Leicester City F.C.

Leicester City Football Club /ˌlɛstər ˈsɪti/, kent as the Foxes an aw, are an Inglis profeesional fitbaw club based at the King Power Stadium in Leicester.[2] They play in the Premier League, haein been promotit as champions o the Football League Championship in 2013–14, signallin a return tae the tap flicht o Inglis fitbaw efter a decade awa. They are the current Premier League champions, winnin the title for the first time in 2015–16.

Leicester City
Leicester City crest.svg
Full nameLeicester City Football Club
Nickname(s)The Foxes, City, Blue Army
Foondit1884; 137 years ago (1884)
(as Leicester Fosse)
GroundKing Power Stadium, Leicester (Filbert Way)
Ground Capacity32,262[1]
AwnerKing Power International
ChairmanAiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha
ManagerBrendan Rodgers
LeaguePremier League
2018–19Premier League, 9t o 20
WabsteidClub wabsteid
Current saison

The club wis foondit in 1884 as Leicester Fosse FC,[3] playin on a field near Fosse Road. They muivit tae Filbert Street in 1891, wur electit tae the Football League in 1894 an adoptit the name Leicester City in 1919. They muivit tae the nearbi Walkers Stadium in 2002,[4] which wis renamit the King Power Stadium efter a change of ownership in 2011.

Leicester's 2015–16 Premier League win was their first tap-level fitbaw championship. Bi some measures it wis the greatest sportin upset iver: multiple beukmakers haed niver paid oot at such lang odds for ony sport.[5][6][7] Prior tae this, the club's hichtest feenish wis seicont place in the tap flicht, in Diveesion Ane in 1928–29. The club holds sax Seicont Divesion titles (prior tae it becomin kent as the Fitbaa League Championship) an ane League Ane title. They hae wan the League Cup three times, an hae been FA Cup runners-up fower times.

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  1. "2013/14 Championship Guide". Leicester City Football Club. 24 Juin 2013. Retrieved 11 Februar 2008.
  2. "Walkers Stadium". The Stadium Guide website. The Stadium Guide. 2004. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  3. "The History of Leicester City Football Club". Leicester City Official Website. Archived frae the original on 21 Juin 2009. Retrieved 31 October 2013. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. "A History of Filbert Street". Filbertstreet.net. Archived frae the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  5. "Sport's greatest-ever upset". Sporting Life. 2 Mey 2016. Archived frae the original on 3 Mey 2016. Retrieved 3 Mey 2016.
  6. Harris, Nick (1 Mey 2016). "Just what were the odds? Leicester City the bookie bashers". Mail Online. Daily Mail. Archived frae the original on 3 Mey 2016. Retrieved 3 Mey 2016.
  7. Markazi, Arash (12 Februar 2016). "How longest of long shots could make history". ESPN.com. ESPN. Archived frae the original on 3 Mey 2016. Retrieved 3 Mey 2016.
  8. . 2 Mey 2016 http://www.flashscore.com/match/Igv0LjDg/#live-commentary;0. Retrieved 2 Mey 2016. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan (1987). Saints – A complete record. Breedon Books. pp. 104–105. ISBN 978-0-907969-22-8.