Leicester City defied expectations when they won the Premier League in 2015-16. It was a great team effort and players like N’golo Kante, Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy & Wes Morgan were the standout performers. But how many of them have made in to this list of ‘Leicester City Greatest Players Ever? Checkout yourself, this list includes players from all era.
Here are the top 10 Leicester legends of all time –
3. Muzzy Izzet
Turkish midfielder Muzzy Izzet signed on loan for Leicester in March 1996 under Martin O’Neill and made an immediate impact, scoring a vital goal against Watford to guarantee a play-off place on the final day of the season. He made the move permanent for £800,000 from Chelsea following City’s promotion and went on to make a total of 269 appearances for the club.
A dynamic midfielder, Izzet formed a formidable partnership in the Leicester midfield alongside Neil Lennon and Robbie Savage and helped the club to four successive top 10 finishes in the Premier League as well as clinching two League Cups.
2. Jamie Vardy
The Jamie Vardy party begun all those years ago in May 2012 when he made his £1 million move from Fleetwood Town. The 31-year-old talisman first struggled to make an impact in England’s second tier of football before helping Nigel Pearson’s side clinch promotion with 16 goals in the Championship title-winning campaign of 2013/14.
In Vardy’s first Premier League season he only found the net on five occasions. Then hell froze over the following season as Leicester defied all the odds to win the Premier League and the England international went on to break former Manchester United striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s record of scoring in 11 consecutive games.
1. Wes Morgan
Current captain Wes Morgan, aged 34, has to go down as one of the most influential City players ever to play the game. He joined from arch-rivals Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee in January 2012 and has gone on to make over 275 appearances for the Foxes.
He has captained the club to both second-tier and Premier League titles as well as leading the way in the “Great Escape” of 2014-15, where the Foxes won seven of their last nine Premier League games to ensure survival.
Morgan’s image of alighting the Premier League trophy at the King Power stadium in 2016 will remain in the City’s fans minds for decades to come.