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Football Top Stories. Leicester started their first season in the Premier League since with a good run of results in their first five league matches, starting with a 2—2 draw on the opening day against Everton.
They also made Premier League history by becoming the first team to beat Manchester United from a two-goal deficit since the league's launch in During the —15 season , a dismal run of form saw the team slip to the bottom of the league table with only 19 points from 29 matches.
By 3 April , they were seven points adrift from safety. This could have brought a sudden end to Leicester's seven-year rise, but seven wins from their final nine league matches meant the Foxes finished the season in 14th place with 41 points.
They finished the season with a 5—1 thrashing of relegated Queens Park Rangers. Their upturn in results was described as one of the Premier League's greatest ever escapes from relegation.
On 30 June , Pearson was sacked, with the club stating, "The working relationship between Nigel and the Board is no longer viable. Bookmakers thought Leicester's victory was so unlikely that Ladbrokes and William Hill offered odds of 5,—1 for it at the start of the season.
Leicester became known for their counterattacking style of play, "incredible pace in the areas it is most essential" and defensive solidarity.
If this was a once in every 5,year event, then we've effectively got another 5, years of hope ahead of us. A film has been planned of the story, centred on Jamie Vardy.
Leicester, while performing well in the Champions League, struggled domestically during —17, spending much of the first few months in the bottom half of the table.
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.
The —17 campaign was also the first season in 15 years that Leicester qualified for European football. In their inaugural Champions League campaign, they went undefeated in their first five matches to progress to the knockout stages as group winners.
This put an end to Leicester's —17 European campaign, and they finished as Champions League quarter-finalists.
Shakespeare, having impressed during his caretaker spell, was appointed full-time on a three-year contract. By Christmas, Leicester were in 8th position in the Premier League and went on to finish one place lower in 9th at the end of the season.
Despite rumours that Puel would leave, he remained at the club for the next season and performed well. However, the team suffered a poor run of games in which saw Leicester suffer 4 successive home defeats, and following a 4—1 home defeat to Crystal Palace, Puel was sacked on 24 February with the club in 12th place.
On 25 October , Leicester recorded a 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.
Club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha 's helicopter crashed outside the King Power Stadium, shortly after taking off from the pitch on 27 October , killing Srivaddhanaprabha and all four other people on board.
The club's home colours of royal blue shirts, white shorts, and either white or royal blue socks have been used for the team's kits throughout most of its history.
An image of a fox was first incorporated into the club crest in , as Leicestershire is known for foxes and fox hunting. The club mascot is a character called "Filbert Fox".
There are also secondary characters "Vickie Vixen" and "Cousin Dennis. In the —10 season , the club's th anniversary year, the home kit featured no sponsor and a new central crest with " Years" written beneath it,  while the away colours were a return to Fosse's initial shirt, albeit with black shorts as opoosed to the original white.
In , the club adopted the playing of the Post Horn Galop prior to home matches. The club since replaced it with a modern version, which is now played as teams emerge for the second half.
For the first half, the post horn has been played live on pitch by Paul Hing since On 8 July , the club launched their new third kit for the —17 Premier League season.
The design took inspiration from the —84 kit, boasting a clean white design with thin blue pinstripes on the shirt and a textured form stripe design across both the shirt and shorts.
Since , Leicester City's kit has been manufactured by German sportswear company Adidas. The deal was valid for the —18 season.
In their early years, Leicester played at numerous grounds, but have only played at two since they joined the Football League. When first starting out they played on a field by the Fosse Road,  hence the original name Leicester Fosse.
They moved from there to Victoria Park , and subsequently to Belgrave Road. Upon turning professional the club moved to Mill Lane.
The club secured the use of an area of ground by Filbert Street , and moved there in Some improvements by noted football architect Archibald Leitch occurred in the Edwardian era, and in a new two tier stand was built,  named the Double Decker, a name it would keep till the ground's closure in The ground wasn't developed any further, apart from compulsory seating being added, till when work began on the new Carling Stand.
The stand was impressive while the rest of the ground was untouched since at least the s; this led manager Martin O'Neill to say he used to "lead new signings out backwards" so they only saw the Carling Stand.
