LEICESTER CITY

As featured on LeicesterCityNews.com

Leicester City Football Club is a professional English football club based in Leicester in the East Midlands. The club competes in the Premier League. Meanwhile, it is the highest level of England’s football league system. Meanwhile, the club plays its home matches at King Power Stadium.

History

The club was founded in 1884 as Leicester Fosse F.C. . Meanwhile, the team was playing on a field near Fosse Road. They moved to Filbert Street in 1891. Moreover, they were elected to the Football League in 1894.

Meanwhile, they adopted the name Leicester City in 1919. They moved to the nearby Walkers Stadium in 2002. Eventually, it was renamed King Power Stadium in 2011.

Achievements

Leicester won the 2015–16 Premier League, their first and only top-level title to date. They became one of seven clubs to have won the Premier League since its inception in 1992. Meanwhile, they were the 24th club to become champions of English football.

The club’s previous highest-ever league finish was second place in the top flight, in 1928–29, then known as the First Division.

Leicester is the joint most successful club in the English Football League (abbreviated as the EFL), with seven second-tier titles. They have competed in the FA Cup final five times, winning their first title in 2021. The club has won the League Cup three times, in 1964, 1997, and 2000.

Leicester have played in seven European competitions to date, notably reaching the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals in 2016–17 and the UEFA Europa Conference League semi-finals in 2021–22.

Fanbase and motto

The club’s home colors of royal blue shirts, and white shorts. Moreover, the players’ either white or royal blue socks have been used for the team’s kits throughout most of its history. “The Foxes” is the most common nickname for the club. Meanwhile, it was due to an image of a fox being first incorporated into the club crest in 1948, as Leicestershire is known for foxes and fox hunting. This is the origin of the nickname “The Foxes”.

“Foxes Never Quit” is the club’s motto, which is placed above the tunnel entrance as the teams head out onto the pitch. The club’s move to their current stadium in 2002 prompted some changes to the crest worn up until this point, and since then the design has evolved further making up the present-day badge.



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