To be a fan of Leicester City is no longer just being born or sited in Leicestershire. The Premier League is a World Wide phenomena and Leicester City is very much part of that. Filbertway is no longer just a website, but also part of a social circle globally getting visits from all over this planet, called earth.
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This week we have made connections to our Australian friends, being bart of their movement and looking forward to more relations coming up, so nothing better to put Leicester City and their Australian relations on focus.
To unite, make friends and also be able to show how football can unite in a lot of other connections and it’s not always just about a ball. Australia is not probably best known for their great footballers, but Tim Cahill and Harry Kewell, together with the most recent Australian players to play for Leicester City, Callum Elder and Mark Schwarzer makes the nation one to count in “soccer”.
Not many have watched Australian players play for Leicester City above the Arctic Circle, but Tcf have, and did so in Bodo in 2005, when Leicester visited Bodo Glimt with Paul Henderson (Goalkeeper) and James Wesolowski (Midfield) playing in that game, remembering Leicester winning 5-0.
But the first Australian to really make an impression in a Leicester City shirt was another goalkeeper, Zeljko Kalac, that we all remember under the management of Martin O’Neill, came on as a sub in the play-off final against Crystal Palace in the belief that his size would be important in a penalty shoot out, but it never became reality as Steve Claridge scored and Kalac never becoming a first team regular at the club.
Kalac returned to Australia, but in his 2nd attempt in Europe he managed to carve out a good career playing for Roda, Perugia and AC Milan. No one will never forget Danny Tiatto either, the left back with a past at Man City and Stoke who had a fantastic work ethic and was converted to a midfielder at Leicester City.
Mark Schwarzer had a short but spectacular time with Leicester City. in his 40’s and still part of football and one that really made the most of his late years in football, being part of Premier League winning squads at Chelsea and Leicester City, but without making too many league appearances, 4 for Chelsea and 6 for Leicester City.
Schwarzer is actually a real “cult hero” at both Chelsea and Leicester City, being their oldest player ever to be fielded in a league game, and all appearances was at the highest level, Premier League.
A few former foxes also flied out to Australia to play, one was Emile Heskey, turning out for Newcastle Jets. Spending time in the A-League from 2012 to 2014. Other foxes remembered to have been “Down Under” are Brian Deane (Perth Glory), John Curtis (Gold Coast) and Charlie Miller (Brisbane Roar).
New Zealand also participate in the Australian A-League, so we will not forget former foxes Chris Wood and Scot Gemmill. Wood who joined from West Bromwich and helped City back to the Premier League and scoring a vital goal in the 2014-15, 2-2 season opener against Everton. Scot Gemmill who probably is better known for his time with Everton and Nottingham Forest, turned out of City back in 2004-05, and later moved to New Zealand and played for New Zealand Knights.
Leicester City’s fanbase in Australia are growing, they have a great movement with many fans involved, to visit their Facebook website or join, @lcfc.au
We will soon be back with more fun stories under the chapter, Leicester City, Global View.