Former “Foxes” are remembered by Leicester City fans for their days at our club, and we tend to stop our interest when they are shipped out. There are some fun facts out there that really needs to be addressed and might give you a laugh or two,
- Kjetil Osvold
- Few might remember the former Nottingham Forest and PAOK midfielder who spend a month or so on loan at Leicester City in 1987. The only Norwegian player to ever have appeared for the club, is an iconic figure in Norway, scoring the winner in the 1-0 win over Argentina in 1986, (who later that summer won the World Cup), he also performed a nutmeg on Diego Maradona in the very same game
- Peter Shilton
- Grabbed the headlines when he did make a return to professional football and reached more than 1000 league games while playing for Leyton Orient. He was of course setting the record as the oldest player to have appeared in goal for The O’s, but few might know that “Shilts” also holds this record at Bolton Wanderers were he at the age of 45 played two games, one in the league and one in the play-off’s.
- Jon Sammels
- A number of former foxes moved over the pond til play in the NASL, so did Jon Sammels. He never won a single trophy with Leicester City, but at Vancouver Whitecaps he was part of the team that won the league championship in 1979. Two other former foxes, Gary Mills and Roger Davies who both appearead in the 1982 final, but had to see themselves defeated with Seattle Sounders as New York Cosmos won 1-0.
- Black & White
- The player with most league appearances for Leicester City is player from a few years back, being part of the legendary runners-up team from 1929. Black was a Scottish full back that played 528 times and by that has been a record holder since the early 1930’s. His name was black, but he was white colored. Wintson White did play a few games for Leicester City in the late 70’s and carved out a good career at many clubs in the lower leagues after leaving Filbert Street as a youngster. White was black colored and that is the story of Leicester City’s Black & White.
- Gordon Banks
- He is actually the only British goalkeeper to have won a World Cup winners medal. Hugo Lloris is the only goalkeeper together with Gordon Banks to have won a World Cup final playing for a British club, representing Tottenham Hotspur.
- Tommy Christensen
- The Dane is the first foreign player to appear in the Leauge for Leicester City. The Danish forward on the “fringe” at international level never had a long stay, but indeed became the first with his two league appearances, all happening back in 1985
- Ashley Chambers
- Today still a professional at Kidderminster Harriers, still only 30 years of age, but looks as he will be the youngest ever player to appear for the Leicester City first team, 15 years and 203 days, for a long time. He made his debut in the League Cup v. Blackpool back in 2005.
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