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Leicester City

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Leicester City will always be remembered for their shock title win in 2015/16. Leicester's title success was one of the biggest ever surprises in the history of football, when they became only the sixth team to win the Premier League title. Leicester CIty were also the first first-time winners of a top division title since 1978, when Leicester's local rivals, Nottingham Forest, won the title. Leicester City only returned to the Premier League in May 2014, after a ten-year absence, when they won the Championship (level 2 of English football).

Where is Leicester?

Riyad Mahrez celebrates with his Leicester teammates.

Leicester is in the middle of England, in an area called the East Midlands and has a population of about 330,000, which makes it the tenth-largest city in the UK. It has the highest ethnic minority population of any city in the UK. Leicester also has two very popular universities (The University of Leicester and De Montford University). Gary Lineker - the winner of the Golden Boot at the 1986 World Cup is from Leicester and probably Leicester's most famous fan.

"I just think it's generally the biggest sporting shock. I can't think of anything that beats it."  Ex-Leicester and England striker Gary Lineker.

How do you say Leicester?

Leicester is a difficult word to say because it sounds very different to how it's written. If you know your phonetics, then we say Leicester like this: \ˈles-tər\. If you are still not sure, then it rhymes with 'jester' or 'Manchester'. It's probably easier to call Leicester by their nickname: The Foxes. You can see a picture of a fox in the club badge and they have this nickname because the area around Leicester was very well-known for fox hunting.

Is Leicester City a new club?

Leicester's owners are from Thailand.

No, the club was founded in 1884 and the Foxes jointly hold the record for the most second division titles in English football, they have seven titles - the same as Manchester City. Despite winning the second division title a record number of times, Leicester had never won a first division title until this season. The highest they ever finished was second in 1928-29! Leicester have reached four FA Cup finals in their history, but have never won! This is the most FA Cup finals any team have played without winning! But they have won the League Cup three times, in 1967, 1997 and 2000. Throughout their long history, Leicester have only ever played outside the top two divisions for one season, in 2008-09, and that season they won the League One title.

Who are Leicester's rivals?

Traditionally, the Foxes' biggest rivals are Nottingham Forest and Derby County because Nottingham and Derby are the closest cities to Leicester. However, both these teams currently play in the Championship, so after Leicester's Premier League win they might start to think about Manchester Utd, Arsenal and Tottenham as their main rivals! There is only one football team in Leicester but one of their biggest rivals for support in the city is Leicester Tigers Rugby Club! Leicester is very famous for rugby and when Riyad Mahrez joined Leicester City the only club that he knew in Leicester was the rugby one!

"I didn't know Leicester. In France we didn't really [know them] because they were in the Championship. I thought they were a rugby club." Riyad Mahrez, Leicester forward.

Where do Leicester play?

Leicester City fans had an amazing season last year.

Leicester City play at The King Power Stadium, which has a capacity of 32,262. The record attendance at the stadium was 32,488 for a rugby match in 2006, between Leicester Tigers and Bath. The rugby team in Leicester is the most supported rugby club in the UK and the two teams shared the ground for a short time while the rugby teams ground was renovated. The King Power Stadium has also hosted international football matches and rugby World Cup matches. Leicester City have played at The King Power Stadium since 2002, before this time Leicester’s stadium had been Filbert Street, where they had played since 1891! Leicester City play in blue shirts and socks with white shorts, their nickname is The Foxes, and you can see a picture of a fox in the club badge. The area around Leicester was very well-known for fox hunting. Leicester City play in blue shirts and socks with white shorts, their nickname is The Foxes, and you can see a picture of a fox in the club badge. The area around Leicester was very well-known for fox hunting.

What will happen next season?

In 2017/18, Leicester City finished 9th after a disappointing start to the season. Towards the end of the season Brendan Rogers came in as Leicester's new manager and after a full pre-season under his guidance, the team will be looking to challenge the Champions League places. Leicester have made a few big signings this summer. They have bought Ayoze Perez from Newcastle (£30M), Youri Tielemans from Monaco (£35M) and Dennis Praet from Sampdoria (£18M) amongst others. Can Leicester rise again under their new manager?