The club moved away from Filbert Street in to a new 32, all-seater stadium. 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.
On 19 August , it emerged that the new owners King Power wanted to rename the stadium the King Power Stadium , and had plans to increase the capacity to 42, should Leicester secure promotion.
Most Leicester fans consider Nottingham Forest to be their main rivals, with Derby County as secondary rivals.
An East Midlands derby is any match involving two of these three clubs. The game between the two clubs has become known as the M69 derby , named after the M69 motorway which connects the two cities together.
It was Hodge who instated a system at the club for the manager having complete control over player and staff recruitment, team selection and tactics.
Nigel Pearson and Peter Hodge have both had two separate spells in charge of the club. Dave Bassett also had a second spell as caretaker manager after his spell as permanent manager.
Graham Cross holds the record for the most Leicester appearances, with the defender playing games between —, although Adam Black holds the record for the most appearances in the league with between — Striker Arthur Chandler is currently the club's all-time record goal scorer, netting in his 12 years at the club; he also found the net in 8 consecutive matches in the —25 season.
Jamie Vardy broke the Premier League record for scoring 13 goals in 11 consecutive league games, in the —16 Premier League season. Vardy's goal at Sunderland on 10 April saw him become the first player since Gary Lineker in —85 to score 20 top flight goals for the club, having already become Leicester's highest Premier League scorer in a single season.
The highest league record at their current home, the King Power Stadium , was 32, for a competitive match against Sunderland on 8 August The highest ever attendance for a non-competitive football match of 32,, was seen at a pre-season friendly against Spanish giants Real Madrid on 30 July Leicester's highest ever league finish is first in the Premier League in — Their lowest ever league finish was first in League One in — Leicester are joint equal with Manchester City for having won the most English second tier titles 7.
The club has reached four FA Cup finals, yet lost them all. Leicester's longest ever unbeaten run in the league was between 1 November and 7 March , to which they remained unbeaten for 23 games on their way to the League One title.
Their longest run of consecutive victories in the league is nine, which they achieved between 21 December and 1 February in the Championship.
In the —16 season, Leicester won what The Daily Telegraph described as "one of the most astonishing league titles of all-time"  and achieved many new historical, club records.
They had the fewest away defeats in any top flight season, as they were defeated only twice on their travels.
They also recorded the fewest losses in any of the club's Premier League seasons, losing just three matches throughout their entire campaign.
The club produced another record for the most consecutive wins in the top flight, each coming against Watford , Newcastle United , Crystal Palace , Southampton and Sunderland.
Coincidentally, they kept a record of five-straight clean sheets all set against each of the same five opponents. The King Power Stadium home crowd in —16 saw their team beaten just once in the Premier League all season.
The club became the third English team to win on their Champions League debut, after Manchester United in and Newcastle United in 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.
Between September and November , the club went 20 league games unbeaten at home. The stint was ended by West Bromwich Albion on 6 November in a 1—2 defeat.
On 25 October , Leicester City set the record for the highest margin of away victory in the English top tier, defeating Southampton 9—0 at St Mary's Stadium.
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 Since their election to the Football League in , Leicester have spent much of their history within the top two tiers of English football.
Leicester have played outside the top two tiers only once in their history to date; during the —09 season they played in League One , the third tier of English football, after relegation from the Championship the season prior.
However, they made a swift return to the second tier, as they were promoted as champions in the —09 season. The club have never played lower than England's third tier.
Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Leicester City's Player of the Year award is voted for by the club's supporters at the end of every season.
The following have played for Leicester and have been inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame :. The Football League Legends is a list of " legendary football players" produced by The Football League in , to celebrate the th season of League football.
The following players have been selected by their country in the World Cup Finals, while playing for Leicester. The following players have been selected by their country while being playing for Leicester City including players both on loan at and away from the club.
The number of caps won whilst at the club are given, along with the date of the first cap being won while with Leicester City. Players listed in bold are current Leicester City players.
Includes competitive appearances only. Current players in bold. 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.
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: .
The following players have been named the best player in their division in the Football League Awards while at Leicester:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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