Picture: Frank Worthington
Leicester City will take on Southampton away at St. Mary’s Stadium this afternoon. Going back you will find a lot of players with a life in both camps. Some of the real heroes under Jimmy Bloomfield in the 70’s, experienced something of a fantastic highlight late in their careers and in their 30’s. Dennis Rofe, Peter Shilton and Frank Worthington were all part of Lawrie McMenemy’s squad in that remarkable 1983/84 season.
Steve Moran was also a player at Southampton during that season, partnering Frank Worthington up-front, and later making the switch to Leicester City a few years later being under the wings of Gordon Milne.
Peter Rodrigues, who was in the Leicester City team when they reached the 1969 FA Cup final, but sadly had to see a defeat against Manchester City, but was seven years later in 1976 captaining Southampton to the title, coming back to collect the medal he missed, but to our knowledge the only Leicester City finalist to have a FA Cup winners medal in his pocket as well.
Goalkeeper Ian Andrews, another Leicester City hero of the 80’s, had a short spell at Southampton after his time at Celtic, playing just 10 games before moving to Bournemouth. Trevor Hebberd was a long term servant at The Dell, and had a short loan spell with Leicester City.
Southampton 1979 League Cup finalist Tony Sealy, made a move to Leicester City later in his career playing 39 league games from 1985 to 1987. Sealy a winger scored 7 goals and was a bit of fans favorite during his days entertaining at Filbert Street.
Micky Adams played a number of seasons at The Dell, being there from 1988 to 1994. The former Leicester City manager probably had his best years in football during his days at Southampton, playing 144 league games for The Saints.
David Speedie and Dennis Wise, both travellers in football, had short spells at Leicester City and Southampton. Tim Flowers made his breakthrough as a goalkeeper with Southampton and later playing for Leicester City, winning the League Cup in 2000.
Matt Mills started his career at Southampton, playing only four games before joining Manchester City. He later joined Leicester City from Reading, spending a couple of seasons at the club, 2011/2012.
Dany N’Guessan joined Southampton on loan from Leicester City during his days, playing just a handful of games before returning.
A list of players in both camps,
- Peter Shilton
- Ian Andrews
- Tim Flowers
- Peter Rodrigues
- Dennis Rofe
- Matt Mills
- Trevor Hebberd
- Tony Sealy
- Dennis Wise
- Frank Worthington
- Steve Moran
- Dany N’Guessan
- David Speedie