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Leicester City F.C.
Full nameLeicester City Football Club
Nickname(s)The Foxes, The Blues, The Blue Army
Founded1884 (as Leicester Fosse)
GroundKing Power Stadium, Leicester
(capacity: 32,262[1])
OwnerKing Power
ChairmanAiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha
ManagerBrendan Rodgers
LeaguePremier League
2019–205th of 20
WebsiteClub home page
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Leicester City F.C. are an English football club. They are based in Leicester in the county of Leicestershire. Leicester won the 2015–16 Premier League, their first Premier League title.

Their most famous players were and are Gary Lineker, Peter Shilton and Jamie Vardy. They have won three Football League Cups, and they hold the record for appearing in the most FA Cup finals without ever winning one. Their present manager is Brendan Rodgers.

They won the Premier League title in the 2015/16 season.


  • 1884-1919 Leicester Fosse F.C.
  • 1919-present Leicester City F.C.

League position

Leicester City celebrate winning the Premier League in the 2015–16 season.
Season League Position Notes
2000/01 Premier League 13th
2001/02 Premier League 20th Relegated
2002/03 First Division 2nd Promoted
2003/04 Premier League 18th Relegated
2004/05 EFL Championship 15th
2005/06 EFL Championship 16th
2006/07 EFL Championship 19th
2007/08 EFL Championship 22nd Relegated
2008/09 EFL League One 1st Champions
2009/10 EFL Championship 5th Play Off Semi Finalist
2010/11 EFL Championship 10th
2011/12 EFL Championship 9th
2012/13 EFL Championship 6th Play Off Semi Finalist
2013/14 EFL Championship 1st Champions
2014/15 Premier League 14th
2015/16 Premier League 1st Champions
2016/17 Premier League 12th
2017/18 Premier League 9th
2018/19 Premier League 9th

Former position

European record

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1961–62 European Cup Winners' Cup PR Northern Ireland Glenavon 3–1 4–1 7–2
1R Spain Atlético Madrid 1–1 0–2 1–3
1997–98 UEFA Cup 1R Spain Atlético Madrid 0–2 1–2 1–4
2000–01 UEFA Cup 1R Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 1–1 1–3[nb 1] 2–4
2016–17 UEFA Champions League GS Portugal Porto 1–0 0–5 1st
Belgium Club Brugge 2–1 3–0
Denmark Copenhagen 1–0 0–0
R16 Spain Sevilla 2–0 1–2 3–2
QF Spain Atlético Madrid 1–1 0–1 1–2
2020–21 UEFA Europa League GS Portugal Braga 4–0
Greece AEK Athens 2–1
Ukraine Zorya Luhansk 3–0
  • Goals by Leicester are listed first.
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • 1R: First round
  • GS: Group stage
  • R16: Round of 16
  • QF: Quarter-final
  1. 'Away' leg held at the Gerhard Hanappi Stadium, Vienna, Austria


First-team squad

As of 24 May 2021[2]
No. Position Player
1 Denmark GK Kasper Schmeichel (captain)
2 England DF James Justin
3 France DF Wesley Fofana
4 Turkey DF Çağlar Söyüncü
6 Northern Ireland DF Jonny Evans
7 England MF Demarai Gray
8 Belgium MF Youri Tielemans
9 England FW Jamie Vardy (3rd captain)
10 England MF James Maddison
11 England MF Marc Albrighton
12 Wales GK Danny Ward
13 Algeria FW Islam Slimani
14 Nigeria FW Kelechi Iheanacho
No. Position Player
15 England MF Harvey Barnes
17 Spain FW Ayoze Pérez
18 Ghana DF Daniel Amartey
19 Turkey FW Cengiz Ünder (on loan from Roma)
20 England MF Hamza Choudhury
21 Portugal DF Ricardo Pereira
24 France MF Nampalys Mendy
25 Nigeria MF Wilfred Ndidi
26 Belgium MF Dennis Praet
27 Belgium DF Timothy Castagne
28 Austria DF Christian Fuchs
33 England DF Luke Thomas
35 Switzerland GK Eldin Jakupović

Out on loan

No. Position Player
16 Croatia DF Filip Benković (at Cardiff City until the end of the 2020/21 season)
22 England MF Matty James (at Barnsley until January 2021)
32 England MF Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (at Luton Town until the end of the 2020/21 season)
No. Position Player
34 England DF Josh Knight (at Wycombe until 3 January 2021)
Algeria FW Rachid Ghezzal (at Beşiktaş until the end of the 2020/21 season)




Regional competitions


  1. King Power Stadium Overview. Leicester City Football Club. 8 August 2007.,,10274~432446,00.html. Retrieved 11 February 2008. 
  2. "First Team". Leicester City F.C.. Retrieved 5 October 2020. 
  3. Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan (1987). Saints – A complete record. Breedon Books. pp. 104–105. ISBN 978-0-907969-22-8 .