Nicknamed the Foxes, Leicester City achieved global fame in 2016 when, against all the odds, they won the Premier League title. It was one of the greatest underdog stories of all time as a team that had been amongst the favourites for relegation at the start of the season maintained an excellent run of form to hold off fancied challengers like Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham.
Aside from the Premier League title they won in 2015/16, Leicester have also won the League Cup three times and are the current holders of the FA Cup - the first time they have won the trophy. The Foxes have also won England's second tier (currently The Championship) a record seven times. The club was founded in 1884 and was originally called Leicester Fosse FC. They switched to the current Leicester City in 1919 and moved to their current stadium in 2002. The stadium, now known as King Power Stadium, was originally called Walkers Stadium. Prior to making this new stadium their home in 2012, The Foxes had been based at Filbert Street since 1891.
Leicester City are managed by Brendan Rodgers who joined the club in 2019. His first two seasons in charge have seen Leicester City finish in fifth place twice as well as win the FA Cup. Prior to Rodgers being appointed boss, Leicester had many other iconic and successful managers. These include Italian Claudio Ranieri who will always be remembered for the title-winning season of 2015/16 with the 'Unbelievables'. Other managers include Martin O'Neill, Matt Gillies and Frank O'Farrell.
From a playing perspective Gary Lineker, Gordon Banks and Arthur Rowley are names that will always be associated with the club. But in terms of modern-day fairytales, it is the members of the title-winning team of 2015/16 that will long remain on the lips of Leicester fans. These players included goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, striker Jamie Vardy, skipper Wes Morgan, winger Riyad Mahrez and midfielder N'Golo Kante.
Who owns Leicester City?
The club is owned by Thai travel and retail company King Power International.
King Power Stadium