Prediction 2019/20: 6th

Key player: Youri Tielemans

Did you know.......?

Leicester is one of the oldest cities in England, with a history going back over 2,000 years!

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nikosonris
25/01/2016
UA
2453
points

Leicester's fairy-tale goes on! Let's see where it will end.


nikosonris
25/01/2016 08:15
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Leicester's fairy-tale goes on! Let's see where it will end.

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aragorn1986
24/01/2016
ME
3557
points

This team is amazing! They just don't stop winning..They are stable, solid in defense and determined to endure all 90 min.!


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aragorn1986
24/01/2016 14:15
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

This team is amazing! They just don't stop winning..They are stable, solid in defense and determined to endure all 90 min.!

Abdallah
30/12/2015
KW
1813
points

I really do wish Leicester win the title they deserve it


Abdallah
30/12/2015 09:33
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

I really do wish Leicester win the title they deserve it

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elghoul
23/12/2015
DZ
3341
points

Mahrez is the best player and Vardy is his equivalent. I have seen them against Chelsea at home and against Everton outdoor.They won the two but the most exciting was beating Mourinho which is very famous in Algeria. I saw the Everton match in a coffee shop for persons with disabilities (don't speak or listen) but they were all enjoying looking Mahrez playing.


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elghoul
23/12/2015 10:51
Algeria
Manchester City
3341

Mahrez is the best player and Vardy is his equivalent. I have seen them against Chelsea at home and against Everton outdoor.They won the two but the most exciting was beating Mourinho which is very famous in Algeria. I saw the Everton match in a coffee shop for persons with disabilities (don't speak or listen) but they were all enjoying looking Mahrez playing.

nikosonris
28/12/2015
UA
2453
points

I would probably agree with you @elghoul. Mahrez is currently even better than Vardy.


nikosonris
28/12/2015 09:44
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I would probably agree with you @elghoul. Mahrez is currently even better than Vardy.

Abdallah
19/12/2015
KW
1813
points

What a performance !!! I really hope this team wins the league . They really deserve it .


Abdallah
19/12/2015 19:11
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

What a performance !!! I really hope this team wins the league . They really deserve it .

nikosonris
21/12/2015
UA
2453
points

No way, even though I do like this team)) This season Arsenal will claim the title!


nikosonris
21/12/2015 16:35
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

No way, even though I do like this team)) This season Arsenal will claim the title!

nikosonris
16/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Leicester seems to be unstoppable)


nikosonris
16/12/2015 15:06
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Leicester seems to be unstoppable)

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aragorn1986
07/12/2015
ME
3557
points

What a revelation..Leicester City has drew attention of all the european football fans. They are giving 100% and the team spirit is very strong. Vardy and Mahrez grew up in the real football stars. I wish them all the best and to ensure the place in the CL.


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aragorn1986
07/12/2015 22:02
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

What a revelation..Leicester City has drew attention of all the european football fans. They are giving 100% and the team spirit is very strong. Vardy and Mahrez grew up in the real football stars. I wish them all the best and to ensure the place in the CL.

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Rich
07/12/2015
ES
444
points

It would be an amazing achievement if Leicester finished in the top 4. I really hope they do!


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Rich
07/12/2015 22:11
Spain
Liverpool
444

It would be an amazing achievement if Leicester finished in the top 4. I really hope they do!

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haydi
07/06/2016
TN
3189
points

Yes, it's an amazing achievement, and your hope becomes a reality Rich!


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haydi
07/06/2016 22:00
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Yes, it's an amazing achievement, and your hope becomes a reality Rich!

nikosonris
09/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Me too)) but I don't think Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool would agree with us.


nikosonris
09/12/2015 12:56
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Me too)) but I don't think Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool would agree with us.

AleksandarR
02/12/2015
ME
518
points

Well done Vardy :D


AleksandarR
02/12/2015 18:47
Montenegro
Manchester United
518

Well done Vardy :D

nikosonris
04/12/2015
UA
2453
points

I can only imagine how many people will be watching this weekend's game in Wales when Vardy is going to score another goal)


nikosonris
04/12/2015 16:57
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I can only imagine how many people will be watching this weekend's game in Wales when Vardy is going to score another goal)

nikosonris
07/12/2015
UA
2453
points

A little bit disappointed about Jamie's record run coming to an end, but impressed with Leicester's overall team achievement and Riyad's individual performance.


nikosonris
07/12/2015 10:16
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

A little bit disappointed about Jamie's record run coming to an end, but impressed with Leicester's overall team achievement and Riyad's individual performance.

