Team Bio: Leicester City
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Team Bio: Leicester City

NameLeicester City
Home ColoursBlue & White
Away ColoursLight Blue & Navy
StadiumKing Power Stadium
Year Founded1884
ManagerBrendan Rodgers
Premier League Titles1
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Leicester City Information

Leicester City are nicknamed the Foxes on account of the county of Leicestershire being the first place that fox hunting took place in the UK – the area was besieged by the animal in the 18th century.

The club have played in their traditional blue shirts and white shorts for well over a century, and their home games were hosted by the Filbert Street stadium for more than 100 years – that land was later sold to property developers.

In 2002, they moved into their 32,000-capacity arena on the outskirts of Leicester. This was originally known as the Walkers Stadium due to a naming rights deal with the snack maker based in the area, before this was rebranded to the King Power Stadium after the new owners from Thailand acquired the club.

Leicester City History

In a happy quirk for Leicester City fans, their recent efforts have been the most successful in the club’s history!

There’s no better place to start than the famous Leicester City title win of 2015/16. With the popular manager Claudio Ranieri at the helm, and respected players such as Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kanté at the peak of their powers, the Foxes shocked the world to win the Premier League – an eventuality on which bettors could secure odds of 5,000/1.

That wasn’t just it for the modern era though, as the Foxes finally added the FA Cup to their trophy collection in 2020/21 after four previous losses in the final. They defeated Chelsea to avenge the Leicester teams of 1948/49 and the three that tasted defeat throughout the 1960s in English football’s flagship cup competition.

Leicester’s modern-day success was brought about by significant investment from Vichai and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, the founders of the King Power retail group. Hugely popular in the city, Leicester was in mourning when Vichai tragically lost his life in a helicopter crash in 2018.

Before the King Power takeover, Leicester City were a club in terminal decline. They yo-yoed from the Premier League to the Championship for a number of years, failing to establish themselves in the top flight, and in 2008, the unthinkable happened when they were relegated to the third tier.

If Leicester’s hero in the 1980s was the prolific goal scorer Gary Lineker, in the 1970s, it was Jimmy Bloomfield – the manager who kept the Foxes in the top flight for the longest period until the present day.

Up until the modern age, the 1960s were the most successful in Leicester City’s history. They reached the FA Cup final on three occasions, and partly exorcised that trio of defeats by claiming the League Cup in 1964.

Legends such as Arthur Rowley and Arthur Chandler dominated the goal-scoring charts in the first half of the 1900s, as Leicester City – which started life in the local Midlands League – looked to assert themselves as a professional club.

Success has avoided the Foxes for much of their long history, which began in 1884 when a gang of schoolboys got together and formed the team known as Leicester Fosse. However, they have been the home of a number of outstanding talents, from the mercurial Frank Worthington to the England international goalkeepers Gordon Banks and Peter Shilton, and in their own way, they have helped Leicester City to become the trophy-winning club that they are today.

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