Leicester City Roster Players Squad 2017/2018 (17/18) Number Names List

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Leicester City Roster Players Squad 2017/2018 – If you are a football lover and you never miss English Premier League, Leicester City FC must be familiar for you. This English pro football club is based in King Power Stadium. The owner is Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha while Craig Shakespeare is the manager. It was found as Leicester Fosse FC as they often played on a field which was located nearby Fosse Road in 1884. In 1891, the team moved to Filbert Street. In 1894, they joined the Football League. The name of Leicester City was adopted in 1919. Decades later, in 2002, the team moved to Walkers Stadium. After the ownership is changed in 2011, the stadium was renamed as the King Power Stadium.

Wyggeston School Boys who Played Nearby Fosse Road
Here is a brief description of Leicester City football team. Some old boys of Wyggeston School formed a club named “Leicester Fosse” in 1884. They joined FA or the Football Association in 1890. Previously, they also played at five different fields such as the Belgrave Road Cycle and Cricket Ground and Victoria Park. Later in 1891, they moved to Filbert Street. At the same year, they joined Midland League. After finishing second, the team was elected to the Division two of the Football League.

Leicester City First Game
The first game of Leicester City FC was against Grimsby Town. It was a 4-3 defeat game. However, the team won against Rotherham United as their next rival. They played at Filbert Street. The team achieved a large win over Notts Olympic. The score was 13-0 in a qualifying game of FA cup. As they became the runner-up of Second Division, the team was promoted to the highest level of English football, the First Division. Unfortunately, they were defeated over Nottingham Forest 12-0 so they are relegated.

Post-Wars Games
The football league was resumed after World War I in 1919. Leicester Fosse faced a financial problem. It caused a ceased trading problem. However, the cause was unknown. Later, the club was renamed as “Leicester City Football Club”. The new name brought success by the year of the 1920s as Peter Hodge became the manager and Arthur Chandler was the goalscorer. They won the league in 1924 to 1925.

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After World War II, Leicester City team got into the final stage of FA Cup. It was the first time in their history though they were defeated 3-1 over Wolverhampton Wanderers. Fortunately, they could survive in Division Two and won the 1954 championship. All thanks to Arthur Rowley. He scored 44 goals in a season. This team survived in Division One until 1969. It was the longest period they can record. Furthermore, they could get into FA Cup final in 1961 and 1963 but they lost. Later, they were promoted to Division One in 1971. And they still survive in Premier League until the recent day.

Leicester City Roster 2017/18:

Number Name Birthdate National
1 Kasper Schmeichel 05/11/1986 Denmark
12 Ben Hamer 20/11/1987 England
17 Eldin Jakupović 02/10/1984 Switzerland
2 Danny Simpson 04/01/1987 England
3 Ben Chilwell 21/12/1996 England
5 Wes Morgan 21/01/1984 Jamaica
6 Robert Huth 18/08/1984 Germany
15 Harry Maguire 05/03/1993 England
28 Christian Fuchs 07/04/1986 Austria
29 Yohan Benalouane 28/03/1987 France
Aleksandar Dragović 06/03/1991 Austria
Adrien Silva 15/03/1989 Portugal
10 Andy King 29/10/1988 Wales
11 Marc Albrighton 18/11/1989 England
18 Daniel Amartey 21/12/1994 Ghana
21 Iborra 16/01/1988 Spain
22 Matty James 22/07/1991 England
25 Wilfred Ndidi 16/12/1996 Nigeria
26 Riyad Mahrez 21/02/1991 Algeria
7 Demarai Gray 28/06/1996 England
8 Kelechi Iheanacho 03/10/1996 Nigeria
9 Jamie Vardy 11/01/1987 England
13 Ahmed Musa 14/10/1992 Nigeria
19 Islam Slimani 18/06/1988 Algeria
20 Shinji Okazaki 16/04/1986 Japan
George Thomas 24/03/1997 Wales
23 Leonardo Ulloa 26/07/1986 Argentina
Craig Shakespeare 26/10/1963 England

Leicester City Identity
Leicester City FC is also known as “The Blues and City” and “The Foxes”. “The Fossils” and The Filberts” are also their nicknames. Meanwhile, the team mascot is “Filbert Fox” because Leicestershire is famous for fox hunting and foxes. The team also has some secondary characters “Cousin Dennis” and “Vickie Vixen”. Their home jersey is blue while the away jersey is black. Those two jerseys are completed with yellow stripes.

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