The following players have been named the PFA Player of the Year whilst playing for Leicester:

The club was founded in 1884 as Leicester Fosse F.C.,[3] playing on a field near Fosse Road. They moved to Filbert Street in 1891, were elected to the Football League in 1894 and adopted the name Leicester City in 1919. They moved to the nearby Walkers Stadium in 2002,[4] which was renamed the King Power Stadium after a change of ownership in 2011.

That’s heroically bitter. You can close the book for my favourite email of the season.

The city has historically had a strong association with the production of textiles, clothing and shoes. While important companies such as Corah, Liberty Shoes and Equity Shoes have closed, companies such as Next and Boden are still active in the city. Moreover, in recent years the higher transport prices and longer lead-times associated with globalised production in Asia mean that some textile manufacturers are locating to the city.[68][69]

The club have been FA Cup finalists four times, in 1948-49, 1960-61, 1962-63 and 1968-69. This is a tournament record for the most defeats in the final without having won the competition. City have several promotions to their name, two play off final wins, and one League One title. In 1971, they won the FA Community Shield, and in 2016, they were runners up. They have also won the League Cup three times in 1964, 1997 and 2000, as well as being runners up in 1964–65 and 1999.

BBC Sport looks at Wes Morgan's remarkable rise from tubby teenage trialist to captain of Premier League leaders Leicester.

5. Toni Kroos. Another with sky-high passing stats and reportedly restless at Real Madrid. There couldn’t be a better Premier League purchase. Well, Lionel Messi.

In Walsh, Ranieri saw a friendly face when he arrived in Austria. The two worked together at Stamford Bridge, where Walsh was a scout for 16 years, and Ranieri knew how highly the former school teacher, who has been a central pillar of Leicester’s success with his remarkable track record of uncovering rough diamonds, was regarded by Rudkin and the club’s owners.

The Foxes' status as English champions was confirmed when second-placed Tottenham could only manage a 2-2 draw away to Chelsea

Ranieri, who took over from the sacked Nigel Pearson in the summer, was seen as an uninspired choice by some fans and pundits after his predecessor had overseen a run of seven wins in nine games as Leicester escaped relegation in 2014-15.

Musa has been playing in Moscow since 2012 and he enjoyed his most prolific season in front of goal in 2015-16, scoring 13 goals in 29 Russian Premier League outings.

Alternatively, Birmingham Airport, located WSW 36 miles (58 km) from Central Leicester, is about a 45-60 minute drive, and London Luton Airport, about 75 miles (121 km) to the southeast, can be reached in 1h30m to 1h45m hours by road or main line train services. Heathrow Airport is a 101 miles (163 km) 2h05m journey SSE by motorway and trunk routes or a 2h15m to 3h10m train journey on East Midlands Trains-cum-LUL/Heathrow Express/Heathrow Connect.

The Clarendon Park and New Walk areas of the city, along with an unnamed Charnwood village ("vaguely based upon Cossington", according to the author) are some of the settings of the 2014 novel "The Knot of Isis" by Chrid McGordon.

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Leicester fans consider Nottingham Forest to be their main rivals. The club's other rivals are Derby County. An East Midlands Derby is any match involving two of these three clubs.[99]

Yeah, to be honest I think he’s taken Leicester as far as he can.

Anyway, this is not what Wales did. As of Tuesday morning they were the tournament’s top scorers with six. Gareth Bale leads the individual chart with three. Wales’ four first-half goals were also a table-topper. They blasted their way to the top of Group B with a pugnacious, uncomplicated style.

90+1 min Abel Hernandez wins a corner and then gulps in some air as he moves slowly into the box. Hull have put in such an admirable shift today.

The popular chant from Leicester fans - that striker Vardy "is having a party" - was never more true as the forward held a get-together at his home for team-mates to watch the Tottenham game.

Leicester 1-1 Manchester United, November 2015: Jamie Vardy scores in his 11th consecutive game - a new Premier League record.

Leicester is at the intersection of the north/south Midland Main Line and east/west Birmingham/Leicester/Cambridge CrossCountry railway lines and the confluence of the M1/M69 motorways and the A6/A46 trunk routes.

Ranieri, crucially, was happy to work with the club’s existing staff, including Craig Shakespeare, who also holds the title of assistant manager and has a close rapport with the players; he is out on the training field with them every day. Rather than seeking to make sweeping changes, which may have affected his chances of getting the job in the first place, Ranieri chose to complement what was in place by bringing in three staff of his own.

55 min The Hull fans are booing Gray for his part in the penalty. He was clearly fouled, it’s so tedious. They really do have something to boo about when Musa flattens Snodgrass and is not penalised by Mike Dean.

Leicester Riders are the oldest basketball team in the country. In 2016, they moved into the new Charter Street Leicester Community Sports Arena.[91]

In the private sector are Nuffield Hospital Leicester and the Spire Hospital Leicester.


Seven of that XI have started at least 33 of 36 league games this season. Of the other four players, Okazaki has made the fewest starts with 27. Settled and consistent, the team is also vastly experienced. Schmeichel and the back four in front of him, together with Okazaki and Vardy, are aged 29 and over. They are men – not boys – and it has shown in their mental strength during the run-in.

The main bus operators for Greater Leicester are Arriva Fox County, Centrebus, First Leicester, Hinckley Bus (Part of Arriva Midlands), Kinchbus, Leicester Bus, and Stagecoach Midlands.

In that sense Ranieri came to realise he would not be able to impose his way at Leicester and get everyone to blindly follow. It was a case of old habits die hard, especially when they delivered results. Players saw the five-a-sides on a Friday as a staple diet of their week and were not afraid to express their thoughts on the type of sessions being put on and how long they lasted. There was, in short, a resistance to change and, to an extent, Ranieri learned to go with the flow.

Former Leicester, Everton and England striker Gary Lineker described his hometown team's achievement as "the biggest sporting shock of my lifetime".

Teams are allowed to lose games. There’s no point over-reacting. But then there’s no point telling people not to over-react, because mature, understated responses don’t cut it in 2016, grandad. That’s a worry for Leicester, who could be steadily undermined by external hot air. We’ll see. Thanks for your company, bye!

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The Eurostat regional yearbook 2015 classifies Leicester as one of country's eleven 'Greater Cities', together with Birmingham and Nottingham in the Midlands.

90 min There will be five minutes of added time. Can Mike Dean conjure another opportunity to give a penalty?

He told BBC Sport: "I can't think of anything that surpasses it in sporting history. It is difficult to put over in words.

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On 4 November 1530, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey was arrested on charges of treason and taken from York Place. On his way south to face dubious justice at the Tower of London, he fell ill. The group escorting him was concerned enough to stop at Leicester. There, Wolsey's condition quickly worsened. He died on 29 November 1530 and was buried at Leicester Abbey, now Abbey Park.

Leicester is divided into three Parliamentary constituencies, all controlled by the Labour Party : Leicester East, represented by Keith Vaz, Leicester South, represented by Jon Ashworth, and Leicester West represented by Liz Kendall. In April 2011 the then Leicester South MP Sir Peter Soulsby left the House of Commons to seek election as Mayor of Leicester.

The following players have been named the PFA Team of the Year while at Leicester:

The following players have been selected by their country in the World Cup Finals, while playing for Leicester.

Stoke 2-2 Leicester, September 2015: Another comeback maintains the Foxes' unbeaten start to the season.