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MUGEMANYI
20/11/2015
RW
2320
points

They will finish at 8th place on the table


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MUGEMANYI
20/11/2015 06:09
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

They will finish at 8th place on the table

nikosonris
20/11/2015
UA
2453
points

If they carry on playing like they do and with a bit of luck, they will have a chance to fight for the TOP 6.


nikosonris
20/11/2015 16:19
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

If they carry on playing like they do and with a bit of luck, they will have a chance to fight for the TOP 6.

nikosonris
23/11/2015
UA
2453
points

The Foxes are leading the League! That's what I'm talking about! Next fixture vs Man Utd. will be very interesting.


nikosonris
23/11/2015 09:35
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

The Foxes are leading the League! That's what I'm talking about! Next fixture vs Man Utd. will be very interesting.

nikosonris
13/11/2015
UA
2453
points

They are in form! I wish Jamie Vardy could repeat the record of goal-scoring in 10 consecutive matches)


nikosonris
13/11/2015 13:13
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

They are in form! I wish Jamie Vardy could repeat the record of goal-scoring in 10 consecutive matches)

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nyinyi
12/11/2015
MM
257
points

Leicester City performed well last season.
I hope this club will be better this season.


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nyinyi
12/11/2015 05:49
Myanmar
Manchester United
257

Leicester City performed well last season.
I hope this club will be better this season.

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Rich
12/11/2015
ES
444
points

Leicester are in 3rd place at the moment. They are doing really, really well!


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Rich
12/11/2015 08:09
Spain
Liverpool
444

Leicester are in 3rd place at the moment. They are doing really, really well!

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aragorn1986
24/10/2015
ME
3557
points

The way the Foxes finished last season was absolutely stunning! And that's not all. They are way better this season. They play untill the end with huge effort and at the moment they are one of the best teams in the Pr.League. Can they qualify for the Europe League I wonder?? Such a nice mascot!


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aragorn1986
24/10/2015 20:27
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

The way the Foxes finished last season was absolutely stunning! And that's not all. They are way better this season. They play untill the end with huge effort and at the moment they are one of the best teams in the Pr.League. Can they qualify for the Europe League I wonder?? Such a nice mascot!

Josuè
04/05/2016
ES
47
points

hello my name is josue I l to live in Spain i like FC Barcelona , Bayern Munich and man united and city .
My favorite player is Messi and Lewandowski after kevin de bruyne.
my fauvorit goalkeeper is courtois after neuer after ter stegen


Josuè
04/05/2016 15:24
Spain
Chelsea
47

hello my name is josue I l to live in Spain i like FC Barcelona , Bayern Munich and man united and city .
My favorite player is Messi and Lewandowski after kevin de bruyne.
my fauvorit goalkeeper is courtois after neuer after ter stegen

Josuè
04/05/2016
ES
47
points

hello aragorn
my name is josue I like to live in Spain FC Barcelona , Bayern Munich and man united and city .
My favorite player is Messi after Lewandowski after kevin de bruyne


Josuè
04/05/2016 15:18
Spain
Chelsea
47

hello aragorn
my name is josue I like to live in Spain FC Barcelona , Bayern Munich and man united and city .
My favorite player is Messi after Lewandowski after kevin de bruyne

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almirpereira
18/10/2015
BR
1315
points

vERY GOOD!


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almirpereira
18/10/2015 21:22
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

vERY GOOD!

Abdallah
23/09/2015
KW
1813
points

I like the article


Abdallah
23/09/2015 20:56
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

I like the article

kharmxas
20/05/2015
UG
0
points

gd


kharmxas
20/05/2015 11:29
Uganda
Arsenal
0

gd

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neuro11
23/04/2015
BD
0
points

OMG!!!


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neuro11
23/04/2015 13:21
Bangladesh
Arsenal
0

OMG!!!

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