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5 interesting facts about Leicester

Leicester City continue the series of sensational matches in the Premier League, steadily topping the tournament table.
Today, Claudio Ranieri’s team will face Man City, which pursue the Foxes in the race for the title.
Meanwhile, we decided to share with you 5 facts about Leicester.

  • 1. Leicester is a record-breaking titleholder in the Championship. The team have 6 times won the tournament, while it was still called the Second Division, and once after it was renamed. Man City are the only team to share this record.


  • 2. The Foxes are unparalleled in their 4 vain attempts to win the FA Cup finals.


  • 3. Despite the defeat suffered from Tottenham in the FA Cup 1961, Leicester represented England in the Cup Holders Cup of 1961/62, where they started losing to Atletico Madrid in the 1st round.
  • 4. The King Power stadium saw the biggest number of fans on July 7, 2011, when 32 188 spectators came to see the match against Real Madrid, who won 1-2.
  • 5. Two of the greatest goalkeepers in English history have each played 350 matches for Leicester City. Gordon Banks and Peter Shilton have spent overall 16 years in the club.