1975–76 Leicester City F.C. season

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Leicester City
1975–76 season
Chairman Walter Needham
Manager Jimmy Bloomfield
First Division 7th
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League: Lee (11)
All: Lee (15)
Average home league attendance 22,049

During the 1975–76 English football season, Leicester City F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

The 1975–76 season started very poorly for the Foxes as they went on a 15 game winless run that saw them languishing in the relegation places but after a 3-2 home win over Burnley in November which ended that run, matters picked up healthily which saw Leicester finish in a satisfying and comfortable 7th place.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Liverpool 42 14 5 2 41 21 9 9 3 25 10 66 31 2.129 + 35 60
2 Queens Park Rangers 42 17 4 0 42 13 7 7 7 25 20 67 33 2.030 + 34 59
3 Manchester United 42 16 4 1 40 13 7 6 8 28 29 68 42 1.619 + 26 56
4 Derby County 42 15 3 3 45 30 6 8 7 30 28 75 58 1.293 + 17 53
5 Leeds United 42 13 3 5 37 19 8 6 7 28 27 65 46 1.413 + 19 51
6 Ipswich Town 42 11 6 4 36 23 5 8 8 18 25 54 48 1.125 + 6 46
7 Leicester City 42 9 9 3 29 24 4 10 7 19 27 48 51 0.941 – 3 45
8 Manchester City 42 14 5 2 46 18 2 6 13 18 28 64 46 1.391 + 18 43
9 Tottenham Hotspur 42 6 10 5 33 32 8 5 8 30 31 63 63 1.000 ± 0 43
10 Norwich City 42 10 5 6 33 26 6 5 10 25 32 58 58 1.000 ± 0 42
11 Everton 42 10 7 4 37 24 5 5 11 23 42 60 66 0.909 – 6 42
12 Stoke City 42 8 5 8 25 24 7 6 8 23 26 48 50 0.960 – 2 41
13 Middlesbrough 42 9 7 5 23 11 6 3 12 23 34 46 45 1.022 + 1 40
14 Coventry City 42 6 9 6 22 22 7 5 9 25 35 47 57 0.825 – 10 40
15 Newcastle United 42 11 4 6 51 26 4 5 12 20 36 71 62 1.145 + 9 39
16 Aston Villa 42 11 8 2 32 17 0 9 12 19 42 51 59 0.864 – 8 39
17 Arsenal 42 11 4 6 33 19 2 6 13 14 34 47 53 0.887 – 6 36
18 West Ham United 42 10 5 6 26 23 3 5 13 22 48 48 71 0.676 – 23 36
19 Birmingham City 42 11 5 5 36 26 2 2 17 21 49 57 75 0.760 – 18 33
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 7 6 8 27 25 3 4 14 24 43 51 68 0.750 – 17 30
21 Burnley 42 6 6 9 23 26 3 4 14 20 40 43 66 0.652 – 23 28
22 Sheffield United 42 4 7 10 19 32 2 3 16 14 50 33 82 0.402 – 49 22

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Key
League Champions, qualified for European Cup
Qualified for UEFA Cup
League Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup
Relegated

Results[edit]

Leicester City's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
16 August 1975 Birmingham City H 3–3 25,547 Sammels (pen), Alderson, Roberts (own goal)
20 August 1975 Manchester City A 1–1 28,557 Lee
23 August 1975 Newcastle United A 0–3 36,084
27 August 1975 Stoke City H 1–1 22,878 Garland
30 August 1975 Liverpool H 1–1 25,008 Weller
6 September 1975 Arsenal A 1–1 22,005 Sammels
13 September 1975 West Ham United H 3–3 21,413 Worthington, Sammels (2)
20 September 1975 Norwich City A 0–2 22,266
23 September 1975 Queens Park Rangers A 0–1 19,292
27 September 1975 Coventry City H 0–3 20,411
4 October 1975 Manchester United A 0–0 47,878
11 October 1975 Middlesbrough H 0–0 19,095
18 October 1975 Ipswich Town A 1–1 23,418 Lee
25 October 1975 Tottenham Hotspur H 2–3 22,088 Weller (2)
1 November 1975 Everton A 1–1 24,930 Lee
8 November 1975 Burnley H 3–2 18,344 Weller, Kember, Garland
15 November 1975 Sheffield United A 2–1 20,165 Alderson, Rofe
22 November 1975 Ipswich Town H 0–0 20,115
29 November 1975 Aston Villa A 1–1 36,388 Worthington
6 December 1975 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 2–0 20,012 Weller, Worthington
13 December 1975 Newcastle United H 1–0 18,130 Weller
20 December 1975 Birmingham City A 1–2 21,890 Lee
26 December 1975 Derby County H 2–1 17,311 Lee (2)
27 December 1975 Leeds United A 0–4 45,139
10 January 1976 West Ham United A 1–1 24,615 Lee
17 January 1976 Arsenal H 2–1 21,331 Alderson, Lee
31 January 1976 Manchester City H 1–0 21,723 Lee
7 February 1976 Stoke City A 2–1 21,001 Worthington, Lee
17 February 1976 Burnley A 0–1 13,542
21 February 1976 Sheffield United H 1–1 18,698 Blockley
25 February 1976 Queens Park Rangers H 0–1 24,340
28 February 1976 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–1 21,427 Kember
6 March 1976 Everton H 1–0 18,490 Worthington
13 March 1976 Middlesbrough A 1–0 17,634 Boam (own goal)
20 March 1976 Aston Villa H 2–2 24,663 Nicholl (2 own goals)
27 March 1976 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2–2 18,113 Sammels (pen), Worthington
3 April 1976 Coventry City A 2–0 18,135 Weller, Lee
6 April 1976 Liverpool A 0–1 36,290
10 April 1976 Norwich City H 0–0 19,856
17 April 1976 Derby County A 2–2 30,085 Alderson, Garland
20 April 1976 Leeds United H 2–1 24,240 Worthington (2)
24 April 1976 Manchester United H 2–1 31,053 Lee, Garland

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1975-76 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 3 January 1976 Sheffield United H 3–0 24,052 Garland (3)
R4 24 January 1976 Bury H 1–0 27,331 Lee
R5 14 February 1976 Manchester United H 1–2 34,000 Lee

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 9 September 1975 Portsmouth A 1–1 10,629 Garland
R2R 17 September 1975 Portsmouth H 1–0 (a.e.t.) 11,055 Sammels
R3 8 October 1975 Lincoln City H 2–1 17,060 Weller, Sammels (pen)
R4 11 November 1975 Burnley A 0–2 15,113

Anglo-Scottish Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
Group 2 2 August 1975 Hull City A 1–1 3,524 Sammels
Group 2 6 August 1975 Mansfield Town A 0–2 6,496
Group 2 9 August 1975 West Bromwich Albion H 2–1 8,219 Lee (2)

Squad[edit]

[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
- England GK Mark Wallington
- England DF Steve Whitworth
- England DF Dennis Rofe
- England MF Jon Sammels
- England DF Jeff Blockley
- England MF Alan Birchenall
- England MF Steve Kember
- Scotland MF Brian Alderson
- England FW Bob Lee
- England FW Chris Garland
- England MF David Tomlin
No. Position Player
- England FW Steve Earle
- England DF Steve Sims
- England DF Graham Cross
- England MF Keith Weller
- England FW Frank Worthington
- England DF Alan Woollett
- England DF Steve Yates
- England MF Len Glover
- England GK Gary Plumley
- England GK Carl Jayes

References[edit]