Leicester City

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11.4m fans
Ranked: 7th in Premier League

Leicester City Football Club is an English professional football club based at the King Power Stadium in Leicester.

The club was founded in 1884 as Leicester Fosse F.C., 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, which was renamed the King Power Stadium after a change of ownership in 2011.

Leicester City won the 2015–16 Premier League, their first top-level football championship. They are one of only six clubs to have won the Premier League since its inception in 1992. A number of newspapers described their title win as the greatest sporting upset ever, considering at the start of the season they were favourites to face relegation. Multiple bookmakers had never paid out at such long odds for any sport. As a result, the team was dubbed "The Unbelievables", a spin-off hearkening back to Arsenal's undefeated team "The Invincibles". The club's previous highest ever finish was second place in the top flight, in 1928–29, then known as Division One. Throughout Leicester's history, they have spent all but one season within the top two leagues of English football. They hold a joint-highest seven-second-tier titles (six Second Division and one Championship).

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. Leicester 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. The club have also won the League Cup three times in 1964, 1997 and 2000, as well as being runners-up in 1965 and 1999. Additionally, Leicester City have competed in European football, with their appearances coming in the 1961–62 European Cup Winners' Cup, 1997–98 UEFA Cup, 2000–01 UEFA Cup, and most recently the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League, reaching the quarter-finals of the competition in that year.

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1. Jamie Vardy Leicester City 1.7m fans 726.2
2. Kasper Schmeichel Leicester City 1.2m fans 687.4
3. Adrien Silva Leicester City 778.5k fans 655.6
4. Harry Maguire Leicester City 686.6k fans 625.2
5. Kelechi Iheanacho Leicester City 705.9k fans 599.6
6. Christian Fuchs Leicester City 627.6k fans 558.7
7. Wilfred Ndidi Leicester City 401.9k fans 530.2
8. Shinji Okazaki Leicester City 310.2k fans 502.4
9. Danny Simpson Leicester City 294.4k fans 467.3
10. Rachid Ghezzal Leicester City 234.1k fans 448.3
11. Demarai Gray Leicester City 221.9k fans 440.9
12. Ricardo Pereira Leicester City 187.6k fans 416.1
13. Vicente Iborra Leicester City 174.2k fans 411.0
14. Daniel Amartey Leicester City 126.0k fans 390.5
15. Aleksandar Dragović Leicester City 92.1k fans 363.1
16. Yohan Benalouane Leicester City 81.7k fans 347.8
17. Ben Chilwell Leicester City 104.6k fans 340.0
18. Wes Morgan Leicester City 102.1k fans 334.2
19. James Maddison Leicester City 96.6k fans 326.9
20. Danny Ward Leicester City 80.4k fans 302.7
21. Caglar Soyuncu Leicester City 74.9k fans 294.7
22. Matthew James Leicester City 61.4k fans 270.6
23. Marc Albrighton Leicester City 26.5k fans 190.1
24. Filip Benkovic Leicester City 17.1k fans 155.0
25. Jonny Evans Leicester City 11.3k fans 133.1
26. Eldin Jakupović Leicester City 2.1k fans 79.7
27. Fousseni Diabaté Leicester City No fans 0.6

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