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20 Facts About Leicester City F.C.

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Leicester City Football Club, also known as the Foxes, is an English professional football club based at the King Power Stadium in Leicester.

Leicester is a city and unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England, and the county town of Leicestershire.

Football is a family of team sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball with the foot to score a goal.

The King Power International Group is Thailand's leading travel retail group, based in Bangkok.

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They compete in the Premier League, England's top tier of football, and are the current reigning champions.

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Having been promoted as champions of the Football League Championship in 2013–14, this signalled a return to the top flight of English football after a decade away.

The English Football League Championship is the highest division of the English Football League and second-highest overall in the English football league system, after the Premier League.

The English Football League is a league competition featuring professional football clubs from England and Wales.

In sport, a championship is a competition in which the aim is to decide which individual or team is the champion.

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The club was founded in 1884 as Leicester Fosse F.C., playing on a field near Fosse Road.

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They moved to Filbert Street in 1891, were elected to the Football League in 1894 and adopted the name Leicester City in 1919.

Filbert Street was a football stadium in Leicester, England, which served as the home of Leicester City FC from 1891 until 2002.

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They moved to the nearby Walkers Stadium in 2002, which was renamed the King Power Stadium after a change of ownership in 2011.

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Leicester City won the 2015–16 Premier League, their first top-level football championship.

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They are one of only six clubs to have won the Premier League since its inception in 1992.

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A number of newspapers described their title win as the greatest sporting upset ever, or the best football fairy-tale of history.

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Multiple bookmakers had never paid out at such long odds for any sport.

A bookmaker, bookie, or turf accountant is an organization that, or a person who, takes bets on sporting and other events at agreed-upon odds.

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Due to the magnitude of the club's title win, it went down in English football history as one of the game's finest ever achievements.

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The club's previous highest ever finish was second place in the top flight, in Division One in 1928–29.

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Throughout Leicester's history, they have spent all but one season within the top two leagues of English football.

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They hold a joint-highest seven second-tier titles.

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The club have been FA Cup finalists four times, in 1948–49, 1960–61, 1962–63 and 1968–69.

The FA Cup, known officially as The Football Association Challenge Cup, is an annual knockout association football competition in men's domestic English football.

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This is a tournament record for the most defeats in the final without having won the competition.

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City have several promotions to their name, two play-off final wins, and one League One title.

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In 1971, they won the FA Community Shield, and in 2016, they were runners up.

The Football Association Community Shield is English football's annual match contested between the champions of the previous Premier League season and the holders of the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium.

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They have also won the League Cup three times in 1964, 1997 and 2000, as well as being runners up in 1964–65 and 1999.

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Leicester City have also competed in European football, and their appearances have come in the 1961–62 European Cup Winners' Cup, 1997–98 UEFA Cup, 2000–01 UEFA Cup and most recently the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League.

The 2016–17 UEFA Champions League is the 62nd season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 25th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League.

In perhaps the most bizarre European final ever, the 2000–01 UEFA Cup was won by Liverpool in a dramatic golden goal final against Deportivo AlavΓ©s for their third title in the competition.

The UEFA Europa League, previously called the UEFA Cup, is an annual football club competition organized by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs.

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