History Of Leicester City Football Club And Their Memorable Journey

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The historical Leicester City Football Club previously known ad Leicester Fosse has a rich and glorious journey right from its establishment to its achievements

Written By Tanvi Dhote | Mumbai | Updated On:

Football is one sport that unites people from different generations and backgrounds. A simple game of scoring a goal and passing the ball has transcended into the bread and butter for many and a dream for its spectators and admirers of the game. One such club that has united people even before the First World War is the Leicester City Football Club. Leicester City is one of the prominent England football clubs.


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Leicester Fosse to Leicester City

Leicester City was previously known as Leicester Fosse. The club was established in 1884. Filbert Street ground became the team’s home ground in 1891. Currently, King Power Stadium is their new home ground. Leicester became a part of the Football League in 1894. They earned their place in the First division in 1908 after a couple of average performances in Second division. But to their bad luck, their first season after a change in the division turned out to be disastrous. Leicester Fosse faced their worst all-time defeat till date, after getting thrashed 12-0 by Nottingham Forest.

The relegation due to this poor performance lead to a financial turmoil for the club. The United Kingdom suffered from severe instability after the First World War. This naturally affected the club and the Football League. The Football League was suspended in 1915 and Leicester Fosse had to seek re-election to maintain their status in the Football League.

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Leicester City and their achievements

The Fosse due to the burden of their financial losses came under the wings of a new company registered as the Leicester City Football Club in the year 1919. Leicester City in its recent years has won a number of accolades. They won the second tier title for a record seven times and have reached in four FA Cup finals. Leicester City has won the League Cup three times. The club has also competed in four European campaigns, most notably in the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League, when the club reached the quarter-finals. One of the biggest achievements of the Leicester City was to win the Premier League title in 2015-2016 under Italian manager Claudio Ranieri.


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