Paul Dickov rejoined Leicester for a second period and by doing that being one very special player as there few to do that, and he is to our knowledge together with Eddie Kelly the only have achieved such an act at this football club.
Signed from Man City in 2001 by Harry Bassett to bring in that energy needed to have hope of a survival, but it wasn’t to be and instead pushing for promoiton and by doing so managing to get back up in Premier League.
Dickov also fought his way into the Scotland set-up, playing 10 times for his country from the year of 2000 to 2004. Most of the caps being collected while at Leicester.
From his early days at Arsenal he played alongside Alan Smith who we all know from his grand days at Leicester. Alan Smith made his debut at Leicester in 1982, and as we all know Paul Dickov making appearances for Leicester as late as the year of 2009. In between the two they cover more than 27 years of football history at the club between them, nice to know.
Paul Dickov played his last game for the club at Deepdale in a 1-2 defeat vs. Preston he had reached the age of 36 becoming 37 just a few months after. He played a total of 125 games in all, scoring 40 goals.
His last goal came in the 2008-09 season, coming on as a sub for Max Gradel in the 66th minute and helping Leicester to a 1-1 draw vs. Colchester and later as we did see winning the League One medal.
Paul Dickov did also appear against Leicester in the FA Cup scoring the winner on a penalty in the 2005 quarter-finals, another good year for Leicester in this competition stopped by a top level opponent and a previous player scoring for the opponent.
On the we did also see Nils-Eric Johansson in the Blackburn team, he later joined Leicester and appeared for the club from 2005 to 2007. Leicester had Keith Gillespie in the team one that also had been at Blackburn and shone for Rovers.
Dickov did not retire and joined Derby on loan before moves to Leeds and Oldham happened before taking up a position as manager at Oldham and later Doncaster.
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