Leicester City FC is an English football club, founded in 1884. The club plays its home games at the King Power Stadium (formerly Walkers Stadium) in Leicester.


[hide]*1 History


The club was founded under the name Leicester Fossebecause it played on a field to the Fosse Road. In 1890 added the club joined the Football Association and four years later it was permitted in the Second Division. In 1908 the club finished second in the second division, with which it for the first time promoted to the highest level .However, the relegated right back.

In 1919, by financial problems, Leicester Fosse was lifted and became the Leicester City Football Club. Since then, the club plays at the highest level or alternately in theSecond Division.

In 1949 the club won for the first time the FA Cup final, where they lost 3-1 to Wolverhampton Wanderers. This was repeated in 1961 (lost to Tottenham Hotspur2-0), 1963(lost 3-1 to Manchester United) and 1969. (lost 1-0 to Manchester City) Leicester is still the record holder as a club that has played the most FA Cup finals without winning one.

In 1971, because of Dutch champion Arsenal's European commitments, was Leicester (as Second Division champion) invited to play against FA Cup finalists Liverpool in the Charity Shield match. Leicester won 1 – 0. Jimmy Bloomfield was head coach for the new season and continued to play Leicester at the highest level until 1978, when it led by Frank McLintock relegated. Since then, Leicester not being able to perform at the highest level to continue for so long. In 1973/74 Leicester took out the semi-finals of the FA Cup, where they lost in a replay of Liverpool FC.

In 1990/91 was on the last round narrowly avoid relegation to the third Division. In the three seasons there on was the play-off final, but only the third time Leicester again managed promotion to the Premier League to enforce. They were relegated straight away again. In 1995/96 was also thanks to the rapid promotion and the club but knew to be a stable factor in the top division. However, after a loss in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup in season 2000/01 were nine of the last 10 League matches lost, increasing the chances of European football was lost and also the season it was started badly. It failed to break the poor range and the 2002/03 season would again be played in the Second Division .

They played in a new stadium. Precisely because of the new stadium and the degradation (and the corresponding reduced revenues) came the club heavily in debt. Trainer Micky Adams was not allowed to make purchases, until in February 2003 a consortium led by former player Gary Lineker Leicester took over, but still knew to promote the club. In season 2003/04, the club to avoid relegation, however, not the weather, making 2004/05 was played in the Football League Championship . The club ended up under the new coach, Craig Levein, as 15th.

On February 13, 2007 former Portsmouth Chairman Milan Mandarić Leicester took over and he remained President of the club until the end of 2010. In that time the club got seven different head trainers, caretakers ' exclusive '. In 2008 for the first time in history the club relegated to the third Division, but could return after one season as champion.

In August 2010, after the conclusion of a three-year shirt sponsorship deal with the King Power Group, Mandaric sold the club to the Thais Asian Football Investments.(AFI) In October 2010, after a bad start with but one victory from nine League matches, was head coach Paulo Sousa sacking and succeeded by Sven-Göran Eriksson. Vichai Raksriaksorn on 10 February 2011 was President of the club after Mandaric moved toSheffield Wednesday in november 2010 to take over. The club was one of the Favorites for promotion in season 2011/12, but disappointed and finished only ninth. A year later they were sixth and they played the final round in which they lost to Watford FC. In 2014, the club was convincing champion of the Championship with 102 points. One of the tasty bunch was the RSC Anderlecht 's Marcin Wasilewski come across.



Leicester in Europe[Edit]Edit

  • Q = qualifying round
  • 1R = first round
  • 1/8 = 1/8th final
  • PUC = points UEFA coefficients
Season Competition Round Country Club Score PUC
1961/62 Uefa Cup Winners ' Cup Q [1] Glenavon FC 4-1, 3-1 5.0
1/8 [2] Atlético Madrid 1-1, 0-2
1997/98 UEFA Cup 1R [3] Atlético Madrid 1-2, 0-2 0.0
2000/01 UEFA Cup 1R [4] Red Star Belgrade 1-1, 1-3 1.0

Total points for UEFA coefficients: 6.0


See also participants UEFA tournaments England

Notable former players[Edit]Edit


See thelist of players from Leicester City FC for a list of players who played for the club.




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