicester player of the season for his consistent performance that season. Jamie Vardy received Premier League player of the season and Goal of the season for his goal against Liverpool. Raineri was awarded Manager of the month four times in the season.
Kasper Schmeichel, Captain Wes Morgan, N’golo Kante, Riyad Mahrez and Jaime Vardy were the key players to create this history. Jaime Vardy and Riyad Mahrez were also nominated for the Ballon D’Or for their phenomenal performance.
2015-16 Leicester City Top scorer- Jamie Vardy
One of the key players who took Leicester to becoming the Premier League champions was their star striker Jamie Vardy. He scored 24 goals in 36 matches that season and was awarded Premier League Player of the season. Vardy was also nominated for the Ballon D’Or in 2016. Jamie Vardy was approached by many clubs after his Stunning performance in Leicester City’s Fairy Tale Season but he intends to remain with the foxes.
Leicester City all time top scorer- Arthur Chandler
Arthur Chandler was an English striker who played for Leicester from the year 1923 to the year 1935. He came to Leicester City FC from the Queens Park Rangers. Chandler made 118 consecutive appearances from the day of his debut. Arthur Chandler went on to becoming the greatest goalscorer the foxes ever had. He scored a total of 259 goals in 393 league appearances and 14 goals in 26 FA Cup matches taking his total to 273 goals in 419 matches.
Leicester City Rivals
The match between Leicester City and Derby County is called as East Midlands Derby. The extent of hatred is so much that when Leicester were eliminated by Derby County from Football League Cup in 1895, there were widespread riots. There have been a total of 108 matches between the two of which Derby won 46, Leicester won 34 while 28 ended as a draw.