Foxes A to Z; Wes Morgan

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Wes Morgan was back at Wembley for the 150th FA Cup final celebrations as he posed in front of camera at that time being the last captain to lift this major trophy after that special win vs. Chelsea.

Wes came on as a late sub and in real not being much in action the last two seasons of his career at Leicester playing 17 games in 2019/20 and being involved 11 times in all competitions in his last season 2020/21.

He has since retirement from playing looked at different options to consentrate on and so far still in some sort of search as he is taking lessons studying for a masters in sporting directorship. A combined total of 719 games over 19 years at Forest and Leicester is a massive tally and his presence was huge in both camps. To add business knowledge and education to his CV would of course be good on his path to new areas of the game as he has set his eyes on the board room.

As a former captain and showing fantastic leadership he might be of grand use for those not really having any footballing background taking over clubs or entering board rooms of such without any real idea what this is all about, having no former knowledge of playing or coaching at a professional level of footbll. You can of course learn and from that be a good chief executive without the professional sporting knowledge but with it you might be even better suited.

Nice to see Wes Morgan back at Wembley for the final between Liverpool and Chelsea as he is a proud captain picking up the FA Cup a year ago and also being the one leading Leicester to that extraordinary happing winning Premier Leauge in 2015/16. He also experienced the thrill of playing in Europe as member of the Champions League squad in 2016/17 adding up 10 appearances as well as being a member of the Europa League squad in 2020/21 making 5 appearances.

His eyes are focusing now on different aspects of the football unity as his education goes forward. Hopefully we will see Wes back in some sort of role in football as he also says he will not rule out the media or coaching side when it comes to oppertunities to look at.

He joined Leicester in 2012 for fee of £1millon. At the time he had reached the age of 28. He was a key player setting the path for promotion as it happened two years later with Wes as the front leader. After a first season with struggles in Premier League again showing special leadership as the club managed to get away from relegation late on in the 2014/15 season adding up some fantastic results in the end.

We wish Wes every type of luck on his new journey and hopefully he will achieve his goal and become pivotal even on this route though it could be more difficult than lifting trophies at Leicester of the greatest value.

He is a strong indivudual Captain Morgan as he also have an international career few did follow playing 30 times for Jamaica from 2013 to 2016. This do take him above Peter Shilton in a list of full caps among players representing Leicester at international level.

FACTFILE:

  • Full Name: Wesley Nathan Morgan
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of Birth: 21.01.1984
  • Birthplace: Nottingham
  • Nation: Jamaica
  • Caps / Goals: 30 / 0
  • Major League Career:
    • 2002-12, Nottingham Forest (352/12)
    • 2012-21, Leicester City (277/11)
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