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King in exclusive company, Wallington, Whithworth, Woollett, Walsh, Cross and Stringfellow

DATE: 02.10.2017 - THE CUNNING FOX - NEWSDESK

 

Andy King has been around for 10 years in the first team at Leicester City. Few or none in the past 20 years has been given a testimonial and we have to go further back to find the real legends

In the late 60's and early 70's a few players managed the same. Mike Stringfellow was given his testimonial after a long and very special period with Leicester. He described the introduction of subs has his blessing in disguise.

Stringfellow struggled with a number of injuries and to get games as a sub, he managed to lengthen his career. Joining from Mansfield in the January 1962 and playing until the end of the 1974-75 season. A City career in which he played 315 league games and scored 82 goals.

Graham Cross is another player who made his debut in the early 60's, spending most of his career at Leicester City. He appeared in 498 league games and scored 29 goals from either a midfield or central defence position.

Cross is to date the player with most appearances, counting all competitions, with an impressive tally of 599 games. Cross left City in 1976, spending the rest of his career at Brighton, Preston and Lincoln.
 

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Steve Whitworth, the former City right back, who also played for England. Made his debut in 1970 and played his last game in 1979. He had been part of the first team squad from 1969 and was given a testimonial, just before he left for Sunderland.

Whitworth was one of the finest right back's tcf have ever seen play for Leicester City. An attacking defender coming up to overlap and curl the balls into the penalty area. A great player, one of my real heroes of all time.

Whitworth made a total of 353 league games for City. He never scored in the league, but is famous for his goal against Liverpool in the 1971 Charity Shield, when Leicester was invited, as winners of division 2, to play in the absence of double winner Arsenal.
 

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Alan Woollett is another long servant to remember. Woollet made his debut in 1967 and played until 1978. He made 260 league appearances over a period of 11 years. No goals, but one FA Cup final appearance in 1969.

People are often speaking of Gordon Banks and Peter Shilton when they remember great goalkeepers at Leicester City, But their successor Mark Wallington might be "bigger and better" in Leicester City terms.

City's first team goalkeeper from 1974 to 1984, Wallington played 412 league appearances. He arrived from Walsall in 1972, and left for Derby in 1985. He seldom or never missed a single game and was more or less ever present in every season.

Wallington represented England at U.23 level but was never given the chance in the first team. During the time Wallington was it his best, Ray Clemence and Peter Shilton were the goalkeepers to compete with and not easy at all.

A fun fact is that Wallington succeeded Shilton at Leicester and 13 years later, Shilton took over from Wallington at Derby.

After Wallington, Steve Walsh is as always one to mention. The former captain and central defender played for the club for 15 years from 1986 to 2000. He also played a great number of games, 360 league appearances in total, scoring 53 goals.

Paul Ramsey, John Sjoberg and John O'Neill are other players in modern time to have appeared for City in 10 years or more.

Andy King is really climbing in the table of most league appearances and seasons for the club. At the moment 12th in the records of most games played in total and soon he will pass Stringfellow and Sep Smith, players who are both great legends.

We have put together a number of you tube video clips at "city-extra" of those great men of "many games".

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